“Arsene Wenger: The Inside Story of Arsenal Under Wenger” by John Cross – a belated review

This is a rather belated review of John Cross’s biography of Arsène Wenger, entitled “Arsène Wenger: The Inside Story of Arsenal Under Wenger”. The book has been out since last year, but I’ve only recently got round to reading it. It’s probably a bit late for a review, but I felt like writing this as…

Were Leicester Lucky? Part 2.

The story so far: I saw a tweet from Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) saying Leicester were lucky in 2015-16 – specifically he believed they were lucky to concede fewer goals than his ‘expected goals against’ stats suggested they should. I wrote a blog post saying I didn’t see any evidence of luck in that stat, and…

Have Arsenal Made Progress in 2015-16?

Progress is a big thing in football these days. You can’t be seen to stand still, and heaven forbid you should get worse. Have Arsenal made progress this season? Let’s consult the handy Progressometer that I invented last year. The criteria are simple: Has league position gone up? Has the points tally gone up? If…