Everyone try and get on now!!!!!

Some of us have had difficulty getting on in the last 24hours so this is just an experiment to see if everyone can get on a new post.


409 Responses to Everyone try and get on now!!!!!

  1. peachesgooner says:

    Have a try now πŸ™‚

  2. Rasputin says:

    Where’s that kelsey bloke … I never hear from him these days 😳

  3. peachesgooner says:

    Just hello will do kelsey…….

  4. kelsey says:

    They seek him here, they seek him there, they seek him everywhere.

  5. kelsey says:

    Bloody Hell, it worked, have to go now πŸ˜‰

  6. peachesgooner says:

    Yeeeyyyyyy there you go, I didn’t even have to give you a leg-up xxxxxx

  7. rico01 says:

    Thanks peaches –

    RvP is a wonderful player, but I agree that he has a bit of a cheek to make such comments about us not winning anything when he has hardly been involved through being crocked – and also him knowing that he has been paid a big fat salary while doing nothing..

    I slate Nikki sometimes for his poor finishing but Robins has been as poor, in fact they have all been pretty pants in front of goal…

    Arsene talks about getting our defence sorted out, but I would not be too shocked if we looked back at the games we ‘should’ have won, and see that we missed many many chances to score – making the fact that we conceded irrelevant. Dont get me wrong, we do need to defend much much better..

    I put this on the last post…

  8. peachesgooner says:

    Are you buggering off for a siesta now……looks like I’ll have to write a new post 😦

    Now you’re on this one – can you just see if you can get on the old one

  9. peachesgooner says:

    Well done rico – I’m gonna read it now πŸ™‚

  10. peachesgooner says:

    Can’t disagree with any of that rico – I willed every one his free-kicks into the back of the net this season – some of them were very very close but as you say there were games where if we’d scored conceding would have been an irrelevance

  11. kelsey says:

    that’s what you call it a NEW POST

    rico i got cut off and i have an allergy due to the anto biotics the dentist gave me after the op. So a little siesta and back for the happy hour.

    By the way i would like us to keep RVP, his last 6 goals from open play were from his right foot.But he is not happy and 25 million will be half that next year if his contract runs down.two sides to a coin.

  12. peachesgooner says:

    Did you have a go on the other page? I think you need to come on when JonJon is on especially when hes written the post – it seems the system thinks you have a problem between the two of you.

    ave – do you want me to shut this down now and carry on with the other post?

  13. rico01 says:

    I didnt mention your siesta kelsey, that was peaches, enjoy your nap anyway…

  14. London says:


  15. peachesgooner says:

    Hi London 😎

  16. avenell says:

    Do what you like Peaches you normally do.. 😎

    No make sure Kelsey can get straight on the last post before you delete this one…..

    Hi london..

  17. peachesgooner says:

    Sorry ave – did we say goodbye? What happened…..oh yes no1 broke a glass……

    Can you tell JJ that he’ll need to be on standby to have a chat with kelsey, actually if they’re both around later JJ could do what I did earlier then we’ll know won’t we ……simples πŸ˜‰

  18. avenell says:

    No problem Peaches .. You will have to drink straight out the bottle tonight.. what a lady!! πŸ™‚

  19. peachesgooner says:

    ave πŸ‘Ώ – I’m just not that kind of a girl, actually thats not quite true cos when I go drinking before games I have been encouraged to grab a ‘road beer’……….

  20. kelsey says:

    which post am i on, or should i be on.

    ave can i send my phone bill to all the authors,it’s cheaper for you that way.

    let me see 8 authors and 2 posters and 2 part time posters. simples.

  21. avenell says:


    Can you comment on the previous blog?
    I think you will be okay until jonjon does another post, then he will have to take your comments out of spam, then the filter will let you through..

  22. London says:

    This all sounds very complicated stuff.

  23. London says:

    By the way I didn’t watch any football last evening did Walcott play? How was he?

  24. avenell says:

    London.. I know it’s not funny to some.. but you started it all lol….

    I never watched England.. Walcott played the first half I think..

  25. Rasputin says:

    Evening Roadsters,

    I see the unsubstantiated rumours are saying that a fee has been agreed for Vermaelen but the deal has been stalled because of a lack of agreement over personal terms – wasn’t it ‘personal terms’ that held up the signing of AA? Vermaelen wasn’t exactly on everyone’s radar prior to these rumours, I wonder if he is overvaluing himself?

  26. kelsey says:

    wenger quoted today in china

    β€œI would not like to comment on the future of Emmanuel Adebayor. Please respect that.” Wenger said

    The manager also issued his ambitions for next season way ahead.

    β€œAs always our priorities remain in the Premiership and Champions League. Of course we will have to qualify for the Champions League first and hope we go a step better than we did last year.”


    I think it’s a done deal, personal terms usually are the first on the agenda,but as usual i might be wrong.

  27. peachesgooner says:

    As we treasure you kelsey – we’ve stuck with this post for now πŸ™‚

  28. kelsey says:

    Does anyone know where JonJon is, because quite frankly we are having more than teething issues, wrong buttons being pushed etc.Several of you worked extremely hard to get things back to normal as was the original intention,so at least let’s respect each other on here, disagree by all means,but lets keep it civil.

    Are we all agreed? I hope so.

  29. Rasputin says:

    It would be nice to net Β£50m for VP and Ade kelsey – we could buy Dzeko and Veloso as well …. oops I’m playing championship manager again, not living in the real world 😳

  30. peachesgooner says:

    rasp – do you remember how long the Nasri saga went on for……..it got so boring……yaaawwwwwnnnnn πŸ™‚

  31. peachesgooner says:

    Blimey kelsey – what did I do that time πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  32. peachesgooner says:

    rasp – have you changed your mind on van Persie? I don’t care if Ade goes and scores 20 goals for someone else I really would be upset if Robin started nestling in someone elses top corner πŸ˜†

  33. London says:

    I’m not sure how I managed to be the cause of this technical break down πŸ™„

    I am behind the curve on this Vermaelen deal, can someone tell me what position he plays?

  34. kelsey says:

    you have been very helpful.

    I get the feeling that ade will be sold but whatever we get might go to strengthening the defence.

  35. kelsey says:


    you have nothing to feel guilty about, if you read back it was Jonjon who made a technical slip, but alas he is not around at the moment.

  36. London says:

    If Ade goes we will have to strengthen the attack

  37. Rasputin says:

    I’m not bothered whether RVP stays or goes, but I definitely wouldn’t want him to stay one more season and then leave on the cheap! We love him because he can be sublime but he is also far from clinical. If he goes now we will get good money fro him and I trust AW to find another gem – if it’s true he’s looking at Dzeko, then he does look both clinical and prolific – but not tested in the prem obviously….

  38. kelsey says:

    have you been copying and pasting my early morning post on the other channel πŸ˜‰ 25 million now could be good business.

    London, why would we have to strengthen the attack if Ade is sold ? We are more than covered in that position.i doubt very much both he and RVP will both be sold.

  39. avenell says:

    As far as I can see tha Ade of 2 seasons ago has already left and last season we was left with a lazy overpaid bad influence..

    London, without going over old ground, I just saw the funny side of things.. It wasn’t your fault jonjon just pressed a button that we all could have done and was unlucky.. it was easy done..

    Rasp what is this Dzeko like?

  40. peachesgooner says:

    rasp – did you see earlier I had a look at the clips of Dzeko and he looks fabulous scoring from crosses with his head…….’crosses’ being the key word there

  41. avenell says:

    Kelsey.. I reckon a lot depends on Eduardo’s fitness, it would be a gamble with just RvP and Bendtner as proper strikers with Arsh as midfield/striker..

  42. peachesgooner says:

    Here you go, as JonJons not around I’ll put the clips up πŸ™‚

  43. peachesgooner says:

    …..of course we’ll have to get red bandages…….lots of them…… πŸ˜‰

  44. London says:

    ditto Ave

  45. Rasputin says:

    He’s a bit more of a battering ram avenell, gets in the danger area and just loves to score………

    We have so many No. 10 type strikers. He hasn’t the finesse of RSC but more of a killer instinct I’d say…

  46. avenell says:

    Rasp .. I was going to say that Ade is our only no 9 type striker.. but you beat me to it.. 😦

  47. Rasputin says:

    Well Dzeko’s definitely a No. 9 – I just thought that AW wasn’t into that type of player, but then he bought Ade didn’t he?

  48. Rasputin says:

    Didn’t AW comment early on that he’d never sena player who lived to score goals as much as Ian Wright. Arrogance and a touch of selfishness are all part of a No. 9’s makeup….

  49. Rasputin says:

    sena = seen a 😳

  50. peachesgooner says:

    Whats the difference between a no 9 type striker and a no 10 type striker please 😳

  51. kelsey says:

    we are going round in circles again. No one knows yet, if eduardo or even rosicky will be match fit next season,and by that i mean get at least 30+ games out of them.
    I still maintain with arshavin,theo,bedtner,vela,nasri and fabregas and rvp we would have plenty of strike options.

  52. kelsey says:

    one number, peaches.

  53. peachesgooner says:

    kelsey πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    At least you answered me, I seem to have Harry Potters cloak on to everyone else 😦

  54. Rasputin says:

    No.9 = spearheads the attack, anything from TH’s fox-in-the-box (Dudu) to and old fashioned English type centre forward (Drogba etc)

  55. peachesgooner says:

    What we do know is that Arsene has become awfully fond of his 4-5-1 formation, if he continue with that then surely we need 4 of the 5 mid-fielders to be sharp-shooters with 1 up front πŸ˜‰

    Just a thought……..

  56. peachesgooner says:

    rasp – thanks, why is that different from a no 10

  57. Rasputin says:


    No. 10 plays behind the No. 9 – is usually more cultured, he feeds the the No. 9 or spreads it out wide, or curls it into the top corner πŸ™‚ best No. 10 of all time – DB of course! 😎

    Are you teasing me with these questions you already know the answer to? πŸ˜›

  58. peachesgooner says:

    No rasp, why would I tease you πŸ˜›

  59. Rasputin says:

    If you’re making the point that wengerball relies on a system with mobile goal-scoring midfielders then I agree peaches, and it is hard to see how a player like Dzeko would fit into that style of play……

  60. Rasputin says:

    Don’t you start peaches – I’ve had enough ‘parody’ to last me a lifetime… πŸ˜†

  61. peachesgooner says:

    I’m being serious, I hadn’t heard the term no 9 striker 😳 so if this guy Dzeko isn’t going to work in a 5 man mid-field then whats the point.

    Who did we laugh about today – oh yes Vermaelen being converted to a mid-fielder a la Le Prof, who only really likes mid-fielders πŸ˜†

  62. Rasputin says:

    Dzeko may be able to play upfront on his own – i.e. in a 4:5:1. I haven’t seen enough of him to know how well he holds the ball up? I know he can score goals but then DuDu’s goalscoring % was also very high in another league and we haven’t really had a chance to judge how effective he will be….

  63. JonJon says:

    evening guys…sorry i havent been around..had a bit of bad news last night…quite terrible news actually so its taken some of my time away from blogging…

    i’ll discus it with you later ave but now is not the time…

    i ever so sorry kelsey..i didnt mean to put you permanently into spam..

    what i dont understand is how londons comments still got through as i used the same method for both comments????

    how do i put it right??? do i just go back onto the last post, spam one of kelseys comments and then release it??? will that work???

  64. peachesgooner says:

    Evening JJ, hope you’re OK ……

  65. JonJon says:

    hi peaches…yeah im ok…thanks…

    how do i fix ‘kelseygate’?? πŸ˜‰

  66. peachesgooner says:

    I know why Londons comments came on – but you’ll have to pay me :). Ave knows, he’ll tell you……

    kelsey – are you still about? Put some comments on the old post and then JJ can let them out and see if you can then go on by yourself……the rest of us won’t put them on – only JJ should release them….

  67. kelsey says:

    No worries JonJon, i hope all is well health wise, this is really unimportant.
    Good question why did i get spammed and London didn’t ?

    This really is a mystery.

    In the old days peaches/rasputin the bloke who was meant to be your main goalscorer was named just a striker and every position had traditional numbers.Now you get guys playing like Aa with number 23,all very confusing.In fact i would just keep to 11 numbers and anyone doubling up would have the same number unless they were both on the field at the same time, but then……oh never mind.

  68. Rasputin says:

    Evening JonJon – sometimes life’s more important than blogging eh? …… so sorry to hear you’ve had some bad news……

  69. kelsey says:

    right, i know who is running this show now. i will do as you say madam.
    post going up on previous post.

  70. peachesgooner says:

    Hey thats a plan kelsey – thats how they do it in the reserves…….then the no 11 comes off and a no 14 goes on…..duuuurrrrrrr πŸ˜‰

    kelsey – write some comments on the old blog if you’ve got the patience…..

  71. kelsey says:

    written 2 comments on the old one, didn’t come through.

  72. peachesgooner says:

    JJ – have you got the heart to mess around with this now?

  73. kelsey says:

    leave it for tomorrow,jonjon

  74. peachesgooner says:

    At least your comments are in there now waiting for action kelsey – rico will probably let them out early in the morning 😦

    I suggest that if that happens just put some more in there and JJ can do them at some point πŸ™‚

  75. London says:

    This might help…Ian Wright is one of the best examples of a number 9, his job is to spearhead the attack and simply score goals. I completely agree with the character requirements that Rasp pointed out above.
    On the other hand Dennis Bergkamp is the perfect example of a number 10: plays slightly further back behind the number 9; because of which, he is not expected to score as many goals but is expected to have the creative skill to be a provider of passes that create goals and our Dennis had that skill in spades. Happy days.

  76. JonJon says:

    im back…just had a little play and i think alls well…

    kelsey try again… πŸ˜‰

    cheers for the concern guys…healths fine…i’ll reveil all at a later date…when its sank in a bit…

  77. avenell says:

    Hi jonjon.. I hope you are okay mate.. you know where I am..

  78. JonJon says:

    and a perfect example of a no 9 and 10 combined was henry…

    and the squad no’s do my head in… gallas 10, sagna 3 diaby 2


  79. JonJon says:

    evening ave….

    i see theres been abit of drama?? 😳

  80. Rasputin says:

    Diaby’s a perfect No. 99 πŸ™‚

  81. avenell says:

    You just put comments into spam.. where it would have been better to delete them. (I didn’t know either)..
    All you need to do is keep approving Kelsey’s comments again and that will tell the spam filter he is okay..

    We live and learn..

  82. JonJon says:

    right ok…he put some onto the last post and i okie dokied them so hopefully all will be ok…

    isnt a 99 an ice cream… hleb should have that no. wherever he ends up next..i here barcas too quiet for him…

  83. JonJon says:

    so have we signed this beast of a CB yet that smaller and more unheard of than the rest of our CB’s

    and i was reading an article t’other day written by a milan fan saying he hopes senderos packs his bags and comes back to us because hes shit…

    it only took him a season over there then..

    we should sell him to villa…they need a new CB and we dont want them to strengthen in the summer do we??? πŸ˜‰ they gave us enough fright last season so lets give them senderos and not worry about them no more.. πŸ˜‰

  84. Rasputin says:

    Like I was saying to peaches JonJon – maybe AW thinks he can turn Vermaelen into yet another midfielder – he has the ability (only joking – I hope!) Do you thik he will try to buy another centreback if Gallas goes and we sell Senderbramble?

  85. rico01 says:

    JJ, thats sad 😦

    Will this little ray of shining bring a tiny tiny hint of a smile – ? i hope so, be strong my friend….

  86. JonJon says:

    rico you always bring a smile…

    i was going to stay away all day but i needed my cyber friend fix to take my mind off things…

    rasp..i remember when wenger bought petit and turned him into a midfielder but that was a decade ago and we cant really use it as a yard stick…

    if we sign this bloke for 11mil it would suggest hes going to be more than backup…so either willy or kolo is off…

    we all know that JD isnt quite there yet and senderbramble and silvestros are crap…so yeah they’ll be another…

  87. avenell says:

    Rico.. what are you doing up? πŸ˜‰

  88. JonJon says:

    i was just about to ask the same thing ave.. πŸ˜‰

  89. Rasputin says:

    Have the chickens have got insomnia rico? πŸ˜‰

  90. rico01 says:

    Guys, I am sitting the sick piggy 😦

  91. avenell says:

    How long for rico? not all night.. 😦

  92. Rasputin says:

    Oh I see, I didn’t realise you had a sick little one rico – I must have missed some of your comments. I have nursed a lot of sick pets over the years, all I can say is that they somehow seem to understand and take comfort from human nurturing. Hope you both have a comfortable night……

  93. JonJon says:

    sorry to hear that rico…

  94. peachesgooner says:

    rico – if you want to have a giggle while you’re piggy sitting theres a Blackadder special on 110 on sky right now…….

  95. Rasputin says:

    That’s a cunning plan πŸ˜†

  96. peachesgooner says:

    ….cunning plan indeed…….only problem is that its on for hours and hours and hours …….will you say awake πŸ˜‰

  97. JonJon says:

    i dont know about other animals but dogs know when your ill…theres been times when ive sat up all night with my dog… and when ive been bedridden, with something like flu, shes never left my side…i was once in bed for two days solid and she only moved to toilet and eat…

    my friend even came to see me and she wouldnt even let him in the room…thats loyalty…

  98. JonJon says:

    blackadders awesome…i have the whole set on dvd…

  99. rico01 says:

    i am off guys, sleep tight and stay safe –

    thanks for your kindness peeps …

    Night night

  100. peachesgooner says:

    Night night rico – hope you’re allowed some shut-eye πŸ™‚

  101. Rasputin says:

    Me too, night night rico and piggy – roadsters one and all πŸ˜‰

  102. peachesgooner says:

    I shan’t manage to stay awake but I’m taking Blackadder to bed – night night all, sleep tight everyone πŸ™‚

  103. raif says:

    hey hey Roadsters… just comming to say hello and that ill be in turkey for 2 weeks from today.. ill try and pop on when i can get out the sun haha πŸ˜€

  104. peachesgooner says:

    Hi raif Bye raif – have a great time πŸ™‚

    Morning all

    Hope everyone is OK today – piggies and people πŸ˜€

    kelsey – where are you, have you tried to get on the other post……..

  105. peachesgooner says:

    Its ok I found you, did you do that all by yourself….. πŸ™‚

  106. kelsey says:


    yes mummy i did it all by myself.;)

    back to the dentist see you later.

  107. peachesgooner says:


  108. Rasputin says:

    Morning Roadiators….

    Vermaelen pretty much a done deal, but the whole world and his brother are alerted to Dzeko so I reckon our chances are about 10% and assume that our interest is dependent on the departure of Ade, who at least is being a good boy and not shooting his mouth off to the press!

  109. peachesgooner says:

    Hi rasp – just been reading that Vermaelen played most of last season as LB……….whats that all about then………

  110. Rasputin says:

    I know peaches, I don’t really understand. We’re paying top dollar for this guy so AW must think he’s something special. He is experienced although only 23 and must have good leadership qualities as he is club captain – but not the monster ‘ugly defender’ we had all been hoping for 😦

  111. Rasputin says:

    Peaches – looks like MY ‘repeat MY’ πŸ˜† suggestion that AW is buying Vermaelen to turn him into a DM is gaining support in the blogosphere – this comment is copyright and must not be reproduced elsewhere without my permission 😳

  112. Irishgunner says:


  113. Rasputin says:

    Morning Irish,

    What’s your take on Vermaelen…. and the posibility of getting Dzeko if Ade goes?

  114. Irishgunner says:

    Don’t know much about Vermaelen but having fished around the internet he seems to have a great leap and is brave – height isn’t everything.

    He also has a lot of games under his belt so least he has experience.

    I know a Dutch guy who is an Ajax fan (season ticket holder) so I’m trying to get in contact with him to get the real low down on him.

    As for Dzeko, Arsenal have been scouting him for two years so it is not like it will be a reaction to Adebayor leaving – it’ll be well thought out.

    If vermaelen, Dzeko and A.N Other for DM come in and no one of importance other than Adebayor leaves I’ll be a happy camper.

  115. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Evening all

    Where is the hamster when England get done by the Dutchies.

    Ras it sounds like Vermaelen is definitely on AW’s radar.

  116. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    So from the post header, can I assume there have been clashes on here. Has ethan found this site πŸ™‚

  117. peachesgooner says:

    Hi Irish and gnarley

    rasp – I’ll have to declare it was all your idea then 😦 I kinda referenced you, just not by name πŸ˜†

  118. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    ……anyway I’m off now. If rico pops in ask her if she enjoyed the Dutch Treat. Chamoneeeeeeeeeeeeee πŸ˜†

  119. peachesgooner says:

    gnarley πŸ˜€ Not ethan no……..we mucked it up all by ourselves….. 😦

  120. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Howdy & Adios peaches, good to see ya.

  121. Irishgunner says:

    GG9 – If that “person” finds this site, I’ll be off!!

  122. London says:

    Morning Everyone

    This Vermaelen thing, could Wenger be doing a Eboue – Sagna thing? As in, he is not satisfied with either Clichy or Gibbs.

  123. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    ……..oh, & its been a Queens Birthday holiday here in OZ. Can you over there in Blighty thank her for the break, its been most enjoyable πŸ™‚

  124. peachesgooner says:

    gnarley – I’ll tell her you were gloating 😳 looking for her…..she got a poorly guinea pig at the moment

  125. Irishgunner says:

    London – That be a terrible idea. If AW wants a LB he should go buy one, not buy a CB who was playing out of position last season.

    Besides Clichy and Gibbs are both top players. Maybe AW should be looking at the left side of midfield instead of our left backs?

  126. Rasputin says:

    Hi gg,

    No clashes on here – we’re a peace-loving site πŸ™‚ just wordpress doing some funny things and putting folks into spam for no reason.

    I like your assessment Irish. So the third piece in the jigsaw would be Cana for you or Veloso for me πŸ˜‰

  127. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Irish I know what you mean.

  128. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Ras sometimes it will spam you if you use certain words that it doesn’t like W*og (spelt without the *)

  129. Irishgunner says:

    Cana or Veloso or anyone AW believes can do the job, just someone with a bit of muscle, good stamina and a pass.

  130. Rasputin says:

    You’re right GG and that was part of the problem, as well as some history of deleted posts or something – peaches could tell you more, she’s the ‘net mummy’ that sorted it all oput for us.

  131. Rasputin says:

    Do you think Alonso is out of the question now Irish?

    I agree that Vermaelen’s height is not a problem – he’s around 6 ft and as you say he is strong and fast and has a good leap. Anyway, if we get Dzeko, he’s 6ft 3 1/2 so he can come back and help defend corners πŸ˜‰

  132. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    AW seems to be attempting to put more depth in place which has got to be of benefit for a 38 game campaign. Something that the squad has lacked. I would say the only player who might go is Ade, but that is not a definite is it.

    Anyway, later dudes. Hope you are all enjoying the hot weather, coz its Winter here, & wet 😦

  133. London says:

    Irish can you help me out here? What is Vermaelen’s natural position?

  134. Irishgunner says:

    London – Center Back I believe.

    Rasp – With Barry gone to City I reckon Liverpool will hold on to Alonso unless they get a really good deal which I don’t see us offering.

  135. peachesgooner says:

    Cana or Veloso – can’t we have both…….Cana is a nutter and Veloso is a yummy πŸ™‚

  136. peachesgooner says:

    I read this morning that it’ll take a really huge offer to get Pool to decide to sell Alonso. I wonder how he feels about that – Benitez couldn’t wait to get rid of him this time last year in exchange for Barry …… very strange ……

  137. Rasputin says:

    Ivan’s telling us off now 😦 ….

    I have trouble being really fluid sometimes 😳 ….

    “I think perspective is very important,” said Gazidis. “You need to take a distance when you assess the season.

    “This club has over 120 years of history and if you’re looking at where we are and how we’re doing at this period of our development you have to say it is one of the special times, one of the golden times. I hope we don’t forget to appreciate that.

    “I arrived halfway through the campaign and obviously the first half was very difficult, losing five out of our first 14 games in the Premier League. We were struggling for consistency but then there was the period in the middle of the season when the team found that consistency.

    “There were times when we were having trouble being really fluid and then of course the consistency came, the players started coming back from injury and everything began to look possible.

    “We had a terrific run in the FA Cup and the Champions League and we were on the cusp of doing something very special with a young squad this year.

    “Then unfortunately at the end we feel like we missed out on the prizes that we were aiming for. That’s a disappointment for us but there’s a lot to build on from the campaign. And as we look forward to next season we’re very optimistic.”

  138. Irishgunner says:

    Maybe to Real Madrid for Alonso – they have put 9 players on the transfer list apparently

  139. peachesgooner says:

    Maybe Ivan needs to look at it from our perspective……this wasn’t the first year we hadn’t won anything – not that trophies are everything – and he should understand the passion of being a supporter I would have thought.

    Where was that from rasp – arse.com? Its only spin really isn’t it……..

  140. peachesgooner says:

    Irish – Alonso would like to go to Real Madrid and Perez has said he wants him – if they hold out for long enough Pool could get a lot of money for him….

  141. Rasputin says:

    From the Telegraph online peaches via NN. Ivan did acknowledge earlier in the article that we hadn’t won anything for 5 years – doh, I’m guilty of selective reporting now 😳

  142. Irishgunner says:

    There seems to be no middle ground with Arsenal.

    You are either spitting feathers that we aren’t winning or delighted we have a load of young players who may come good.

    What about those who have been and are willing to be patient but what to see us head the right way and winning trophies is part of that.

  143. Rasputin says:

    That’s why they’re called the ‘silent majority’ isn’t it Irish? I’d like to think that most of us on here would fit into that category.

  144. Irishgunner says:

    I’m not too sure why both Gazidis and AW never seem to mention the FA Cup – its very much well worth winning.

  145. Rasputin says:

    If we’d won the FA cup this year, I believe most fans would have deemed this season to be a success after all the turmoil and injuries – as it is, you can’t help feeling that it was a missed opportunity.

  146. Irishgunner says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever figure out why Arshavin was dropped….

  147. Irishgunner says:

    Loving Cesc’s new haircut πŸ˜€


  148. Rasputin says:

    The ‘official’ line was that AW wanted to prove that the CL side could win without AA – backfired didn’t it 😦

  149. Irishgunner says:

    I know that was AW’s line but I don’t understand it – did his missus hit him over the head the night before, that’s crazy logic.

    When you are playing in a competition, particularly one in which you are in the final four and have a great chance of winning you put out your best team which includes one of the world’s best players who just so happened to be your freshest player that week.

  150. Rasputin says:

    I’m not going to play ‘devil’s advocate’ – I completely agree with you Irish.

  151. Irishgunner says:

    Aw well – least we have Arshavin πŸ˜€

  152. London says:

    My theory on this is that Wenger regrets putting so much emphasis on the FA Cup a few years back when we seemed to be in Cardiff every other week.

    We had teams that should have done so much better but instead of jetting off to various fashion capitals of Europe to play in CL Cup finals we were heading down the M4.

    Benitez dumped the FA Cup as soon as he arrived to make it clear to everyone that the objective of Liverpool is to win the CL and not get clogged down in the CC or the FA cup.

    Whether Wenger means what he says about his reasons for leaving Arshavin out of the FA Cup semi final or not, there is one thing that that statement does make clear; Wenger is now clearly prioritising the Champions League; a decision I agree with: I want to see us win that competition before I die.

  153. Irishgunner says:

    Can’t argue too much with that – the CL is a must to really put us up there in Europe.

  154. Rasputin says:

    Fair comment london – I agree, I’d like to see us winning the CL as a priority too….. but I think the team this season was more than an ‘Arshavin short’ of winning the CL. I don’t think we’d have beaten manu and barca if AA had played, but I do think he could have made the difference and helped us win the FA cup.

  155. Rasputin says:

    ……having said that, if Gallas had been fit, Cesc on top form and Ade motivated and energetic; we may have had a chance in the CL … πŸ˜•

  156. Irishgunner says:

    Too many ifs and buts last season 😦

  157. Rasputin says:

    True, I think the loss of Gallas was a big blow. There are various rumours about unrest in the dressing room. I remember the exhuberance of the players in the early part of last season when they ‘bundled’ to celebrate every goal … we didn’t seem to have that same cohesion at the start of this season. I think AW’s right, the summer ‘turmoil’ unsettled the side and did nothing for team spirit.

  158. Irishgunner says:

    That’s what it is important to keep as much of the team together as possible and if possible weed out any bad influences.

  159. London says:

    Liverpool have proved to me that winning the CL can have as much to do with luck as it does about having a good squad. So it seems to me that if you haven’t got a as good a squad as you would like then try and increase your chances of being lucky. And one of the best ways of achieving that is by removing unnecessary distractions, which is exactly what Liverpool do pretty much every season. Naturally I would prefer a squad like Barcelona but I would have been happy to have been as lucky in the CL this year as Liverpool were in the competition a few years back. “One slip” without it things could have been so different, look how they crumbled in the final.

  160. Irishgunner says:

    Liverpool also have Steven Gerrard who when he is on his game can drag that team screaming and kicking to a win.

  161. London says:

    True, true, I think we are moved a bit too far with this one into the world of if onlys.

  162. Irishgunner says:

    I think we’ve lived in a world of “if onlys” this season sadly.

  163. Rasputin says:

    You can’t really increase your chances of being lucky, By definition, luck is a phenomenon that is random and uncontrollable. Having depth in the squad can be seen as insurance against bad luck.

  164. Irishgunner says:

    Heard back from my Dutch pal about Vermaelen:

    “Vermaelen is a solid defender. Strong, tall, good in the air. His on the ball skills are also quite decent, but nothing spectacular. He has a decent pass too. He can play as a centre-back or as a wing-back. Personally, I believe his strengths are best applied in the centre. He is best when man-marking an opponent, whereas he lacks the pace to bomb forward down the wings as a wingback.”

  165. Rasputin says:

    I’ve just had an email inviting me to renew my Arsenal membership already – maybe that’s how they are hoping to fund the purchase of Vermaelen πŸ˜›

  166. Irishgunner says:

    I think Giovanni Trapattoni is a lucky “charm” for the Irish.

  167. London says:

    We had to pay for our season tickets or lose them by the beginning of last week.

  168. Rasputin says:

    That’s hardly a glowing recommendation is it Irish?, but if he does the simple things efficiently then I suppose that’s all we need…. it doesn’t make him sound like a Β£10m player though 😦

  169. London says:

    Sounds like Senderos

  170. Rasputin says:

    So you’re in credit with the Arsenal until the season starts then London πŸ˜†

  171. London says:

    I’m turning into a cynic, moan when we don’t have tranfers, moan when we do.

  172. Rasputin says:

    I’m sure its Senderos inside Gunnersaurus – they have similar pace and footwork πŸ™‚

  173. Irishgunner says:

    He also just left me another message:

    “To be fair, you’re probably overpaying… But I can understand why, as Ajax don’t really want to sell.”

  174. Rasputin says:

    When did we last overpay for a player? ….Richard Wright…. Jeffers….. certainly no-one since the Emirates was built

  175. Irishgunner says:

    Ha ha we’re never happy.

    We feel last season we lost out on players cos an extra few million wasn’t paid out and not it seems like that is happening we are wondering why πŸ˜†

  176. Irishgunner says:

    “Vermaelen has a lot of potential, so in a few years time, he will be even more expensive”

  177. London says:

    It was interesting reading that appraisal from your Dutch pal, Irish. It makes me realise that Vermaelen is such a typical Arsenal signing. My definition of which is that he will obviously be grateful to come to the club that’s to say that I doubt that he secretly thinks he should be playing for Barcelona; as a consequence, he will work hard and will have a positive attitude, which, in theory, will rub of on the rest of the squad. This creates a healthy mindset — very Wenger.
    I also think this was one of the reasons the Arshavin deal took so long, Wenger wanted him to have every opportunity to go else where, Arshavin openly admitted that Barcelona were his first choice, but when he realised that Arsenal were the best option he was happy to sign, hence we have a happy Russian. This is not to say that one day he wouldn’t want to play for Barcelona but if that is the case he knows damn well that he is going to have to really prove himself with us to make any hypothetical dream of working in Catalunya come true.

  178. Irishgunner says:

    I have also asked him if he is a good organiser – someone who will shout and command – we need someone like that.

    Apparently Chelsea aren’t too happy about Cashley’s contract wants ha ha he could be off again πŸ˜†

  179. Irishgunner says:

    More info:

    β€œAjax’ defence was a shambles last season, but it wouldn’t be fair to pin that on Vermaelen. Plus Vermaelen played most of the season as a left wing-back, to cover for Emmanuelson in midfield. I reckon he could do it (a leader… Someone to shout and give orders) in a few years time, but not now.”

  180. JonJon says:

    did someone mention cashley????

  181. Rasputin says:

    You must be like a whale JonJon – a low murmur of Cashley’s name from 1,000 miles away and your ears prick up…. πŸ˜†

  182. Irishgunner says:


  183. Rasputin says:

    Hey JonJon … did you see I’ve tracked Senderos down – he’s been hiding inside gunnersaurus… its the only way he can get time on the pitch πŸ˜‰

  184. kelsey says:

    Did you miss me πŸ™‚

  185. Irishgunner says:

    Hi Kelsey

  186. kelsey says:

    I thought not

  187. kelsey says:

    Any news.

    Don’t go down the implant treatment(does not apply to younger viewers).
    Treatment done,now every fortnight back to the dentist to see nothing has moved,for 6 weeks, and not allowed to eat chewy food for the same time.

    i really hope these rumours about kolo leaving are untrue,as i wish him and gallas to stay.

  188. Irishgunner says:

    I really hoped the two of them would stay but there was always the possibility one would leave.

  189. JonJon says:

    hey rasp..good work..

    and going back to your post about when we last overpaid for a player the answer is diaby at 2 mil… πŸ™‚

    i hope they both stay too irish but we do need another CB..i was hoping it would be lescott but if is thomas germaline or whatever then so be it..

  190. Irishgunner says:

    Or Bischoff?

  191. JonJon says:


  192. Rasputin says:

    Adrian Dumb on Talkcrap has been telling Wrighty what a bad buy Germaline is ……..

  193. peachesgooner says:

    Hellooooooo – I’m back, anyone about………

    Going back to ‘lucky charms ‘……when I started doing some work in Kanu’s garden he couldn’t stop scoring for about three weeks …… πŸ˜‰

  194. JonJon says:

    im sorry guys, just been for a rant….

    apparently tony adams is an outdated defender and some of his aspects of football are to be desired and hes as thick as they come…

    not having that…not one bit…


  195. Rasputin says:

    Have you been fighting on foreign fronts JonJon … you should have tipped me the wink πŸ˜‰ I’m always available if you want the cavalry – or should that be home guard 😳

  196. kelsey says:

    Hello JonJon,
    Now that is what I call a rant,having just read it.

    Tony Adams spent hie ENTIRE football career at Arsenal.22 years.Will that ever be repeated?I doubt not.

    He retired in August 2002 and just over 2 and a half years later I met Frank McClintock at a Charity Golf Luncheon. As I have mentioned before, he was a true gent and we naturally discussed the Arsenal.

    Frank said repeatedly that until Tony could be replaced we would never have his commanding and committed influence.

    Maybe of all the players to leave,although we were invinsible two years later,Tony Adams is the one we miss most.

  197. peachesgooner says:

    I’ll just have to go and read it then……. πŸ˜‰

  198. JonJon says:

    kelsey your spot on… if we’d of had an adams at his peak in the invincibles we’d of conquered europe too…i firmly believe that…

  199. London says:

    Jonjon that rant brought tears to my eyes. If you had shouted right, onto the pitch I promise you I would have followed. By the way Big Willy has got to be Muppet taking the piss. You Jonjon are a star.

  200. Big Raddy says:

    I’m still alive !!

    Just read your rant JJ. And goodonya. It may well be that TA’s elevator doesn’t reach the top floor, but he was a hero. Not a flybynight wimp like Gallas, no, a proper English hero. He is the only player I have ever had on my wall (he stands proudly, arms akimbo , in my bedroom).

    I had the pleasure of meeting the great man on a number of occasions, sadly we never discussed football, or even the Arsenal.

  201. avenell says:

    Peaches are you there??

    Hi Raddy.. where did you have the pleasure of big Tone?

    I don’t think Adams is thick, he is just too honest and says what he is thinking.. could that be a by product of how he got over alcoholism.. being honest with himself perhaps?..

    Although he was wrong in his D/D, he was a victim of being famous.. 3 months in prison, when a normal man on the street D/D’s it’s a fine and a ban..

  202. kelsey says:

    I see hostilities have started yet again on the lefties sight.

    Amazing that I once mentioned that George Graham came to my wedding,because our then respective wives knew each other, and it has been implanted in one or two minds ever since.It wasn’t a boast just a fact,which is lot more than most of the dribble they post on there.

  203. avenell says:

    If I remember correctly he was driving a 4×4 Sierra.. when he could have been driving a Cossie.. that is a bit thick.. lol

  204. Big Raddy says:

    I had dinner with GG once – well, he was sitting at the table next to me in a Hampstead restaurant!

    Ave – it was to do with TA’s ‘difficulties’.

  205. London says:

    Being able to express yourself in an articulate manner seems to be a prerequisite of being a successful football manager in this day and age but it sure as shit ain’t what is needed to be a great football captain.

  206. Big Raddy says:

    Bang on London.

    Can you see any of the current English players making it as a manager? David James perhaps? Though keepers rarely go into management.

  207. London says:


    Slightly of subject, would you mind me asking what you are studying over there in Copenhagen?

  208. JonJon says:

    hi guys…

    has their ever been a keeper whos been successful at management???

    Zoff?? or am i wrong???

  209. Rasputin says:

    Bob Wilson may have made a good manager JonJon – maybe too nice. I have never seen such a demonstration of double standards as has been going on this evening.

  210. JonJon says:

    bob wilson???

    maybe…he was a good keeping coach..maybe he could have made the step up….

    you got that right mate..i tried to point that out as well but maybe intelligence and charm was more needed rather than football ground war of words…

  211. Big Raddy says:

    Jakesy is Old English for a person who plays Bowls. I understand that it comes from Jakesy who was playing bowls with Raleigh when the Spanish Armada came visiting all those years ago (though Kelsey was probably there!)

    No London, I don’t mind !

  212. Rasputin says:

    I’ve just cleaned up a few references – I hope no-one is offended…..

  213. Big Raddy says:

    What are you guys talking about? Must be another site….

  214. peachesgooner says:

    Hiya – I’m back had to do a bit of mummycabbing – I’m just catching up – blimey its been busy around and about πŸ˜‰

    ave sweetie – did you want me πŸ˜›

  215. Rasputin says:

    Hi Raddy – did you know that ‘Maiden’s Bridge’ in Forty Hill Enfield is the spot where Raleigh spread his cape in the puddle for Liz1

  216. London says:


    Fair enough, Lol

  217. Rasputin says:

    Here’s some good Arsenal news…

    “Kieran Gibbs bagged a brace as England Under-21’s romped to a 7-0 win over Azerbaijan at Stadium MK.”

  218. JonJon says:

    keiran gibbs…another legend in the making…aslong as he doesnt do what cole did…

  219. kelsey says:

    lol Raddy.

    Mummy are you back cause i am frightened there are some terrible things being said that i don’t understand or don’t want to ,over there.

  220. Rasputin says:

    You did it to yourself then JonJon…

    Here are some dates to look forward to:

    13 July – FC Barcelona v Arsenal (UNICEF Charity Match)

    18 July – Barnet v Arsenal (Pre-season Friendly)

    20 July – Lincoln City v Arsenal XI (Pre-season Friendly)

    22-27 July – *5-day Austria tour

    29 July – Hannover 96 v Arsenal (Pre-season Friendly)

    01 August – Arsenal v Atletico Madrid (Emirates Cup)

    02 August – Arsenal v Rangers (Emirates Cup)

  221. kelsey says:

    I don’t usually stay up this late but this is awesome πŸ˜‰

  222. JonJon says:

    if id of been that kid id of burned them boots the day he left…

  223. JonJon says:

    the rangers one really excites me rasp.. πŸ˜‰

  224. Rasputin says:

    It seems Milan are more interested in Dzeko than Ade 😦

    “Just when it seemed that things were beginning to get hot, in fly Mr. Galliani and Ariedo Braida, AC Milan’s President and Finane director respectively, to scamper Arsenal’s chances of landing hit man Edin Dzeko.

    It seems that they realised that Arsenal were getting pretty close to getting their man and decided to act very quickly.

    We can reveal that they actually flew in their private plane to Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Hercegovina, last Saturday and spent the whole day on Sunday talking to Dzeko’s agent, Irfan RedΕΎepagiΔ‡.”

  225. peachesgooner says:

    kelsey – sorry, my control only extends to Avenell rd, don’t go there if they’re horrid to you πŸ˜‰

  226. JonJon says:

    great so the legend that is adebayor gets to stay….

  227. Rasputin says:

    Was that leg-end or bell-end JonJon 😳

  228. JonJon says:

    middle leg-end rasp.. πŸ˜‰

    did you like what i did a few minutes ago…

    i had a thicky cunning thicky plan thicky… πŸ˜‰

  229. Rasputin says:

    You should be on the stage JonJon …. there’s one leaving in 20 minutes πŸ˜†

  230. JonJon says:

    hahahahaha lmao

  231. Rasputin says:

    That’s it, I’ve had enough excitement for one evening…

    More power to you JonJon….

    Rico, if you’re reading, I hope things are OK with you and the little’un…

    Nite nite Roadsters

  232. JonJon says:

    night mate..

  233. peachesgooner says:

    I’m off to bed too – the site-master has just given me a right telling off so tmoro we’re going to have to be more obedient of Boring, Boring Avenell’s rules and not allude to any other sites or mention the names of bloggers on other sites please. Rasp – thanks for your help tonight πŸ˜†

    Comments will be binned – is that what you wanted me to say Ave πŸ˜‰

    Night night all – rico hope you’re ok, catch up tmoro, sleep tight xxxx

  234. Rasputin says:

    Morning Doorstops πŸ˜‰

    Rico – I hope you’re OK.

  235. Rasputin says:

    Jackanory, Jackanory…. today’s story children is through the round window ……….

    “Andrey Arshavin’s agent has called on Arsenal to increase the star’s huge Β£80,000-a-week wages just four months after arriving in England.

    The Russia forward agreed a three-and-a-half-year contract when he signed from Zenit St Petersburg for Β£15million.

    Arshavin wants a fresh deal at Arsenal
    But his agent Dennis Lachter says the club should cover cost when the top rate of income tax rises from 40 per cent to 50p in the pound next April.

    ‘The British Government has suddenly started to solve their problems through the crisis of people who earn big money in the UK,’ said Lachter.

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says:
    ‘If a player has signed a contract, it is logical that there were certain obligations from the club on the money that the player receives.

    ‘Now suddenly, this tax rate change. The question arises: why, in this situation, must the player suffer? So, a club must deal with the problem.’

    He insisted that the government rather than the club were to blame, adding: ‘This crisis will affect not only Andrey Arshavin, but Frank Lampard, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Queen of England, and so on.

    ‘The situation is not simple – it is understandable that no one wants to lose their money. The hostage of this situation are just clubs. And they will try to somehow resolve the issues.’

  236. peachesgooner says:

    Morning Roadsters

    I think AA should tell his agent to shut up now, both he and his agent have made the point about the tax hike – we all feel very sorry for him that hes not going to earn the full Β£15m he signed for……maybe footballers should be exempt from paying tax, along with driving in bus lanes, parking in Disabled Bays, congestion charges, double yellow lines……..lets face it they do live on the bread line…….

    I’m a bit cross about that one πŸ˜‰

  237. Wonderboy says:

    Is this not old news? Feckin’ Daily Mail trying to stir up trouble as usual. I’m not paranoid but they’re out to get us i tells ya!!!8O

  238. London says:

    Wow, that sounds like a exciting night and all my toys are still in my pram…..but in a nice neat line within easy reach.

    Ok onto good things.


  239. London says:

    And the second. Notice his position, centre forward for the first and RIGHT wing for the second.


  240. London says:

    I just don’t understand why certain agents feel compelled to make these statements to the press. Are they so thick that they think they will get sympathy for the players that they represent. They are obviously so damaging.

  241. Rasputin says:

    There’s some really nice football in those clips London ….. maybe the full England squad should be wary of these exciting youngsters – remind you of any other teams? πŸ™‚

  242. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters.

    Welcome Wonderboy.. you are free to blog whenever you want now..

  243. London says:

    Morning Ave πŸ˜‰

  244. London says:


    What are the Daily Mail saying?

  245. Rasputin says:

    I’ve reproduced it above London @8:54

  246. Rasputin says:

    Morning ave – does this mean I can take a rest? πŸ˜‰

  247. London says:

    I have just watched the clips of the Gibbs goals again and got all excited about the crosses supplied by a certain Danny Rose. I was just about to go into overdrive in my singing of his praises when I thought I had better just check where he plays; and to my horror, I found the young man had made a wrong turn. A great shame.

  248. London says:

    Ahh, thanks Rasp, I didn’t realise that it had come from the Daily Mail.

  249. avenell says:

    Morning Rasp/London. I am about most of the day..

    I have to pop out for the odd hour..

    What do we all make of the Tevez and Eto’o to City rumours.. are we worried yet?

    and what’s going to happen to Arsenal TV when Setanta goes belly?

  250. Wonderboy says:

    Thank you Sir, if you don’t mind i’ll just pop in ocasssionally with a stupid/genius comment to brighten your days.

  251. peachesgooner says:

    I hope Arsenal TV gets dumped into iblivion – actually thats not quite true cos I love being able to watch re-runs of games but all the spin and rubbish media and sucking up to players in their interviews is completely wrong in my view.

  252. London says:

    I read last week in the financial Times that the owner of City is the same person who made half a billion available to Barclays Bank last year when they were in trouble…Barclays share price has since rallied….he sold his shares last week at a profit of one point five billion pounds…..This man has money to burn……I started worrying a long time ago……this is going to happen.

  253. Irishgunner says:

    Morning guys,

    Avenell – To me City are building a pretty decent team, one that probably won’t hit the top four this season but if they gel with make a Europa spot and maybe challenge for the FA Cup. Depends on whether the new players get on and what kind of spirit is at the club – cliche but true.

  254. London says:

    Morning Irish

    The kind of wages they are getting buys you a lot of spirit; although that said, I agree with your time scale.

  255. Irishgunner says:

    Thing is London it caused unrest last season because the new guys like Robinho and Bellamy coming in got big bucks while those currently at the club were on much lower wages.

    So City have to try and keep all these “stars” happy.

  256. peachesgooner says:

    The money didn’t buy them the team spirit this season did it? If all they’re buying are selfish football stars who have moved there for the money I don’t see where their team spirit is going to come from…….Mark Hughes???????????????

  257. peachesgooner says:

    Snap πŸ˜›

  258. Irishgunner says:

    Snap, Snap, Snap πŸ™‚

  259. London says:

    I know what you mean of course Irish, my guess is though that soon they are going to have more Robinhos than David Dunnes. Money talks, as we know, manu have been buying the league for years but this is going to change that is why I am not upset by what is happening at Eastlands.

  260. London says:

    It seems to me that it all depends on your perspective. If I owned Man City I wouldn’t expect miracles in the first couple of seasons; it is obviously a work in progress. Money can buy you success in the EPL as Chelsea have proved but it takes a while. Robinho is city’s emblematic figure who will attract other players of a similar ilk, as in many ways Dennis Bergkamp was ours.

  261. Irishgunner says:

    Since I started following the EPL in 1994 it has been a dream to see Manchester United been knocked off their fu€king perch πŸ˜€

    AW did a great job in the 90s and the right way too, I wasn’t so happy with the way Chelsea did it.

  262. Irishgunner says:

    Chelsea though were further up the pecking order than City are now. Chelsea had the foundations of a good team and just needed that extra push to challenge. City are just getting those foundations now.

  263. London says:

    As I said before Irish I agree with your time scale.

  264. Irishgunner says:

    I wonder what is up with Milan – they seem to have a cash flow problem.

    I hate to admit I used to support them but that was only because of Maldini – after the treatment he got from the Ultras I wouldn’t mind seeing them suffer badly for the next ten years.

  265. Wonderboy says:

    I don’t reckon Sparky will last the summer at City, he really doesn’t seem to have a clue what’s going on, always seems to be on the golf course when a new signing is made, also he seems to be the most charmless bugger in the Prem, and that includes Pulis.

  266. London says:

    I heard that Maldini was badly treated at the end but I never found out why, is there a simple explanation?

  267. avenell says:

    City were also given a ready made football ground, we were at a Β£400 million disadvantage even before the rich new owners came in..

    Speaking of our ground.. Galliard homes who are selling some of Highbury Sq are advertising on Talk Sport about some properties they have in Canary Wharf they are now letting go at half price..
    How are the sales of Highbury Square going? I haven’t heard much recently..

  268. peachesgooner says:

    Somehow I don’t feel the need to despise Citeh as much as i did the chavs Irish

  269. London says:

    The property market is turning, my guess is that by this time next year they will all be sold…..and good riddance is what I say…..then the club can return to being a football club rather than pseudo-estate agents.

  270. Irishgunner says:

    After Liverpool made THAT comeback in the CL Final, the Milan bus and players were attacked at the airport by Ultras and Maldini called some of them mercenaries and they needed some control and to support the team not attack it.

    So over twenty years of service was lost in that comment, they never forgave him and jeered him in his last home game shouting Baresi was the only captain and remember who pays your wages etc etc

    The Ultras are a pack of gopshites

  271. Irishgunner says:

    Peaches – City doing well will wind up the other Mancs no end so I’m happy enough with that.

  272. kelsey says:

    Good morning

    Irish,peaches,London,Ave,Rasputin and a special hello to Wonderboy.

    I always feel it is polite to respond personally if someone says hello or good morning to someone else.

    Well Newcastle are on sale via e mail and internet.

  273. avenell says:

    Morning Kelsey..

    The Geordies headline was “Ebay the lads” lol..

  274. Irishgunner says:

    Morning Kelsey,

    Anyone from Newcastle worth buying at a knockdown price?

  275. London says:

    Apparently they have a very attractive receptionist.

  276. Rasputin says:

    Morning kelsey and Irish et al……

    I was just thinking that if they’re marketing Newcastle for sale, they should bring in Dennis Waterman so he can write the themetoon, play the themetoon, sing the themetoon… πŸ™‚

  277. Wonderboy says:

    I got a special hello.:)
    I’d buy Obe Martins… chortle wheeze, no sorry, couldn’t keep a straight face

  278. Rasputin says:

    Hi Wonderboy, nice to have you on the site – I guess you don’t want to see RVP go anywhere?

  279. peachesgooner says:

    Morning kelsey πŸ˜›

  280. Irishgunner says:

  281. kelsey says:

    Joey Barton πŸ˜‰

    michael Owen is on 140000K a week, any offers.

    Given is the one we should have bought.

  282. Wonderboy says:

    Hi Rasputin, Robin to the v to the P is the man, i really can’t understand some blogs saying that he is a crock and that we should sell him. Do they not remember him carrying us for half a season ffs? Besides, he reminds me of Dennis, sob.

  283. Irishgunner says:

    Morning Rasputin,

    You are a cricket man aren’t you?

    There seems to be some form of excitement in Ireland among the media – are we doing well? Ireland are down to the last eight or something?

  284. JonJon says:

    hi roadsters

    wonderboy, hello to you

  285. Irishgunner says:

    πŸ˜† Joey Barton – well that would be the “hardman” sorted

  286. JonJon says:

    bartons a coward and can only beat ppl up when hes got his mates around him and the poor sods are sat on the floor already…

  287. JonJon says:

    i sit on the fence with RvP

    sometimes i think wow, but other times i just think flog him..

  288. Wonderboy says:

    Afternoon JonJon, i respect that view even if it’s wrong ha ha. Has anyone heard, Madrid have bought Villa (David, not Aston)?

  289. Rasputin says:

    Hi Irish,

    Yes, Ireland did really well and beat Bangladesh and are through to the next stage – and almost as good, the aussies are out hahahahah…..


    RVP and Song are my two most improved players this season – RVP was already very good, and added assists and more constructive build-up play to his game. His moments of brilliance aren’t prolific enough for me to consider him in the same bracket as DB yet, and he does have a habit of smashing the ball into row Z sometimes. He should watch Vela’s delicate chips and try to be a bit more composed sometimes. I want to keep him if he wants to play for us, if he doesn’t, I don’t think we will get the best from him if he stays.

    But he epitomises the type of player we love to see in an Arsenal shirt…. so let’s hope he stays ……

  290. peachesgooner says:

    NN is awfully depressing – lots of talk of Yaya not being appreciated at Barca and Arsenal not being able to pay his wages…….. 😦

  291. Irishgunner says:

    On RvP – I like him.

    This was his first real injury-free season at Arsenal and he did quite well. I think next season he would be even better.

    I wish he would take pop shots a bit more often – he has wicked power in that left leg of his.

  292. kelsey says:

    Has RVP improved or has it been his best injury free season in the last three.?

  293. Wonderboy says:

    Do you remember earlier in the season when he started to score with his ‘chocolate’ leg, brilliant, but that seems to have stopped.

  294. London says:


    Marca otherwise known as Real Madrid’s propaganda machine are saying that the deal for David Villa has been done for 37 mil euros. But this is not official.

  295. London says:

    Wonderboy, you have a friend in me; I am a huge Van Persie fan, one of the most talented players to ever don the red and white of Arsenal.

  296. Irishgunner says:

    Kelsey – I think RvP has benefited from a long run out without injury. I think there is still more to get out of him but at times in the first half of the season he was playing in front of a bad midfield and got us many important goals.

  297. avenell says:

    RvP can turn on a sixpence clockwise…. but has the turning circle of a Hummer anti-clockwise..

  298. JonJon says:

    robins an awesome talent and i hope he continues to improve, but i feel we need to see abit more from him before he tries to hold out on wage demands…

    and the respect is mutual wonderboy πŸ˜‰

  299. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Evening all


    πŸ˜† It gives us more time to prepare for what really matters.

  300. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    I think this Vermaelen will be a good pick up, if not just for his hard @ the ball style.

  301. Rasputin says:

    TouchΓ© GG! πŸ™‚

    Ponting didn’t look very impressed 😦 and doesn’t he look like a midget standing next to your ‘quickies’

    Bring it on – our South African makes the difference πŸ˜†

  302. kelsey says:

    RVP has the ability to change a game in a split second.His petulance is still a problem, I still feel his sending off at Stoke was really stupid and needless, and i for one want him to stay,but as we have recalled many times he is still leaving his options open and has not signed an extension to the 2 years he has left,and one questions that bugs me is what is the real reason for that.Wenger has literally nursed him through 2 injury seasons but he (RVP) wants to see more quality brought into the side, he wants to be winner.It is a finely balanced situation,which should be resolved sooner rather than later.

  303. Rasputin says:

    Double Dutch….
    From NN

    “Robin van Persie is delighted Arsenal are reportedly close to signing Belgium international Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax Amsterdam.

    The 23-year-old defender is thought to be discussing personal terms with the Gunners after a fee of €12m was agreed between the clubs.

    “It’s a good thing,” Van Persie told De Telegraaf. “There’s nothing wrong with the qualities of Vermaelen. He can play as left-back and central defender and we need this type of player.”

    He didn’t look that pleased standing next to Vermaelen in the pic that was being circulated, but it does seem that Thomas likes to mix it a bit and that’s no bad thing

  304. Irishgunner says:

    England got beat by the Dutch in cricket – is that bad? πŸ˜‰

  305. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    There you are Ras. That 20/20 concept is sad. They may as well call it Batsman & put a bowling machine @ the non strikers end. But I spose its the best way to keep ADT suffering Gen Y’ers interested in cricket, & distracted from their playstations/xboxes etc.

  306. gnarleygeorge9 says:


    England got flogged by the cloggs, & still made the cut. What sort of a format is that.

  307. Wonderboy says:

    As you say respect is indeed mutual, we can’t always agree, it would be pretty boring otherwise.It’s true what avenell says about the anti clockwise turning circle, shocking, like an aircraft carrier, ha ha.

  308. gnarleygeorge9 says:


  309. Rasputin says:

    Yes Irish … thanks for reminding me πŸ˜•

    It’s out tournament GG – we can make up our own rules… just like the days of the Empire 😳

    Are the Irish and the Aussies ganging up on me? 😦

  310. Irishgunner says:

    I don’t follow cricket at all GG9 but they seemed very upset when talking about it on Sky Sports last night while everyone seemed surprised that Ireland got through.

  311. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    IMO The Arsenal suffers from a Catch 22 type situation. If they have a big season, the players then demand higher wages or get plundered by Real or barca, etc. I think the long term is to blood more English players like AW is doing, as they won’t be as inclined to seek :mrgreen: er pastures. & in saying this, I reckon a big season is awaiting the fans, I really do have a good feeling about next season πŸ™‚

  312. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    I much prefer footy, but its an Australian tradition to enjoy an ashes series. It goes back to 1877 when we 1st gave the poms a touch up πŸ˜†

    ….& no I wouldn’t gang up on you Russias Greatest Love Machine πŸ™‚ I think I’ll be the one that gets that treatment if things don’t go our way 😦

  313. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    ……….& getting back to The Arsenal, if you take out the 5 losses to lower ranked clubs earlier on, it wasn’t too bad a showing. There is no doubt the squad won’t fall for that caper again this time round. Lets just hope they still beat the other top 4 clubs.

  314. kelsey says:

    Don’t tell me your age; you probably would tell a falsehood anyway -but the Cadburys Man will know!


    This is pretty neat..

    It takes less than a minute .
    Work this out as you read .
    Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you’ve worked it out!
    This is not one of those waste of time things, it’s fun.

    1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but fewer than 10)

    2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)

    3. Add 5

    4. Multiply it by 50 — I’ll wait while you get the calculator

    5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1759 ….
    If you haven’t, add 1758.

    6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

    You should have a three digit number

    The first digit of this was your original number
    (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

    The next two numbers are

    YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)


  315. London says:

    That’s spooky

  316. peachesgooner says:

    Wow!!!!!!! Thats amazing………

  317. peachesgooner says:

    Hey London

    Are you a chocolate eating man – mostly men over a certain age say they don’t eat chocolate……. πŸ˜›

  318. Rasputin says:

    One for you kelsey πŸ™‚ ….

    Princess Camilla bought new shoes for her wedding which got increasingly tighter and tighter as the day went on.

    That night, when the festivities were finally over and they retired to their room, she flopped on the bed and said, ‘Charles, darling. Please remove my shoes. My feet are killing me !’

    Her ever-obedient Prince of Wales attacked her right shoe with vigour , but it would not budge.
    ‘Harder!’ yelled Camilla. ‘Harder!’

    Charles yelled back. ‘I’m trying, darling! But it’s just so bloody tight!’

    ‘Come on! Give it all you’ve got!’ she cried.

    Finally, when it released, Charles let out a big groan and Camilla exclaimed, ‘There! Oh, God, that feels so good!’

    In their bedroom next door, the Queen said to Prince Phillip, ‘See? I told you with a face like that, she had to be a virgin!’

    Meanwhile, as Charles tried to remove her left shoe, he cried, ‘Oh, God, darling! This one’s even tighter!’ At which Prince Phillip said to the Queen, ‘that’s my boy: once a Navy man, always a Navy man!’

  319. Wonderboy says:

    “Doctor, I can’t pronounce my F’s, T’s and H’s.”
    “Well you can’t say fairer than that then”

  320. Rasputin says:

    Tommy Cooper classic Wonderboy – my favourite comedian πŸ˜†

  321. Wonderboy says:

    Genius, just bought his book, haven’t read it yet tho’.

  322. Rasputin says:

    Cooperisms …

    I bought some HP sauce the other day. It’s costing me 6p a month for the next 2 years.

    Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.

    A woman told her doctor, ‘I’ve got a bad back. ‘The doctor said, ‘It’s old age. ‘The woman said, ‘I want a second opinion. ‘The doctor says, ‘OK. you’re ugly as well. ‘

    ‘You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said ‘Parking Fine. ‘So that was nice.’

    A man walked into the doctor’s, The doctor said ‘I haven’t seen you in a long time’
    The man replied, ‘I know I’ve been ill’

    A man walked into the doctor’s, he said ‘I’ve hurt my arm in several places’
    The doctor said ‘well don’t go there any more’

    I’m on a whiskey diet. I’ve lost three days already.

    ‘So I got home, and the phone was ringing. I picked it up, and said ‘Who’s speaking please?’
    And a voice said, ‘You are.’

    ‘So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said ‘ Is that the local swimming baths?’ He said ‘ It depends where you’re calling from.’

    I went to the Doctors the other day, and he said, ‘Go to Bournemouth, it’s great for ‘flu.
    So I went, and I got it.’

    I was in the attic the other day with the wife. Damp and dusty………but she’s great with the kids!
    So I rang up a local building firm, I said ‘I want a skip outside my house’. He said ‘I’m not stopping you.’

    A man goes into the doctors. The doctor says, ‘Go over to the window and stick your tongue out.’
    Man says, Why? The doctor says, ‘I don’t like my neighbours’

    Two Aerials meet on a roof – fall in love – get married.
    The ceremony was rubbish but the reception was brilliant.

    Now, most dentist’s chairs go up and down, don’t they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought ‘ This is unusual’ .
    And the dentist said to me ‘ Mr Cooper, get out of the filing cabinet. ‘

    So I was in my car, and I was driving along, and my boss rang up, and he said, ‘You’ve been promoted. ‘And I swerved. And then he rang up a second time and said, ‘You’ve been promoted again. ‘And I swerved again. He rang up a third time and said, ‘you’re managing director. ‘And I went into a tree.

    And a policeman came up and said, ‘ What happened to you?’ And I said, ‘I careered off the road.

    ‘Doc, I can’t stop singing the green green grass of home.
    ‘That sounds like Tom Jones syndrome’.

    ‘Is it common?’
    ‘It’s not unusual.’

  323. kelsey says:

    Tony the farmer was in the fertilised egg business He had several
    hundred young laying hens (pullets) and eight or ten roosters, whose
    job was to fertilise the eggs.

    Tony kept records and any rooster that didn’t perform went into the
    soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of his time so he
    bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Each bell
    had a different tone so Tony could tell from a distance, which rooster
    was performing. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an
    efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

    Farmer Tony’s favourite rooster was old Gordon, and a very fine
    specimen he was too. But on this particular morning Tony noticed old
    Gordon’s bell hadn’t rung at all!

    Tony went to investigate. All the other roosters were chasing pullets,
    bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run
    for cover. But to farmer Tony’s amazement, Gordon had his bell in his
    beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do the business
    and walk on to the next one.

    Tony was so proud of Gordon, he entered him in the West Berks County
    Fair and Gordon became an overnight sensation among the judges.
    The result was the judges not only awarded Gordon the No Bell Peace Prize
    but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.

    Clearly Gordon was a politician in the making: Who else but a
    politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted
    awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace
    and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention.

    Do you know a Politician called Gordon?

  324. kelsey says:

    This letter was sent to the Lions Bay School Principal’s office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for seniors. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you.

    Dear Lions Bay School ,

    God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent Senior Citizens luncheon I am 84 years old and live at the West Vancouver Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone and I want to thank you for the kindness shown to a forgotten old lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio; but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.

    The other day her radio fell off the nightstand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to f*** off.

    Thank you for that opportunity.



  325. Wonderboy says:

    Q. What did Cinderella do when she
    got to the ball?

    A. She gagged.

  326. kelsey says:

    Best PMT Question Ever

    Q: How many women with PMT does it take to change a light

    Woman’s Answer:

    ONLY ONE!!!!

    Yes. (deep breath)

    And do you know WHY? because no one else in this f***ing house knows HOW to change a f***ing light bulb! They
    don’t even know that the f***ing bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE f***ing DAYS before they figured it out.
    And, once they figured it out, they wouldn’t be able to find the god damned light bulbs despite the fact that they’ve been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the f***ing chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME f***ing SPOT!!!!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER

    I’m sorry.

    What was the question?

  327. kelsey says:

    I had a mate who was suicidal. He was really depressed, so I pushed him in front of a steam train.
    He was chuffed to bits.

    I met a 14 year old girl on the internet. She was clever, funny, flirty and sexy, so I suggested we meet up.
    She turned out to be an undercover detective.
    How cool is that at her age?!

    I went to see the nurse this morning for my annual check-up.
    She said I had to stop w***ing.
    When I asked why she said, “Because I’m trying to examine you!”

    I just saw that Harry Potter film. A bit unrealistic if you ask me. I mean, a ginger kid, with two friends?

    When I got divorced, my wife said she would fight for custody of the kids. Took her out with one punch.

    I was walking in a cemetery this morning and seen a bloke hiding
    behind a gravestone. I said “morning.” He replied, “No, just having a sh!t.”

    Disabled toilets. Ironically, the only toilets big enough to run around in.

    I was reading in the paper today about this dwarf that got pickpocketed. How could anyone stoop so low?

    I was walking down the road when I saw an Afghan bloke standing on a fifth floor balcony shaking a carpet.
    I shouted up to him, “What’s up Abdul, won’t it start?”

  328. kelsey says:

    This is the story of Rindercella and her sugly isters.

    Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion. Rindercella worked very hard frubbing scloors, emptying poss pits, and shivelling shot. At the end of the day, she was knucking fackered. The sugly isters were right bugly astards. One was called Mary Hinge, and the other was called Betty Swallocks; they were really forrible huckers; they had fetty sweet and fetty swannies. The sugly isters had tickets to go to the ball, but the cotton runts would not let Rindercella go.

    Suddenly there was a bucking fang, and her gairy fodmother appeared. Her name was Shairy Hithole and she was a light rucking fesbian. She turned a pumpkin and six mite whice into a hucking cuge farriage with six dandy ronkeys who had buge hollocks and dig bicks. The gairy fodmother told Rindercella to be back by dimnight otherwise, there would be a cucking falamity. At the ball, Rindercella was dancing with the prandsome hince when suddenly the clock struck twelve. “Mist all chucking frighty!!!” said Rindercella, and she ran out tripping barse over ollocks, and losing her slass glipper.

    The very next day the prandsome hince knocked on Rindercella’s door and the sugly isters let him in. Suddenly, Betty Swallocks lifted her leg and let off a fassive mart. ‘Who’s fust jarted?’ asked the prandsome hince. ‘Blame that fugly ucker over there!” said Mary Hinge. When the stinking brown cloud had lifted, he tried the slass glipper on both the sugly isters without success and their feet stucking funk. Betty Swallocks was ducking fisgusted and gave the prandsome hince a knack in the kickers. This was not difficult as he had bucking fuge halls and a hig bard on. He tried the slass glipper on Rindercella and it fitted pucking ferfectly. Rindercella and the prandsome hince were married. The pransome hince lived his life in lucking fuxury, and Rindercella lived hers with a follen swanny!

    THE END.

  329. Rasputin says:

    Cripes kelsey – it’s lke mentioning Ashley Cole to JonJon 😳 – once someone mentions a joke you’re off …… I still like the chuffed to bits one best

  330. Rasputin says:

    Quick peaches – new post before we get taken off air for gross indecency ….

  331. Wonderboy says:

    Phil Brown.

  332. rico01 says:

    Afternoon all –

    Breaking News……

    Free Cricket Coaching Sessions available for the next two weeks only, Coaching is by any one of the fifteen redundant Australian Cricketers needing to fill a void having been dumped out of the World 20/20 Competition…

    Come on you cloggies, beat The Pakistan team πŸ˜›

  333. Rasputin says:

    A’anoon rico …. our boys looked very good against Pakistan didn’t they – GG8 has promised revenge in the Ashes 😦

  334. Rasputin says:

    I’m off for a while – catch up later …….

  335. rico01 says:

    Hi Rasp – GG is in for a sad summer πŸ˜‰

  336. avenell says:

    Hi Rico .. Piggy update.. πŸ™‚ or….. 😦

  337. rico01 says:

    Hi ave – she is still pretty much the same, and is being looked after at the vets, my hand feeding is poop and she is a stubborn old thing with us, and just wont take her food 😦

    Fetching her a little later so hopefully she will start to pick up soon, theother two miss her, and so do I 😦

    Hows tricks with you ??

  338. rico01 says:

    News on Sky Sport is that Real Madrid and Chelsea are going head to head for David Villa

    Chelsea have offered 38M cash, Madrid 27M plus a player Alvaro Negredo, I hope he goes to Madrid, I couldnt bare to see him in a Chelsea shirt 😦

  339. Irishgunner says:

    The Real Madrid propaganda machine that is Marca reckon it is a done deal for Villa to Madrid which I would believe – he seems to want to stay in Spain.

    They probably will announce it in a few days – don’t want to steal Kaka’s thunder.

  340. rico01 says:

    Hi Irish – hope thats the case if he isnt coming to us, but Marca are as bad as The Sun here πŸ˜‰

    It would make sense though as Valencia will get another striker as well as a few pounds, good deal all round I suppose 😦

  341. rico01 says:

    Capello says that Theo will start tomorrow and maybe Beckham will play in the middle – this pleases me as Becks will pass to Theo, unlike the other idiots πŸ˜‰

  342. Irishgunner says:

    Marca do get the odd bit right about Madrid though, they had Pellegrini and Kaka details before anyone else.

  343. rico01 says:

    Irish – saddens me to say this, but I hope they are right this time, unless of course Stan and Ollie come in with a better offer, maybe Ade, Eboue, Senderos and Randall plus 15M – and we get David Villa πŸ˜‰

  344. kelsey says:

    hi rico,

    have to back irish on this one, Villa doesn’t want to leave Spain, he was quoted on that months ago and I think he has been RM bound for some time.

  345. rico01 says:

    Hi kelsey, I am not doubting Irish, I want Marca to be right, I truly would hate to see him in the EPL, unless it was with us..

  346. rico01 says:

    I didnt know David Carradine had died, and in such awful circumstances…

    And even worse, I cant believe that Thai newspapers have published photo’s – what a sick thing to do…

    Off for a while, catch you soon

  347. London says:

    Irish do you speak/read Spanish?

  348. Irishgunner says:

    Not a word of it London I’m afraid.

    I did French in school.

  349. Rasputin says:

    Irish, I’m a bit worried to ask because you haven’t mentioned it, but did you watch the film I recommended?

  350. Irishgunner says:

    Not yet Rasputin but I bought it and have it, I must watch it and I’ll report back to you πŸ™‚

  351. Rasputin says:

    No worries Irish, better drink a couple of glasses of your favourite cider first to get you in the mood πŸ™‚

  352. Irishgunner says:

    Luckily I have some in the fridge πŸ˜€

  353. peachesgooner says:


    I’m not gonna bother to spend 2 hours writing a post in future if 2 lines will keep you all amused for 2 days…….. πŸ˜†

  354. rico01 says:

    Hi Guys and Gals

    You are NOT going to believe this folks, just collected the little piggy from the vet, she is still not eating on her own….

    Guess what, its her TEETH, and she has to have an operation tomorrow for dental surgery, can you believe that, with all the recent goings on with the dentist’s 😦

  355. rico01 says:

    peaches – that is the good thing about blogging, no matter what is written, it comes from the heart of the writer and it gets everyone elses ‘old grey matter’ thinking, then off we go

    And we bloggers are like Duracell, we go on and on and on and on and on πŸ˜‰

    Talking of which, are we not missing JonJon’s view on the strikers at our fine club, or have I missed it 😦

  356. Irishgunner says:

    Is there a teeth hex on this blog? πŸ˜†

  357. rico01 says:

    Reports are coming out of Croatia that Dinamo Zagreb, the club that sold Eduardo to Arsenal considered making an offer to Arsenal to take the player back on loan for next season.

    This is the information that came out of yesterday’s Board meeting at Dinamo with the club considering making an offer to Arsenal to pay the player’s annual wages which are reported to be €1.7m.

    Dinamo’s Executive Vice President, Zdravko Mamic, confirmed that the possibility of Eduardo coming on loan was discussed but that they decided not to go ahead.

    β€œAt the meeting of the Executive Board we referred to players we might need and we mentioned the possibilities of Pranjic and Eduardo.

    We will not get anyone. We believe in the personnel we possess and believe in its success” he said.

    It is rather strange however when clubs feel that there is a possibility of Eduardo going out on loan.

    This was on the AA site, very worrying if it holds any substance 😦

  358. rico01 says:

    Irish πŸ˜›

  359. Irishgunner says:

    That loan would never happen, its a story out of nothing.

    They perhaps thought about if for a second and someone makes a big long deal out of it.

    No need to worry about Eduardo Rico – the club will want to keep an eye on his injury anyway.

  360. rico01 says:

    I thought that too Irish, how and why do people make up such tripe 😦

    He will be our main man next year, but the question is, Alongside who?? πŸ˜›

  361. Irishgunner says:

    MADRID, June 9 (Reuters) – Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas suffered a nasty-looking head wound and had to be replaced at halftime during the European champions’ friendly against Azerbaijan in Baku on Tuesday.

    The Arsenal captain was brought down in the penalty area just before the break and appeared to hit his head on the ground. He looked in some pain as the wound bled profusely and he was treated by medical staff.

    David Villa scored the subsequent spot kick, his third goal of the match, to give Spain a 3-0 halftime lead and Sergio Busquets replaced Fabregas for the second half. Spanish media reported the midfielder he would need stitches.


    Poor Cesc 😦 but on a good note maybe he will be ruled out of the Confederations Cup.

  362. peachesgooner says:

    Hi girls

    Irish have you visited the dentist lately…… πŸ™‚

    How bizarre is that story about Dudu……if they can’t tap them up, they want to loan them back…..

    I’m looking forward to watching Theo tmoro ……

  363. Wonderboy says:

    Zagreb can have me for a season, i’ll get me boots.

  364. Irishgunner says:

    All depends what formation picks Rico.

    I think Bendtner and Eduardo would work well together.

  365. Irishgunner says:

    I haven’t no but I have has sensitive teeth – spooky

  366. peachesgooner says:

    Poor Cesc 😦

    JJ did have a good rant earlier about RVP rico….

    Did you want to chat about Nikki…. πŸ™‚

    How about Gibbs last night – London put a clip up this morning showing his goals…… seems like he was the everywhere man πŸ˜›

  367. kelsey says:

    Dr.Kildare Kelsey here,

    Talk about inventing stories and reading all the speculation about who we are buying, I have read at least 200 + posts on various sites between people as to the Belgians height.

    Can i do a post(no pun intended) on dental hygene.

  368. rico01 says:

    Hi peaches

    I was thinking a new boy Irish πŸ˜›

    Off for dinner now, have a lovely evening all if I dont get back…..

    Poor lickle Cesc 😦

  369. kelsey says:


  370. Irishgunner says:

    On Wikipedia – Vermaelen went from 3’5″ to about 9 foot in an hour.

  371. Irishgunner says:

    Rico – A new boy?? Benzema? 😯

  372. avenell says:

    Wonderboy.. you got held up because you have used a different email..
    sorry about that..

  373. kelsey says:

    A Bridge to Far by pat rice

    The Adebayor(Thomas) Crown Affair

    The meaning of dentures by carlos Tevez

    Route 66 by Alexander Hleb

    Fillings everywhere by E.Eboue

    Wisdom by David beckham

    All I want for Xmas is my two front teeth by Wayne Rooney

  374. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Hi Rico, just like the old Bad Finger song says. If you want it here it is come & get it, but you’ll have to bat for longer than 20 overs πŸ˜†

  375. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Now its becoming obvious from various comments that the size of Rick Ponting amuses a lot of Poms, but hey we won’t drive the size fact home too much: –

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Its going to be a big Winter/ your Summer.

  376. rico01 says:

    Morning Roadsters…

    Does anyone listen to 5live, it has come out this morning that Sir Alex Fergie was all set to be Arsenal Manager, before George Graham. Fergie accepted the job but but wanted Arsenal to delay the announcement because of the World Cup or Euro’s. Arsenal said they needed to appoint the manager ‘then’ and couldnt wait, so George Graham got the job…

    Now i for one never knew that..

    Morning George – I think its going to be a great contest, the strongest mentally will win…. πŸ˜‰

  377. Rasputin says:

    Morning Rockstars..

    Hi-de-hi rico πŸ˜€

    SAF as Arsenal manager – wow, we’l never know? … I wouldn’t like all that chewing gum on the touchline …

  378. London says:

    Morning Roadstars

    Do we believe this story?

  379. Big Raddy says:

    News to me too Rico. Fascinating what goes on behind closed doors …..

  380. rico01 says:


    Ho-de-Ho Rasp

    Morning Raddy & Irish, its true, honestly

  381. Rasputin says:

    Today’s story is through the round window …..

    Bit of a non-news day actually… except yesterday Kolo was leaving for citeh and today Gallas is off….

  382. kelsey says:

    Good morning,
    a bit of deja vu from Wenger,as last summer.What do we know, we are just fans,some paying more than others,but quite frankly i hope what i read today is again just speculation.

    I would say the vermuelen is done, and i personally wanted both toure and Gallas to stay.Maybe the January bust up between them hasn’t been resolved,I don’t know,but to get rid of either of our most experienced defenders at this time,is a wrong move,and added to that Senderos returning doesn’t exactly make me jump for joy.Even eboue is still being touted to go to Inter.

    Is that stability ?

    I watched a rerun of our 7-0 win against Boro only 3 yeras ago,and was surprised to see Djorou was playing.Can anyone say he has come on in those three years.Lehmann,Lauren,C
    ole,viera,Dennis,Henry,lundberg,Pires Reyes Parlour all gone in such a short time.

  383. rico01 says:

    The lull before the storm……….

    Oh, and rumours are that Senderos is coming back….

  384. Big Raddy says:

    I realise I am in the minority but I like Swiss Phil. He is an old fashioned CB, something we lack. In games against the likes of Hull, Stoke etc , he will prove his worth, though against Ronaldo/Rooney he would struggle.

    We need a bigger squad, and I for one, would welcome him back. We need steel, and he has it. (which may account for his oil-tanker like turning circle!)

  385. rico01 says:

    Raddy – he just needs guidance, in the air he is very strong, something that we seriously lack in defence. I dont think it could have been ideal for him either when Gallas was captain, as he was seen time and time again to have a go at players who had a bit of a tough time..

    If this Thomas geezer joins us maybe Big Phil could learn a lot from him, especially when you read Robin’s views on him. He is certainly a lot better than Silvestre. I think Gallas will go, not that I want him too, but I really think he will return to France – PSG

  386. Rasputin says:

    So its a Swiss/Belgian CB pairing then – at least during the ANC …..

  387. Big Raddy says:

    Or a Swiss/Swiss

  388. kelsey says:

    Morning Raddy,

    It is honourable that you stick up for Senderos, but i think it is more of a mental problem with him.he has limited ability but can do a fairly good defence job,but drogba twice and the quarter Final at liverpool where he lost his man completely,had him in tears.

    I watched him playing against pompey this season,and he was absolutely dreadful.

  389. kelsey says:

    Back to the dentist again, laters

  390. rico01 says:

    How does the Swiss/Swiss fair for their country ?

    Maybe just maybe the defence problem is more to do with personalities still? Maybe that is why Senderos wanted to go on loan? Maybe Gallas is still a problem ? If so, then maybe he should go?

  391. Rasputin says:


    I’d take Big Phil back as back-up/the right man for selected ‘physical’ games – but he has said repeatedly that he wants to stay at Milan.

  392. London says:

    Morning BR

    I think I know where you are coming from with this one. It is a great shame that Big Phil hasn’t reached the potential that we all thought he had. After all this man was being groomed to be our Captain; he had all the off field diplomatic skills a man could hope for in this day and age and speaking six languages certainly goes a long way in proving the point.

    Football wise, as you say, against any of the teams outside the top four, Swiss Phil was all we needed. This often confused people because at times our fixture list could throw up a string of mid table teams and many people would say β€œWhat’s the problem?”

    The problem was, as you also say, when he was up against Torres, Rooney and you forgot Drogba, Swiss Tony was constantly being caught out. If he returns I will certainly keep an open mind but I doubt that he has improved his ability to run faster.

    My guess on what is happening is this. Senderos doesn’t want to return but by suggesting that he might increases his value in the eyes of potential suitors.

    Human nature being what it is, we always pay more for things we perceive to be slightly more difficult to get.

  393. rico01 says:

    And what does anyone think our chances are of Zapata, he is set to leave Udinese?

  394. London says:

    I think we need a new post…I have nothing. Anyone feeling inspired?

  395. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    Maybe not the word prose, more the word collect πŸ˜‰

    MMMMMmmmmmmmm To be or not to be a fan of Ade, that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to tell him to piss off or stay & score 30+ goals for our outrageous fortune……………

  396. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    So is it confirmed Billy G is offski.

    Hey! Hey! Hey! before you all get into me about the cricket, isn’t this a footy blog πŸ˜‰

    I’m feeling inspired London, but not @ such short notice. I need time to prose my thoughts about THOF,

  397. gnarleygeorge9 says:

    How did my 2nd comment get ahead of my 1st. Spooky 😯

  398. rico01 says:

    Off for a while, catch up later

  399. peachesgooner says:

    rasputin – is that an avatar I see beside you – about bloody time πŸ˜†

  400. Evo in Oz says:


  401. Evo in Oz says:

    get in Vermuelen!

  402. London says:


    I am fairly certain that I am on solid ground here when I say that if you have an idea that you think can be a headline post then write it up and let us know that it is finished. I work on the basis that when I write something I send it in, if it is usuable then it goes up there, if not, then it just gets posted in the normal way, no harm done.

  403. Rasputin says:

    I’ve been avatarised!

  404. Rasputin says:

    What’s all this stuff about Gallas leaving? I’ve read several reports and it seems to be pure conjecture….. I think it has gained credibility because the Vermaelen signing would then make more sense and may also mean that another CB (Phil) will be added to the ranks. As far as I know, neither Gallas, his agent or the club have made any statement.

  405. peachesgooner says:

    Hi all

    I’ve put up a NEW POST just for a change of scenary really……..

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