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Rocky – Why you meant so much to my Generation and me!

At the request of the family I was asked to contribute a fans perspective for Amy Lawrence’s simply fabulous tribute today. Now most will have read the superb Athletic piece, with a few of my words to blended in with those of Wrighty, Super Kev, Dicko, Lewin et al, here is the full collection of […]

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David Rocastle – The One that Got Away and the Regret of never actually seeing him Play

Every year, on this day, I have the same feeling of regret. On the day that marks the premature loss of David Rocastle, I feel I missed the chance to watch a unique player and character.I’ve been an Arsenal fan for over twenty years now and I’ve watched so many talented footballers and special characters […]

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The Exuberance of Arsenal’s Talented Youth is rubbing off on the Senior Pros – Long May it Continue

Below is my full submission to Sun Digital in which I spoke about the enthusiasm and exuberance of youth rubbing off on Arsenal’s more senior players in the Chelsea match. I was delighted therefore Arteta dis stick with the Young Guns last night…. It’s Tuesday 29th December and we Arsenal fans are genuinely excited about […]

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Could be our man

Enjoy the World Cup and support your country even if they have multiple Spurs Players in their team!

It is a strange time on Arsenal social media when every fourth summer the largest and most exciting festival of football has the cheek to infringe on time usually reserved for transfer rumour and gossip. Arsenal and the new Emery regime are quietly an efficiently going about their business and making their mark. The new […]

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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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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates after the FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Time for some happy Arsenal Memories to Cheer you up!

There’s been a lot of talk about what’s wrong with Arsenal lately. And while it’s natural to get depressed when the product on the pitch isn’t up to par, it’s important to remember we have plenty of reasons to be proud Gooners. We are the Arsenal, after all. To help everyone feel a bit better […]

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A Legend was born

A Gooner’s Top 5 Memories of White Hart Lane

I cannot let this day pass without writing about Shite Hart Lane, before the glorious sight of the bulldozers moving in to demolish it after Spurs final game there this afternoon. Fair to say it has provided me with so many fantastic moments over the years from my very first away game in 1968, when […]

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Two great Arsenal goal scoring Legends 

The Greatest Finisher Highbury ever saw was Wrighty not Henry

The time machine is taking another trip down memory lane and going back to the 1990’s for this week’s Highbury Hero. A massive Highbury favourite, who was one of the most popular players ever to play for The Arsenal. A phenomenal striker so passionate about the game who played his football on the edge. The […]

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He knew what it meant to represent Arsenal

A Freddie Ljungberg and David Rocastle inspired Gem of a Gooner Interlull Blog

Hello there, what a week it has been so far. India outlawed higher denomination notes in a bid to end black money on 8th November and America elected Donald Trump as leader of the free world on 9th,  in a bid to end the world as we know it. All week we’ve been hearing about […]

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Rocky Rocastle

Remember this Highbury Hero and what he represented

I’m going back to the 1980’s for this weeks Highbury Hero. When David Dein first clapped eyes on this player he said l’ve seen a young player who plays like a Brazilian. Next May will be a quarter of a Century since he last kicked a ball for The Arsenal. Yet the Arsenal fans still […]

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