Tag Archives: Arsenal

The pre-match

This possé belong to Old Stokie; imagine being them, having an experience of the world that says: Stoke City get to FA Cup semi finals and marmalise the opposition. Their lives will be so different to ours; their memories will … Continue reading

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The Young Boys

today, the Old Lags on Saturday. I love Spurs, they give such value for money to all and sundry, not least Arsenal fans.

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Poor kids

Ryan Shawcross and Aaron Ramsey; I feel very sorry for both of them. It certainly killed the match off as something you wanted to continue watching.

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The Amazon World Ranking

All writers are obsessed with this figure, checking it every hour on the hour in the early days of a book release. And She Laughed No More never did all that much on this basis, or any other basis either, … Continue reading

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Herbert Chapman, Lee Dixon, Charlie George, Bob Wilson, Nick Hornby, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, Bertie Mee, Highbury Library, Baudelaire, et numerous Homme Français…

…we certainly showed you boys!!! GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNN STOKE! Monsieur Pulîs (Le Gaffer du Stoke): Il dit, ‘Oublie pas le beautiful game, mais regardez Rory Delap (‘Le Kiddie triffic’) – Il stick it to ‘em à bientôt with beaucoup scuds de ‘la … Continue reading

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Keeping it simple, keeping it real

Sometimes, like when you have been mauled by Arsenal elves and fairies, all you want are some basic shapes to help clear your head. In circumstances such as these, who better to turn to than (another) Russian magician? Malevich, not … Continue reading

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Lump on

STOP PRESS: THIS TIPPING LINE IS DISCONTINUED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND IS NOT SHAKING ANYONE’S HAND Today’s Nap: Stoke to beat Arsenal at the Emirates 11/1. Ludicrous price: Arsenal = those that aren’t injured are fairies; Stoke = big, horrible. … Continue reading

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Marmalisation update: mission accomplished

For all my teenage years and beyond I loathed the Arsenal, principally because they cheated us out of a place in the FA Cup Finals of 1972 and ’73. They robbed us in consecutive semi-finals, on the first occasion by … Continue reading

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