10 responses

  1. Ferg
    29/10/2018

    What. Is there really 2 Iwobi?

  2. fengunner
    29/10/2018

    Souness, wasn’t he a member of The Village People in the 80’s?
    He has this obsession with things he knows nothing about. He seems to “speak” as an Arsenal supporter, but we know he, Carragher, Redknapp Merson HATE Arsenal.

    I NEVER listen to pundits or commentators, choosing to watch the game and make my own mind up, thank you Mr Souness!

    I really wish Sky/BT etc would come up with the simple technology of being abls to shut commentary off but keep the crowd/background noise.

    I also wish they would instruct their Directors to concentrate on the game, not pan away to individuals, Managers, crowd and Owners when the game is going on.

    It’s pathetic!

  3. Mikey
    29/10/2018

    @ fengunner

    Of course Sky could give you the option of turning the commentators off but that wouldn’t suit their agenda. They need to make matches sound more exciting than they are; they need to make certain players sound better than they are; they seek to convince fans that certain decisions were (in)correct to suit their narrative; they are seemingly obliged to give referees an overall top rating; they wish to demean certain clubs and make them sound lucky or worse than they actually are.

    All TV stations seem to want to do this. I’ve actually suggested to the BBC for example that they allow fans to vote (via the red button) on how good commentators or pundits are performing. Obviously if fans were overall against them, the BBC could save some (of our) money by not employing them. They obviously don’t care what the fans think presumably because getting their message across is much more important.

    The nature of the beast.

  4. Gord
    29/10/2018

    OT: Women Gunners

    This unbalanced league makes things interesting. Arsenal are 3 points ahead of second place Man$ity, having played one game less than Man$ity. With 11 more on goal difference. About 1/3 of the season played (I believe).

    Chel$ea won the league last year, is currently in 4th place with about half the points we have also having played one more game than us. The next four lower placed teams (Liverpool, Reading, Bristol City and State Aid) have all played one game less than Chel$ea, and are within 3 points of Chel$ea. Because of the difference in games played, one has to consider than Chel$ea is in a super-position of positions 4 through 8th at the moment.

    Of course, the medja get their say. The Guardian notes that Arsenal are now playing without Kim Little, who somehow managed to break her own leg a week or so ago.

    But, if we take headlines back to Oct 17, The Short Fuse offers us this:

    Kim Little has leg broken by vicious tackle by Chelsea’s Drew Spence

    So it seems that some in medja know that Kim Little didn’t break her own leg. Just like Aaron Ramsey didn’t break his own leg a few years ago.

  5. Jammy
    29/10/2018

    Does anyone want to know about those pesky betting ads that appear on here and other websites? Take particular note of the part about “masking” said advertisements.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bARSNVobUk – What a grimy, grimy business.

  6. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    29/10/2018

    What excuses have Arsenal to give for their failing to extend their winning run to 12 wins on the trot yesterday, but instead were forced to a draw game by C Palace who halted them in their run?

    Mesut Ozil who didn’t play at Sporting CP last Thursday night to stay in physical fresh condition for the C Palace game was taken off for the likely fatigued Danny Welbeck to come in by Unai Emery after Arsenal had taken a 1-2 lead in the game in the 2nd half which might have caused cohesion in the Arsenal game playing to reduced to average. And consequently had Arsenal defending in the game put under serious pressure by C Palace who stepped their game up in search of the equalising goal which had led to Xhaka conceding a penalty to them. Was Emery at fault for substituting Ozil off who can bring a moment of magic in the game for Arsenal at any time in the match? Well, honestly I don’t know.

    Despite that us Gooners have been dealt a small blow by Arsenal for not extending their winning run to 12 games yesterday at C Palace, but we can take the consolation for not seeing Arsenal losing the match but suddenly switched from their winning run mode to unbeaten run mode now in it’s 12 games in all competitions . And I can see the Gunners extending this Arsenal unbeaten run from 12 to 13 games when they beat Blackpool in the League Cup on Wednesday night. And from there we’ll see what happens next.

  7. Gord
    29/10/2018

    OT: Officiating

    In news out of Malaysia, they are apparently of a mind to form an independent refereeing organization to officiate games in the Malaysian Football League. Which I suppose is a wonderful goal.

    https://www.malaymail.com/s/1687803/malaysian-football-league-to-set-up-independent-refereeing-body-next-year

    The article then continues with:

    According to him, local and foreign referees from Japan, England and some other countries would be part of the body.

    “Local and foreign referees will work together, plans are being made to have refereeing courses conducted by former English Premier League referees,” he said in the statement.

    Why on Earth would Malaysia want to get _HELP_ from England. The PGMO is the _LAST_ organization one should use as a template for officiating any sport.

  8. Ferg
    29/10/2018

    Nowt so Queer as folk Gord.

  9. Ferg
    29/10/2018

    OT

    Driving home, listening to a stream of local public, and supporters outpourings of Loss and Grief, at the news of the demise of Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabhato . Personal accounts of the fan base meeting him in everyday kind of circumstances. Sounds like a huge loss to the game, of a role model for other Club Owners. Not much recent history for celebrating the Legacy of Club Owners is there.
    RIP.

  10. Ferg
    29/10/2018

    Not in EPL ,at least.
    Sure there’s plenty in lower leagues, but that’s my point.

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