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Would A Loss Spell The End?

Would A Loss Spell The End?

Everyone keeps telling us that our lofty position at the top of the table is a false one as we're yet to play a team of any substance, and that tomorrows game at Anfield will prove whether or not we can we the league.

I'm sorry but that's bollocks.

If you are trying to tell me that the strength of our entire squad and season is based on away match at Anfield then I'd have to say you're a tad crazy.

As Man Utd proved last season, you can lose to another team in the top four (twice) and still go on to lift the most valuable prize in domestic football.

Should the Gunners come a cropper against the Mickey Mousers at tea-time on Sunday then it will prove nothing aside from the fact that Liverpool were the better team on the day, or possibly that the ref had a dodgy game which, let's face it, is more than possible.

It's not that result that would be important in this massive game tomorrow should we lose, but the way we bounce back. In every top flight season in the last 100 years bar one, every team who has won the league has lost at least one game.

So whilst a victory over the scouse (coupled with a result over Untied the week after) would go a long way to the Gunners being restored to our former glorys, it would be the results in the following weeks that would tell us that we are major players in this seasons title chase.

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Date:Saturday October 27 2007
Time: 11:36AM


If you lose, the reaction is the telling, important factor
27/10/2007 11:47:00
There are too many variables in football to accurately predict the outcome of any game let alone one between two comparable teams no matter what the current form book says. A good performance against Liverpool matters but not as much as the results over a 38 match season. Chances are that we will lose at some point this season. It doesn't have to be against Liverpool though.
27/10/2007 12:05:00
I think if we lose at both liverpool and then to man utd at home it will be a disaster.
27/10/2007 12:52:00
We did thrash Spurs away, a team Liverpool barely managed to get a point out of at HOME. We beat Man City who are doing quite well this season. So how people can say we haven't met any quality teams is beyond me!
27/10/2007 13:45:00
mickey, u rock
27/10/2007 14:46:00
a win and a draw would be great.
27/10/2007 15:16:00
I'm pretty sure we're only allowed one crack at Liverpool tomorrow Rob, so 4 points is out of the question :)
27/10/2007 16:35:00
Wouldyoubelieveit?, would you believe we just SOUNDLY BEAT SAID MAN C AND LAUGHED EM OFF THE PITCH??? Well, we did, 6-0 against a team who according to you are doing "quite well", will be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of weeks. And I still wish you beat them feckin scousers.
Blue is the colour
27/10/2007 20:41:00
What crap defending Man City did on that match. And to think, people were saying we should buy Micah Richards for 20 millon. He better improve his defending or he's not going to be worth half that.
28/10/2007 07:13:00
The funny thing is that most pundits talked about how good Arsenal played against the top sides last year, while looking like mugs against the lower teams. Now that we've eaten those lower teams for breakfast, the same pundits are questioning us because we haven't been tested against the same top teams that we were able to beat just a year ago. It's a bit amusing...then again a lot of pundits picked Spurs to knock us out of the top four (how's that worked out?), so it's hardly surprising. As for Chelsea I thought they looked fantastic, but City's defending was absolutely atrocious. Still, you've gotta be able to take advantage of it (like we did against Slavia), so fair play to the one should count them out just yet.
28/10/2007 07:51:00
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