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An All-time British Arsenal XI – What’s yours?

Just a random post in this pandemic-initiated lockdown….. If looking at British players (from the four UK FIFA-registered associations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), which players would feature?     We’ve had many top foreigners. Some of the best ever non-British players to grace the country’s league at any period have been at […]

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1989 BP (Before Premier League) – Memories of the 26th May 1989

1989 BP (Before Premier League) SkySports won’t talk about because it’s pre-Premier League and therefore didn’t actually happen. But for us Gooners, 26th May 1989 was the most traumatic, dramatic and euphoric 90 minutes of our lives. With the release of the documentary ’89’ on 20th November (29th for us in Australia 😟) https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2017/oct/11/89-trailer-documentary-recounts-arsenal-dramatic-title-win-at-anfield-video I thought […]

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Mesut Ozil vs The Ex Arsenal Pundits

Mesut Ozil vs the pundits Recently, Mesut Ozil put out a lengthy statement in regards to criticism ever since he joined the club four years ago. In the statement, he mentioned that ex-players should not criticise, but instead support the team, and since then pundits have bitten back. Was Ozil right to “out” pundits? The […]

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Chelsea, Man U, Man City & Liverpool 42 v Arsene Wenger 1 – The Prize for Stability or Stability the Price?

Some interesting information can be gleaned from an article by John Stanton of BBC. He poses some topical questions – is Wenger a reluctant spender? Has his second decade been a let-down? Has he transformed our national game? How will he be judged? On the silverware front he follows just one manager – Alex Ferguson. […]

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Alan ‘Smudger’ Smith Interview Part 2 – Punditry, Media, Giroud, the lost art of defending and Goals Galore!

This is Part 2 of Lord Hillwood’s exclusive interview with Alan Smith. For Part 1, click here.   Alan Smith commentating on Arsenal v Chelsea at the Emirates   After a glittering career at Arsenal, Leicester and playing for England, Alan Smith at the age of 32, hung up his boots and retired due to […]

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