The Unpopular Football Opinion Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Aevi, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. irishgunnerz

    irishgunnerz Moderator Moderator

    Except you're forgetting players are human and not automatons. They use social media, they check out what fans think of them and they react to constant negativity in the same way as we would. Hell if I got booed every time I went to the office I know how I'd react.

    Need to remember they would have known about the abuse he and his wife were getting online. Not to mention by all accounts he was always the one trying to rally the team behind the scenes after a poor performance so when he was getting booed obviously were shocked and disgusted by it.

    We complain when there is no team spirit or bond and then complain when players do actually support their teammates. It's ridiculous.

    Fans who supposedly are meant to roar on their own proved themselves at their loudest when booing. It's depressing.

    They call others snowflakes for complaining and that they should man-up and perform while they themselves spend vast amounts of time on social media....complaining.

    The supreme irony was when Xhaka reacted comparatively mildly to the booing and the abuse... and the ones booing got offended. Now if that isn't the very definition of a snowflake..

    I've been an Arsenal fan for over 30 years but even I think some of our fans should have their Internet access cut and forbidden from setting foot outside their house on match days. They're fair weather fans, quick to support (quietly!) when we're doing well and quick to savage players (loudly!) when we lose.

    If you were a player either playing for the club or a player considering joining the club, the toxic atmosphere contributed to by some fans is hardly going to convince you to take a chance on us. I mean that's hardly rocket science....
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  2. North5

    North5 Here since 2009. Unlike Cornavirus.

    Maitland Niles is a good player.

    Declan Rice is going to be class.
  3. Jackie_Treehorn

    Jackie_Treehorn Well-Known Member

    I share your unpopular opinion of AMN. He's been asked to do a lot in his youth. "Hey lad, I know you're only 19 and a central midfielder...but how about trying out RB. It's only the league cup...but now how about trying it out in the PL? Now back to CM, surrounded by guys who constantly run out of position. Now back to RB..."

    I'm very interested in how Arteta's coaching will affect him.
  4. DJ_Markstar

    DJ_Markstar Well-Known Member

    Personally think M-N has looked far better and more natural at RB than when he's played centrally. Good player for sure, but don't think he quite has the same natural feel in CM as when he's played at RB.
  5. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Most Well-Known Member

    The club should be actively looking to sell Bellerin when fit, average RB with pace, injury prone and hasn't progressed enough.

    Put him in the shop window and hope to get a decent fee in my opinion.
  6. goonerfamily

    goonerfamily Well-Known Member

    If we kept Monreal and Koscielny this season, we would be closer to the top 4. They were old and past it but more consistent and way less error prone than the duds in our defence.
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  7. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    Nelson has become underrated now, and has not been bad this season.
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  8. goonerfamily

    goonerfamily Well-Known Member

    Aubameyang is our second worst starting striker since Wenger took over in 1996. He's a pure goal scorer but a very mediocre footballer. Only Giroud is worse for me.
  9. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Monreal has been very good for Sociedad. They have a good side though this year.
  10. goonerfamily

    goonerfamily Well-Known Member

    Our best LB since Cole. Very underrated, the left sided Sagna.
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  11. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Monreal is my top 5 Arsenal players of the decade.
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  12. Ash10

    Ash10 Jury Lite

    Gabriel Jesus is an atrocious player who's somehow playing for great sides like Man City & Brasil.
  13. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    This is our best shirt of the 2010s


    Is this an unpopular opinion...or is everyone right, and agrees with me ;)
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  14. Kevin Keegan

    Kevin Keegan Member

    Iwobi would have been ideal for this season.

    haha Thank God Freddie is not the HC.
  15. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    It's v neck so could never be a top kit

    V-necks are for guys that wear three quarter length shorts, gel in their hair and Lonsdale trainers
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  16. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia


    Do you not like any shirt with a V neck...even this one?
  17. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Nope, horrendous. Yes it has emotional, special memories attached but looking objectively at is as a garment it's hideous
  18. Riou

    Riou Non-Stop Nostalgia

    I love this shirt, probably the one I wear the most...don't mind showing of a little neck myself...

    The ladies love it ;)

    One lady loves it...

    My mum...

    I am so lonely... :(
  19. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    Solution for the eternal Laca/Auba conundrum:

    Make it clear to each player that he will only play for one half and be substituted for the other every game. The idea is that they expend all their energy (aka run around like a lunatic) and put in 2x the effort of any other player.

    We call it “Doing a Sanchez”
  20. Dennis_Bergkamp_10

    Dennis_Bergkamp_10 Well-Known Member

    No. Sell the fat one.
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