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  1. WalterBroeckx

    Foy at home is usually not really a disaster. The supporters in the stadium have to make sure Foy hears them.

  2. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin.

    Let’s not over bother ourselves on any aging refereeing by Ref Chris Foy. I am sure he will do his match officiating according to the rules of d game tomorrow at the Emirates stadiun. That said, I want to use this website of the Untold to advice the boss to, from Arsenal hotel, leave with the Gunners straight to Monaco. For security reason, no Gunner should be allowed time to go to his house after they ‘ve beaten the West Hammers. Going back to their houses could lead them to have passion with their partners. And having such will surely affect their focus, mental balance, compossure, cohesion and physical strength with their Monaco game just 2 days after playing against the WH. Ahead of the Monaco game, the boss has agreed to do 2 to 3 rotations for d West Ham game. I call it tactical rotation for d Monaco game in mind. For the West Ham game, MY TACTICAL GUNNERS STARTS: Szczesny. ChambersMonrealKoscielnyGibbs. CoqulineRamsey. WalcottGiroudOzilSanchez. My Sub: MartinezWelbeckRhinoCazorlaBellerinRosickyFlamini.

  3. Pete

    Samuel – I’m not sure confining them to a hotel would necessarily help – not in Giroud’s case anyway… 😉

    For the team, I would like to see some serious rotation ahead of Monaco. How about:

    Chambers, Mert, Kos, Gibbs
    Flamini, Ramsey, Rosicky
    Walcott, Giroud, Welbeck.

    Bellerin, Monreal, Coquelin, Ozil, Alexis, Szcz and Santi on the bench. However, I would dearly like Akpom to be involved so we can give him some game time if we’re winning comfortably – Ozil and Alexis if we’re not. Perhaps confine Bellerin to the stands as Coquelin could play right back?

  4. jambug

    Well done Tony.

    I see you’ve been cited on Arsenal.com again in the ‘best of the blogs’ section referencing your piece about the new records Arsenal have set in the FA Cup.


  5. Gord

    On the topic of Monaco, I see that the next opponent Monaco has in their league, has just been hit by 3 injuries.

  6. jambug


    They had a few at the Em’s and it didn’t affect them too badly.

    Lets hope this means they are down to there last 8 players. 🙂

  7. Gord

    I think you read that wrong Jambug, sorry. The team Monaco is playing agaisnt (Bastia) got 3 injuries this week, so Monaco may have an easier game than expected.

    Mind you, a West Ham player cut his toe with a tea cup, so we got a break. 🙂

    And one of their players got a dislocated shoulder like Debuchy. When did that happen? Same player that did Debuchy?

  8. jambug


    Ahh, I see.

    Ok, so it looks like we’ll be facing 11 men then. 😮

  9. Pat

    I think Arsene Wenger said in his press conference that he generally changes two or three players per match to allow rest and recovery, but not more than that because he does not want to upset the balance of the team.

    Very pleased to see our captain Mikel Arteta is back in training. But the boss says he won’t play for three weeks or so.

    In the press conference one of the best bits is the questions from a journalist from Chile, particularly when he says how impressed everyone in Chile is with the number of goals Alexis Sanchez has scored for Arsenal, a lot more than in his previous career. Arsene Wenger answers modestly of course while giving some interesting information about what may be playing a part.

  10. bjtgooner

    Foy seems typical of the PGMO i.e. incompetent and probably biased. Garrett has been a total disaster. Lets hope the home fans get on their case early – and often – and very loudly!

  11. Gord

    OT: Alexis, and where he calls home

    A long time ago, I ran across one particular definition of a desert: a place that receives less than 12 inches of precipitation per year. And where I went to high school, gets about 16 inches. But in general, all life on the Great Plains of North America are limited by water. We get enough, to produce significant exports of food.

    Where Alexis is from, sees average precipitation of 3mm per year (less than 1% of the precipitation we had in Dawson Creek, BC, Canada). This is the environment of the Atacama desert, which is inland a little. To me, it is surprising that a coastal city windward of a tall mountain chain, gets no water.

    Alexis has played Sanata Claus for his home in the past. Coming to Arsenal has probably changed that. To me, the gift the people of his city really need is water. So, today I looked a little into desalination plants. There is one in Chile, at the southern boundary of the Atacama (Tocopilla, where Alexis is from, is near the northern boundary) at Copiapó. It was built to support an iron mine. Project Budget comes to a total US$143 million. Capacity: 54.000 m3/d (17 million liters/day).

    Apparently there has been some “talk” of building a thorium fueled nuclear reactor in Chile for desalination.

    Football players make a lot of money, but obviously a desalination plant is not on his shopping list.

    I read an article a while (months) ago, which talked about graphene. I believe someone had made a graphene membrane that was porous to water, but was not for helium. That sort of thing could result in practical desalination for a football player wanting to help his city, but is probably 10 years away from realisation.

  12. Gord

    OT: More about Alexis

    Not a profound article, but people in South America want to know.


    This is a newspaper out of Venezuala.

  13. Brickfields Gunners

    Again , hoping for more of the same . 2 goals and a clean sheet and all our players save and sound .
    Go get ’em guys !
    Up the Gunners !

  14. jambug


    Thanks for the link. Nice little piece.

    They should be proud. His attitude does himself and his Country credit.

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