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30 Dec 2018 11:25:35
Hi Eds.
Are there any rumblings about us taking Cahill on a 6 month loan on January?

Although we're after top quality for longer term, with Baines and Boruc free agents in the summer, has arsenal shown any interest at all?

Lastly, with alderweireld's contract up in the summer, is spurs option for an extra year completely up to them, or does the player have to approve it too? Although I can't imagine he'd come to us, is there any interest from arsenal?

Thanks! And happy new year.

JimGoon

{Ed002's Note - (a) Gary Cahill is available and has turned down two options and priced out of a third. He would be a good option for 6 months if Arsenal really are that desparate - but they have (I think) four fit CBs so it doesn't make too much sense. There is certainly no agreement between clubs or with the player who knows another interesting option is due to be proposed when Chelsea meet another side to discuss a transfer on (I think Wednesday). (b) I would not hold your breath over Baines or Boruc. (c) TA signed a contract allowing for an extension, so he agreed to it. And no, Arsenal has no interest in him.}


1.) 30 Dec 2018 13:17:49
Personally, i think cahill will and would be a back up back up back up option, when all else has failed. I think we really are scraping the barrel, if we end up with three defenders over 33 and one at 32. We are desperate but that would be suisidal. I would rather we blood a youth than potentially end up with litch, cahill, kos and monreal playing in a back four, if we can't get decent quality in.


2.) 30 Dec 2018 13:42:43
Thanks Ed002.

I generally agree Steve, but if we're playing xhaka as a CB it might have to be considered and an experienced prem CB for 6 months on loan is low risk and hopefully wouldn't affect any transfer plans in the summer regardless of high wages.


3.) 30 Dec 2018 13:48:57
Ive read it would cost us upward of 4 mil with wages and fees. For the prospect of a combined age of 130+ in defence, no thanks, that would turn this site toxic.


4.) 30 Dec 2018 15:25:08
Fair point Steve.
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More or less toxic and more or less costly than being short on CB, playing xhaka at CB and then finishing 6th or 7th though?

I'm not saying it's ideal, but if Emery feels the need to play 3 at the back ( and with hector out and Licht looking far from a calm head recently it's more likely imo) and we don't have enough players, I can't see many other options to ensure coverage.


5.) 30 Dec 2018 23:12:30
utd seem to have extra year options as standard in most of their contracts but other than this alderwield one i don't remember seeing too many others, is there a reason more clubs don't do it, it seems like a good policy, you don't take it up if its not working out and you can get an extra year if the player won't sign a new contract.


6.) 31 Dec 2018 09:54:03
Let’s go for Joe Worrall or Ezri Konsa

Two strong British centre halves with the qualities we want and age on their sides for the future.

Preferably Ezri if we don’t want too many youngsters.

We need so many positions that we can’t spend 50m on each one.

This along with Mavropanos and Holding gives us the opportunity to build a future defence.

Sokratis being the fatherfigure in the middle for the next couple of seasons. Kos could play that role also.


7.) 31 Dec 2018 14:40:23
I guess it depends on the club's plans Sy. Like you, I'm happy with Sokratis, and Mavraponos and Holding for the future, and tbh Holding and Sokratis are my first choice CB. but we still have Mustafi, Chambers, Kos. If we sign one of these two guys (who I'm sorry to say I don't know) would it be overkill for now and would it scupper any plans for a proven quality CB in the summer?

when city were being lauded for signing stones for 50m, after his first couple of games I thought 5m holding who I didn't know before looked great. Although a long way to go, I think he will be a great player so I'm happy to give them a go if you say so Sy ;) My only concern is that chambers looked great at soon and Mustafi and paulista good on paper. Do we need someone proven now? Why do you think these two guys?

Btw my s"#t phone, and I thumbed you down. Soz. Gave you thumbs up too lol.


8.) 31 Dec 2018 15:28:18
Ed as a new year treat, can i ask which club chelsea are meeting and for which player if possible? Thanks alot.

{Ed002's Note - I don't want to get in to it.}


9.) 31 Dec 2018 17:50:42
Fair enough can i at least ask if the meetting for chelsea player being sold or player chelsea want? Appreciate it.


10.) 01 Jan 2019 10:39:27
No worrIes Jim - happy New Year. Just been reading up about this se two and wanted a “British core” in defence.

I like Holding a lot so t have 3 or 4 youngsters with quality will set s up for a long good future like Liverpool’s young defence. Similar to Pool, we need a leader of supreme quality to lead the line.


 

 

04 Jun 2017 14:49:49
Are you aware of anything to suggest Ramsey, the Ox or Walcott might be on the move this summer?

I can't see any wanting to stay without knowing they'll get some decent game time. Although ox is hopefully getting that now, I understand there might be interest from at least 1 other club for him. Unless Ramsey starts alongside xhaka, can't see him getting regular time, and not a great position for him anyway. if ozil is demanding crazy money I'd let him go and give Ramsey his chance in the position. Theo getting even less time with new formation.

JimGoon

1.) 04 Jun 2017 16:49:14
No disrespect Jim where would they go?
Ox maybe to Liverpool but Theo on those wages, who else would pay him so much? Besides he had his best ever season with us last season so personally I'm happy if he stays but wouldn't be gutted if he left either.
Ramsey! Where would he go, who would want him? Chelsea Spurs Utd City Barcelona Real? He was awful last season and I like the lad but he has had one good season so far in his career.


2.) 04 Jun 2017 18:36:43
He's played out of possition though g62.


3.) 04 Jun 2017 19:34:31
True Sanogo mate but where is his best position? I'd say Ozils position myself and if Mesut leaves I'd be happy to give him every chance there.
He was excellent for Wales at Euro 2016, wide right he's poor and in the middle undisaplined usually which we just can't afford for him to be, he likes to try the spectacular which when it comes off is brilliant but apart from that one season more often than not he's wasteful through trying to much clever stuff.


4.) 04 Jun 2017 23:01:06
Hello Mr 62.
I hear what you're saying but I don't really know the inner workings of football hence my questions to the eds!

From a layman's point of view, if I were Theo and felt as though I was a decent player, I'd not be happy to sit on the bench behind Danny, Olly and Alexis and get limited games in the prem and some cup games in my prime years so I'd take a pay cut to go to someone like Everton or west ham if they'd want me and hopefully prove my quality. I really don't think he's happy just taking the money. I still wouldn't be surprised if he stays with a view to keeping squad depth though, but surely we don't want those kind of wages for a squad player and figured the club and him would want him to move on.

As for Rambo, I think it's similar to the ox who most had written off the past 2 seasons. he's been played out of position and shown flashes of his ability but let down by his defensive work. I think a lot of clubs would want him at a reasonable price and if played with freedom to get forward could still recapture his forn from his great season.


5.) 05 Jun 2017 00:58:04
Can see Walcott moving on. He had a decent season for us but despite the good stats he's just too unreliable injury wise. Ramsey I think has found his position next to Xhaka in that 3-4-3 and I have time for anyone who's won us two cups. Ox looks to be staying this summer, but needs to find his position soon, whether wingback, winger, or CM because his time is running out.


6.) 05 Jun 2017 01:20:27
Jim if you worked in london would you take a 50% paycut to move up north and drag your settled family up with you. Because that's basically what will have to happen.


7.) 05 Jun 2017 08:17:47
That's the problem we have Jim, we have given very high rewards to players who haven't really achieved all we hoped they would, every player would rather be playing than sitting on the bench but they are unlikely to take a huge pay cut and as Steve said move their settled family to get a regular game.
I don't think Theo is unhappy at Arsenal so it makes no sense for him to move anywhere unless a club that could offer him a regular place plus more chance of winning things plus match his wages.
I think when we all say get rid of this that or the other players we should realise a contract is a two way thing and while a player under contact can't leave without the club agreeing the club can't simply ditch a player who has 3 or 4 years left on his deal.
Bentner is a good example of this.


8.) 05 Jun 2017 10:19:21
Fair point Steve. That's why I thought west might be realistic, but why not palace as well.

And honestly Steve, yes I would take a cut. Better than 3 or 4 more years of a bit part when they could still earn decent money elsewhere and get a lot more enjoyment and see exactly what they're capable of.

Rambo and ox contracts are up next summer, part of the reason I asked, so perhaps if they don't sign new contracts they will have to go this summer? If they stay, I'd presume they are being told they will be getting regular starts which means no new central midfield additions?

Theos contracts up in 2019 though, when he's 30, so I guess if he stays this summer he's staying until then.


9.) 05 Jun 2017 15:11:07
Respect what you say but you are in a minority of people who would take a paycut and move to a less competative company. My opinion. Theo isn't unhappy, so that makes it even more unlikely. But who knows.


 

 

02 Jun 2017 16:30:12
Really hoping the rumours about the Ox to Liverpool aren't true for our sake, but if it's true, might be better for him and wouldn't begrudge him any success.

Personally I'd like to give Perez a proper chance too before selling him. I thought he looked good every time he played.

JimGoon

1.) 02 Jun 2017 16:59:17
I'm with you on the Ox Jim, if he's ever going to be all he can be it won't be with us unfortunately.
At Arsenal he's always subbed or left out regardless of how well he's playing, most clubs and managers have a player or a couple of players who for some reason they find easier to drop or sub than the rest and for us Ox is it.
Good luck to the boy I wish him the best.


2.) 02 Jun 2017 20:32:49
looks mint playing RWB. Unfortunately i believe he will play his best under a new manager, as Wenger has signed a new deal i can't see it being with us. New challenge needed.


 

 

30 May 2017 13:22:36
I saw one online football rag saying Alexis Sanchez will be given 100 million if he stays.

JimGoon

1.) 30 May 2017 13:29:52
hes gone mate. i just don't see it happening, we won't pony up the money but we will gladly take it.


2.) 30 May 2017 18:56:49
Money is one thing and we can throw all we have at Sanchez but the lad wants to win big prizes and compete on all fronts so let the bloke go and do all he can to realise all that ambition that so obviously runs through every vein in his body.
He's been great for us and absolutely no one has given more than him the last 3 seasons, if he goes it won't be him who's let us down and we should totally respect that and if he ever returns with his mew club we should give him a standing ovation.
No more bitterness towards players who leave to achieve their ambitions they couldn't achieve with us imo.


 

 

 

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30 Dec 2018 11:27:56
Ignore Boruc. I thought he was early 30s. Not 38. :)

JimGoon

 

 

13 Nov 2018 15:52:30
I thought things were bad on here, but it's even feistier on the Man U pages! :) Interesting comments though, and that Mata, Herrera and Martial are all out of contract next summer. DdG too.

Martial and Auba either side of Ozil and behind Laca. Yes please.
I always liked Mata too.

JimGoon

1.) 13 Nov 2018 18:28:13
I don't understand why our page isn't buzzing, 15 games unbeaten under a brand new manager who is still in his first 3 months of his new job in a new league.
I'm not quite sure what people expected or even hoped for but personally I'm very pleasantly surprised to say the least with how things are going so far.

{Ed025's Note - and well you should be G62..


2.) 13 Nov 2018 19:07:38
Ive got to be honest, i didn't think it was bad on here, since you know who left. Generally, the posts have been pretty positive, when it is positive and negative when it is negative. I think most posters on here are on point, with their views. Many plusses and a few minusses. The problem with utd fans is because its "maureen" most give him more slack than most including putting up with Neanderthal football. I think he is the posh persons sam allardyce. Or just sam allardyce. Humpa lumpa football of the highest order.

{Ed025's Note - united fans wish jose was allardyce steve.. :)


3.) 13 Nov 2018 19:16:44
Ed025, jose is certainly taking the club in a new direction. Down! Lol.

{Ed025's Note - love it steve..


4.) 13 Nov 2018 19:21:29
I'm really not sure what some people expected Ed025 mate, far to much far to soon is my guess mate.
Why we are not all buzzing with excitement at the positives rather than constantly highlighting the negatives after so many years with no sign of improvement in sight is beyond me mate.

{Ed025's Note - i think they must be expecting a wheel to come off G62, he has done superbly well in a very short time and not a lot of people envisaged that coming (me included if im honest) so they might just be reluctant to sing his praises just in case things go tits up, its always hard when you replace someone who was an icon like arsene was and we have all witnessed how man utd have struggled since fergie left, im sure if things continue in a similar vane then things will improve fan wise mate..


5.) 13 Nov 2018 19:34:47
To be fair Steve I thought this page would have a resurgence of interest with Dicks impressive start but if anything there are less posts this season than at any time I can remember in the 5 years since I first joined.
Of what posts there are there is definitely an increase of positive ones percentage wise but still the negative posts heavily out number the positive ones which I find strange.


6.) 13 Nov 2018 19:54:45
15 games unbeaten with everyone working harder than ever even if they are not always brilliant is enough for me to throw away the negative and buy into the positives again but I do see your point about some people remaining cautious Ed025 mate.

{Ed025's Note - i wish it was different G62, but it is what it is mate..


7.) 13 Nov 2018 20:00:21
The board have to let dick spend big or we will slip behind.


8.) 13 Nov 2018 20:02:37
Gunner, i think i scared a lot of the wenger in boys away and they can't come back now can they? Lol
I mean somebody actually doing something right for this club.
But to be serious for a bit, i think we are in limbo at the moment, it could still go both ways and when it gets better or worse, the posters will flock back. Its all a bit calm at the moment and the season isn't at the sharp end yet.


9.) 13 Nov 2018 20:14:11
Fair play Steve mate, I guess I was so ready for the wave of change i was happy to surf on every riple of positive that came our way even if not quite the stuff where world records are broken just yet.


10.) 13 Nov 2018 20:44:02
I think we all miss Dags and his jokes! 😢.

{Ed025's Note - well i certainly do stoner...where is he?..


11.) 13 Nov 2018 20:58:19
I don’t know ed025 mate but he’s definitely a loss to the page.

I do use the United page for my daily dose of humour whilst he’s away though.

{Ed025's Note - thats all good stoner, i do miss my dags time though mate..


12.) 13 Nov 2018 21:06:00
We all miss Dags, firstly and most importantly hope all is well in his world and then secondly I hope he's just having a post Arsene adjustment break.
I know he was always loyal to Arsene even when he found it difficult to be so hopefully we will hear from him in the not to distant future when he's got his head and heart more used to Arsene not being around.

{Ed025's Note - amen to that mate..


13.) 13 Nov 2018 21:07:24
G62, bottom line is, people don't voice positives but are fairly quick to voice negatives. It's human nature.

Also, as Ed025 said, many of us want to see what's what over the course of a full season. For me, I still feel we're poor but have been lucky in many games.

{Ed025's Note - i touched on that the other week sharpy, we all know that there will be a bad patch and the luck will turn at times mate but no one can argue with the fine start the team has made under dick..


14.) 13 Nov 2018 21:41:24
All fair points Sharpie mate, no one can deny we've rode our luck so far something that isn't new to us especially at the back.
For me the most encouraging thing is our new work rate and effort which to some degree is improving our chances of getting lucky.

A couple of seasons back were flying high in the league and we drew with PSG twice in the champions league simply because of opposition awful finishing especially Cavarni home and away and once Everton took thier chances against us so did everyone else, I don't think that will happen this time simply because there is so much more effort commitment and passion since Emery took over.
Time will tell of course as always.


15.) 13 Nov 2018 22:03:06
Yes, its funny how Dags disappeared of the face of the earth without saying adios amigos. i'm sure all being well he will return with his old jokes again. Maybe he will turn up in the jungle next week!

{Ed025's Note - lets hope so steve..


16.) 14 Nov 2018 09:32:18
What people have to realise is others are aloud an opinion and should never have been forced out (bullied ) , I loved Wenger and I also criticised dick, but I’ll be the the first to admit we are looking better but I’ve said this over and over the board need to step up now, or it’s bavk to square one.


17.) 14 Nov 2018 18:35:04
Whose been forced out or not allowed an opinion Crybaby?


18.) 14 Nov 2018 19:55:12
Everyone is allowed and entitled to an opinion and equally people are allowed to disagree with their opinions.
That's how it works for anyone and everyone who posts.


19.) 17 Nov 2018 09:27:28
I miss dags to and also where is malaga not heard from him in a while hope the rest of you are doing well. And all the eds to.


20.) 19 Nov 2018 10:24:42
Hi Stephen Malaga put in a brief appearance a little while back mate still no sign of the Dagala:- (.


 

 

24 Oct 2018 14:52:40
Great to see ozil play so well last match and enjoy himself. With all the movement around him, I'm sure he's going to start motoring again.

Lacca missed some opportunities, buy great movement and fast feet. Enjoying watching him.

Iwobi has shown a lot of improvement, but I remember when he first started in the first team he played well then form dropped and seemed to get nervous/ pressure got to him. I hope that's made him stronger now. Keep going Alex!

Moreno is rubbish. Would rather play with no left back. Please no.

How can kolasinac get grief when he started well and was then beset by injuries and sporadic games. He's an arsenal player. A new one. Give him a chance .

Leno has shown he's a great shot stopper.

Torreira looking great. Well overdue player.

Xhaka. Not worldbeating but was in great positions going forward. I hope this season he'll prove doubters wrong. I even wondered how he'd fair in some games played in the hole behind lacca. Loads of space for others or have him peppering the goal. Anyway, still can't believe the grief he gets having been played in the wrong position/ role and with a malfunctioning team, and alongside players who didn't compliment him. Captain of MonchenGB, Switz international, regular with AW and UE, yet not even premium standard according to the knowledgeable fans on here. With torreira hopefully he'll shut a few people up.

COYG.

JimGoon

1.) 24 Oct 2018 17:08:51
Jim,

What ever position he’s playing, why does he constantly get caught in possession or give the ball away in dangerous positions.

What decent midfielder cannot tackle and as a consequence give poor fouls away, again in dangerous positions.

So I’m not giving him stick but saying what I see. I’m not a coach, manager or particularly knowledgable on such things but even I can see that mate.

{Ed025's Note - the rule of thumb for me stoner...is would he get a place in any other top 6 side?, the answer is a definite NO...so im with you mate..


2.) 24 Oct 2018 17:27:20
I suppose the point is with xhaka, would he get in any of the top six midfields and the answer to that is a resounding no! So if that is the case how on earth is he good enough for our midfield. The guy is so limited in his tackling his control and his ball carrying he is a liability. We won't go anywhere while he is in our team against far superior opposition players. Our midfield improved immensely against Leicester as soon as he was taken out. The passing was quicker and tackles actually started being put in. The two players in there actually as a pair also started to carry the ball forward because they can. For me he is probably the worse midfielder since denilson and so unsuited to the strength and pace of the premier league.

{Ed025's Note - i said exactly the same steve..


3.) 24 Oct 2018 17:37:27
Well ed025 it is so so obvious mate. He isn't premier league quality and in any other top six team, he wouldn't even make the bench.

{Ed025's Note - 100% steve..


4.) 24 Oct 2018 19:21:34
You have some good points there Jim. I've said I won’t go on about Iwobi till the end of the season but I will add that he looks better than the first time he looked good. Xhaka is playing better and maybe he will improve further but have to agree he wouldn’t get into any other top six side. but he is looking better! I do wonder if emery had encouraged him to start using his right foot and he is opening his body before and looks more comfortable in transition. early days but things are better or should I say we are winning games that last year we wouldn’t.


5.) 24 Oct 2018 18:20:02
Hi ed025 mate,

Great to see you back. Hope alls good with you. I don’t want to pick holes in Xhaka and was excited when we signed him but he just doesn’t do it for me at all sadly.

{Ed025's Note - hey stoner, he just does not seem to fit for me mate, i thought he was a decent buy when you got him but he does not do enough for me..


6.) 24 Oct 2018 21:00:15
Browgun, I totally agree. High hopes for Alex but he's been a little overawed sometimes but looking much better.

As for xhaka, I don't think he's played well although has had some good games and always looks a threat from distance, but for me he's a deeper lying central playmaker with a presence, but he's been played as a DM and alongside players (like ramsey that do their own thing meaning he has to do all the things he's less good at and with no support from the back 4, midfield partner or wings so seems grossly unfair to write him off as useless before he's had a chance alongside torreiraand a settled back 4 where we can utilise his strengths. Tbf, I think the prem maybe too fast to suit him, and ozil makes his role a little redundant but I hope he does show what he's capable of.


7.) 24 Oct 2018 21:12:58
I think Xhaka has the Poldolski appeal to some fans, although pretty infective in the vast majority of games he has a thunderous shot that if and when it comes off is usually very spectacular.
For some fans that once or twice a season moment is worth his inclusion in every game just in case that's the game it happens.
But that's just me trying to see what others might see in Xhaka and of course I could be wrong, unlikely I know but I could be:-)


8.) 24 Oct 2018 21:24:05
Ive got to be honest Jim, I've watched him now 2 1/ 2 years now and i don't see any "strengths" i don't see what he actually brings to this team, except mediocrity. I don't care where he plays, he's out of his depth. But all your other points i agree with.


9.) 24 Oct 2018 22:23:20
The thing is if he can't play next to Torreira then where can he play in. Dicks system? He's not a striker he's not a attacking fullback hrs not a CB and no one can seriously suggest dropping Mesut to make room for him :-)
The thing is he is definitely better under Emery than Arsene but that isn't saying that much because how could he possibly be worse.
Maybe he does have something to offer someone somewhere but it isn't Arssnal and it isn't in the premier league.


10.) 25 Oct 2018 05:34:36
I certainly wasn’t pleased when we signed Xhaka 30 million wasted, I said from the start he was poor at keeping the ball. I really don’t know what he brings to us, yet Dick plays him week in week out as Wenger did along with him regularly playing for the Swiss .

Am I missing something then?


11.) 25 Oct 2018 06:22:35
I remember you saying that Banbury and sure I was thinking or saying give the guy a chance.

Well mate he’s had plenty and is sadly just not good enough.

I was supposed to go to the game Monday night but managed to get stuck in Banbury for reasons beyond my control and ended up watching the first half of the game in the Swan and the 2nd half on my phone in the Pizza Express as the Swan didn’t do food! 😂.


12.) 25 Oct 2018 08:05:53
You were stuck in Banbury stoner? How good looking is he 😂.


13.) 25 Oct 2018 10:06:43
Brow 😂😂😂😂 very mate. 👍🏼🍆.


14.) 25 Oct 2018 13:53:46
He didn’t ask you if his handkerchief smelled like chloroform did he 😀.


15.) 25 Oct 2018 14:19:41
His moniker is "stoner" so I'm pretty sure he's sniffed much stronger than chloroform. That only leaves one conclusion - he was a willing participant.

That aubergine emoji tells it's own tale!


16.) 25 Oct 2018 14:23:40
For me the main issue with Xhaka is as long as he plays he stops the development of others already at the club who can play the same position, such as Maitland-Niles, or even worse, stops us going out and getting better. I would take 15m for him and hand it over to Rabiot as a signing on fee in a heartbeat.


 

 

09 Jan 2018 17:09:52
Im not sure why fielding a team comprising of a columbian international keeper, German WC winning cb, french intl rb, Nigerian intl fwd and 2 England international fwds plus others with prem 1st is showing disrespect, rather than it being a team that can reasonably be expected to have won the game and given players an opportunity for youngsters to get more experience and all to show why they should get more opportunities to play. It's boring hearing criticisms that don't seem based on common sense.

After 3 fa cups in 4 and AW still getting grief, in the same position I'd prioritise Europa league and prem too.

That said, it was a poor performance and not unique this season. Too many players simply not giving 100%. AW has either got to get rid of the players that don't perform, or take responsibility for it himself.

Right now the only players I'd want long term are Kolasinac, holding, bellerin, niles, wilshere, ozil, danny, lacazette. Kos and cech too, but looking shaky atm. Plus the young guns like nketiah, nelson etc.

Doesn't look world beating by any stretch, but can be a good core of hard workers and talent, just needing a couple of additions.

All the others need to up their game or be replaced in the most practical way.

JimGoon

1.) 09 Jan 2018 18:52:20
Playing the defence with the players he used in their present guise and filling the bench with kids, playing two young right footed players on the left, if that isn't showing disrespect, Its showing the blokes judgement is misguided at best. He is solely resposible for putting a team out that was not capable of beating a nottingham forest, who are not in great form in the championship. Many people before the game, suggested he had misjudged what was needed and were proved correct. The bloke is making judgements on a daily basis that are wrong. he's lost the plot and arsenal football club are paying dear.


2.) 09 Jan 2018 18:59:04
He put that team out he made the changes and he takes the can. They are his players, that he bring to the first team and he trains his way. Did we have fit players who were better than he put out who could have maybe done better. Did he have to change it so drastically. Did he have to play so many players out of position. Did he have to expose the young kids to that. Its wengers call.


3.) 09 Jan 2018 19:13:54
It's damming Steve and no one defends him now.


4.) 09 Jan 2018 20:04:48
Sorry sano, i can't help it.


 

 

05 Dec 2017 09:43:32
Kos obviously didn't intend to make mistakes, so doesn't need to be over analysed.

Aside from that we played really well. I'd watch us play like that all day long - regardless of league position.

Great that fans in the stadium got behind the team, even if people on forums would still rather moan than support the players who worked their arses off.

JimGoon

1.) 05 Dec 2017 13:20:19
Is Kos immune from the aging process because he's been brilliant for us?


2.) 05 Dec 2017 13:29:44
Nope. Wish i was immune from the continual moaning from fans though.

Kolasinac is a beast.

COYG.


3.) 05 Dec 2017 13:35:42
People on forums (like these) moan about players, but still get behind the team.

Just saying.


4.) 05 Dec 2017 15:45:56
I don't get all this get behind the team regardless stuff myself.
Regardless if they walk instead of run
Regardless if they chase back or give up
Regardless if they give 50% or 100%

Give the players what they us is my attitude and if they give all they've got to give they deserve total support
Saturday they might not have been good enough but they left very very little if anything left in the effort tank after 90 minutes you can't ask more than that of the players selected to play each week.
They might not all be brilliant they might not all be good enough but that isn't their fault, they like anyone else can only give what they have to give to the best of their ability, Saturday they did that.


5.) 06 Dec 2017 22:27:52
With the effort, if they had a bit of stability and guidance, with a bit of help from the training ground from someone who actually knows what they are doing and up with it. It would help.


 

 

 

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31 Dec 2018 14:40:23
I guess it depends on the club's plans Sy. Like you, I'm happy with Sokratis, and Mavraponos and Holding for the future, and tbh Holding and Sokratis are my first choice CB. but we still have Mustafi, Chambers, Kos. If we sign one of these two guys (who I'm sorry to say I don't know) would it be overkill for now and would it scupper any plans for a proven quality CB in the summer?

when city were being lauded for signing stones for 50m, after his first couple of games I thought 5m holding who I didn't know before looked great. Although a long way to go, I think he will be a great player so I'm happy to give them a go if you say so Sy ;) My only concern is that chambers looked great at soon and Mustafi and paulista good on paper. Do we need someone proven now? Why do you think these two guys?

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30 Dec 2018 15:25:08
Fair point Steve.
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More or less toxic and more or less costly than being short on CB, playing xhaka at CB and then finishing 6th or 7th though?

I'm not saying it's ideal, but if Emery feels the need to play 3 at the back ( and with hector out and Licht looking far from a calm head recently it's more likely imo) and we don't have enough players, I can't see many other options to ensure coverage.

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30 Dec 2018 13:42:43
Thanks Ed002.

I generally agree Steve, but if we're playing xhaka as a CB it might have to be considered and an experienced prem CB for 6 months on loan is low risk and hopefully wouldn't affect any transfer plans in the summer regardless of high wages.

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03 Jul 2017 11:18:58
I'm with dags.
I do think Theo has underperformed, but can't sniff at a 20 goal bench player.

As for the ox, he's had a lot less game time than most - often from the bench or hauled off early. When he's been given a run of games gets better. Our most direct runner behind Sanchez and showed incredible versatility last season. Plus he's only 23. For me, we've got to keep him at all costs.

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06 Jun 2017 14:34:34
I watched a few games specifically to see how he was doing. 2 games looked very solid,1 game a couple of errors but generally thought he looked like a decent deputy. As he can play rb too, I'm guessing he'll come back as cover for CB and to replace Debuchy / jenks.

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31 Dec 2018 20:36:15
Tbf Steve and gunner, I don't think it's all ozils fault he's not dazzled for us. For him to do what he does best he needs complimentary players. Too often he was stuck out wide and asked to play a game that doesn't suit him or with players that don't make the right runs. Ramsey the same actually. Often played on the right wing or next to xhaka, but every run forward exposed the team.

I have no idea why we haven't at least once tried 3 at the back, Kol and Bellerin as wb, Torreira and xhaka in midfield with Ozil ahead behind Laca and Auba. Surely it has to be tried!?

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31 Dec 2018 19:50:50
I think it's a few things Nor.

One of the eds (001 or 2) explained that his general attitude and self-interest has put the club off.

Ramsey runs his socks off but isn't disciplined defensively (and still loves his casual back heels/ flicks which result in quick counters against us) so is probably best used in the hole behind the striker. As it stands, our top earner already has that role. Unless we could find a buyer for Ozil, we couldn't afford to pay them both top dollar and only play one of them. I really like Ozil but if it's not working out, I think Ramsey could do a good job in that role but I just can't see us being able to find a taker for Ozil. But will Emery need that role moving forward? If so, could we get someone better for the team? or better value?

Also, if the club did pay Ramsey what he wants, i guess it would set a dangerous precedent for other players.

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24 Oct 2018 21:00:15
Browgun, I totally agree. High hopes for Alex but he's been a little overawed sometimes but looking much better.

As for xhaka, I don't think he's played well although has had some good games and always looks a threat from distance, but for me he's a deeper lying central playmaker with a presence, but he's been played as a DM and alongside players (like ramsey that do their own thing meaning he has to do all the things he's less good at and with no support from the back 4, midfield partner or wings so seems grossly unfair to write him off as useless before he's had a chance alongside torreiraand a settled back 4 where we can utilise his strengths. Tbf, I think the prem maybe too fast to suit him, and ozil makes his role a little redundant but I hope he does show what he's capable of.

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20 Oct 2018 00:07:25
A couple of seasons back, Moreno was so bad and the clear weak link in the Liverpool team that i felt sorry for him - similar to the Liverpool keeper after his high profile errors. That's when Liverpool replaced him with milner. But yes. That bad. We didn't want him Even though he has improved a bit. Anyway, Kolasinac still hasn't had a fair crack but looked good when he has played and i still think he'll be great for us.

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08 Sep 2018 15:05:55
Yeah I agree 62. Although I was frustrated by lac and kol being subbed early or not played, I do believe lac was seen as dropping off more fitness wise in the last 20, and Niles played over lol for his pace to recover when we inevitably lost possession. Lac now seems to be fine and will be interesting to see what Emery does with kolasinac.

I meant what's wrong with him in response to rg61 saying we need a lb. I want Kolasinac to get a fair chance first!

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