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Arsenal’s Goalkeepers

When I set about writing this piece I imagined it was going to deal only with our current group of goalies and how blessed we are to have – transfer window and budgetary issues permitting – two top class goalkeepers, following an era when that has not always been the case. But for me, it […]

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Part 3 – The Basque Saviour? Mikel Arteta was a well-timed present from the Arsenal hierarchy to a disgruntled fan base. He was appointed just before Christmas and his first game in charge was at Bournemouth on Boxing Day. For us Holics it was a sombre time. After several months of increasingly poor health we […]

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When it was decided that I should write the initial end-of-season review for a blog created in mid-season following the death of our great friend and inspiration, Dave “Goonerholic” Faber, I did, as is my wont, consider a number of ways of approaching it. Simple chronology would be a bit bland for a season that […]

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If you are a member of the mighty Goonerverse – and if you are not but still reading this, I must congratulate you on your impeccable taste  – you are invited to choose your own single memory of Andrey Arshavin that best summarizes his time at the Arsenal. Maybe the drop-off-the-shoulder sauntering and impossible angle […]

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Arsenal FC vs. Liverpool FC – 8th May 1971 Arsenal: Bob Wilson; Pat Rice, Bob McNab; Peter Storey, Frank McLintock, Peter Simpson; George Armstrong, George Graham, John Radford, Ray Kennedy, Charlie George. Sub: Eddie Kelly. Coach: Bertie Mee. Scousers: Clemence; Lawler, Lindsay; Smith, Lloyd, Hughes; Callaghan, Hall, Toshack, Evans, Heighway. Sub: Thompson. Coach: Shankly. Attendance: […]

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