How To Eradicate Diving And Cheating

Below is a piece from The Gooner issue 120 in 2002. I was reminded of it by two incidents at the weekend. Firstly, Bale’s dive, which should be punished after the event. Secondly, the disallowed try at the end of England’s rugby match against Wales. The way that was handled was a lesson to FIFA,…

Usmanov given stately home

According to this report in The Times recently, Alisher Usmanov was allegedly given the Sutton Place estate in Surrey as part of a deal with fellow oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Mr Usmanov denies this. I get chased by debt collectors for not paying Ā£70 membership for a gym I’d left, and oligarchs argue about who gave…

Piers Morgan: No Thanks

I don’t like Piers Morgan. I don’t know anyone who does like Piers Morgan. The likes of Gary Lineker and Michael Owen have had a go at him in just the last couple of days on Twitter, when he attempts some matey banter with them, but for some reason Arsenal players seem to think he’s…

Arsenal v Milan: Statistically Unremarkable

We lost 4-0 to Milan. Probably we are going out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage for the second year running. Even if by some miracle we beat Milan 5-0 in the second leg (What are the latest live odds, Ray?), we will probably lose in the quarter-finals. Although the manner of…