Tag Archive | Arsenal Football Club

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 […]

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 Is Winning The War For British Talent

Five years ago Arsene Wenger declared to the football world that the development of a British core was central to the future of Arsenal Football Club. “I believe when you have a core of British players, it’s always easier to keep them together, “The plan is to build a team around a strong basis of […]

Arsenal Annihilates The Agents & Speculators In The Window

Contrary to all the nonsense we have been fed by the mainstream media and by Arsenal’s uber bloggers, tweeters and podcasters, the recent transfer window was an unquestionable victory for Arsenal Football Club over the agents and speculators who literally have the Premier League by the bollocks. One well-known Arsenal blogger described it as “shambolic” […]

Arsenal’s Giant Hole In Midfield

Yesterday’s horror show at Anfield has brought out all the usual media clichés, memes and tropes about Arsenal Football Club. No fight, no leadership, no spirit, no heart, etc. As readers are familiar, conventional ideas based on feelings and opinions have no appeal to me. There is need to identify the real objective reasons for […]