The Arsenal Shareholder And The Big Fib

If the subject of Arsenal’s shareholders is a bit dull to you, then maybe skip this one. Don’t leave some sarky comment afterwards, because I have warned you. If you’d rather just see Spurs fans making fools of themselves in blog comments, go and read this instead. As you probably know, Alisher Usmanov’s Red &…

Spurs Player Gets A Testimonial – And Loses Money!

This is the funniest thing I have seen in ages. This newspaper report, found by Arsenal historian Mark Andrews (@RoyalArsenalMRA), is from 1974, shortly after George Armstrong got a testimonial from Arsenal for his 12 years of service to that point, and having just passed the landmark of 500 first team matches. George made a…

Arsenal Shares – Usmanov Goes Over 30%!

Just a brief post as Alisher Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri’s jointly owned investment vehicle R&W Holdings have announced that they’ve taken their Arsenal shareholding over the symbolic 30 per cent mark today with the purchase of 6 shares. There’s no update on Arsenal.com as yet, though these normally appear on a Friday, so if the…

Who Goes To Arsenal’s AGM – And Why?

The Arsenal Holdings AGM for this year takes place on Thursday October 17, 2013. It’s traditionally held on the third Thursday in October, and since the stadium move has been held in one of the Club Level eating and drinking areas. As with all Public Limited Companies, Arsenal are obliged to hold an AGM and…

Arsenal’s Injuries: Bad Luck or Bad Practice?

Well now, some more statistics for us to get our teeth into. Some Arsenal fans have long lamented the apparently never-ending injury list we seem to suffer. There is of course some bias in our opinion about how much we are affected by injuries compared to other clubs, as we notice what happens to our…

The Only Football Statistic That Matters Is Goals

Like Butch Cassidy said, ‘Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals’. I write a blog post pointing out that passing statistics in football are nothing to get excited about, and a few people see fit to argue. Maybe that’s because they couldn’t be bothered to read the whole blog post…