Qatar Nights - The Winter World Cup Thread

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by ArsenalJake, Oct 23, 2022.

  1. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Kansas City
    The Dutch are my other favorite national team so I'm not too upset. US needs to find the answer at striker and 2 new CB's before 2026. We know Arsenal legend Auston Trusty is one, who is the other?
     
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  2. maskito

    maskito Member+

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s pretty clear that the Dutch game plan was to cede possession and exploit the US defense on the counter-attack. That tactic was executed perfectly to maximum effect. The US inability to track and mark an attacker in the box today is extremely frustrating but easily correctable.

    There is clearly a talented young core to build upon to make a deep run in 2026: Turner bears virtually no blame for any goals conceded. Central defense could be improved, and better finishing are imperatives.
     
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  3. Rewinder

    Rewinder Member+

    Jun 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Balogun needs to be called up.
     
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  4. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Lautaro, what a donkey
     
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  5. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    The US need to stop this Pulisic/Westbrook shit too. So May attacks were killed in the first half because he was given the ball and since he has tunnel vision, he just went forward to lose possession.

    They had way more success in the right side and then looked better when Reyna, a proper dribbler, got on the pitch.
     
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  6. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    i only watched highlights and so many of the actual threats had reyna involved. maybe they need a coach who actually rates reyna?

    and maybe one who'll go all out recruiting balogun.
     
  7. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member+

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    US should be a desirable job right now. Feels like an upgrade over Berhalter is necessary
     
  8. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Giroud surpasses Henry as France’s all-time goal scorer. Well done Olivier! Especially with all the shit you’ve taken from fans over the years, ourself included.
     
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  9. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Some of it warranted. That cold spell he went through when we had a chance to win the title in 2016 was frustrating.
     
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  10. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meanwhile… Mbappe… Whoosh!
     
  11. leppercut

    leppercut Member+

    Oct 10, 2006
    SLC and Anchorage
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reyna is rated and I guess we’ll have to wait for the full postmortem, but it seems likely Gio wasn’t ready to go for more than 45 minutes. Hoping he gets his career back in track because for now it seems he might go the way of those Arsenal players who had a bright future but injuries derailed them.
     
  12. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Bellingham is a monster
     
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  13. CarlosKaiser

    CarlosKaiser Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Jul 30, 2018
    Kansas City
    Saka! Gets his 3rd goal, and England's 3rd of this match.
     
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  14. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Feel like winner of England/France probably wins the WC.
     
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  15. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And a pretty, tricky dink shot at that!
     
  16. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Yeah, if France wins.
     
  17. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    We will t beat France u less they have a meltdown

    rice as the line pivot is not the one vs a competent press and I can see dembele killing Shaw and maguire

    unless England can hit them in the counter France should win the lot
     
  18. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

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

    danielh Member+

    May 30, 2013
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    2/10 ipad bat flip, shockingly bad.

    The quality of garbage hot takes that come around every 4 years is a just a smidgen below Q shit
     
  20. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    i mean, giroud's every season with us was the same though:
    1) wenger has someone else he'd rather start and giroud is on the bench.
    2) giroud produces off the bench.
    3) whoever was in front is unavailable/ineffective, giroud starts.
    4) wenger rides giroud like a rented government mule.
    5) giroud is out of gas and is ineffective. giroud goes to the bench.
    6) giroud produces off the bench. because rest is A Thing[tm].
    7) giroud finishes the season doing well.
     
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  21. Super Llama

    Super Llama Member+

    May 21, 2006
    Seattle
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Kinda funny, for the first time in decades, England have below-par CB options, while their attack and midfield are top five in the world. That defense will get battered by France
     
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  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah heard about this a few hours ago. Supposedly his family was in the house at the time. These stories are getting much too common. Very troubling trend.

    And interesting how the details of this one were made public whereas the ones for Ben White were not.

    Also, is it too late for Southgate to make squad replacements? White it seems he's not gonna miss too much, but Sterling? I could imagine him being valuable, especially as 2T or ET sub.
     
  23. DaPrince84

    DaPrince84 Member+

    Aug 22, 2001
    MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Sterling is coming back
     
  24. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Namibia
    Agreed - borderline elite player - and thus frustrating

    unfortunately we went on to replace the Ozil/Giroud/Alexis goal output with worse options :whistling:
     
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