1 more step to glory.
After such an enforced hiatus, it’s pleasing to return to your fair screens with something pleasant to discuss. Yesterday’s triumph certainly won’t go down in the annals of history as Arsenal’s crowning accomplishment, but given the manner in which things have fallen apart in recent weeks, I, quite frankly, couldn’t care less.
And I celebrated, too. Those that have you believe it was “only Wigan” seem to have forgotten that football is all about joy. If you can’t glean any joy from booking a place in a major cup final, then why bother at all? Yes – it might have been “only Wigan” but it certainly should be mentioned that “only Wigan” hadn’t lost in the FA Cup for two years, and they knocked out Manchester City on their own turf to get to play us. A lot of teams underestimated “only Wigan” and look where that got them. They gave us a tough game and I personally think they deserve a great deal of credit and praise for their recent exploits. Continue reading
For every hobby there’s a hundred-and-one different apps and websites to support their fandom.
From comics, to movies, even mobile casino games, it can be difficult being a fan sometimes.
But there are websites that can help, for example if you click here for mobile casino apps, you’ll get a helpful list of the latest gambling apps.
It can be frustrating trying to find an app that is relevant and recent. The worst for this is football as there are more fanzines and forums than you can shake a proverbial stick at.
So with that in mind, we’ve got together our top five must-have football apps for any self-respecting Arsenal fan. Continue reading
It’s a shame my return isn’t under better circumstances. I had high hopes I’d be penning/typing a post-game report full of glowing praise and dreams of things to come. I shan’t be doing that. Instead I have the pleasure of detailing a performance that was monumentally bloody awful. Again.
Today’s defeat at Everton leaves us with a record of 20 conceded and 4 scored away from home against sides classed as ‘top 5′. Whichever way you choose to look at it, that statistic is utterly appalling. No side with aspirations of glory or that can claim to have our resources and intentions should have that fact help up to their faces. The truth is we simply aren’t good enough to compete for the title. Continue reading
Errrrr….. No thanks.
Arsenal fans breathed a collective sigh of relief after Tottenham centre-back Younes Kaboul quickly dismissed rumours linking him with a summer move across North London. The French defender had emerged as a surprise summer target for Arsenal, leading some Betfair visitors to back Kaboul to make the move, but the 28-year old wasted little time in throwing water over the rumours.
Kaboul first moved to White Hart Lane in 2007 after signing from Auxerre, later returning to the club in January 2010 after a stint with Portsmouth under Harry Redknapp before their relegation from the Premier League. And while Kaboul has been a fairly solid member of Tottenham’s squad this season, he isn’t the sort of name that is going to get the Arsenal fans rushing out to get the Frenchman’s name on the back of their shirt. Continue reading
“I’ll have that one, please”
With a reported transfer kitty of over £100m at his disposal, Wenger will be watching the talent on display at this summer’s World Cup with a keener eye than most other managers. The best players in the world will be at their best performance during the championship, and are all key figures when it comes to figuring out each country’s odds to win the World Cup this 2014.
Yet Wenger’s moves in the transfer market can be as wild and bemusing as a night out with Nicklas Bendtner. The capture of Mesut Ozil, for instance, was inspired and breathed life into the club whilst the signing of Kim Kallstrom has mystified everyone.
We just hope he dusts off the chequebook as for the club to return to the top we must compete toe to toe with Europe’s elite in the transfer market.
So, here are five players set to shine in Brazil that Mr Wenger should try and bring to the Emirates:
“Great title today, James”
Sorry I’ve not been with you for a couple of days. The weekend was manic and I’m currently selling/moving house. All things that could have possibly conspired together to obliterate my free time have done so. The figure that sits behind his keyboard typing away is not bright-eyed and and bushy-tailed, but a shambling wretch of a man desperately in need of sleep.
Nevertheless, because I love you all so much I shall proceed.
Since I spoke to you last we’ve had the warming glow about our persons only a decent Arsenal performance can bring. Continue reading
Do you know your Arsenal history?
Providing that we remain focused, Arsenal could finally end the seemingly endless trophy drought by winning the FA Cup. Although it would pale into comparison with our biggest successes, it would feel just as great to win the trophy at Wembley as it did when we won the league unbeaten around a decade ago or when Arsene Wenger won his first league and cup double.
Should we fail to lift the FA Cup, despite the fact that our biggest obstacle to success is a decent yet limited Hull City, we might look back to better times when trophies were almost guaranteed. This is something many an Arsenal anorak will do for a quiz such as how well do you know your team from Ladbrokes, but how knowledgeable are Gunners fans, especially when compared to our rivals? Continue reading
“Shut up, Ashton, you enormous tool”
Apologies straight away as this post will lack what is my customary format. At present I’m scandalously ignoring tasks at work I ought not be to bring you today’s entry from my iPhone – a pursuit which is an abominable pain in my arse, I might add.
Thinking. That’s what I’ve been doing a great deal of since Saturday’s hapless capitulation and resulting farrago of rage and bitterness. Making sense of the whole epic mess isn’t especially easy. In fact, it’s impossible. I challenge anyone to process the events and come up with a list of rational explanations for what our eyes witnessed. I sure as hell can’t.
The interesting thing for me, at least, is the quickness in which opinion of Arsene Wenger can change, almost instantaneously in some cases. With news circulating about him intending to step down in the summer, it would appear those with hatred towards the man will get what they want. If you believe such things, that is. Continue reading
“Give us a cuddle, Sol”
Tomorrow, as you all undoubtedly know, is Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of first team matters at Arsenal. Today, bloggers, podcasters and journalists are sure to bombard you with glowing tributes and recollections of Arsenal’s glory days under the reign of the mercurial Frenchman.
I was going to join in and wax lyrical, but, in all honesty, I find some of it a touch maudlin. Don’t get me wrong; I’m far from one of those characters you meet that are anti-Arsene in every way imaginable, I’m just not really the sycophantic, droolingly effusive type. Well… I can be, but I’m really pressed for time today and I need to get to the oint. Forgive me.
Doubtless to say, there will be many of these today, but here is my favourite XI of players Arsene has brought to Arsenal – Dennis Bergkamp is not listed because it wasn’t Arsene who signed him, even if Dennis was an integral part of the initial success of his time here. Same applies to Adams, Keown, Dixon, Winterburn and Seaman, all of whom would be included was this an XI of the greatest players during Arsene’s time at Arsenal. Ashley Cole isn’t included because… well… f*ck him. Continue reading
BFFs have a cuddle.
Apologies for the lateness. I had originally planned today’s entry to be a new Goonersphere Podcast, but those pesky gremlins inherent to the programming of the matrix (…) have conspired to ruin our audio. All things going well, that’s a troublesome moment that will be rectified tomorrow.
So, instead, I figured it would be best to have a brief look at some news. Since the beginning of the year my intent has been to ensure at least 1 post a day and that’s a record I intend on keeping intact.
Bacary Sagna’s contract still dominates a lot of discussions I come across. Continue reading