Arsenal Message Board
- MCMXCIX by MCMXCIX Jan 1, 2014 19:29 Flag
I do feel sorry for the CHEATING AND DIVING Man U players..... WIN at all costs mentality eh!
What an average side Man U were and still are.....
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Jan 14, 2014 14:18 Flag
ps, I tried posting this thread on the now defunct Mank board. But it seems that Yahoo! have finally pulled the plug since Le Poof, Ian Robert H, Eric Cantona, and other regular users have all deserted their posts. Typical,. People can dish it out but can't take it, lol!
- Reply to MCMXCIX Jan 1, 2014 19:29
...what do you make of the Lloris/Young incidents, was it "A stonewall penalty kick" as 'The Chosen One' angrily stated or another pathetic attempt by diver Young to con the official...?
...oh, someone tell JanuCheat to stop DIVING...picked up another yellow card for diving, his fourth for the season..:)
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Jan 14, 2014 14:33 Flag
Well, look at the pathetic average squad and #$%$ midfield Fergie left behind.
I think it's fair to conclude that they are paying a heavy price for not challenging 'the greatest manager this country has ever seen'.
Don't know which of the two is bad: Fergie leaving behind a midfield bereft of creativity or Moyes continuing that same policy by adding Fellaini? Lol!
'Regardless of whether it is a player wearing a Man U shirt, or that of the Nags Head in the 4th division of the Trumptonshire League, diving on the football pitch is WRONG. Yes players should be protected from tackles which could cause serious injury, but trying to gain an unfair advantage or get an opponent cautioned is not "gamesmanship", it is CHEATING. But, since most professional teams nowadays are owned by businessmen, it is no longer a sport and fair play is a (costly) luxury which such businessmen will not allow to get in the way of their profits.
Fourth officials should have access to action replays and if they identify a blatant dive, and I will use Januzaj as an example after yesterday's impression of Tom Daley, the offender should be given an immediate red card. Two such red cards in one season should result in an automatic 10 match ban. If two players from the same club get bans for this offence in one season, the club should be deducted 3 points and fined the equivalent of the wage bill for the starting 11 on the week that the 2nd ban was accrued. Only by severe punishments for both player and club is this particular form of cheating ever likely to be curtailed. Given the influence and power of money men like the Glazers, Randy Lerner, Roman Abramovitch and Vincent Tan, no such action is ever going to be forthcoming and so the cheating will continue.'
Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon says Manchester United must have been 'blind' to let Paul Pogba go.
Speaking on Italian hit TV show Tiki Taka, the keeper said: "Pogba is one of those players who leaves you speechless.
"When he came we didn't know him but after only three or four training sessions we were impressed by his enormous qualities.
"My team-mates and me looked at each other as to say 'Are they blind in Manchester?' (to let him go away)."
Well, we were shocked too when Fergie decided to let Pogba go without a fight and instead persisted with the duo Cleverley and Anderson.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Jan 29, 2014 10:34 Flag
Talking about 'Man U', I checked the table after yesterday's Premier League matches and was very shocked that they are still rooted in 7th place below Everton.
I honestly was expecting them to move up the table a couple of places thanks to a rare win in 2014 at OT.
@ Rikki, where do you still Man U finishing in the table this season? I personally think Man U have got an almighty battle on the hand with Spurs for the last Europa League spots, but you never know with the luck of Man U, City could let them in into Europe through the back door by winning the Capital One Cup.
- MCMXCIX by MCMXCIX Feb 9, 2014 17:57 Flag
Moyes looked silly with his premature celebration when Man U went 2-1, but back came Fulham with the last laugh...
You couldn't make that up.... incredible game.
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.
They got the HOME ADVANTAGE everyone wanted and still didn't turn up in front of their fan...
Well done Swansea, a well deserved win for them.
That's FIVE home defeats of the season for Man U.... I knew they were there for the taking AGAIN and Swansea didn't disappoint.... I actually fell sorry for them.
- MCMXCIX MCMXCIX Dec 24, 2013 08:22 Flag
As you said Govinda, Theo's blatant penalty and whether Obi Mikel should've been red carded or not debates is a waste of time as we can't change the poor decisions the referee made in those instances which is sad.
I totally agree that our remaining 2 fixtures of December are now very crucial games, anything less than the maximum 6 points will be a huge disappointment for the team and will mean Arsenal will need to take maximum points from most remaining games to finish above City. The outcomes of these 2 fixtures will definitely decide if Arsenal can be at top of table on New Year’s Eve and will be major title contenders come next May. I've seen enough progress in the team to be very optimistic that we can do it. COYG!
I've been very impressed with Vito's displays since he joined the Black Cats.
I hope we have some sort of clause in his contract to buy-back in future if he turns out to be the 'real deal'.
Well done Mannone and Sunderland, Good luck in the final...
The 'Chosen One' is the wrong man for the job. He's just trying to divert attention from his failures by blaming referees every time they get spanked.
It's clear to see that he's out of his depth as an elite coach, also the fact that the current Man U squad are jam-packed with too many average doesn't help and make matters worse. They are now a team in decline, the greedy owners would have to investment huge sums in order to get them challenging the likes of Arsenal, City, Chelsea, and Liverpool again. Not only do they need to rebuild their squad, there's an urgent need for a new manager too who can get them playing attractive football, Swansea's Laudrup perfectly fits the bill (imo).
I've just checked Berba's age online, 33 at the end of the month. Given the massive clearance last summer, he's not exactly the sort of signing we should be making... Steer clear of Berba, Wenger!