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Tim Stillman column Arseblog

Dressing Room 101

Arsenal move into April with their hopes of Champions League qualification hanging by a thread. It’s a familiar story, of course. The club and the manager have been in this situation several times before, their...
Tim Stillman column Arseblog

Upgrading the Software

Throughout their history, Arsenal have had to take decisions in order to speed up the evolution of the club. This is true of every big football club, or indeed organisation. They’re pretty simple to plot when y...

The Bear of Highbury

Dainton Connell was Arsenal’s most notorious hooligan in the 1970s and a Pet Shop Boys roadie in the 1980s. His violent death in Moscow in 2007 has only added to the mystique that still surrounds him....
Tim Stillman column Arseblog

1,2,3,4 I Declare A Spin War

Professional footballers (and indeed sportsmen and women) are not 'normal' people. To be sifted through the Serengeti of youth football, from playground cradle to academy, in an ultra-competitive, highly charge...
Tim Stillman column Arseblog

Lukewarm

Lucas Perez’s ascent at Arsenal has been gradual. This is because his Gunners career to date has comprised of a series of vignettes, with the Spaniard often deployed from the bench, or else given sporadic start...
Tim Stillman column Arseblog

Mes-anine

There are few folk heroes more celebrated in football history than the will o’ the wisp number 10. We are familiar with the well-worn stereotype by now. Socks rolled down, shorts pristinely clean well into the ...