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The benefit of writing these things on a Monday is that you get to approach the game with a clear head. On Saturday evening I was deflated, it felt like we’d been beaten. Come Monday morning and reflecting on an away draw that topped off a week in which we beat our hated rivals and...

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  There was something strangely familiar about Saturday. The build up featured the now customary statement of intent from the Sp*rs party, tabloids suggested desperation within the club, yet ultimately, Arsenal handed out the now annual five goal thrashing to that mob up the...

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It can be a very peculiar business, supporting a Football team. As a neutral you generally want goals, slick passages of play, penalty kicks – missed or otherwise. When you’re watching your team, when the result really matters, I suspect most of us would trade a chunk of that action...

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When ESPN previewed this game the assembled wisdom of Martin Keown, John Barnes and Craig Burley couldn’t see any other result than a comfortable victory for Arsenal. Despite what has been, on the whole, a decent start for us I had to disagree with the panel. This was just the sort of game...

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Our unbeaten start to the season came to end on Saturday as we were left to rue mistakes we thought we’d seen the back of. Post-match I couldn’t work out if I was frustrated or strangely reassured. There was obvious frustration that we conceded such soft goals, yet the very fact that they...

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One of the most encouraging aspects of our result on Sunday was that we actually took something away with us. I don’t mean that as if we were lucky and that we should be grateful for anything, rather that we went up there last year and made a lot of the running but ultimately came home with...