The debate is on: ‘Reckless’ Tackles, it needs to be stopped!

October 9, 2010

Well this international break has certainly brought about a very crucial debate to life i.e. the issue of ‘reckless’ tackling. Otherwise it is, as always, dull. 

This issue has always been neglected by the media and pundits; rather it has been joked about as this issue was always raised by Arsenal and Wenger. Always giving the same excuse that this is a contact sport and a man’s game and you have to show commitment, where the fun would be if there is no tackling, Wenger is going to ruin the beauty of English football, Wenger is whinging and bla bla. Read the rest of this entry »


Beauty Triumphs Against the Moderate Beast: Report, Analysis and Ratings

September 12, 2010

Arsenal: 4 Koscielny (24), Chamakh (58), Song (78), Vela (83)

Bolton: 1 Elmander (44)

Arsenal carved out a convincing win against Bolton as Wanderers were reduced to 10 men in the 2nd half.

I missed the first 15-20 minutes of the match but from what I have heard, Arsenal created most of the chances with Arshavin and Rosicky both getting close to scoring. Arshavin was setup by Rosicky with a splendid through ball, and he should have done better in a one-on-one situation. Then Rosicky himself took a chance but his shot was over the target. Bolton themselves found a chance to score when Kevin Davies shot on the turn was held by Almunia. Read the rest of this entry »