Arsenal vs. Aston Villa Highlights: Third in the Premiership!

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It was the first game after the Champions League setback and a chance to leapfrog Liverpool in the standings for third place and put a stronghold on a Champions League qualification spot. Just some random thoughts from this game: We really saw the reason why Aliadiere will never be a real first-team player for Arsenal,… Read more »

Injury rules Henry out for season

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It probably happened three months too late and nobody can say they were surprised when Arsenal pulled the plug on striker Thierry Henry for the rest of the Premiership campaign. With no FA Cup to participate in and freshly booted out of the Champions League, Arsenal’s only interest lies in the Premiership where they’re one… Read more »

Arsenal closure; Champions League Quarterfinal Predictions

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I’ve had some time to recover from the Champions League loss to PSV Eindhoven. To provide some closure to our European disappointment, here are some after-thoughts about the club and the upcoming quarterfinal stage. UEFA held the Champions League Draw for the quarterfinal stage this morning and the results are in: AC Milan (Italy) vs…. Read more »

Arsenal vs. Reading Highlights: Baptista with the winner

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This blog entry is written in real time. The following takes place between 10AM and 12PM, Eastern Standard Time. It’s time to salvage whatever’s left of the premiership, Liverpool lost so we can secure our place in the top four with a win. Lehmann’s playing instead of Almunia which would tell me that Wenger values… Read more »

Carling Cup Final, Arsenal vs. Chelsea Highlights – Young Gunners lose

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It was Chelsea’s first team versus Arsenal’s second in the Carling Cup Final. No Henry, Lehmann, Gallas, Eboue, Adebayor, Gilberto, Rosicky or Hleb in the starting lineup for the Gunners, Arsene Wenger staying true to his word about playing his youngsters giving them what they deserve – a Cup Final. But when it was all… Read more »

5-0 must mean something

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Toronto FC beat a local Florida club called Soccer Max 5-0. Only God knows how good the Soccer Max players really are but I would think they’re somewhat decent having earned a match with an MLS team. It was either them or Lynn University that TFC might’ve faced in this game. Either way, it sounds… Read more »

Champions League: Arsenal vs. PSV Eindhoven Highlights

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2nd Leg Highlights: Here are the highlights and blog entry for the 2nd Leg on March 7th at the Emirates Stadium. Pathetic performance by Arsenal. Just downright nasty and despicable. Arsenal was hoping to score rather than trying to actually do something about it. PSV coming off a tough game against SC Heracles Almelo had… Read more »

FA Cup: Arsenal vs. Blackburn Highlights

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Note: Highlights from the replay are here. It was a 7:30AM start time for me but that doesn’t explain why there were so many empty seats in the Emirates for this one. I’ll let some Brit explain that one. It was a completely different squad than the one that faced Bolton. Amongst the starting lineup… Read more »

Champions League Preview & Predictions

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Seeing how this is the first Champions League post of the new year, it’s only appropriate that we start off with a proper introduction to get everyone going. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXtHoHGWjh4] After a two and half month hiatus, the Champions League returns and takes the Gunners to the Netherlands to face PSV Eindhoven in the first leg… Read more »

Toronto FC Nickname

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One of the things I like about my brand new club is that it doesn’t have a nickname but those guys over at BigSoccer insist on finding a name. So given the desperate need for personification of the club, a few things like Red Coats and X-Men and of the sort were suggested but quickly… Read more »

Start of Toronto FC Blog

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OK, so I’ve decided to write about Toronto FC, a team that I have no attachment to and one that doesn’t even exist yet. The only question is should I get a separate domain name and host it there or just shove it under arsenalist.com. I’m opting for the latter since its not going to… Read more »

FA Cup Replay, Arsenal vs. Bolton Highlights: Missed chances and penalties don’t stop Gunners

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Arsenal came in resting Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Jens Lehmann and added Alexander Hleb and Freddie Ljunberg to the travelling squad to Bolton. The Gunners looked smooth and efficient from the beginning and managed to string together series of meaningful passes to create chances, the best one early on being Rosicky’s bullet shot which… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Wigan Highlights

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The Usual: Arsenal fall behind early and come back to win. Henry should’ve scored five goals today. Lot of talk about Wigan deserving something out of this game and in truth, maybe half a point would be fair. That being said, with all the Wigan qualms about the officiating, the Adebayor goal that was diallowed… Read more »

23rd Death Anniversary of Maqbool Butt

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February 11th marks the 23rd death anniversary of Shaheed Maqbool Butt who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar jail in 1984. His body was never released. The following excerpt from a this great article at Chowk.com gives some idea about who Maqbool Butt was and why he should be remembered: What did Maqbool Butt stand… Read more »

Cousin Shahid reminisces about the NBA

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bosh is killing lately. Okur, man he’s a dangerous big man, because he can bang under the basket and he kills from three point range. his game is so much like bill laimbeer from the old school pistons. the team with vinnie the microwave johnson. lol. man i wish you could have seen this dude… Read more »

Raps win, Nets loss = 3 Game Atlantic lead

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Looking at a halftime scoreline of 66-54 in favor of the Raptors, two things pop into my mind. Scoring 66 points and shooting 70% is great but conceding 54 points to the Clippers at home doesn’t say much about the strength of the Raptors defense. Besides that instance of the glass being half-empty, the Raptors… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Middlesbrough Highlights

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Senderos red card and Yakubu Penalty 0-1 [dailymotion id=1CCsGpFqLjiL77VFv] Thierry Henry 1-1 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBDV0rzEBDo] Highlight Package [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVIW4wejsV4]

Carling Cup: Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2nd Leg Highlights

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Is it wrong for me to feel really good that Ashley Cole is injured? Poor Scum, it’s hard to believe they had a 2-0 lead at home in the semis and blew it to the Gunner second team. Mido’s late header brought the Spurs some hope but it was all over when Aliadiere smashed one… Read more »