Tag: Arsenal

Fools Rule: On Shlemmings.

Posted on February 28th, by batmandela in Fools Rule. 3 comments

This is not a blog about ticket price hikes and how they reflect the insensitivity of a profitable institution towards its loyal fanbase.

It’s not about how Arséne Wenger’s apparent tightfistedness and shortsightedness may lead to his undoing. I also don’t want to discuss the rumour that he has a contract ready-signed, and that the club is just waiting for an opportune moment to ram it down our throats – a Sagna/Rosicky contract renewal announcement, for instance.

I’m not interested in writing about how ironic it is that our star signing initiated the collapse of our Champions League campaign with his second consecutive (lackadaisical) CL PK miss.

And – while I’m not at it – I’m also not convinced that Arsenal can repeat last season’s performance in the upcoming return fixture at the Allianz Arena. As Heraclitus said, “A man cannot cross the same river twice.” Besides – as fantastic as last year’s heroic failure might have been, Bayern Munich did appear to be resting on their laurels somewhat. (At least until the second goal.) I doubt that they’ll make the same mistake twice.

So I’m certainly not wasting my time writing about that!

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A Goonblogger’s Confession

Posted on January 4th, by batmandela in The Anger Games. 4 comments

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.


My Arsenal, My Church – Pilgrimage Diary (Part 1)

Posted on November 1st, by batmandela in Eye Candy, General. No Comments

Pilgrimage Diary (Part 1)

Hi. I’m Batmandela. I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in God. Or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. That’s not to say I don’t have my own personal pantheon of ‘deities’. I do.


My Arsenal, My Church (Part 1)

Posted on October 30th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, General. 2 comments

Part 1 of my Pilgrimage Diary…

Hi. I’m Batmandela. I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in God. Or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny. That’s not to say I don’t have my own personal pantheon of ‘deities’. I do.


Exclusive: Lukas Podolski, Skunk Rider!

Posted on April 27th, by batmandela in Barclays Premier League, Eye Candy, Opinion. 1 Comment

Guard of Honour? Pah!

Include me out.

I’d much rather see this.


Arsenal v Reading: Match Review

Posted on March 31st, by batmandela in Barclays Premier League, Guest Post, Match Report. No Comments

Arsenal vs Reading Match Report, brought to you by guest blogger and top Gooner, James. (@JamesArsenal1)

Exclusive! Wenger Replacement Revealed…

Posted on March 31st, by batmandela in General, Opinion, The Club. 1 Comment

Arsenal Emergency Press Conference. March 31st, 2013. Easter Sunday…

Fools Rule: Fanning The Fire

Posted on March 10th, by batmandela in Fools Rule, General, Opinion. 5 comments

Our motto says it all: Victory Through Harmony. Perhaps that’s the biggest lesson we have to learn? As Gunners. If we’re ever to start winning again…

Cheer up, Gooners!

Posted on March 4th, by batmandela in General. 4 comments

Stay positive. Keep things in perspective. It’s not over ’til the fat lady sings.


Game Of Two Halves – Team Of One Half

Posted on January 27th, by batmandela in Fools Rule, General, Opinion. No Comments

A cockroach can survive for a few weeks without its head. Chelsea survived at least as long without John Terry.

There’s a lot Gunners can learn from Science and Nature. Fools Rule brings you a few curious factoids, and applies them to the Arsenal Experience. Enjoy!