Debate: Should major football events be held in troubled countries?

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Corruption allegations aren’t really anything new when it comes to FIFA and to a lesser extent UEFA. However, some supporters and even players and ex-players are now accusing the football powers of putting fans’ safety in jeopardy by their misguided attempts to change the world. The decision to hold this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament in […]

Bendtner’s punishment sparks new controversy

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When Nicklas Bendtner showed the world his Paddy Power underwear after scoring against Portugal in Denmark’s 3-2 loss at Euro 2012, he probably had no idea how much controversy his seemingly innocent actions would stir. But it’s not actually Bendtner’s action that has caused the newest uproar, it’s UEFA’s reaction that has fans bewildered. What […]

Bendtner ‘receives fan and ban’ after pants celebration

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UEFA have fined Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner after he whipped out his Paddy Power boxers when he celebrated after scoring against Portugal in his country’s Group B match at Euro 2012. The Dane has been fined £80,000 for improper conduct and will also be banned for one competitive international match. I’m not defending […]

Where’s the crisis?

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Do we as Arsenal fans perhaps have the right to feel slightly aggrieved at the way the media treats us? I see no special reason for pundits, journalists and bloggers to have some kind of agenda against the club, but it does seem like there’s something there. Take the coverage our rivals Spurs are currently […]

Van Persie could warm bench for Holland

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There’s a hot Dutch debate taking place across the sea concerning Arsenal’s Robin van Persie and Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. It appears the nation’s football supporters are divided over who should start as striker for the upcoming Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine. In one corner we have the 28-year-old Golden-Boot winner van Persie, who […]

Euro 2012: An Arsenal preview

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Ten members of the Arsenal first-team have been called up and will be flying out to Ukraine and Poland to represent their respective countries in this summer’s European Championships. Euro 2012 kicks off in just under two weeks time when Greece take on co-hosts Poland in Warsaw on June 8th. Group A includes Czech Republic, […]

Ox at Euro 2012: Another Walcott?

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If there’s anybody who can offer advice to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain about representing England at a major football tournament as a teenager, it’s his Arsenal teammate Theo Walcott. Theo knows all about the expectations heaped on upon a youngster since he was selected to England’s World Cup team back in 2006 by Sven Goran Eriksson when […]

Van Persie Feels No Pressure to Score

RVP will leave Arsenal to play for Barcelona

Recently published articles, some by professional sports journalists and many by amateur bloggers, have theorized, with virtually no supporting data whatsoever, that Robin van Persie is preparing to depart Arsenal for another club (i.e., Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, etc.) If you don’t believe me, just try typing the phrase “Robin van Persie” into the Google search engine, and the […]

Adieu, Thierry Henry. And merci beaucoup.

Arsenal a tale of three substitutes

On Saturday morning, I saw the list of potential managers for the England National Team now that it finds itself without a coach. The Euro 2012 is not too far away now, and the eyes of the world are on England, waiting to see who will take the helm amidst the international controversy. I couldn’t […]

Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester City All Want Van Persie

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Euro 2012 arch-rival Real Madrid wants Robin Van Persie. Look at my face: I am not happy right now. The prospect of Real Madrid acquiring Arsene Wenger and Robin van Persie would be a major coup for that club, to be sure, but I’m left to wonder whether or not Van Persie would view that […]