Tag Archives: Barcelona

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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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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