Stupid Things In Football: No.1 The Dugout

Managers like to be beside the pitch because they can then be seen to be ‘managing’. Which translates in most cases as stalking the touchline – or as close as the technical area will let them get – and haranguing the fourth official, with perhaps some pointing and a few anguished gestures when one of…

Arsenal v FFP: Are we REALLY screwed?

…and tell me more about amortisation… You may have read this blog recently on Arsenal’s financial position. Lots of people did, but there is no facility on the blog for responses, so what do you do if you disagree with anything? Write your own blog post, I guess. The Arsenal Vision blog explained in a…

Who Owns Arsenal?

The question of who owns Arsenal used to have a long answer, as Arsenal always had many shareholders, but the situation was made much simpler on 25th September 2018, when Stan Kroenke compulsorily purchased all the shares he didn’t already own, becoming the first 100 per cent owner in Arsenal’s history. Kroenke was also the…

How Bad An Owner For Arsenal Is Stan Kroenke?

Stan Kroenke isn’t going to be selling Arsenal anytime soon. So as we’re stuck with him, is a good or bad owner to have for Arsenal FC? Or more specifically for its supporters, who are the reason the club exists in the first place. I stress that this is to do with ownership of Arsenal…

When Did ‘The Arsenal’ Become Just ‘Arsenal’?

This is a question that often comes up among Arsenal fans. We like to think our club is special because we can call it ‘The Arsenal’, unlike plain old Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. But when did we stop officially being ‘The Arsenal’? Well the short answer is: we didn’t. The club is as much…