1. Arsenal for Life: What Stoke vs. Arsenal Showed Me

    The mocking laughter, the disbelieving faces, and the sarcastic pats on the back. Just another day in the life of an Arsenal fan who wears the shirt proudly to school/town the next day. Some people have asked me why I do that...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about over 4 years ago 1,621 reads 18 comments

  2. I Know Arsenal Won't Buy Him, But Still I Will Suggest: Christopher Samba

    I was invited to write an article as part of the series created by Deepak Israni, and as soon as I agreed to write the article, the first name that popped into my mind was Christopher Samba, the giant Blackburn defender...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 1,066 reads 51 comments

  3. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Hull City

    In the 17th part of my "Three Transfers" series, I take a look at Hull City, a team that started the season so well that a wretched run towards the end of the season still managed to keep them up...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 332 reads 39 comments

  4. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Sunderland

    In the 16th part of my "Three Transfers" series, I shall be taking a look at Sunderland, a club that lost Roy Keane halfway through the season, and ended up stumbling through the rest of the campaign to finally secure their top flight status at the end...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 231 reads 14 comments

  5. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Blackburn

    In the 15th part of my "Three Transfers" series, I look at Blackburn Rovers, a team that started the season with the hapless Paul Ince, but managed to turn their season around with the appointment of Sam Allardyce as manager...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 751 reads 13 comments

  6. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Portsmouth

    In the 14th part of my "Three Transfers" series, I look at Portsmouth, a team that is in the middle of a takeover by billionaire Sulaiman Al-Fahim...

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  7. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Bolton Wanderers

    In the 13th part of my "Three Transfers" series, I shall be taking a look at Bolton Wanderers, a club which has finished just about where everyone expected them to, well clear of the relegation zones, yet nowhere near European football...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 707 reads 11 comments

  8. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Stoke City

    In the 12th part of my "Three Transfers" series, I will be looking at Stoke City—a team widely expected to go straight back down to the Championship, but ended up finishing in mid-table...

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  9. The Three Transfers Road to Improvement: Wigan Athletic

    In the eleventh edition of the "Three Transfers" series, the club now under the spotlight is Roberto Martinez's Wigan Athletic...

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  10. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Manchester City

    At the halfway mark of my series, I look at the team that finished 10th in the league—Manchester City. Ideally, City would have wanted to finish in the European spots, but I'm sure that ...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 1,272 reads 17 comments

  11. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: West Ham

    This is the ninth instalment of my "Three Transfers" series, and today we shall take a look at Gianfranco Zola's West Ham. Tipped to do badly under a rookie manager, West Ham have exceeded all expectations to finish in ninth spot in the league...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 221 reads 8 comments

  12. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Tottenham

    This is the eighth part of my "Three Transfers" series, and the focus is now on Tottenham Hotspur, the geographical arch-rivals of Arsenal. I say "geographical," because they have never really challenged Arsenal in the league since Wenger's arrival...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 872 reads 12 comments

  13. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Fulham

    In the seventh part of my "Three Transfers" series, I will be taking a look at Roy Hodgson's Fulham. Narrowly escaping relegation last year, Fulham have achieved a level of consistency ...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 300 reads 9 comments

  14. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Everton

    In the sixth part of my "Three Transfers" series, I will be looking at Everton, a club that performed admirably well this season, despite a period where they lost all their strikers to injury...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 260 reads 6 comments

  15. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Aston Villa

    In my fifth article of the series, I look at Aston Villa. Aston Villa have had a better season than expected. They were in fourth spot for a long time, before Arsenal finally got their act together and Villa started dropping like a stone...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 509 reads 8 comments

  16. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Arsenal

    In this fourth part of the series on how clubs in the Barclays Premier League could strengthen their side ahead of the '09/'10 season, I look at what many term as the greatest club in the world...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 1,532 reads 49 comments

  17. The Three-Transfers Road To Improvement: Chelsea

    So, in this third part of my 20-part look at the three transfers that could improve each team in the Barclays Premier League, I look at Chelsea, a team that started the season with ...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 815 reads 22 comments

  18. The Three-Transfers Road to Improvement: Liverpool

    So, in this second part of my 20-part look at the three transfers that could improve each team in the Barclays Premier League, I look at Liverpool, a team that promised so much, but delivered nothing at the end of the day...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 1,059 reads 19 comments

  19. The 3-Signings Road To Improvement: Manchester United

    This is the first article of a new series that I am embarking on. The "3-Signings Road to Improvement" series will feature an article on each club in the Barclays Premier League, talking about ...

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  20. Why It Will Be an All-English Final In the Champions League Again

    Three of the remaining four teams left in the UEFA Champions League hail from the English Premier League. One finals spot is guaranteed to be filled by an English team, as Arsenal take on the holders, Manchester United...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about 5 years ago 563 reads 32 comments

  21. Will Manchester United Make the Champions League Semifinals?

    As the United defence went AWOL in the dying stages of the first leg against Porto to allow Mariano to equalise, just minutes after Carlos Tevez looked to have secured victory, the Old Trafford faithful went silent...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about over 5 years ago 639 reads 33 comments

  22. Why a Tough Midfielder Is Really the Last Thing Arsenal Needs

    I'm sure you've heard it all before. Arsenal's midfield lacks bite. Arsene Wenger never replaced Gilberto, Flamini and Vieira, and as such, there is a gaping hole in the midfield that needs to be filled with a tough-tackling, gritty player...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about over 5 years ago 615 reads 20 comments

  23. Hull City To Be Relegated?

    Hull City started the '08/'09 season so promisingly. Victories at White Hart Lane and more notably, the Emirates Stadium underlined the fact that they were a force to be reckoned with...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about over 5 years ago 435 reads 36 comments

  24. The Best 11 Outside the Big Four Teams in England, 2008-09

    Most fantasy 11s are made up of huge stars playing for top teams. This season, many of the smaller clubs have upset the members of the top 4, with the hardest hit being Arsenal...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about over 5 years ago 497 reads 16 comments

  25. Can Arsenal Finally End Four Year Trophy Drought?

    The last time Arsenal won anything at all, was a scarcely-deserved penalty-shootout triumph over Manchester United, who have gone on after that to win rather more trophies, and that is an understatement...

    Eddy Hirono Written by Eddy Hirono about over 5 years ago 450 reads 4 comments