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Bank Holiday weekend is drawing to a close. Curses. Tomorrow morning it’s back to the workhouse but with some memories of the winding up of another season of club football. Real Madrid triumphed over neighbours Atletico to secure the Champions League in the cruellest of penalty shoot-outs. Hull City secured the richest prize in Championship […]

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Well, out of the blue Arsenal today announced the signing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Who could have seen that coming? The undisclosed fee has been rumoured to be an initial £25m possibly rising to £30m depending on how successful his stay at the Gunners is. The Arsenal social media team showed good humour […]

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The Long Good Saturday

What a day that was. I had planned to cover the Arsenal Ladies trip to Doncaster yesterday but the great British weather put paid to that idea. The downpours also restricted me to a day in front of two screens, a test match, four cup finals, and a farce of a boxing bout. One of […]

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Specialists determined surgery was required after scans and tests revealed significant cartilage damage… his full recovery is expected to take approximately nine months. Those who saw Danny Welbeck’s obvious discomfort on Sunday will have been dreading the arrival of the announcement on Arsenal.com today. It looked a bad one at the time, and a year after […]

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The last day or so has finally seen one of the great injustices in this nation’s history overturned. The extent to which the establishment covered up what really happened at Hillsborough has been out in the open for a while now, and nine good people and true delivered the justice denied to so many for […]

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A Hard Day’s Night

It’s after ten. I have just watched West Ham and Barcelona get knocked out of competitions that we no longer have an interest in. I am enjoying their misery as they have enjoyed ours. It’s the way of the football supporter. We should have been celebrating a third FA Cup this season, but we self-destructed […]

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A Midweek Ramble

I see that Wednesday is now referred to as ‘hump day’. Presumably this phrase was invented during a recent international football break. For one reason or another they always give me the hump. The lack of Arsenal matches, the likelihood of injuries, and the ongoing civil war between Gooners makes for a miserable fortnight. The […]

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For those seeking the perfect distraction from the international break Arsenal Ladies open their 2016 WSL campaign on Wednesday evening with a home match against Reading Ladies, at Meadow Park in Borehamwood, kick-off at 7.45pm. The Arsenal kicked off their FA Cup campaign with a victory at Birmingham on penalties at the weekend and will […]

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Young Guns Pipped By Anderlecht It isn’t just the first team who are facing an important few months. Those who subscribe to BT Sport would have been able to witness the under-19s’ slip out of the UEFA Youth League away to a strong Anderlecht side this evening (Tuesday), but they did not go down without […]

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Rather than one major story being out there it looks as though there are a lot of little ones, and so please find a summary of what has caught the eye since Sunday. Nacho Montreal Extends His Contract Back in June I was lucky enough to meet Nacho at the Puma 2015/16 home kit launch. […]

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