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A Friday night and Saturday evening have been dedicated to watching European championship qualifiers. Regular readers know I blow hot and cold over international matches these days. In the long run I wonder how long the clubs that generate massive wealth and supply the expensive players will be governed by the apparently corrupt bodies running […]

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The night after the day before. I think it’s fair to say yesterday was a day for gut reactions, anger, and sorrow. That it came out on a football blog wasn’t popular with some. I make no apologies though for making the point that with everything else that happened yesterday it was embarrassing to see […]

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Twelve people going about their business are slaughtered in a peaceful capital city. A convicted rapist, out of jail only on licence, is signed by a professional football club. And some of you are trawling the net looking for transfer speculation…

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You could be forgiven that the only topic of conversation in Arsenal circles this week concerns the supporters undeniably split opinions on Arsene Wenger’s immediate future. Given that his immediate, and probably medium term future, is remaining in situ I thought I would scour the sports pages for other Arsenal news. Yes, even the speculation […]

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Anybody who wondered if the international break had come at a good time for Arsenal has probably had their answer now. The feeling that most of the squad would spend time away forgetting the Chelsea defeat and return ready to start all over again against Hull has been replaced by yet another massive inquest. It […]

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The Three Amigos?

The first of the dreaded international breaks for this season is in full flow. Just days after the transfer window has closed we are still being linked with players by sites desperate for hits. That highlights the lack of real news. It isn’t entirely barren out there, however, with Steve Stammers in the Mirror, and […]

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A Brief Friday Round Up

A long week has passed, and in truth has there been much concrete news to comment on? The only thing you can say with any certainty tonight (Friday) is that we will face Besiktas in the Champions League qualifier. On the face of it the draw has been kind, but are there any easy games […]

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Open Eve And Community Works

As Ian Poulter goes through his final preparations for The Open this weekend, the Englishman experienced a rather unusual encounter from a passionate group of Arsenal supporters.  The Golfing Gooner was given a little help from his fellow fans who brought some terrace atmosphere to the normally quieter golfing fairways.  The day became even more […]

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The Final Boast

“I will stand accused of donning my rose tinteds when I tell you I have grabbed the 13/2 available for Jogi Low’s boys.” Nobody likes a smartarse, right? I wrote that before a ball had been kicked in anger. What is so wrong about saying “I told you so”? Guilty, your honour. The squad comprising […]

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The heavens have opened and so my advice to get out in the garden is rendered rather pointless. Twenty-four hours before the first semi-final I have a chance to look at the World Cup once more as the pointed end looms into view. It is a strange tournament too. I missed much of the early […]

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