How Long Do Injured Footballers Get Paid?

Arsenal’s injury record is not good. Long term patients over the last decade include Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, and the king of the medical room, Abou Diaby. I don’t doubt that Abou Diaby is a lovely fellow and wanted nothing more than to have an injury-free career playing the sport he loves, but the fact is…

Arsenal’s REAL Attendance Figures for 2015-16

As you’ll know, Arsenal like to announce a ‘tickets sold’ figure and pretend it’s the actual attendance, rather than just telling us how many people have come through the turnstiles. This leads to some amusement when they announce 59,000-and-something even when it’s clear from looking around that one seat in every five is empty. So…

Will there ever be another ‘Invincibles’?

After three rounds of Premier League matches this season there are still six teams unbeaten, though it won’t be long before that reduces, especially as they include Spurs, Middlesbrough and Everton. After 12 matches of the Premier League season there is just over a 1 in 3 chance that someone will still be unbeaten, as…

How To Be A Phenomenal Success

This is a review of a recently published novel, Gary’s Guide To Life: How I Am Going To Achieve Phenomenal Success, And How You Can Do The Same, by Michael Nabavian and Phil Wall – yes, that’s me. The blurb: Most people would give anything to be as successful as Gary Speedwell is going to…

Why is Arsène Wenger not spending money?

Why are Arsenal not signing anyone lately? Another topic where Arsenal fans as a whole are never going to agree, but with £200m+ in the bank I think we can agree there are two basic possibilities: Stan Kroenke won’t let Arsène spend Arsène doesn’t want to spend Clearly the second option could be for a…

Does Theo Walcott Have A Football Brain?

It seems Theo Walcott has at last decided the position he wants to play. He’s agitated for years to play as centre forward, but now realises that’s not for him. He’ll very generously go out on the right. Or is it the left? Whatever. I’m not sure what’s prompted this, but I think we can…