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What’s Gone Wrong At Arsenal?

Lack of a decent goalkeeper.You are never going to win anything of substance unless you have a top quality ‘keeper. From Bob Wilson through Pat Jennings, John Lukic, David Seaman and the deranged Jens Lehman, Arsenal have always employed a top-notch goalie. Whilst Szczesny and Fabianski are reasonable stoppers, each to me seems only a … Continue reading

Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea AET.United win 6-5 on Penalties

Despite twenty odd years following Arsenal (first game was August 1988 when we stuffed Spurs 4-0 at Wembley in a pre season Tournament) I have always had a great deal of respect for the institution that is Britain’s greatest football Club, namely Manchester United, and last night I found myself becoming quite avid in wanting … Continue reading

Arsenal 1-0 Everton… Some Musings on this Season and Next

We had an absolutely outstanding view from the Upper Tier in the East Stand at the Grove, shame then about the game, which was real end of season stuff and a turgid affair settled by a trademark Bentner header….   There has been a lot of moaning, groaning and gnashing of teeth amongst those of … Continue reading

Martin Taylor and Eduardo: The Tackle That Won’t Go Away

The controversy surrounding the tackle that left Arsenal and Croatia striker Eduardo da Silva with multiple fractures and a dislocated ankle continues to rumble on as the Indy published a big interview with Martin Taylor in today’s edition.   The Birmingham stopper has launched a big charm offensive, getting former managers and players to vouch for … Continue reading

Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn Rovers

Two games, ten years apart make an interesting “compare and contrast” activity for those of the Gooner persuasion.   February 1998 saw Crystal Palace the visitors to an Arsenal side disputing the Premiership title with Manchester United but with a series of injuries and assorted absences threatening to derail a promising position.   Up stepped … Continue reading

Arsenal 2-1 Spurs.

Without ever getting into top gear, or coming even close to the dramatic flowing football of which this Arsenal pedigree are capable, the Young Pretenders to the Premiership Crown eased past a Spurs side that failed to take advantage of a Gunner’s off day.   Keane’s penalty miss when it was egalite with only fourteen … Continue reading

Super Anders Limpar!

All that reminising about Arsenal beating ManUre in 1990 found me searching YouTube and finding the following gem.   For a couple of seasons the Swede was the best player in the First Division and provided the flair for Graham’s second great team which won the League with only one defeat, a monumental feat which … Continue reading

S**** 2-2 Arsenal. Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg.

I joined the action with S**** leading two nil. In the second half both times we scored, Cath was in the loo. So. If the Second Leg goes to extra time, you may read about a crazed bloke getting done for false imprisonment, then you’ll know it was perfectly justified.    

Arsenal 2-1 Man Utd. Utd 0-1 Arsenal Oct 1990

Arsenal blew the title race wide open with a last gasp victory over a Manure side that dominated for large periods without ever seeming to control matters despite, on paper having a stronger and more experienced team. The home side weathered the initial onslaught and by half time the Gunner’s midfield seemed to have the … Continue reading

Arsenal 2-6 Manchester United (Nov 1990).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6TK8w-51fQ http://www.contrast.org/hillsborough/home.shtm I intend to leave most matters Arsenal to those who know what they are talking about. http://michaelmiketheboyo.spaces.live.com/ However, last night’s pasting of Liverpool which saw the Merseysiders record their worst walloping at home since 1914, put me in mind of a similarly surreal encounter with ManUre at Highbury on Wednesday 29th November 1990 … Continue reading

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