CLEAN SHEET AWAY FROM HOME!

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The season was supposed to start with BANG, but it’d be fairer to categorise the Newcastle showing as a light crackle, not even a firework, I’m talking a bag of Quavers in the cinema.

The opening game of the season was all about delivering a win, something we didn’t manage last season. It was also about showing that the club had moved on defensively. We delivered against both objectives, landing a clean sheet and a 0-1 win.

The football wasn’t very pleasant and had most of the hallmarks of last season. We struggled to make use of the possession we were afforded, there was little coherence moving forward, and we looked similarly one dimensional.

That said, it’s hard to fault the manager on this occasion. Most of our new players are either injured, unfit or off the pace of the league. Kola and Ozil were dealing with criminal issues in London which don’t sound pleasant. So Emery really had to roll with a makeshift starting 11.

That gave Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson a start, and it also offered up Emery the chance to leave Mustafi out of the 11, something he wasn’t prone to doing last season… so we saw Chambers gifted a start. I think you could confidently say that with a fully fit squad, at least 6 of the player wouldn’t have featured.

We controlled possession with ease but struggled at times to deal with Newcastle’s aggressive pressing approach. We struggled to create chances, so you felt that we were going to need a decisive intervention. Auba to the rescue. The man doesn’t need much of opportunity to devastate teams. We hit Newcastle on a quick break led by AMN who intercepted a stray pass and drove forward, his threaded pass to an unmarked Auba was truly special, the finish was tight, the deadliest sharpshooter in the game lifted the ball over the keeper and did just enough to make the difference.

We took control for the rest of the game, introduced Pepe, Martinelli and Ceballos all made their debuts and all did very little. The Spanish U21 looked extremely off the pace, which is to be expected, but also a big problem because we need a ball-carrying midfielder that can do the job now.

Of the kids, I think Chambers had a solid game, Joe Willock looked comfortable but a touch meek, Reiss was largely anonymous for me, he did create two chances though, and that’s what he’s there to do. He will need to impose himself a little more if he wants to earn more chances.

The player that really stunk the house out was one that’s dropping £170k a week. Mikhi had a shocker of a game, he’s so out of sorts it looks like he’s come out of retirement to play in a charity game at Old Trafford with Robbie Williams best mate… but to be fair, I think Robbie’s best mate would contribute more to the game. Outside one devilishly good pass to Auba, he spent the game getting himself dispossessed or spraying the ball at imagined shadows. His pass completion rate in the final third was 55%… even for someone taking riskier options, that’s kind of appalling. As someone said online, it’s like peak Alexis Sanchez without the goals or assists.

The big thing I’m focused on this season is how Emery evolves the style of play. Our pressing seems very unstructured at the moment and I’m concerned that this system he’s building is easy to suss and not exactly a chance creation machine. We had two shots on target yesterday, that’s really poor when you consider the level of striker we have upfront.

Hopefully, those numbers will improve as we integrate pace and quality into the side. I’m very interested to see what David Luiz brings to the table. Xhaka isn’t the full ticket, but whatever you think of him, you can’t deny that he’s vital to our ability to move the ball forwards and his long balls are a chance creation option in a side that doesn’t create a lot of chances. When opposition teams know where the creativity comes from, it’s easy to control us. Xhaka can get away with being Xhaka against teams like Newcastle, but he’s easily wiped out when you have a team that aggressively pursues him.

Problem is… I’m not sure Matteo and Joe are ready to hold strong in that midfield with Ceballos. Could be a touch weak sauce and it’d be open to bullying. So I’d imagine the main hope is that if we put more mobility into the midfield with Willock and Ceballos, hopefully, we’ll offer more creativity and more running options. Having a midfielder that can move the ball through agressive press is also going to be game-changing. It’s so easy to box our midfield in at the moment.

This squad is exciting because I have literally no idea what it’s capable of producing. The great thing is it’s all on Emery to unlock heat, these are his guys. 8 of that starting 11 are Emery players, probably 9 as Chambers wasn’t a regular fixture with Wenger. All 3 subs were his. No more excuses.

Better football has to be on the menu. Raul and Edu are Barca/Wengerball types. Top 4 needs to come with style. Emery has the players now, let’s see what he can do.

ALSO, did you watch the Chelsea vs United game? The most Brexit game I’ve seen in a while. Neither side impressive, but I’m still unsure how Chelsea managed to lose 3-0. Both squads are not good enough, both managers are not good enough. Top 4 really should be ours! Interesting that Chelsea are going so hard at youth with players that don’t look up to scratch.

Final thought before we go… it was interesting that Jose Mourinho was being so kind about Arsenal players. This on Auba.

“That control looks simple but it’s not simple, it’s genius. Then the finishing is beautiful.”

A few voices indicating that he has deep ties with Mendes and might be trying to ingratiate himself with the Arsenal fans/execs if the inevitable happens earlier than May.

I wanted to hate that idea, but then I started to like it. It totally goes against everything I believe our next manager should be, but the guy has prestige, he’s built winning machines and now I love the idea despite knowing the risks.

There, I said it. I’m really sorry. It was literally a fleeting thought that got out of control.

See you in the comments. x

P.S. I cleared out the banned list as it’s the new season. Same rules apply, agree with me or go elsewhere. Just jokes. But play nice. All are welcome.

535 Responses to “CLEAN SHEET AWAY FROM HOME!”

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  1. Chika

    Dysentery

    “He has minders guarding him. He’s safer that you will ever be.”

    Another daft comment from the super cretin.

    Two of our players missed a game with a possibility of missing more because their well being is threatened; their wives have reportedly fled the country despite the “heavy security”. However, you believe it’s all good simply because Ozil can easily assemble a Voltron led security from Mars.

    No matter how you try to coat it, it was another stupid comment from you.

  2. CG

    The reason why The Clowns appointment was so absurd, so incomprehensible- was it was always going to lead to a Leftfield successor.

    When we are stinking the place out mid season , mid table …..
    ….With empty seats,empty Corp boxes and apathy omnipotent- who do you think The Spiv is going to recruit?

    An unknown or a Proven Big Hitter ,like Jose?

    We will need a Premier Proven, English Speaking Elite Coach.

    Our youngsters would love him.

    And After his first press conference- he would have won the naysayers over.

    He Oozes charm.

    Quite simply- If Jose wants the Arsenal job.
    Its his- and there ain’t no one or no thing that is going to stop it.

    Let’s get Back on Track with Jose.

    There is No tick tock With the Special One!

  3. Guns of Hackney

    Khedera also wants to be held at knifepoint and had bum things done to him in london.

    No he doesn’t. No one does. Except Ozil. And Kola who was the instigator.

    Anyone remember the rumour about Sol V Lennox Lewis?

  4. TR7

    Guendouzi will get only better from here onwards. So many people last season started writing him off as his form dipped towards end of the last season. AMN is a highly talented player too and he got far more stick than Guen. He will get better too with time.

    P.S : Why are we discussing Mourinho ?

  5. Guns of Hackney

    Funny how no one is actually abusing the owner of the site. Everyone is dancing around it…like the twerps you are.

    Everyone else gets it full barrel, but ya’ll reserve a little something for Peter just in case.

    That’s cowardly. If you disagree with peter’s assumption that Arsenal should hire the greatest manger in modern history, let him have it. Poor old CG is getting it left right and centre for his views.

    Equality people. Equality. Think of the children.

  6. Doublethink

    Spending the amount he does to produce the football his teams do might actually be the most impressive thing about him, I don’t think he’s made a logic based managerial decision in years, he’s an over emotional egotist.

  7. Chitom

    Un na naaiAugust 12, 2019 13:52:39
    RhDidn’t you get the memo? We aren’t bothered about winning the league any more according to chitom.

    ———————-

    Un, thats according to Stan who said this much out in public, didn’t you hear?

    Club’s brass will do their best to stay relevant , competitive enough, and to keep the fans on their side.

    Let me explain why Arsenal aren’t winning the league any time soon just in case you have missed it.

    While Arsenal fans have been celebrating with quite the fanfare the record signings of Pepe and Tierney, City have quietly signed arguably the best holding midfielder in Europe to back up Fernandinho, the best holding midfielder in the PL.
    And they did that with over a month to go in the TW to make sure he’s ready to go on the one of the season.
    And just for kicks they also signed Cancelo , probably the most versatile right back in Europe as a back up to Walker but who can also play on the left, and who didn’t come from a bush league like the Scottish Premiership but the Serie A.
    They operate at a different level to ours and pretty much everyone else too.
    Liverpool came close last season so what do City do? They strengthen any areas of perceived weaknesses whether real or not, which Klopp and Pool can’t.

    Arsenal aren’t winning the PL with Emery , Arteta, Veira or anyone else for that matter but especially Mourinho. Lol.

  8. Marko

    How the fuck is CG being bullied? A bunch of people calling the things a known idiot says stupid isn’t bullying.

  9. Guns of Hackney

    Marko

    You should reread what you wrote. Understand why it’s wrong and then apologise.

    I say ridiculous things but bullying I don’t do.

    CG is a manic, as am I. As is about 90% of people on here but abuse, he does not deserve.

    People are allowed opinion. It’s democracy. It’s shit, but legal. Ergo, we respect it.

  10. Wallace

    “Better football has to be on the menu. Raul and Edu are Barca/Wengerball types. Top 4 needs to come with style. Emery has the players now, let’s see what he can do…”

    about 50 words later…

    “A few voices indicating that he(Mourinho) has deep ties with Mendes and might be trying to ingratiate himself with the Arsenal fans/execs if the inevitable happens…”

    🙂

  11. Leftsidesanch

    How is it bullying leave it out Guns. CG came out of nowhere with a bang and is backed by the endless patience of PedRo. He’s here to stay. He also gives it as good as he gets.

    It will be funny when Jo.e realises hes not banned anymore, he will come here and make more sense than Little G but be banned within a week or two.

  12. Marko

    Jorge Mendes worked as an intermediary on the Pepe deal and that was it. He’s not about to be responsible for the next manager of Arsenal

  13. Guns of Hackney

    Left

    I’d say everyone except me and that twat Gambon are fakes.

    I’ve never changed my mantra or my ID.

    I don’t think fatso has either. The silly fat Gambon.

  14. Dissenter

    Every big club has to deal with super agents every once in a while simply because he best players tend to be represented by super agents.

    I’m glad we have a Spaniard on first name basis with. super agents

  15. Dissenter

    CG is part of the furniture around here, same way Redtruth used to be annoying.
    Now Red is an elder statesman around these parts.

    I have to admit some of CGs writings are really funny like when he demeaned Torriera on the basis of his short legs.

  16. Valentin

    Nelson,

    I am not sure whether there is a British media blackout or self censure on that.
    Maybe for legal and security reasons, British newspaper can’t and won’t print the full story.
    French media, RMC in particular do not seem to have the same restrictions. They were the first to report that the so called security incident was in fact attempt at extortion and that the wives of both players were terrified.

  17. Leedsgunner

    Our win yesterday is the first clean sheet win for an opening game fixture for a decade… a 1-0 win over WBA in 2008/2009.

    A good solid positive step forward.

  18. Dissenter

    Unai na
    I don’t think CG gives a toss what anyone thinks.
    How else is he able to continue posting in the face of such opposition

  19. Cesc Appeal

    I would like to see Luiz start against Burnley.

    I thought Chambers played well enough against Newcastle but going forward Luiz is likely to be the preferred choice but I’d also like to get him sharp for Liverpool owing to his great long balls out wide. That is an area you can catch Liverpool out, in the space that Alexander Arnold and Robertson can leave. City caught them out again and again last weekend with very simple long balls into the wide areas.

  20. Un na naai

    Dissenter

    I don’t doubt it but it’s still highly distasteful to gang up on an old fella and abuse him when he’s not being abusive himself

    Just my take
    White knighting as marko calls it

  21. Dissenter

    Valentin
    I’m sorry but that still doesn’t make much sense.
    Ozil is not the only well paid professional footballer in London Wealthier targets abound the city
    Why Ozil?

  22. Un na naai

    Hell be aiming for the new eden hazard type winger this Time at arsenal. Complete with stripes from Lille and all

    Just hope he stays switched on at the back though and doesn’t go walk about

  23. CG

    Short legs = no good for modern soccer
    Fat juicy calves = very good for modern soccer.

    It really ain’t difficult
    Why does everyone complicate things….

    Totally mystifying to me.

    One of The best managers around is available – lives in the neighborhood and and wants to restore us to former glories…

    But folk want to continue with This Clot and his Clipboard and his poxy 5 Captains.

    Mourinho has a point to prove and a big chip on his shoulder.

    Perfect for us.
    Bloody Perfect.

    If Cloughie can manage Derby and Forest and win titles with both.

    Jose can manage Arsenal and Chelsea.
    And do likewise.

  24. Leftsidesanch

    Guns, Gambon was a parody of himself last season and you have been one for as long as you’ve been posting!

    Realest out this bitch!!

  25. Valentin

    Dissenter,

    Threats to players happen all the time. It is just that it has now escalated into something much more sinister.

    Angel Di Maria family were victim of an armed gang of burgers in Manchester. His family refused to identify the burglars despite having a clear view of their face. They left Manchester terrified and refused to come back.

    Andy Carroll was also the victim of an attempted carjacking in London. Nobody was confronted. And it died down.

    After they won the Champion’s League, Steve Gerrard tried to leave Liverpool in order to win the premiership. A certain Mr Big, known Kopite gang master told him that if he ever tried that he would get both his legs broken and would not be able to walk. After that he never attempted to leave Liverpool until toward the end of his career.

  26. Chitom

    Pedro ,
    I hope you’re just winding people up with the Mourinho thing, I really do, because what you say makes no sense whatsoever.

    So the backlash to the Emery hire , according to you, might be the hiring of a proven winner like Mourinho?

    Didn’t you want Arteta?
    How ,in this context, would Arteta hire have been any different than Emery’s ?

    Btw, the only thing Mourinho has proved in recent years he’s world class at doing, is extracting maximum compensation for himself .
    £50m between Chelsea and United in compensation to Mourinho just to get rid of him.

  27. Siddharth14

    I’m with Valentin on this Ozil and Kolasinac thing. It must be a common thing but it has never surfaced to this extent. I think it is reasonable to assume that the top paid footballers must be paying protection money to the Mafia.

    In Italy, top footballers moving to rivals was pretty common when Serie A was at its peak. It always got me wondering how the clubs were so accepting to the fact that they were strengthening the rivals. I’m sure the famous Italian Mafia were and are still closely associated with Football.

    Just can’t get my head around this Ozil and Kolasinac attack. I’m starting to think that Ozil and Kola are not entirely innocent in this.

  28. Marko

    some of CGs writings are really funny like when he demeaned Torriera on the basis of his short legs.

    So funny Dissenter. I don’t know what’s worse an obvious demented old man continuously spouting shit unabated or a gobshite like yourself who thinks it’s a hilarious point to make about someone small having short legs. I mean it’s a good one I’ll give you that.

  29. Un na naai

    So funny Dissenter. I don’t know what’s worse an obvious demented old man continuously spouting shit unabated or a gobshite like yourself who thinks it’s a hilarious point to make about someone small having short legs. I mean it’s a good one I’ll give you that.

    Marko reminds me a little of RvP. Except it’s the little prick inside of him.

  30. Ulstersaysarse

    Willock, meek?! Did no one spot the moment he was brushed off the ball into the turf out of bounds then came back onto the pitch with much vigour to win the ball back from Shelvey. Plus Xhaka was as wasteful as the last air bender sometimes, at least several moments when he gave the ball away in dangerous positions. Still got to be happy with the old school result. Onwards and upwards. COYG!!

  31. Guns of Hackney

    Without making myself a target, this:

    Green Lanes in north london is run up and down it by the Turks. The Turks control the Heroin trade in london. This isn’t made up, it’s fact.

    If a gang has genuinely targeted Ozil and Kola, it’s for a reason. Probably to show some muscle, as in we can get anyone.

    It’s BS. Because no self respecting drug lord, and I can assure you these people on GL are, are wasting their time making themselves known to the police.

    This is two muggers who have gone viral and are milking their fame.

    Kola and Ozil are two pussies. That’s the news.

  32. Guns of Hackney

    And by the way, because someone ‘gives as good as they gets’ doesn’t mean they aren’t bullied. Online or not, it’s crass, cruel and a bit weird.

    I’m a fine one to talk as I’ve said silly things, but the constant bullying of CG is worrying. Pack mentality.

    CG is a maniac…but he has at least one fan.

    Lay off.

  33. Marko

    I’m a fine one to talk as I’ve said silly things, but the constant bullying of CG is worrying. Pack mentality.

    Again he’s not being bullied anyone who says he is I suggest that they don’t know the meaning of the word. And it’s rich considering that there’s no problem when a pack is running the likes of Bam and Joseph off this platform. Is it because he’s a staunch Emery and Spiv out guy? I suppose you guys have to have each other’s back. Like I said before known idiot continues to say stupid things he’s going to get ridiculed for it

  34. Un na naai

    Like I said before known idiot continues to say stupid things he’s going to get ridiculed for it

    What like coaching is fanciful 😂 😂 genius

  35. Un na naai

    Goh

    These Cunts went to their houses and threatened their families. Granted I’d come out in a different manner but it doesn’t make them pussies to be worried about their loved ones at home.

  36. Leftsidesanch

    Miss me with that bullshit Guns, Un who has been caping for CG contradicts himself regularly because he goes for Marko loads.

    Joe, Bam – they may not be your choice of drink but they suffer more “bullying” than CG ever has. Theres no kind of uproar there though, selective heroics and rage irritate me.

    CG types a lot of trash, sometimes its so stupid I have to laugh but I suspect your backing him because he’s out there and a contrarian and you see yourself as the ultimate contrarian on here. This is a blog its not so serious that adults (I hope) are having ptsd because posters have said a few things they dont like.

  37. Guns of Hackney

    Peter is also other posters?

    The most insane thing ever.

    Why would someone who churns out 500 words a day, 365 (give or take) a year with, I assume hundreds of regular posters and access to Arsenal post as another person? I doubt Peter needs to have an ‘agitator’ on the blog…there are enough of those anyway.

    CG is the mirror.

  38. Guns of Hackney

    Un

    I’m going to suggest that millionaires have security cameras everywhere. Ergo, I’d imagine that if this was legitimate, the perpetrators are on cctv on both locations.

    No one was at anyone’s house. Fuck me, it was a failed car jack, not a multi million pound coke deal gone bad.

    Honestly.

  39. Guns of Hackney

    Left

    I never ragged on Bamford or Joe. Not at all. They both had their agendas and that’s fine. CG has his and that’s fine.

    Pierre gets it pretty badly as well, as do I…but for very different reasons. Pierre undeservedly, me, not so much.

    Last Friday, we had the whole fucking site pulling in the same direction because we weren’t talking Arsenal or politics or religion. We talked films and music.

    I couldn’t give a fuck who one supports or votes for but I can be a fairly good judge Rolf character based on their musical tastes. Most on here actually know their beans. So maybe most on here aren’t the dicks we come across as.

    Just a thought.

  40. Marko

    No one was at anyone’s house. Fuck me, it was a failed car jack, not a multi million pound coke deal gone bad.

    Do you ever actually know what you’re talking about or do you just go in blind to every conversation. There were two people arrested outside one of their homes.

  41. Marko

    Last Friday, we had the whole fucking site pulling in the same direction because we weren’t talking Arsenal or politics or religion. We talked films and music.

    CG and Pierre were nowhere to be found. Just saying. Oops is that bullying?

  42. Dissenter

    Anyone who’s not laughing about CG,s callf size theory needs to get some spice in their lives.
    That’s for you Marko.

    Torriera does have small feet. Those are his physical attributes.

  43. CG

    Thanks Guns of H.

    And reminding The Delinquents the wonder and merits of Free Speech.

    And As you stated succinctly earlier.

    The Portuguese (Jose ) Train is up and running.
    And its next destination is N5, North London.

    And there ain’t nothing stopping it.

    The twinkle is back in The Special Ones eyes …..we all saw it yesterday.

    (Note the praise he gave Tierney.)

    Maybe Jose – can sort out his pubis joint too- because no Doc seems to be able to fix it

    Back on track with Jose’sRed and White Army.

    Sounds Sensational, dont it?

  44. Dissenter

    Leftside
    Please tell me it’s not possible to ignore CG.
    I’ve learned to skip 99% of his posts and I sure wish some here will skip my posts.
    That’s the way it’s worked here.
    In fairness CG is not overtly aggressive towards anyone. I can’t say the same for some of the people asking for CG to be binned.

  45. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Dismal n deluded…

    You really are ..

    Ffs

    If the ting is like this after a win he will be climaxing all over the place if we lose

  46. Luteo Guenreira

    Yay! No idea why I was banned for months but probably deserved it.

    Nice to see the discussion is still mostly anything but football.

    Very excited for the times ahead though.

  47. Guns of Hackney

    Red

    Weirdly enough, you’re not wrong. I actually went to the dentist today for an extraction but he couldn’t do it. I’m back on Thursday for a more in depth look at my tooth.

    Although my gnashers aren’t rotten, they are not Hollywood…but I am working on it.

  48. Pedro

    Guys, a lot of bitching going on here today.

    Guns speaks the truth, that’s why you’re treating him shabbily.

  49. Guns of Hackney

    Watching Black Panther for the first time…when BP gets stabbed by Killmonger…that’s straight in the heart. How does he come back from that…seeing as his BP strength has been taken from him and it’s ‘man o man’?

    I know it’s a Disney film but Jesus, suspension of reality only goes so far.

  50. Pedro

    Guns, just seen your comment about me posing as CG.

    Spot on.

    This year, the blog has managed around 10-19k comments a month. We are on for a record year that should see well over 150,000.

    Truly… the last thing this place needs is me waking at 3am to agitate Graham62.

    Also, I have a full-time job… think people miss that.

    Saw someone slagging Gambon off earlier, can’t be having that either, he’s a great contributor.

    This blog has the best people on it.

  51. R.S.P.C.Arsenal

    Red
    Would you want Jose as manager…?

    He only goes where there is money.
    If he was a good manager he would take a job at Southampton or Watford.

    He’s a fraud who’s been sussed

  52. Guns of Hackney

    Peter

    I think I called Gambon a fatso. But by all accounts, he’s really fat…so…argghhh. He’s fat.

    I wouldn’t question his unflinching detail for facts and figures, however unattractive he is to the opposite sex.

    Without sucking dick, the blog you put out is quite miraculous considering, as you say, “I have an actual job”. I don’t think people DO realise that. One only has to see the panic when you don’t post a new post every day!

    Imagine if every poster agrees with you…or Arsenal or anything? I don’t think people realise that the reason blogs exist and continue to flourish is healthy bantz. And nothing gives bantz more than AFC.

  53. Leftsidesanch

    Guns I was about to point that out, you brought up Gambon lol.

    Dissenter
    Yeah easily, I’m not complaining. The novelty has worn off, after a few posts you can suss loads out here so now its just verbal sparring which is part and parcel here.

  54. Guns of Hackney

    “I think for one day only we should have a free for all where anything goes“

    That’s the Purge, you left wing agitator.

    Don’t suggest that crimes against women is okay providing its done on one day. That’s not cool, Red. Not cool at all.

  55. Guns of Hackney

    My black panther question?

    How did he survive the heart stab when he wasn’t BP?

    Don’t make me ask Quora!

  56. Marko

    Guns speaks the truth, that’s why you’re treating him shabbily.

    I treat him shabbily cause I remember the time he bragged about his father killing peasants in some far off country. But specifically what is he speaking the truth on? There’s no bullying of CG it’s in his head.

    Also, I have a full-time job… think people miss that.

    I get that. In saying that I highly doubt that you’re unaware of some of the things that gets said on here. Recently I got banned for god knows what while there was a real peach of a day where the usual types were going off on everything from homophobia to bigotry and even threw in some shite about cannibalism. You can spout stats about comments all you like but no way some people aren’t being scared away by some of the comments they see. How many unique visitors? I daresay most of those comments are from the same people (me). Another example recently red posted a link to YouTube and it must have been something awful cause you took it down straight away. Didn’t ban him though which is weird. Anyway…

  57. Pedro

    Marko, that you don’t know why you get sin-binned is quite incredible.

    People aren’t getting scared away, they’re coming back and posting in droves. The data doesn’t lie. Every metric is up since Wenger left.

    If I see something I don’t like, I get rid of it. If no one tells me, I’m not here policing 24/7, so I won’t see it.

  58. HillWood

    CG is a deliberate wind up merchant
    No one has read his posts or reply to them
    I can’t recall him ever being nasty to another poster

  59. Guns of Hackney

    Marko

    1. Cannibalism?

    2. There is no 2. Who and what and how did this come about? Seriously. I know it wasn’t me…so, cannibalism. You have to name names and explain that wild accusation.

    For the record. Perhaps I was a bit over zealous in ‘bragging’ about my fathers exploits. I wouldn’t call them exploits per se and you’ve taken it out of context of the original conversation it related to. I’m pretty sure I would have said that my father was in the military (fact) Royal Irish Rangers (disbanded) and had to do things that kept people like you in business.

    I’m really proud growing up, my father did something that no one else’s father did. Sorry that offends you. One of my brothers is a rozzer…I guess that offends you.

  60. Leftsidesanch

    It is amazing the caping going on with CG where was all this the other day when a horrific poster was making racist remarks even prompting another poster to type that he wasn’t returning here.

    Selective moral high ground is pathetic. CG posts nonsense and gets ridiculed for it the same way posters have in the past and will in the future. Its certainly been that way since I encountered this site in 2013.

    Lighten up ladies and stop making mountains outta mole hills.

  61. Danny M.O

    Can we have a debate on why away teams are treated unfairly vs the home teams.

    statistically home teams get better treatment from the refs. This goes out the window when its arsenal.

    We got 3 soft yellows. Newcastle got nil even though one defender wrestled our player to the ground.

    What about maguire wrestling abraham to the ground?

    In the light of Var we should not be having these discrepancies.

    Just goes to show how poor referees are.

  62. Marko

    Marko, that you don’t know why you get sin-binned is quite incredible.

    Oh I know but the last one I’ll admit did have me flummoxed. I understand it’s tough to police a blog that takes a backseat to real life and work I also believe that you have a latino girlfriend which makes me think why you didn’t just pack it in and spend the weekends in bed. But in saying that if you think it’s rosy when you’re not here you are mistaken. But anyway it’s only football and words at the end of the day

  63. Valentin

    GoH,

    Those who attacked Özil and Kolasinac are not top of the food chain drug dealers. They are low life carjackers who wants their 15 minutes of fame for street cred.

    Plus you seem to think that every gang master mind is rational, most are not. Some are so psychotic that everybody even their own crew are afraid of them losing it.

  64. Marko

    had to do things that kept people like you in business.

    I’m not sure how your father killing peasants somewhere affected me even in the slightest.

    my father did something that no one else’s father did. Sorry that offends you.

    What your father did didn’t offend me I wasn’t offended technically speaking I don’t care. But I still think you’re a horrible person and all the attempts at humour doesn’t change that fact.

    One of my brothers is a rozzer…I guess that offends you.

    I’ve no idea what that is so I doubt it

  65. Receding Hairline

    No one has been bullied more on here than Bamford, but he was himself a big bully so I guess that was just payback.

    Joe was the Canadian version of Un na nai…giving away so many personal details in a bid to appear important and then going off on posters like three year olds with what they believe is abuse, like the postman nonsense and the attacks on peoples nationalities.

    CG is like a mosquito, a lot of noise but you can choose when to ignore it and when to humor him with a repellent

  66. Marko

    Joe was incessantly annoying but he wasn’t a racist like Don so I wouldn’t say there the same.

    To be fair the place is just mirroring the world we live in these days

  67. Guns of Hackney

    Marko

    Sticks and stones. You weren’t saying that the other night when you found out we liked the same movies etc.

    Lighten up. Stop policing the site with Dissenter and chill out.

    A rozzer is slang for Policeman. Not knowing that suggests you aren’t from England or specifically from London. Where are you from Marko? Italy?

  68. Samesong

    Guns that day when you ranting you also threatened someone. But I suppose that’s ok yeah?? Lol

    Anyway I find you harmless and as I said before I remember you changed when Pedro was bigging up Gazidis a few years back.

    S

  69. Guns of Hackney

    Same song

    That was someone else. There was two Guns of Hackney at one point. Me, the original one and the other one who had an umlaut above the u in guns.

    Hard to see but it was sorted out. I’m a nice guy who try’s out my stand up routine online. That’s all.

    I’m a lover not a fighter. Just like Michael Jackson.

  70. Receding Hairline

    Yes true Joe was no racist. Just a little immature.

    Un na nai on the other hand considers anyone not English inferior, the David Luiz and Ceballos fixation isn’t based on ability, he simply wants British boys on the pitch.

    Did anyone notice his comment about the number of Brits in the man united vs Chelsea game??

    Anyways like Marko just said this place mirrors the world we live in.

  71. Thomas

    Joe was definitely racist. He said “I rather be a short Indian than have all my intelligence in my penis like a black man has”

  72. Marko

    Lighten up. Stop policing the site with Dissenter and chill out.

    Eh aren’t you the one telling people not to bully someone

  73. Guns of Hackney

    Lolz

    If someone from outside read this garbage…we would all be locked up.

    Keep up the good work guys. “Indians with short legs”. Luke Shaw is English and has legs like a Lego man on a human sized torso.

    Bloody hell. It’s not even the evening crew in yet!

  74. Marko

    Receding, wanting brits in a football team isn’t racist.

    Nah you know Don’s a racist. You banned him for it before and you warn him to stop bringing up politics. You’ve only to see how he interacts with Freddie to know he’s a racist

    To be fair I’ve never seen that Joe comment. That is racist.

  75. Guns of Hackney

    Marko

    Bullying is not good under any circumstance. You also can’t condone the bullying and subjectificafion of women. It’s not the 50’s anymore.

    Lighten up.

  76. Leftsidesanch

    Strange that Un is like that, he’s very familiar in the area I was born which is as multicultural as it gets in South London.

    Racism is weak. Period.

  77. Guns of Hackney

    Boris Johnson is going to ban people called Marko from England.

    Mark, Marc, Marcus and even Marco is fine, not Marko.

  78. Receding Hairline

    Pedro there is a context issue to it.

    Believing anyone who doesn’t share the same nationality with you is inferior is racist. Un na nai has constantly displayed that on here. Some of his comments on Swedes and the Irish …SMH

    Anyway I am not asking for anyone to be banned, just want you to be a bit more fair in your approach. Some people get away with murder on here while you attack others when they are simply giving back what was doled out.

  79. Leftsidesanch

    This cutter guy has as much input as Rambo Ramsey. Comes on to abuse people then fucks off again. You just know both weasals are not half this brazen in the real world.

  80. Leftsidesanch

    I can recall various racial slurs from Don. The other week he was on here saying “peace out niggas”.

    Again, its the internet and you can’t reprimand anonymous posters on a blog meaningfully so this, again is part and parcel.

  81. Jamie

    I’ve had to read deplorable things written here over the years (as recently as this weekend) about where my father was born, and that even though I was born in London, I’m “less English” than those born in London years after me. Stupid.

    Political rhetoric in the comments section should be moderated, and those who flaunt the rules should be banned. This is an Arsenal blog ffs.

  82. Alex Cutter

    “This cutter guy has as much input as Rambo Ramsey. Comes on to abuse people then fucks off again.”

    As opposed to you retards endlessly going back and forth with CG?

    Fuck off. Don’t be stupid and you won’t hear from me.

  83. Kay

    Without people like pierre, CG, red This place wouldn’t be fun. They teach you tolerance and great bantz when they are on a roll.

    As for Racism, instead of Ban, might as well allow them in the site, name and shame them. That will serve them well.

  84. PhD2020

    Guns of HackneyAugust 12, 2019 20:57:05
    That was someone else. There was two Guns of Hackney at one point. Me, the original one and the other one who had an umlaut above the u in guns. Hard to see but it was sorted out. I’m a nice guy who try’s out my stand up routine online. That’s all. I’m a lover not a fighter. Just like Michael Jackson.
    —–
    That was an absolute lie..

    A coward and a liar to boot it seems.I recall that comment vividly it was you. Threatening to have your way with someone’s wife and kids,was beyond the pale.

    Prior to the that, you were bragging about your father or grandfather killing brownies and how you loved it.”Taking out Muslims or Turkish Muslims who deserved everything they got,”to paraphrase you.

    How Pedro allows you on here, defies logic.
    How you have the nerve or temerity to say bullying is not cool,is quite comical.,given your chilling threats to physically harm and abuse other posters in previous times gone by..

  85. Marko

    Boris Johnson is going to ban people called Marko from England.

    How long before Boris realizes that he either can’t fix or do anything or before people realize that he’s a complete buffoon and he walks away. I think he’ll be gone inside a year. I can wait that long

  86. Champagne charlie

    “Marko reminds me a little of RvP. Except it’s the little prick inside of him“

    That’s between Marko and his childhood pastor

  87. Leftsidesanch

    CG winding everyone up and getting responses is more interesting than you dropping tough guy abuse because its the internet and theres no repercussions. You keep it up tho you little bitch.

  88. Carts

    “I would say that comment is indeed racist.”

    That comment you deemed not to be racist would’ve got a man punched up, put it that way.

    It’s a racist trope, don’t be naive.

  89. PK

    Agree with Thomas.

    Maitland Niles , Guendouzi , to name but two are not good enough for Arsenal.End off.
    It’s a bit like defending the likes of Senderos, djourou, Jenkinson….not good enough….all these players spent too long at Arsenal getting paid top dollar, depriving the club of wages that could have been utilised elsewhere.

    Unfortunately, Emery ( like many on here) seems happy to continue with below average young prospects that will keep us as an also ran outfit.

    As for Ozil and Kolasinic…..what a joke.
    Two blokes hanging around their house after dark and it’s a security alert and they can’t travel to Newcastle…pathetic…get rid.
    Ozil is is on £300k a week….sure he can afford some security.
    It’s another reason to get rid of him.
    I’m sure the likes of Ronald and Messi are much juicier targets for nutters but you don’t see them wimping out of playing football.

  90. Un na naai

    Hey hey hey guys

    I turn my back for 2 hours and the usual suspects are agitating again

    1) I’m not racist. Genuinely. I believe all people are equal. All races are equal. All cultures are not. I wish no harm on any other human being whatsoever and I want strong borders. I view most of the worst violent crime to be imported and I want more English players in the team.
    I’m married to a Jew. My best friend is Indian. Not English Indian. Indian. Like he came here when he was 14. Not racist.

    2) Goh was being baited about being Jewish all evening, clearly had a drink or two and retaliated. The usual suspects were abusing him and his heritage and he blurted out an ill conceived comment in retaliation.

    3) marko. You have made comments which could be conceived as racist of my “Middle Eastern upbringing, my self loathing because of it and my felafal stall. All well wide if the mark but hasn’t stopped you trying to antagonise me over it.

    4) this place is always harmonious when marko is neutralised. If marko isn’t here or he’s chilled then the place has a nice vibe. But when he’s his usual antagonist, bitchy little self then the place is a war zone.
    Pedro banned you because of it marko. Because you are so rude and snarky or outright abusive to anyone who’s view you disagree with. You’re an insecure little man.

    5) Pedro I’m sorry if I over stepped the mark on this one but marko is in self righteous mode again and agitating the entire atmosphere when it’s been so pleasant recently and everyone is giving their two pence and slandering me so I thought it necessary to defend myself

    Shame as it’s been really pleasant here lately, marko aside. Even Freddy and Hairline are getting on with most people

  91. Leftsidesanch

    Lool the usual rebuttal from Brexits finest “I’m not racist, my cat is black and my work trousers are too”

    You can have all those things, it doesn’t make you not racist – just putting that out there.

    Anyway, this is a footy blog. So I’mma keep it footy.

  92. Luteo Guenreira

    It’s really a hard ask not to bring up race and nationalistic issues when there’s a troll harping daily about the uselessness of Spaniards and the like, even more so when otherwise cogent posters occasionally and subtly subscribe to this line of thinking when assessing footballers or managers or whatever.

    It doesn’t start being about race but it inevitably ends up there. Some people definitely enjoy that discussion more than others, and whatever you think that says about them is up to you I guess.

  93. Leftsidesanch

    Come on Charles, I know you can argue in a room with no furniture but you got to try harder.

    If I put laugh out loads in my post, then I’m being jovial. Relax.

  94. Un na naai

    Pedro there is a context issue to it. Believing anyone who doesn’t share the same nationality with you is inferior is racist. Un na nai has constantly displayed that on here. Some of his comments on Swedes and the Irish …SMH

    Hairline

    My dad is Irish. Literally. 80% of my extended family is Irish. I’m not anti Irish at all. Most of my jibes to marko are about him being a dub. The odd Irish joke is made but I have that banter with my cousins, about 70 of us and it’s all a laugh.

    You really have no idea how I feel personally so you’re making unfounded claims and judgements.

    LEFTSIDE

    Where you from in London?