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I'm a director of Maidenhead United Football Club. For ten seasons one of my roles at the club was to produce the match programme. The aim of this blog was to write football related articles for publication in the match programme. In particular I like to write about the representation of football in popular culture, specifically music, film/TV and literature. I also write about matches I attend which generally feature Maidenhead United.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Emirates Stalemate

Top quality game at Arsenal on Tuesday night which began at least in warm Spring sunshine for a change. With both sides in need of three points it was good to see an open game. Although for Everton it was certainly a case of no quarter asked or given, the Toffee's up and at 'em approach initially discombobulated Arsenal as they appealed in vain to the officials for protection. However once the Gunners realised that Everton knew exactly where the referee's line was and how to sidle alongside it, they stepped up to the plate and from then on looked most likely to win the game. That they didn't was down to the absence of a top drawer striker. Last season Robin Van Persie earned the three points with a sublime piece of skill to score the only goal of the game. This time around no one was quite good enough to make the most of the few goal scoring opportunities that were created. With the ever impressive Fellaini in the cockpit, Everton also maintained a threat leaving the draw a fair result which reflected the clubs current status in the chasing pack.

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