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Memories of Ryan ‘Rocky’ Rocastle Arsenal FA Cup Final Mascot 2001 – Exclusive!

When Dave first approached me to write a blog for Gunners Town, I remember asking him for ideas. There seemed to be so many wonderful Arsenal blogs that it felt like almost every discussion point had been covered, 2 or 3 days after a match. I wanted my blog to be slightly unique in terms […]

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An Exciting new chapter in the history of our Arsenal Football club awaits – Rocky’s Round Up.

When Aaron Ramsey stabbed home the winner against Hull City in the FA cup final, Arsenal entered a new chapter in our long and decorated history and one I just can’t help but feel excited about. Following on from securing fourth place we did the business in the final two games of the season against […]

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The 4th Place Trophy – Liverpool, Spurs and now United broke the bank and FAILED; Arsenal are RIGHT to be happy

After a shocking start to April, where it looked like our season was about to collapse, we now find ourselves guaranteed to be taking part in the Champions League for the 17th consecutive season under Arsene Wenger.  The question that will remain is whether that is the pinnacle for this Arsenal side or whether we […]

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Should Arsene Wenger copy Jose Mourinho ahead of career-defining Arsenal match?

I ended last month talking about how March was make or break for this Arsenal side in terms of challenging for the title. Would we show the mental strength and fight that all champions need to demonstrate at this time of the campaign? Or would we crumble under what has been our Achilles heel all […]

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Arsenal CAN win the Premier League and FA Cup, but need seven points against Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City

Rocky’s Round Up: February At the end of last month’s blog, I said that if we were first or one or two points off the top at the start of March with 10 games left then we could anticipate an exciting end to the season. Well after what can only be described as a disappointing […]

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Arsenal have £150m in the bank, but is Julian Draxler worth £37m of it? Gunners get set for Wembley adventure and a nervy February

In last month’s blog I said that by the end of January I hoped to still be top of the league, in the draw for the next round of the cup, recruited a new striker and free of injuries. It’s fair to say we didn’t get all of that but there are still many reasons […]

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Giroud Panicking, Referees failing, A 9 point Chrimbo and Berbatov yes please – It’s Rocky Rocastle’s December Round Up

Happy New Year everyone.  A few days ago Jack Wilshere tweeted: “Hope 2014 is the year I get my hands on the Premier League trophy!” It could well be and one of the reasons could be down to a few very important wins in December, which saw Arsenal end the year top of the league. […]

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Jack Wilshere on the up, Olivier Giroud on the decline, can Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla play together at Arsenal?

The dreaded November has come and gone, with our team still top of the Premier League and on the verge of European qualification in the Champions League. Last time we went to Germany it was under very different circumstances. We gave Bayern Munich a fright but knew this time against Borussia Dortmund that we had […]

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Forget Aaron Ramsey, this Arsenal star went from a liability to the Premier League’s finest

Just before the deadline of the 2011 summer transfer window a tall, rather thin blonde German by the name of Per Mertesacker signed for Arsenal in an £8m deal.  The signing wasn’t a complete surprise as he had been linked to Arsenal before but many did not see him as an Arsene Wenger type centre […]

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Ryan ‘Rocky’ Rocastle’s October Round up – Feel Good, Feel nervous but certainly feel optimistic!

Welcome to  ‘Rocky’s Round Up.’ My third look back at the previous months highs and lows from a passionate fans perspective. We began with ‘feel good,’ had a wobble or two, a few wins when not playing so well, always a good sign and ended on a real high. Players to return and a huge […]

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