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It's Not All Doom and Gloom

1. This season, after losing Thierry henry, we were supposed to lose our place in the top four to a certain bunch of rivals from the wrong side of North London. We haven't too badly in his absence, have we?

2. The improvement of Adebayor. He's begun to prove to everyone this season that he's more than just a big guy up front. This guy has goals in him...

3. We topped the Premier League for several months, and whilst we've now lost our place there, for a long time we were the clear leaders.

4. But for two dodgy penalty decisions, we'd have been in the semis of the Champions League.

5. We'll be back to have another pop at it next year. Something certain clubs can only dream of. Which leads us onto...

6. St. Totteringham's day, our annual celebration of laughter and merriment, has been and gone once again. Nice to see that the spuds saw their proclamations of replacing us in the top four came true.

7. Bacary Sagna. He was missed last night, but all season long, he has been as solid as a rock, and surely been the best right-back in the Premier League - not bad for a guy in his inaugural season, and supposedly a lesser light than the other Auxerre defender who was signed by another North London club during last summer.

8. Theo Walcott gave us a glimpse of what we can hope to see more regularly in the coming seasons - a slaloming run from one box to the other, conducted at blistering speed, and the cutback for Ade at the end of it showed great composure and decisiveness.

9. The Orcs look like they might be going down.

10. We didn't spend 16m darren Bent.




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Writer: Wingston Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 9 2008

Time: 9:55PM

Your Comments

HAH! Thank you!!
jaelle
11. Thierry Henry will knock United out of the CL (with a little help from Toure Jnr) :-)
Little Dutch
Straight question for all arsenal fans..this is something which i think needs to be answered..arsene is an idealist in a world full of pragmatic managers...realpolitik is the word which comes to mind.A team builder,art lover-often the football his team plays is called a symphony and a thorough economist in terms of his transfer handlings..now i am not saying he does not want to win trophies but his hunger for them is probably at the same level if not at a lower level than his belief in his prinicples...is this detrimental for the club..is he being selfish or maybe he has got the bigger picture in his mind...what are you lots feeling about this...coz i am sick of discussing this with many of mates(except on matchdays) who are arsenal fans!!
essientric
It's nice to know that we're still looking at the positives. And although it doesn't seem possible at the moment, there are far more positives than negatives to take from this season. Each and every player has considerably improved (bar one or two), some more than others. We've done remarkably well and it's safe to say that the club has exceeded every Gooner's expectations. The players efforts yesterday we're well acknowledged and I do not know one Gooner who isn't proud of the team.
Cheese.
Essientric if you saw the facial expressions of Arsene on the touchline against Liverpool on Saturday when the game was almost over, you would have been able to clearly tell how bad he wants to win. It pained me to see his face.
gunnerkid107
Essientric, I think you and a number of other people totally misread Wenger as some kind of idealist more concerned with the beautiful game than he is with success. He has had to manage the club on entirely different principles from our only real domestic rivals over the last 5 or more years. Chelsea have been able to build a squad with finances that would have bankrupted any other club in the world if it were run on conventional business lines. ManU have had a major start on us in generating revenues from a success that pre dates Wengers arrival. Wenger has not only had to build a succesfull footballing side he has had to change the whole economic basis of the club in order to stand a chance of competing with the two/three major domestic clubs and the more powerful European clubs in the future. The fact that he has been able to do this under the restraints imposed marks him out as far more of a realist than you give him credit for - it's his very pragmatism that has enabled us to continue to compete. There is indeed a much bigger picture in mind and its development is very encouraging and very exciting.
Amos.
I mostly agree with number 10. It's just ridiculos!! ;)
Fan of Blues
Chelsea have been able to build a squad with finances that would have bankrupted any other club in the world if it were run on conventional business lines..i agree with that mate, though its a bit cynical as you have know idea behind dynamics of roman's investment.As for wenger I think you are misreading my point, Wenger wants to win but Arsenal have been the one of the most successful after man utd in the tv rights and globalizilation era, surely despite utd obvious control of this sector(the whole beckham phenomena being the prime factor) but arsenal should not be far behind, i am pretty sure they should have earned their share of the loot also and if not then people behind the scenes need to be blamed.wenger had apparently 70 million in coffers available for transfers and if that is restrictions then god save us all, he had to chance to get some people but he did not.apparently he could not find anyone suitable or good enough, now i find that hard to believe but it further fortifies my logic behind calling him an idealist..though that is not a derogatory reamark but a rhetoric one!!
essientric
*remark
essientric
Whatever makes you feel better lads!!!! hahaha
HuddersfieldYiddo
That's why...I'm flattered we've got an entire article dedicated to us over here! lol
yiddogray
are you wenger in disguise, aaahhhh you weeeeenger in disguise
YidEdy
Spurs fans cant bother me with their We won the CC and you didnt win crap. Its just normal rival banter. We've had plenty of times to gloat over spurs and now they have their chance and I cant blame them at all for exploiting it.
gunnerkid107
you should have left them alone then.
YidEdy
The fact is that next season, we need to win something. I dont like reading posts about "Its not all doom and gloom" because, frankly I have read enough of these over the past 2 years.. I seriously think that Wenger should address the need for some squad depth, seriously take a look and RvP and Rosicky's long term futures at the club, not to mention Senderos'.. and make some decisions.. I am not quite sure how you can write a post like this same time next year if similar circumstances prevail, god forbid!
arsenalrulz4ever
Bent was soooooo good that Arsene didn't even bother to sign him, who did Bent score against anyway??? I remember!!! Derby County!!! Wigan!!! Newcastle in a 1-4 thrashing!!! (Newcastle scored 4!!!) and West Ham!!! In total, that's 6 goals and four assists in 970 minutes... THAT'S FABULOUS!!! A wonderful buy for an arse - hole club like Sp*ds... Every bit worth 16M, as thats 2.6M for every goal scored!!! No wonder the muppets of England would go for Walcott or get Gerrard as a forward than an OVERATED ***** of Darren Bent!!! Even Marcus Bent of Wigan scored 7 goals!!! What a screwup of a player and Transfer for Tottensham!!!
stukazufuss
"Bent may have scored the winning goal for you idiots against Liverpool." - seriously, is that the best retort you have? Bent is gash. He wouldn't score for us cos he wouldn't get in the side.
Moorish
the winning goal in the tie was surely scored by the idiot they call the ref!!!!!!
9 Years
OFFTOPIC: Wasnt it funny in the match between manure and roma when mancini dived to win the penalty then all the manure fans had the guts to boo him when ronaldo dives in every match for them.
gjonelezaj
gjonelezaj, i don't think you were *****ed of against Eboue when he dived in the Champions League Final against Barcelone and gave you a scored free-kick???????
FloG
Just to say, i'm agree with arsenalrulz4ever, you need to win something next season. It will become imperativ, and unfortunately, increase the pressure on the player's shoulders.
FloG
"A small football club" in the quarter's of the CL though, eh Ivan? The sad thing is in your lonely, pathetic heart you would giv eyour right arm to be as "small" as the Arsenal. Go back to losing to Newcastle, chump.
Moorish
ahahahah............an article to make gooners feel good about them winning feck all for 1,2,3 years ahahahah you lot are funny you massive club, is it 1 FA cup in 4 or 5 years. thing is you take the ***** out of bent, you are all jelous that we have that kind of spending power hahaha you top 4 club you cant by a 10 mil plus player can you hahahah
spursinbarca
steve gerrard gerrard he scors from 10 yards, steve gerrard aaaaaaaaaahhhh
spursinbarca
ps, arsenal = also rans
spursinbarca
We should get a trophy for our helping of number 9!
ajwb
SIB, where has all that 'spending power' got you? A mid-table place and some trophy that larger clubs find below them. However, Arsenal's 'inferior' spending power put us in the top 3 of the PL and in the quarter finals of the CL.
Cheese.
Im STILL absolutely gutted...... I STILL want to puke over the so called fairness of referee decisions... but i STILL have every faith that Arsene will turn this squad around to face some serious silverware in the near future. Theo... your time is coming.
KBGoon
Hmmm!some quality posting today.Think i,ll talk football 2morrow when WW3 has calmed down.
cockaduddle
you realise arsenal have been dumped out of all the cups this season 14-4 on aggregate hahahahaha big club
spursinbarca
havw you seen Birmingam city have been done for corruption, and shares have been suspended, maybe eduardos leg will heal faster now
spursinbarca
have you seen your signing a new keeper, i think his name is nick bender
spursinbarca
.....at least tony adams will win something this year, with pompey
spursinbarca
WITH A LITTLE LUCK THIS SEASON SPURS MIGHT FINISH TOP OF THE LEAGUE, WELL....TOP OF THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE LEAGUE!! HAHA
merz
just keep telling yourself big club, sooner or later you might belive it 14-4 on agg i think i might change my name
spursinbarca
APPARENTLY THE GAP IS CLOSING BETWEEN SPUDS AND US.........WHAT GAP IS THAT, NOT THE ONE IN THE LEAGUE SURELY HA HA HA HA HA
9 Years
BIG CLUBS WIN TITLES AND HAVE WORLD WIDE RECOGNITION. UNLUCKY MUGINBARCA!!!!
9 Years
14-4 IN CUPS EH. STILL AT LEAST WE DIDN'T LOSE 4-1 AT HOME TO NEWCASTLE. LOSE AT HOME TO BIRMINGHAM OH YEAH AND THE MIGHTY GETAFE!!! HA HA HA
9 Years
what does 14-4 on agg mean?
paul_ownz
6-2 on aggregate against a little club, i don't remenber the name, sorry i'm french, and we know only the big English Clubs in France (Manchester, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Newcatsle, West Ham, Bolton, Everton, Aston Villa, Man City, Middlesbourgh, and Leeds United) the other (the little ones) we don't know. So , 4-0 againnst Manchester (i can remember, it is a big club), and 5-2 on agregate against Liverpool (also one i can name).......so it is 14-4. Can anybody remind me the little club you lost 6-2 on aggreagte, and name one of their player, i don't see at all who they are...... :) :) :)
FloG
oh, now i get your logic. In the games we have been knocked out we have scored 4, conceeded 14. How clever. How about 10-23. Games you have won and not in the league.
paul_ownz
Still if you are going by logic. We lost 4-0, 5-3, 6-2. Does that not make 15-5? I know you mugs at the lane probably cant count. Thats why no one raised an eyebrow at 16.5 million for bent.
paul_ownz
Surely they can count. 2 CC's in 17yrs isn't hard is it???
9 Years
16.5 millions, it is the price (about) Bayern bought Ribery, Barca bought Henry or Ronaldinho, Real bought Beckham, and it is more expensive than bayern paid for Klose + Toni (yes yes Toni plus Klose is cheaper than bent), than Real paid van Nistelrooy, than Rasenal paid for Eduardo or Van Persie...... At this price, you don't buy Kaboul and Bent and you could buy Fernando Torres........ Great job Martin Jol, really.... :)
FloG
arsenal = trophy-less club.
ivanskg
"an article to make gooners feel good about them winning feck all for 1,2,3 years" - you oughta know you prat, you won nowt for 9.
Moorish
Spurs, i found the name of the little club i looked for..... Spurs it is that..... I thought Chimbonda, Zokora, Kaboul, Malbranque or Assou-Ekotto stopped playing football, but in fact they played for a little English Cub named Tottenham, great, i'm gonna give the news in France, Every body thought we lost them.....
FloG
Martin Jol is history.
ivanskg
Spurs fans = classless berks. Enjoy medicority, plank.
Moorish
arsenal is a small wily club. Admit it ladies. Small clubs always end their season with no trophys :) ...... Good nite ladies.
ivanskg
fob you got more front then jordan how much you pay for shevchenko. you diff?
dspurs64
"A small wily club"? Evidently you are not wily as you cannot spell "willy". You sad simpleton.
Moorish
tottenham = micky mouse cup :)
gjonelezaj
"Small clubs always end their season with no trophys" I think that means that you've been a small club for 5X years??? Anyway, Sol will win the FA cup and he'd be proud of it. Winning it with Portsmouth means that he's won a trophy at every club he's played except one... I forgot that one...
stukazufuss
AHHH, YES!!! THAT'S TOTTENSHAM!!! IN FACT THEY SCREWED UP SO BADLY THAT SOL PREFERRED TO OPT OUT OF HIS CONTRACT AND GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF LONDON TO WIN AT LEAST 3 TROPHYS!!! AND WHAT WAS THAT CLUB THAT HE WENT TO???
stukazufuss
THAT'S ARSENAL!!! YOU MUPPET!!! NOW GO BACK UNDER YOUR ROCK UNTIL TOTTENSHAM WIN SOMETHING ELSE, THE ENGLISH COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP MIGHT BE THE MOST REALISTIC TARGET FOR YOU *****ERS!!! :D
stukazufuss
I feel sorry for Sol as whilst he was at tottenham he could of been winning more trophies with us but better late than never i suppose.
gjonelezaj
SOL WON 5 TROPHIES!!! 2 PREM 3 FA CUP
9 Years
Seriously, Rocky and administrator, can you consider banning some of the users here on the basis of racism? Consider this my complaint.
Lou the Gunneress
Lou, posts removed and users removed. We will not tolerate racism and gladly nor will any of our great members, no matter which club they come from. Banter is great but some of the other stuff is just sad ignorance and we won't put up with it.
VitalFootballAdmin
got a laugh at the pikeys!!!! now i can see them having a pop at chelsea coz we have only been winning tropies regularly for 11 years, unlike spuds winning a couple of trophies every year !!! not!!! and they seem to forget the global fan base at chelsea is growing at rapid proportions plus the fact we are 4th in europe for turn over of 200 odd million, but to come the gooners site and claim to be a bigger club than arsenal.............. i'm not siding with the arsenal and some of you know my contemt for the goons, but come on please spuddies, you aint in chelseas league as abig club, let alone arsenals!!
springy
contempt*
springy
5-1 against us,4-0 against Utd,Losing against the dirty chavs,4-2 against liverpool after twice thinkin you'd won,choking when you were 5 pints clear,Bender getting a glasgow-kiss of Adebayour,you lot walking out of white hart lane when the fourth goal went in and Whinger sayin after that match 'apart from the goals there was nothing between us' Your right,no doom and gloom just lot's and lot's of laughs!
HATEtheGOONERS
Glad to see your not obsessed with us eh?
MrArsenal
Lou's posts removed for being racist? i can't believe it. she is the most nicest Gooner on the vital network..
luckys_10
Lou's posts were not removed for being racist. The posts that were removed were by both spuds and I think 1 gooner.
jaelle
16m on Darren Bent, bottom half of the table, Mallet Head's penalty miss, Adebayor's volley, Chumpbonda's penalty, Robbo treating the ball like a leper, Jamie O'Hara blubbering, Bendtner's first touch, Berbatov's legendary warm ups, Jermaine Jenas in general. You're right HTG, lots and lots of laughs.
Little Dutch
lucky, I was answering Lou, not saying her posts were removed! Sorry for confusion. It was just one Arsenal fan unfortunately, took the banter beyond what anyone would deem acceptable and obviously did his level best to get a reaction.
VitalFootballAdmin
Alumina's\Lehmanns/Gallas's comedy haircuts,Whinger lookin like he's having a crap on the sidelines,Gallas acting like a school-girl,JERMAINE JEANAS!? scoring twice against you lot,the emirates becoming a soulless tourist attraction,this could go for ever/next time you win something.
HATEtheGOONERS
what is the point, you are obviously arsenal obsessed!
MrArsenal
VitalFootballAdmin, any chance you can delete the vile and filthy posts likening our manager to a paedophile?
jaelle
Why can't this forum be for AFC fans only, or just fans who have seen their team win the premiership. At least either way we would get rid of all the vile scum.
MrArsenal
where's 9 years gone then. Has school re-started already
YidEdy
MrA i disagree with your post.I come on here from time to time to talk football in general and have the odd bit of banter and my team havent won the premiership and i must also add that your clubs fans treat me fine.I think its being called 'grown up'.COYS.
cockaduddle
hes gone to play with his 9 year old son
spursinbarca
I thought he was the 9 year old son.
k_chelski
 

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