Surely it’s time to go?- Arsenal vs Southampton review.

Going into this fixture, Southampton sat 19th in the Premier League. Arsenal, albeit struggling for form, remained in 6th place. With just two wins to their name, the South-Coast side’s visit to the Emirates seemed to be the perfect opportunity to get the Gunners’ season back on track. At the very least, it would beContinue reading “Surely it’s time to go?- Arsenal vs Southampton review.”

Billericay Town – A Tale of Two Halves

For the past 30 years non-league football has undergone a stark culture shock. With the colossal influx of money and ease of access to the top divisions, the days of the football club as a shining beacon for the local community are fading, with the majority of football loving locals preferring the comfort of theContinue reading “Billericay Town – A Tale of Two Halves”

Leicester Cruise to Victory to Pile the Pressure on Unai Emery.

The state of Arsenal football club meant that I went into this game full of neither hope nor expectation. I was at the fixture two years earlier, in what turned out to be Arsene Wenger’s final defeat, and we were beaten comfortably that evening. Since then, Leicester City have improved hugely, whilst Arsenal have lostContinue reading “Leicester Cruise to Victory to Pile the Pressure on Unai Emery.”

Key Talking Points Ahead of Trip to Stamford Bridge.

Tactics: Ahead of Crystal Palace’s trip to Stamford Bridge, there are a few tactical stand points which are of interest heading into the game. Replacing Jorginho: Coming up against Crystal Palace’s low blocking 4-5-1, Chelsea may need to be patient to break down Hodgson’s side. Palace’s deep defence will mirror that of Watford’s on Saturday,Continue reading “Key Talking Points Ahead of Trip to Stamford Bridge.”

Arsenal’s Dismal Return to Wednesday Night Football

After three years of being put down with the classic line of ‘enjoy the Arctic Circle on Thursday nights’, Arsenal were finally playing European football on a Wednesday once again. Admittedly, it was a Europa League fixture moved to a mid-afternoon slot rather than the more glamorous Champions League ties that other London clubs enjoyed,Continue reading “Arsenal’s Dismal Return to Wednesday Night Football”

Granit Xhaka- A Scapegoat Forced Out

On Tuesday evening, before the frankly obscene fixture that was Chelsea vs Ajax, Unai Emery held a press conference ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie. In this interview, he revealed that Granit Xhaka was going to be stripped of the captaincy, claiming that ‘I decided he’s not one of the captains in our group’, insteadContinue reading “Granit Xhaka- A Scapegoat Forced Out”

Match Preview – Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham (UCL Group stage)

After the eventful draw on Sunday on top of their already poor form, Tottenham are travelling to the Rajko Mitic Stadium, Serbia, mentally drained with a tough task ahead. Red Star have won all three of their fixtures since their heavy loss against Tottenham last time out in the UCL, scoring ten and conceding justContinue reading “Match Preview – Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham (UCL Group stage)”

Around the Capital.

Another week of league football has passed, and the highs and lows which accompany it were experienced across London. Overall, it was a poor week for clubs in the Capital; Chelsea and Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup and sides in London picked up just 9 out of a possible 45 points. Chelsea and Brentford were theContinue reading “Around the Capital.”

Tottenham Rue Points Dropped in Adversity.

The fixture at Goodison Park on Sunday was sluggish and indicative of both Everton and Tottenham’s current form. Prior to the match I thought that with Everton’s usually fiery home performances, and both team’s necessity to take three points, we would see a more exciting run out. However, neither side took hold and few chancesContinue reading “Tottenham Rue Points Dropped in Adversity.”