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Mr Brightside

After yesterday's defeat I thought it only right that I should do my upmost to raise the mood amongst Gooners all over the world.

It worked with some, it angered some while others just disagreed, one of them being Vital Arsenal member Professor calculus.

I wont go into any detail, I'll just let you read what he has to say on the subject:

I admire your (Simmonett's) good intentions but I have to say that the future is not bright, the future doesn't even exist. What does exist is an Arsenal team that haven't properly scored since the Carling Cup and have had the disrespect to bang on about next season even though this season is far from over, and even though fourth spot is far from ours.

If this team carry on as usual, against Newcastle we may as well just turn up, kick off, let them take a speculative shot, watch it go in, blow final whistle seconds later, then go home with nothing. It will hurt, but not as much as playing for 90 mins, dominating the game, not scoring, then getting sucker punched yet again. We're all familiar with the pattern now right? Not this Arsenal side though.

I know I keep going on about it but I can't stress it enough - the future doesn't exist, next season means nothing - some fans have decided to be selective when talking about the future, they always assume new players will come in and all will be good, well key players could leave and new crap players could be signed. I'm just pointing out that trying to use speculations of the future as a basis for feeling positive or negative is pointless, I think Arsenal deserve to be judged here and now where they lost to West Ham for f**k sake.

I personally don't think yesterday's performance was good at all, it was the same as every other frustrating performance this season, a good performance would have been to address the issues that have destroyed our season NOT repeat the problems from the very first game of the season.

I want to remain optimistic but realistically there is nothing to suggest this team has got what it takes to stay in the top four let alone step up to the next level next season.

Another thing which pisses me off is that right now would be a good time to practice for next season, fair enough we aren't going to win anything, but go out and prove that the team will be the one to look out for next campaign, yet again there is no evidence that they are putting their words into actions.

Having said all that, I think Arsenal will beat Newcastle,but we lost to West Ham...WEST HAM! I don't think this current Arsenal side deserves the benefit of the doubt, a team with their ability that can't score and have consistently lost to much inferior sides (PSV being the worst), deserves scepticism until they prove otherwise. Let's see if they deliver at Newcastle, then we can perhaps start to be more positive.

Until some real evidence suggests that this team is something other than a bunch of losers with a superiority complex, I'm going to remain negative.


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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 8 2007

Time: 1:48PM

Your Comments

Your so wrong, wrong beyond belief. The future is bright, how can you say we didnt play well, Cesc was great, Gallas and Toure were sorted. The goal was Lehmans fault, he was far too far off his line, we played as a team, we played great football. We also had an opposition goalkeeper that will never play a better game in his career.
gunnerb
I think we played well but I do agree that we didn't play well in the sense we didn't adress our previous issues; we should have won, but saying that I feel this comment is all to similar- SHOULD; that word is becoming too repeptitve and I want to start saying we DID win not should.
gunner-minesh
I honestly feel that the team will come out against newcastle feeling angry at the west ham loss .. and that will motivate them to destroy newcastle !
yazz
Harsh article title man!!
Rocky7
The future is bright, the future is orange. But I couldn't agree with you more. Arsenal are now a fringe top 4 side.
Westl
My you lot are feeling the strain!
merlin
I think a lot depends on tommorow, we just can't draw or lose; a win is vital.
gunner-minesh
Westl You talk *****e man, your telling me with a fit squad that includes Henry and RVP we are a fringe top 4 team, beating Liverpool 3 times, United twice. Tell you something that statement reminds me of something that sounds like fringe, give u a clue, its smells fishy.
gunnerb
Its true Westl, you do talk ***** I'm afraid. Arsenal arent a fringe top 4 side, they just need some changes. Why do you talk ***** wherever you go Westl, you really are stupid. Like gunnerb says, your opinion smells like something that sounds like fringe and smells fishy.
Nozzy06
"Never think of the future- it comes soon enough." Albert Einstein. Any Chelsea fan who saw the Carling Cup Final will realise that our potential is limitless. The manager has his work cut out realising that potential, but I would back him to do it any day of the week. That's how I feel and I'm afraid jibes like the above from the Chavs don't even carry the slightest weight for me. Asking a Chelsea fan to understand a long term vision is streetching it, but the proof will be in the pudding.
Little Dutch
Thats a good point actually, they did totally dominate the CC Final without Henry. Forgot about that lol. I do like a lot of your players LD, just think Wengers too set in his ways. You need some realy world class to go with them, not more youngsters.
Nozzy06
I disagree with the prof too. He is entitled to his views, but they seem to be expressed more often when we lose than otherwise.
prits
Dont feel so bright today, bith teams looked *****ed to me.
gunnerb
Wake up and smell the coffee!! Have u been hangin around with chelski scum. We have the brightest squad in football. Yes we dont know that for sure yet until they start winning games like we used to. The season before we went unbeaten arsene said that we would go unbeaten through a season and we did. If he can see potenital in this team then i dont care if we have to sacrifice a couple of seasons to see the end result. Yes PSV really *****ed me off and i thought we were going to go so much further in the CL this season but oh well at least our players are now gettin the rest that most of the teams that are in the final stages of the CL got last year and look where they are now. Arsene has built singlehandedly one undefeated team thats enough for me to belive that he can do it again and it will put us right back where we should be. Chelski and united can spend all the money in the world on there players cause we have the best youngsters in the world we have paid nothing for them and they are going to reign once again for us
Thierry_Power
 

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