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Three and Easy! That day is here again…….

Morning, fellow Gooners.

Happy St Totteringham day to you all.

Happy St Totts Day...

Happy St Totts Day…

Let’s be honest, we beat an average side who are in poor form last night, and while we looked pretty decent doing so, it was hardly a big test. Still, we did the job, and that is always a positive, meaning top 4 should be an absolute given now.

All we need to do is match Everton’s result this weekend and we finish 4th which is not exactly the “trophy” we wanted, but still much better than some of the alternatives, though not as good as some.

It seemed to me that we played a similar game to our performances early in the season as the pattern back then, which was successful, was to be patient early on and pounce once opportunities presented themselves.

Koscielny broke the deadlock from a set piece of all things. Pure tenacity from our CB made all the difference and a slight touch past Krul had us one up. Kozzer makes a habit of scoring goals late in the season, and always under similar circumstances. What a player he is and Barca can get stuffed if they think they can have him!!

Our second was a scrappy affair, and ended with Ozil scoring from an offside position, though I won’t hold that against him. :)



Giroud made a run which split the defence wide open and had he remembered what his right foot was for,  he would surely have scored, but instead tried with his left, hitting it straight to Krul. The rebound offered up a second chance, again taken with the left, which was also ineffective but luckily Ozil was on the spot to clean up, putting us 2-0 up at half time and in cruise mode.

We came out looking very very good after the break and credit to our boys for that, but again, Newcastle’s 11 made it quite easy for us…..they are looking for their season to end no doubt and it showed.

Our 3rd goal was clearly the pick, and displayed all that is great about Arsenal.

Ramsey found the ball wide on the left and after a few quick moves had cut back inside. This created space out wide for Ozil who had overlapped and Ramsey found him with a pass that was as brilliant as it was simple. Ozil’s cross was absolutely pinpoint, finding the head of Giroud whose finish showed what he is capable of….it was a fantastic goal all round, and one to be savoured.

It also showed exactly why I am of the opinion that Ozil, amongst others, is a much better play with Ramsey on the pitch.

From there, we dominated and simply played out the 90 minutes, finishing a comfortable 3 goal winner.

Of our players, Ozil was sensational.

Man of the Match.

Man of the Match.

The guy is pure class, and fed beautifully off Ramsey’s donkeywork, which allowed Mesut to do his own thing, but probably more importantly, Ramsey always provides his team mates with options.

These two are forging a formidable partnership, and long may it continue, as Ozil will simply get better and better for us, and the club will be all the better for it.

Ramsey was his normal self…..nothing more to add on him.

Giroud worked hard, and his goal was just reward, imo.

To be fair, I cannot find fault with any player as they were all effective and it really was a clinical performance but no more than that, so no point giving a player by player rating.

I guess most players and clubs are looking towards the last game, some with nervous excitement, others with a sense of resignation. We are somewhere in the middle as top 4 now seems safe. But we do have a certain date in mid May that we should all be damn excited about, as it WILL end our trophy drought meaning the media and “pundits” will need to find a fresh reason to criticise us.

Hopefully it remind Arsene Wenger what it feels like to win silverware again, giving him the little push needed to ensure it is a more common occurrence in the future.

Forever in our shadow, and so they bloody should be.

Written by Scott from Oz.

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256 comments on “Three and Easy! That day is here again…….

  1. Morning Scott and all….

    Enjoyed reading that Scott, thank you..

    You are right, we won well but Newcastle hardly offered much resistance or threat.

    Ozil was superb, once AW signs some more pace in the summer, his quality will really show.

    Ramsey, well he was just Ramsey, the player who makes us tick….

    Two really good goals, one a little fortunate but I’m not going to complain either…..

    One complaint, we should have scored more…. ;)

  2. Yes, we should have hit another two, but maybe we were saving them for May 17th :)
    Morning all.

  3. Thanks Lee for the pics…

  4. Let’s hope so Scott..

    Pod was unlucky not to have scored….

  5. Great write up Scott.

    Amazing what difference a Ramsey and an Özil can make!!

    We need to get Kos tied down to a big long contract ASAP.

  6. Yes, Lewis, Kozzer is critical for the future.
    How long is he contracted for at present?

  7. Good read Scott, beat the Baggies and then we can rotate against Norwich?

  8. Hi Lewis, agree re Kos…

    Rotate Lee, you better explain to AW what that means…. lol

  9. Not sure, I don’t think it’s an imminent renewal, but you know his agent will be looking at what he could potentially earn elsewhere!!

  10. Good call Lee.
    We want our boys fresh and firing for Cup day.

  11. Lewis, he his worth every cent of 100k a week, relatively speaking, of course.

  12. I just saw the first ad on TV for the Cup final….one minute ago.
    Sent shivers down the spine!!

  13. It is all relative. Silly money.

  14. Morning everyone

    Just a short hop today.

    I enjoyed that Scott. Good read.

    But you should have ended the article with……Forever in our shadow, and so they bloody should be…….And remain.

    However Ozil was not offside mate. Two NUFC players contrived to make him onside instead of going for the ball.

    And like Rico said……….we should have got more. If it wasn’t for Krul or no one to be in the right place and some woeful finishing we would have got between 4 and 6 more.

    Just in the first half alone we had around 12 shots with 9 on target.

  15. Kompany or Kos?

  16. So who wrote this cack post Rico? ;)

    Who ever wrote it lost his little credibility when I read this sentence’…’and fed beautifully off Ramsey’s donkeywork…,” :D

    Ramsey a donkey? More like Cruyff in his Ajax days mate… :P

    A very good assessment mate… enjoyed reading that.

  17. Morning devil.

    Just why we need something different up front, we should be destroying sides like Newcastle when they play like they did last night..

    Maybe they are saving themselves ;)

  18. Kos for me Lee…

    I always defend TV saying that when both are playing for Belgium TV looks class…

    Kompany was excellent 2 seasons ago but if he didn’t have Fernandinho and Yaya in front of him plus Zabeletta etc he will look like just another big lump who was not skilful or fit enough to be a midfielder and was turned into a CB… imho…

  19. Cheers Devil……can you explain the offside more?
    I must admit to have mever read it, and plenty debated whether it was on or off, and that was what we ended up with…offside, but i will certainly bow to your greater knowledge on it.
    Cheers Ginge.
    Donkeywork, intelligence and divine skill……he has a it going for him.

  20. Check the goal mates……

    two NUFC players contrived to make it onside.

    Ball came off Krul when he saved from Giroud for the 2nd time….

    So no offside on two accounts………..

  21. Hiya Dev…

    Sky and Talkshite pundits say it was offside… it must be! :D

    Howdy mate?

  22. Kos, every time…

  23. I thought it was offside too…

  24. Morning all, nice to watch a comfortable win. Little excitement but gladly take that. All of a sudden we have a midfield where Ox cant even get 10 minutes just when he looked getting back into his stride. With Wilshere’s return we will have fun. Wenger will be looking to cut back on his squad, forgetting our mid-season drama!

  25. Great Read Scott,
    Have to agree with most points,Ramsey/Ozil,
    Wengers started to add bits and pieces concerning next season,
    Err,we go,Err we go,Err we go..
    get your checkbooks out.

  26. Wilshere and Walcott will be like new signings!

  27. Hi Andrew, OC has a groin strain….

  28. Do you need a cheque book to shop at Lidl?

  29. There has to be one summer he truths fred…

    I can hear that being repeated at the beginning of next season Lee, although I wouldn’t bet against jack getting injured in Rio, if he plays…

  30. Debit cards only at Lidil. And Aldi….lol

  31. ah rico, that would explain things, been away for few days. Thought I saw him there but he must have been supporting.

    Don’t Lee! I can hear it now ;-)

  32. Since fans are now appreciating what Ozil.. albeit lethargically brings to the ‘table’, I have a question….Was Aw right to buy Ozil i.e a proper number 10… another midfielder?

  33. I think AW said he has a small chance of playing again this season Andrew….

    I hope he’s back for the cup final..

  34. Yes Ts, just very wrong not to have signed a pacey class striker at the same time….

  35. Ginge, tactics aside, we could have done with another one or two top class midfielders 6-8 weeks ago :)

  36. What to make of the ‘Giroud wanted by At Madrid to replace Costa’ stories….?

  37. Rico, they wanted OG12 last summer… its not latest news… more recycled rumours from the folks at CoF and goal.com.. :-)

    True Rico re another striker…

  38. Rico. If he needs a lift…..

  39. Rico, if they offer a swap AND cough up 20 million, may be worth punt :)

  40. tsgh, not our most immediate need, but on last day of window we certainly needed a boost. It gave the players a lift, just what we should have had again in January.

    Have to admit, I was calling for Fellaini, (in addition to that obvious striker), don’t know how that would have turned out?

  41. Scott, the types of midfielders able to lace the boots of the boy wonder are namely Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Morgan, Gundagun, Jojic, Yaya Toure ..

    None of those are on discount at Lidle and Aldi so…

  42. Lee. No mate, only a caravan.

  43. Thanks Ts, I didn’t know that..

    Morning Adam, don’t tell me you be honoured to help… ;)

  44. Depends who they offer Scott, Costa is s***e… lol

  45. Ginge, he is in esteemed comany then!

  46. Rico. I doubt if I’d get his ego in my car and certainly not his quiff.

  47. ComPany, even.

  48. Ah, Rico and I had some discussions on Fellaini last year… I do not rate him as much as motd made him out to be…

    His tackles(numbers) are very low and he covers less ground too.. he was useful at Ever-loan as a 2nd striker or against us a DM next to Darren Gibson. Against us he could bully JW or Sc19 as they were not natural no.10’s…

    For Belgium he was in no man’s land when I watched him play;he was not as good as Axel Witsel in the DM role or as skilful as Dembele or Dres Mertens… I am certain he woun’t be in the starting XI for the Belgians in Brazil…
    imho of course.

  49. Cream of the crop Scott

  50. Which player has scored in every English league, F.A cup, League cup, Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship, Scottish cup, Europa and Champion’s league?
    Oh and they are playing now!

  51. Gary Hooper…

  52. tsgh, if you are correct I’m even more pleased he went Manure way, LOL Do remember him having a storming game against them for Everton.

    But then I remember Carol having a great game for England, and thinking he could be our CF for years. One game don’t make a player!

  53. Open the sunroof Adam ;)

  54. Lee – is it the player we let go to Celtic, can’t think of his name…

  55. Anthony Stokes??

  56. Gary Hooper was crap at my hometown club SUFC, 32 appearances (incl sub) and two goals!

  57. Ginge got it…good darts mate! And he’s only 26yrs old!!!!

  58. Lee, is that ALL English leagues?
    If not, and you mean all listed, i will say Arteta!

  59. Does that guy play for a cub til he scores then move on lol

  60. A Shrimper in our midst!

  61. How dare you Scott, Arteta has not played in the lower league… he is a top man… lol

    Ah, Fellaini is a good player; he is just not the PV04 player he appeared to be on MNF when Ever-loan then Everton beat Man United on match day 1 2012-2013 season…

    Fellaini is still useful to come in an do a job against Gotze or Ibrahimovic like Jose is using Obi Mikel/Matic now

  62. cheers Lee, I remember reading about it last year… sad as I am ;)

  63. Lee, a Goooner at heart (dad played at Highbury for Islington Schoolboys and it’s been in the family for years) but seen many more Southend matches as it’s 2 miles away

  64. I didn’t think that Giroud was offside and Ozil definately was ON side…

    SKY/TalkRubbish= Tossers

  65. My dad had a Garage on Fairfax Drive next to the stadium!

  66. You grafting tomorrow Kev?

  67. Yes Lee…

    Next week RMT are talking about a 3 day strike…

    I need to top up with green tea… ;-)

  68. Kev, forgive me, as i know no better lol
    I have not read the offside rule in a long, long time.

  69. Ladies and Gentlemen for your entertainment and delectation , running for 19 years I give you :-

  70. Love it potter…

  71. Morning all

    It’s a case of what could have been. This could have been a double season. This should have been a double season ! It is Wenger’s fault completely.

    Even us getting spanked by Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool we could still have just about had the league wrapped up now ..


    stoke a 0-0
    (if we had not conceded a penalty)

    swansea h 2-1
    (If we had not conceded an own goal in the dying minutes)

    villa h 1-0
    (If Keiran Gibbs had not been a gay boy and Szc had not been an fckng dick)

    man utd h 1-0
    (If Wenger hadn’t have been shit scared of playing football against his bogey team)

    It was all very do-able.

    This was the team capable of doing our fourth double ! We should be looking at our fourth double


    Blame Wenger that we aren’t sitting at the top of the table with 82pts with only WBA and Norwich to turn over…

  72. I blame Aaron’s mum for not having twins :)

  73. Someone said the same yesterday Syg, had we beaten those below us, we’d be PL Champs…

  74. That is brilliant, Potter lol.

  75. Sorry Rico – I wasn’t on yesterday.

  76. Good Morning to the Lady of the House and all fellow Gooners in residence.

    Scott – Great summary of the game.

    I couldn’t give a donkey’s derriere if Ozil’s goal was on or offside; for once we got the call our way. We have had more than a few legitimate goals denied us in the past. So, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    A win this Sunday against W.B.A. and we can rest some senior players for the Norwich game. Arsene can give Rico’s Young Studs, oops Young Guns, a run out. She’ll like that.

  77. Syg, no probs, I was kind of meaning that you aren’t alone in your view..

  78. Morning Cg..

    Oi oi ;)

  79. Boooooo! Great write, Scott. Love the twins comment. :P

    rico, why is there a watermark of van Pursestrings at the bottom right of that photo? :P

    Great win, sooo happy.

  80. With so many experienced and recently retired players you’d think the networks could find one or two who can talk intelligently without obvious bias. Yet, what do we get; the partisan prattle of myopic cretins like Jamie Carragher doing the colour commentary.


  81. CG, for a Manc, Neville isn’t usually bad. :P Who even understands what Carra says? Oh, and don’t get me started on that utter waste of airtime Jamie Redknapp…

  82. Sister AGAG – Oh ye of little faith.

    I trust you will be making some show of penance for your lapse of trust in our team. Believe Sister, believe!

  83. AGAG – “…Oh, and don’t get me started on that utter waste of airtime Jamie Redknapp.” No need to qualify your remark; ‘utter waste’ would suffice.

    Mind you, with a father like wheeler dealer Harry, one can understand some of his deficiencies.

  84. Now that we have a foot across the CL threshhold, I’m saving all the belief I can muster for the Cup finals, CG. :P Haha.

  85. Hi agag, it’s an older photo. Concentrate on Dennis on the left ;)….

  86. Nipping off to walk the woofa whilst it’s dry, catch up later…

  87. Haha, CG. That the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree was never more clearly illustrated than in the Redknapps. I put my TV on mute when he is commentating. Can’t stand him, his tight pants must have cut off all blood circulation, and only very minimal amounts of oxygen reaches his brain.

  88. AGAG – I think they can manage both. In any event – let us pray that this summer’s transfer window window will see the dawn of a new era for our beloved team.

  89. rico, I would’ve thought, you’d have Photoshopped Theo in there. :P Enjoy your walk, lady.

  90. CG, it’a a little difficult to get over the shoulda woulda coulda’s for this season. But roll on the transfer window. We’ll go cherry picking at BM or Dortmund. :D If Gazidis is to be believed (NOT!) we certainly can afford one or two of them. Ha.

  91. AGAG – I can’t say I’ve noticed young Mr. Redknapp’s tight pants. Although your explanation seems very plausible; I doubt him wearing loose fitting trousers would solve much, if any, of his myriad shortcomings.

  92. Afternoon All

    Afternoon Rico/Woofa

    Stone the bloody crows Scott, that was a bonzer post, strewth and tie me kangaroo down sport…

    It’ll make Adam get out his Baggy Green and Digeridoo and play Bridge of Sighs…

    ‘Nice ball Warney’

    Now where did I leave me 4X…

  93. Its almost a full house… where is Adam?

    Agag, I thought you had a thing for Jamie tight pants? :P

  94. Fair point on the loose pants, CG! :P

    Kev, I didn’t understand any of that. :P

  95. Kev he was offside when Giroud took the second shot ! before the second deflection. doesn’t that count nowadays?

  96. Eewww, ginge. I’m offended. :P That’s like telling me you think I like the players of Barcelona. :D

  97. Aga, re 12 :40 BM have a hockey team too… maye we can get their sweeper or inner…

    Hi Cg

  98. WAth, likes the cheap players folks..

    He wanted us to get Bony.. :P

  99. Kev, i actually do have a 4×4 lol.
    The rest though……..nah.

  100. I don’t know anything about hockey, ginge except that players try to murder each other with blunt force trauma. D

  101. Jamie is faithful though, Agag? :-) at least no rumours out yet…

  102. Ginge, and he wanted us to sell Aaron to fund it!

  103. I thought your nation had an Olympic winning hockey team?

  104. Really? Scott… :-D

    I knew I shouldn’t trust a man with such alias…

  105. WATH likes cheap players and pricey alcohol/wines, ginge. You should listen to him going on and on about Salon. ;)

    Scott, good one. Ramsey has really exceeded expectations this season. If only he hadn’t been injured so long, eh?

  106. Hockey, ginge?? The Philippine Islands is basketball country. ;)

  107. WATH wanted Gourchuff too on a free; I think he is AW’s financial advisor..

  108. How high are the rims in The Philippine Islands? :P

  109. You wasn’t meant to Agag, and hello… ;-)

    The Austrailian language is a strange one Shopping Buddy, best attempted after 10 pints of grog… That’s beer in normal parlance Agag… :-D

  110. Agag, yep…blame Mrs Ramsey :)
    Ginge, you are right.
    What is a Wath anyway, Wath lol

  111. I posted yesterday, the second goal was offiside. Must be two players and not only one, because normally, one of them is the goalkeeper.
    I’d like to see Liverpool at Palace next Saturday and understand if Rodgers learned M.city lesson last Saturday. (I hope not!)
    I tell you in advance: City played with Javi Martinez and Milner and stopped Palace game. The difference, was made by the others technical and fantastic players. And Palace didn’t play like the last games…
    Was the homework.
    I asked if AW do the same

  112. Kev, so that night at the pub, you’d have understood me perfectly hahahaha

  113. Strewth, Ned is still with us…

    How ya doing Cobber? :-P

  114. JM, didn’t we beat Palace twice this season?

  115. Yes Scott, we almost made you into a bona fida Cockney…

    Next time eh? :-)

  116. Standard height, ginge. :P Haha.

  117. Good afternoon Ginge.

    To use a hockey (ice) metaphor, I think your skating on thin ice with AGAG. You should know better than to poke the tigress.

  118. Kev, next time we shall complete the transformation.

  119. Kev, ha. I watch My Kitchen Rules, and the Aussies also say ‘capsicum’. :D

    Hi, JM. :) I hope AW figures out how to set up against the nest two league matches and of course, the Cup Finals.

  120. hello you merry bunch :-) just dropped in before another glorious 12 hour nightshift :-(

  121. Hi Agag , lets say pimiento then.

  122. CG, lol. Strangely enough, the Phils loves to join all those ice skating competitions. Some win, too. And there are probably three skating rinks in our 7,107 islands. Sooo weird.

  123. Oh the tigress?She makes OG12 purr

  124. AGAG – Ice skating in the Philippines does seem strange, but they have indoor ski hills in Saudi Arabia. It’s a funny old world.

  125. Ginge – Neither Olivier nor Arsenal need another scandal to distract them from winning 4th place and the FA Cup.

  126. CG, you are right.
    Giroud cops some flack, which is fair enough, but he is damn important to us atm.

  127. Multi-tasking is his forte it seems…

  128. I am off guys…..early start tomorrow, and not happy about it….bugger :)

  129. I’m off to bed for a few hours sleep before the Bayern vs. Real game kicks off. I can’t say I’ll be cheering for either team, but I am hoping they’ll kick lumps out of each other.

    Have a great day fellow Gooners.

    Keep The Faith!

  130. off to work – have a good day all see you tomorrow (my time)

  131. Later Oz, Scott and Cg

  132. What a player. So glad am being vindicated. Ramsey for EU president. Moaning all.

  133. What a difference he Makes to n our team. He ll be a beast in a few years. Only Wish We Had A Manager WHO Can Get The Best Out Of him. Bummer

  134. Why do we look like a mid table team without ramsey,ozil and giroud probably.

  135. Cause that’s what we are sukky. Thanks to tours truly. What a wank.

  136. I think Ts deserves a stint in the sin bin for previous slanderous comments made….!

    Consider yourself on a yellow card Mr Ts… it’s not the first time you have been warned for such disgusting comments….!

    Gourcuff is about right… a cuff round the head more like…

    Bony, a hidden gem who was well priced, NOT cheap shit :P

  137. Thyme………….

  138. I think bony will be a good signing for us if we don’t wanna spend big.He is strong and compose in front of goal and pacy too but that means campell,afobe,akpom and sanogo future is uncertain.

  139. Hi all. Made the mistake of looking on LG after the game last think there may be some positivity. No effing chance. OG was being absolutely slaughtered with vile abuse! We all know the bloke’s no Thierry but he’s battled up front on his own all season, sometimes playing when injured and has managed 20 goals.

  140. Bob that return in his debut season isn’t that bad!

  141. Hi WAth, you took my comment out of context…

    I was merely saying you had an eye for spotting raw talent.. :D

  142. 21 goals in all competitions; not bad at all… still not Sir No goal quality still.. :-)

  143. 15 in EPL is a bit average though considering…

    Still just under 1 goal every 2 games…

  144. I think we definitely do need a better striker, but ffs he hasn’t done that bad!

  145. 6 goals away from home in the EPl is poor.. 1 goal in every 3 games.

    He needs to improve his way goals and score 3 goals against Yanited, City and chelsea next season…

    Oddly enough if OG12 stays with us next season it will be his longest stay at a club since he turned pro in 2008…

  146. I can see your worried about this yellow card offence Ts… It’s no good brown nosing now… damage is done…!

    Lee, he ain’t a World class striker but with very little rest and rotation the bloke ain’t done bad… The fact is he’s a very good 2nd choice striker to rotate with a first choice or to be played up front with another striker with 2 up front..?

  147. Well done Scott,
    For someone who once said they’d never write a post for HH your coming along quite nicely !
    Newcastle were a bit ropey alright but like you said job done.

    Happy Totteringham’s day to one and all.
    On that subject we could do with some saintly intervention this summer me thinks.

  148. St Alisher Micko…?

  149. Sukky, remy yesterday, bony today, higher man…….higher.

  150. Nothing wrong with Bony Micko……….!!

  151. Exactly wath and so what if his halo is slightly wonky.

  152. Evening all, we’ve had some wicked storms….

  153. Frank De Boer to the Totts???

    I hope not, have a word Dennis!

  154. But seriously,which striker are we gonna get in the summer?

  155. That’s a million dollar question Sukky….

  156. So you guys want costa?You gotta be kidding me,its time to stop dreaming dude,arsenal won’t buy expensive player like costa.I think the lad is off to chelshit with torres heading back home.

  157. I don’t Sukky…

  158. lol… as the article is inferring ‘as long as Wenger is around..

    The media know our consistency is largely attributed to AW, that is why they want AW out…

  159. Maybe Ts, just maybe…..

  160. yes, Scott but Palace was not growing and had not changed his coach.
    Everybody hopes many difficulties for City at Palace but was not.
    My opinion is: the players were very well chosen and properly for to totally negate the Palace game.
    Put those two players in the pitch, gave to City all the
    control in the air and the “fight” in midfield. The rest was the superior defense, the brains of the midfield and excellent attacking players, which allowed immediately understand that the City would win the game without major difficulties.

  161. Just watched the goals from last night again and i must admit that it was nice to see us score a very simple goal. Great cross good header more of these please.

  162. Agree there joe….

  163. I want pep to fail but can’t stand RM…

  164. Tsgh
    Which team has the best chance of beating Chelsea Munich or Real?
    Not sure myself

  165. So the £15M a year coach is failing? Hmmmm

  166. That because of BVB Ts??

  167. I’d say Real Joe. But then I wouldn’t write off At Madrid just yet…

  168. It’s Real then

  169. Jose has struggled to beat Pep in the past…

  170. One has to wonder where all the goals of Munich have gone… Dante and Alaba and Neuer are having a mare.

  171. Pathetic from BM. Martinez ought to have started. Their midfield is nowhere to be seen.

  172. Interesting question Agag.

    It looks on paper that Pep feared us more than RM; he started with more defenders against us than RM… even in the first leg.

  173. RM are playing like they are playing against Barca…

  174. Noticed that, too. I swear, Pepe and Ramos are there for the taking. I watch enough of Madrid to know how panicky and rash those two can be.

  175. I can imagine the Ermirates faithful berating Mandzukic if he was playing for us next season.. :-)

  176. If Atletico wins their tie v. Chelsea, I fancy them to turn over Madrid

  177. I was just reading Philippines has less unemployment than Belgium, Uk France, Italy and other so called first world countries…

  178. Very true Agag re Ath Mad

  179. misread it…

  180. Where are all those jobs?? I want one. Lol.

    I think BM lost their hunger by winning the Bundesliga too early and by such a wide margin. I think Gotze should be coming in now. What have they got to lose?

  181. Funny survey. Cause based on how much Singaporeans whinge, I thought they were miserable. Haha.

  182. Just shows teams that spend loads of money can still take a hiding Barcelona last year this year BM it’s not just us.

  183. I did say, Martinez ought to have started.

  184. Goonerjoe, there is no balance to Munich. Where do they intend to play Lewandowski? They should have sorted out their defense. But then again, Pep has a history of silly purchases.

  185. Agag
    Your right on the no balance but they let in two goals from set pieces they can be a bit of a lottery but they where great deliveries.
    Can never have to many forwards regarding Lewandowski shame we didn’t get him.

  186. Agree goonerjoe, but even on replays,you see that the only player the BM defense had their eye on was Ronaldo. Ramos goes to score. Once was excusable, but four mins later it was the same story.

  187. I take it Madrid are winning, i’ve been chatting to a very nice London Cabbie :)

  188. Haha, Rico. By three goals. Lol.

  189. is that Grand Master Kev of Percy lodge?

  190. Yep and just nearly let in another soft goal but has Pep turned BM in to Barcelona without Messi.

  191. Agag,Gj,- Pep has to rebuild, lets see how he goes about it…

  192. That easy Agag, oh well, best At Madrid win tomorrow then….

  193. Tsgh
    Do you think BM have gone of the boil as quick as that. A different manager this year and they don’t seem to have the same pace and power.

  194. nearly Kroos

  195. With Alonso suspended for the finals, whichever of Chelsea or Atletico will have a field day with the Madrid defense.

  196. Majority of this BM team has been together for 4 years.. last years was their peak.. its only 1 way from there imho…

    3semi’s and 2 finals before last year if I am not wrong…

  197. Good point Agag;

    Interestingly Alonso was linked to us last summer but most thought he was finished.. a top player he is imo…

  198. Rico wanted Alonso if I remember right…

  199. Hope to god it’s not Chelsea then

  200. Never Agag, no Alonso for me ;)

  201. I’m off to bed guys and gals…

    Night all….

  202. typical..
    “He [Oxlade-Chamberlain] has an inflammation of his groin. He couldn’t practise. I put him on Friday on the team sheet and played him when he was needed, but it came to a point where it didn’t progress.”

    “We decided to give him a complete rest for two weeks. Will he be involved with me? I think he has a chance. But will he be ready for England? I think so.”

  203. night Rico..

    Pep is shafted!

  204. Laughable score line. I thought you wanted him, Rico. Haha.

  205. No Idea of BM’s age profile but they do seem to have lost there drive. I feel the way pep plays does not suit most of BM players but your the stats man tsgh I’ll take your word for it.

  206. even AW has not lost 4 at home in the CL.lmfao…

    night all

  207. Lahm, Roben,Ribery, Dante are all 30 y.o or over… schweinsteiger is 29; Neuer is 28.

    Of course they have Kroos and Martinez at 24, 25 y.o but…


    gone now…

  208. I can’t believe BM actually eliminated us.LoL.can’t stop laughing.

  209. Pep needs a new centre defender who is quick and can actually tackle…. Laurent koscielny???? Wenger wont be happy tonight.

  210. Tsgh
    Good night

  211. Fcuk me, wish we had Bayerns problems !
    If Pep needs to rebuild where does that leave Wenger.
    League champions vs the 4th place specialists.
    We don’t do many CL semi finals, the last one I remember 08/09 when we got battered by United and guess what we finished………4th that year as well !!!
    Maybe we ought to take a closer look at our manager before knocking others.

  212. Good night, guys. Ronaldo may be returning to Lisbon, but I think it will end in tears. :D

  213. Tears of joy agag, they have to be favorites to lift the cup, nitey nite.

  214. Micko, it’s tiresome talking about our club’s failings. We do it day in and day out. It’s so much more fun to laugh at Pep. A German word comes to mind: schadenfreude. :D :D

  215. I know agag, but he always seems to have the last laugh against us !
    I promise to cheer up come May 17th.

  216. Micko, Wenger does not have the same squad quality Pep does, and Pep has built nothing, nor proven he can.
    He is over rated by so far it is not funny.
    Eerything in his magerial career has been handed to him on a platter, so I reckon criticism is fair enough based on the fact plenty say he is the best manager in the world.
    Ps……did i say i’d never do a post?
    Bugger :)

  217. Robben’s remarks about chelski vs Ath match tonight is pure class…hilarious.
    Micko,cheer up mate…we all ‘know’ AW is shite…Pep is just ‘shiter’….lol

    Morning peeps…

  218. Wow,Fenebache the poor team we beat in the CL qualifier beat Drogba team to the title…

  219. How does one E-mail Rico ?

  220. Morning Potter. Click Contact Us at the top of the page.

  221. Thanks for that , done it . Morning BTW.

  222. The calm voice of reason…. how’s you brudder?

  223. Morning All

    Morning Rico, it’s cold, foggy and rather miserable today in London Town.
    But at least there’s an Underground strike…. ;-)

    Morning Rocky, plenty of decorating in the near future I predict… :-)

  224. That powerful counter attacking football reminded me of a team I used to know! Tippy tappy bollocks with no end product looks out dated! ;)

  225. Morning Adam/Lee…

  226. Morning Adam, potter, Ts, Scott and all….

  227. Hiya Rico…

  228. I wonder what Heinz Rummenigge will be saying to Pep and Sammer today, after that thrashing?

    Kobe and Gabi please finish off the ‘special one’ for me today…

  229. Sammer the biggest critic of Pep in Bavaria…

    ‘Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has come in for plenty of criticism for his tactics in the Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, while club chief Matthias Sammer admitted the European champions need to add end product to their dominant possession.’

  230. Rico/Adam get your cheque book out… ‘Pep Guardiola has suggested he would be happy to leave Bayern Munich after just one season if the club’s hierarchy are not happy with his work.’

  231. Morning Kev & Lee..

  232. Morning brudder. Not bad mate. Hope you are well.

  233. Kev, it’s the same here but it’s meant to clear and be lovely in a while…

    Ts, no Pep for me ;)

  234. I imagine the thought of working with Giroud and Sanogo would be difficult to resist for Pep.

  235. Morning Rico and all in fact.

  236. Lol Adam…
    Sir-No-goal’s finishing is beyond this world…

    Why not Rico? So you are also addicted to the suspense of finsihing 4th? :P

    Imho Pep, has made only 2 decisions in football:-
    1. selling Ronaldinho and Deco and moving Messi from the wings to central(false 9).
    2. Choosing BM after Barca.

    What he may have overlooked is maintaining success is harder than achieving it…

    Beckenbeur is also complaining about Pep’s style of play even though they won the Bundesliga in record time… the earliest amongst top tier european football…

    When he won them the title the board described him as BM’s AW… interesting how things change….

  237. :) Ts. Funny enough, no. lol

    Does Pep do defending …… ;)

  238. Does 77% possession count as defending?

  239. Morning all.
    What has Pep actually ACHIEVED?
    I could have won trophies with the sides has managed thus far.
    I know Wenger is bloody well paid, but this guy earns double lol

  240. Tongue in cheek really after their thrashing last night…

    New Post up now..

  241. Ginge, we always said it……he has no Plan B.
    When you have so much talent at your disposal…..as Wenger did in the early part of his Arsenal career….who needs one?
    Wenger was never a great tactical manager and so far, Pep is yet to show he has any nous, either.
    Maybe tactics are learned best when you have an ordinary side.

  242. I don’t want to seem reactionary but, yes, what has that plank Guardiola ever achieved? He’s almost as shite as Costa. I think we are much better off staying exactly where we are. I mean, fancy getting done 4-0. Our board would never stand it. Never.

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