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12 Nov 2018 20:14:21
Heard today we might be interested in Mata . any truth Ed?

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{Ed002's Note - Not sure - he is out of contract in the summer and will have a choice - but he will be looking to play.}

1.) 12 Nov 2018 20:50:53
Cheers ED.

2.) 15 Nov 2018 03:47:23
I wouldn't mind. I like Mata, he's the one that got away for me when he moved to Chelsea. Top player, top bloke.



17 May 2018 20:42:56
Usmanov to Everton. any truth?

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{Ed025's Note - there was a story in the dutch press today bambam but how true it is im not sure mate...but im all for it.. :)

1.) 17 May 2018 20:57:40
Lol I bet you are


I’m not.

{Ed025's Note - i want david dein as well mate...but you can keep kronke.. :)



23 Apr 2018 22:51:09
Lot of chat about Arteta . not for me, far too soon in his coaching career.

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1.) 24 Apr 2018 10:52:48
It would be an extremely long shot giving him the job much like Cech trying to score past De Gea from a dead ball situation from his own goal line at 10pm in mid December with no floodlights, a totally unnecessary punt in the dark.

2.) 24 Apr 2018 15:33:38
It really would be very risky giving Arteta the top job. I think for this change to pay off and get the fans back onside they need to go after somebody with more stature and experience. I keep saying for me the logical choice on purely footballing reasons would be Conte but I’m not sure he would fit into the culture of our club.

3.) 24 Apr 2018 16:02:43
I like Conte Gary and wouldn't be unhappy with him at all but he does give the impression of getting fed up quickly if he doesn't get all his own way.
He would certainly find confrontation from some of our players on the training field in the early days
Conte " right Boys I want 8 laps of the pitch from you as part of your fitness assessment "
Arsenal players " which day we got to run 2 laps then boss " :-)

4.) 24 Apr 2018 19:09:28
Arteta is big NO!



04 Mar 2018 19:07:18
Any truth that we are looking at off loading Ramsey?

Thoughts on Low and Ancelotti?

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{Ed002's Note - Yes.}

1.) 04 Mar 2018 20:37:33
Ed, What is the main reason why they’ll looking to offload him? . I think he’s one of our better players in this current squad. Surely Xhaka goes first!

{Ed002's Note - He is running down his contract.}

2.) 05 Mar 2018 11:14:09
Interesting. Cheers for the clear up.



14 Jan 2018 11:52:34
Sanchez left at home a sale must be imminent.

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1.) 14 Jan 2018 15:29:37
him and ozil are gone mate ozil to juv.

2.) 14 Jan 2018 16:50:33
Sanchez is as good as gone, we can only hope Liverpool maybe even Chelsea join the race that way we can eak out as much cash as we can for the transfer fee. This needs to be resolved asap as it will only effect the team morale even more than it is already.

3.) 14 Jan 2018 17:37:47
Does more clubs entering the bidding mean we can eke out more money? If he wants to go to city he can just refuse to sign for anyone else and hang around til the summer.

{Ed002's Note - Which "more clubs" are these? The wages are enough to stop most sides being interested.}

4.) 15 Jan 2018 12:39:20
ozil ain't going Juve, heard of dybala?




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03 Nov 2019 15:33:00
Don’t rule Leicester out of a title challenge.

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{Ed047's Note - and once again no European football, could they?

1.) 03 Nov 2019 15:52:41
Agree Banbury they are a breath of fresh air and are definitely In the mix, i also see chelski being a serious threat once their transfer ban is lifted, they will go out and get three world class players to go with their young excellent kids and will kick on and win the league under frank lampard within 3 years.

2.) 03 Nov 2019 15:54:40
Don’t rule it out - a Leicester win next week with Liverpool v M City playing each other and the gap closes.

3.) 03 Nov 2019 16:21:26
Agreed Ravs, they look a well organised unit and Frank is also doing well agree again.

4.) 03 Nov 2019 16:51:55
The chances are they would need to get 90 plus points probably 95 points to win a premier league against these Liverpool and City sides, I genuinely don't think that's possible for them to achieve.

The standard is higher at the top then ever before, what Leicester achieved a couple years back was the stuff of a fairytale coming true but 90 plus points?

Aliens landing in Camelot castle riding unicorns is about as likely, now top 4 is a very real possibility.

5.) 03 Nov 2019 19:23:52
62 you’d have said that a few years ago also before they romped away with the league.

6.) 03 Nov 2019 21:11:05
100% innocent would Banbury mate, I kept waiting for them to run out of steam 4 years ago and then with 7 or 8 games left I like most of the country was secretly willing then on.
But the bar is so much higher now than the 84 points Leicester won the title with last time and I don't think anyone else is going to get close to the hight Liverpool and City are clearing, all others including Leicester ourselves Chelsea United and any other would be kings in the future are going to have to wait for the standard required to drop before getting involved as I don't think either City or Liverpool will and certainly both won't drop below 90pts this season.

7.) 03 Nov 2019 21:40:04
Sorry that was supposed read 100% I would not 100% innocent would :-) late night early morning is my excuse and I'm sticking to it :-)

{Ed047's Note - do you want to have another go at that 62? 😉

8.) 03 Nov 2019 22:31:08
:-) think I will try again in the morning Ed047 mate :-) .
There is an old saying that (morning mind is wiser than evening mind)
I tend to peak about 10.30 am and it's all down hill from 11am onwards:-)

9.) 04 Nov 2019 07:09:23
There are enough points around for 3 teams to hit 90 points - don’t rule it out mate.



02 Nov 2019 17:17:48
Wolves have 25 shots at our goal, there is so much wrong with the set up it’s untrue, his ( Emery) substitutions are bewildering, I just don’t understand anything any more.

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{Ed047's Note - I think it’s more than clear whoever he has to chose from he can’t organise them.

1.) 02 Nov 2019 17:24:15
£72m winger sat on the bench and he bring on 2 kids. Not the first time this season his substitutions have cost is 3 points.

{Ed047's Note - Torriera off was certainly not what I was expecting

2.) 02 Nov 2019 17:24:52
Very true, it would help if he knew his strongest starting xi.

{Ed047's Note - he truly doesn’t no a lot in my opinion

3.) 02 Nov 2019 17:26:07
I don’t think Emery knows himself what he’s doing. Someone needs to step in and sack the useless t**t.

4.) 02 Nov 2019 17:25:44
Ed are arsenal finally considering parting with emery?

{Ed002's Note - Nothing has changed.}

5.) 02 Nov 2019 17:36:33
I saw an article today saying Arsenal already have a replacement lined up for next summer (not Mourinho) how true I've no idea but it would make sense of why the club isn't acting quickly and decisively right now.
Although there is nothing to lose by having a caretaker instead of Emery for the rest of this season.

6.) 02 Nov 2019 17:37:29
Something needs to Ed 🤣. I don’t know how they can justify his continued employment.

Torreira had a brilliant game, as soon as he went off and the formation changed we looked poor. Can’t wait to play Leicester next week 🤦🏻‍♂️.

7.) 02 Nov 2019 17:42:48
4 wins in 11 in the premier league and could be 6 points off top 4 by the end of this weekend. Surely the board can see he can't turn this around.

{Ed047's Note - I’m not sure he could turn his car around

8.) 02 Nov 2019 17:56:15
This was ed02’s comments about Emery;

{Ed002's Note - Very quickly:
- Unai Emery - a mistake, way down the list of coaches wanted by Arsenal. Depending where they end up this season, he could be gone in the summer - potentially before with the club having taken a signifiucant financial risk which may backfire.

It’s not a moan (Malaga note) but he clearly is way way out of his depth and needs to go as soon as possible.

9.) 02 Nov 2019 18:12:38
We need to hold on to our lead and he take of a defensive midfielder and bring in saka them we are 1-1 and we need to score to win and he brings in kola.
What is he smoking? This guy really can’t get it right. And he must be sacked, oh hold on that's wenger’s fault as ozil was playing. What a useless sh**t.

10.) 02 Nov 2019 18:17:21
The players we have are the best squad we've had in years yet we look at our worse since the 70s, it doesn't take a genius work out where the problem is.

11.) 02 Nov 2019 18:29:43
I agree 62 the squad and a excellent but it’s wasting away each week.

12.) 02 Nov 2019 18:37:58
If we don't act soon the players will naturally give up and think what's the point then simply start going through the motions in order to get paid and suddenly we will have a brand new cosy club Banbury mate.

{Ed047's Note - fingers crossed they do it soonest.

13.) 02 Nov 2019 18:46:33
Absolutely, our season can still be turned around if we act now.

14.) 02 Nov 2019 19:33:45
I was under the impression this is his last year, but the club has an option to extend? If that's the case, get rid now, 'cos this guy ain't getting his deal extended.

15.) 02 Nov 2019 19:55:14
If the club extend his contract we could ground share with Haringey fc and still have trouble selling out.

16.) 02 Nov 2019 21:50:29
This time next week we could be 9 points off 4th going in to the international break.

{Ed047's Note - yep, I doubt we’ll get anything from the Leicester game and that’ll be 2 from 12.

17.) 02 Nov 2019 22:34:58
And it's our favourite month too.

{Ed047's Note - ahh heck I’d forgotten that! 😩

18.) 02 Nov 2019 23:47:27
2 points from 3 games and not a City Liverpool or Chelsea fixture in sight?
Relegation form what looked like a run of winnable games at the start of the season, what more will it take to open the boards eyes to what's happening or more accurately what's not happening.



01 Nov 2019 16:32:46
Anyone know why our EL game this coming week is a Wednesday?

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1.) 01 Nov 2019 20:14:54
It’s been changed because of a clash with a Braga game who are also playing at home that night in the Europa league. All to do with helping out authorities in Portugal and traffic congestion.

It’s also got the 3.50pm kick off as it can’t clash with a Champions League.

2.) 01 Nov 2019 20:36:06
Won't do us any harm in the league playing a day earlier.

3.) 02 Nov 2019 05:45:39
Cheers guys

I agree, it helps us for sure.



31 Oct 2019 19:12:23
How about a 3-5-2

Midfield 5 of Bellerin- Guendozy - Ozil - Torriera - Tierney?

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1.) 31 Oct 2019 19:26:07
I was thinking more along the lines of

Bellerin Holding Sokratis Tierney
Ozil Luiz Torriera
Pepe laca auba

When attacking luiz makes a back 3 width comes from full backs. Ozil drifting Torriera box to boxing.

2.) 31 Oct 2019 21:01:09
Bellerin Holding Luiz Tierney
Torreira Xhaka
Pepe Guendouzi Aubameyang

It would be interesting to see Guendouzi played further forward, where his driving runs and decent passing could open opponents up.

3.) 31 Oct 2019 22:01:17
Like the idea of Luis playing DM/ Sweeper role combined, he's made for that role.
Leno Belerin Tierney Guendouzi Lacasette and Auba are all must play every premier league game players while Mustafi and Xhaka are must not play for us again in the premier league, all others need to fight it out for the remaining places.
I would go

Belerin Chambers Holding Tierney
Guendouzi Torreira
Lacca Auba

In a
2/ 3 (Luis)
4/ 5 (Luis)
If that makes any sense to anyone but me :-)

4.) 31 Oct 2019 22:40:34
interesting reading about the best role for David Luiz. Its all so similar to the discussion on our Chelsea page over the years. He is not good in a back 4, but excelled under Conte in a back 3 with 2 wing backs. We always thought he would be brilliant as a DM, and played there a few times, but certain managers thought he was not disciplined enough for the role. Because of his long passing ability playing slightly deeper in a back 3, ie the old sweeper role is perfect for him. Anyway good luck for the season lads.

5.) 31 Oct 2019 23:25:30
I agree with all of these teams, at least compared to the rubbish Emery thinks is working.

I'm always a 4-3-3 (or 4-2-1-3) advocate so for me:
Bellerin Sokratis Holding Tierney
Torreira Guendouzi
Pepe Lacazette Aubameyang

That's how I'd pick our strongest XI. Maybe Luiz in for Sokratis or Holding depending on how defensive we want to be, but he absolutely needs Torreira or Chambers in that DM role ahead of him to function. Just look at how it went at Chelsea. Luiz in DM = great. Luiz in back 3 = great. Luiz in back 2 with Kante protecting = good. Luiz in back 2, no Kante = apocalyptically bad.

6.) 01 Nov 2019 08:07:20
I think most of talked about Luis struggling in a back 4 but brilliant in a 3 before he kicked a ball for us so why did Emery buy him for a flat back 4 in the first place?
Play the players you have like Ozil and Luis to thier strengths rather than stick to the way you personally like play but don't have the players to suit your way?
Daft to say the least.

7.) 01 Nov 2019 08:16:03
For me we have 2 midfields for different games

Guendouzi and torreira with luiz behind
Or guendouzi and torreira with ozil in front

Back4 = bellerin sokratis holding tierny
Front3 = auba laca pepe

I know people have been unhappy with pepe so far but he is pur best dribbler and if he starts to score goals we have a fantastic player.

8.) 01 Nov 2019 16:05:51
I’d have Luiz and Holding as 2 of my 3, he’d be good there IMO.



29 Oct 2019 17:52:41
Awwwww poor Xhaka devastation after the boos, didn’t look like it me effing and blinding at the crowd, taking his shirt and stomping down the tunnel

Bomb the muppet out - it’s all about him, do any of these arrogant footballers realise how long it takes for the average man to earn the equivalent of a weeks wages .

Banbury Gooner

1.) 29 Oct 2019 19:25:07
No matter how much you pay them it will never be enough to override they're natural human emotions and instincts mate! No way should he have behaved as he did it was totally unprofessional but on the human side of things he probably had family and friends in the crowed and would instinctively feeling for them and embarrassed in front of them.
It's happend and the club and the fans will act as they see fit towwrads Xhaka after his behaviour on Sunday.

2.) 29 Oct 2019 19:58:56
Banbury mate, Xhaka effing the booing crowd is a very sure sign of devastation. To me it doesn't come across as arrogance but a soul hurting. The fans should not at all feel disrespected. They disrespected Xhaka first by effing him with those boos. What he simply did was making them test their own medicine. If the supporters felt hurt and disrespected by Xhaka's actions so did he by their actions. He may not be the fans favourite but he deserves respect. No matter how poor a player he is, it is the fans duty to stand by the clubs players selected to do duty on the day. Xhaka may be doing everything right at training and the coach is hoping that he will replicate that form on matchdays hence his consistent selection. For me both parties were wrong and they owe each other an apology not just Xhaka apologizing. That's just me, we all have different opinions.

3.) 29 Oct 2019 20:25:55
Hi Leics mate, he could be Maradona in training mate but he's strictly non league in matches.
If a keeper never concedes a single goal in training but concedes 15 per game in the league how long would you stand by him :-) not 4 years surely :-)

4.) 29 Oct 2019 20:56:11
Don’t bite the hand that contributes to your luxurious lifestyle . The fans pay the money don’t give me disrespectful fans booing him, that’s comical lol Leics that’s an amazing comment . Poor old Xhaka was that hurt he had to go and have an early shower rather than being a captain and sit on the bench being a man admitting you’ve been naff and support you team mates.

5.) 29 Oct 2019 20:56:29
On a better note Ozil in the squad.

6.) 29 Oct 2019 21:09:41
Every time I see xhaka selected my heart sinks and I think he's a liability and I think he handled it poorly and has made things worse for himself, but to be fair that must be a pretty horrible situation to be in, you're on your own walking off and 60k people are booing you and blaming you, all the cameras are on you and there's no where to hide, yes he gets paid a lot of money, more than most people could dream of, but also most people couldn't imagine what that feels like and won't have to experience it, some could handle it, most I bet would react worse than he did no matter what they were paid. That said I don't see how he can play for us again after his reaction, it's only going to get worse, I expect every touch he takes from now on is going to get booed which if he does play again is going to result in a even worse performance.

7.) 29 Oct 2019 21:26:10
Surely not Banbury:-) wow first Mesut selected what next? organisation and playing as a team with a clear plan that players pundits and fans can all understand not just Emery himself? Wow :-)

Totally agree with all that Eden mate :-)

8.) 30 Oct 2019 10:06:20
Heard ozil will be captain tonight to.

9.) 30 Oct 2019 10:22:55
If so Stephen, it's gets more and more bizarre as we go on mate :-)

10.) 30 Oct 2019 17:25:32
Just what I've heard I liked emery at tgst start but think it was one of the eds who said he would be no good and he has been proved right so far I don't like to see anyone sacked but think he needs to go for us to stand a chance at top 4.




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06 Aug 2019 18:13:26
Or off to Spuds maybe?

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22 May 2019 23:29:42
He’s going back to Man United.

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09 May 2019 02:14:22
Just to counter that . WZ’s Auntie works with a friends son in law and she told him that WZ wants to go to Old Trafford ( True story )

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13 Jan 2019 19:34:42
Don’t start me on Xhaka I said the day he arrived he is a liability, we are in a real mess.

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05 Jan 2019 09:03:51
Denis Suarez? Is he as close to signing as the media suggest.

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11 Nov 2019 19:04:12
Come on Chaps, Dick was never going to be sacked it’s far too early, and as I’ve previously said our star players won’t stick around - this could be disastrous and I’m not exaggerating.

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10 Nov 2019 14:48:08
Disagree 62
Once Xhaka behaved the way he did that was the right time to drop him, the perfect excuse .

There is no way he will be sacked between now and our next game, it’s just not going to happen.

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10 Nov 2019 13:37:03
There was no way he was getting the boot, now if you look at our next 3 pl games and we fail to win a game it could be a different story.

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09 Nov 2019 19:32:07
He’s lost the dressing room for sure - these players look awful.

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09 Nov 2019 16:32:41
What a moron.

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