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  • Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Mar 1, 2014 19:47 Flag

    Having Giroud up top is like playing with 10 men in most games, yes, he will always get the odd goals here and there against lesser sides but he isn't good enough as a leading striker in a top side like Arsenal. Wenger had a whole season to do something about it but failed to act. Having come this far, it would be a great shame to let the season peter out with ten games left.

  • We were awful from the off and we deserve NOTHING with that ABJECT shower of SHYTE.

    Giroud and Sanogo upfront say it all.........BOTH AVERAGE players.

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    Stoke it up...

    by Jack S Mar 1, 2014 09:38
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Mar 1, 2014 13:33 Flag

    ^through

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    Stoke it up...

    by Jack S Mar 1, 2014 09:38
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Mar 1, 2014 13:33 Flag

    "against the mighty Stoke"

    Stoke defeated both Chelsea and Man U at home, held to a draw by Man City and Everton.

    They are a very poor side on their patch, Rikki, NOT.

    A very tough game today for Arsenal in my opinion. Lets hope our quality shines true.

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 13:51 Flag

    It's being interesting getting to know the other side of Rikki - the non-quarreling side.

    Nighty-nighty, Rikki, sleep tight!

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 13:34 Flag

    If Cazorla continues his rich vein of form for title challenging Arsenal, why not? he will make it. But no manager in their right senses, especially one who harbours the thought of winning the damn thing, would bank on a struggling mid-table midfielder for World Cup duties - see the BIG difference Rikki?

    On Mata, I think he showed his weak side with his ill-thought through move to Manchester by allowing himself to be bullied out of a club going places by Jose who may himself be gone in a season or so depending on the whim of the owner. He should've toughened up like Adebayor did at WHL with AVB and fight for his place in the team instead of playing his **I'm the wronged one** card and allowing Jose to walk over him like that. Poor thing!

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 12:21 Flag

    Apologies Rikki, as there was no response before posting mine.

    But I see what you mean that Spain are flushed with better midfielders than Mata, which begs the question shouldn't he have known that the best chance he has his bench duty on Spain's squad and the chances of him featuring in Brazil for them is close to nil.

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 12:16 Flag

    PROOF, if any more were needed, that Rikki has NO interest whatsoever in football matter.

    Feuding it is then... good luck Rikki.

    Laterz!

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 12:04 Flag

    Hi Rikki, I've just read the news of Torres' and Mata's omission from the latest Spain squad for their friendly against Italy.

    I think Mata in particular would look very stupid if he's omitted from Spain's final list for the World Cup, all his efforts for game-time would have gone to waste should that happen don't you think?

    *****A footie post to help take your mind off your bitter nonstop infighting.*****

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    Keown on RVP's post match comments.

    by Govinda Feb 27, 2014 14:04
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 11:18 Flag

    I think you're going the Raymond Verheijen route with your last remark. which I find quite a bit sad.

    Yes, Moyes hasn't managed any top side in his career to-date before his latest job but at least he's trying to do the best that he can with a bad bunch. What Moyes doesn't need at this difficult time is a self-serving, loudmouthed striker who has recently developed the annoying habit of missing sitters in important matches for his team to make things harder than they are currently. RVP should look in the mirror before pointing finger at others or better still ask ''the boy inside'' to show him how to be *loyal* for once in his life.

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 28, 2014 10:44 Flag

    You don't get on with anyone do you Rikki? A rhetorical question, btw.

    I wonder why you bother posting on here.

  • Apparently he's been rewarded with 'a new and improved contract thought to be worth around £80,000 a week.'

    I was a bit concerned that Mata's £150,000 a week contract with Man U may make it difficult for Arsenal when renegotiating Cazorla's expiring contract but well done to Gazidis and the club for managing to tie Cazorla, one of our consistent performers, to a longer contract if the latest reports are true.

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    Keown on RVP's post match comments.

    by Govinda Feb 27, 2014 14:04
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 27, 2014 14:51 Flag

    Shouldn't on-field tactical issues be raised with his manager first rather than running off to the press to air his dirty linen in public, Govinda?

    What he's done suggest to me that he doesn't respect his manager. You'd have expected a senior player like him to know better.

  • Javier Hernandez says that no individual player at Manchester United is bigger than the team.

    The striker posted a thinly-veiled message on Instagram today after Robin van Persie had branded the side's form as "lousy" and complained that his team-mates have been getting in his way and preventing him hitting top form.

    The post read: "Without your team-mates you can't be somebody in football, always be thankful."

    Van Persie was critical of his team-mates after United's humiliating 2-0 defeat by Olympiakos first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie.

    The striker said they "occupied the spaces" that he likes to play in. He also branded the club "lousy", as well as joking that everyone should not be surprised by how they played on Tuesday night because they "didn't see us play in a while."

    Former United midfielder Johnny Giles was angered by the comments, labelling the Dutchman a "prat".
    "It can also show you Van Persie is a prat," Giles said. "In other words [to the comments] he is not at fault. Right, he's not at fault. And I watched the game and he never tried a leg."

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    This is getting real ugly at the Theatre of Dream.............. FIRST sign of trouble and RVP mouthing off in public, talk about kicking your team mates when they are down, ey! ......Good stuff, Robin, good stuff!

    I'm glad they got rid of him at Arsenal.

  • Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! 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..

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    Daft Rikki and 'THE BET'!!!

    by FABONGRASSS Feb 26, 2014 14:16
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! 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.

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    Dutch 'leaking' again.....

    by Jack S Feb 27, 2014 09:59
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! 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.

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    Alvaro Morata

    by John Feb 26, 2014 11:18
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 14:15 Flag

    Enjoy the rest of your day, Rikki.

    Laterz!

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    Alvaro Morata

    by John Feb 26, 2014 11:18
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! Feb 26, 2014 14:12 Flag

    In contrary, Rikki is a smashing bloke, lol.

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    Alvaro Morata

    by John Feb 26, 2014 11:18
    Ref, It Was Me! Ref, It Was Me! 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.