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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World cup antics and predo’s

Mark Lawrenson sometimes makes a good point. Mainly “The Netherlands”. I much prefer to call them Holland, so for the purposes of this article and later ones I will keep this as my nickname for them, a pet name for someone that frustrates me. There’s nothing interesting happening in the world of tabloid media as […]

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Its a mad, mad world

Shock horror, much to the media’s amazement Cesc has said that he has at no point said he definitely wants to leave. An exclusive to some tabloid hacks, an obvious thing to say for me. A few things are clear, firstly Arsenal do not need to sell and value Cesc highly. Cesc has a massive […]

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It begins in earnest now folks

Hi guys, Sorry for the slow posting, work has been MENTAL these last few weeks. So excuses out of the way, England are out of the World Cup, I’m pleased in some respects that our insipid performances in no way are excused by the FA and the fans. There can be nothing good from this […]

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Defoe shin 1 : Slovenia 0

Football, at its very essence is a simple game. You take your foot, conveniently attached to the end of your leg and swing it, with a certain amount of controlled venom at a ball. The ensuing kinetic power exchange pushes the ball through the air at a speed directly related to the force applied by […]

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I’d like to talk a load of balls…nothing new there then…

Balls. A favourite word of mine. Generally used to define when I think something has gone horribly wrong. Ironically, the Jabulani ball is fairly close to my definition. World-class goalkeepers (and some rubbish ones as well) have said that the ball is awful. Players have said its unpredictable. Now I like to see goals as […]

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Having a cracking time!

Hi Gang, Sorry for the lack of updates over the weekend, without my beloved Blackberry its slowing down my output. However, excuses over, on with the blog! Soooo…. England eh… Ouch. I was well set for the game, the Mrs cooked a lovely meal and I was plonked in front of TV (with England flag […]

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