Tag Archive | Community Shield

Arsenal Community Shield Preview: The 10-10-80 Rule

Am stating the obvious in observing that today’s Community Shield match is the official opener to the 2017-18 season. To be frank it is nothing more than a glorified friendly with no more at stake than pride and a fancy trophy. Looking back over the last 20 years, the last team to win both the […]

Arsenal Versus Chelsea: Just Arsène meets Violet Elizabeth

A couple of short months ago I wrote to you of a harbinger. Like the early snowdrop suggests the first death knell of another long winter, the removal of the goal posts from our local park signified that the football season was nearly over and summer lurked around its traditional seasonal corner. In what seems […]