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post #61 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 4th, 2008, 22:47
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To be fair, I'm proud of what Wenger's done, he's not crumbled. I just think, when he really needs a player in a position, even if he's unheard of to most fans, he could just go ahead and buy him. I think the debt of the stadium was valued at around £260/270m, but Arsenal have been raking it all back with record crowds and sellouts for all the big matches. He bought Amaury Bischoff this year for the position we're lacking in, but will he even use him? The guys unproven and only majorly proven in the lower German leagues for Werder II. You cannot deny though, Arsenal's youngsters when they're on top of their game, they're better than a squad worth £250m. Wenger's tactics are so astute in those situations that they literally walk the ball into the net, however, you can tell lack of experience shows as soon as the team self destructs and with Gallas as captain and him crying like a baby over players getting injured or goals completely affects how the youngsters feel.

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post #62 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 5th, 2008, 00:23
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His policy does work, and it is definitely something Arsenal fans should be proud of. However, to a point he was working with what he had at his disposal, but now that there's more at his disposal he hasn't only not used it, he's gotten even more stringent.

There's really no need for it, whatever benefits are available are there because Wenger sowed the seeds in the first place. He brought Arsenal back to the top of English football, he kept them there when the stadium investment was put down, and he's still there now when all his hard work has resulted in Arsenal being probably Europe's second most profitable club at the moment.

The thing with his kids is that whilst he breeds fearless youngsters, when it's backs to the wall they crumble. Thierry Henry was the balance between fearless youth and the patience of experience, but Gallas & co. can't do it as well as he did.

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I actually think Henry leaving the youngsters was the best thing to happen to them, they were in his shadow.

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post #64 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 5th, 2008, 00:49
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It's had it's benefits, but without him Arsenal can't yet chase titles like they used to.

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post #65 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 5th, 2008, 21:02
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If any of you guys have a spare tenner lying around, put it on Andorra to win tomorrow. I know it's unlikely but they have great odds and England being England, it could happen.
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post #66 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 5th, 2008, 22:02
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Believe it or not, I actually want to see England do well. They've got so much talent, but they've completely demoralized themselves soley because of the media, not used to handling tough media like the Turkish NT.

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post #67 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 6th, 2008, 12:17
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Am I the only guy hating English football? ****ing money *****..

You'll win. You'll play to win. But whatever the result, you were always winners in my heart and champions. And you'll stay that way. GOD HELP YOU!

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post #68 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 6th, 2008, 16:56
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Yeah, probably.

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post #69 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 10th, 2008, 16:26
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whoever the ref is for the Russia - Wales game is . Gave both teams a really crap penalty, Wales had theres saved while Russia just scored theirs

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maybe the ref was trying to redeem his mistake by awarding another?
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post #71 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 11th, 2008, 03:16
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probably. but still both terrible

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post #72 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 11th, 2008, 06:07
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Luxembourg 2-1 Switzerland

Croatia so confident, just like against us and look what happened haha

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post #73 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 11th, 2008, 09:46
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Croatia have some wicked players, but I hate Bilic and some of his players attitudes. As for the Swiss, great generation of players that are finally coming through eh?

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post #74 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 11th, 2008, 10:11
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We played 2-2 against Malta, what's the deal?

And Croats really thought they were better than England

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now to finish it off, city has to transfer ümit karan.


For some reason, I actually fell to the floor, I was laughing so hard at this.

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Can you believe this goal was given?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC-8domNrGc

More proof that we need goal line technology.
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post #77 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 21st, 2008, 22:17
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Of all the countries for that mistake to happen, it happened here.

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post #78 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 21st, 2008, 23:54
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Damn true, what a bad mistake! I don't even think our Turkish referees can pull that off.
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Some genius has worked out the only way to get spurs to the top of the league.

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post #80 of 3299 (permalink) Old September 22nd, 2008, 16:37
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LOL! What has more points than Spurs? A fork.

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