34 responses

  1. Leon
    06/03/2017

    “The Arsenal way” is non existent since the departure of the Hill-Woods, Bracewell-Smiths, Fizman & Dein.
    What we have in their place is device run by the Kroenkes & Gazidis to suck the soul out of a club once known admired & respected worldwide as honest, progressive & charismatic.

  2. 49Unbeaten
    06/03/2017

    good morning tony. Interesting read and a few questions (If you know the answers please)
    Our internal appointments (Shaw, Allison & Whittaker), logic would say that these men were actually interested in coaching and had managed other teams or had they just qualified as a coach? excuse the ignorance here as I nothing much is made of our previous managers apart from Graham and Chapman).
    If so, who do we have “internally” today that are qualified or managed to some degree of success elsewhere? Obviously todays game and set up is very different to back then so would be interested to know what our options are. I know Henry and Ljunberg are wanting to become full time coaches but that’s about it.

  3. 49Unbeaten
    06/03/2017

    Apologies for my dodgy shift key. gives me capital letters as and when it feels like it haha

  4. David Hillier’s suitcase
    06/03/2017

    totally agree with Leon.

  5. Saadman
    06/03/2017

    How about Steve bould? It’s not like assistants don’t go on to become managers themselves without succeeding.

  6. Saadman
    06/03/2017

    BTW Tony I really think you guys should start a podcast. I’m sure there are people that would really love to hear more of your insight.

  7. crispen
    06/03/2017

    Wenger should go another two years at least…

  8. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    06/03/2017

    If Arsenal want to appoint from within – internally, is there anyone as qualified as Steve Bould who has been at the club as a player, a youth team coach at the club and currently an assistant manager to Arsene Wenger?

    Arsenal are still in one title race of the FA Cup and still have one of their legs in this season’s Ucl while they are a long shoot to win the PL title now this season after losing to Liverpool last Saturday. My suspicion is, Arsenal will knockout Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow Tuesday night God willing.

    I don’t blame Le Prof for dropping Alexis to the bench in our last away Liverpool game last Saturday. For Alexis’ act of insubordination to Le Prof and for haven a row with his team mates in the dressing room later who might have cautioned him on the issue, as a disciplinary action, Le Prof should have excluded him altogether from his 18 man match day squad to serve as a deterrent to would be insobordinator at Arsenal in future. Even with his coming on as a substitute in the second half of the match, Arsenal did not beat Liverpool neither did they get a point from the match. So, what the cry about in the media of Le Prof benching Alexis? Alexis is not bigger than his manager nor the club who employed him. Arsenal cannot afford to have another Samir Nasrir in the form of Alexis in their dressing room and in their training ground again anymore. If Alexis does not apologize to Le Prof and his team mates for his unruly behaviour to them, let him go to wherever he wants to go. Soldier comes to Arsenal and Soldier leaves Arsenal, but Arsenal remain.

    • Not afraid gunner
      07/03/2017

      Akinsola,

      I like some of that kool aid you are drinking.

    • Not afraid gunner
      07/03/2017

      Our champions league run has come to a predictable end – Round of 16. Are you surprised?

  9. para
    06/03/2017

    When Alexis tried to talk to Gabriel on the bench next to him, there was a stony silence and no reply from Gabriel, in fact Gabriel turned away from Alexis and ignored him.

    Don’t know if anyone caught that? There seems to be something going on in the dressing room a.t.m.

    //
    So, i still have a little hope that Arsenal can beat Bayern tomorrow, call me silly if you want, but this is really the time to do it, when no one expects it, but if there is some sort of split in the dressing room, well!

  10. 49Unbeaten
    06/03/2017

    Well, who doesn’t want to go through tomorrow. Sad fact is we’ve got a mountain to climb. I can honestly see us winning 3-0 and coming up just short making us all wonder what if……again.

  11. 49Unbeaten
    06/03/2017

    That would be so typical of us. Pressure off, not expected to get anything or go through so we play with freedom instead of bottling it and get a near result.

  12. Leon
    06/03/2017

    para
    Gabriel did appear a bit awkward (although that’s probably his natural look), but as one speaks Spanish & the other Portuguese and neither very good at English who knows what he made of it.
    The story going round is that Sanchez fell out with a “very senior” player which limits it to Kos, Cech, Mertesacker & Theo. My money would be on Theo, who despite his pretty boy looks and charm can be a bit confrontational (so they say).

  13. ARSENAL 13
    06/03/2017

    Sad thing this. When ARSENE WENGER wanted fans the most, abandoned him…..

  14. Pat
    06/03/2017

    I think there are a lot of fans like us who haven’t abandoned Arsene. But the mass media and the social media only give the others a hearing. Sickening!

  15. Goonermikey
    06/03/2017

    @ Arsenal 13

    When the club needs the fans most, their glory hunting toys out of the pram behaviour kicks in.

  16. Shoot
    06/03/2017

    Abandoned Arsene sounds a bit weird to me .

    I personally feel he should go end of season for all concerned .

    I will be there tomorrow night and Saturday because I will not abandon Arsenal .

  17. Menace
    06/03/2017

    Good on you Shoot. Why should Wenger abandon Arsenal? If you can show your love for our club why shouldn’t Wenger?

    I will be back at the Ems soon & I will support just as loud as I do here many miles away. Lots of piss taking fans of other clubs but I am a Gooner & don’t give a toss for those who have only Arsenal losses to celebrate. Wenger does what he does & is right most of the time. In fact even when he is wrong, he is right.

    • Not afraid gunner
      07/03/2017

      This attitude of yours is the reason for the statis. Your loyalty is to one man, not to Arsenal. Sadly, there are many of you out there otherwise this clown would have been out many years back.

  18. Shoot
    06/03/2017

    In fact even when he is wrong he is right . And therein lies the problem !

  19. ossasa
    06/03/2017

    It’s all very last supper in the garden on here. He ia just a football manager ffs Arsenal is forever! I am sure Arsene will get over it unless of course he still likes football. His body language says he would rather be on a beach in Brazil. That’s where the end began so he could complete the circle and find liberation! Yeah!

  20. Goonermikey
    06/03/2017

    I don’t pass judgement (good or bad) on other people when I have neither the experience, the knowledge nor the expertise to do so. Even when I could, I don’t believe it always has any value.

  21. John L
    06/03/2017

    I don’t subscribe to any of the media shite promoted by our natural enemies and fuelled by people like Ian Wright parading their personal bitter agenda against the club (he is of course, entitled to his view, but a genuine Arsenal “legend” would not be spouting such bile in the news media.)

    I hope that Arsene stays. If PSG etc are after him, he can’t be as useless as the Piers Morgan school of football appreciation would have us believe.

    People who have criticised the decision to put Sanchez on the bench no doubt include some of those who, not so long ago, were criticising the manager for wearing him out by never resting him. (For all that we were poor in much of the first-half at Anfield, we were not far off gaining a point, -until yet another “goal” conceded at the end. – to add to the two against Man City – only “fractionally” off-side, according to the Guardian and presumably therefore allowable – if its against Arsenal.

    • Zuruvi
      06/03/2017

      Ian Wright behaves like a Spurs fan (or a sell-out). He doesn’t behave like an Arsenal legend.

      Ian Wright and Paul Merson behave towards Arsene Wenger and Arsenal in a similar and very bad way.

      Both Ian Wright and Merson also have something in common. Both wasted the vast fortunes they earned as football players. Both are now desperately in need of the cash that the media companies pay to pundits.
      And we all know that he who pays the piper calls the tune.
      Are Merson and Ian Wright simply singing for their supper?
      What a shame if that’s what’s happening.

    • Not afraid gunner
      07/03/2017

      If you believe any top club wants him, then I can sell you a castle in the moon.

  22. Zuruvi
    06/03/2017

    @Para

    I too believe Arsenal will probably have a good win against Bayern.

    It does sound silly to suggest a victory but I think Arsenal will score two goals in the first half. Bayern will then panick and become defensive in their approach.
    Arsenal could then get a 3rd goal in about the 65th minute.
    Bayern Munich will then lose their composure.
    And in the last 10 minutes Arsenal will start bombing forward looking for the killer goal. The result of this all-out attack could either be Arsenal scoring the needed 4th goal or Bayern hitting us on the break and scoring their away goal.

    I really hope the team can make Arsene Wenger proud by playing very well and getting a victory.

  23. Pat
    06/03/2017

    Wise words, Zuruvi!

  24. Brickfields Gunners
    07/03/2017

    I would rather follow the wisdom of the Arsenal board that has successfully been running a billion Pound enterprise , rather than follow the suggestions of certain individuals whose life choices have been less than perfect.

    A piece of shit is just that, a piece of shit – however you try dress it up !
    And on here most of ‘them’ deserve all the scorn and ridicule that they so often deserve .
    May be it didn’t quite strike you that if you are not qualified , nor experienced in a particular field, maybe you should just shut the fuck up ?

    If you are the owner of a Fortune 500 company or of a Blue Chip one , do feel obliged to advice the board how to move forward . If not just carry on entertaining the crowd at your local pub.

    • Not afraid gunner
      07/03/2017

      Unfortunately, football is a sport, not rocket science. Mourinho proved many years ago that a non footballer can succeed in management. Nothing special in knowing that Song, Dennilson, Kalstrom, Bentner, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Theo, Coq, Diaby, Sylvestre, Ebue, are essentially average players with overpaid contracts.

  25. Brickfields Gunners
    07/03/2017

    A very cold winter is coming !

    It was autumn, and the Native Americans asked their New Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild.

    Since he was a Native American chief in a modern society, he couldn’t really tell what the weather was going to be like.

    Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his Tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.

    But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, “Is the coming winter going to be cold?”

    ” It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed.”, the weather man responded.

    So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood. A week later, he called the National Weather Service again. “Is it going to be a very cold winter?”

    ” Yes,” the man at National Weather Service again replied, “It’s definitely going to be a very cold winter.”

    The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.

    Two weeks later, he called the National Weather Service again.

    “Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?”

    ” Absolutely,” The man replied. “It’s going to be one of the coldest winters ever.”

    ” How can you be so sure?” the Chief asked.
    The weatherman replied, ” The Native Americans are collecting wood like crazy.”

    This is how stock markets and currencies work.

  26. Bobome
    07/03/2017

    Jokers!!! No context, no perspective, just one way reasoning! I would have loved to see the way some of you run your lives. Now the manager is useless and they are the better experts at spotting talent, doing tactics, running a football team, selecting a winning side and on and on… ad nauseum. Give me a break.

  27. Jared
    07/03/2017

    Mourinho a non-footballer? The man was a professional and has been involved in football for his entire adult life. His father was also a football manager.

  28. Menace
    07/03/2017

    Bobome – you want a break? wear an Arsenal shirt & play football. Someone will break you leg.

    Not afraid gunner – man you’re good. You must practice looking at yourself in the mirror. Turn around & look back you might see a planet – Uranus!

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