Leicester City v. The Arsenal, Sunday April 28 2019, 1200 GMT

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by mebeSajid, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Might be a bit more interesting/relevant if it wasn't from a match from 4 months ago. What tipped me off first was the 6 KO's, then the Santa avatar. :whistling:
     
  2. banco

    banco Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    That was probably because of Özil's bad body language or lack of passion :laugh:
     
  3. banco

    banco Member

    Mar 27, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Rafa's teams are usually good to great defensively depending on personnel. I'm more likely to call Emery the rich man's Marco Silva right now.
     
  4. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm starting to think Unai Emery is bad at his job
     
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  5. MilesW

    MilesW Member+

    Aug 26, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    oh shit, I didn't even notice. It even say livars.
     
  6. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    This is all wrong smh

    I saw the years incorrectly
     
  7. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    This tail spin is even affecting us posters, apparently! Fake news!
     
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  8. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'm just glad I didn't wake up for this nonsense.
     
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  9. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I spent the weekend sitting in the sun and then doing outdoor spring clearance with the tractor

    Far more interesting
     
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  10. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Jitty, apparently:

     
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  11. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    LOL!

    Of course we are not rednecks over here! More likely hipsters!
     
  12. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
  13. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Maybe we can get Elton John to do a version of "Candle in the Wind" for him?
     
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously our defensive stance failed big time. Sitting back and trying to beat them on the counter was probably folly with 11 men, and then became a joke when we went down to 10. And at that point the chances were essentially nil for turning us back into a high-pressing offensive team, although I saw us try that a few times.

    Adrian Clarke's breakdown said that our 32% possession is the lowest ever recorded in the 16 years since Opta's been tracking it. (surely someone else tracked it before that no?)

    Maybe Emery's plan was to try to preserve collective energy, with an eye towards Valencia. But I think he probably did more damage to our collective psyche and confidence by setting us up that way, and suffering such a humiliating defeat.

    Hopefully he's learned that lesson, and we play to our strengths for all remaining matches. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
     
  15. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    If he hasn't learned the lesson by now, I'm not particularly optimistic he will in the future.
     
  16. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair point. But I pray we don't see that again.
     
  17. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I wonder if we just got him as a favour to Barca
     
  18. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was on a dive boat in Grand Cayman.
     
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  19. mebeSajid

    mebeSajid Member+

    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Showoff.
     
  20. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The dive master is a Villa supporter so we had an interesting conversation about the Leeds vs. Villa match.
     
  21. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Waco last few games

    Emery boner meter is almost shrivled and back in my body
     
  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have a Europa Cup Semi in 48hrs. Even with the high amount of thread-starter squad rotation lately, I trust there's someone left who can step up and start that thread. :thumbsup:
     
  23. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Can take a swing tonight if you guys can wait til about 9 EST.
     
  24. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Um... Okay.
     
  25. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was imagining someone who hasn't been in recent rotation might step up. But if they don't, just do it.
     

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