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Game Over

Our title challenge came to abrupt end today as Arsenal fell 2-1 away at Stamford Bridge.

Despite taking the lead, Chelsea clawed back to take the spoils and effectively put an end to any hopes of regaining the PL title (cheers lino!!).

The Gunners would need a small miracle for them to be crowned champions and I just don't see that happening.

However, don't be downbeat, we may be out of the title race, but the boys have done us proud. No doubt over the next few days our site will be full to the brim of extreme witless twats telling us that the wheels have come off and that we are starting to crumble, but if everyone is to be believed ..... we didn't have any wheels in the first place.

Look upon this season not as another time the Gunners had it in their grasp and threw it away, but that we may use it as a stepping stone to bigger and brighter things. After all, weren't we supposed to finish outside the top four this season?

I bet if anyone told us that with 8 games to go we would still have been fighting for the title and in the quarter finals of the Champions League having dispatched AC Milan with a 2-0 victory at the San Siro we'd have laughed our bollocks off. After all, there are 89 other teams in England who would kill to be in our position.

So don't feel down Gooners, feel proud, proud that we are on the rocky road back to the pinnacle of English football, and with a couple of shrewd signings in the summers, we can go at it again next season.

Plus we've still got the Champions League to fight for ;)




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 23 2008

Time: 7:39PM

Your Comments

I honestly thought we were the better team, I think we blew the title last week but it doesn't bother me. I'm confident this is our year in Europe, I can just feel it, if not, who cares? We've got time on our side, and next year, I guarentee we'll be even better. Up The Arse!
super_gooner
not here to gloat but simply to thank your lot for playing your part in a fantastic game and a game that was played in the right spirit! I have a feeling our paths will cross in the CL semi-final - two mouth watering games, what a prospect! Although if they mirror the PL games you'd be through on away goals :-(
merlin
You just had more up front today Merlin. Drogba was very strong for you, and your lino played his part too ..... lol ..... I'm not bitter, honest guv!!!
Rocky7
Rocky i dont like this article. do you think Arsene or any team member thinks it is game over? no way. there is still a long lon way to go and a lot can change in a week. sure things have become really difficult now, but hey which other team can drop 11 points in 5 games after 25 league gamesand still be in the title race? i cant remember any since i've started watching football. when we *****ed it up in 89 with a few games to go, did graham and his men give up? i don't think so. so forget about next year or any new signings, we have a double to win and lets give arsene and the lads all the support we can in helping them achieve it..
luckys_10
Luckys has a point, although I agree that we've blown it, anything can happen in football. A month ago, we were 5 points clear at the top, now, we're sitting in 3rd, 6 points off the pace. Why can't it change again?
super_gooner
Hope not merlin. And yes, it surely was a fantastic game tonight. super_gooner, sorry mate, but you cant come celebrating at Vital Chelsea today like you said =P Great stuff.
raaid
I've been over and made my points, raaid, I need you to back me up, not getting the loving support you said your members would give!
super_gooner
I admire your spirit luckys!! But I just can not see it happening. For us to win the title man Utd have to at least lose 2 games and draw another for us to win it ..... and if one of those games they lose is to Chelsea, then we need them to slip up too. It's not gunna happen I'm afraid!
Rocky7
we have seen stranger things happen in this league Rocky. i believe in Arsene, and if he believes we can still win it, then we will..
luckys_10
how i wish Reyes was still here. add him to this team and he could have made such a difference to our season with injuries to key players. shame he didn't like the weather, cuz he is getting wasted at athletico..
luckys_10
This article is a disgrace..if the chavs are back in the race then I don't understand how we are out of it..especially as we still have to play united and they have to go to the bridge...this defeatism with a smile is sickening
Anon 1
Gotta say really, as happy as I am to get a win, but I don't know any team that would take out an article like this. You're a point off of us and you "admit" it's over? Even if you dont see it happening, strange things do happen in footy. Hell, Poo fans yesterday were saying even they still had a glimmer of hope for the title!
raaid
Have to disagree with you here Rocky. Although our title hopes look bleak, and I'm as gutted as anyone out there, its still too early to give up in this manner.
prits
We aint out of title race, seven games still to go including a winnable game at OT. Keep the belief... Big up to Drog tho, for his post match comment knocking the chelski boo-boys giving Billy G flack
FabCesc
R7, don't really understand why you're getting stick for telling the truth. Chelski & Man Utd are better than us & thats why both are above us. Luckys_10, Wenger also said that the world would see how good we are today, but it didn't happen. The squad is too small with very few quality players as back-up, but I doubt that will ever change because Wenger doesn't like big squads, it means we have to be extremely lucky with injuries to really challenge until the end.
Ashburton Gooner
Wenger has a strategy, to target the best youngster across the world, bring them in early and mould them individually and into a team, so that they grow and evolve together. It doesn't look like it's going to work this season. We've got an outstanding crop of talented players; if we were a little bolder and went out and signed two absolute top class additions, it would give the whole club a lift.
Gooner_Vin
the lads made every gooner on this planet proud today with their performance. besides long balls to drogba, chelsea really did not trouble us. and had the officials not made a mistake for the equaliser for the second straight season in this fixture, we would have gone on to score a second and win this one, and then yu and everyone else would go on n lavish praise on Arsene and the lads. it's a very fine line we're walking on..
luckys_10
Luckys-10....LOL
Blue is the colour
Blue is the colour
and AG yu cannot say we have a small squad, we have 25 quality players, the only difference is they are young and not as experienced as Chelsea or United. and to say we have very few quality players is absurd, our CC success over the last two seasons says a different story. and besides i haven't heard a single nice thing from you all season long about Arsene and the team, so it's no suprise to see yu come back again with the same old stuff and reasons everytime we lose or draw this season..
luckys_10
this weeks 20 questions............. 1.when will you win something, hahaha 2. why is it you are having such an excellent season, 3, lou am i really that stupid to mug you off before the season is over, 3. has arsene wan ker gon mental thinking he is still in the race, 3. who are the statistically more attractive side spurs or arsenal, 4. why is sagna such a mop head, you muggy bast ards
5-1
Sorry I don't understand how Chelski scoring a goal stopped us from scoring a second goal!! Chelski were the better team, they created the chances & cudicini didn't really have a save to make. We always have a much bigger percentage of the ball but teams (particularly the big teams) actually let us have it now knowing we don't do anything with it. Our goal came from a corner so all our good play came to nothing & this is happening week in, week out. If people actually look at Wenger's words it seems he's obsessed with not losing rather than actually winning, which I find strange. 10 draws is far too many, if we had lost 5 of those games & won the other 5 we'd now be sitting top of the league.
Ashburton Gooner
I'll second BITC's thoughts...LOL Luckys-10!!
raaid
" chelsea really did not trouble us. and had the officials not made a mistake for the equaliser for the second straight season in this fixture, we would have gone on to score a second and win this one" Woaaah you're high. Had the officials not made a mistake of not giving a penalty when kalou was fouled, you wouldn't even score in the first place.
k_chelski
And I am sick of the young inexperienced players excuse. You have these players because you want to, Arsenal has enough money to buy most players in the world.
k_chelski
Most of Chelsea's chances were from long balls hoofed upto Drogba, most of their shots were half chances and did not really trouble us. and had the linesman made the correct decision there, who knows what would have happened with us still 1-0 up, with chelsea throwing more bodies foward, we would have scored a second on the break and put the game to bed. their equaliser came at the wrong time and it hurts even more because it was offside. this decision along with the bad penalty decision at Birmingham, had these decisions and a few more made correctly by the officials, we would be up there at the top of the table. it isn't Wenger's fault if these officials cannot do their job correctly..
luckys_10
that was never a penalty kevin, how many times do yu want to argue over it? and secondly it's not an excuse that our players are inexperienced compared to chelsea and united. it's a fact, but in no way im saying it is a reason for us not doing well lately. i was only pointing out to AG that this is the only difference between us and Chelsea n United, there is no difference of quality between the teams..
luckys_10
Luckys_10, you're really playing the "what if" game here. Ok, "what if" the feckin linesman never waved the feckin offside flag for Kalou's rightful goal against Blackburn at the Bridge? We would've been 3 points clear of you. Hell I could go on. Who knows "what could" or "what couldn't" have happened had "what if" happened. Its ridiculous really. "What if" Mikel didnt get the red card at Old Trafford this season, does that necessarily mean we could have drawn the game? Well, guess what, NO ONE KNOWS!! So stop whining about it.
raaid
luckys_10, your view is completely distorted. Just because I'm not one of the 'Wenger Knows' brigade & I don't kiss LD's a*** I must be wrong. Well judging by LD's logic from last week Chelski's goal couldn't have been offside because players are allowed to stand where they want on the pitch & the bloke was onside by the time he touched the ball. You follow Wenger's words blindly & without thought, but you can never answer criticism about him, instead all you do is come back with statements I've heard a thousand times from your fellow 'Arsene Knows' bandits, about me always being negative. Try reading some of the other vital sites when they post anti Arsenal articles & you'll see if I'm around I always go over & defend the club, Wenger, players etc, etc, etc. However this is an Arsenal site & if I feel like having a moan I will, Arsene has screwed this season up in 3 competitions so far & if we fail to win a trophy then its entirely down to him. If you believe we have 25 quality players then I don't think there's much hope for you in all honesty!!
Ashburton Gooner
and AG if all our good play is coming to nothing week in and week out, we wouldn't be sitting just 6 points behind the leaders after 31 games. and let me add the disallowed Adebayor goal vs Boro. if it weren't for these incompetent officials, we would have and should have been top now. these mistakes by them at this stage of the season can make a big big difference between winning and dropping points..
luckys_10
It was a clear penalty on kalou. Almunia kept you in the game several times. Drogba's shot that almost set a hat-trick, it wasn't a long ball. Ballack in the first half had two clear chances, none of them came from long balls. Kalou had a clear chance, it wasn't from a long ball either. Drogba had a clear chance, that wasn't a long ball, just a long assistance.
k_chelski
yu know what, why am i even bothering even talking to you. yu are only waiting for the team to fail so that yu can have a go at Arsene at every given opportunity. and i dun need to go and read other articles to believe that you really support Arsenal, cuz all your feelings about Arsene, our players and the club very clear here. and dun say if yu feel like having a moan, yu will, cuz ur always moaning. you have the time to go and defend the club when anti arsenal stuff is written there, but yet yu are never here when the team is doing well. and dun be bitter just cuz no one kisses upto yu here or thinks whatever yu say makes one bit of sense..
luckys_10
Wenger may have made a few mistakes in his time at my club, but the good that he has done for my club is way more than what any other manager has done here or at any other club. but people like yu with a stupid mentality will never understand that, so there is really no point in telling yu anything, yu just have an agenda against Wenger and his supporters which is why yu do not mind the club doing badly just so that yu can see Wenger failing which is sick..
luckys_10
Spot on Luckys..it's so finely balanced and can change again very quickly..the decisions against birmingham, boro and today were a disgrace and it's these small things that make all the difference ..but you won't hear anyone in the press speaking about it..
Anon 1
Civil war? ;)
raaid
I wish I could share some of the optomism here, but I don't. Arsene Wenger said he thinks we can win the title ..... but that was before the game today. Face facts, the people who believe we can win the title may have belief in our team, I do too, but the fact of the matter is we could win all of our games from now till the end of the season and it still will probably not be enough ...... you are putting your faith in other teams slipping up, this is nothing to do with me not believing in our boys, but my belief that Utd will not slip up enough for us to win it.
Rocky7
If I wanted people to kiss my a*** I would come here & write similar stuff to you, people having a go at me really doesn't worry me at all. I come here when the team is doing well but you wouldn't know that because your opinion is based on what LD & Co tell you to believe, not on what you read. I think most people on here understand what I'm saying regardless of whether they agree or not, however I can't help it that you cannot understand simple english which isn't in text message form!!
Ashburton Gooner
Rocky I know what you say in this article is right if you look at probability. But if you believe it, it'll become a self-fulfilling prophecy, because "If you don't believe you can do it, then you have no chance at all." So I won't throw up the towel yet. I'll keep trying to believe that the team can go as far as we can with as much Churchillian defiance as I can muster. There's a fine line between "delusion" and "self-belief." :D Even if we end up 2nd or 3rd or even 4th, at least we're not like 20-odd points off the winners. To use the Spurs fans' vocabulary, "we're closing the gap." That's what I'm very sure that I'm proud of.
Lou the Gunneress
Bestaa luck beating ManUtd, please do that for the both of us!! Feckin Poo can't do anything right!! =@
raaid
this season i have never ever seen yu here whenever the team has done well and besides your pointless argument and baseless opinions are really not worth my time and this is the last time i'm ever going to reply to any of your posts..
luckys_10
Luckys_10, you keep saying why are you bothering talking to me, well I've been wondering the same thing, so why don't you just stop & make us both happy!! I don't have any agenda against Wenger I just don't think the club is moving forwards anymore under him. He has come to a point & now seems incapable of moving us on. What I'd like to know is how long your support of him will continue if Arsenal don't start winning things?? Maybe you'll support him forever, which to me makes you a Wenger fan rather than an Arsenal fan!!
Ashburton Gooner
Once again, it's gone past beliving in the team and now has to be about beliving other teams will slip up severely. I'm not willing to get my hopes up when it's highly unlikey it will happen. As said in the article I'm extremley proud of what the boys have done this season considering what has happened over the last 12 months.
Rocky7
this season i have never ever seen yu here whenever the team has done well, the only times yu are here is when yu feel like moaning and having a go at Arsene and the team. and besides your pointless argument and baseless opinions are really not worth my time and this is the last time i'm ever going to reply to any of your posts..
luckys_10
No doubt your hero will be back to post tonight or tomorrow so you'll have another opinion to believe is your own!! What a wonderful life to have!!
Ashburton Gooner
It's called loyalty..a bad patch is no reason to start questioning everything and it's when things aren't going so well that you see who the true fans are..things start to go a little askew and suddenly it's 'oh kronke, usanov, where art thou?'..stop being so ******** predictable
Anon 1
Yeah I know Rocky, I'm just thinking that the "function" of this belief is not to realistically carry us to the title because, like you said correctly, it's out of our hands and dependent on ManU's slip-up. I just think we need to keep "using" this belief to carry us as far as we can get this season. Like 2nd or 3rd. Right, we're not as far off the boil as last year, but to finish 4th again would dent the players' confidence somewhat, as if we've done all this hard work and improved heaps and bounds for nothing (which in a way it is, if you count the tangible rewards of finishing 4th, i.e. money and CL place). But if we keep believing, we could end up 2nd or 3rd I think. That's what I mean. It's like a cynical kind of belief in a way. It's all psychology anyway.
Lou the Gunneress
Anon 1, 'Wenger Knows' how predictable boring!! Yawn!!
Ashburton Gooner
It's not belief of any kind.....it's hope. We have to assume that both Chelsea and Man Utd will win all their games from now until the end of the season (aside from the game between the two obviously) and with that assumption in place we should finish 3rd, a marked improvment on last season. If either of them do slip up along the way and we nick a spot or two that that is a bonus. If you can look at it in this way you'll feel much happier come the end of the season. I too HOPE that Utd and Chelsea will slip up, but I definately wouldnt stake a bet on it.
Rocky7
that luckys_10 what a waste of space, YOU LOST GET OVER IT AND STOP MAKING EXCUSES.if if if, thats all you got, all your ifs didnt happen, chelsea won, and what did arscum do that deserved them the game, we contained you easily enough, ashburton gooner has it right and like adebayor butting bendtner your in fighting with your own!! since manure beat you in the fa cup you hit the wall and the league table on the right shows the right kind of reading! you may have beat an ageing milan but the rest has been a joy to watch!!!
springy
R7, how do I delete my account from this site??
Ashburton Gooner
bad patch...money..money... the manger's clueless..how insightful..people who think the title's over are probably the same lot who would have left early at Anfield 89'..
Anon 1
Was you even born in '89??
Ashburton Gooner
That's a little over dramatic isn't it AG? Why did you feel the need to publically ask how to delete your account? If you don't wanna come here, then don't, it's a simple, personal choice.
Rocky7
Anon - Out of interest, who do you see Utd and Chelsea losing to in order for us to win the title?
Rocky7
R7, How else can I ask but publically??
Ashburton Gooner
We played well. The turning point was Sagna going off, after which we crumbled. Am I the only one who thinks Toure is a liability? He played ok overall, but his laughable effort trying to clear the ball for Drogba's 2nd was a disgrace. We always cop a goal because he inexplicably runs in the wrong direction just like against Egypt in the african cup. It was a good run but I can't see us winning it now. We needed at least a point today to prove we can win it. I cannot see us getting a win at ol trafford now.
Will-i-am10
are we actually meant to care whether or not you have deleted your account??....i would say your knee jerk reaction is more indicative of a lack of maturity than my approach...were you born in 1999?..if you were then i could perhaps understand your criticisms of wenger
Anon 1
Why do you feel the need to ask at all? Why does your account need to be deleted? Just don't use it if you don't want to. It all smacks of the need to have a dramatic exit. I personally don't want you to leave, but I sure as hell aint gunna lose no sleep if you do.
Rocky7
chelsea being 1 point clear is a virtual irrelevance when you consider that we have a superior goal difference and the fact that they simply won't win all their remaining games...clearly we have to beat them at old trafford and if they draw at chelsea it will go to the last day and anything can happen..they nearly drew at derby for ****s sake, u saying they can't draw a few gmes?...the only question is whether we can pick ourselves up and win our remaining gmes..
Anon 1
What makes you say "Chelsea simply wont win all their remaining games"? Once again....it's hope, and nothing to do with belief in our team. As I've stated a few times on this particular thread, I also hope we can win it, but it's so very unlikely.
Rocky7
Plus, Utd have only slipped up in 8 of their 31 games, why makes you think they will slip up in 3 of 7? (which still leaves us needing to win all of our remaining games.)
Rocky7
Oh...and why does Adebayor now have the 'never be subbed' tag? He was crap today. And RVP had a better game than he and got subbed off?
Will-i-am10
Anon 1, seriously your not worth anymore of my time!! Your posts are boring & I can actually see why people like you are so hated throughout the other vital sites!!
Ashburton Gooner
Good game lads. And there's no reason your season has to be over... Think about it, you just have to beat United and hope we draw with em at the Bridge.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
i'm hated..really?...for supporting and believing in my team??..have you not deleted your account yet??...Rocky...if united still didn't have to play us and chelsea it would be different..all i'm saying is if the chavs are suddenly back in the race, why are we out of it?
Anon 1
Will-i-am10, RvP's still not ready to last 90 mins. He and the boss said in interviews that he's easing back into the team step by step, can't argue with them. I also felt Ade became a bit of an "untouchable" lately. Don't like the lack of competition either. If only Bendtner's readier than he is now..
Lou the Gunneress
AG - you claim that Wenger is unable to move us on which was by and large the general opinion of the football pundits this season. In fact the general consensus was that we would decline further. This season we have moved on. Maybe not enough to win a trophy but we are still competing and we have and will perform better this season than last with a team that still has plenty of development potential. There may well come a time when Wenger has done all he can but there is no real evidence of that yet.
Amos.
Amos I agree with you. We're catching up well so far. The only thing that worries me is that clubs that choose to or can afford to keep strengthening their squads, like ManU and Chelsea, are going to improve even further. But that doesn't always work. e.g. Apart from Torres and Mascherano, the Liverpool signings have taken more than half a season to bed into the team. There's always risk in acquiring players but I can see all clubs are climbing upwards which means it's all relative (and all money).
Lou the Gunneress
You should all calm down...If someone just supports the Arsenal because we were winning things and now we dont seem to he should no longer support Arsenal.
Swiss Gooner
The financial disparity between the clubs is going to balance a little more evenly inthe future. IF Chelsea are to break even by 2010 as is claimed then they are going to have to rein in the wages and transfer budget. The debts carried by ManU and also Liverpool will oblige them to act with a dgree of prudence. The financial weather vane over the next 2or 3 years will be pointing a little more in our direction. In other words it isn't ever again going to be as hard to compete financially as it has over the last 5 years. To argue that we aren't able to move on from where we are is an absurdly negative view no matter how big the current disappointment.
Amos.
for some cheering up, I recommend Death Note(it's an anime).
k_chelski
You have to believe that other teams can slip up just like you have.Only last week Utd lost to Portsmouth in the F.A.Cup and took 75 minutes to score against Derby so if you think its over then you are mad.You are 6 points behind with 21 to play for.It looks a bit more achievable when you look at it like that,doesnt it?I thought we were the team with nothing to play for!
cockaduddle
united still have to play villa at home, chelsea away, bburn away, boro away, wigan away, west ham at home in between 2 games against Roma...and ofcourse they still have to play us..considerring that this is a side that have lost 4 times this season, are you really telling me they won't drop points or atleast enough points to take it to the last day...i still believe that if we win our remaining gmes we will win the title...
Anon 1
Well that puts the tin lid on it! We have become so negative that even the Spuds are now acting as our cheerleaders!
Amos.
Just being honest Amos.
cockaduddle
You are being very realistic, sensible, sane and pragmatic cockaduddle. All qualities that are very welcome here at the moment. You might get yourself a bad name in Spudland though!
Amos.
Amos, I know what you're saying, logic also tells me so. The reported row between Liverpool and Benitez over some high-cost purchase (presumably Mascherano) was evident. But if someone like DIC who have all the money in Dubai take over the club, I don't know. But then I don't know what the club would be like, either. ManU are interesting, I don't know how they keep that going but apparently some of their own supporters are worried about the risk involved in all that debt, especially in view of a credit scare going on. You may be right, if we came through the past 5 years while building the Emirates, things will only likely get better for us. Tbh I'm even all for those Brazil matches there lol. Realistically, also with the TV money going up, the clubs below us, e.g. Everton or Portsmouth, are getting better warchests year on year as well. Not to mention some owners like Villa's. I don't know competition's getting more intense and in general I cannot see the player prices coming down.
Lou the Gunneress
Cockaduddle's been reasonable. At least not here to wind people up anyway hehee
Lou the Gunneress
so lou will i still have egg on my face at the end of the season when you win the premier league?
5-1
rocky is right, short of us beating united and the chavs beating united, i can't see united losing 2 games like that, short of a miracle of ronaldo going off he boil in a big way, they still have great depth in their squad, so do chelsea, it is why we will finish 3rd, our squad isn't deep enough that when we lose rosicky, eduardo, rvp and others for part of the season we have kids that aren't ready. what we have is a future, but it isn't ready for a gruelling 38 game season, but 2 leg cup games in europe are something different, our destiny lies there now and i think we will look to that and securing 3rd. yes stranger things have happened, if it did it would go down as the most amazing season of throw aways in decades if it happened, personally i can't see it. rocky is right, at the start of the season with us being withut king theirry everyone wrote us off, personally i blame Adebayor, the man should never have cut his hair !!!
PUREGOLD
PG has hit the nail right on the head .... Damn Adebayor and his stupid haircut!!! I pray to god that I am wrong about this, but deep down I know I'm right. But those writing us off as a club alltogether are in for a rude awakening. Make no mistake, we have the foundations for an awesome team, and Arsene Wenger IS that man to carry us forward.
Rocky7
5-1, huh? Why would I know? I'd be too happy to even look at you if (your word was "when", thanks for the faith in us btw) we win the league lol. (That's how I am. My 1st reaction wouldn't be to look for those who've wound us up before and take stupid revenge when we succeed in sth.) And if I were to guess, no - no Gooners can technically throw eggs at you cos you just don't show up when we do well, correct?
Lou the Gunneress
This is my first time posting and i would like to commend those who are keeping the Faith alive. Its true we are behind, so it more probable that we will not win the league but being positive is the best route to take until/if it is mathematically impossible for us to win. Rock7 and PUREGOLD i have been an admirer of ur writings but am somewhat confused by ur current stance. PUREGOLD u say save us and Chelsea beating Man U, u cannot see them loosing two matches, well arent these two matches that u can see Man U loosing if any?. look Man U are not on any kind of form save Ronaldo and i believe these are two teams that seem to shut him up, no? I have said this on other blogs, if Man U have already won the league then why should we play these remaining matches? are u guys saying that these remaining games will have no bearing on the outcome of the league? im sure u cannot answer yes - that means that things can change, COME ON!. Faith that u can see is no faith at all, u have to believe when it looks impossible that faith. Yes it will take Man U to loose, so what! that can and will happen! God Bless ya! Maaaaan, i gotta believe until its over!
Paulsito
I thank God for Cockaduddle, seriously! many times when u r in a bad situation u need someone from outside to bring some light and perspective as we become emotionally blinded. UP DA GUNNERS!
Paulsito
1. Man U do not need to lose 3 matches - lose 1 and draw 2 will give us the chance to overcome the current deficit (is this possible? Yes, but it's a do-and-die at OT) 2. Man U have Ronaldo, Chelsea have Drogba, unfortunately we lost dudu (sorry, Ade is far too inconsistent for my liking), but does that means all is lost? NO, we have to rely on our collective team effort - i.e. Fab, Flamini, Hleb and co had to start another run they had that brought us the lead in the 1st place 4. Is the title race over/belong to man U already? NO, as long as it is mathematically possible, there is still HOPE .....BUT , (1) to (4) count for nothing if we dun start to win games ourselves,. Therefore, let our feet do the talking and when we start putting on a go run, we can start casting our eyes on the title again
Temasek
We can go on and on about the permutations and all that.. but quite simply we have blown it. I dont see Man Utd dropping 7 points, I do see us shifting our priority to the Champions League.. so, yes.. in a certain sense.. it is good bye Premier League this year.
arsenalrulz4ever
I have read all these posts and frankly i don't care about all the predictions and counter-predictions. I just want us to regroup and win our next game. We are 6 points away and if we can get back to within 3 points of the leader (United or Chelsea) just before game 38 then we have a chance.
Gael-Force
I don't know how many times I can say this, but it's nothing to do with keeping the faith with my team, it's too far out of our hands now for that. Of course it's still mathmatically possible to win the league, but we are currently on our worst run in 9 years whilst United are not, and people are expecting them to drop a third of the points that they have dropped all season in just 7 games. It IS possible, but it is even more unlikely.
Rocky7
Wenge should possibly help the youngsters and relieve some of the pressure by buying more proven players. For exemple, Who is the backup to Clichy? A promising but not ready Traore. Our first team is knackered. Even Cesc is looking weary. Having great youngsters is good but if you don't win they will get snapped up by the likes of real madrid or barca in search for trophies. I don't think Wenger has got the balance right. Who will replace Edu next season? Promising Vela. They need to be given time to mature without the pressure of having to deliver week in week out. See how Ferguson is dealing with Nani and Anderson... regular minutes here and there...
Gael-Force
Yeah.. I completely agree with Gael-Force here. I always had a concern with our squad depth.. the fact of the matter is that we've played far too many games with far too many of the same players. You can argue all you want about the fact that they were good when they played well and all of that.. but I think a perfect example of certain "complacent" players is Hleb. I dont understand what his contribution has been since the Milan game. Plus, tiredness is always going to be a factor.. maybe not physical, but the mental tiredness of the fact of losing Dudu the way we did and whatever has gone on since then. I may be totally wrong.. but I think Wenger's stubborn-ness to not buy maybe a couple of more players has done us in this situation.
arsenalrulz4ever
We are over-reliant going forward on a small group of players performing every game (Ade, Cesc, Hleb, RvP, Rosicky). When they are tired or unfit, who's the back up? Chelsea brought on Anelka and when you bring a player of his class on you know what you will get. We bring Walcott on and hope fo one of his good days. MU can rotate Rooney/Tevez/Ronaldo/Nani/Anderson/Giggs/Scholes and keep the same rythm. We can't afford to leave Cesc out. Simple as that.
Gael-Force
that was my point, Gael-Force. We can't control what Man U or Chelsea would fare, what we can do is to focus and try to win each of our remaining matches...if we manage to do so and still end up 2nd or 3rd, so be it, at least we have accounted for ourselves. But if it lead us to the title, then let's enjoy an unexpected twist to the plot
Temasek
Let's get behind the team and take 3 points at Bolton. If MU trip up unexpectedly (of their own making or more likely a ref's error) let's make sure we are ready to pounce and nick it on the line. For the time being let's think about the next game.
Gael-Force
guys, its good to keep faith, its what supporting is all about, personally this year i would like to book a flight to Moscow ! yes it can happen, we could get there and united could drop points, but wiley old fergie knows what it is to win a league title, yesterday had we had beaten chelsea I would of said we had a chance, but the last 5 or 6 games show we are tired and running out of ideas. i also think the injury to eduardo shocked alot of the players and took us off our superb form, but we know we have the power and class to be there again, i just think 6 pts qith 8 games to go is too much of an ask, even if we won all our remaining games and united dropped points, we wouldn't win the league this year, RVP is about 4 games from finding form, i think we need to look to next year for the league, but in the champ league games anything can happen..!
PUREGOLD
This has gone on for quite some time. If Wenger really thinks the CL is more important than the PL then let him go for it (and lose it... again) He's the one in charge of the club, not us. If he really wants to personally deflate the team then there is nothing we can do. Sorry fellas but I can't see how we could win away at United. Rosicky is always injured, RvP only half-fit at best and Ade thinking himself as invincible. We can't win ****. My prediction for now may well be a 1st/2nd finish in the PL and maybe a quarter-final or final place berth in the CL. No more. Just too dissapointed...
stukazufuss
Puregold, of course it's good to keep faith but sometimes when the odds are too much then why bother...(the PL) the CL could be a final charge for us. P.S: PLEASE STOP THOSE "20 QUESTIONS" THREADS, WE HAVE NOT WON A LEAGUE GAME SINCE "SOMEBODY" STARTED POSTING THEM.
stukazufuss
I get you PG and i share your views but i think football is unpredictable. It's advantage United no question but one game at a time. Any team can slip up even if it looks like United are taking care of business. Let's imagine United lose their next game... what are we going to do? throw into the towel? Let's refocus and play our games and see what happens. In any case we need that second place.
Gael-Force
Ade needs a spell on the bench. Bring Bendtner on. At least we'll have a player in the box when a cross comes in. Fed up with Ade's marauding on the flanks. He's no TH14.
Gael-Force
Man Utd need to slip up- Yes. But we need to start winning. I was optimistic until the match got over and it's commendable that some of you still keep faith. Some of us are just negative nancies and i sure hope we have eggs on our faces come May. The squad is just tired and Im starting to believe that Wenger made a mistake. All that keeps me going is thinking about our squad in a few years time. We may have blown it and thats just football. im sure the lads will be distraught even more than us but they'll only become better. Cheer up Gooners, we have a bright future ahead of us.
WouldYouBelieveIt?!
Hopefully things have settled down now, lets focus on the Bolton game and make sure we win that. The team desperately need to win, and if we lose / draw this weekend, then our prospects this season are *****ed, in the CL as well.
prits
Prits is absolutely right. We all need to forget every thing else, the single most important thing that we need to do as a Club, players and fans is focus on the Bolton game. If we don't win that, everything else is irrelevant. In the context of progressing in the Champions League and finishing at least second (guaranteed Champs Lge spot without qualifying round), we just need a win for our confidence and belief.
Gooner_Vin
stukazufuss I thought only chavs and spuds had negative fans, you need to find the positive light, no point in berating your team or manager, support them through thick and thin, we have had our success, imagine being a spud, some supporters have never known what it is to be in our position yet alone win the league, spare a thought for them and consider yourself lucky.
PUREGOLD
Whatever Pure****e, but you'll still win ---k-all this season end of story.
AggressiveSpurs
PUREGOLD, I'd really love to, the CL should be our realistic goal this season. But would the author of the "20 questions" please stop posting them for just ONE SINGLE MATCH!!! Call me superstitious or a vodoo master as you like but WE HAVE NOT WON A LEAGUE MATCH SINCE THOSE POSTS STARTED SHOWING UP!!! And I have supported this team through thick and thin, last season when we lost against Fulham I got enough stick to sink the USS Enterprise... and I still supported them...
stukazufuss
And as for YOU Aggressive S*H*I*T*E why don't you go back to your lowly excuse for a stadium and think about returning once you've got enought points (40) to avoid being relegated or threatened by Sunderland which beat you on the first day of the season. I've really forgotten when WE passed that mark. Can somebody tell me?
stukazufuss
Yes we have had a rocky patch but it can only get better!! we need to start at bolton and get a good 3-4 nil win to put the spirit back in the team then we need to concentrate on the rest of the season and try win all of our games left. We are NOT out the title race because it is not inpossible and anything can happen in football!!
gjonelezaj
hahahahahahha aggressive, how mature of you, didn't realise thats what they teach in kindergarten these days, judging by your grammer, maybe you don't even attend and your one of those pikey fans that supports spurs :)
PUREGOLD
qand one more thing, why is it, when spurs crash out to some champ league rejects i go and have a pop, they moan , oooh don't come here and say those awful things, yet when we lose they do exactly the same, same old spuds having double standards as ususal, saddos saddos saddos.
PUREGOLD
something is wrong with these comments because the only way Man U and Chelsea could get in front was by our team dropping points, therefore making dropping points a part of the game. We dropped all these points which no one thought we would and please do not tell me that u guys thought we would draw 4 and loose 1! The the funy thing is if u guys are to be believed, there is no way we should have dropped points at this point of the season if no one else can (11). I dont know but i cant take this throw in the towel attitude and thats what it is, no matter how practical u think u are being. WE MUST STAND IN FAITH UNTIL THE MATTER IS PROVED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER! now exactly how is this supposed to make the team feel. Look i am no fool and i know it is clearly not probable but throwing up our hand with a chance still to win is rediculous, so much that a Spurs fan can say that. If ur enemy can say u have a chance why the hell should you say no! God Bless!
Paulsito
This article has to be a bit of cunning reverse psychology..no true Gooner who knows the history of this football club can seriously be thinking of giving up when we still have to play a united side that have already lost 4 times this season and were close to drawing at Derby..we could quite conceivably take it to the last day when anything could happen..if the chavs are back in the race, then can somebody please tell me how we are out of it...
Anon 1
Title challenge is over, realistically. Man Ure are too strong, no one is going to overhaul them. Traditionally they always finish the season strongly (as do we, usually we are crap in the first third of the season, funny it's been the other way round). I think we have to accept that we need more strength and depth in the squad. Yes we have 25 players but a lot of them have not progressed in the way thery should have. We have very few viable options in some positions. Adebayor looks knackered, as do Cesc and Hleb. However, whilst this is our worst run for years we should take comfort in the fact that we have had a superb season, all in all, and surprised many people who thought we would never be a top side again. To the Spuds on here giving it large (not all of them, some reasoned comments here) - at least we were in it. When you are challenging for the BIG prizes there is always a greater risk of failure. Of course you will never know this cos you never challenge for the league. So mug off, come back when you actually do finish above us as threatened every season ("Next year!" they cry. "Next year!" Dream on). To the Chelski fans gloating - weren't you the ones chanting "you don't know what you're doing" at *your own manager* yesterday? Must be nice to be so fickle. Glory hound t w a t baskets.
Moorish
I just think that everyone is emotional at some point.. I am sure that all of our fans want our team to win every game before it starts.. so I would'nt call any of our fans negative.. its just that.. seeing the team perform the way they did till 5 weeks ago and since then has been hard to take for many including me.. I just feel its a culmination of all the emotional twists and turns.. not from 5 weeks ago.. probably from the time TH14 left.. yeah.. it has been a long 10 months!
arsenalrulz4ever
We were in such a good flow until Edu got injured. It reminds me of whe we lost our unbeaten record at OT or the time when Rooner scored a last minute goal for Everton. We went into a slump both times. How strange! We seem unable to forget and start afresh.
Gael-Force
Where is that muppet BMD or BDN or whatever its name was....guess it crawled back in under its rock...LOL!
Blue is the colour
strength through adversity and all that...it seems to desert us,at the crucial times. its true we havnt recovered from eduardos unfortunate incident,its a shame sooo many other fans feel that is something of amusement to them.it doesnt matter whos your manager or what players you have got in your team,if you keep getting long term injuries,or players getting injured during the game,and terrible decisions going against you,then your team will struggle.
fran merida
I was offline all weekend and have only now just caught up with most of the articles and posts here. first off, yes, I am female, Brazilian, living in NYC, and I know lots of informed, passionate female football fans. So Lou has company (hi Lou! :-)) Mind you, this is only the 2nd British football forum where I've identified myself as female--previous experience has made me leery of doing so. Second, I am of course incredibly gutted by Sunday's game. I thought it reasonable to expect a draw. I'd already given up hope for the title, so the loss to Chelsea felt like just a reinforcement of that. Third, I thought we played much better than we did against Boro, Villa and Wigan. Fourth, I'd forgotten what a miserable club Chelsea is, yesterday's game showed it: fans singing the name of the previous manager, shouting abuse at Grant; and the great and noble England captain responding to Arsenal's sportsmanship (Eboue of all people!) by throwing the ball back to his team's half and then later their asst. coach preventing Diaby from getting the ball--the ref had to expel him. If Gallas and Arsenal had done that, we'd never hear the end of it. The teams were evenly matched, but Chelsea did deserve the win more than we did. Just look at their bench.
jaelle
And the sight of that arrogant, smug U4L coming on here saying that Arsenal are the "most hated" club in the country is pretty hilarious---everyone knows the most hated team in England is Manchester United. They even have a name for it: ABU! (Anybody but United). So the title goes back to MU---and the English league returns to its incredibly predictable, boring self by becoming, once again, a league dominated by one club. It is the ambition of Man United and their fans for England to become a one-club league like France, apparently. I had issues with Mourinho but I understood why he was so welcomed. Anything to break the domination of the league by MU and Arsenal. Why have a season-long contest at all, why not just give the trophy to MU in August and have done with it.
jaelle
Ok, my 3rd and final post -- I agree that we have a helluva lot to be proud of this season. In August, all I hoped for was a 2nd or 3rd place finish, a better CL run and maybe a domestic cup trophy. I never expected to see us in 1st place for most of the season, nor to have beaten AC Milan at the San Siro, knocking them out of the CL. We've gone thru a lot this season. We've achieved a lot. I just regret that we will not win the title for Dudu. Yes, I know we're still in it, and in the CL. Let's just focus on the next game, as Arsene said.
jaelle
Jaelle - I think you summary is spot on. I am so despondent, mostly because my expectation level had been set so high by our performances that I at least expected us to be fighting Man Utd for the title to the last day. You could see just how disappointed Arsene was in his interview after. Arsene's strategy is to go with a young squad (not just first team) and it hasn't worked - for now.
Gooner_Vin
Gooner_Vin, agreed. I love Arsene madly, admire him on so many levels (incl. beyond football). He's found and nurtured some superb players in the squad we have. But obviously he's got more work to do. Still, he did pretty damned well this season considering.
jaelle
Yeah I agree, Jaelle summed it up nicely. That's what I thought about the game too. We looked much better than the recent games. Created much better chances with RvP back and the other guys more motivated (still think they're tired or short of ideas though). Just that it's not enough for someone as strong as Chelsea. Let's face it, we didn't lose on individual quality or mental strength, it's the depth of the squad that's costing us. They could afford to have a top striker like Anelka come off the bench and shoot wide. And ManU only sent on Tevez and Nani in the 2nd half (granted, against 10 men). We had Bendtner and Theo who've got bags of talent but are just not experienced enough to regularly make impact, especially facing someone like Chelsea. That's what we're talking about.
Lou the Gunneress
On the issue of "most hated club", it's funny cos I just posted a link on the forum last night. It's the results of a surveyed done with 92 clubs. Most hated club? Definitely not us. http://www.thefootballnetwork.net/main/s237/st127055.htm
Lou the Gunneress
jaelle, i have to disagree with united being the most hated club in the country i have an english bar in bareclona, and our customers are all english (mainly weekend stag groups from all over the uk), and i have to say from what we have coing in arsenal are the most hated club in england, its mainly due to wenger being a bad loser, but i think it was man utd that were the most hated up until that game you played at old trafford when keown did a dracula impression on the full time wistle, you guys are way worse, ferguson would never come out with a qoute saying the only way to stop utd is to kick utd, wengers a moaning idiot
5-1
I wish I can say it's over for you, but I know it's not. You're only one point behind us and six behind Man U and yet to play them. The title race is way far from being decided yet.
Fan of Blues
jaelle, female, brazilian and living in NYC.... my god my dreams have been answered, well one of them, the other two included a champions league cup and spurs being relegated, can't have everything I suppose !
PUREGOLD
5-1, running a bar in Barcelona, that's like my dream retirement life(apart from supporting Spurs of course). No offence, yours is an extremely small sample of English tourists who can afford to travel to Barcelona, ignoring thousands if not millions of people who watch football in England. Don't get me wrong, I do respect your observation. But I wouldn't take that as evidence any stronger than, say, a nationwide survey. I don't know about the credibility of the source (see the link I posted above) either. But if they could cast their net wide and cover 92 clubs, I'd give more attention to that than an enviable bar owner in Barcelona, due respect. If you know what I mean.
Lou the Gunneress
Pure(unt, we've got no chance of being relegated, And You are without a doubt the most Hated club on the planet. stukazufuss, who must be your twin, or mrs. no one is more arrogant than wenger, and his little boys at Arsenal, pardon the pun.
AggressiveSpurs
AS we're the most hated club on the planet according to you, because your world is a small one. Keep hating by all means. Hatred doesn't bring us success. But all successful clubs are hated by some cos they're enviable.
Lou the Gunneress
^ well said. Tough loss for Arsenal, was hoping they'd pull it out but Drogba had a fantastic game.
Paulinho
I dunno about *England*, but the most hated team in London is Spurs. I am not saying that to be a *****-stirrer, they genuinely are. No one likes Spurs. Fans of teams like West Ham etc do not *like* Arsenal per say, but they can appreciate Wenger as a manager and what he is trying to do. Spurs they just detest.
Moorish
AG, it's not that you make outrageous points or anything as such. You happen to make a lot of points I disagree with but your opinions are by no means ill informed. But you do yourself no favours with the tone you adopt at times, I don't understand your need to be so volatile with everybody. You have a lot to contribute simply because, as you point out, you have a different point of view from most here and that creates some worthwhile debate. But I can't comprehend this aggressive standpoint. Firstly, I don't tell anyone to believe anything, I just give my opinion, just as you give yours, I don't understand or appreciate the insinuation that I bully people into agreeing with me. I write for a fansite, I don't even run it, Paul's the editor and while he gives me a free reign, I am still at the mercy of any editrorial decisions he makes. I wouldn't overestimate my own importance, much less would I feel I had the power to indoctrinate people into adopting my viewpoints. Now, concerning the Drogba issue, yes he was offside, but I'm not going to get too het up about it, it was a mistake, it happens. We subsequently defended the situation poorly. I don't understand your rant about "LD's logic" in relation to Adebayor's offside goal last week. The source of my chargrin there was that the referee invented a non existent interpretation to the offside rule, "LD's logic" doesn't come into it, the rules of the game say if the ball is played by an opposing player, the conditions of the offside rule cease to exist. I also don't agree that AW has taken us as far as he can, the current team was constructed for the beginning of the 2005-06 season under prohibitive circumstances with the finances for the new stadium. Since that maiden voyage, the team has demonstratably made improvements every season, the average age of our current team is about 24, they are involved in their first title race and while we won't have the experience to see this one out, I have every reason to believe based on the improvements of the last three years, that they can develop further and be stronger next year. I think a little more experience wouldn't go amiss, Gilberto and Lehmann were intended to be bastions of experience, but both have lost their place in the team, which has put a huge burden on Gallas as the team's most senior player. Secondly, I think the Rosicky situation has to be considered, I think he's a great player, but if he can't produce more than half a campaign then we have to consider how useful he is to us. We certainly need quality back up on the flanks. I imagine those areas will be addressed accordingly in the summer.
Little Dutch
lou i dont think my observation is a bad one, our bar sees 1000s of english males every year and for the large part of them dont support a premier league team so i think it is quite a far observation, and as for being the english football fan that cant travel, these days thanks to sleazy jet we even get the unemployed weekenders!
5-1
5-1, do you really think I can take your little bar survey seriously, from someone who confesses that his football existence revolves entirely around hating Arsenal rather than supporting his own club? (A truly pathetic tho honest confession). Since you are personally inclined to see the entire world thru your glasses of Arsenal-hatred, your judgment is not to be taken seriously when it comes to this casual little "survey" of your bar patrons. I could do the same thing in a couple of NY bars frequented by expats from all over the world who come to watch football matches. I've met far more MU-hating fans in both bars I frequent than anything else. Your survey results are due entirely to the way you personally want them to end up rather than anything that bears any relation to reality.
jaelle
From PG: "jaelle, female, brazilian and living in NYC.... my god my dreams have been answered" -- LOL! :-D PG, I don't think I could quite live up to your dreams since you are most probably much younger than I am (like most people on this board, I assume). I'm a 48 year old divorced mother. I have a 16 year old daughter who'd probably be much more to your liking but you'd have to get past me, and I'm a fitness instructor who can throw a mean punch. :-)
jaelle
5-1, I did say I respect your observation, did you read that part? Don't keep offensive if you want a normal discussion here, oh, which you don't do you? Look, I could have said "Hey as far as I saw in the most popular bars in Beijing - whose support inclindations btw are very similar to that in England and they've got many English expatriates - most fans hated ManU and Chelsea; and nobody really saw Spurs as rivals cos they're not even taken seriously as a strong team" blah blah blah. But I didn't, I chose to reason with you. I did say I respect your observation. I even said that's nice, good for you, running a bar in Spain. I was by no means invalidating anything you said. Once again (sorry to those who're tired of me being a broken record), all I'm saying is that I trust an independent nationwide survey covering 92 clubs more. Even the ManU fans put that up on their site. They don't mind, or don't care, why do you get so worked up? Chill, go and support Spurs. Hatred only drives you mad and makes you dumb.
Lou the Gunneress
Jaelle, watch out, you're "a Brazilian single-again female living in NYC who's fit and cool and strong, with a great job and sense of humour" now! PG or someone else would probably come back and say "Even better" salivating! :D
Lou the Gunneress
Typo: -offensive +defensive (er, actually that might be right, but whatever, I meant to say "defensive")
Lou the Gunneress
For all who say its over, i thank God that Man U still have to win it on the field inspite of all the prophets we have in football. trust me i live in America and football is the only sport i know where everyone knows who will win b4 the matches are even played! (even before the season starts) trust me on that! The Manager and players still have faith and so do i. I BELIEVE STILL! Be Blessed!
Paulsito
lou that survey you are on about it a load of crap, because its based on club geography not hatred, and these days as we all know too many fans support teamns based on other factors like loving ronaldo, or chelsea winng so many trophies in the last 5 years, so they those fans do not live near the club therefor cant hate the same people, ie all the asians that love man utd do you really think they hate manchester city?
5-1
Exactly my point, exactly my point (almost wanted to add "mate")! It's clear that the people in that survey ranked the clubs they most hated, whether bcos of geographical proximity (Oldham for ManU) or rivalry in competing for titles (ManU, Arsenal, Chelsea), both were factored in. Just how many people in the whole world hate ManU or Chelsea or Arsenal or Spurs? We can't tell about the world because you and I have no way to know until someone comes up with some numbers. But for England, we got that piece of research. Or you can show me some other stats if you feel so strongly about it and want to make a rational case, rather than discarding anything not to your liking as "a load of crap". And again, I know my posts were long, but if you did read, I said I wasn't sure about the source who conducted the survey either. But I would still trust them, who cast their net wide covering 92 clubs in England, more than a bar owner who sees thousands of English tourists in Barca. That's what I'm saying. Again, don't take offence at all. It's the sample size and methodology that are my reasons, nothing personal. If you would just understand that, you'd see I'm just trying to be as scientific as possible with the limited info on hand. Because it's meaningless to keep yelling "you are most hated" with nothing more convincing than your own personal observation to back it up. Don't be so defensive, Spurs are not the most hated club, only maybe in some areas in London which is a small part of the world. If I take everything you said on face value and you're a well-travelled guy, what's not there to understand?
Lou the Gunneress
Good point 5-1, and yes Le'Arse is the most hated. They are mostly arrogant, like their leader and mentor Arse' Wenker. And I can't see why your bar survey should be any different from any other. It's not like it's in the Paxton road. And if i'm ever in Barca', I'll add to the comment box. LOL
YidEdy
I know we had this conversation B4 Lou Lou, but it's not individuals, like your good self. It's about the typical, PureCopper, Luckless, and other tarts, that cannot help their arrogance no matter how hard they try. So they just don't bother, and it shows.
YidEdy
ok lou ill try a different way of putting it to you, out of every world footballing nation, the english probably hate 1st the germans, and then the french, Arsenal represent france (please do not argue that we have malbranque and chimbonda) im talking about the past too, and especially given that youve had team talks in french. since there are no dominant german sides in the league we all look to the french
5-1
thanks eddy
5-1
Has this become a feckin spuds forum or summat? Bugger off back to your own site Edy and 5-1 and stop talking *****e. You cant call us arrogant just because we are better than you ;-) As for the article, as someone said above, i haven't heard the fat lady sing yet, but its not down to us now. We had it in our hands and have only ourselves to blame. No point infighting or being melodramatic about it. Personally, we are still doing better that i thought we would this season, so its all good.
Cesky
jaelle, you are cool u know. At least u are older than me eh...
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Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
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Campbell 5%
Giroud 2%
Podolski 2%
Ramsey 2%
Sanchez 32%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 5%
Welbeck 50%