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About OhForAGreavsie

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  • Birthday 11/18/1959

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  • Gender Male
  • Location London
  • Fan Since 1966
  • First Match Arsenal Vs Chelsea (Away) Cup Qtr-Final Replay 1973
  • Memory I cried when Frank took the ball around Jaaskelainen and slotted his second on that day in Bolton. A million times better than Munich. Better even than Old Trafford 1970.

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  1. Edin Dzeko

    We have a way of making players, and teams, look good. When we’re in “can’t keep the ball mode”, as we were that night, the ball keeps coming at us. It comes at unexpected times, and from unexpected angles. This turns our game into a shambles which allows even ordinary opponents to perform at their best. I’m not saying Dzeko is an ordinary player. I’m just saying that it can be a mistake to give too much weight to performances against Chelsea.
  2. Edin Dzeko

    Deleted. Point already made by another poster.
  3. Andy Carroll

    We only know what the report says. We can’t know that it’s any part of the truth, never mind the whole of it. For example, it might be that Antonio was given a shortlist of ‘affordable’ options and he selected from among those. It would then be accurate to say he ‘chose’ those players, but that wouldn’t be the whole story. Obviously this is a speculation. I’m just saying we can’t necessarily read too much into the report, even if it’s true in the first place.
  4. Alexis Sanchez

    I think Wenger has made it clear that getting nothing for either for their big stars isn't an issue. Agreed, and he might mean it, but that’s also exactly what he’d say if he secretly intended to take the money. All fun and games.
  5. General Transfer Talk

    They want Eden?
  6. Alexis Sanchez

    Or walking away is a negotiating tactic because they know the player is only interested in joining them and will not move elsewhere. Arsenal are therefore left to chew over the choice between what City will stretch to now, or nothing in the summer.
  7. Alexis Sanchez

    Hello yuvala, It's obviously a thing that just gets to me. A lot of members do it and I confess it irritates me. As I would see it, if you don't mean it don't 'say' it. I've made comments like this myself but I'd usually put it something like, "If we're not in the market for this bloke then I'd be interested to know why. Putting it as you did plays in to the widespread condemnation of the board (Roman in reality), which is a point of view I don't share. People here have no idea of the background, have no idea whether, given the same circumstances. they'd be making exactly the same decisions. I accept of course, and accept completely, that people are free to read the runes differently to the way i do and decide that 'the board' are hugely at fault but, if that's so, then there are enough real things they do that they can be criticised for, without inventing things they have not done.
  8. Ryan Sessegnon

    And allegedly 'fixed' Fulham games in order to aid Woolwich.
  9. Alex Sandro

    You are right of course but this is the problem. It's precisely because we lack the effective approach play that we end up having to rely on Marcos's goals. Those goals are, in effect, papering over the cracks. If we fix the underlying issue, then they become a luxury, rather than the necessity they are currently. All true but, leaving cost aside for a moment, to become the team we want to be, we need such players at every position. We need players who are the complete package. It's a reality that they are in great demand by the big clubs and are therefore hard to get, but recruiting such players must be our aim. To aim but fail is potentially understandable, to fail to aim at all would be unforgivable.
  10. Ryan Sessegnon

    As the old joke goes, "Poor old Fulham. They aren't even the best team in Fulham." For those who may not know, Stamford Bridge is in Fulham and was originally developed as a football stadium with the intention that it would be used by the team of that name. Chelsea Football club was founded only after the Cottagers balked at the price and rejected the invitation. They therefore repeated the same mistake Everton had made when the refused to pay the increased rent for Anfield and moved out. That forced the stadium owners to create a new team, Liverpool FC, to avoid their venue going to waste. I bet both Fulham and Everton wish they could revisit those decisions.
  11. Alexis Sanchez

    My point is that, yet again, a poster makes up what he believes the club is, or is not, doing and blames them for it. Quote, "Why the hell aren't we after him ?" We can all make a guess as to who we think the club is, or is not, interested in signing but but we do not know. I'd love the club to be chasing Arthur and Malcolm, not that I think we'd get either of them, but It would be ridiculous for me to blame the club for not being in the market for those players when, for all I know, they might be. For what it's worth, I imagine that if Arthur comes to England it will be to City. He seems to me to be exactly the player Guardiola will want and City are building an attractiveness to talented players that we just can't match.
  12. Alexis Sanchez

    How do we know that the club is not after Sanchez?
  13. General Transfer Talk

    Ultimately, I think they will be good for English football. For the first time in a long time there is a genuinely good team in the Premier League. The rest will either have to up their game or get used to watching City trophy parades. Self interest suggests they will bust a gut trying to do the former.
  14. Nabil Fekir

    Your post didn’t offend me, it irritated me. There is an awful lot of stuff that you don’t see happen. Are you suggesting that it beats you why none of that takes place either? You have not seen me ennobled yet you seem able to believe that I’d choose to be known by the stupidest title you can think of. Not so likely. Look, I’m sorry if I’ve offended you. I genuinely mean that, but there are dozens of posts in which people assume something has not happened when they can’t possibly know whether it has or not. That unsupportable assumption invalidates whatever point they are making, or any criticism they are offering. On a subject we’re less likely to fall out over, I’d be interested to read your opinion on Malcolm when you do watch him.
  15. Nabil Fekir

    Reminds me more of Shaqiri; a player i don't think too much of.