Arsenal’s attack is an utter disgrace



We’ve scored eight goals fewer than Manchester Bankrupt this season. That’s right – despite what everyone is saying about how awful the attack is, we are a mere eight goals behind the team that claims to be going for a quadruped (or something like that). It just shows how the defense minded EPL has taken …

The club where the fans make too much noise



If you are worried about the lack of atmosphere occasionally at the Ems, spare a thought for supporters of Middlesboro.  This is the club that kicked out a season ticket holder a few years back because he fell asleep during a 0-4 defeat to Arsenal at the ground (he went to court and got the …

A moan free zone



The new issue of Highbury High, on sale against Fulham  tomorrow, has been declared a moan-free zone.  It is an unusual move as fanzines are usually the ideal place to get things off your chest. So why a moan-free zone. Editor Ian Trevett explains “Having a good old moan-up has always been a part of …

What will Gallas and the rest make of all the English flags on Monday night?



Numerous blogs and news services such as RedAction are currently urging supporters to turn up on Monday night for the Cardiff game with St George flags. National flags are banned at the Ems, although no action is taken against supporters in the away section for waving them.  It is anticipated that a lot of Cardiff …

The Denilson Show



There are two ways to rubbish players.  One is to dismiss them in one line, just saying “he’s ineffective” and leaving it at that.  The implication is that he is so bad everyone knows it, you don’t have to say another word.   The other is to argue the point constructively, using the stats, showing comparisons …

Arsenal: this is getting insane



I read an article on a blog yesterday in which the writer (who claimed to be writing one of the most highly read of all the Arsenal blogs) said that this was the time when Arsene Wenger had to prove himself. It struck me as one of the most crazy things I had ever read, …

This is a great moment for Arsenal



I write this in reply to a detailed letter that has been published on this site, which says why we should no longer support Arsenal.   I believe the opposite. Partly, because I am a naturally cheery guy (except when I am not) and partly because I am currently writing the history of Arsenal in 1910, …

Police 4 (or more) Arsenal 0



Last time I saw a game at Ninian Park I found the most interesting thing of the afternoon was the police tactics – but I thought that was a one off.  This time it was crazier, more bizarre, more insane.  Even in the wild days of the 70s it was never quite like this. As …

Arsenal 14 Bolton 2: now we see the solution



And so we come to see the solution.  At least the handful of us left who do not occupy their time, supporting professional journalists, writing articles about “Meltdown” and calling supporters who believe in Wenger “extremists”. I speak of the new process, forced on us by the incredibly awful run of injuries to Eduardo, Theo, …

Arsenal memberships withdrawn over black market tickets



 mentioned in a post a few days back that AISA have put out some interesting information of late.    The information below also comes from AISA and relates to ticket touting.   I have to admit I am utterly biased on this – I completely dislike touting, and would be much happier if there were none.  …

Arsenal/Everton fan trouble: the police report



At the time of the game I made some comments on the trouble at the Arsenal / Everton match – something I saw from the vantage of the upper tier a little way along from the place over the away fans – towards the half way line.   My thought at the time was that …

Why we should never forget George Leavey



There are three big reasons why most football commentary is negative. First, it is easier to write negative than positive commentaries.  I remember the classic moment 20 years back when we beat Liverpool Not-yet-insolvents in the last game of the year.  The fanzine “1-0 down 2-1 Up” celebrated that with a series of articles at …

It is time to start fighting back



The problems that arose at the Everton game worried me.  Not just the fact that Arsenal supporters (in the most expensive seats it turns out) took it upon themselves to throw stuff on the away support below, but also what appeared to be the inept response of semi-trained stewards who did nothing but attack the …

It wasn’t like this in the 1930s. Actually it was.



Like many gentlemen of a certain age whose fathers have now passed on, I find myself wishing I’d listened to my dad a bit – especially on the subject of Arsenal in the old days. My dad went to the Arsenal through the 30s and again in the post-war era, and saw the great teams.  …

FA double standards there for all to see



There is that thing that Sir Alex F Word does when his team plays badly – instead of considering the poor quality of the performance (as the Lord Wenger did openly and honestly after the defeat in Portugal) the manager of Manchester Bankrupts rails and rants about the referee. Since he refuses to be interviewed …

16 is pathetic but it is a start



Police investigating the activities of Tottenham Hotspur supporters guilty of homophobic and racist chanting at Portsmouth have finally, after months of pressure from this and other blog sites, released pictures of 16 suspects today. That the event took place on 28 September and that only 16 of the hundreds – perhaps thousands – who joined …

From mental strength to paranoia: another day in football



Paranoia is the stuff of jokes, but for those who suffer from it, it is a totally debilitating condition. This past weekend the Ince character said in every newspaper that would give him space that “people are out to get Keane and me.” I would have thought most people couldn’t give a toss about either …

New Arsenal management committee makes changes



The Arsenal Management Committee made up of blogmasters from the around the world (except me – they wouldn’t let me play and took the ball away), has made radical changes to the club. As I exclusively revealed just before I had the last drink, Arsenal supporters now run the team and the club, in the …

How to alienate your fan base



When football clubs are run by money grabbing Americans who are intent on filling the club with debt while having no sense of what a British football club means to its supporters then two things happen. One is the club ultimately goes bust, but meanwhile while this is happening, it alienates everyone and the supporters …

Wenger resigns



Following weeks of anguish and annoyance expressed by fans, the Lord Wenger has agreed to step aside as Arsenal’s manager. Sir Peter Hill-Wood has announced that in a revolutionary move the manager will be replaced by a committee of fans who will decide who to play, who to buy, and who to sell, how much …

Arsenal put 30,000 up for sale



In a radical move Arsenal FC has announced that it is to offer a number of its supporters for sale in the January transfer window. “It is important to be able to rotate the fans as well as the team,” said the Head of Things, at the Emirates Stadium. “Some of these supporters have been …