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We both came close, but neither of us won the biscuit in terms of the team selection.
Probably the best worked team goal this season so far for Wilshere along with flashes of individual brilliance from both Ramsey and Ozil.
4 - 1 could have easily been far more if it weren't for Ruddy. (despite letting in four, he made some great saves)
Well done also to Southampton. Great determination to get the equaliser. Now to look forward to the Yid's tripping up again.
Still not convinced. The players who left either were on the edge of the squad anyway (Jenas, Bentley - T'Hudd had been out for a while, and Livermore hadn't really broken in) - Bale was the main loss. T'hudd and Livermore left squad holes, but didn't HAVE to be sold - ditto for moving on BAE.
IMHO it's a bit pointless selling on a midfield simply to have to replace it - if that is what you're saying. And as we've seen, it then makes it harder for the manager to #$%$ the new players - as HOW do they get the pitch time required to bed them in? So didn't AVB then create the problem (unless he's not responsible for buying and selling - and Baldnini is). Changing one or two at a time to fix a perceived problem seems a more sensible approach IMHO.
And isn't it a bit odd that the manager has played more of the players he already had than the new boys - Chadl valley? Capoue (ok was injured), Lamentable, Chicachita - the only one with good pitch time is Little paul - oh and a striker who plays on the shoulder like Daffy (and requires service that we're not providing). So wouldn't #$%$ing what he had and filling weak spots be the way?
We still have gaps at FB, striker (maybe not if Ade will now get game time) and maybe no 10.
Daws - c'mon, if you're talking about the Negredo? goal - I'm not sure any defender would have stopped that turn. And the 'too tight', 'not tight enough' is one of those commentary 'funnies' isn't it? As the pundits love to say, when pointing out a perceived 'error', that 'he was too tight/not tight enough there' (delete as appropriate) - so what is the 'right' amount of tightness - obviously the amount required to stop the 'error'. But that level of tightness may then be tighter or looser than an effective piece of defending - so its a very woolly/bland subjective comment isn't it?
Oh well. Not even half way through the season - by the end of the season all the new boys are regulars and we're banging in goals for fun and AVB will be proven
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A reply within a couple of minutes, ah well, at least when you're on here we all know that you're not outside and a threat to children.
When are you going to tell us all about your adventures in the Rainforests of Bukit Lawang, in Sumatra looking for wild Orangutans?
Or are you too busy smearing yourself with your own faeces?
Here fishy, fishy, fish! LMFAO
*Cue the sudden username change and the numerous message threads about geordies getting posted, all coming up soon*
"Hopefully Rooney won't escaped [sic] punishment to become the second player to be charged by the FA under a new pilot scheme where a panel of 3 ex- referees reviews video evidence of incidents not seen by match officials"
"not seen by match officials" Geddit?
If it was "not seen by match officials" how did he get a yellow card?
Idiot, there is no further punishment, and there is no panel!
It's hard to figure out sometimes why you set yourself up for ridicule, does it turn you on?
For a start, SAF won 49 trophies in his managerial career, to Paisley's 20
Everyone knows Paisley, a great manager, inherited the best side in England, and had no need to rebuild.
SAF inherited a very average side that had to be rebuilt from top to bottom, not one single player SAF inherited was in the team that won the very first EPL title.
SAF also managed United for 26 years, Paisley for eight, Liverpool won five more titles after Paisley, then nothing.
Nevertheless, Paisley was a great manager, his achievements can never be disputed, and certainly shows up managers like Arsene Wenger, who also inherited a top team, and with a trophy to year average of 0.61, less than half that of SAF.
The USCG Morgenthau rescued twenty-three crewmen from the sinking motor vessel Joy Taylor yesterday 275 SSW of Saigon. The cutter was on patrol duty when she heard the SOS at 0723h from the stricken vessel. The M/V Joy Taylor en route Singapore to Saigon reported her cargo, of lube oil in drums had shifted causing first a five (5) degree then a fifteen (15) degree starboard list. She was attempting to proceed to Condore Island at six (6) kts. The master estimated that the ship had taken on 3 tons of water already and the rate was 200 gallons per hour. Deck cargo prevented access to holds and all drainage sumps had quit. The USCG Morgenthau sped to the scene arriving at at 1200h. When found the Joy Taylor was having difficulty manoeuvring. Uncontrolled flooding and free surface effect caused her cargo to suddenly shift at 1330h and she rolled to port. Empty lube oil drums stacked on deck began to break loose and wash overboard. The twenty (20) knot wind caused the six to eight foot seas to break over her. The M/V Joy Taylor was now in serious danger of foundering and her crew prepared to abandon ship. At 1400h the master determined that he was unable to save his ship and it was abandoned. The Morgenthau's small boats recovered the crewmen from the water. At 1729h, three hours after the crewmen were saved, the Joy Taylor capsized and sank in twenty fathoms of water. The USCG Morgenthau brought the survivors to the republic of Vietnam arriving at 1200h today.
The confidence running throughout the squad is there for all to see and that has what has been lacking in recent years, as I have always said. To me Arsenal have had wonderful teams these trophyless years, teams capable of real success. Arsenal had quality players all along but the belief slowly wore away and once the fans were on the players backs there was no way they would produce their best game. They bloody well tried though, time after time.
The last two seasons we lost our big names in quick succession and Wenger has built afresh, cleared out those squad players that had either had the stuffing knocked out of them or were on the periphery of the squad and simply not good enough. For the most part Wenger has done this without spending the vast sums spent by the likes of Chelski, until Ozil that is.
Wenger has spent the cash wisely and given the club IMO the best player to grace the Prem today. The performance of Ozil against Napoli confirmed that for me. CLASS. BIG TIME.
My hope is that if the team dips in form and it probably will at some point, then the fans still support the team and do not shatter the confidence of the players.That is crucial. Someone once said confidence is hard to come by and easily lost. Ozil has handed Arsenal their swagger. Long may it last.
Fantastic football against Napoli, I've watched it twice now, Napoli barely touched the ball those first 20 mins and they were 2-0 down!
Everybody that knows anything about football knows that the results Ar$e have achieved have been very flattering Fab. Most of them could very easily have gone the other way but your luck won't last all season. You are crowing a little bit too early old boy!
Ha! That did make me chuckle. A Spurs fan of all fans accusing another of 'crowing a little bit too early'!
That aside...a long way to go yet but I am liking the new found confidence at Arsenal today, something the club has desperately lacked in recent years.
I can't wait for Cazorla and Orzil to gel.
So, I hate to say it but, at last others are starting to realise AVB does not know what he is doing despite that smug "I know a football secret you other mugs don't" look on his face. And it looked yesterday that the players have realised it too. Beating Anzi on Thursday was not anything to be optimistic about. I was there and we played ok against a side that would be fighting relegation in our Championship. Our team does not look like it knows what it is supposed to be doing, players and styles swapped more times than Labour policies. I notice AVB has already started laying the blame at Baldini's door. And even if AVB had the humility to look for advice, where does he go? Freund????? I said upon AVB's appointment, I didn't like him, he had no right to be feted as a genius based on what he had achieved and that he would upset the team as he did at Chelski. I take no pride in saying I was right - I would much more happily been saying I was wrong if Spurs were where they should be playing attractive football. Some hope!!!!
'... don't ever feel undervalued or overlooked....Mr Fabongrassss.....
...you have an adoring public out there....:) '
That is plainly obvious.