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Arsenal have gone through alot this season in general but also in the captaincy department with Gallas coming out with his outrageous comments which lead to Fabregas being picked for the job before picking up a 4 month injury.
This left the Gunners searching for a captain, they needed experience so they picked basically the only experienced player in the squad (over 30) Manuel Almunia the goalkeeper.
I think Almuina is a lost cause in goals and that Arsenal need to look for someone with a bit more talent but i agree …

Sat in a December chill at the Tilton Road end there was little to stir the senses with the performance on show. On the contrary in fact. The overwhelming emotion upon leaving the ground was one of anger, dissapointment and even disgust.
Hearing the announcment of McLeish’s starting line-up did little to raise the freezing temperature and set pulses racing. Starting an out-and-out left back, in David Murphy, at left midfield left little to the imagination, as did the inclusion of Damien Johnson and Lee Carsley – paired together in quite possibly the least …

It was announced a week and a half ago and is about 2 months away(Feb 24) but I thought it would still be worth having a look at the UEFA Champions League round of 16 and where Arsenal stand.
Chelsea v Juventus
Villarreal v Panathinaikos
Sporting Lisbon v Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid v FC Porto
Lyon v Barcelona
Real Madrid v Liverpool
Arsenal v AS Roma
Inter Milan v Manchester United
Looking at the draw you would have to say Arsenal got it easier than others but it is a tough competition and no opponent is easy thats …

Arsenal youngster Jay Simpson has recently signed a long term extention with the Gunners in what both parties hope will be a wonderful relationship.
Simpson has made an appearance in all three of the League Cup games(Carling Cup) scoring a goal against the full strength Wigan in what was a promising game for the young 20 year old.
Lets hope this young player sticks to his long term contract as so many players from various clubs love to sign a deal and leave within 12-18 months just because of the extra cash …

Hello again. Following my recent and first ‘post’ on BlogsFC.Com, I’ve become a little addicted to writing articles. I was reading the newspaper before – Daily Mirror if you must know – and read about a columnist talk about how he feels Everton have been remarkable recently following the club’s attacking problem. I agree.
In my recent post, I mentioned how Yakubu dosen’t do enough for me, and is Cahill reallly a striker, etc. However, I didn’t mention how I feel we’ve developed the strong ethos, and never-say-die-attitude. One answer. David …

Due to a mixture of illness, ill timing and being away for christmas. The only Daggers football I’ve attended this month was the 45 minutes played against Exeter.
Therefore, I don’t feel I’m in any position to single out 4 nominations for the forum POTM.
In that case, I will leave this month as a free choice.
Feel free to pick whoever you want and maybe state a reason why you think this player has stood out in December!
Vote away:-)
Previous winners
November – Matt Ritchie
October – Ben Strevens
September – Sam Saunders
August – Sam Saunders

Old Trafford has been somewhat of a happy hunting ground for Jose Mourinho, both in charge of Porto and Chelsea. But now, at the helm of FC Internazionale, the Champions League draw has thrown up a magical draw, with arguably the two most respected managers in world football meeting once again in the round of 32. The Portugese gaffer has lost just the once at Old Trafford, and possibly most notibaly beat Ferguson’s team with Porto, as a stepping stone to lifting the Champions League trophy itself.
In a recent interview, Mourinho claimed …

Gunner's Gallas Goal!
I was only able to catch 35 minutes of the game and I am sure glad that is all I seen. Arsenal tryed to play in their traditional manner of pass and move but it effectively failed with plenty of poor passes and little passes back and forth with no real penertration when they went forward.
Portsmouth were definately playing for the point employing a 4-5-1 formation and never really attacking just sitting back and waiting for Arsenal to bring the game to them before trying to counter attack …

Yesterday I was enjoying a nice replay of the Aston Villa vs Arsenal game unaware of the full time scores I saw the Gunners go 2-0 up before happerly heading off to a local game(A-League).
After a thrilling game of local football a fellow Melbourne fan also a Villa fan alerted me to the score a 2-2 draw away to Villa it was there and then that I knew our title hopes were basically over.
I will not go into the game as it has already been covered http://arsenal.footballblog.co.uk/night-knight-all-title-hopes.html but the aftermarth …

All football fans – or at least fans who follow football properly – should know or realise that Everton have currently no fit strikers. James Vaughan and Yakubu are set to miss the season, Louis Saha isn’t due back until three months and Victor Anichebe could just be fit for the Sunderland game at Goodison (28thDec. 08). My point, however, is that it is very encouraging too see even with our attacking problems we still have managed to pick up the points. Away wins at Manchester City and Middlesborough and …