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What, Me Worry?

The Arsenal play away at West Ham on Sunday, for a traditional 3 pm derby kickoff (8 am PDT for those of you in the ex-colonies, we’ve sprung forward our hour where in England they wait for March 28). The game comes on the heels of about 105 minutes of poor Arsenal football, and so […]

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Embed from Getty Images The dust has barely settled from a fine Derby result, the product of 75 minutes of total dominance and 15 minutes of hanging on for dear life against 10 men, and now we face yet another ‘season defining match’. Or at least another in a series of matches we have faced […]

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The Prologue Actually, he didn’t say anything of the sort, thank heavens, because if he had, maybe I would have been. In fact, although I’m sure he was a quiet admirer of the Arsenal, he never really said that much about football at all. So his offer to this childhood Barnet fan of a trip […]

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Of Lions and Legends

Embed from Getty Images The ancient port city of Piraeus was named Porto Leone first by the Venetians because of a landmark sculpture of a Lion at the Piraeus harbor – the statue was later transported to Venice by the conquering Venetian navy after they besieged and pillaged Athens in the war against the Ottoman […]

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Feeling Worse by the Minute…

Today’s match versus Burnley brings back reminiscences of the second match I ever attended at Highbury in the 1968-69 season.  My first match two week’s earlier on 1st February had resulted in a one all draw with Nottingham Forest and I was already sufficiently smitten that my mother had already given up the ghost of […]

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