28 Jun 2016

Brilliant Iceland, but England’s problems go beyond Roy Hodgson

Morning all. Amazing scenes at the European Championships yesterday. If Iceland’s progression is a dream, England’s defeat was little short of a nightmare, prompting the immediate resignation of Roy Hodgson. It had started so well when Wayne Rooney showed he’s an actual world class central midfielder and not a fading

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
27 Jun 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 129 – 27.06.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show we chat about Brexit and the implications it might have for Arsenal and football, before rounding up the action at the European Championships, Ireland’s exit, penalty misses for Gunners midfielders, and Alexis

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Alexis Copa America 2016
27 Jun 2016

Alexis and Chile win the Copa, Mesut misses, Ireland go out

Morning all, welcome to a brand new week and let’s begin with some good news for an Arsenal man. Alexis Sanchez will be happy this morning as Chile won the Copa America overnight. The game finished 0-0 but Chile won 4-2 on penalties, meaning they retain the trophy having won

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shane long handball
26 Jun 2016

The truth behind Granit Xhaka’s penalty miss, and other stuff

Sorry for the late arrival of today’s blog. I was trying to get up but I kept falling back asleep and having really weird, vivid dreams – one of which involved the tragic death of 80s pop starlet Debbie Gibson. She is not dead in real life which, you would

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xhaka switzerland
25 Jun 2016

Arsenal interest in the Euros + Iwobi and Kante waffle

Morning all, a quickie for you and who doesn’t love one of those? The knock-out stages of the European Championships begin today and there’s Arsenal interest in the first two games. Granit Xhaka will be on show for Switzerland when they face Poland who may have Wojciech Szczesny back in

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Europe :(
24 Jun 2016

Sorry Hector, you can’t come around here no more

Morning all, no football again today as the players who have made it through the knock-out rounds have been rather selfishly been given some time off to recover before they play again. Don’t they know we’ve grown used to having games all the time? Ah well, at least we can

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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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23 Jun 2016

Gotta love a goal from a man named Brady + Euro waffle

When it opened up for Wes Hoolahan in the 84th minute I thought this was the moment for Ireland. The team’s most creative player, left on the bench by Martin O’Neill, was going to come on and show the manager he should have started. He just had Italian goalkeeper Salvatore

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Alvaro Morata Arsenal
22 Jun 2016

Euro 2016 round-up, Cech goes home + Ospina and Morata transfer guff

Due to work and actually playing football I saw very little of what went on at the Euros yesterday. Germany beat Northern Ireland 1-0, topping their group, but Norn Iron still qualify for the knock-out stages as one of the best third-place teams. Mesut Ozil was apparently in sparkling form

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21 Jun 2016

Ramsey shines for Wales as England struggled + Euros round-up

Work yesterday evening meant I was restricted to watching England v Slovakia on my laptop, which turned out to be a tremendously dull affair. Meanwhile, Wales were demolishing Russia 3-0, with Aaron Ramsey right at the centre of all the action. He opened the scoring in the 11th minute, latching

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Arsecast - the Arsenal podcast
20 Jun 2016

Arsecast Extra Episode 128 – 20.06.2016

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @Gunnerblog. On this week’s show a very itchy James regales us once more with a tale from his action packed life of misadventure and misfortune, before we talk about Arsene Wenger’s comments about Jamie Vardy and that

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steed hypertoole
20 Jun 2016

Arsenal ‘pursuing other options’ + Giroud and Xhaka get it on

Morning, welcome to a brand new week, hope you had a good weekend. Well, after the Jamie Vardy stuff yesterday coming yesterday from the horse’s mouth, so to speak … well, that’s if you consider Arsene Wenger a horse … I wouldn’t really, I have to say. If I had

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