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Archive for February, 2008

The Morning After Rant

For the second time in a matter of weeks it is time to consider briefly a fearful beating by a side we didn’t want to lose to. Once again it has come with a much weakened side in a cup tie which may not have ranked high in the clubs priorities. If you take a […]

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Nine thousand Gooners are making the trip to Old Trafford, assuming they are not held up by United fans on the road from all points south! I remember being one of 8,500 who travelled to Anfield (in midweek) for a League Cup semi-final nearly thirty years ago. We will take over Old Trafford. Sadly though […]

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Come Bac Soon And Arsenal Eyes

I said before the game against Blackburn that I expected us to win as long as we could get the spine of a side out. That means a couple of recognised central defenders, a bit of balance in the centre of midfield, and a recognised goalscorer up front. The same reasoning will apply on Saturday, […]

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With Apologies To Spike Milligan I have never admitted this before, but I played a significant role in the enmity that has grown and festered between the two sides who will fight out an FA Cup fifth round tie at Old Trafford on Saturday. Brian McClair was an old mate, but friendship was cast to […]

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Watching games on Setanta should carry a public health warning. Apart from the adverts for THAT channel, which most of us cannot get, you also have to put up with some of the most absurd expert analysis you could ever suffer the misfortune to hear. Blackburn apparently arrived without three suspended key players and were […]

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…and hopefully a fair few of them are going to be exposed in Rovers defence tomorrow night. When the Beatles sang that immortal line the Rovers weren’t managed by ‘Sparky’ Hughes. At that time he was learning his first lessons in football management from Corporal Jones in Dads Army, ‘they don’t like it up ‘em’. […]

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Virgin On The Ridiculous

You couldn’t make it up. I assure you I am not. This is the creation of an imagination far more advanced than mine. Yesterday, the good folk at Virgin finally came back to me in writing about the non-availability of Arsenal TV on the cable platform. “Thank you for your e-mail dated 6 February 2008 […]

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I am extremely lucky to come from a North London background. As the son of a fanatical Arsenal supporter I was to benefit in my formative years, not just from Dad’s memories, but his books and programmes as well. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that my love of reading was inspired by […]

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I should have known! Three weeks to get a response from Setanta, and in fairly succinct fashion they have pointed the finger firmly at Virgin Media. “Thank you for your e-mail and please accept my apologies for the delay in response. Setanta Sports is available on many cable platforms. It is however at the discretion […]

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I have to be very brief with this but thank you everybody who has sent me the link to the article on Arsenal.com that puts Virgin Media in the frame as the reason why UK cable subscribers do not have access to Arsenal TV. Interestingly enough when I made my first complaint to Virgin I […]

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