From 17th Best To 17th Best!

September 27, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League, Transfers

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Greetings fellow Gooners! I know, you expected something directly after the game against Bolton on Saturday and your hearts were broken when I chose not to write a single word on the topic until now! The main reason for this is that for the last match report I broke the “golden rule of sports blogging” and wrote whilst I was angry which led me to decide that it was probably just a much a sin to write when I was happy too! In truth, the things I would have splurged onto the page on Saturday... 

I Don’t Know What To Say!

September 23, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Next up, the visit of Bolton Wanderers to our fine home and whilst Bolton have provided some nasty moments for us over the years, including a 2-1 reversal at the Reebok at the end of last season for some reason I am not expecting that this year. Seriously, I have a strange and, if I am totally honest, slightly uncomfortable sense that things are about to go right for us. Realistically speaking, this is yet another game that we really should be winning. There aren’t many... 

Note To Self…

September 17, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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…never write anything when you are angry! I took that advice from the great ‘Holic over at Goonerholic and I have tried to keep it in mind. Today, however, is different. Today I AM going to write whilst I am angry because if I didn’t I wouldn’t be writing again for a while! Afternoon Gooners and welcome to yet another conversation about profligacy in front of goal, bad defending, poor refereeing and players that simply are not consistently good enough to wear the Arsenal shirt. In real terms... 

Don’t Worry, It’s Only Blackburn Rovers!

September 17, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Just a quick one today due to: a) My being phenomenally late due to some other commitments that the world forgot to warn me about until I had 40 minutes to get there including getting ready and travelling for 30 minutes and; b) There isn’t a great deal to say that hasn’t been said a thousand and one times and thus that we don’t already know! Today we play Blackburn Rovers in yet another no-win situation. What could be a potential banana skin for us is exactly that,... 

Let’s Win One For Cesc

September 15, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League, Premier League

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They say that the truth always comes out in the end and, even if we knew why Cesc was leaving, and not just because of his DNA, I don’t think that we needed to hear it quite so soon, indeed if at al But hear it we have… “I still have many feelings for Arsenal, but I fear that they won’t be able to push the other big clubs in England away. “If you look at the team this season I can’t see them finishing in front of teams like Manchester United or [Manchester] City, or Chelsea.... 

What A Difference A Day 5 Signings Makes

September 11, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Premier League

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Firstly, an apology. Sorry for not being around this week but, in mitigation, a cleverly placed 20 litre water bottle, a wet, slippery tiled floor and my ribcage got into a bit of a fracas and, well, to put it bluntly, two of my ribs lost…BADLY! So, a week on the sofa put paid to my desperate desire to write something predicting a resounding thumping of Swansea today… So, broken ribs and a week of bed rest turned out to be a stroke of luck because now I can now sit here and write about how I...