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Deadline-day damp squib: Is it chins up or bags out?

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During moments of escalated distress in football, writers often find it helpful to take some distance from the kvetch-fest and start on their scrolls after some time has passed. Stretching both the words ‘football' and ‘writer' to their very limits, I'm writing this the morning after a twitter-fuelled air raid was made in the club's direction; when even the most balanced and supportive fan's radar went off-kilter; when Arsenal's London locals and global diaspora were worryingly, and maybe justifiably, united in their condemnation.

TRENDING: Arsene Wants Sessègnon, Giroud Wants Arsenal.

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In the wake of Arsenal's stunning come-from-behind victory over Tottenham, the Gunners' ability to secure a much-needed spot in the top four is still quite a valid concern. Arsenal fans are once again compelled to rejoice in a win that may or may not ultimately end up making the significant difference we would all sincerely like to believe it made.

The Real Reason For Arsenal’s Slump

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Hopefully you're still feeling a warm glow from Saturday's impressive win over Blackburn Rovers.

It has certainly calmed some of the pitchfork-and-torch brigade who were on the march after the 0-0 at Bolton.

They may not have had the imagination or panache to use pitchforks and torches, but they had their bin bags and were still determined to march on Castle Emirates and demand the head of Baron von Wengerstein.

The Real Reason For Arsenal’s Slump

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Hopefully you're still feeling a warm glow from Saturday's impressive win over Blackburn Rovers.

It has certainly calmed some of the pitchfork-and-torch brigade who were on the march after the 0-0 at Bolton.

They may not have had the imagination or panache to use pitchforks and torches, but they had their bin bags and were still determined to march on Castle Emirates and demand the head of Baron von Wengerstein.

Weekend Roundup : The Halloween Mascot, More Blind Item Hints & Chelsea vs Arsenal

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It's Halloween weekend and FC Tokyo's mascot, Tokyo Dorompa (seen above) dressed to the theme at a J-League match two days ago. Vale vale vale, the outfit looks like it was put together in less than 10 minutes, but you know Dorompa wanted all the attention to be on him.

Music

Summer Listening: Beach House

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This is the third in a series where we take off our Fulham hats, put on music-blogging hats, and suggest a band to check out this summer. Minor apologies if you think our selections suck.

I'm going to keep this short and simple: go listen to the latest album from this Baltimore-based group.

Summer Listening: Beach House

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This is the third in a series where we take off our Fulham hats, put on music-blogging hats, and suggest a band to check out this summer. Minor apologies if you think our selections suck.

I'm going to keep this short and simple: go listen to the latest album from this Baltimore-based group.

Your 2010 Buzzband of the Year: MLS

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Not content to make random appearances on the Red Bull Arena touchline --which is also Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend's second home-- Phoenix are now sporting RSL kits on tour...and somehow still managing to look French.

Obviously this is all a precursor to the two bands putting out a split 7" on 4AD to be sold exclusively at the alleged Coldplay show at Red Bull Arena where they will obviously serve as the opening acts*.

Review: Justin Currie – Lincoln Hall, 6/10

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On the way to last night's show at Lincoln Hall, my girlfriend and I got into the latest round of the age-old "Is Dave a snob?" argument. I maintain my innocence. I'm undoubtedly a highly opinionated geek, but a snob? Not particularly. My definition of a snob is someone who wants to be the first to discover a new band, and the first to start the backlash against them.

Album review: Mos Def – The Ecstatic (pitchforkmedia.com)

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People looking for offhanded symbolism can feel free to try tracking Mos Def's career trajectory as an MC through his album covers. Iconic solo debut Black on Both Sides: a stark, immediately-striking photo portrait that renders the attribution of his name unnecessary. Aggro experimental follow-up The New Danger: that same face now obscured by a stick-up man's mask, his bright red, bloody-looking index fingertip pointing to his own head on some Taxi Driver shit.

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About Saturday’s game…

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Union

Ahead of Saturday's game in Vancouver, Kevin Kinkead presents another excellent scouting report.

In the Goal.com head-to-head preview, the Philly guy sees the Union winning 2-1, the Vancouver sees the Whitecaps winning 2-1. The sport betting website SBRforum.com predicts a 2–1 win for the Union.

Video: Guti Wows Spain With Brilliant Backheel Assist Against Deportivo

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By Ollie Irish

Interested to hear Sid Lowe on the Guardian's latest Football Weekly podcast. He talked about how the Spanish media went nuts for Guti's assist in Real Madrid's win at Deportivo La Coruna (Real's first victory there since 1991). Of course, I immediately checked out said assist on the YouTubes.

Team News

Everton 2, Liverpool 0: Why Yes, It Can Get Worse

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Everton breeze past a (stop me if you've heard it before) hapless Liverpool side 2-0.

Now is not the time to be rational.

Or, maybe it is, and it's just that being rational means being extraordinarily upset and angry with the type of football that Roy Hodgson has this team playing.

The Curious Case of Rafa Benitez

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Four straight losses in all competitions. One goal in nearly a month. Injuries to four of the first-choice eleven. Fading chances (in October, no less) both domestically and in Europe. Now's as good a time as any to start listening to the Cure.

Already introduced by Rob on the Premier League Offside, the issue of Rafa's job security is one that has gained momentum of late, and if results don't start to go Liverpool's way it's a discussion that will be increasingly serious.

World Cup 2010

Daily Dose: June 8th, 2010 – Best XI of All Time?

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Possibly the best eleven of all time. With dramatic music.

Sent to tips[at]theoffside[dot]com by Bas from Loepzuiver.

  • World Cup injuries assessed (The Shin Guardian)
  • Comparing World Cup related Facebook games (Social Times)
  • Dizee Rascal used to be interesting.

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The Rest

Amanada Vandervort for NSCAA Secretary

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One of my favorite people in the game. As she's currently a social media strategist with MLS, I like to picture Amanda poking various people with a pitchfork as part of her day job. Anyway, check out her answers to the campaign questions.