Posts Tagged "Arsenal"

A Man for Their Seasons: Pat Jennings and the North London Derby

By on Apr 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

As we approach another iteration of the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, rival supporters could perhaps be forgiven for spewing forth a bit extra vitriol to relieve the increased feelings of tension. Each club has seen its own recent failures laid bare for international football media to critique, new ownership issues making Arsenal fans...

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Custodians, Fans And Ownership: From Arsenal To Wrexham

By on Apr 19, 2011 in Latest | 0 comments

The Arsenal take-over looks like being a long way from the toxic take-overs of The Glazers and Gillett & Hicks. But, as SJ Maskell writes, custodianship is about doing more than saying and doing the right things and the real power in the game lies in the majority ownership of shares. I have a friend who is an Arsenal Fan. He is also an Arsenal shareholder. Not...

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Match Of The Midweek: Barcelona 3-1 Arsenal

By on Mar 8, 2011 in European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Barcelona versus Arsenal, then. This tie might just turn out to have produced a higher acreage of newpaper stories than any other match this season, with comments thrown from one club to the other like hand grenades in the air over the last couple of weeks. The hype  has added to the feeling that this isn’t a mere football match being played out this evening....

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Match Of The Week: The 2011 League Cup Final: Arsenal 1-2 Birmingham City

By on Feb 27, 2011 in English League Football | 2 comments

Perhaps today was a day for burying a few clichés. That the League Cup “doesn’t matter any more” has become one of the mantras of the modern game, but this is a viewpoint that looked somewhat bedraggled as the full-time whistle blew at Wembley Stadium this afternoon. As the Birmingham City players celebrated this most unlikely of victories, the...

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A Rant Or Three

By on Feb 5, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

While I was ‘away’ at the Asian Cup, English football ‘personalities’ maintained their capacity to infuriate – through stinking hypocrisy as much as the usual pig ignorance. Brady Everybody on the planet bar a couple of Buddhist monks in Bhutan (only a couple, mind) has had their say on Andy Gray’s and Richard Keys’ departures from SKY. So I feel almost duty-bound...

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