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Postby GunnGunn » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:47 pm

I thought he was good, you cannot judge him but his movement, positioning etc was all very good.

I thought he anchored the defence and kept it in check, and as someone who moaned no end about his height he can jump ridiculously high.

A few more games and we will see what he is really made of, but first impressions are :cloud9:
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Postby Rockin' Robin » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:49 pm

I was glowing with pride when he landed really awkwardly near the beginning of the match, then just got up and got on with it, not even a grimace! :lol:
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Postby Goose » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:30 pm

Just got back a little while ago, decent match

Great to see Rosicky return and made Captain, along with Vermaelen, who was very good in defence and marshalling Silvestre who seemed to have lost his sense of positioning. Vermaelen is about the same height as Gallas, but he can jump very well, he also likes to go forward for corners, he covers well and he also made a couple of good clearances off the line to keep us in the game.

Wilshere had an amazing game, he did some great link up play with Arshavin and Rosicky.

Great movement and goal by Barazite, he and JET put in some good hard work, shame that JET missed his chance.

After the match, on my way home I turned a corner and walked into the team bus waiting for the players, I managed to get the signatures of Wenger, Rosicky, Vermaelen, Djourou, Almunia, Wilshere, Silvestre, JET and Eastmond on the back of my ticket.
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Postby Inchpräctice » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:55 pm

Goose wrote:After the match, on my way home I turned a corner and walked into the team bus waiting for the players, I managed to get the signatures of Wenger, Rosicky, Vermaelen, Djourou, Almunia, Wilshere, Silvestre, JET and Eastmond on the back of my ticket.

f**k me you did well!
Wenger as well! Did you ask him if he's going to sign anyone or what?

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Postby Inchpräctice » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:59 pm

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archiv ... r-fitness-


'Today was just ideal to improve our fitness'

On his side's overall performance...
"Yes some good performances, we had 14 players at home but it was still a good game. Barnet gave us a good run out and for the first game it was quite good.

"We played basically with the Youth Cup-winning team in the second half and in the first half it was interesting because we were challenged physically. Barnet were well organized, committed and to improve our fitness it was just ideal."

On Thomas Vermaelen's debut...
"He had a good start and I think he had a good welcome to English football because he got some good challenges here. I think it was a good start for him overall. He is strong, solid, calm and when he became more confident in the second half you could see that he passes the ball well. He should be a good addition to the squad yes."

On Tomas Rosicky's long-awaited return to action...
"Tomas hasn’t played since January 2008 so that tells you a lot. We wanted him to be our captain today because he has been frustrated for 17-18 months of football. It’s fantastic to see him back with us."

On the prospect of further signings this summer...
"At the moment we are not very close to bringing anybody else – we are not on the verge of signing anyone."

On the next stage of pre-season in Austria...
"From Monday on everybody is in the same boat because the 14 players who weren’t here today will start to be competitive from Tuesday onwards."

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Postby Younggooner08 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:10 pm

Didnt get to see the match because i just got back from work abd havent read the thread yet but if they are not already in the thread does anyone have highlights? Im guessing we won :P
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Postby liam_cork » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:10 pm

how come arsenal tv dont seem to be showing a replay?
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Re: Barnet Vs Arsenal | Pre Season Curtain Raiser

Postby Goose » Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:16 pm

Inchpractice wrote:
Goose wrote:After the match, on my way home I turned a corner and walked into the team bus waiting for the players, I managed to get the signatures of Wenger, Rosicky, Vermaelen, Djourou, Almunia, Wilshere, Silvestre, JET and Eastmond on the back of my ticket.

f**k me you did well!
Wenger as well! Did you ask him if he's going to sign anyone or what?

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Lol, they all held my left hand to sign it, not gonna wash it for week :hiding:

I asked him, he said "Eduardo and Rosicky being back are like new signings" :lol: only joking
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Re: Barnet Vs Arsenal | Pre Season Curtain Raiser

Postby Gould » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:07 pm

ive just noticed that barazite has scored in the last 3 matches vs barnet now:D
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Re: Barnet Vs Arsenal | Pre Season Curtain Raiser

Postby Inchpräctice » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:33 pm

liam_cork wrote:how come arsenal tv dont seem to be showing a replay?

Arsenal TV doesn't broadcast on Saturdays.
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Postby liam_cork » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:01 pm

i checked a few days ahead
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Re: Barnet Vs Arsenal | Pre Season Curtain Raiser

Postby undapresha » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:42 am

Inchpractice wrote:
Bristol_Gunner wrote:Looking at Vermaelen i thought he was ok. Now his whole arsenal carrer can not be judged on one game against barnet. However their were good points and bad. I thought at times he got beaten in the air a bit too much at times, Though he showed some good leadership skills of thr back trying to organise at times and made some good tackles. He did at times get beaten with a bit of pace and trickery but this will be improved.

WHat dod you think of vermaelen.

I thought at times he looked solid at times, and at other times he looked good at times.
At times he made crucial last ditch clearances at times.
Bit too early to make any real judgement at times.


I found this post amusing :lol:

On Vermaelen, I was quite pleased with his efforts. He demonstrated the ability to lead and organise the defence, as well as a good level of determination and a great leap.

He did get beaten in the air a little bit though, but I'm sure he, like all players at this time of the year, was a bit rusty. In sum, it is too early to make such a claim, but I think he'll be a very good player for this club, particularly if he can unite the defensive unit, which looked very disjointed at times throughout last season.
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Re: Barnet Vs Arsenal | Pre Season Curtain Raiser

Postby Libertine » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:41 am

She_Gunner_Wales wrote:2-2 Full Time, oh well start as we mean to go on ...dare i say unbeaten? :hiding:



We drew at Barnet before the 2003/04 season............. ;)
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Postby Briggsy » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:21 pm

Yes once again I was pissed and remember very little due to taking the piss out of there keeper in the first half and a steward who looked like olive from on the buses she actually chucked a bottle lid at me lol
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Re: Barnet Vs Arsenal | Pre Season Curtain Raiser

Postby She_Gunner_Wales » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:04 pm

Libertine wrote:
She_Gunner_Wales wrote:2-2 Full Time, oh well start as we mean to go on ...dare i say unbeaten? :hiding:



We drew at Barnet before the 2003/04 season............. ;)


Yep, 0-0. Ssshhhh! :lipssealed: :pray: :rofll:
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