In one sense this wasn't a very clever win, for if Bayern were thinking that the game on Tuesday is over, then they would have thought again on Saturday. Any chance we had of playing a Bayern reserve team has gone.
But in terms of preparation for the visit to what Pat [.
So we've just had the news about Per and Tomas, and now it is on to Aaron Ramsey who is not just about ready to return to the squad (although not for the FA Cup match) but also is ready to sign a new contract. Or, given that because of other commitments [...]
Everyone knows the Arsenal money stories. How the club did everything to reduce its stadium debt from building houses on the Highbury pitch through to front loading sponsorship deals and using the money to reduce the borrowings.
If you know your Arsenal history you'll know that when Lt Col Sir [.
There's been some chatter in the media of late about the abuse Adrian Chiles suffers from football supporters. As the Telegraph said in a review, "As a presenter, Chiles divides opinion. Either you hate him, or you despise him."
They then go on to wonder why this is so; why people should [.
Really good writing in all its forms (poetry, novels, biographies, songs and yes, even journalism) makes the reader think, ponder, reflect and end up feeling moved. Moved perhaps by a new insight into the world in which we live. Moved perhaps by a perspective in terms of past events.
A recent report gives concern to the fact that a record number of transfers took place in 2013 with players recruited in Europe in the year 2013 making up just over 41% of all squads. That makes it about 10 signings per club.
Now that is silly, because a turnover of players [.
Coventry City FC is in a total, awful mess. At least two, possibly three companies seem to claim ownership, squabbles have meant that the club has left its ground and is now playing 30 odd miles away in Northampton, and the future looks bleak.
A couple of years back I had the temerity to question the financial blogger's Swiss Ramble's insight into one aspect of football finance. The level of abuse I received in return was astonishing it was a sort of journalistic equivalent of "not fit to wear the shirt".
It's the big thing these days in the press. Six things we learned about the Premier League this weekend. Five things we learned about Chelsea. Eight things we learned about Levy. Etc etc. So never afraid to copy what others have done before, here's the Untold version.
I've suggested before that journalists and bloggers use language in a way that is intended to set the scene for their misleading interpretation of the news. The most obvious example being, "Arsenal fans were furious when..." If you accept that opening premise then everything else in the article seems true.
"Thinking outside the box" is a phrase that has been so overused it has become virtually meaningless. Which is a shame because in football, perhaps more than ever before, there is a need for new ideas.
In particular new ideas which on the face of it might look stupid, might look as [.
If you watched the game on Sky last night with the sound turned up (always a dangerous thing to do), you may well have started to feel part way through the game that the score was actually Aston Villa 3 Arsenal 2, rather than the Villa 1 Arsenal 2 that was played [...]
In the run up to the Tottenham game in the FA Cup I made the point that the game was not sold out on the basis that I had offered my season ticket seat for sale via the club's official ticket exchange, and had no takers.
I do try to keep up with the murky world of Fifa and Uefa, but I must admit, sometimes I miss something. And it seems this Christmas I missed a big one for FIFPro launched a legal challenge to the whole transfer system and I let it slip by without my noticing.
I'm not sure that many of the Anti-Arsenal Arsenal the grouping of people who claim to support Arsenal while always attacking the club, players, staff and fervent supporters are readers of the Guardian newspaper in the UK, but if they do take a look they'll be finding some ammunition today.
Whether its the constant storms, the fact that it is on TV, the really daft kick off time, the worries about being stuck at the station yet again because the trains aren't running, or just because it is the cup and hence not as good as the league, Arsenal v Tottenham is [...
All clubs do slumps at some time during the season. The only occasion I can think of when there was not a real slump was the Unbeaten season, but even then I remember away fans getting incredibly angry at the match at Leicester on 6 December 2003, and the frustration of [...
According to the Daily Telegraph, Brendan Rodgers, "is to ask the Premier League why 'a referee from Greater Manchester' was in charge of Thursday's fixture [v Man City] which ended in a controversial defeat for the visitors."
This is a very welcome step forwards, because it continues to force the issue [.
The standard approach to match fixing as reported by the TV stations and press is one that relates to spot betting which is to say betting on a particular event. The attraction of it is that you only need to fix one player to do whatever the deed is you are [...]
"The biggest challenge for the next incumbent, however, will be to firmly realign expectations and aims with the cold reality of the Premier League landscape. That reality can be quickly understood with a glance at the balance sheets of the major clubs."
That quote from the Daily Telegraph is surely one [.
Does Chelsea shake when the USA uses the language of the AAA?
Or come to that does Liverpool worry that no statement from the club will ever be believed again after the admitted lying over Suarez' contract? Do Rangers fans worry that their club has to pay 30% p.a. interest on a [.