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The VAR Revolution; English Football and Arsenal

VAR at the 2018 World Cup is the 21st century Russian Revolution. It is the football equivalent of  “Seven Days That Shook The World” over 100 years ago.  As happened in Europe and the world, for decades thereafter, nothing in football refereeing will remain the same after the VAR revolution at the 2018 World Cup. […]

Self Censorship at The Arsenal?

It’s hard being a contrarian on Arsenal Twitter these days. Like any strict, self-regulated community, there is a stridency among a majority of posters that demands and enforces conformity. It punishes dissent via the block, unfollow and mute buttons for committing any of the following heresies: Not vocally supporting the new manager Criticizing any of […]

Arsenal Fans: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

In the midst of all the giddiness and joy among Arsenal fans at the prospect of a brand new, literally shiny, high profile manager taking over the reins of management from that wizened, grizzled old grand-dad we had all gotten used to, something just doesn’t ring true. Don’t get me wrong. Although am a well […]

I Come to Bury Wenger, Not To Praise Him!

Friends, Gooners, football fans, lend me your ears; I come to bury Wenger, not to praise him; The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones, So let it be with Wenger…The noble Mainstream Media Hath told you Wenger was not ambitious: If it were so, it was […]

Arsenal vs West Ham: The Sweet Bitter Taste of Victory

Arsenal’s 4:1 margin of victory over West Ham while convincing was no easy romp in the park.  The game took place in the presence of a hugely, omnipresent emotional backdrop triggered by Arsene’s announcement last Friday of his intention to resign at season-end after 22 years. As the television cameras made obvious, the Emirates was […]

Arsenal Is Top Of The Table According To The PGMOL

Greetings Positives, Despite repeated claims to the contrary, it is remarkable how football reflects real life. This may be shocking to those who see football as some form of escape from the every-day challenges of our human existence; stuff like work, home, family, politics, economics, you name it. The harsh reality, however, is professional football […]

Arsenal: Can Aubameyang and Mhkitaryan Save The Season?

As is usual after a win, and a resounding win at that, there is a mood of positivity in the fanbase after the 5-1 thrashing of Everton as the two new boys, Auba and Mhki made impressive joint debuts in the red of Arsenal instead of the yellow of BVB-Dortmund when they last played together. […]