Posts Tagged "Arsenal"

Match Of The Week 2: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United

By on Jan 9, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

There remains a sense of great expectations surrounding Leeds United. To get a feel for the root cause for this, we only need to spin back four decades, when Don Revie’s team lost out on the Football League Championship to Derby County but managed a little solace in winning the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley. Times have changed since then, of course....

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A Brand-Conscious North London Derby

By on Oct 1, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

To be shocked at the crass commercialism in today’s money-soaked English Premiership is to be slightly naive. To develop a toothache upon hearing about how today’s top flight clubs sell their souls to fund their businesses or discover sneakier means of getting their hands deeper into your wallets, however, is perfectly normal. As we approach another...

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Match Of The Week: Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Arsenal

By on Sep 17, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

For the second time this season, the heavens opened on a Saturday lunchtime for Arsenal in more senses than one today, and this time around they contrived to be more defensively profligate than on the previous occasion, last month against Liverpool. For all the hysteria in the immediate aftermath of that match, it was plausible to chalk down that loss as having had...

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Arsene Wenger & The Complex Current Frailty Of Arsenal

By on Aug 22, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 4 comments

Pathetic fallacy is the use, by a writer, of words that give human feelings or qualities to objects or in nature. It reached, perhaps, the zenith of its usage in the gothic novels of the late eighteenth century, and one cannot help but wonder whether the likes of Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley might have been looking down approvingly on Saturday lunchtime as the...

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