I’m off to the Grove for the first time this season tomorrow. I must say I seem to have picked the best day. I will be there for what will surely be the best atmosphere as Arsenal come up against a true Gunners legend. I will be among people who I suspect are mostly enthusiastic, [...]
Archive for July, 2011
Being of a certain vintage I have the benefit of having experienced the highs and the lows of pre-seasons past. Funnily enough as I completed the first draft of this post this morning one of the ‘holics referred to the lowest summer of them all, in my experience. It should not have been. The final [...]
Not for the first time, the scum at FIFA are assisting Barca with their tapping up of our captain. Do we really have to accept this from the corrupt bastards supposedly running our beautiful game? Two summers running. Enforce the rules or scrap them . FIFA and Barca, we are heartily sick of you.
Emirates Stadium is once again playing host to the Emirates Cup this weekend and we’ve teamed up with Arsenal to offer a lucky reader the chance to win a pair of premium Club Level tickets to the first day of the high profile pre-season tournament. Emirates Cup 2011 promises two great days out, with [...]
Finally, I got to see ninety minutes live. It was an interesting experience. I shared the afternoon with the good people of Twitter, the drinks, and a couple of other blogs. It wasn’t a surprise, but some people attach rather too much importance to games of this nature. After a lively opening by Cologne the [...]
For a final appreciation of what has gone before, and the acknowledgement that there is more than one viewpoint on the year just passed, I am again indebted to Bergkamp the Man for his latest submission. Whilst others, me included, are emerging from a dark time of doubt and frustration, this man has remained a [...]
Now that is more like it. No, I’m not talking about waking up without a Darren Clarke sized hangover, although that is a bit of a bonus this morning. I’m looking at the news feeds from overnight and seeing much more to be positive about. About time too, I’ll agree. First up I have been [...]
Some close season games catch the imagination. I’m sure to the vast Chinese television audience the game with Hangzhou Greentown was unmissable. Arsenal have conquered Asia, it would appear, but a score draw is bound to prompt more critical reviews back home. One cannot dispute the fact that a weakened Arsenal starting eleven showed some [...]
It’s a new guest poster being introduced to you today, although both his style and he will be familiar to regular ‘drinkers’. The artist sometimes known as Wolfgang Smallballs has rescued me as I have still yet to see anything other than the twelve minutes of highlights that eventually appeared on Arsenal Player last night. [...]
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