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Thanks for the reply John. Although I envy you for being able to go the games, I understand the mixed feelings you might have about paying for some of the performances in these big games.
From television it looked similar to what you summarized. Although I think Ozil appeared a bit unlucky with his team mates in as far as some of his passes being squandered.
Your summary could have easily been of an other Arsenal game though and that is the worry for me.
IMO the best game we played as a collective, maybe not the prettiest, was against City. We seemed to press early, move up and down the pitch as a collective, not leaving big spaces between our lines for the opponents to take advantage of and maintained focus pretty much through out the game. It almost felt a little like Barca and Bayern play as a collective and press high on the pitch. But then we never seem to play like that again despite having shown we are capable of it.
By now you know I don't think highly of Giroud and I hope we will add some depth at his position this summer, now that it seems likely Wenger won't spend on a top DM thanks to the impressive debut season of Coqleulin.
As weak as it sounds, I think the ref for the return leg of the Monaco game is going to be the determining factor. Will he allow Monaco to foul us out of our rhythm or will he hand out some early yellows to give us a chance?
You lot should have beaten Mancnobber Ushyted after playing them off the park.
Their glory boy fans are filling the Yahoo articles with gloating comments, it's sickening!
I'm surprised that old fanny from Cairns didn't take a break from her imaginary tour of Asia to post a gloating comment, but perhaps she's had her electricity cut off again for not paying the bill?
Seven weeks travelling around paradise with my son, and what's happened here?
The sad, immature Geordie has sunk to new depths of immaturity with ..... wait for it ..... Mancnobber Ushyted ...... can you believe that? He gets younger as he gets older! I made an hilarious video on Sanur Beach in Bali, asking the locals what they thought of Geordies, I'll get it up on Youtube soon. Their reputation as idiots has crossed the world!
Then we have the yank, who has responded to Govinda's football posts with his usual vitriol, a substitute for football knowledge. He can't compete one on one talking football, so he does what he does best, shows himself up with childish insults, and the usual reference to standing on the North Bank 50 years ago, with the claim that makes him a REAL fan.
Govinda's repost to the yank's threat that he was, ".... saving this and I'm going to rub your moaning bl..dy face in it." was hilarious, it sent the yank right over the top! Good stuff Govinda.
This place really should be put down. Luckily, I'm off next year, moving to Bali. I've got a nice four bed villa on Sanur beach with a pool, a cook and a maid, (mandatory there to employ at least one person), and the chance to take a stake in a local nightclub, not a pretend one like the whole of Geordie Child's life!
I won't do what certain idiots did here last season, and brag about the fact Arsenal and United have swapped places, I'll leave that for the end of the season.
Cue the idiots ....... LMFAO!
I was at the game and what I saw was:
1. The final ball. It just wasn't there. It just never worked for us.
2. Giroud was well off his game. He has apologised for this, and must make amends in the next game, or run the risk of being labelled forever a big game failure.
3. Mertesacker was also off his game. He ventured too far out and lost too many challenges.
4. Ozil was ineffective. He kept passing sideways or backwards and kept the ball too long. This slowed our game and allowed Monaco to get back in position.
In the end we just went mad and left our defences wide open for the third.
I've got a few more games to go to before the end of the season, but if we don't beat Liverpool, I may just give 'A' Games a miss. I've seen us draw against Spurs and lose against Utd and Monaco this season so far. £66 a ticket for that isn't worth it.
I hope the £40 per ticket I've paid for the West Ham game delivers good value.
Wenger isn't going to be given the boot just yet, much to the annoyance of some. More likely supporters are seeking assurances of how Wenger thinks he is going to turn around their recent form. Some smart January buys would be a good start, with defensive reinforcements an absolute priority - and PLEASE not any more attacking midfielders.
Don't worry Oinks those shyte heads, they got lucky as usual. It ain't gonna save them. The Cairns wally has obviously dropped his compass in the jungle we hope, and is now going round Cairns in circles mumbling something about where the feck am I ........
Upon further reflection I don't think any of the above defensive signings will make all the difference. It would help but I think a bit of work on defending during training would do a lot more. Particularly avoiding the constant recurring error of having too many players in front of the ball exposing our (slow) defenders and leaving them isolated against counter breaks. Prevent the stuff Wenger constantly refers to as "naive" defending, or no defending. With Mertesacker being as slow as molasses you can not leave him in isolated situations.
" I own an apartment in Newcastle City centre which is a 15 walk from the ground, I also own two properties in the Jesmond area which are let out to students and which I make an income off."
Hahaha!! Jackanory tell us a story!
I must have touched a nerve....again! Especially since you went on a mad rant with your little 'jackanory' thread aimed at me!
But 'jackanory' is what I named you because of all the tales you've told over the years on these boards, that just goes to show you couldn't even come up with something original of your own, always COPYING A GEORDIE!
Remember when you supposedly 'chinned Lee Bowyer' on here? Your list of tall tales goes on and on and on! - PMSL!!!
LMFAO - you best go and knit yourself another little geordie bloke and keep that unhealthy obsession of yours over me flowing with pure hatred!
Its so good to see that the idiots of the boards are being ignored. We miss nothing with their exclusion from anything other than football. Now onto more pleasing things than them.
I thought the team AW put out seem all to have played pretty well. The result was outstanding. Names I hadn't even thought of made a big move forward in wanting selection into the main squad. All in all, I have reason to smile for a while at least until things go pear shaped. But maybe not. As I said before the lastPL result could be a spring board for better things. Amen to that.
"unbeaten in several matches now"
Is that not counting Stoke, on the 6th December?
Maybe that's why you didn't turn up here, or make any comment, because you didn't know?
What a joke you are, baldy .... guffaw!
The A hole Butchy will also be shyteing her knickers to hear that there's three geordie pals of mine currently 'down under' doing some building in Cairns, the plot thickens...and you gotta larf, really, you do!
Well you've gotta laugh being an Arsenal supporter. I've been laughing for years. To put the game I assume your talking of, the referee needs spec savers. One of their goals was miles offside, and their penalty only because Monreal slipped at a critical moment. Some teams just get lucky. And whats to moan at ( as usual with you) the result makes absolutely no difference to our qualifying, now does it? Do try to look on the bright side of life, we could have lost it as well. No?
Hahahahaha!! MUNCH, MUNCH, CHOMP CHOMP!!
Only a Geordie would think his BITE didn't count because he posted it in another thread!
Hit a nerve, did I??
Quite right Butch, snooker is a game played by fat, beer swilling bogans, as described by Wikipedia .....
"One version of events states that Colonel Sir Neville Chamberlain of the Devonshire regiment (not the later Prime Minister of the same name) was playing this new GAME when his opponent failed to pot a ball and Chamberlain called him a snooker. It thus became attached to the billiards GAME now bearing its name as inexperienced players were labelled as snookers.
Snooker grew in popularity in England but generally it was still a GAME for the gentry, and many well established gentleman clubs which had a billiards table would not allow nonmembers inside to play. To accommodate the popularity of the GAME , smaller and more open snooker-specific clubs started to be formed.
The GAME of snooker grew in the later half of the 19th century and the early 20th century, and by 1927 the first World Snooker Championship had been organised by Joe Davis who, as a professional English billiards and snooker player, moved the GAME from a pastime activity into a more professional sphere. Joe Davis won every world championship until 1946 when he retired. The GAME went into a decline through the 1950s and 1960s with little interest generated outside of those who played. In 1959, Davis introduced a variation of the GAME , known as snooker plus, to try to improve the GAME 's popularity by adding two extra colours. However, it never caught on."
Don't you just love Geordies, they're so easy to take the pith out of!
Great result!! Poor performance. Why does Wenger insist on bringing on 2 additional defenders when we lead a game in the 85 minute? It always means we start to play panic football. Defenders tend to drop back inviting all of the play to be in our half and reducing the players that can keep a ball or that can be an outlet for a pass.
Joint 4th on points!!! Beat Southampton, and Stoke next in the PL, buy Schneiderlin or an other top DM and a CD and we can begin to have some hope and ambition.
I think he is not much better than Giroud but I still prefer him to Giroud. Out on the wing he is not very good.
Arsenal need a quality striker. Costa would have been great. Bony would have been good but Giroud is not good enough and Welbeck doesn't get the chance. He doesn't look like he could develop into a world class striker but he still could benefit from more games in the middle.
Sunderland were unlucky.
Diego Costa was very lucky to stay on the pitch. Not least for the hand in the face of Wes Brown. He knew where Brown was and did it on purpose. BUT he came very close to taking the head of John O'Shea. He lashed out, only to hold his kick at the very last. If the ref had seen it, it would have been a straight red.
We were lucky too. Berahino was onside and was close to being one on one with the keeper.
Happy that we won though.
Oh dear you dozy OLD plonker, then would you care to explain how Steve Davis was named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1988 then, if snooker is a GAME and not a sport?
Oops, it looks like I've just handed you your backside once again!!! - ROTFFLMFAO!!!