Corona introspection

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Good morning. Some quick Saturday waffle from Ireland, where last night the government introduced much more restrictive measures to try and slow down the spread of Covid-19. They are similar to ones in other countries, like Spain. My daughter is in Barcelona, and can only leave her apartment to go to the supermarket and get …

Episode 571 – A tale of four finals

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. On this show I’m joined by author Jon Spurling to look back on Arsenal reaching three successive FA Cup finals in 1978, 1979, and 1980. We chat about the road to each Wembley showdown, including those incredible series of replays against Sheffield Wednesday and …

Let’s Talk About Cesc

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By now, you will have heard the most recent edition of the Arsecast featuring Cesc Fabregas and if you haven’t, why the ever loving fuck not?! Fabregas talked candidly about many subjects, including the summer of 2014 when he was considered surplus to requirements at Barcelona. Fabregas confirmed that he had a clause written into …

Episode 570 – Cesc Fabregas

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. This is an interview that has been a long time in the making, and it did look as if the current situation with the world in various states of lock-down might delay it even further. However, it was an absolute pleasure to have a …

Arsecast Extra Episode 341 – 23.03.2020

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Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. There’s still no football, and Arsenal have delayed the players return to training, so that informs the early part of this episode. Then we play the ‘Pick your favourite Arsenal XI without using the same nationality twice’ game that has been …

The parallel football universe

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When I think back now, I wonder what the world would have been like if Jens Lehmann hadn’t made that save. What if, instead of tipping that Wayne Bridge drive onto the post, from which Ashley Cole picked it up and started the move which led the winner from Jose Antonio Reyes, that ball had …

Stormtroopers are absolutely crap

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Some quick Sunday waffle for you. Watched the most recent Star Wars movie last night. The Return of the Last Jedi called Skywalker. Pretty reasonable Saturday night fare that you can pause and make a drink and come back to you and then pause and have a snack and then come back to and then …

On this day – March 21st

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Happy Saturday to you all. Given the lack of news, let’s look back in time a bit on some of the stuff that happened on this day, March 21st, and on this blog, in years gone by. March 21st 2004 I deliberately didn’t mention anything about records or what have you before the game. Not …

Episode 569 – Same as it ever was

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. It’s a football free world we live in now, but it will return. However, will what’s happening now affect the game as we know it? How will clubs react? What are the implications of the economic impact of Coronavirus on football? I’m joined by …

Silence is not golden … far from it

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Earlier this week I told you about my radio obsession, and how I got my first radio gig. It’s not exactly the greatest cliffhanger of all time, particularly because I can’t really remember too much about it. At this point memories from that long ago are all jumbled up – the ones that remain anyway …

The first radio gig

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Morning all. I hope you’re healthy and well and doing as much as you can to stay that way. I know the news about Coronavirus is everywhere, and as much as possible I’m going to keep this a virus free zone because we all need some relief. It is worth reminding people that in spite …

Paradise Lost

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Football has always been the centrepiece of my life. I have been an Arsenal season ticket holder since I was 8 years old. I was born into a football family; I quickly learned its culture the way a child absorbs language – consciously yet unconsciously. It informs my most significant relationships. My mum is an …