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Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by ArsenalTexan3, May 11, 2012.
There needs to be one of hologram John Terry performing with hologram Tupac.
This might be my favorite meme in a long, long time.
Haha Chesney is a legend!!!
From the article:
At Arsenal it [the name John Terry] is another word for an ugly girl,’ said Szczesny. ‘If there’s a girl around that we don’t really like, we use it as a smokescreen, as in: “Have you seen John Terry recently? He’s terrible. I recommend this, it really works.”-- Szcesny
This got really old really fast
Haha that's great, what an idea.
Yeah, it was the funniest thing in the world yesterday, and now i'm completely over it. Strange.
Here's something different but still funny:
"DOWN WITH YOUR BROTHER, YOU'RE GOING DOWN WITH YOUR BROTHER!!!!!!!!!"
Joey Barton gets a well-earned 12-match ban.
Edit: Hard to believe, but Sp*rs fans got something right:
ha. That's my favorite.
I'm surprised you guys haven't started a "Thank God he's gone" thread about Drogba's departure.
the general response was an outpour of respect for the guy. Our recent victories over Chelsea probably have something to do with that.
I wouldnt have minded Drogba staying if it meant Torres continuing to have a 'Carroll' (...I think that's the correct word isn't it?) because a 46 yr old Drogba and a crap Torres combined are worse than a rejuvenated Torres ala the player he was at Liverpool.
I suppose I should have added a big smiley - it was obviously tongue in cheek. I think Senderos still has nightmares about Drogba. As for having a 'Carroll' - I'm not sure that's really fair. Torres hasn't injured himself falling off a bar stool drunk.
I used to really hate Drogba because of how much trouble he gave us and how much of a cheap diver he is. Then I guess I began to realize just how many players are cheap divers, so I guess for me that part of the hate eroded away a bit.
I still dislike Drogba, but I have to admit having him as a player all these years would've been great.
why is Liverpool going after small-time managers?
I don't see how dodging relegation season after season means one wins the right to manage Liverpool.
Because they have become a small-time club. Still good for the history books; that's where they belong.
Weird. I was thinking about comic books and googled "Hulk football". His wiki page has the following entry--not a single word is substantiated anywhere else:
"Chelsea bought Hulk for £35,000,000 and he signed a 4 year contract on 25th May 2012. Didier Drogba who is leaving Chelsea when his contract expires stated that Hulk is a quality player will fit into Chelsea very easily. Roberto Di Matteo stated that Chelsea needed a natural Right Winger and Hulk is the best at that position. He is expected to wear the #11 shirt which when Didier Drogba leaves Chelsea."
what kind of nonsense is this? Why is Roberto Martinez a small time manager? its not like they are looking at Steve Bruce or Mick McCarthy or other random recycling bin fodder like that.
and Liverpool need to be real about themselves right now. They are not in CL football and have a lot of overpriced crap on their books. No big time manager is going there.
Yeah I got that, but there is also a germ of truth behind it too, hence the reply.
No, he's just played like he has
Let's see. Never finished higher than 15th in the PL with goal differentials ranging from -20 to -42. In three years in charge his squad has won only a single cup game against a PL side (Phil Brown's Hull), while losing to lower league teams 4 times (Blackpool, Notts County, Crystal Palace, Swindon Town). Twice his squad has lost PL games by an 8 goal margin. To me these are hallmarks of a small time manager. On the other hand he has gone three seasons without being relegated, so if that is Liverpool's goal, i think they've got the right guy.
I dont rate Martinez that highly, but that club has been worse than Arsenal in terms of selling its stars and not replacing them over the last 2-3 seasons. He has not gotten much of any investment either.
People are jerking off Brendan Rodgers, when its Martinez who brought that style of play down to Swansea and a lot of those players Rodgers had.
And more than anything, Liverpool wont be able to attract a world class manager. The status of that club has been on the wane for years, and they have a lot of crap. Id rather try and fail with a guy like Martinez than hire tried and tested failures like Bruce, McCarthy, Hughes, and others of that ilk.
I never rated Bruce either, but he was actually more successful at Wigan than Martinez. Also who has been sold off during the Martinez era? N'Zogbia? Valencia was sold before Martinez had even coached a game at Wigan. A top coach would have consolidated over the last 3 years, not still be flirting with relegation every season. And i don't buy the "lack of investment" angle. Wigan has the 5th highest wages to turnover ratio in the PL, so it's not like they are being that cheap.
that is the point. None of those players were replaced. They had also sold Wilson Palacios and Lee Cattermole as well. Bruce did the smart thing and bolted as they were about drop and the cut spending. Of course he got found out at Sunderland for the garbage manager he is, but that is another conversation.
and consolidated what exactly? Wigan doesnt have much of anything to consolidate. They have sold some decent to good players for them and did not replace them. The fact that they didnt get relegated this season is a plus for him because that team isnt good. On top of that he beat us and United and should have beaten Chelsea were it not for bad officiating.
And that wages to revenue list is from last season. They also had the 4th lowest payroll. I never said Wigan were being cheap, I said they did not replace those players that were let go before Martinez arrived.
in fact, here is Wigan's financial totals from that year
here are Wigan's 2010 totals also
their wages have declined by 2 million. In an age where salaries are going up across the league, Wigan have stayed consistent and even declined. If you look at some other numbers, Wigan's debt decreased from 60 million to 21 million over the last 2 years also.
Mind you, I didnt say Martinez was a top manager. I dont think that highly of dude and his formation change was good but where was this in January? that change could have kept them out of the muck. I also dont like his buys, but then again Liverpool will hire a DoF to take care of that for him. Liverpool is not the most desirable job in the world right now. They could do much worse than him in terms of the managers that would even entertain Liverpool at the moment.
without checking this, but didn't whelan right off £46m of debt wigan owed him?
also without checking, but wasn't it bruce that put wigan so far in debt in the first place? i could be wrong, but he definitely nearly bankrupted huddersfield.