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  1. Tony Attwood

    I can’t seem to find it on Arsenal.com but the team elsewhere is reported as

    1 J. Hillson
    5 Rob Holding
    10 Emile Smith-Rowe
    2 Z. Swanson
    3 T. Bola
    4 R. Burton
    6 H. Clarke
    7 T. Coyle
    8 J. Olayinka
    9 F. Balogun
    11 N. Tormey

  2. Tony Attwood

    1-1 at Blackburn at half time

  3. Tony Attwood

    Holding lasted an hour.
    Arsenal won 3-1, I think, although at this moment there is nothing on the Arsenal.com site to confirm that score

  4. Tony Attwood

    Confirmed as a 3-1 win away for Arsenal, Balogun got all three goals. Terrible to non-existent coverage on Arsenal.com – they really ought to be able to do much better than that.

  5. FrankA

    As always Tony, you go the extra length to get us the Untold-Story.

    Kudos to you

  6. Gord

    OT: Arsenal Women

    Danielle Carter has another ACL rupture to rehab from.


    Best of luck with the surgery and rehab Danielle!!!

  7. Rosicky@Arsenal

    It has been really difficult to see another person in charge after the glorious, reign of AW for 2 decades.
    With all the highs and lows of AW period the attacking football style remain the true hallmark which became Arsenal identity posr 2000+ the Emirates stadium move.
    With UE arrival I had an initial feeling that he may continue with the clubs philosophy of playing attacking football but we saw a dull defemsive playing style with inconsistent line-ups depriving us of the beautiful game we were so fond of watching.

    His continuous berating of Ozil and Ramsey cost us points at low ranked oppositions which ultimately cost us the coveted 4th place.
    Surprisingly the idiot Wobs who mocked Wenger for finishing in Top4 for 2 decades suddenly lowered their bar from winning the Epl and CL to a much maligned top4 spot.
    Wih no improvement om the defensive side of the game as we conceeded the same number of goals and had it been not the goal scoring prowess of Auba and Laca we couldn’t have scored 70 goals with this negative playing style.

    On the management front the departure of Ramsey for me is a complete failure. Siging of aeging Sokratis and Luiz for big bucks seems poor decisions. Had such decisions were done by AW he would have been crucified then and there.
    I dont see Pepe and Cabelos as outstanding signings as well.

    Compare AW sigings with UE. AW stands out surely.

    From Henry to Anelka ,From Viera to Cesc, From Rosicky to Ozil, From Nasri to Arshavin, From Cech to Scezney we sae a blend of youth and experience hand in hand with the little magician Cazorla to our Golden boy Aron Ramsey AW glorious reign has filled our world with joy and happiness .

    Let’s see how this season pans out.

    The idiot mob who thinks the club is progressing are a dumb lot as the club has lost it’s playing style it’s values and morals after selling Ramsey and Koscielny 2 great and loyal servants of the club.

    • Menace

      Progress happens over time. You are a bit early in your attempt to denegrate the qualities that UE has brought into the club. Remember he is the coach not the manager.

      I think the squad is excellent and will get us some good results.

  8. Rosicky@Arsenal

    Let’s c how the season pans out.
    I was correct the last season and I predict a poor season this time as well.
    The pigmob will ensure that Arsenal will finish outside Top4.
    Kudos to Wenger he defied the Pigmob for 2 decades.

  9. jjgsol

    Menace, can you assist please by listing the qualities that UE has brought to the club, please?

  10. Menace

    The initial systems that coach UE implemented was the retention of the ball from the back inducing the opponents to come forward. That took a while to implement without losing the ball. We probably gave away 20 goals because of it.

    The next system was the retention of the ball through the midfield which has also taken a while to clean up. This has improved the forward movement of the team while retaining a defence.

    The use of the long ball to our forwards has been an additional tool for the squad.
    The forwards have been getting many goal scoring chances and are gradually improving the conversion rate.

    The team have all been improving their speed training and stamina and positional flexibility.

    Despite the loss of some of our players to injury the whole squad appear to have bought into the systems.

    My opinion is that the squad still need to be taught kicking technique (the ability to manipulate the ball in the air with a known result). The technique of penalty shooting without giving the goalkeeper a chance of saving the shot. A dead ball should never result in an unknown pass. The waste of positional advantage should never be lost.

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