Tag Archives: Football

Whatever happened to patience?


The newspapers are quite adamant. Manchester United can’t afford to lose another game. Arsenal have a different lineup but are exactly the same as last year.¬†Swansea are looking like contenders and Crystal Palace have to get a new manager or … Continue reading

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England’s real World Cup failures


There is an English team that has really under-performed at the World Cup. In advance of the tournament they showed promise – it looked like there was a change underway. They showed signs of maturity and occasional flashes of brilliance … Continue reading

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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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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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