Tag Archive | Burnley

Don’t Be A Dick, Arsenal Fans

Don’t Be A Dick, Arsenal Fans

In this podcast yours truly and Blackburn George, the Arseblagger, react to the disappointment most fans have expressed after another draw in the Premier League, this time at Burnley. After seeing and hearing Sean Dyche continually abuse referee Chris Kavanagh during the game we decided his advise to  Chis was appropriate for some Arsenal fans: […]

Arsenal Versus Burnley: Slow and Doubtful

The problem with us football fans is that we will insist on taking sides. Maybe it isn’t just football fans. Perhaps it’s part of the human condition. I was musing on this during a frosty morning dog walk along the trackbed of a now sadly defunct rail line. Don’t get me started on Ernest Marples […]

Wenger Will Be The Manager Indefinitely

Unlike my more erudite colleagues at PA, my role is to inform and explain the sometimes boring but always unbiased data that serve as predictors of the competitive future of our club. Due to the longevity of our great manager, we have 20 years of data covering 760 Premier League games that allow us to […]

Arsenal Versus Burnley: To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

Damn the coffee tastes good this morning. I had a long and wearying day yesterday, entirely missed any football related news and gossip and have woken to thin watery sunlight washing through chill autumnal air. Only one thought could kick me out of the womb like warm coddling of my memory foamed paradise; Turf Moor, […]

Arsenal Versus Burnley:

When chaps of a certain vintage, that is to say elderly gents like yours truly, hear the name of Burnley FC a deluge of images at once swamp the imagination. Muddy, potholed turf, balding players, comb-overs streaming in the wind behind them, leather case balls, concrete terraces and, invariably, a dog on the pitch. Burnley […]


Good morning Positivistas and a bright and breezy start to the day in Norfolk. The detritus of cans and empty bottles around the premises reminds me it was a good night. I have a slight haze and a strange recollection of a heated argument about the Queen. It will pass. I have perused the media […]