Archive | July 2019

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Thank You Laurent Koscielny.

Koscielny and Giroud’s careers for me have echoes of players whose careers bloomed in their mid-twenties taking them belatedly from the lower leagues to the top level. And the stories of the two Frenchmen shine in the comparisons, Koscielny only denied that WC winners medal by injury as he hobbled and winced his way through […]

Reasons To Be Cheerful

  Ok, lest you lot think this has to do with the rumoured imminent exciting transfer of Pepe, I’d have you know I started writing this 2 days before that news broke. (Hail Ornstein!) The new season is almost upon us. How has time flown by? I wasn’t even having fun. On the contrary I […]

Ooh To Be A Gooner! #ICareToo

    A few years ago one of the greatest contributors to this site, Stu Black, wrote a lyrical piece about the end of the season and the onset of summer. ‘Goals dismantled on recreation parks, bare pitches turned fallow, thoughts turning to days of ease.’ His message was clear: time marches on, seasons come […]