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RE: Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 15th July 2018, 08:24

Off to a reasonable, if meaningless, start.
Beating Borehamwood 8.0 is not going to make any headlines apart from on the exclusively Arsenal blogs but it's worth noting we only put two past them in the same match last year.

All including a hat trick for Aubameyang in 16 mins and a very cool finish from Reiss Nelson. More subs than a well known butty shop. Almost like a Sven managed England friendly.

Should learn a bit more with a couple of matches vs PSG and Athletico coming up soon.

Not quite the 22.0 Everton won by but a good loosen up.

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[VIDEO] RE: Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Sunday, 29th July 2018, 17:28



Pre-season, scoreline doesn't mean anything, can't tell much about how we played from the highlights, but...

Team seems very happy, although easy to be happy when you are leading in a friendly, harder to be there for each other when you are losing in a major match. Don't seem to have lost that togetherness.

Could Emile Smith Rowe break into the first team?


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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 29th July 2018, 18:16

Watched the match and although we started tentatively once we got it together we were fine.
Gwendouzi(?) looks a lot better than his years or rep would suggest. Defence looked better than the short clip of v Milan Ive seen.
Feeling quite hopeful. No doubt that will all fall apart if City rip us a new one.

Only worrying cloud is Ramsey's contract.


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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

pat-w (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 10:55

"Stan Kroenke's Arsenal takeover signals 'dreadful day for club', says supporters' trust"

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/08/07/stan-kroenke-arsenal-takeover-signals-dreadful-day-club-says/

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 15:04

Surely it's no different from before? He was the majority shareholder, now he's the majority shareholder but owns more!


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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 17:27

Even less scrutiny is the argument apparently, but not really sure what scrutiny he was subject to anyway...

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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 01:11

Quote:
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"Surely it's no different from before? He was the majority shareholder, now he's the majority shareholder but owns more!"

No more AGMs, no longer answerable to anyone and has triggered the compulsory purchase of the 3% of shares owned by fans in ones and twos.

Off to his ranch to run it from afar with an eye to nothing else but profit. If finishing fifth every season were more profitable then he'll be perfectly happy.
He could even re-site the club to somewhere else in the country or even abroad if the European league started.

The only possible positive I see is if he hands Ivan's job, he's off to Milan, to his son Josh and he shows more of an interest.



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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 01:29

There are very few times when I'm ashamed of something to do with my club but this is one of them.
The (so called) supporters. Not all of them, maybe not even the majority, but a significant number.
The seats emptying before the final whistle, probably starting after the second goal.
Certain elements on Twitter. The first call to 606 on 5Live.

We have a new manager, a slew of new players, new staff in all departments and a new structure to the club and they want to kick off about nothing having changed?

I suggest they ***k off and having ***ked off they can ***k off some more.

We lost by two goals to the best team certainly in Europe.
There was more than enough in our performance to give me plenty of hope for the season.
Guendouzi, straight from Ligue 2 into a match against City did more than enough to convince me he's going to be well worth his purchase price.
The short time Torriera was on gave me the same opinion of him.
Lichsteiner came on for an injured Maitland-Niles who was playing out of position anyway, and straight away left a bit on Mahrez. A physical 'behave yourself' A good old fashioned, experienced full back.

I could go on through the rest of the team but can't be ar*ed.

We are now where City were 3 years ago and Liverpool were 2 years ago. If we don't leave Emery in place long enough to get on with a job he's well capable of then I despair.



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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 10:14

I didn't expect us to win, if we drew I'd be starting to have unrealistic dreams of winning the title, so I'm glad the result wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Didn't watch the match, went to Jack up the 80s festival instead! Probably had a better time.

And yeah, Arsenal fans asking for Emery to go already, idiots.


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RE: [VIDEO] Arsenal: A new beginning for the 2018/19 season

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 15th August 2018, 02:13

Okay I've calmed down a bit now. As you can probably tell I was a little peeved when posting last time.

A question, not just for fellow Gooner Rob but anyone else who has an opinion.
How much effect, if any, do you think Stan taking full ownership will have on support for the club.
My own take is that I suspect it will accelerate the fall off in atmosphere in the stadium as traditional fans give way to the occasional tourists.
The compulsory purchase of the 2 or 3 percent of shares held by some since they were originally issued and passed down through the generations will have a ripple effect.

I also think we are probably condemned to eternal top 4 as a maximum rather than minimum achievement as Stan quietly starts taking dividends and leaves the club just enough to achieve that level.
No Abramovitch style 'just go and buy him' but a top 4 Mike Ashley.  

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