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Archive for November, 2006

As we keenly await the first visit of the club up the road to Ashburton Grove on Saturday I’m looking at Arsenal’s most significant triumphs at the home of the visitors. In the second of two articles I’m going back to the 2003-2004 season when the Gunners clinched the title at White Hart Lane for […]

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We Won The League At White Hart Lane

Just a couple of words about Fulham. Three to be precise. We were crap. Let’s face it, Craven Cottage was just a taster for the main event this week anyway. For those of you in need of a lift I’m looking back at our two title triumphs at the Lane. Tomorrow log on for the […]

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An Open Letter To FIFA Coaches

Gentlemen, You astound me. Allegedly you are the most qualified judges in the game. I would love to hear how you came to select the three candidates for the World Player of the Year award. Five years ago Zinedine Zidane was the most mercurial player on the planet, no question. In the last twelve months […]

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The Fixture That Nearly Wasn't

It’s definitely a funny old week. If you are a fan then all eyes are really on the lipsmackinmotivatinfortyfiveyeartauntinthreepointswinnin’ clash with Tottenham on Saturday. I will return to that on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Goonerholic is under orders to rescue the match ticket if fire breaks out in the east wing of Goonerholic Towers! The […]

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What Have The Romans Done For Us?

No-one likes us, it was the chant of Millwall fans but until a decade ago it applied equally to Arsenal. From 1926 when Herbert Chapman, at the insistence of Charles Buchan, introduced the stopper centre-half to football, Arsenal have not got the credit that their achievements have warranted. Between 1930 and 1953, and let’s not […]

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The Pain, Boss, The Pain

So, once again Sam and his boys have got the points. I’m so nonplussed by the whole thing I don’t know how I feel and how to react. The big man in one tiny corner of me says hold your hands up and praise Bolton for another job well done. It may not be pretty […]

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For What We Are About To Receive…

Let’s face it, we know what’s coming at the Reebok don’t we? Big Sam sending his boys into battle with the words of Corporal Jones ringing in their ears, “they don’t like it up ‘em”. Faye, Campo, Nolan, Davies and Diouf are hardly going to transform into beautiful swans overnight. They have one proven tactic […]

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Yo Ho Bleeding Ho!

It looks like it will be a pretty frugal Christmas for relatives of Gooners. Have you had a look at the fixture list? The next month will certainly shape the rest of the season, and we face a staggering five away games in our next six matches. The only home game is a grade A […]

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Jim'll Fix It – Or Will He?

Well, have you got any fingernails left? Once again we contrived to concede an early goal to an average side, and the pattern for the night was set, or so we thought. Robin Van Persie’s cool finish from Cesc’s astute through ball sparked a surprising show of bravado from Hamburg as they substituted a striker […]

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A Plea To The Silent Majority

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Ashes series. Cricket, I know, is not everybody’s cup of tea, but there is something about the atmosphere at Test matches when the Barmy Army are in full voice. You can see the players put that extra couple of percent in. Rugby at Twickenham is another example. A crowd […]

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