World Cup round-up: Ronaldo loses his touch

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

If you’ve read this blog for any period of time, you will know that Cristiano Ronaldo is far from my favourite player. That has been true for a long time, and when you consider some of the company he keeps these days, it’s even more so. So, when he did …

Arsecast Extra Episode 500 – 27.11.2022

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

Welcome to another Arsecast Extra, the Arsenal podcast, with myself and James from @gunnerblog. This landmark episode of the podcast is beset by technical difficulties – how typical! – but we muddle through to mark the occasion of episode 500. We talk a bit about the World Cup and the …

Sunday round-up: Messi does a Messi thing

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

For various reasons, I didn’t see a lot of the football yesterday. I was out in the evening so I had to follow Argentina v Mexico via occasional glimpses of my phone. From what I could see, a lot of people were suggesting Argentina weren’t playing very well, but then …

World Cup round-up: England 0-0 USA …

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

Morning. A quick Saturday round-up for you. I only caught the second half of England v USA, so my comments are restricted to that. When I caught up with the game, England were under a fair bit of pressure after a series of corners, but withstood that. If there’s one …

Episode 705 – Window of opportunity

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Welcome to another episode of the Arsecast – the Arsenal podcast. In this episode I’m joined by Clive Palmer to chat about the World Cup and Arsenal. We discuss the time keeping in the tournament so far, how it might be rolled out across the big leagues, and the potential …

World Cup round-up: What’s in a name?

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

Hello folks, happy Friday. Yesterday was my least watching day of the World Cup so far. I did not see Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland beat Cameroon 1-0, and I did not see the 0-0 between South Korea and Uruguay. From what I understand, I didn’t miss a lot in the second …

Discovering Narnia: A love letter to USA 94

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

As I write this on Thursday morning, some four days into the 2022 World Cup, I have still only watched a single game so far- England’s clinical 6-2 dismantlement of Iran. I haven’t been consciously boycotting the tournament, even though I sometimes feel I probably should. Simply, I haven’t had …

Diary of a World Cup day

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

Here’s today’s blog, and it’s in diary form. A day of World Cup action with four games, starting at 10am here, with the last one kicking off at 7pm. And I’m going to watch them all, between doing other stuff. — 7am: Write the blog. 8am: Breakfast – bacon, egg, …

World Cup round-up: Saka at the double …

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

Morning all. That was an interesting first full day of the World Cup, so let’s do it in bits. Bukayo Saka Whatever personal thoughts we might have about this World Cup, for a 21 year old footballer it’s a chance to play on the biggest stage, and Bukayo Saka showed …

FIFA fly the flag … for intimidation

Joseph Zucker Arsenal FC

Good morning. How was the opening day of the World Cup for you? I couldn’t convince myself I had sufficient interest in Qatar v Ecuador to pay any attention to it, so I went to an Italian restaurant and had a delicious risotto at the same time the match was …