How the ash cloud stopped Robert Lewandowski signing for Blackburn

Remember the ash cloud that hovered over the north of Europe in 2010? Well it didn’t just have the effect of crippling the Icelandic economy and downing hundreds of planes. It also scuppered what might have been the footballing coup of the decade. For had it not happened Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski could well have been a Blackburn Rovers player. …

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AshleyHow the ash cloud stopped Robert Lewandowski signing for Blackburn
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Five conclusions from Arsenal’s FA Cup disaster

Although a feeling of discontent has been fermenting at The Emirates for several seasons now it is not too often that you hear boos at the end of a game. I heard boos yesterday, a lot of them. As has been endlessly documented by the media in the last twelve hours Arsenal’s failure to push past Championship side Blackburn Rovers …

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AshleyFive conclusions from Arsenal’s FA Cup disaster
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Did Everton and Arsenal pay the price for their FA Cup cynicism?

Perhaps I am an old fuddy duddy, but it made me want to feel very queasy listening to David Moyes and Arsene Wenger talk in their pre FA Cup weekend press conferences. I am not a fan of either clubs, but if it was my manager I would feel the same. How dare a manager of a club, especially the …

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AshleyDid Everton and Arsenal pay the price for their FA Cup cynicism?

Arsenal update: Wenger’s press conference has injury news (Gibbs/Wilshere), update on Villa and more

Arsene Wenger had a pretty busy time of it this morning at the Arsenal press conference fielding questions about upcoming games against Blackburn and Bayern as well as the future of Santos, Villa and more. Firstly on the injuries, Wenger revealed there was a possibility that Kieran Gibbs could be back in time for the game against Bayern ‘Kieran has …

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AshleyArsenal update: Wenger’s press conference has injury news (Gibbs/Wilshere), update on Villa and more

Arsenal injury update – and who should play against Blackburn?

This Saturday Arsenal welcome Blackburn Rovers to The Emirates for an FA Cup clash they are desperate to win. The FA Cup remains the bit of silverware most likely to end the club’s seven your trophy drought. Yet Arsene Wenger has plenty on his mind when it comes to deciding who is going to start in the line up. For …

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AshleyArsenal injury update – and who should play against Blackburn?