My Horse, My Ox, My Ass, My Anything

September 21, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Carling Cup

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Greetings fellow Gooners! So, I settled for the quote in the end. I did spend an inordinate amount of time trying to come up with a clever way of mixing the words “Shrew” and “Ox” after daring to use the obvious reference to “Taming of the Shrew” in my pre-match article but I finally decided it was high time I actually wrote something that you may wish to read rather than something I may wish to forget! So, there it is, and I have to say that, in hindsight, I think that it works quite... 

Time To Tame The Shrews

September 20, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Carling Cup

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Greetings fellow Gooners! Yes! Something to get excited about again! One of the few positives about this part of the season is that, given how badly things are going for us recently, the games are coming thick and fast we giving us the chance to turn things around a little. I know, it’s only the Carling Cup 3rd round and we are playing a Shrewsbury Town side that, whilst they will be buoyed by our recent dismal run of results and their own recent run of 6 wins in 7 matches in all competitions,... 

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.... 

Hate To Say I Told You So…

September 14, 2011 by  - Filed under Arsenal FC, Champions League

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…but I did actually tell you so! So, Borussia Dortmund, the champions of the Bundesliga, proved to be a tougher task than many gave them credit for, keeping possession for long periods, putting a lot of pressure on us when we finally did get the ball and contributing to an interesting game of football regardless of where your loyalties lie. In truth, aside from dropping Arshavin and replacing him with Benayoun, there were no real surprises in terms of the starting XI either. I have to admit that...