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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2011, 18:09 »
And only in England do I see that barging someone in the back to take the ball is considered legal.
Just look at Anderson last weekend. Did it at least 3-4 times and no foul.

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2011, 19:17 »
One of the biggest attractions of La Liga for a top player signing for either of the Big Two is that, in effect, there are only two league games of real significance all season (the two "El Clasicos"), they should cruise through ECL group stage as well, and only have to raise their game for the knock-out ties, all of 7 games if they go all the way.  So that's nine really significant games each season, and maybe an extra few in the Copa Del Rey if another El Clasico is drawn, or arguably (to be fair) games from the quarter-finals onwards as another trophy comes into reach.  This is a result of the Big Two being so much richer, and consequently better, than the rest.

In contrast, in England anything can happen in a league game, or even in cup games against lower-league opposition -- the playing field is just a bit more level, and even though arguably only a handful of clubs are really contesting the league title and ECL places, that's over a season-long 38 games, the point is that in any one game, anything really could happen, so players at the top clubs have to be 'on their game' much more often than in La Liga. 

But anyway, for Fabregas, that's hardly the point, he's "going home".  No different from Shearer turning down ManYoo and going to Newcastle, and in fact even more so since Barcelona really is the embodiment of Catalan pride. 

I'm disappointed, I'd been hoping for a few more years, but best of luck to him.  Except if Arsenal face Barca in the ECL, then I hope Wilshere and Ramsey run rings around him...
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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2011, 20:48 »
And only in England do I see that barging someone in the back to take the ball is considered legal.
Just look at Anderson last weekend. Did it at least 3-4 times and no foul.

the sooner you stop expecting normal rules to apply to ManU Ltd, Inc, Esq, the easier it becomes ;D

come to think of it they haven't applied for the last umpteen years...

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2011, 09:53 »
you mean nineteen, dont you? ;)
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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2011, 17:53 »
you mean nineteen, dont you? ;)

it feels like forever ;)

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2011, 19:02 »
the sooner you stop expecting normal rules to apply to ManU Ltd, Inc, Esq, the easier it becomes ;D

I keep telling myself that, but still can't help feeling aggrieved.
But to be fair, ManU players are not the only ones to get away with it. I only cited Anderson because his are probably the most obvious offences, and he has a nasty habit of using his body to barge/block opponents. (and also because I don't like him)  :D

Anyway, back to Arsenal.
As an Arsenal fan, I hope they lose to Liverpool this weekend.

If they win, Wenger would be under the false impression that all's well and he'll stop buying players and make a claim (like last year) that his current squad was good enough.
Only a loss, or better still a thrashing, will give him more motivation to buy some better players to replace Fabre/Nasri.

C'mon Liverpool!

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2011, 20:08 »
...sounds familiar. this is exactly the same reaction i had with the previous owners. so damn frustrated that i wished we finished out of the top 6 not qualify for europe just to hope the clowns will sell the club. in a way, i got what i wished for. too bad we won't know how rafa will fair under new owners.
still arsenal managed to get the job done this morning so the team isn't as weak as many might think. should be exciting this weekend.


Anyway, back to Arsenal.
As an Arsenal fan, I hope they lose to Liverpool this weekend.

If they win, Wenger would be under the false impression that all's well and he'll stop buying players and make a claim (like last year) that his current squad was good enough.
Only a loss, or better still a thrashing, will give him more motivation to buy some better players to replace Fabre/Nasri.

C'mon Liverpool!
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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2011, 22:45 »
saw this in the mail:

Dear Liverpool,

Congrats on the victory on Saturday. Unfortunately you didn't play the strongest Arsenal team but what more is there left to say? Our new signing is off for 'a tap' while another braindead is off for 'a stamp'. Plus as you know our main man Jack is in a boot as the media reports. Our left back is hamstrung, so is our back up defender after Udinese.

So there you go. All the excuses possible. In advance. You know we could have beaten you but....

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2011, 23:23 »
You know all this is pointing to a Liverpool loss :P

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2011, 19:11 »
Now Chelsea is interested in Mata and offering £27 million.  @@

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2011, 13:03 »
...and they are still in for modric
Now Chelsea is interested in Mata and offering £27 million.  @@
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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2011, 13:13 »
Now Chelsea is interested in Mata and offering £27 million.  @@

and probably was not even interested in the player until the Arse raised his profile. Not only are we a feeder club, we also moonlight as scouts for the Big 3... :P
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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2011, 20:12 »
Are we playing a Carling Cup game?
Miquel
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Jenkinson

Ironic that best player so far is Nasri.

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2011, 21:38 »
Frankly, the Reds are disappointing too!  It took an own goal and a supposedly offside position to score the second!  Against a ten men team, they labored!!!!

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Re: The Arsenal Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2011, 21:45 »
All we need is a similar result in mid-week...
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