Who was in North London first: Arsenal or Spurs?

Before all the Spurs fans rise up once again (see comments on yesterday’s blog), let me just say I really couldn’t care what the answer to the question is, I’m just doing this for historical accuracy. Many Spurs fans, for obvious reasons, resent Arsenal moving to North London and becoming more successful than them, and…

Spurs Cockney Rhyming Slang

It always amused me hugely when Spurs wore ‘Pony’ kit, but just because they don’t any more I don’t see why we can’t have fun with some good old Tottenham Cockney Rhyming Slang. White Hart Lane Torture and pain Sit in the Shelf All by yourself Match summary by Hoddle Load of old twaddle Attacking…

Silly Walks and Silly Talk

This picture of Arsene Wenger reminds me of something: It reminds me of this: But it’s not just silly walks Arsene specialises in. Summer is also the time for silly talk. John Cleese is a comedian; as well as the silly walks, he’s meant to say funny things. But the Guardian today quote Wenger as…

RvP not touring? So who actually runs Arsenal?

To tour or not to tour, that is the question This morning the BBC announced that Robin van Persie would not be going on the club’s tour of Asia, because he needs to stay behind and ‘work on his fitness’. Obviously the club don’t really expect anyone to believe that, so why they can’t be…

Five Of My Arsenal Favourites

It’s July, there’s no football worth talking about, so in the absence of other entertainment here are a few of my favourite Arsenal players of ye olden times. Liam Brady – Who among those who heard it can forget John Motson’s commentary of, “Brady! Look at that! Oh, look at that!” as the King of…

Maximum Arsenal Share Price, 2007-2012

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,…