Tag: English Premier League 2010/2011

To watch or not to watch

Tomorrow Arsenal host Manchester United at The Emirates. Two weeks ago this looked a mouth-watering, potentially title-deciding contest. Yet while the latter holds true for the away team, the bad guys, the Red Devils — for our own boys it is a game that cannot really end well. A loss and we virtually hand the […]

Are Arsenal learning to win, or learning to fail?

Long-time readers of this blog will know that I am not a person who regards winning as the be-all-and-end-all of football. There are so elements to football that draw people in: the entertainment, the aesthetic beauty, the presence of team dynamics, the narratives, the tactics, the learning of right and wrong, the representation of culture. […]

Spurs, Bolton and the title race

Spurs 3-3 Arsenal What a game this was. It may prove to be the straw that broke the camel’s back with regards to our title challenge — although one could argue our camel has been lying, crushed in the desert for some time now — but if you can’t appreciate a game of football like […]

Oh, no Newcastle! You didn’t, did you?

Last night Newcastle did what nobody thought they would and drew with Manchester United. While the result has hardly blown the title race wide open, it has done something to my psychological well-being. It’s got me thinking we can win the damn thing again. At this point in time, I really like Newcastle for doing […]

Defending Eboué and Wenger

Defending Emmanuel Eboué I said in my wrap-up of the game that “Emmanuel Eboué dug deep into our bag of tricks and found yet another creative way to prevent us from winning”. I now wish to alter that statement. Yes, we found another creative way to prevent us from winning the match. But it was […]

Arsenal v Liverpool: Open Thread

Just setting up an open thread to discuss this weekend’s game against Liverpool. It’s well and truly make or break time but with Wojciech Szczesny, Johan Djourou and Alex Song all set to return to bolster our defence, we have the goods to take care of an in-form Liverpool side. As always on these open […]