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Arsenal Are Doing Well, Despite Doing Badly !

A guest post from Tim @foreverheady   A few random thoughts about where we are: mainly talking to myself, but thought I would share them. We are out of form because our collective timing is out of key: miss-hit passes that fail to find their mark have been replaced with passes which though accurate are […]

Arsenal Are Doing Well, Despite Doing Badly !

A guest post from Tim @foreverheady     A few random thoughts about where we are: mainly talking to myself, but thought I would share them. We are out of form because our collective timing is out of key: miss-hit passes that fail to find their mark have been replaced with passes which though accurate […]

Arsène’s Magic Sex Car

Football is a game of theories. Or is it opinions? Like armpits we all have two they say. Or not. In any event I have a theory or two one of which involves this weird, arcane mystery we call ‘form’. Teams have it, players have it, a player can lose it while playing in a […]

The Black Cat Battery vs. The Royal Arsenal Artillery

A guest post from our very own Finsbury. Time itself will be altered this weekend. Suddenly the early evenings will be dark. Winter is coming. And the Arsenal head to the far North, towards the wall and the very verge of Scotland for their visit to Sunderland.  What do I know of distant Sunderland? Not […]

Could I Stop Supporting Arsenal; Have YOU Stopped Already?

 “No one is bigger than the club.”  I was asked a simple and fair question on twitter some time ago by Andy Wood ‏@yorkshiregunner . “Tell me George, will you still support Arsenal when Arsene leaves?” (As people continue to misquote my reply here again  is the blog I wrote about it) Now I understand […]

Who Can I Blame For My Arsenal Misery?

Some perspective from @arsenalandrew The notorious over-emotional toxicity of Arsenal’s online support is in stark contrast to most of the support in the stadium. Whereas online, Arsenal could do no right, in the stadium, a largely ‘flat’ crowd grew increasingly despondent at the sight of a rookie referee entirely out of his depth, a willing […]

Refereeing In Crisis: Time to Introduce Officials from Overseas or Will Technology Answer the Difficult Questions?

Is time really up for the good old-fashioned English referee? According to Keith Hackett, the former chief of English referees, the Premier League currently only has three world class referees. He identifies these as Mark Clattenburg, Michael Oliver and Mike Dean. Prior to the recent Chelsea v AFC encounter, Hackett had previously included Martin Atkinson […]