Tag Archives: Arsenal

There’s life in the old dog yet


I cannot have been the only one that had to double-take when seeing Andrei Arshavin’s name on the scoresheet, as Arsenal demolished Coventry City 6-1 in the Capital One Cup.  Call it ignorance on my behalf, but I assumed he … Continue reading

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Yellow cards and red mist


The smoke hasn’t yet cleared from last night’s Champions League clash between Barcelona and Arsenal, and a glaring moment of controversy – when Robin van Persie was red-carded for playing beyond the referee’s whistle – has ensured that the dust … Continue reading

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Lamb dressed as mutton


Arsenal’s surprise loss to Birmingham City in the Carling Cup final a little over a week ago prompted a post-mortem. The Blues pulled into Wembley at 2pm wearing their Sunday best; the Gunners stepped off their coach shortly afterwards kitted … Continue reading

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A case for the Blues (a League Cup final preview)


The League Cup final is looming. Well, perhaps looming isn’t the right word. For Arsenal fans, at least, it is lurking. The Gunners hold a 2-1 lead after the first leg of their Champions League second round tie against Barcelona; … Continue reading

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The matter of numbers: a number of matters


It’s a common sight in Sunday League football: youngsters clamouring around the kitbag, waiting impatiently for the coach to dump the jerseys onto the turf so they can scramble to don their number of preference.  But which numbers are their … Continue reading

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