It was a North London Derby which highlighted the good and the bad of modern Arsenal. A game of two halves, where the energy and purpose of the second halfContinue readingSpurs Review: Two Points Dropped
Arsenal 0 – 2 Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup with a defeat which raised more questions than giving answers. A strong line-up was outplayed by aContinue readingSpurs Review: Cup Defeat Raises Özil Questions
Craig Bellamy barely contained his glee; Manchester City face Burton Albion for a place at Wemberlee. A flustered host quickly cut in; the draw takes place tonight. Too late. TinContinue readingSpurs Preview: Cup of Good Cheer?
Arsenal 4 – 2 Tottenham Arsenal turned around a 2 – 1 half-time deficit to take three well-deserved points in a throwback North London Derby. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,Continue readingEric’s Dire While Son Dives Can’t Stop Arsenal Win
Mike Dean’s appointment vexes many with his open bias in favour of Tottenham prepped as a reason for defeat. We’re unbeaten in the last three derbies he’s officiated; he isn’tContinue readingSpurs Preview: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Mesut?
Football possesses a peculiar mindset in just about everything it does. Not many sports would claim a group stage is the semi-final and the last four the finals. But hey,Continue readingOn Four Big Games Coming Up For Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 Arsenal The moment summed the afternoon. Alexandre Lacazette found himself clear but scuffed his shot under Lloris and the ball bobbled wide. And then it gotContinue readingTottenham Review: We Got Away With That One
Arsenal 2 – 0 Tottenham Hotspur The ghosts of Arsenal past nodded their approval. Arsenal hassled, harried, and hustled Tottenham out of their stride; talk of a ‘power shift’ wasContinue readingSpurs Review: So, How’s That Power Shift Going?
The time for talking is over. Enough has been said this week about powershifts and god knows what else about how much better than us Tottenham are. It doesn’t matter.Continue readingSpurs Preview: Time To Puncture The Beach Ball
The only surprise is that Tottenham didn’t ask the Premier League to make this their final home game at the Swamp. Let the away fans destroy the place after theContinue readingTottenham Preview: Swamp Life
You have to love football’s short-termism. You have to, otherwise it’s another thing which drives you to the brink of insanity and lord knows, there are enough of them already.Continue readingPower Shifts and Five of the Best
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3-4-3, the new tactic to stifle Arsenal. Theo Walcott admitted as much afterwards: “Middlesbrough did that against us and you now see a lotContinue readingSpurs Review: What A Load Of Old…
This is it, the one game never to be lost. No peace, love and understanding in a match where bragging rights are secondary today. Win and Arsenal go top withContinue readingSpurs Preview: Win At All Costs
The north London derby moved front and centre yesterday with Arsène’s press conference delivering the team news: We have still some uncertainties at the moment because Kieran Gibbs has been touched onContinue readingTwo ‘Plan B’s Or Not Two ‘Plan B’s – That Is The Question
12th January 1990 Tottenham Hotspur 0 Arsenal 0 Arsenal’s start to the season still went largely unremarked in the media. I don’t recall seeing any talk in the back pagesContinue readingTales From 1990/91: A Case Of Mistaken Identity
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Arsenal 0 – 1 Flamini (28) 1 – 1 Chambers o.g. (56) 1 – 2 Flamini (78) Matthieu Flamini, joint top scorer for Arsenal fromContinue readingMathieu’s Delight As Spurs Slayed In Flam Show
It’s a funny old game and for once Arsenal are laughing. Having rarely done so before, the Football Association overturned Gabriel’s three-match ban for violent conduct. Well done to theContinue readingGabriel Ban Overturned But Trouble Still Looms & Tottenham Preview
1st September 1990 Arsenal had yet to leave London for a fixture. This, the third league match of the season, continued that run as Tottenham arrived at Highbury for theContinue readingTales From 1990/91: North London Derby Stalemate
Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 1 Chadli (56) 1 – 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain (74) I am not sure what it says but the first positive that sent throughContinue readingArsenal Take A Point; Shame About The Two Dropped.
Sire! Sire! The vandals are at the gates! Calm yourself. But Sire, they will surely be through if we do not act! There is nothing we can do about it.Continue readingTottenham: The Taunts Before Getting Down To Business & From The Vaults: 1975