Posts tagged with ‘Football’

Arsène Wenger

The transfer window of doom

Posted by Darren on August 18th, 2013 / No comments

It’s a funny old game, football… if you support Aldershot Town, you could only aspire for your team to reach the dizzying heights of Arsenal’s status, their stadium, their squad and their past achievements. Or maybe you’re happy with not … [more]


Why 4th place is the prize

Posted by Darren on February 22nd, 2013 / No comments

Last September I wrote a blog post entitled Targeting 4th place, based on the fact that this was, in my humble opinion, the best that Arsenal could hope for this season. The underlying facts were that ManUre would continue … [more]

Targeting 4th place

Posted by Darren on September 1st, 2012 / No comments

It’s been another typical transfer deadline day for Arsenal. I’ve kept an eye on the transfer activity today, but didn’t see what happened between 19:30 and 22:30. I switched on the television and turned to Sky Sports hoping that Mr … [more]

Euro 2012 for Windows Phone

Posted by Darren on June 16th, 2012 / No comments

So far so good for England – thanks to Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, who I’ve always said is a great asset to the team (ahem), England recovered from an abysmal start to the second half and took a deserved victory against … [more]

2011 / 2012 Premier League season summary

Posted by Darren on May 13th, 2012 / 5 comments

There’s really only one thing that matters to me and that’s Arsenal’s position. With that in mind here’s a few thoughts.

  • Man City, Man Utd… I don’t care who won it, except that the thought of Dame Alice Ferguson looking
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Eating your own words

Posted by Darren on March 25th, 2012 / 2 comments

Just over a month ago I attacked Arsene Wenger’s strategy of hanging onto his transfer pot. That rant came after the 4-0 drubbing at the hands (well, feet) of AC Milan and the FA Cup defeat against Sunderland. A week … [more]

The end of Arsenal’s season?

Posted by Darren on February 18th, 2012 / 1 comment

According to Football365

Arsene Wenger praised Arsenal’s commitment and felt they were “a bit unlucky” in their 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Sunderland.

“a bit unlucky”… Arsenal have been more than a bit unlucky with injuries to their … [more]

The (hopefully temporary) fall of Arsenal

Posted by Darren on August 29th, 2011 / 3 comments

After yesterday’s tragic and embarrassing 8-2 defeat at the hands (or maybe I should say “feet”) of Manchester United, I started on a long blog post about money being the controlling factor in football. Note to our American friends at [more]

Looking ahead to 2014

Posted by Darren on June 28th, 2010 / 8 comments

I’ll be brief. I didn’t see the England versus Germany match because I was watching Lolli’s gymnastics competition (where she picked up a silver medal). I did see the post-match analysis and the obvious talking point was the ‘goal that … [more]


Posted by Darren on September 1st, 2009 / 12 comments

The wife says I’m not always impartial on these matters, but sometimes I really do believe the collective world of football (note, the game played by kicking the ball with the feet, not throwing it with the hands while dressed … [more]