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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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Unable to catch the action due to an obscenely early start to my golfing Friday, I am so grateful for one of ours, Dr Faustus for sharing a unique look at Arsenal’s win against the MLS All-Stars. I owe you, my friend. Thank you. The year is 2070. There is a football match being held […]

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My thanks to our very own North Bank Ned for another historic contribution. Easter was late in 1930, deep into April and only a week before the FA Cup final. The most expensive forward line in football had only just found its shooting boots. Joe Hulme, David Jack, David Halliday, Alex James and Charlie Jones […]

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It’s always a pleasure to find a little surprise in the evening’s email, and today’s guest post from our very own TTG was very much one of those pleasant surprises. thank you so much for this piece about the excellent left-backs we have been able to boast in the last 45 years or so. I […]

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