Right so I have to get this off my chest after watching Arsenal stumble, stutter and fall across the finish line at Craven Cottage and I’m as angry as I’ve been in a very long time. So I decided to wait until after holding my team’s training session before posting this. And those poor kids [...]
Posts Tagged ‘ Raphael Honigstein ’
As I regularly make fun of Fleet Street types for lazy stereotyping, it would seem hypocritical to question whether Arsene Wenger’s nationality makes him every agent’s favourite pigeon manager at the bargaining table. Because given some of the dribs and drabs coming out of Theo Walcott’s contract capitulation negotiation, it’s easy to understand why Holloway Road Properties doesn’t have [...]
Today is a milestone as I’m officially closer to 50 than 40. And I think it’s fair to say that short of Arsene Wenger squaring up to Bombardier Allardyce and kicking him square in the swingers during the pre-match handshake at Upton Park on Saturday and saying “Blow on those bubbles, fat man”, I couldn’t [...]
With the financial uncertainty looming all over Europe, given the results of the recent elections in France and Greece, it’s probably not terribly surprising that filthy lucre continues to dominate the headlines. Although it’s sort of ironic that most of Fleet Street’s finest are channeling their inner Chicken Littles to cluck omniously about debt loads [...]
The release of Forbes‘ annual list the most valuable football clubs could not have provided a more suitable backdrop to Saturday’s Battle of the Brands. Because the tilt between Roman’s Rent Boys and Holloway Road Properties PLC is nothing if about the money. There’s no silverware on the line in the London repechage as the league [...]
Happy Easter to those who mark the holiday and Happy Passover to any Jewish followers here at Sofaball. And good riddance to Stockport Massive and, above all, those mercenary expats who returned to Islington and were played off the ptich. Left for the medals, eh? So how did that work out? Not that I’m super [...]
A burst pipe at our main plant prevented me from posting yesterday, which was apparently National Cleavage Day, which was marked by UEFA — and when we think of boobs, what a better place to start — by banning Arsene Wenger for three matches and fined him 40k in Greek indebtedness notes for intemperance towards [...]
THURSDAY AFTERNOON BONUS LINKS
Because I’m going to be at an all-day meeting on Friday, I’ll post a couple of quick links of interest before I leave work this evening at a very ungodly hour.
Michael Cox looks at Tom Cleverley’s importance to Manchester United while Gareth Bale says he “tends” not to dive. Hahahahaha.
OK, here’s [...]
It’s derby weekend and there’s really not been much change in the Fleet Street narrative as they’ve derided Arsene Wenger (three league titles and four FA Cups) as arrogant, out of touch and stubborn for his failure to keep ahold of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and then replace them because, Lord knows, they were [...]
With most of the media’s focus on the decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy and the wheeler dealer’s trial over a misunderstanding about a secret Monaco bank account, there was little in the way of actual news about football. Michael Cox discusses what constitutes being “good in the air”, which is well worth [...]