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And Leicester

I have waited until the final whistle has blown at Goodison before considering the preview of our trip to Leicester, hereinafter to be compulsorily referred to as And Leicester, in honour of the song we amended in the early seventies. Quite why things got so lively at And Leicester, both when we played there and […]

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A difficult week could be made much more bearable on Wednesday night should Arsenal beat Besiktas to reach the group stages of the Champions League for the seventeenth consecutive season. The online Arsenal world is alive with talk of injuries and potential transfers. They have to be put on the back burner for the first […]

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April Shower

So I have a routine. Friday evening I have the first pints since Sunday, then watch the presser, then try and fashion some sort of a preview. Maybe it is too routine. I am about to find out. No presser seen, and I’m not sure all the Kate Bush footage I have seen this evening […]

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The game looms that emphasises the importance of a top three, not a top four finish in the Premier League. We head off for Turkey for the final qualifying round of the Champions League minus the three World Cup winning Germans, Kieran Gibbs, and Yaya Sanogo. The latter two have picked up injuries at the […]

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An Air Of Expectation

Knocking on a wee bit I may be, but there is something about the start of this season that has me regressing, and in a good way. When was the last time the buzz was this strong? I cannot honestly say but it is most certainly what some would label ‘a while’. A World Cup […]

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The return of the domestic season brings with it a familiar old routine. Listen to Arsene’s presser, and put together a preview bigging up the Gunners chances of success in the fixture to come. Or maybe not, this week. It is the last week until next May when the result is secondary to the performance. […]

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So with friendlies in the contrasting settings of Boreham Wood and New York behind us the bar is raised just a little for the return of the Emirates Cup. Arsenal face Benfica on Saturday and AS Monaco on Sunday in front of two sell-out crowds. The two visiting sides will also play Valencia. Hopefully a […]

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“What would it mean to be part of an Arsenal team that could end this nine year wait for a trophy” Is it really that long? Thank you, professional inquisitor number one. Lukas Podolski is presented to the press ahead of the FA Cup Final. “It is important for me, because I know the cup […]

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A huge week is coming to fruition. It seems far too long since we went into Cup Final week worrying about having the yellow ribbon to adorn the matchday attire. That at least I have sorted. Looking around the web so much talk is of Swindon, Ipswich, West Ham, Luton, and Birmingham. I was at […]

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A late and unexpected invitation leads to a hurried rearrangement of Wednesday. The boss is not a problem. He will cover for me. Now all I have to do is to get myself to Shenley before nine in the morning. Trains? No. Drive then, but how long? “Ninety minutes tops” utters one. I decide on […]

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