Category: The Squad

Koz Is The One

Posted on May 25th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, Opinion, The Squad. No Comments

The latest in my “Get Behind Your Team” series. Laurent Koscielny is The One.

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We Want Our Diaby Back

Posted on April 6th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, The Squad. 3 comments

A graphic tribute to the unfortunate Abou Diaby.


Jack Wilshere – Monkey-tamer.*

Posted on March 2nd, by batmandela in General, The Squad. 9 comments

*No Bales were harmed during the photo shoot. Saving that for tomorrow.


2013 – The Year Of The Gun [RSS]

Posted on January 2nd, by batmandela in Barclays Premier League, General, Opinion, Tarot, The Club, The Squad. No Comments

Invinciblog takes an in-depth look at the challenges facing Arsenal.

RSNL-R-US

Posted on October 28th, by batmandela in General, Opinion, The Squad. 2 comments

A rather ruffled ARSÉNE WENGER pushes a large shopping cart packed with footballers up to the counter. He fumbles through his pockets, eventually producing a fistful of wrinkled receipts, which he places on the counter…

Arsenal Cookbook (Part 1): Breakfast

Posted on October 4th, by batmandela in Arsenal Cookbook, General, The Squad. No Comments

Today we’re going to make a meal out of that simplest, most traditional of breakfasts…

Arsenal Haik-who?

Posted on September 26th, by batmandela in General, The Squad. 4 comments

What do you do when your throat’s on fire, your sinuses are exploding and your fever’s rising? You wake up in the middle of the night and write a haiku for each member of the Arsenal squad, that’s what. See if you can figure them all out…

The Convincibles – Why this season is make-or-break for Arsenal

Posted on September 15th, by batmandela in Barclays Premier League, Opinion, The Squad. 7 comments

Every season is make-or-break for Arsenal.

At least that's what you'd think if you paid any attention to any of the millions of things that delivered opinion to the 21st Century Gooner: Boobtube, Arsetube, Twit-tube, Intertube… Hell – I reckon there are even carrier pigeons out there with “MAKE-OR-BREAK SEASON FOR ARSENAL!” scrolls attached to their scaly little sky-rat diabys.

At the beginning of each new season, there is a collective urge – after patting ourselves on the back for last season's Bronze medal – to pile pressure on the Manager, and whatever players remain at the club. The dizzying height of our recent (who'm I kidding!) glory days was as addictive as that blue meth in “Breaking Bad” – we liked being at the top of the food chain. It suited our self-image, and gave us the right to puff up and gloat and insult all those other scumbag clubs out there.

But The Seven Year Itch is upon us. And after losing our Captain and key players for two years on the trot, there is a sense that one more year of settling for Champions League qualification just won't crack it. Arsene Wenger himself, while squashing rumours of a … Read More »