Diego heading west?

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There’s very little going on in the world of news this morning. Sad story eh? If I have nothing to write about. You have nothing to read, so I’m going to bust out a blog regardless and see where we can go with this.

The interesting news this morning outside Arsenal is that Chelsea are now lead favourites for Diego Costa. They’ve opened provisional talks to nab the Spanish striker before the world cup. According to reports, their close relationship with Atletico looks set to steal them a march over all others. They’ll also let them keep the Belgian keeper Courtious (spelling?) as part of the deal.

Now, I can see why he’d want to go to Chelsea… they have some amazing young midfielders. But I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to speak to Arsenal, should we be interested. We can pay what Chelsea can pay. We play a far sexier style of football and people actually like Arsenal. Ozil or Hazard? For me… it’s Ozil.

Still, this could leave the path clearer for Draxler. Especially if he’s our super talent up front. I think, from intensively watching Youtube videos of him, he looks like he’d be a natural modern day centre forward. So you never know what that plan is. I’d still like a proper goal scorer… but if he can be our RvP… at 20… well, we’d have a good ten years out of him.

There was the news yesterday that we’ve nicked West Hams Head of Sport Science Andy Rolls. A few people might ask the question ‘why?, West Ham are a right mess injury wise’… as I said a few years ago, the physio’s deal with the mess they’re handed. They don’t cause it. People slammed our medical staff way back when… as I said at the time, it was the training methods that were killing the players… not the medical staff. When you look at the state of our squad this season, outside of Diaby (… and Sanogo before he returned), we’ve had a pretty incredible run with the players and their health. The back room staff are managing fitness as best they can with a small squad and a manager who doesn’t rotate because he doesn’t trust his full squad.

Anyway, I don’t know anything about Andy Rolls, nor how you interview a physio… do you send him in  a room with Diaby and ask him what he’d do next? Whatever, I’m sure he’s good.

Fulham are up tomorrow, mega exciting. Hopefully we trounce them.

I’ll have more then… hopefully the content machine will kick back into gear.

Actually, Alex is taking over this weekend. That gives me the chance to focus on my novel.

Enjoy his work but not too much. See you Monday.

 

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  1. GoonPharm

    Kjafc – haven’t been visiting this blog for that long myself, probably a couple of years since Gunnerblog went south. I’ve noticed there are a lot of bitter people on here.

    The way it usually goes is like this;

    Blogger A – ” I think that………

    Blogger B – ” No that is wrong and you’re a cunt”

    Then it kicks off. Also don’t get me started on xenophobic stuff that rears its ugly head when posts slow down.

    Having said that there are decent posters about – N5, Wengereagle, Revving Kevin, Keyser et al.

  2. KJafc

    Jasongms
    Chelsea just bought a player for £21mil , that they had sold for £1.5 three years ago . It seems on the face of it like a piece of really bad business. But if you dissect it , it’s the mantra of any successful business . You take a loss and make hard choices to build a medium to long term future .
    ____________________
    eh?

    There is a great saying I once heard, it goes like this:

    Never argue with an idiot. They will simply drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

  3. Keyser

    “It seems on the face of it like a piece of really bad business.”

    But when you get down to it, it’s a fucking piss poor piece of business.

    Lol how fucked up do you have to be, when as an Arsenal fan you sit there trying to dress-up monumental mistakes from other teams ?

    “On the face of it, Yes, Blackburn did get relegated, but at least they beat us the year after. Deep down as an Arsenal fan you have to really appreciate that”

  4. hackneylad

    Can someone explain to me why an opportunistic buy is a bad thing?

    If anything it shows resourcefulness, being able to adapt to the fast pasted transfer window and just generally spotting an opening and getting in there.

    The guy who picks up girls at the night club is an opportunist is that a bad thing not for his penis its not…

    The whole story with Ozil has been reveled so I find it funny how people try and dispute it and form there own version just to attack wenger. You conspiracy nutters.

    It’s this simple we were sniffing around Real Madrid for Benzema or Di Maria neither were interested in leaving, at the same time spurs knew of our interest in a real madrid player, they effectively stalled all summer in selling bale fucking him over in the process (no preseason for him) They did this because they didn’t want us nabbing a madrid player as madrid would need to sell to recoup the financial costs of isco bale ect and obviously to generate more money from his sale.

    Ozil was unhappy with the changing dynamics, so we put some feelers out to his agent his agent spoke to ozil, then Wenger called him up during our derby victory over spurs… not CLAIMING IT WAS WENGERS PHONE CALL THAT PERSUADED OZIL, just saying that it happened without a fucking doubt.

    oh and #WENGER IN!

  5. N5

    “Can someone explain to me why an opportunistic buy is a bad thing?”

    It certainly isn’t a bad thing, and I’m very grateful it happened.

    If this post was in reference to mine Hackneylad my comment was more about it 100% not being a face saving purchase and rather a piece of great fortune for which I am grateful for.

  6. Keyser

    “Then summer comes, Wenger fluffs it up and his bag-carriers will say wait till “January” and then go around in circles.”

    Lol what did you do this year Titty ? Eh ? Hmm.

  7. N5

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will simply drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

    I replied to that comment he made also KJ, it was hilarious. On the face of it, it looks like bad business, well shall I explain why it looks bad, because it was bad! Deeeerrrrrpppp!

  8. jasongms

    “If you don’t see this as bad business I’m glad I don’t work for you. Especially because he may fail in England so yes on the face of it, it does look like bad business and guess what it is! who ever sanctioned his original sale is a dick!”

    It’s not bad business , when the business their in , is to win ….. I don’t know if you understand this, but all business is relative
    If Matic helps them win the league , it’ll be a piece of very fucking good business.

  9. karim

    N5

    Can t be on here as much as I d like these days….
    Currently working in a boarding school, would you believe the little fuckers tried to set fire to the toilets yesterday night ?

    ION, we ve just signed a new sponsorship with a Chinese company, we finally might sigh Fa Kin No Wan after all

  10. KJafc

    Goonpharm
    Thanks for that, appreciate it. Like I said, there really are some great posters on here. Unfortunately, there are a few too many idiots.

  11. N5

    Jason you know we sold RVP for £25 million we’ve just offered ManUre £250 for him, that is a good bit of business isn’t it, buying back a player for 10 times what we sold him!

  12. Dream10

    Simon

    I thought Anderson was going to be a top player. Remember four or five years ago, there was match he played against us and he simply overpowered Fabregas.
    Bad habits and injuries damaged him. Think he as a lot of talent

  13. N5

    “It’s not bad business , when the business their in , is to win ….. I don’t know if you understand this, but all business is relative
    If Matic helps them win the league , it’ll be a piece of very fucking good business.”

    Loool, Jason you have lost it! if he helps them win then its good he’s come back but no one in the world is going to agree that this was a good bit of business, if anything it was a bulls up that has been rectified putting Chelsea out of pocket which doesn’t really hurt them.

    Just because it doesn’t effect them doesn’t mean it isn’t an amazing bit of bad business.

  14. KJafc

    Keyser
    But when you get down to it, it’s a fucking piss poor piece of business.

    Lol how fucked up do you have to be, when as an Arsenal fan you sit there trying to dress-up monumental mistakes from other teams ?
    __________
    Keyser, you made me laugh mate very nicely put. I am not convinced some of these people are what they claim to be, it is bizarre.

  15. hackneylad

    jasongms

    Sorry dude but you went full ret.ard with this comment.

    “Chelsea just bought a player for £21mil , that they had sold for £1.5 three years ago . It seems on the face of it like a piece of really bad business. But if you dissect it , it’s the mantra of any successful business . You take a loss and make hard choices to build a medium to long term future .”

    It was an awful bit of business, Chelsea can get away with it as in a sense they have unlimited funds… do you think if we did that? There wouldn’t be bad consequences? When you have a budget even if its a big one you don’t throw caution to win, unless you want to make huge losses.

    Chelsea isn’t run like a business, if any real world (outside of football) was run like chelsea its share price would crash and burn and the company would be bankrupted, as I said before Chelsea’s billionaire sugar daddy can afford to run it as he sees fit, but I very much doubt he runs any of his oil companies in the same way.

    Just because Chelsea can afford to make those financial mistakes does that mean every premier league club should act that way?

  16. N5

    karim, those bording school kids can be trouble! still it takes the patience of a saint to work with kids and seeing your tolerance for French Xenophobia on here at times has proven 10 fold that you have that. Maybe you should have used Le Grove’s comment section on your C.V. (I assume you know what a C.V. is you probably call them something completely different over there).

  17. TitsMcgee

    Lol what did you do this year Titty ? Eh ? Hmm.”

    Tell you that exactly what you are saying now is exactly what you were going to say after summer?

    Let’s no re-write history here Keyser.

    If you spent less times on your knees in front of Wenger you’d be a half-decent poster.

  18. N5

    “Just because Chelsea can afford to make those financial mistakes does that mean every premier league club should act that way?”

    Lol, I pretty much said exactly the same thing at the same time. I’m sure I’m becoming psychic!

    I’m getting some posters name, D….D…Dial I’m not 100% the voice is fading but it sounded like Dialaspud!

  19. Keyser

    “It’s not bad business , when the business their in , is to win ….. I don’t know if you understand this, but all business is relative
    If Matic helps them win the league , it’ll be a piece of very fucking good business.”

    No it’ll still be a massively shit piece of business, just one they can afford to make.

    If you’re an airline pilot, your job is to fly a plane to a certain destination, if you reach said destination, miss the runway, crash into a terminal killing thousands of people you won’t hear the pilot turn around and say ‘Well I got us there though didn’t I’.

  20. Keyser

    Titty – You spent all summer asking for an Ozil type buy.

    You’ve spent the last 6 months trying to pretend it never happened.

  21. N5

    Lol karim, plus you obviously have a huge brain, I was assuming the abbreviation CV may be lost as it may just be an English term of phrase but you never cease to amaze me with how well you understand the rubbish we speak.

    I struggle with English let alone being bi or multilingual.

  22. hackneylad

    jasongsm

    Lol your pearls of logic have me creasing with laughter.

    “It’s not bad business , when the business their in , is to win ….. I don’t know if you understand this, but all business is relative
    If Matic helps them win the league , it’ll be a piece of very fucking good business.”

    Whats even more worrying is your not a Chelsea supporter. You have no reason to delude yourself out of loyalty your just doing it out of plain ignorance.

  23. Keyser

    Was thinking with Rosicky’s broken nose and the subsequent surgery, he’ll be even cooler having to wear a ‘Mankind’ style mask to play.

  24. N5

    Keyser a mankind mask on Rosicky would look brilliant, I hope that happens!

    Jason, I just sold my Xbox on eBay for £90 but I changed my mind and brought it back from the guy for £8000, I am king of the business men my friend!

  25. KJafc

    Hackneylad
    Whats even more worrying is your not a Chelsea supporter. You have no reason to delude yourself out of loyalty your just doing it out of plain ignorance.
    ___________
    Well put but you don’t know what people are on here, we are all invisible and can claim to be anything we like. I get suspicious with some of the utter brain dead garbage posted on here like this.

  26. karim

    N5

    Yeah, I m the French/Algerian Einstein I know cheers !

    Did anybody tell you how to have an avatar on here btw ?
    I d love to have one too.

  27. N5

    karim, I got completely ignored, I would hope one of my buddies would let me know.

    KJ how do you have an avatar on here?

    Also why do some of us have red names and some have black?

  28. Revving Kevin

    Dear N5
    Brilliant Friday joke today from your friend kj, pissing myself laughing.

    You also made me laugh with your play station joke. Chelsea and good finance mentioned in the same sentence Lol,

  29. jasongms

    some of youre analogies are fantastically stupid … I’ll just give you a little bit of an example of what transpires in the real world .

    I work for a multinational and about 7 years ago ,the company let an employee leave to a rival . The said employee is an engineer well ahead of his time. they let him go on the cheap because of a wage dispute . just last year he was rehired on a massively inflated salary , yet he is said to be saving the company millions .

    Now that company took a loss in letting him go , yet took a decision for the future/benefit of the company and rehired the prick back !

    any parallels there …

  30. N5

    Revving if you can keep yourself awake for a few hours today after working the evening you may want to stay on here, it’s gone way past joke Friday into complete Lunatic Friday.

  31. Simon

    Jason

    But the company won’t go bust because of a large salary whereas a coupe of deals like that for Arsenal and we’d be fucked.

    If we overpaid by 25m on a deal we fuck up our next season. We do not have Chelsea’s resources. Get over it.

    Not a very good example mate.

  32. TitsMcgee

    “Titty – You spent all summer asking for an Ozil type buy.”

    Which is what the fans of a club of our stature should ask for.

    You are such a mental midget lol

    1)Everyone loves Ozil. Be it AKB or Wenger OUT. So you can stop using the “..but Wenger bought OZIL” line to excuse everything Wenger does/doesn’t do.

    2) How does that refute my comment on “Wenger will fluff up the summer and then his bag-carriers will say wait until January?” The summer was fluffed up regardless of the Ozil purchase. He’s a luxury not a necessity.

    Again, you can hide behind the “But he bought Ozil” all you want. One purchase and he’s off the hook for the past 8 years?

    GTFOOH

  33. Norfolk

    Jasongms

    You are quite correct, it’s not about the fact you let an untested player go cheaply it’s more about if he’s is going to fit in now and is value for money.
    Let’s not forget they also haven’t had to pay him whilst they wait for him to mature or not.

  34. Keyser

    “just last year he was rehired on a massively inflated salary , yet he is said to be saving the company millions . ”

    It all makes sense now, many apologies.

    N5 you’re clearly an idi…

    Wait a ucking minute, couldn’t they have just tried to stop him leaving in the first place..

    ..No that’s fucking stoopid.

  35. jasongms

    “, it’s not about the fact you let an untested player go cheaply it’s more about if he’s is going to fit in now and is value for money.
    Let’s not forget they also haven’t had to pay him whilst they wait for him to mature or not.”

    This !

  36. Keyser

    Titty – “He’s a luxury not a necessity.”

    He’s not a luxury at all.

    It still doesn’t explain why you can’t actually admit it happened. You spend all your time on here trying to explain why he doesn’t exist.

  37. Revving Kevin

    Dear N5
    Okay for today but this place contains some dubious characters. No way are these all Gooners, do we a favour!! If they are, they should’ve tried for treason and made to walk the plank. We have others that are right know it alls one has just appeared I can see. The moaning yesterday was surreal, it’s like a room full of intellectually challenged pre-menstrual women with a fucking hate on.

  38. jasongms

    Keyser

    “couldn’t they have just tried to stop him leaving in the first place..”

    he was let go because of a wage dispute … how you failed not to read that !

  39. SpanishDave

    As long as Wenger is here we will never act like a big club. His ego wont let him buy a team with wc players, he cant handle them as he is number one in salaries, he is Mr Arsenal in his world.

  40. wenker-wanger

    strange how some fans get so annoyed over wenger-doubters ( or detracters)…….they defend him without any regard to any relevant criticism…its almost like a religion with wenger as head guru. They conveniently forget this charlatans lack of success for the past 8 seasons and being responsible for an 8-2 thrashing at man utd and other embarassing and appalling results.
    “addicted” by tony adams is an enlightening read. It clearly indicates that much of the success up to 2005 was built on the backs of an increduble defense which was drilled like a machine under george graham.Indeed when the famous back 4 started to retire, there was a passing down of the methods from player to player. So ingrained were the organation at the back,, the base of the team operated without any management from the side. Fortunately this motivation and organisation has never been wengers forte , So wenger could work on the attacking side of arsenal, and as we know its now successful history. Credit to wenger for having the reputation and respect that attracted the french superstars and making us a fabulous attacking force.
    So unlike some sycophantic wenger lovers on here i retain my opinion that wenger is flawed to say the least. Look at his woeful signings particularly useless defenders(squillaci etc) and his apparent lack of any motivation or desire to build (with investment) a team that can regularly compete effectively for a trophy and it should be apparent that he is just content with 4th place or 3rd 9if he gets lucky).
    We are doing very well at the moment but are still incapable of beating the top teams at home and abroad in general. I hope wenger realises that we are not that far away from assembling a really competitive team, just 3 top quality players recruited and a trophy would be very likely.The transfer window in january appears to be quiet for most teams, so i expect no signing of any significance, which for a team so close to winning the league and having many injury problems and a deficiency upfront its a bit disappointing nonetheless.

  41. Keyser

    “he was let go because of a wage dispute … how you failed not to read that !”

    Lol.. because that’s the point, if that’s your benchmark for success, you should be happy with everything Arsenal do.

  42. TitsMcgee

    “It still doesn’t explain why you can’t actually admit it happened. You spend all your time on here trying to explain why he doesn’t exist.”

    Where have I done that?

    Because I say Wenger fluffed the summer up?

    He did. Sorry to break it to you.

    Ozil’s purchase(while exciting and great for us) does/did nothing to change that.

    “but we bought Ozil”

  43. jasongms

    dubious characters that dare to challenge the direction of the club . And not sit sit idly by whist the club hordes it’s revenue , like it’s waiting for godot ….

  44. Simon

    Jason

    We had up to 70m to spend so long as there isn’t any planned CAPEX on the stadium soon. We spent 33 net. The window isn’t shut yet.

  45. N5

    Simon where you able to read his post? to me it read like this asldkasldkagnfamfnasknfasknfkasnfkasnfkasnfkasnfkasnfkasnfknafklnasdgklnasdlkfnlasdkfnlksdnflksdnafklnsadlfknasdlkfnsdklfnlksdnflkasdnfklasndfklsndfklnasdlfknskladfklnasdg.

  46. Kane

    lol @ Tits and Keyser – why don’t you two love birds go get a room and be done with it! ; )

    S’funny – day 1 of the season, every Arsenal fan said – “with the squad we have, we will not win the league”

    It’s now Jan 17 and unfortunately the same statement still stands… Even 1 more quality signing would do for the 2nd half of our season what Ozil did for the 1st half – galvanise the squad, the fans and send out a message that we are serious about winning this title.

    Go make it happen Wenger!

  47. N5

    jason say what you want but selling for 1.5 and buying for 20+ isn’t good business regardless of the outcome/reason/finance available.

    Now you do as many slight of hand comments as you want to detract from that original statement but what ever way you flip it, a loss of 18+ million isn’t good business. He may end up making them money in shirt sales, trophies etc but still the original point is, if you sell low and buy back high that is bad business.

  48. Keyser

    “It still doesn’t explain why you can’t actually admit it happened. You spend all your time on here trying to explain why he doesn’t exist.”
    Where have I done that?

    “Ozil’s purchase(while exciting and great for us) does/did nothing to change that.”

    Lol..

    Or when you say Wenger won’t spend money on top quality players at top quality prices, or how he’s prudent.

  49. S Asoa

    Chelsea decides to and buys successfully so many (with sole exception of Rooney ). Arsenal and Wenger nitpick for ever until the target moves elsewhere , to great relief of Wenger having saved a pretty penny. So which side of the door we place Wenger.
    Wenger Inside where he is given a resounding kick on his backside and admonished to take his thumb out of the comfort zone of his backside

  50. Harry Redknapp

    wait wait wait, i just noticed someone say andwerson over powered fabregas, all anderson did was mark fabregas he had no resp[onsibility with the ball, either win it or commit the foul, theres no talent in that. especially when your in a much stronger side.

  51. gambon

    “jason say what you want but selling for 1.5 and buying for 20+ isn’t good business regardless of the outcome/reason/finance available.”

    There mare many, and i mean many teams…….every team but one in the country, that exists for football reasons, rather than to make a profit.

  52. Harry Redknapp

    i agree with asoa, wenger was talking up vincent kompany for years before he moved to city, and yeah scoutin ronaldo for two years ,man utd scouted him for 4 games.

  53. Simon

    If you don’t like anything about a club why support it? I don’t get it. All these other clubs you all hold up as better – there is no rule that says you can’t support them you know!

  54. N5

    “There mare many, and i mean many teams…….every team but one in the country, that exists for football reasons, rather than to make a profit.”

    That’s very true gambon, but it still wasn’t good business even if it doesn’t really matter.

  55. Simon

    But what is it’s one of these posters lies at all. They don’t like the players, the manger, the transfer policy, the footballing approach on the pitch, the ownership, being top if the league, buying a player for 43.5m… How exactly does it work for them.

  56. N5

    Cheers KJ I now have an avatar, now can someone tell me why some people have a black username and others red, I know it doesn’t matter I’m just a nosey git.

  57. Harry Redknapp

    simon its like being in the army, some might like the excitement others might see it as a shit order, you dont get to pick once you have signed up. the badge and the politics are two different things.

  58. TitsMcgee

    “Or when you say Wenger won’t spend money on top quality players at top quality prices, or how he’s prudent.”

    One example makes a trend I suppose? Dumb.

    Funny how he was interested in Suarez for the discounted 40+1 but had no interest in him for 55. Which is certainly a bargain for him by the looks of it.

    Want top players but don’t want to pay top player prices unless it’s a very unique circumstance i.e Ozil getting pushed out on the last weekend to make room for the 80m Bale in a World Cup year.

  59. jasongms

    N5
    “jason say what you want but selling for 1.5 and buying for 20+ isn’t good business regardless of the outcome/reason/finance available.Now you do as many slight of hand comments as you want to detract from that original statement but what ever way you flip it, a loss of 18+ million isn’t good business. He may end up making them money in shirt sales, trophies etc but still the original point is, if you sell low and buy back high that is bad business.”

    so lets speak in relative terms .

    If we resigned Vella for 2omil . He then goes on to score goals that help us win the league … Would that be termed a bad investment ??..
    Given the fact that he had gained valuable experience playing at another club ,was off our wage bill and not taking up a space in the squad . which would have undoubtedly hindered his development ….

    bothered much !

  60. Nasri's Mouth

    Jasongms: Now that company took a loss in letting him go , yet took a decision for the future/benefit of the company and rehired the prick back !

    any parallels there?

    Not really. Whilst both Chelsea AND your company have rehired an old employee and both are now paying him a much greater salary then the first time around, only one of them had to pay the previous employer a multi-million pound settlement to get him back.

    If Chelsea go on and win the league because of him (not sure how you’d ever quantify that) then you could possibly argue that he’s been worth the money, but its money they should never have had to spend in the first place.

  61. Keyser

    TitsMcGee – “Therein lies the problem with the Keyser’s/Wenger types.
    We hold out for “top quality” but then scoff at paying “top quality” prices.”

    – Titty mate, what about Ozil ?

    “Don’t hide behind Ozil”

  62. Simon

    It was the second highest transfer fee in English football history.

    OMG. The idiots are out in force today. Liverpool would not sell Suarez for any amount of money in that window.

    Why don’t we buy costa this window. Same fucking reason.

    Reality and wishful thinking have rarely been so divergent as on this blog.

  63. N5

    “If Chelsea go on and win the league because of him (not sure how you’d ever quantify that) then you could possibly argue that he’s been worth the money, but its money they should never have had to spend in the first place.”

    This is what I was trying to say, thank you NM.

  64. Simon

    Harry

    You weren’t paying much attention then! Go watch a game. Or go to any bar. Or any little town. Watch a college football match in a neighbourhood bar and see where the fans are from.

  65. KJafc

    Wenker-Wanger
    It clearly indicates that much of the success up to 2005 was built on the backs of an incredible defense which was drilled like a machine under george graham.Indeed when the famous back 4 started to retire, there was a passing down of the methods from player to players.
    ________________
    ….and so it continues endlessly on leGrove, just one load of old bollocks after another. This place is shocking.

    1. Firstly
    You should look at the corresponding league positions of this back four under Graham. This idea that the back four were this well drilled infallible unit is incorrect. If you bother to check you will see that they finished as low as 12th under Graham.

    2. Graham back four up to 2005
    WRONG
    The Invincibles 2003/4 and probably our finest ever team did not contain the Graham back four, the back four was:

    Lauren, Toure, Campbell and Cole

    We also bought someone called Lehmann.

    Thirdly
    You do know the difference between the football we player under Graham and how that changed completely under Wenger? Its relevant.

    I have no idea why some of you are so intent to interfere with history and go out of your way to use LeGrove to expel your utter hatred for Wenger. But its sad.

    So today on leGrove it is all about:

    Yep you guessed it – Hate for Wenger

  66. Harry Redknapp

    but simon you expect a fanboy to go to a game with a team they dont support? were talkin about people who go nutz with no real explanation over player movements and money spent right?

  67. andy1886

    Simon: “OMG. The idiots are out in force today. Liverpool would not sell Suarez for any amount of money in that window”.

    Didn’t know you had the inside track on what Liverpool would/would not have done with Suarez in the summer, who’s your source?

    “Why don’t we buy costa this window. Same fucking reason.”

    Utter bollocks! He has a buy out clause so it’s not the “same fucking reason” at all. I agree he may not want to come but at least get your facts right.

    Argue your point but don’t make stuff up and dress it up as fact.

  68. Simon

    Kjafc

    They are just unhappy with their lives. It’s called transferance.

    I was at a match once, it was a friendly. There was a man screaming at the linesman ‘if you didn’t see that you cunt I’ll pull your fucking eyes out’. And other similar stuff. It was a family day – cruyff was on the pitch, aged 60. Anyway someone said couldn’t he tone it down. And he replied: ‘fuck off. I’ve got a shit fucking job, two fat fucking thieving kids, a bloodsucking fucking fat wife, so no I won’t tone it down. Go fuck yourself.’ And that is what is going on!

  69. sylvain

    Paul Merson : “Arsenal have not been playing well in the last couple of weeks and they need to be careful. I know they have been winning, but they haven’t been playing big teams and I think they need to improve. ”

    But hey, who needs to buy, as we have GIROUD ???

  70. Harry Redknapp

    if we signed messi someone would go mad shoutin we need cech in goal not messi in the team. like each is not a seperate factor.

  71. N5

    “But hey, who needs to buy, as we have GIROUD ???”

    Sylvain you may need to get a new skin for your drum because that one has been beat to death!

  72. N5

    “Spending money with gay abandon has gotten Chelsea to where they are today.”

    With the greatest respect is where exactly? although I sense you were being sarcastic 😀

  73. Simon

    Andy

    Hello!

    Liverpool’s owner told our majority owner they would not sell Suarez because there would be ‘nothing left’ and they could not replace him in the window.

    He did not have a release clause. We thought he did. We were wrong.

    Costa does have a release clause. But no one can buy him now. Because the club will not sell him. They are in the champions league and at the type of la liga. Mourihno needs a striker. He is allegedly in discussions with the club and agent to bring in the player… In the summer. Go figure.

    Fantasists.

  74. Nasri's Mouth

    MarbleHall: Spending money with gay abandon has gotten Chelsea to where they are today.

    What’s that? Looking like a complete and utter bunch of cunts?

  75. andy1886

    KJafc – no offence mate but did you actually watch Graham’s teams?

    “Thirdly
    You do know the difference between the football we player under Graham and how that changed completely under Wenger? Its relevant”.

    This a myth, the old 1-0 backs to the wall stuff only happened in the last two or three seasons. For the first five we were the most exciting team to watch in the league without a doubt. I remember at one point if we didn’t score in the first ten minutes the natives thought we were having an off day. A team with Rocky, Merse, Limpar et al played bad football did they? You clearly weren’t there then.

    Why did we win the title in ’89? Because we scored more goals, that’s why. Eight more than anyone else (73). In ’91 we scored 74 and had a goal difference of plus 56, 19 better than anyone else. Great football didn’t start with Wenger, strangely we have played good stuff before.

    Anyway, the old “yeah but we play better football” crap had been used before – by the Spuds in the 70’s and 80’s. F*cking Losers.

  76. hackneylad

    Wenger Wanker

    I have no problem with people criticising the manager that is fine!

    The problem I have is the ludicrous ridiculous and plain stupid ways people go about criticising him, if your going to criticise the manager at least do it well! And at least be rationale about it.

    As On this blog you get a mixture of Conspiracy nutters and people who to all intents and purposes generally sound like they support other clubs.

    For instance the ridiculous statement that Chelsea’s matic deal was business well handled alluding to the idea we should conduct our business like Chelsea and thus having a dig at the manager.

    Now this to me shows complete blinkered deluded bias, do you honestly think for instance that we sold Carlos Vela for 4 Million should we now buy him back for 30 million would that be a sign of AFC conducting good business?

    And do people not realise that we don’t have the same financial realities as Chelsea do, Chelsea’s budget doesn’t really have many borders, whereas at Arsenal we do, yes we have a billionaire owner but his simply not going to put a dime of his money into the club, whereas abramo will pump 100’s of millions complete different realties and that means the clubs have to be run in different ways.

    If we sold Matic for 1.5 mill and then realised we cocked up and then had to buy him back for 21 mill that wouldn’t cost the owner it would cost the club and that moneys come from somewhere.

    The level of comments we have from the Wenger haters on the blog is so so poor that is why I am so contemptuous of some you lot?

    The problem is the majority of you all come across as completely overly charged emotional wrecks.

    Wenger has made mistakes and the Wenger out crowd could use them as good ammo and be seen as a credible movement, instead they make up allot of shit, say cunt allot, try and lessen or disprove any of wengers real achievements and go on like they love Chelsea city ect so much.

  77. hackneylad

    MarbleHall: Spending money with gay abandon has gotten Chelsea to where they are today.

    Yeah that’s the whole point they can AFFORD TO WITH ABRAMOVICH COVERING ALL THERE DEBTS!

    How many times do we have to tell you plebs?

    AT AFC when we fuck up it doesn’t come out of the owners WALLET IT cOMES OUT OF THE CLUB.

    It’s like talking to a wall on this blog lol.

  78. KJafc

    Sylvain
    As Paul Merson is a lifelong former season ticket holder at Chelsea and admitted he is not interested in Arsenals results while presenting Chelsea TV, I take what he says about Arsenal with a pinch of salt.

    Also, call me fussy but I have a tendency to ignore the judgement of people that have previously decided that taking drugs is a good idea.

  79. andy1886

    Simon, re: Suarez, it’s called negotiation. How many times has Arsene said we will not sell player X or Y and then sold him? I never said that Suarez had a buy out clause.

    “Costa does have a release clause. But no one can buy him now. Because the club will not sell him. They are in the champions league and at the type of la liga. Mourihno needs a striker. He is allegedly in discussions with the club and agent to bring in the player… In the summer. Go figure.”

    Fuck me, Do you not understand simple terms like ‘buy out clause’?

    If someone meets the buyout clause the club cannot stop the player leaving if he wants to. It isn’t difficult to understand!!!

    Go on, admit you’re wrong….

  80. gonsterous

    We should just bid for messi…he’s crocked so we may get him on the cheap….then we can swap him for neymar and £20 m…. Time to sell the dream !!!

  81. hackneylad

    N5 January 17, 2014 14:40:41
    Where is Romford this week, is he balls deep in some sort?

    Lol at 3 oclock on a work day? In less there is an office slut I doubt it.

  82. andy1886

    Simon: “They are just unhappy with their lives. It’s called transferance. ”

    Yeah and there’s also countertransference too (right back at you), you should read a bit more Jung/Berne et al or you make yourself look a but stupid.

  83. N5

    hackneylad he normally comes on here more when he’s at work, so I reckon he’s tucked up in the stationary cupboard getting it on with some looker.

  84. MadeToLoveMagic

    I think wenger has admitted he wants to buy because of the Walcott injury..

    ““Of course we have lost Theo Walcott and that for us was a big blow but hopefully we can compensate but we have not made any approach.”

    Hopefully we can compensate is as blatant a clue that we are in for players as wenger will ever give…

  85. Simon

    Andy.

    I’m a M&A consultant and broker So excuse me if I ignore you of contracts. Costas buy out clause is reportedly triggered in the summer. But even if it was triggered now there is no guarantee the player would come. For obvious reasons.

    They didn’t look much like they were negotiating to me!

  86. BillikenGooner

    @ Harry,

    the only problem using NY (if you meant the city) as a sample size is that it’s a destination city. People from Ohio, Missouri, Florida, etc all end up moving there. So some stick with their old local teams, other adopt the city teams. One never can tell.

    I’d say most stick with where they grew up or a legacy from their dads (i’ll be slightly sexist there). It’s the areas without any pro franchises that you get the bandwagoners. England is so much more dense than the US, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a football club. In America, you can go states without a professional sports team.

  87. KJafc

    Hackneylad
    Wenger has made mistakes and the Wenger out crowd could use them as good ammo and be seen as a credible movement, instead they make up allot of shit, say cunt allot, try and lessen or disprove any of wengers real achievements and go on like they love Chelsea city ect so much.
    _______________
    I wish I had said this, nailed it perfectly.

    These guys remind me of political activists. They are rude and arrogant, any person with an alternative view is the enemy. This is an agenda and they refuse to be proven wrong on anything. We could win the treble and if we did I guarantee you 100% they will still find a way to convince themselves they were right.

    Why cant this be a blog where we have sensible conversations about the club other than a daily anti Wenger or anti-player moan fest.

  88. N5

    “N5 Three league titles and numerous cups won in the last 9 seasons.”

    Marble I thought you were having a laugh I didn’t realise you were serious!

    9 seasons is some history isn’t it!

  89. gambon

    “With the greatest respect is where exactly? although I sense you were being sarcastic”

    You are kidding right?

    3 leagues in the last 10 years, the CL, certainly a bigger club than Arsenal on a global basis.

    Why do you think we employed a huge team of marketing indiividuals?

    Tom Fox can say what he likes about “not competing” but the best way to be successful is to make sure you have lots of cash to invest.

    The fact that so many “fans” are disgusted by spending, and clearly have a huge inferiority complex when it comes to Chelsea, City, UTD etc, is just testament to how much Wenger has fucked with this club.

  90. BillikenGooner

    I was going to make a small joke about how this transfer window seems mainly about Wenger signing a new contract and he seems to love that…

    but I won’t now. heh.

  91. N5

    gambon, I think the original conversation has diluted some what since you’ve come on, but the statement was more about throwing money at players like Matic after selling for cheap in regards to the cups that they have won. When Marble made his comment I assumed he meant, as Nasri put it “What’s that? Looking like a complete and utter bunch of cunts?” but he in fact had moved on from the player to the club in the bigger picture so it was more a misunderstanding of statement.

  92. salparadisenyc

    Interesting tid bit from the Barney Ronay in current Guardian, on Draxler.

    “In the past four years Arsenal have spent £13m on functioning centre-forwards. In the same period Wenger has spent £120m on attacking midfielders – not to mention £15m on left-backs, including £6m on the now-departed “false three” André Santos……when he has a burst pipe Wenger doesn’t call a plumber: he calls an attacking midfielder ”

    AA23 springs to mind, ended up saving that season with some sterling performances.

  93. MadeToLoveMagic

    People kle marble need to seriously do some research into where Chelseas money has come from… It was stolen by roman from the Russian government, in return for political favour……. This happened a lot in the 80s

    Why do you think roman bought the Chavs? For protection , nothing else, because now the Russians are coming back and trying to reclaim som of what they lost to people like abramovich..

    Chav are nothing but a pawn in a pretty dark game,, I don’t want any of that anywhere near our club.

    Why do you think wenger said he would resign if usmanov got anywhere near the board. Because arsene is a man o f principles and we are a club of principles too.

    Wenger makes plenty of mistakes, but keeping our club a sustainable business model isn’t one of them, it’s what the game needs and will be,long term.

    Chelseas 9 season history was funded by stolen money