Theo has written an autobiography…

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Morning all!

Apologies for the post delay, I wrote one, then clicked back this morning and it was gone! A bit like Gordon Brown’s Labour seats! Sorry, that was a low blow, I just had a lot of fun this morning chuckling to myself about Jacqui Smith losing her seat. Possibly the most vulgar woman in Government. Well played to the people of Redditch!

Onto football, I don’t have much news on the transfer front. There are strong rumours about the move of hot-shot Edin Dzeko. I like the look of him and he seems like a Wenger type signing, however, with the arrival of Chamakh imminent it’s hard to see where an older version of Bendtner would fit into the squad… especially at £35million!

I spend a lot of time in the car for work and yesterday I had the pleasure of catching a 20minute Talk Sport interview with our very own Theo Walcott.

Basically he’s written some kids books in the build up to the world cup. Great idea I thought to myself. Very creative for a person of the football persuasion. The interview went on and more information was divulged.

The book is about a kid called TJ, Theo’s nickname as a kid. TJ is an aspiring footballer. TJ comes out of goal in his first match and scores a hattrick in his first ever game of football. TJ shares the same friends as Theo when he was a kid. TJ goes onto play for England in an important game and wins it for his country.

Hold on? Has Theo written an autobiography here?! The interview went on and Mike Parry joked they could he could take the story to the big screen, Theo thought about the question and said he’d definitely look into the possibility! Hilarious stuff, you have to love how up themselves footballers are!

What was interesting was Theo’s take on the season. He reckoned it disappointing and the age thing couldn’t be taken into consideration anymore as it was a tired excuse. You could tell he was itching to say we need recruits but he stopped short of saying that!

For me, Theo is in the wrong team. He should be playing for a club like Villa. I don’t think he has the same natural skill that our previous greats had. Maybe he could develop his game in a similar fashion to Freddie Ljungberg? Well timed runs and bundles of goals? I’m not sure… all I know is he needs to knock it up another gear next year or it’ll be time to start looking for a new club.

Sunday is the last game of the season, a traditional p*ss up outside the Arsenal Tavern is in the offing and you are all more than welcome to join us! The Arsenal Tavern is on the Blackstock road or out the station, turn left and follow the road to the end and it’ll be in front of you!

Come down, enjoy the sun, drink Peroni!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Stu

    Bendtner should be given no.9 next season after Eduardo leaves. And Arshavin 10 when Gallas goes.

    That was we can have our front 3 be 9, 10 and 11.

  2. Mr B

    How can Jaguar say we havent won anything is beyond me.

    Give the team some credit for
    the fair play trophy,
    the average age trophy,
    getting kicked the most trophy,

    and the most important
    impersonating traffic cones trophy.

    😀

  3. Stu

    Bendtner is more than good enough for the first team. He’s easily better thsn Theo, Rosicky, Nasri and EBoue for the right wing and since we arent buying a new winger then Bendtner it is!

  4. Mr B

    He’s fine at CF but we need a more natural finisher but I wouldn’t say he’s crap.

    Fafafafafaaaaaaaaar better.(talking heads)

  5. John A

    How can you possibly say Bendtner should play on the wing. His control is diabolical and he’s as fast as a one legged tortoise !

  6. John A

    Drifter, this isn’t a porn site. I think u need to go to the scum as they have cocks on their shirts.

  7. John A

    I’d rather have Numchucks & RVP up front as long as we sign a decent winger who can cross the ball.

  8. Mr B

    I think it’s akb from yesterday.

    Just trying to prove we swear at everyone who loves wenger.

    He shall fail in his plans. OHHOHOHAHAHHAAHHHAhmm…..

  9. A

    Again no thanks stu, need the width

    The current system is ideal, should make us better defensively, and score shitloads of goals, but the defence went to shit because of the personnel, rather than system. Need to keep the system, and get in a couple of additions

  10. A

    Not sure about that Stu. Apart from VP, and maybe Arshavin, I wouldn’t say there are any forwards who should ALWAYS be starting. Rotation is what we need.

  11. A

    most people do now Arse & Nose, how on earth could we have him as PM?! Though same goes for any of the three

  12. Duke

    A&N, I know they will, because they all lazy and want hand outs and he won’t be giving them.

    Anyway I am out to a meeting, catch you guys later, enjoy the weekend.

  13. Wenger the liar

    I love it when people talk up the youth team:

    x will make it y will make it and z will make it.

    Yeah right.

    Make it at what? Out of a youth team you will be lucky to get exceptional talent once every 5 years, a decent player once every 2 and thats if you are lucky.

    Oh shit wait a minute I forgot its Arsene we are talking about, I am sure lansbury Eastmond etc etc etc will all be of a standard to play for a team that competes for the title – thats what we are arnt we, title contenders?

  14. Man

    Touche Arse&Nose 14.38…frightened by Clegg’s immigration policy, folks have bought into the right wing media hype and got the toffs in.
    They’ll sow the seeds to the next financial crash i.e. more greed, and I expect mess up public services. Thank God at least we’ve got a hung parliament to check the excess of these bunch of shysters!

  15. Stu

    I am in fact not having a laugh. I’m deadly serious. Bendtner should be a starter regardless of who is fit. See my serious face 😐 expressionless!

  16. A

    Yeah Man, I’m much happier with a hung parliament than if the tories had won!

    It could work out well, or at least better than it would’ve been – Tories form a govt with the lib dems, call another election in a year and by then everyone will see how cuntish their policies are, lining their own pockets at the expense of the common man/poor, and labour will get re-elected with a new leader

  17. Stu

    Because you think everything Wenger says is a lie. Therefore if he says something about the kids being good you believe the opposite.

  18. Adam

    I am amazed that after fucking up your country totally, you Brits still couldn’t make your mind up that Labour are shit.

    The intelligence of the average voter must be pretty average! Still, same in every country I guess. No-one should be allowed to vote unless they own a house, like in the good old days.

  19. reggie 57

    Torys all the way for me get! the benefit scroungers doing something then sitting on their arses all fucking day !!cunts the lot of em…..

  20. Wenger the liar

    LOL oh ok Stu.

    No not everything that comes out his mouth is a lie, some of it is spin too.

  21. A

    What’s owning a house got to do with anything at all Adam?!

    People seen West Ham’s wages have been leaked?!

    Boa Morte, keiron dyer, parker, upson on 70k

    gabbidon 50k

  22. Adam

    A, in the good old days only landowners could vote. Thus keeping power in the hands of those best placed to use it.

    If only those who owned a house could vote, (one vote for each house owned btw) democracy might work better. Less chavs voting for populism, you see.

  23. A

    Yeah Adam, but I know a hell of a lot of landowners who shouldn’t be allowed to vote imo. Totally disconnected from normal people, just live in their own little bubble above everyone else

    democracy would only work with an intelligent and informed electorate, which we will never have

  24. Man

    A,
    I hope you are right…Cameron, a blue blood career politician who has never lived or worked in the real world. We might as well give the Queen her full powers. The unfortunate thing is when labour takeover it’ll be another career politician in David Miliband that might takeover but I’d be more comforable with his ideology. The Tories are back to finish what they started in the 1980s – destoy the social fabric society, liberalise all, show me the money! something New labour adopted and has taken a credit crunch to awaken people

    Shame there are stupid people like Adam with access to the internet

  25. Adam

    Anyone who thinks that the conservative side of politics destroys the “social fabric society” (is that some type of milliners club?) – is too stupid to argue with.

  26. reggie 57

    Dont worry we will all be queing up for our handouts from Brown and his cahorts soon anyway..its too late the damage has been done when the pussy Blair was in power…

    Benefits R’us

  27. Man

    I meant *privatise all…

    Adam you are yet to offer any meaningful insight just mindless insults. You know little but I’m sure you know that already…well, know this too you are even thicker than you realised…or theeekkko even – I hope you have spotted enough typooooos to prick on

  28. KM

    Man

    i trust Cameron more than Milliband. The labour politician is slimy…reminds me of Blair. All this New Labour lot were good in their 1st term but got into bed with big businesses & the Neo-cons in America and became very Right-wing. The country has turned into a police state and there’s too much red-tape everywhere.

    I’d like Cameron a crack of the whip to sort out all the yobs who are on benefits and bring back discipline to this country. I would have preferred LibDems however if there is Con-Lib coalition i’d like Vince Cable to be heavily involved in matters relating to financial regulations and our economy.

    finally we need to become a Green society…we need to follow the footsteps of Scandinavian countries and wean ourself off oil.

  29. A

    I dunno Adam, conservatism, free market politics, super-capitalist etc promotes individuality and destroys communities, because it’s all centred around stepping on everyone else to get what you want

  30. gooner4life1986

    Players i want to see come in;

    Buffon/Frey
    DM as back up for song
    Gourcuff
    Chamakh
    Cahill- I really like this player, i think he would be great for us
    Sakho-Never seen him just like the sound of him

    OUT- Fish head,Gallas(prefer for him to stay)heaps of players on loan

    Keep the rest, Depth will win us at least 2 Cups next season i reckon. Id be extremely happy if this is our squad next year;

    New Keeper,Almunia, Schney, (send vito and fab out on loan or sell)

    Sagna,eboue
    Cahill,djourou,sakho
    TV,Bartley,norviet
    CLichy,Gibbs

    Gourcuff,daiby,rambo
    Fab,Nasri,
    Song,DM,eastmond

    Chamack,walcott,rosicknote
    RVP,Bentner,Eddie
    AA23,vela,JackW

    As you can see we dont really need to add that many. And people please tell me if you wouldnt be happy turning out to sing for these boys

  31. t-buzz

    No Player Position Weekly Yearly Joined Fee Notes
    Gianfranco Zola Manager £36,300 £1,887,600 Sep 2008 N/A Contract Sep 2008 – June 2011; Ext Jun 2013 (@Apr 2009)
    Steve Clark Assist Man £24,200 £1,258,400 Sep 2008 N/A Contract Sep 2008 – June 2011; Ext Jun 2013 (@Apr 2009)
    Kevin Keen Head Coach £12,100 £629,200 Jul 2002 N/A Contract Oct 2006 – June 2009; Ext Jun 2011 (@Sep 2008)
    Kevin Hitchcock Coach (GK) £3,000 £156,000 Mar 2010 N/A Contract March – June 2010 (@Mar 2010)
    1 Robert Green Goalkeeper £30,000 £1,560,000 Aug 2006 £2,000,000 Contract Aug 2006 – Jun 2010; Ext Jun 2011 (@Aug 2008)
    4 Danny Gabbidon Defender £50,000 £2,600,000 Jul 2005 £1,500,000 Contract Aug 2005 – Jun 2008; Ext Jun 2010 (@Aug 2007)
    7 Kieron Dyer Midfield £70,000 £3,640,000 Aug 2007 £6,000,000 Contract Aug 2007 – Jun 2011
    8 Scott Parker Midfield £70,000 £3,640,000 Jun 2007 £7,000,000 Contract Aug 2007 – Jun 2012
    9 Mido (Ahmed Hossam) Forward £1,000 £52,000 Feb 2010 Loan Loan Feb 2010 – Jun 2010
    10 Guillermo Franco Forward £20,000 £1,040,000 Sep 2009 Loan Contract Sep 2009 – Jun 2010
    11 Ilan Araújo Dall’Igna Forward £19,231 £1,000,000 Feb 2010 Loan Loan Feb 2010 – Jun 2010
    12 Carlton Cole Forward £50,000 £2,600,000 Jul 2006 £1,000,000 Contract Jul 2006 – Jun 2010; Ext Jun 2013 (@Nov 2008)
    13 Luís Boa Morte Midfield £70,000 £3,640,000 Jan 2007 £5,000,000 Contract Jan 2007 – Jun 2010
    14 Radoslav Kovác Midfield £20,000 £1,040,000 Jan 2009 £3,250,000 Contract Aug 2009 – Jun 2012
    15 Matthew Upson Defender £70,000 £3,640,000 Jan 2007 £7,500,000 Contract Jan 2007 – Jun 2011
    16 Mark Noble Midfield £20,000 £1,040,000 Jul 2000 Academy (2000) Debut (Aug 2004) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2013) (@Apr 2009)
    17 Benni McCarthy Forward £38,462 £2,000,000 Feb 2010 £2,500,000 Contract Feb 2010 – June 2012
    18 Jonathan Spector Defender £20,000 £1,040,000 Jun 2006 £500,000 Contract Aug 2006 – Jun 2010
    20 Julien Faubert Midfield £30,000 £1,560,000 Jun 2007 £6,100,000 Contract Jul 2007 – Jun 2012
    21 Valon Behrami Midfield £30,000 £1,560,000 Jul 2008 £5,000,000 Contract Jul 2008 – Jul 2013
    22 Manuel da Costa Defender £20,000 £1,040,000 Aug 2009 £2,000,000 Contract Aug 2008 – Jun 2012
    23 Hérita Ilunga Defender £20,000 £1,040,000 Sep 2008 Loan / Fee Loan Aug 2008 – Jun 2009; Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2013
    28 Péter Kurucz Goalkeeper £5,000 £260,000 Feb 2009 Loan / Fee Loan Jul 2008 – Jun 2009; Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014
    29 Marek Stech Goalkeeper £3,000 £156,000 Jul 2006 Academy (2006) Debut (Sub only) (Contract Jul 2006 – Jun 2010)
    30 James Tomkins Defender £4,000 £208,000 Jul 2005 Academy (2005) Debut (Mar 2008) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2013) (@Apr 2009)
    31 Jack Collison Midfield £2,000 £104,000 Jul 2005 Academy (2005) Debut (Jan 2008) (Contract Jul 2008 – Jun 2013)
    32 Alessandro Diamanti Forward £30,000 £1,560,000 Aug 2009 £6,000,000 Contract Aug 2009 – Jun 2014
    33 Fabio Daprelà Defender £10,000 £520,000 Jul 2009 £500,000 Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014
    34 Oliver Lee Midfield £400 £20,800 Jul 2009 Academy (2009) Debut (Sub only) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2010) (@Apr 2009)
    36 Anthony Edgar Midfield £400 £20,800 Jul 2004 Academy (2004) Debut (Jan 2010) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2010) (@Apr 2009)
    41 Zavon Hines Forward £400 £20,800 Jul 2006 Academy (2006) Debut (Aug 2008) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2010) (@Apr 2009)
    45 Jordan Spence Defender £400 £20,800 Jul 2004 Academy (2004) Debut (N/A) (Contract Jul 2006 – Jun 2010)
    46 Junior Stanislas Midfield £1,500 £78,000 Jul 2000 Academy (2000) Debut (Mar 2009) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014) (@Apr 2009)
    £705,792 £36,701,200 £55,850,000
    £187,831 £9,767,200
    £182,100 £9,469,200 Released (March): 35 Josh Payne, 44 Bondz N’Gala, Nick Barrett, Davide Ferrari,
    £178,462 £9,280,000 Peter Loveday, Danny Kearns, Conor Okus, Jack Lampe.
    PLAYERS ON LOAN
    19 Freddie Sears Forward £4,000 £208,000 Jul 2000 Academy (2000) Debut (Mar 2008) (Contract Jul 2008 – Jun 2013) (@Feb 2008)
    24 Frank Nouble Forward £10,000 £520,000 Jul 2009 £500,000 Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014
    Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson Defender £400 £20,800 Jul 2008 Academy (2008) Debut (N/A) ~ On loan to Roeselare, Belguim (to May 2010)
    Matt Fry Defender £400 £20,800 Jul 2001 Academy (2001) Debut (N/A) ~ On loan to Gillingham (to May 2010)
    Out of contract – June 2010
    Out of contract – June 2011
    Out of contract – June 2012
    WHUFC-FIXTURES-2009-2010.xls/28.03.2010

  32. Adam

    Arse, I thought I argued my house owning point quite constructively. ha ha.

    Also, name calling on the internet is a great way to get your point across.

  33. t-buzz

    West Ham wages

    No Player Position Weekly Yearly Joined Fee Notes
    Gianfranco Zola Manager £36,300 £1,887,600 Sep 2008 N/A Contract Sep 2008 – June 2011; Ext Jun 2013 (@Apr 2009)
    Steve Clark Assist Man £24,200 £1,258,400 Sep 2008 N/A Contract Sep 2008 – June 2011; Ext Jun 2013 (@Apr 2009)
    Kevin Keen Head Coach £12,100 £629,200 Jul 2002 N/A Contract Oct 2006 – June 2009; Ext Jun 2011 (@Sep 2008)
    Kevin Hitchcock Coach (GK) £3,000 £156,000 Mar 2010 N/A Contract March – June 2010 (@Mar 2010)
    1 Robert Green Goalkeeper £30,000 £1,560,000 Aug 2006 £2,000,000 Contract Aug 2006 – Jun 2010; Ext Jun 2011 (@Aug 2008)
    4 Danny Gabbidon Defender £50,000 £2,600,000 Jul 2005 £1,500,000 Contract Aug 2005 – Jun 2008; Ext Jun 2010 (@Aug 2007)
    7 Kieron Dyer Midfield £70,000 £3,640,000 Aug 2007 £6,000,000 Contract Aug 2007 – Jun 2011
    8 Scott Parker Midfield £70,000 £3,640,000 Jun 2007 £7,000,000 Contract Aug 2007 – Jun 2012
    9 Mido (Ahmed Hossam) Forward £1,000 £52,000 Feb 2010 Loan Loan Feb 2010 – Jun 2010
    10 Guillermo Franco Forward £20,000 £1,040,000 Sep 2009 Loan Contract Sep 2009 – Jun 2010
    11 Ilan Araújo Dall’Igna Forward £19,231 £1,000,000 Feb 2010 Loan Loan Feb 2010 – Jun 2010
    12 Carlton Cole Forward £50,000 £2,600,000 Jul 2006 £1,000,000 Contract Jul 2006 – Jun 2010; Ext Jun 2013 (@Nov 2008)
    13 Luís Boa Morte Midfield £70,000 £3,640,000 Jan 2007 £5,000,000 Contract Jan 2007 – Jun 2010
    14 Radoslav Kovác Midfield £20,000 £1,040,000 Jan 2009 £3,250,000 Contract Aug 2009 – Jun 2012
    15 Matthew Upson Defender £70,000 £3,640,000 Jan 2007 £7,500,000 Contract Jan 2007 – Jun 2011
    16 Mark Noble Midfield £20,000 £1,040,000 Jul 2000 Academy (2000) Debut (Aug 2004) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2013) (@Apr 2009)
    17 Benni McCarthy Forward £38,462 £2,000,000 Feb 2010 £2,500,000 Contract Feb 2010 – June 2012
    18 Jonathan Spector Defender £20,000 £1,040,000 Jun 2006 £500,000 Contract Aug 2006 – Jun 2010
    20 Julien Faubert Midfield £30,000 £1,560,000 Jun 2007 £6,100,000 Contract Jul 2007 – Jun 2012
    21 Valon Behrami Midfield £30,000 £1,560,000 Jul 2008 £5,000,000 Contract Jul 2008 – Jul 2013
    22 Manuel da Costa Defender £20,000 £1,040,000 Aug 2009 £2,000,000 Contract Aug 2008 – Jun 2012
    23 Hérita Ilunga Defender £20,000 £1,040,000 Sep 2008 Loan / Fee Loan Aug 2008 – Jun 2009; Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2013
    28 Péter Kurucz Goalkeeper £5,000 £260,000 Feb 2009 Loan / Fee Loan Jul 2008 – Jun 2009; Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014
    29 Marek Stech Goalkeeper £3,000 £156,000 Jul 2006 Academy (2006) Debut (Sub only) (Contract Jul 2006 – Jun 2010)
    30 James Tomkins Defender £4,000 £208,000 Jul 2005 Academy (2005) Debut (Mar 2008) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2013) (@Apr 2009)
    31 Jack Collison Midfield £2,000 £104,000 Jul 2005 Academy (2005) Debut (Jan 2008) (Contract Jul 2008 – Jun 2013)
    32 Alessandro Diamanti Forward £30,000 £1,560,000 Aug 2009 £6,000,000 Contract Aug 2009 – Jun 2014
    33 Fabio Daprelà Defender £10,000 £520,000 Jul 2009 £500,000 Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014
    34 Oliver Lee Midfield £400 £20,800 Jul 2009 Academy (2009) Debut (Sub only) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2010) (@Apr 2009)
    36 Anthony Edgar Midfield £400 £20,800 Jul 2004 Academy (2004) Debut (Jan 2010) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2010) (@Apr 2009)
    41 Zavon Hines Forward £400 £20,800 Jul 2006 Academy (2006) Debut (Aug 2008) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2010) (@Apr 2009)
    45 Jordan Spence Defender £400 £20,800 Jul 2004 Academy (2004) Debut (N/A) (Contract Jul 2006 – Jun 2010)
    46 Junior Stanislas Midfield £1,500 £78,000 Jul 2000 Academy (2000) Debut (Mar 2009) (Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014) (@Apr 2009)
    £705,792 £36,701,200 £55,850,000
    £187,831 £9,767,200
    £182,100 £9,469,200 Released (March): 35 Josh Payne, 44 Bondz N’Gala, Nick Barrett, Davide Ferrari,
    £178,462 £9,280,000 Peter Loveday, Danny Kearns, Conor Okus, Jack Lampe.
    PLAYERS ON LOAN
    19 Freddie Sears Forward £4,000 £208,000 Jul 2000 Academy (2000) Debut (Mar 2008) (Contract Jul 2008 – Jun 2013) (@Feb 2008)
    24 Frank Nouble Forward £10,000 £520,000 Jul 2009 £500,000 Contract Jul 2009 – Jun 2014
    Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson Defender £400 £20,800 Jul 2008 Academy (2008) Debut (N/A) ~ On loan to Roeselare, Belguim (to May 2010)
    Matt Fry Defender £400 £20,800 Jul 2001 Academy (2001) Debut (N/A) ~ On loan to Gillingham (to May 2010)
    Out of contract – June 2010
    Out of contract – June 2011
    Out of contract – June 2012
    WHUFC-FIXTURES-2009-2010.xls/28.03.2010

  34. Geoff

    Cameron worked for Channel 4, the other two cunts have never worked in there life.

    Clegg is a prick who wants the Euro, and amnesty on illegal immigrants and to tax people who have worked hard to give to the bums who haven’t.

    The one eyed Scottish weird as fuck, fuck want to give my money to any cunt who doesn’t want to work and tax the fuck out of those who do, the people have spoken, Cameron will be the next PM and thank fuck for that.

    Anyway, stop talking politics, this blog is non political.

  35. Arse&Nose

    Anyone who honestly believes Cameron is going to sort out benefit scrounging chavs is deluded! They are the idiots who voted for him.

  36. Geoff

    Adam, I love your point on house owners, I would add the long term unemployed, criminals and anyone that hasn’t lived here for 18 years, I wouldn’t let students that haven’t worked vote either, what the fuck have they contributed?

  37. Adam

    Man, I haven’t offered any mindless insults – apart from throwing your stupid back at you. However you seem to be making a habit of it.

    Yet to see a meaningful insight from you either, get over yourself.

  38. Geoff

    Arse&Nose this blog is not political.

    I also think if you haven’t paid in you shouldn’t be allowed NHS treatment, unless you are a kid of course.

  39. reggie 57

    Nothing wrong in owning your own house I bought my 1st house from the council for £35,000. sold it for £140,000 3 years later! every ones a winner! which party was in charge then? yes you guessed Maggie fuckin Thatcher …:lol:

  40. A

    What’s contributing got to do with anything Geoff in terms of voting?!

    Students/academics have more time to study everything, rather than working folk having very strong opinions, based on very little actual knowledge.

    Democracy the way it is in our country just doesn’t work.

  41. Man

    Cameron worked for Channel? well, well, not surprised you can smell his bullshit from a mile off…ok ok I’ll stop now Geoff, sometimes its hard not to respond to what you pasionate about
    Anyway I’m off hitting the gymnasium 🙂

  42. A

    I’d have voter eligibility decided by a simple test of their intelligence, and knowledge of current affairs/the issues etc. Anyone who fails it shouldn’t be allowed to have a vote

  43. Martin Hayes Never Missed

    It’s funny how people always look to Scandinavia as a positive example. The reason things work here is cos there is no one fkn here!!!!!! 9 mil in Sweden and it’s 3 times the size of the uk! allot easier to manage that many people vs 70 mil in the uk!

  44. Geoff

    Students have done fuck all towards paying for everything they take out, why should they vote, and most of them know fuck all about fuck all.

  45. Arse&Nose

    Geoff, I’m with you on the NHS. I pay 40% tax and have only been to a hospital once for myself! Every time I go to the doctors it is full of unemployed free loaders.

    I know it isn’t a political blog, but everyone is talking politics!It’s the biggest story of the year!

  46. Geoff

    It’s my taxes that pay for students to go to school, they should be made to pay the people back, all they do at Uni is get pissed and shag, ask Pedro, he was one.

  47. Wenger the liar

    Geoff –

    What about tourists that get injured whilst here what would you do with them, by the time you make up your mind as to if they are on holiday or not their dead – unless you trust the UK border agency to sort that one out!

    A –

    I have read this blog for some time and disagree with everything you say and yet -talk about politics and I agree with every point youve made, funny that.

  48. chozzer

    Haha Geoff. I’m neither unemployed or illegal. I’ve always thought it since I could think for myself.

  49. Arse&Nose

    “What about tourists that get injured whilst here what would you do with them,”

    I got injured abroad, and had to pay £2,000 in hospital costs. Fuck the tourists, that is what insurance is for.

  50. Adam

    I like it A, it would work better than the current system. 10% of the population allowed to vote sounds about right!

    Democracy western style has failed to produce politicians with any moral code or ideology apart from getting back in at the next election.

    It’s all just a popularity contest, they are basically walking tabloids, all spin, it’s a disgrace that the people running our countries are trusted less than used car salesmen.

  51. A

    Agreed reggie, I wouldn’t consider myself in the eligible group! Would have some work to do to be suitable informed!

    Cheers Wenger the liar, it’s ok, you obviously just let the emotions attached to football cloud your objectivity!

  52. Wenger the liar

    LOL Arse@Nose

    Humanity will never go forward if we think its best to treat people like shit because thats how they treat us, isnt it better we lead by example isnt that what USED to put the Great in Great Britian?

  53. Man

    …oh dear even worse and he was Lamont’s bag carrier…he should have stayed in Channel 4 longer maybe he might have learnt how to bullshit better…

    anyway gymnasium beckons 🙂

    Adam, read over your 15:10 comment. Now do so again but slowlyyyy. I’m sure you can understand you deserved to be called stupid for that. If you still can’t then I can’t help you…blog fights are silly. I’ll move on hope you do too

  54. Arse&Nose

    Wenger the liar…I share your sentiments but lets be realistic.

    Why should British tax payers pay for a tourists broken leg? Every other country in the world would charge the tourist and ask him to claim it back from insurance!

    Only the uk give such freebies!

  55. Geoff

    Wenger I would make the cunts pay, like I had to when I broke 11 ribs in Spain, not to mention my arm in 8 places.

    The last time we had a student in charge of the country we voted him out A, because he was a fucking useless, academic but fucking clueless cunt, his name was Gordon Brown, a great big barrel of fucking monkey spunk.

  56. A

    Adam I also don’t like the mentalities of the electorate, the arrogance of the people.

    We should vote, to elect the person who we consider would make the best decisions, but what people actually do is make decisions themselves on the issues, based on very limited knowledge, and actual reflection/analysis, and then vote for who would make the same decision as them.

    It’s a fundamental flaw to democracy in a society like ours!

    I agree too, there’s no morality, or sincerity in politics, it’s all about trying to get elected, not doing what’s best for the country

  57. zeus

    Morning All. It seems Arseblog has heard about the protest plans.

    ‘When you have idiots saying they’d like Sp*rs to finish above us and others suggesting the entire crowd walk out of the Fulham game on 80 minutes to send a message to the manager then you’re in dangerous territory.’

    hehe.

  58. Geoff

    Use the foreign cunts as organ donors if they won’t pay. Also charge them a fee the minute they drive off the ferries, we have to in their countries.

  59. Ja_gunner

    Guys I heard Franchise and some others mention free players like Kuranyi and Joe Cole etc.

    Joe Cole is too injury prone etc.

    But Arsenal mania had a thread the o0ther day about players out of contract and 2 jumped out at me.

    Hamit Altintop(Bayern)
    Kim Kallstrom(Lyon)

    If this is true I would sign any one of them to come in and fill Diaby’s role..Diaby is developing but he is still inconsistent.

    Both are experienced internationals 28 years old.
    Altintop was part of the Turkey team to reach the Euro semis.

    Kallstrom is a proven international with an excellent left foot..Both can play box to box mid and both are about 6 ft tall.

    These freebies are probably worth a shot.

    Any thoughts guys?

  60. Wenger the liar

    Geoff –

    Theres a good story behind 11 ribs and an arm broke in 8 places – was it good for her too?

  61. Cannon Man

    “develop his game in a similar fashion to Freddie Ljungberg”

    No chance. When Freddie had the ball at his feet, although not a world-beating passer or dribbler, he still had an idea of what to do with it. I agree that Walcott would definitely be better off at a club where technical attributes are not such an important requirement, and his breaking down of his own teams attacks wouldn’t be as detrimental to our chances of success.

    Theo. Son. Please. Buck up. Fuck a book. Hit the gym.

  62. Adam

    Man, you can consider the house owning comment to be a joke, the rest was pretty much correct. No-one can say that the state of Britain today makes the Labour party look good, surely.

    Blog fights are silly I’ll agree with that.

  63. Wenger the liar

    WTF is actually wrong with Walcott?

    At the end of the day with blistering speed you have to be half decent, even fucking Tony daley was half decent.

    I cant see him play central in a 3 but with injuries he may play up top in a two, but will he get the chance?

    FFS theo walcott.

  64. A

    Cannon imo Theo is no worse, and will be better on the ball than Freddie was. He was pretty useless on the ball, passing and dribbling was pretty non existant, but his movement off the ball and finishing made him very effective. I expect Theo to be better than Freddie was

  65. Thierry Henry is the god

    We should throw the 4-4-3 system down the drain and recruit thereafter.

    Just as Arsenal should be.

  66. Cannon Man

    gambon at 10:34

    “Theo has written a new book;

    Its about a kid called TJ who gets his dream move to a London club at the age of 16, doesnt improve at all, and is found to be way out of his depth.

    The book costs £12m, so like TJ, may be a waste of money.”

    Ha! The sad thing is, he’ll probably make £12m off the poor kids! Fair play to him I guess.

  67. A

    Gotta say I’m glad that the hangeland chat wasn’t true from last season. I was worried wenger would go for him this summer if they were

  68. Arse&Nose

    Theo needs composure, he panics like a rabbit in headlights!

    He should learn from Cesc and Song, how to keep your head and control of the ball when opponents are coming in to kick you.

  69. Ja_gunner

    Guys I heard Franchise and some others mention free players like Kuranyi and Joe Cole etc.

    Joe Cole is too injury prone etc.

    But Arsenal mania had a thread the o0ther day about players out of contract and 2 jumped out at me.

    Hamit Altintop(Bayern)
    Kim Kallstrom(Lyon)

    If this is true I would sign any one of them to come in and fill Diaby’s role..Diaby is developing but he is still inconsistent.

    Both are experienced internationals 28 years old.
    Altintop was part of the Turkey team to reach the Euro semis.

    Kallstrom is a proven international with an excellent left foot..Both can play box to box mid and both are about 6 ft tall.

    These freebies are probably worth a shot.

    Any thoughts guys?

  70. Adam

    The problem with Walcott is lack of confidence I think. Confidence comes from playing, and his injuries haven’t helped with that.

    Once he gets a good run in the team I think he will be better, definitely.

    Ljungberg had less skill than Theo, his trademark move of kick the ball past then run into a player and fall over was pretty annoying. Not that Walcott isn’t pretty good at that also.

  71. Geoff

    Wenger I have to admit there was no bird involved, just my old mate San Miguel!

    Back to football, don’t forget if you are going to print off your notes!

  72. A

    I’d be happy enough with kallstrom Ja, not seen enough of altintop.

    I’d certainly take Joe Cole on a free too, though it won’t happen. He’ll go somewhere where he’ll play regularly.

  73. Ja_gunner

    A I think you underestimate Freddie Ljundberg.

    I am not sure Theo will ever be as good as him coming from the wing.

    Having said that..Theo needs to watch tapes of Freddie and Overmars and try to emulate them.

    I think to get the best of Theo he needs to play down the centre with a guy like Bendtner or Chamakh…

    He might only ever be a supersub in the right forward/right wing role…

    A also even though we play with 2 wide forwards we still dont have good width because none of our players are natuarl wingers…even Arshavin cuts inside most of the time….even in this this system the fullbacks are our width but they are absolute crap in the final third.

    In order for us to have true width we need to do one of two things

    1. Buy wingers
    2. Buy new fullbacks(Alves, Maicon, De Weil etc)
    or try to improve the ones we have

    For instance eboue is an excellent dribbler but he also turns completely to shit 90% of the time whenever he gets into the box…no composure at all.

  74. A

    We don’t play a system that requires width, or “proper wingers” Ja, and I wouldn’t want us to! Theo’s movement is like Freddie’s, but he hasn’t had enough of a run in the team without being injured, to settle there. I reckon he’ll be a 15 goal a season player as a winger

  75. Gunners The Stunners

    Arsène Wenger has praised Arsenal’s supporters for getting behind their team through thick and thin this season.

    The Gunners have not delivered silverware in 2009/10 despite challenging strongly in the Premier League and Champions League. Instead, they will hope to secure third place with a point or more against Fulham on Sunday.

    The players are planning to thank the Emirates Stadium crowd with a traditional ‘lap of appreciation’ after their final game of the season and Wenger offered a personal message to the fans when he spoke to Arsenal TV Online.

    “A big thank you [to the fans], he said.

    “I believe for long periods in the season they were behind the team like never before and they deserve a big thank you.

    “We gave everything this year and we will try that again on the last game of the season. Despite some disappointments they have always supported the team very well.”

  76. Franchise

    only A would think Theo has better control than Ljunberg, only A

    what next?

    Fabianski has big palms like Peter Shilton

  77. A

    That was one of the biggest problems in people’s perceptions of him Franchise, which is why they claimed that he wasn’t a DM, and complain about sideways passing etc.

    Also sorry Franchise where did I say anything about either of their controls?!

  78. Franchise

    A Says:
    May 7, 2010 at 15:59

    Cannon imo Theo is no worse, and will be better on the ball than Freddie was. He was pretty useless on the ball, passing and dribbling was pretty non existant, but his movement off the ball and finishing made him very effective. I expect Theo to be better than Freddie was

    U sure u watched Arsenal when Ljunberg was on form?

  79. Ja_gunner

    A here is my point….

    If you notice nowadays when we struggle to break teams down, 90% of our attacks end with a Sagna or Clichy cross….this shows that our width are our fullbacks.

    so whether we play 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 diamond it will be our fullbacks that give us true width.

    So if we change form 4-3-3 with two wide forwards to 4-4-2 with two forwards and a trequartista(Arshavin) it wont matter because our fullbacks are our width either way..

    I belive if we liberate Arshavin from hugging the left touchline, he will be more involvedin games and will take some of the pressure of Cesc in the middle.

    How many times have I heard grovers on here saying that Arsh is completely out of the game.

    As it stands now, if teams man mark cesc tightly it kills our game..but if we have Arshavin in a free role he can come in and cause some havoc through the middle and drift unto the left wing when its suits him

    4-3-3 with wide forwards

    ………………GK………………..
    ………..CB……………Vermy…….
    Sagna………….Song…………….Clichy
    ………..Cesc…………Diaby………..
    …..Chmakh/Theo…..RVP……..Arshavin…..

    4-4-2 diamond

    ………………GK………………..
    ………..CB……………Vermy…….
    Sagna………….Song…………….Clichy
    ………..Cesc…………Diaby………..
    ……………Arshavin(free role)………
    ………Chamakh…………….RVP……….

    No matter how you slice it our fullbacks are our width because of the nature of our attacking players..

  80. Paulinho

    Theo will never be in the same class as Ljungberg. Walcott is a lazy-winger. He makes a couple of off the ball runs early on and then runs out of puff and just walks around in a daze and when he does that he’s zero threat, because he doesn’t have the brain to play a subtle role in our game. It’s all or nothing.

    Ljungberg was very good on the ball until around 2006. Far better than Walcott will ever be.

  81. A

    Yeah Franchise, and was a big fan of his, but he was never exceptional on the ball, it was his movement off it which made him unbelievably effective.

    I agree about fullbacks Ja, we certainly lack what we used to have going forward there, and they always provided the width.

    Arshavin doesn’t hug the left touchline, that’s the point – he has the freedom to roam, just as Pires used to.

    Arshavin is out of the game because that’s what he does, not because of the system.

  82. Ja_gunner

    In really big games I think I would advocate a safety first 4-3-2-1 formation….we concede first most times in big matches..this leads to us chasing the game and then we get hit on the counter attack repeatedly…most notable exception is the Barca game where we scored first but still conceded four.

    I would advocate 4-3-2-1 for really big matches something like this.

    Attacking
    …………………GK……………………..
    Sagna………CB…………….Vermy………Clichy
    ……….Cesc……..Song…….Melo/Kallstrom…..
    …………..Diaby…………Arshavin………….
    ………………….RVP/Chamakh………………..

    Cesc plays deeper. With Cesc this deep its harder for their midfielders to man mark him. Diaby plays more forward so he can dribble opponents and force them into errors(fouls). Diabys mistakes wont be costly in this advanced position. Arshavin would perform this same function running at defenders right down their throats.

    with this formation we would 3 big strong guys in midfield(Song, Diaby, Melo/Kallstrum/Atintop) defenitely less bullying against us there. With Cesc and Arsh the creative force and RVP/Chamakh the spearhead.

    Defending

    …………………GK……………………..
    Sagna………CB…………….Vermy………Clichy
    Diaby…Cesc……..Song…..Melo/Kallstrom….Arsh
    ………………….RVP/Chamakh……………….

    When defending Diaby drops back and covers Sagna and
    Arsh helps out the other dm with Clichy.

  83. Confidentgoner

    A,

    I’dlike to know what diet you are on? Not sure even your man Wenger has the guts to tell himself the things you are saying here.

  84. Limestonegunner

    BNSB and Gunners the Stunners posted the quote Wenger made in appreciation of support by Arsenal fans this season. Glad to see that as I had posted a few days ago that he sometimes has a sort of polemical relationship in his comments with fan criticisms. Now if we would acknowledge the importance of winning a trophy for supporters who have been waiting a while and show his intentions by adding some experienced quality as he is admitting could be valuable, he would be really going a long way in energizing support.

    I hope this is not just a response to signs of fan protest?

  85. zee

    wenger cancelled his press conference today as he has a sore throat. Bless. Couldnt put up the Churchill nodding dog Pat Rice though, just cancelled it.

  86. dutchmaster10

    Why all the cries for Joe Cole when we have JW on his way back? He is gonna be a much better player, let’s just hope Wenger gives him a chance!

  87. SUGA3

    A,

    Theo will be better than Ljungberg?

    come on mate, the whole season you kept on bigging up shit players like Denilson and Fabianski and you have been proven wrong on more than one occasion, you should know better than that by now…

  88. Stu

    Theo will be nowhere near the level of Freddie IMO. Whatever Freddie lack in touch (which imo wasnt much) he more than made up for with his intelligent runs, enthusiams and obviously his composure in front of goal. He also usually made the right decision.

    Theo gets the ball, turns around and gives the ball either to Sagna or inside to one of the midfielders. He isnt good enough on the ball to play for this team where there is an emphasis put on touch and vision.

  89. YYZ Gooner

    I saw Freddy play a couple weeks ago for the Sounders.
    Looks very fit and injury problems are behind him. He played the free role behind the striker. Forget Freddy in his prime, Theo could not touch Freddy today.

  90. Stu

    Dutchman, i agree. I havent a clue why people want Joe Cole. Apart from missing most of the last 2 seasons through injury he is pushing 30 (29 next season) and not what this team needs at all.

    And as you say LJW is going to be with the team next season and pretty similar to Cole anyway so no point wishing for Cole to join us and be demanding 100k a week.

  91. Limestonegunner

    A lot of the media have been making quite a fuss about Tottenham making at least fourth and waxing rhapsodic about the large number of English players in their team. The victory over ManCity is thought to bolster chances for these players to make it into the England world cup squad. If we retain third and Tottenham have to go through qualifying, the more their internationals (including English players) play in the world cup the more fatigued and tired they’ll be to face Lyon, Olympiakos, Ajax Sampdoria, the Spanish 4th, German 3rd and other teams in that qualifying round.

    We could see them go out in spectacular fashion! But that is why we really need to get a point and can’t afford to lose to Fulham. In addition to the demoralizing humiliation, we don’t want all of our internationals playing in an unseeded qualifying against some of these teams.