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The Big Diag

The Cross-Field Take On Football

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7: Footballing Smut

A ninth win a row (in all competitions) for us and we only conceded one goal?! Emery even listened to James's advise and played a 4-4-2, and look what happened! Join Sam Limbert and James Bale as they talk about all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @TheBigDiag Instagram: @TheBigDiag You can also find us on the Arsenal Review USA website: https://arsenalreviewusa.com/

39mins

7 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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6: Would you like a Qarabag with that?

A seventh win in a row in all competitions, this sounds like a great time to be an Arsenal fan!  Join Sam Limbert and James Bale as they talk about all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @TheBigDiag Instagram: @TheBigDiag You can also find us on the Arsenal Review USA website: https://arsenalreviewusa.com/

41mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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1: My voice is the sexy part, my face is not

We return for a new season and with a new manager at the helm for the first time in 22 years! We've had a tough start with Man City and Chelsea but there are some positives to take! Join Sam Limbert, James Bale and Rob Starr as they talk about all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @TheBigDiag Instagram: @TheBigDiag You can also find us on the Arsenal Review USA website: https://arsenalreviewusa.com/

41mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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The Big Diag Awards 2018

Welcome to our end of year awards show where we have lots of our Golden Diag awards to give out! Join Sam Limbert, James Bale and Rob Starr as they talk through all the award categories and pitch their votes. Who do you think deserves our awards? Join in the discussion on social media! Visit The Big Diag at www.thebigdiag.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag.

59mins

20 May 2018

Rank #4

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2: You have the knobs n' stuff

Unai Emery gets his first premier league win over West Ham United! Could this be the start of winning ways? Join Sam Limbert, James Bale and Rob Starr as they talk about all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter. Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @TheBigDiag Instagram: @TheBigDiag You can also find us on the Arsenal Review USA website: https://arsenalreviewusa.com/

50mins

26 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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3: Colossal #?!@blaster

We actually won an away game! We've still got problems at the back, but at least we're scoring at the front! Join Sam Limbert and James Bale as they talk about all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter.  Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @TheBigDiag Instagram: @TheBigDiag You can also find us on the Arsenal Review USA website: https://arsenalreviewusa.com/

49mins

2 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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4: Spreading the goalscoring love

Basking in the glow of back-to-back away wins, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to look back at Arsenal's win over Newcastle and ahead to the return of the might of the Europa League. Contains tactical chat which verges on the insightful. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag Visit us at www.thebigdiag.com and www.arsenalreviewusa.com!

34mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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5: The Fluid Four

A fifth win a row for us and a clean sheet too?! What on earth is going on! Torreira finally starts as well, rejoice! Join Sam Limbert and James Bale as they talk about all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter.  Follow us on Social Media: Twitter: @TheBigDiag Instagram: @TheBigDiag You can also find us on the Arsenal Review USA website:  https://arsenalreviewusa.com/

49mins

23 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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50% of the time, it's right everytime.

Well that was an interesting season wasn't it? Sam Limbert & James Bale discuss some of our ups, and a fair few downs - but at least we haven't been relegated! Listen in next time to hear our Big Diag end of season awards show! Keep an eye on our twitter for more information and for your chance to vote on some awards. Visit The Big Diag at www.thebigdiag.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag.

58mins

13 May 2018

Rank #9

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Mustafi is a liability

An instant review of another away defeat against Newcastle. Will we ever win an away game in 2018?! Will Mustafi ever play again? Join Sam Limbert and James Bale as they talk through all the aspects of the game along with the usual mix of insightful opinion and banter! Visit The Big Diag at www.thebigdiag.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag.

40mins

15 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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Matt Damon!

This week Sam Limbert and James Bale talk about our 4-0 win over Swansea, Iwobi being on form and something about Matt Damon. We've also got the usual insightful opinion, banter and top 10 challenges too. Visit The Big Diag at www.thebigdiag.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag.

50mins

15 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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Anything dog related, stick it in a contract

This week Sam Limbert and James Bale talk about our super 5-1 win over West Ham, our brief encounter with the EFL cup and a look ahead to the last round of Champions League fixtures. We've also got the usual insightful opinion, banter and top 10 challenges too. Visit The Big Diag at www.thebigdiag.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag.

50mins

4 Dec 2016

Rank #12

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Who doesn't want to fall asleep to my voice?

This week Sam Limbert and James Bale talk about Arsenal's last three matches against Ludogorets, Middlesbrough and Reading. Two wins and a draw ain't bad. We also discuss the EFL Cup draw as it happened and the usual top 10 challenges. Visit The Big Diag at www.thebigdiag.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebigdiag.

54mins

26 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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Peak Spurs

Basking in the glory of St Totteringham’s Day, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to talk and laugh and reflect and laugh on the happenings of the last day of the season. Visit Sam’s Match Reports at www.samsmatchreports.com and tweet @ThatGuyBale and @SamsMatchReport.

43mins

15 May 2016

Rank #14

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I'm so hungry

Sam Limbert and James Bale somehow get a full podcast out of Arsenal's 0-0 draw with Sunderland while waiting for a Chinese delivery.Visit Sam's Match Reports at www.samsmatchreports.com and tweet @SamsMatchReport.

35mins

24 Apr 2016

Rank #15

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You are never beating Hector Bellerin in a race

Following a brilliant footballistic week, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to talk about the wins against Bayern Munich and Everton.Visit Sam's Match Reports at www.samsmatchreports.com and tweet @SamsMatchReport.

48mins

25 Oct 2015

Rank #16

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Who’s that kid on the wing? Hector Bellerin. Sweet.

Reflecting on Arsenal's 5-0 win over Aston Villa, Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale to talk about the Gunners' best XI, new signing Gabriel and Arsenal getting their mojo back.Visit Sam's Match Reports at www.samsmatchreports.com and tweet @SamsMatchReport.

31mins

1 Feb 2015

Rank #17

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3: Dani CeBAEos

Arsenal fans have a new love in their life. Sam Limbert is joined by James Bale and Rob Starr to talk about Dani Ceballos' performance against Burnley, look back at the weekend of football and Rob comes off a long run about Paul Pogba and penalties. Plus there's Marvelous Watch - Week 2!Follow @TheBigDiag on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes!

1hr 2mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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2: Marvelous Watch - Week 1

Football is back and wins for Arsenal and Manchester United make for happy podcasters. Sam Limbert, James Bale and Rob Starr look back at the first week of the Premier League season and talk Arsenal’s win at Newcastle, Manchester United’s thumping of Chelsea, will Chelsea be patient with Frank Lampard and look back at the best of transfer deadline day.There’s also the first part of a weekly feature – Marvelous Watch.Follow us @TheBigDiag on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to the podcast through iTunes!

1hr 4mins

11 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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1: Mustafi For Sale!

The Big Diag is back ahead of the 2019-2020 season!Sam Limbert, James Bale and Rob Starr look forward to the new season and talk Pepe, Arsenal’s defence, Harry Maguire and make some wild and crazy predictions about all sorts of footballistic matters.Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, follow @TheBigDiag on Twitter and Instagram and visit www.thebigdiag.com.

1hr 10mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #20