Harry Kane Injury Incident Analysis: Lessons Must Be Learnt

What went wrong for Harry Kane? We all knew it was inevitable that someone would get hurt sooner or later, but with the sort of luck that leaves all right-thinking people shaking their fists at the sky, England’s SaviourTM went off injured against Liverpool in an incident that experts are calling ‘Karma’. Let’s look in detail…

Competitive Trophy Wins In English Football

On most criteria there are only three really big clubs in English football. These are clubs who have lived almost permanently in the top division for the last century, they’ve all done the Double (three times each for a couple of them), have had many legendary managers and players, and don’t usually go too long…

Arsenal’s Transfer Budget Revealed

** Update at 6:30pm BST 22 Jul ** I realised I was underestimating sponsorship money with the uplift from Emirates and the Adidas deal being much more lucrative than the previous Puma deal. This means that the current cash situation is likely to be better than I’d thought, so I’ve amended the tables below. This…

Peter Drury: Still Getting Away With It

Peter Drury is a football commentator. These days he is on BT, but he used to be on ITV, a fact of which he was very proud, although the words ‘ITV’ and ‘sport’ go together like violin and custard in most people’s minds, so to be an ITV sports commentator is not necessarily something to…

Is Stan Kroenke’s Wallet Open?

Further to my not very recent last post, there are some people who believe Stan Kroenke is already putting his own money into Arsenal. Why do they think this? To be honest I’m not totally sure, but let’s look at the evidence. Kroenke took 100 per cent control of Arsenal in the summer of 2018,…

Stan Kroenke To Put Millions Into Arsenal*

(*If he absolutely has to.) The age-old question of “Will Stan Kroenke put any of his own money into Arsenal?” has taken on new meaning lately, what with the current problem of no money coming into the club from any of the usual sources, while outgoings remain at around £27m a month, including about £16m…

Stupid Things In Football: No.1 The Dugout

Managers like to be beside the pitch because they can then be seen to be ‘managing’. Which translates in most cases as stalking the touchline – or as close as the technical area will let them get – and haranguing the fourth official, with perhaps some pointing and a few anguished gestures when one of…