Surprise Vermaelen return tonight? Form goes out the window for this game….

League form bears little relevance to Cup Competitions in my opinion and especially in this Cup.

Teams change, different personnel come in for their chance to show their worth, prove that they deserve a chance on a regular basis.
We can expect little different tonight either, we should see a mix and match of old and new, experience and inexperience but whoever gets their chance, I hope take it.

It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Robin van Persie will sit this one out, maybe Wenger will keep him on the bench for that ‘just in case scenario’ – but I hope not, he needs to take this opportunity to rest and rest properly, not be sat around on a cold damp chilly night in London.

This is our starting eleven from the last round against Shrewsbury:

Ju Park


Damien Martinez
Nico Yennaris
Daniel Boateng
Oguzhan Ozyakup
Ryo Miyaichi
Chucks Aneke
Sanchez Watt

Whether Wenger takes tonight’s fixture a little more seriously remains to be seen.

After all, we are facing a fellow Premier League side in Bolton, one that we huffed and puffed against in the league and only managed to score the second and third goal once they had been reduced to ten men.

He has no choice but to makes changes at both left and right back due to injuries to both Gibbs and Jenkinson, no doubt Santos will come in on the left but on the right, I’m not sure who will play.

I strongly suspect that Djourou will continue there, however, we are talking about Arsene Wenger here, who knows what he will do, maybe Yennaris will be his choice. 😉

Squillaci could come in to play alongside Miquel, unless of course Thomas Vermaelen makes a welcome return, he certainly looked ready in training yesterday..

Will he, or won't he??

Wouldn’t it be a sight for sore eyes to see him back in red and white tonight, a massive boost to every player in the side and every fan across the world?

Wenger said yesterday:

He is back in full training again, he is alright now.

I think he will be at least on the bench.

The midfield will no doubt be the same, unless Tomas Rosicky comes in to add a bit more experience to the side and having been an unused substitute on Sunday.

One pairing I hope stays the same as the last round is Ju Park and Chamakh, both need playing time and both need to have a good game. Hopefully they can get a few goals between them, not only for the team of course and the result tonight but maybe more importantly, for themselves.

Things are starting to improve a little for us but we should be very aware of the wounded animal…

Bolton are struggling, they are suffering maybe the worst they ever have done under Owen Coyle and tonight they will be glad to escape the pressure of the Premier League and they have just been on the receiving end of an earful from their captain Gary Cahill:

A few of the lads, myself included, need to have a look and question themselves over whether they are doing enough.

You can maybe afford to carry one player but you cannot afford to carry a handful and it has been different players in different games.

When you are under pressure, there is only so much you can head out and defend. It is difficult because I was out there (against Sunderland) thinking, ‘Why are we under so much pressure?’ We were defending all the time. We have to sort it out.

Owen Coyle has confirmed that he is planning to make seven or eight changes and no doubt those coming in will want to impress their boss, wanting him to believe that they could be the players to turn their season around – another reason for us to stay focussed from start to finish.

This is going to be a tough fixture and nothing should be taken for granted.

I hope Bolton sort their troubles out but not tonight, I hope they have to defend as much if not more than they had to at the weekend when they lost 2-0 to Sunderland.

We need to continue our mini recovery, grow and build each game and there would be no better way to go and face the Pensioners on Saturday than with another win under our belt…

Oh and of course be in the pot for the next round ….

155 thoughts on “Surprise Vermaelen return tonight? Form goes out the window for this game….

  1. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:08am

    Good day guys and chicks.

    Morning Rico.

    Hope that Chamack and Park turn it on tonight.

  2. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:10am

    Morning all…

    Good day devil, i think they may just do that :)

  3. Bendtnersgone

    October 25, 2011 at 9:27am

    I’d really like to see TV get half hour tonight and maybe against the chavs. Wouldn’t want to rush him back and lose him again but a boost it would be to have him on the park again.
    Speaking of Park, it’s about time he made another appearance. The only other striker on the books in goalscoring form, albeit for S Korea, should be getting more opportunities. If (when) RVP gets injured we will be in serious trouble and Chamakh is not the answer. This guy may be just what we and Robin need.

  4. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:28am

    I hope he goes for 4-4-1-1 (In case you havent noticed that is my favourite formation)

    I think he will go with

    Yennaris, Miguel, Vermaelen, Santos
    Oxo,Coquelin, Frimpong,Benayoun

    But I guess he will put in Rosicky and/or Squillaci .

    Maybe Squillaci at right back??? Dont fall about laughing and dont bet on it either. We know that Arsene might do something crazy as this.

  5. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:29am

    Hi Bg

    I hope we see TV at some stage and the way wenger is speaking, he’s ready but like you say, no rush, come on towards the end for 2o mins and see how he is before we travel to the chavs….

    Looking forward to seeing Ju Park, if i can get a link 😉

  6. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 9:32am

    Return of the VERM! Men am so exited we ll thump them guys. Morning mama bear. Hi DG verm could play against the chavs this weekend can’t he? Thinks are looking up you guys.

  7. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:39am

    I do not think he will play Vermaelen against the Chavs. He will start him tonight but against the chavs it will be a long shot. So expect him to play vs Bolton but will be sub vs the chavs and then begin the game vs Marseille at home. If he remains healthy then he will play vs Marseille, Olympiakos and Dortmund. Unless we have more injuries. So expect rotation between him, Koscielny and Djourou and Mertesacker to keep them all healthy. Personally I think that the opponents will determine who plays. that is, TV05/Koscielny will play against those who play on the floor, while Per/Koscielny will play where there is aerial bombardments while the rest of the games it will be a combination of the above 4.

  8. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:41am

    devil, i had noticed you favor that system, mind you, once we start, i sometimes haven’t a clue what we play…

    Squilli and Miquel i think will start sadly, but if Squilli doesn’t start, we can assume that he won’t again unless things get very desperate…

  9. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:42am

    morning goonster, happy this morning then….

    i’ll believe a TV return, when it happens 😉

  10. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 9:43am

    The likely team to night for me is

    Yennaris Squid JD Miquel

    Le Coq Pong Rosicky

    Ox Park Benny

    And this team with possibly Song,Chamack,AA,Vermalien,Martinez,Santos and Aneke on the bench should be two strong for a weakened Bolton team.

    Hope we continue the recovery and get into next round as it will boost the team even more before the game against Chelsea next Saturday.

  11. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:48am

    Thank you Chris, for the spelling correction – hope you get yours right in your own blog!

  12. EastSidePaul

    October 25, 2011 at 9:51am

    Hope Ryo starts tonight.

  13. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:56am

    Hi TT,

    Miquel at LB, didn’t see that one, can he play left?

  14. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:59am

    I forgot about Ryo Esp, he’s got to get his chance soon too, otherwise why did we bother keeping him back from a loan……

  15. Erick

    October 25, 2011 at 9:59am

    Morning all

    I want to see Ryo and oxo start…….I also want to see Park get a game with Chamaka form being poor we will need park

  16. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 10:01am

    yea rico he can play pretty much across the defense and many central defenders get their game time and tactical training as full backs as the errors there are not as likely to be as costly as those made in CB positions.

  17. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 10:05am

    Howdy Erick, ditto and Chamakh to have a cracker….

    I didn’t realise TT, thanks, you may very well be right then and he’ll play on the left but i don’t want to see Squilli…. :(

    Off to walk Fido, then back for the day….

  18. EastSidePaul

    October 25, 2011 at 10:06am

    To sell some shirts maybe rico?

  19. Erick

    October 25, 2011 at 10:07am

    Seems to me Arsene will be forced to mix it up today……..experience vs youth but I know Coqulin will play top top player

  20. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 10:13am

    Coquelin at RB.
    We must a have a serious team for next two challenges. Park must play today. Fabiansky no doubt. Ox e Benny too. We have problems in back. Gibbs is ok? but he must rest. TW? maybe…

  21. Erick

    October 25, 2011 at 10:14am

    ESP he he Aw always seeing the business side of things lol

  22. Erick

    October 25, 2011 at 10:17am

    JM I think Coquelin is another versatile player…wouldnt be surprised to see him plat at RB….top talent and great attitude

  23. EastSidePaul

    October 25, 2011 at 10:30am

    I think Park could also be a shirt buy.

  24. Erick

    October 25, 2011 at 10:38am

    Paul lol am waiting to seee him play am sure he’s better than Chamaka

  25. Micko

    October 25, 2011 at 10:39am

    Morning all,
    Should be a good game tonight, like you say lots of changes to both teams but we have a good exciting 2nd team to watch so I think we’ll come out on top.
    45,000 at the stadium tonight, sign of the times.

  26. terry

    October 25, 2011 at 11:07am

    one player has been crying out that he is a striker and this for me should be his oppourtunity to prove it… i am talkina about none other than walcott.
    ma line would be:
    Yennaris, Miguel, squillachi, Santos
    Aox frimpong coquellen yossi
    walcott chamak

    bench: park, vermy, diaby, anke, rosicky, watt, schezny.

  27. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 11:21am

    Terry what makes you think that TW decision making is going to be any better if he plays as a striker? In almost all his one on one situations with the keeper he fails to score and most of his opportunities as a striker will be from such scenarios as he would be using his speed to get a way from his markers and towards the goal.

  28. AT88

    October 25, 2011 at 11:27am

    For us fans outside the UK, does the game play somewhere else than on AP right after the match has finished? United always get prioritised before us. :(

  29. terry

    October 25, 2011 at 11:50am

    TW decision making is not the worst he is not a out and out winger. he does not hav the skill to play 1-2 on the wing, neither can he cut from the right wing to the cetre. but if you put in good though balls beyound the defence can run get on the end of the ball in front of the goliee and do what hes best at finishing..
    he and ox can keep interchanging positions and strach the opponents back line.
    i feel walcott as a striker nd arsahvin as the no 10 in the dennis role can be devastating all u need is some to unleash walcott and hes out of our reach in a jiffy.

  30. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 12:05pm

    terry I’m sorry but if finishing is what TW is best at then how bad is he at everything else? I have lost the count of how many times he has been 1 on 1 with a keeper and fluffed his lines and until he can start putting those chances away when playing on the wing there is no point in playing him in the middle.

  31. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 12:11pm

    Morning all,
    Good one rico.
    reaing some of your comments i can see one or two of you have not got faith in Theo up front, to be quite honest with you i feel the same theo has said on many occasions that he is a striker and not a winger he’s right about not being a winger, as for all these years he has shown that the hardest thing in the world is to cross the ball to somebody in the box, as for him being a striker that also is in doubt We have Park we have Ryo and we have the Ox whether they will be any better than Theo will only materialise when we finally get to see what they can do. Wenger has got the ideal oppotunity to give these guys a try, he must have faith in them why else would he have brought them, and i must admit i am also gagging to see what their about come on Wenger give the lads a go.

  32. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 12:20pm

    According to some websites, Barcelona are considering a bid for Theo. Now this can mean either of the following:

    1) Either he is good and we are missing something.

    2) His agent is pumping up interest (much like Bendtner senior) so that he can get a fact payrise.

    3) It is just paper talk since they have nothing to write they continue to stir up all the shit. When we score we should all remove our tops to uncover “WHY ITS ALWAYS US”. (ladies included of course…. 😉 )

    In the meantime…..can we do a part exchange for Messi???

  33. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 12:25pm

    No problem doing a part exchange for Messi but I must confess that I doubt Barcelona can afford the sum of money needed to get the deal through…. 😉

  34. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 12:29pm

    Morning Devil,
    If i was Theo i would put a lot more practice in, he may consider himself out of position but if he does get the chance to play upfront and fluffs his lines he may even lose any position. Theo as we know has blinding pace but he wastes this natural talent by not taking on his man, whether he has a football brain and his backpasses and forward runs are not being interpreted by other players is something else, but why a team like Barca would be looking at Theo has me bewildered

  35. terry

    October 25, 2011 at 12:45pm

    are you serious he misses chances one on one with the keeper.
    he is very good on 1on1 situation with the keeper u cannot expect to convert every oppourtunity he gets… he is criticised for his poor decision making/ technique while playing on the wings he dosent think like a winger thats why he will never be a good winger.
    he plays on the wings so unlike most strikers he only gets a very narrow angle to shoot from. play him cetrally and see the difference.
    try watching walcott or arshavin its not that they donot defend but they jus dont realise it …. i dont know how to explain it to you but i was observing arshavin in the Champions league game v/s marse and he dint realise that he had to track back all of a sudden he realised he had to do so and ran back basically wht i am trying to say is when you players out of position they are mentally not ready always.

  36. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 1:01pm

    Afternoon, any news guys??

  37. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 1:09pm

    I think wenger is missing a trcik with theo – give him ten games in the striker role and we’ll see just why other clubs would love to buy him….

    I know most will disagree but …..

  38. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 1:11pm

    terry go back to previous games and look at TW in 1 on 1. He regularly panics and makes the wrong decision. I have been following Walcott with great interest over the last few years and especially his wing play. He has the speed and agility to get past nearly any defender in the Prem but for some reason he does not utilize this nearly enough and when he does he has shown he can open up defenses and create chances for him self and others. He has a few assists and goals already this season but far to few for a player of his stature and ability. Look at Gervinho, a goal and 2 assist against Stoke. He made mistakes but never stopped trying and got his reward Walcott just stops once he has a couple of failed attempts.

  39. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 1:12pm

    Terry, can understand where your coming from, but good footballers can play anywhere not all of them are perfect but if you play a certain position for as long as Theo has you should understand what the job entails, i agree with you Theo is not a natural winger but he could be if he put his mind to it, Jenkinson is starting to show what a useful player he can be for us he will play anywhere the manager puts him that is because he wants to play he is a hundred percent commited thats why he gets hurt but when he comes back he will carry on regardless yes he still has lots of edges that need shaveing off but he is a tryer and will feature for us for some time, Theo can winge about his position but when we have others in the team that have proved their worth Theo will have to knuckle down or leave.

  40. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 1:22pm

    morning rico,
    can you honestly see wenger leaveing Van persie out for ten games to see if theo can make it, yes it would prove weter theo has got it or not but what if he hasn’t

  41. terry

    October 25, 2011 at 1:24pm

    “Walcott just stops once he has a couple of failed attempts”
    i agree to wht you say that he stops after a couple of failed attempts and i think that is all to self confidence and mental strength that arsene keeps talking about. If some how, he could get some confidence and keep trying to reach the next level i think he could be something special. I have my hopes on theo but he needs toimprove with his decision making / his mentality. But for me he is an out and out striker and he will gain confidence by scoring goals and if he plays as a striker he will get goals. he is what 22-23 now he has a lot to learn and a long way to go.

  42. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 1:30pm

    hi steve

    no, i don’t mean rest rvp, i mean play them up top together in a 442..

  43. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 1:32pm

    i guess what i’m saying is theo admits he is a cack winger, so if he turns out to be a cack striker then sell him but i still believe he has it in him to score many goals, if he plays more central…

  44. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 1:35pm

    Sorry rico i miss understood, when Theo first came people put him down to takeover from Henry, but i don’t think Theo has shown enough to warrent a place up front. he is not an Henry sadly

  45. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 1:40pm

    Oddly enough i liked Vella, if he hadn;t shown such a likeing for the fairer sex he may of been banging goals in for us

  46. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 1:48pm

    thats half the problem imho, theo was labelled, he had so much to live up yet why? he is theo not thierry…

    he will always split opinions though but in a side that is creating little, scoring few other than rvp – he is no sorse than many others – maybe when everyone starts ticking, so will he….

    yes gervinho had a good game on sunday – let’s hope it wasn’t a one off..

    again i think its down to tactics, there are games when theo can do so much without trying, he keeps defences back in their own half because of his pace, and for the same reason he is marked by two oppo players in many games…

    i know he isn’t playing well but i still think another manager would get a lot more from him than wenger is right now….

  47. TT

    October 25, 2011 at 1:53pm

    terry I don’t disagree with you that TW is a striker 1 and last but he still needs to put in a shift on the wing and prove he is capable of taking over the main striker position. I would love it if he would be able to at least emulate some of the work T Henry did. But the problem is we can not afford to put him up at the top for the extended time that is needed to get him to a top level or even just to find out if he can. That’s why I hope he wakes up, starts picking him self up and tearing the opposition defenses a new one! But he needs to do that on the wing first.

  48. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 1:55pm

    Maybe your right rico, we’ll have to wait and see.But in all honesty i don’t see Theo as a saviour no matter how long we wait.

  49. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 1:58pm

    Like I said Steve, he’ll always divide fans, but i agree with what TT says too, just because he isn’t doing very well, he could certainly get off his butt and get a bit more involved in matches and not let his head go down so early….

    He gives up to quickly when things are going wrong…

    I blame Sven…. He made Theo think he’d made it, little did he know he was nowhere near….

  50. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 2:04pm

    I know this will sound negative and you know what i think of that but has anybody noticed that when we hit a long high forward pass how many times have our players actually got a head on the ball they all jump and duck the ball and no one has said about it or is it just me.

  51. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 2:11pm

    That’s not being negative Steve, it’s true – we used to be the same when defending too – long gone have the days of Paddy and Petit winning everything aerial in midfield…

    As for the forwards, do they know how to use their heads 😉

  52. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 2:54pm

    back in a bit….

  53. Micko

    October 25, 2011 at 3:12pm

    rico, for what its worth it was wenger who recommended sven to take walcott to the world cup, it was all over the tv and papers at the time, it was a bit of a strange one.
    SteveP, the last striker we had who was great at getting his head to the ball first, holding it up and taking pressure off the team was alan smudger smith, he also chipped in with a lot of goals, we haven’t had a player like him for quite a while now.

  54. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 3:23pm

    sorry Micko had to go out, yeh smudge did have a handy head as you say, mind you TV can be handy at times as well and the sackman has been poor at six ft six you would expect him to get his head on a ball now and again complete waste of time him going up

  55. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 3:34pm

    I must admit Micko i never understood the decision to take Theo at that time as i remember he hadn’t kicked a ball in anger for us either.

  56. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 3:42pm

    Aparently this is the squad for tonights game
    Lukasz Fabianski
    Vito Mannone
    Sebastien Squillaci
    Thomas Vermaelen
    Andrey Arshavin
    Emmanuel Frimpong
    Yossi Benayoun
    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    Francis Coquelin
    Ju Young Park
    Nico Yennaris
    Ignasi Miquel
    Jernade Meade
    Oguzhan Ozyakup
    Sanchez Watt
    Chuks Aneke
    Daniel Boateng
    should see some new faces tonight, Wenger needs to be on his toes. Pat can sit this one out.

  57. agirlagunner

    October 25, 2011 at 3:44pm

    Boo! I hope our boys are up for it; Bolton are not to be underestimated. Keep on building upon our recent good results.

    As for Theo… He can be brilliant; but its starts and stops for him, really. And he overstays the ‘stops’ phase of it. Shame.

  58. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 3:50pm

    Hi Agag, as you say theo is a bit of a stop starter but he could have a full stop tonight as his name is on the rested list who’s your captain tonight Agag Alex or Thomas or have you a crafty favorite

  59. agirlagunner

    October 25, 2011 at 3:58pm

    Hello, Steve. TV5!! It would be a nice welcome for him. But I was really happy Song took the armband the last time. I saw an interview where he said he would cry if he had to leave AFC. He’s no Na$ti or Clicky, our Song. 😉

  60. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 4:08pm

    Thats my favorite as well Agag, TV will be hard pushed to make the whole game, and Arsene seems to favour Song, and thats where our captain should operate from. still hot where you are you lucky person

  61. agirlagunner

    October 25, 2011 at 4:22pm

    It would be such a relief to see TV actually play again and regain match-fitness. I hope this is not one of those recurring injuries. :(

    The weather has cleared here; it’s lovely again. :) Not the place for those who can’t stand humidity though. Gone cold where you are?

  62. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 4:32pm

    Cooler and a few showers but still good for this time of year, TV has had a bad couple of years injury wise Agag he needs a break and a good run the same as us, and we can start to relax and enjoy the game again, not everyone is a superstar but we still have a decent squad and i am still optimistic that we can battle it out for all the top prizes, with United getting hammered shows just what a precarious league we are in. Even the press have left us alone for a while.

  63. agirlagunner

    October 25, 2011 at 4:42pm

    With some astute signings in January (fingers crossed); RvP signing a contract extension; our squad going without any serious injuries; heck, even the return of Diaby, we’ll still secure a place in the top 4.

    I think we have a good chance of winning against the chavs. They are an aging lot, and well, Drogba, at least is suspended. Torres hasn’t been exactly on scintillating form, and I hope he isn’t when we play them.

  64. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 5:01pm

    Our gates are down on recent times Agag, some supporters are still not complettly happy with all things Arsenal, but if our change in form has anything to go by it won’t be too long before we are at least back in the top four. Arsenal fans are used to being up among the leaders and get very down when we fall down the league, but with teams like United loseing by so many sh ows that not all is well even in the champions camp, supporters enthusiasm goes up as the team move up the table and although i don’t see all our problems are over we can still look forward to the return of injured players that can only make the squad stronger . Hopefull a good return for TV5 and then look forward to Sags and Jack, Jenks won’t be long and Gibbo too,. I look forward to the time we have a full squad to pick from, and i reckon we have a team to challenge any of them, that when i believe we will see Arsenal at its best.

  65. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 5:05pm

    Hi Micko, so it’s Wenger’s fault for recomening him and Sven’s for taking him, but worse still, not playing him… 😉

    Afternoon :)

  66. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 5:10pm

    Tommy V is back in the squad then acording to


  67. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 5:18pm

    Good point rico, why wenger recomended a boy not even used in the Arsenal full team, and Sven taking him and not playing him is a mystery i must admit, the worst part about it all is that it stopped an English striker that was in form from playing and helping his country no wonder Sven went.

  68. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 5:36pm

    Who was is that didn’t go Steve, i can’t remember?

  69. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 5:46pm

    I believe it was Bent rico, i know that whoever it was was playing well at the time

  70. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 5:48pm

    I wondered if it was him or Defoe Steve, either way, bloody crazy decision by both managers….

    So, with the squad know for definate, pick the team to start shall we….

  71. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 6:09pm

    off for an early dinner, then to find a stream 😉

  72. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 6:14pm

    Wenger allways baffles me with his selection in the Carling cup rico so i will go with

  73. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 7:16pm

    If anybody gets a stream link i would be very appreciative.

  74. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 7:27pm

    Team in full: Fabianski, Yennaris, Squillaci, Vermaelen, Miquel, Frimpong, Coquelin, Benayoun, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Park.

    Substitutes: Mannone, Meade, Boateng, Ozyakup, Aneke, Ryo, Watt

  75. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 7:30pm

    I’m going to follow the game in Internet

  76. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 7:33pm

    Aldershot to win 7-1 tonight I reckon

  77. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 7:37pm

    I will keep you all posted guys and chicks…..but with a three minute delay since here we get it a bit later than the proper time.

  78. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 7:38pm

    Steve – i’d be cheating to suggest my side now 😉

    Can you believe, i signed up for a streaming season plan today, and they are not showing our game 😮

  79. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 7:39pm

    TT was right, Miguel at LB and why no Chamakh??

  80. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 7:39pm

    Granada 0 barcelona 1

  81. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 7:40pm

    Same as Steve, any link please guys…..?

  82. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 7:40pm

    Fabregas is playing

  83. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 7:45pm

    For us JM – good 😉 😉

  84. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 7:47pm

    Is this the way the media treat us Man U on the tele and us not even being streamed

  85. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 7:53pm

    Pisses me off big time Steve but, we cannot deny Aldershot the money I guess….

  86. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:00pm

    1.0 utd berbatov

  87. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:01pm

    that will end up in double figures steve…. :(

  88. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:03pm

    You could be right rico

  89. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:04pm

    Nearly 15 minutes gone and no shot on goal. Just two corners in our favour. Both teams still have to find some rythm. Game is shared evenly but no seat edge situations yet

  90. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:06pm

    Steve and Rico… would be nice to see Aldershot 9 Manure 1. but I guess we’ll hace to settle for another 6-1 victory. lol

  91. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:08pm

    …and we have two attempts, both of which go to Bolton.

  92. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:09pm

    Steve, it would be if we played them too, maybe….

    devil – all possesion and no chnaces but Bolton have had one?

    😛 re the 9-1 – now that would be something worth having a glass of bubbly over….

  93. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:10pm

    I wished Devil ,the way it looks on the tele it could be the other way round

  94. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:11pm

    Park has his first shot at goal in anger. I think he will score tonight

  95. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:13pm

    ….and Squilli gets the first yellow.

  96. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:13pm

    i’m not even watching Steve… Eastenders with bbc updates for me 😉

  97. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:15pm

    Oh deep joy, now we all know why we miss Squilli so much!

    Can’t even replace him, no central defender on the bench, unless AW has a shuffle around with his young pack….

  98. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:16pm

    I can understand that rico but a games a game i suppose, couldn’t even get our game on the radio

  99. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:27pm

    We are slowly getting more territory. TV05 got in a gd shot

  100. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:28pm

    2.0 utd owen

  101. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:28pm

    As usual we are racking up the statistics….better possession more shots more corners

    Park has already had 3 shots on today

  102. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:32pm

    what i don’t get Steve is how on CL night, sky can cover every game and we choose on the ‘red button’ – why can’t they do the same for the cups??


  103. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:32pm

    Your better than a comentator Devil

  104. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:35pm

    H/T and we end it up on top

    Steve I try to do my best :)

  105. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:40pm

    I know rico pisses me off as well. espn juventus sky sports3 barca makes you sick

  106. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:41pm

    devil sure is steve :)

  107. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:43pm

    exactly steve – but, if it means we are kept out of the limelight and pounce when least expected – then who gives a flying … one 😉

  108. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:44pm

    keep up the good work devil, even my internet connection went down for five minutes am pulling my hair out

  109. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:47pm

    calm down rico the boys and Devil will do the business for us.

  110. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:48pm

    i’m calm Steve, trust me…. 😛

  111. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:51pm

    3 0 utd valencia

  112. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:52pm

    Oh Great – Muamba 1-0 Bolton!…..

  113. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:52pm

    Muamba makes it 0-1

  114. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 8:54pm

    devil, can you see us getting a goal??

  115. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 8:57pm

    Andrey makes it 1-1

  116. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:57pm

    don’t like the sound of that

  117. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 8:57pm

    that sounds better

  118. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 8:58pm

    Come on Arsenal!

  119. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 8:59pm

    What’s with our former players always scoring against us? You ll never see an ex united player scoring against his old team. Last week it was larson…now muamba! God help us. Evening guys.

  120. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:00pm

    woop woop – park and aa :)

  121. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:00pm



  122. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:01pm

    goonster, its just the way it goes…

    great to see Ju off the mark – 2-1 and we need 2 more….

  123. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:02pm

    starting to enjoy this game now coyg

  124. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:04pm

    Ju can park anywhere

  125. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 9:04pm

    Park is my heroe!

  126. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:04pm

    AA scored and made another. He drives from the DB10 position which is his natural position. Why does nt Arsene play him in the hole instead of on the wing???

  127. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 9:05pm

    He is much better than TinTin !!!

  128. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 9:07pm

    Are you kidding me? Park scored! Wow now I can die happy.

  129. Micko

    October 25, 2011 at 9:07pm

    Has devil got the exclusive rights or what !
    Its like the old days.

  130. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:09pm

    you talking blackouts Micko

  131. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:10pm

    Here we get to see games even from Iran and Iraq.

  132. Micko

    October 25, 2011 at 9:15pm

    Its hard work steve, where are you devil ? I may have to look into flight prices for the quarters.

  133. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 9:16pm

    JM steve rico…come on guys update me on the current state of play. What is the score? Have scored another?

  134. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 9:17pm

    2-1 at the moment

  135. Joaquim Moreira

    October 25, 2011 at 9:20pm

    Myachi on

  136. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:21pm

    they scored first Muamba then arshaven then Park your bus the only one in the know is comentator Devil but i think he’s tireing

  137. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 9:24pm

    oh ok..thanks JM. really wish andrey can score more goals to give wenger something to think about when making up his mind on who starts

  138. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:24pm

    They are pressing hard for an equaliser

    Our lads are still young regarding physical endurance

    Ryo on for Oxo and Ozyakup on for Frimps

  139. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:25pm

    not exactly tiring mate…..its that the tv is in one room and the computer is in another. My wife thinks I am crazy darting between one room and the next

  140. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 9:28pm

    Steve I heard wenger wants to send a couple of players on loan to the lowe division. Hope he sends ryo too but to a premier league team. He needs games and bolton could provide the platform.

  141. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:29pm

    Sorry devil if our team was as fit as you we would be well out in front

  142. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:30pm

    Coming to think of it….why not get CAhill in January and lend them Miguel, Squillaci (AFC to pay his wages), Ryo and Afobe???

  143. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:31pm

    Boateng on for TV05

    Hope we do not regret it

  144. goonster

    October 25, 2011 at 9:31pm

    What is the latest now guys? Is park still playing?

  145. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:32pm

    Fit as me….??? Not with all the body aches I have mate. Its that I have been sick again and feel that I have been beaten by a saucepan

  146. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:34pm

    The team has gone to 4-5-1 to protect the lead and park is the lone striker.

    But its allowing Bolton to attack us……we need to keep them on the backfoot but the team is yuoung and dont have that strength

    Only 3 minutes left for the final whistle

  147. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:36pm

    Oyyyy ref blow that F… whistle for full time

  148. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:37pm

    ft utd 3.ald o

  149. devilgunner

    October 25, 2011 at 9:37pm

    Yesssssssssssssssssssssss. We are in the hat for the next round

    cheeeeerrrrriooooo guys and chicks

    Off to kiss the pillow

  150. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:39pm

    nte devil cheers mate

  151. stevepalmer1

    October 25, 2011 at 9:46pm

    nte all good result .

  152. rico

    October 25, 2011 at 9:48pm

    You lot are crazy, but bloomin funny…

    I’m off too guys, thanks for the updates devil..

    Nighty Night guys…..

    Be good, and be happy eh…..

  153. devilgunner

    October 26, 2011 at 7:45am

    Morning all guys and chicks.

    Good Win yesterday. Shows we do have strength in depth

    Seems as if TV05 got injured again…..this time with a calf strain. That is nothing. It is just tightness of the muscle due to lack of activity in the past year and a quarter. So the muscle needs to get back to its normal activity. He will be short for the game vs the chavs but might be a contender for the next game.

    A good reason for AW not to rush TV05 immediately and have healthy competition for places. Suddenly for the defence we seem to have 3 players for every position

    Right Back……Sagna, Jenkinson, Djourou. (Yennaris is solid but still very raw)
    Left Back……..Santos, Gibbs, Miguel.
    Centrebacks…Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Djourou, Squillaci, Miguel. ~(Boateng good but still very raw.)

    If that is a crisis then I am really in crisis.

  154. rico

    October 26, 2011 at 9:04am

    New Post up

    Hi devil, i’ll C&P your comment

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