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Phoenix from the flames: Finsbury claw back 57-57 draw

Finsbury Phoenix battled London Basketball School to a hard fought 57-57 draw in the Islington men’s basketball league despite having too few players to field a full team. Finsbury had to forfeit the match, which will be recorded as a 20-0 reverse, but both teams played on regardless. The first half was played at a

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Netball for all in Islington

“NETBALL isn’t just about netball,” believe Playnetball, an unusual focus for the organisers of an Islington-based netball league. They believe they are in a league of their own, promising to provide the “perfect antidote” to leagues that don’t listen to a word you say and pay no attention to what you actually want. Playnetball run

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Wenger’s best XI

With Arsène Wenger approaching his 1,000th match in charge of Arsenal this Saturday, the Islington Now sports department has been having heated arguments all week over the best players of his 18 years in charge. Such processes have a disappointing tendency to end in dissatisfying compromises, but we’re confident that few will have reason to argue with

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Recipe for success: Arsenal’s Ramsey rewarded after Gordon’s nightmare

(Title photo by Wikimedia Commons) Gordon Ramsay might be weeping over his lost Michelin star, but the career of Arsenal’s Welsh wonder is on the opposite trajectory. Aaron Ramsey – described as a “key player” by Arsène Wenger, his manager, yesterday – has signed a new contract that will see his wages soar 80% to

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Wenger focused on Arsenal – Chelsea not 1000th game

ARSÈNE Wenger believes that one day he will be “very proud” of his achievements at Arsenal, as he prepares for his 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners. The Gunners’ Saturday lunchtime trip to Chelsea, which will be shown live on BT Sport, represents the latest in a string of milestones the Frenchman has attained during

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999 games: Wenger versus Ferguson – a statistical comparison

(Title photos by Wikimedia Commons and thesportreview.com) As Arsène Wenger prepares for his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal this Saturday, the time is ripe to compare his record with that of his great nemesis: Sir Alex Ferguson. Premier League trophies The former Manchester United manager, who reached the milestone in November 2004 – more than

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Data: Rosicky scores, Arsenal win – again

Arsenal won the 175th North London derby yesterday thanks to a sumptuous strike from Tomas Rosicky, their evergreen Czech midfielder. Perhaps this is not a coincidence, because Arsenal seem to have an unerring knack of winning when Rosicky scores: the Gunners have won 14 and drawn 1 of the 17 Premier League (PL) games in

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