The first issue of The Gooner appeared on the streets in 1987. The Online Gooner was born in 1999 and The Gooner podcast arrived on the scene for the first time in mid-2007. We’ve now well over 100 recordings for you to enjoy here.
Episode 127 / March 2014
Is the title challenge now over? Why have the Gunners gone back to gung ho? Who was to blame for the defeat at Chelsea? Is Arsene “a specialist in failure”? Why has he not signed his contract renewal yet? Can Arsenal blow the FA Cup now? The necessity for a 3% rise in ticket prices. The appointment of Josh Kroenke to the board of directors. Questions about the club’s medical record. Kevin Whitcher, Tim Payton and Layth Yousif are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 127th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 126 / February 2014
The card display before the Bayern game. Could Arsenal have beaten the European champions with 11 men on the field? Was Wenger right to drop Olivier Giroud for the match? First impressions of Yaya Sanogo. Did Arsenal look better without Mesut Ozil v Sunderland. Can the Gunners get results v Chelsea and Man City at the end of March. Should Arsene Wenger play a full strength team against Everton in the FA Cup three days before Bayern away? What is the Ox’s best position? Reflections on the January transfer window. Steve Ashford, Mustafa Goldstein and REDaction’s Raymond Herlihy are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 126th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 125 / January 2014
What did the games over the Xmas period tell us about Arsenal 2013/14? In praise of the Arsenal defence. The importance of signing a player in this transfer window. Why does the manager not start Lukas Podolski more often? Arsenal strikers of the last 30 years. What were Coventry fans protesting about during the FA Cup tie? What are the lessons we can learn from the Bundesliga? The difference between the atmosphere at Highbury and the Emirates. The phenomenon of early leavers. Marc Ollington, Mustafa Goldstein and Matthew Bazell are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 125th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 124 / December 2013
Have the rails come off Arsenal’s season or was the last week just a blip? Was fatigue an excuse for conceding six goals at Eastlands? Should Jack Wilshere allow himself to get wound up by the crowd? Was Per Mertesacker right to ball out Mesut Ozil at the final whistle? Is the recent criticism of Ozil justified? Has Olivier Giroud run out of steam? Who might be worth going for in the January transfer window? The timing of the 3 per cent season ticket price rise announcement. Should Arsenal really go for the FA Cup this year? Is it fair to describe Arsenal as flat track bullies? The Champions League draw v Bayern Munich? Twitter questions for snapper Mark Leech. Mike Francis, Mark Leech and Don Sebastiano are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 124th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 123 / November 2013
What did the game at Old Trafford tell us about Arsenal’s title chances? Will Arsenal buy a striker in January? Is the Arteta – Flamini axis the best option? Is Arsene Wenger guilty of playing square pegs in round holes? Abusive chanting. Arsenal Signings that made the panel go ‘Wow’. Arsenal Signings that made the panel go ‘oh no’. Steve Ashford, Marc Ollington and Don Sebastiano are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 123rd edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 122 / October 2013
What kind of difference is Mesut Ozil making to the team? In which position can Jack Wilshere expect to be played now? Is Jack’s focus where it needs to be? The Mathieu Flamini influence. Thoughts on who will challenge for the title after the first eight matches. Can Nicklas Bendtner be the man to relieve Olivier Giroud? Memorable European home games. Kevin Whitcher, Bernard Azulay and Simon Rose are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 122nd edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 121 / September 2013
The signing of Mesut Ozil. Will Arsenal use their unused cash in January? Was the signing of Mathieu Flamini a good thing? Conclusions on the summer transfer window. Photographing Arsenal. Do the players communicate enough on the pitch? Is it going to be a season of triumph or despair? Has Aaron Ramsey silenced his doubters? Memories of Arsenal in Islington. Players’ matchday attire. Recorded on September 17th, the panel of Marc Ollington, Steve Ashford and Mark Leech are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 121st edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 120 / August 2013
Should Arsène Wenger's contract renewal be put on hold? Can fan pressure groups make a difference to club policy? Is there any chance of the board sacking the manager? Would he ever resign before the end of his contract? Why have Arsenal left it so late to sign players? Which positions are priority areas for new signings? Who will replace the offloaded deadwood? Is Yaya Sanogo worth the gamble? Is Wenger now an outdated relic? Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith's role in shaping Arsenal today. Recorded on August 19th, the panel of Tim Payton, Kevin Whitcher and Tim Stillman are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 120th edition of Arsenal’s The Gooner fanzine podcast.
16th April 2014
Online Ed: Arsenal overcome Hammers