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Colorado Arsenal off to a flying start

Colorado Arsenal – the club formed following the historic partnership agreement between Arsenal FC and Colorado Rapids – got off to a flying start by thumping LA Galaxy 4-0.

The game saw superstar David Beckham playing all over the pitch (no one was quite sure what his position was supposed to be) for the full […]

Government tax rules means no Cup Final at Emirates

A bid by Arsenal to get a UEFA Cup Final at the Emirates has been thwarted by the government’s tax collection agency Revenue and Customs.

FIFA and UEFA now require football associations to confirm in writing that no player who plays in a cup final will have to pay tax on any earnings that result […]

FIFA u-turn leaves Arsenal isolated

Having demanded a review of the Eduardo case, FIFA have backed down after pressure from the FA and the an increasingly frantic Birmingham City manager.

After making one statement saying that players who cripple other players should be out of the game as long as the person they have hurt, FIFA gave in to […]

FIFA confirm that they want to take action over Eduardo assault

Following the campaign run by this blog FIFA have now said that they will meet the FA to discuss the pathetic 3 match ban that Birmingham City’s Martin Taylor got following his tackle on Eduardo which left him unable to play for at least 9 months.

Since then the Birmingham manager and the Birmingham […]

Police raid Birmingham City FC

City of London police obtained a search warrant and raided Birmingham City Football Club early today. Birmingham City have recently been in the news for their objection to a FIFA enquiry into the atrocious tackle on Arsenal’s Eduardo which not only threatened his career but could have left him requiring amputation.

FIFA have said they […]

FA side with Birmingham over Eduardo attack

Despite a clear statement by FIFA that it is looking into the violent assault on Eduardo in the Arsenal match against Birmingham, the FA has decided to go along with the demands of Birmingham City chairman David Gold, and their manager A McLeish, and not look at a further action over the events.

This attack […]

Taylor returns to football after assault on Eduardo

Taylor, the Birmingham City “player” whose violent attack on Eduardo left him unable to play for at least 9 months is returning to football today, 18 March. Taylor’s “skill” in football will be witnessed once again in a reserve match.

The decision to “play” Taylor comes despite a full-scale investigation by Fifa ordered by Sepp […]

Arsenal TV finally on Virgin

Virgin Media has finally announced the launch of Arsenal TV for subscribers of Virgin’s cable TV system.

The Arsenal channel will be available from tomorrow, Tuesday March 18, free for all Virgin Media’s XL TV customers, and included as part of the Setanta Sports pack for TV customers on M or L packages.

We […]

“Kick Arsenal” media campaign claims Clichy as latest victim

The long-running campaign which has appeared in most newspapers and on most TV and radio shows, which says, “If you want to stop Arsenal you have to kick Arsenal”, claimed Gael Clichy as its latest victim.

In a wild attack, Middlesboro player “Mido” – one time of Tottenham – kicked Clichy in the head. The […]

We get Yankee Reds and Totteringham get no one

Looking at the draw for the quarter and semi-finals in Europe (Liverpool Reds in the quarters, and Chelsea maybe in the semis) it is interesting to reflect on not only our chances but also where other teams have got to.

Thinking back to the predictions made at the start of the season by several […]

FA to reduce importance of Cup to attack Arsenal

Senior figures at the FA have confirmed that they are looking at ways to reduce the importance of the FA Cup. Their method – a restriction on the number of non-English players – is quite possibly against EU laws, but such legal niceties are never top of the FA’s agenda when suggesting change. The approach […]

Arsenal: welcome to the first team

The brief on this blog is to cover stories that others don’t touch. When this story popped up I couldn’t believe it wasn’t running anywhere else – maybe no one noticed, or maybe it is not as important as I think it is.

But anyway, this weekend we are likely to see the Arsenal first […]

Birmingham angry at investigation into attack on Eduardo

Birmingham City manager A McLeish has reacted with great anger to the report that FIFA will investigate his players attack on Eduardo.

McLeish drew particular attention to himself with comments to the effect that his player had not meant to injure Eduardo – with the implication therefore that everything was ok. Now he is […]

Fifa examine the media’s “kick Arsenal” campaign and prepare to take action against Taylor.

Fifa are examining Martin Taylor’s awful foul on Eduardo. Eduardo is out for 9 months or more, and could have lost his leg. The Birmingham defender got a simple three-match ban.

The world governing body have asked the FA to send them the disciplinary file. Taylor said the tackle was not malicious, and has […]

Why Liverpool can never emulate Arsenal

You can see it on their faces and hear it in their voices – oh how desparate Liverpool supporters are to join the Top 3 and be considered among the elite.

But it won’t happen for a variety of reasons – reasons which can be best understood if we examine the difference between Arsenal and […]

Wigan v Arsenal – a question of style and approach

In the San Siro the game was not just a wonderful display of Absolute Football, it was a game of skill and excitement from two teams who know a thing or two about the game.

Contrast that with our two games against Birmingham City, where the awful cynical “To beat Arsenal you have to kick […]

Absolute Football from Arsenal

It was one of those moments – one of the greatest evenings of football from the team that all the journalists save one said would struggle, end up in mid-table, and drift out of Europe.

Arsene Wenger is now repeating the story: everything we do is way beyond the expectations of the media – for […]

Villa boss unhappy with his supporters at Arsenal

The Aston Villa manager has expressed his concern about the continuing behaviour of Villa supporters at away grounds. At Arsenal on Saturday the Villa crowd sang a most disgusting song about Eduardo – a song that so enraged the rest of the crowd that many Villa fans were removed. wrote to the Villa manager […]

Arsenal fans upset at Villa antics

A singificant number of Aston Villa fans were removed from the Arsenal Villa game early on as anger grew around the statidum following the chanting of a disgusting song concerning their neighbour’s Birmigham City attack on Eduardo the week before. The song, which had clearly been widely rehearsed, was taken up by Villa supporters across […]

Its the earliest ever St Totteringham Day for Arsenal fans

St Totteringham Day is celebrated by Arsenal fans worldwide as the day each season when Arsenal reach a number of points that cannot be overtaken by Tottenham Hotspur.

In 2003/4 this day was reached with an amazing 10 games to go. But this weekend that record was smashed as Tottenham still have 11 games […]