3 HUGE moves for Arsenal in a single day

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Well, well, well… what a fine day yesterday was for the Gooner faithful, finally a bit of good news for us.

Firstly, the big one.

Bulletin 1

SPURS SACKED POCH

I can’t believe they actually pulled the trigger. Their most successful manager since George Graham (lolz), fresh off the back of a Champions League final, was booted out at the end of an international week.

What a fall from grace. In front of the Amazon documentary filmmakers, what a coup for them, right?!

I’m still not quite sure to make of it. Something very bad has gone wrong for Spurs since before the Champions League final. I would suspect there are probably a few things at play.

  1. Tight board: Daniel Levy is a shrewd operator, but let’s be fair to Poch, he’s been incredibly frustrating to the progress of the squad. He’s always given the manager just enough to survive. His big bet was the stadium, so he just wasted a very good set of players by hoping to get by for the last 5 years. That must have left a bad taste in the mouth of the manager who I am sure wanted to push on a little harder.
  2. Fumes: One of the greatest feats of Poch’s tenure has been his ability to keep his best players earning a pittance. Spurs wage bill has sat below £150m for a long time. The manager has kept players happy by selling them the dream of winning, together. They’re all now in their late twenties, there’s no trophy to show for their sacrifice, now the cracks are showing. I would expect a major exodus is coming and the manager knows it.
  3. Boredom: When Klopp exited Dortmund, he said that after a while, the players get bored of him and he got bored of them. I think boredom or frustration sets in when the dream you keep promising never gets any closer. It’s been notable this season that the players don’t look like they’re firing on all cylinders and to be honest, the manager also looks like he’s done with the club.
  4. Ambition: Poch made a real point about being promoted to manager and not feeling like he was one. He even switched out of a suit into his training gear to make that point. When the manager is beefing with the CEO, that filters down to the players. The same thing happened to Conte when he fell out over transfer dealings the summer after he’d won the league. Managers are artists like players, if they don’t feel settled, it can really impact performance. Poch has put up with a lot of shit from Daniel Levy, in the end, when you know your ambitions cannot be fulfilled, why bother?

So in short, the perfect storm of mess.

Bulletin 2

LUIS ENRIQUE TOOK THE SPAIN JOB AGAIN

I pondered whether the rumours about Luis Enrique were generated by Arsenal, or by the Spaniard’s team. Turns out they must have been from his team, likely desperate to escape the general boredom and lack of prestige associated with being an international hack.

He was a nightmare in waiting. Brash with the media, heavily driven by the pound note, and basically a more glam version of Emery. Dodged bullet there. I really didn’t fancy a manager who was so awful, Barca fans hated him even after he won the treble. I would also dearly love it if we could move away from hiring Raul’s mates.

Bulletin 3

JOSE MOURINHO WAS LOCKED IN TALKS WITH SPURS LAST NIGHT

Now, this might be a good short term hire for Spurs, I am not denying it. Spurs have a very good squad of players that were in the Champions League final. That is the greatest competition in the world, they are primed for top 4, even from where they sit right now.

But hear me out… the idea that Daniel Levy is looking at bringing in Mourinho to a club that has contract rebels, low spirit, youth they hope to promote, and a pitiful amount of money in the bank is simply delicious.

My gut senses that Daniel Levy has been made to look shrewd by a world-class coach. I think he actually has rough judgement. He’s likely looking at the table with desperate eyes knowing that without top 4, he’s fucked. The most enticing person in the world when you are gunning for top 4 is Mourinho. He makes sense on paper, but you KNOW where this is going.

I do not believe in the rebirth of Jose Mourinho for a second, but it looks like we’re about to find out.

Regardless of how he does at Spurs, I wouldn’t have him at Arsenal for a second.

… but I would take Pochettino. I think the consensus amongst Arsenal fans is that we’d all 100% see him as an upgrade on what we have, and oddly, he seems to be the least hated of all their managers over the past 20 years. If we had David Dein at Arsenal now, he’d strike for him without a doubt. He’s literally perfect for our situation.

  • Can work on a less than elite transfer budget
  • Has built an elite culture at Spurs, players loved him, proved out by their insane loyalty to him over greater riches
  • Has a track record of building teams. Spurs has consistently delivered performances and consistency beyond the sum of their parts.
  • Lives in London
  • Can speak English
  • Knows the league
  • Knows how to train a disciplined press
  • Has sauce
  • Has great hair

I mean, it really is a no brainer. The only question I have about him is whether he’s a diehard Spurs person. I mean, George Graham moved to the enemy, he was way more Arsenal than Poch is Spurs. I guess it depends on how brutal the sacking was and whether he wants to avenge it. Really hoping Levy did it by text or had Tim Sherwood do it.

Would be a savagely good appointment regardless.

Right, that’s me DONE. Off to bask in a wonderful set of events right now. x

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  1. Pierre

    Tony
    “I’ll watch the game with my son with no real satisfaction if we win neither will we be jumping for joy in support because we know what we are in for with laborious transitions and calamitous defending.”

    Your son must be a little confused I would imagine.

    You brainwashed him when he was growing up , into believing things would be so much better without Wenger.

    Does he ever question your judgement.

    Just think , if you wasn’t around filling his head with negativity, he could have been enjoying his football , watching quality like , Sanchez, ozil, wilshere and cazorla.

    Instead we are stuck with Emery…

  2. HillWood

    Spurs must have known Mourinho likes spending £millions
    Mourinho must know Spurs historically don’t splash the clash
    All this must have been thrashed out behind the scenes before they hired him
    Surely?

  3. siddharth14

    Things are indeed undoubtedly better without Wenger. Your lord stepping down was a watershed moment for the club which had literally been in a stasis with supporters like you blinded by their fascination and worship of Wenger.

    Sure, Emery is looking lost and out of his depth at Arsenal but the situation is nothing when compared to the dark period of Arsenal under Wenger.

  4. Pierre

    Sid
    “Things are indeed undoubtedly better without Wenger
    Sure, Emery is looking lost and out of his depth at Arsenal but the situation is nothing when compared to the dark period of Arsenal under Wenger.”

    Really!!

  5. siddharth14

    If at all the supporters want to make noise about the hopeless situation then it has to be directed at Josh and Raul at the games. It’s pointless to direct anger at Emery and letting people like Josh and Raul off the hook for allowing this fiasco to persist.

    Southampton are due for a bounce back from their poor form. It’s reasonable guess they are going to do it against the Arsenal. I have a feeling it is going to be a long month on le-grove if Emery is in the job after the upcoming 3 matches.

  6. Graham62

    siddharth14

    Don’t respond to Pierre on anything concerning Wenger.

    He will label you an obsessive.

    In respect to your point, of course “things are undoubtedly better without Wenger”.

    The dark period under Wenger manifested for many years. The current failings of Emery and Co are six months in the making.

    There’s no comparison.

    Let’s hope and pray our current “dark period” ends soon.

  7. MatinellisHead

    Tony

    ‘Xhaka playing would just add to the vitriol I feel that’s hard to hide from my son.’

    You seem like a great role model. Can’t enjoy watching a game of football with your son and has trouble hiding his vitriol from him?

    What a wanker.

    Hopefully he’ll be old enough to stop listening to you soon.

  8. MatinellisHead

    Graham62

    We declined that isnt in question but to the levels that you exaggerate? I don’t think so.

    You’re in for a rude awakening if you think we’ll be eating at the top table and winning leagues with just a change of manager.

    We’ll be a top 4 side with an occasional cup win and people would be happy with that. Just like we were before funnily enough…funny how people more goal posts for what’s acceptable and expected.

  9. Tony

    Don aka whatever moniker you decide to cowardly hide behind please do not confuse me having any interest in anything you have to say or plagiarize here.

  10. Graham62

    MartinellisHead

    That’s your opinion.

    Who said anything about eating at the top table and winning leagues?

    We haven’t been doing that for 13 years.

    Tell me, where were you during the “erosion years” as I like to call them?

    All I want is a team that maximizes their potential, are competitive and we can all be proud of.

    Is that asking too much?

  11. MatinellisHead

    Graham

    ‘All I want is a team that maximizes their potential, are competitive and we can all be proud of.’

    That statement is very vague. So what would that encompass Graham? What would be success for you if we aren’t winning the league in your expectations?

  12. MatinellisHead

    Poor grammar? Maybe put your reading glasses on fella those shapes you’re seeing are words, they then make sentences.

  13. MatinellisHead

    G

    ‘Tell me, where were you during the “erosion years” as I like to call them?’

    Going to games and supporting my club. Were you still telling people how to support the club and wanting us to lose games back then? Of course you were.

  14. Globalgunner

    Seems the cultists at Untold are tired of fellating each other and have infected this board. Pedro needs to invest in an aggressive virus scanner

  15. HighburyLegend

    “You along with others that wanted us to lose games in whatever period are known as arseholes.”

    I fucking hate the people who telling us how we should behave.
    I was part of those who wanted defeats to get rid of wenger.
    You don’t like it ?? Too bad for you, dick head.

  16. S Asoa

    Emery is a busted flush. For AFC it is imperative to get back into the Cl coming year.
    Instead Emery is given a run of 3 easy games to prove himself. Nobody expects Arsenal to win against City although smaller Clubs have , this year. Smacks of Raul trying to get a reprieve for Emery with a series of very winnable matches , knowing Arsenal fans are flip-flops. Does anyone expect anything better than 7 place for the Spanish Waiter ?
    DON’T FALL INTO THE TRAP. SATURDAY BOO RAUL whatever the result.
    SHOW YOU REALLY CARE FOR THE CLUB

  17. Leftsidesanch

    Nothing more pathetic than an online tough guy troubling everybody and having to constantly change his moniker. Do your thing Mr badman ‘Martinelli’.

  18. Leftsidesanch

    Apathy is what we will experience. I’m not bothered about tomorrow and tonnes of other fans won’t be either. It is so boring.

  19. Graham62

    MatinellisHead

    Good for you.

    You must be so proud of yourself.

    👏👏👏

    By the way, my statement is self-explanatory.

    To compete, based on our resources and infrastructure and promote a mindset within the club that embodies a winning ethos and not a “make do” attitude to things.

    The fact that you endorsed the years prior to Emery’s arrival, shows your limited understanding of what “success” is all about.

  20. Gentlebris

    Wait a minute Tony, are you suggesting that Un is actually Matinellishead? Do you have any proof? Because Graham is starting to believe that accusation, citing poor grammar as essential evidence.

    Good morning and Emerry Christmas in advance, soldiers of Le Grove!

  21. Gentlebris

    Don’t get your hopes high fellas, Emery is gonna win Southampton tomorrow and whatever losers we play next in the Europa; and then Raul will say ‘see what I’m saying, Emery is the best’.
    If you agree to Raul’s Emery ultimatums, he’s gonna fool you on behalf of Emery for the rest of the season, and if you still agree, Emery is here as Arsenal head coach this time next year. Gazidis/Stan did it to you for Wenger, if you allow; Raul/Edu/Vinai will do it to you for Emery.

  22. Graham62

    Those that continue to “tell us how we should behave” are still in denial.

    They actually blame Emery and Co for our regression over the years.

    Posters like MatinellisaRichardHead make my skin crawl.

    “Oh look at me, I kept going to the Emirates to support the team while you sat at home on your comfortable couch”

    What a hero you are.

    Tosser!

  23. S Asoa

    Poor grammar? Maybe put your reading glasses on fella those shapes you’re seeing are words, they then make sentences.

    I sentence the fellow to ten years of rigorous fellatio

  24. Receding Hairline

    “I would say that prove that Galthier surrounded himself with competent people. Competent people who are now happy to go to a better and bigger club reinforcing their own reputation.That does not mean that they don’t believe in Christophe Galthier talent, just at that point in time Mourinho and Spurs can offer them a better opportunity.”

    Fair enough Valentin

    Hope you will be this understanding if one of the coaches you do not rate has his staff poached

    I made the dig because you assured me that Galtier was on his way up and will have a better career than Emery has (he is older than Emery, has managed lesser clubs and has won far less), from all indications his staff do not share your optimism hence jumping ship.

  25. Graham62

    West Ham 1 Spuds 3
    C Palace 0 Liverpool 2
    Man City 2 Chelski 2
    Brighton 1 Leicester 2
    Sheff Utd 1 Man Utd 1………….

    Arsenal 2 Southampton 1 or…..2-2!!

  26. Gentlebris

    ‘Actually, irrespective of his poor grammar, I just think he’s a tosser.Whoever he/she/it is’

    You have my vote, mate…. but wait…Un is a good friend of mine but I can’t say he doesn’t wank sometimes when he’s bored though.

  27. Gentlebris

    Man City 2 Cheski 2 is where you lose your money mate.

    Chelsea are very shaky at the back, and shaky defensive lines are what Man City do for a living.

  28. MatinellisHead

    Codger62

    ‘To compete, based on our resources and infrastructure and promote a mindset within the club that embodies a winning ethos and not a “make do” attitude to things.’

    That’s all very nice but you still haven’t told me what success would be for this new Arsenal.

    By your avoidance of giving me a straight answer, going on what you said previously (that you didn’t expect us to be winning the league) its sounds a lot like you would consider top 4 and/or a cup to be success.

    Is it your age that’s causing you to be tied in knots or the fact that you don’t want to admit that you’d be happy with what the last regime were delivering 20 out of 22 seasons ?

  29. Nelson

    I have a feeling that Auba has given up on the team. He may demand a trade in January. Without Auba’s goal, we are is a mid-table team at best.

    It is about time the fans inside the Emirate stadium should make a statement. I can’t see how Emery can continue to function since he is losing the support of most fans.

  30. HighburyLegend

    Emery about Granité : “his state of mind is much better … I spoke to him on Thursday morning and we had a very good conversation. He trained very well before the international break, and this morning too … My goal is to see him come back to help us and convince the fans of his commitment.”

    #EMERYOUT.

  31. Chitom

    Your son must be a little confused I would imagine. You brainwashed him when he was growing up , into believing things would be so much better without Wenger.Does he ever question your judgement. Just think , if you wasn’t around filling his head with negativity, he could have been enjoying his football , watching quality like , Sanchez, ozil, wilshere and cazorla. Instead we are stuck with Emery

    ——————-

    Pierre, even if one ignores how out there suggesting somebody’s son would’ve been better off if his father hadn’t been around is, the very idea the kid would’ve picked football in general, and Arsenal in particular to support without Tony’s influence is fanciful at best.

    So not only is your comment inappropriate but also lacking in any logic.
    Bravo!

  32. Graham62

    You’ve just given the game away.

    Unknowingly, you changed your own benchmark.

    Your intial post asked for my definition of “success”, which I gave.

    Ask yourself one simple question. How competitive were we between 2006-2018? I mean really competitive( EPL and ECL)?

    Answer that one Einstein.

    I’m not talking about winning FA Cups and Community Shields either.

    Now you’re putting the emphasis on current success and not the years of regression.

    For the ” new Arsenal” that’s easy.

    Emery out!

  33. Pierre

    Chitcom
    ” suggesting somebody’s son would’ve been better off if his father hadn’t been around
    So not only is your comment inappropriate.”

    Have you ever heard of punctuation marks.

    My comment
    “Just think , if you wasn’t around filling his head with negativity, he could have been enjoying his football ,”

    See if you have the brains to work it out for yourself..

  34. MatinellisHead

    Codger62

    I’m not really interested in another one of your platitudes, give me something that is tangible at the end of the season. You don’t get a trophy for being competitive graham.

    You can’t answer a simple question..

    ‘What would be success for you if we aren’t winning the league in your expectations?’

  35. Nelson

    If Poch joins Manure, then they would become a favorite for a top4 spot. I wouldn’t be surprised that SPUDs could move ahead of us too.

    I actually think that Raul can handle players contracts much better than Ivan and Wenger. He just needs to find a coach who can use the players correctly.

  36. MatinellisHead

    I couldn’t give a shit about your definition of success. What is success for the Arsenal if you don’t think we can win the league?

    ‘All I want is a team that maximizes their potential, are competitive and we can all be proud of.’

    So this would indicate we need to win ‘something’. What?

    ‘To compete, based on our resources and infrastructure and promote a mindset within the club that embodies a winning ethos and not a “make do” attitude to things.’

    Again a ‘winning ethos’ comes from winning things Graham. what exactly are we winning in your eyes?

    Top 4 and a cup I think you’ll find you wanker.

  37. MatinellisHead

    Thats right Graham. That’s what you call being stumped. You’ve tied yourself in knots and look a right dick.

    Graham would be happy with what Wenger was delivering. How embarrassing for you.

  38. CG

    Oh for the days of coherent and entertaining press conferences.

    And great home demolitions against weaker teams

    And Cup finals to look forward too.

    And all the great players and goals from the Wenger years.

    But demented Graham and some Delinquents still thinks Wengers reign was oh so terrible.

    Graham- you are a fool with your idiotic and lazy Wenger Bashing.

    Enjoy your post Wenger times.

    And scuttle back to that shed and take your tablets.

  39. Valentin

    Recending,

    I think that in the conversation you are referring I mentioned that Julien Stephan rather than Galthier.
    Anyway both are on the upward trend and that in 3 years time they will be at most prestigious club while Emery would have peaked with PSG and Arsenal.
    Regarding the age, sometimes start coaching much later in life. Mark Warburton was a trader and decided that he wanted to go back to football. Also being a famous former player open doors that somebody climbing the managerial ladder will see shut.
    Franck Lampard got a premiership job on the back of his playing career because it surely is not on the back of the mediocre job he did at Derby. Steve G got the Rangers job because of his name despite never having manage a club before. Regular people will have to prove themselves for 10~15 years before being offered similar opportunity.

  40. Spanishdave

    Money talks.
    Drifting down the league, poor attendances, loss of revenue, players switching off, this affects the money.
    Red light goes on and Stan , poor Stan will wake up as he’s a bit skint.
    Coaches go due to lack of results, so loosing right now helps us to get rid on Emery, there’s no other way.
    Raul is a fraud and he will hang this out as long as he can.

  41. Un na naai

    GentlebrisNovember 22, 2019 12:41:03
    ‘Actually, irrespective of his poor grammar, I just think he’s a tosser.Whoever he/she/it is’You have my vote, mate…. but wait…Un is a good friend of mine but I can’t say he doesn’t wank sometimes when he’s bored though.

    Wtf!??!

    What the hell have I been missing here?
    Sorry chaos, been hard at work today. Winter season. Head down

    So lets address this

    1) Bris, I think Graham was referring to Martinelli here, not me, I hope. No offence Martinelli. I actually very much enjoy your posts but I’ve not really ever clashed with Graham before

    2) I can say with 100% certainty that myself and Martinelli are not the same person. Horses mouth.

    3) I do make him right though. Wenger was delivering a standard that most would find acceptable on here under anyone else. I agree it was time to cut loose and move in a new direction but let’s shine a light on some of the hypocrisy here. Not saying that’s what you think Graham but it’s the general standard of comment that’s a giveaway.
    4) Bris, I’m gonna get drunk this wknd and blitz the comments section with comments so sauce filled it will make you shit for a week. Tabasco sauce baby!!!

  42. bennydevito

    PierreNovember 22, 2019    08:47:07

    Tony
    “I’ll watch the game with my son with no real satisfaction if we win neither will we be jumping for joy in support because we know what we are in for with laborious transitions and calamitous defending.”

    Your son must be a little confused I would imagine.

    You brainwashed him when he was growing up , into believing things would be so much better without Wenger.

    Does he ever question your judgement.

    Just think , if you wasn’t around filling his head with negativity, he could have been enjoying his football , watching quality like , Sanchez, ozil, wilshere and cazorla.

    Instead we are stuck with Emery…

    >>>>>>

    And the most condescending dickhead comment of the day award goes that one right there.

    The last 5 years of Wengerball was dreadful, the last 2 years abysmal.

    Slow, sideways passing wanting to walk the ball into the net, stadium emptying.

    More years of Wenger would have seen Tony’s son jump ship to someone else or give up on football altogether.

  43. bennydevito

    I see the dickhead AKBs are out in force yet again trying to rewrite history, yet again.

    🙄

    I’ll be back when Pedro’s put a new post up because the AKBs are fucking boring.

    Bamford gets a ban for repeating the same thing that Matt Scott agreed with, yet the fucktard AKBs are allowed to warble on groundhog style with impunity.

  44. MatinellisHead

    benny

    ‘I’ll be back when Pedro’s put a new post up because the AKBs are fucking boring.’

    You wont be missed you giant flip flop.

    ‘More years of Wenger would have seen Tony’s son jump ship to someone else or give up on football altogether’

    Yeah 3 FA Cups in 4 years was abysmal wasn’t it for the poor little lad.

  45. Unai

    I was 100% Wenger out and think top 4 would be acceptable right now, why? Because success is relative. You need to be a bit of a dim shit not to see that.

    Wenger, for all his success left us with an uphill battle to achieve top 4 therefore that’s the first target, reestablish our top 4 position.

    Once that is achieved, the 3-5 year expectation would be to compete for titles + last 8 of CL, something Wenger was clearly no longer capable of achieving.

    Nothing wrong with having realistic expectations, we expected top 4 from Wenger as a minimum and expect the same from Emery .

    Ain’t gonna happen though.

  46. Pierre

    It doesn’t take a lot to get the Wenger obsessives riled does it Benny.

    It’s nice to see some proper Arsenal supporters on Le Grove instead of the usual whinging, sniveling, negative lot who dont have a decent word to say about any of our players.

    What we are seeing at Arsenal now Benny, is what you and the rest of the entitled ones deserve..

  47. Unai

    MH, that’s why your dim. You cant grasp the reality of where we are.

    No point conversing with AKB’s, you know what they say about arguing with stupid people…..

  48. MatinellisHead

    Unai are you too dim to know what a hypocrite is or are you too ashamed to admit it?

    Bet you celebrated the FA cups though you weasel didn’t you whilst still been 100% Wenger out.

    And now you’re championing top 4 and/or a cup as ‘success’ when we had that for 20 out of 22 years.

    I know exactly where we are but I appreciated what we had and was realistic enough to know we wouldn’t be turned into PL and CL winners by appointing a new manager.

    Being a hypocrite and deluded isn’t a good look.

  49. Marc

    The fact that Emery hasn’t worked out does not mean the decision to get rid of Wenger was wrong.

    It’s no real surprise some of those on here who can’t understand that.

  50. Chris

    Positive vibes for tomorrow

    We are playing a team who got smashed 9-0 the other week at home. Let’s not be overly pessimistic, we are very likely to win and I think we will keep a clean sheet also.

    I’ve only drink tea today, honest.

    And the main thing is it is the weekend and the interlull is over, proper football is back!

  51. Graham62

    MIsH

    Unai is right, you are pretty “dim”.

    Your AKB mindset blinds you to reality, as can be seen by your inabilty to grasp what success is all about.

    A winning mentality is based on both the team and the manager having a belief and desire to give their utmost and to compete to the highest level possible.

    A winning mentality doesn’t neccessarily mean winning trophies. You think it does. Well actually it doesn’t.

    If Arsenal FC had had an inbuilt winning psyche these past 13 years( Manager/ Owner/BoD/ CEO and Players) we would, imo, have won more trophies and competed to a far higher level.

    You “appreciated” visible and predictable regression over a decade. Just suck it up.

    The only person getting in a total Bucks Fizz on here today is you.

  52. CG

    Well said as usual Spanish Dave.

    Spoken like a genuine Arsenal lover and not a cheerleading sycophantic village idiot.

    We need to loose and keep loosing until Emery and Raul leave.

    After what’s happened since he left the club- there should not be an ounce of criticism to Wenger just a quiet appreciation.

    (Not so easy managing AfC with the passive KSE as owners)

    Averaging a trophy every 2 seasons- clearly not enough for some of the spoilt urchins on here.

    You can choose any manager you want.

    You will never get a better One than Wenger.

    So get used to The Wilderness Years!
    You wont be getting Sanchez and Ozils

    Just Bosmans.

  53. Graham62

    benny

    Don’t get too down on things.

    These wallies only exist to ridicule those who merely point out the bleeding obvious.

    They genuinely don’t see or understand why we are in such a predicament. They feel it is all Emerys fault, even though he is clearly no good.

    They’ll always be around, just accept it.

    Just imagine if we’d got in a half decent manager, rather than someone who is clearly not up to scratch.

    That’s right, they’d still find an excuse.

  54. Receding Hairline

    “Anyway both are on the upward trend and that in 3 years time they will be at most prestigious club”

    That’s the thing, you keep repeating this yet none of Galtier or the Rennes dude’s name has been mentioned anytime a top prestigious job is available. If PSG need a new gaffer tomorrow they would look outside of the French league, what top job pray tell do u see any of this two men getting in three years and what is this belief based on.

    “Also being a famous former player open doors that somebody climbing the managerial ladder will see shut.
    Franck Lampard got a premiership job on the back of his playing career because it surely is not on the back of the mediocre job he did at Derby. Steve G got the Rangers job because of his name despite never having manage a club before. Regular people will have to prove themselves for 10~15 years before being offered similar opportunity.”

    You know all this yet whenever you speak of Emery you do so with utter contempt like he is some kid who has been elevated to positions he does not deserve through nepotism. No he isn’t, he was a not so good footballer playing at the lower divisions of Spanish football before being offered his first coaching gig after his coach was fired. Show some respect for what the man has made of himself before you start saying this and that will peak higher than he has with little or no evidence, its possible Emery will decide to stop coaching today and neither Galtier nor Stephan will end up winning as much as he did nor getting the jobs he did.

  55. Graham62

    RH

    FL was an elite player, in an elite team, in an elite environment.

    He managed Derby based on those experiences and principles.

    At Derby he didn’t quite have the talent at his disposal. At Chelski he does.

    Both he and Stevie G have the same philosophies. They are also born winners.

    Bloody hell it must be great playing for two managers who the players can relate to and respect.

    Emery’s playing credentials are not as impressive and significantly, neither are his managerial skills.

    I guarantee if FL or SG were in charge at Arsenal, we’d see a far more happier and proactive team environment.

    They are both, already, far better managers and coaches than Mr Emery.

  56. Valentin

    Receding,

    Expand your view of the world. You use your ignorance of people as proof that nobody is interested in them.
    You remind me of the British tabloid and their ridiculous insular reaction of Wenger appointment.
    Wenger who?
    Galthier who? Julien Stephan who?
    Continue thinking that because you have never heard of them, they must be bad and then look like a fool when they are appointed at a bigger club.
    Maurizio Sarri got appointed Chelsea manager after he impressed them with Napoli. Using your own criteria, he never won anything so he is a nobody.

    Luckily some club chairmans are more enlighted than you. Sky sports is not the only valid source of information.

    After winning Ligue 1 with Lille, Rudi Garcia got the job of managing Roma. Do you think that his name was mentioned in any of the English newspapers?
    Same thing name of potential suitor of Bayern Munich managerial role. Only time a name in the UK press is mentioned it is either because of a British connection it was Wenger or Pochettino or that the potential candidate has refused.

  57. Receding Hairline

    Graham that your last post makes no sense whatsoever, what’s Freddie Ljunberg doing there? Declaring Gerrard and Lampard “far better” managers already is also downright silly sorry.

    Valentin you are the one who needs to expand your views past the French league. And you keep using the phrase “club chairman’s” like you are one and you guys have some WhatsApp group where u discuss the next big managers for top jobs. The two men you keep hailing as next super stars don’t get mentioned anywhere for the big jobs… Fact.

  58. Gentlebris

    ‘no blog for 2 days. What kind of non committed crap is this’

    I suppose Pedro is shocked to his scrotum that Poch was sacked while Emery still has a job….all in north of London.

  59. Graham62

    RH

    Really?

    From where I stand, it’s a no brainer.

    What has Freddie got to do with things?

    The fact that you think Emery is a better manager, at this moment in time, than both Lampard or Gerrard is laughable.

    Do you think Brendan Rodgers is a better manager than Emery?

    Do you think Eddie Howe is a better manager than Emery?

    Do you think Chris Wilder is a better manager than Emery?

    Please don’t bring up Sevilla or PSG.

  60. Receding Hairline

    Graham better manager at the moment in time is not a thing. A man’s entire body of work in his career is what you judge him by, you can’t pick a rough patch and then build your assessment on it. That’s nonsense.

    Chris Wilder, Eddie Howe…lord give me strength. All those men with eagerly sit with Emery for fucking tips.

    Its Friday night, got better things to do.

  61. Sid

    Why Indian students are disliked abroad

    It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Patel entered the fourth grade. The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American History. Who said ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death’?”
    She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Patel, who had his hand up:?’ Patrick Henry, 1775’he said.
    ‘Very good! Who said ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?”
    Again, no response except from Patel. ‘Abraham Lincoln, 1863’ said Patel
    The teacher snapped at the class, ‘Class, you should be ashamed. Patel, who is new to our country, knows more about our history than you do.’
    She heard a loud whisper: ‘F ___ the Indians,’ ‘Who said that?’ she demanded. Patel put his hand up. ‘General Custer, 1862.’
    Now furious, another student yells, ‘Oh yeah? Suck this!’
    Patel jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, ‘Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky,1997’
    Now with almost mob hysteria someone said ‘You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.’
    Patel frantically yells at the top of his voice, ‘Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004.’
    The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, ‘Oh shit, we’re screwed!’ and Patel said quietly, ‘I think it was Lehmann Brothers, November 4th, 2008

  62. Graham62

    Communication skills. 2
    Presence/Persona 4
    Playing style. 3
    Tactical aptitude. 4
    Motivational skills. 4
    Leadership skills. 2
    Manmanagement skills. 3
    Planning. 4
    Problem solving. 2
    Self awareness. 1

    That’s 27/100

    How many would you give him out of 100?

    Now do a similar one for Lampard and Gerrard.

    As I said, a no brainer.

  63. Pierre

    The sacking of Pochettino highlights the difficulty of a club moving to a new stadium.

    There is no doubt that white hart lane had become a fortress for Pochettino and Tottenham.

    Levy has pushed the panic button too soon in my opinion.
    He should have taken the move into consideration.

    Did Arsenal have a blip in their home form when they changed stadiums….yes, our win percentage dropped, as did west ham’s, man city and Cardiff when they moved home .

    If a clubs home form is stuttering , it can also put more pressure on the away performances to get results and this is what has happened to Tottenham.

    The sacking of Pochettino could go either way for Levy .

    What it does show is how difficult it is for a club to feel immediately at home and how similar Tottenham’s situation is compared to Arsenal’s stadium move as we also competed in the champions league final around the time of the move.

    Arsenal managed to turn the Emirates into a fortress though Emery is doing his best to slowly erode this.

    The Arsenal fans were treated to some scintillating football at the Emirates and I believe it was taken for granted when we steam rolled teams .

    The usual call was that we were flat track bullies .
    right up to Wenger’s last 6 league games at home we averaged 3 goals a game but apparently the opposition were already in holiday mode .

    Strangely enough, at the end of last season we failed to qualify for champions league due to our inability to be flat track bullies .

    We failed to beat palace,brighton, leicester and wolves and this season is no different.

    Be careful what you wish for they said.

  64. Unai

    EmptyHead

    “Unai are you too dim to know what a hypocrite is or are you too ashamed to admit it?”

    How am I a hypocrite? My minimum expectation was top 4, Wenger missed, got sacked, as it should be.

    Emery had a season of grace as it was his first season and he had to clean the piss out if the carpet, season 2, miss top 4, must go, that’s consistent.

    “Bet you celebrated the FA cups though you weasel didn’t you whilst still been 100% Wenger out.”

    Didn’t celibrate, was happy but it was bitter sweet, if anything I was happy in spite of Wenger.

    All this talk of the tears in the top 4 EmptyHead, who ended that run again?