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I don't know why some people are shocked.
They beat Newcastle 4-0, Utd, 4-1, Spurs 6-0
They have a massive and very expensive squad that had an extra day rest in between games.
We were always going to be the underdogs for this one.
Personally the score in my mind was wrong. We had offside goals called against us when they weren't offside and a penalty shout that was ignored. Milner's penalty was a joke.
Forget this game. Chelsea is the big test now. We NEED this to restore the points gap. Liverpool have got a Cardiff team on the slide this weekend, at home.
Isn't that one of the problems though? Wholesale changes become a problem rather than a solution. I don't dispute that each of the players bought may turn into a Spurs legend.
This season, to me, was the ideal chance to make the top 4 a permanent position. Changes in managers at Chelsea, Utd and Citeh - your bunch still doubting in Wenger (or were pre-season!) - Pool still not looking like challengers - and Suarez is just a liability waiting to happen.
So instead of just strengthening where we needed it (and I would have been happy for AVB to decide that) - we seem to buy 5 midfielders (when we'd already bought Dembele, Dempsey, Holtby, Glyphi already) - and still then be talking about winning every piece of silverware possible. IMHO, the league THIS season should have been the obvious priority - as another season when the top clubs all change manager isn't likely to occur too often.
But that also then gets away from the style of AVB - I just think I will have to get used to a more cautious approach - as I don't think AVB is an 'audere' character.
LOLOL, Well you just knew the Man u plastics would start to come out if they one, why do you bother Gunner when you a united supporter?.ICJ not seen for months, you win and guess what you appear, all we need now is Chrissy and Eric on here after not being seen in months, wonder why..lol. Long way to go, and I really do not see united winning it this year.
Rice didn't play with Adams. He went to Watford the same year Adams joined the youth squad.
Smith joined a few years after, when Rice had come back as a youth coach.
Hahaha!! Typical thick Geordie reply!
You watched the video, and your heart sank!
You then saw the photos, I checked the 'views' as you arrived, so you saw the photos of the same white water that was in the video, and your heart sank further.
You then went back to the video and watched the one with the rain at my mate's house, that cost him more than you could ever afford.
Now you claim you 'saw the world' in the army!
Only thick, unemployed Northerners join the army, yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir .... told when to go to bed, told when to get up, fed, clothed, free haircuts, and the minimum wage, you're even thicker than I imagined!
I've made you look stupid, again, I've been doing it for EIGHT years, you should learn to shut up, but you won't, you're a Geordie!!
Oh look, a book!
LOL you call that humiliations? Dear me, you really are sad.
Sorry to break this to you, but I honestly couldn't give two hoots what you think, I just enjoy winding you up.
And if you think that I've been nowhere, then that's great too, more fool you then, you silly old sausage jockey.
You're no traveller though, however, it's pretty evident from what I've seen on here over the years that you're a very poor bulls**t artist.
Chinned Lee Bowyer lately? Keep biting, LMFAO
How touching a scene was that eh. Roy and Hayley strutting their stuff in the Tower Ballroom, then sitting on the end of the central pier with a full moon lighting the undisturbed sea up. And the elephant that Roy won pertruding out of his handbag. truly eyewatering.
I had a word with that fortune teller regarding Leeds and Pools, I can't tell you what I said to her after her response, the language was terrible.
It would be delicous irony if Arsenal won the league. Longway to go yet and i'm sorry to say that if i was a betting man, i'd have to put it on Chelsea
Mr Ulimate OINK!
...I was posting before Rikk went on his trip....while he was on his trip...when he came back from his trip...and I'm posting now...that's the reality...
...it hasn't gone without notice that there's a gap in your postings...just about a week...(starting when you fell on your Roman nose and squashed it flat again....over the "Latingate" affair)...during which the Ultimate Urangacowboy took over...posting the same repetitive drivel that you do...
...now he's "gone" and you're "back"...just as Rikk says he's going elsewhere for a week...
....Coincidence?.....not on your little old piggy nelly....:)
We know that piggy is watching and aching to bite!
A bit of OINK OINK treatment always winds up these Man U titheads!
LMFAO - that got the Man U butt muncher out of his hiding place pretty quickly!
It's amazing how I always touch a nerve with this Man U butt munchers, it's all too easy!
I'm sorry you feel that way...I always find your posts extremely.......polarised between being biased about Arsenal while trying to portray yourself as someone interested in debating the beautiful game...and abusing anything Man U...
...what a little see-saw you put yourself on...
...and then there's the times....when you fall off the see-saw and just "troll" with gay abandon....posting all sorts of sexualised fantasies about other posters....you know the stuff I mean..:)
...what's up...?...not getting any...;(
As usual John, you have not answered my question. I agree that there are people you can dislike but respect, Fergie is one for me, but you said you disliked him AND didn't think he would turn it around and my point was - if you didn't like him and didn't think he would make a success of it then why would you give him even more time to make an even bigger mess of it? Its just not a sensible thought process other than for the sake of being "fair". Being "fair" would probably mean losing more games and wasting even more time and money. Sensible.
And 1) Of course any new manager is going to make changes. What, you would prefer we have a new manager that follows exactly what the previous failed manager did? That makes sense. Yes shame about the £100 mill but unless ALL of the players we bought with it fail, which is very unlikely, it has not all been wasted. As for giving AVB time to see if those new players worked out, well, he wasn't playing them all the time was he and even when he did he played them out of position so you would never have known that.
2) Everybody has a different view of what success looks like and we have not achieved what, by most peoples standard, could be regarded as success with any manager. Only Arry did what many think was a good job. My point was that a new manager very often has an initial good run, bringing in new ideas and trying new things - think Di Mateo at Chelsea. I am not over optimistic either but I do know that IMO AVB was never going to work so anybody new has one over on him straight away.
You said with conviction that we WOULD be taking a step back. I asked how you knew that and you have failed to answer with anything other than more empty words. Only time will tell if we have or not unless you have a crystal ball.