Inaugural things…

…sounds like an odd-yet brilliant Stephen King novel, I’ll send it off as a working title… So, Barnet v Arsenal, the first pre-season friendly.I cant wait to have a looky on Arsenal.com later and watch the game. The squad list can be seen here Its a great opportunity for us to see the new signings […]

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High Availability & beer – part 2 of the half yarder and free beer saga

High Availability is akin to prostituting yourself on a second by second basis. Its the easiest way to think about it. With this though in mind, High Availability is a term generally reserved in my circles for an application or service that can be (at any moment in time) switched to another resource without interruption […]

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What makes a hero?

In my 29yrs of life I’ve seen a few Arsenal sides come and go, I’ve seen Great players, I’ve seen Good players, I’ve seen Average players and I’ve seen Bad players. Importantly, I’ve also seen Heroes. Players who go above and beyond reasonable expectations every time they pull on the shirt. A fine example of […]

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I went dutch….so that didn’t work out so well…

Sooo…..Holland 0 : 1 Spain.. Well kinda nailed my prediction….I was right that Van Bommel would bully Spain, between him and De Jong they kept Xavi and Iniesta out of the game for most of it and Van Bommel didn’t get himself sent off…lucky git. De Jong owes Webb a present of some description for […]

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Onto Arsenal

Well, thats bloody annoying! Koscielny signs. This causes me a problem. He was listed on the Transfer-linked section on Arsenal.com. So now do we pay more attention to it as its produced a legitimate transfer after gossiping about it? I don’t know and that annoys me. A lot. I much preferred when I could easily […]

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Holland and Spain win in style – a brief roundup, and Final Predo

So, Holland and Spain won, I’m really pleased with that. Its always a great tournament when the best teams win throughout (a daft thing to say, but you’ll see my point in a min..) without the almost unlawfulness of Penalties, nor dodgy decisions. In truth, on the worlds biggest stage, its almost setup for Ref’s […]

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A touch of class.

I put up a post the other day suggesting that people should be more respectful to those that spend hours writing blogs etc for their benefit. This was directly influenced by the level of criticism levelled at Myles Palmer – journalist and writer of some note. As an amateur blog writer, Myles is a strong […]

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A Half-Yarder, a bore draw and free beer – Part 1.

As a second installment in the “Get to know WiganGooner” story, this one begins on a cold, autumn night in the Emirates… I’d never been to a corporate event at Highbury, needless to say I scoffed at the suggestion. However, being an I.T. geek and installing a specialist bit of kit, I got invited to […]

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Beatnik tired of taking a beating.

I’ve been reading blogs and websites about Arsenal for years. I’ve always found them interesting and insightful. Differing opinions are what makes the world tick. Its what breeds competition, progression and invention. Specifically, I’ve been reading Arsenal News Review for years, Myles Palmer is a wonderful writer whose thoughts and opinions always give me pause […]

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