Category Archives: Arsenal

Turnaround: Chelsea v Arsenal

Hello again. A lot’s happened since I last dragged myself to a computer and provided you with a few hundred words to pore over- although not to me, I’ve been in bed with a chest infection all week. The neanderthals of … Continue reading

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Rambo… first blood, last minute!

Do you remember when the media were gleefully rubbing their hands in anticipation of Arsenal not even making the group stages of this year’s Champions League? Of course you do, how could you forget? Well, last night, in Marseille’s Stade … Continue reading

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A Captain’s Performance

Arsenal needed a real captain’s performance from Robin van Persie to squeeze past Sunderland yesterday afternoon. The Dutchman had used his programme notes yesterday afternoon to reject speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal. A support base jaded … Continue reading

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Derby Day Despair: Tottenham v Arsenal

It was a beautiful day yesterday, wasn’t it? It was so beautiful that sitting outside the the Twelve Pins yesterday afternoon, Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime ciders on the go (yes, James and I are a right pair of tarts, I … Continue reading

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Derby Day

This is new territory for me. As I sit on the train from Beckenham Hill, speeding towards central London with sweat dripping off my brow, I’ve got a feeling in the pit of my stomach unlike anything I’ve known for … Continue reading

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The Ox introduces himself to Europe

This blog comes to you powered by disc 2 of the new Death In Vegas album, Trans-Love Energies…. Trans-Love Energies is also the reason you didn’t get a review of Wednesday’s Champions League action. Well, kinda. Let’s face it, it’s … Continue reading

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Olympiacos preview: unleash the Ox!

With Olympiacos the visitors to north London tonight, it’s perhaps good that last night saw a couple of unexpected results in the Champions League. One of the great truisms of Champions League football is that Greek sides don’t travel well. … Continue reading

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Bol-ton for Robin

For the first time in a long time, I walked out of the Arsenal stadium yesterday afternoon having thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon’s proceedings. Robin van Persie had completed a century of goals (making sure he took the match ball with … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Football and Arsenal v Bolton

Like any kid who once dribbled up and down their parents, or their grandparents, garden pretending to be their hero (in my case, David Rocastle) as they scored goal after goal I have developed a taste for scoring goals that has … Continue reading

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A Mixed Bag

As I mentioned yesterday, I was at Greenwich Picturehouse last night to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Critical reaction to this film towards this film adaptation of the John Le Carré (7 months later he finds the “custom character” option) … Continue reading

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