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The Enmity is Still There

Embed from Getty Images This is a rather rushed recollection of yesterday’s game in which Arsenal surrendered their unbeaten record to Manchester United. Recent seasons have seen the intensity of the rivalry between the two clubs diminish but yesterday’s match events and the comments of the pundits after the match ensured that all those long-suppressed […]

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The Unbridgeable Divide

Who is best placed to prosper out of Arsenal and Spurs going forward?  I’ve found the last few weeks very dispiriting from a football point of view. Some people compartmentalise seasons and believe that everything is wiped clean at the end of a campaign. Unfortunately, that’s wrong. Football nowadays is a continuum. Occasionally there are […]

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Embed from Getty Images Most season reviews are relatively easy to format. You ask, “Was the season a success overall, and if so why, and if not why not?” I guarantee that if you asked these questions  of most reasonable Arsenal fans about the season just ended,  they would find it hard to answer unequivocally either way. […]

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The planning that informs our range of articles on this site is most impressive and is very carefully and democratically done. We looked to move seamlessly into the new season with detailed accounts of preseason action followed by an assessment of our transfer activity. Unfortunately our intended push towards the new season began with a […]

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Groundhog Day and Not a Happy One

A number of years ago I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Sir Geoff Hurst. I made the point to him that since late July 1966 he has almost lived a Groundhog Day existence. He understood my point that every single day of his life everyone who meets him (like me) only wants to speak […]

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