Discussion in 'football' started by Thaw, Jul 5, 2018.
Mark Noble is a god.
After the Lord Mayors show!
Just typical of us again aint it. try to get on a run and wallop. I think Brighton were on two losses and two draws before this one. I fancied a win with a bit of ease....what was I thinkinh.
We don't deal well with a team that runs about.
Not really the done thing, hardly in the spirit of the game.
Our injuries will bankrupt this club.
Is Arnoutovich going into a monastery? His hair...
I've been avoiding the internet. 6 months?
Every. Fucking. Year.
Andy Carroll (ankle): set to return early next month (November)
Manuel Lanzini (knee): hoping to return early next year (January-March)
Winston Reid (knee): hoping to return early next year (January)
Carlos Sanchez (knee): not expected to return this season
Jack Wilshere (ankle): out for a minimum of three months (December-January)
Andriy Yarmolenko (foot): not expected to return this season
It really is extraordinary aint it! I used to laugh about this....then I sort of expected it. After Dean Ashton I thought is there something I don't know about?...old Indian burial ground, hexs, something or someone, somewhere is having a right laugh.
Didn't realise Wilshere was out again. Poor fucker.
"Bare-bones" already. I expect Sully will get a couple of unfit, overweight has-beens or someone else's expensive disappointments on loan from Serie A in January to make up the numbers.
It's the best bit of the season. Toure.
we will end up buying someone like Andy Carroll.
Wonder what he's up to?
...and Samir Nasri to replace Yarmolenko?
A recent history of January bargain bin rummaging. Apart from Joao Mario I don't think any of them made a noticeable positive impact.
2013 - Emanuel Pogatetz, Marouane Chamakh, Joe Cole, Sean Maguire
2014 - Pablo Armero, Marco Boriello, Antonio Nocerino, Roger Johnson, Abdul Razak – never heard of this guy
2015 - Doneil Henry, Nene
2016 - Emmanuel Emenike, Sam Byram
2017 - Robert Snodgrass, Jose Fonte
2018 - Jordan Hugill, Joao Mario, Patrice Evra
Snodgrass has done OK, two years later and after.being slagged off in the press by the owner.
Fuck me this is depressing.
I thought this blog had a very thoughful view on the suspension of Mark Philips
The H List: And Into The Fire
Yeah, he's always good.
Add Arnautovic and Perez to that list.
Free agent apparently. You're welcome.
I fucking hate Burnley, just thought I'd get that in early.
Could go either way today. We have no players and who can forget last year?
But Arnie should be back. Anderson is due a game.
Yep, something like eight first team choices out and Noble of course.
So far we've played 10 the top 12 teams and 1 of the bottom 7. Some winnable games coming up (and City in a couple).
Good performance on Saturday. Really pleased for Anderson, and Diangana looks like a find. Pellegrini has made some good changes to cope with the annual injury crisis - Snodgrass has done well as a central midfielder too and Diop and Balbuena are looking more and more solid each game.
Burnley were awful in the first half, but as soon as Woods and Barnes came on I thought they were going to go on and win it. It was a bit different that we kept going and got the win. Encouraging.
Well done to Dyche for admitting that it should have been a penalty too. Refreshing.
Diangana has come from nowhere , well he was in our squad obviously but not on my radar , seems a real find I hope he gets to keep his place for a while to confirm if he is the real thing , Not sure when Yarmolenko is due back . Agree it was good to see Anderson score couple , a £40 mill price tag comes with its pressure and although the crowd were still behind him there were a few mumblings . Balbuana and Diop are getting stronger as a duo , even if both goals were a bit of bungle . Playing a high line has its consequences but it is so much better to watch . Read somewhere that we are yet to score our first header of the season , how things have changed !
Results are still all over the place. Nailed on of course that Huddersfield would score given that they hadn't scored at home all season.
Man City next, eek - we could lose 6-0 or pull out a surprise and draw. They beat us 6-4 in the U23s so I'd take that.
Then Newcastle and Cardiff just as they start to pick up a bit of form. Cardiff have done OK against the mediocrities like us so I'm certainly less confident about these 2 games than I was a week ago.
I reckon a hard fought draw against Man City then lose to Newcastle and beat Cardiff
Samir Nasri. . 80k a week.
Cannot wait for Yaya to rock up.
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