Archive | October 2014
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
A guest post from @Georgakos “It’s business as usual for Cellino at Leeds” wrote David Conn in the Guardian on 8th October. “His ownership of the club continues despite the ‘owners and directors test’, operated by the Premier and Football Leagues, stating that people cannot own or run a football club if they […]
The debate rages on. Seven games into the league season, having suffered one defeat away to the title favorites. Is it time for Arsene to go? It’s a fair question, asked by people who love the club and just want what is best for them. Sorry, I meant “best for the club”. The usual suspects, […]
Its easy. What we need is a manager than can overcome the financial disadvantage we are at compared to City, Chelsea and United buy buying the right players( you know the ones that cost less than theirs ) and getting them playing with a better spirit. Teams like Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Montpellier have done it ! […]