Arsenal Supporters’ Summer Checklist

How do Arsenal supporters know it’s July? Easy: 1. £100m+ war chest available – check 2. List of overpaid deadwood leaving the club published – check 3. Core players tell everyone how we need a big summer in the market – check 4. Stars long-rumoured to want to leave, leave – check 5. Stars you…

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English Football’s Longest Bans

An updated list with more Suarez. David Layne, Peter Swan and Tony Kay (Sheff Weds): banned for life (but ban lifted after 7 years) after betting on their own team to lose, 1965 Billy Cook (Oldham Athletic): 12 months for refusing to leave the pitch after being sent off against Middlesbrough for persistent fouling, 1915…

Ticket Prices: Arsenal’s Justification For The 3% Increase

You may or may not be aware that Arsenal have a Fans’ Forum, where they invite representatives from different groups of supporters to discuss matters of concern a few times a season. Fair play to Arsenal for doing this, as many clubs don’t do anything similar. Whether they’re really listening is another matter, though. Ahead…

Arsenal’s ‘Restricted’ Spending – The Truth

I have learned some amazing things on twitter recently. For a start there is the subject of my previous post: there are people who still believe that Arsenal had to sell all those star players year after year because they desperately needed the money. Absolute tosh. Even more amazing, there are people who genuinely believe…