Look, I don’t like to kick a club when it’s down, nor do I like to wallow in filth, but, from time to time, I have to admit, nothing beats a good wallowing. Our latest installment comes courtesy of Sevilla’s Europa League triumph over Roma, which allows all of those Spuds out there to celebrate being trophy-adjacent once again. This time, it’s bit players Erik Lamela and Bryan Gil who deliver the closest thing to a trophy Tottenham will actually enjoy, and they join a long and ever-lengthening list.Continue reading
Author Archives: Jon Shay
PSG plan to poach Ødegaard? Pffft!
Okay, so it’s only fair if we’re flirting with one club’s player that another club would attempt to flirt with our own players. At one level, it’s an indication of our own rising reputation and the quality of the players we have in this squad. On the other, there’s not a drop of hypocrisy when I say we should sign Rice away from West Ham and also say PSG can say the hell away from our players, especially our captain, our prince, our talisman Martin Ødegaard away have me a little worried.Continue reading
What will Arsenal have to pay to get Saliba to sign?
More importantly, what will it cost to lose him? After emerging as one of the breakout stats of this stellar season, William Saliba started to reveal his true value to the club through his absence. Once he went down, our form went with him. In the 27 matches he played, we won 21, drew three, and lost three, a pace that would have seen us finish on 97 points. In the eleven matches he missed, we won five, drew three, and lost three, and that pace would have seen us finish on just 62 points.Continue reading
Mikel, Edu, & Kroenke: Bayern can pound sand.
As the silly season ramps up, the number of stories linking coveted players multiplies like a wet mogwai. Just as aggravating, most of those stories are about as reliable as a wet tissue in a rainstorm. Still, the persistence of the stories around our interest in Declan Rice lends a veneer of verisimilitude to them all. With that in mind, it’s more than a bit galling to see the likes of PSG and Bayern getting linked to Rice. That’s our rumour, our clickbait! It’s bad form to horn in on another club’s action.Continue reading
Does Emile Smith Rowe have a future at the Arsenal?
After an effervescent 2021-22 campaign saw Emile Smith Rowe explode for ten goals, earning numerous nicknames—Kev, Emilio, Croydon de Bruyne—injuries derailed almost the entirety of 2022-23, reducing him to a mere 161 minutes in 12 Prem appearances. While it’s possible that the paucity of appearances he made is down to lingering effects of groin surgery in October, Arteta’s managemenet of his reintroduction has sent very mixed messages. Is it possible that Smith Rowe has been frozen out?Continue reading