These are the good times

What is there to say? A magnificent win over United in thrilling fashion. And how good is it to see Eddie Nketiah come good! Starting to feel like he may be worthy of that number 14 shirt. The musical tributes, here and here, are piling up. To quote Chic, good times, these are the goodContinue reading “These are the good times”

Utd, Raffle Redux Sunday!

Delightful win over Spurs this past Sunday! Unfortunately, our charity raffle was postponed as yours truly was ill and unable to attend. By all accounts, Maggie’s was a raucous good time! For everyone, except a solitary Tottenham supporter. Sunday, another stern test as Manchester United visits the Emirates. The Reds were responsible for Arsenal’s lastContinue reading “Utd, Raffle Redux Sunday!”

NLD Charity Event Sunday!

When last we saw our most loathed opponent in October, Arsenal dispatched them fairly handily 3-1. Since then, the Gunners have continued their mostly winning ways and held their top of the table spot, while Spurs have been a model of inconsistency which sees them currently in 5th. This is always one of the biggestContinue reading “NLD Charity Event Sunday!”

Ooh to be a Gooner: Kaylé

Another in our series profiling the Gooners joining us at Maggie McGarry’s on match days. Kaylé Barnes was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, grew up in Houston, Texas, and lived for a time in Washington, D.C., In DC, she watched Arsenal regularly at Lucky Bar (RIP to that bar) with the DC Armory, and found theContinue reading “Ooh to be a Gooner: Kaylé”

What the FA!

Frustrating result on Monday. We all generally understood Newcastle would be a stern test, but was rather hoping they’d come to play. Arsenal weren’t their sharpest when faced with the Magpie’s nihilistic style and a woefully inadequate referee, so I suppose we should be happy with a hard fought point, but the vexing outcome stillContinue reading “What the FA!”

No rest in the new year!

Thrilled Arsenal finished 2022 with a win away at Brighton. Despite going up 0-3, the Gunners found themselves with plenty to do in the remaining 25 minutes of the match, as the Seagulls would not die quietly and it all ended with a rather nervy finish. Still, sitting atop the Premiership table with a 7Continue reading “No rest in the new year!”

Last Arsenal match of 2022!

Lovely to see the Gunners continue their winning ways. Gooners at the pub agree we’ve lost the apprehension and despair that permeated last season’s matches when Arsenal would go down a goal. This season’s model has us all brimming with confidence that the team will not only fight back but persevere and get a result.Continue reading “Last Arsenal match of 2022!”

Men in Blazers visit S.F.

Any footy fan worth their salt is aware of the Men in Blazers. Roger Bennett and Michael Davies have been covering all things football for almost a decade now on their podcasts and TV show. Now they are bringing their MIB Live: This Cup’s For You – World Cup Tour to San Francisco at TheContinue reading “Men in Blazers visit S.F.”

Ooh to be a Gooner: Mahlon

One might easily believe Mahlon Christensen was predestined to be a Gooner. Some 17 years, ago he wins a 2002-2003 Arsenal away kit during a pub quiz. Soon after, his good friend and rabid Arsenal supporter, Tal, visits and hands him a copy of Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby’s memoir of Arsenal fandom. He immediately connectsContinue reading “Ooh to be a Gooner: Mahlon”

What becomes a legend most?

Legend. A term perhaps bandied about too much. When it comes to Arsenal, certain players instantly to mind. For me, it’s these two and I’m not alone. Gooners picked them to occupy the number 1 and 2 spots on the “Gunners Greatest 50 Players” list. And while we’ve had some truly great players since, fewContinue reading “What becomes a legend most?”