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  1. The Big Red Machine grinds toward glory

    David Hirshey

    If there were any justice in the world, then Liverpool would win the league this year and newly minted Harvard Business School lecturer Sir Alex Ferguson would be forced to teach a course entitled Building A Championship Team The Scouser Way. Of c...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Has Arsene Wenger stayed too long at Arsenal?

    David Hirshey

    I once asked Arsene Wenger if he had a Plan B going into high-stakes away matches. Before deigning to descend from the high moral ground at Arsenal's training center, he looked at me as if I was something that had just been scraped off the blood- and...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  3. A special letter to the Special One

    David Hirshey

    Dearest Special One -- I know I haven't always been your biggest cheerleader over the years but I've got to say, you really impressed me on Saturday at Craven Cottage. For the first 45 minutes, your team looked like it had left its confidence, ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  4. Arsenal more than ready to take on Bayern

    David Hirshey

    Let's give a big North London willkommen to Bayern Munich, bullies of the Bundesliga, reigning champions of Europe, and, as the German tabloid Bild screamed after their last visit to the Emirates, "menschenfresser" or maneaters. Is there an Arsen...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. Did Arsenal peak too soon?

    David Hirshey

    I think we can all agree that Shakespeare was a pretty smart guy. Clever writer, cute beard, brainy fella. So when he complained about "giddy fortune's furious, fickle wheel," I should have listened. I shouldn't have plopped down my entire life's sav...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  6. Will Mourinho come to regret selling Juan Mata?

    David Hirshey

    Damn you, Special One. This was supposed to be my weekend off. I had scheduled a tasty Saturday brunch with the part of the family that I can actually stand and that can actually stand me (it's only one person). Friday night had seen Arsenal bust ...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  7. Arsenal tell Tottenham to 'mind the new gap'

    David Hirshey

    Far be it for me to gloat, but all things considered, 2014 is off to quite the flying start. First, Super Nicky Bendtner scores the winner for Arsenal against Cardiff. I didn't dream that, right? Because in his honor, I'm now wearing my mustache with...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  8. Fearless predictions for 2014

    David Hirshey

    Luis Suarez will get banned, Clint Dempsey will need a hand and the team that will win the league is... Doesn't it seem like only yesterday that Sir Alex was prowling the technical area, furiously chewing his magic gum and pointing to his watch as...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  9. Jose Mourinho rains on Arsenal's parade

    David Hirshey

    LONDON -- I'm beginning to think that London has it in for me. You see, I had come 3,000 miles to endure a night of biblical conditions -- lashing rain, gusting winds, bone-chilling cold, and referee Mike Dean -- all in the name of supporting my ...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  10. Just like (really) old times for Arsenal, Liverpool

    David Hirshey

    As the boys in Spinal Tap once wisely observed, there is a fine line between stupid and clever. When Arsenal bid $60 million to bring that lovable scamp Luis Suarez to the Emirates over the summer, I worried that Arsene Wenger had finally descended i...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  11. Meet Arsenal's real MVP

    David Hirshey

    You've really got to hand it to Arsene Wenger. Everybody talks about how clueless he is in the transfer market, but that was some coup he pulled off. I'm speaking, of course, of how he hoodwinked Cardiff into selling Aaron Ramsey for a paltry $7 m...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  12. Reversals of fortune for Arsenal, Spurs

    David Hirshey

    So now we know that the going rate for sixth place in the Premier League is a mere $160 million -- or, rather, the current bill of fare that Spurs have lavished this summer in their futile quest to do something they haven't accomplished in 17 years: ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  13. Thrifty United and Arsenal heading in different directions

    David Hirshey

    Take a deep breath and repeat after me: It's only one game. A single 90-minute match would not have been sufficient for Arsenal's new dream team -- Julio Cesar, Sven Bender, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Luiz Gustavo -- to settle in,...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  14. Red cards offer little value for money

    David Hirshey

    Wouldn't it have been nice if just this once, we could have watched two of the Premier League's best teams play a match that was decided by the 22 players on the field? Or am I simply being too demanding? No wonder Man City fans sent back those 90...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  15. Fearless Predictions for 2013

    David Hirshey

    Imagine if this time last year you had turned to the guy on the barstool next to you and said: "Hey pal, care to wager that Man City will win the Prem title on a 93rd-minute goal by Sergio Aguero on the final day of the season?" Or perhaps: "Wanna be...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  16. Bracing for the Arsenal apocalypse

    David Hirshey

    For 5,125 years, the Mayans have been telling us that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, but they may have missed their mark by five days. Or at least that's the prevailing feeling among Arsenal fans, who are convinced that the apocalypse will arri...

    Blog | December 17, 2012