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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51440 on: December 4, 2018, 10:56:04 AM »
Big test for Arse on Wednesday, will they do their usual and fold at that shit hole? Feels like Dracula is too wise to fall for any of that shite and will put up a solid performance. A draw would be ideal, don't want them too close to us and don't want them causing Jose to be sacked, that's our job on the 16th.
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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51441 on: December 4, 2018, 10:59:23 AM »
Arsenal were losing 4 and drawing 10 of their matches at halftime in the PL. Stamina?

If matches ended at half time weíd be 19th, only ahead of Cardiff. Emeryís tactical changes at half time have been inspiring. 2 half time subs on Sunday , Ramseyís gets 2 assists and Lacazette a goal.

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« Reply #51442 on: December 4, 2018, 11:05:32 AM »
There's got to be a psychological impact on fans and players when you 'know' you're going to win the second half.
Hope you smash the shit out of mouriniho's lot. Specialist in being a tosser that he is.
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« Reply #51443 on: December 4, 2018, 11:48:06 AM »
There's got to be a psychological impact on fans and players when you 'know' you're going to win the second half.
Hope you smash the shit out of mouriniho's lot. Specialist in being a tosser that he is.

Got to be honest with you, it would be nice on the nerves to win the first half as well. The ideal of course is that you dominate a game from start to finish, in terms of performance & scoreline. To get to December & never be leading at half time but still be 4th is a bit ridiculous.

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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51444 on: December 4, 2018, 11:59:41 AM »
If matches ended at half time weíd be 19th, only ahead of Cardiff. Emeryís tactical changes at half time have been inspiring. 2 half time subs on Sunday , Ramseyís gets 2 assists and Lacazette a goal.
Emery's starting lineups are uninspiring in other words.
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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51445 on: December 4, 2018, 01:18:34 PM »
Watching them play and attack is quite spectacular, if we want to get childish about it we play solid classics these days under the reformed ex rocker Klopp, Emery's Cobain.  :)

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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51446 on: December 6, 2018, 07:50:25 AM »
Felt a strange game last night. Looked like 2 teams that never believed they were going to win, all 4 goals were farcical in different ways.

Came away disappointed with only taking a point, with the way we surrendered the lead both times, & with our lack of belief & conviction at times, yet ordinarily taking 4 points from Spurs & Utd in the space of 3 days would be a very decent set of results.

A nice wee run now where 4 from our next 5 fixtures in all competitions are at the Emirates, with a chance of resting senior players against Qarabag at home, hopefully helps combat the legginess we seemed to see at times tonight.   

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« Reply #51447 on: December 6, 2018, 08:03:19 AM »
Felt like Arsenal bottled that a little. Why was leno so leaden footed for the equaliser? They were unlucky with first equaliser, Herrera is offside and Linos should not make mistakes like that. VAR cannot come soon enough

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« Reply #51448 on: December 6, 2018, 08:16:17 AM »
We had enough chances to win , they were hanging on in the end, but we didnít play well, we looked tired from Sunday, only ghandouzi and lacazette who didnít start Sunday looked sharp. Ghandouzi was excellent actually, canít believe heís just turned 19 last month. With Torreira at 22 we have a good future in midfield.
Need a defence though, United didnít do enough to get 2 goals. Iím sure ruthless Emery has seen what the rest of us have. He got rid of wilshere, banished Ozil, getting rid of Ramsey, but he canít do the same with the defence because he has no one else. Iím sure that changes in the next few windows.
Think we ll finish top 4 ahead of Chelsea, should leap frog them this weekend, we got Huddersfield they got city.

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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51449 on: December 6, 2018, 09:09:14 AM »
Think we ll finish top 4 ahead of Chelsea, should leap frog them this weekend, we got Huddersfield they got city.

Obviously our mini league consists currently of us, Chelsea & Spurs, so any time any of the other 2 drop points is good for us.

Hopefully with the fixtures coming up we cement ourselves in the top 4, would be nice to see Leicester or Everton take points of Spurs as well in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51450 on: December 6, 2018, 10:17:47 AM »
Felt like Arsenal bottled that a little. Why was leno so leaden footed for the equaliser? They were unlucky with first equaliser, Herrera is offside and Linos should not make mistakes like that. VAR cannot come soon enough

Yeah a little but they've had unbelievable luck with officials this season, I'd be worried if I was an Arsenal fan and that starts evening itself out. Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth will breeze past.
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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51451 on: December 6, 2018, 01:39:48 PM »
Yeah a little but they've had unbelievable luck with officials this season, I'd be worried if I was an Arsenal fan and that starts evening itself out. Leicester, Everton and Bournemouth will breeze past.

Spurs scored from a Son dive. Palace from a Zaha dive, and united were offside. Itís not been one way the luck.

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« Reply #51452 on: December 6, 2018, 01:55:57 PM »
Felt like Arsenal bottled that a little. Why was leno so leaden footed for the equaliser? They were unlucky with first equaliser, Herrera is offside and Linos should not make mistakes like that. VAR cannot come soon enough

they where lucky with their first goal, that De Gea decided to give then a nice early Christmas present.

Only saw the last few mins of the game, and about 10 mins of the first half, (and replays of the goals), it was sort of comically bad quality game of what little I saw of it. Lots of falling about, lots of fouls, comedy defending for goals, just looked like 2 frenetic PL teams with little discipline or nouse going at each other.
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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51453 on: December 6, 2018, 03:08:53 PM »
Not sure, don't they tend to go for overpriced players that need to be prized away, to 'make a statement'? Signing a player Arsenal want rid of wouldn't suit them.

Sanchez, Mata, Matic... they've gone for plenty of overpriced, clearly past their best former superstars lately. I'm sure Arsenal would oblige with pretending to be devastated and taking Rashford or someone in part ex.
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« Reply #51454 on: December 6, 2018, 03:11:45 PM »
Watching them play and attack is quite spectacular, if we want to get childish about it we play solid classics these days under the reformed ex rocker Klopp, Emery's Cobain.  :)

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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51455 on: December 6, 2018, 04:41:01 PM »
Quite interesting when you look at the table this time last year - 15 games in.

Arsenal are actually only three points better off, which was a surprise to me. Of the rest of the top six, we're the most improved with ten more points than at this point last season. Spurs are eight points better off (another surprise to me) while Chelsea are one point worse off, City are two points worse off and Man United are 12 points worse off  :o

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« Reply #51456 on: December 6, 2018, 04:52:33 PM »
Spurs scored from a Son dive. Palace from a Zaha dive, and united were offside. Itís not been one way the luck.

Really?

I'd also argue it has been one way luck when you look at the amount of games you won that you shouldn't have.  Wolves, Watford, Everton and West Ham games you lucked out on the result adjustments or no adjustments, the Wolves game especially you had no business even getting a point.  Then the Fulham game it was one good goal and then 4 basically bullshit ones.

Anyway, it is what it is.


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« Reply #51457 on: December 6, 2018, 06:02:21 PM »
Really?

I'd also argue it has been one way luck when you look at the amount of games you won that you shouldn't have.  Wolves, Watford, Everton and West Ham games you lucked out on the result adjustments or no adjustments, the Wolves game especially you had no business even getting a point.  Then the Fulham game it was one good goal and then 4 basically bullshit ones.

Anyway, it is what it is.

Yes zaha dived. As in was not touched and threw himself to the ground for a pen.
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« Reply #51458 on: December 6, 2018, 06:14:07 PM »
Yes zaha dived. As in was not touched and threw himself to the ground for a pen.
We are doing well, the fans are happy, the manager has been a star, and thereís more to come, from him and the team.

You should beallowed feel a bit giddy, I know I did after we got Klopp.

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« Reply #51459 on: December 6, 2018, 07:07:52 PM »
Yes zaha dived. As in was not touched and threw himself to the ground for a pen.
We are doing well, the fans are happy, the manager has been a star, and thereís more to come, from him and the team.

So Xhaka just admitted to nothing then?


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« Reply #51460 on: December 6, 2018, 08:24:02 PM »
So Xhaka just admitted to nothing then?



Yeh it was a dive, watch it.

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« Reply #51461 on: December 6, 2018, 08:59:14 PM »
Yeh it was a dive, watch it.

I have.  It was a dive over Xhaka's leg that he stupidly stuck out and admitted rightly that he was at fault.  Same as Holding going in on Son.  Son did dive but WTF was Holding doing?  You have Arsenal tinted glasses which is fine but these aren't their forums so I could care less.

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« Reply #51462 on: December 6, 2018, 09:04:48 PM »
I have.  It was a dive over Xhaka's leg that he stupidly stuck out and admitted rightly that he was at fault.  Same as Holding going in on Son.  Son did dive but WTF was Holding doing?  You have Arsenal tinted glasses which is fine but these aren't their forums so I could care less.

I thought Zaha dived but then Xhaka said it was a foul - which was odd (as players hardly ever admit that) but refreshing - so I don't know what to think. I don't think Son's was a penalty even though Holding went in. The only mistake Holding made was forgetting that Tottenham have a bunch of players who dive at every opportunity.
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« Reply #51463 on: December 6, 2018, 09:25:22 PM »
I thought Zaha dived but then Xhaka said it was a foul - which was odd (as players hardly ever admit that) but refreshing - so I don't know what to think. I don't think Son's was a penalty even though Holding went in. The only mistake Holding made was forgetting that Tottenham have a bunch of players who dive at every opportunity.

Holding didn't need to dive in like that though is my point.  If he stayed on his feet what was Son going to do?  He had a terrible angle on the keeper and no support yet if I remember correctly.

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« Reply #51464 on: December 6, 2018, 09:34:05 PM »
Holding didn't need to dive in like that though is my point.  If he stayed on his feet what was Son going to do?  He had a terrible angle on the keeper and no support yet if I remember correctly.

I agree he didn't need to dive in but that's irrelevant anyway as it wasn't a penalty. I do think Arsenal have had a lot of decisions go their way this season but I that was one that went against them. Plus I loathe Tottenham.
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« Reply #51465 on: December 6, 2018, 09:36:39 PM »
Quite interesting when you look at the table this time last year - 15 games in.

Arsenal are actually only three points better off, which was a surprise to me. Of the rest of the top six, we're the most improved with ten more points than at this point last season. Spurs are eight points better off (another surprise to me) while Chelsea are one point worse off, City are two points worse off and Man United are 12 points worse off  :o

We actually weren't that bad last season for the first half or so, our home form was still pretty good, we collapsed totally away from home in the 2nd half of the season though.

Our point at Old Trafford has meant we have already beaten last seasons points total for away games. That's how bad our away form was.

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« Reply #51466 on: December 7, 2018, 01:11:01 AM »
I agree he didn't need to dive in but that's irrelevant anyway as it wasn't a penalty. I do think Arsenal have had a lot of decisions go their way this season but I that was one that went against them. Plus I loathe Tottenham.

In general I hate the thought that there needs to be contact for a foul/penalty.  If the player is going to dive in recklessly is the opposing player just supposed to stand there while his ankle or leg gets busted?  And even if they do there's no guarantee that the ref will call a penalty anyway as any LFC fan can well attest to at this point. 

The rule book actually states that contact isn't required if the challenge is reckless/careless as well.

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« Reply #51467 on: December 7, 2018, 06:44:14 AM »

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« Reply #51468 on: December 7, 2018, 10:50:29 AM »
Meh. Not illegal or performance enhancing. As long as it wasn't before a game then what they do is their own business.

Of course it would be 'that' newspaper releasing video from a private CCTV feed of a non-criminal act.

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« Reply #51469 on: December 7, 2018, 10:53:32 AM »
Meh. Not illegal or performance enhancing. As long as it wasn't before a game then what they do is their own business.

Of course it would be 'that' newspaper releasing video from a private CCTV feed of a non-criminal act.

Agreed.

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« Reply #51470 on: December 7, 2018, 11:31:19 AM »
Any chance any of them would be punished with being dropped for the weekend?

And what of Ozil? Feels like a bad move on his part when he can't even make the team.
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« Reply #51471 on: December 7, 2018, 11:32:45 AM »
Any chance any of them would be punished with being dropped for the weekend?

And what of Ozil? Feels like a bad move on his part when he can't even make the team.
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« Reply #51472 on: December 7, 2018, 11:47:13 AM »
Meh. Not illegal or performance enhancing. As long as it wasn't before a game then what they do is their own business.

Of course it would be 'that' newspaper releasing video from a private CCTV feed of a non-criminal act.

Itís legal to possess but I think Iím right in saying itís illegal to sell or provide? So whilst the Arsenal players havenít done anything against the law, something illegal must have occurred for them to have it?

I may have that wrong, but thatís my understanding. Not the best thing for role models or professional athletes to be doing, and for senior players to be around a 19 year old doing it makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable.
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Re: General Arsenal Thread - Wenger Gone - Unai Emery appointed
« Reply #51473 on: December 7, 2018, 12:03:07 PM »
Meh. Not illegal or performance enhancing. As long as it wasn't before a game then what they do is their own business.

Of course it would be 'that' newspaper releasing video from a private CCTV feed of a non-criminal act.

You wouldn't get Alex Oxide-Chamberlain doing that.
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« Reply #51474 on: December 7, 2018, 07:04:47 PM »
In general I hate the thought that there needs to be contact for a foul/penalty.  If the player is going to dive in recklessly is the opposing player just supposed to stand there while his ankle or leg gets busted?  And even if they do there's no guarantee that the ref will call a penalty anyway as any LFC fan can well attest to at this point. 

The rule book actually states that contact isn't required if the challenge is reckless/careless as well.

That's fair enough, Gerrard got one against Sheffield United because of that although reading the laws of the game, I don't think it falls into those categories. Either way, it worked out for us in the end :)
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« Reply #51475 on: December 7, 2018, 09:22:25 PM »

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« Reply #51476 on: December 8, 2018, 08:03:34 AM »
Itís legal to possess but I think Iím right in saying itís illegal to sell or provide? So whilst the Arsenal players havenít done anything against the law, something illegal must have occurred for them to have it?

I may have that wrong, but thatís my understanding. Not the best thing for role models or professional athletes to be doing, and for senior players to be around a 19 year old doing it makes me feel a little bit uncomfortable.

Itís not illegal to sell, itís used in catering etc. Like a lot of things, though, itís illegal to sell for human consumption, so you canít setup a shop/business selling it explicitly for that purpose.

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« Reply #51477 on: December 8, 2018, 12:08:56 PM »
Itís not illegal to sell, itís used in catering etc. Like a lot of things, though, itís illegal to sell for human consumption, so you canít setup a shop/business selling it explicitly for that purpose.
quite a few bars Iíve been to have openly sold it on premises