CHELSEA’s victory against a tepid Arsenal was relatively easy, but given the Blues have spent well over the past two seasons, and the Gunners clearly haven’t, the home side can be forgiven for looking lightweight. In the cold light of … Continue reading Grey Neutral Weekly: Arsenal’s fall, dementia’s rise and problems with mavericks
WILL football fans ever be able to trust the people running their clubs? Although the battle has been won for the time being, how long until another attempt emerges to produce a bespoke league that suits only a few clubs? … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: Will we learn to trust football again?
ARSENAL, once the standard bearers for conservatism and prudence in football, posted their second successive annual loss in 2019-20, but there could be worse to follow. Covid-19 aside – the club revealed £ 35 million of losses were attributable to … Continue reading Arsenal loss adds to the malaise
STADIUM sponsorship is an area of the football market that has yet to fulfil its full potential. While some clubs, such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus have stadiums that bear the name of a sponsor, some countries … Continue reading Stadium naming – a coming explosion?
SOME Arsenal fans may be a touch disappointed that their club has not hired a marque manager, a black-suited, designer-stubbled touchline acrobat with heaps of attitude. Such people feel that an elite club needs to have an elite manager to … Continue reading Arteta’s background makes his appointment exciting
ARSENAL is a football institution suffering from bad karma and a deep malaise that includes dissatisfaction with ownership, poor team performances, disillusion with the manager, vocalised anger at some players and now, a disappointing set of financials. Nothing seems to … Continue reading Arsenal – a great club in urgent need of direction