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The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

Uncomfortable steamers

Last week I wrote about my perception that results become more variable at this stage of the season, as pressure and fatigue begin to lay siege on players. Lactic acid grips limbs and coils itself tightly. This...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

More fat cloggers please

Predicting results at this stage of the season becomes something of a fool’s errand. Easter time has always thrown up shock results. The only surprise is that we continue to be surprised by it. There are just s...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

Video’d kill the referee tsar

It’s been a week to get the pulses racing. If the deserved late win against Mercenary City was a night out at a strip club with John Bonham and Shane McGowan, Wednesday’s win against Wolves had the air of sooth...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

Hollywood beyond

We’re very much in the home straight now. The yellow tape is well in sight on the horizon and we know exactly what we have to do. Pretty much the opposite of what we did at Loftus Road on Saturday to be precise...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

The sound of the crowd

In my time writing this column, I don’t ever recall such difficulty in thinking up material to fill my remit. It’s quite absurd when you think about it, that on the back of one of the team’s best runs of form i...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

Aaaaaaadriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!

Ordinarily I’m not a huge believer in heroic defeats. For instance, last season’s first leg win over Barcelona is widely viewed as one of our epoch making moments of the last few years. That game has come to me...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

Boys keep swinging

This time last week, I was gazing firmly at my navel. Peering mournfully through black eyeliner at the poetry of Sylvia Plath whilst listening to The Jesus and Mary Chain on repeat. Without wishing to crucify t...
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

What difference does it make?

Another week, another disappointment. I undertook this column the week before the Carling Cup Final last February and it’s kind of felt like I’ve been firefighting an overwhelming tide of negativity ever since....
The Tim Stillman column - Arseblog

Notes on no scandal

Just another week in paradise. With the resignation of Fabio Capello from his post as England Manager / press voodoo doll, we’re being reminded of some of the less savoury sides of the game. The politicking, th...