Tag Archives: Arsenal

Jumpers for goalposts


One of the questions a bloke gets asked is “who do you support?”. In some cities there is an assumption: “Blues or Villa? Liverpool or Everton? United or City?” As an Arsenal fan born in the North East and never … Continue reading

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Silver or silverware – a fan’s guide


The problem with football is money. We all know it. We hear from our grandparents how the teams would travel to matches on the bus with the fans and buy them a drink in the pub afterwards. But then the … Continue reading

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Wenger vs Thatcher – go figure


I went to the Emirates yesterday to see Galatasaray against Porto and then Arsenal against Napoli. It was a good day out – my first chance to see the magnificent stadium and to see how the team is shaping up … Continue reading

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The Ugly Game – falling out of love with football


I remember the first football match I attended – a game at St James Park in Newcastle on a sunny Saturday. I watched Newcastle reserves draw from behind the goal in a near empty stadium and didn’t last the whole … Continue reading

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RVP…Robin Who?


My first game that I remember watching was the 1972 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Leeds. I “followed” Arsenal because I liked Alan Ball and rather than keep swapping clubs as he was transferred I just stuck. The alternative … Continue reading

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