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Only Arsenal Know – an error-free knock-around with the kids at Brentford [BRE 0-3 ARS]

Only Arsenal know POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  People are really starting to notice Arsenal.  The stubborn ones say that we’ve had an easy start. The people that pay closer attention note that there is barely an easy game in the entire league whether home or away. Brentford were unbeaten at home including a 5-2 win […]

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Queen Elizabeth was a Gooner (Oh! and Arsenal beat Zurich)

Queen Elizabeth was a Gooner POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  I never had the privilege of meeting the Queen but I did see her once. Crossing the road outside Buckingham Palace a policeman stopped us as a black car pulled out. The window went down and there she was ❤️ I also remember going to Windsor Castle […]

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Killing the wrong team – Arsenal beats Arsenal at Old Trafford [MUN 3-1 ARS]

Killing the wrong team POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES Did Manchester United deserve to win the game? Part of me thinks absolutely not. We looked like the superior team on their home patch and are clearly a better team right now. They rely strongly on individuals as they did yesterday. On the other hand, what are […]

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Energy Everywhere: electric Arsenal secure win against Villa to keep perfect record [ARS 2-1 AVL]

Energy, everywhere  Positives, Needs And Hopes I’m writing and rewatching at the same time. It’s the 16th minute. We’ve just had yet another chance in Villa’s box. The ball ends up outside the box with Saka and he gets pushed down. Within two seconds Xhaka, Odegaard and Saliba surround the potential counterattack. I could have […]

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New Arsenal 2, Old Arsenal 1 [Positives, Needs & Hopes]

      New Arsenal 2 Old Arsenal 1        Positives, Needs and Hopes  It was the 57th minute. There I am sitting with Max and my wife in the Hops ‘n Holler Arsenal pub in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was struggling to get a feel for what the problem was in the game. […]

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You Make It Easy: an Arsenal revolution is quietly underway. [BOU 0-3 ARS]

You make it easy POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  You might say that the reason that yesterday‘s game looked easy was the because of the gulf in quality.  I think you would be right to a certain extent.  There is however the thought that quality is on paper and not necessarily what happens on the field. […]

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The Way You Make Me Feel: Arsenal moonwalk over Foxes in 4-2 thriller [ARS 4-2 LEI]

The way you make me feel POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  By Michael Jackson McDonald Arsenal really turned me on yesterday. They knocked me off of my feet. My lonely days are…. that’s enough of that.  I did love that song though. I do believe there may have even been a couple of crotch grabs in front […]

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If that was the past: New Arsenal succeeds where Old would have failed [CRY 0-2 ARS]

If that was the past POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  Before the game started I was really looking forward to simply watching my team.  I’ve been bragging about the ‘new Arsenal’ to many people and told them to tune in. I desperately wanted Arsenal to show my friends and the world that they have changed.  The […]

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Like A New Signing: how ruthlessness on the pitch and trust off of it will reap rewards [ARS 6-0 SEV]

POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES  I really hate that title. That phrase. Little bit of sick mouth. I thought about calling this piece ’Similar to bringing in a player from another team’ (STBIAPFAT), but that’s trying too hard. Either way, it does accurately describe a couple of things I’ve seen at Arsenal this pre-season. One is […]

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The Never Headlines: positive Arsenal dominate Chelsea in swampy Florida clash [Positive Needs & Hopes]

The Never Headlines POSITIVES, NEEDS and HOPES I’ve never agreed with those commenting on preseason that state that fitness is the main focus. To me that’s like telling me that the focus of my day is getting ready in the morning. Fitness is clearly the foundation and very important just like getting ready in the […]

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