Deja vu, all over again

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We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Too many times. Star player…club captain…one-man team…selling club. The words have lost all meaning. Though I have been toughened up by so many recent experiences (or perhaps simly grown numb to the modern running of Arsenal FC) I have to, as ever, express my disappointment at Arsene Wenger and […]

Chelsea 3rd worst winners ever

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I just want to make it clear quickly, that I’m not being petty here; I’ve got over Chelsea winning the Champions League and this article is not intended to have a dig (I’ve done that more than enough already), merely to have a look at something, admittedly kind of pointless, that interests me. It occurred […]

Bilbao give a great advert for La Liga

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Since Barcelona and Real Madrid started regularly thrashing everyone and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would fight it out every week for who can score the most hat-tricks, it has become a widely accepted norm among English fans and pundits that the Spanish league is just weaker than our own. Barca and Real are great […]

Arsenal Fans Build Case Against Arsene

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The numbers simply don’t lie: Seven long years without a trophy. Comments regarding the team’s demise have been loaded with vitriol: “The worst Arsenal team in ten years,” for instance. Arsenal as a team appears to be in a state of crisis, but there are yet more questions than answers concerning any resolution. Arsenal fans […]

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 […]

Will Capello spark a managerial merry-go-round?

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The football world already has it all planned out: fans, players, ex-players, pundits and journalists alike all want Harry Redknapp to replace Fabio Capello as England manager, following the Italian’s resignation yesterday evening. Some were already looking beyond Euro 2012 – Capello had already planned to retire after this summer’s tournament – to the Redknapp […]

Van Persie Dodges Silver Bullet

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  Okay, you can all relax now. Turns out that our hero, Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, will NOT be sanctioned for allegedly throwing an elbow in the face of defender Carlos Cuéllar, after all. Had the Football Association chosen to sanction him, and there certainly seemed to be justification for doing so, the punishment to both […]

Wenger will battle Madrid to take Hazard to Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger faces a battle with Real Madrid next summer over the capture of teenage Lille forward Eden Hazard. That’s the claim in the Mirror this morning which says Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane has also put Hazard at the top of his hit-list As for tonight’s CL game against Olympiakos at the Ems, we […]