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A Great Day - Things Are Looking Up!

Another victory, another 3 points, and moving ever so slightly up the league.

Are we starting to feel better now?

The last 6 months have been nothing short of hideous. Losing games, players and confidence by the bucket load. We, as a club, were rocking, sapped of all confidence our moral was about as low as I remember it in my life. I seriously couldn`t see how we were going to get out of the slump.

However, even though I wouldn`t consider us out of the sh*t just yet, we`ve slowly but surely started playing ourselves back into the season. We have now won 6 of the last 7 games in all competitions and things are looking up.

I haven`t seen any of the match today so don`t know how good/bad the performance was, but a 3-1 win against Stoke is a great win in anyone`s book.

Then all you have to do is cast an eye to Old Trafford this afternoon. We were all suicidal after our 8-2 spanking at the Theatre of Nightmares, convinced that that was how far we`d sunk, but on reflection an away 8-2 loss at the home of the Champions with our weakest side in years is not as bad as United getting whooped at home with their strongest team against their neighbours.

It shows that in this league anyone can give anyone a damn good stuffing on their day.

As we head towards our historically toughest month of November, we find ourselves in 7th position a mere 3 points behind Liverpool.

Things are looking up eh?

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 23 2011

Time: 3:48PM

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Oh please.. no more turned corner article... One game at a time. Long way to go.. Still have a -ve GD.. We got lots more stuff to do. And Stamford Bridge awaits us.
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23/10/2011 16:43:00

stamford bridge without drogba :)
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23/10/2011 16:47:00

One game at a time Sajit? 6 wins in 7, I think that warrants some discussion about a great improvement. You realise that us talking about turning a corner will have no direct bearing on the team? lol
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23/10/2011 16:59:00

Ashley Cole just got booked and misses the match next week too.
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23/10/2011 17:39:00

Deserved victory, but extremely concerning where the goals will come from without RvP. Chamakh looks absolutely shot of confidence with the ball bouncing off him. Can't really see how his style of player fits into our system. Just need a point at Chavski now!
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23/10/2011 18:19:00

Folk are funny aren't they. It's ok to talk about the problems, flaws, shortcomings and potential for disaster as much as you like. Some would even claim that that's just being realistic. But suggest maybe things might not be quite as bad as we've contemplated and we're exhorted not to go there. As long as the players have a positive attitude that's what matters most but a positive atmosphere around them wouldn't do any harm either.
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23/10/2011 18:48:00

We have to wait before we can claim that we have turned a corner. Nothing more. Nothing less. Im buzzing too..
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23/10/2011 19:35:00

I've just checked the corner,its clear.hurry up and go 'round
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23/10/2011 19:44:00

Sajit, at no point in the article did Rocky mention the phrase 'turned a corner'. Its his prerogative to express his thoughts one would have thought.
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23/10/2011 19:54:00

6 in 7 is correct, Rocky. Well, you can't 8-2 be a Gooner when we have 1-6 of our last seven games in all competitions, eh.
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23/10/2011 20:42:00

Couldn't resist that one as it will lapse after our next win :-). A cracking performance by the lads and Gervinho did look very useful tonight. It still has to be one game at a time for us now, until we stabilize; but, on this performance, I am willing to say things are looking up and Chelsea will have a fight on their hands next game. At least, one can say that now.
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23/10/2011 20:55:00

Good result, but how terrible does Walcott have to be before he is dropped. I would say Benayoun is a better player anyway; we should really be playing him.
Arsenales F.C
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23/10/2011 21:32:00

Results are positive, performances less so. We looked devoid of ideas and blunt before Robin came on. It's great to have a player like him, who can so simply influence a game, but it's just more of the same individual dependency we've had for so long, with Henry, Cesc, Nasri briefly, and now RvP. Doesn't look good if he's to miss any extended period and that is always a very real possibility.
Ozi Gooner
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24/10/2011 04:17:00

Guys let us take it easy abt not being able to play without RVP or Cesc etc. once the team can maintain their winning ways their confidence would grow and they will feel good trying a little bit more than the ordinary which made them look uninspiring today until RVP came on. We played and won some great games when RVP and Cesc were out injured in the past. On another note Kolchieny is becoming a monster at the back. Djourou is improving at right back and also Santos at left back and they will get better with more games. I would really like to see Park and co play but I believe it is a long season and will get their chance in some games to come especially Tuesday's Carling cup. I am a bit optimistic but would not smile just yet as I don't want to be dissapointed again.
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24/10/2011 08:02:00

What Ozi said, we're not remotely close to turning any corner, didn't we do that after Udinese as well? Same mistakes will plague us this season
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24/10/2011 09:55:00

I'm glad things are looking up, but the fact is we have won 6 of 7 against teams we should beat and lost EVERY single game against teams we should be competing with (Liverpool, Sp*rs, Utd)
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24/10/2011 13:05:00

All the greatest (and not so) teams had one outstanding individual player.
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24/10/2011 13:57:00

One game at a time please gentlemen (and ladies of course). Think Bolton.
Sir Henry
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24/10/2011 14:55:00

The club has been in decline for seven years and after all that mismanagement it will take years for it to be put right. The killer will be when Arsenal drop out of the CL this season. It will mean years consigned to the wilderness and decades before another trophy of any merit. History shows us that is how it goes.
Tony Rocky Horror
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24/10/2011 23:23:00

What's that about history? Is that the same history that averages you one title every 50 years?
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25/10/2011 11:42:00

So by that same token TRH, we won't be seeing you in the top 4 come the end of this year then
Ozi Gooner
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25/10/2011 12:26:00


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