Arsenal Message Board
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 11:45 Flag
I meant "look at the results" ***and performance***.
Even when a team is on a bad losing run of games, you know that there's light at the end of the tunnel so long the team are performing but not getting the results their performance deserves.
Last season was a freak season when all the better sides didn't turn up for one reason or another. Going forward, chances of that happening again is very slim. Everyone knows that SAF got very lucky last season as their performance did not merit their achievement - even most ardent Man U fans would concede (in private). There's something about SAF in recent seasons which most people seem to forget, his team always get momentum and copious dodgy decisions in his favour in difficult games, this is an important element which helps team confidence. It's easy to forget that had the ref dutifully sent off Paul Scholes who was already on a yellow card when he committed another bad tackle on a Wigan player at the JJB stadium, Chelsea would have won the league on the final day of the season, these are the sort of helping hands SAF's team get on a regular basis than most teams. Again, ''momentum'' for you..
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 10:48 Flag
"We'll rebuild, and next season we'll be back where we left off"
Talk about being delusional, I take it City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Spurs, FIVE teams currently above and superior to your midtable side will all go into stagnation and let that happen, huh Rikki?
*Rebuilding* a team isn't what you do in a season, it takes time and plenty of money.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 27, 2014 10:33 Flag
Traitor's whining about his manager's tactics and critiicising his team-mates are becoming ridiculous by the day. I won't be too surprised if it has something to do with Rooney now getting extra 70 grand than him. I hope Man U make it clear to him that he's going nowhere until he's fulfilled his obligations to the club - remaining 2 years contract.
I'm looking forward to see him play against FC Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League next season.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 14:05 Flag
The onus is on YOU, Rikki.
PROVE that you were where you said you were in Asia -- date-stamped photos of you of cruising on your Harley Davidson for example, videos, etc.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 13:53 Flag
"what are you trying to achieve?"
To get you to admit that Man U are an average side which you've NOW done, full credit to you.
Your ***I' was in Asia*** tired excuses have been blown apart by all and sundry on here, so stop kidding yourself. You weren't.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:58 Flag
"What SAF was thinking when he bought Young, or replaced Nani on the right with Valencia, or thought Cleverley was first team material, is beyond me.
We have players loaned out who are better than this lot."
A refreshing, honest team appraisal by Rikki. Make no mistake, this is a galling admission by Rikki that the current Man U side aren't good enough, something most of us knew before a ball is kicked in anger last summer. The unbelievable thing is it took Rikki game FORTY-ONE of the season for him to come to terms with the decline of his side. Well, Rikki got there in the end, and that's what counts. ;)
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:27 Flag
Guillem Balague has proven to be very accurate with his transfer tidbits, he has all the right contacts with the two La Liga giants. For this reason, I think the Morata move to Arsenal could happen this coming summer but is a 22 year old Morata enough to strengthen our strike-force? I thought we were looking for another striker to replace or take the weight off his shoulders and not another work-in-progress.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:11 Flag
There's no way back for RVP, NOT in a million years at Arsenal. I think he may end up at one of the moneybag clubs who can afford his mercenary wages if he's still had it in him and got the legs which I'm beginning to doubt.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 12:00 Flag
I'm pretty sure Rikki has NO idea what's happening at his fast declining side. £550,000 per week attackers on the field last night and still can't breach Olympiakos' paper-thin defence line, poor, Rikki, very poor.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 11:41 Flag
So the fact Fergie rated Tom Cleverley above Pogba, and the latter "couldn't get a game" under Fergie means that Fergie is niw a bad manager, rikki?
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 11:27 Flag
I agree that Moyes is the lesser manager of the three, but laying all the blame at Moyes' door seem like a simplistic way of looking at what's going on at crumbling Man U right now. As a team, they've been in decline in the last 3 seasons before Moyes took over the managerial reign, Moyes is just unfortunate that their decline accelerated faster this season. Privately, Moyes would be shocked to find out how ordinary most of these Man U players are, Fergie knew that he got very lucky last season with that squad and that was the main reason he bailed out at the very first opportunity he had chance to do so. Moyes isn't a bad manager at all and he has managed to get the best out of many players during his time at Everton. Just look at the likes of Baines, Jagielka, Ross Barkley, Oviedo, Arteta, Lescott, etc, etc. These are decent, solid players who played under Moyes.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Feb 26, 2014 10:31 Flag
Keep deluding yourself, rikki.
His thinly-veiled attack was aimed at one player and one player only, but you won't get it would you.
"Right now, I'm definitely a centre-forward. I'm after more goals,"
"When you play as a target man, you have to stay up front and help the team out by holding the ball up and waiting for support. That all comes with experience.
"It's a good role for me to play, and hopefully I can continue doing well there."
Van Purse $tring, speaking to Dutch broadcasting channel NOS after the match, said that:
"Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in," he said after being whether he was allowed to drop deep to get the ball.
"And when I see that, it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well. So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players."
"And, unfortunately, they are often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame."
There may be some truth to the imminent exit rumours of the Traitor as posted by Govinda, he's obviously unhappy with Rooney invading his zones. I won't be too surprised if he ends up at Galatasaray next season.
What a great finish by the Arsenal loanee.
I knew that Campbell had that in him, he won't have done his chances of sealing a move to the Emirates Stadium and a spot in our first team any harm with that finish.
I was honestly expecting Olympiacos to be on the receiving end of a real spanking by Man U, this is a damaging defeat to one of the weakest teams still remaining in the competition.