Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by OnlyOne, Mar 8, 2020.
Oh f*ck off I'm not taking sh*t from a ***** like you.
...what it used to be like
Difference is, Man U can fluke a clean sheet against them, we can't. Impossible for us to win, sorry. Bit annoying but 4th place is 100% out of reach after this loss, season practically over.
I think our midfield is severely overlooked. Sure the defence needs improvement, but the midfield is the main reason why we're so ****ing ****. Can't create anything whatsoever, limited technical ability, lack of physicality, can't handle being pressed, sideways passing. This is why we're always putting in crosses, because Arteta knows nothing is gonna happen trying to playing through the middle.
Oh yeah, your pink pvc cat suit, as I recall. Better start packing it bro. My misses might like it.
Doesn't matter, Orbinho had a lengthy thread the other day with stats on how we're conceding less chances, but the chances we are conceding are of higher quality, meaning that once we face an actual quality oponent, **** is, statistically, going to hit the proverbial fan.
These times boy!
We use to mash them bloodclart out
They just got smash-and-grabbed yet again by an iffy (albeit improving) United side — Pep will undoubtedly have them fired up and perfectly prepared on the 11th.
We’ve seen this movie before. Have got to keep a clean sheet through first ~30, lest the floodgates open like usual.
Really tough game. Although they’re not doing as well as the last two seasons their squad is filled with top players on huge wages.
Nevertheless, I’m hoping for a big game fighting performance. Go there with a plan and an intent on battling for a win and you never know what might happen.
A few points on our midfield:
1. Our midfield is too one-paced and made up of too many of the same types of players, namely 6s.
2. We lack needle players i.e. players who are technically proficient enough to receive the ball in tight spaces, turn and advance. It used to be our specialty as well, our bread and butter if you will, with the likes of Fabregas, Rosicky, Hleb, Nasri, Cazorla, Arshavin and Wilshere. I envision the likes of Willock, AMN [when he's finally brought back in from the cold], and ESR playing that role but it's all a bit speculative at this stage.
3. Xhaka is largely redundant with Mari and Ceballos. I wonder what the effect would be if we put a more forward-thinking player next to Ceballos.
4. I don't like the 4231, our attacking play is too reliant on that Turkish Gypsie.
The more I think about it.. Who is going to create this game? Honestly... if they stuff Özil which is likely, we literally have Saka bombing down the left whipping in crosses or trying to cut in. That is all.
Need guys like Ramsey and Giroud for games like this.
Think you articulated what I was trying to say but just a whole lot better and what sounds like more intelligence
Luiz and Mari (or Mustafi) have shown that they have an eye for a pass.
Sarcastic like given...what team relies on their centre backs for creativity?
I'm quite optimistic we're going to let them score at least three beautiful goals.
Man City 5 Arsenal 0.
Shades of Arsène circa 08-15
Not positive after the WH performance. And ManCs will be motivated to bounce back after the derby loss. I just hope we can keep the result somewhat tolerable. Total bashing at this point of the season would end our top 4 hopes for good. Leno will have a busy day and much depends on him making a few world class saves
Actually the reverse jinx was still in effect until you pointed it out reversing the reverse jinx...
I still can't get my head around how we allowed the squad to have all that natural talent extracted from it only to replace it with utterly nothing players like Xhaka, Torreira and Guendouzi.
Anyone who watched that United game would know City's hearts aren't in it anymore. Absolutely zero swagger about them at the minute. Heads have gone. Couldn't even get themselves up for a Derby.
Never been a better time to play them. I say it's perfectly doable. They've lost to worse teams than us this season.
They will go for the CL now. Liverpool only need to win 2 more PL games and the league is sewn up, and that's only on the provision that City win every game they have left, which they ain't gonna do.
I think they will rest some players for that Madrid game next week.
Mate. They’re going to smash us.
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