Arsecast Extra Episode 351 – 01.06.2020

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. On this week’s show we chat about our big date: June 17th, when we’re scheduled to play football again. We chat about how we’re feeling about that, about facing Man City, and try and guess what his starting XI is going …

If players and managers can be judged, why not executives?

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As football fans we’re constantly measuring and discussing the performances of players, managers and the team. That’s an obvious part of it all. The games are played, we react to collective and individual performances, in-game decisions, substitutions and all the rest. That’s where the focus is and that’s completely understandable. We don’t spend quite as …

By George, have an Arsenal made a signing?

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A quick Saturday round-up for you. Wherever you are, I hope hope you’re safe and well this morning. Let’s start with some news of a reported signing. Back in March, we were linked with a young winger called George Lewis who had been on trial and apparently impressed. Then the whole lockdown thing happened and …

We’ve got a date! So long, Sir Chips.

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Friday. Only one place to start this morning, and that’s the fact that we’ve got a hot date on the horizon: June 17th. That’s when the Premier League is earmarked to start again, and when we’ll face Man City at the Etihad, while Aston Villa will face Sheffield United. The clubs held a long meeting …

Episode 581 – Scouting

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On this week’s show I’m joined by Arsenal’s former head of scouting for North America, Danny Karbassiyoon to chat about … well … scouting. What are the typical scouting set-ups at big clubs? How has the introduction and growing importance of data changed the …

When i think of Highbury

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When I think of Highbury, I think of a perfect marriage between architecture and innovation. Somewhere that at once feels homely, but awe inspiring. I think of the art deco design that instantly conferred history and greatness on the place, the preserved 1930s typography that remained in the east and west stands until the old …

My favourite sportsmen of all-time

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When I mentioned Formula 1 the other day, I was taken back to a time when my knowledge of sport was far more varied than it is now. I don’t know if it was simply my youth and a brain energy that I don’t have these days, or the fact that sport was much less …

Pants, Saka, Anfield 89 and the passing of time

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Tuesday. As regular listeners will know, the Arsecast Extra is the most controversial podcast of all time. Who can forget the deep, divisiveness of the ‘Butter and jam on toast, or just jam?’ discussion? The factions that developed from it and the continued war that rages to this day between BJs and the JJs. In …

Arsecast Extra Episode 350 – 25.05.2020

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. This week’s show is Totally Crackers, as we discuss the players returning to training, some of the hairstyles on display, Lucas Torreira’s impressive new physique, as well as the ticket refund scheme, and links with Philippe Coutinho. After that we answer …

Hair we go again – the players are back!

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A quick Saturday round-up for you. We got the first training pictures yesterday and it was nice to see the chaps back out on the pristine pitches of London Colney. They did their socially distant drills, did some smiling for the camera, then got in their cars and went home. It’s fair to say some …

Episode 580: Football, France, and Fun House

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. It’s a bumper show this week as I chat with Tim Stillman about players returning to training, augmented reality and soundtracks for Premier League games, and the lack of ticket refund clarity from the club. Then I’m joined by Matt Spiro to talk about …

Young and restless

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It’s difficult to predict what kind of havoc COVID-19 will wreak on the transfer market, save for the fact that things will be….different. This week Wagner Ribeiro, agent of Neymar, admitted that his client’s desire to return to Barcelona will not be facilitated any time soon. “I think Neymar will stay at PSG because the …