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  • Reply to

    Francis Coquelin

    by John Feb 13, 2015 10:52

    I don't think we would be where we are without him in the PL. He shows us what we have been missing. The question is though (to me) should we still try to sign Schneiderlin or a player like him? I think so.

  • This board is dead and I bet that sad sack who reckons that 'it' is moving to Bali will end up spending the remainder of 'it's' days dwelling about the fact a geordie tormented 'it' for the best part of a decade and there was nothing 'it' could do about it! - LMFAO!!!


    OINK OINK!!!

  • Reply to

    Happy New Year

    by John Jan 2, 2015 16:56

    The only thing that's going to shift Wenger and his thinking, is if Tottenham knock us out of a place in the CL. And that is not as far away as some may think. A sobering thought for many, including the Arsenal board, who just might sit up and pay attention for once. BTW A Happy New Year to you and everyone. BTW again what was AW thinking of when he had 3 or 4 five foot 'nothings' up front against a six foot plus defence at S'hampton?

  • Reply to

    Wilshere caught smoking...again

    by John Feb 5, 2015 13:49

    A few seasons ago we never thought we would be talking about Wilshire this way. About his potential etc. We expected that by now the talking would be about his actual game rather than his potential.

    He should no longer get a free ride and for the moment, even if he is fit, I don't see his place in the starting 11.

    The other problem Arsenal have, IMO, is that we have too many players that have similar attributes. Good technique, easily ran of the ball, small physique, not particularly pacy, preferring to play in the middle of the park.

    IMO, we can only really play with a maximum of 2 such players at a time. If you consider 4 defenders and 1 DM that leaves room (ideally) for 2 small technical players, a striker and two quick wide players.

    In fact I don't even think there is space for Ozil in our starting 11.

    At the moment I would argue for Sanchez-Giroud-Walcott up front and Bellerin - Mert - Cos - Monreal or Gibbs in the back with Coquelin as DM.

    This leaves 2 places for centrally functioning midfielders and to me on current form Cazorla is a shoe in leaving Ramsey, Wilshire, Rosicky, Ozil, Ox. When all fit my second choice would be Ox since he has pace which you need in today's game IMO.

  • Reply to

    Monaco debacle

    by Govinda Feb 26, 2015 07:42

    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?

  • 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!

  • Reply to

    Why no Ronnie...????

    by Jacks Dec 14, 2014 09:10

    If you're going to steal someone else's words at least have the decency to credit them, or use "quotes".

  • Reply to

    Monaco debacle

    by Govinda Feb 26, 2015 07:42

    Hi Mar.

    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.

  • .....has to be a good positive result against S'hampton, which could trigger a good run over Xmas. We live in hope and expectation with Arsenal. BTW any news on the CL draw or am I early?

  • Is, IMO, that we often push our key players to the limit and beyond. Wenger admits that Sanchez is in the red zone yet he continues to play him. Being in the red zone is not about being able to chase balls as much of give 100% it is much more about becoming much more injury prone and injuries sustained whilst in the red zone generally take much longer to heal.

    We should have the depth to rotate players enough so we don't need to run them into the red zone. It is better to lose Sanchez for one game than for 4 weeks. Yet this seems to be one of recuuring errors going back further than playing Fabregas until he was injured often.

    To me this is not so smart given the big injury problems we have. We don't know how far we can push it? When a player is in the red zone stop pushing him at all!!!!!

    Wenger Quote
    Alexis Sanchez will be given next week off after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his £30million man is in the ‘red zone’.

    The Chile international has been one of the stars of the season so far following his switch from Barcelona. But, including internationals, Sanchez has played 27 games since August, and this has taken a toll.

    And Wenger will rest the striker after today’s clash with Stoke.Arsenal head to Turkey on Monday for their Champions League clash against Galatasaray, but Sanchez will stay in London.

    ‘Sanchez is in the red zone, you can see when he plays, but he can dig deep.

    He played his 27th game on Wednesday (against Southampton) since the start of the season. Unfortunately you never know how far you can push it.

    ‘We are not scientific enough to predict that completely but he recovers very quickly.’

  • This is interesting, Indonesia is reportedly the number one destination for Australian child sex tourists, mostly starting in Bali but also travelling to other parts of the country.

    The problem in Bali was highlighted by Luh Ketut Suryani, head of Psychiatry at Udayana University, as early as 2003.

    Luh Ketut Surayani warned that a low level of awareness of paedophilia in Bali had made it the target of international paedophile organisations. On 19 February 2013, government officials announced measures to combat paedophilia in Bali...and we all know who currently resides in Australia and has been claiming to be moving to Bali soon....you gotta larf because if you think about it too much, you'll end up puking!

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    by HRH Gillian Brown BO Dec 9, 2014 08:48

    ".... you can check out the police car on my avatar. The photo was taken yesterday and you don't see many police cars like that in Newcastle and that's me stood near the front of it, with a globe covering my identity."


    The most hilarious of all the hilarious bullshyte the Geordie fool has ever come up with!


    I look forward to the inevitable BITE!

  • Reply to


    by HRH Gillian Brown BO Dec 9, 2014 08:48

    " 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!


  • Reply to

    the poor beggar of the boards....

    by TheButchNemesis Dec 5, 2014 23:16


    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.

  • Reply to

    Not so pointless....

    by Jacks Dec 22, 2014 14:26

    "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!

  • Reply to

    Where's The A hole Butchy Boy

    by Jacks Jan 11, 2015 22:56

    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!

  • Reply to

    Monaco-Arsenal predictions

    by Govinda Mar 17, 2015 14:45

    Hi Mar.

    Well Monaco parked the proverbial bus and let us attack.

    We came so close.

    FA Cup and the battle for 2nd in the league next.

  • Reply to

    Any complaints...???

    by Jacks Dec 13, 2014 20:28

    Oh look, it's fair-weather Jackar$e, nowhere to be seen after the Stoke game, but pops up whenever Arsenal wins.

  • I personally think AW would have settled for a draw at the start of the game. And from a improvement point of view it made very little difference, as once again results in the PL keep yo-yoing up down each week. The equalizer was a matter of naivety. Should have been playing 'keep the ball' instead of waiting for the whistle to blow in desperation. However at the end of the season it will have had little effect on 3rd or 4th place. Also does anyone not see a golden opportunity in the CL having drawn Monaco?? I do, and I think we could be the very dark horses here. The unbeaten in several matches now, still leaves us with great potential. Though to read Yahoo and the rest of the Arsenal knockers, its 'the end' for Arsenal and AW. ....guffaw!