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Four Arsenal stars who went from hero to villain…

FRANK STAPLETON (1975-1981) Frank Stapleton was one of the three outstanding Irish talents that came through the youth system and became massive stars for The Arsenal in the 1970’s. The other two being  David O’Leary and Liam Brady. Cultured centre back David O’Leary stayed and played for the Gunners for 18 years and became our […]

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Wenger – Give me a Little Respect

Give a little respect to me. I’m in a a musical frame of mind at present. So for my latest ditty and Arsene’s favourite tune at the moment (or so I’ve heard), I give you Erasure & A Little Respect. Hope you enjoy the 80s throwback.   I try to discover One more trophy to […]

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“I’m already at a very, very big club” – why this Arsenal warrior won’t leave

Another who understands… FRANCIS COQUELIN L’EQUIPE INTERVIEW: November 2016 Equipe: Before I leave you in peace, let’s talk a bit about your future. You’re under contract until June 2019 with Arsenal. They never say anything about the dates, but, well, that’s what it is in theory. Do you dream of spending your whole career here? […]

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MILAN, ITALY - AUGUST 23:  Coach Jose Mourinho of Inter Milan looks on during the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Bari at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on August 23, 2009 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jose Mourinho

4 Main reasons the game would be better without Mourinho – His Ego and his behaviour undermine his ability

Football is about love and hate, success and failure, goals and misses. We see things in one dimension and there is little grey. Such an approach does not help us to assess Mourinho. We need some grey, some flexibility, and some give and take. So let me start at the beginning and say I loathe […]

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Arsene Who?

Part one -The first 10 years…. 20 years? 20 years since the unknown French manager walked through the door and who would have thought he would still be manager to this day. Wenger arrived at Highbury in October 1996 and Arsenal fans didn’t have a clue who he was. Wenger had a lot to prove […]

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The Brazilian Invincible Gunner that never was……

Unsung Heroes! Insomnia has a lot of side effects. My father suffers from it, I have had bouts of it but neither of us have ever signed Arsenal’s first ever Brazilian player because of it. explains how Silvinho dropped onto (then) chief Scout Steve Rowley’s radar:  “I couldn’t get to sleep one night,” Steve […]

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Time for Wenger to toughen up.

Time for Wenger to finally be firm with his players – Drop Szczeny and play Opsina Surely it is time for Arsene Wenger became firm with his players? In today’s football world, with access to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram along with teenage players already having wages of thousands and thousands of pounds, it isn’t always […]

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Per Mertesacker better than Tony Adams? Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil hit back at Arsenal critics during November to remember

Ram, Flam, thank you ma’am. Job done in Wales as the Arsenal go marching on in the Premier League and Europe. Saturday was just the latest in a recent series of enjoyable days to be a Gooner, thanks to a big win against a Cardiff City side that triumphed over Manchester City as well as […]

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Chelsea trio and AVB enter new game show as Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Per Mertesacker put Arsenal four points clear

Week Fifteen – Arsenal are back By the time you read this the last international break for a while will be well and truly forgotten, and we will be free to focus on The Arsenal for a few months. We are going into a crucial period now, and the fact that we are top of […]

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England Training Session and Press Conference

Cashley Cole – We loved him, we hate him, we made him, we grudgingly respect him, but Hodgson don’t ignore him

When I hear the name ‘Ashley Cole’ I shudder. I shudder harder than the time I went out in the snow wearing nothing but fishnet tights and a string vest. Everyone else was shuddering when they saw me too. Can’t think why. That name, Ashley Cole, tears me up. I hate the little bastard. Hate […]

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