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Arsene Wenger: Pure Genius by Tom Oldfield

By Tom Oldfield

In his 15 seasons on the membership, the world-class Fenchman has constructed the Gunners right into a staff in a position to hard for high household and ecu honours each year. His 3 Premiership titles - of which got here in 'Double' profitable campaigns - are proof of Wenger's specific tactical ability and his well-known skill to identify gifted younger footballers. the outstanding Gunners boss, nicknamed 'The Professor', has signed a brand new agreement which commits him to the membership until eventually 2013 and Arsenal fanatics can look ahead to a vibrant purple destiny.

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G. Cartman 1980: 26–7). Nor was New Zealand cricket assisted by climatic conditions. As with Andrew Hignell’s examination of English cricket, there is equally a case to make that wet or cold weather contributed to the financial vulnerability of the New Zealand game as playing hours were lost and spectators less inclined to brave the conditions. Various surveys suggesting a correlation between lower batting averages and lower bowling averages on wet or damp wickets and outfields are also applicable.

Other events of the 1950s also dwarfed the status of a first cricket Test victory. Edmund Hillary’s completion, with Tenzing Norgay, of the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 was quickly mythologised as very much a New Zealand contribution to perhaps the last great imperial achievement (Hansen 2000; Booth 1993). At the end of the decade, Peter Snell embarked on an athletics career that yielded six world records and three Olympic gold medals in 1960 and 1964. 2 This chapter is inevitably about such contrasting fortunes.

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