1. Marouane Chamakh: What Arsenal Supporters Should Expect from Their New Striker

    When Marouane Chamakh takes the pitch for Arsenal in August, don't expect him to be the savior of the club, the goal-scoring machine who will carry the Gunners to the top of the league for the first time since 2004...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 4,478 reads 36 comments

  2. Cameroon at the World Cup: Top Ten Indomitable Lions Performances

    Since the days of Roger Milla and Thomas Nkono, Cameroon have been Africa's most successful team at the international level. No African team has achieved more in competition with the world's best...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 2,612 reads 3 comments

  3. 2010 FIFA World Cup: The Top 10 World Cups of All Time

    With the World Cup less than a month away, a cloud of anticipation and anxiety already hangs over each of the 32 qualifying nations (even the US!)...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 5,243 reads 30 comments

  4. Arsenal Football Club 2009-2010 Post-Season Awards

    The end of the season is here. The champagne has gone flat at Stamford Bridge, while up in Manchester, shrewd Sir Alex is already looking to trade several boxes of streamers and party hats for a new center midfielder...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 2,681 reads 27 comments

  5. Arsenal's Transfer Targets at Center Back: Who Will Be Arsene Wenger's New Man?

    Once the summer transfer window opens, Arsenal will have numerous options for stabilizing their inconsistent central defense. Most fans and commentators believe that a transfer for a new center back is in the offing...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 7,534 reads 69 comments

  6. Arsenal at the World Cup, Part II: Can Spain or the Netherlands Win?

    In my last Arsenal at the 2010 World Cup installment, I tried to determine which emerging young Gunner had the best opportunity to make a splash this summer...

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  7. EPL Endgame: Arsenal Look To Right the Ship at Blackburn's Ewood Fortress

    Will Arsenal end their season on a high note or continue the disheartening run of form that has finally ended their yo-yo-like title hopes? Arsenal need two points in their final ...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 318 reads 3 comments

  8. Arsenal at the World Cup, Part I: Which Young Gunner Will Fare Best?

    For Part II: Can Fabregas' Spain or van Persie's Netherlands Win?, click here. With so many Gunners headed to South Africa as key members of their national sides, Arsenal fans will ...

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  9. Theo Walcott By The Numbers: Arsenal Super-Sub Must Remain a Super-Sub

    A goal by Theo Walcott is always a memorable event. So many of his tallies live forever in our memories because of their breathtaking, straight-to-Youtube form, but they are even more to be cherished for their rarity...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 2,307 reads 24 comments

  10. Aaron Ramsey's Return to Cardiff Only a Matter of Time

    The likely summer transfer of Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal to Welsh giants Cardiff City has for months loomed large in the minds of supporters and officials at both clubs...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 1,545 reads 17 comments

  11. Return of the Deadeye: Robin Van Persie Will Boost Arsenal's Title Hopes

    Following Chelsea's uninspired win at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal have a must-win fixture on Wednesday in the form of the latest installment in the North London derby...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 390 reads 5 comments

  12. Marouane Chamakh to Arsenal: Uncertain Role for Nicklas Bendtner?

    With a few days before Wednesday's increasingly significant derby (thank you, Paul Robinson!), I thought it a fine time to take a few deep breaths, forget the unsuccessful Catalonian ...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 2,855 reads 38 comments

  13. Ibrahimovic Injured For Barcelona: Which Lineup Should Wenger Deploy?

    Los blaugrana announced today that Zlatan Ibrahimovic - their towering two goal-scorer from Wednesday's quarterfinal first leg at the Emirates - will miss the return leg at the Camp Nou...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 956 reads 31 comments

  14. Punch-Drunk Arsenal Bruised but Resilient

    A timely substitution and a gutsy effort from injured helmsman Cesc Fabregas rescued Arsenal from abject defeat and left a masterful Barcelona side wondering what it takes to earn a win at the Emirates...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 322 reads 14 comments

  15. Almunia Out; Who's Next for Arsenal?

    Mr. Ed look-alike Manuel Almunia must go. I don't feel inclined at present to elaborate on the reasons for his abject inadequacy. That, perhaps, is a conversation for a less bitter afternoon...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 528 reads 4 comments

  16. Arsenal Seek To Beat Barcelona at Their Own Game

    The Draw With both teams emphasizing fluid, attacking play, the first leg of the Arsenal-Barcelona Champions League quarterfinal has the makings of a great match for neutral observers, and a trip to the cardiologist for those with rooting interests...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 4 years ago 1,030 reads 9 comments

  17. No Need To Ask Jason Bay: Jack Wilson Is Not for the Red Sox

    With Nick Green and Julio Lugo fielding .934 and .940 respectively, and with neither hitting like Hanley Ramirez, it is no surprise that the Red Sox are scouring the league for a suitable upgrade at the shortstop position...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 5 years ago 470 reads 2 comments

  18. Not Another Ortiz Lament: The Real Problem With The Red Sox Line-Up

    I've noticed in puttering around on ESPN's baseball stats pages that the four teams (Tampa, Boston, Cleveland, and New York) that have drawn the most walks in the American League have also scored the most runs...

    Mycroft Holmes Written by Mycroft Holmes about over 5 years ago 63 reads 0 comments