Tag: manuel almunia

Arsenal supporters unite. Or something.

March 21, 2011 62 Comments by Sian

Hello, Arsenal fans. Posting a blog 48 hours after the fact seems a little pointless doesn’t it? Oh well, let’s proceed anyway. Like a post-mortem. You have to wait for the body to cool. For all the goo to settle. Or so Doc Robbins tells me on CSI Tuesdays.  Anyway, we came away from the Hawthorns [...]

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Arsenal 2 – 1 Huddersfield Town: what a difference a Cesc makes.

January 31, 2011 18 Comments by Sian

STILL in all four competitions! We now play Leyton Orient in the next round of the FA Cup and are one step closer to a final in Wembley in May. Positivity, people, positivity. Two bad things happened: 1.) Samir Nasri went off early on with a hamstring injury that looks likely to keep him out [...]

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Arsenal 2 – 3 WBA and the case of the flattering result.

September 27, 2010 19 Comments by Sian

If you were to look objectively at this result, you’d think West Bromwich Albion had had a great game. You’d be right. Were you to look at the scoreline in terms of Arsenal you could assume we had fought to the end but had had some decisions go against us and had only missed out [...]

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More Arsenal Positivity. Sorry.

September 1, 2010 12 Comments by Sian

In May of this year it was utterly inconceivable that Arsenal wouldn’t sign a new goalkeeper. The chances of us coming back into the new term with MA/LF between the sticks seemed about as likely as Nicklas Bendtner ever choosing a sensible haircut. Or putting his Aston up for sale, announcing “What do I need this [...]

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Liverpool 1 – 1 Arsenal… and we're off!

August 16, 2010 7 Comments by Sian

Arsenal came away with a point from Anfield yesterday and will feel lucky to have salvaged that much… Oh God. I think I’ve been writing too many news stories since I’ve been here. If I ever become one of those state-the-bleeding-obvious-a-day-after-we-all-know-the-result bloggers, shoot me. Or at the very least, leave me a comment saying so. [...]

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Messi 4 – 1 Arsenal

April 8, 2010 8 Comments by Sian

Not a particularly inspired title to a post given I’d imagine most newspapers yesterday went with this theme, but a pretty fair enough one. What can be said that hasn’t been said before? Barcelona have on their team plenty of excellent players but they also have a small Argentinean one whose level of excellence is [...]

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Arsenal 2-2 Barcelona. Classfest.

April 1, 2010 8 Comments by Sian

The night before the match yesterday, I dreamt that Lionel Messi hit me with his car and drove off. After about 30 minutes of play yesterday, I reckon Arsenal must have felt like Barcelona had hit them with their team bus and driven off. Well, we wanted to see classy football and we got classy [...]

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Bad times at Birmingham.

March 29, 2010 9 Comments by Sian

So, I was on the Arsenal official website this morning, doing my Arsenal thing, when I became confused. This is a regular occurrence for me early in the mornings, but this time there was a reason for it. The main headline. Wenger: “No room for error after ‘defeat’” Why is ‘defeat’ in quotes? I thought [...]

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Barsenalona. And West Ham.

March 22, 2010 11 Comments by Sian

Well, that was an eventful weekend. We hoped and prayed and begged and bargained with the Heavens above that we’d not be drawn against Manchester United in the quarter finals of the Champions League and guess what? We weren’t drawn against Manchester United in the quarter finals of the Champions League. No, instead we got [...]

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