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Once again the reaction is way out of proportion, to the actual game as a whole. Arsenal certainly made City's defence look ordinary at times, and you can cancel out 3 of their goals, caused by sheer under concentration, due to any number of things. And I reiterate, once again(that nobody has mentioned) we put three passed them, playing, supposedly poorly. Plus another injury to frustrate us even more. Please try to take some of the positive things out of this game. And also try to remember, that defence has been over stretched with games and travel the passed 3 weeks. I do not dispute that City played well enough to win comfortably in the end. But on another day, it maybe another story. We are still top, due to hard work and good play.
Bench players show points. But does not mean u get their points.. that's only if they sub. In. So u only get poits counted on ur starting keeper. That plays. Not bench
I was no great believer in him, but as it stands we could have achived 30+ points by mid-way and may, just may have got to 4th. Now, we'll have the new manager restructuring - and what then of £100m spent in the summer?
And if the rumours of Andy Capp or Maddonna or ... are true, I'm not sure where it will leave us anyway.
But should AVB bear all the blame? Surely, given the managers we've gone through in the past few years, questions have got to be asked of the board - as whether AVB was good bad or indifferent, the board have appointed (and sacked) a fair few mediocre managers.
If Baldninni then did make the purchases in the summer (with Levy) - then unless AVB specifically requested those players, surely the wisdom of the purchases also has to be questioned?
Bit of a balls up though - as just when I thought we were looking like a top 4 'consistent' team, we'll be taking another step back.
Bayern Munich 3-3 Arsenal ...... As you can see there was nothing to separate the two sides last time around. The eventual European Champions (Bayern) went through on AWAY goals aggregate, JUST!
Oh, and that was when Arsenal were very poor in defending last season, and no Ozil and Flamini in the side, and no revitalised Ramsey. The EPL league LEADERS are a different kettle of fish this season as their strong league position shows and a better side all round than the team Bayern edged on the away goal rules.
Yes, Bayern are the clear favourites to go through but favourites don't always win football matches as Galatasaray demonstrated in their win against Juve. Write Arsenal off at your peril, Rikki.
Yes it was bloody well right. Yes levy and the Board should also take some blame but it was AVB that picked the team, played players out of position, went with one small striker, played wingers on the wrong wings, made bizarre substitutions, kept switching the players so often they didn't know if they were coming or going, didn't buy support defenders when we had the chance, instead buying more and more midfielders and wingers. He thought 20 off target shots from outside the box was a good statistic. Hardly any crosses (because the wingers were cutting back on their preferred foot) and even if they had crossed, there was hardly anyone in the box anyway. AVB took a team which was looking good, attacking quickly on the break, and turned them into a team that looked completely lost. There is never a good time to replace a manager but the £100 mill has given us a strong squad - it just needs a manager that can make the most of it and AVB was never that. He is too smug, arrogant and full of himself. I have said from the start that he always looked like he knew a secret that nobody else knew about how to play football....well, if he does, he certainly missed a golden opportunity to prove it didn't he.
- Reply to Netley Lucas Dec 16, 2013 19:00
My captain can keep scoring his little socks off as far as I'm bothered - the hideous start I had to the season put me about 4 weeks worth down after 10 weeks...
Ha ha. Why are you here, why am I here, how did we all find an un findable web site?
It's like the irresistible force meeting the unmoveable object..it's impossible. We must all be figments of our imagination or a 3d projection from the alternative 2d universe!
"It's been on my bookmarks for over a year"
You're a liar, they changed the URL a few months ago and none of the old links work,
You can't. The positions are dictated by your overall squad so unless you want to change your formation and have an extra defender playing (in which case one of your MF choices drops to the bench) it can't be done.
And the moral of this story is, don't try to be a hero!
EVERYONE involved in the business of money, whether you're a bank clerk, a shopkeeper, or a train driver, are told to hand the cash over and let the police deal with it, don't get involved, this twot ignored that advice and paid the price. What did he think he was going to do, beat them all up and save the day?
RIP Ronnie, you provided us with years of entertainment, you'll be sadly missed.
"Don't go on 'holiday' just yet, 'Jack', who would we take the plss out of?"
You fit the bill perfectly old man...you and your puppy Sweaty.....Don't go Orangutan spotting again will you....or videoing any beaches in Bali......sweaty gets soo lost without you !
Any chance we are going to see those videos ?
Of course not...you full of it Rikky...
Kipper Roy Lenny Eddy Jack..
I wish you'd stop using the words I use...it's so....subliminal....obsessive ....Kipperish....;(
Sorry Drummer...I should have responded to this post as soon as I realised it really was you...
..I know Kipper knows you well and is very capable of cloning you as backup when he's struggling...
...but I've explained all that before....now that there's no doubt that this is you...I feel I ought to answer you properly....
...I am very well, Drummer. I left the Crime board long before it died...when did that actually happen I wonder...? I think all the other boards...misc...Police..etc. might have gone at the same time...you might be able to tell me...?
...I had actually left before it died...but Kipper started mailing me at my home when it was closed down for "maintenance"...he couldn't stand not being able to abuse me...I know you remember that...but you thought that was okay...
...anyway...I still speak with Adrian. Janet, Nicky, Trotski and Lee....do you remember Lee...?...as for Druid...I meant to look him up the last time we went to Scotland....but time got away from us....
" I have NO idea which of these posters is Rik or Roy though once the poison starts, all will become transparent. Still hacking people's accounts Skippy?"
...that's a huge lie Drummer....but I'll tell you anyway ...
...you were mailing "Lenny"...who you must know by now is "Kipper Roy"...with all your "jokes"...so it was "Lenny" who mailed you the link to come here to back him up against "Rikk"...but since neither Lenny or Roy are here...Roy must have told you he's "Eddy" nowadays...and not to talk to him or you'd give the game away...I know you like games...now "Jack" is in the game too...
...so...as you already knew...Rikk is Peter Grainger....I am Sweet...and Kipper ROY...aka LENNY...is EDDY...and also Jack...but maybe he didn't tell you that...:)
...in Short...Rikk is the one defending me...and Roy is Eddy and Jack...you should have recognised him...they call me sweaty....sweaty sock...Julia...and "woman"...I'm waiting for the rest...:)
...hope this answers your questions...
Yes I got the pic...;)
... it was lovely...you must be so proud of her...she is beautiful...and you looked so very handsome...
...you and "him indoors" would get on well...he a fishing fanatic too...:)
...but Drummer's not "bi"...he's just insecure...he's looking for " luurrve.....easily duped...abusive and sometimes quite incomprehensible in his defence of himself....
...because I can't see anyone else talking up for him...?
...cue Jack and Eddy...stage right and left...simultaneously....or maybe just one behind the other....:)
"There is little doubting that Wenger's men are now a well-oiled machine," Owen wrote on social networking site Sportlobster.
"The players all know their jobs inside out with Wenger rarely changing his system and against the lesser lights in the league I always fancy them to out-score their opponents.
"It is against the big boys where I think they could struggle as, in my opinion, they don't have the class of player to go toe-to-toe with the main title contenders.
"Despite people constantly telling me that Mesut Ozil is world class, his inconsistency means that we only see occasional glimpses of real quality.
"His odd good performance is usually followed by half a dozen poor ones and despite Giroud performing admirably, unless Wenger acquires a new striker to help share the load, they could just tail off the longer the season goes on."
Wenger MUST sign a quality striker in january and will be short sighted if he fails to achieve this target.