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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Jedi » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:14 pm

Pudpop wrote:Not really fair naming all those players and then making the weak spots in this team.

We also have Koscielny and Sokratis who could be ahead of Mustafi in a few weeks time.

We have the current league top scorer, two record breaking attacking mids, Laca who's finding form and Iwobi who's looking to have a breakout season.

Our team isn't perfect but it's hardly fair to say we can't win the league because of our 2 current weakest starters.

Don't think it makes much difference which players you pick... Are Koscielny and Sokratis comparable to Adams, Keown and Sol Campbell?

Are either Torreira/Xhaka comparable to Vieira?

Even the best part of our team, our offense, isn't as good as back then. Henry, Bergkamp, Ljunberg, Pires > Auba, Laca, Ozil, Iwobi

Not to mention that the runner up that year was Liverpool with a side that looks pretty weak compared to what Man City has today. They also finished with 80 points while scoring 67 and conceding 30. City had 100 points last season and are projected to do similar numbers again. They are simply a different beast.

The point is, looking back at 01/02 as if it's in any way comparable to this era is completely pointless. Our defense is a complete mess and our midfield is still average at best. Our attack can get us top 4 but we aren't winning the league.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby starmandb » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:16 pm

Sydney Gooner wrote:
LMAO wrote:22 points from the first 10 games. On pace for 83 points in a rebuilding season. If that'd been offered to me before the season began, I would've taken it in a heartbeat.

We're still not where we need to be, but we're in a good position, all things considered.


We'll probably need to get that as the bare minimum if we're to win the top 4 trophy this season. Would be phenomenal from Emery in his first season in charge if we were to reach that points total.

83 points has always been enough to get you at least 3rd
Not that I even want to countanance talking about top 4
I expect everyone associated with the Arsenal trying to win the title
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Angelito » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:13 pm

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Zenith wrote:Wrist slitting aside, not the worst result considering the variables that were at play.

Still unbeaten for 12 games, plus going by the latest reports both Kolasinac and Monreal could return ahead of the Liverpool game come next Saturday.

Top 4 position still intact providing Spurs either draw or lose to City tomorrow night.


I'd rather Spurs beat Man City tbh.

Spurs will drop silly points in the course of the season. Can't say City will.

Why, that makes no sense to me !! Our battle is not with City, there is no chance we will win the league, our defence is too pap !! Finishing in the top 4 is a far more realistic goal and that makes Spurs our immediate competition, not City.


Makes sense to me from today's standpoint. And, yes, City will win the League or worst come 2nd.

As I said there, Spurs will drop silly points here and there. We have two games coming up with Spurs. We've already lost to City at home. And we're not going to beat them at the Etihad. If Spurs beat City tonight, unlikely I know, we'd be one point behind Manchester "Best team EVA~!" City. Not bad, eh?

Plus, this would also peg a loss on City's Prem campaign. God forbid if City remain unbeaten until January, we'd have the media ready to drive the narrative of Invincibles v.2 - only this time better, badder.. :rolleyes: We already have these buffoons underrating our Invincibles team, with our own players (like Ian Wright) subliminally indicating that the 97/98 team was better than the Invincibles. Meh.

We're still in the title race, or have we given up, or are we not? Huh? It doesn't matter what happens in May. We can beat Spurs. We can't beat City at the Etihad. As it is, for the title's sake and to avoid another drama surrounding the Invincibles, I'd hope Spurs win.

Spurs being the bottlers they are won't win. But that's another thing.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby theHotHead » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:38 am

Ach wrote:Hate city more than Spurs so easy choice on who I want to win

How can any Arsenal fan hate City more than Spurs??! I do not understand. :dontknow:
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby theHotHead » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:49 am

Sydney Gooner wrote:
LMAO wrote:22 points from the first 10 games. On pace for 83 points in a rebuilding season. If that'd been offered to me before the season began, I would've taken it in a heartbeat.

We're still not where we need to be, but we're in a good position, all things considered.


We'll probably need to get that as the bare minimum if we're to win the top 4 trophy this season. Would be phenomenal from Emery in his first season in charge if we were to reach that points total.

In the history of the Premier League the top 4 clubs have never all had 80+ points in the season, so why you think it will happen this season I don't know. The highest points total for a 4th place finish was Arsenal in 2013/14 with 79 points, the average is around 68-70 pts.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby theHotHead » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:52 am

Angelito - now I understand your perspective.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby jayramfootball » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:10 am

theHotHead wrote:
Ach wrote:Hate city more than Spurs so easy choice on who I want to win

How can any Arsenal fan hate City more than Spurs??! I do not understand. :dontknow:


It's a strange one.
I do really hate what the likes of Man City have done to football, but Spurs will always be the main rival.
That said, I also think football, in general, has been sanitised. It used to be that the players were also really passionate about rivalries and that fuelled the tribal nature of football. That nature is not close to being as strong these days.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Sims » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:03 am

At least Man City have spent oil money “the right way”

What they’ve done to the local area and the community of Manchester is great
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Dejan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:28 am

Hate city more than spurs too

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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby theHotHead » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:35 pm

Ok you peeps need to explain yourselves (hate City more than Spurs) !!?
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby SuperJackyWilshere » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:41 pm

theHotHead wrote:Ok you peeps need to explain yourselves (hate City more than Spurs) !!?


Ah mate it’s disgusting. Honestly.

Had ach wanting spurs to score against City last night which would of meant they would of gone level on points with ya.

Absolutely shameful.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby StLGooner » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:43 pm

theHotHead wrote:Ok you peeps need to explain yourselves (hate City more than Spurs) !!?



I don't get it either! :dontknow:
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Dejan » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:05 pm

theHotHead wrote:Ok you peeps need to explain yourselves (hate City more than Spurs) !!?
Im not from london so i have never really experienced the rivalry.



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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Nuggets » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:12 pm

theHotHead wrote:
Ach wrote:Hate city more than Spurs so easy choice on who I want to win

How can any Arsenal fan hate City more than Spurs??! I do not understand. :dontknow:


Nor me mind boggling.
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Re: The positive energy thread

Postby Ach » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:20 pm

theHotHead wrote:Ok you peeps need to explain yourselves (hate City more than Spurs) !!?

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