13 responses

  1. Les Martin

    Very likely the media outlets suffer from journo dementia this type of disease is related to spuditis a form of malignant delusional behaviour .

  2. AKH

    It would appear that much of what is written is merely recycled garbage, containing little or no actual real information or analyses concerning the current state of play at Arsenal FC, both on and off the pitch.

    Arseblog suggests that the following twitter account: SwissRamble (https://twitter.com/SwissRamble) could be of interest to those who are keen to review the changing patterns of Arsenal finance since 2009 up to the current time.

    Looking at the presented data from SwissRamble, there might well be be strong positive correlation between the state of current financial planning of Arsenal F C with KSE controlling interest. Bearing in mind that the Kroenke family are major property developers, for me the future on the field is looking bleak.

  3. gee

    Good post.
    I always knew that the MSM had an interest in keeping Arsenal news negative and agitated but thanks for pointing out the role that Arsenal bloggers have in all of this. From AFTV, Le Grove, Arsenal Truth they all seem to use this tactic at different levels. Real shame. Its good to be critical with the hope that you may be able build something constructive from that criticism but it seems these Arsenal bloggers are in it for the hits. Now we have this overly negative cloud that follows the average Arsenal supporter and even influences their moods as they see no sunny outlook, all grey clouds.
    So from now i am going to try to find the positive and concentrate on those.

  4. goonersince72

    Here’s the negative news about Arsenal, Tony. KSE are still the owners. They will not spend. Period. That and it seems those they have in charge of the club are just not up to the task. I’ve been a supporter for a long time and have gone through the many ups and downs. That’s what it’s like for long term supporters. I accept it.
    What I don’t accept is dishonesty from the owners and management. AFC are barely a top six team. They will not get into the top four with this squad and apparent funds available. And yet they insist they are ambitious for titles, home and in Europe. That is just a lie. KSE are in it for the money. They’ll stay as long as there is profit to be made. Arsenal being an established PL team with somewhat of a global brand, they can eke out a profit for a while yet until their penury and disinterest undermine 125 years of respectability.

    Hey KSE! Just admit you’re a mid table team. Everton with a bit of flair if you will. You won’t compete financially with the oligarchs and oil money or teams leveraged to the max. Just admit who you are and will be for the foreseeable future. At least then the supporters can take pride in your honesty. There’s little else at this point. Yes, the past is glorious. The present is frustrating and the future, demoralising.

    I’m a supporter and always will be. This too shall pass. I’m just concerned I might not be alive to see it.

  5. markyb

    Everton with flair? Not sure where you saw the flair at the end of last season. I feel it could get worse under this Management.

  6. goonersince72

    PEA and Lacazette

  7. omgarsenal

    Goonersince72…..I don’t see where all your pessimism is justified! We are in a period of readjustment and integration of new youth and academy players, as well as major changes to playing style and tactical adjustments as well. KSE take almost nothing from the club compared to other owners but they don’t add much either. I’d prefer that situation to what Chelsea and City may face in the immediate future. At least we don’t depend on the magnanimity of distant, almost invisible owners to maintain our competitiveness.

    I cannot guarantee you’ll be alive to see the Arsenal win the CL, the EPL and everything in between but you’ll definitely be alive to see them play the beautiful game for many years to come.

  8. Gord

    OT: Corruption in Sport

    LawInSport has a summary (list) of corruption news across a lot of different sports. Sort of interesting to see how discipline is treated in different sports. An Aussie Rules player was suspended for 22 games (12 suspended) and fined $20,000 ASD for making 3 bets totalling $36ASD. The (sweet) FA probably would have done nothing.


  9. Gord

    OT: Tactical Efficiency in Football


    I don’t know when this study will be finished, it would be nice to see a write up then.

  10. Gord

    OT: Womens’s World Cup and Arsenal Women

    Nice article, which talks about Arsenal and why you might find many players from a single league team on a national side.


    Sorry that some of those Dutch players are no longer with Arsenal Women. But, best of luck to those who moved on; as as to those that stayed here!

  11. Onyi Onyekwere

    It seems the amount of negative stories, or headlines aimed at Arsenal increases on a daily basis. Most seems to target the fans with the underlying purpose of demoralising them; but a lot are directed at players. One minute, you would think Torreira and Aubameyang were itching to leave the club, the next its a fire sale of all the first team players. And don’t get me started on our transfer budget (mentioned a gazillion times for effect). Despite how irritating all this negativity gets, I take solace reading Untold. Now let me go gear myself up for all the crap that will be said about Yacine Brahimi to put him and the fans off.

  12. colario

    @ Gord. Thanks for the links.

  13. goonersince72

    omgarsenal –

    Thanks for the cheer up on my mortality! My pessimism comes from the ownership. As I said earlier, KSE will not put any money into the club. I’d guess one of the reasons Kroenke bought the club was the self-sustaining guidelines under which they operate. “Gee they won’t even expect me to invest” I can hear him say. But even the staggering amount of TV money can’t keep a club successful when a bang average player costs 50 million, FFS. Even the most optimistic supporter would agree Arsenal need more than one player this go round. Replacing Ramsay is a big ask. And yet, with a purported budget of 45 million or so, the club tells you they’re competing for trophies. Which ones exactly? The League Cup perhaps. ‘We’ll raise money by selling players’, you might say. That’s a laugh. The clubs largest sale to date, I believe, was Oxlade-Chamberlain and I don’t think that was more than 35. The only players that might attract a large fee are the ones you need to keep. AFC does not have an excess of talent today.
    So, I feel as if the owners and management are lying to keep supporters. Just say “this is what we can afford”, “this is what you can expect”. So, they won’t win the PL, or the CL or anything for that matter. I can live with that if they adhere to the self-sustaining model. Even respect it. But I have no respect for this lot of liars that leach money out of the club and reap the benefit of owning an AFC they had no hand in building or sustaining.

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