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Re: Rival Watch

Post by RealGunner on Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:05 pm


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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Sri on Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:06 pm

Not jealous of others' moves this summer, strangely enough.

Our squad is good. There are 2 holes which need to be filled. As long as we do that, we should have a really solid go at the title.

You can sign as many as you want - but it takes time to build cohesion and chemistry and implement a new manager's style/vision. Here, we have a vast intangible advantage. It is in our hand to *bleep* it up.
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by boyzis on Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:20 pm

united seem slow and still need time to develop
Leicester look same like last season although they have champions league it will be important to see how they develop

man city.... my GOD.. Pep has them doing triangles amazing improvement... still a product under development... city is looking good...


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Post by Sina on Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Will never get linked with Sissoko and Wanyama again
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Post by Sina on Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:16 pm

Transfer window quiz: identify the record signings at all 20 Premier League clubs

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/01/transfer-window-record-signings-quiz-premier-league-clubs


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Post by Sri on Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:17 pm

Sina wrote:Will never get linked with Sissoko and Wanyama again
thank you spuds cheers



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Re: Rival Watch

Post by El Gunner on Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:01 am

10/20 on that quiz Laughing

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Post by Don't call me James on Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:19 am

13/20 on the quiz. I completely missed out on some of the relegation fodder signings this summer.

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Post by Sina on Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:35 am


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Post by El Gunner on Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:54 am

Palace rofl

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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Nishankly on Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:17 am

Sina wrote:Transfer window quiz: identify the record signings at all 20 Premier League clubs

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/01/transfer-window-record-signings-quiz-premier-league-clubs


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17 not bad imo

got Watford, Middlesborough and Everton wrong lulz
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Post by Don't call me James on Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:49 am

I think everyone is missing Everton simply because the guardian's source is shitty.

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Post by CBarca on Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:05 am

I picked Lukaku and got it right hmm

Is Lukaku not the correct answer?

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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Sina on Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:26 am

only got watford wrong

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http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/28569197
http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/37083859

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:42 am

PSG will probably turn up against us but this might be the best time to play them.

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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Jay29 on Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:30 pm

Apparently they only have three fit defenders atm.

This might come back to bite me but I can't say their line-up scares me at all.
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Post by Sri on Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:23 pm

We've done worse against much worse line-ups, unfortunately
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Chumlum on Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:31 am

Not sure if this comment should go in this thread or the lobby thread. But I wanted to note a couple things. I think we can all agree that this has not been the smoothest, most high-flying season start for Arsenal. There are a lot of things lacking the way the team's playing. So let me say I'm not trying to paper over cracks. But we could maybe use the state of the league right now to temper our gloomer pessimism at times.

A few weeks ago everyone was gnashing their teeth at the first three matches of the season--dropping points to Liverpool and Leicester, etc. But five rounds into the season, let's look at the table. We're in 4th now (lol), above Man Utd, above Leicester, above Liverpool, above Chelsea. We've ground out some wins and some points that didn't look too pretty or deserved. If we're judging Arsenal against the other half-dozen really strong teams in the league, then frankly most of those rivals for trophies & CL spots are already behind a SUB-PAR Arsenal beginning. How do we like dem apples?

Plus in the CL, we got a point in what is (definitely on paper) the most difficult match of the group stage.

There's a LOT of room for improvement, but if we do indeed improve ... look out.

(Edit: yes, btw, I'm aware that we're only "above" a couple of those clubs on goal difference. But if we were on the negative end of that a few voices would be talking about the importance of maintaining an edge there in case that's the deciding factor come May. So better to be above than below on that point, anyway.)
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Post by RealGunner on Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:46 am

Tbh it does look better than it did few weeks back. But it still feels like we are in a storm with a bit of time to steady the ship for another stronger storm.

We won against Hull, Watford and Southampton but we would have won against them last season too. The real positive was the PSG match and there is no denying that getting a point in Paris was very un-Arsenal.

As you said there is still a lot of room for improvement but we Arsenal fans know better than anyone how fragile we really can be. Chelsea at home next weekend will either tell us if we are on the way up or that we just were given a breathing space
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Sri on Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:52 pm

Chumlum wrote:Not sure if this comment should go in this thread or the lobby thread. But I wanted to note a couple things. I think we can all agree that this has not been the smoothest, most high-flying season start for Arsenal. There are a lot of things lacking the way the team's playing. So let me say I'm not trying to paper over cracks. But we could maybe use the state of the league right now to temper our gloomer pessimism at times.

A few weeks ago everyone was gnashing their teeth at the first three matches of the season--dropping points to Liverpool and Leicester, etc. But five rounds into the season, let's look at the table. We're in 4th now (lol), above Man Utd, above Leicester, above Liverpool, above Chelsea. We've ground out some wins and some points that didn't look too pretty or deserved. If we're judging Arsenal against the other half-dozen really strong teams in the league, then frankly most of those rivals for trophies & CL spots are already behind a SUB-PAR Arsenal beginning. How do we like dem apples?

Plus in the CL, we got a point in what is (definitely on paper) the most difficult match of the group stage.

There's a LOT of room for improvement, but if we do indeed improve ... look out.

(Edit: yes, btw, I'm aware that we're only "above" a couple of those clubs on goal difference. But if we were on the negative end of that a few voices would be talking about the importance of maintaining an edge there in case that's the deciding factor come May. So better to be above than below on that point, anyway.)
Paper over the cracks.

* The manager has STILL NOT FIGURED OUT his midfield.
* We're still leaking goals as a consequence.
* We're continuing this Alexis-is-a-CF gaffe, while two actual strikers are sitting and watching. Only genuine case for one of them to be adapting to the league.
* We bought a 35m DM to warm our bench, saying he needs to adapt to the pace.

I am not letting a couple of wins and draws pull wool over me eyes. There are glaring problems and we are not fixing them, not soon enough.

We finished 10 points behind LEI last season. We're already sitting 5 behind a City juggernaut this season. I would much rather benchmark us against the league leader, instead of 'big teams below us'. In other words, I find the apples unripe and showing signs of wilting.

We got lucky at PSG because Cavani played the bastard child of Bendtner and Chamakh. Don't let the very lucky 1 point cover for that.

Theres a lot of room for improvement and I don't see us doing anything - not until it is too late and we're chasing fourth place for a significant part of the season again.
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Sri on Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:52 pm

RealGunner wrote: Chelsea at home next weekend will either tell us if we are on the way up or that we just were given a breathing space


Would be lucky to get a point.
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Jay29 on Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:05 pm

City are flying, Spurs are above us, Liverpool have started very well (Burnley loss aside) and even Everton look powerful and exciting at the moment. That United and Chelsea are having some issues doesn't change the fact that there's still a good few sides who look a lot better than we do currently.

That's not to say we won't get better, of course, but a few wins against poor sides isn't brigning the optimism back for me just yet. We've only looked good in one game this season and I feel like the luck we've been getting will run its course.

We'll definitely lose to Chelsea next week because that's what we do.
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Sri on Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:34 pm

* Costa will manage to get 2 of our players sent off.
* Ref will mistake Alexis for Walcott and show him a straight red.
* Luiz will score a FK from 45 yards out.
* We'll have possession and be toothless, before Chelsea score 3 from 3 counters.

Normal service resumes :coffee:
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Post by Jay29 on Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:36 pm

I was just thinking about it but our record against Chelsea since 2005 is horrid. We've only beaten them four times. rofl
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Re: Rival Watch

Post by Sri on Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:51 pm

Thank AVB for that Proud
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