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08 Mar 2021 12:52:12
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Liverpool v Fulham - A Liverpool Perspective

08 Mar 2021 12:05:59
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Liverpool v Fulham - A Liverpool Perspective

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08 Mar 2021 07:46:39
Good win for Man U, and to think there was so much talk about OGS getting the sack - I think our squad is every bit as good as theirs.

{Ed077's Note - should we compare the squads?🤔

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08 Mar 2021 09:16:54
OGS
First half season 6th
1st full season 3rd
2nd season currently 2nd

The leage table doesn't lie

There have been ups and downs for OGS and United fans, high and lows but the progress is there for all to see as the leage position each season shows.

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08 Mar 2021 09:20:15
Can do if you want , I’ve no problem with that.

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08 Mar 2021 09:40:15
United fan here, partey and saka obviously get into our team as we have gaping holes in our midfield and right wing that need to be filled.

Dont really see anything past that where it is obvious the arsenal player is better than the united player.

Leno vs DDG/ Henderson - Toss up, all have had their fair share of gaffes in recent seasons. Leno better on the ball.
Tierney vs Shaw - Toss up as well, shaw has been quality this season whether people like to admit it or not
Maybe one of the centre backs tbf but let's be honest Arsenal have been chopping and changing that position.

If i was to do a combined 11 and be generous to Arsenal, would probably have the following

Leno
AWB Lindelof Maguire Shaw
Partey Pogba
Saka Bruno Rashford
Auba/ Cavani.

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08 Mar 2021 10:25:25
I’d say KT is every bit as good as Shaw DSG - but that’s a good side you’ve picked.

{Ed077's Note - Shaw or Tierney is a toss up really. But Shaw has been really really good this season. Also Leno vs DDG/Deano isnt a tossup IMO. I like Leno but he is third in that triplet in my opinion. Deano is 1st especially for PL. DDG of a few years ago would be easily the best though.

Gabriel and Holding both have upsides to their game but the fact that we can ague whether Maguire gets in or not is a damning indictment of the lack of truely good CBs at both clubs.

So my team is:
Deano
AWB Lindelof Gabriel Shaw
Partey Pogba(or Mctominay)
Saka Bruno Rashy
Cavani/Auba

Subs: DDG/Leno; Tierney, Maguire/Holding, McTominay(or Pogba), ESR, Greenwood?, Auba/Cavani


I would like to hear what team you guys come up with

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08 Mar 2021 10:29:43
This is a tough one because we can't help our own bias towards our own players that we like.

As a team United are functioning much better so it's natural that most players within the United team will look better more often.

I'd say United are achieving the most they can with the players they have available while Arsenal are unquestionably underachieving given the quality of players we have available.

{Ed014's Note - I absolutely wouldn’t swap squads and I’d take Bruno only if he stopped being a whiny little girl!

That and he turned up for the big games.

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08 Mar 2021 10:27:18
I agree 62, OGS is improving them year on year.

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08 Mar 2021 12:43:03
He is Banbury mate and to be fair I mocked him at the start but he's proved me wrong with 6th 3rd and likely 2nd place finishes.
If it had been Klopp or Pep taking over from Jose at United and they achieved what Ole has so far they'd be talked of as geniuses.
The question is can Ole take untied a step further? I don't know but with his record so far he most definitely has earned the right to try.

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08 Mar 2021 07:39:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Liverpool v Chelsea - A Liverpool Perspective

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07 Mar 2021 15:53:20
Some fantastic defending from Fulham - a well earned win

If Klopp hadn’t won the league last season he’d be in trouble I think.

{Ed014's Note - they’ll be back next year for sure but this season for them has been a disaster perpetuated by a lot of stuff out of his control.

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07 Mar 2021 16:16:19
It’s been a mare for sure ED what in particular are you talking about?

{Ed014's Note - injuries, form, the CV situation, monies available and ultimately there had to be some kind of dip after those two tremendous seasons.

They just need to re group and like I said they’ll be back.

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07 Mar 2021 16:42:45
Welcome to Arsenal I’d say lol

I agree with the dip in form, Liverpool have played at such a high tempo for a couple of years something was going to give

Like you I think they will be back for sure.

{Ed014's Note - 🤣🤣 for sure

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07 Mar 2021 17:21:42
They won’t be back

Klipperty will be gone by the end of the season.

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07 Mar 2021 17:52:00
Let's hope Liverpool don't come in for Arteta to replace Klopp Mark 😅😎😆 as if 😀.

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07 Mar 2021 15:39:11
Ed's, are you doing the Cheltenham page this year?

{Ed033's Note - i don't know because Timalloy has been ill.

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07 Mar 2021 13:54:54
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The man employed to create artificial crowd noise when Liverpool score at Anfield has been furloughed.

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07 Mar 2021 15:01:41
Nice one Sharpie:-)

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07 Mar 2021 16:24:08
No good him applying for a job at our place eh?

Lol.

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07 Mar 2021 12:39:26
With all these we are the unluckiest team in the league comments, and the ones about having lest rest then Spurs did the other day and blaming the people who do the fixtures, we are turning into the new liverpool or as I call them victim fc

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07 Mar 2021 14:27:30
I agree we are sounding very poor us lately Welsh mate and looking to blame external forces rather than accepting internal responsibly for the bigger picture.

We are not 10th and miles away from top 4 or light years away from challenging for titles because of VAR the refs mistakes or the FA and Uafa bias against us, we are where we are because of ourselves no one else.

We like everyone else learn far more from spending 10 seconds looking in the mirrow than a lifetime of pointing the finger and blaming everyone else for our own unhappiness.

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07 Mar 2021 15:13:29
I just put it down to poor play and management.

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07 Mar 2021 15:19:58
Hang on Welshy it’s true though with regards the fixtures all they had to do was move Spuds to Wednesday - we will get back at 4 to 5 Friday morning, do not tell me we are at a disadvantage.

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07 Mar 2021 15:33:08
Lol are not at a disadvantage

BUT yes I can’t argue it’s poor play, just how many times have we gifted and I mean gifted goals, crazy amount .

62’s post about points was very good and shows we really are going backwards . rapidly, but the mad man in me says give Arteta another season.

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07 Mar 2021 16:02:29
What evidence can be seen to suggest we will get any different next season? We have some good youngsters coming through and these are obviously reasons for optimism.

However I would argue that makes having the right manager even more important, not less. What a terrible waste it will be if we look back in 3 years time, after ESR and Saka have moved on to get success elsewhere, and realise we wasted them completely with a manager who insists players change to meet his rigid set up rather than a manager who changes his set up to make the most of this talent.

I see no signs that our manager wants to take the benefits of youth by upping our tempo and running and pressing other teams. I wonder how long before ESR realises he can earn the same salary anyway by running 3k, s less per game and passing sideways?

After all Xhakas done it for years and yet appears to be the first name on the team sheet.

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07 Mar 2021 16:13:43
Personally if Arteta can't show this season he's capable of better than last season I'd make a change, If he can get his team to average 2pts a game over the next 11 games and get us to 60 points total then I'd reconsider but nothing less, Arteta has to be accountable and deliver or go.
Lampard fell below Chelsea acceptable standards and regardless of illustrious playing career with the club he had to go and now Chelsea will most probably make top 4, unless we have the same expectations of our manager as top teams have, how will we ever become a top team ever again?

I genuinely believe next season will be Tierney and Saka last at Arsenal if we don't prove we can seriously challenge for Champions league football again absolute minimum.
Teams who not only can offer champions league football on a regular basis but also offer title challenging credentials will most definitely come knocking for those 2 players and another mid table season next season would undoubtedly give them little choice but to go, and wherever would that leave us?

Whatever decision we make this summer on Arteta has to prove the right decision or we are in a lora lora trouble after next season and for some time to come.

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07 Mar 2021 16:37:00
Chelsea fire the manager if he forgets to bring the doughnuts for the staff meetings. We are where we are till the end of the season. I'm hoping for a strong finish.

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07 Mar 2021 16:41:31
This season was always about arteta working out his game plan, figuring out what works and drilling that into the players and making them play the way he wants them to play.

He's sorted the defence, is working on the attack and by next season that should all be drilled into the players.

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07 Mar 2021 16:47:29
Accidentally sent that halfway through but given another decent transfer window where he can get the players he wants, I reckon we'll do pretty well next season after the madness of C.V. eases off and a decent preseason.

Look at pep, he barely scraped top 4 in his first season but his man city is playing some of the best football we've ever seen in the premier league. Obviously we don't have the budget of city but with some good additions and a coach who studied under one of the greatest football coaches ever I can see us getting back into the CL in a season or two.

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07 Mar 2021 17:46:47
But we've gone backwards this season NE mate, we are 10th and have been 10th or lower almost all season.

How far into next season do we go without improvement October November or another entire season?

If Arteta doesn't suddenly become what we need him to be then what?

If Arteta gets next season and fails again to have us seriously challenging for top 4 we will lose our best young players, Tierney Saka ERS Martinelli will be wanted by CL clubs and they naturally will want to play at that level to test themselves against the world's best players.

The stakes are high and the price for getting it wrong will match the stakes and be paid for in the years that follow.

We need to think long and hard before allow Arteta a 3rd season.

{Ed014's Note - Klopp will be available soon mate, he might like a spell in London 🤷‍♂️

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07 Mar 2021 18:20:37
I'd drive to Liverpool and pick him up Ed014 mate and I'd even go half's on the fuel costs mate 🖒😆.

{Ed014's Note - it’s a deal mate, as soon as he’s free we’ll pop up.

Also think I’ve forgotten to say I changed numbers from 47 to more of an Arsenal number in 14!

That and I was getting confused with 77.

Sure Thierry won’t mind. 🤷‍♂️

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07 Mar 2021 21:18:21
Just remember that no one wanted the job a year ago, who’s going to take it at the end if the season? And be realistic, neither Alegri or Nagglesmann will be coming in, and if anyone mentions Ralf at Saints, i'm just going to presume you want a drubbing of 9 every season. i'm behind Arteta, atleast for another year. Maybe a year out of european competition will do us the world of good.

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07 Mar 2021 22:35:39
1 year might 93 mate but what if 1 year runs into 2 years ?
What happens to our best players then?
And where would that leave us when they've gone?

It's got to be worthy of consideration before putting our foreseeable future in Artetas proven rookie hands
We are not talking about a manager with a proven track record here mate he's in his first ever job and may or may not have what it takes to be a good manager one day.
That's a lot of eggs to put in a basket that has so far looked extremely questionable and only capable of mid table performances and results for 1 and a half seasons.

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07 Mar 2021 11:23:29
The questions for me are; 1) Considering we insist on playing out from the back, why are we so rubbish at it the minute the other team press? What do we practice in training all week? 2) Considering we see time and again how difficult it is to play out from the back when the other team presses, why don't we press? Tottenham had destroyed Burnley within 20 minutes. Why, because they pressed and dominated. If so called good teams struggle to beat the press, then surely not so good teams, and let's be honest Even by their own standards, that was a poor Burnley team, struggle even more. 3) why do we incentivise teams to press by playing so slow? If I was Sean Dych I would be gutted that they gave Arsenal so much space early on. I think if they had have pressed from the start, they would have won. If you encourage teams to press, surely you play a style where if you beat the press, then you aim to break quickly and get in on goal, so you give the other team a risk, to press or not. We beat the press and frequently do nothing, in fact more often than not the ball will go sideways for a while before ending up all the way back to Leno, giving the opposition an easy decision to press as you have plenty of time to get back and defend deep as well.

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07 Mar 2021 13:20:58
Our goal came from playing out from the back, in my eyes it’s not about playing our form the back. It’s about sensing danger and when it’s time to go long.
Your point about spurs is a good one but as ever, teams learn from mistakes. except us it seems. Plus the spurs pitch is suitable for knocking the ball around Burnley play on a rugby pitch, maybe the have stokes old grounds man.

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07 Mar 2021 21:20:03
We should of been 3 up inside 20/ 30 minutes though.

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