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Author Archives: Alvin Phoon

Liverpool's Woes Compounded; Chelsea Almost There

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

Out of the Europa league, out of the Champion’s League next season, trophy-less this season, and with key players and manager looking likely to leave, Liverpool’s season of agony is coming to a close. An outstanding contrast to the way … Continue reading

Arsenal And The League Title: Looking Good

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

Let me just start off by saying that I’m so glad I put Nicklas Bendtner in my fantasy premier league team this week. So often dismissed as an arrogant egotist, he’s showed real ability in this past week, netting a … Continue reading

Arsenal Drogged, Title Aspirations Smashed

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

The word “drog” should be in the dictionary(no not the urban one). “Drog” – verb- Completely dominating one’s opponent in the style of an Ivorian footballing machine. It was an all too familiar story at Stamford Bridge. Dider Drogba, 12 … Continue reading

Arsenal Force A Victory Over Bolton

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

Owen Coyle’s managerial debut for Bolton ended in a 0 – 2 defeat against the Gunners. The scoreline suggests an easy victory. It was anything but. To Bolton’s credit, they started the match brightly and nearly scored twice within the … Continue reading

Arsenal Survives For Now

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

A handful of first team regulars were uncharacteristically slotted into the FA Cup team by Arsene Wenger as Arsenal survived West Ham’s efforts to upset them. The Hammers looked to be in control and ready to apply yet another blow … Continue reading

A Tale Of Three Penalties

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

It was an amusing night for most of us. 61 minutes into the match at Upton Park, Matthew Upson brings down Daniel Sturridge in the box. Our Football Channel pundits for the night, Trevor Sinclair and Carlton Palmer, voiced their … Continue reading

Arsenal And Divine Intervention

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

Thirty minutes before the Arsenal Liverpool game, my mate (a Liverpool fan) turns to me and tells me that we need a miracle to beat them. At the final whistle, he looks at me with a huge frown on his … Continue reading

Arsenal Forced Back To Reality.

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

The inevitable has finally happened. After a series of good results, solid performances and goal-scoring exploits, Arsenal have been shaken awake. Dreams of Premier League glory looks to be in pieces after defeats against Sunderland and Chelsea, and even though … Continue reading

A Little Bit Of Rationality.

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

It has been all about Thierry Henry and his “Hand of God” this past 24 hours. Articles, comments, they are everywhere, lambasting the striker for his role in the controversial equaliser. I am a Gooner, and Henry scored the goal … Continue reading

The Derby

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

So yet another installment of the fiery North London derby has passed. Tottenham, missing Jermaine Defoe through a suspension and Aaron Lennon through injury, looked a shadow of the side which threatened to take over one of the top 4 … Continue reading

Van Persie’s Confession

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

“Yes, I did. Sometimes when you are in the middle of an action and you get a little push and you know there’s nothing more to take. Then you are in the right to show in a way to the … Continue reading

Football in Singapore (Part 1)

Posted on by Alvin Phoon

All over the world tonight, people are cheering on their respective national teams. The Slovenians, the Georgians, the English, the Danes, just to name a few. As a citizen of a country with a lowly rank of 127 on the … Continue reading