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Bringing it All Back Home

Embed from Getty Images After last Thursday’s purposeful and penetrative performance in Prague the pressure that was building up on the Arsenal team and their rookie manager should now ease up a little. The manager and the players alike should now feel that if they play to their strength – which most definitely is in […]

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Going Through Or Czeching Out?

Embed from Getty Images Well, by now there is no denying that our two-faced team have hit the point where the success of our season is going to be defined by the next game in the Europa League. Unless we win it, of course, in which case we get two more season defining matches to […]

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And So to Bramall Lane

Embed from Getty Images I intended to start this preview with a discursion into how football was played under its first set of rules, published in 1858 by the original footballing occupants of the venue for our match on Sunday. However, the wheels came perilously close to coming off our season this past week. In […]

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Let us first get all the soft illusions out of the way: Slavia Prague – more accurately SK Slavia Praha or Sportovní Klub Slavia Praha as they have been known since 1991, in their current incarnation is a considerably dangerous opponent. In their long history since their beginning as SK ACOS Praha in 1892 the club has been renamed […]

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Let’s Have the Spirit of ‘89

If it’s difficult for me to pick up the threads after an interlull that seems to have lasted longer than usual because the ‘International Powers That Be’ have squeezed an extra uninspiring fixture into the fortnight, it must be tough for the boss and the players too. I struggle to recall the momentum that we […]

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