Alert: Random Arsenal Shizzle

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by thebigman, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
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    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
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    Arsenal FC
    I'm all for an end to these tours, or at best no more than 2 games abroad. Players need rest, and these things only exacerbate the gulf between the haves and the have-nots of the sport. Also seems to encourage those folks driving things toward a huge club world cup or Super League or whatever. None of this truly helps anyone but the biggest clubs pulling in plastic fans.

    Grumpy old man rant over.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reasonable points but you may be tilting at windmills.

    Interestingly there are precisely 2 games in Orlando that are advertised, at least at this point.

    So unless you consider them playing Scotland this summer as being "abroad", they very well might be listening to you. ;)
     
  3. mebeSajid

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    Feb 16, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
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  4. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    United States
    Who asked? No. Really. Who dafuq asked? I sure as hell didn't.
     
  5. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Who said prime didn’t have any good comedy?
     
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  6. gunner7

    gunner7 Member+

    Jul 27, 2008
    Sunshine California
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  7. cooper7d7

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    Feb 7, 2001
    CT
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    Arsenal FC
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    United States
    Arsene should sue...
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  8. NorthBank

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  9. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Time to bump the old shizzle thread, with this...

    Elliot Smith gets a feather in his cap today for interviewing Lee Dixon at 4am this morning and getting it right out on the podverse (if that's a word).

    I've always liked Dicko, even if he doesn't always offer the most brilliantly insightful punditry with every single word that comes out of his mouth.

    Elliot (@YankeeGunner) has grown on me as I've listened to his deft, agile, intelligent comments as owner/moderator of the AV pod.

    And even if he scored today's interview partly because of his Arse Foundation fund-raising efforts, it's still a coup and a bucket-list moment for him, which he handled calmly and well... at an ungodly hour.

    https://www.arsenalvisionpodcast.com/episodes/episode-509
     
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  10. maskito

    maskito Member+

    Jan 14, 2006
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I already listened to it as well. It's definitley worth the listen

    What impressed me most about Dixon was that I felt he came across as being relatively open, honest, and reasonably humble about his assessment of the way the game is played today than when he was on the pitch. It made me think that he is told or feels compelled to call games differently. Don't know if that's factually/literally true, but it was a clear impression I took away.
     
  11. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Lee Dixon is ok for me as a concomentator or pundit

    most arsenal
    Players are actually good pundits bar the old English drunks like parlour and Merson
     
  12. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    And Adams maybe? (he certainly fit with the old drunks group, but as a pundit the sample size is a bit small, at least for me)

    I always liked the way Winterburn did cocoms... I love his accent and enthusiasm, but it's been many a year since I've heard him.
     
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  13. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    Arsenal FC
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    England
    I’m sure winter burn is a brummie like me
     
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  14. NorthBank

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    Being somewhat of an underrated player, Nigel has a kind of skimpy wikipedia page, but it says he was born in Arley, Warwickshire, and the first stop on his playing career was Birmingham City.
     
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  15. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
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    David seaman also played for Birmingham
     
  16. yossarian

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    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
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    United States
    I don't know why, but whenever I hear him speak, I'm struck by how deep his voice is. Would've been a great bass in a barbershop quartet.
     
  17. thebigman

    thebigman Member+

    May 25, 2006
    Birmingham
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Proper northern fellow

    sounds like a farmer or something
     
  18. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shout out to the first 2 inductees to the WSL Hall of Fame... Gooners both!
    * Fara Williams
    * Rachel Yankey

    I don't know a ton about Fara who was only with us for 1 year?

    But I must say that Rachel was pretty amazing. She was one of the most valuable pieces of Arsenal furniture when I woke up to the fact that we had a ladies team and started paying attention. We were so dominant back then that she won 22 trophies at Arsenal. 22! That's ridiculous.

    And from the bits I've seen of her in player interviews and subsequent punditry, she seems like a class act.

    I expect quite a few more Arsenal gals to follow in subsequent inductions, starting with Kelly Smith perhaps. But the list could be long :)
     
  19. daedalus

    daedalus Member+

    Apr 24, 2004
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    not sure where else this goes:

    apparently, FIFA brought charges against us in january 2020 for the sales of akpom and campbell. we had variable on-sale clauses in their sale: if PAOK sold akpom to UK-based club, our on-sale would be 40% whereas if it was to a club outside of the UK, it would be 30% with campbell's being 30% vs 25%. their apparently logic being:
    (i like how our on-sale clauses triggers this but all of the joorabchian and mendes transfers are just shiny.)

    happily, instead of just accepting the relatively minor fine of 40K swiss francs and "a warning as to their future conduct", the club fought it. unsurprisingly, FIFA rejected out appeal so we took it to CAS on september 28 and won the decision. the award came without cost, though apparently we were order to pay FIFA 1000 swiss francs (not sure why) while FIFA were ordered to pay us 4000 "as a contribution towards the expenses for the proceedings".

    good times, good times.
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

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    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I stumbled upon this little article on Arsenal.com about our FA Cup Semi w/ Stoke which led to our first double in 1971:
    https://www.arsenal.com/news/storey-book-ending

    So then I looked up the match on Youtube, because I couldn't honestly remember anything about it, not too surprising since we didn't move to London until 74. Anyway, might be worth a watch for any of y'all. Brian Moore is the iconic host and he does a nice little interview with the hero Peter Storey at the end:

     

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