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Tim Stillman - Page 3

Bedroom blogger and professional Arsenal fan. Victory through sanctimony.
575 Posts

When the cult becomes the cure

It’s always difficult to write about ‘soft factors’ in football because you can’t opine on them with any great certitude. They are difficult to measure...

Here we are and here we are and here we go

One of the greatest pleasures of fandom is watching a young player come through from the club academy to be a star player in the...

Identity

“We are asking them to do something different, to play at a different pace, much more aggressive and at the moment they suffered.” So said...

Recalibration

When Roman Abramovic bought Chelsea in 2003, I was one of those people that reacted with a mixture of mirth and disdain. I thought he...

You say you want a revolution? Well…

Since the summer of 2020, Arsenal’s first summer transfer window under Mikel Arteta, the club has reconstructed its starting eleven. Ben White, Thomas Partey, Gabriel,...

Faith of convenience

When Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to return to Real Madrid this summer, Everton took four weeks to replace him, their exhaustive search leading them reluctantly...

Back in the game

In the immediate years after the Second World War, attendances for football matches in the UK increased significantly. By 1948-49, attendances reached 41 million, the...

Centrality

Among the reasons / excuses / mitigating factors of a miserable first three games of the season for Arsenal were, not just the number of...

Talent

Over the summer there has been plenty of discussion around Arsenal’s transfer strategy. With Ben White (23), Martin Odegaard (22), Takehiro Tomiyasu (22), Nuno Tavares...

Out of the blue and into the black

Now the transfer deadline has passed and a forgettable August is behind Arsenal in terms of league results, there is little hiding place for Mikel...

Happiness

Happiness can be a nebulous concept at the best of times and when it comes to football, one wonders whether it is something that fans...

Ode to Odegaard

At time of writing, Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Martin Odegaard. By the time you read this, it might already be announced....

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