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“Now it’s a new era where it looks like it’s balanced again.” Arsene captures the mood perfectly ahead of the meeting of London’s most successful clubs in the twenty-first century. Much is being made of Chelsea’s dominance of the fixture in the last decade, and to be fair, of our dominance in the decade that […]

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You have to be of a certain age to appreciate that headline. Sorry kids! When the topic of conversation turns to Nottingham Forest I usually end up boring people to tears with tales of Alan Ball’s debut, and the night we knocked Cloughie’s 42 matches unbeaten team, forerunner to our Invincibles, out of the FA […]

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The trip to Paris now a distant memory, the Gunners face the long schlep up to Humberside in order to record a third consecutive Premiership victory. It would seem to be needed even at this early stage of the season as we seek to keep within five points of Manchester City, likely to make it […]

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Here we go again. For the nineteenth consecutive season we enter the group phase of the European Champions League. We don’t have a gentle introduction to this season’s competition. On paper Paris St Germain away is the toughest of our six matches in this phase. Arsene Wenger has admitted today that our opponents on Tuesday […]

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On Friday I play the last 36 holes of my absurdly short golfing summer. Therefore it’s a Thursday preview of Saturday’s fixture without the benefit of having seen the gaffer’s press conference, scheduled to start as I either nail a thirty footer or take four stabs from six feet on the second green. Southampton provide the […]

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It is one of the more unusual previews I have prepared in nine years and fifty weeks of blogging. Not because I am unusually relaxed ahead of what should be a fun match, but because of those likely to be on show. I know there are a couple of enforced absentees but some fabulous names […]

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At the end of what promises to have been an eventful week we prepare to kickstart our season at Watford. A second consecutive away game before the international break may not be ideal, but the away support for the majority of the match is positive and the pressure may not be as much as is […]

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The vultures appear to be circling the Grove once more. One match into the season the harbingers of doom are making the most noise, and in all honesty it is hard to believe that we have been so reticent to bolster a squad decimated by injuries and enforced holidays. We are the first visitors to […]

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It is quite the feeling, the first preview of a new season. As happens every other year, after a major tournament, there barely seems to have been sufficient time for preparation. We have squeezed in trips to France, The USA, and Sweden. Those trips provided a bonding session for those who are likely to start on […]

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…here’s to the first three points of the season, please. Should they be gained we have a base on which to build. Damn you hope, this is your time. So I previewed the opening match of the 2015/16 season. We didn’t get the three points. Here we are readying ourselves for the last match of […]

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