Athletics – the heartbeat of the Olympics

Whilst the Olympics incorporates 26 sports, ranging from Archery to Volleyball, there’s one that stands out above all others. Athletics. And so, having been to 15 sessions, numbers 16 and 17 would be rather extra special with tickets to both the morning and evening session of Day 10 of the London Olympic games. Watching the … Continue reading

Taking a seat at the Table (Tennis).

Wednesday saw yet another early start in a bid to get back to Excel for two table tennis mens quarter final matches. For the first time this games, I missed the start in a failed attempt to get up with my first alarm. The table tennis arena had been changed that morning to allow for … Continue reading

Been weighting long enough…

Given that I’ve taken two weeks off work to go to the Olympics nearly every day (24 events at the last count… a task I’ve spent a year arranging tickets for), I thought I may as well knock up the occasional blog post and let it serve as a memory. I’ve just left Weightlifting and … Continue reading

Sunny Blackpool gloomy for pro Wenger fans

On the face of it Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at Blackpool on Sunday was almost the perfect day. Finally back to winning ways in the league, the return in goal of an old hero at the age of 41 and glorious sunshine to enjoy a day out in Blackpool. But something was missing. Through thick or … Continue reading

Wembley turned out to be a pain in the Brum

Arsenal and Birmingham prior to the Carling Cup Final 2011.

Reflection Not every pint you’ve ever ordered would have been finished, but that won’t mean that the pint wasn’t enjoyable. There was just something that meant not every last drop was taken. It happens. So too our Carling Cup run. If the purpose of the Carling Cup this year was to embed some of our … Continue reading

Supporting two teams – it’s gunner get you some time.

Split loyalties Not supporting the same football team as your dad would verge on ‘immorality’ to many and if that is the case, then unfortunately I’m immoral and last Sunday would be the day it would be tested. When my cousins registered me as a Junior Gunner (The Arsenal membership scheme for young supporters) as … Continue reading

Sky Sports sacking shouldn’t have been a gray area.

The issue The last week has seen a phenomenal reaction to off air comments made by Sky Sports duo Andy Gray and Richard Keys. Let’s just remind ourselves of what they said. Yes, it’s sexist. Now, first things first, it’s disappointing to see these comments made. To suggest women can’t officiate or know the offside … Continue reading

In Arsene we (still) trust.

It’s 1.30am and I’ve just got back from driving 400 miles up north to watch Arsenal draw 2-2 with Wigan. On that note, thanks to Oli and Ricky for another entertaining journey up north, it’s what part of the day is all about. As the team news trickled in, I can’t deny that like most … Continue reading

Wigan v Arsenal statistics

Here are five statistics that may help you out if you’re having a bet on the Arsenal v Wigan game today. 1)      There’s only ever been one draw between the two sides. 2)      Watch out for a late goal – there have been 11 in the final ten minutes of the last 8 meetings. 3)      … Continue reading

Arsenal v Manchester United. Let battle commence.

Manchester United v Arsenal is usually built up to astronomical levels in the press but perhaps on this occasion the level of attention is justified. For Arsenal arrive top of the table, albeit having played a game more than their northern rivals and with United yet to lose this season, the impact an Arsenal victory … Continue reading