14 thoughts on “Calling in sick

  1. -8 Vote -1 Vote +1s j little

    Its a disgrace what Arsenal charge to see such second rate players. Wenger has accumulated a dozen useless overpaid players and carried injured players (Diaby,Rosicky) who are simply liabiklities to the Club.
    Surely the Board should be called him in in September and asked him if it was not highly incompetent to let Song go on the pretence that Diaby would replace him. This like so much is insulting to Arsenal fans who knew fulwell that Diaby would not be fit. Nor Willshere until a quarterb of the season was gone.
    Likewise foolish to have a rooky keeper who is more and more showing his lack of experience.
    In recent seasons first Fabregas and Nasri and the last season Van Persie and Song carried Arsenal and saved Wenger.
    Cazorla is good but no where special. One feels sorry for the players as one does not know whether they might be better in a team that had some tactical organisation and where players were suited to the position they played in. Even the timing of substitutions is not inspiring and why Dosnt Wenger get off his back side and urge the players on like every other Manager.
    The man is just has become an arrogant fool. One now has to wonder what success he would have had if he had not inherited Grahams players and Dean had brought in some players who in cooperation with the Graham players made their own tactics.
    Wenger sadly is now losing all respect and unless he brings in some real players and changes tactics to a 4.4.2 and allows Bould to reorganise things then we the fansd are being made fools of and insulted with Wengers excuses and half lies.

  2. +14 Vote -1 Vote +1Bunburyist

    I’m tired of talking about transfers. Let’s talk about something else.

    Like Thomas the Tank Engine.

    You know, if there ever was a company like Sodor Railways, it would have been bankrupt ages ago. Every week one of their trains has a brake malfunction, falls off a bridge, gets covered by an avalanche, etc. Must be one of the most inefficient transportation companies in the world.

    I mean, what are we teaching our kids? You know? And then the fat controller just yells at the trains, “I’m very disappointed,” etc. I mean, fuck you, buddy, you’re the one who keeps putting up with that shit.

      1. -3 Vote -1 Vote +1Bunburyist

        Indeed. What special neurosis, I wonder, demands that he respond to almost every comment? And in 1000-1500 words? Is it for a school project? I find it slightly perverse.

    1. +4 Vote -1 Vote +11NilToTheArsenal

      There are probably children’s nursery’s around the world where Thomas the Tank Engine videos are played, but there is at least one which shows its precious young charges the DVD of the Invincibles season.

      This has been making the rounds the last couple of days and if you’ve missed, here is proof that life is indeed stranger and so much more wonderful than fiction. Enjoy:

      https://twitter.com/Arsenal_Nursery

      Here’s to Norway, here’s to Theo Walcott on today’s news, and here’s to the Arsenal and all the Little Engines That Could!

  3. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1ClockEndRider

    Couldn’t agree more. I shudder to think of the carnage such poor management could wreak.
    And, SJ Little, this isn’t referring to your point but the considerably more rational and well argued point below.

  4. +13 Vote -1 Vote +1Mean Lean

    I find it outrageous that you show such little ambition to post a blog today. I pay some of the highest internet prices in the country and all I get is papering over the cracks with a picture of David Villa.

    I have supported this blog from day one, read it at home and away (on my phone) and this is the thanks I get.

    We need to get someone in who simply is never busy and can provide us with the blogerware that we deserve.

    #TIMOUT

  5. Vote -1 Vote +1Yan

    After such a cliffhanger on the previous post, this is Tim just building momentum and creating tension for the final resolution to the one question that all the Gooner Galaxy and its neighborhood want to know the answer for.

  6. Vote -1 Vote +11NilToTheArsenal

    I just posted about the Oslo “Arsenal” nursery, and now the Welsh Arsenal side just beat Chelsea 2-0 in the 1st leg of the League Cup semi-final. That used to be us!

    1. +3 Vote -1 Vote +1Bunburyist

      I’m starting to think less despondently on our results against Swansea this season! They’re a very good side.

  7. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Cliffy

    yay!!! Come transfer season and we are all squabbling on why have we bought him and why not him and what happened to Zaha..

    I think Le Boss is still the most prudential person when it comes to buying in the league…

    Michu, Dempsey, Felliani are the likes of “tough…play the ball to them and they will get it into a good situation… kind of players”..which Arsenal rarely employs as the style of football is not the same. Its no wonder that they didnt figure in Arsene’s plan…
    Swansea’s play relative to arsenal is not about better passing, but about winning the ball back with better pressing…Infact their passing accuracy and average possession are lower than Arsenal..

    Moussa Dembele in his role should be creating chances from centre like Modric, which he is rarely doing…infact most Arsenal midfielders have outdone him, and I dont think how he can be a main threat in an Arsenal system.

    The recent calls from fans is to bring a first team player and use him as a squad player. I dont think the likes of Michu, Dempsey and Felliani fights for places in their team. They have their teams more or less base the game on them..

    Wenger does not like to rotate squad…

  8. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Cliffy

    Arsenal Sign French ace!!!!!!
    The calls for midfield enforcer have been answered…

    The 26 year old enforcer, has amazing dribbling skills and have more ball holding and tackling skills than Scott parker…the epitome of midfield man in premier league. He is more physical than Tiote..and has scored more than just a wonder goal..Tiote has done..

    Can dribble – Check
    6’2” + – Check
    Can Tackle – Check
    Score goals – Check
    Good passing – Check
    International Appearances – Check (first name in the sheet..whenever possible)
    Cost – Free (excluding insurance and medical bills)

    Under 21 trial went well and provided assist for a goal..

    Ok….. go ahead with your -1s….
    But you lot will apologise to me when he scores 10 goals by the end of the season….

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1Zeddington

      I think that Wenger may have learned his lesson with Diaby – recent comments he made suggest he knows Diaby can’t play a game a week. If we want to keep him, we need to manage him – and that means not wearing him into the ground, of course. Knowing that, I think there is space for another body in midfield. Wenger knows this, he tried to sign a midfielder in the summer (Sahin, enquired about Fellaini, and some said Cabaye as well). I think we’re still looking for another player in the middle (I hope!).

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