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Has anyone seen my trousers?
I thought he was going to walk out in the huff about this far in but turns out he's been sacked. Gots to laugh really.
Really quite shocked at how good City were, and how completely incapable of stopping them United appeared to be. Don't think i've ever seen a top side press another so high so relentlessly right from the off in a big game, and Pellegrini somehow managed to turn City's negatives into positives.
Thought Kompany was the best player on the park. A real captain's performance. When the spine of our side play to their best we're comfortably the best team in the country, the problem is that none of them - Hart, Kompany, Toure, Silva, Aguero - have showed any sort of consistency since we won the title. Nasri's performance was truly top drawer, as well.
If i was a United supporter i'd feel pretty annoyed with the clear lack of effort from my players (Fellaini was particularly bad), but the talk of Moyes not being the man for the job is nonsense. Ferguson lost 1:6 to City, and 1:5, 1:4 twice, 1:3 three times, and in six of his title-winning seasons they lost two of their first five games. It'll take him time to establish his personality and tactics onto the squad, and some other apparent idiot will be getting it in the neck this time next week.
Fernandinho in front of the defence. Think he's made 10/11 interceptions in the two games and it's freed up Yaya. Seems a bit mental paying £30m for a screening midfielder but I think that's why the team has looked more fluent.
But I reckon Moyes will be gone before United next win a championship. Ltitle to do with his ability but it'll all be about the "no one could follow Ferguson" narrative.
gave Fergie a bit more wriggle room after his derby losses?
Mad to judge Moyes yet, but it's hardly been an auspicious start.
Was unreal to watch.
consistently, even when 4-0 up
- Liverpool remembering the comedy. Some cracking goals from Everton and Hull. Spurs played really well against Cardiff by the looks of it. Got the makings of a special side there.
- someone at Arsenal slipping up and publishing their actual attendance. 10,000 empty seats. Ouch!
- Some interesting European results. Ajax got humped by PSV (sorry adybongo and OBT!). Anderlecht got absolutely battered, too. Napoli beat Milan away.
- Barca had less than 50% posession for the first time in any game for five years...and still won 0-4.
if they can actually keep winning for once this season. Might mean less booing anyway.
What's the lowest / worst finish that you would accept from Moyes this season, without calling for his head?
(This isn't a post predicting their imminent relegation because they lost to one of the best sides in the league; more seeking the general consensus on the minimum, if there is one)
i personally think they might still win the title. wouldn't at all surprise me if they won their next five games (they're all extremely routine) and were top of the league by the middle of November.
the actually correct answer, though, is probably that he'd be allowed a top four finish in his first year. same with Pellegrini at City or even Mourinho at Chelsea, all depending on how they did in Europe. none of those clubs could accept not having Champions League football, but because of the extenuating circumstances at each club i think the managers all have in effect one free season league-wise, providing they qualify for the CL again.
I think, so long as CL qualification is never in the balance, that final positions may not mean too much to managers and those clubs just yet. Finishing 4th usually means finishing 15, maybe even 20-odd, points behind the winners having failed to mount any kind of title challenge. Early days but it doesn't look to me like the gap will be so big this time round. I expect the title will be won with very little over 80 points for the first time in a few years, and that a relatively disastrous 4th place wouldn't necessarily mean a relatively disastrous points haul.
Liverpool are better than they were last season, as are Spurs, Arsenal roughly the same and Utd, City and Chelsea all have the potential for wobbles. Can potentially see City and Chelsea pulling away eventually and leaving 4 clubs contesting 3rd and 4th right up to the wire.
unless our only summer activity is Osman
But expectations are pretty low. If we only reached the early stages of the cups and came 5th or below, I'd be at least a tad curious to see who else was available. Don't really see it happening, but it's not beyond the realms of possibility.
I think 4th would be more realistic for the board/most fans, though.
sacking Di Canio.
Balotelli missed a penalty, too. What an age we live in.
with a couple of Fulham supporters. We all thought the graphic saying "First Premier League Goal" was wrong and it meant of the season. But no! How many Premier League games has he played? That's nuts considering how many goals Chelsea have scored.
He did score two in the FA Cup back in 2007 but yeah, no league goals 'til now.
is the sacking for football reasons or has he been up to other mischief?
doesn't concern me as much as a repeat of the ji-sung park 1-0 game from two years ago, for example, would have. every goal was very preventable & if those mistakes become a trend over time then it'll be bad news but as is i'm just gonna chalk it up as a whupping. any side can get run over.
terrifying unwillingness to close down the ball tho. even vidic was dodge.
Ferdinand especially looks like he's finally past it.
Not on the wind up but they look too slow to play at the same time imo. Seems madness to not play Johnny Evans who was one of your most consistent performers last year and would mean you wouldn't have to play so deep.
ferdinand has been waterproof pants a good while
Playing a couple of dinosaurs against a mobile attack like City's was probably a bit suicidal. Seems harsh on Evans that he's not getting a look in
Fellaini looked like a lost sheep in that company. As mentioned above Kompany was a fucking monster
Each have made the other look like mugs at various points. Get the impression that both thoroughly relish the duel as well. Obviously good versus evil's not *really* a thing in football, but the contrasting images of Vince on his knees in front of the City fans, a huge smile on his giant baby face, then Rooney whinging and spitting his teeth out because his silly hat kept falling off - priceless. No matter who i supported i'd thoroughly enjoy shit like that.
Which would be the best thing for Serie A in the long run. I bloody love Hamsik, though he wasn't on top form yesterday.
Serie A I mean?
What's the issue there?
to negotiate their own TV deal?
By no means a vintage Milan team, but, Balotelli aside, they just couldn't live with them. Insigne's a lovely little player, isn't he?
He's another one in line. Made losing lavezzi pretty easy. Regarding the title challenge...if only they weren't playing in Europe, can see that squad struggling in the late season.
We were pretty bobbins, but seem to have hit the sort of run where things just go for you. Don't know if that's luck or the team getting better/more resilient, probably both, but we should enjoy it while it lasts.
Thought the game showed how important Theo is to us as well. Gnabry did ok, but Theo's such a consistent out ball for us that we looked a bit lost when we were under pressure and only really had Ozil upfield to aim for
Giving up possession to the Brave New Stoke is one thing, we've started to play on the counter quite a lot recently, but our passing in the second half was crap and we generally looked second best for much of the last half hour. Still, win when you're playing badly etc.
Also really enjoyed Ramsey shushing the Stoke fans. Petty and a bit lacking in class, but they're all cunts.
That might give a better indication of where things stand.
dunno how often teams don't/can't rotate at all for 3 games with the middle one being a CL away tie, but yeah. Think the average age for our coc team is gonna be like 19, so hopefully they'll be rested for the weekend.
i've not seen the video of some noobs giving dougie grief mainly because i hate the majority of our fans who can't accept that we aren't a premier league team any more and seem to want to sack everyone associated with the club every five minutes.
We're turd now though. Proper turd. We spunked our precious cash on piss-poor strikers and kids, and although brought spearing in, still haven't strengthened our defence. Dougie made Knight captain, then essentially publicly humiliated him by hauling him off after got booed for an hour. Add to that dougie's "we've got guys here who don't want to be" speech, and then feck all transfer activity, we've got a demotivated and poor squad under a manager they more than likely resent. And I don't see how it can be turned around.
Yeovil at home on Saturday and it will be awful. Both the football and the atmosphere. If he loses that i can maybe see him going, but considering our finances atm i don't know who we'll get in. Jimmy Phillips, maybe, idk.
I'm obviously pretty interested in how Freedman is getting on and I'm probably in the minority that actually wants him to succeed. Would you put the pretty woeful start to the season on his and Lenny's shoulders or is there still a lot of deadwood and ill feeling from the relegation?
but this weekend means in 3 of the last 4 of these W*Ham have been ahead in the final minutes only to lose a player to a contentious red card and lose it in the dying minutes. Piquionne got sent off for jumping into the crowd like a total helmet in one, Carlton got a red last season that was later rescinded for its utter wrongness, and Noble's first yellow in this one was innocuous given Barkley spent the game doing the same thing after trying to have Ravel Morrison's ankle off earlier.
That aside....Baines is so good it had the unique feeling of having given away a penalty rather than a free kick when it was awarded. Especially the second - couldn't see any way old man Jaaskelainen was going to keep it out, and so it proved. Pretty much the perfect freekick.
but it's quite hard to have any sympathy for him when he makes a challenge like the one for his sending off, knowing he's on a yellow. A player getting two fairly innocuous yellow cards is one thing, but that was daft.
Does that sort of scything 10%-chance-of-coming-off tackle a lot in that position as well. So I don't have any problem with his sending off per se, just that it wasn't applied equally to both sides. Barkley especially certainly strung together more than two yellow cards worth of mischief
that tackle on Morrison, yeah, on another day its a red. can't remember anything else.
have to say man - West Ham look like relegation candidates to me. they're pretty woeful. sorry
tbf I think that would be true of most lower-midtable teams downwards that lose their three main attacking players at the same time - the squads down that end aren't deep enough to handle it.
sure, Nolan will get 6-8. noble will bang in pennas, but man, Carroll is fucking dogshit and that chap they had up top the other day - proper rubbish
if he's ever fit again.
Sam spunking £30 million on Carrol, Jarvis and Downing seems like a cracking bit of business.
Not really supposed to say it though are you? The Nobleistas will have you
He just doesn't do anything for me and is lacking in so many areas but then he's the longest serving player and every manager picks him so I wonder if it's just a case of me not knowing much about football. If he wasn't a local boy he'd have been a target of the fans a long time ago.
Not good enough at tackling to be a proper DM, not an exceptional passer, doesn’t provide any goal threat except for being a very good penalty taker, seems to be going backwards in terms of set piece delivery. I guess he brings some energy to the middle of the park, but he’s not particularly athletic and anyone would look dynamic alongside Kevin Nolan. In short, he’s not noticeably better than Gary O’ Neill save for being a local lad.
sam loves his boys
good to see Joey O'B playing regular football. Don't care if he's shit, mind, but good to see he's playing.
It's just the fact that he's the uncoolest player in the entire premiership that means nobody notices
in his extremely brief time in the bolton first team before he's knees decided to disappear you'd almost forget he's on the pitch. Not through him being shit, just through him essentially never seeing the ball
by I just don't get it, very much a jack of all trades but master of none. Not a great tackler and a real liability at times, not athletic and tires near the end of most games, not mobile, one dimensional passer, not a goal threat apart from pens, crap set piece taker and not very strong on the ball. But he's a local boy and he bleeds claret & blue.
Certainly doubt he’d still be in the side if Collison hadn’t been repeatedly sidelined by injury.
Remember watching Baines shape up to take a last-minute free kick against us in the FA Cup a few years back and genuinely wishing it was a penalty instead
but taking a perfect free kick, then using that to make the goalkeeper to take up a position which means you can aim another but similarly perfect free kick where he can't even attempt to save it, is absolutely insane.
Jaska took a step to his left, Baines kidded him and flipped it into the other side. perfect
at trying to stop freekicks. The second was a beauty.
When the away end doesn't serve booze but the home end is sponsored by a cider so you spend 90 minutes slowly sobering up while staring at a giant ad for booze
Because we're setting out our claim early.
I'm enjoying the team having some spirit and winning (we're only 5 points off our points total for the whole of last season) but jesssssssus we're dour to watch at the mo. Yeovil were much the better team but to be expected when you've got a midfield of Jenas and Carroll. Charlie got Harry out of jail tbh.
Terraces aren't that much fun when the game is abysmal.
Yeovil was fun though, was drinking afterwards and some old fella kept his wife waiting for ages whilst he came round and shook all our hands and asked us our thoughts on the game.
The Richard Dunne song caught on though. So happy. It's amazing
Not the first time they went up, seem to think they were pretty exciting then.
to come from midtable obscurity to winning the league.
Even if you have a short memory, that was far better to watch than the turgid 1-0 wins that Cardiff served up last year.
A team looking like anonymous midtable fodder suddenly becomes an unbeatable juggernaut midway through a season. I've never seen anything like that before.
kinda happens every year, at least since newcastle
I think it's cos when we won the league in 10/11 we had such a sexy team, and now we're really workmanlike and based on the fact that we have a solid 15th in the prem back 5 that championship teams can't beat.
Every game has been like top trumps where in the 80th minute Redknapp's called the line *players' wages - 10* and collected all the oppos cards
Couldn't go this weekend. Not going until we score some goals as cash is low at the moment.
To a song I can't remember the name of
Richard Dunne dun dun der dun
Richard Dunne dun dun der dun
Richard Dunne dun dun der dun
Richard Dunne dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun
x repeat time 2 and a half hours all the way home
There was a Demba Ba chant based on it
Not sure that'll catch on.
My brain keeps doing it to the Imperial March from Star Wars but there aren't enough bits
The station is miles from the town which is then miles from the ground.
And someone told me the club is owned by a taxi magnate which is why there are no buses to the ground.
Hour after the game we were told it would be another hour for a cab.
Thankfully the pub we were in block books taxis to take people back so we just grabbed one from there
Completely and thoroughly outclassed in every department. No desire from anyone apart from Rooney. Not sure why the likes of Young, Valencia, and Ferdinand are playing every game whilst Nani, Zaha, Kagawa, and Evans are sat in reserve.
Watched it on my own in an horrible pub full of city fans. Completely demoralising.
That said, it's still early days and we've had a tough start. Hopefully Fellaini will bed in and Moyes will become more assured with each passing game. Thankfully (after Liverpool) we have a fairly straightforward run of games that could be useful to get some confidence back.
(I mean, I didn't watch it.)
We were fucking abject, City were really, really good and made us even worse but I think they could have had an off day and still got the win comfortably enough.
Valencia wasn't great but he was still roasting him semi-regularly.
I think that the thinking was that Valencia would track him better defensively which turned out great didn't it.
On the train home there was this belting kid who seemed to be a heady mix of pissed and possibly mentally ill who started on us because we weren't signing enough.
We asked him for a song and he provided the masterpiece of
*We're Queens Park Rangers, we robbed your nan's pond*
I've got an almost crippling heightened sense of irony compared to your average PL season ticket holder but I detected none in their strained rendition of 'Chelsea's a shit hole, I wanna go home'. By the time they broke out 'where you were you when you were shit?', I felt really quite bad for them.
Of course we responded by singing about Mikel scoring 'when he wants', so I couldn't remain haughty for too long.
And then synchronised did Gangam Style at half time. While the rest of their fans waved bits of cardboard that had been handed out at the start that said PRIDE on them.
They also gave us where were you when you were shit, and I thought, here, tonight, bottom of the league and 3-0 down away to Fulham after 25 minutes
Unrecognisable without the harmonies :(
Cole or Baines for England?
the cat's got class, maaaaaan. Baines has been in Cole's shadow his whole career, lets start afresh (post WC).
man, we got some beautiful LB's, huh
he's excellent at everything you want from a left-back already. Probably just chuck him and Gibbs in the squad straight after the WC
thanks SO MUCH for loaning Jesse Lingard to Birmingham!
yours, Sheffield Wednesday fan.
seriously though, 4 goals on debut? harrumph.
But Quinn had been playing for years by that point. This was the first time that Lingard had actually started a professional competitive club match - his five appearance for Leicester were all as a sub.
Lingard could've had a couple more too.
might have flattered to deceive :)
I was mainly watching in amazement as Super Jonny Spector put in a half-decent shift.
Anyone spot Aguero’s Rivaldo impression yesterday when Rooney hit the ball at him? Luckily I think he realised after about 5 seconds of writhing how dreadful it would look.
saw the 'incident' btw. NOTHING
Feels like forever ago.
We lost but didn't really disgrace ourselves, as Chesterfield were the best team I've seen in League 2 since we've been back up. They are going to win the league at a canter.
Shame that the Oxford fans are such a bunch of whingers. Made for such a negative experience - we're the top scorers in L2, best start for a few years, and beaten (but not shamed) by a team that just completely outclassed us. Are there any clubs who have relentlessly positive fans? Would make a nice change.
Easily the most complete City performance I've seen in at least a year- when even Nasri is firing on all cylinders you know things have just clicked. If we can replicate that kind of form even three quarters of the time in the rest of the season, we will win the title at a canter.
We won't, though. The main thing is we've actually had United's card for quite some time now- our recent losses to them can largely be put down to bad luck and extenuating circumstances. Their wide, loose and fast style suits our own down to a tee, and I think the fact they come under persistent pressure so rarely in the Premiership harms them defensively, stops them seeing problems before they happen- Vidic and Ferdinand being far too slow the obvious example from yesterday. It does surprise me that Moyes, who was so good at frustrating City at Everton (and probably got the job partly on the strength of that), did not do something to try and rectify that, but then it's early days for him- I would expect him to play much cannier in the return fixture. And who knows, maybe Fellaini will actually look like a holding midfielder by then.
As for us it's whether we can turn in those kinds of performances against the likes of Swansea and Sunderland which will decide how we do this season, not how badly we spank United and Chelsea. Right now we're a high class Southampton basically- great if the opposition lets us play, fucking awful if they don't. We really have the players now to come up with a couple of plan Bs and not be so dependent on whether or not Yaya Toure decides to play. If Pellegrini can persuade him to look bothered in every game then we're laughing but I don't think he can, so he will sink or swim over us improving upon the performances we turned in against Hull, Cardiff and Stoke.
1) Getting Richards fit as he'll make a massive difference in games when the opposition play ten men behind the ball.
2) Getting formerly peripheral figures like Nasri to actually contribute regularly and take the weight off an oft crocked Spanish Dave.
to attack and Zaba for when you have to defence. Zabaleta is the best defensive RB in the league but he isn't as good as Micah going forward. So frustrating how injury prone he is, during pre-season he pretty much demolished an entire side of Milan single handedly. Him and Navas doubling up on one side would really help to break the lesser sides down.
but whether that was because City had burned out or stopped caring at 4-0 is questionable. Why Moyes-o took most of the match to realise the midfield needed padding out was quite frustrating.
I know it's silly to try and blame one player, but Ashley Young can't keep starting matches. It's not right. I feel like I'm going mad, hearing commentators sing his praises, "attacking threat", "dangerous crosses" – are they reading this shit from a script? Awful.
Raphael is pretty much the most important player in the team now. Ridiculous how much we rely on him for attacking *and* defending. Smalling continues to look equal parts scared and lazy.
Although I would like to have some turtles in the side, on reflection.
But in fairness to him he was no shitter than anyone else yesterday
also http://metrouk2.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/ad116308351london-england-e1379781308983.jpg?w=1024&h=741 :(((!!!!!!!
Everyone should celebrate like that.
(John Motson remix)
I didn't see the game at the weekend, but in all the other games Sunderland played they actually looked pretty promising even when they didn't get results. 5 games is incredibly harsh even in the modern day
I feel so sorry for him I've even typed out that first line in sympathy phonetics.
You' don't know how much you'll miss not hearing him say *ma ya play urrrs*
but if the board didn't know what he was like before they signed him, they're just as mental as he is.
to give the players a requisite kick up the bum and avoid relegation, and if it had been only that then it can be said to have paid off. Thing is Sunderland seem to have then completely bought into his philosophy, letting him have all the staff and scouts he wanted then bring in a whole bunch of players he thought would play for him. Sacking him five matches after agreeing to all that is absolutely insane.
Sunderland appointed their first Director of Football this summer and had already been using him as a consultant for their earlier summer signings. He even had a say in Di Canio's appointment. Looks to me like the club deliberately set themselves up so that they weren't letting a tightrope-walking manager buy and sell 50-odd players for the first time in about 5 years.
But yeah, regardless of who's running the complete overhaul of players and staff, it's probably a dumb idea to stick a fucking loon at the centre of it. Like you said, he made sense as a temporary measure last year, but giving him a 3 year contract was a really odd decision.
he was desperate to sign Huddlestone but was denied and they instead signed all these other exotic no-marks instead. Huddlestone seems to be the main thing keeping Hull afloat at the moment and probably could have done the same for Sunderland
but it would've been fun to see what would've happened if he was given longer with that squad
for the last 5 years or something but man alive journo's need to calm down. I read the reports that he had beautifully created all 3 goals and was looking forward to seeing some incisive slide rule passes and some reserve no look bewildering through balls but nope one of the assists was a corner which whilst technically correct I feel they might have been going over the top a bit.
it's mundane, but it sure is exciting that it's not theo walcott taking corners into the first defender's shins anymore.
where they call Ozil's assists "beautifully created" and make no mention of the fact that they were set pieces?
I'm calling bullshit.
was barely in the game. Had to check whether he was actually on the pitch at one point.
My only minor concern is that we're not putting away enough of the chances that we're creating each game, but it's still very early days for such a new team.
Such a funny old season. It's not inconceivable to imagine us finishing as high as 2nd, equally as low as 6th, and the same could be said for 3-4 other teams.
probably end up being the same old finish though.
Will happily take the result, but am worried by the sheer amount of goals we've let in this season.
Can the dubious goals panel please update my fantasy football score accordingly? Cheers.
Can anyone come up with a worse football-related paragraph this year than the one fourth from bottom here?
but, y'know, Guardian.
analogies that torturous risk bringing the geneva convention into play
"As someone who once owned a holiday home in Egypt he should have been aware that revolutions can be bloody, messy and extremely painful"
the guardian really need to hire someone else to do the duties up in the north east.
The passive-aggressive humourless digs at Newcastle (surely one of the funniest clubs in the Premier League now that Fulham have voted to remove the Michael Jackson statue), the patronising way she writes about Middlesbrough, and the deluded way she writes about Sunderland are the weakest part of a paper that's generally streets ahead of all the others in its football coverage.
Conn, Wilson, Richardson and the like are better value than any of the other writers, bar maybe Syed on occassion.
who seeks to uncover shady financial dealing though, to be honest.
to thoroughly enjoy poorly-researched and willfully misjudged hatchet jobs on actual big clubs. ;-D
When did he write any articles? Love a bit of Lowe and Honigstein myself.
who is self-righteous smug hypocrite (i know, ME having a problem with that, imagine)
but I must say I really enjoyed his book "Richer Than God" about City. It's a fantastic read
what a complete cunt that guy is
don't understand why you've linked to a tattoo of a character from planet of the apes with a hard-on tbh
It's probably because I'm living in England again I dunno
I went back to loving Paul Lambert right around his saving Villa from relegation at the end of last year/going nuts beating Arsenal on the opening day, and it was pretty clear at the time something pretty shitty was going on for him to suddenly leave a club he was perfectly happy with for three years and then threaten to sue them in the process.
I know we've been frustratingly bad the last couple weeks but we just seem so embarrassingly small time when we do shit like this
to prem security in 3 seasons. Just seems really bitter and ungrateful.
Also, didn't like it when the jeered Benteke getting injured. So petty.
I forgot about that, that pissed me off as well. At the spurs game the week before I witnessed so many norwich fans being horrible to the staff as well, embarrassing!
booing Christian Eriksen for some reason?!
i clicked on the FB thingy and it was all opposition fans saying that #MoyesOut is trending.
By the time you notice them, it's just people commenting on it trending.
why does he do that wiggly hand thing? WHY? it's so annoying.
minimal effort. One of the better ones.
That'll fuck him up.
anyone who does the same celebration for every goal is a prick with the following exceptions:
Alan Shearer's sprinting Nazi high five to no-one
Any player that does backflips
It's even more unfortunate when you consider that `CHOMPing at the bit` isn't even the correct phrase.
...but that picture in the background is a nice touch :)
who could have predicted it, eh.
the racist chants were about people from naples. the north/south divide in italy is really serious and everything but i can't really imagine an equivalent thing ever happening in britain.
Although having seen what the chant was actually saying, that sounds pretty mild compared to what you get in grounds in the UK every week.
i can already see people complaining in the comments on italian websites about how nothing was done to livorno fans singing very similar chants when they played catania about etna erupting.
the italian fa are very inconsistent and have form for fining over fairly innocuous chants, i remember there being uproar after one club was fined because of chants about a politician. i think closing a stand because of regional discrimination is a first though.
which ended in a 2-0 win over a half-decent Wrexham side. Real shame we had to be such a financial shambles as without the points deduction we'd be right up there near the top rather than still in the bottom four. Admittedly we have about twelve players over the age of 17 so as soon as we get injuries we've had it.
I was a bit disappointed with the result as Wrexham looked to have turned the corner a bit with wins against Luton and Gateshead before that game.
goes a bit awry after that though. Thought it might have been a bad time to play Wrexham after that recent change of form but we handled it all pretty well.
This is the greatest fan rant video i've ever seen.
no eyes darting around following invisible flies, no neck sinews popping out, no 30 second mid-video pause to sob, and he looks like he's had a wash in the last few days. 5/10
Just watched the first few seconds again - the first point is invalid. 6/10
Going to assume he was off crying somewhere.
London's many pubs
Maybe Oxfordshire. It's that yokel west-country tinge.
but eight out of eight, fair play. second goal was a nice finish.
Brentford were a bit rubbish. didn't really do anything of note after their penalty, and not sure why we brought on some loan kid from Liverpool and a winger and decided that hoofing it long at every opportunity was a good idea. shoving a centre back up front for a bit not particularly inspiring stuff.
after getting rightly slated for the abysmal new one they introduced this season. The first one looks the best in my view:
It looked fine.
Looked really amateurish. (Although admittedly I am one of those tedious gits who hates these kind of changes on principle)
seriously this is getting ridiculous. Gnabry is now our first choice right winger.
available during the summer to strengthen the squad.
Wasn't he slightly more incisive when he came on??
then we should get Cazorla, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rosicky all back at roughly the same time.