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Will Arsenal Extend the Run?

Being from America, my youthful exposure to things Newcastle was limited to two things: coals, and brown ale. Now, the former was always presented by my Scottish grandmother in the form of “like coals to Newcastle”, and for years I couldn’t figure out what the heck it meant (given her outspokenness what she meant was […]

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“Time to get some wins”

Never a truer word Mikel! This week the recently resurgent Reds will host Crystal Palace in a game that provides an opportunity for us to win four premier matches in a row for the first time since October 2018. Not a great statistic that and it actually quite shocked me when I read it, though […]

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Magpies for the pot?

The first FA Cup Final that I remember watching Arsenal contest was the 1998 Final against Newcastle. Goals from Overmars and Anelka secured Arsene Wenger a first Double and the club’s first since before I was I born. I jumped around in our lounge and made a lot of noise. Top day, that. Ever since […]

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As Arsenal happily say goodbye to the old and hello to the new, they enter 2021 with ever more daunting challenges including an anything-but-trivial visit to the West Midlands on Saturday evening, so it may be a good time to pause and digest a morsel or two of trivia.  The far-flung or more recently hatched ‘holic […]

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Well, what went wrong last time we played at the Amex Stadium in Brighton was that we lost 2-1, just as we had done at the Emirates in early December 2019. Last time.In that latter game, we had Özil, Mesut Özil, and I just don’t think I understand quite how his situation has arisen, or […]

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