Welcome to my blog. Join me while I get a few things off my chest.
Just to let you know, I’ve never lived in Islington, but I have been there many hundreds of times. As you’ll know if you’ve found this blog by anything to do with the word ‘Arsenal’, the picture in the background is the cannon motif on the floor of the famous Marble Halls of the old Arsenal Stadium, popularly known as Highbury.
The purpose of this blog is mainly to write about Arsenal. I do this for The Gooner fanzine as well, as I have done for quite a few years. For the last six years I’ve been writing a regular column in the magazine called Anger Management – hence the name of this blog. You will find an archive of some of my Gooner articles on here mixed in with the newer stuff. Sometimes I write blog posts about other subjects, usually still to do with sport, but it’s mainly Arsenal.
I don’t tend to write about current temporary situations, like who is injured this week or what the formation in the next game will be. There are many blogs doing that much better than I could. I go for ‘bigger’ subjects such as ownership or historical trends, with bits of trivial humour and the occasional character assassination thrown in. No point getting too worked up about the present, just try and laugh about it; learn from the past and apply it to the future.
I like to think I’m a realist. I don’t blindly follow others, whether that’s the club, the manager or those who criticise them. There are always two sides to every story. It’s often worth listening to both.