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Written by James 'Raul' Stokes Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:43

At the weekend, we travel to the Neanderthal Stadium to face Stoke and Tony Pulis. By no means an easy task. Without Arteta and Walcott for the remainder of the season, with with Newcastle breathing down our necks like an angry donkey, now is not the time for one of ‘those’ Arsenal performances rife with calamitous defending. We need to unite to progress. We need to really go all guns blazing to obtain 9 points from our remaining game - a points tally that absolutely guarantees the

   
Written by James 'Raul' Stokes Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:08

Yaan M’Vila of Rennes is the popular choice to arrive over the summer, and he looks a strong, tenacious player in the mould of Flamini. Adding a little bite in our midfield wouldn’t go amiss either. For all our beautifully intricate approach play, there’s the odd occasion I’d like to see someone thunder through Joey Barton in the centre circle. That might just be because he’s Joey Barton.

 

   
Written by James 'Raul' Stokes Thursday, 12 April 2012 08:38

How can a governing body wielding that much power, allow decisions to be made by people who quite obviously have no experience or understanding of the game? It must be time to have representation on these panels from someone -anyone - who has some level of experience in football. If not, stupidity, violence and cheating will continue to go unpunished because of appalling incompetence and ridiculous loopholes put in place to enable fat, corrupt bureaucrats to have no means of overruling the dubious Nazis they allow to

   
Written by @DarrenArsenal1 Wednesday, 11 April 2012 14:31

the worst violence I’ve ever seen at first hand. At one stage I had to run to avoid being caught up in it, as glass was smashing everywhere - a very scary experience. The Mirror did exactly the same with the story as ever other paper – and, as with the sports stories, I didn’t let my Arsenal allegiance get in the way. All the papers, not just the Mirror, slammed many Arsenal fans for behaving like hooligans and causing trouble, and it certainly seemed that way at the time. That was

   
Written by Reuben Lewis Thursday, 05 April 2012 10:17

There is a big difference between a personal insult and a perfectly valid criticism. The latter is what Arsene is being punished for. If you ask me, this is hypocrisy to the highest level; Uefa can say what they please, yet Arsene Wenger - not your average man on the street - is punished for expressing his views. Now surely, if anybody, one of the world's most respected managers should be allowed to voice his opinions without being at risk of reprisal. It reminds me of when I was 11 years old playing for a local Sunday League team, and my

   
Written by James 'Raul' Stokes Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:21

My point is; it’s physically impossible for everyone to be like that. Those that can’t attend everything, shouldn’t be chastised by others. The footballing world today is a global community. Arsenal have fans in all the corners of the world, made up by a plethora of varying ethnicities. I follow Arsenal because I love them, and because it’s something very

 

   
Written by James 'Raul' Stokes Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:14

What marks the site to which I refer as my favourite is that the opinion is honest. It doesn't waver, it doesn’t crumble under mass scrutiny. It remains - even amidst a maelstrom of hatred. When I click on for my daily bit of digest, I know there’s a chance I’ll be howling wildly in bewildered disagreement or nodding my head as an opinion reflects my own. What I know I’ll never be is disinterested