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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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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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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28 May 2015

Cup final daydreams … and nightmares

With the proliferation of live football in the 21st century, it’s fair to say that the FA Cup Final is not quite the sporting occasion that it used to be. The FA’s attempts to truss the trophy up in fishnets and bad eyeliner has hardly played to the gallery of

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28 May 2015

Selection posers for the manager + FIFA starts to crumble

Because of all the build-up and the brouhaha this week, the manager’s FA Cup final press conference took place yesterday. There was something of a festival of media with the presser, open training (that sadly doesn’t mean you can join in), player interviews and all the rest. He was giving

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27 May 2015

Wenger’s cup final selection dilemmas

Arsene Wenger selected an unaltered starting line-up for six consecutive matches in April and May, an unprecedented occurrence during his reign. However, as Saturday’s Cup Final approaches, he has several selection dilemmas which will have him clawing at his scalp in consideration. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere certainly gave him

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27 May 2015

A glimpse into the future

The year is 2036. Many changes have occurred in the world. British Prime Minister Jon Terry of UKIP, IKIP, WEALLKIP, has just been sworn in after his ‘If it ain’t white, it’s shite’ campaign caught fire. Literally, as all his opponents ended up a charred mess. “It’s a great day

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26 May 2015

FA Cup final 2015: Villa fan Q&A

Dubbed ‘Tactics Tim’ by the press, there is a fair amount of debate around the managerial talents of Tim Sherwood. It strikes me that his ‘give it a right good go’ tactical template is a very death or glory tenet. However, after some of the most turgid football in Premier

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26 May 2015

Keeper and striker the big decisions + Wenger’s summer break woes

I had the oddest dream this morning that my office was in the house next door and I had to do some really early morning work. I woke up one of the girls who lives there and she said, quite grumpily, ‘Well, I suppose I’d better go and do the

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25 May 2015

Arsenal v Aston Villa – classic encounters

Looking ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup Final against Aston Villa, Tim Stillman will be bringing you a series of articles building up to Saturday’s showpiece, starting today with some classic encounters between the the two sides. —- Arsenal and Villa have played one another 176 times in total, with

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