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Premier League Preview Friday 20th October 2017

20 Oct 2017 04:30:00
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, Premier League Preview Friday 20th October 2017

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20 Oct 2017 01:44:30
Sorry but Jack’s pas to Walcott to set up Giroud’s goal was nicer than the goal itself. Glad to have him back!

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20 Oct 2017 00:39:55
Lovely finish by Olly 👍.

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19 Oct 2017 23:41:48
I have been a long time casual poster here since the era of miss arsenal, metal gunner raz and so on. Anyway i am from Belgrade and have been an Arsenal fan for 20 years now. So tonight i finally had the chance to see our boys. Although i did cheer for Red Star as they are my childhood team, but i had the chance to watch two of the teams i love the most. Last time Arsenal was in Belgrade they played Partizan, and i couldn't go to the game as i was in hospital for acute appendicitis. I was devastated then. But now all is well :) Hopefully one day i get to see Arsenal play at the Emirates. And btw what a goal that was :)


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20 Oct 2017 00:24:56
Top man Bdg.

19 Oct 2017 22:20:50
Little debate I've been having with my cousin (Liverpool fan)

He says emre cans overhead kick last year is the best overhead of the premier league era. Although it was a fine strike I disagree and think the Sinclair goal for QPR against Burnley was the better overhead. Further out and ball coming across the body (which I feel is the harder skill)


{Ed025's Note - rooney against city for me, then giroud last season..

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19 Oct 2017 22:25:48
Yes the Rooney one was great (forgot about that) giroud great goal but not strictly an overhead kick. But still the Sinclair goal for me.

19 Oct 2017 22:43:27
Agree Ed025 Rooney for me, I remember Kevin Keegan scoring an absolutely screaming over head kick from an outrageous distance for Southampton only to be ruled out for offside because someone out on the wing miles from play was offside.
Unbelievable goal that would obviously have stood today.

19 Oct 2017 23:05:01
Have to make a correction there. Sinclair goal in FA cup. But still in the prem era but not the prem itself.

19 Oct 2017 23:42:59
Sinclair than Rooney.

20 Oct 2017 01:36:18
Rooney then giroud.

20 Oct 2017 12:43:59
Glenn Hoddle was the master of scoring classy goals.

19 Oct 2017 20:21:30
Great team goal and finish, good 3 points. that's it really.

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19 Oct 2017 21:02:47
Nough said mate.

19 Oct 2017 22:17:22
Something else to add. Wilshere best player on the pitch!

19 Oct 2017 22:23:28
I'm happy if you're happy Steve 😁.

19 Oct 2017 23:03:03
To much Sanogo.

Only joking mate :-)

19 Oct 2017 23:07:11
Glad to hear it! Give him the armband!

20 Oct 2017 00:26:18
Jeez, he still hasn't learn to swim?

20 Oct 2017 01:38:22
Dags, happy is stretching it just a little. 😐.

20 Oct 2017 09:08:03
Happy is when you stretch it a lot 😂😷.

Midfielders - Part 2

19 Oct 2017 05:54:21
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, Midfielders - Part 2

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18 Oct 2017 22:43:12
Chelsea did their best to spoil it but ultimately another good night and week for the premier league clubs in the Champions league with all 5 clubs topping their groups at the half way stage.
The premier league desperately needs to re-establish it's self as a force in European football, a champions league Europa league double would do very nicely.

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19 Oct 2017 15:17:54
Personally never understood the want of another premier league club to win a European trophy. I hope you wouldn’t be happy if spurs won it!?

19 Oct 2017 17:08:55
If our European performances don't improve soon we won't be able to justify being allowed 4 clubs being in the champions league for much longer, so it's in everyone's interest the premier league clubs do well 16 and as we are the only ones who can see the 4th place trophy it's in our interest a little more than anyone's that the trophy stays in existence.
As for Spurs winning the champions league do I want to see that? No I would much rather it didn't happen but I'd love to see an all premier league Semi finals with Liverpool beating City in the final with any combination of 2 from Chelsea Utd Spurs making up thr losing semi final finalists and the other making the QF.
It would give me no comfort to see all 5 go out in the last 16 just to make us feel better because I want other clubs achievements to inspire Arsenal not them be as poor as us in Europe's elite competition.
It's in every premier league teams interests our clubs do well 16 mate.

{Ed025's Note - i agree with most of that G62, but i do have an issue with liverpool winning it mate...its my bloody worst nightmare..

19 Oct 2017 18:59:24
I strongly disagree G62. Our domestic rivals do well on the CL then it strengthens them financially and motivates them to hold a stronger possition. For example spurs get to a European semi or god forbid a final or maybe champions they get more money, convince their players to stay and push to the next level, convince top players from around Europe to come to spurs and galvanise the spurs players to hold a superior attitude over Arsenal, also the rankings would go up and make it easier for them and harder for us. And then there's the bragging rights for fans. I want every PL team to go out in disgrace. I know you like to portray the discerning clean thinking gentleman persona G62 but life's not like that.

{Ed025's Note - well yours certainly is not by the sounds of it SLB..

19 Oct 2017 19:08:28
Everybody should take a leaf out of my book ed😂.

{Ed025's Note - you are very bitter toward your neighbours SLB..i like that..

19 Oct 2017 19:16:26
Without these biter and uncompromising attitudes towards your rivals then football wouldn't be the passionate affair that it is. We're seeing an agenda that is to remove this from football. Sky sports news today have been going on about banter and how they are trying to snuff it out of the game.

{Ed025's Note - i totally agree mate..

19 Oct 2017 19:16:55
Keep it simple.

Stuff everybody else, it's all about Arsenal 😁.

19 Oct 2017 19:23:16
That's the one dags.

19 Oct 2017 21:20:29
Yep I hope they all get annihilated in the last 16, or in United’s case, any and every time including friendlies! 😁.

19 Oct 2017 22:15:50
To be fair on reflection stoner given what I said above, we actually want all the English side to get as far as to actually win it!

Naby Keita

18 Oct 2017 19:24:49
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18 Oct 2017 14:17:35
R. G. I'm not saying we are going to win a trophy, all I'm saying is that spurs are heading in the right direction and is a club on the up which surely you can't disagree. Our net spend compared to you, Chelsea, city, Utd etc is massive yet we are mixing it with you lot shows we are doing very well. The youngest squad in the league and champions league, a young manager, a massive stadium being bulit shows we are going forward. As for being in Madrid I was there as I'm a true supporter unlike you who is getting chaufferd driven to fly first class in a private plane then decides not to go like a few weeks back shows you are a bobby bullcrapper.

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18 Oct 2017 16:16:24
Didnt see the game last night but apparently Spurs were the better team according to reports. Tottenham i have to say look very good since Pocchettino took over, but here's the weak link in my opinion . Pocchettino has not got a trophy in his cv and despite obviously taking Tottenham in the right direction Tottenham in my opinion need to go for a upgrade on him. Is he a good manager YES does he bring the youngsters on YES can he take Spurs to the next level? ? And before anybody thinks i am biased i am not its just my honest opinion thru observations.

18 Oct 2017 17:40:46
You are unquestionably on the up Raver mate, Poch has done a brilliant job but wether he or anyone will be able to take you to the next level waits to be seen.
I think you will be right in the thick of the title race into late April early May for the 3rd successive season and to me that would make you the most consistent club in the league over the past 3 seasons.
I've never known a Totenham side to mount any kind of real credible challenge up till Poch taking over, I remember Hoddle and co having about 7 games in hand and if they won them all they would be within 5 points of the league leaders one season :-) , today Spurs are by far the most effective I've ever known that's for sure.

18 Oct 2017 18:36:39
Thanks gunner you are one of the honest and best posters on this page just like me on the spurs page. I've seen spurs through the 90s and noughties fighting relegation and being utter dross, so obviously I can see us going forward. It's the best times I can remember since the 80s with Hoddle, ardiles etc who were a good side.

18 Oct 2017 18:51:33
I try my best to say it as I see it Raver mate, Ardilas Hoddle and co were pretty but a cup side at best mate, the class of 2015/ 16 16/ 17 and 17/ 18 are extremely different to any other Spurs teams I've seen mate.
Wembley might not work in your favour but I still think you will keep City and Utd on their toes well into April and possiblely even into May.

18 Oct 2017 19:55:29
I said in August that spurs will be the only threat to the Manchester clubs and I got shot down gunner. I'm not biased as Arsenal are to inconsistent, Chelsea have big injury's and lost Costa but if they get the injured players sorted they will be definitely challenging, and Liverpool are only 4 defenders away from being title winners imo.

18 Oct 2017 19:58:55
As much is it pains me, I have to agree with much of the sentiment here. Spurs look a very capable outfit with more than a few outstanding players. I disagree about Poch, I think he has shown every indication that he can take them to the next level, the question is whether the club match his ambition in spending on players, and keeping who they have when Madrid and others come knocking. Whatever they achieve this season, the crucial test for their future is off the field in the summer!

18 Oct 2017 20:55:06
Seen it and heard it all before, wasn't Rednapp the last toot messiah? You have to go back to the early 1980's when the toot were on a similar footing to Arsenal, that's approaching 40 years ago. Since we installed George Graham as manager in 1986 we have won many trophies, built new training facilities and a state of the art paid for stadium. Toot got left behind and hardly won a thing in the same period. It will take them at least a decade or two to emulate our successes during that period, which I very much doubt they will do. Even now when we have been going through a tricky period we have won 3 FA Cups and 3 Community Shields over the last 4 seasons, which is success the toot can only dream of. I have supported Arsenal through thick and thin, fortunately in recent decades it has been a great time to be a gooner and a very sad time to be a toot. Yes, I am fortunate to enjoy a good lifestyle, which beats rusty Subaru's, Edmonton Council Estates and supporting a team that has failed for decades. Go on let us all into your embarrassing secret, list the trophies won by the toot during your lifetime, my guess is you will be too cowardly to do so, as at best it's one League Cup! A team, a manager and a supporter that have won nothing! 1961!

18 Oct 2017 20:56:15
Spot on Heybridge. Pochettino has been a manager for over 8 years and has won absolutely nothing. Top managers win things when they are far younger than he is and as he approaches 46, if he fails to win anything he will confirm my thoughts that he simply gets his team fit, sets his team out well and denies opponents space. Does he have the special qualities that managers such as Mourinho, Guardiola, etc have? Not in my opinion. He suits the Toot being a trophyless manager, managing a trophyless team.

18 Oct 2017 20:30:23
Yep - Spurs look solid in defence and midfield while being dangerous in attack. They have golden boots upfront to make something out of nothing which is also important. Their side has height and strength like our team of old while be offensively dangerous. They are actually a good side to watch.
Congrats to Sours and no more love in from me.

18 Oct 2017 20:45:41
I agree Urban it's the clubs spending limits that may ultimately be the deciding factor wether Poch or anyone can take them to the next level, If it can be done for me Poch is by far the most likely candidate to do it if anyone can.
To retain players Spurs are going to have to increase their current wage structure and I don't think they have start offering 250k plus just 100 to 150k would be enough to make most of the current best 14/ 15 player's if not all stay together for the next few seasons.
The 70k figure being rumoured as their limit will be their downfall if they stick to it not Poch.
As we know better than most if you count the pennies to much it can intimately cost you not just £s but your reputation for having any serious ambition.
If Spurs get it right off the pitch we Arsenal fans could be in for a very uncomfortable few years of stick with only our ancient history in football terms to fall back on.
To Gooners 2004 lingers on but to the general footballing world it's about as relevant in today's game as the pager or fax machine are in the world of communication.
Those readers under 20 might have to use a search engine to know what a fax machines pagers and invincibles were back in the day.

18 Oct 2017 22:04:36
R. G. if pochetinho had the net spend of mourinho and guardiola he would be winning things, look at what man city and Utd spend compared to spurs is on another level that's why they are winning things. I noticed my chaufferd cars and private planes going to watch Arsenal got up your skin bobby bullcrapper lol.

19 Oct 2017 09:11:33
Seriously raver61 get a hold of yourself, you never get under my skin, you are simply amusing to ridicule. As I say Pochettino is a perfect fit for the toot, a trophy-less manager for a trophy-less team. Whilst he has been busy winning absolutely nothing at the toot, under pressure Wenger has still added more trophies to the Arsenal cabinet.

Unfortunately there are no trophies handed out for a 1-1 draw in the group stages of the CL. For fear of repeating myself the manager to watch is Marco Silva, some 5 years younger than Pochettino and only 6 years in management he has already won trophies with Estonia, Sporting and Olympiacos. The time to big it up is when your team actually win a trophy, something that has eluded them for years. 1961 says it all.

19 Oct 2017 10:20:44
You said poch is not on guardiolas or mourinho level is plain stupid, guaediola has manged Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now mega rich city. While Jose has managed mega rich Chelsea, man Utd, real Madrid inter Milan most top managers would win trophies with those clubs lol. What poch has done is take spurs from being a top 6 club to challenging for the league every year on a small budget he's also never lost to Arsenal lol.

20 Oct 2017 07:02:18
RG, talk me though your last two games in the champions league? yes I'm over the moon with a 1-1 draw away with a depleted team to probably the most successful team in Europe, only your rivalry and bitterness prevents you from saying that was positive.

If history is all you have to retain any sort of class, then you are scraping the barrel. where's any positive modern day prediction or analysis of your team?

I predict you'll finish 6th and we will finish 3rd, over to you.

20 Oct 2017 07:02:02
The thing is raver you have to do it every season not just once or twice, the top four have been winning the league between us for the last 20 years. Man Utd, Man City, Chelsea, arsenal, and unlike some of the arsenal fans in this page you seem to ruffle there feathers a lot on this page and it makes me laugh.

20 Oct 2017 14:10:45
Spot on jelfy we have to compete regularly not just every now and then, as for ruffling feathers i'm like a nasty boil on R. G. s bum he just can't rub away.


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