Mark J. Fine, Author at Daily Cannon

Mark J. Fine

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Daily Cannon's resident curmudgeon, generalist, technogeek, and Yank (native New Yorker). Has followed Division One football via the BBC World Service since before some of you were even an idea. Also runs (and now bikes). A lot.

Watford, Everton, Liverpool suffer most as 'festive football' causes 28% more injuries

There was a sharp rise in the number of injured players in the Injury League during the 'Festive Season'.

This is the last thing Arsenal's fanbase needed

Last Saturday's loss to Manchester United was not an easy one to take. For all the fight in the dog, Arsenal made enough defensive mistakes to find a way to lose again to Jose Mourinho.

Why Tottenham are set for same post-stadium move disappointment as Arsenal

Arsenal moved to a new stadium over 10 years ago. In that time, the football landscape changed dramatically and the Gunners struggled to keep up with both their debt repayments and the new requirements of modern football. As Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane, the noises they are making indicate they haven't been paying attention to their neighbours as closely as they should.
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Dick Law reveals Arsene Wenger’s actual job

Dick Law confirmed Arsenal's management structure during a conference on Sports Management in Brazil.

Why Arsenal fan protests are doing more harm than good

It's no secret that this is Arsenal's worst season under Arsene Wenger's tenure but are the protesting fans making things worse?

Arsenal fan favourite undergoes surgery

Abou Diaby underwent ankle surgery in London this week, L'Equipe reports.
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The Physio: Analysing Santi Cazorla's ankle injury after concerning update

Santi Cazorla missed the majority of March and April earlier this year due to Achilles Tendinitis, picked up when returning to training from a 98-day knee injury lay-off.
Arsenal injury news

Arsenal finish fifth in Premier League injury stakes for 2015/16

With the 2015/16 crown, Newcastle United have won the Injury League for the second year in a row.

Race Training – Six Lessons Learned

With my long training period and half-marathon well behind me, I've had plenty of time to examine what worked well and what didn't. My training...
Arsenal injury news

Injury update: Do the numbers suggest Arsenal's crisis a myth?

All football fans think their team has more injuries to key players than any other side in the league. In Arsenal's case this was pretty...

The Physio: Francis Coquelin’s knee injury

We all looked on with horror as Francis Coquelin hobbled off the pitch after Claudio Yacob's tackle, during Saturday's match at the Hawthorns. Preliminary scans after...

Ramsey among Arsenal's most tireless players

We all saw Aaron Ramsey limp off the pitch with a hamstring injury during Arsenal's 2-0 win over Bayern Munich. Used in different roles, both...
Arsenal stats

Graphic: How efficient have Arsenal really been in transfer market compared to rivals?

During the Annual General Meeting this week, Ivan Gazidis reaffirmed that Arsène Wenger makes all the transfer decisions and has an outstanding record. Many would...

Arsenal’s head nutritionist on how to deal with the heatwave

by Mark J. Fine Arsenal's head Nutritionist, James Collins, provided expertise on player preparation during the record hot weather at Wimbledon. It seems Collins is a...

Arsenal nutritionist reports on new creatine study

by Mark J. Fine James Collins, Arsenal's head nutritionist, details new benefits of using creatine supplements in this month's issue of Muscle and Fitness. Creatine is...

Runner’s (and Biker’s) Notebook

by Mark J. Fine Last time we discussed a plan that runners can use to train for marathons. A few things have changed since then, mostly...

Five ways to prepare for marathon training

by Mark J. Fine Marathon season is a lot closer than you think, so if you haven't begun training, now is probably a good time...

Arsenal physio leaves after dealing with 237 injuries

First Team Physio Declan Lynch has left Colin Lewis' medical staff for Bath Rugby Club. Having spent the last three years with Arsenal, Declan Lynch...

Arsenal drop below Aston Villa in Injury League final table

Despite a rough start, Arsenal's fitness has been stellar as reflected in the season's final Injury League table. Since the end of March, Arsenal have...

Which foods are better for increased fitness?

by Mark J. Fine Early last week, Manchester City's Sergio Agüero revealed that he saw an Italian nutritionist to help him gain better fitness. Although having...

Arsenal doubts over two key players ahead of Manchester United

Arsenal go to Old Trafford this Sunday in a classic rubber match with Manchester United. Here's a status update on the current injury list. Fitness has...

Arsenal owner splashes his cash

Arsenal's majority owner Stan Kroenke has opened his chequebook to lay the groundwork for a new NFL stadium in the United States. According to the...

Taking a walk – the perfect low-impact exercise

There will be times when you will need to restrict your exercise routine to something less intense, like taking a long brisk walk. Hopefully everyone...

Van Gaal: Manchester United star forward will be ready for Arsenal

Wayne Rooney was having difficulty walking off the pitch and was replaced by Radamel Falcao in the second half of Manchester United's match versus...

Manchester United man's bad luck good news for Arsenal

Michael Carrick first suffered a calf muscle strain after Manchester United's FA Cup match with Cambridge United on 12th January and it has been...

Hamstring injuries: Why Arsenal players get them & Swansea forward's return

Bafetimbi Gomis suffered hamstring injury early in the 1-1 draw with Everton on 11th of April and has been reported to be working hard...

Five ways to get back to running

The best part of spring is that there are better days ahead for running without wearing a lot of layers. Spring brings warmer weather without...

Why Manchester United star's injury could rule him out of Arsenal match

Wayne Rooney left the Manchester United defeat to his former club, Everton, on Sunday with suspected ligament damage to his left knee. The Telegraph report that Rooney's injury...

Ivan Gazidis kicks off Kick It Out conference at Emirates

'Raise your Game', part of the Kick It Out organisation's campaign to rid football of racism and discrimination, opened at the Emirates on Tuesday. Kick...

The biology behind Oxlade-Chamberlain's troublesome groin

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been stuck in the revolving door of the treatment room a lot lately, but there's not been much discussion about his injury. So...

Mertesacker praises medical staff 'miracle'

Per Mertesacker, Arsenal's Big F'n German, gives high praise for getting him ready for this weekend's Chelsea match. Having been almost written off for the...

Wenger: We want to strengthen

With second to fourth places separated by only two points and first being out of reach, Arsene Wenger is focused on maintaining that position. Wenger...

Injury Updates: First battle in Chelsea war lies in the treatment room

As Chelsea's match with Arsenal on Sunday draws closer, they find themselves without three valued strikers. The Independent is currently reporting that none of Chelsea's...

Technology to Help Regulate Our Weight

This week we'll focus on technology to help us measure, track, and regulate our weight. Last week we discussed how to use exercise tracking apps...

Arsenal drop below Everton, Manchester United in Injury League

Arsenal are having their best run of form since 2005 and are seeing their best run of fitness per the recent Injury League table. 30th...

Injury Update: Defender a doubt for Chelsea game

Per Mertesacker sprained his ankle in Arsenal's FA Cup win over Reading. He was replaced with Gabriel in the match and Arsene Wenger said in his...

Five years until refs like Taylor are no longer a liability

The Dutch FA is currently testing referee-assisting video technology. Despite the International Football Association Board delaying it's use in competitive matches for a year this...

Arsenal star makes award shortlist

On Sunday, 26 April, the Grosvenor House in London will play host to the 2015 PFA Player of the Year Awards. The nominees for Men's...

UEFA explore possibility of European All-Star game

UEFA, looking to add to current revenue streams, is looking at the possibility of adding a European All-Star Game to it's venue of competitions. This,...

Technology to Help Track Exercises

This week we'll focus on technology to help us quantify and track our energy burn through exercise. Last week we discussed how calorie counting could...

Technology to Help with Calorie Counting

The story doesn't end with just achieving weight loss. There is still work to make sure it stays off and technology is there to...

The Arsenal stat no-one is talking about (but should be)

Arsenal have exactly the same record after 31 games this season as they did last...well, not exactly the same.

Arsenal and Liverpool fans planned boycott is doomed to fail

Arsenal and Liverpool fans are planning on protesting ticket prices in the stupidest way imaginable.

Technology to help you succeed in getting fit and losing weight

Sometimes even the best of plans need a bit of supporting structure and technology to get you over the hump. There are literally a plethora...

Taking the Next Step to Losing Weight and Getting Fit

A weekly look at the technology, tools and techniques to quitting smoking, losing weight and getting fit through diet and exercise.

The stats that shatter an Arsenal myth

Have Arsenal fallen off regularly in the Barclay's Premier League? We seem to hear it regularly, but is it really true?

Beginning a Diet and Exercise Program

A weekly look at the technology, tools and techniques to quitting smoking, losing weight and getting fit through diet and exercise.

Quitting Smoking with the Least Amount of Pain

A weekly look at the technology, tools and techniques to quitting smoking, losing weight, and getting fit.

Arsenal overtake Manchester United in the Injury League

Arsenal keep moving on up all the tables.

An introduction to health and fitness in the modern era

Ever wanted to totally change your life but don't know where to start? In 2003 I noticed that my life was rapidly changing... My home life...

Aaron Ramsey to get hamstring results on Thursday

Aaron Ramsey has suffered a third hamstring strain of the season, but how long is he expected to be out for really?

Who’s Arsenal’s number one? [with surprising stats]

Who should be in goal for Arsenal on a permanent basis? You've got three to choose from, take your pick with help from our stats.