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****Harry Kane has never delivered for England when it mattered most*****

Now this is a conversation I have had with my friends over the years, it always crops up around international tournament time and yes that circle includes a Spurs supporting friend who vehemently denies the claim and counters with the accusation I have a bias in my argument. It’s something I would always struggle to […]

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DAVID PLATT
FOOTBALLER
1995

Arsenal's manager Bruce Rioch poses with 29 year old David Platt wearing an Arsenal shirt. Platt, who has played for Sampdoria for the past four years, joined Arsenal in a œ4.75 million poind move. Platt jumped at Arsenal's offer when Rioch made it clear how much he was wanted at Highbury.

A New Era at Arsenal – Bruce Rioch ushered in the era but Arsene Wenger was the man to benefit

PART 2   In part 1, I examined the case as to what Rioch offered Arsenal, and the effects his short tenure had on the club. Bruce Rioch, whilst born in England, was a Scottish international player and captain, having captained his country in the 1978 World Cup (the “Gemmill” World Cup).   He played […]

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Dutch international Dennis Bergkamp at Highbury, where  he became Bruce Rioch's (left) first signing as Arsenal manager, when he joined the team for £7.5 million.

Bruce’s bonus….or not? A story of the 1995/1996 season…..Bergkamp and Beyond

Bruce Rioch. Arsenal manager 1995-1996. A short and undistinguished tenure? Or the sign of things to come?   Bruce Rioch was our manager for the 1995/96 season, which in many ways was a watershed for modern Arsenal. It did, in some measure, lay the foundations for Wenger’s illustrious tenure. Rioch was hired from Bolton Wanderers, […]

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Arsenal’a Unsung Heroes – David Platt and ‘That Header’ that gave the Gunners Double Winning Belief!

Hello again, loyal readers. After some all night bartering, with negotiations reaching a delicious climax as the summer sun slowly submerged ‘neath the horizon with a shimmering ‘adieu’, I was re-signed for Gunners Town for the princely sum of a packet of ‘Nice ‘n’ Spicy’ Nik-Naks and a barely touched can of Tizer. My next few […]

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Arsene Wenger Leaving Arsenal Football Club Part 2 – Dealing with the change!

Welcome back to my 2-part series of posts on dealing with change as a fan.  I suggest you read the first part here for some background. George Graham’s Era to the Fans & the Wenger Parallel George Graham won 6 trophies with Arsenal – 2 league titles, 2 League Cups, 1 FA Cup, 1 European […]

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