Arsene: More players to come

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How’s it going everyone? Are we all excited about potentially WINNING A DAMN TROPHY.

I am. It’s a real trophy.

So what’s been happening? Well, Arsene Wenger has let rip at Stevie G for being a massive bastard in the press last week.

“You’re never too good for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard knows that,”

“But I can understand completely that he asked him to stay because he wanted him (Suarez) to play with him and have a chance to win the Premier League. But it didn’t happen, and anyway, Suarez left.”

Zing… take that Steven.

I find it hard to stomach words like that from a man who was seriously considering moving to Chelsea when he was at the top of his game.

Also, just to throw it on the pile… Sanchez thought he was too  good for Liverpool. Because he is. So there.

Wenger has been quite chatty, there’s a TV clip of him excusing the business that he’s done so early this year. He says something like,

‘We’re ahead of time because there’s a lot of availability’

Come on Arsene, you’re ahead of time because you had a plan this year. Last year, you didn’t wait until the end of the window with the knowledge you’d land Ozil. You waited until the end of the window in the hope someone, anyone, would come avaiable. This year, there’s been more of a plan and far more structure.

There’s still hope that more players will come in. The Mirror are running with a Mario to Arsenal story again. I get it, but I don’t believe it. Arsene just wouldn’t do it. Well, at least that’s what I believe. He’d be a brilliant buy, but he’s a lunatic, so he could also be a massive problem. I’d have him though. All that power and pace. All that Puma affiliation. Would make so much bad sense.

The manager is keen on doing more business.

“I’m very happy because I did what I wanted, and I am still open to do more,” he said.

“Let’s not forget that we are at August 1 today, and the transfer window closes on the 31st. For years, it’s a long time I didn’t sit with you here on the first of August having done quite a lot.

YES ARSENE!

All the words I want to be hearing. It’s nice to hear him bleat on about the window being for another month when he’s bought a load of players already. Hopefully he lands another big name. Hopefully we go into the season winning the transfer window. What a feeling that’d be, hey?!

Wenger also had some words on South Americans and Joel Campbell.

 ‘Yes, he [Campbell] is part of my plans. He might play tomorrow against Benfica,’ 

‘We follow closely what’s going on in South America because I believe, in some positions, they are stronger than European clubs.

‘Especially up front. If you make a classification of a world-class striker today, that’s in favour of South America.

Yes Arsene, you are right, all the best strikers are from South America. Interesting that the Germans didn’t really have a world class striker at the world cup. Well, not in the sense of having a Suarez. It made the victory all the more impressive for them. However, we have all the best playmakers. So that’s the shift. Right? Am I right?

Right, Arsenal vs Benfica today. Hopefully there are some interesting players on show. Should be fund the see Sanchez out there and Calum Chambers should be on show. I don’t think we’ll see Ospina, which is a shame, but I’m sure we’ll catch a glimpse of him over the course of the season.

Right, that’s me done. Before I go, can I ask you a favour. Could you click the video below. It’s for a project with Bloomberg, I didn’t know they were going to ask me to do this, but it happened and they’re good guys who want to get something going with bloggers. Click, don’t watch and don’t c*nt me about the shoddy performance in the comments.

THANKS.

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  1. Al

    Very excited to see Chambers play at CB today. Saw him a bunch of times last season all at RB and never saw anything to suggest he can play as a CB and by learning he can actually play as a CB it will be interesting to see how he performs there

  2. Byo

    @Pedro:
    Great video, no matter what anyone thinks.

    Balotelli? You said it yourself, the guy is a lunatic.
    He flamed out of Inter, the club he came through as a teenager;
    He burnt down Man City(I wish) after he was brought over by the manager who gave him his first taste of senior football;
    And who knows what went on at ACMilan!

    That is not to say the guy has no trace of football genius in him.

    No Arsenal DO NOT want or need him.

  3. Jatz

    Pedro I didn’t know you were gay, not that there is anything wrong with that . In any event you certainly don’t look like you could manage arsenal football club nor take any of their training or conditioning sessions either , maybe also not be able to negotiate the transfers either , but u are not a bad blogger

  4. N5

    Jesus, Jatz, Pedro isn’t gay! grow up.

    Pedro, I think you’ve made a mistake upping that video, all the children on the Grove are going to have a field day. You’ve already been called ugly and gay and we’re not even 20 comments in.

    SMH

  5. N5

    ” In any event you certainly don’t look like you could manage arsenal football club nor take any of their training or conditioning sessions either”

    Lolololol, yeah because Wenger is just so masculine!! He looks like a worm in speedos.

  6. Bergkamp63

    You look like a film star,

    Mackenzie Crook from Pirates of the Caribbean (the guy with the wooden eye !)

  7. NYCgooner

    N5

    “You’ve already been called ugly and gay and we’re not even 20 comments in.”

    I get the feeling you enjoyed telling Pedro that

    Cheeky bugger ….Lololololol

  8. Hitman

    If there is anything worse than being gay, its looking gay.
    Come on Pedro man up.
    You also need to bulk up.
    Also you need to work on voice projection ( constructive criticism, I have the same issue but you can get coaching to remedy that)

    Otherwise good luck on the media career. Late night Beeb Football League Hightlights show stardom beckons.

  9. ja_gunner

    pretty poor comments on pedro…enjoyed the content (which i come on here for) pedro. We may not agree on lots of things re Arsenal but still do ur thing each day!

  10. Pedro

    Jatz, not really sure how being gay would have any impact on being able to work in sport?

    N5… I didn’t want to put it up, but I’m helping the guys who made it get a project out the door… the guy who produces it is a Gooner.

  11. N5

    Hitman, they call it metrosexual, made right by people like Beckham. It’s quite popular now!!

    I’ve been known to wear a pink shirt you know! and I didn’t suck one nob! 😀

  12. Evan

    Looking forward to Emirates Cup just got BT broadband so I get the cup. Is Sanchez playing or still on holiday?

    Pedro keep up the good work.
    U Look a little like the might Nik Pembles 😉

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=nicklas+bendtner&client=ms-android-h3g-gb&hl=en-GB&source=android-browser-suggest&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=p9PcU7mvJvTX7Ab7qYC4AQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg&biw=320&bih=508#facrc=_&imgrc=MefhvLCMNEpVnM%253A%3BLSf3pJLeOlJzDM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.supanet.com%252Fupload%252Fimages%252F201311%252Fnicklas-bendtner-big-45224.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.supanet.com%252Farsenal-striker-nicklas-bendtner-arrested-over-criminal-damage-at-luxury-apartment-a12809.html%3B300%3B286

  13. Pedro

    Poldi, don’t lie, you’d fuck me.

    Should be getting Alex Fynn on video in the next couple of weeks. His new book has landed…

  14. N5

    I thought it was a good video Pedro. But your usual detractors are going to use it too throw abuse at you because you don’t always rim Wenger.

    Amazing people can hate someone they don’t know, just because he doesn’t share their views!!

  15. Bergkamp63

    Anyway, take no notice of them Pedro, there is nothing wrong with your presentation,

    May I suggest a cravat though next time to finish off the ensemble ?

  16. andy1886

    Poor old Pedro…Still it could be worse if you think that’s ugly try watching Tony Attwood – man, that face could curdle milk!

    Nice to hear positive words from Arsene for a change, roll on the EC, the new season, and hopefully a couple of nice new faces to add to the ones we already have.

  17. Santos

    A lot of weird comments here today. I didn’t see the vid that was upped. I’m sure the posters who have a contrary view to Pedro on a regs are going to have a field day. Lmao

    Who have we nearly signed?

  18. Toli83

    Pedro do you have any thoughts on Khedira coming ? Is Collymore talking nonsense or is there some substance.

    Also you done few beers for pre season City game which I was away for,will you arrange a le grove meet you think this season?

  19. @snoekrats

    What sad people come on this site to purposefully give other people shit.

    Also there is a way to react to a difference in views. I am sure most of these guys that come on here for that purpose have sad sad lives and who cant get laid to save their lives.get a life

    its a blog and a daily one at that. The guy gives us a bit of himself everyday and in return some can only give back abuse.

    get over yourself and your sad lives.

    I differ from pedro very often but if you really dont like his blog go somewhere. One could swear you are forced to read it.

    keep up the good work

  20. Bergkamp63

    Pedro August 2, 2014 12:16:12
    I can take most things, but a critique of my clothing is unacceptable. I dress well.

    The slim fitting Italian style would suit you better though ?

  21. Dannyboy

    Lol the ‘Pedro you need to do this/need to do that’ comments are so pathetic.

    Typical of the sad world we live in where all blokes wanna look and appear exactly the same as each other – no orginality anymore.

  22. Santos

    Dorobucci

    You must be a Nigerian..
    That song is overrated though..

    Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing us play again. I’m excited. I’ve also missed reading Le Grove during matches. Let the fun recommence. At least, we won’t have to digress much in the comments section.

  23. Pedro

    Toli, I have no idea on Khedira… I wouldn’t take Stan Collymore seriously, no one at Arsenal would give him the time of day.

  24. Bergkamp63

    Pedro August 2, 2014 12:24:17
    Bergkamp, that’s a Ben Sherman Camden cut, you can’t get much more fitted

    Nice shirt, I have a few Robert Graham one’s which are really nice and a Guide London one, they go well with slim fitting jackets.

  25. jwl

    Has Sanchez reported back early for training? I thought he would be still be on holidays. I am really looking forward to watching Sanchez this year, I don’t think we are going to be champs but at least we will get to watch quality player again.

    Pedro I don’t know how well you dress but your brother wears appalling shirts.

    TV is weird, i was interviewed by bbc midlands while I was attending Birmingham auto show many years ago. It was end of day, my tie was askew and my hair wasn’t brushed, and everyone I know who watched commented on how I looked and no one listened to what I said. I thought my 20 sec comment was genius but nobody cared because my hair was a mess.

  26. jwl

    I think it was N5 who mentioned how skinny Wenger is and I noticed that as well – he doesn’t look healthy. I am tall skinny guy but Wenger looks even skinnier than me and that’s not healthy. I have been put on a diet to gain a bit of weight because underweight can be more harmful to health than overweight.

  27. N5

    jwl, so was I mate, I had to drink ensure with my meals to bulk me up and now I’ve gone the other way and look like a bowling pin!!

  28. Emiratesstroller

    Over next week we have an opportunity to see the new arrivals and measure our performance level notwithstanding that we will still be without our German players + of course Walcott.

    It will give us time to assess those fringe players whether they are good enough to stay or be offloaded.

    Vermaelen is clearly leaving. Personally I cannot see the merit of keeping Miyaichi. He is low down pecking order and frankly has to be surplus to requirements.

    Also I would be surprised if at least two of Gnabry, Sanogo and Campbell are
    not loaned out.

    Assuming that we buy a quality HMF/DMF I cannot see merit of keeping on all three of Arteta, Diaby and Flamini. One has to assume that Ramsey and Wilshire are above them in pecking order.

    It is important to have a squad large enough to cater for rotation and injuries,
    but not to keep players who are surplus to requirements and unlikely to play.

  29. NYCgooner

    I think people are overreacting really. I don’t think any of the comments are to taken seriously. I certainly hope Pedro doesn’t.

  30. Thank you and goodnight

    @Jwl
    Some people can’t put on any weight no matter what though. My uncle is skinny as well and we tried to help him put weight on. We put him on 4 a day weight training milkshakes and he must of had over 4000 calories in food a day for 2 months. Fucker didn’t put on an ounce. I just have to look at a burger and my arse puts on half a stone. So all you skinny gits who can’t put on weight…..Bastards….hate you all 😀

  31. Goonergirl

    Hello everyone

    Looking forward to the emirates cup. Will Sanchez play?

    Also I’m still hoping for us to sign that CDM

  32. Bergkamp63

    N5,

    I use Soya protein from Holland & Barrett mixed with skimmed milk and break a Banana in it to taste and mix it all up in a blender.

    I have this directly after my workout on the exercise bike, the results are really good for muscle increase rather than fat !

  33. Wallace

    anyone know what’s wrong with Gnabry? haven’t seen him in ages, and he wasn’t with the Euro winning Deutsch U19 side.

  34. Bergkamp63

    kwik fit August 2, 2014 12:54:05
    Not to be out done, Liverpool have today unveiled their own statute outside Anfield. And who better to be the first , none other than Stevie ‘ your better than Arsenal’ Gerard;

    Maybe Man City could have one of him horizontal outside their ground !

  35. Cesc Appeal

    Michael Owen commentating on Valencia and Monaco has managed to talk about United and Liverpool for a solid five minutes.

  36. jwl

    N5 I just recently went to nutritionist to start diet to gain weight, i am eating 3 meals day, two snacks between meals and drinking one ensure plus. I said to my doctor and nutritionist that I thought I would end up looking like a bowling pin – skinny dude with big belly and I don’t want that. They assured me I wouldn’t but I don’t believe them.

    TTAG My father and me look like laurel hardy, we both tall, I am skinny but my dad is obese. I don’t understand how we share same genetics, I would think my mom had an affair way back when but apparently not because I look like my dad in many other ways.

  37. Johnty79

    Spurs got a much better deal than us over signing Eric dire instead of chambers…in the last 10 years Sanchez is the only player got that spurs possibly did want…

    A miracle we have finished above them for the last 8 years.

    But I am 99% certain we will finish above spurs this year.

  38. GoonerInNY

    Pedro,

    Good job on the video, but can I offer one piece of advice:

    Slow. Down.

    There is a difference between brisk and rushed.

  39. alexanderhenry

    Pedro, we’ve achieved more this transfer window because our manager has money to spend. It’s got nothing to do with him having or not having a ‘plan’ as you put it. The most important quote from that interview is this: ‘ In the last two seasons, things have changed because we had the financial power. But the seasons before we could not.’ That’s it in a nutshell, and it should put the whole ‘did we didn’t we have money’ debate to bed. You deliberately glossed over that part of the interview though. That’s because it blunts that axe you’ve been grinding for all these years. Time to put the axe away pedro.

  40. Dannyboy

    The only annoying thing about not being able to gain weight is the cunts that come over to you who think they’re being funny and say ‘how are you so skinny when you never stop eating!!!’

    Imagine going over to a fat fucker and saying ‘hang on, why are you so fucking huge? You don’t appear to be eating at the moment…’

    Probably get sack if I say that to the big bitches in the office! Double standards man.

  41. Goner Joe

    Andy didn’t stop you going on untold to try and put across your minority views does it still hurt that Wenger signed a 3 year contract and won the FA cup.

  42. Dannyboy

    jwl – probably just age mate it’s the same for me.

    I’m 22 and skinny as shit despite eating twice what my Dad eats.

    He’s pushing 50 and was up to 100kg before we got over to Oz. He’s down to around 85kg now but I still can’t get past 70kg.

    Then he showed me a picture other day of him on his 25th birthday and he was just like me – a skinny fuck despite eating like a whale.

  43. Bergkamp63

    alexanderhenry August 2, 2014 13:28:09
    Pedro, we’ve achieved more this transfer window because our manager has money to spend. It’s got nothing to do with him having or not having a ‘plan’ as you put it. The most important quote from that interview is this: ‘ In the last two seasons, things have changed because we had the financial power. But the seasons before we could not.’ That’s it in a nutshell, and it should put the whole ‘did we didn’t we have money’ debate to bed. You deliberately glossed over that part of the interview though. That’s because it blunts that axe you’ve been grinding for all these years. Time to put the axe away pedro

    So we all agree then that we could have strengthened in January and won the title last season !

  44. andy1886

    Afternoon Joe. Nope it didn’t, although I’d say minority views over there but not here obviously. Anyway, that was a jest (I’m sure that you do have a sense of humour in there somewhere?).

    As it happens I loved the Cup win, would rather have had a new manager, but if you read above you’ll see that my comment earlier was rather positive about Arsene.

    Have a nice day and enjoy the Emirates Cup.

  45. Pedro

    Alex, it’s really difficult debating with you because you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    But, just go on what you’re saying there.

    Last summer, we needed a striker, we ended up with Ozil.

    January, we needed a striker and a midfielder. We landed a Swedish journeyman with a broken back. We’ve had £140m+ in the last two windows.

    The difference this time is we have a plan… and, from what I’ve read, the club have taken more control over transfer proceedings.

    Also, this idea that we’ve only had cash to spend in the last two windows is a fallacy as well. That cash surplus didn’t arrive last summer. It was a steady build up of cash that served no purpose.

  46. London gunner

    Dannyboy

    I am muscular bastard but I used to be skinny(very lean though)when I see people from high school they are like shitttt you got jacked.

    Main thing I had to do was bulk for 3 years straight there is a website called if it fits yours macros this tells you how many calories you need and where to get them from in what levels aka protein carbs and fat.

    I at times ate over 3000 calories a day whilst doing zero cardio and lifting 4-5 times a week. It finally slowed my metabolism down and now I’ve built 40 pounds of muscle.

    Main thing is consistency and don’t waste time trying to build muscle lean you will gain fat with your muscle it’s to be expected when eating a calorific surplus. So you bulk then start cutting on once you have reached desired amount of muscle.. If you try to gain muscle without fat it’s an incredibly slow process will take three times as long

  47. qna

    Leeds agreed. I have been a huge critic of the regime for the past 2 or 3 seasons. Only in the last 1 or 2 years starting to feel it was wenger himself not spending. But credit is due to him he can rewrite the whole past decade if he wins the league his year. It could be done for around £40m

    Eg

    Carvalho/Bender – £26m

    Reus – Podolski + Vermaelen + £10m
    (Recent reports say Dortmund are interested in Podolski – £10m and they look like they will be replacing Hummels soon – TV -£12m)

    Yanga-Mbiwa/Older exp CB – £4m
    (Y-M surplus to req at Newcalstle but was a star against us a couple years ago.).

    If we need more defensive cover, can do this in Jan.

    Cant wait for the match. Hope we see Campbell.

  48. jwl

    Does today’s match start at 4:20? I am in Canada and not ready for football season yet, can’t get my head around the fact there’s a match to watch today. Looking for a stream to watch and it says they kick off at 420, which seems weird, but I like the time.

  49. Ozy

    Shocking some of the things I’ve read on here today. Some thick, ignorant people who are being left behind while society moves forward. That’s really all I will say about that. Pedro, cheers on the video. You did great, not much is expected of a small video like that – and your delivery of the “It is a real trophy” joke was dead on. Not that you need my approval or anybody else’s – you just want us to watch it.

    Anyway. Carvahlo rumors hotting up. Khedira apparently still on. I was worried for a while that we were done but with Wenger’s comments and the fact that the DM rumors won’t die, it looks as though we’re going to reinforce in that area. That’s great. If we buy a Carvahlo or Khedira and conclude our summer there (and if we keep all of our players), it’d be a great summer. If we buy a CF, it’d be an amazing summer.

  50. Ozy

    Qna, Arsenal needs to take absolutely no part in helping Dortmund sell Hummels to United. That would be disastrous. He’s world class.

    Although, getting Reus would soften the blow a bit…

  51. kwik fit

    Why not buy Carvalho and Khedira. I Know I know i’m a greedy so and so,,,,,,,but Carvalho can also play CB and Arteta and Flam will be going next season.
    A midfield of Ramsey, Jack , Khedira and Carvalho would mean were sorted for years.

  52. Thank you and goodnight

    @Dannyboy
    Ha ha ha ha. The other one I hate is people who are big, then claim they don’t know how they got big as they hardly eat. ……All said through a mouthful of kebab.
    I’ve put on weight in last few years, precisely because I’m a greedy bastard. At least admit it.

  53. Arsenal2174

    I really hope we get the DM we need and go hard for Rues but I don’t think he will leave Dortmund this year. My other hope is to not open a football website and see Brendan Rodgers overly white fucking chompers and that fake fucking tan telling everybody that he’s the next coming of Sir Alex and it was he that put the air in ball…… Brendan for fucks sake shut up for awhile.

  54. Guns of Brixton

    Pedro has a lazy eye???
    Wow i never noticed.

    But he is the most whiteset white person in charachter and looks and dress sense i have seen.

  55. kwik fit

    So apparently Wenger didn’t buy Cesc because of his receding hairline. Probably explains why he got rid of Gervinho and let Sagna go on a free. It also quashes those Rooney to Arsenal rumours from last season, where both Wazza and Wenger had supposed to have met in Wazza’s local chippy.

  56. Bergkamp63

    london gunner August 2, 2014 14:16:11
    Thank You and goodnight

    Mate your generally right.

    But I have one mate whose enormously fat who eats half of what I do like a womens daily calorific level of food

    You don’t think he’s sneaking the odd nibble or two then ?

  57. qna

    Ozy. Arsenal will take no part. If they want him they will buy him. Dortmund wont sell unless the offer is good. If it were spurs then, sure it might be related.

    Hummels will go for massive fee (for a CB) and they will only replace him with a reasonably priced CB.

    TV is an excellent world class defender and i would not want to lose him. Especially for a low price to United. BUT if he is not playing with his head in the game, body 110% on the line its dangerous for us. Nobody can play at that level without genuine motivation/hunger.

    Thats the only reason I would sell him for £12m. I would buy him for £12m if he was ready for the cause. Its a great price. He is far from past it. Probably close to Hummels if he gets back his passion and form. So would you rather united have TV in top form for £12m or have them pay £35m out of thier war chest for hummels?

  58. london gunner

    Bergkamp63

    His not the type to sneak his open and honest about the fact his fat and does nothing about it.

    Plus I grew up with him so spent many a holiday with him and his family plus time over at his house…

    me and a couple of our mates went on a road trip recently as well.. guy seriously doesn’t eat

    I think certain people must have extremely low metabolisms and at the same time extremely efficient fat building systems

    Plus if your fat as a kid/teen your going to have way more fat cells than a regular person that’s why its so important to raise your kids lean

  59. jwl

    thank you london gunner and qna.

    I am looking forward to watching Ramsey develop this season – I hope last season wasnt fluke – we could have another world class player on our team this year. Our team plays around Giroud, he’s almost an obstacle in same matches, I hope Wenger uses Sanchez instead of Giroud in big matches and play someone else out wide.

    Ramsey – he score’s when he wants!

  60. Ozy

    It’s a tricky situation. Although I’d rather any overseas club take TV instead of ManU, if I were to pick Vermaelen or Hummels going to ManU, I’d opt for Vermaelen. He’s 28 and there’s a good defender in there. But Hummels at ManU would be a disaster for everybody else in the league. Although it gets tricky because Vermaelen is our player and they’d have more money for other targets. So yeah… I think I’ll sit out transfer dealings haha..

  61. Bankz

    Nacho Monreal As Centre Back. I’d Rather Have SANOGO Start As CB & Monreal As CF.
    Monreal As A Better Chance Of Hitting The Target and SANOGO Has A Better Chance Of Acting As An Auxiliary CB.

  62. qna

    Starting team and subs:

    Martinez, Bellerin, Chambers, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Campbell, Ramsey, Rosicky, Ox, Sanogo

    Subs: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Arteta, Wilshere, Giroud, Sanchez, Cazorla, Coquelin, Akpom, Miquel

  63. Bergkamp63

    LG,

    3 years ago I was 16 st 7lb, decided to stop eating crap and exercise, took just over a year to shed 70lb and now 11st 7lb.

    Probably had a lot to do with the 2 boys at home and eating what they wanted but when the eldest went to uni, got the exercise bike and used his room as gym, then the next year our youngest went to uni and stopped eating crap completely.

    Now virtually vegetarian (the wife is which means I am pretty much now), a lot of it down to diet rather than exercise although it did play it’s part, I burn 1000 calories a day on the bike and consume between 1500-2000 max so it’s never going back on !

  64. qna

    Jwl – yes for me Ramsey could go on to be a name like Pogba. He must not lose the ball in dangerous positions this year and show more composure.

    Looking forward to Walcott this yesr. Think this could be his break out year. Ozil and Sanchez should suit him.

  65. Baba

    Hey grovers greetings to you all,Sanchez will definitely be watch today,wish he goes on to have a fabulous Arsenal carreer,meanwhile can that Chamber dude be our Varane?i know he is not as talented as Varane but he has alot of good attributes which if harness properly could be to our own gains,wishing all the new players fruitful Arsenal career………..,……….by the way am plus one today,need good wishes from you lots

  66. london gunner

    jwl

    If ramsey maintains the same form as last year then his WC (as in performance wise)

    Fans can be over critical with Ramsey saying he makes to many mistakes but even the best Vidal make mistakes it’s just we watch Ramsey more so are more tuned into them.

    The fact is Ramsey stats last season as in all over the park not just in goals but say in defensive performance/offensive and general passing stats were on level with Vidal…

    In my book if your stats are level with a WC class player whose the best in his category than Ramsey’s performances last season were indeed World Class.

    If Ramsey can perform to those lofty standards for two seasons it will look likely his a WC player if he does it for 3 he is one that would be no doubt.

    I don’t necessarily expect the same amount of goals from him as with Sanchez and Walcott fit I believe they will take more goal scoring opportunities/responsibilities but if his overall impact is the same as last season I would be thrilled

    His main strengths were his transition play from defence to attack aka box to box, his creativity in unlocking defences with clever passes and his assists aka his playmaking and finally his goal scoring.

    Many people make last season Ramsey’s success about the goals that was just one part for me.

  67. qna

    Ozy – depends. Even United have finite resources. If they spend a big chunk on Hummels then that wont be spent elsewhere. TV at his best in a united jersey would still cause the same problems for the rest of us that u mentioned. But it would be more painful to watch for us especially.

  68. Ozy

    Gotta agree with you there, qna. There’s a great defender in TV. If Van Gaal harnesses that, that would hurt a lot more. 4-5 years of watching TV boss the defense like we all know he has the ability to do in a Man U shirt… gross.

    To whoever has been watching the Valencia and Monaco game, how has Falcao been playing?

  69. TitsMcgee

    The only thing worse than calling someone the fan of a rival club because they disagree with their opinion is calling them gay lol.

    The ultimate sign of being daft.

  70. Radio Raheem

    LOL did someone say on here Falcao hasn’t got good link up play? Some posters write some funny stuff.

  71. BacaryisGone

    I thought the comments knocking Pedro’s impersonation of Spud from Trainspotting at a job interview were well out of order.

  72. london gunner

    Bergkamp63

    Good for you mate

    I just bought an exercise bike this summer as I get shin splints from jogging.

    Problem is it doesn’t really give me a cardio work out my lungs don’t burn I am not gaping for air like I would jogging.

    What it does is just give me a purely killer leg workout which I don’t want nor need.. I can only feel it in my legs. My cardiovascular system is not straining.

    I have even tried doing sprints on the exercise bike my legs kill and all but im not left panting how I would when I sprint.

    I am considering sending the bike back as the main purpose was to improve my aerobic lung capacity/ cardiovascular performance

  73. BacaryisGod

    I thought the comments knocking Pedro’s impersonation of Spud from Trainspotting at a job interview were well out of order.

  74. Ozy

    Have you guys seen the twitter picture of a guy who saw Sturridge in NY? Sturridge wouldn’t let the kid put his arm around him. The fame got to his head. Shithead.