“Arsenal Crisis” – 1992 Style

The papers love nothing more than an ‘Arsenal in Crisis’ story. Here’s one from January 1992, just days after the Gunners were knocked out of the FA Cup by Fourth Dvision Wrexham. The blame for the poor season is laid squarely at the feet of manager George Graham. A “Highbury insider” is quoted as saying,…

What Arsene Knows

I’ve been criticised recently for being ‘anti-Wenger’, which I’m not. I’m just pro-Arsenal. I also believe that however goods things are, there is always room for improvement. A wise lady once said to me, “Unless you strive for perfection you’ll never achieve it.” That’s why I criticise; that’s why I’m never satisfied. Not because I…

Equal Pay At Wimbledon – Justified?

It seems that talking about pay in football just causes arguments – see the comments on Wednesday’s post. So as a change from football, let’s consider the question: Is it fair that the men’s and women’s prizes at Wimbledon are the same? Obviously we don’t care about this, so I’m sure we can all have…

Chamakh The Pony. So Why Pay Him So Much?

Chamakh is more of a donkey, but I couldn’t make a pun out of that, not even a crap one. But he’s pony as in ‘pony and trap’, good old Cockney rhyming slang that we Gooners indulge in, in our squalid city hovels. Or is that just me? Anyway, yesterday’s blog (was it only yesterday?…

Uefa: Who do they think they are?

I used to think it was just the International Olympic Committee who were bloated with the idea of their own self-importance, then when Sepp Blatter appeared I had to add Fifa to that list, but I still assumed Uefa weren’t really so bad. I mean, they’re only in charge of the football on one continent,…

In Defence (Partial) Of Ivan Gazidis

This is a short guest post from Sam Ruback, who retweets shedloads of good Arsenal stuff that saves me the trouble of following all kinds of dweebs and clogging my timeline with their less interesting stuff. Follow Sam on twitter: @SamuelRuback A couple of thoughts on the accusation from certain journalists and fans that ‘Arsenal…