‘I FEEL SICK! THIS IS AN EMBARRASSMENT!’

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Arsenal lost to Newcastle in a tremendous battle at St. James Park. We lost in the margins. Those margins once again being VAR in combination with the on-pitch referee.

Arteta finally realised that playing it nice in the media doesn’t work.

“How the hell did this goal stand up?,”

“It’s embarrassing what happened. How this goal stands, in the Premier League – this league that we say is the best in the world.

“I’ve been 20 years in this country and now I feel ashamed. It’s a disgrace. It’s not good enough. I feel embarrassed to be part of this.”

He’ll get a hefty fine for saying that, but he can sleep easy tonight knowing every manager and professional in the game was nodding their head with his rant.

PGMOL is not fit for purpose. That was before we knew big names refs were taking midweek trips to oil-rich nations to top up their salaries. I’ve been over it many times, but I’ll say it again:

There’s no consequence for failure

No one ever truly loses their job

There’s no diversity in the group they hire

There isn’t a single referee represented from London

The majority of them come from the North

They only just appointed their first black ref in 15 years this season

They are on record saying they make decisions based on friendship

The goal was shocking. VAR canceled a United goal for a minor infraction. A few hours later, the same organization managed to look at three separate incidents in one sequence of play and decide that they were all ok. The ball going out looked bad, but you never really know without Hawkeye (so why don’t we have it), the offside was clear if the McGuire one was, and the cherry on the cake was the two-handed shove by Joelinton.

We also need to talk about the Bruno arm to the face. VAR said it was ok because it wasn’t an elbow. Do you think the police would let you off assault if you did that to someone in a bar? It might be passable if it was a one-off accident, but the build-up was his temper getting worse and worse. He should have been sent off. It’s criminal he wasn’t. This was a game the ref had zero feel for and he ruined it.

Going away to Newcastle is tough, those games are tight, if you’re going to lose, it can’t be for shocking goals like that. It was an absolute disgrace.

That said, we do have to be honest about some of the challenges we had during the game, even on that goal.

1. Arsenal players switched off when they thought the ball went out of play. We have to assume, at all times, we’re going to be fucked by decisions. Argue it went out after you’ve cleared it.

2. David Raya needs to do better from that cross – it’s hard to hammer him for being small, but that ball should be intercepted by him. This is a guy that has been training with longball merchants for 8 years misjudging a cross again. I want to keep defending him. But at the moment, it feels like we’re racking up a clanger a game.

Are we looking at needing two new keepers next summer? At this rate. I think it’s almost certain. I thought his abilities on the ball were on full show yesterday, but once again, there was a black mark against his name and it’s painful viewing.

It’s really easy to get massively downbeat after a fine margins game like that. If you win it, everyone is a hero. When you lose, everything with our current setup is wrong and we need to spend more money.

Kai Havertz had an impressive game for me. We aren’t getting game-changing moments, but he was a long way off ‘terrible’ like I’m seeing from some parts of the internet. Newcastle fans might have thought he deserved a red for an aggressive early tackle that set the wheels in motion for some bad Bruno behavior – but it was a yellow for me. I liked that tackle, have to admit.

Declan Rice was absolutely outrageous. I can’t believe we have him in the side. I underestimated his incredible power and pace – and also the delicate feet he shows off when given the chance. He is absolutely world-class and I won’t have anyone tell me otherwise. The extra physical presence he gives us is so valuable. When Kai put that tackle in, l loved that Declan led the defence. Arsenal hasn’t always been that team, we are now.

The main problem with our midfield is it isn’t picking locks at the moment. We had one shot on target. You can blame the front three, but for me, it was more an issue of service. Without Martin, we looked a touch bland. Not many teams are going to have great options when they’re missing Thomas Partey and Martin Odegaard, we’re not different. Though I was expecting Kai to be more of a creator than he’s proved to be so far.

I’m not sure that extricates Eddie from the conversation here. I don’t think he should have started – and he didn’t really show enough out there today to suggest I was wrong. You can’t take away the good from his season, 7 goals, 3 penalties, and some decent performances. You also can’t hide from him not offering much on days like today.

That said – Newcastle is a top team. Moments like today shine an unfair light on players and force people into drastic opinions. Not having loads of chances against one of the best defences in the league at their place isn’t really the place to be making sharp judgments. I just wonder if Ivan Toney would have melted into the background to the same level… but then I also wonder what he’d do without the service? Maybe someone more physical does more with less? Maybe he doesn’t.

Overall though, I’m not going to draw too many conclusions. When you play top teams in the Premier League away from him, limit their chances, and get done by a horrible decision. How hard can you critique? We were missing Partey, Jesus, Odegaard, and probably Timber. Different players, maybe a better chance at a different outcome. But Newcastle will be tough whoever we add. Not sure there was a silver bullet solve for today.

Let’s move on – see what happens regarding the refs – and hope the boys get on a better footing for next week.

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Dissenter

Offside is offside

Even sweeter

MidwestGun

Fuckin hell.. Chelsea.. oh offside … thank God.

Goona

Off course he’s fucking offside wtf….

Leftside

What a maddening game. Chelsea are terrible whatever the outcome.

Wardo

Ffs

Samesong

They will give it.

Wardo

Chavski are shit

Samesong

Draw the line

raptora

As visible of an offside as it gets. Pathetic bunch of refs.

LeMassiveCoq

Lols. Another 5 min VAR check. No doubt in the way of Spurs….

Goona

Hes fucking way off

Dissenter

Now they’ve started parsing and deciding games

VAR

“They get paid per review”

MidwestGun

VAR officials flipping a coin.. in a darkened room.

LeMassiveCoq

Not… good

Samesong

How long does it take them to put the line up on the screen ? It’s a joke

raptora

Took them 2 mins to see the most obvious offside ever.

Guns of SF

Make it 3 pls

Goona

The refs got a tenner on the draw..

salparadisenyc

Janet Jackson is in the VAR booth lets get it right.

LoveSausage

I can’t believe that we dropped points to the chavs. Absolutely useless.

Guns of SF

Reffing has gone to bed in theEPL

Goona

Chelsea need to keep the ball against 9 men ffs

MidwestGun

Still time to send more people off. Just sayin.

Samesong

Does Ange only have one way of playing?

Wardo

Much as I hate spurs, got to give it to them that they went all in with 9 players. Stupid or courageous?

Spanishdave

Refs don’t control games anymore
Faceless unknown dickheads rule

MidwestGun

Mudryk’s acting skillz need a lot of work.

Goona

@spanishdave..you are correct, any contentious decision the refs pass the buck…

Samesong

“Much as I hate spurs”

That’s where the sentence should end. I only want to see them beat City and Liverpool

LoveSausage

Samesong,

For what it’s worth, it works decently well. These chav cunts can’t deal with a 9-man team pressing them. It’s ridiculous.

Gazza

Oliver had a shocker what a surprise

salparadisenyc

Samesong with post of day 👆🏼

Wardo

Son is running mad up front. Imagine if he tweaks a hammy. Proper bad day out for spuds

And no! I’m not wishing an injury on a player

salparadisenyc

I’d sack Poch if he does anything but win this.

Goona

How are spurs able to find a spare man when Chelsea have 2 extra players? Wtf are Chelsea marking????

LoveSausage

Sure you are Wardo. Nothing to be ashamed of.

Guns of SF

Pussies stopping at 2

Spanishdave

It will be a good result for us all teams have lost a game

MidwestGun

Bentancour should have scored. No such thing as too many extra men for Chelsea, apparently.

Goona

Sterling tacticaly is as thick as mince

Wegotsupermik

Invincibles Day incoming.

Samesong

20 mins injury time.

Plenty of muscles in the red zone after this.

raptora

DissenterNovember 6, 2023 21:46:55
Now Vicario needs to pull his groin

We are the prophets today.

MidwestGun

Who goes in goal if Keeper is done and they out of subs… Son?

Samesong

Ange will find out now what adversity is now.

Goona

9 mins wtf?

Mr Serge

Still 8 mins to go

Wardo

Not sure I’d want spurs to beat both lpool and city. Unless they are way behind us in the league

Saying that when they are top of the table is stupid

Mikel Coneteta

Chelsea are going to win here and still, rightfully, get battered for being shit

Samesong

Mid

Hojberg looks like a keeper

Mr Serge

Chelsea just have to see this out

Mr Serge

I don’t want spurs to win any game ever

raptora

11 of Chavs in their own box vs 9 of Spuds. What the effin fuck of a shit?!

Goona

Someone tell Chelsea they are the team with 2 extra players please
..

Mr Serge

Bloody hell chavs

Samesong

Wardo

There’s not two games to go to the end of the season. Beati g City and Liverpool is always a good thing. Use your 🧠

Mr Serge

It’s over

Chris

I’m sorry Nic Jackson

X haka

Mudryk is shit, seriously shit.

Chelsea are mugs

And the Mick and Edu partnership should be split, if they think he is a 70 million pound player.

I don’t rate their judgement whatsoever
Mudryk, Jorginho Havertz and Raya.

Hopeless scouting.
.

Goona

Yes yes yes…my god Chelsea are fucjing shit

Wardo

This is going to be 2-2. How this is even competitive is stupid.

£1bil of players and chavski can’t beat 9 men convincingly

Jackson scores. Will he show his right tit ?

raptora

I’m sorry Nic Jackson

Made me laugh haha

LoveSausage

Fucking hell. Finally. This chav team is comically bad.

Dissenter

O what a happy day 🎶🎼🎵🎶🎼🎵

salparadisenyc

Chelsea nearly shat the bed there LMAO.

Samesong

Chelsea just have to see this out

Bet you did last season when they were two up at city ground.

LeMassiveCoq

Well, safe to say , if spuds had 11 men they would have shat on this lot of west end muppets. Great night .

Goona

Lovely jubbly

Samesong

Action Jackson

It’s the history of Tottenham…

Wardo

Samesong

Saying you like to see spurs beat anyone is not the arsenal way. Saying that when they are top of the league???? Use your brain sir

Mikel Coneteta

Hahahah fucking hat trick. Finally.

Goona

One more for shits n giggles 🙏

rollen

Order of the football universe restored.
FU spuds.

Mr Serge

Fucking love it

Dissenter

Murdryk is fuming
He didn’t join the celebration

Goona

Ffs should be 10

Mr Serge

Invincible s day

MidwestGun

One of the most bizarre games I have ever seen.. but the end result was more than excellent.

Rich

What a crazy game of football… One for the ages.

raptora

I wonder how many of the chances Nico Jackson had to score from today, how many has Eddie gotten in his 760 mins of play in the PL.

Samesong

Wardo you were just giving Spurs the courageous talk. I’m coming from the position of giving Arsenal an advantage in a pl race.

Clearly I wouldn’t want them to win if they were in the race. I don’t think Spurs will be up there after December Liverpool and City will be up there with us.

raptora

Nico J could have scored double digits today.

Dissenter

They have to double the wages of these PGMOL officials just for the extra dramas they have brought to the game
Then create a spill off reality tv show that will follow the referees

Dissenter

Arteta’s words about VAR are ringing everywhere now
It’s playing over and over again…”This is a disgrace”

Samesong

And spurs aren’t top of the table City are

DaveB666

Normal service has been resumed at the former Shite Hart Lane/North London Toilet Bowl.

Had to get Spursy at some point.

rollen

what would be the show name diss? Crooks orNorthern Wankers?

Leftside

Spurs fans singing after an idiotic performance and getting pumped 4-1 as a result, shows why they can never be serious. That was self inflicted and nothing to be cheerful over. 4-1 flattered Chelsea who lets be frank, are not good at all.

Mikel Coneteta

Samesong

Spurs won’t be up there in month after their next run of games:

Wolves (a)
Villa (h)
Man City (a)
West Ham (h)
Newcastle (h)

Samesong

Mikel

Even better

Wardo

Samesong

Don’t you get sarcasm’? My words after were courageous or stupid and they paid the price

If spurs won tonight’s game they would be top

Regardless, they are too close to the top to want them to win any game. If they 16th in the league and we were going for the EPL then maybe I’d want them to beat city or lpool. But even then I’d have to think twice as I’d like them relegated

salparadisenyc

Tweet of the day right here:

MB (Q)
It’s been 10 vs 9 since Ukraine Bolt came on

MG42

Lucked out with the results this weekend with loosing glad to see that the competition with the exception of City also dropped points. Let’s see what Tets is doing at the next match, anything but 3 points is embarrassing and a disgrace.

Wardo

Leftside

Good comment!!

Self inflicted from 1-0 up. Poor game management and stupid tackles led to their defeat

Samesong

Wardo

You’re getting boring now. This isn’t a who hate spurs more competition. Spurs are likely to drops points now. City aren’t. Spurs could 5-8th in the next few games. I would take a spurs win or draw at city as long as city drop points.

Danny

Can’t believe we didn’t beat those 2 crap teams.

Samesong

“Much as I hate spurs, got to give it to them that they went all in with 9 players.”

That looks like sympathy to me. How can someone make out that this is being sarcastic?