The Ramblings Of A Pessimistic Arsenal Fan

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Is Talent Enough?

It is 1 year and 3 days since Arsenal beat Barcelona. I think it’s fair to say that since then, things have not exactly gone according to plan. Readers of this website will be aware that I am one of the more negative of those that count […]

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A Blend Of Youth And Useless

Attitudes to the League Cup have changed. Gone are the days of widespread complaints about Wenger devaluing the competition – it is now used by many clubs as a showcase for their second string, both youngsters and oldsters alike. Us Arsenal fans have become used to watching some unknown […]

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Signs Of Life

It is customary, in this bizarre day and age, to base your opinion of any football team on the last 7 or 8 games (or less, in some cases) that they have played. And it’s not just the fans. Feel free to listen to the “expert” opinions […]

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Why Bother?

Just 46,000. That’s all. On Tuesday night, Arsenal Football Club only managed to entice a mere 46,000 people into their stadium to watch their reserve team play against a team from 3 divisions below them. Despite lowering their prices, it seems football’s appeal is dying and there’s […]

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Time For Some Perspective

Being a football fan is really difficult. Those that follow the most successful teams are rarely satisfied as their team must win every game and every trophy in order for them to achieve satisfaction. Then again, the fans that cheer on the others just want their team […]

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The End Of An Era?

He may be my father but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with all of his views on our beloved football club. After Saturday’s disappointing performance at home to Blackburn, the old man has clearly had enough of our most successful manager ever. Arsene Wenger arrived […]

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Why Must We Have What Ifs And Buts

Would we have qualified for the 1/4 finals of the Champions League last night had the referee not shown Robin Van Persie a red card for kicking the ball at the goal? What a shame that no-one will ever know. Whilst pretty much everyone agrees that we […]

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Diaby And Decisions

What a frustrating weekend. What a brilliant weekend. What a disappointing weekend. What were those refs doing at the weekend?! The self-proclaimed Best League In The World certainly provided some half-decent entertainment this weekend but it was not all positive – certain referees didn’t exactly cover themselves […]

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Sour Grapes

We lost. In the last minute. We weren’t good enough. We didn’t want to win as much as they did. Simple as that. Yesterday was pretty rubbish from the very start. When I left my house, there was a moment when I wondered whether to take my sunglasses as it was […]

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Pulis Throws In The Towel

You could be forgiven for thinking that Tony Pulis was really annoyed about his team having to go to North London last night. He certainly wasn’t really that interested in playing football, that’s for sure. Over the course of the evening’s, errrm, entertainment, the things that got the […]

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