October 5, 2010
Yup, you read it correctly, I am bored of reading all the monotonous crap knocking us, so I am going to focus on the glowing positives from the 90 minutes played out at ramshackle of a ground.
Jack is ready, more than ready, to give world-class performances on a weekly basis, he is no longer a work in progress, the boy is a man nowadays.
There is no better player of his age, in his position anywhere in the Premier League… maybe Europe.
Pair him with Cesc in the middle of the park and we have ourselves the best of the best at what they do…. I’d have them in my team over Xavi and Iniesta all day long.
Chavski did NOT bully us, we stood our ground, and with Vermalen fit, we would have been even stronger at the back.
Clichy has been exposed, and when Gibbs is back fully fit, we have ourselves a new and vastly better left-back.
Diaby once again proved what a total beast he is when sharp, fit and hungry for it…. let him off the West Brom game as he was just not right, mentally or physically that afternoon.
Bottom line, we did not take our bloody clear chances, tough titty… that’s life, we move on, we fight on… we continue to support.
We have a team ladies and gentlemen… trust me we do, but just don’t expect them to win every game they play.
Especially away to the champions and one of the strongest team in world football right now.
We can and will only improve as the season progresses, but to go away and smash them off the park without our spine in TV5, Cesc, and RvP, tells me we have a pretty decent squad this term.
Just wait till we have our first eleven on the pitch.
October 1, 2010
The self-styled Special One has been mouthing off on Spanish TV, ahead of Sunday’s all important London Derby between the Chavs of Pikesville and the Regal Reds of London N5.
He just cannot help himself can he?
Bitterness is a hard pill to swallow, so they say, and ever since Maureeno was booted out of London by the KGB back in September 2007, he has had it in for Wenger.
He loved the Premiership, London, and all the other trappings of managing over here, but unfortunately he fucked it up, and the Russian gangster exiled him.
I reckon he was given 7 days to pack his stuff and flee the country before all hell was unleashed on him and his family.
Now then gooners, how much sweeter would a victory or even a hard fought draw go down on Sunday afternoon?
More news, previews, and forthright opinions to come ahead of this crucial weekend.
We cannot, and must not lost this game…. I don’t care if it’s a bore draw, the title is a straight out duel between us this season, and that makes this game a six pointer!
September 26, 2010
Dissect the West Brom game as much as you want, but it won’t make any difference to the result.
I sat through the whole game in the Clock End Upper (love saying that as opposed to the South Stand), right smack behind the goal, so had a wonderful vantage point over the course of the miserable afternoon.
It was just a one-off, the whole team bar Nasri, just had a bizarre off day… relax, and start worrying if this festers on for the next month.
The game away to Partizan Belgrade on Tuesday evening now becomes massive, simply huge, ahead of the encounter with the chavs next weekend.
We simply must win out there, and that is no easy task for any team in world football.
Belgrade is hell on earth for away travelling football fans, they are not called “Partizan” for no reason I hasten to add!
To get back on the rails, to really, truly belive this team have turned the corner from previous seasons, the Belgrade game will answer us.
Over the past few seasons, one bad result has turned into a succession of 4 or 5 bad results before we sort the mental problem out, I want to know what this team has by the way of mental strength.
Can the likes of Squillaci, Koscienly and Chamakh bring about a change in attitude following a defeat?
This is the key question over the next 48-72 hours gooners… a key period in our season.
A defeat away would be devastating to take, and leave us with a gaping wide wound ready to be stretched and further explored by the ruthless chavski.
I am not going to bother attacking and singular players from yesterday, as the majority were shockingly poor, second to every tackle, WBA won the fight… very easily.
If it was a boxing match, they smashed us over the first 10 rounds, then tired and held on to win a unanimous decision following a late onslaught over the last 2 rounds by us.
There were no excuses, they clearly were the better side, we got taught a harsh lesson.
In Belgrade, this coming Tuesday evening, we shall get a clearer picture of just how much this Arsenal team has developed.
Massive, massive game.
September 16, 2010
Have you noticed the difference in the team morale this season?
I certainly have, they all celebrate together, no big sulksters mooching around playing for themselves.
No bawling at your left-back and killing his confidence.
Gallas was a liabilty, he might have been a handy defender, but was he not at the heart of the defence that leaked all those goals?
So how good was he exactly?
He was detested at the club, ever since Brum 08, he has not been liked by the main men… i.e Cesc, RvP and Toure at the time.
Wenger was right to flog Kolo, his game looked dead, and nothing he has done at City disproves this fact, but do not for one minute think Wenger chose Gallas over Toure in the personality stakes.
Gallas was a totally disruptive Chavski melon, end of story.
I was delighted he left the club this Summer, and hope to dear god he has an awful season with the pikeys down the poor end of town.
In Kos and Squil, we have a pair of hungry, determined, and team friendly players who will help to unify the spirit at the club, and certainly help to increase communication at the back.
The reason there was no communication in the past is simple… nobody wanted to talk to Gallas, in any shape or form.
Good bleeding riddance, and a warm welcom to the fabulous new pair of defenders at the club.
August 26, 2010
I love the live draw for the Champions League, more so the knockout rounds, yet the group stage still heralds an air of magic about it.
There is no doubting the glamour and mysticism of this great competition, the annual world cup for club teams.
London get 3 representatives this season, and with the final at Wembley next May…. hmmm !!
Ok this is how it works, Arsenal are at the big boys table, all has to do with coefficients etc, bottom line, we are rated due to our constant appearance in the tournie every year, and reaching finals and semis on a consistent basis helps too.
Along with us, Manure, Chavski, Barcstards, Inter, Bayern, Milan and Lyon will sit in Pot 1.
So basically, eight groups of 4 teams will be headed by each of the above listed teams.
Then we go to Pot 2, which includes decent teams with some pedigree… Real Madrid and Jose find themselves in this pot, and that means, they can be drawn against Arsenal.
Pot 2: Bremen, Real M, Roma, Shaktar, Benfica, Valencia, Marseille, Panathanikos.
Teams from the same country are not allowed to be drawn against each other in either the group stages or the first knockout stage, therefore, Barcstards could not draw Real in the groups, nor Valencia. Inter or AC could not draw Roma in the groups etc.
Next we move down to the shite teams, the wastrels of the Champions League, the vermin, the cheeky gits who scrap in by the skin of their teeth, the teams that are not much cop, will probably never find themselves in the tournie again, kind of like those pony teams that make the 3rd round of the FA Cup from non-league footy… they aint gonna win jack, it’s all about a day out for them.
Spuds are in said pot, enough said.
Pot 3: Spuds, Rangers, Ajax, Schalke, Basel, Braga, Copenhagen, Spartak.
Pot 4: Hapoel, Twente, Rubin K, Auxerre, Cluj, P Belgrade, Zilina, Buraspor.
Basically pot 3&4 give you cannon fodder to play, home and away… but you would not really want to be travelling to Turkey to play Buraspor, before a weekend game against Chavski… even, Mourinho back at Inter.
So what’s the best case scenario for Arsenal?
I would say, you want a glamour tie, you want to pull the best team from Pot 2, to set up 2 mouth-watering ties… as the top 2 go through, it matters not what the results are as the other 2 teams from the shit pots should be smashed up anyway.
Also, you don’t want the long distance travelling.
Putting all those variants into the play, gives us 2 types of prospective groups for Arsenal, Best case and Worst case.
Arsenal, Real Madrid, Basel, Twente
Arsenal, Panathanikos, Spartak, Buraspor
Then you always get the stories, the headlines, the reunions of the Champs League, Mourinho back at Chavski? or Ronaldo back at Old Trafford?
Pretty obvious, that the main attraction of this first group stage draw is who Real/Jose will get paired up with from Pot 1, and because of the way the whole system works with teams from same countries not playing each other, and there being plenty of Italian & Spanish teams in both top pots, the mathematicians amongst you will have worked out the very high probability of The Special One coming to a ground near you this Autumn.
Draw is live, on plenty of TV stations in Europe, widely available to you guys worldwide with free streams and will kick-off at 5pm London time today.
August 16, 2010
It was the feeble and not fit Arshavin that misused The Arsenal, not the other way around you fucking chavski cunt.
He played in midweek for the Russians and was appalling, appalling enough for the national press to ask for his Captaincy to be stripped off him.
Bet you didn’t know that did you? Wanker.
In Arshavin’s own words, prior to the Liverpool game, and following his dismal showing last Wednesday for Russia, he said the following…
“I am so worried about an injury I picked before the beginning of the season.
They haven’t even started to kick me yet – but my leg is already in pain. Working with the ball is painful.
I would not like a repetition of last season when one injury after another did not allow me to play to my full ability
As to what form I am in, let’s see against Liverpool. But judging by the match against Bulgaria, it is very bad.”
Now then, you fucking waste of space, how much of a dipstick do you feel?
My guess is that you being the degenerate gambler that you are ( the grocer is a fine deflection ), that you in fact placed a wager on the Reds of Liverpool, to take 3 points off the Reds from North London, and that fine upstanding gentleman Pepe Reina cost you money and gave you a right kick in the testicles.
You then decided to peddle out your usual racist, bigoted filth this morning.
What a total wanker you are.
I long for Chavski News Review.
August 13, 2010
Wenger has never been right.. has he? (note to the simpletons: tongue is firmly in my cheek here)
When he helped guide our beloved club to doubles, season’s unbeaten, cups galore… the issue was “too many foreigners” or “Wenger is killing England”… etc (you know the guff, some of you so-called goons even participated in such guff talk)
We now see every successful team in Europe, full to the brim with overseas players, Inter Milan won the treble last year with maybe a pair of Italians in the starting eleven at most, the large majority of the time, they played eleven “foreigners”
Was Mourinho labelled a killer?
The Chavski and Manure sides are full of foreigners now, they are even buying kids from overseas at an exponential rate… was Wenger not the pioneer in this field? Was he not labelled a wrong un for pinching other clubs academy kids?
So why are Fergie and Co not getting the same treatment? At least they caught up with the ways of the genius…. they usually do!
This week saw a turning point in the fortunes of Arsenal.. and England, mark these words, they will ring true within the next couple of years.
Domestic success for the young England players with Arsenal, and possibly the first success for the International team for almost half a century.. owing to a nucleus of Gunners.
Gunners produced by the Arsenal, not bought in by the Arsenal.
You see, Wenger knew the likes of Bentley, Pennant, et al, simply did not have the minerals, there aint no flies on the guv’nor you know.
So over the past decade or so, we have seen what the likes of Manure, Pool, Chavski.. and all those other great institutions of football, have produced on the England talent front, and we have seen just how successful and positive the work of the respecitve managers of the aforementioned sides has been for the National side….errr… sorry? Who killed England???
Maybe the talk in the coming years will centre on Who made England after 50 years of shit!
So Season 2010/2011 is upon us, and this Gooner is feeling very smug and excited.
Excited by the wonderful mix of youth, peak age, and experienced players we have in the composition of this squad.
Oh.. and not to mention those Arsenal built English players… JET, Frimpong, Lansbury, Gibbs, Wilshere, Eastmond.
With Aneke, Afobe, Yennaris et al coming through over the next 18 months.
Then Ansah the starlet at the level down.
Hmmm… seems Arsenal have a conveyor belt of technically gifted young English players coming through… who is to blame I ask?
Surely Wenger has made another cock-up somewhere? (note to the simpletons: tongue firmly in cheek…again!)
Liverpool up first on Sunday afternoon.
Sunday morning sauna and steam down at David Lloyd’s, read of the sunday papers, nice Roast for Lunch, settle down with a sumptuous Chilean Merlot, SKY HD on the go….
the greatest football team in the world back in my life for another 9 months.
Life is sweet, life is GOONERTASTIC.
The weekend starts again tonight, ATVO is back… Lofty, Shovell and the gang are on from 7pm, and yours truly may even be on !!
April 27, 2010
The annual Q&A Wenger has with the supporters at the end of the season has been postponed till August this year.
Although Ivan Gazidis will be fronting a Q&A with the Arsenal Supporters Trust, to be held at the Emirates next month.
Last year, the now infamous session hosted by Bob Wilson descended into a little chaos with certain sections of the crowd displaying their frustrations a little too over zealously.
So what does this shift from May till August tell us about Arsène’s intentions this coming summer?
Well it tells me he has a firm idea that he will have bought in some big money players before his Q&A.
The following quotes from Wenger, given in last weekends programme notes ahead of the City game may also tell us his spending will come to an end by June 11th.
“What I can say is that the World Cup will not affect our recruitment, unless there is an exception that nobody could foretell.
“In my view it is dangerous to buy on the back of a World Cup – for one thing the prices afterwards are always artificial, and for another you have to bear in mind that anyone can have three weeks of glory on a football field.
“All told, I believe that the earlier you settle your teams for the next season, the better it is and the less anxiety you have.”
Let’s be honest, most fans are not smart enough to judge true growth of a club, all they really want to see is some money splashed out on a plethora of new signings.
I feel Wenger has no tolerance for these type of inferior fans, as I also don’t, and would prefer to answer a few more intelligently presented questions this year.
With 30-40M spent before he faces the fans in August… he will certainly find a different slant to the questions posed!
April 21, 2010
The bookies make the Portugeezer a pretty safe bet to manage the Spanish giants next season.
City are 4/1 to be managed by him, Liverpool 7/2.
Real Madrid, consisting of the all the current Galacticos, and more to be signed this Summer, must surely be a very attractive proposition for Mourinho.
However, I see him back in the Premiership next season.
His overriding reason to leave Italy is owing to the national hatred felt for him… I thought the Spanish hated him aswell?
The man courts attention and love, and he gets both from the Media and many football fans in England.
Would I want him to manage Arsenal (best priced 12/1), not in a million years.
Mourinho is great T.V, great for Media, but a trouble maker of the highest level possible.
He was handed a great team assembled by Claudio Ranieri, the man who is trumping him to the Serie A title this season with A S Roma, and moved to manage Inter following 3 titles they won under Roberto Mancini.
I am not doubting he is an exceptional manager, but I would dearly love to see him take over at say Liverpool, and show us if he has the capabilities to build a team, as opposed to taking over a great team and slightly tweaking them.
If City can sneak the last Champions League spot, I shall be wagering my pounds on him taking over at Eastlands from Season 2010/2011.
There is nothing to be gained from managing Real Madrid, the rough and tumble of the Premiership is perfectly suited to the style of football his teams operate under.
If Liverpool somehow quickly sort out a new Billionaire in the coming weeks, that would be the option he would prefer… and then we would get to see how good he really is at building a winning side from scratch.
At City he would have a nucleus to work with, CL football, and plenty of money… but no prestige.
At Liverpool he would have plenty of prestige to restore, certainly no CL for a season, and maybe plenty of cash to spend.
I look forward to his return with interest.
April 16, 2010
Face it, the Chavs need to drop 7 points from 4 games… they can lose away to Spuds and Liverpool and still win the title owing to their vastly superior goal difference.
Not going to happen.
Most bookies have today paid out on Chavski winning the title, and those bastards rarely get it wrong.
So I want them to smack up those peasants from down the Seven Sisters, following on from City beating Manure in the lunchtime kick-off.
We finish 2nd, United 3rd, City 4th… and the aforementioned peasants finish outside of the Champions League.
Then we will see who is laughing… again.
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