Goonerholics Forever

  • A Personal Overview of the 1970-71 Season
    This superb piece is courtesy of Ray Coggins, the brother of our very own Bodrum Gooneress. Thank you Ray, for sharing your personal memories of that epic season for the Arsenal, Helen, the Scouse lass and no doubt also for Mr D that will bring memories flooding back for ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-16By goonerholicsforever
    10 hours ago
  • Personal Memories of the Road to the ’71 FA Cup Final
    This is a wonderful piece courtesy of our own Goonersince54. Clive, thank you for sharing such an evocative and memorable piece of your, and the Arsenal’s, history. [getty src="79660386" width="594" height="447"] The Arsenal’s first match in the 1970-71 FA Cup was a 3rd Round tie away to Yeovil.  This ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-14By goonerholicsforever
    3 days ago
  • Bus Parked at the Bus Stop
    [getty src="1317672547" width="594" height="396"] Tonight we beat Chelsea in the league for the second time this season. I think that is something to be pleased with! And yet, I’ve gotta say that it hurts how little that actually matters… When the fixture list came out, perhaps a few of ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-13By Gunnersaurus Stunt Double
    4 days ago
  • Down South We Go
    Hello again everyone and welcome to a quick preview of our antepenultimate game of the season – a trip, as the image above suggests, to a bus stop in Fulham. Fresh from two wins in a row against Newcastle and West Brom we now face a step up ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-12By OsakaMatt
    5 days ago
  • Fan Memories of the ’71 Double – Part Two
    Double Glory“ Having clinched the league title on a remarkable night at White Hart Lane, Arsenal travelled to Wembley five days later to meet Liverpool in their first FA Cup Final for eighteen years, a repeat of the 1950 final against Liverpool. Arsenal prepared for their sixty-fourth game ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-10By goonerholicsforever
    7 days ago
  • Brilliant Willian goal condemns Fat Sam to the drop
    [getty src="1232794254" width="594" height="383" tld="com"] The compressed time schedule we developed because of the Double features meant that I was required to produce this report shortly after the match. So in the interests of expedition I decided to think before the game about the issues that would probably concern ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-09By TTG
    1 week ago
  • The Pleasure Principle
    Now that the vestiges of any lingering delusions about the quality of the Arsenal team circa 2021 have been mercilessly shredded, and the stark reality of the club’s complete irrelevance in upper echelons of the European football is staring straight at us, I wonder what really is the ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-09By Doctor Faustus
    1 week ago
  • “Oh what a fabulous goal, by George” — Fifty Years since Completing the Double
    THE CONVERSATION: EPISODE TWO And again…the second part of the conversation, and the second part of our Double Celebration! GHF.com are pleased to release this, especially considering the Arsenal events of these past couple weeks. Lift your spirits by watching the second episode of two video conversations with Bob ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-08By goonerholicsforever
    1 week ago
  • What Now, Muchacho?
    [getty src="1316684848" width="594" height="396" tld="co.uk"] Well, where do we begin?  It’s a long story. “Begin at the end,” is a good axiom in such circumstances. We drew the home leg of the Europa League semi-final last night. We are out of that competition. Sitting in 9th place in the league, ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-07By Bathgooner
    1 week ago
  • Mutt’s Nuts or Dog’s Dinner?
    Well, dearest Gooners, here we go again. Once more we face a make-or-break match. If we do not make it through this tie, then the rest of the season will surely fizzle out as we scrap about to finish in the top half of the league. If we get ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-06By Gunnersaurus Stunt Double
    2 weeks ago
  • Fan Memories of the ’71 Double – Part One
    “We Won the League at White Hart Lane” From arsenal.com In this two-part look at our first Double season in 1970-71 we have asked regular frequenters of this blog for their memories of those great events. We start with our title success with particular emphasis on a climactic night ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-05By goonerholicsforever
    2 weeks ago
  • We Won the League at White Hart Lane – Arsenal’s Double Heroes Remembered Fifty Years On
    THE CONVERSATION: EPISODE ONE Finally…… after more than six weeks of preparation, a fourteen day count down, nearly three hours of interviews, and endless Transatlantic coordination GHF.com are pleased to release the first episode of two video conversations with Bob Wilson and Pat Rice about Arsenal’s 1970-71 Double year. ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-03By goonerholicsforever
    2 weeks ago
  • Bringing Goals to Newcastle
    Dear Goonerholics Forever Readers, We have been working hard this past six weeks on a campaign in support of Bob Wilson’s Willow Foundation. All our coming efforts celebrating Arsenal’s Double year of 1970-71 you’ll see during the month of May are the results. We’ve added a donation tile at ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-02By Bathgooner
    2 weeks ago
  • Up North We Go
    Dear Goonerholics Forever Readers, We have been working hard this past six weeks on a campaign in support of Bob Wilson’s Willow Foundation. All our coming efforts celebrating Arsenal’s Double year of 1970-71 you’ll see during the month of May are the results. We’ve added a donation tile at ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-05-01By OsakaMatt
    2 weeks ago
  • Do we have the right stuff?
    In the first of a two-legged Derby of Basque Managers, Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta Amatriain aimed to prove his greater worth than Unai Emery Etxegoien, his predecessor at the club who later took over at Villarreal in July 2020.  On his side Emery’s undoubted incentive was to show the Gunners ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-30By bt8
    2 weeks ago
  • No Yellow Submarine Riffs, Here
    Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'WsX7OHLOTsh9X0G9a5TraA',sig:'zzBaCreHZuxqDN6LUpdB6w6AE-MTYS-4tjobCbUrnOo=',w:'594px',h:'358px',items:'1140924438',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); //embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js As far as modes of transportation go submarines generate in me an unnamable hue of emotion, not the least because I never had really stepped into one, forget taking a tour into the depths of the majestic world of ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-29By Doctor Faustus
    3 weeks ago
  • The Shape of Changes
    After a few false starts at writing this review when I just found no inspiration in recalling a match that while watching I had felt mostly a sense of ennui and pointlessness, which was only relieved by a few moments of errors that were so bizarre that the ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-25By Doctor Faustus
    3 weeks ago
  • Love Arsenal – Loathe Kroenke – The Revolution Will Be Televised!
    A placard produced by fans on the day It was decided as soon as I heard Arsenal fans were going to demonstrate against the ESL- I ought, needed, had to turn up to register my feelings.  Given that I can get to the ground fairly easily it really wasn’t a ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-24By ClockEndRider
    3 weeks ago
  • And Now For Something Completely Different ….. Arsenal vs Everton
    Please forgive me for starting this Everton preview with some breaking news concerning Tottenham who, in addition to their new paint sponsor and supplier, have announced a new boot deal which was planned for this year but due to the pandemic, has been carried forward to next season. ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-22By Trev
    3 weeks ago
  • ClockEndRider’s View on The European Super League – Vested Interests and the Emperor’s New Clothes
    So, this morning we wake up to the potential a brave new world in which the 6 largest clubs by revenue in England join six of their equivalents in Spain and Italy in the potential formation of the European Super League – a rival format to the Champions League.  Most ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-19By Bathgooner
    4 weeks ago
  • Laughing Like an Aina …But VAR Fails to Give Fulham Victory
    “The difference is in the thickness?” A very late goal by Eddie Nketiah saw Arsenal salvage a point in a game in which almost every aspect of the game gravitated against them. Even then there was an agonising wait as Craig Pawson and his VAR henchmen sought ways to ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-18By TTG
    4 weeks ago
  • Bringing it All Back Home
    Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'qLpEQByMRZFYFMPePvaitw',sig:'-zFBBOPuPbzFO2UFW8adhYteOzqrB1rVbCcSSxUPnZA=',w:'594px',h:'423px',items:'953223342',caption: true ,tld:'co.uk',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js After last Thursday’s purposeful and penetrative performance in Prague the pressure that was building up on the Arsenal team and their rookie manager should now ease up a little. The manager and the players alike should now feel that if they ... read more
    Source: Goonerholics ForeverPublished on 2021-04-17By Doctor Faustus
    4 weeks ago