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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #960 on: February 23, 2020, 06:39:57 PM »
Arsenal were shite. Yet everyone in the media seems to think Arteta has them playing well.
Everton should have battered them, they had the chances. Ozil is a lazy bugger and he isn’t the only one.
Aubameyang was the only one who resembled a footballer in the Arsenal team. The rest just couldn’t wait to get rid of the ball.
Richarlison looked threatening at times but Calvert Lewin looked like the striker he was last season.
Gomes didn’t take long to get booked for a stupid challenge on his return.
Pickford? Pure circus.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #961 on: February 23, 2020, 06:40:16 PM »
I've seen people leaving Anfield early and we're on the verge of a title win. Some people for whatever reason always seem to prefer to beat the queues out. It's not something I can understand but there you go.
can make a big difference depending on your route home, if I get out as soon as the final whistle it takes me around 75 minutes to get home, if i wait for a bit it takes around 2 hours

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #962 on: February 23, 2020, 06:40:56 PM »
Emptying out like that,naaaa.

With people travelling from further afield its inevitable, that some will have to leave before the end though. We probably have more locals going, so you don't notice it as much. When I went, the guy in front of me and his two companions would always leave ten minutes early.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #963 on: February 23, 2020, 06:41:27 PM »
Andre Gomes looked a class apart when he came on, don't remember him being that good pre-injury.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #964 on: February 23, 2020, 06:41:59 PM »
can make a big difference depending on your route home, if I get out as soon as the final whistle it takes me around 75 minutes to get home, if i wait for a bit it takes around 2 hours

Especially on a midweek game, if you have to get a train home as well.
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« Reply #965 on: February 23, 2020, 06:44:10 PM »
I work with someone who has a season ticket there who lives in Rugby. I imagine he bolts early but it probably saves him an hour or more.

And you sound like one of those annoying tourists sauntering down platforms, or standing in the left hand side of escalators who make me late home from work. :wanker :D

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« Reply #966 on: February 23, 2020, 06:44:53 PM »
Andre Gomes looked a class apart when he came on, don't remember him being that good pre-injury.

Still a shithouse.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #967 on: February 23, 2020, 06:45:41 PM »
Andre Gomes looked a class apart when he came on, don't remember him being that good pre-injury.

I think I could look Premier League standard in against Granit Xhaka. When I'm 50.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #968 on: February 23, 2020, 06:49:13 PM »
I work with someone who has a season ticket there who lives in Rugby. I imagine he bolts early but it probably saves him an hour or more.

And you sound like one of those annoying tourists sauntering down platforms, or standing in the left hand side of escalators who make me late home from work. :wanker :D

To be honest i'm the same when i'm in London, but it leads to a mindset of always being in a rush. Arsenal's ground has got the best public transport links in the country, yet empties out a lot quicker than Anfield does despite Anfield being among the worst big grounds for public transport and traffic jams. As I said, a high proportion of Arsenal's support won't live in London (or that area of London) which is the main reason.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #969 on: February 23, 2020, 06:49:38 PM »
Yeah, that was me when I went to the cricket at Lord's last year, I didn't notice the big yellow signs explaining the escalator drill. Got a right bollocking off loads of angry cockney wankers. Friendly bunch down there aren't they.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #970 on: February 23, 2020, 06:51:46 PM »
Arsenal were shite. Yet everyone in the media seems to think Arteta has them playing well.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #971 on: February 23, 2020, 06:55:03 PM »
Unbeaten in 2020 .... unlike Liverpool
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #972 on: February 23, 2020, 06:58:23 PM »
https://twitter.com/MiguelDelaney/status/1231626588623691781

How does one qualify to be a football journo? I’d wage that fucker has no more knowledge about ‘set ups’ than the average joe off the street.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #973 on: February 23, 2020, 07:01:30 PM »
Some of you have forgotten how bad Arsenal where a while back. Like every thing else it will depend on who he brings in, I am presuming they will have to sell to buy. But they have some talented young players on the books. They are playing better than before.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #974 on: February 23, 2020, 07:02:40 PM »
Unbeaten in 2020 .... unlike Liverpool
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Take two paracetamol and have a lie down. Your head must be hurting watching that. That was painful.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #975 on: February 23, 2020, 07:05:14 PM »
Pickford with a trademark flying kick at the end on Gwendoozi.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #976 on: February 23, 2020, 07:08:27 PM »
Take two paracetamol and have a lie down. Your head must be hurting watching that. That was painful.
Wenger must be laughing his socks off.

I think you are over estimating Everton, they are still incredibly anxious mentally when playing games like these, you only had to see them crumble after half-time, to see that. Their two goals came from set pieces, yes they made chances. What's the point if all you are going to do is sky them all game? Arsenal still have to sort out their defending at set-pieces, that is still their undoing. But they do have options in attack. I said during the game, the Emirates is how Anfield used to be, before you found our killer instinct. If they relax too much the crowd get anxious and so do the players. They are much better when they are playing with pace in attack. They still need a couple of windows to bolster up their squad, that as ever will be the thing which makes the biggest difference.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #977 on: February 23, 2020, 07:23:07 PM »
You don't often see a keeper dive for the ball and end up 5 feet away from the ball. What's the point?
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #978 on: February 23, 2020, 07:24:51 PM »
Take two paracetamol and have a lie down. Your head must be hurting watching that. That was painful.
Wenger must be laughing his socks off.

Getting battered every week is painful. Winning I can live with, even if it’s hard work.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #979 on: February 23, 2020, 07:29:56 PM »
Still a shithouse.

People seem to have forgotten that about him.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #980 on: February 23, 2020, 07:39:21 PM »
People seem to have forgotten that about him.




Aye, put another snide one in today on Aubameyang, so straight back into his stride.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #981 on: February 23, 2020, 07:46:25 PM »
https://twitter.com/MiguelDelaney/status/1231626588623691781

Force is a bit strong  ;D But hey, they may be better, that's sort of his job, to make them better.

As for Miguel Delaney, barely noticed his existence before, but just over the last few weeks I've realised he writes some absolute nonsense, whoever he is.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #982 on: February 23, 2020, 07:57:32 PM »
Force is a bit strong  ;D But hey, they may be better, that's sort of his job, to make them better.

As for Miguel Delaney, barely noticed his existence before, but just over the last few weeks I've realised he writes some absolute nonsense, whoever he is.

I think he is one of the better journalists and some of his recent writing has been good, especially with regard the wider footballing issues at the moment. He has also been critical of City in the past, one of the few journalists who has been. He got a mention on one of the Nicholas McGeehan (the human right's blogger) pieces, where he has been targeted by some of the Abu Dhabi email specialists. I notice too he was getting criticised by so-called "Spurs" fans for suggesting that Mourinho's type of football is outdated.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #983 on: February 23, 2020, 08:06:42 PM »
I think you are over estimating Everton, they are still incredibly anxious mentally when playing games like these, you only had to see them crumble after half-time, to see that. Their two goals came from set pieces, yes they made chances. What's the point if all you are going to do is sky them all game? Arsenal still have to sort out their defending at set-pieces, that is still their undoing. But they do have options in attack. I said during the game, the Emirates is how Anfield used to be, before you found our killer instinct. If they relax too much the crowd get anxious and so do the players. They are much better when they are playing with pace in attack. They still need a couple of windows to bolster up their squad, that as ever will be the thing which makes the biggest difference.
I don’t know Jill. oK so Arsenal could claim tiredness, but they were almost pedantic in their passing at times. The crowd don’t help I suppose, but they made an Everton midfield of Siggurdson Sneiderlin and Delph look good. They were so slow in thought and deed they allowed themselves to be closed down and pressed by those three. As for the defending, I admit it looked panicked, but it seemed that even when a good attacking pass was on, the likes of Ozil would do a 360° turn with the ball and allow the move to stagnate.
Maybe we have become accustomed to our style of play, and it make everything else look bad.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #984 on: February 23, 2020, 08:07:24 PM »
Getting battered every week is painful. Winning I can live with, even if it’s hard work.
That won’t do your heart any good though b
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #985 on: February 23, 2020, 08:49:52 PM »
I don’t know Jill. oK so Arsenal could claim tiredness, but they were almost pedantic in their passing at times. The crowd don’t help I suppose, but they made an Everton midfield of Siggurdson Sneiderlin and Delph look good. They were so slow in thought and deed they allowed themselves to be closed down and pressed by those three. As for the defending, I admit it looked panicked, but it seemed that even when a good attacking pass was on, the likes of Ozil would do a 360° turn with the ball and allow the move to stagnate.
Maybe we have become accustomed to our style of play, and it make everything else look bad.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying they were brilliant or anything. I do think though, its hard when you are in the Europa League and then playing on the Sunday. I seem to remember we found that a challenge as well, it had a knock-on effect on our league results. Everton as you say had more energy but then they were coming fresh into the game. I don't remember Siggurdson doing much on the day either, but then most of what he does seems to be forgettable now. So, I think the closing down was partly due to the very slow start from them, to get their passing game going. Once they were doing that, they looked better and scored a couple of good goals. I think they will replace Ozil shortly, not convinced Arteta wants him. They have a couple of important windows coming up, I'm expecting a few departures. I think he has stabilised them in areas, but still a lot of work to do.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #986 on: February 23, 2020, 09:08:12 PM »
I don’t know Jill. oK so Arsenal could claim tiredness, but they were almost pedantic in their passing at times. The crowd don’t help I suppose, but they made an Everton midfield of Siggurdson Sneiderlin and Delph look good. They were so slow in thought and deed they allowed themselves to be closed down and pressed by those three. As for the defending, I admit it looked panicked, but it seemed that even when a good attacking pass was on, the likes of Ozil would do a 360° turn with the ball and allow the move to stagnate.
Maybe we have become accustomed to our style of play, and it make everything else look bad.

The reality is that Arteta is still having to work with the same group of players that still has the same short comings that they've always had.

He's done well to mask some things, he has a bit more structure to the team which up until today has helped us look a bit more solid (I think only Liverpool had conceded less than us in 2020), but at the end of the day he's unfortunately not going to make the likes of Xhaka & Ozil more athletic, or cut out all of the brain farts from the likes of Mustafi & Luiz.

It will be an interesting summer, to see who he wants to replace to try and replicate his style of play moving forward

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #987 on: February 23, 2020, 10:56:26 PM »
The reality is that Arteta is still having to work with the same group of players that still has the same short comings that they've always had.

He's done well to mask some things, he has a bit more structure to the team which up until today has helped us look a bit more solid (I think only Liverpool had conceded less than us in 2020), but at the end of the day he's unfortunately not going to make the likes of Xhaka & Ozil more athletic, or cut out all of the brain farts from the likes of Mustafi & Luiz.

It will be an interesting summer, to see who he wants to replace to try and replicate his style of play moving forward
Only 4 points off fifth; none of the sides above look convincing; do you think you guys can get that spot (and hope City remained banned)?

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« Reply #988 on: February 23, 2020, 11:13:19 PM »

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #989 on: February 23, 2020, 11:19:56 PM »
I would spend big on Bukayo Saka as a versatile left sided player. Great brain on young shoulders and clearly quite technically gifted.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #990 on: February 24, 2020, 06:29:49 AM »
Only 4 points off fifth; none of the sides above look convincing; do you think you guys can get that spot (and hope City remained banned)?

The city ban has brought us right back into contention. 4 points back with 11 games to go, anything is possible.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 22/02-24/02
« Reply #991 on: February 24, 2020, 07:00:52 AM »
The Europa League schedule is going to be a factor for the Gooners, Wolves and United. I expect all to get through and then you have another small turnaround before the next stage. Spurs and Chelsea will (probably) go out the Champions League so they might get the benefit of rest, even if Mourinho has made Spurs shite (injuries blah blah).

Since everyone hates this long Champions League stage taking place over 6 weeks, I wish UEFA could have made the Champions League kick in in line with the next round of Europa League and let this round of Europa games take place on the Tuesday and Wednesdays that the CL games are. Give the teams a break from the Thurs-Sun schedule and give the Europa League one round to shine without being overshadowed. But money talks I guess.

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« Reply #992 on: February 24, 2020, 08:40:43 AM »
Only 4 points off fifth; none of the sides above look convincing; do you think you guys can get that spot (and hope City remained banned)?

It will still be tough to be honest. We've got a spell in April where we have to play Wolves, Leicester, Spurs, Yourselves & a Man City game to fit in, so that could be our undoing.

A bit cliché, but I'm trying not to look at the league table & expect too much, I'm just hoping we can put a run of decent performances & results together to keep us positive going into the summer. Europa League might still be our best chance of silverware / Champions League qualification.

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« Reply #993 on: February 24, 2020, 08:43:37 AM »
I would spend big on Bukayo Saka as a versatile left sided player. Great brain on young shoulders and clearly quite technically gifted.

Apparently not signing a new contract there...

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« Reply #994 on: February 24, 2020, 06:18:46 PM »
Win tonight and you's go 22 points ahead.     :o
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« Reply #995 on: February 24, 2020, 06:49:01 PM »
Win tonight and you's go 22 points ahead.     :o

By the time City next play it could be 28pts with 33 to play for ;D