Olivier Giroud struck late in the first-half to ensure Arsenal went in level with Borussia Dortmund at half-time in tonight’s Champions League clash.
If Jack Wilshere’s goal against Norwich was the most ‘Arsenal’ goal possible, it is difficult to imagine one less ‘Arsenal’ than this.
Giroud managed to nick the ball in front of Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller and bundle the ball home after a cross from Bacary Sagna.
In the battle for the next generation of football fans, clubs are taking on new initiatives that could loosely be filed under the banner of propaganda.
Spurs are the latest to try an inventive new tactic, creating a range of computer game characters called the ‘Turfies’. They are the first club in the world to create a digital gaming platform for fans.
The idea is for children to create their own Turfy, choosing the appearance of the little creature, before training up the creature through a series of games and activities.
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American broadcaster NBC has won the rights to show live Premier League football on its network from this season onwards, and they have created a rather wonderful advert to underline their product.
It features comedian Jason Sudeikis, who plays Ted Lasso, a ‘soccer’ coach who takes over at Tottenham and is tasked with training the players.
The advert is a tongue-in-cheek dig at the notion that Americans know nothing about football, with some of the typical ‘yankism’ phrases on our national sport.
Forgive us for reserving outr judgement on whether Michael Owen’s commentary skills will impress many on television, but BT have certainly taken a gamble on their man.
Their new tongue-in-cheek advert shows the world that they have been putting Owen through his paces, and it’s fair to say he’s no Kenneth Wolstenholme just yet.
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Manchester United are a club that take their brand recognition rather seriously, and perform advertising duties around the globe in order to further the club brand.
This rather bizarre advert shows them swigging down what looks a rather disgusting tomato juice drink called Kagome.
The players down their drinks, with some degree of effort, before making short Japanese statement along the lines of “it’s nowhere near as bad as I made it look”.
What people will do for money, eh?