EPL Review: Leicester City Makes History after 132-Year Wait

A short blog post and update on the current English Premier League that is about to end very soon. Only one match left,and then it’ll be a long break before the entire transfer window saga starts again. The curtains for the 2015-2016 English Premier League is slowly being drawn now, with most clubs playing their…

It’s a Ten-Men Weekend.

It has been awhile since I last published blog posts about football, particularly because Arsenal hasn’t been doing very well for themselves in the league and I have no reason to toot the horn for them. Then again, the other teams haven’t been doing very well lately either. But this is not why I’m here….

EPL 2016: Arsenal vs. Chelsea.

This season alone has seen Arsenal falling at the hands of Chelsea at both the Stamford Bridge and at the Emirates Stadium. And both times, Diego Costa had played a role in eliminating the Gunners, and had a hand in influencing players in getting sent off. Last year, the Brazilian-born Spanish striker was involved in…

EPL 2015: Liverpool vs. Arsenal.

In typical Gunner fashion, the match between Arsenal and Liverpool ended in a draw. A 3-3 draw. While I’m thankful it wasn’t a goalless draw, as a fan, I was hoping and praying it was a win instead. Then again, which fan wouldn’t want their club to win? For one, Arsenal are on course to…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Newcastle.

It took a defender to give Arsenal a win in last night’s match against Newcastle United. It took just one goal for all three points and move the club two points clear of Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table. It took a foreign player by the name of Laurent Koscielny of…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Bournemouth.

It was one of those days for Arsenal fans worldwide. We know how our the club plays their games. One minute, they play so well and win big. Next minute, they play badly and lose terribly. We know Arsenal’s playing style by now. We know they are consistently inconsistent and unpredictable. You hope they win…

EPL 2015: Aston Villa vs. Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud’s penalty and Aaron Ramsey’s cool finish gave Arsenal a comfortable 2-0 victory last night over Aston Villa, and propelled them to the top of the Premier League table. Level on points with the Gunners are Manchester City in second place, and Leicester City in third place and one game in hand. Manchester United…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Sunderland.

Arsenal’s sketchy performances almost continued after an own goal was scored to Sunderland’s advantage. Many of the Arsenal fans want the club players to stop scoring for the opposition. We want to be scoring for our own team and our own progress, not for the benefit of others and contributing to their progress! Arsene Wenger…

EPL 2015: Norwich City vs Arsenal.

BARCLAY’S PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH UPDATE: ARSENAL‘s midfield maestro Mesut Ozil scored the only goal in the Gunners’ 1-1 draw against Norwich City on early Monday morning, 12:30am Malaysian time. The two clubs share the spoils of the match as Arsenal failed to perform after a string of injuries left their key players mostly on the…

EPL 2015: What’s Shakin’ This Weekend.

The Barclay’s Premier League returns this weekend after a host of Champions League matches played throughout the week. The results clocked in for four of the big English clubs left critics wondering which club has what it takes to finish the season in first place. Previous table-toppers Manchester City slumped to a 1-0 defeat by Juventus….

EPL 2015: West Brom vs. Arsenal.

As Arsene Wenger described it for the press, it was a ‘perfect nightmare’. Everything that came together on that fateful Saturday night was a recipe for disaster and a perfect nightmare. Poor passing. Poor defense. Missed opportunities. An own goal. Recurring injuries. A growing list of injuries. And a missed penalty. If Wenger was in…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs Spurs.

Arsenal were made to fight hard for a draw last night in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspurs. Sloppy defense in the first half enabled Harry Kane to take the lead for Spurs, but thankfully, Kieran Gibbs was lucky enough to rescue a point for the Gunners. Gibbs’ fluke shot hit the goalpost before…

EPL Review: Swansea vs. Arsenal

With 3 points on Saturday, Arsenal are proving themselves worthy Premier League title contenders this season. The club’s manager, Arsene Wenger, watched his men secure all 3 points from 3 brilliant goals scored by 3 different players in the second half against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, while goalkeeper Petr Cech helped himself to yet…

EPL Review: Arsenal vs. Everton.

It was what every fan was dreaming of — their team scoring goal after goal, defeating rival after rival, week in, week out. It was what every critic needed, a prolific striker silencing the naysayers with the right substance. It was what every manager was hoping for — their players to shine when the time…

Arsenal wins UEFA Match out of Sheer Luck.

I believe Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have discovered a pot of leprechaun’s gold beneath a rainbow before the match between his team and Bayern Munich. Or maybe his wife could have pressed a four-leaf clover into his management diary a few days prior to the big game. Because the two goals that were scored…

EPL 2015: Watford vs. Arsenal.

Arsenal continued to keep the heat up on Premier League leaders Manchester City with a well-played, and well-deserved 3-0 victory over Watford. Taking all three points from this match is crucial if they want to maintain second place and to ultimately seize top spot, if they can. Apparently, Santi Cazorla was the ‘Man of the…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Manchester United.

What happened last night was pure magic. Maybe the Football Fairies decided to pay the Emirates Stadium a visit and sprinkle some fairy dust on the field and on the stadium seats. So when the fans come a-visiting when their team lopes out the tunnel to face their long-time rivals in what could be seen…

EPL 2015: Leicester City vs Arsenal.

Can we say that Arsenal are back to their winning ways after clocking another victory after their mid week win against Spurs in the Capital One Cup? Can we base on just two victories and both in different competitions that Arsenal are back to their usual playing selves? Because the 5-2 victory over Leicester City…

Of Art and Coffee in Genting Highlands.

Over the weekend, my husband and I made our way up to a place called Genting Highlands with a free room registered by my mum after collecting enough Genting Rewards points through her endless trips up to their casinos. We left on Friday afternoon, checked in at 3:00pm and spent the rest of the day…

Football Update: Three-Match Bans.

Is this a good time to say ‘case closed’? Will this be the end of the face-off or is it just the beginning? Here’s what transpired over the past three days and the result is as such. What I think of the whole fiasco is at the end of my post. UK Football Association: “Chelsea’s…

A Domino Effect.

Look, even in the licensed photo that I dug out from Google Images shows the same referee Mike Dean booking Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky for a foul during a match against Chelsea in December 2013. It is not a coincidence that Dean is somewhat biased towards the Gunners and probably has a thing for Chelsea. I…

EPL 2015: Chelsea vs. Arsenal.

It was a fiery affair for Arsenal during the match against Chelsea, and at this moment, it depends on how you see it and which side you’re on. I may be a true Arsenal fan, but I have my opinions on how things should have turned out. And definitely for the better. Everything about the…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs Stoke City.

Details: Arsenal vs. Stoke City | Emirates Stadium | Saturday, 12 Sept 2015, 10:00pm (Malaysian time) Like the commentator said last night, it was Stoke City’s goalkeeper Jack Butland vs. Arsenal. And then it became Theo Walcott 1 – 0 Jack Butland. Why? Because throughout the entire match, it was Arsenal’s players creating opportunity after…

Petr Cech-s in for Arsenal.

Every tabloid, every newspaper, every form of media is singing the praises for Petr Cech, former Chelsea-turned-Arsenal goalkeeper. The 33 years old Czech Republic shot-stopper agreed to a long-term move to the Emirates Stadium from Stamford Bridge for an undisclosed fee. Rumour has it that the move was so he could be closer to his…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace.

Arsenal’s full-time match results of 2-1 over Crystal Palace imitates a similar situation back in February 2015, when the same 2-1 results catapulted them to third place in last season’s Premier League match. The goalscorer was the same, one and only, Olivier Giroud. In February 2015, Santi Cazorla was the second goalscorer. This time around,…

EPL 2015: First Match Flop.

I am honestly displeased and disappointed when the full-time whistle was blown and the score remained at 2-0 in the favour of West Ham United. I don’t hate West Ham for defeating Arsenal. They played well, and they played with such fervour and ferociousness that they had every right and reason to win. Arsenal, on…