Happy Birthday Liam Brady

If you’re reading this before midnight where you are on February 13, then it’s still Liam Brady’s birthday. The Arsenal legend is 57 today. Who can forget his genius in the red and white, and sometimes yellow and blue? Setting up all the goals in the 1979 FA Cup Final, the amazing curling shot in…

25 Years Ago Today: Lee Dixon’s Arsenal Debut

Lee Dixon made his Arsenal debut 25 years ago today in a league fixture against Luton – a club who have since dropped right out of the Football League! Here’s Lee on the front cover of the programme for his debut, and the welcome article inside. George Graham’s page mentions Lee as a footnote, noting…

Jack Wilshere 1 Brazil 0

I don’t normally pay much attention to Tony Cascarino except to disagree with him, so I’m not sure if I should rather parochially point out when I concur with his views, but here goes anyway. These were his comments on Wilshere’s performance against Brazil: “The highlight [of England v Brazil] for me was seeing Wilshere…

Why Arsenal Annoy Me

A wise lady once said to me: Unless you strive for perfection, you’ll never achieve it. And I think it was economist Adam Smith who said about 200 years ago something like: If everyone was happy with the poorest clothing, worst housing and meanest food, that’s all there would be. In other words, why put…