Usmanov; Wikipedia; Facepalm

Another great piece from The Times, who got stuck into Arsenal’s number two shareholder Alisher Usmanov this week. If you were unaware, Mr Usmanov’s Wikipedia page was altered to give a more kindly view of our rotund billionaire chum. Out with mention of criminal convictions and opponents mysteriously disappearing, and in with what a wonderful…

Most Annoying Premier League Manager: Poll Results

Here’s the result of today’s 12-hour poll. Who would have guessed that Arsenal fans would think Tony Pulis was the most annoying manager? But it’s a measure of how far we’ve fallen that Arsene himself is seen as nearly twice as annoying as Sam Allardyce. Because to be honest Sam Allardyce annoys the crap out…

Is Walcott Good Enough Now?

I must say I have long been in the camp with a big flag flying saying “Walcott’s not worth it. Let him go if he wants to. We can spend the money better elsewhere.” Like I said, it’s a big flag. But I must admit he is looking more convincing in front of goal recently,…

Why Herbert Chapman Was Better Than Arsène Wenger

I’ve recently been reading ‘Herbert Chapman on Football’, a collection of the great man’s newspaper columns from his time as Arsenal manager. I’m not even half way through yet, but the man’s genius shines through from almost every page. He introduced so many things that are taken for granted now, because we have all grown…