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July 29, 2022 at 5:15 am in reply to: Summer 2022 Transfer Window #2118118
I’m not sure where this news about us needing money is coming from. We’re not looking to sell Schmeichel, Schmeichel is looking to sort out his next club as his contract comes up at the end of the season. The talk has been on for the last year about us sorting out his replacement as he had a shocker last season, so if that’s the basis for your thinking we need money, it’s misplaced.
Fofana is contracted now until 2027, he’s incredibly young and has suitors galore after him if you believe the press, so there is no way we would let him go for anything other than silly money and in this market 70m is not silly money, so expect our valuation to be even higher. Remember, we don’t need to let him go, so Chelsea will have to really add on some fat
Actually Jeff, if you want to be pedantic, Arteta has taken you from 5th to 5th. Technically you need to compare him against where Arsenal last finished to where they are now and his net spend in between.
When Emery was sacked, you were 1 point off 5th placeMay 16, 2022 at 10:57 pm in reply to: Rivals watch thread #2095970
N1xer, they are in a far worse position than you guys in my opinion. You guys are well aware of your problems and are in a form of rehab. Arsenal are still deluding themselves they don’t have a problem. They all believe Arteta will take them to the promised land. Arteta and Ole are one of the same, pretenders. Both survived in their roles far longer than they should have. Also, you guys are still able to attract a more useful calibre of players, they simply cannot.May 12, 2022 at 11:06 pm in reply to: Arsenal v Spuds #2094614
Not sure what incidents you guys were watching. As a neutral, the pen was pretty unanimous for me, especially after watching the replays. Cedric had zero eyes for the ball, made no attempt at the ball and completely and deliberately barges Son in the back. As for the claims of a dive, those are very rose tinted glasses you are wearing, not sure how anyone stays on their feet when you get unexpectedly barged in the back like that, Son blatantly gets a head on that ball if it weren’t for Cedric.
As for the sending off, he could have had 3 yellows in total, in the end he only got 2. All were easy yellows.
Never saw any of you guys complaining when you got every decision go your way against Man U.May 10, 2022 at 5:06 am in reply to: Did Arsenal Get It Right? #2093289
Arsenal this season are exactly the same as you guys last season. Arteta is a pretender, much like Ole was. This is a false dawn. They’re getting results, but my god do they get lady luck on their side. If it wasn’t for Ramsdale this season they would be nowhere near the CL spots and basically flirting with the same positions they were in last season. Relying so heavily on your GK too often is a dangerous game. He will get backed this offseason and will again spend big to prepare for the CL assault and will fail miserably, mark my words (sound familiar?). They will be out of Europe by November and he’ll be possibly without a job come Xmas.
Steve, football is a game of opinions mate, This is a forum where people offer opinions in every post. I gave mine. Why would you want an outsider’s perspective? Like in anything, getting a different perspective offers an unemotional, unbiaised and one that is not invested in the subject matter. Sometimes those perspectives offer something those who are too close are incapable of seeing. But clearly you disagree.
Outsider’s take on Arsenal this season
Arteta seems to have tightened up a bit in defence this season, but other than that, I really don’t see much improvement. Arsenal’s lofty position compared to the last few seasons in my opinion is a red herring, one completely down to one man: Ramsdale. He has easily won you guys 12-15 points this season and IMO has masked the fact that in reality you guys are where you were last season (if you take away those points). Some might say, well what ifs are pointless, but when you are relying so heavily on your keeper to win you games that cannot be sustained over a consistent period and sooner or later that will cost youApril 12, 2022 at 5:37 am in reply to: Norwich at home – Saturday – 3.00pm #2082032
Cue for Pogba and Fernandes to look like absolute beasts againApril 11, 2022 at 2:27 am in reply to: Man City Away Sun April 10th KO 4.3pm #2081659
That’s a very pro-Liverpool way of analysing that game, AK! As a neutral, it was an incredible game of skill and tactics to watch (from both teams), but without doubt City were the more dangerous of the two out there. I can’t think of Ederson having many saves to make, whereas Allison was your saviour on many occasions.
Is this kid for real? (I’m assuming he’s a kid, right???)
Conceding in the last minute to arguably the best club side in world football right now. A side who have 2 world class players for every single position, and you’re saying it’s not good enough? The only thing he has said that has any validity is that Ramsdale has won you many points this season (10 or so by my reckoning), which would put you guys around that 7-10th position mark. The defence is good and well organised, however the buffons that are supposed to shield that defence are attrocious. It’s been a problematic position for you guys for many a year, I think. But then so has the defence and that seems to be getting there.
Small steps. If you guys can get top 6, I think you can expect to start attracting a better class of player, I’m just not sure Arteta is capable of attracting that class of player.
Gotta commend the overall display by Arsenal. Individual stupity today cost you a win. I thought you guys were the better team overall. As for the pens, it’s tough but I actually think the right calls were made. For the one you guys had turned away I don’t think there was enough evidence to say Ederson didn’t get the ball, remember there has to be conclusive evidence to overturn an on-field decision. As for the City pen, had Xhaka not had a fistful of his shirt I think the on field decision would have remained. The refs have been fairly consistent with shirt and body grappling in recent weeks. If it wasn’t for that I think they would have said Silva is diving (which he still did really).
Gabriel’s red card I can’t help think is cultural. When you have senior leaders like Xhaka getting stupid yellows week in, week out and arguing with refs, well other players are going to do the same. absolute stupidity.December 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm in reply to: Everton (A) #2027772
I didn’t really see much different tactically in this game. Arteta seems to be convinced you guys can sit back and defend a lead. Your defence, I think is actually really good and Ramsdale has probably been the signing of the season (even the equaliser he got a hand on the Gray shot), but your midfield just keeps inviting pressure on your back four to the point that it becomes impossible for them to deal with it. Sure, you don’t have the players to be a top 6 team, but your manager really does you no favours with those tactics.December 3, 2021 at 12:30 am in reply to: Man United #2026364
Yeah, I’m baffled by the tactics today. Going a goal up and then sitting back is just asking for trouble, especially against a team that has ridiculous firepower riches in its ranks. The way to hurt Manure is to attack because they have a soft belly.
This tactic may have worked against us, but quite frankly you guys got lucky that day. When your goalie is man of the match you know you were up against it.November 24, 2021 at 12:17 am in reply to: Next United Manager #2022916
I’d be really surprised if Zizou takes the PSG job. It would be the ultimate sin for someone from Marseille. It would be akin to Roy Keane taking the Liverpool manager role!November 22, 2021 at 2:20 am in reply to: Watford Away – Saturday 3pm #2022224
I said this back when Spurs kicked out Poch that you guys should move for him immediately and now, by all accounts it is sounding like that is exactly what is happening, just 2.5 years too late. What a waste!
If your board had any sense they would get in Hiddink right away as a caretaker, he has a brilliant track record of turning teams around in a short space of time and getting results as a caretaker manager. There is no one better at it in the world game. The priority, you would think is to secure CL football for next season and the new manager that joins in the off-season.
But given the decisions your board has made so far I wouldn’t be surprised if you appointed RooneyOctober 27, 2021 at 10:24 pm in reply to: Next United Manager #2010507
for me, Simeone and Conte are the same. If you don’t want Conte for his style then Simeone is hardly that different. Rodgers wouldn’t achieve shit with you guys. I like him, however I think he has reached his sweet spot with us. I really don’t think he’s capable of taking a team in this league any further than 4th spot which is not good enough for the top teams. Those pointing to Liverpool and nearly winning it, my response to that is, he didn’t win it, he fell at the last hurdle similar to with us the last two seasons. Also, the league was very different back then. Every club was in transition. Arsenal were no longer a viable threat, nor were Man U, nor were Chelsea, Spurs’ surge hadn’t kicked in yet and City were good without being outstanding.
I still think Poch would be the go. I think he’s a slow burner manager. I realise he won FA last season at PSG, but I think Utd would be a perfect match for himOctober 27, 2021 at 5:46 am in reply to: Liverpool – Sunday – 4.30pm #2010018
TomK, that’s the point. The things you just listed are nothing special. They are what you expect from most teams (except applying pressure by Man U).
Liverpool never got out of third gear, Man U coughed up the ball far too regularly and were just chasing shadows all game. Liverpool would not have beaten Chelsea or Man City playing like that.October 26, 2021 at 3:22 am in reply to: Next United Manager #2009620
If you want to get someone in on a temporary basis until a more long term option becomes available then there has never been anyone more suited to that role than Guus Hindink. He has made a career out of it as well as turning good squads into winning teamsOctober 24, 2021 at 10:35 pm in reply to: Liverpool – Sunday – 4.30pm #2009210
Here’s one to cheer you up @happyhurling
I watched one of those spoof porn films last night, you know the ones where they take a famous movie and turn it into a porn film and the lead actress gets f#cked over time and time again.
It was called When Harry Met SalahOctober 24, 2021 at 9:44 pm in reply to: Liverpool – Sunday – 4.30pm #2009187
Was kind of cute when you appointed him caretaker manager
Completely baffling when you appointed him full time manager
even more baffled when he survived those laughable Champions League failures
even more baffled again when he got Fred sent off against PSG because he didn’t take him off at half time.
This has been a long time coming, I’ve said all along that it’s cute but no other manager would have had this amount of goodwill afforded them.
It’s true, love is blind!
Moving forward (that can only happen if you sack him), a semi decent manager will get this group of players purring. They are too good a group of players to not, despite the high emotions of today.
This should be a warning sign to all the big clubs, stop appointing ex players and using it as work experience! Lamps, Arteta, Ole, it just doesn’t work at the big clubs!