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14 Feb 2019 20:23:05
If Emery fails all well and good. I'll be the first to hold my hands up

But give him a chance.

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14 Feb 2019 20:57:37
I’m seeing another arsene but with different name and accents but I’m with you on giving him a chance.

14 Feb 2019 21:10:57
Despite what you think Malaga / I’m giving him a chance

His report card to date is / defence D midfield D attack no change C organisation and tactics F transfers F, adaptability D and overall improvement from a season that saw our last manager sacked Z

Time will tell and I am sure it will

I will give him two seasons but he is not endearing himself or showing he has any strategy

You were tough on my post the other day! Hope all is well 😉.

14 Feb 2019 21:12:26
I’ve had a few drinks so beer gogle reply there! COYG.

14 Feb 2019 21:12:36
I don't know what went wrong but it wasn't Dicks fault, any of it, his organisation and tactics were spot as always.
I can only blame Arsene for tonight's result along with everything else that's gone wrong both before and since Emery arrived :-)

14 Feb 2019 21:20:09
Oh / think I over reacted 62

My rose champagne wasn’t cold enough and I blamed Wenger for that also haha.

14 Feb 2019 21:24:05
It’s Valentines Day mate and Arsenal can’t even master BATE! 😉.

14 Feb 2019 21:25:40
He’s going to have to have a good Summer transfer window but I’m afraid this time next year we will be saying the same things . we are where we are due to being crap at handling contracts and not giving a manager the money that’s needed to compete.

14 Feb 2019 21:37:01
Dick is doing everything that could possibly be done, I mean what manager in the history of the game has ever improved a team Just by organising and motivating them better than his predecessor without the need to buy first.

14 Feb 2019 21:38:58
😂 😂😂.

14 Feb 2019 21:55:59
SY mate easy on the bubbles, you’ve been too kind and sounding cery relaxed ;) .

Saul Niguez

14 Feb 2019 20:31:53
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Michael O'Neill

14 Feb 2019 13:17:55
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14 Feb 2019 07:29:01
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13 Feb 2019 14:34:04
Started thinking the other day about how we miss having fullbacks the quality of Dixon and Winterburn in our side. Their type would surely help our current defence. That got me thinking more though, and the way we play these days, and in fact the way football has gone, with the use of wingbacks, would they, as "traditional" style fullbacks putting defence first, even play for us now, and even if they did, with the massively increased work load shoved onto the "wingback", would their careers have lasted anything like as long as it did, or would they have been burnt out much sooner? I think all our expectations of the full back has changed. A mate of mine used to hate Sagna, purely because "he could never beat the full back" on attack! I used to have to remind him that Sagna was our right back and screaming past the oppo full back wasn't really his primary role, and if that's want he wants from a full back we might as well play Walcott in that position (which actually got me thinking maybe Walcott could have played as wing back!, like Ashley Young does for Man Utd? ) . However, i actually think that Dixon and Winterburn were also extremely effective in attack, perhaps even more so than the likes of the modern wing back like Bellerin. So they might not of scored as many goals as the modern wingbacks (still remember the Winterburn thunderbolt versus Chelsea though) but for me the difference is they were much better at supporting an existing winger, rather than being the winger themselves. In a less is more type role, and just as the likes of Frank Lampard was so successful in timing his run into the box, so were Dixon and Winterburn at choosing the right time to go forward and overlap the winger and create chances. Maybe we again need some players who put their primary defensive role first, with any other skills elsewhere on the pitch just an added bonus?

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13 Feb 2019 15:17:20
I agree Epping fullbacks are primarily defenders who help our with attack not the other way round.
Personally my Ideal would be 5 at the back but fullbacks who supplement the attack and the central CB being very comfortable on the ball with decent pace enabling him to play both sweeper when opponents have the ball and DM when we attack freeing up our central midfielders to join the attack in a
5 2 1 2 formation.
You would need to bring in or develope the right personel but it's very effective system if done right.
Maybe Chambers could be our DM/ Sweeper because although I haven't really seen much of him at Fulham I'm reading good stuff about him, also I've always thought David Luis would be an ideal Sweeper/ DM mix in that system too.

14 Feb 2019 04:05:32
Sagna was incredibly underrated. Interesting stat, we played aerial goal kicks to Sagna more than any other player before Giroud arrived.

Worth mentioning here that Wenger often played with a rotating defence rather than an interlocking one. What I mean by this is that he often favoured one attacking FB and a defensive one. For example when Cole/ Clichy would move up the pitch, the left CB would move across to cover, the right CB would follow, and Sagna would stay back and tuck inside. He reversed this when Bellerin broke through and Monreal became our defensive fullback.

For a while we played a more interlocking style with both fullbacks Monreal and Bellerin playing more attacking, and then Coquelin would drop back almost to CB positions, allowing the CBs to cover the space vacated by Bellerin/ Monreal's attacks. We then became incredibly poor at defending when we kept attacking like usual and played Xhaka in Coquelin's position leading to constantly seeing Koscielny exposed alone at the back.

The reason Bellerin's been much more defensive the past couple seasons is because we've been playing Kolasinac who plays almost as a winger and Xhaka isn't able to drop back like a DM. Unfortunately defending isn't the biggest part of Bellerin's game, probably still has nightmares of getting skinned by Douglas Costa, but he's improving.

Review Of The Day 13th February 2019

13 Feb 2019 07:29:01
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Ruben Dias

12 Feb 2019 18:13:35
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Johan Cruyff

12 Feb 2019 13:56:23
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12 Feb 2019 10:01:22
Sad news, Gordon Banks has passed away. He was certainly England's greatest goalkeeper.

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12 Feb 2019 10:34:00
Extremely sad news.
Top of the shop goalkeeper and seemed a really nice man too.
81 years isn't a bad innings at all and what an innings he had too, very few will ever experience what he achieved, world cup winner and that save from Pele, Gordon Banks will live long in the memory of millions.
God bless him and his family.

12 Feb 2019 19:48:46
Pele today, " of all the goals I scored the thing I get asked about the most is the one where I didn't score against Gordon Banks "
Tributes don't come any higher than that.

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12 Feb 2019 07:29:02
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