FFP Am I missing something?

Posted on September 11th, by GnL in Opinion. No Comments

Here is a list of 23 teams that are the first to suffer with the new FFP rules.

Borac Banja Luka- Bosnia-Herzegovina
Rudar Pjevlja- Montenegro
Sarajevo- Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ruch Chorzow- Poland
Zeljeznicar- Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sporting CP- Portugal
CSKA Sofia- Bulgaria
Dinamo Bucharest- Romania
Hajduk Split- Croatia
Rapid Bucharest- Romania
Osijek- Croatia
Vaslui- Romania
Atletico Madrid- Spain
Rubin Kazan- Russia
Malaga- Spain
Partizan- Serbia
Maccabi Netanya- Israel
Vojvodina- Serbia
Shkendija 79- Macedonia
Eskisehirspor- Turkey
Floriana- Malta
Fenerbahce- Turkey
Buducnost P’gorica- Montenegro

What no PSG? Man City? Chelsea? That crazy Russian team? This blog is posted as a question: What the fuck am I missing?

A Bould New World

Posted on September 6th, by GnL in Opinion, The Club. No Comments

“We play football the Arsenal way…” has been a constant source of pride for us Gooners throughout the years, no doubt. Fast paced, attacking, free flowing, possession footy was Arsene Wenger’s gift, not only to AFC but to the entire EPL. For a century prior to the Frenchman’s arrival on the shores of Ol’ Blighty, possession was commonly defined by hoof, cross, head tactics in English football. I fondly remember sitting in my season ticket seats circa 1983 and cheering as the likes of Pat Jennings, Tony Adams, Kenny Sansom, Danny O’Shea, Tony Woodcock and Stewart Robson trotted on to the tiny Highbury pitch. And yes, aside from a diminutive but fleet footed recent acquisition, the Scottish sprite Charlie Nicholas, we hoofed, crossed and headed our way to our then usual 6th place finish under the stewardship of Terry Burton. Aside from a few thrashings we dished out, such as a 6-1 mauling of Villa and an oh so glorious 4-2 dispatching of the arch scum, we pretty much earned our moniker of boring, 1-0 to the Arsenal. The early 80’s could be considered the pinnacle of Arsenal mediocrity, living in the shadow of a dominant scouser squad and we … Read More »