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02 Jun 2015

Home again, so here’s some random blathering

Morning to you all. I’m back in Dublin now, and faced with a mountain of catching up, replying to things, and generally getting back to normal to get on with – but despite how daunting that is, the weekend was all worth it. Fun times, folks, fun times. I know

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
01 Jun 2015

Arsecast Extra Episode 70 – 01.06.2015

Here’s this week’s Arsecast Extra with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s FA Cup winning special we discuss winning the FA Cup on Saturday when we won the FA Cup by beating Aston Villa 4-0 to win the cup. We chat about the performances – both collective and

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tactics_new
01 Jun 2015

Tactics Column: Alexis comes infield to wreak havoc in cup final

Looking back on the season, perception is invariably skewed to the now; things that happened at the start of the season seem an impossibly long time ago. So what better reminder of Alexis Sanchez’s consistent brilliance than his scorcher in the FA Cup final, a wicked, swerving shot that deceived

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jack_cup
01 Jun 2015

What do you think of Jack?

Good morning to you from Edinburgh where Tom and I eventually got to yesterday despite some delays at the airport. It gave us another chance to watch the game over a few beers though. Ooof. We met up with Mrs Blogs, the Mugsmasher and some pals to continue what was

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facupwinners2015
31 May 2015

Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa: Now that’s what I call a cup final performance

Match report – Player ratings – By the numbers – Video As I’ve mentioned before the 1979 FA Cup final is the first Arsenal game I can ever remember. Leaving aside the fact it means the cup has a special place in my footballing heart, it was that most Arsenal

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arseblog_live_new
30 May 2015

Arsenal v Aston Villa – FA Cup final live blog

Join us this evening for live blogging of the 2015 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa, kick off at 17.30GMT. Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we’ve added a

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arsenal_villa
30 May 2015

FA Cup final preview: let’s make it another beautiful day

Well here we are again. FA Cup final day and while it’s not as warm as it was last year, it’s still London, we’re going to Wembley, and that feels good. It’s t-shirt (but with a jacket) and sunglasses day; a cold beer in an outside garden with friends day;

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facup
29 May 2015

Arsenal and the FA Cup final

A look back at Arsenal in the FA Cup final by @JonSpurling1 — Arsenal fans already know this, but unlike the other major red top sides – Liverpool and Manchester United, their team has never won the European Cup. There’s no stars on Gunners’ shirts (Nottingham Forest have 2) signifying

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livefromtollington
29 May 2015

Live Tollington broadcast

It’s not quite an Arsecast, and I’m not even sure if this is going to work but join James and I, and some guests hopefully, from The Tollington this evening from 7pm. Click the player below to listen. arseblog is on Mixlr

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Arsenal Gentleman's Weekly Review
29 May 2015

Arsenal Gentleman’s Weekly Review

Firstly, let us behold Mr. Michael Owen, the Chester Chump, a man who cannot, it seem, predict which foot will tread after his left. An exceptional dullard, whose monotone mooings would send a sugar-crazed six year old into the very depths of slumber. This ex-Stoke scapegrace is to football punditry

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headtohead
29 May 2015

Arsenal v Aston Villa: FA Cup final head to head

Key battles will characterise Saturday’s clash at Wembley. Tim Stillman looks at the individual duels that will go some way to dictating the pattern of the Cup Final. FRANCIS COQUELIN v JACK GREALISH Grealish probably ranks alongside Hector Bellerin as one of the discoveries of the second half of the

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
29 May 2015

Alexis sets the standard + FA Cup final Arsecast 354

Despite being aware of it for ages and talking about it all week, it was only last night when I started recording the Arsecast that it really hit me that the FA Cup final is tomorrow (it wasn’t tomorrow then but for all intents and purposes it was because I

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