Goonerholic

  • We Play The 1960 Champions Shortly Before Playing The 1961 Champions
    In 1960, a year before the neighbours won their second and last league title, Burnley won their second and last too. They are clubs at a similar level, it would seem. I will hopefully enjoy us seeing off both in the next fortnight. Who will run out against the clarets ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-08-16By 'holic
    1 day ago
  • Not An Easy Watch For Openers
    We perhaps surprisingly started with no new signings at Newcastle but they do have to acclimatise to a new club, and in some circumstances a new league. Steve Bruce had no such reservations about giving a debut to new boy Joelinton. Not surprisingly it was a cagey start but the ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-08-11By 'holic
    6 days ago
  • Let’s Do This Good Thing
    It has been the most amazing transfer window in a long time. We have undoubtedly signed some serious talent. We’ve lost players as well. Defensively we do not appear to have improved significantly, and there is still the option of European clubs picking off UK players despite our window closing. ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-08-09By 'holic
    1 week ago
  • Last Gasp Defeat at Barca
    A full house saw the Joan Gamper Cup at the Camp Nou between Barcelona and The Arsenal. Once again some of the youngsters were given a chance to impress by Unai Emery. What felt like a very good first-half of football produced little in the way of goalscoring opportunities. It ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-08-04By 'holic
    2 weeks ago
  • Centenary Boys Hold The Gunners, Until Penalties Go Our Way
    The Arsenal visited Angers this evening to help celebrate the French club’s centenary at the Stade Raymond Kopa. The presence of Jeff Reine-Adelaide in the host’s line-up added to the interest. A young Gunners team included only one new signing at kick-off, Gabriel Martinelli. After a slow start we fell ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-07-31By 'holic
    2 weeks ago
  • A Surreal Day
    It really was. I enjoyed a couple of pre-match Guinni with Matt (good to meet you) and James, and gratefully received a ticket for the Burnley game, for which thanks, Tone. That there were few other people there I knew was a bit of a surprise. Matt and I had ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-07-29By 'holic
    3 weeks ago
  • It’s Good To Be Back
    Bed time approaches on the eve of the Emirates Cup. It has been the most remarkable day of the close season. Whilst I am loathe to mention it until we have an announcement on arsenal.com there is something incredibly uplifting about the potential record fee to secure the services of ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-07-27By 'holic
    3 weeks ago
  • Real Put Gunners On The Spot
    A typical game of two halves played out as The Arsenal surrendered a commanding lead and stumbled to a penalty shoot-out defeat against Real Madrid. We were ahead early when Alexandre Lacazette rounded Navas and pulled the ball back which hit Nacho’s hand with the defender on the floor. Astonishingly the referee decided it was ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-07-24By 'holic
    3 weeks ago
  • Book Review – Clickbait by Darren Berry
    If, like me, you missed Darren Berry’s irreverent Season Diary columns in Gunners Town last season it turns out there was a very good reason for that. Darren didn’t stop writing them altogether, but instead has combined them in his soon to be released book, Clickbait – Life as ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-07-22By 'holic
    4 weeks ago
  • Gunners Wow The States Again As Fiorentina Are Brushed Aside
    Eddie Nketiah struck a quarter of an hour into our match with Fiorentina this evening (Saturday but ending Sunday!) and it was no more than we deserved. Having put our mark on the match we wondered if and when the first choice starters would appear, The young Guns have certainly ... read more
    Source: GoonerholicPublished on 2019-07-21By 'holic
    4 weeks ago