Arsenal’s Transfer Proceeds Account: Some (Very) Basics

Just a short post today, but an important subject: Arsenal’s Transfer Proceeds Account. What the hell is that then? Glad you asked. When the new stadium financing was signed in July 2006 the club signed up to the following agreement to protect lenders against asset stripping or a ‘fire sale’ of players: Arsenal must ensure that,…

Arsenal v Walsall 1933: The Greatest Cup Upset Ever

There’s some gold dust in old Arsenal programmes sometimes. This is an eyewitness account of the events surrounding one of the most infamous matches in Arsenal history: the FA Cup tie away against Walsall on 14 January 1933. Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by the struggling Third Division side in a match regarded then and for…

The 1970s: They Were Dull

If you can’t remember the 1970s in Britain, count yourself lucky. They were dingy. Magnolia paint was the height of sophistication. While continentals lived in brightly painted villas under blue skies, Britons lived in damp terraced houses or damp concrete tower blocks under drizzle, and everything looked grey. In Holland they had sparkling Total Football;…

New Spurs Champions League DVD! Out Now!

The latest Spurs DVD, on sale now, celebrating their record-breaking 2012-13 Champions’ League campaign – the shortest in history! Follow me on Twitter: @AngryOfN5 D’oh! Foolishly put a version of this up first of all without my userid included on the graphic. No doubt quite a few copies taken already.

Sack the Board! (Or not.)

Bring back David Dein! Dein is a traitor! Sack Ivan Gazidis! Bring in Usmanov! Keep Usmanov out! Kroenke out!  Sack Peter Hill-Wood! . . . Okay, I’ll go with that one. This article looks a bit like a riposte to this one published yesterday on GoonerTalk, though in fact I wrote 90 per cent of…

Changes to Plus Markets: will Arsenal de-list their shares?

Plus Markets, the stock exchange where Arsenal shares are traded, announced on May 14 it was closing It’s since been taken over with a promise to keep it open For different reasons, both Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov may have preferred if it had closed, removing the marketplace for Arsenal shares That’s the executive summary.…