Big Signing a Certainty. Debuchy comments will upset a few!

Morning all.

Jim White, the Mr Excitable of Sky Sports on deadline day of the transfer window has predicted that we are far from done with signings:

Arsenal will do more business and a big name as well, I’m certain.

There you go, we can all relax safe in the knowledge that Jim White knows everything! Pffff!

One of our summer signings, Mathieu Debuchy has really laid the boot into his old club. We snapped him up pretty quickly after Bacary Sagna decided to jump ship to get more money trophies.Talking to the Arsenal Magazine, he’s been honest and pretty ruthless.

When my agents told me Arsenal were interested, I said yes straight away!

There was no question, no debate, no doubt, nothing! You don’t turn down a club like Arsenal. A lot of players would like to be in my shoes right now.

This is another dimension. If you compare the training grounds for example, nothing at Lille or Newcastle can match the Arsenal one. It is another world.

Everything here is made to optimise your preparation and you as a player. So you can be in the best condition to play and win football games.

Mathieu Debuchy also believed that the timing was perfect to join a big club:

It was the right time for me to make this big step forward and this big move.

I have learnt a lot in the last two years from playing at Euro 2012 and the World Cup this summer, by discovering the Premier League as well.

Alan Pardew won’t like that will he, neither will the Newcastle fans. Good!

Pardew is one of those managers who get’s right up my nose. He berated Arsene Wenger for signing overseas players a while ago and he even had the bare faced cheek to goad our manager when Englishman Marlon Harewood scored the winner against us to earn his West Ham side three points.

Rumour has it that the comment made to Arsene Wenger after Harewood scored was pretty horrid. To be fair to Arsene Wenger, he doesn’t react to trivial stuff does he and this comment which apparently made reference to the goal being made in England, clearly irked him.

Nice bloke isn’t he that Pardew!

Oh how the table has turned since he’s been at Newcastle. Strapped for cash, Pardew went French! In fact, this time last year, Alan Shearer was moaning about how Loic Remy became the eleventh French played signed up by the same man who slated Arsene Wenger for doing something so very similar. Shearer said that Newcastle had far too many French players on their books. Meanwhile, Arsenal have have slowly ensured that we have a glut of  British players.

Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs and young Chuba Akpom. And there are many more who might just push through from the Academy in the future.

I wonder what Pardew thinks about that now…….

Or the fact that one of the better French players he ever signed, couldn’t wait to jump ship and join a proper club!!

That’s it for another day, have a good one….


170 thoughts on “Big Signing a Certainty. Debuchy comments will upset a few!

  1. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 10:33am

    Poor Pardew.

    Not his biggest fan.

    Morning again everyone, I think we will definitely see some movement next week.

  2. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 10:34am

    Good read on this slow day!
    The rumour was that Pardew got the Spanish archer from West Ham for making someone within the club’s daughter pregnant….sums him up! WANKER!!!

  3. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 10:37am

    Morning again all…

    Thanks Lee.

    I detest the man, didn’t know he’d done that, what a git he is….

  4. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 10:51am

    Morning guys and girls.
    All is well down under, and Arsenal is about to embark on a journey that will end up with the PL title :)

  5. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 10:52am

    And nice one, Rico :)

  6. Bt62 Gooner

    August 14, 2014 at 10:53am

    Rico, i’d call him a shit, always reminds of a Thunderbirds character, the poor woman, must have lost her sight. Again Rico, on such a slow day, mee cap is doffed.

  7. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 10:55am

    Thanks Scott/Bt.

    Wonder who this big signing that Jim White says we’ll sign will be… lol

  8. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 10:56am

    Khedira is still ours :)

  9. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 10:57am

    I hope it’s Carvalho… Or Pogba :)

  10. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 10:58am

    I must be mental, I’ve just booked a long weekend in Spain with my 6yr old daughter…..spending quality time with her was the general idea, however she’s a handful!

  11. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 10:59am

    And Sami on DD…. lol

  12. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:00am

    That’ll be lovely Lee, do you need a babysitter to join you? 😉

  13. rogerbij

    August 14, 2014 at 11:00am

    Ditto Rico! But a bit worried how long carvalho deal is taking! Thanks for reminding to relax and breathe

  14. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 11:01am

    I think we’re going to get a big name signing, not so sure he’s going to be a DM though…..

  15. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 11:01am

    Good post Rico…

    Transfer deadline day just wouldn’t be the same without Jim White going apoplectic about every single minor transfer and insignificant loan deal…

    I actually find him quite entertaining and have a good old larf at his antics…

    A big Arsenal deal on deadline day eh?
    Surely he isn’t trying to draw a whole lot of Arsenal fans into watching his show?
    Perish the thought…

  16. deejay1952

    August 14, 2014 at 11:02am

    i have nothing against newcastle apart from pardew and that tw*t barton. Always found the geordies to be a down to earth bunch… good people. but then pardews a firkin suvverner aint he?

  17. Bt62 Gooner

    August 14, 2014 at 11:03am

    And Falcao on loan….

  18. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:05am

    I hope it’s not Cavani Lee..

    Thanks Kev. I suspect White is trying to draw us in… Little does he realise we’ll be watching anyway.. lol

  19. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:06am

    Dj, I don’t like the club….

    Falcao on loan? Oooerr lol

  20. Bt62 Gooner

    August 14, 2014 at 11:15am

    Rico, a club loan, not a personal one……

  21. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:17am

    :) Bt…

  22. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 11:19am

    Rock me Amadeus?

  23. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 11:22am

    Apparently, White is talking about Klose…..

  24. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:22am

    That’s an oldie… I barely remember it…

  25. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:23am

    He’s getting on a bit now though Scott…

  26. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 11:24am

    You told me about it Rico, cheeky sod!

  27. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 11:25am

    I’m out with Waldorf and Statler tonight….

  28. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:25am

    Did I, well I forgot that too Lee… lol

  29. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:26am

    Lord help the restaurant you are all heading to….

  30. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 11:32am

    Good Morning Chipmunks and Munchkins.

    Good post Rico. Great of you to remind us what a kunt Pardew is. I wonder why dont they do footballs with his face on them. Would love to kick that ball about.

    Debuchy has said what many players know but dont have the balls to say…….AFC training and club is on another planet to other clubs.

    I have the feeling that whoever AW signs will be on the Kos method…..unknown to us and a solid unspectacular signing.

  31. Luznic

    August 14, 2014 at 11:34am

    Morning Rico and everyone……I always knew you never liked Pardew, I don’t see what to like about him either he is a very petty man

  32. Luznic

    August 14, 2014 at 11:40am

    The transfer deadline day show on sky sports is the one I don’t miss, its funny with all those people in stoke and other clubs behind the reporter and shouting always very funny with Jim white won’t miss it again this time…….that day should always be an holiday

  33. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 11:40am

    True, Rico, but a straight swap for Giroud…no change of plan required.

  34. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 11:41am

    Morning Coach,

    That would be typical Wenger trying to protect what he thinks the world views him as – a genius in unearthing talent. He should just buy proven for a position we really need then fill the squad(if needed) with unknowns or projects.

  35. GEK

    August 14, 2014 at 11:47am

    carvallho! Wenger out.

  36. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 11:49am

    amen Luznic. Deadline day should be a bank holiday lol

  37. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 11:59am

    Thanks Devil.. Morning to you and Luznic..

    Scott, can you see AW letting Giroud go? Or do you mean from the bench..?

  38. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 12:03pm

    £51 million for Cavani on deadline day it is then… 😆 😆 😆

  39. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:03pm

    Toby Alderweireld – could he be the CB??

  40. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:05pm

    More likely Remy Kev… 😉

  41. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 12:05pm

    Rico, I meant from the bench… need to change formation or tactics…sorry, it wasn’t really clear lol

  42. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 12:06pm

    Waldorf and I, shall be soon partaking of the odd Cobra…

    Garlic bread with extra garlic Rico… 😉

  43. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:08pm

    No worries Scott. Can’t see it myself but who knows eh.. lol

    You lucky things Kev, do have one for me and of course, garlic with a bit of bread added… lol

    You going Indian I take it?

  44. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 12:08pm

    Nah Rico, Remy is off to the Chavs…

  45. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 12:10pm

    Signing Cavani or Falcao simply wont do. 51 mill is too much imo. Secondly they are non EU……we will have them both and Sanchez on long trips.

    I do not think AW or the club would sanction that.

  46. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 12:11pm

    Kev… your opinion……would Remy say he always supported the chavs deep down? And that they were the club of his dreams or something!!!!

  47. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 12:12pm

    I like Alderweireld. I like a lot of the names we have been linked to bar M’bia and Tiote. They can stay away

  48. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:13pm

    Oh yes Kev, I forgot. Cover for the Drog…

  49. goonster

    August 14, 2014 at 12:14pm

    Morning good people…what’s new? Any signing of any kind? I ll take any right now. Am that desperate. We got 4 in July but things seems to have slowed down. I want more signings man. One each day till the end of the transfer window.

  50. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:15pm

    Agree re M’bia and Tiote… Not Arsenal players….

  51. goonster

    August 14, 2014 at 12:17pm

    Mbia rico?? Who’s that? Sounds exotic. Looks like he ll be all muscle and no flair. Sign him up. We ve got too much flair already.

  52. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 12:18pm

    seems that Kos might be available for Saturday.

    let’s hope so. Fingers crossed.

    M’bia and Tiote??? No thanks.

  53. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 12:20pm

    Manolas is by far better than M’bia…tactically and technically. Younger as well.

  54. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:22pm

    Nothing yet goonie..

  55. goonster

    August 14, 2014 at 12:22pm

    Whatever happened to stopilla sunzu 😀

  56. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:23pm

    He was at Newcastle goonster….

  57. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:24pm

    Good news re Kos..

  58. goonster

    August 14, 2014 at 12:25pm

    Seriously if we don’t get a younger deep lying mid fielder or a conventional dm we might struggle against the top sides in England and Europe. Arsene stop being a long head and sign one sheesh. I don’t think I can take 6.3 5.1 6.0 ever again.

  59. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:25pm

    Sunzu is at Sochaux.

  60. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:26pm

    Wenger should go on holiday until the TW closes…

  61. goonster

    August 14, 2014 at 12:29pm

    Nah rico he should go play beach volleyball at belo Horizonte 😀

  62. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

    Gek, he’s staying for 3 years, having just signed four really good players, aren’t you just a bit pleased?

  63. Gunnerdna

    August 14, 2014 at 12:30pm

    Morning all, good post rico.

    Jamie Carragher Blasts Arsenal Spine

    “I look at the spine of the team and think: goalkeeper, good but not great, centre backs, good but not great. [Mikel] Arteta, holding midfield player and captain, good but not great. Same with the strikers. The spine comes up short. They spent more time at the top than any other team last season but still came up short. Why has Arsene Wenger not done what Mourinho has done? Why has he not bought a top goalkeeper? I wish Wenger would go out and buy a big goalkeeper, a strong centre back, a big midfielder and a decent striker and go for it.”

    Arsenal are on the brink of something special but this flaw could wreck the season

    Jamie Sanderson

    “The talk this week is that Arsene Wenger has decided to sign a defensive midfielder who can also cover at centre back. It seems like a smart move – killing two birds with one stone.

    But it’s a totally flawed idea. If that player features in midfield, we’re lacking a back-up centre back, and if he moves into the back four, there goes our holding midfielder. The cash is finally there, so scrapping around for one player to fill two very valid roles is not on.

    This has been a great few months for Arsenal, with a lot of the pride and excitement in following the club being restored – but not finishing the job by signing a defensive midfielder and a centre back could put us all the way back to square one.”

  64. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:31pm

    That would do goonster, leave Ivan to sort out our next signings..

  65. goonster

    August 14, 2014 at 12:32pm

    You said it Jamie Sanderson….morning dna

  66. Gunnerdna

    August 14, 2014 at 12:32pm

    Goon, sup bro?

  67. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 12:33pm

    Bloody twitter is full of Neville nobodies.
    Chelksi have bought a top scorer, right?
    Or was it Ba?
    Maybe E’to.
    Their best purchase of late up front has been Lukaku lol.

  68. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:33pm

    Thanks Gdna.

    Jamie Sanderson is spot on..

    Carragher can take a hike. Not sure our two keepers are as bad as he suggests. The DM and CB position he’s right but we have all being saying that for a long time…

  69. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 12:36pm

    Rico, that’s my point.
    Do we need Twitter muppets to tell us what we all know?
    If I want the opinion of idiots, I’ll get on Twitter.
    If I want intelligent opinions, I get on HH :)

  70. Gunnerdna

    August 14, 2014 at 12:39pm

    Rico, i disagree with the GK, but he is spot on with all the others.

  71. Gunnerdna

    August 14, 2014 at 12:41pm

    Olympiakos official: “Juve have made a good bid for Manolas. But English clubs are also in. We won’t sell for less than £8m.” #ArsenaI

  72. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:42pm

    We don’t Scott..

    The only area folks on here differ with a view is our strike force…

  73. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 12:46pm

    Goalkeeper good but not great isnt it???

    Well……he is only 24 years old.

    we conceded 41 goals in 38 matches, 17 of which came in 3 of them. that makes it just 28 goals in 35 matches.

    We kept 16 clean sheets in all. That is better than good.

    yes he is still young and immature. However he is slightly more than good. yes not great but he is much better than most of the keepers in the EPL.

  74. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 12:48pm

    £8 million? Go and offer £9 Ivan and get him….

  75. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 12:50pm

    Golden Glove.
    Enough said on Szczesny, though he will get much, much better in time.
    As I said better opinions on here.
    Rico, I reckon we’d all like to see a WC striker in, but as I offered up with Chelski, a seemingly WC striker doesn’t guarantee goals.
    How many 2-3 years back would have swapped Torres for Giroud?
    There are no guarantees in football, except that idiots will always be paid for their opinion just because they could play the game.

  76. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 12:51pm

    £8,000,001, you mean, Rico :)

  77. Adam

    August 14, 2014 at 12:59pm

    The only memories I have of Carragher is being totally mugged off by Thierry season after season, dragging people down in the penalty box and acting like a baby when not selected for England. Put a suit on a moron, stick a microphone in front of him and the crap will flow from his mouth like a mountain torrent. The fact that it is illegible should not detract from its puerile nature.

  78. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:01pm

    Devil, and if we stop letting other sides glide through our midfield, we’d reduce that amount by an awful lot…

    :) Scott..

  79. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 1:01pm

    But he DID play, Adam, so he must be intelligent and well versed on all things football, surely :)

  80. Luznic

    August 14, 2014 at 1:02pm

    Mignolet and Jones I say poor, why all these Arsenal Is not good for the title talk, the way I see it, I say its a straight battle between Arsenal and Chelsea for the title, Jamie carragher?? who is he? he should keep shut along with Owen……..A CB a DMF and that’s one hell of a team…….imagine people betting on Arsenal not getting into the top 4………..Owen and Carragher what are they smoking in Merseyside??

  81. Gilberto

    August 14, 2014 at 1:02pm

    We sure need three commanders; CB, DM and a 25 goal per season striker. my type can play the rest.

  82. Hell Raising Devil

    August 14, 2014 at 1:03pm

    the only thing GG was better than AW was in his psychological tactics…….he would make sure he would stick those comments on the noticeboard before every game.

  83. Adam

    August 14, 2014 at 1:04pm

    Scott. You mean like Robbie Savage? :)

  84. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:04pm

    Which is just why I can’t see the club paying £51 million for Cavani Scott, too much of a risk at at 27 years old?

  85. Luznic

    August 14, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Rico – you want us to bid £8,000,009 for him?

  86. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 1:09pm

    Fair call, Rico, and I’d be surprised if we did.
    Adam, exactly like Robbie.
    It’s a natural transition from player to pundit.

  87. Andy

    August 14, 2014 at 1:09pm

    Morning All and good post Rico
    I see wenger doing a Kos all over again. So I dont trust any name the media bring up, Buh Monolas will be ideal for me.

  88. Gunnerdna

    August 14, 2014 at 1:21pm

    Rico, why would buying a 27 yr old a risk?

  89. Adam

    August 14, 2014 at 1:21pm

    It’s crystal ball time again isn’t it? With the PL due to starting a few days our national obsession with predicting everything is now in full swing and guess which club is attracting the most interest and the most divergent claims. I don’t know who is going to win the premiership this year. I am content to let it play out in front of me as I will be attending all the home games and perhaps a couple of away ones too. I know it’s a big year for Jack and that Sanchez is going to be key to our success. I believe that we do need the tediously touted world-class DM and the centre of the defence is looking a bit light since TV left. I would like another striker too, but hey, it’s not up to me. When I look at the team it looks generally ok. When I look at our obvious rivals I just don’t see Chelsea as being the massive favourites that the press do. We know that Mourinho’s plan A is to stifle opponent’s creative play and whack the ball out to Hazard who will then float it over the top for Costa to chase down and barge people out of the way to carve open a chance for himself or a midfield runner. It will be dour and it will probably be effective. Mourinho isn’t the slightest bit interested in entertaining people. If he wins the PL it will be yet another sad day for football. Obviously like all right-thinking men, I very much hope he fails miserably and is drummed out of the country in shame only to bounce back next year in Turkey where ai hope they get so sick of him that they finish him off for good. It would be best for everyone if this were to happen. But, I also know that football results are decided on the pitch and a lot can happen in a season.
    From a personal view I can only say that Wenger really has to win the PL this year. I say this because he has the experience and the knowledge plus the financial clout to assemble a team that should be fully capable of achieving it. If he doesn’t then questions will need to be asked.

  90. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:22pm

    Adam, well said re Carragher…

  91. Scott From Oz

    August 14, 2014 at 1:24pm

    Agree with all of that Adam, and especially the question mark over Chelski being favourites.
    Their recent history of purchases is crap when it comes to strikers, and those asking whether we have the necessary firepower up front whilst lauding that mobs are simply kidding themselves.
    We are a player or two from being title favourites….I truly believe that.

  92. Adam

    August 14, 2014 at 1:29pm

    Scott. I would think that the idea of being favourites would not sit well with Arsene. There are literally no more excuses now.

  93. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:31pm

    Hi Andy and thanks..

    Luznic, that would do.. lol

  94. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 1:31pm

    Who translated the scouse fuck? I can never understand him the thick cnut!

  95. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:33pm

    Gdna, £51 million, a huge wage, no guarantee he’ll suit the PL and no return when he wants out…

    Not a risk I would take personally and if AW wanted a top striker, he should have gone for Costa for a lot less….

  96. Adam

    August 14, 2014 at 1:36pm

    As we have been told Rico. Costa is shit. :)

  97. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 1:39pm

    Calm down calm down

  98. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 1:41pm

    When you walk, thru the storm,
    Hold you head, up highhhh.
    And don’t, be afraid, of the darkzzzzzzzzzzzz

  99. Bt62 Gooner

    August 14, 2014 at 1:42pm

    Turn the light on.

  100. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:46pm

    Ah, I forgot that Adam…lol

  101. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:47pm

    Eat more carrots….

  102. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 1:52pm

    Scott, have you read about Arsenal might have pre-season in Australia next summer?

    Sorry if that’s already been discussed…

  103. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 2:01pm

    Suarez appeal failed :)

    But he can train…..

  104. Rick

    August 14, 2014 at 2:16pm

    Afternoon Rico and the House.
    Good post Rico and like H/H I hate the sight of Pardew.
    Good news for Sat.
    Koss is avaiilable , Diaby is fit, just needs games under the belt.
    Right Arsene U21 tomorrow as an overage player. you know you can.
    Ospina 2to 3 weeks Theo beginning Sept

  105. bondex

    August 14, 2014 at 2:27pm

    A thought on Jamie carr’s comments : how many players presently at liverpool will get first team places at say Barca or Real madrid?

  106. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 2:28pm

    Afternoon Rick..

    Good news on Theo and Ospina..

    Diaby fit? Wonder if he’ll play Saturday….

  107. potter

    August 14, 2014 at 2:33pm

    But he can train………………………………………Got what they wanted then !

  108. potter

    August 14, 2014 at 2:35pm

    Diaby ? I hope not, He will slow the game down even more than Arteta will.

  109. Rick

    August 14, 2014 at 2:48pm

    From what I can gather he will not be in the squad for sat.
    It was being stated that games behined closed doors could be thought of to benifit to Diaby and the world cup winners.
    Thinking along those lines Theo Reo Serge and Ospino could benifit as well.

  110. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 2:49pm

    Perhaps Courtinho?

    Exactly, on both accounts Potter.

  111. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 2:52pm

    Glad to hear that Rick, I actually hope Diaby suffers a small setback so AW doesn’t get tempted to rely on him…

    Surely by now he knows he shouldn’t….

  112. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 2:55pm

    Arsène Wenger has revealed the following team news ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League opener at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
    on Theo Walcott and Ryo…

    They are not available. Ryo is very close after injury and Theo is, as I always said, end of August or start of September. That is back into training of course.
    on Serge Gnabry…

    He is not ready as well. I am not sure about the timeframe at the moment.
    on David Ospina…

    Ospina is two or three weeks away. He has a thigh strain from the Brazil vs Colombia game.
    on Abou Diaby…

    He’s back in full training – that’s good news. He needs to play a few games but this week he looked good in training.
    on Laurent Koscielny…

    Koscielny had a knock on his Achilles but he should be available for Saturday.

  113. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 2:59pm

    Thunder and lightening here 😮

  114. AndrewH

    August 14, 2014 at 3:24pm

    Thunder and lightning down in Southend too rico. Its now gone black! Nice post, agree about Pard. Think its fair on Suerez, could never see why he couldn’t train. I mean, I hope he bites lots of his colleagues. Except TV of course!

  115. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 3:39pm

    Hmm, garlic naan, not long to go… :-)

  116. Micko

    August 14, 2014 at 3:57pm

    Stretch or starve kev…..take no prisoners.

  117. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 4:11pm

    Just got back from a lovely 3 course meal at the Bluebell in chigwell for my managers retirement lunch. Very full!

    Would have loved Suarez to get off the ban completely just to see the outrage from the scousers, but what has happened is fair lol

    Kev, sod garlic naan you want the special chilli and cheese naan that’s lovely 😉

  118. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 4:26pm

    Viera signed 18yrs ago today!

  119. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 4:27pm

    Thanks Andrew. I actually think that Suarez should have been banned for a lot longer…

    Afternoon all…

  120. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 4:28pm

    What about Vieira Lee? 😉

  121. bondex

    August 14, 2014 at 4:31pm

    Courtinho ? well i just don’t regard him as being in the same mould as Rambo.. Even Gerrard is past his prime and is just a little bit better than AM08 .. Point is without LS 07 Liverpool are bare and cant even be regarded as title contenders in the light that Jamie was talking about…i just cant find their spine.

  122. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 4:35pm

    Tongue in cheek really bondex, didn’t he score one good goal against City last season and that was about it…

    Brenda has signed loads of players but it reminds me of the activity at the neighbours last summer….

  123. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 4:43pm

    It reeks of it Rico, it looks as though Brenda will be signing at least 10 players.That’s ridiculous in 1 window and it’s not as if any of them are real top drawer. His number 1 purchase was Sturridge a snip at 9-12m. A lot of his signings are hit and miss

  124. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 4:46pm

    Agree Nickie, could be his downfall if all goes wrong…

  125. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 4:48pm

    I hope it all comes crashing down. Their fans wind me up, think they’re all high and mighty because they got champions league and came second. I wouldn’t feel confident if I was a Liverpool fan this season. The teams to fear this season are Arsenal and Chelsea. Maybe Man U if they make the correct signings.

  126. bondex

    August 14, 2014 at 4:51pm

    I Understand that mentioning Arsenal in any interview is gold but he should try to be objective ( which seems beyond every anti Arsenal fan) . By taking a critical look at LFC, he probably would find out that they don’t have a back, talk less of a spine.

  127. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 4:53pm

    Mick, when I face off with a naan, there’s only gonna be one winner…

  128. Lee

    August 14, 2014 at 4:57pm

    I fucking hope they get relegated, love to see all the professional scouser’s faces if that happens!!!!
    Off to meet a brace of wankers…. over & out!

  129. bondex

    August 14, 2014 at 5:01pm

    @ lee me too with all my heart.

  130. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 5:06pm

    Amen to that Lee..

    You all have a fab night….

  131. Wavy

    August 14, 2014 at 5:09pm

    Suarez is also allowed to play in ‘friendlies’, but not competitively until Barca face Real in October.
    Justice seen to be done? Mmm. I preferred the total ban.
    Afternoon all. Just popping in to say hello! Will be more vociferous when the season starts.

  132. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 6:18pm

    Wavy, the original ban should have stood imo…

  133. Luznic

    August 14, 2014 at 6:43pm

    Javi Martinez ruled out for the rest of the year

  134. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 7:07pm

    Darn, I had hoped it was him on the radar… lol

  135. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 7:24pm

    Ornstein has said people at Arsenal have said they’re not pursuing Khedira or Tiote. Ornstein believes the CB position is the main position Arsenal are targeting and that the CDM targets seem to have gone quiet due to Jack Wilshere proving his fitness over pre season and CS

  136. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 7:26pm

    Gawd help us then….

  137. Nickie

    August 14, 2014 at 7:28pm

    I said at the very start of the window the position or player I see Wenger skimping on was the CDM. Still 16/17 days to go but it’s all gone worryingly quiet

  138. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 7:56pm

    Quiet is good Nickie… I truly believe we’ll get a couple of players in yet. A DM kind of guy and a defender….

  139. rico

    August 14, 2014 at 8:09pm

    I’m calling it a day, Enjoy the rest of the day folks..

    Night all….

  140. Bt62 Gooner

    August 14, 2014 at 9:02pm

    Do the right thing, AW/AFC, make do, won’t do, this time round.

  141. BruisedBanana

    August 14, 2014 at 9:24pm

    Anyone seen this Tony Pulis thing?! He’s had talks with Parish (vice Chairman) this evening and a journalist from The Times is saying he’s resigned…to be confirmed in the morning!! So we could be facing a managerless team Sat!!
    Javi Martinez injured for the rest of the year so dream big-signing #1 out the window….what’s the betting they’ll get Khedira in now?? Jive apparently pushing for Manolas too but also Luisao apparently so hopefully they’ll settle for the latter as the Greek looks pretty handy!

  142. BruisedBanana

    August 14, 2014 at 9:25pm

    Juve not jive….bloody autocorrect!!!!

  143. BruisedBanana

    August 14, 2014 at 9:33pm

    Sky have just broken the Pulis leaving story too…wow!! So they obviously want to be relegated!! Might have to slip a few quid on him becoming West-Ham boss before October!!

  144. BrainwashedKev

    August 14, 2014 at 11:56pm

    Crystal Palace should be mentally in bits when they vist The Grove this weekend.

    Fate has handed Wenger a golden opportunity to start the season on a flyer.

    Let’s hope we smash ’em…

    As Mick says, take no prisoners…

    Night All…

  145. Scott From Oz

    August 15, 2014 at 5:17am

    Morning all.
    Rico, I did read about the possibility if an Aussie tour, but no point getting my hopes up yet :)

  146. bondex

    August 15, 2014 at 8:50am

    Morning all, i don’t understand Crystal Palace allowing Pulis leave.

  147. bondex

    August 15, 2014 at 8:52am

    @ lee if only wishes were horses. The only realistic option amongst the three is Khedira, even that is not a certainty. Something tells me AW will go back to default setting and get us a LESCOT.

  148. Lee

    August 15, 2014 at 8:57am

    bondex I agree this Greek CB looks like it may happen….he will be mad not get a younger DM, imho!

  149. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 9:07am

    Morning all.

    Those 3 and a DM Lee… :)

    You all have a good evening?

  150. Hell Raising Devil

    August 15, 2014 at 9:15am

    Good Morning Munchkins and Chipmunks.

    Like you I do want a DM

    But above everything I want Manolas.

    At 8 million he will be a snip

    And based on matches I saw him play…….he will be another Kos.

    Then again………the EPL is a good couple of step ups from the Greek league and Greek national team

  151. gnarleygeorge9

    August 15, 2014 at 9:20am

    May you have a most splendid Season rico1. My tip for the Title is The Arsenal followed by daylight, then the chavs.

  152. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 9:31am

    £8 million is indeed a snip Devil. Not seen him play but if you think he’s good enough, that’ll do for me…

    You too GG…

  153. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 9:31am

    bondex, i’m hoping Ivan doesn’t let AW set his default button…

  154. Hell Raising Devil

    August 15, 2014 at 9:38am

    He is still 23 so he will learn. His first year will be difficult but then watch him go.

  155. bondex

    August 15, 2014 at 9:39am

    Won’t mind having him as a back up to per and Kos… When was the last time we had every thing we wanted as arsenal fans?

  156. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 9:42am

    And we’ll have Chambers to call on too, would give us depth and strength at the back..

    It’s sure been a long time since we have been able to boast that.

    Get it done Ivan… 😉

  157. Rick

    August 15, 2014 at 10:06am

    Good Morning Rico and the House
    Busy day so will be short.
    Happy birthday to the Ox .21 today.
    Have a great day and follow it with a good performance against Palace.

  158. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 10:19am

    Morning Rick, have a good day.

  159. Gonerjoe

    August 15, 2014 at 10:20am

    Morning Rico
    Looks like Pulis is a secret Arsenal fan all the nice things he was saying about Arsenal on Sunday. And now he leaves crystal palace without a manager for Saturday. :)

  160. Adam

    August 15, 2014 at 10:20am

    Morning Rico and all. Lovely evening with the chaps last night thank you.
    Unless Wenger has a couple or 3 aces up his sleeve, the decision not to resign Cesc is looking unfortunate to me. That is unless there were hidden or unknown complications.

  161. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 10:23am

    Morning Joe, I missed what Pulis said about Arsenal. Good job, I’d have probably fallen off of my chair if he was being nice…

  162. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 10:24am

    Morning Adam, glad to hear, although I was quietly confident you’d have a lovely evening….

  163. Adam

    August 15, 2014 at 10:25am

    The food at Dishoom was really, really good.

  164. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 10:26am

    New post up now..

  165. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 10:26am

    Don’t tell me what you had Adam, I’ll be envious…. 😉

  166. Gonerjoe

    August 15, 2014 at 10:26am

    Rico the basics he was saying what a huge and great club Arsenal are.

  167. rico

    August 15, 2014 at 10:27am

    I’m amazed Joe… 😉

    See you on the new post..

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