Mon, March 20th 2006

Who are the G14?

The G14 are a group of successful and rich European clubs that formed in September 2004 “to find a constructive way of reforming a system in which their voice was not heard and to establish for the clubs a meaningful executive role in the management of the international game.” (The G14 website)


Thu, March 16th 2006

Reports in the English media indicate that Barcelona claim they have reached a verbal agreement to sign Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

The Gunners’ inspirational skipper has long been a target for the Catalan giants and his continuing reluctance to sign a new deal in North London has resulted in constant speculation over his future in The Premiership.

From: Sky Sports


Its always been suspicious that Henry has looked to put off talks with Arsenal until the end of the season considering that you would expect his priorities to then lie with France’s attempts to regain the World Cup.

Related: Chelsea to sign Ballack ‘before World Cup’


Mon, March 13th 2006

Wenger accuses Pardew of racism

Arsenal manager unhappy at "no British" criticism

Arsene Wenger has warned West Ham manager Alan Pardew that his complaints about the lack of British players in the Arsenal team smacked of racism [Wenger warns Pardew over “no British players” remarks - Yahoo! Sport]


Fri, March 10th 2006

Spurs to miss out on Champions League place

The number of English clubs in the Champions League limited to 4

In a twist from last year’s scenario where Everton feared they might lose their Champions League place to arch-rivals Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs will lose their spot to Arsenal if the Gunners are victorious in this year’s competition.

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Wed, February 8th 2006

Players’ chief Gordon Taylor offered Arsenal and England defender Sol Campbell his unstinting support.

The chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association said empathically: “Clearly he had a ‘beam me up, Scotty’ moment”.

With such an understanding attitude, I’m sure Sol won’t hesistate to contact him for help.


Tue, January 17th 2006

Sven Goran Eriksson at Highbury

Given that Arsenal started game with 11 foreign players, and that Middlesborough were reduced to fielding a team of youngsters, what exactly was Eriksson doing at Highbury on Saturday?

Surely the England manager could have found a more useful game to watch.

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Mon, December 19th 2005

Mourinho-Wenger soap opera disguises Arsenal woe

The almost comic, love-to-hate relationship between Mourinho and Wenger has managed to divert attention from Arsenal’s disastrous first half season.

Arsenal are now 8th in the league, twenty points behind leaders Chelsea.

From a team who went unbeaten (and looked unbeatable) a couple of seasons ago they have already lost 6 of their 16 games this season.

They have lost 3 games in row for the first time on over 10 years and have not scored in their last 4 games.

I’m sure Wenger will be given longer to fix things than other managers would due to his success in recent seasons and his ability to hugely improve players that he signs. He a hugely talented manager, but given the current psychological hold his Chelsea rival currently has over him, you wonder whether he will want to stick out for many more seasons.

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