Angry Of Islington

  • 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
    5 days 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
    2 weeks 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
    1 month 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    4 months ago