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  • A Yahoo! User Oct 31, 2009 21:41 Flag

    3-0......The gulf in CLASS was OBVIOUS

    Arsenal put the Yids in their place....

    It could have been MORE if not for our wastefulness in front of goal.

    Count yourselves LUCKY.

    Spud will ALWAYS be in our shadows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    C'mon ARSENAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • have to feel them though - that's a full ten years now since they've beaten you in the PL

    • WTF the first and second goals were school boy stuff.I dint expect to win but that was bullshit.
      Sorry Pav goodbye and see ya later Bale.
      Were not good enough for a top 4 place at the moment
      I thought Gomes played a blinder.
      COYS (next season)

    • you're not even from North London ....lol

    • A gulf today in the second half, but Harry will still be right you'll end up at best third or fourth best again this season no matter what wenger does.
      Unfortunately I disagree with Harry's pre-match tactics, think the hype may have got to his head again
      Shocking defending has cost us yet again! and unfortunately you do have to question ledley's and others performances against one of the top four,time and time again players in vital positions have gone missing!! Modric would have made all the difference, COYS!

    • A gulf today in the second half, but Harry will still be right you'll end up at best third or fourth best again this season no matter what wenger does.
      Unfortunately I disagree with Harry's pre-match tactics, think the hype may have got to his head again
      Shocking defending has cost us yet again! and unfortunately you do have to question ledley's and others performances against one of the top four,time and time again players in vital positions have gone missing!! Modric would have made all the difference, COYS!

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      • Yes we were well and truly stuffed today.

        10 years without a league win over the scum is realy hurting.

        But think on this gooner scum, you have the bragging rights for another season ( although I think revenge will be ours at WHL ) and you have every right to be smug and arrogant ( you know no other way) over todays result. But come the end of another trophy free season this will all be so insignificant..........COYS

    • I'm almost vomiting as I say this but fair play, better team won. I was optimistic after the first 42 minutes, dissapointed after conceeding, but bloody seething only seconds later. Thats where Arsenal killed us off, the second, and it was appauling by us. After the first goal we showed no fight. Fabergrass said it right, we rolled over belly up, and thats the most infuriating thing of all.

      Still, the most important thing now is that the team look forward, try and see today as just a game lost, doesn't matter to whom (not that we see it that way of course). We really need a good kick start as we have been very shaky for the last 6 games or so. The worst thing that can happen is if the players let their heads drop. And I think we need a big name in the January transfer market. And i mean a big name. Real quality. Left or centre mid. If Modric is going to be playing on the left when fit, then go for a centre - because for me Jenas doesn't cut it. The amount of times he was sloppy today just sums him up. Some people on here go on about Corluka or BAE, saying we need better full backs, but I'm sorry that is not where we are most lacking. They are good full backs and even did okay today despite the scoreline. I don't remember them being at fault for any of the goals - although the second was a group effort :(
      If Harry is playing Keane on the left then for me, we have an issue. He just bought cover for the left, but didn't play him today, instead putting a forward in that position. And this effected Keane's game. He's getting a lot of stick at the moment but to be fair he's doing a job asked of him, and it isn't showing him in the best light. I've also been a long time defencer of Pav, and whilst he hasn't had much of a chance recently, today from what I saw we should let him go. No fight. No fire. No point.

      So pleanty to grumble about, but our season isn't over yet. We need to lift our heads and finish the year strong.

      Again, fair paly to Arsenal. I'd have been bragging like hell had we won, so have to expect it back. You lot are looking really strong at the moment. And it makes me sick.... ;)

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      • Agree with all you say Lee, and yes galling as it is to say it the best team won by a country mile. For some reason though I didn't think the game had its usual North London derby fire, especially compared to last season's cracking 4-4 draw.

        I'm not a fan of Andy Gray by any stretch of the imagination but he was spot on when he said that both King and Bassong were at fault for the first 2 goals - specifically that they should never have gone to ground when making their tackles. To have conceded 2 goals within a couple of minutes was just appalling (and much as it grates to admit it, I reckon Fabregas's effort should be a contender for goal of the month considering he ran with the ball from the halfway line). Up until then our defence was holding up well, though I have to say that I don't think that Ledley is up to the task anymore - he made some terrible mistakes and his passing was poor at times. That said, the passing in general was poor from more than a few of our players.

        Gomes had a blinding game and but for him the scoreline would have been more than 3-0. And we really should have tested Almunia more when we had the chance to see if he was back to full fitness as I thought he looked quite shaky at times.

        Time to draw a line and move on - Defoe has served his 3-match ban so will be back for next week's game, and hopefully Lennon will be fit again too. They may only be little guys but they add that pace we were clearly missing today. With Modric also missing it was patently obvious that without them we were never going to play the attacking football we started the season with. But 3 men don't make a whole team and collectively there's a lot to be done if we're to maintain a push for CL or even UEFA Cup qualification.

      • this defeat was so obviously coming.
        we arent good enough for top 4 by a long way & we will do really well to get that 6th spot with this team.
        im suprised from our starting 11 people thought we even had a sniff of getting a draw.
        we could easily be in the bottom half in a few wks so im just hoping we regroup, make 3 or 4 changes in january & secure 6th spot.
        then build from there.

        out- corluka, jenas or hudd, pav
        in- muntari,parker, a good right bk who isnt as slow as a camel.

        this wasnt just 1 off bad performance like some of u wil say.
        we lack the quality & squad depth to even challenge for 4th.

    • Here, here John,

      I was one of the poor unfortunate Spurs fans to have been lucky ( or unlucky ) as the case may be to have blagged a ticket off one of my friends and right up until the 42 minute I thought we did give a good account of ourselves.

      The capitulation happened within a space of 90 seconds and it proved that we are just not good enough for the big occasion - I missed Fabregas's goal as I was queing up for a beer so at least I was spared the embarrassment.

      I thought their 3rd goal should never have been allowed to stand as most of the Spurs players stopped for the free-kick - but on saying that I could not see us getting anything out of the game with the negative display of our lacklustre team.

      Sadly this will be the last time that I attend a North London derby as I will not be so lucky to be able to get a ticket once I have moved to Ireland.

      Ah well!! There is always the Galway United v Sligo Rovers game to look forward to!

      Come on Galway!

    • Yeah, still a long way to go yet.

      Just a thought - anyone else think that maybe its time for Dos Santos to be given a go? Maybe try him on the left? Him and Lennon as our wingers could cause a few problems.

    • I reckon Harry should have played Krancjar and Pavlechenko from the off myself.

      I agree with Harry in that you guys were playing well up until we scored and you could well of had a goal before us and no doubt it would have been a different game then if you had.

      The sluggish way your guys took the centre kick after the first goal was laughable though chaps and chapesses and when Fab did what he did it was game over Psychologically for you lot.

      Roll on the next NL Derby!

    • The sluggish way your guys took the centre kick after the first goal was laughable though chaps and chapesses and when Fab did what he did it was game over Psychologically for you lot.

      Couldn't agree more, it was pretty pathetic to be honest. Really poor.

      And I agree with your point re: Krancjar - I don't understand why we shelled out for him if Harry doesn't fancy him in the big games. For me we can't afford to keep playing Keane there.

      At the minute there is really only you lot and Chelsea playing well in the traditional top four, even though Man U are still picking up the points. I'm hoping Liverpool keep on slipping and maybe, hopefully, we could pip Man City or Villa to fourth. A yid can dream.

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