Tag: arsenal

Body of the Arsenal. Dead and bloaty.

October 21, 2012 13 Comments by Sian

Body of the Arsenal, no shots, no goals,
 you looked like a team, lying in surrender.
 Their rough struggling side ran at you
 and made the win leap from the depth of the earth.

 You were lone in a tunnel. The bovver fled from you,
 And Norwich swamped you with its Holty invasion.
 To survive [...]

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Fine Frenchmen and being a tootling car.

June 18, 2012 20 Comments by Sian

It’s oh so quiet, shh, shh, it’s oh so still, shh, shh, we’re all alone, shh, shh, and so peaceful until.. WE SIGN GIROUD, ZING BOOM, THE SKY UP ABOVE, ZING BOOM, IS CAVING IN! WHAM BAM! We’ve never been so nuts about a guy, we want to laugh,we want to cry! We cross our [...]

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End of season blog 2: It was the best of times.

May 20, 2012 19 Comments by Sian

**This is long, sorry. I guess there were more highlights than anyone is willing to give us credit for** Sorry for the hefty delay between the depressing original part of this end of season blog and this, the (hopefully) marginally more cheery one, but there was a small case of dashing Frenchman to attend to [...]

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End of season blog 1: it was the worst of times…

May 14, 2012 11 Comments by Sian

Oh God it’s all done and finished and we got there and oh my God what a mess it was in general. I mean truly. From start to finish, there was no medium. There was no dull moment. There was no boredom. Even 0-0 against Bolton away produced murmurings and sighs of ‘We’re just not [...]

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April 17, 2012 19 Comments by Sian

Arsenal 1-2 Wigan  Well last night was rubbish. Not really much more to say of it than that. Wigan wanted and needed points and played very well throughout (though both goals were STUPID) and we just looked like we were playing up against a glass wall. A glass wall that covered roughly the final third [...]

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Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, let’s do running.

March 29, 2012 7 Comments by Sian

Oh God I have soooooooo much work to do. So much so that I think I’ll write a blog post with absolutely no relevance to the degree I am about a month off finishing. That’ll sort all my troubles. We’ve been having beautiful weather in London over the past week. I’m sure if you have friends [...]

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March 22, 2012 23 Comments by Sian

It’s probably a bit pointless writing this now at 8.52pm the night after the match, but as my Granny would possibly say, if you cannae blether in happy times, then when can you blether? So let us blether on long and loud and proud. ‘Til Saturday at least. It’s quite cosy in Arseland at the [...]

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Smells like… like… could it be… team spirit?!

March 13, 2012 26 Comments by Sian

Arsenal 2 – 1 Newcastle United ‘Arsenal are the first team to have come from behind to go on and win the match in four matches consecutively in Premier League history’. Saaaaay whaaaaaaaat? This Arsenal? ‘Just not good enough’ Arsenal? Higgledy piggledy superglued together squad of rubbish Arsenal? The new Arsenal borne of the loins [...]

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Interview with a Vampire

March 12, 2012 7 Comments by Sian

I’m aware we have a huge game later on today. Though giving games sizes quite annoys me. Will the pitch balloon? The ball double in size? The players shoot up like sunflowers? No they will not. It is an average-sized game with a lot of importance attached to it. Better. And since all but Chelsea’s [...]

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3-0 to the Arsenal

March 7, 2012 16 Comments by Sian

Arsenal 3 – 0 AC Milan Feeling after last night’s match couldn’t have been more different to feeling after the first leg in Milan if it had tried. After the 4-0 beat down we endured back then, there was anger, sadness, disappointment, confusion and serious panic. There were no explanations as to just how horrible [...]

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