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18 Feb 2019 15:11:31
I haven't posted for quite a while. But I have been thinking that perhaps one of Emery's problems is his English. I gave up looking at his press conferences some time back as I had too much trouble understanding him. Do people think his English has improved?

I recall there was some criticism of his French when he was at PSG.
Many of the players speak some Spanish but if he cannot communicate well wih all of the players it must cause some problems.


1.) 18 Feb 2019 18:28:39
It's a very multicultural league Melbourne mate and it would be virtually impossible for any coach to speak all the languages needed let alone deal with regional accents etc, in the UK we struggle to understand each other most of the time although we all speak our own version of English:-)
I'm sure there are translators who get the message across mate, I remember Poch wouldn't speak English on camera during his first season at Southampton but used a translator even for post match interviews.

2.) 25 Feb 2019 13:54:35
Personally, I love Emery's press conferences. Albeit difficult to understand at times, I can make out what he's trying to say, and have been impressed with both his work ethic and his message.

Has boat loads of passion and preaches unity between the executives, coaches, players, and fans.




18 Jul 2017 23:24:55
Guardian reporting that the there is no real interest in Sanchez from City. If you look at their squad that makes sense. They have enough attackers of Sanchez's ilk. They need defenders.
Looks to me like Sanchez will stay.
Let's hope his last season is as good as Suarez's last season at Liverpool (after he'd spent the summer trying to force a move, too) .


1.) 19 Jul 2017 07:46:06
I wouldn't be surprised if City really did want Sanchez, but were happy with unsettling him as a side bonus if they couldn't land him. Who knows, he might even sign a new contract.

2.) 20 Jul 2017 05:18:57
Wow, literally everything I post on here is thumbed down every time. Maybe I'll just stop.

3.) 20 Jul 2017 06:54:19
Wire don't stop mate it's really not worth getting cheesed off about, you regularly make good points.

It could even be a non Arsenal fan doing it for a laugh. 👍🏼.

4.) 20 Jul 2017 10:10:05
Wire, do an oracle post.

5.) 20 Jul 2017 10:10:48
Hi Wire don't stop posting mate the thumbs down thing is a current trend by people having a laugh nothing more mate, please don't take it personally.
This all came about by people being a bit over sensitive the thumbs thing and it's become a joke ever since mate, nothing more nasty or sinister that that geeza :-)
Look at Steve and what happened to his thumbs because he got to worked up about them :-)
Chill out wire and just carry on as you always have.

6.) 20 Jul 2017 11:21:30
Why does everyone get so hung up on the thumbs down thing?

I don't even notice if someone puts a thumbs down.

7.) 20 Jul 2017 17:03:39
Get them took off, only plonkers use thumbs. Don't they Dags. He he.

8.) 20 Jul 2017 17:27:15
If I had the time or the inclination, I'd thumb down the heck out of every one of steve's posts.

9.) 20 Jul 2017 18:18:09
Join the army of fans sharply.

10.) 20 Jul 2017 18:19:12
Ha ha sharpie, predictive tics.

11.) 21 Jul 2017 00:22:11
Ha, fair cop then. My activity goes in peaks and troughs so I often miss things like ed002's restraining order against wajid.



08 Jun 2017 07:38:29
Would there be any chance we'd go for Diego Costa?


1.) 08 Jun 2017 07:56:44
i hope so, might be hated but he is clinical!

2.) 08 Jun 2017 08:03:02
You think that would be sensible? Great player on his day but wouldn't want him in our changing room. He's nearly had a fight with half our team.

3.) 08 Jun 2017 09:36:00
I would much rather go for Douglas Costa from Bayern :)

4.) 08 Jun 2017 10:41:58
Highly unlikely.

He isn't a team player.

More importantly, Wenger feels let down by the likes of Ozil and Sanchez He bought 2 big names for big money and neither have proven to be reliable.

Buying a big name just isn't going to happen.

5.) 08 Jun 2017 12:15:51
Sanchez record is great. bargain he was.

6.) 08 Jun 2017 20:43:06
And we need to keep him, ( Sanchez ) if Wenger had bought a top class striker last summer i'm sure that Sanchez and Ozil would be staying and we'd be in the champions league and had a much better run in the league.
All season you could see the frustration on Sanchez's face when the other strikers didn't close down the defenders thus making his efforts useless, then, when he gets the ball, having to practically go it alone because the other strikers, while being good, are not at his level ( or the level that we all deserve ) .
Wenger has been too loyal to his players for too long, its time to cut the serial under achievers loose.

7.) 08 Jun 2017 20:47:32
And, if Sanchez does leave, we don't need one world class signing, because that will only put us in the same position as last year, if we want to have a better season, we will need two or three world class players.
Also, why do we always let players get to their last year of contract?
Are there no savvy businessmen at the club? what the f*** are they doing, ?
Every other club in Europe are getting 100m + for top class strikers, and we''ve let his contract run down and figures like 50m are being quoted ?
Get a grip guys, this happens far too often, tell him he signs a new contract, and we'll let him go ( at our valuation ) next summer if he's not happy, if he won't sign, he doesn't play for a year, !

8.) 09 Jun 2017 00:14:38
Bring back David Dein. We all know Dein and Wenger were untouchable. Only way we get Dein back is if Stan sells up. That ain't happening anytime soon.

9.) 09 Jun 2017 02:51:03
Colby, what you are complaining about is essentially what most gripes around Arsenal center on - the management. Wenger might have lots of control, but contracts are not solely his domain and the owner/ board are letting us down consistently.

10.) 09 Jun 2017 10:26:50
no point holding onto a player. looks a berihinho and wba. pointless it was.



05 Jun 2017 08:49:33
Here is an interesting thought (especially for the Raver) . Despite Spurs being unbeaten at home last year and Arsenal losing there 2-0, Arsenal have now won 8 games in row at Spurs home ground. 3 FA Cup semis. 3 finals and 2 Charity Shields.

Actually I do wonder how much Spurs are losing in the quest for the title next year by playing their home games at Wembley. Certainly they fared terribly there in the UCL as did we back when we experimented with our UCL games at the old Wembley.




16 Aug 2013 11:30:01
Daily Mail are reporting that Gustavo has signed a 5 year contract with Wolfsburg. Press Conference sometime today to announce this and he will be in their squad for their match tomorrow.

The only transfer I would like to see is Wenger out of the club.





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15 Mar 2018 02:00:48
What eould happen if Usmanov's UK assets were frozen? Or Abramovich's? Very interesting. I am sure Kroenke would be smiling.


{Ed001's Note - Bournemouth would be another in real trouble. More so than Chelsea. They are heavily reliant on their Russian owner.}



21 Jul 2017 09:12:20
Cannot understand why players who say they are ambitious or who think they are really world class would join clubs like Bayern, Juventus or PSG. Sure they have a fair chance of going far in the UCL but they really only have to turn up to win their leagues. (I know PSG didn't do so last time out I but can't see Monaco repeating last year after all the vultures have finished picking their squad clean) .
So these ambitious players really just want easy trophies. What do trophies like that prove? A career with 5 or 6 league titles at Bayern? Or one title with Leicester? Most people will say the former is better but history will say the Leicester team were the real stars.
This is really a note for one Alexis Sanchez.


1.) 21 Jul 2017 10:14:27
UCL League? is that the United Counties League that covers Northamptonshire Melbourne? . 😂😂😂.

2.) 21 Jul 2017 10:25:23
UEFA Champions League or UCL. 🙄.

3.) 21 Jul 2017 16:34:39
Stoner it needs to be backwards for him to understand it's the league champions AFEU silly. God if only you were a doctor stoner you would understand 🙀.

4.) 21 Jul 2017 18:16:18
Sanogo, no idea why you're trying to explain things to Renots, I told you he is a weirdo.



18 Jul 2017 03:36:54
No sure I can stand hearing players like Sanchez saying their dream is to win the Champion's league and then use that as a pretext to force a move. Everyone in the world has dreams and most people's dreams come nowhere near realisation.
Professional footballers are already living the dreams of millions (if not a billion or more) of people. When is enough enough?
And if Sanchez had not thrown a tantrum around February Arsenal would still be in the Champions League.
Sanchez plays in a team and if the team failed last year he should share the blame and suffer the cost.
The guy is a prat as far as I'm concerned.


1.) 18 Jul 2017 04:21:59
Can't argue with that. Well said mate.

2.) 18 Jul 2017 08:07:52
Totally agree with every word of that.

3.) 18 Jul 2017 08:21:08
So that's what caused out complete meltdown, Sanchez tantrum in February.
Nothing to do with Arsene's mistakes or other players being completely awful for large parts of the season then, that's just not true but as he's going anyway let's all play pretend again and cosy up for another season of non competitiveness.
Sanchez is leaving because Arsenal failed him not the other way round and we will never get any better if we keep kidding ourselves.

4.) 18 Jul 2017 09:59:09
Let's accept our mistakes learn and improve on them.
Let's not make Sanchez the latest edition of Cole Fab and RVP who goes on to win titles after leaving Arsenal and we get a whole new villian to blame for our own inabilities.
Let's stop being those fans.

5.) 18 Jul 2017 10:14:56
Agree G62,
But, although Sanchez scored a lot of goals, it's a team game and responsibility should be collective.

He's a fighter? Than he should stay at Arsenal and fight to get us back into a title challenge and a CL spot.

6.) 18 Jul 2017 10:39:14
sanchez fault bayern put us out dear me. what am I reading.

7.) 18 Jul 2017 14:11:39
If Sanchez had been our biggest problem last season Dags mate we'd have been champions let alone top 4.
Let's not keep looking for scapegoats let's thank Sanchez and move on that much wiser from our mistakes so as not to be the groundhog club anymore.
If only every player had let us down like Sanchez did last season :-)



11 Jul 2017 03:30:49
Mourinho's comments about Lacazette show just what a child he is. They serve no purpose other than "my dad could beat up your dad" that one would expect in a kindergarten playground.
"Lacazette hasn't got a big game mentality" and Lukaku has? Lol.


1.) 11 Jul 2017 04:52:48
He said almost the same thing about Thierry Henry. We all know how that turned out.
It's a good thing he has talked about Lacazette, bitter old man with a case of sour grapes. He has spent 75M on a player he always kept as a reserve player and sent him on numerous loans while at Chelsea. Now he is trying to justify spending all that money by hitting out at other clubs that have spent less on strikers.

2.) 11 Jul 2017 04:55:43
The bitter old man has spent 75M on a player he saw as reserve and kept sending him on loan when he was at Chelsea
Now he is trying to insult other clubs that did good business and bought strikers for less.
The guy said the same thing about Henry. He is an idiot, united won't get anywhere near the top 4 next season. The guy will be fired and will scurry off to Inter.

3.) 11 Jul 2017 07:09:00
cant believe he said that he's setting himself up for a fall. he's also heaping pressure on his signing and gearing up ours. clown.

4.) 11 Jul 2017 07:49:38
Maybe we should refer to him as Mourinho13 from now on. 😉.

5.) 11 Jul 2017 08:19:26
75 million for a player who Jose wouldn't even play at Chelsea
Is this the action of a desperate fool or a man not to proud to admit he was wrong and let his pride get in the way of success?
Time will tell as always.
The comments are unnecessary and childish and certainly from a man for some strange reason obsessed with Arsene Wenger, what his problem is I've no idea but he really should let it go for his own sake even more than anyone elses.

6.) 11 Jul 2017 08:42:55
G62 it was 75 million plus add ins plus Rooney . Pants been pulled down at united again in what was a desperate attempt to derail chelseas bid for him sad as.

7.) 11 Jul 2017 10:07:18
The papers are saying it's a united source's comments, don't think mourinho has used those words, and even if he did, those were in a private conversation, not to the press.

8.) 11 Jul 2017 12:14:24
The utd fans won't care how much the club paid for Lukaku or what Wayne Rooney is up to if they are back in the running for titles again this coming season.
If it doesn't financially ruin Utd what does it matter to the fans who cost what if they get what they want. Utd fans aren't precious about money or even whether Mourinho is thier manager or not they just want utd to win and challenge for big prizes again plain and simple.

9.) 11 Jul 2017 14:16:43
It wasn't Mourinho's decision to sell Lukaku at Chelsea, as Ed002 has said on many occasions it was due to issues with senior figures at Chelsea and was taken out of Jose's hands, he has always been a player Mourinho has admired. The Rooney deal also had nothing to do with the transfer so I don't know where you got that from. Also when you consider that compared to Lacazette for £52m, Lukaku who has prem experience and has performed consistently well and is exactly what we need atm for £75m is a good deal. With the way transfers are going there will be a £100m player very soon just highlighting how silly modern football is becoming.

P. S it's good to see Jose's mind tricks are working already, have fun getting into the top 4 with Europa it makes it much harder, talking from experience lol.

10.) 11 Jul 2017 14:17:14
It won't bring them silverware. Lukaku not good enough and certainly not better than zlatan (even at 35) I don't think he will have as much impact at united than Rooney and they are 100m lighter. I couldn't care less what they spend nor could their fans but I still reserve the right to find it hilarious that's 200m on two player there abouts who are absolutely pants.

11.) 11 Jul 2017 14:19:37
Bloody hell g62 I just read that my reply was in response to yours in absolute agreement then just looked at your last response . Could the real g62 please stand up 😂 Or is it fickle Tuesdays again.

12.) 11 Jul 2017 14:55:00
I don't mind having the ficlle Tuesday tag slapped on me mate, let's face it who doesn't like a bit of slap and fickle at anytime and on Tuesday it's always a treat in my house:-)

13.) 11 Jul 2017 15:07:13
Did Rooney go to Everton I'm confused 🙄.

14.) 11 Jul 2017 16:06:57
If man u win the league its good business. If not then 200 mill wasted on two players should constitute the sack.

15.) 11 Jul 2017 16:09:51
I can see why Mourinho liked Lukaku, was it the 2 goals he scored against the mighty Cyprus, maybe the 3 he got against Sunderland, could have been the 2 against Hull, probably the 1 against Watford.

Bet the clincher was the huge 4 goals against the seasons top 6 teams, 2 against the mighty Man City defence.

If there was ever a big game player his name is Lukaku. 😂.

16.) 11 Jul 2017 16:14:26
They won't win the the EPL or CL this year.

17.) 11 Jul 2017 16:35:27
Personally I think they will genuinely change for it, for Chelsea it will more difficult because defending a title is always tough and only 2 clubs have done it in the premier league history City? Maybe Spurs hopefully not but I think it will be between those 4 who does.
I think it's big ask for us to go from our usual double figures gap between us and the champions in one summer, it's possible of course but it's a huge gap to close quickly, progress and the europa league would be great imo.

18.) 11 Jul 2017 16:36:39
Remind me how strong the French league is again.

19.) 11 Jul 2017 17:00:05
that agent btw i'm sure will be back next summer knocking on utds door lol. fair play to him.

20.) 11 Jul 2017 17:09:41
Sorry to burst your bubble redrom but united ain't playing in the French Ligue urrrrn next season. So I wouldn't get your hopes up 😂.

21.) 11 Jul 2017 18:04:11
A bit tougher than the Italian league if Kante and Pogba are the guidelines Redrom mate, Kante walked the premier league transition in his first season in the premier league while Pogba looked out of his depth after staring in the Italian league.

22.) 11 Jul 2017 18:59:53
Unlike a United fan to be thrapping himself senseless over a signing. He'll be proclaimed the new Ronaldo imminently. 😂.

23.) 11 Jul 2017 19:30:45
Or maybe we should have bought a 35 million defender from the Portuguese league.

24.) 11 Jul 2017 19:38:11
Remind me again how strong the English league is. The best players don't play in it.

25.) 11 Jul 2017 21:25:50
It's a crap league.

26.) 11 Jul 2017 23:00:13
Sano its a competative over sky hyped league, that somehow sells around the world.



05 Jun 2017 08:52:31
If we continue with 3-4-3 and we buy Mahrez surely this means we will not keep Ozil. Both players would expect to start every week and Wenger would not spend 40+ Mill on a bench player. So there would not be room for both in a 3-4-3.

I would be interested to see who would you guys prefer - Mahrez or Ozil in that role. I personally think Mahrez would thrive in that role and outperform Ozil.


{Ed025's Note - none of them melbourne, both divas who play for themselves and have personality flaws..

1.) 05 Jun 2017 10:30:25
Probably true, ed025. All the more reason we would not want both in the team. So who, in your opinion, represents the lesser evil?

{Ed025's Note - i would say ozil mate, he goes missing and can be a bit sulky at times but mahrez is a disrupter of dressing rooms, he was one of the main instigators who forced ranieri out and is bad news imo..

2.) 05 Jun 2017 11:06:26
Ozil for me. The problem with ozil is that he plays best with quality around him or not at all. He also missed cazorla behind him that would move the ball quickly to him and run at people, he created so much space for ozil to do his thing. For me it's simple we need to create a team round him because on his day he is one of the best if not the best at what he does. We need a striker to provide intelegent runs and we need someone who can do what cazorla can do. It would be interesting to hear ed01's opinion on this and what players are out there that do what cazorla does because I can't think of one of my head but know that ed watches and studies football far more than me.

{Ed001's Note - I agree with you, Oezil is a magnificent player, but he needs players to work with him to offer anything. He worked really well in that slot behind the striker when you switched to the 3 at the back and was excellent in the cup final, though overlooked by most.

Mahrez had a couple of good seasons, but the title went to his head and he needs dragging back down to earth. A move to a bigger club is just going to increase the overinflated ego, which is the last thing he needs.}

3.) 05 Jun 2017 11:44:33
I honestly think ed that most of the big clubs will not look at him. If he does leave I would be very surprised if Leicester get anywhere near the fee mooted.

{Ed025's Note - with all the money thats floating about im sure someone will pay a good whack for him SLB...i just hope its not arsenal or everton mate..

4.) 05 Jun 2017 12:32:57
Mahrez perfect for spurs imo. Best place for him the team is a unit and he can be the magic on top. Not too sure on him at arsenal like eds says. If he replaces sanchez then dear me. Vardy mahrez should of gone with kante imo. Staying didn't do anyone any good.

5.) 07 Jun 2017 19:23:23
Where would spurs get the money to buy him? They're skint.




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20 Aug 2017 03:33:42
I agree with you kcrider but the strange thing was Monreal was our best cb on yesterday, imo. Mustafi was awful and very lucky not to cost us a goal.
Bellerin? Ox is a much better rwb and as a lwb I think anyone else you could name would be better.

And why are we offering big money for Ozil? I remember about 2 years ago the guy would produce chances - loads of them. Not anymore.

Finally, I had very high hopes for Xhala this year but he has been at fault for all 4 goals we conceded this year. He was, after all outjumped by Okazaki!


{Ed001's Note - Monreal was at fault for the goal.}



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24 Oct 2015 03:24:46
Messi could be in jail after a tax fraud conviction by next year.




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30 Aug 2015 09:26:52
Have not posted before but I had to reply to this. For me Monreal has been our best player the past 4 games. In fact he was great last year too. He must not be allowed to leave.





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22 Mar 2019 10:59:57
I like Pochettino's joke of a few weeks back. Spurs are title contenders.




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26 Jul 2017 23:37:54
Just cannot see us signing Benzema under any circumstances now that we've signed Lacazette.
In fact if Sanchez stays I'd wager we won't make any more signings.




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08 Jul 2017 09:30:45
I have no special knowledge about Jack but I feel it is much more his injuries that have destroyed his career, not his personality.


{Ed025's Note - bit of both i think melbourne..



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05 Jun 2017 10:30:25
Probably true, ed025. All the more reason we would not want both in the team. So who, in your opinion, represents the lesser evil?


{Ed025's Note - i would say ozil mate, he goes missing and can be a bit sulky at times but mahrez is a disrupter of dressing rooms, he was one of the main instigators who forced ranieri out and is bad news imo..



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19 Apr 2017 23:00:13
If someone is hero worshipped too much or for too long they always go bad.
So many examples throughout history back this up.
Power (and hero worshipping) corrupts.