NLD incoming.

by & filed under News Review.

via @t0wey (instagram)

Ok, I wanted to post today, but I ended up rocking a work drinks, then the peel off work drinks, then I went toe-to-toe with my team after that and I lost.

For the nightcap, I went to what I thought was a normal club. How wrong could I be? I witnessed someone in drag whip her chopper out for the crowd, then pick up a champagne bottle with another part of their body, before ripping the cork off and spraying the fans.

I also lost my bag. My ID. Two money cards.

Where did I lose them? That club. Always the way. Now I have to go back their sober at 11 pm. This is my punishment.

Thankfully, we weren’t really punished in the Europa League.

Group F #Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria SC

The German’s will likely cause us the most problems. They have a bit of a following. Niko Kovac managed them before Adi Hütter took the reins. They’ll not be the same threat as they were with Luka Jović, but they’ll be well organised and they’ll come with enough tactical weaponry to take advantage of us if we take a complacent view of their talents.

Unai Emery has a huge opportunity to rectify the widely panned defeat from last weekend. We’ll see how much belief he has in his ‘play-out-of-the-back’ philosophy. So far, it’s looked distinctly shite, Burnley, Newcastle and Liverpool have seen the execution as an opportunity versus a threat. We saw a pretty similar thing last year before it was binned. We need to see a progression of the idea, because from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t look like it’s a practice issue… it looks like we do the same thing over and over so it’s predictable and easy to counter.

Spurs is a huge game. Fuck their form. It always means very little. The game will be thunderous and there will be a few players out there experiencing it for the first time.

We should be going toe-to-toe with them. We should be taking advantage of the possibility of their right being Sissoko. We should be hitting them out the blocks and leaning hard into the unsettled nature of their squad.

I think this is a huge game for Pepe and Ceballos. Both players have the ability to make a hero statement. Both are new to Spurs.

I also think it’s a big question of Unai Emery. Is he going to throw Xhaka back into the mix again know that Spurs will target his lack of ability under heavy pressure?

It’s also Nacho’s last game for Arsenal… wouldn’t it be something if he were the one with the winner?

Right, short post today, I’ll be spending the evening deciphering whatever Unai Emery has to say.

See you in the comments.

iTunes SpotifyStitcherDropbox

341 Responses to “NLD incoming.”

Jump to comment form ↓

  1. Eduardo

    Tierney made his debut in the SPL at the age of 17. He’s hard as nails as well as a real talent, just the sort of player we need.

  2. jwl

    Joke Friday –

    A boy says to a girl, “So, sex at my place?”

    “Yeah!”

    “Okay, but I sleep in a bunk bed with my younger brother, and he thinks we’re making sandwiches, so we have to have a code. Cheese means faster and tomato means harder, okay?”

    Later on the girl is yelling, “Cheese cheese, tomato tomato!”

    The younger brother says, “Stop making sandwiches! You’re getting mayo all over my bed!”

  3. Jamie

    Joke Friday –

    A pedophile is leading a kid into a deep, dark forest. They’re walking deeper and deeper, it’s getting darker and darker when final the kid says:

    “Gee, it’s scary in here.”

    To which the pedophile replies:

    “You’re telling me! And I’ve got to walk out of here alone!”

    ba-dum tshhhh

  4. Guns of Hackney

    You have to write the cards, money and whatever else you carry in your purse, Peter.

    Going back into a fetish club sober won’t be a good look. You’ll be filmed. It’ll be on YouTube or Facebook and le grove is over.

    Just roll over, kiss that drag queen goodbye and make your way home.

    You will recover stronger from this.

  5. Shaun

    Ya see put a bit of aqua man on in that club and GOH would have been right there wid ya chuck in some funky cheap whiskey and he would have been picking stuff up with body parts to

  6. Un na naai

    Receding HairlineAugust 30, 2019 14:15:21
    “That’s revisionist history Koscielny played at a higher level than Nacho”They both played for Arsenal during the same time period, what higher level?

    Rh

    Stephen Hughes and Patrick Vieira both panted for arsenal at a similar age range at the same time period.But I guess they were both at the same eleven right?

  7. Un na naai

    Joke Friday –A pedophile is leading a kid into a deep, dark forest. They’re walking deeper and deeper, it’s getting darker and darker when final the kid says:“Gee, it’s scary in here.”To which the pedophile replies:“You’re telling me! And I’ve got to walk out of here alone!”ba-dum tshhhh

    Disgusting.

  8. azed

    “Stephen Hughes and Patrick Vieira both panted for arsenal at a similar age range at the same time period.But I guess they were both at the same eleven right?”

    Comparing Stephen Hughes vs Patrick Vieira is senseless.
    Monreal was a very solid left back for Arsenal, he always gave his all for the club and you were guaranteed at least a 7/10 from him every single time.

    On the other hand, while Koscienly gave his all for the club, we all know there was always a mistake waiting to happen in his game. We can reel out games were Koscienly single handedly cost us the match but you would struggle to find a match in which we lost/conceded due to a mistake by Monreal.

  9. Un na naai

    Azed

    Yes I can. To illustrate a point. That point being that having two players in the same side at the same time doesn’t always mean their quality is comparable.

    Koscielney was indeed a higher level than monreal. Even if nacho was consistent. Koscielney would have captained France to the World Cup had he not injured himself against atletcio for us

    No fucking wonder he wanted out. I’d have hated arsenal.

  10. Un na naai

    lowing. Niko Kovac managed them before Adi Hütter took the reins. T

    Christ that’s an unfortunate name isn’t it? A little bit too close for comfort

    If you’re his parents and your name is Hütter you aren’t going for Adi are you?

    You’re going for Zinadine or Vincenzo or something. Not fucking Adi

  11. Luteo Guenreira

    We’ll see how much belief he has in his ‘play-out-of-the-back’ philosophy. So far, it’s looked distinctly shite

    I actually think this is an understatement.

  12. azed

    “Koscielney was indeed a higher level than monreal. ”

    You have data to back this up?

    Koscienly and Vermaleen —————- Terrible
    Koscienly and Gabriel ———————-Terrible
    Koscienly and Mustafi ———————- Terrible

    Only Koscienly and Mertersacker was decent enough..

    On the other hand, it didn’t matter who played in front of Monreal, he performed.

  13. Un na naai

    Luteo

    No no no no no

    Don’t you see? It was a key element in our wondrous ability to keep Liverpool down to 25 shots and just 5 on target

    Tactical master class.
    Had we gone longer we would surely have lost 8-2.

  14. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    I think his point is that the difference in quality between Hughes and Paddy is a chasm compared to the difference in quality between Monreal and Koscielny, which is middling to negligible depending on who you ask.

  15. Un na naai

    Azed

    Do you have data to prove me wrong? I’d say being chosen as captain of the squad that won the World Cup would be quite the indicator that this guy performs to a very high level no?

  16. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    Lighten up. It’s a joke. You just condemned jwl for his joke while praising Chappelle in the next. If you see his new standup which you just linked to, you’ll see he jokes about Michael Jackson extensively, as he has done his entire career.. You’re a hypocrite to say that to jwl.

  17. Luteo Guenreira

    Not that I’m surprised that you make emotional decisions about what is right or wrong without considering the full set of data available to you. Don’t change, brother.

  18. azed

    “I’d say being chosen as captain of the squad that won the World Cup would be quite the indicator that this guy performs to a very high level no?”

    Giroud played as the Striker that led France to the world cup, Lacazette can’t even make the team for a friendly does that make Giroud a better player or “playing at a higher” level than Lacazette?

  19. China1

    I don’t mind us playing out of the back. I mind is putting the CBs almost parallel with the keeper so that our entire defensive unit has to drop miles into our own half just to support a few simple passes out

    I really don’t get why we have to always have so many players *that* deep. We’re arsenal. Playing a 10-15 yard pass to another defender or cm shouldn’t so hard that we need half our team to be sitting in and around our own penalty box just to keep the ball

    It’s weird, pointless and annoying

  20. Un na naai

    Luteo

    No. His point was that they played together at the same period so therefore there cannot be a gulf in quality.

    Put it this way. Koscielny in his prime would have played for almost any team in the world.

    Bayern, Dortmund and Real Madrid were all in for him in his prime

  21. China1

    It also means if the defenders make one bad pass the opposition will steal the ball around our own fucking box

    At least if you defend like a normal team and you make a mistake the opposition still need to bring it forwards a bit before the get a nailed on goal scoring chance

    At arsenal we’re always 2 seconds away from gifting a nailed on chance and it’s fucking irritating

  22. Un na naai

    Luteo GuenreiraAugust 30, 2019 19:15:06
    Not that I’m surprised that you make emotional decisions about what is right or wrong without considering the full set of data available to you. Don’t change, brother.

    Luteo

    You’ve just made a right tit of yourself

    I suggest you rewind your brain a little, head on up the comments section and reassess your findings.

    I’ll wait

  23. China1

    Kos was a more talented player than Monreal but also more error prone

    Kos was usually a 7.5. Sometimes a 9, sometimes a 5.

    Monreal was a nailed on 7 100 games in a row.

    Which one is better depends on how you interpret the value of the above

  24. azed

    China1

    “I mind is putting the CBs almost parallel with the keeper so that our entire defensive unit has to drop miles into our own half just to support a few simple passes out”

    The rules have changed. Before in a goal kick, the ball from the keeper had to come out of the 18 before anyone else touched it, now it doesn’t matter which means the opposition can move up higher up the pitch .

  25. karim

    China1

    Emery is digging his own grave. He will feel the pressure very fast if we concede this way, say this Sunday for instance.

  26. Un na naai

    UnLighten up. It’s a joke.

    Luteo

    There’s nothing funny about sexually molesting a child. It’s the only thing that’s off table for me and that will not change. Ever. It’s loathsome.

  27. Un na naai

    The rules have changed. Before in a goal kick, the ball from the keeper had to come out of the 18 before anyone else touched it, now it doesn’t matter which means the opposition can move up higher up the pitch .

    The opposition aren’t allowed to touch it in our box before the keeper has kicked it though right? So it’s emery’s choice to do this. To invite that pressure. At anfield?!?

  28. azed

    “The opposition aren’t allowed to touch it in our box before the keeper has kicked it though right?”

    Erm …no
    If you put your defenders outside the box, then the opponents can stand beside them giving them no time to receive the ball. Putting your defenders in the 18 means they have the time to receive the ball and pick out a pass.

  29. Un na naai

    China

    Who won more points and matches for us during their time? Koscielny. His reading of the game, his last minute tackles and interceptions were of far more importance

    Remember when he was in his prime. If he went off we would capitulate in Europe

    Happened all the time
    Bayern twice and atletico once

    Yes he gave the odd penalty away but who the fuck doesn’t at arsenal?? He was the only centre half who came to wengers last 8 year arsenal and didn’t melt in the kitchen. Not one other cb performed as well in fucking awful conditions for a centre half. He barely had a partner worth calling one outside of Mertesacker’s first season when they went 30 games without conceding a goal together

  30. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    No confusion at all. You gave shit to jwl for the child molestation joke, then praised and linked to Dave Chappelle, someone who tells tons of pedophilia and child molestation jokes. The very standup that you link to contains a quite a few jokes like that. About Michael Jackson sucking off children. You’re either a hypocrite to condemn one person and praise another for the same exact shit, or a dunce for speaking while not knowing the full content he linked to. Likely both.

    Just own up to it, it’s there plain to see. All you have to do is scroll up.

  31. Un na naai

    The opposition aren’t allowed to touch it in our box before the keeper has kicked it though right?”Erm …no
    If you put your defenders outside the box, then the opponents can stand beside them giving them no time to receive the ball. Putting your defenders in the 18 means they have the time to receive the ball and pick out a pass.

    Azed
    Ok smart arse. It must have been my imagination when I’ve seen pool city and Barca play out countless times before this rule with no problem.

    What stopped the opposition thwarting this previously? Magic spells and chanting?

  32. China1

    I remember kos putting Messi in his back pocket one game. Absolutely starved the guy of anything

    He’s had some really fabulous games over the years

    He’s also had a lot of really costly errors in big games as well tho

  33. China1

    Un kos won us more points and cost us more. Unless you wanna go back and add them all up you can probably say they had vaguely comparable value to us in the long term

  34. Un na naai

    Luteo GuenreiraAugust 30, 2019 19:38:10
    UnNo confusion at all. You gave shit to jwl for the child molestation joke, then praised and linked to Dave Chappelle

    Erm……..nope. No. I didn’t. Try again.

    But let’s just play your pathetic game for a comment or two shall we LOOOOTEO.

    How exactly would me sharing a funny Dave Chappelle joke on Jussy smollet indicate my support for any prior pedo joke?

  35. Chris

    Unfortunately I have as many bad memories as good memories of Koscielny. For every winner at Newcastle there is him kicking the ball into his own face to allow Griezmann in. For every resolute performance where he put his body on the line there is losing us a cup final in horrendous fashion.

    Ultimately the way he conducted himself in his final few weeks the the club and the subsequent shirt unveil at Bordeaux leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

    I will remember Monreal more fondly.

  36. Un na naai

    China

    Not my style
    I leave that to the stats nerds. I am a fan of both but koscielney saved our bacon more than any defender we’ve had since Campbell toure and Cole.

  37. Hitman

    Kos was part of the problem. No winning mentality. Yes, he had good games but part of the furniture (captain indeed) during the banter years. Says it all. An enabler for Wenger.

    Monreal -player’s player &Fan favourite.

  38. Un na naai

    karimAugust 30, 2019 19:30:21
    Maybe he just killed the child and left that damn forest Don.
    Here’s hoping

    Eh?? Wtf? Erm, Yeah…..

  39. Cork City Gooner

    Massive game sunday!! Im an Emery believer,and i believe we will thump the spuds back where they belong,Mediocrity

  40. Chris

    I know he is still with us for the moment but favourite Monreal moment? The winner against City in the 2017 cup semi?

  41. Un na naai

    Chris

    Yeah maybe the way he departed left a sour taste and the unfortunate fact that he was over used in an awful defense when his body was held together with electrical tape but he was the best cb we’ve had since Campbell. Only Sagna competes with him really with defenders we’ve had post 05/06

  42. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    I guess that’s one connection too far for you to be able to make and understand. Yeah, if I started quoting someone’s entire post and just add “disgusting” at the end, that’s not a condemnation of the poster at all. Sure.

    And have you watched the entire stand up? Not just that clip? Cause if you watch the whole show, you may want to fast forward the parts he talks about those things you’re so sensitive to. Must cause flashbacks or something.

    I’m not in the business of trying to teach calculus to the short bus kids, so you don’t need to understand. I’m not writing this for you anyhow. Most others will see what I meant, and that’s enough.

  43. Ishola70

    Sissoko is not a real problem for Spurs.

    Where Spurs fans slag him off is his input in the final third.

    Other than that he can make very dangerous driving runs from midfield and his physicality in winning the centre of the pitch is always a threat to the opposition.

    Spurs have several other problems before Sissoko is seen as one for them.

  44. azed

    “Ok smart arse. It must have been my imagination when I’ve seen pool city and Barca play out countless times before this rule with no problem.What stopped the opposition thwarting this previously? Magic spells and chanting?”

    Seriously Un?

    You do realize players have different abilities on the ball right?

    If you passed the ball to Xhaka and Fernadinho under pressure, do you really think the result would be the same?

    Do you think Leno and Ederson have the same ability on the ball?

  45. China1

    Azed it doesn’t work like that in reality

    Good teams have managed to pass between the keeper and defense since forever without it being so difficult. You only need a keeper with an accurate pass on him and defenders comfortable on the ball. It’s not remotely unusual

    As well it’s normal for one player to drop a bit deeper to support the keeper but we often have two defenders dropping almost parallel with the keeper simultaneously which is a hideously pointless tactic

    Because you now have two of your back 4 so far away from the midfield that the remaining defenders also drop super deep to support and get tracked by opposition attackers. Same for the DMs

    So you made it easier to pass to the CBs (wasn’t that hard in the first place) and they now have very few options who are not marked yet they have the ball near their own goal line

    The whole defensive unit then drops super deep to support meaning there’s now a huge gap between midfield and attack making quick offensive transitions harder and meaning that if the defensive player on the ball makes a mistake under the pressure deep in their own half (we have xhaka and mustafi…) then you give away the ball immediately close to your goal.

    What exactly do we gain from that setup? It’s a tactic for tactics sake and doesn’t bring us any meaningful benefits whatsoever even more so because our players aren’t good at it

    Meanwhile however did Campbell and toure manage to keep the ball when jens decided to pass it short without bringing the entire defensive unit into their own damn box? This shit is just dumb – especially with our players

  46. Nelson

    Emery is supposed to study video a lot. We have two CBs, 2 FBs ans 2CMs to practice playing out from the back. The CAM should also offer an option. The coaching stuff should have it all mapped out where each player should locate with regard to the opposing players and how they should pass the ball around. They should practice it everyday.

  47. Carts

    All week peeps telling me Arsenal will dish out a beating to skids

    A war of attrition: can out superior front line best their defence

  48. China1

    As for it all your defenders being marked by strikers so you can’t pass it short to them farther away from your goal – it’s called movement from the defender.

    Lastly, let’s say the opposition play a 4-3-3 which is the most offensive commonly used formation. AND they have all 3 players aggressively pressing/marking

    We have 4 defenders. If you can find an unmarked defender when there are more defenders than attackers than your defense have horrible positioning and movement (we probably do)

  49. Un na naai

    Luteo

    You’re making a fool of yourself

    1) you don’t need to be a victim to find it abhorrent. Crazy I know. Maybe you were raised by parents who thought it funny to laugh at child rape. Who knows.

    2) go back and find me the comment where I showed my displeasure with jwl. Find the joke and the quote and bring it to me.
    I’ll give you £10k if you can.

    You won’t. Because it doesn’t exist

  50. Chris

    Sours have an issue at right back on Sunday. They are missing Walker-Peters and Foyth. Pochettino has been speaking of playing Ben Davies there.

    I would hope we focus our attacks on that side and target a player playing out of position. Another possibility which is slightly outlandish is playing Sissoko at right back. Either way, we should be looking at that area of the pitch to exploit.

  51. Un na naai

    Ok smart arse. It must have been my imagination when I’ve seen pool city and Barca play out countless times before this rule with no problem.What stopped the opposition thwarting this previously? Magic spells and chanting?”Seriously Un?You do realize players have different abilities on the ball right?If you passed the ball to Xhaka and Fernadinho under pressure, do you really think the result would be the same?Do you think Leno and Ederson have the same ability on the bal

    Azed

    Dear boy.

    So what exactly are we saying here? That emery has no choice but to play a goal kick 3 yards to a cb in our own 6 yard box? Because we don’t have Emerson?

    Do me a favour. Have you only just started watching football in the last 6 months or what?

  52. Luteo Guenreira

    There was a new video that popped up on my Amazon Prime video list the other day, it was all the goals from every match of the 2006 World Cup condensed into 2 hours. Highly entertaining, almost like rewatching the entire tournament in a couple hours. Recommend it for anyone looking for something to keep playing in the background, although I found myself watching pretty intently most of the time.

  53. Chris

    I love how this site auto corrects Spurs as “sours”. So appropriate!

    Either that or I keep hitting o instead of p on my phone. Going to stick with just calling them Sours I think!

  54. China1

    But you don’t need to play that deep to play it out from the back

    I don’t mind is playing it out from the back and keeping the ball. I mind us playing football with less than amazing players in our own box when it isn’t needed to do it that deep for all the reasons above I already gave

    It’s not a choice between doing it horribly the Arsenal way or hoofing long balls

  55. Un na naai

    You do realize players have different abilities on the ball right?If you passed the ball to Xhaka and Fernadinho under pressure, do you really think the result would be the same?

    Azed

    You’ve just validated my point
    So why play out from the back at all then let alone across our own 6 yard box? 🙄

  56. Chris

    Luteo

    I love stuff like that. I still have all the goals of France 98 on VHS somewhere, with introduction by Blatter. It might even be on YouTube by now.

    They squished all those goals into 45 mins I think!

  57. Un na naai

    I don’t mind is playing it out from the back and keeping the ball. I mind us playing football with less than amazing players in our own box when it isn’t needed to do it that deep for all the reasons above I already gave

    China
    Spot on. Exactly

  58. China1

    Most of Arsenal’s playing it out from the back consists of endless passes to and fro between fb and cb anyway

    We’re not opening great spaces with clever movement and passing or suckering them in and delivering a genius transition

    We are inviting danger by playing deep but we have neither the ability nor the smarts to make it actually useful

  59. Luteo Guenreira

    Un. You’re making up arguments now. I’ve never said anyone has to be a victim to find anything abhorrent.

    I’m saying you’re a hypocrite for having condemned those kinds of jokes while praising someone who makes and supports those same kinds of jokes all the time. That’s all. If you don’t know much about Chappelle and just know that clip, fine. But if you know his entire career, you’ll know he makes pedophilia jokes all the time. The way you brought up Chappelle it sounded like you knew more about his career. I guess you didn’t, otherwise you’d know that he makes and enjoys those jokes, and thereby is a creep to you based on what you said at 18:39.

    Just found it humorous that you were so quick to condemn and praise regarding the same subject. Still do.

  60. Nelson

    I would try to attack the right side with overlapping Pepe and AMN. We can still play out from the back. The final ball will go to AMN or Pepa. A CM would move over to backup AMN. From the right side, we then center the ball to our two deadly strikers. BOOMS!

  61. China1

    The only player we have who looks like he can regularly take the ball very deep and use it to break through the lines and punish the opposition for pressing us is Ceballos.

    There’s not one other player in our defensive collective who will get on the ball near his own box and have some clever idea for how to turn this situation into something advantageous. And he’s a n10 so usually isn’t as deep as that

    When any other of our players is on the ball in those positions it’s just stressful and I don’t know why we choose to make ourselves stressed

  62. Luteo Guenreira

    It explains a lot though that you find that particular subject a touchy one. Also explains why you’ve seem to have stunted emotionally at around preteen or teen level.

    It wasn’t your fault bro. I mean that sincerely. Sorry to joke about it, but therapy might help.

  63. Un na naai

    Cause if you watch the whole show, you may want to fast forward the parts he talks about those things you’re so sensitive to. Must cause flashbacks or something.

    Luteo

    You wrote this. Clearly insinuating id been some sort of victim. Fucking gold fish brain

  64. China1

    Times like now I’d kill for a young cesc sitting a bit deeper than usual to receive the ball

    1) cesc was permanently showing for the ball which makes the players around him calmer knowing he won’t fuck up

    2) cesc was unpressable because he’d drop a shoulder and turn his man on his ass if they marked him too closely, opening up big spaces for dangerous counters

    3) if they didn’t press him he would have free reign on the ball to carry it a bit forward and pick a brilliant pass

    If you’re gonna play that deep you need players like him who can make it useful. Bring back 20 year old cesc right now and we’d easily get 80 points this season I tell you

  65. Pierre

    Personally, I think half the trouble is we are not what I would call a passing side under Emery .

    Teams like Norwich and Leicester are more comfortable passing from the back because they are encouraged to take care of the ball in any area of the pitch by their managers.

    Leicester and Norwich do not have superior technical players to Arsenal that’s for sure.

    What I find strange is , the one area of the pitch that Emery seems to encourage his players to pass the ball is in their own area.

  66. Luteo Guenreira

    A subtle nuance like that to you means I’ve stated only victims can find something abhorrent? I don’t know how you came to that conclusion.

    This whole thing has been about how you are a hypocrite, I’ve said nothing else about anything. Anyone can find anything abhorrent, fine by me.

    And now it’s about how you’re so touchy about it and how that makes me think it affects you in a more real way, and that you should be seeking therapy instead of taking this out on the internet and people like me who make an observation that might hit too close to home.

  67. Un na naai

    Luteo

    Look goldfish brain.

    First you claim I took umbrage with jwl.
    Then you ran with it without actually reading the comment and who I took it from

    Then you doubled down on it
    Then you denied saying something you clearly wrote
    Now
    You’re making jokes about paedophilia!!

    Not your finest half hour really is it? What do you expect from someone with a 5 second memory span?

  68. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    Argue the points. If you feel you didn’t condemn jwl, fine. Your opinion.

    I took your copy/pasting of his post, followed by one word “disgusting”, followed by another post saying anyone who enjoys that type of joke is a creep…to be a condemnation. And that’s my opinion.

  69. Un na naai

    This whole thing has been about how you are a hypocrite, I’ve said nothing else about anything. Anyone can find anything abhorrent, fine by me

    Luteo

    Good. That settles it then. I find those jokes disgusting. There’s fuck all hypocritical about it until the day you see me tell a joke or reference one I find funny.

    Now untangle your brain 10 second luteo coz it looks like a spaghetti Bolognese

  70. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    But since now you know Chappelle likes to tell child molestation jokes, do you find him to be a creep? Honestly curious.

  71. Un na naai

    UnArgue the points. If you feel you didn’t condemn jwl, fine. Your opinion.I took your copy/pasting of his post, followed by one word “disgusting”, followed by another post saying anyone who enjoys that type of joke is a creep…to be a condemnation. And that’s my opinion.

    Luteo

    You still haven’t bothered to check have you?
    It wasn’t his joke goldfish brain. He doesn’t tell jokes like that.

    The joke referenced was fucking sick. I hope to god for yours and your children’s sakes you never have to find out the hard way.
    Just like jokes insulting disabled children are disgusting. I don’t think they should be banned but I find it rotten and vile to laugh at such things

  72. Luteo Guenreira

    So you get to pick and choose what parts of molestation jokes is offensive and what parts are okay?

    Good to know.

  73. Victorious

    Emery is severely so limited it’s just so shameful to witness

    Can’t believe an Arsenal manager will ever admit how scared shitless he is in facing a fellow top 6 team and then actually showing it to the world my going up there and bending his arse to be utterly hard whooped by Klopp.. Such a coward

    What a knob! hopefully Raul and co don’t waste much time when it’s seeming he’ll continue to hamper our progress so bad,

    if so before the end of the year he’s told to fvck off! no way should we allow him see out the season if it looks like we won’t be getting CL football

    Bring on the scum,hopefully he doesn’t surrender the whole of the Emirates for them to dominate us just like anfield,that would be unforgivable.

  74. Un na naai

    Luteo

    The joke told earlier was particularly sick and sinister.
    If Chappelle has told one of a similar nature then yeah. He’s a cunt.

    A man takes a kid into a woods and is scared because he’s coming out alone? You knobs want me banned over immigration views and this shit is ok with you? Fucking warped moral compass

  75. Un na naai

    So you get to pick and choose what parts of molestation jokes is offensive and what parts are okay? Good to know.

    Nooooo
    Keep reading goldfish
    Scroll down
    Little further
    Well done

  76. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    One is obviously a joke and was prefaced as such, which is why I find it to be acceptable regardless of the content.

    Your views…well I wish they were a joke, they are equally funny sometimes but unfortunately we all know that you’re serious.

  77. Luteo Guenreira

    Un

    Let’s stop, we’re being rude to others. Difference of perception, chalk it up to that. Have a good weekend mate.

  78. Un na naai

    LuteoYou still haven’t bothered to check have you?
    It wasn’t his joke goldfish brain. He doesn’t tell jokes like that.

    I was talking about jwl dummy
    It’s not jwl’s joke.
    Fuck me this is torture

    Where do you go to school Luteo? Your garden shed?

  79. Un na naai

    UnLet’s stop, we’re being rude to others. Difference of perception, chalk it up to that. Have a good weekend mate.

    Fair point
    You too.

  80. azed

    You’ve just validated my point
    So why play out from the back at all then let alone across our own 6 yard box? 🙄

    So what are the other options? Hoof it towards the striker and hope for the best?

  81. Un na naai

    Azed

    No. The options are that we vary our approach. He’s meant to be the chameleon after all but the one philosophical element he won’t change his colours on is the one that is the most dangerous.

    If it’s too tight then go long sometimes. If there isn’t a short pass on.
    I’m not saying NEVER play it that short but when Liverpool and ,to a lesser extent, Burnley are up your arse then pull your full backs wide and if that’s not on then go long
    For lost of the match Liverpool had two back so why not hit the channels and use the pace of Aubameyang and Pepe more?

    It’s like playing two complexity different ideas that totally negate each other
    We were far more dangerous when we hit the front two early rather than getting hemmed in to our own box

  82. Un na naai

    Our forwards were isolated but so were their centre backs
    Had we got the ball up early more often we’d have caused more problems
    Should have had another goal or tie at least really with the chances we had

  83. azed

    In

    You do know Emery doesn’t plan every minute right of the game right?
    You also know the players can decide to long if there’s no short pass available right?

    What’s funny is people like you are the one that say Emery has no philosophy but now he’s trying to do something, you complain?

  84. Un na naai

    Azed

    He had one tactic last year
    The five yard cut back across our opponents box

    This season it’s our own box

    And no. The players and keeper don’t just decide to play themselves into danger and lose the ball in our own half more than any other team in the league this season. That comes from the top
    Don’t kid yourself

    That’s it.

  85. azed

    The players and keeper don’t just decide to play themselves into danger and lose the ball in our own half more than any other team in the league this season. That comes from the top
    Don’t kid yourself

    If this is your believe, then you are beyond redemption.

  86. GuNZ

    Felt compelled to share what I’m taking as a precognition. Had the strangest dream last night in which I returned to a house I’d moved out of and when I got there I realised I’d left some cats, including one that had delivered a litter of kittens, locked in there for a couple of weeks. Amazingly they were all still live because they had cannibalised another adult cat whose fishbone-like skeleton was still being picked at. I then fed the cats with some pork I’d brought with me.

    Six cats survived one was eaten – there will be 7 goals in the NLD. Arsenal will win 6-1. Not sure about the pork bit but it may have something to do with that club Pedro went to last night.

  87. Victorious

    Literally a Win win against spud

    Stuff the fvckers.. Good and fine

    Lose and we’re a good step away of binning Mr Bland

    Guy is so boring and plays shit football with absolutely no discernable pattern of play

    Can’t even stick to a particular starting 11 for at least 2 games in a row, 500+ games and counting..

  88. Victorious

    Hopefully we get some entertaining footy”

    Wouldn’t get my hopes up, a 1-0 win with the goal going in off Kane’s smuggy face will do

    We won’t see Arsenal play anything entertaining under Mr bland

    He couldn’t do it with a star studded PSG team and was widely ridiculed for exactly that by the psg fans and French Media

    What makes you think he’s capable of that with us? I mean this is same guy that took us to anfied playing like Burnley..Guy is a joke coach

  89. Distant legrover

    Victorious
    I agree with you re Emery. The guy’s football is just not very stimulating is it ? You would think Guardiola being his role model would have influenced some sexy.

    Seems like a Mourinho type, only care about result…..

  90. Un na naai

    Azed

    Ok. I’m beyond redemption.

    We got rid of cech and signed Leno because? Ball playing ability

    Luiz? Ball playing
    Tierney? Ball playing

    It’s been quite widely reported that emery wanted players who could play out from the back all last season.
    He tried it from the first game vs city remember?

    So now he’s at it again. This time even closer to goal.

    But just you go on telling yourself that black is white and pigs fly.

    The arsenal defence and keeper just decided to make their job a lot harder with no input from management.

    What a doughnut

  91. azed

    In

    Stop exposing your ignorance to the world..

    Emery can tell the players to play out from the back but he can’t predict how our opponents would press…

    No manager plans every minute of the game because it’s impossible so a lot of time it’s up to players to make decisions in real time.
    That’s what separates great players from average players.

    That a manager says play out from the back doesn’t mean you should do all the time, players also have a responsibility to make the right play…

    Or do you think Emery told Ceballos to make a cross field pass against Liverpool?

    PS: I won’t be surprised if you think so.

  92. Danialtos

    .
    Un na naaiAugust 30, 2019 18:56:52
    lowing. Niko Kovac managed them before Adi Hütter took the reins. TChrist that’s an unfortunate name isn’t it? A little bit too close for comfort If you’re his parents and your name is Hütter you aren’t going for Adi are you?You’re going for Zinadine or Vincenzo or something. Not fucking Adi

    Lol…unai I have to agree with you here….I actually had to read it twice…the name is too close to a certain dictator

  93. Un na naai

    What are saying Az? That this new idea of playing out from deep in our own box was concocted by the players and the coach just lets it slide over two games? No questions asked?

    Great reasoning.

    Think it’s past your bedtime lad

  94. Bojangles

    Lukaku on Sanchez,

    “Coming here was the right move, in a good dressing room, where the manager wants winners who can really help the team.”

    Is there a suggestion that all may not be well in the Un**ed dressing room?

  95. Champagne charlie

    “Or do you think Emery told Ceballos to make a cross field pass against Liverpool?PS: I won’t be surprised if you think so.“

    You do this a lot mate, it’s a defection tactic.

    No, the manager isn’t technically responsible for Ceballos playing a square ball in his own box, but it’s a product of the instructions the team have received by the manager.

    If a manager instructs his side to play from the back, or for the fullbacks to play high and overlap, then he’s responsible when errors continue to come from that tactic.

  96. Kay

    People need to calm down a bit.
    Emery was just an auba lob finish and a pepe one on one goal away from a miracle result.
    I just think that he over complicates things and digs his own grave.

    Smash those buggers on sunday and things will be on track.

  97. Valentin

    ManCity play from the back, but you can clearly see that they have spend hours practicing that. Players move in such a way that the ball carrier even under pressure has always two solutions one sideway one forward. I don’t think that their defensive players are better ball players than Arsenal, just that they have been coached better and for longer into that system.
    For example they have already adapted to the new rule with regard to opponents being allowed to intercept ball in the penalty box at a goal kick.
    Against Burnley, just before Guendouzi shot at goal, there was one exchange of passes between Sokratis, Willock and Guendouzi to bypass Burnley pressing that fed Ceballos who was then able to directly run at their defense. I don’t think I saw a single move like that last season. So there is potential there.
    The big negative for me is that I don’t believe that Xhaka can play into such situation without making a mistake. Emery has permanently benched Mustafi, but inexplicably he won’t do the same with Xhaka.

  98. Chitom

    “How exactly would me sharing a funny Dave Chappelle joke on Jussy smollet indicate my support for any prior pedo joke?”

    Answer: “can’t beat Dave Chappelle “

  99. Valentin

    Managers have to decide what is their preferred method of restarting after a goalkick: long punt, long pass or short pass. Quite often the medium pass into midfield is simply not possible because Guendouzi or Xhaka are shadowed. Ceballos and his dancing feet could be an option, but that would mean that he dropped too deep to be effective further up.
    Under Wenger, the goalkeeper out ball was a long pass to the fullback. Quite often it was Sagna who was quite good in the air. We retained the ball most of the time using that move. With Giroud in the side, we were also able to launch big punt upfield.
    Emery does not have that possibility. Lacazette will win his fair share of punt, but Aubameyang will not. So any long punt to Aubameyang is conceding the ball back to the opposition.
    Leno pass with his foot to the fullback can be hit and miss. When they are intercepted the opposition is straight into our defense. Last season I noticed that we had less Goalkeeper -Fullback long passes. Maybe Emery is trying to limit that option, but that could change with the return of the dynamic full-backs.

    If the other two options are off the table, that leaves only the short pass as preferred out ball. Hence the overuse of the short pass to the CB.

  100. azed

    You do this a lot mate, it’s a defection tactic.

    No, the manager isn’t technically responsible for Ceballos playing a square ball in his own box, but it’s a product of the instructions the team have received by the manager.

    It’s not a deflection tactic, it’s common sense which some of you have decided not to have.
    Playing out of the back is a way of keeping the ball as we do not have a target so hoofing it up front is not really an option.

    When Leno gives the ball either Luiz or Sokratis, their first option is to look for either Guendozi, Xhaka or any other midfielders, if they are marked or the passing lanes are blocked, then they either look for the full backs , the keeper or the other center backs.

    Passing lanes, movement of players and opposing players will determine how the ball moves…

    When we had Cazorla and Coquelin, teams used to let Coquelin have the ball because he was usually with the ball.

    Not making tactical changes is Emery’s fault.
    Selecting the wrong players is Emery’s fault

    Players making terrible decisions with the ball is not Emery’s fault.

  101. azed

    For one I agree with Valentin… Fuck me.. the world must be coming to an end.

    The big negative for me is that I don’t believe that Xhaka can play into such situation without making a mistake. Emery has permanently benched Mustafi, but inexplicably he won’t do the same with Xhaka.

    My guess for why both Wenger and Emery continue to play Xhaka is his passing ranging.
    It’s my believe that they both think he’s the one person that can get the back from back to front quickest.
    Liverpool have Fabinho while Chelsea have Jorginho for that.

    I’ll rather with go 4-3-3 with a midfielder of Ceballos-Willock/Guendozi- Torreira.

  102. Tony

    DM’s take on the NLD

    Predicted line-ups

    Arsenal predicted XI: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, David Luiz, Monreal; Ceballos, Torreira, Willock; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

    Tottenham predicted XI: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Sissoko, Winks, Rose, Alli, Eriksen; Kane, Son
    Arsenal manager Unai Emery: ‘For us to play matches like last week against Liverpool, this week against Tottenham, the two Champions League finalists is amazing, and it is the best test,’ he said.

    Emery says:
    ‘Every time is a good moment to play against them and on Sunday with our supporters, it is the best moment to play and enjoy with our supporters.

    ‘On Sunday, that match is the best football match in the world for all football supporters.’

    Mauricio Pochettino rejected the theory that he is set to quit Tottenham. He said: ‘I’m not going to walk out after the North London Derby. I will be here Monday and Tuesday. Then my plan is to travel but I don’t tell you where.’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7401985/Arsenal-vs-Tottenham-Preview-Predicted-lineups-match-facts-odds-more.html

  103. Tony

    The above predicted line up works for me, especially with no Xhaka, Ozil& Mikki.

    A bit concerned with Luiz in the back 4 – but Chambers sub and the freedom to move Luiz to DM is always possible if the game is passing the midfield, especially if Torreira starts to tire around the 70 minute mark.

    I hope Nelson & Saka make the bench and very happy if Sanchez plays as he’s our David Luiz .

    All immaterial, of course, because Emery will no doubt try to be creatively eccentric with the line up – or will he?

    As I said before Emery’s line ups worry me more than the opposition.

  104. Bojangles

    I find it amusing how Arsenal supporters have so much time for Poch. He’s done well for spuds no doubt about it. Perhaps the best manager they have had but the last couple of seasons after hitting the dizzying heights of second in the Pl has seen a steady drop to third to fourth and the way they have started this season may well see them drop down further. Whereas we moved up a position from 2018 finishing just a poorly taken penalty kick from kicking spuds into 5th spot with a squad inferior to theirs. I truly never realised the effect charisma had on fans.

  105. Un na naai

    Bojangles

    Don’t fool yourself
    We picked up 1/6 wins in our last 6 matches. Emery threw points away time after time and the only reason spurs dropped the ball in the league was because of their monumental efforts in getting past Man City and Ajax in the champions league.

    Spurs will drop this season due to poor investment and the coach’s head being turned

  106. Bojangles

    Un

    Sorry but I do not accept the coach taking full blame for the collapse, the players have to accept at least half the blame.

  107. Bojangles

    Tony

    Good artical. He’s a very confident an driven young guy. Maybe he could have a few words in Özil’s ear.

  108. Leftsidesanch

    Probably more accurate to say Spurs lost so many games last season due to player unavailability and playing schedule as opposed to them ‘focusing’ on the CL.

  109. Leftsidesanch

    Alli and Vertonghen are not match fit, Sanchez is a problem waiting to explode. We really need to capitalise and take the game to them tomorrow.

  110. Bob N16

    Tony, everything about Itoje is impressive, only 24 years old- a World XV player. Outside rugby he may also go to the top. Let’s not forget he’s also a Gooner!

  111. GuNZ

    Frustration is an itchy boil. Perhaps Poch scents descent down the other end of the Seven Sisters Road. Perhaps Poch is attracted to the redder grass on the other side of the fence. Perhaps Poch is dancing the first steps of that dance, whatever it’s called, where he fakes horns on his head and dances around Emery?