8 men offered the managerial job including a character from Hello Hello

By Bulldog Drummond What do the following all have in common? Gennaro Gattuso Paulo Fonseca Antonio Conte Hansi Flick* Mauricio Pochettino Erik ten Hag, Brendan Rodgers Julian Nagelsmann Tony Attwood Answer: none of them want to manage Tottenham Hotspur. Now it is true that the last name on the list hasn’t actually been invited to …

Forcing square holes into round pegs: Arsenal’s transfer story gets truly weird

By Sir Hardly Anyone The key message in the media is invariably that when it comes to transfers Arsenal always fail to get their man because they are consistently too slow, and make ludicrously low bids because Arsenal want everything on the cheap, and ultimately lose the player because, well, because it’s Arsenal. So it …

How Arsenal challenged referees, by taking the tackle out of their game

By Tony Attwood If you have been here before you’ll know the story we’ve been following: that last season Mr Arteta dramatically cut the number of tackles that Arsenal put in.¬† ¬†Through doing this he cut the number of fouls given against Arsenal players, and through that, cut the number of yellow cards. If you’ve …