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Arsenal Versus Bayern

A rubber match isn’t, as the casual reader might suppose, an extremely poorly designed item for lighting one’s pipe. It is in fact (according to Wiktionary) “A sporting event at the end of a series in which the opponents are tied in terms of events won and lost.” Hence we have the term ‘dead rubber’ […]

How To Trash Arsene Wenger’s Legacy

So Arsenal crashed to a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool over the weekend. Despite my colleague Andrew Nicoll’s optimism that eventually “Arsenal: We can work it out” I detect an air of over-reaction from among even the most resilient. One of my loyal Twitter followers made the following tweet: “A strong action is needed or all what […]

Arsenal: We can work it out

Good Morning Positive Arsenal fans, Or as I believe they say on Merseyside a “Go ‘ed, rrrright, nice one, boss, well in, sound, belter, I’m made up” sort of Morning, or something like that. Another sour taste of defeat in the roof of the mouth this morning, a little sharper and harder to ignore because […]

Liverpool Then – Here’s Hoping?

So the late ko at Anfield is going to be a test, in more ways than one I feel. The team heads north going into the battle sitting insecurely in 4th spot, a single point in front of Liverpool, with a game in hand. The league positions alone would make this a big game, but […]