We Need Moyes or O’Neill at the Emirates…

May 7, 2010

Well if we were to believe the media we do. David Moyes and Martin O’ Neil are the media darlings who can do no wrong, what great managers they are.
As soon as our season capitulated the press vultures were circling over Mr Wenger OBE. 5 years without a trophy, Airports closed because of the dust from the Emirates trophy cabinet, stubborn, Liar, etc, yawn..

Why?? Well it must be jealousy and as soon they see a chink in the armour they are in, digging away. The fans hear this and they don’t like having the piss ripped out of them and they want success, they get angry. So some start to want change.

So what has the Everton managed in David’s 8 years as manager?? A Champions League place which they never got beyond the qualifiers and a place in the FA cup final.. Whoop-a-doo. He hasn’t had much money to spend, but in the last 5 years Arsene hasn’t had any either he has had to resort to plucking gems from foreign Leagues like Vemaelen, Sagna and Nasri.
In fact he has even shown a profit in his transfer dealings lately.

Oh and Martin O’Neill he has spent a fortune in the last 4 years, mainly on second-rate English players to get another 6th place wow.. Is that good enough for us?

Well the answer is obvious really, 2 reasons, Arsene has built up an expectation and he is French.
I don’t know if the media know it, but in football England have their own national team and as far as I am concerned any one who isn’t English is foreign Fergie, Moyes, O’Neill are just as foreign as Arsene.

As for the expectation, what do we want? Should we drop out of the top 4 and finish 10th for a season then next year to get 3rd next season that would be a great finish and the fans would be happy because they know we are moving quickly in the right direction.
I don’t think the fans can handle the mediocrity, third, fourth, third is a bit boring.

But think about the teams that finish above us and indeed some below us, they are bankrolled, a sugar daddies toy.. Is that what we want to support, a millionaires play thing or a proper club that relies on it’s supporters and is run on money that comes out of our pockets?
Man City could just shut their turnstiles and play in front of nobody, they don’t need their supporters, but at Arsenal they rely on us and that makes me feel that Arsenal is mine and reliant on my support.

If Blatter brings in this self-generating funding rule, we with Arsene will rule the world.

Arsene is a winner and lately he seems opening up and letting a few things slip out, last week he finally said we have had little money for transfers and this transfer window we can compete with Chelsea in the transfer market, I cannot see him changing his spots and buying for the sake of it, but I do think he has seen enough of project youth now and showing blind faith in them. I am hoping he goes back to the old Arsene and plucks out the Henry’s and the Pires’s and ducks and dives like the old days.

This isn’t supposed to be a dig at Mr Moyes or Mr O’Neill, but are they really as good as Mr Wenger OBE….. really?

Toffee’s Away.. A Sticky Situation??

August 15, 2009

By Jonjon..

Over the last few weeks we’ve heard the players and the manager talk the talk, but now its time to walk the walk. We’ve been told that we are ready and the squad is strong enough. Certain players have told us were we go wrong sometimes and what we need to do to put that right. Well talk is cheap and today all talk goes out of the window. Its what happens on the pitch that counts and today the players and the manager have 90mins to show the faithful that they are not all mouth.

Starting our campaign away at Everton is no easy task, we could have done with an easier start to the season although in all fairness, to state the obvious, we have to play every team at some point anyway and I prefer a hard start and an easy run in. Last year we had an easy start and a hard run in and in the so called easy start we lost 5 games so it doesn’t matter. To win the league you have to beat whats in front of you every week, whether it be at home to Hull or Birmingham, or away to Everton. it makes not a jot of  difference.

Under Davey Moyes, Everton have become a good football side. They’ve held down a top 6 spot in the last few years now and like Wenger, Moyes has build a good team on a shoe string. He’s worked within his means to get Everton to the status they are, and in a league dominated by money, artificial wages and sugar daddies, a lot of respect has to be given to Moyes for what hes done. That’s where the respect ends though because today is about the three points, Everton are the enemy and soft spots must be put to one side, we have to beat them.

In playing a team like Everton we also have a chance to show what we are made of. Everton are the perfect example of how a team can beat us. They defend as a unit, they compress the play and soak up the pressure and they are dangerous on the break, in the air, and from set pieces. if there was ever a test to see if we’ve put our weaknesses from last season to one side, its today. It could be said that Everton are our kryptonite. The critics will be looking for the littlest thing to attack us with.  So three points today, a clean sheet and a couple of goals will keep everyone of our back for the next few days and give us a boost ahead of the Champions League Qualifier against Celtic on Tuesday. Although in all honesty, to me three points is three points, so I don’t care whether we win 1-0 or 10-9.

We have a few injury worries but i feel we have enough to cope. Its not like Cesc, Gallas, AK47 or Dudu are injured. Everton will cause us problems but we have enough quality in our squad to cause them more, so I’m confident we’ll put on a good show and look forward to watching MOTD tonight, or Football First.. I’m not going to predict the lineup because I’m not sure what it will be. When we have so many injuries im not sure even Wenger knows his best eleven and will he be having one eye on Celtic?? I don’t know.

Personally I’d go for


Sagna.. Gallas…Vera Lynn.. Clichy….

Jack…Cesc… Song.. Arshavin..

…….Bendtner.. Dudu….

Score: Everton 0-2 Arsenal Scorers: Arshavin, Dudu Enjoy the game guys, today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for. The proper football starts and we get to see our boys in our beloved Red and White. Stuff the media, stuff the critics, stuff the sugar daddies, stuff Everton.