10 Emanuel Pogatetz (Middlesbrough)If you want commitment and the odd leg-breaking tackle, ‘Mad Dog’ Pogatetz is your man. Middlesbrough’s Austrian defender ‘never, ever gives less than 300%’ in games, according to former Boro coach Steve McClaren. Pogatetz is a versatile defender and can play at centre-half, as he has done this season, or left-back. He’s […]
I thought goalkeepers were supposed to be part of some imagined union â€“ surely Schmeichel should have let Safe Hands score? By the way, Safe Hands maybe, Safe Feet, definitely not. (Taken from the 1993 Charity Shield at Wembley)
Arsenal fans were preparing to celebrate winning the Premier League with a 2-0 lead at home to Everton when something a bit out of the ordinary happened. Steve Bould chipped the ball through for Tony Adams who blasted home. [Rob Parker]
Very few players in the world have the class to score a goal like this. Just a lovely example of how the beautiful game should be played.
He’s English for God’s sake, of course he’s not going to score. Very funny clip and couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke (bit of sarcasm, there).
Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is to auction the piece of paper with notes on Argentina players’ penalty habits which he kept down his sock during the World Cup quarter-final shootout. Lehmann was seen reading the note between penalties. The Arsenal keeper claims he struggled to read his pencil scrawl on the sweaty piece of paper […]
I have often thought Thierry Henry would make a great artist. All he needs is a little moustache and a beret. Oh, and some paint obviously. Anyway, he has created a modern art masterpiece to raise money for Bob Wilson‘s Willow Foundation. Tel kicked footballs at cans of paint to make his work of art. […]
Best goal of the season so far. It’s not as good as Marco van Basten’s wonder volley in the 1988 Euro Championships (some pundits claimed it was), but it’s still a heck of a goal from Arsenal’s flying Dutchman.
Arsenal will be hoping for another Thierry Henry goal against Charlton this afternoon (particularly one as special as this outrageous backheel from October 2004).
Arsene Wenger has been told he has a job for life at Arsenal by vice-chairman David Dein. Dein made the pledge as he congratulated Wenger on his ten years as Arsenal manager. The BBC has put together a very nice feature looking at Wenger’s decade with Arsenal, including this picture looking at Wenger then and […]
Arsenal fans have officially stopped mourning their mediocre start to the season to concentrate on more pressing matters (such as pointing out that Spurs have had an even worse start to the 2006/07 campaign). A 3-0 home win against Sheffield United with their north London rivals losing by the same margin at Liverpool has worked […]
When you are the role model of every young striker in the country, who do you look up to? Well, Paul Dickov and Kevin Davies, according to Thierry Henry. The Arsenal striker cited the pair when asked about his role models. He said: "I look at Paul Dickov, the way he moves as he’s always […]
Javier Mascherano to continue his tour of unusual destinations for top players with a move to Serie B Juventus [Mirror] Craig Bellamy and Stephen Carr involved in Anfield tunnel ‘spat’ [Guardian] Leeds to move for Dennis Wise after sacking Kevin Blackwell [Mirror] Ljungberg: ‘Arsenal need to get tough’ [The Sun] Mourinho claims Chelsea match is […]
Fulham fans, rejoice! Your team is currently top of the Premiership injury league, with an impressive eight players stuck on the physio table! They are: Boa Morte (fractured cheekbone), Christanval (knee), Bouba Diop (thigh), Bullard (knee), Elrich (knee), Milsom (back), Pembridge (calf), Elliott (calf). Boa Morte’s cheek injury means Fulham knock Charlton off the top […]
You have a clear sight of goal with the score at 0-0 in one of the biggest matches of the season. Your team have had a good start to the season which has given you a slight lead over your big rivals, but failing to win would bring them back into contention. Would you go […]
There was some very camp behaviour in the weekend’s Premier League matches. Match of the Day 2 showed some footage of Kolo Toure (in the words of Adrian Chiles) "mincing off" a hip injury. Didier Zokora also did something a bit strange when Franck Queudrue accused him of diving. And then there was John O’ […]
Engrossing game at Old Trafford yesterday afternoon. Arsenal’s five-man midfield really stymied United. Fergie should not have played both John O’Shea and Darren Fletcher in such a big home game, not with Michael Carrick sat on the bench. And Wayne Rooney looked horribly out of touch after returning from his three-match suspension â€“ a suspension […]
Continuing our build up to the Manchester United v Arsenal game, here’s another Classic Moment for you. Ryan Giggs taking on most of the Arsenal team a couple of times before blasting past David Seaman and revealing his gorilla chest. Ruud van Nistelrooy’s missed penalty sparks a brawl [Rob Parker]
I’m neither an Arsenal fan nor a Man Yoo fan (my French is pretty poor and I’m not a big fan of prawn sandwiches), but I love watching them play each other. The Arsenal v United games have a tempo, an atmosphere and a bite like no others. Ahead of Sunday’s match at Old Trafford […]
Portsmouth assistant manager Tony Adams has set off on the dangerous path cleared by Ian Holloway of comparing football to women. Adams claimed former club Arsenal was like an ex-girlfriend he still took an interest in. He told The Sun: "Arsenal are like an old girlfriend who you sometimes keep an eye on but I […]
The latest excerpts from Ashley Cole’s sizzling autobiography reveal that he almost crashed his car when his agent told him that Arsenal had offered him just Â£55,000 a year, rather than the Â£60,000 he claimed he’d been promised. Cole writes: ‘I nearly swerved off the road. "He is taking the piss, Jonathan [Barnett, Cole's agent]!" […]
Arsenal might have had a terrible start to the season on the pitch but they are top of the table in the musical stakes. With accomplished mandolin and guitar player Gilberto Silva already at the club, the samba rhythm is beating well at the Emirates Stadium with the arrival of Julio Baptista. ‘The Beast’ plays […]
‘I have decided that Iâ€™m not going to say anything further about Ashley Cole and the serialisation of his shitty book. I know heâ€™s a deluded little c**t, you know heâ€™s a deluded little c**t and right now heâ€™s a deluded little Chelsea c**t.’ [Arseblog]‘Some Arsenal fans have said they will boycott the book. My […]
Oh Arsene, give it a rest mate â€“ no one is interested in your excuses. Have you considered that Arsenal’s poor start to the season is down to you and the players? If you haven’t heard, Arsene Wenger (pictured) has had a pop at the Grove’s stadium announcer, who was apparently gabbing on during Arsenal’s […]