The Disposables



THE DISPOSABLES By Don McMahon   In 2003 we had the INVINCIBLES, in 2008 we had the CL FINALISTS, and in 2012-13 we have the DISPOSABLES. We are no longer the GUNNERS or the ARSENAL to many of our pseudo-supporters, but simply a collection of LOSERS, INGRATES, PROFITEERS, DEADWOOD, UNINSPIRED, and INDIFFERENT individuals.  This sadly …

Where is the deepest gloom and doom? Arsenal, Man C, Chelsea



By Tony Attwood Arsenal’s doom and gloom, manufactured and spread by the Anti-Arsenal Arsenal, with their allies in the press, has gone further up the scale this week. Sagna has apparently been offered only a one-year extension to his current contract, which takes him up to the age of 32.  He’s clearly a great player, …

Agents fees 2011/2012 exceed £77m; an Untold review



Written by Adam Brogden Agents fees 2011/2012 Below we have the recently released fees paid by premier league clubs to football agents, I do not know if this includes exempt persons. Arsenal £5,580,873 Aston Villa £2,730,539 Chelsea £6,490,382 Everton £3,092,891 Fulham £2,581,208 Liverpool £8,600,444 Manchester City £10,537,982 Manchester United £3,681,580 Newcastle United £3,485,503 Norwich City …

The group is done, let the draw begin



By Walter Broeckx So Arsenal has done it again. Loosing at Olympiacos. It is getting a bit of a habit in the last seasons. Always the last game of the group, always a rather unfamiliar Arsenal team out on the field. From last weeks starting line up only  Szczesny, Jenkinson  and Vermaelen were on the …

Olympiacos v Arsenal. The line up



By Tony Attwood As pointed out by many people below, the team I made up is impossible since some of the players didn’t go, one is misspelled and one isn’t in the champions league squad. Ah well…   But if someone would like to have a bash at putting up the actual team rather than endlessly …

How deep can we sink? The end of football.



By Walter Broeckx When I heard the news today I couldn’t really believe it. A linesman in Holland yesterday died after being beaten badly by a few 15-16 year old …… I don’t know how to name them to be honest….. I just will call them animals. And this is being disrespectful towards animals I …

The application of a common sense solution to Arsenal’s problems.



By Tony Attwood The common sense analysis of Arsenal’s problems comes down to this: because of the ineptitude of the manager and the board, Arsenal don’t have good enough players.  We should spend more, and change the manager.  Possibly a new head of the club with a lot of dosh would allow us to spend …

We want our Arsenal back: time to choose –



By Walter Broeckx and Tony Attwood As I started following Arsenal in a season where they finished 7th in the league I find it sometimes hard to understand the “we want our Arsenal back”. Because for me “my Arsenal” is something from the 70ties. And for someone else it might be something of the 60ties. …

0.3% of crowd join black flag protest pre match. But at the end?



  By Tony Attwood I estimated about 300 gathered on and around the roundabout by the Armoury before the game – about one third of one percent of the crowd.  At the end there was booing, which is harder to estimate in numbers. The comments are that at least George Graham won us things.   Actually …

The only way forward is looking ahead



By Walter Broeckx   The main thing we can say about the game against Swansea is that the final result was painful. Our first half was one of the worst I can remember. We played too slow and couldn’t keep the ball. Our passing game was nowhere to be seen. Players running with the ball …

The battle of the consumate keepers. Arsenal v Swansea, as Gazidis steps up



By Billy the Dog McGraw “Arsenal’s draw with Everton on Wednesday was probably the best game of the week – real end-to-end stuff with both sides attacking – and I don’t think the Gunners have too many problems, save for some moaning from their fans.” Thus spake Mark Lawrenson. Errrr…. I don’t if I have …