1. Valencia CF-Atletico Madrid Fallout: Technology Must Be Introduced Into Football

    I´m late today with my blog, so rather than rehashing a bunch of old Arsenal news about why our team is injured and how we've had Lady Luck with us this season, I think I´ll ...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 139 reads 4 comments

  2. Lionel Messi Teaches Arsenal Beautiful Football Barcelona Style

    Morning all, or afternoon, for my Chinese readers. I tried to bring myself to bloglife yesterday. That is to say, I wanted to write a little piece about my Barcelona experience, but I couldn´t...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 829 reads 6 comments

  3. Inside Info on Arsenal's Preparation for Barcelona: Line-Ups Revealed

    No blogs since last Thursday, and I'm doing my best to get a quick one in this Easter Monday in the good name of Jesus our Lord and Saviour almighty. OK it's actually in the good name of Bendtner, but he's like my own personal Jesus, so there...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 362 reads 11 comments

  4. Arsenal vs. Barcelona Is Like Riding a Rollercoaster

    Roller coasters. Roller coasters are wonderful, really quite exciting contraptions they are. Up and down, down and around, around and about. They are just so fun. That is until you try and follow one, up and down, down and around, around and about...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  5. Arsenal Thankful They Didn't Sign Any Other Midfielders Last Summer

    The morning of. Big match tonight folks. Get to the ground early. Smell of roasting peanuts, hot dogs, chicken pies, whatever salty snack you associate with sports events. Should be a good one...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 2,053 reads 1 comments

  6. An Arsenal Fan in Valencia After Shambles in Birmingham

    Saturday's result is the kind of result that makes your stomach turn—that semi-nauseating, quite painful sensation in the pit of your stomach...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 191 reads 1 comments

  7. Arsenal-Birmingham Preview

    That's right. The most difficult match of the season. Until now that is, and could definitely be surpassed by another difficult match like Spurs away or City at home in a couple of weeks time...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 254 reads 5 comments

  8. Nicklas Bendtner Injured for Arsenal Clash Against Former Club Birmingham?

    Not much going on in the world of Arsenal. So obviously the media has fabricated this ridiculous story about our best striker injuring his ankle and being out for a substantial part of the season, just like they did for Robin van Per...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 288 reads 7 comments

  9. Arsssshavin, Please Hush Up: Arsenal Don't Need More Players

    I love Andrei Arshavin. He´s the kind of athlete I have a lot of time for. Like Jeremy Roenick (ice hockey player—showing my Canadian roots there), Andy Roddick, Cristiano Ronaldo, he doesn't lax wyrical when in front of the press...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 382 reads 9 comments

  10. Leo Messi Is a God. Arsenal Will Win The League After Chelsea Failure

    Last week in Valencia was "Las Fallas" a huge festival where lots of the people from the City build a shit load of huge wooden and paper maché sculpture to put in various street intersections around the city...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 598 reads 16 comments

  11. Why Jose Mourinho is Unbeatable at Stamford Bridge

    Jose Mourinho walked out with a close win again at Stamford Bridge last night—albeit sitting in the other dugout...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 3,505 reads 1 comments

  12. Bendtner Saves Arsenal Against Hull City: Remove Tackling in Football?

    I didn´t get to see the match this weekend. I was in Sunny Marbella, on a wonderful artificial football pitch, cut into the side of a mountain, overlooking a valley, with a spectacular view of white Spanish houses, and lush green forest...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 152 reads 0 comments

  13. Arsenal Are Going to Win The Champions League- Want To Know Why?

    Taoistic titles aside (that should probably read Taoist, but I think that little ICK adds something special) there really is very little to talk about in the World of Arsenal football today...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 643 reads 0 comments

  14. Nicklas Bendtner Hat-Trick Sees Arsenal Past Porto. Told Ya So!

    There have been many many times when I have thought about changing the name of this blog. First and foremost, the name UptheArse gets more hits as a porn site rather than an Arsenal blog...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 284 reads 0 comments

  15. Breaking News About Cesc Fabregas To Barcelona, and Arsenal-Porto Preview

    One week without blogging... that´s far too long. I´ve been itching to get something down on e-paper all week, but you know what? There has been nothing to talk about. That is until today...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 1,504 reads 53 comments

  16. Ramcross: Lets Talk Ryan and Aaron, Are They Both Good Lads?

    He goes in really, really, really, hard, and really, really, really, late. 9/10 times, it works. 11:02 AM-Bren now now 11:02 AM-Adam But the 10th time, he'll snap your achilles in half, and take his yellow card...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 86 reads 2 comments

  17. Arsene Wagne Ramcross Saga: Let's Talk Ryan and Aaron

    And that is how you take a Facebook conversation and turn it into a blog.   He goes in really really really hard, and really really really late. On Sept. 10, it works. 11:02 a.m. Bren Now, now...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 404 reads 0 comments

  18. Actus Reus and Aaron Ramsey: Liability In Professional Sport

    That was really unpleasant. I remember where I was. I was in St. Pat's Irish bar. Celebrating the success of the Valencia Gaelic Football Tournament 2010. Fantastic day. My mood spoiled in a moment...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 393 reads 37 comments

  19. Can Kieran Gibbs Solve England's Problems? Can Sol Save Arsenal?

    Just going to fire through it today. Arsene Wenger was asked if Kieran Gibbs could solve England´s left back problems yesterday...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 435 reads 2 comments

  20. Chelsea Loses To Inter, Man City Loses To Stoke: This Should Make You Smile

    Schadenfreude: Taking joy at other people´s misery. Yeah, I´m happy with that. I´m happy enough that City have been dumped out of the FA Cup. I´m very happy that theonewhosenameshallnotbespoken has been given a reddie...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 211 reads 0 comments

  21. Man U vs. West Ham Review: John Terry Gets with Cheryl Cole

    Manchester United v. West Ham Unfortunately, West Ham couldn´t do us any favours last night. I was hoping they might nick a sneaky 1-1, Or even just blow United out of the water with a tortuous 3-0...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 650 reads 0 comments

  22. Bendtner, Theo, Arsenal and Chelsea Fans are Even Worse Today!

    Not much news today is there? Bendtner There is a little piece about how Bendtner is a confident auld fook and thinks he is ready to lead the line. I hope to god it is true. My bet that he would score 20 goals this season is not looking great...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 461 reads 6 comments

  23. Sol Campbell Scores, Arsenal Loses 2-1 To Porto, but Let's Talk Goalies

    The last appearance for Sol Campbell in Arsenal colours during his previous spell with the club was in the Champions League. Sol scored a header from a set piece. Arsenal went on to lose the game 2 - 1 to Iberian opposition...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 145 reads 3 comments

  24. Arsenal Take on Porto: No Gallas, Song, Arshavin, Eduardo, or Almunia

    Good news, bad news kinda day for Arsenal FC and their loyal subservient fans. So you want the good news or the bad news first? What´s that? The bad news.....

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 241 reads 2 comments

  25. Sol Campbell Set To Start for Arsenal Against Porto in Champions League

    The Gooners are off to Oporto today, otherwise known as Porto in English. Which is just lovely. I hope the lads enjoy their little vacation and that Denilson makes his biggest contribution to the season this trip...

    John Smith Written by John Smith about over 4 years ago 122 reads 2 comments