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Post Match Review

Post Match Review

  • Community Shield: Three Things We Learned About Arsenal

    Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield capped a perfect pre-season in fine style. The sun shone on Wembley, supporters were in mid-season voice, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain delivered a lovely goal, and Chelsea manager José Mourinho was irritated. In other words, success. Although we shouldn’t draw any definitive conclusions from the match, we…

  • The Hunting of Goats of Scape at Arsenal

    As supporters it is our right to complain and criticize. That is part and parcel of being a supporter. Yet at a certain level, the need for scape goats in light of losses results in critique that goes way beyond even normal the boundaries of normalcy for the average upset supporter. First, let’s just…

  • Life for Arsene Wenger is a No Win Proposition

    This season I joined a new Saturday league side, at a level just below combined county amateur level. As the season has developed I have found myself for whatever reason, looking a lot more at the decisions the manager makes, and how they are viewed by the squad and those involved with the club.…

  • Arsenal Deliver Hope

    Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City is an occasion to savor but not to belabor. As sports fans in general and Arsenal supporters in particular, we have yearned for moments like this, an event that is all the more satisfying for our inability to see it coming. We struggled to imagine the satisfaction of…

  • Arsenal’s Little Moments Led to the Big Moment

    Before yesterday, Arsenal had managed to muster only 7 points from 16 trips to either Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea. In most cases, they were exposed as their desire to get forward and take it to the opponent, hurt themselves more than their opposition. On Sunday, Arsenal turned that upside down and set…

  • Arsenal’s Next Steps

    As the Chelsea defeat came to a close on Sunday, I thought, “That’s just great. We’ve got two weeks to dwell on this.” The second international break of the season affords fans and pundits 13 days–until the visit of Hull City on October 18–to pore over what went wrong at Stamford Bridge. Thanks to…

  • SO(UTHAMPTON), THAT HAPPENED

    What a pisser Tuesday evening was, eh? Electric Sanchez had a fantastic free kick goal, all seemed well... then Rosicky concedes an absolutely stupid penalty, and that was about the end. I wish I could get more upset about this match, honestly, but I just can't. We fielded what amounted to a reserve team…

  • Shattered Crystal at the Emirates

    You almost had to feel bad for Crystal Pulis, when Tony Palace quit a mere 48 hours before the start of the season. After their great achievement last season, defying odds and staying up at 11th place, much of which I will place on Pulis (tho I will never, EVER forgive him for his…

  • In the End – Class Always Wins.

    No matter the circumstances, class wins out every time. And this season as Arsenal begin the arduous task of turning their fortunes around, the gulf in class between us and the noisy neighbours is as wide as it has ever been.

  • For Arsenal; Revenge is a Dish Best Served at Home

    The narrative we’ve been told in the past is that winners win matches they by all accounts shouldn’t have won. The find ways. Yesterday depending on which side of the equation you fall on, Arsenal either found a way to win or were helped with the unrelenting eye of Howard Webb.