Richard Butler

As of 19 December 2013 02:05 GMT
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Favourite Club : Arsenal/Dagenham and Redbridge
About the Author : I am a freelance football reporter looking for work and I am the current press officer & programme editor for Northallerton Town FC. I also write for The Football League Paper & The D&S Times.

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Unbeaten Runs & Old Trafford - A Match Made In Hell

17 Nov 2013
by Richard Butler
ONE thing you can guarantee about being an Arsenal fan is that if you travel to Old Trafford with a long unbeaten record to defend you will inevi [More]

Sharpening their Daggers

06 Nov 2013
by Richard Butler
Dagenham & Redbridge have been defying the odds once again. Here I look at the great job young manager Wayne Burnett has been doing in Essex. [More]

Arsenal and big name signings - A potted history

15 Aug 2013
by Richard Butler
Arsenal rarely sign big name players but here I look back at the big names who have arrived over the last 37 years. [More]

Away grounds - The Dell

18 Jun 2013
by Richard Butler
Part 3: The Dell may not have been the most glamorous of stadiums but it was always one of my favourite away trips. [More]

Villa Park and encounters with Paul Merson

10 Jun 2013
by Richard Butler
Away Grounds Part 2: Last time I looked back on my visits to Hillsborough, and it is another famous old British stadium I revisit this time. [More]

Away grounds - My Hillsborough jinx

01 Jun 2013
by Richard Butler
Part 1: I have been going to away matches for the best part of 30 years & seen Arsenal play in around 80 different stadiums, at home and abroad. [More]

Bayern Champions of Europe as Robben stikes late

01 Jun 2013
by Richard Butler
Bayern lift the Champions League after a thrilling all-German final at Wembley [More]

1-0 to the Arsenal part 1,154

23 May 2013
by Richard Butler
No trophy perhaps, but more last day drama as Arsenal pip Spurs once again [More]

Suarez - A Personality-Free Cantona Or Mis-Understood Genius

23 Apr 2013
by Richard Butler
Following his latest misdemeanour, is it time for Liverpool to finally say goodbye to Suarez? [More]

Hillsborough... The day football died

16 Apr 2013
by Richard Butler
Today sees the 24th Anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Here I look back at that tragic day... [More]

David 'Rocky' Rocastle - A Tribute

30 Mar 2013
by Richard Butler
This weekend marks the 12th anniversary of Rocky's death. Here is my personal tribute to the great man [More]

Is it time to scrap the away goals rule?

15 Mar 2013
by Richard Butler
Why should scoring away from home be worth more than scoring at home? Here I lead the case to scrap the away gaols rule... [More]

Second half Arsenal blitz shoots down the Hammers

25 Jan 2013
by Richard Butler
In a match they simply had to win, Arsenal turned on the style to keep their top four hopes alive [More]

Expectations Lowered For Arsenal

22 Jan 2013
by Richard Butler
Arsenal used to compete at the top of table but things have changed. I think I have finally accepted it... [More]

Ticket price 'fiasco' - Maybe City need to look closer to home

15 Jan 2013
by Richard Butler
After Manchester City fans expressed anger at the price of tickets on Sunday, I examine why they are being forced to pay so much. [More]