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Embed from Getty Images Monday evening Arsenal pay a visit to Bramall Lane, an old-time football ground in South Yorkshire, to take on Sheffield United, the league’s rock-bottom side. The Gunners haven’t played a league game at Bramall Lane for three years, since April 2021, when a very different Gunners side emerged victorious by 3-0 […]

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One for sorrow, two for joy…

Embed from Getty Images When we last had the dubious pleasure of playing against the striped Magpies from th’Norf, it was at theirs and they beat us 1-0. Check the picture above for a reminder how and why… Times for us both have changed as our seasons have progressed. When we arrived in Geordieland in […]

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Hic sunt dracones

And so into the Dragons’ den. The time: Wednesday evening. The occasion: the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against FC Porto. The location: a sold-out Estádio do Dragão. The 50-000 seater stadium, the third largest in Portugal, was built for the 2004 Euros. Porto moved in the year before, travelling a few hundred […]

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Hadrian’s Wall

Unless one was exceptionally enthusiastic about learning the long and colorful history of English football, for a non-English Arsenal fan – drawn towards the great London club by the magnetism of their football in the final years of the previous century – the name of Burnley was very unlikely to bring any sign of recognition […]

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Keep alive the spirit of ’35

And so the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon to take on West Ham United in the 151st encounter between these two teams founded by Victorian men who worked iron on opposite sides of the Thames.  Embed from Getty Images The glow of last Sunday’s glorious triumph over Liverpool still warms. Yet therein lies a danger. […]

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