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I am truly indebted to our very own TTG for his eye witness report on the FA Youth Cup Semi-Final tonight (Monday) against Blackpool. Having drawn the first leg 2-2 away we certainly sealed the deal tonight and booked a two-legged Final with the highly rated Chelsea youngsters. Thank you so much for an excellent […]

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I am massively indebted to Gary Lawrence, (@garythegooner56 on Twitter) for tonight’s post remembering a significant figure in the youth of a generation of Arsenal supporters, as well as a fund of memories from Pat Rice and David Miles. Thank you very much Gary, and all the “Friends of Alex”. Last summer in the first […]

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My huge thanks to our very own Countryman100 for covering today’s debacle for me. I feel like I saw the match, so well did he cover the game. It was as I started this report that I realised that I seldom comment at length on games I’ve seen on TV. I tend to contribute to […]

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It’s time to complete Lucy Gooner’s experiences of the world premiere of 89 with her chat with the film’s significant driving force, Amy Lawrence. Amy is well known to most of you. A one-time contributer to the Gooner who developed her talent to the extent that having established herself at the Guardian and Observer, she was named journalist […]

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Part one of Lucy Gooner’s review of a roundtable event with Alan Smith and David O’Leary got some very favourable responses, thank you all. Here is the rest of the story. Thanks Lucy. A young Spider The pair of them looked back at the team’s run in at the end of THAT season. We lost to […]

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Last night’s world premiere of 89 all provided an opportunity for our expert film reviewer, thank you Lucy Gooner, to catch up with some of those involved in the project. Here is the first part of a two part account of her audience with Smudger and Spider. Lucy has also written an excellent piece with the […]

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You would have to have been on Mars to not know that the world premiere of 89 is taking place this evening (Wednesday) at the Holloway Odeon. Earlier our expert film reviewer, lots of you will know her as Lucy Gooner, got the chance to speak with some of the legends from that team, including […]

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Again I owe at very least a debt of gratitude to our very own TTG for helping out with an excellent piece as I chill big time in the West Country. I think you will enjoy it at least as much as a very mellow me. Let’s go back to Saturday, and the visit of […]

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My thanks to one of our own, the inimitable Ttg, for telling the story of his grandson’s goalscoring exploits against the Arsenal, no less. A wonderful insight into an evening and an opportunity never available to those of us of a certain age. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I’ve spent […]

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Thank you to regular drinker Pangloss for contributing a thought-provoking (and decidedly radical) piece as a response to a healthy discussion in the last drinks. The relationship between supporters of club and country has changed a great deal in the last thirty years. Pangloss presents an option that I am sure will provoke a healthy […]

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