The Under-23s Thread

Discussion in 'The Arsenal Academy Page' started by aevi, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. Vanfrothan

    Vanfrothan Active Member

    Good for Moller to get off the mark in his first game. Really interested to see how he develops.

    Always liked having a big man in the squad to mix it up if plan A isn't working.
  2. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Should we appoint a young manager instead of bould?
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  3. Tosker

    Tosker Does Not Hate Foreigners

    could always give Papa a start - he's undoubtedly big

    and Özil could also get a start, if he shows promise in training
  4. Ibadan

    Ibadan Thread Bump Police

  5. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I watched the u23 game vs City while I was conducting a test (cheeky).

    Firstly, incredibly poor squad planning to have only 3 substitutes available - none of them being a goalkeeper. Taylor Foran - an U18 first year centre back - made his debut playing in goal and miraculously prevented the score from being much worse, putting on a decent performance and making a string of saves.

    Can't blame Bould too much for the performance in isolation to be honest - we started the game well and did pretty well even after losing Hein (crazy challenge from him that led to the red). The new guy Moller looks pretty decent - won everything in the air and holds up the ball really well (as you'd expect a 6'5 target man to do) and generally looked solid. Azeez also was one of our better players and it raises questions about why he hasn't been starting more regularly this season. I thought Lopez looked pretty good and I want to see more of him. Balogun was good and it was his good play that led to our goal - but while his dribbling was very good and he fought hard, he was also incredibly greedy at times and squandered a number of decent attacking opportunities.

    As I said, can't blame Bould too much for the performance but ultimately I don't think he has performed well at all as manager this season.
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  6. Swedishgold

    Swedishgold New Member

    Doesn't Arsenal show the U23 games? Or do anyone know where to find them?
  7. Vanfrothan

    Vanfrothan Active Member

    Haven't done for a while now. No idea why.

    Most other clubs show at least some of their U23 goals on their website but we seem to be way behind the curve on this one.

    It's a bit embarrassing to be honest. We're supposedly trying to return to being one of the top clubs in Europe but I've actually seen our website referring fans to other clubs' websites (the likes of Swansea, Brighton) to watch our team rather than show it themselves.

    The demand is clearly there, they're just to cheap to do anything about it.

    If you're looking for a place to watch them, I'd try the website of the club we are playing against. If it's not on there, it's probably not anywhere.
  8. Swedishgold

    Swedishgold New Member

    Thanks for the info, have been looking around on the other teams that play in the PL2 websites and it looks like the most of them doesn’t show their U23 games. With such big numbers of followers that all of theses teams have I can’t understand how they can’t show these games. A lot of the fans would probably like to watch the up and coming players in their club.

    And by the way, you can watch the highlights of the u23 team at arsenal.com

  9. boonthegoon

    boonthegoon Well-Known Member

    looks like another loss

    please don't get relegated
  10. Vanfrothan

    Vanfrothan Active Member

    They're winning 4-0!! They're actually winning!!

    Moller with another tap-in, Cirjan with one and Smith-Rowe with a double....so far!

    Could be more yet!

    Apologies for all the exclamation marks, been waiting for a while for this.
  11. Vanfrothan

    Vanfrothan Active Member

    Ft 6-0! Where did that come from?!

    What a result.
  12. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Many Men Wish Death Upon Me

    Blackburn is usually quite decent against us at this level so a very good results from the lads.
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  13. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    They were unbeaten going into this game aswell. This is a huge, potentially morale-boosting victory. It's also the most balanced lineups Bould has put out and it's no surprise that we won.

    Moller looks a good acquisition, ESR building up fitness and confidence, a cleansheet on his debut for Zach Awe and the returning Joseph Olowu. Norton-Cuffy with an assist on his debut - Brooke Norton-Cuffy seems to have taken his opportunity with both hands in the wake of Alebiosu and Oyegoke's respective injuries. Still 16 but very athletic and very promising. We are absolutely STACKED for RBs. Great to see Cirjan get a goal aswell and hopefully gets more game time.

    Now for the U18s to push forward tomorrow and build on their massive victory last week with another win. Taylor-Hart should be available for that one and after his hattrick, could be more goals in store!
  14. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Cracking finish.
  15. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    good to see Chambers finally back.
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  16. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

  17. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    did the other team watched us last game? because that some awful defending they just standing watching Saliba jogging into their and pass :lol:.
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  18. MutableEarth

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  19. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    Not good. That won't fit into the Arsenal gameplan where the player moves two tentative steps forward then stops, looks around and passes it diagonally and backwards to a player about five feet away from him.
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  20. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    There much talk about how impressive Moller our new Swedish CF is watched some videos in his u23 games he look gaint his style look similar to Giroud a tall striker but with skills
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