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A slight new direction for TGB

In Blog News on January 2, 2010 by Highbury N5 Editor

Since the blog has started I have mainly written in a commentary kind of style about everything concerning Arsenal. Work commitments have meant I have less time so the style of the blog is going to have to change to accommodate that and keep the site going.

I will write shorter blogs on important issues and the writing will be in a much more concise form, of course, there still we be the laughs there have always been like the now infamous Barca story I wrote about Messi signing for Arsenal and Juan Laporta’s reaction to it.

Its to make the blog a bit more unique and individual from other blogs, to try and stand out more and offer something different.

I would like to thank you all for you continued readership.



Arseshirts has re-launched and is open for business

In Blog News on October 6, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

You may know that Arseshirts, the king of the unofficial Arsenal merchandise market, closed down for a few months this year.

Well it is back and under new ownership.

There are new high quality designs and its bigger and better than before so take a look. Click on the picture below to visit the website.



Technical issues

In Blog News on September 28, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

Over the past few days the blog has had a few technical issues, I don’t know what they were or why they happened but it looks like everything is working again.

The blog will resume as normal tomorrow.


Arsenal v WBA: Back to the future

In Arsenal FC,Blog News on September 22, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

So its Carling Cup time again.

I was going to give you a rundown of any new faces in the squad but somehow I managed to lose every single word I wrote so I’m going to have to do it another way a bit briefer.

Here’s the team that may line up:





There is the chance that Traore could play in midfield, or Merida may play out on the wing but its very hard to predict, I expect Wilshere to be out on the right side of Vela but again, he could slot into midfield.

Rory Deacon might get a place on the bench after playing his way into the thoughts of Wenger by having a fantastic start to the new season. A name you may not have heard of before.

Gilbert gets the chance to prove his worth again after a real rocky few years that has seen him go from a very promising right back to somewhat of a troublemaker and failing to play to his potential, Senderos will probably pick up the armband – something he has done in previous years – and he will have the experience of Silvestre alongside him.

Randall may well be in his last chance saloon at the club after failing to impress last season and building on his Premiership debut against Sunderand a couple of years back, having a goal ruled out for offside if I remember correctly.

I’m looking forward to this one, it has the ingredients for a very good game and its the only chance some fans get to watch a game at the Grove. For all those going have a goodun’.

More tomorrow.


The Gooner Review: A DVD made by the right people, for the right reasons

In Blog News on September 10, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

A film made by Gooners, for Gooners.

If you don’t already know, The Gooner Review is a DVD made entirely by Arsenal fans with all profits going to Bob Wilson’s Willow foundation.

There is none of the gaudy over-presenting that is so common on TV these days, its an honest DVD that gives praise and criticism in equal measure whilst also providing a must watch for all Arsenal fans.

I find it quite sad that the FA did not allow and video or radio footage to be aired unless a massive fee was paid, its shameful and just about sums up that association.

There is no propaganda in this, Paul Kaye makes a few cracks and fans tell their stories of a season that started off with dismay and ended in dismay, but in the middle the fans still had the time to believe that Arsenal could bring home one of the FA Cup or Champions League trophies.

The film features many well known faces such as Nick Hornby, Bob Wilson, Judge Jules, Peter Marinello and Perry Groves.

Watch the trailer here:

The film can be brought from the Gooner Review website by clicking on this very bit of writing, and it is a bargain.

This is a film made by the right people for exactly the right reasons, no money goes to the club, all profits go to charity.

It really is a must have for your DVD collection.

I don’t think I am alone in saying that the people at The Gooner Review should be very proud of what they have achieved.

Now thats what you call a f*cking DVD!


Get The Goon Blog in your inbox, every day…

In Blog News,features on August 1, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor


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Injuries injuries and more injuries

In Arsenal FC,Blog News on April 17, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

Morning all, not really that much around today but there is a bit of team news regarding…yes you guessed it. Injuries.

oooo and in defence too!

The Boss has revealed that both Bakary Sagna and Keiran Gibbs are doubts for the visit to Wembley on Saturday, it seems that if we keep losing a defender a game we are going to be well and truly buggered after the Chelsea game!

On the injuries Wenger said:

“We still have Sagna as a doubt for the weekend and after last night we have Kieran Gibbs as doubt too. He has a little groin problem. Clichy,  Almunia and Djourou are still out.”

‘There is the option to play Sagna in there if he has recovered, The other is to play Silvestre there and put Song at the back. There’s not many options but we’ll deal with the situation no matter what happens.”

We are down to the bare bones now and you would really hope that one of those two makes the game because you really would want two experienced center backs facing one of the worlds best strikers in Didier Drogba who has smashed goals past us for fun in recent years.

I think having to play Song in defence would not only be replacing a central defender with a midfielder, but also taking a lot away from the midfield with the way he is playing at the moment. Don’t get me wrong, he could do a good job there but I would much rather him to be in the middle stopping Lampard continuing his goalscoring form this season against us.

Denilson could do that job and he had been immense until before the Villarreal first leg but I think he is really suffering from tiredness after playing a hell of a lot of games for us this season. He has barely missed a game and at this moment in time, Song partnering Fabregas in midfield is my preferred option.

Looking past the weekend Wenger might just be looking to rest a few players against Liverpool, he said this:

“We have to rotate a little bit because we play every three days now and only the squad can achieve what we want to achieve.”

You can totally discount Wenger resting any player for Saturdays game, there is just too much at steak, but with fourth place looking relatively secure a few players might just be given a chance to rest their legs. Song will need a rest, along with possibly Nasri and Walcott. You never know Cesc might be wrapped up in cotton wool by Wenger too.

Lets just wait and see what happens.

As Theo Walcott has said, teams will be scared of us right now because we are on a fantastic run and have not lost in 25 games. Winning is very much a habit and its one that I hope this team never kicks but the next two to three weeks are going to be massive. If there is one team out there that nobody wants to face its Arsenal and as Emmanuel Adebayor has said, we can beat anybody at the moment, the spirit the players seem to have is one that we have not seen for a long, long time. At least, it feels like that.

2008 was a lousy year for us, it really was appalling. 2009 however, is stacked and packed full of drama, potential and maybe even the odd trophy. It can be a special year.

Please take a chance to peek at the new Charities page, its not asking for donations, its just trying to spread the word!

I will be back with a Wembley preview and the latest team news tomorrow.

‘Til then.