Arsenal AGM: Something Old, Something New

It was the Arsenal AGM today. I won’t give a full report because most of what happens is the same thing year after year. Things that are always the same at the Arsenal AGM: 1: The Chairman acts like an old duffer. PH-W used to, now Sir Chips does. They blunder about, get the protocol…

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Arsenal’s Best Era: Not The Wenger Years

I guess the celebrations of #Wenger20 brought this to the front of my mind. Congratulations to Arsène for outlasting 144 other Premier League managers and 1,027 in total in English football since October 1996. The longevity is exceptional, though I believe opinions differ on whether it’s become exceptionally good or exceptionally bad in recent seasons.…

List Of Competitive Trophy Wins In English Football

On most criteria there are only three really big clubs in English football. These are clubs who have lived almost permanently in the top division for the last century, they’ve all done the Double (three times each for a couple of them), have had many legendary managers and players, and don’t usually go too long…

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…