10 responses

  1. Gord
    10/02/2016

    Like/Dislike still AWOL, so +1.

  2. OlegYch
    10/02/2016

    i was impressed by the ref, he called every foul, not something you see in senior Arsenal matches

  3. WalterBroeckx
    10/02/2016

    Oleg,

    from what I have seen in the stadium (last 70 minutes) I have no remarks about the ref at all. Did his match in a fair way.

  4. OlegYch
    10/02/2016

    overall very bleak performance by the lads, but hopefully educational
    Keto and Nelson were the only bright spots

  5. OlegYch
    10/02/2016

    WalterBroeckx probably because Anderlecht stopped fooling after they went 2-0 up

  6. Usama Zaka
    10/02/2016

    Walter,

    Is Faes the David Luiz lookalike? If so then yes you are right Walter, he was by far the best player on the pitch, he defended everything with ease. Also our young Fiinish goalie Keto was also very good.

    Also, were you and Andrew in the east section of the stadium when viewed from the tunnel? because I think I saw few Arsenal red colours there on TV

  7. Rich
    10/02/2016

    Agree with Oleg, was good and even strange to see a ref do his job so well and call nearly every one of the many fouls against us. Imagine what the first team could do if they regularly got anything like that!

    Damn, though, was a really disappointing performance. Don’t think we got remotely close to equalling the sum of our parts.

    A poor night defensively, but the alarming thing for me was that quite a few of our players forgot a key part of football and what I think is probably Arsenal’s fundamental view of the game : teamwork, teamwork, teamwork; forget personal glory and always try make the optimum choice with the ball, if a shot or dribble has,say, a 1 in 20 chance of success, never take it while there’s a reasonable passing option. When you’re losing, even more so!

    I can only think the coaches were gutted, and that there might be a bit of disturbance for a while over that one.

    The plus- you could not get a better opportunity to assert what we should and shouldn’t be doing. Those players who have a real chance of making it at Arsenal will have lots to work with and a great example to look at.

    Wot Faes sure looked the part.

  8. Andrew Crawshaw
    10/02/2016

    Usama,

    Yes he is the Luiz lookalike and I’m sure we were at that end of the ground. You may even have noticed my customary cowboy hat! I’m on the Eurostar back to London, will be posting a travel and catering report later. I wholeheartedly agree with Walter Faes the man of the match for me as well.

  9. Usama Zaka
    10/02/2016

    Andrew,

    Haha, if Arsenal had scored a goal then maybe the cameras might have panned towards you guys 🙂 have a safe journey.

  10. bjtgooner
    10/02/2016

    A very nice report, it is good to keep up to date with our young guns and their progress.

    What a super comment about the ref: – “Did his match in a fair way.” The PGMO have a long way to go to reach that level!

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