tim_new_2015
23 Jun 2016

Alexis Sanchez, maybe?

Arsenal and centre forwards feels increasingly like a story of unrequited love. It has been a continuous soap opera of spurned advances and no small amount of questionable characters. In the transfer market, the apple of Arsene’s eye has rejected his proposal on several occasions now, whilst closer to home

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tim_new_2015
16 Jun 2016

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

In 2016, international football occupies a curious space within the sport. Once considered the pinnacle of the game, club football has spread its tentacles and expanded aggressively, enlarging itself in everybody’s consciousness. The narrative thread provided by round the clock coverage of the Premier League and the Champions League are

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tim_new_2015
09 Jun 2016

(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Vardy)

Arsenal need a clinical striker this summer. This has passed from commonly held opinion into the realms of bona fide fact. Arsenal need a clinical striker like Michael Owen needs a personality implant. Arsene Wenger is fully aware of this too, for this is not a new or recent requirement.

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tim_new_2015
02 Jun 2016

Calum Chambers Gonna Change Your Mind?

The immediate future of Calum Chambers has been subject to plenty of discussion over the last few weeks. The 21 year old struggled for minutes this season, starting only 2 Premier League games. He made 12 appearances overall in the league, compared to 22 in 2014-15. He acquitted himself well

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tim_new_2015
26 May 2016

I Wanna Be In That Number

“11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.” That’s a quote from one of my favourite movies; Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, about

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
20 May 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Was there ever a more hilarious ending to a football season than this one just past? One so rib-ticklingly amusing, so stomach-burstingly mirthful? Perhaps. Anno Lasagnum, 2006, was perhaps its equal. But even that glorious day, with its comically Spursian gourmet twist, suggesting faecally polluted pasta-based sabotage by a Goonerian

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tim_new_2015
19 May 2016

Farewell, Little Moz-Arteta

Less sympathetic Arsenal commentators describe Theo Walcott as the emblematic player of the Emirates era. An expensive show of faith in potential unrealised, occasional glimpses of promise punctuated by yawning stretches of injury and incompetence. He gives you just enough to keep you engaged, to convince yourself that there is

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tactics_new
18 May 2016

Tactics Column: Giroud bags hattrick but Alexis the main man

There were tears and cheers as the curtains came down on Arsenal’s season, though the overwhelming feeling around Emirates was surely relief. Relief that Arsenal were finally able to stave off the challenge of Sp*rs for another season, but also that such an underwhelming season has ended. Beating Aston Villa

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
13 May 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

For what may very well be the last Review of the season, unless an unlikely set of circumstances mean that Good Saint Tott arrives as late as possible, I shall examine the weekend’s match at the Abu Dhabi Vulgarians and those aforementioned permutations, along with some valuable advice should the

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tim_new_2015
12 May 2016

Stan

It has been just over 5 years since Stan Kroenke’s Kroenke Sports Enterprises officially completed a takeover of Arsenal Holdings PLC. It had been in the offing since Kroenke purchased 9.9% of the club and 50% of Arsenal Broadband Ltd in April 2007. The process moved into the realms of

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
06 May 2016

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

The major event of this week, aside from gigantic Yankee oompah-loompa Herr Drumpf ushering in the third Great War – was Leicester Fosse winning the English league. There are numerous amusing aspects to this. We shall come to the piquant delight of Tottenham throwing away the best chance they will

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tim_new_2015
05 May 2016

Bonfire of the Sanities

On last week’s Arsecast, I spoke a little about the ‘Time for Change’ protest at the Norwich City home game last Saturday, backed by three Arsenal supporters’ groups. In it, I suggested that I would not partake because, while I desire some level of change at Arsenal, I do not

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