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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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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.


 

 

21 Jul 2017 11:37:12
Good banter fodder following on from Sharpie below.

Before the start of last season i asked on here what people thought the season would hold for theo and the Ox BEFORE it starts, whether they should be sold and before they have hindsight. I said something like 25 goals between them and would play well given enough game time. Many wanted them gone.

How about something similar now. Pick a player and pin your thoughts to the mast. Ill start with the Ox again.

Strong, direct, can go round defenders and hold them off, composed, works tirelessly and showed a really improved defensive awareness last season plus versatility which shows he's got a great understanding of the game. Just 23 i think. This season I think he'll get some assists but nothing special numberwise, but i really think he'll kick on given the chance and be the standout player for us behind whoever is scoring a lot - after he's had a couple of starts to warm up.

As such, for me he is a key part of the future of the club. The problem is that he needs game time to improve and iron out the occasional mistake. He wants to be central and aw has said that too. Ozil is better in his role than ox or rambo (who would both thrive there i think and I'd even say if ozil demanded crazy money, i'd let him ho and gamble on those two) so for now With 3 at the back ox can only play alongside xhaka. Obv can cover for bellerin too/ even a bit of competition for him. With 4 at the back he can play rw or alongside xhaka. For me, either aw has to make ramsey and ox fight it out for that central role perhaps starting one in the league and one the cups/ EL and base on performance or give the ox a new contract but let him go on loan overseas. That said, for him its probably best to leave, but if he does, we will definitely regret it.

And please. No thumbs up. It's so last season.

JimGoon

1.) 21 Jul 2017 16:08:52
How people can put so much faith in xhaka is beyond me, he may step up but hasn't yet at all and the ox whether inside or out and for me at the moment wide. He has to play and again ever since he came here he's not managed that.


2.) 21 Jul 2017 16:30:56
Steve your so miserable . I never hear anything positive ever. It's all doom and gloom. I'd hate to have to be around you on a daily basis I bet it's torture.


3.) 21 Jul 2017 16:57:35
But I'm right sano, sorry for pointing the obvious. There has to be reasons why we fell down this year and others. Valid points, not made up. Maybe if we manage to actually put a challenge in there might be more positives. When you look positive in what you achieve then you are on the right track. I can't see what is negative in stating the obvious. Xhaka was a disappointment and ox is better out wide at the moment. Xhaka has to improve and the ox has to play more, simples.


4.) 21 Jul 2017 17:00:24
Plus sano I will be even more miserable when our best player is sold and mahrez is right wing back. Lol.


5.) 21 Jul 2017 17:21:08
Steve the point is you only ever choose facts that are negative. I'm not saying your wrong half the time but you never ever post anything positive. Tell me I'm wrong Steve! There are lots of Facts that are positive so why do you only ever choose negative facts. Admit it your a Debbie downer mate. Every day every post and along comes steve with his miserable fact or negative comment and then think your justified because there's some truth in it. Why can't you be more even handed Steve. Is it so hard to look on the bright side once In a while. It really must be a crap life been you.


6.) 21 Jul 2017 18:36:58
You obviously don't see the irony in my posts sano. I have to live up to my avatars.


7.) 21 Jul 2017 18:40:14
When we win the league sano, I will try my hardest to see the positive in it but I'm sure I will pop a negative in there as well. Will we ever find that out.


8.) 21 Jul 2017 21:33:32
For me Steve the love and familiarity has gone it's not "it's our steve whinging " anymore.


9.) 21 Jul 2017 23:00:46
Not a problem sano, there are posters on here who I can't get, I don't have a problem if you don't my posts, that's the way the cookie crumbles.

{Ed033's Note - There seems to be some words missing in that post that are probably in the cookie.


10.) 22 Jul 2017 02:07:28
Ed I think my predictive text took out all the negativity. Lol.


 

 

13 Jul 2017 15:23:54
Congrats and welcome AL9.
Debut goal. Good to get it out of the way early.
Here's to a promising a season!
🍻.

JimGoon

1.) 13 Jul 2017 16:37:11
He didn't look anything special to me. Looks like a right waste of money imo 😂.


2.) 13 Jul 2017 16:47:36
Took 15 mins to score?

Get rid.


3.) 13 Jul 2017 16:55:25
He had a shocker and what was all that running back and winning the ball then playing a sublime through ball all about.

Another blinking Sanogo!


4.) 13 Jul 2017 17:09:23
I didn't even watch the game and even I think we should sell him straight away, even if it means taking a 50M loss! BIG thumbs down from me!


5.) 13 Jul 2017 17:11:23
a fine signing.


6.) 13 Jul 2017 17:24:36
French Bendtner 😁.


7.) 13 Jul 2017 17:38:25
I wish we had spent the 50million on Kyle walker 🤔.


8.) 13 Jul 2017 19:01:56
😂😂😂😂 bring back franny.


 

 

05 Jul 2017 14:01:59
I think and hope we might see a back 4 at times this season to give us some options. Most likely back to 4 2 3 1 I know, but playing two up top might even be worth a shot?

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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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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.

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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.

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02 Jun 2017 12:07:27
When he was only getting occasional sub appearances out on the wing fans were unconvinced and he really suffers from a lack of regular game time, but he was still making direct runs and trying to take on players and shoot more than everyone else other than Sanchez. Given game time his end product Improved with his confidence.

He's actually my favourite arsenal player. Strong, direct, hardworking, versatile. Would be gutted if he left as he is close to being a huge asset. Hope it's not true!

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16 Feb 2018 09:21:17
Steve, without knowing the reasons for that even happening, we don't know the alternative, but it's not good.

If the club have a manager in mind, lined up to take over at the end of aw contract next year (my typo yesterday. He will stay next season) ands managed well/ communicated internally, it should be fine.

If the club have a manager they're not sure will come, or none available, or none the board want, then it's likely going to be a new contract farce which will be unsettling. They will again have to decide to let aw go and get someone in temporarily, which is unlikely, or a crazy 1 year contract.

That's the club's fault though.

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15 Feb 2018 17:28:24
Thanks Epping.

I still have huge concerns, but want to try and base my opinions on fact or the opinions of professionals that have more insight than me.

Before my phone lost it, i did respond to Steve's question:
"what direction have we been heading in these last few years, up or down? "
By saying, from memory, 4 seasons back we were 4th, then 3rd, then 2nd, so technically UP.
At the time AW got stick which i thought was unfair. If fans had supported the team, who knows where we would have been.
Aw hasn't helped matters with his contract farce or team selections or tactics, but i really think the fans negativity contributed too.

Now its toxic and he has to go, but i think he knows it. Its down to the board to decide if its in the clubs long term interest when leaving will be. I hope and trust he's now just trying to prepare for the future and look after the youngsters and players like jack etc before he goes and help appoint a successor - either with long term loyalty like ljungberg with others support, or a Poch type.

Until then I'm happy seeing out AW's final days (i think this is the last season) showing him respect, supporting the team to do as well as possible - even if a 5th place a scrap is as good as it gets - showing mikhi, auba, laca and Kolasinac that they've come to a great club and made the roght choice, enjoying watching them play and Jack proving loadsof fans wrong.

I still think Wenger has the club's interest at heart, but his tactics haven't worked or he's not been able to get the players to perform. so although not expecting him to do anything other than see out his tenure.

IAWT (to do what's best for the club)

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14 Feb 2018 15:13:16
Maybe context is relevant. If you accept that Man City can't be outspent, and that a half decent manager would do well with them, let alone Pep, then what is it being asked of AW and AFC.

I don't know how much Koeman spent at everton, but didn't seem to improve their position - partly wrong players/ prices, but also probably as teams they were chasing spent more. Its the same with AFC and spurs, LFC and to a lesser extent Chelsea compared with City.

If spend won't get the team right up there, it can then only be club structure and tactics.

AW is bringing through youth, more than other teams. Most of us think bellerin, holding, nelson, Niles (and some people iwobi) are either first teamers now and if not, great future talents. So AW/ AFC ticking that box. I think jack (at 25?) will re-sign although he could get more money elsewhere partly because he is 100% arsenal but also because of AW's treatment of him.

If it's tactics, i would agree in part. I don't know enough about real tactics to talk about AW's failings, but he seems stubborn about players and formation. That said, it could be argued that sticking with xhaka etc, the intention is to show faith in the players that he genuinely thinks are capable rather than doing a mourinho and osttacising the next de bruyne, salah, schurle, lukaku etc.

My biggest criticism is sticking to high pressing and eye of a neesle passing rather than trying to draw teams out more. Also, not playing wide and crossing from the byline when we had Ollie. Again, I don't profess to be an expert.

I also jave no idea how he has been inhibited behind tje scenes or jas taken tough decisions which haven't worked out.

So for me, AW is intelligent, experienced, loves AFC, treats the players with respect and loyalty, still gives us entertaining football. His approach still attracts players as they know they will be part of a team. Am I frustrated with glaring errors? Yes. Do i believe je can't see them? No. Could someone else address them better? Maybe. Will they likely win us the league in the next 5 Years? No, but we should be able to be top 4.

Do I think anyone else could have navigated us to where we are right now? Honestly, no. I think someone elae would've spent big and gone down - see villa, Newcastle, or perhaps tread water like everton, but certainly not won us the league or got us into the champs semi finals.

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06 Feb 2018 15:39:57
Ramsey perhaps, but i'm confident with Jack. He's shown his love for the club and will repay Wenger's faith in him by staying, I'm sure. A fair deal all round would be a pretty sizeable wage but contingent on number of games he's available to play (rather than plays)

Eds, do other players have a fitness/ availability clause in their contracts? Is it feasible? Thanks.

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25 Jan 2018 09:04:40
To be fair, Dortmund have said they are fairly desperate to get rid of Auba, so why would we let them dictate terms. expect it to go to the wire. Think itll be poker faces and we'll see who t he best negotiators are by the end of the window.

JimGoon