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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

All Bow To Adebayor

30 goals. A marvelous season. More goals than that diving cheat Torres and 8 less than that diving cheat Ronaldo, yet some cu*ts still have the audacity to doubt the big man. He's done it against everyone. At Old Trafford, at Anfield, at the Swamp, at San Siro, at Goodison Park, at Villa Park...the list goes on and on.

Well done to the lad. He's only 23, he'll continue shutting up numpties.

Liverpool out to the Whores. Had we not been cheated I would have felt sorry for the scoucers. Hope Utd beat the chavs the thought of them being European Champions isn't pleasant.

Friday, 25 April 2008

Hleb off

Too be honest if he went I wouldn't be too down-hearted. For me a winger no matter how skillful and masterfl in fancy skills and passing if he doesn't socre he's useless. We needed a winger for goals, after Ade's bad form and Fabregas's goal drought but he couldn't manage it.

If we sell him hope Wenger gets a winger who is good at passing and good at scoring. That would give something we have lacked since Pires and Ljunberg, a real goal scoring winger.

I think another 7-10 goals, had Hleb scored them, things may have been different.

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Penalty at Liverpool, by Simon68 from Arsenal Times

Bit old now, but this was an excellent post so here it is:

As the thread about the penalty and the evidence states, the referee got the decision totally wrong.

Lets assume for a minute that we weren't hard done by and that Babel was booked for diving or that Gallas just cleared the ball as he would have done.

Would we have been able to hold out for a further 6 minutes including injury time?

On the basis that we had conceded on average a goal every 60 minutes over the two legs, the assumption would have to be we would have.

That would have meant we were in the CL semis and not Liverpool.

Add in the penalty which we undoubtedly should have had at The Emirates (not to mention Bendtner's goalline clearance), and the margin over Liverpool would have been even more emphatic.

And given our superiority in both games it would have been no more than we deserved.

On that subject, it's interesting that so many people, both so-called experts, ex-players, journalists, fans, blogs etc. are so eager to put forward the theory that we 'ran out of steam' on Tuesday. I have replayed the second half of the game and if that was the case it is even more remarkable that we played much the better football, crisper passing, better movement, and created better chances than Liverpool.

Liverpool ran around alot, spoilt some of our play, fouled, dived, and put together a couple of decent passing movements and had one moment of excellence from Torres.

My question is this:-

Being pretty certain we would have gone through with fair/competent refereeing, would there be so many people talking about summer clearouts or apportioning blame to players or saying AW should have spent millions in January (hindsight's a great thing isn't it?) or, f*ck me, that AW isn't good enough?

I know fine well what the answer is, but are you lot big enough to admit it?

Monday, 14 April 2008

Lay off Adebayor

Its tiring to hear people giving the guy crap.

All the other top 3 teams have atleast 2 star strikers to rely on incase their main one runs out of form.

Chelsea have 5: Drogba, Pizzaro, Kalou, Anelka and Shevchenko

Man Utd have 3 (I am counting Ronaldo as because of his scoring pedigree): Rooney, Tevez, Ronaldo

Liverpool have 3: Torres, Crouch and Voronin

Compare that to us, we have three one of whom spends more time in the physio room than the pitch, one who fu*ks up chances when he comes off the bench (Bendtner) and a lone striker who has scored 19 goals this season, three goals against the other Top 2 of the 3 (Utd and Liverpool).

Any person with an ounce of common sense should know the guy can't score all through the season on his own, as good as he is he is no Henry.

Chelsea, Utd and Liverpool have good quality strikers who score whenever they play or come of the bench and if their first choice strikers are out of form the second choice can be relied upon. Whereas we don't have the luxury with Bendnter and the injury-plagued RVP.

Adebayor isn't Superman, he needs support from other strikers. We won't even make second in all probability and had Adebayor not scored 19 goals I doubt we would have even made 4th.

So stop c.unting off Adebayor and give it a fuc*ing rest.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Liverpool's supposed atmoshphere: A myth

I am constantly tired of hearing this sh*t about how this supposed famous 'atmosphere' will be a 12th man. Who the fu*k has ever heard a team losing due to the atmosphere. If the atmosphere was so great and intimidating as the scousers make it out to be I doubt they would be sitting on 4th place. Where was their famous atmosphere when we thrashed them 3-1 and 6-3? Or when they get whipped every year by Utd at Anfield?

All we'll have is the boring You're Never Walk Alone cr*p for the Ist 5 minutes and then silence.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Scousers do what they're best at: Nicking

How was that 1-1 is beyond me. The referee, what a wank*r, misses a stonewall penalty, and didn't penalise that little diving c**t Torres all through the game.

We attacked and attacked. I wish Wenger would stop playing Eboue. The guy doesn't have a clue about playing on a wing. Start with Walcott. Talking of which its tiring to see the team not passing to Walcott often, 5 fu***g passes in 20 mins to the lad. Whenever he had the ball he made stuff happen.

Very confident though. We have scored 11 goals in the last 4 matches at Anfield. We'll take it 2-1 I reckon.

The team shouldn't miss chances.

I would start with:


Eboue Gallas Toure Clichy


Hleb Fabregas Diaby Walcott


Or stick Bendtner in for Diaby and switch to 442

RVP injured again. Him and Rosicky spend more f****g time on the sidelines than on the pitch.

Come on Arsenal. WE'RE ON OUR WAY.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Gunners take on Liverpoo

I am very confident, recently we've very good at beating them comfortably at home and playing good at Anfield.

I expect Flamini to keep Gerrard in his back-pocket and Gallas to snuff out Torres.

We'll take it 3-1.

Come on Arsenal.