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20 Dec 2018 22:38:51
I'm not trying to put a downer on things but after 17 games:

2018/19 - 34 points
2017/18 - 30 ponts
2016/17 - 34 points
2015/16 - 37 points

We're there or therabouts where we've been for the previous 4 seasons. No better and no worse really.

1.) 21 Dec 2018 04:23:06
At least we are on an upward trend from last year.

2.) 21 Dec 2018 09:30:16
I'm not sure that's how trends work Steve πŸ˜‚

At this point, I'm not saying change wasn't needed. I'm not denying the fact that some players appear to be putting in a slightly harder shift. I'm simply saying that the change in manager hasn't yet changed our points tally, which is what matters at the end of a season.

3.) 21 Dec 2018 09:50:49
We have stopped the downward trend that's for sure
What would it be this season without change 28?

This is the toughest premier league top 4 battle I can ever remember, long gone are the days where United Chelsea Arsenal were sinply formalities and the only question was who would join them.
Our problem was we became subconsciously top 4 content and happy as we were which allowed others to catch then overtake and leave us behind.

4.) 21 Dec 2018 16:54:49
i don't think as fans we were subconsiouly content with top 4, medeocraty has been drummed in to us! its only the last couple years where we would really appreciate a top 4 finish as an achievement. Before that we always thought we had a chance of winning at the start of the season. it was only a few seasons ago we were having debates about whether we could win the league with giroud as our main striker, not just make top 4, top 4 was a given and since we've had sanchez and now lacca and auba all much better strikers in a goal scoring sence, but ironically our teams and points gained have declined.

5.) 21 Dec 2018 18:09:08
Eden, we are scoring as many as Liverpool but letting in as many as the teams in the relegation zone. Tells you where we are struggling.

6.) 21 Dec 2018 18:35:58
Scrapping the bottom of the barrel there g62 by referring to that as a "trend". The reality is we're a couple of games better AND worse off than we have been in the previous 3 seasons.

I concede that we need 2 or 3 seasons to evaluate how much better off we are under current management. I'm not rushing to judgement either way, because on the face of things, we're exactly where we have been (on average) .

7.) 21 Dec 2018 19:44:24
What is a trend Sharpie?
A pattern on a grath that is either consistently stagnant upward or downward.
It's way to early for Arsenal under Dick to establish any sort of real trend of its own.
But the figure you provided from before Dick arrived unquestionably show a year on year downward trend.
37 34 30 speaks for itself, we were going nowhere at best and backwards at worst
Let's look again in May because then we can make a better comparison between Dicks first full season and Arsenes 20th 21st and 22nd seasons.

8.) 21 Dec 2018 20:09:06
You've answered your own question mate: "It's way to early for Arsenal under Dick to establish any sort of real trend of its own. " So while I am fully aware of what a trend is, I wouldn't be calling that a trend.

I wasn't the one that brought trend into the conversation. I am simply stating that we are no better or no worse off than we have been in the previous 3 seasons.

I see people on this site, prior to our last 2 defeats, lauding Emery for bringing the best out of the players. After the aforementioned two defeats it's all, "it's because he's having to play Wenger's dregs". I'm just adding a little perspective.

9.) 21 Dec 2018 21:01:00
And it's very fair prospective too mate but it's almost impossible to compare 4 months work next to 22 years fairly, I've always said in 3 years we will all know own if Dick is capable of getting us back to where we would like to be.
It's only his fantastically positive start that has sent pulses racing and excitement levels through the roof again.

10.) 22 Dec 2018 17:30:53
Well he isn't working with George Grahams dreggs. He has been in the job 4 month and you can't compare it to someone who had built his team for years and couldn't in the end muster a performance against top four teams, arguably Dick is doing that after 4 months, with wengers dreggs.

11.) 23 Dec 2018 04:27:21
Steve, be pedantic if you must mate, but don't expect any rational person to buy the drivel you're selling.

When it suits, "Emery is getting the best out of the players. He's amazing""

Lose a couple of games and it's back to, "Oh, it's because he's playing with Wenger's dregs. "

Maybe it's just me, but I find this highly hypocritical and disrespectful of a manager that served our club for over two decades. At some point even you have to stop blaming him for the performances of this team.

12.) 23 Dec 2018 14:55:37
Some sing we've got our Arsenal back
While others feel their Arsenal stopped existing last May.

We have always been Arsenal football club but for a while there we seemed to morth into Arsene football club and there were quite a lot of people who liked it that way and are now struggling to identify with an Arsenal that doesn't involve Arsene as their club anymore.
just as some people lost all interest in Arsenal and football completely because of Arsene remaining in charge some have and will drift away because he's no longer on charge.
Some wounds take time to fully heal and although the Arsene in out war is over its going to take time for grudges to be forgotten both ways.

13.) 23 Dec 2018 17:08:12
Sharpe, i'm not hypocritical or disrespectful, i say it as i see it. Dick is working with and trying too correct the obvious wrongs that every man and his dog could see was wrong with the players and the way we played under wenger, that's pretty much fact. Until we get rid of the wenger lagacy we won't see the full Unai Emery team. It still has wenger influences in it good and bad.

14.) 23 Dec 2018 18:15:11
Also Sharpe, i'm not sure i'm selling anything, just having an opinion. Some may disagree with me and that's fine. No that's life.



11 Aug 2015 09:26:32
This doesn't look good for our Benz push. Not entirely sure who This Jeinny lass is except what it says on her twitter profile:

{Ed001's Note - was there something other than pictures to see there???? Damn was I meant to read something?}

1.) 11 Aug 2015 12:22:23
I just can't see it happening. Benzema is at Real Madrid who have a high chance of La Liga title and no doubt minimum of a semi final in the Champions League. He also has his France spot to hold down and playing at Real Madrid he will get his chance even though people chirp up that Rafa will play Bale or Ronaldo as the out and out striker leaving Benzema out, can't see that if Benzema plays and plays well he`ll keep his spot surely? Now if he decides to sign for Arsenal his situation changes he now has to adapt to the EPL and all the pressure to perform instantly to win over the Gooners and to hold down a France strikers spot for Euros2016. Of the two choices staying at Real looks more comfortably but hey what do I may talk but can anyone see Wenger lumping it on Benzema or another top top striker like Lewandowski, Higuain or Llorente? Arsene pays what he feels the price the player is worth and i'm sorry todays market is still on the rise for quality. Keep the faith Gooners we could still have Lord Bedtner or Sanogo within the squad. COYG

2.) 11 Aug 2015 12:26:06
LOL Ed001 - Okay, I'll admit I spent a bit of the afternoon looking at "pictures" ... but then the wife came home and I was forced to read ....

{Ed001's Note - I never even noticed the writing.}

3.) 11 Aug 2015 12:33:07
Sooo I did not get to the reading part on her Twitter , fantastic photos but...

4.) 11 Aug 2015 14:53:04
I'm in love

5.) 11 Aug 2015 14:34:51
Ed001 ... didn't you JUST get married? tut tut

{Ed001's Note - not yet mate, just got engaged, so it is ok. Well so long as the missus never finds out anyway ;o)

6.) 11 Aug 2015 16:23:12
Ed001, I'm sure Ed002 will tell her. Women tend to stick together when it comes to wandering eyes. Anywho ... never really expected this post to become a Jeinny lovefest. It was honestly posted for the editorial.

Think I'll go have another "read" now ... you know, just in case I missed anything on the first go.

{Ed001's Note - luckily Ed002 is away on holibobs at the moment....}

7.) 11 Aug 2015 17:31:21
They all look like that after 12 pints but a word of warning don't do a sleep over. One way by night and completely and totally unrecognisable way by day.

8.) 11 Aug 2015 23:20:19
i love how twitter works and all these closet ITK;s who come out with their deadline ultimatums and unlimited medicals.

i do use twitter but for the sake of sanity mostly for banter and less for transfer.

but i did see some italian journalist tweet being retweetd.

not a direct quote but something like this.

tweet 1 : benzema to sign on sunday or monday

tweet 2 : benzema in london for medical

tweet 3 : benzema deal agreed ( one week after he was to sign)

tweet 4 : been told that man city and bayern want benzema

tweet 5 : benzema wants arsenal and will have talks with guardiola and wenger

tweet 6 : wenger has spoken to benzema and its up to arsenal to pay

well you get the drift.

what i'm wondering is how does he know soo quickly what wenger and benzema discussed? does wenger tweet secretly?

maybe wengers handle is notarsenewenger? and benzema is notbenzema?

its just a shame to see soo many headless chickens being directed to the slaughter house.

9.) 12 Aug 2015 00:45:08
Ha ha g62 like always say I have never gone to bed with an ugly woman but Jesus I have woken up with a fair few.




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22 Jan 2021 15:40:31
Been great to see Liverpool fc adhering to the C.V. rules by not celebrating any goals in the last few games. Keep up the great work fellas.

1.) 22 Jan 2021 23:10:37
Ed01 I sincerely apologise for my fellow supporters comments in these testing times, I think he should be punished by being made to sing 3 renditions of ferry across da Mersey like.



21 Dec 2020 15:53:05
Someone please enlighten me about where Arteta is pulling these stats from? He's talking like a fecking crazy person.

1.) 21 Dec 2020 18:25:35
He is just buying some more time for himself. He thinks when he throws in these numbers, it will take some time for people to work them out and realise that it's BS and he will be in the job until then.

2.) 21 Dec 2020 18:30:42
Totally bizarre!
And if his team talks and prematch instructions are anything like this, then it explains a lot.

3.) 21 Dec 2020 19:02:45
My interpretation is that if a team has 70 % possession then that team has a high percentage of winning based on overall stats. Might have been the case with Man City where they won most games anyway with high possession stats but the problem pure and simple is we have 70% possession and do nothing with it. It`s exhausting watching us string 7 passes together and are no further up the pitch. Handbrake off please COYG.

4.) 21 Dec 2020 23:17:34
Possession football has been completely debunked, and anyone still holding onto that statistic is a fool. It’s what you do with the ball that counts, not how long you hold it. I wonder if Arteta has looked at the stats for teams that only play one style, who never deviate whatever the situation or opposition? I am pretty sure they will have a poor win rate.

5.) 22 Dec 2020 07:38:46
The issue with his possession football is we are not scoring. And possession football have to go hand in hand with very good defending and being clinical. You will likely need to score first and out score the opponent as we have seen a team can have only 30% with two chances and scoring from them both.



15 Dec 2020 17:43:53
Gazza has been spotted making his way to Arteta's house. Apparently he's carrying a fishing rod, largers, and chicken.

1.) 15 Dec 2020 18:44:33
He's coming to mine later in the Golf buggy 😁.

2.) 15 Dec 2020 18:45:47
Oh dear sharpie

Another attempt of humour πŸ˜€.



22 Sep 2020 10:16:07
Here's on for the Eds (or anyone else who knows) .

How are teams with equal points ranked on the EPL table? For instance, Leicester are clearly top with a better goal difference. Everton are ranked second, above Arsenal in 3rd, with the same goal difference. They have a single "goals for" advantage but have conceeded one more than Arsenal.

Just curious.

{Ed001's Note - goal difference, then goals scored. I can't remember what is after that in England, some countries use head-to-head records next but not sure if we use that in England off the top of my head.}

1.) 22 Sep 2020 10:38:51
Cheers 001. Never actually gave it much thought before till I saw the current table.

{Ed001's Note - I am waiting for one of you lot to remind me about 1990 and the way Arsenal won the league that season..... I know someone must be dying to bring that up!}

2.) 22 Sep 2020 12:33:30
As if us Arsenal fans would dwell on the past like that πŸ˜‚.

{Ed001's Note - Ed047 would but his memory hasn't been what it used to be since he hit treble figures.}

3.) 22 Sep 2020 14:40:01
Ah the memories of me scoring, what a day.

4.) 22 Sep 2020 15:39:38
Ah yes, we beat Norwich 3-1 I think to win the title and it was in 1991.

5.) 22 Sep 2020 15:42:52
Forget my last post

89 anfield was my proudest day as an arsenal fan

George graham got his game plan spot on.

6.) 22 Sep 2020 20:18:23
I always forget your last posts πŸ˜‚.

{Ed047's Note - who knew Malaga played the bugle!

7.) 22 Sep 2020 20:42:23
Haha, you 2 should be on stage.



04 Sep 2020 18:53:31
Surprised we haven't been in for Doucoure. Everton seem to be doing some decent business again.

1.) 04 Sep 2020 19:56:46
Like Iwobi or Walcott?
Or Tosun or Claasen?
Or Mina or etc etc etc πŸ˜‰.

2.) 04 Sep 2020 22:09:03
With the exception of the first 2, most of those names, on paper, were extremely good buys. It just didn't pan out for them, which is a shame.

There was also Pickford, Bernard, Gylfi, etc. Again, on paper, very good buys. I'm actually surprised they're not doing better in the league.

3.) 05 Sep 2020 09:37:24
You're not still giving those dvds away, are you Jimmy?

4.) 05 Sep 2020 12:14:45
I'm not too fussed we missed out on Doucoure. He was never the "beast of a DM" or whatever the talksport crowd hyped him to be. Capoue was always there to cover for him when he went walkabouts and he was never particularly positionally aware when it came to shielding his defence. If anything I thought Capoue was always the better player. Not the right man for us, much happier with Ceballos. We still need a CDM.




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17 Jan 2021 16:13:14
In today's edition of countdown, we'll allow you to choose vowels, consonants, AND punctuations.



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26 Sep 2020 21:09:12
This is now taking the biscuit! Which one of you arrogant feckers is responsible for getting involved in the Partey transfer and screwing it up?



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09 Aug 2019 14:45:41
Lol G62!



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07 Aug 2019 20:15:06
Mala, here's a treat for you mate

1/ 2 cup organic flour
1/ 2 cup organic rolled oats
1 jar strained carrot baby food
1 jar chicken baby food

Mix into a dough, roll out to 1/ 2 inch thickness, cut into squares, and bake in oven at 175C for 30 minutes.

Made this for my pup but had some the other night when I got the munchies. Quite tasty.



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07 Aug 2019 19:21:11
Hello BG, GB, SLB, and Pepe! Was wondering where you'd buggered off to. Thought maybe you were on hols. How you doing mate?

Stoner's kicking about. Saw him post a few days ago on the banter page.




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19 Jan 2021 19:13:36
337, that's just the pina colada talking.



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19 Jan 2021 17:39:41
Him and raver can drive away into the sunset in a golf cart after having a naked splash in a public fountain.



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19 Jan 2021 14:53:00
Agree with 337. Not about drinking pina coladas, about not being interested in seeing Dele Alli at Arsenal. He really isn't that good.



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19 Jan 2021 12:35:14
I know, right Ed047! Mala always seems to bring down the tone of a conversation.

{Ed047's Note - I don’t think it’s the first time and sure it won’t be the last! πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€£



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19 Jan 2021 11:58:06
Mala, I don't like to kiss and tell but, it was pink-ish. Anyway, I can't talk about it or Ed047 will go all blushing bride on me.

{Ed047's Note - jaysus I need some eye bleach, I can’t unread that! 😳🀣