Angry Of Islington

  • Arsenal’s ‘Luckiest’ Refs (Clue: Not Mike Dean)
    Plenty of chat this week about Mike Dean being appointed to oversee the North London Derby this weekend, with many Arsenal fans having the perception that Dean is biased against Arsenal and/or towards Spurs. Maybe he is, I have no conclusive proof either way. What I do know is that ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-11-16By Phil
    6 days ago
  • Christmas Eve Football: What’s Wrong With That Idea?
    As I write we await the confirmation of whether Arsenal will host Liverpool on Christmas Eve. Richard Scudamore of the Premier League has said the match won’t take place at 4pm as was originally planned, but hasn’t yet ruled anything else out. Many supporters are up in arms about the ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-10-17By Phil
    1 month ago
  • Arsenal Share Price Jumps 28% In A Day!
    In an unprecedented turn of events, two Arsenal shares were traded yesterday for £27,500 – the previous record price was £21,500 set a month ago on September 6. Since March the record price has been broken six times and risen from £17,750 to £27,500, a rise of 55 per cent. ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-10-05By Phil
    2 months ago
  • 2017 Arsenal Accounts – a 5-Minute Summary
    This is a simple layman’s terms view of the Arsenal accounts for the period 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017. It’s nearly all distilled from the longer and more detailed report written by Simon Hill for the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust. All figures are rounded to the nearest million pounds. ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-10-05By Phil
    2 months ago
  • How much is Arsenal worth?
    There are a few answers to this question, and depending on your angle or how you feel, you can choose the one you like most. a) There are 62,219 shares in issue (of which 62,217 can be traded because ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-09-01By Phil
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal: The Road To Mediocrity
    Arsène Wenger spent the spring dishing out more cryptic clues than the Times crossword compiler: was he staying or going? No one knew. Then we dropped out of the top four but won the FA Cup. Opinion remained divided on what Arsène should do, even on the Arsenal Board. Most ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-08-31By Phil
    3 months ago
  • Arsene Wenger’s most baffling decisions – a list
    Inspired by an off-the-cuff poll by Brad aka @ArsenalFCView on twitter, here’s a list of some baffling things Arsene has done. To qualify, things have to be baffling at the time or be repeated or go on for a long time, so lots of suggestions I received on twitter to ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-08-29By Phil
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal On The Ropes – Where To Now?
    Arsenal’s traditional battering away to a top 6 rival has happened early this season. We haven’t had the luxury of a couple of months or more for things to settle down and the league table to take on the familiar shape of big clubs at the top and the rest ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-08-28By Phil
    3 months ago
  • Arsenal will finish above Spurs: the people have spoken
    Strange times in the Premier League these days. When I was a boy there was a ‘Big 5′ of Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Everton and Spurs, who tended to have a bit more money coming in through the turnstiles than most of the others, leading to more success – though ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-08-25By Phil
    3 months ago
  • How to get rich on Spurs’ failure
    I posed this question on Twitter earlier: The fact that 50 per cent went for the most massive figure shows that either they were aware of the magic of doubling numbers or they could be bothered to open Excel and do a calculation. However, as is usually the case ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-07-21By Phil
    4 months ago
  • Arsenal Share Price Smashes £20,000 For The First Time!
    As the world’s foremost blog and/or internet site on Arsenal ownership and share dealings, it is my duty to write yet another post telling you of a new record price for Arsenal shares. It seems like only last week I wrote the last one (though actually it was April). On ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-07-21By Phil
    4 months ago
  • Are ‘Wenger Out’ Supporters Deluded?
    There’s a long (very long) post on Gunners Town from a couple of days ago titled “If you believe Wenger is a failure, you’re deluded. Here’s why”. It opens with this sentence: “If you have been clamouring for Arséne Wenger’s departure based on any reason other than you’re throwing an emotional ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-07-13By Phil
    4 months ago
  • Alexis on the move: Arsenal surely can’t sell to City again?
    A guest post today from Will at YourDailyArsenal: With not too much news about our star forward recently, it gave many Arsenal fans hope that the player might actually be staying in North London. However, our dreams came crashing down this week when the Guardian published a story that Manchester ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-06-30By Phil
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Supporters’ Q&A 2017: Ivan Gazidis Faces The Fans…
    …then goes off and leaves the tough questions to someone else – Ray Parlour in this case I believe. It’s the annual end-of-season supporters’ event this evening, which I’m not bothering to attend this time. I’ve been to many and written about several, so I know the script pretty well ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-06-29By Phil
    5 months ago
  • Arsenal Supporters’ Q&A 2017: Ivan Gazidis Faces The Fans…
    …then goes off and leaves the tough questions to someone else – Ray Parlour in this case I believe. It’s the annual end-of-season supporters’ event this evening, which I’m not bothering to attend this time. I’ve been to many and written about several, so I know the script pretty well ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-06-29By Phil
    5 months ago
  • Is he good or bad for Arsenal? Or: What has Stan Kroenke ever done for us?
    Well he hasn’t built any roads or an aquaduct, and he certainly hasn’t brought peace. But as detailed in my last post, I don’t believe Stan Kroenke is going to be selling his stake in Arsenal anytime soon. So as we’re stuck with him, is a good or bad owner ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-06-26By Phil
    5 months ago
  • You think the current Arsenal ownership situation is bad? It might well get worse.
    Stan Kroenke has made it plain that he doesn’t want to sell the two-thirds of Arsenal that he owns. He has repeatedly said that he’s never sold a share in any of his sports clubs in his life. When he first bought into Arsenal and joined the Board, this statement ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-06-22By Phil
    5 months ago
  • Fergie Defends Wenger. Well He Would, Wouldn’t He?
    Alex Ferguson had been interviewed defending Arsene Wenger. The first point here is that football managers nearly always defend other football managers, never think they should be sacked and usually proclaim what a great job they’re doing even if it’s blatantly untrue. So pinch of salt required with all managerial ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-05-22By Phil
    6 months ago
  • Alisher Usmanov Q&A – Some Facts For Arsenal Fans
    Who is Alisher Usmanov? He’s a billionaire from Uzbekistan in the former Soviet Union, though often referred to as Russian, who owns all of Red And White Holdings, among many other things. He used to share Red And White with business partner Farhad Moshiri, who has since departed to buy ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-05-21By Phil
    6 months ago
  • Alisher Usmanov Q&A – Some Facts For Arsenal Fans
    Who is Alisher Usmanov? He’s a billionaire from Uzbekistan in the former Soviet Union, though often referred to as Russian, who owns all of Red And White Holdings, among many other things. He used to share Red And White with business partner Farhad Moshiri, who has since departed to buy ... read more
    Source: Angry Of IslingtonPublished on 2017-05-21By Phil
    6 months ago
  • 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
    7 months 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
    7 months 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
    7 months 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
    7 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    10 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
    10 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
    10 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
    11 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
    11 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
    12 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
    12 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago