Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

There ARE other teams(we'd have no-one to play otherwise) and here's where all-comers can discuss the wider world of football......

Moderator: Zulus Thousand of em

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 am

Unbeaten run of two to be ended by Manchester City today. Not sure I can bring myself to watch. Reckon they will put at least 4 or 5 past us! 😭

Burnden Paddock
Passionate
Passionate
Posts: 2889
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:14 pm
Location: Bury

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Burnden Paddock » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:56 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 am
Unbeaten run of two to be ended by Manchester City today. Not sure I can bring myself to watch. Reckon they will put at least 4 or 5 past us! 😭

Welcome to almost all of our games this season! 🙄

Prufrock
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 20198
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Prufrock » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:24 pm

Rubbish, we beat Man City!
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:56 am

Going to be a bit gutted if Arteta gets the managers role as opposed to a more experienced head like Ancelotti. Clearly he was an intelligent player but pretty unproven management wise. I know we aren’t going to attract a top boss but I’d hope we would bring in someone with more experience given the dire situation we are in...

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 36053
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:37 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:56 am
Going to be a bit gutted if Arteta gets the managers role as opposed to a more experienced head like Ancelotti. Clearly he was an intelligent player but pretty unproven management wise. I know we aren’t going to attract a top boss but I’d hope we would bring in someone with more experience given the dire situation we are in...
I'm still unshakeable in my belief that the Premier League is no place for beginners ;)
May the bridges I burn light your way

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:13 pm

Arteta appointed. Not overly excited or enthused by this appointment. It’s a big risk. Still, at least he knows the club and can speak English... Happy to be proved wrong.

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 36053
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Bruce Rioja » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:14 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Arteta appointed. Not overly excited or enthused by this appointment. It’s a big risk. Still, at least he knows the club and can speak English... Happy to be proved wrong.
I hope I'm wrong for your sake, but I really think that this is possibly the worst appointment you could have made. Given there's something of a re-building job to do, I'd say that the last thing you need is a novice in charge, regardless of sentiment. Like I say, I honestly hope I'm wrong.
May the bridges I burn light your way

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:24 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:13 pm
Arteta appointed. Not overly excited or enthused by this appointment. It’s a big risk. Still, at least he knows the club and can speak English... Happy to be proved wrong.
I hope I'm wrong for your sake, but I really think that this is possibly the worst appointment you could have made. Given there's something of a re-building job to do, I'd say that the last thing you need is a novice in charge, regardless of sentiment. Like I say, I honestly hope I'm wrong.
Can’t disagree with you there Bruce. We need someone with experience. He doesn’t have it.

Harry Genshaw
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7319
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:47 pm
Location: Half dead in Panama

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Harry Genshaw » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:33 am

It amazes me that they've missed out on (avoided?) Ancellotti. What were they thinking? A first class coach, available for free, premier league experience and who's previously lived in London. Theres no way he'd have chosen Everton over them.

Fingers crossed for you re Arteta. He surely csnt be any worse than Emery
"Get your feet off the furniture you Oxbridge tw*t. You're not on a feckin punt now you know"

Prufrock
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 20198
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Prufrock » Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:25 pm

I think Ancelotti made the most sense, surprised they didn't go for him, and surprised he went to Everton.

That said I think Arteta will be a good appointment, if he's given time. Everything I read about him looks promising, he speaks well, he has learned from the very best. But they don't have the players. No matter how good you are, you aren't going to win games consistently with those players.
In a world that has decided
That it's going to lose its mind
Be more kind, my friends, try to be more kind.

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:52 pm

I actually think Arteta might be a good manager in the future and I have to say his first interview impressed me. Freddie, much as I love him, makes some strange substitutions and is clearly not up to the job. I’d just rather have gone with the experience of someone like Ancelotti right now. That said I hope Arteta shakes things up and wish him loads of luck (he will need it!)

User avatar
TANGODANCER
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 38542
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:35 pm
Location: Lost between the Regency and the Rubaiyat and forever trying to light a penny candle from a star.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by TANGODANCER » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:05 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:52 pm
I actually think Arteta might be a good manager in the future and I have to say his first interview impressed me. Freddie, much as I love him, makes some strange substitutions and is clearly not up to the job. I’d just rather have gone with the experience of someone like Ancelotti right now. That said I hope Arteta shakes things up and wish him loads of luck (he will need it!)
I did think Dennis BergKamp might have ended up managing the Gooners GG. He was a legend (and I mean that in the most complimentry way) and one of the games greats.
The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke...Darcy. Pride and Prejudice.

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:08 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:05 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:52 pm
I actually think Arteta might be a good manager in the future and I have to say his first interview impressed me. Freddie, much as I love him, makes some strange substitutions and is clearly not up to the job. I’d just rather have gone with the experience of someone like Ancelotti right now. That said I hope Arteta shakes things up and wish him loads of luck (he will need it!)
I did think Dennis BergKamp might have ended up managing the Gooners GG. He was a legend (and I mean that in the most complimentry way) and one of the games greats.
Ahhh, possibly my all time favourite player.

The danger with your heroes coming back to manage is when they balls it up the memories have the potential to all go a bit sour.

Enoch
Icon
Icon
Posts: 4267
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm
Location: The Garden of England.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Enoch » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:08 pm

Wenger out!

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:32 pm

Enoch wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:08 pm
Wenger out!
Didn’t get the chance to watch today’s game though listened to most of the first half on the radio. Just knew we would balls it up. Arteta sure has his work cut out for him. :(

Enoch
Icon
Icon
Posts: 4267
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm
Location: The Garden of England.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Enoch » Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:46 pm

Always tough to follow a legend.

I think he'll be ok.

Gooner Girl
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7415
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:18 pm
Location: Mid Sussex

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Gooner Girl » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:59 am

Enoch wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:46 pm
Always tough to follow a legend.

I think he'll be ok.
From what I saw against Bournemouth and have read about yesterday we are playing better. It was never going to happen overnight and a combination of injuries (Holding, Tierney and Bellerin) has ruled out 3/4 of our first choice defenders this season. That coupled with Ozil’s issues, Pepe not reaching the heights of his price tag and a crap midfield is always going to mean it’s an up hill struggle whoever is in charge. We have lots of dead wood and are playing many (promising) youngsters who are not quite there yet. This season is a bit of a write off but hey ho, you can’t win them all, all the time. Onwards and upwards. COYG! (Though if we sell Aubameyang in January I’ll be wanting a refund on my sons Christmas present away shirt! 😬)

Bruce Rioja
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 36053
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:19 pm
Location: Drifting into the arena of the unwell.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:55 pm

Great to see our boy making a start for Arsenal tonight.
May the bridges I burn light your way

Enoch
Icon
Icon
Posts: 4267
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm
Location: The Garden of England.

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Enoch » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:05 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:55 pm
Great to see our boy making a start for Arsenal tonight.
Is it fair to say he looks rusty!

Harry Genshaw
Legend
Legend
Posts: 7319
Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:47 pm
Location: Half dead in Panama

Re: Diving Arsenal Players - The Least Shocking Admission Ever

Post by Harry Genshaw » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:41 pm

Leeds (& their support) have been very impressive
"Get your feet off the furniture you Oxbridge tw*t. You're not on a feckin punt now you know"

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests