Category Archives: Opinion

Great Expectations

We asked for new signings… and despite a summer of grumbling, pessimism, over-reaction and even despairing cries of “let’s all start supporting Man City” (don’t worry I had a pistol in my pocket and was ready to fake my fellow … Continue reading

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I Am Arsene Wenger

Posted by Andre The Giant I am not Arsene Wenger. I share very little in common with the great man. I have never, to my knowledge, managed a premier league football team, I am not a millionaire and I am … Continue reading

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Adeu Fabregas, Au Revoir Nasri… Hallo Schweinsteiger (bitte!)?

Posted by Sonuvagun So no prizes for guessing why we at COTA have been a bit slack of late. In case you hadn’t noticed the Arsenal world is so depressing it’s hard to summon up the required amount of calories … Continue reading

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What Now For Arsenal?

Posted by Sonuvagun With the dust finally settled on the 2010/11 season (but sadly not in such a thick layer as to be able to entirely obscure it from view) and the interminable nonsense and fabrications of the summer transfer … Continue reading

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Jack the Lad? He's already a man

Posted by SmartArse Buried somewhere in what sounds rather like a bad chat up line of a title is a rather serious point. Because while it’s been a tad grouchy around the Emirates of late, one of few things we’ve … Continue reading

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Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool: Sluggish Arsenal Get Exactly What They Deserve

As Robin Van Persie slotted home an immensely late penalty and the Emirates erupted I had a headline all ready to go for today’s blog; ‘Still Alive, But So, So Lucky’. And lucky is exactly what we would have been … Continue reading

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Man United 2 – Arsenal 0: History Repeating

Posted by Sonuvagun Being an Arsenal fan is beginning to feel like being a follower of Opus Dei. A great deal of fervour and blind faith is needed, as is a love of pain. I don’t know about you, but … Continue reading

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After 21 Years, I Finally Get Why We Hate Tottenham

Posted by SmartArse It is no exaggeration to say it’s been a fairly depressing week to be an Arsenal fan. I was heartbroken on Saturday, sat like everyone else at the Emirates in shell-shocked horror watching the Spurs fans almost … Continue reading

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Step It Up, Samir

Posted by SmartArse After Saturday’s debacle OleGunner on twitter created a Guardian chalkboard highlighting the differences in passes made in the game by Samir Nasri and Tomas Rosicky: by Guardian Chalkboards The diagram clearly shows a a greater proportion of Rosicky’s … Continue reading

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Top Six Transfer Window Comparison; A Rebuttal To John Cross

Posted by SmartArse “Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp…made – and succeeded with – an audacious move for Rafael van der Vaart. Chelsea spent big, Manchester City, too and Manchester United spent more. All of Arsenal’s title rivals strengthened. Arsenal didn’t.” So … Continue reading

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