Rise of the Arsenal Share Price

Here’s a table showing the increase in the highest price paid for Arsenal shares in the last 4 years, according to Plus Markets website. I must point out that the Plus Markets site doesn’t include the huge blocks that KSE bought from the other directors almost a year ago, and may not include other trades,…

Arshavin: Success or Failure?

Sovsport magazine asked me for my opinions on Andrey Arshavin and his time in England for their latest issue and a feature on Russians in the Premier League. They also asked a couple of Guardian journalists for their opinions on former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and former Spud Roman Pavlyuchenko, both of whom have, like…

Man Utd will win the Premier League this year

As Bob Dylan said, Don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and the wind is blowing Man Utd’s way now. City have led since October, but been overtaken by the champions with ten games to go. There’s only one point in it, but I can’t see Utd blowing it, Alex Ferguson…

Classic Keeganballs

Sixteen years ago this month Arsenal beat Newcastle, then the next day Man Utd beat Tottenham to take them clear above the Geordies at the top of the table, which soon led to Keegan’s infamous “I would love it, LOVE IT, if we beat them” breakdown. For no other reason than that, here are my…

Which Premier League Team – Russian Translation

When Sovsport magazine turned up on my Twitter feed wanting to publish my ‘Which Premier League Team Should You Support?’ graphic, they needed a bit of explanation on the reasons why I’d presented certain choices. Non-Russian speakers will note the pictures they’ve helpfully provided down the right hand side, of curly-haired Scousers, Delia Smith, a…

More Bias

Talking of bias, as I was last night, one Arsenal fan I knew very well was hopelessly biased and yet always thought it was everyone else’s problem. Here’s a piece from The Gooner issue 153 in January 2005, as our time at Highbury was coming to a close: a tribute (sort of) to my late…

Media Bias Against Arsenal

Some Arsenal fans seem to think there is media bias against Arsenal; some almost make a living out of claiming that the whole world is biased against Arsenal (I won’t name anyone). Some are claiming that the injury Mikel Arteta received in a clash with Jordan Henderson last Saturday was deliberate, but that this is…

Do You Suffer From Twitching?

Look what I spotted in the paper today. I must say they really make an effort to target these ads at a specific market these days! It must be the effect of social media advertising creeping into the mainstream. If you know anyone who could benefit, please pass it on. (As usual, click to enlarge)…

AKB / WOB / WTF?

I get a bit hacked off with Gooners having a go at each other on Twitter. Is there another club with more different factions and views? We have so many different factions of fans that there is always someone having a go at someone else. Healthy debate is good, but too often it descends into…