Football, you just blew my damn mind…

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Football, you wild bitch. You just totally blew my freaking mind. Yet again. You never disappoint.

An amazing night of football really. Manchester City f*cked their title hopes losing against one of the worst Sunderland sides in living memory. Some serious questions need to be asked of the manager and the squad after that loss. Really awful.

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10 more points

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In the grand scheme of things, picking up 3 points against West Ham at home isn’t major news. Considering the circumstances last night, those three points tasted pretty damn sweet.

I really don’t care if West Ham are garbage

I really don’t care if we didn’t play scintillating pass and move football

I really don’t care that it took 50 minutes to get into the train station after

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Arsenal need to take FA to task over scandalous ticketing policy

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Tim Payton explains how Arsenal could make the allocation of Cup Final tickets even fairer and also get more people supporting Arsenal at the Emirates

It didn’t take take long for the euphoria (and nervous anxiety) of watching this Arsenal team make the FA Cup final to subside to the frantic concern of how to get hold of a ticket for May 17th . A worry exacerbated by the fact that Arsenal had a record number of fans ever attend an FA Cup Semi final – approximately 55,000 – who would all love to walk up Wembley Way again.

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What Arsene can learn off… Pearson? | UEFA confirm ‘Injuries are not about luck’

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So today you have two lots of Le Grove, one post from me on stuff and one from Tim Payton of the AST landing big in your inbox at 10. He’s taking on ticket scandal at the FA.

I’m not going to head into too much detail, but simple facts are I’m a season ticket holder, I go to all the home games, have done for years, yet I’m in the ballot with 40,000 season ticket holders. Arsenal apportion tickets based on away credits. Fine, away fandom is more hardcore, but at the end of the day, home fans invest £93m in the club and should get some sort of recognition for that. Which, to be honest, most away fans seem to agree with.

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Arsene to stay on | Cryptic keeper digs from the Captain

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… and a big fat Monday morning hello to you! How was your weekend? Mine was excellent. I found a secret canal bar in North London, with a buzzer to get in. Secret and special, because the bar bill for 6 was £63 for a whole afternoon of drinking.

Anyway, secret places aside, what a game of football we saw at Anfield yesterday. Liverpool came out of the traps like a sea of really fast footballers. They broke City’s record of not conceding inside 15 minutes. They then conceded another inside half hour. Liverpool were too hot to handle. Not just that, the emotion of the day looked to have given them an extra 5%. Second half was a bit different. Liverpool were spent, and City’s class allowed them back into the game until Kompany slides a clearance allowing Coutinho to smash home first time.

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Failed success.

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I’m giving you the chance to tap out of this early. Why? Because I’m struggling with emotions today. It might be because I locked myself out of my house before the game because I went for a run and took the wrong key out with me. It might be because when I finally did get to the Greenman Pub I couldn’t find my family for 2 hours, it might be because when I did meet them, my cousin spilt a pint in my lap… or it might be because I’ve got myself so wrapped up in the details of the club over the past few years that seeing a performance like that against a very average side simply flatlines me because I, like many other fans, can see what the wider implications are.

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