Very Old David Beckham Joke – Thank You, I’m Here All Year

Well as John Lennon said, ‘And so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun.’ And when you think about it, what the hell kind of sense does that make? What calendar are you using there, John? It’s Christmas, but the year is over and a…

Arsenal’s Sub-Standard Squad: The Solution

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, there are a couple of articles on similar subjects in the latest issue of The Gooner, the subject being: Where has it gone wrong for Arsenal? Chris Cann listed six problems, that I talked about in my last post. Simon Hill has concentrated on one: Arsene Wenger’s…

Arsenal’s Six Big Problems

In addition to the regulars, there are a couple of very good articles on similar subjects in the latest issue of The Gooner, which would have been on sale for the West Ham game today. One is by Simon Hill, a fellow AST Board member (and I’ll come back to that one in a couple…

George Graham’s All Time Arsenal XI

Some more nostalgia from 1992, as George Graham firstly tells us what a great season Arsenal are going to have in the new Premier League, partly due to his signing of European Champion John Jensen. Jensen of course turned out to be a disappointment, and Leeds and Man U fought out the title race while…

Arsenal Share Update: Usmanov Closing In On 30%

Just a brief post this morning. Arsenal.com yesterday updated the published share position for the two major shareholders to show that Alisher Usmanov’s Red & White Holdings now have a total of 18,637 shares. This is ten more than they had last time the figure was updated on 5 December, and leaves them exactly 29…

David Dein’s Euro Super League Dream!

As we have had the Champions League draw today, here’s some more history from 20 years ago: it’s David Dein’s master plan for a European Super League! “I have a dream of a European League which I think would appeal to the players, the fans and the England team manager,” said Dein. Uh-huh. Go on.…

Theo: It’s All About The Money, Money, Money

At least that’s what just over 60 per cent of respondents in my poll think. The biggest single group think that he really wants to stay, but is holding out for more dosh, presumably because he thinks his market value is higher than Arsenal think it is. From his comments I think it’s doubtful that…

Arsenal’s Options For January. Oh Crap.

Any business, including football clubs, should constantly review its operations and make sure things are going as well as possible. Even if things are looking good you should still regularly ask the question, “Is there anything we should change? What can we do to improve?” ‘Going well’ is relative. Most clubs wouldn’t dream of sacking…