Angry Of Islington

  • How Much Do The Arsenal Board Get Paid?
    This is an update of a bog post I did way back in 2012: a handy table showing how much the Arsenal Board have taken in salaries and expenses since 2004. Ivan Gazidis became the first non-football employee to take a base salary of £1m plus in 2011, and judging ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-04-21By Phil
    6 days ago
  • If Stan Kroenke Sells Arsenal, How Much Profit Does He Make?
    Stan Kroenke is the first ever majority owner in Arsenal’s history, currently holding just over two-thirds of the shares. Specifically, as at April 2017, he holds 41,721 shares of the total of 62,219, which is 67.05 per cent. If he decides to sell up, how much profit will he make? ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-04-16By Phil
    2 weeks ago
  • Another Record Price For Arsenal Shares!
    Well bugger me with a fishfork. The record price for an Arsenal share wasn’t broken for five years and now it’s been smashed for the second time in a couple of weeks. On 27 March the record reached £17,750, after being at £17,500 since September 2012. Today a share was ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-04-13By Phil
    2 weeks ago
  • Has Arsene Wenger Already Signed A New Contract?
    There is a lot of speculation on this topic and a lot of contradictory information – but very few hard facts. The club leak info to selected journalists, Arsène himself makes statements then contradicts them later, and occasionally a Board member will say something in public. I view all of ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-04-12By Phil
    2 weeks ago
  • Who Said: “Remember Who You Are, What You Are and Who You Represent”?
    The 31st of March is the sixteenth anniversary of the death of David Rocastle, one of Arsenal’s most popular and talented players of the modern era. Arsenal fans will commemorate him before Sunday’s match, as they have done in recent times. Rocastle’s Arsenal career was ended way too early for ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-03-31By Phil
    4 weeks ago
  • New Record Price For Arsenal Shares!
    There are two entries for Arsenal shares on the NEX exchange today, both for £17,750. This is a new record price for a single share – previously it was £17,500, first reached on September 7th 2012, and last paid just two months later on November 13th. Since then the price ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-03-27By Phil
    1 month ago
  • Sir Chips Makes A Statement, But What Does It Mean?
    The last week for Arsenal has defeat to a title rival (again), a thrashing by Bayern Munich (again) and fan protests about the manager, the Board and the direction of the club (again). In response Arsenal took the rare step of making a statement. Purportedly this came from Chairman Sir ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-03-10By Phil
    2 months ago
  • Does Arsene Wenger Deserve A New Contract?
    What does Arsène Wenger need to do to deserve a new contract? Some would say it’s too late and he’s amply demonstrated that he can’t win the big prizes anymore, so whatever he does now is irrelevant: he must go anyway. But I beg to differ. Although I’m often critical ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-03-04By Phil
    2 months ago
  • Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Achievement
    I’ve got tired of seeing people claim that Arsène Wenger’s greatest achievement is keeping Arsenal in the top 4 during the (apparently) ‘difficult’ years since 2006, so I conducted a twitter poll to see how many thought – like me – that an unbeaten league season is a greater achievement. ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-02-15By Phil
    2 months ago
  • All-Time League Performance Aggregated
    My last post has generated lively debate on Twitter, as supporters of Arsene defend him against any suggestion he’s not achieved absolutely everything he should have achieved. (He built a stadium, you know. So did Herbert Chapman as it happens, and it didn’t stop him and his successors winning the ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-01-27By Phil
    3 months ago
  • Wenger v Chapman: Arsenal’s Best Eras Compared
    It’s been a great achievement for Arsène Wenger to keep Arsenal in the top 4 every year for 20 years. Just saying that upfront so I’m not accused of ignoring it. I keep seeing the chart comparing Arsène’s 20 years of finishing positions with the previous 20 years, and naturally ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-01-25By Phil
    3 months ago
  • Number of years since Premier League clubs played outside the top division
    A self-explanatory table. Twitter: @AngryOfN5 ps – buy my book   ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-01-17By Phil
    3 months ago
  • David Dein’s Vision For The Future Of Football – 1989
    Just posting this up as I put it on Twitter and it generated a fair bit of comment. An interview with David Dein from the Arsenal programme in 1989 – sorry, ‘match day magazine’, as it had been retitled by then. Dein, for all his faults, is a man who ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-01-11By Phil
    4 months ago
  • Usmanov in Everton deal – is he on the way out of Arsenal?
    News has broken that Alisher Usmanov’s company USM is to sponsor Everton’s new training ground in exchange for the naming rights. The Sun (I know, ever reliable…) are running this story, but have not given a figure for the deal. Usmanov’s business partner Farhad Moshiri gave up his half of ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-01-05By Phil
    4 months ago
  • History of the Arsenal Programme – 1978-79 Season
    By the start of the 1978-79 season it had been seven full years since any Arsenal silverware, but the Chairman’s mood in the first programme of the season, home to Leeds, was optimistic. Arsenal had been FA Cup finalists and League Cup semi-finalists and had finished fifth in Division One ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-12-10By Phil
    5 months ago
  • History of the Arsenal Programme – Season 1977-78
    Continuing my potted history of Arsenal through the medium of the match programme, we reach 1977-78.  It’s fair to say that the 1977-78 was not a particularly vintage year for the Arsenal programme. It appeared the editor thought he’d seen enough change in recent seasons, so stuck with almost exactly ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-12-01By Phil
    5 months ago
  • English Football’s Longest Bans
    (Updated and reposted 15 November 2016; last update: 27 November 2016) Jimmy Gauld (ex-player, most recently for Mansfield Town), David Layne, Peter Swan and Tony Kay (all Sheff Weds at the time of the offences), plus others: all banned for life and given varying prison sentences for betting on ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-11-15By Phil
    5 months ago
  • Who Owns Arsenal Shares?
    This is an updater of previous posts, so figures are current as at 15 November 2016. Firstly, how many Arsenal shares are there? There are two figures commonly quoted: 62,217 and 62,219. The second figure is given on the ISDX website, where Arsenal shares are listed. However, the share register maintained ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-11-15By Phil
    5 months ago
  • Arsene Wenger’s Title Predictions Pt 2
    Further to my last post, I’ve now got fascinated by the possibility of predicting the eventual number of points the league champions will win the title with by looking at the table after nine games (much more exciting than xG). Arsene Wenger alerted me to this with his prediction that ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-11-05By Phil
    6 months ago
  • Arsène Wenger’s Title Prediction
    At Arsenal’s recent AGM Arsène stated that based on points accumulated so far, he expected the Premier League to be won with a total of 82-86 points this season. He appeared to be basing this on the fact that the top three were all on 20 points after 9 games, ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-11-02By Phil
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal AGM: Something Old, Something New
    It was the Arsenal AGM today. I won’t give a full report because most of what happens is the same thing year after year. Things that are always the same at the Arsenal AGM: 1: The Chairman acts like an old duffer. PH-W used to, now Sir Chips does. They ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-10-25By Phil
    6 months ago
  • Arsenal’s Best Era: Not The Wenger Years
    I guess the celebrations of #Wenger20 brought this to the front of my mind. Congratulations to Arsène for outlasting 144 other Premier League managers and 1,027 in total in English football since October 1996. The longevity is exceptional, though I believe opinions differ on whether it’s become exceptionally good or ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-10-07By Phil
    7 months ago
  • Arsenal’s List of Honours – According to The Club
    Today is the official 20th anniversary of Arsène Wenger starting at Arsenal, as his contract began from 1st of October 1996. He’s won a few trophies in that time, though you’ll be aware that trophy-wise his best years were in the first half of his reign. But this isn’t really ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2016-10-01By Phil
    7 months ago