1. Mathieu Flamini’s Not-So-Surprising Rise in Arsenal's Midfield

    Anyone who consistently watches Arsenal football will be familiar with some version of what’s become a commentator mantra:“No one could have expected Mathieu Flamini’s improvement this season...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 1,236 reads 17 comments

  2. EPL Title Chase: How Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United Can Win

    It’s facetious to say, but it’s true: There are some obvious things Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea can do to win the League.They need to stay fit, score goals, keep clean sheets, and win games...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 1,940 reads 12 comments

  3. Manchester United-Tottenham: Spurs Defence Bedevils Red Devils

    It’s easy to forget how good a defender Jonathon Woodgate is, which is no surprise since his injuries mean we rarely see him play, but Manchester United were handed a stark reminder Saturday afternoon in their hard fought 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 921 reads 6 comments

  4. Good on Ya: A Personal Note to Tottenham Hotspur

    No excuses. No whining.I hate Tottenham as any good Gooner does, but I also have enough honor and integrity that I can make an honest assessment of what I have seen...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 706 reads 5 comments

  5. Arsenal-Birmingham: Déjà Vu as Gunners Return to Their Wasteful Ways

    Sometimes the better team on the day doesn’t just fail to win—they don’t deserve to win.That happened Saturday at Emirates Stadium...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 946 reads 13 comments

  6. J’Accuse: Thierry Henry Lays Claim to Scowling Celebration

    Opening arguments were heard today in a case that could literally change the face of international football.Barcelona striker Thierry Henry, known throughout the world both for his antiracism ...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 3,867 reads 22 comments

  7. Reality Check: Why Gilberto Silva Must Leave Arsenal

    Arsenal's worst performances this season all have one thing in common—Gilberto Silva started in midfield.The first on the list, and the worst performance by far, came at the Riverside against Middlesbrough...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 1,789 reads 28 comments

  8. The Real Problem with the NHL: Hockey Sucks

    I used to love hockey.“Used to” is the operative verb phrase.How did things fall apart? It’s easy for me to blame the lockout, and that certainly had a hand in things—but ...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 7,821 reads 22 comments

  9. Everton-Arsenal: Gunners Grind Out a Win

    Arsenal's victory over Everton at Goodison Park was ugly, uninspiring, and a testament to the Gunners' determination...

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  10. Best of 2007: Adieu Thierry Henry

    Back in the 2006-2007 EPL season, Arsenal had a long spell without their “talismanic” captain, Thierry Henry. Nearly every Gooner I know was desperate for Henry to come back...

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  11. Doing the Double: Arsenal Drop Tottenham Again

    I'm not usually one to gloat, but I can't help taking a moment to brag about Arsenal's pulling the league double over Spurs this season...

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  12. Assessing Arsenal's Carling Cup Performance Against Blackburn

    Tuesday night’s Carling Cup quarter final between Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal should put to rest all the talk about Arsenal lacking “strength in depth”...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 966 reads 9 comments

  13. Rating the Young Guns: Assessing Arsenal's Performance Against Chelsea

    The debate about Arsenal’s pretensions to trophies never seems to end, and it probably won’t until the 2007/2008 season is over...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 1,052 reads 6 comments

  14. Mitchell Report Fallout: Blame the Fans

    So the Mitchell Report has arrived, crushing our heroes and our illusory beliefs about baseball. Everything has been dispelled in 409 pages...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 864 reads 1 comments

  15. Sell, Sell, Sell: How Arsenal Can Stay on Top

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has to be in selling mode during the January transfer window.Arsenal’s shocking loss to Middlesbrough this weekend revealed the Gunner’s greatest ...

    Brad Simkulet Written by Brad Simkulet about over 6 years ago 942 reads 5 comments

  16. A Good Weekend

    HAHAHAHA! Not only did the Spuds get beat at home, they got beat by Arsenal-lite. I love Muamba, Djorou and Seb. What a beautiful weekend this has been (apart from Hleb's achilles injury)...

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  17. What Can You Say? Arsenal and Manchester United Draw

    Games like that are what football is all about. Sure, neither Arsenal nor Manchester United were able to play their usual brands of beautiful football, but they gave as close an approximation as they could...

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  18. Arsenal Grinds it Out Against Sunderland

    Tonight's dour performance in Bucharest was exactly what I've been longing to see. Arsenal really played like crap, but they still got the win, and they got it away against a stingy and well organized defense...

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  19. madness and other things

    so jose moanihno is out the door at stamford bridge. or so the reports are saying. who knows how much was jose being pissy and how much was roman giving him few options but to walk out the door...

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  20. who needs henry?

    when you've got emmanuelle adebayor scoring kick ass goals like his second and cesc scoring 5 in 6 games! not us. hope he's enjoying his time on the bench over at barca...

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  21. england beats israel

    but if you are an england fan i suggest you don't get too excited yet. there are a lot of factors that could keep england in trouble and exclude them from the euros, not the least of which is mcclaren...

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  22. The Next Theirry Henry or Jermaine Jenas?

    I am thinking the latter. One good pass does not a good player or a good game make. I have actually seen Jermaine Jenas score a good goal on occasion, but it doesn't change the fact that the rest of his game is basically crap...

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  23. So Captain Fangallic is Down

    I'm a bit bitter about William Gallas being our captain, and he's going to have to seriously win me over...

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  24. Give the MLS a Chance!

    Missing football and being close to the new Arsenal season without Arsenal football, I found myself watching the new Superliga, which pits the top four MLS teams against the top four Mexican Apertura teams in...

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  25. doom and gloom?

    i don't think so. even without the geezers we can compete.How The Arsenal Squad Measures Up:Goalkeeper: Lehmann/ FabianskiRight-Back: Sagna/Hoyte/EboueLeft-Back: Clichy/TraoreCentre-Half: ...

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