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i can explain the offside rule using condiment jars though.
I'll let you off. This time.
who want France to qualify...
has to be a possibility, he looks disinterested
He knows what side of his bread is buttered. He is the main man at Arsenal, he wouldn't be at other clubs.
but he doesn't have the arrogant streak that henry has. Could you imagine Henry palying second fiddle to Ronaldinho at Barca? I can't.
If he was gonna leave, he'd have done so by now.
all wengers players are shit by their late 20's (if we got them young)
sound I heard earlier must have been hundreds and thousands of hearts bleeding, then...
At least he'll play again. Michael Svensson needs a third operation on his knee, which if he has it will rule him out for another 12 months on top of the last 3 years he's missed. The other option is not to have it, and not play again
we have had most of our first team out at some point during the season.
you have much more to worry about.
you'll bounce right up and be right as rain after next season. It'll do you good to gut out your squad and get rid of players like Anton Ferdinand and Nigel Reo Coker. Get some players in who are playing for the shirt. We could do with some ourselves.
you have good financial backing so at least you won't have to worry about that side of things. If you do get rid of all the wasters then Curbishley can do a good job.
while you had the chance. He basically only stayed because he was in a huff with Barcelona. Otherwise he would have pledged his future to Arsenal a lot earlier than he did.
Still, as Arsenal have nothing left to play for, apart from an ultimately meaningless battle with Liverpool for third and fourth place (meaningless in that both teams will get Champions League football anyway, now would be a chance to play these alleged kids.
arsenal couldn't flog him. his contract was expiring and he'd have left on a bosman.
he could only have gone during the january 2006 window and then it'd have been at a huge discount.
but, at the end of the day, he is still our best player.
Its just that we have played well without him at points this season. If you look at our games with Henry in the team, we have done as well.
we have just had some good results with him out of the team. People see this and think 'Sell Henry' but its not the case. He brings experience to the team, as well as being a great player.
Toure should be our captain.
but he isn't a leader. He needs to be brought down at least 2 pegs. He has a massive ego.
its embarrasing to see sometimes. Eboue is just as bad.
And Henry my most hated player.
are you going to Scunny tomorrow?
I think we've blown any chance of automatic promotion now.
and similar signings
and he played for us as well.
As far as I'm concerned the blame lies solely at his feet, as since he's been involved with the club we've plummeted from crisis to crisis.
He's made some questionable managerial appointments (Platt, Megson, Kinnear and possibly Calderwood too), backed the wrong ones at the wrong time, failed to back Paul Hart after the play-off season, put Mark Arthur in charge of all things PR and contractual (remember the "We're Serious About Promotion..." ad campaign debacle at the start of the relegation season), only invested in new signings directly after selling off the "crown jewels" (Harewood, Dawson, Jenas, Reid, Prutton et al), and then continually put prices up for one of the most loyal fanbases in the country.
The ironic thing is that there are still some of our fans who see him as a saviour. What they don't realise is that it was his bad judgment over Platt that created most of the debt in the first place!
He claims to be a Forest fan, yet hasn't given any indication that he is prepared to do anything to move the club forwards.
He isn't a bad businessman - Doughty Hanson and its subsidiary companies are said to be worth billions and his personal wealth is in excess of £30 million - so my only hunch is he bought the club for tax evasion purposes.
have ever professed to 'love' Chelsea in any other way than they are happy to be there (whether or not this is because they are trousering large bundles of cash). The same as any player says about his club.
I would also say that Mourinho has pretty much proved himself elsewhere too.
There is the thing about 'mercenaries' too - unless a club has a policy of only signing players from within five miles of the ground, then all players are mercenaries who have come for what they are being paid. It's just that wealthy clubs can attract (or get landed with) more valuable players.
is a knock-out competition means it's VERY difficult for a team to be consistent in it over a number of seasons. Anyone who 'expects' Chelsea to win it every year because they have money is, quite frankly deluded. You need luck as well as quality.
You seem to be completely undermining the job that Mourinho has to do. Managing all those egos and submitting to pressure from Abramovich and fans and the media whilst attempting to build a team can't be easy.
and the pressure place upon him by people is almost a hinderance. It seems that the influence of Abramovich means that Mourinho can't neccesarily do things how he'd like to. For example I find it hard to believe that Mourinho wouldn't have wanted to buy defensive cover in January, and the whole Shevchenko situation seems a bit odd to me.
Endless money isn't neccesarily a good thing.
But I mean the scale really. Money is useful but when you (and the rest of the market) know you have pretty much infinite money it can't be very helpful.
Managers often find it hard to deal with money having built up their careers at smaller clubs - see Iain Dowie at Charlton and Curbishly's spending during the transfer window.
I only put him in my fantasy football team last week :@ Liverpool are going to win the Champions League!