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All Action No Plot - Sun Jan 20 8:14 PM
1. Grinding It Out – Again Credit where due. Traditionally our lot have never really gone in for the business of knuckling down and sweating out every last drop, preferring the fancy stuff when it suits, and capitulation when it doesn’t. This season however we have dragged ourselves back in the d...
All Action No Plot - Sun Jan 13 8:01 PM
1. A Heartening Performance Curses are naturally flowing pretty liberally around the white half of north London, but here at AANP Towers we’re actually sipping the early-evening double whisky with a generous dollop of equanimity. The wound of defeat obviously cuts deep, and so on and so forth – b...
All Action No Plot - Wed Jan 2 12:54 PM
1. Doing The Necessaries in Defence After boiling our own heads in the final 15 against Wolves it was pretty imperative that reason returned to her throne pronto, so this was very much the morning-after tonic of choice, and well done all concerned. That said, as anyone of sound mind and body who...
All Action No Plot - Sun Dec 23 9:04 PM
1. Our Glorious Front Four If you are anything like me you might have tucked into your pre-match reviver with a nervous frown on your lips, because “Everton (away)”, as the first of four bashes in ten days, while not exactly having us barricading the doors and praying for divine intervention, nev...
All Action No Plot - Thu Dec 20 1:24 PM
So all those “North London is red” cackles seem pretty ill-judged now. A peculiar bash this one, as Arsenal arguably had most of the chances, without ever looking in the slightest like winning. In fact the final 20 or so passed off with all the peaceful serenity of one of those delightful afterno...
All Action No Plot - Wed Dec 12 1:09 PM
1. Our Most Significant Result Now this is what makes it all worthwhile. If you did not bound out from beneath the sheets with a sore head and a sunny whistle on your lips then I rather despair. This was magnificent. Yes we have convincingly beaten Real, City, Arsenal, Liverpool, United and Chels...
All Action No Plot - Sun Dec 9 4:33 PM
I’m not sure how public opinion will come down once the votes are in, but by my estimation this ranked amongst the best results of our season. Before you gather your rotten tomatoes and start flexing your throwing arm, consider the evidence. Leicester, though not world-beaters, are no slouches, a...
All Action No Plot - Sun Dec 2 7:18 PM
1. Outfought Every now and then there comes a time in one’s affairs when one realises that things have not quite gone precisely to plan, and have in fact fouled up to pretty rotten levels. And at such times one really has little option but to smarten one’s tie, take a deep breath and face …
All Action No Plot - Thu Nov 29 12:39 PM
1. All Hail Sissoko. Again. Nowhere else to begin, of course. The chap’s stock continues to soar, greeted from all sides with a peculiar mixture of bewilderment and delight. The all-action defensive style, which sees him gallop like a thoroughbred before using a vast array of limbs to wipe out op...
All Action No Plot - Sun Nov 25 1:47 PM
1. Pochettino’s Tactical Triumph Here at AANP Towers we have always looked kindly upon Our Glorious Leader, but more for his cherubic features, endearing humility and general good way with the youth of today. ‘Tactical Nous’ has always ranked a fair few rungs down the ladder, so to speak, when it...
All Action No Plot - Sun Nov 11 1:29 PM
1. Foyth When Juan Foyth’s name and number was fanfared pre-kickoff, we lilywhite hordes did the civil thing and wished the young bean well, with images of his rather painful flurry of mishaps from last week’s debut trot still pretty fresh in the memory. The early signs in this week’s concerto, i...
All Action No Plot - Wed Nov 7 11:47 AM
1. A Welcome Change of Narrative Well this rather cocks the hat at a jaunty angle, in response to all those harbingers of doom, gloom and mockery. Admittedly in the grand scheme of things it is unlikely to make too much difference, for our CL campaign has “Dreadfully sorry, but it’s 3rd place and...
All Action No Plot - Sun Nov 4 3:54 PM
1. Mild Joy Well the first thing to do in such trying circumstances as these is to search for the positives, what? Actually, I mislead my public. The first thing to do is re-start my heart, check that the pulse still throbs away in honest fashion and apologise to all those offended by my bellowed...
All Action No Plot - Tue Oct 30 11:22 AM
1. Sissoko Where else to start but the flailing blur of limbs that is Moussa Sissoko? Make no mistake, the chap was our Man-of-Match by a country mile. (Mind you, without wanting to damn the honest mucker with faint praise, technically speaking that is pretty faint praise, because when it came to...
All Action No Plot - Thu Oct 25 12:20 PM
1. Gallingly Pretty Stuff Bafflingly, had it not been for the stress of the thing, this would have been an absolute treat to behold, at least for the opening 80 or so. Take the goals alone. The first one was the sunny output of no fewer than 19 passes, according to the bods who monitor …
All Action No Plot - Thu Oct 4 12:24 PM
1. Lloris’ Latest Clanger Well I don’t know about you but I needed one heck of a lie-down after watching all that. It was 90 minutes absolutely bursting at the seams with all sorts of goings-on, from opening toot to final curtain. And on the subject of opening toot, what the dickens was going on …
All Action No Plot - Sun Sep 30 6:44 PM
1: Exhausted Harry Kane Until only a few days ago the red-hot topic of conversation in all the nattier establishments of London seemed to have revolved around Harry Kane and his energy levels – or lack thereof, to be precise. Indeed, AANP, never having been one to miss a passing bandwagon, was pe...
All Action No Plot - Sun Sep 23 2:02 PM
1. Welcome Win, Slightly Improved Performance For those of you who have been merrily camping under a rock for the last few weeks, pre kick-off this particular binge had assumed a darned sight more importance than your average ‘Brighton (away)’. Three defeats, fatigue, drink-driving, transfers (or...
All Action No Plot - Wed Sep 19 12:38 PM
1. Absolute Gut-Wrenching Frustration, Dash It Back in the mid-90s, if you had suggested that there is no shame in losing away to Inter, I’d have yelled “Gollazo”, thrust my false ID in your general direction and agreed vigorously. However, things – as sometimes happens – have changed. Inter’s st...
All Action No Plot - Sun Sep 2 7:16 PM
1. Pretty Dashed Ordinary Fare In truth I could point an accusatory digit at any one of around half a dozen of our mob today, so I’ll dish out a collective fingerwag instead. In the opening exchanges the most that could be said was that our back three looked neat and tidy. Lucas pottered around, …
All Action No Plot - Tue Aug 28 12:16 PM
1. The Starting XI Despite the telly box coverage suggesting long into the night that only one team was involved in last night’s binge, and accordingly spending hours dissecting the various ills of the vanquished hosts and their charming manager, my pretty keen sense of sight informed me that a s...
All Action No Plot - Mon Aug 20 1:33 PM
1. The Return of Toby Alderweireld Quite the unexpected bonus to hoop up and see Toby’s name on the teamsheet, what? Rather like turning up to school expecting the usual six hours of drudgery, and being told instead that all lessons are off as a visiting circus has popped in to entertain the dick...
All Action No Plot - Sun Aug 12 12:20 PM
1. A Result to Remember Come May ‘19 The pedant may mutter that it was a mite reckless to use up an entire season’s worth of good fortune in the opening game; and the purist may well grumble that this fare will have few at the top table quivering in their boots; but given the …
All Action No Plot - Sun May 6 1:00 PM
1. Not The Abysmal Showing I’d Been Promised A confession of sorts to begin with, as it’s generally best to air these things at the outset – I did not view the game live, so by the time the telly-box re-ran the binge in its entirety I was already well aware of the outcome. The …
All Action No Plot - Tue May 1 1:02 PM
Slightly stodgy stuff all round, but these routine 2-0 home wins are necessary fare. That I could only really muster three and a half observations tells its own slightly damning story really, what? 1. Lloris Monsieur Lloris has found his head shoved in the stocks and pelted from several angles wi...
All Action No Plot - Mon Apr 23 12:30 PM
Apologies for ambling in a day late with this missive, you can blame it on the post-prandial snifter, which turned into two or three and a night carousing with the best of them in south London. Yesterday, consequently, I was in no fit state for human consumption, which seemed rather apt given the...
All Action No Plot - Wed Apr 18 12:28 PM
Hmm, difficult to know what to make of that one, what? A bit of a struggle to find the delicate phrase that sums it all up. Not that my old man, AANP Senior, had much trouble, mind. “Rubbish, ” was his pithy assessment as the bell sounded, and I suppose it’s hard to disagree. 1. The …
All Action No Plot - Sun Apr 15 11:38 AM
1. Off-The-Ball Struggles I don’t think I’d be deceiving my public in suggesting that that was right up there with the more underwhelming nights in recent memory. Admittedly few of us would have had particularly wild expectations, but City’s recent form was enough to have some of us glancing surr...
All Action No Plot - Sun Apr 8 5:12 PM
1. Another Lovely Dembele Day A bad day for fans of the black and white portrayals of teams as either World-Beaters or Abject Failures, as we pretty neatly straddled the middle ground between those two throughout. It would be a defamation of character to suggest that our heroes were bereft of ide...
All Action No Plot - Sun Mar 11 8:13 PM
1. Reaction to Defeat “The true test of a team is not how they celebrate victory, but how they react to defeat.” I’d be deceiving my public if I claimed that line – paraphrased, don’t you know – as one of my own. In fact I’m not sure who said it, and frankly with gags …