Open Forum to all Arsenal fans

There are many bloggers who confuse opinions with facts, but nevertheless we all have our own expectations for this season after a not so perfect start.

A week is a long time in football and we saw a very small percentage of so called supporters hurl abuse at our manager only to hear his name lauded round the stadium after the emphatic win over Newcastle.

Will our injury jinx ever improve and do some of you think that certain players are just permanently sick notes, yet the manager remains loyal to them.

Can we realistically make the top three this season?

Is it a benefit that we are out of the Capital Cup? Personally I think it maybe a blessing in disguise.

Who would be inΒ your strongest and well balanced side presuming everyone was fit?

Is Szczesny an automatic first choice in goal? I believe that though young, he needs competition for his place –Β but what has happened to Ospina?

Can we progress further in The Champions League than we have done for the last number of years? Over two legs there is no reason why not, if only our defence and midfield could defend as one.

Will Wenger dip into the transfer window in just under two weeks? He is very cagey when talking to the press,but my gut feeling is that he will especially as there is no indication as to when Koscielny will be fully fit.

As for Thierry Henry, regardless of him initially being touted as becoming a Sky pundit, do you see him in some capacity at Arsenal?

Over to you



137 Responses to Open Forum to all Arsenal fans

  1. Big Raddy says:

    Kelsey. A number of questions there and some which require far more than a one word answer.

    1. Injuries. These players have contracts, it is not as simple as asking them to leave. My guess is that all clubs insure their players health. What do you expect AW to do?

    2. Realistically? No. We are the 4th biggest club, we spend less than L’pool, MC, MU and Chavs. But given a full squad we could have been contenders

    3. CC. Better off out of it especially as we are in the CL

    4. No idea who my best team would be and I doubt AW does either but it starts with:

    TPIG, Debuchy, BFG, Kos, Gibbs

    5. TPIG. Yes, he is the best GK at the club and joint holder of the Golden Glove for 2013/14

    6. CL. Yes we can progress but few will bet on AFC winning it!

    7. Yes. AW will buy or loan a defender prior to signing a top CB and DM in summer

    8. Yes,. TH will be at AFC once he gets his badges.

  2. Big Gooner says:

    Its just a shame that the small percentage you mention are the ones getting all the headlines the media fail to accept that with blogs u dont write them to say how great things are u write blogs to complain, as an example how many websites are there praising any of the main supermarkets compred to those complaing about them, but its those blogs that are being taken as a fair representative of Arsenal fans an,without being racist, how many of those are written in broken english by authors who’s name are unpronounceable.
    Are we seeing the same media coverage of Liverpool blogs who’s team are doing far worst than us in the results they are producing after last seasons highs?

  3. Rasp says:

    Thanks for the teaser Kelsey πŸ˜›

    1. Some of our injuries can be explained by overplaying players/playing them when carrying an injury (koscielny); some can be explained by our style of football which invites late tackles and some can be explained by the physiology (injury prone-ness) of the players. There are things we can do to improve all these.

    2. Top three will be hard and rely on us finishing above manu. So far they’ve been poor but still won games whereas we played well against them and the spuds but dropped points. I’m afraid manu’s winning mentality is currently stronger than ours – but that could change.

    3.Yes its good we’re out of the C1C because of all the injuries we have.

    4. Our strongest/best balanced side would comprise the best blend of those currently fit – not the best 11 players and not players who do not understand of the requirements of the position they are being asked to fill.

    5. I have no idea how good Ospina is? I’m wondering if he’s another one of those keepers that hardly ever plays and then disappears? Martinez looks like a good future No.2 (if not No.1) but for now Sz should hold that place.

    6. Definitely we can progress in the CL and it wouldn’t surprise me if we made the final – after that … who knows?

    7. I doubt we will make any significant player purchases in January – not AW’s style

    8. TH may prefer the warmth of the studio to the blowy training ground. I’d love to see him back at the Arsenal in some capacity.

  4. GunnerN5 says:

    Hi Kelsey,

    Interesting post, I’m still moving house so I’ve not got much time to respond but here are a few notes,

    1, My disdain for those that abuse the club. team or manager is limitless.

    2 .No body knows the answer to the injury question, if we did there would not be an issue. The manager must rely on information from the medical team so his “loyalty” is most likely base on their data.

    3. 3rd place is iffy and depends of whether Man U continue to have such incredible luck, but 4th is realistic

    4. Being out of the Capital Cup is sad as it was a great opportunity for the younger players to gain some experience by playing alongside members of the 1st team.

    5. Best fit 1st team is tricky as it may be easier to pick the best 11 players on the injury list.

    6. TPIG is our best choice but he’s only an average keeper.

    7. The draw was kind to us and allows us to get players fit for the quarters – I would not bet against us getting to at least the semis.

    8. We will bring in recruits in January.

    9. TH14 is an Arsenal legend and has Arsenal DNA flowing through his blood – of course he will be back, in some capacity.

    10, Back to you, I’m off to continue unpacking.

  5. Eddie says:

    yeeeepeeeee!!!!! looks like Peaches got me a ticket to Monaco!!!
    how we get there we don’t know
    how we get there we don’t care
    all we know is we’re on the way πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    thanks Peaches, love you lots xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. arnie says:

    nice questions, Kelsey. πŸ™‚ Of course, AKB. But as a fan we are entitled to our own opinions. so here goes!

    1. Our injury jinx is a perceived problem. To some extent, it is also a red herring.

    We focus too much on injuries, IMO, and not so much on the cebration of the good guys who stay up on their feet for far too long. Giro, BFG, Kos, Szcz have all stayed up for much of the last season. Yes, we sufferd from injuries, but where would we be without these brave foot soldiers?

    To my mind, the problem is not so much the injuries per se, but the lack of rotation, which in turn increases chances of fatigue and injuries. There is no alternative to supporting injured players. It is a contractual obligation.

    2. Can we realistically make the top three this season? Yes, no reason why not!

    3. Is it a benefit that we are out of the Capital Cup? Yes, I think so, but only because of our injury situation.

    4. Strongest and well balanced side. This is a fantasy league question. The strongest side on a given day is what matters to me. Then, balance is perhaps more important to me than strength. I suspect, exactly the opposite for Wenger, who as we know, knows …

    5. Szczesny is not, and should not be, an automatic first choice in goal? Agree on competition, and a pity about Ospina.

    6. Can we progress further in The Champions League than we have done for the last number of years? Last few years? Including the Final loss I suppose. Yes is teh answer then. πŸ˜›

    7. Will Wenger dip into the transfer window in just under two weeks? Yes, we will sign Mailstorm’s younger brother Seestorm! πŸ˜›

    8. Thierry Henry in some capacity at Arsenal? Yes, please. And a stint in Sky cannot harm IMO. The tide in the press has to turn at some point. Wrighty and Henry can perhaps try and do their best.

    Clear as mud? πŸ˜›

  7. arnie says:

    A few lines are in the cabinet for a future rainy day! πŸ˜›

  8. Eddie says:

    blimey Kels, you is a nosey parker! I don’t know the answers to your questions I can only say what I would like to happen, ie win the CL, never play in Carling Cup again, buy someone like Messi in January, keep Szcz on his toes by using Martinez from time to time. Aha, and the injuries – well it can hardly get any worse, can it? Even you look like a picture of health compared to some of our athletes

    thanks Kels for the nicely stimulating post πŸ™‚

  9. 1. Wenger is like a father figure, as Cesc said so there are players like Diaby, that he treats as sons
    2. Yes, we can finish third, but that will mean a catastrophic turn of events for either Chelsea, City or United. These three a cut above us
    3. Carling Cup was a trophy opportunity lost.
    4. Sanchez definitely, Add Szczesny, Walcott, Debuchy, Giroud, Podi, Per, Bosscielny, Chambers, Flamini, Santi and Wilshere.
    5. Ospina is failing Arsenal, and hasnt offered good competition to Szczesny, despite having a dream world cup
    6. At least we shall get to 1/4s. The game vs Monaco is more of a routine reunion for the manager than a contest
    7. We would all love for him to spend some cash but he wunt.
    8. Yes he should coach at some level. Cant let his experience go to waste

  10. arnie says:

    nice one, Imaginationonly. πŸ™‚

    Is this your first comment in this space? In that case, welcome, otherwise, welcome back. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. aaron says:

    People are not going to like this, but here goes nothing.

    Cut all the injured players from the payroll-period!

    Diaby should never waste space for a young up and comer at this point ever! If Jack can’t get through a single season and at least play 25 games, then sell him and that goes for Walcott too!

    Yes we can finish 3rd.

    Glad we are out, waste of a run of games. Just like all the friendlies both domestic and international.

    Anyone who is healthy and can keep our back 4 and midfield together for 5 games in a row.

    Szcz is world class and if you don’t believe it go back and look at the double save with hand and feet in the Newcastle game if you need to check your glasses.

    We will advance, barely.

    He is miles from becoming a great coach. Perspective average players make great coaches and great players make average coaches…

  12. Big Raddy says:

    England’s cricket tour dies with a whimper and not a bang.

  13. Big Raddy says:

    arnie. How do you cut injured players from the payroll when they have a contract?

    Pay them out? What for when there is a chance they can play at some time in the future?

  14. aaron says:

    Just like NFL, release them and pay them out.

    Bring in young lad to take spot, happens all the time in other sports to great effect.

    Who cares if they play one game a season, we had Van P forever and got 1 season from the guy and then he split, question did we get 1st out of it? nope…

  15. Eddie says:

    silly Raddy πŸ™‚ I read arnie where is says aaron πŸ™‚

    aaron – can you explain why anybody would not like your comment? I for one completely agree with you, especially about TH14

  16. Big Raddy says:

    Aaron. Sorry addressed you as arnie 😦

    Apart from Diaby, who are you talking about? Theo? JW? Ramsey? Koscielny? Gibbs? Ozil? Podolski? Rosicky? All have been long-term injured and I could add another few players.

    As I see it there is only one player in the Arsenal squad who could be paid out and he’s contract ends in summer.

  17. Fine work Kelsey, too many questions to answer in one go so just one for the moment.

    There is a chicken and egg situation at Arsenal, too many players are over played because the squad is not strong enough to cope with the number of injuries caused by players being over played. I think that makes sense…just. πŸ˜€

    I should think that with more rotation, players would not get to the stage where they are close to β€œThe Red Zone” and so there would be less stress injuries such as hamstring, groins , calfs and etc. Of course there will always be injuries brought about by physical contact such as Ramsey’s broken leg or Diaby’s broken ankle.

    Incidentally since signing for Arsenal, for a fee of Β£2 million in January 2006, Abou Diaby has played 92 times with 32 as a sub in the league. 14 with 2 as a sub in the FA Cup. 9 with 2 as a sub in the League Cup and 28 with 8 as a sub in other games. No doubt in that time he has had more than one contract renewal, in fact he is due for one now and Wenger has said that he will be given a new contract when he is fit.

    With hindsight his first contract should not have been renewed, there have been other occasions since when he could have been legitimately β€œlet go”. Loyalty is one thing but I feel in this case Wenger’s is over and above what could be called reasonable.

  18. aaron says:

    Sell Theo, Jack, Podolski, Rosicky, while they still have value when they get back to health.
    Ramsey makes the 25 game cut off, so does Ozil and Gibbs, Kos has only recently been injured, that guy is solid!
    Arsenal need players who play, and would rather see the Bellerin’s of the world get a chance!

  19. Big Raddy says:

    NG. Good point about the injuries

  20. kelsey says:

    Thanks for the comments,but this was just a short hurried post to get others thoughts.

    Maybe I should clarify sick notes.Apart from Diaby, most of us thought Rosicky was finished yet remarkably he came back but the manager never gives him game time or just a few minutes.

    Gibbs and Walcott and you will see Arteta will always have injuries, therefore they are stop start players and can’t be relied upon.

    I am convinced too many players are on amber when they play and therefore lead the risk to further injuries which invariably are long term.
    I think AW does have his favorites and often that clouds his judgement.

  21. arnie says:

    glad to know I am not being ignored. πŸ˜› Redders style. πŸ˜›

  22. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Well played Goldilocks

    Yes we can come 3rd, and yes we should sign someone in Jan, and err…tying to do this from memory and not zooming up to see the questions….no to hot dogs and ummm, I want five of them

  23. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Maybe we should find another way for Abou to earn his weekly envelope at Arsenal when not playing.

    And what’s the situation with the bed shortage at Raddy’s together with the news that Peaches and Eddie are tagging along. Is three to a bed now the only option, because if so, I’ve had an idea πŸ™‚

  24. On the injury situation, would a “Winter Break” improve things?

    I’d go farther, reduce the premiership to sixteen teams and allow teams qualified for the Champions League and Europa league to opt out of the League Cup, if they wish.

  25. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Ah, thanks NG, the league cup question.

    It’s a great competition for the young guns and those coming back from injury. Personally, I’d enter the thing for that reason, but never allow a fit first teamer anywhere near it.

    I’m against a winter break, but all for less teams in the PL. Can’t not have a Boxing Day fixture. People have mother in laws to escape from you know

  26. Big Raddy says:

    Have we signed Khedira yet?

  27. MickyDidIt89 says:

    BR πŸ™‚

    Isn’t he always sick? I still think we should swap Mesut with that Martinez bloke at Bayern.

  28. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Mind you, I noted you bet a sausage on top of the fish. Don’t end up going hungry my friend

  29. OK micky, winter break to start from January 2nd, mother-in-law should be gone by then. Two week break, no teams being allowed to play”friendlies” during that time, perhaps light, warm weather training only.

  30. MickyDidIt89 says:

    “Should be gone!!!!”
    A cold turkey sandwich on boxing day and adios before KO against QPR is the plan

  31. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Two week break? Come on, you know how we suffer during the interlulls. Nay, I say, and thrice nay

  32. No! No! Think about it Micky, two weeks with no football, just pure transfer speculation! It’ll be wonderful!!

  33. arnie says:

    Was the Ospina injury not due to lack of warm up? No breaks, I say. At least from practise. Make them work 16 hours a day, 360 days a year! πŸ™‚

  34. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Ooooo, hadn’t thought about that. Yip, sold.

  35. kelsey says:

    International friendlies are just a waste of time,at least for England as when push comes to shove we historically do very poorly in the major international competitions and why have them two weeks after the start of the season.

    Reduce the PL to 18 teams

    If a team gets knocked out of the group stages of the CL, that’s it, no Thursday night football, none of the clubs like it.

  36. Big Raddy says:

    Unless we reduce the number of games it would mean the season lasting into June.

    But I would be happy to see the PL reduced. Starting with Tottenham and Chelsea

  37. arnie says:

    yes, agreed, cull Spuds and Chavs, for anti-football. and Stoke and Sunderland for health and safety concerns. πŸ˜›

  38. Big Raddy says:

    Can’t see tickets are for sale yet on the Monaco website. How did Peaches get a them?

  39. The Cockie Monster says:

    Thanks Kels !. πŸ˜€

    Re: your 5:29pm
    I`m afraid clubs have changed their mind about “Spursday” nights as it now comes with a CL place for the winner !. With the Spuds, Liverpool and Everton in the Europa League, there`s a good chance of 5 EPL teams in the CL next year and a good chance we wont be one of them the way our injuries are going !. 😦

  40. Eddie says:

    she is the Ticket Fairy after all πŸ™‚

    arnie @ 5:32 is hillarious

  41. kelsey says:

    5 teams in the CL, Cockie ? FIFA will block it.

    There is an hour long programme on Sky right now and Parlour just said a very good team is built on a solid defence,so stick that up your surf board micky πŸ™‚

  42. stevepalmer1 says:

    Evening all, Very good post Kelse.

    I tend to agree with most of what Raddy stated in his first comment, where our views differ is with goalkeepers and our chance of winning CL.

    Personally i feel that Martinez got a bit of a tough deal after letting 3 goals in, where i didn’t think he had the protection, I feel he will stay sitting until we come to cup games or Czezesney gets injured. Now if i speak the truth i don’t believe we have seen enough of Ospina to tell if he would give our goalkeepers a run for their money, but in all honesty he looked small to me and i didn’t rate what i saw.

    Rotation is the only way to put any pressure on Czezesney, I cannot say he fills me with confidence but he does make some blinding saves, but if we want a keeper to feel pressure it would only be fair if they are judged on equal games.

    Champions league is usually a lottery, in the past we seem to get favourites early doors, and before this last draw i expected the top teams to be pulled out with us, This draw could put us through, and with players getting back to fitness , and hopefully we buy if a player is available we could stand a very good chance.

    I have said in the past that i felt we have had our fair share of dodgy draws and also some bad Official decisions, Yes we know Wenger has blown his top and subsequently seen a lot of the stands, but he takes his punishment well and plays the game, perhaps its their turn to help us a bit, a tall order i know, but i feel things are changing and keep my fingers crossed.

  43. MickyDidIt89 says:


    “so stick that up your surf board micky” ha ha πŸ™‚

    Parlour may well be a splendid fellow, but better tactical bollocktician thanThe Didit?

    Listen carefully Kelsey Dear, winning games means one thing and one thing only. Scoring more than them. That means attackers are more important than defenders.

    I will not be moved πŸ™‚

  44. LB says:

    That is a awful lot of questions Kelsey.

    I think I understand all of them except for the first sentence.

    “There are many bloggers who confuse opinions with facts, but nevertheless we all have our own expectations for this season after a not so perfect start.”

    “There are many bloggers who confuse opinions with facts”

    Could you give an example of why you think this?

  45. arnie says:

    as well as an example of such a blogger? πŸ˜›

  46. arnie says:

    Micky. Is the surf on tonite? πŸ™‚

  47. LB says:

    So there I was in Richmond Park at 8.30 this morning waiting for friends before going off cycling in Surrey and like most people when you are waiting, you go into the cafe there which is exactly what I did. As I was ordering my coffee there was someone next to me in full cycling get up as well (think tour de France) I noticed he had really good gloves so I said can I try one on? A Mancunian voice answered: yes sure. Having put the glove on and marveling at its qualities I suddenly realised I was chatting to Lee Dixon about gloves, I said: I heard you were a really keen cyclist to which he said: well you have got to be to be out in this weather. Small world.

  48. chas says:

    Nice post, kelsey

    That about covers it. πŸ™‚

  49. chas says:

    Name-dropper, LB.

  50. kelsey says:

    I should have said “their opinions with facts or what they want to see as to what actually happened”

    arnie, behave πŸ™‚

  51. Eddie says:

    and LB…..what else did you talk to about Lee Dixon?? you didn’t finish the conversation on gloves, surely

  52. MickyDidIt89 says:

    No. Proramme started and it looked fine to us.
    Means they have three days to pack in five rounds.
    Going to be intense

  53. AmosCP says:

    1. Injury will be part of Arsenal’s game. Hopefully Shad does a wonder.

    2. Top3 is realistic, even winning the league is a Matic an Aguero away

    3. The Capital One cup loss took away the chances of grooming the younger guns and giving game time to the benchies like Poldi, Rozza and Campbell.

    4. Strong squad? Wenger’s ache

    5. Szczesny is 1st choice. Shikena.

    7. UCL? Yes. One game at a time.

    8. Wenger just have to go to the market. This suffering is much.

    9. Unsure about Henry. But it ll be nice to see manage Arsenal.

  54. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Hi AmosCP

    I reckon Chad is a Totnum spy πŸ™‚

  55. arnie says:

    Micky. sad 😦 travel tomoro night, tired nite after. 😦 sad.

  56. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Agreed Arnie
    I keep having a kip during the day to prepare for an all nighter, then nothing. I am very out of sync with reality. Feel a bit of a Raddy to be honest πŸ™‚

  57. Big Raddy says:


  58. GΓΆΓΆner In Exile says:

    Kelsey back to answer your questions later.

    James Richardson gave agreat opening line on yesterdays Guardian Football Weekly:

    “Arsenal Crisis in Crisis after 5 wins in 6 games”.

    I had to stop and ask myself if that was really true.

  59. LB says:

    Yep Eddie, we talked about gloves, that’s as exciting as it gets in my world.

  60. GΓΆΓΆner In Exile says:

    Ok Kelsey so in order of your questions:

    Injury Jinx : I bloody hope it ends soon, and I hope we can find a solution if there is one, I don’t expect an immediate improvement following our new man, I assume he has to analyse data first. I saw Rasp put it possibly down to over playing/training, whilst this must be true to an extent I remember Theo’s comments about Sanchez when asked what his secret was…..his response was “no rest days” apparently Sanchez wanted to come in on the traditional days off/light sessions post games. I’d be interested to know if after a few more months of the EPL season this is still the case. I also read recently about another player (can’t remember who and which manager was talking…..might have been Maureen) saying that one 35+ year old player he coached would jog into training after a rest day because he had so much unused energy from the day off the previous day.

    Capital One Cup : Thanks but no thanks, we have struggled enough to keep 16-17 names in the match day squad as it is.

    Top three: Expect? No. However achieving it is a possibility if we can put a run together.

    Strongest side :

    Starting : Szczesny, Debuchy, BFG, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Diaby, Ozil, Welbeck, Giroud, Sanchez.

    Bench: Ospina, Chambers, Walcott, Wilshere, Santi, Flamini, Ramsey

    Although I could be persuaded that Ox deserves a place on the bench,as does Podolski, Rosicky, Bellerin etc etc etc lucky we have the injury jinx really because we’d have a lot of upset players if we didn’t.

    Szczesny : First choice every time, keepers have to be a bit arrogant, he has it.

    Champions League : we can definitely get past Monaco so yes

    Transfer Window : Possibly but I can also see a couple going too, will a new centre back be available who we can convince to join even though they may not play week in week out?

    Thierry : Yes but go do some badges first and then do some coaching at the coal face, maybe lower leagues, this is where a lot of young coaches get found out, some walk straight into jobs in the top flight and are found out, others like Adams and Merson found it difficult managing/coaching sides when players couldn’t do basics that they would expect from professional footballers, finding away to get those kind of players to play to their strengths and overcoming their weaknesses is good grounding for coaching at all levels.

  61. wally says:

    1) Injuries will get better, someday. And he is too loyal.
    2) Top three? A chance, manure may be winning but they look crap, utter crap
    3) CC, it’s a good thing to be out.
    4)tpig, deb, bfg,kos,gibbs, ollie,’lexis,welbz,oz,flamini,ox
    tomorrow could be different
    5) he shouldn’t be but without competition
    6) we can go further, not much, but further than the last few years
    7)he’ll be in no doubt, we need a body. Not that it will make any difference
    8) Hopefully they’ll find a role for him. They should have found one for Viera.

  62. MickyDidIt89 says:

    I’m living on Hawaiian Standard Time, and as a result, am really, really tired.

    Oh well, had plenty of time to google new linked signings at 4am, and things look good πŸ™‚

  63. Bonjour mademoiselles et garcons

    I dreamt of this last night:

  64. So Micky

    Have we got rid of Ozil and in the process of buying Pogba?

  65. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Oh, and Crystals
    Here’s the good news. We’re signing a 16 yr old Norwegian who’s the new Messi, Pogba a big midfield frenchie from Juve, and Cavani.
    See….no defenders. Happy days πŸ™‚

  66. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Oi NB,

    How did you get that Pogba news, I’m the bloody transfer expert around these parts.

    I had a much better dream than you last night, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

  67. chas says:

  68. I’m sure you did micky… did it include Chas and some Rack ? πŸ™‚

    or was it big waves and wipe outs ha ha

  69. MickyDidIt89 says:

    They won’t let anyone who smells anything like a football fan anywhere near the town centre, so my advice as always, is lose the replica shirt, splash on a hideous amount of Eau de Cash and bling up

  70. Chas
    I prefer the GIf you posted over at my place this morning at silly O’clock πŸ™‚

  71. Micky
    I never where any colours and I’d fit in because I look like a Russian gangster πŸ™‚

  72. MickyDidIt89 says:

    No Chas and no waves πŸ™‚

  73. MickyDidIt89 says:

    That’s a fantastic pic. In one of our bogs, I’ve got an explorer theme, and that pic would be a great addition.

  74. ??? an explorer theme in one of your bogs ??? I dare not try to get me head around that one ha ha

  75. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Oh yes, the Russian gangster look. Standard issue. Special forces tattoo, and three birds on each arm each sporting the 1970’s Ann Summers Hooker Slut Gear πŸ™‚

  76. Book’em Danno πŸ™‚

  77. A Russian gangster and his Rack of the Day

  78. MickyDidIt89 says:

    Crikey Chas
    That’s enough to get you sin binned 😦

  79. arnie says:

    Motning all.

    no surf? 😦

    My perpetual uniform is a tweed jacket and long coat. That is not a footie fan look. I guess I am therefore in. πŸ˜›

  80. ha ha Micky
    Sin binned on here that’s for sure…. but we are more lenient over in my pub πŸ™‚

  81. Eddie says:

    great morning banter, as arnie would say πŸ™‚
    very funny about the Russian gangsta look – that’s how I always imagined NB anyway πŸ™‚

    NB – after the daily insult from me will you tell if the photo @7:06 is from Monaco?

  82. Atnie

    Typical ‘professor’ gear then eh! πŸ™‚

  83. arnie says:

    What Pogba? We want Khedira. will fit in nicely with our injury league scores. πŸ˜›

  84. arnie says:

    good motning Evonne.

    The correct name is motning batner. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  85. Eddie says:

    and why ‘motning’?

  86. arnie says:

    Yes, NorthBank. But no necktie, I mean no external phallic symbols. Strictly maintain the AA decorum! πŸ˜›

  87. Eddie says:

    NB is looking for a photo of himself looking very football fanish like. don’t bother dear, you won’t fool me

  88. Eddie

    What insult? I took that as a complement ha ha.

    It’s on the Riviera that’s for sure πŸ™‚

  89. arnie says:

    because spellings are a bit iffy early in the morning, before the first 2 cups of coffee have sunk in. πŸ˜› In fact all motning posts are a bit iffy, as they should rightly be. πŸ™‚

  90. Eddie says:

    arnie – you’d look like an intellectual without a fag. Only stupid people smoke

    so Saints are out of the Capital one cup, I guess it was deliberate. They want to concentrate on finishing in top 4. Ejeets

  91. Eddie says:

    Beautiful!! Nothing like what Micky painted

  92. arnie says:

    like this, for example. πŸ˜›

  93. Eddie

    There is no way I would try to look like this ha ha

  94. arnie says:

    Evonne. intellectuals use the pipe and bandits use the hookah. as a simple proletarian, I prefer the ciggy. πŸ˜› try and stay close to students.

  95. Eddie says:

    no excuses arnie, you know that I am right. I am planning to quit on New Year (again πŸ™‚ ). But if we win the CL (any year) I will definitely stop, I made a pact with God about that

  96. Eddie says:

    I feel so sorry for the Pakistani families. My good friend moved back to Lahore a few years ago; I chatted with her yesterday – the nation is on their knees with grief. She is scared of sending her kids to school. just a terrible, terrible tragedy

  97. arnie says:

    Evonne. πŸ™‚ I intend to continue my tryst with the deVille for a little while more. πŸ˜› Plus with Evonne, Micky, GiE and other like-minded AAers. πŸ™‚

  98. arnie says:

    indeed. what a shit world we live in!

  99. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Eddie. No way is that Monte Carlo. Maybe 100 years ago!

    So excited we might sign a Norwegian 16 y.o. 😦

  100. That’s more like it Raddy………. I put up my photo because that’s what I dream of when thinking of the Cote d’azur ha ha. I think it was a photo of Nice :-0

  101. Eddie says:

    ooooh, I love the sea… shame that other people love it too

    micky – cat’s sorted πŸ™‚ Half of a holy bush under my bed did the trick πŸ™‚ She ventured under my bed yesterday and came out screaming ha ha ha, stupid cow stepped on holy and didn’t enjoy it very much πŸ™‚

  102. Eddie says:

    fibber. I knew it.

  103. Big Raddy says:

    NB. Definitely Menton

  104. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie. Check out your shoes. Cats are sly bastards and will certainly take revenge

  105. Nothing better than sitting at a sea front restaurant terrace eating oysters and sea food, drinking chilled white wine and looking over a picturesque harbour πŸ™‚

  106. Eddie

    You know me ha ha πŸ™‚

  107. arnie says:

    NB. that is only half the story, or maybe less than half. πŸ™‚

  108. atnie

    I was thinking purely from the perspective of an artist πŸ™‚

  109. Nice pic you posted in my bar Atnie, LB would appreciate a lovely young woman sitting on a bicycle seat ha ha

  110. Eddie says:

    bloody hell, look at this guys

    “Anthony Crolla is in hospital with a “possible fractured skull” and broken ankle after he was hit on the head when confronting burglars, his trainer Joe Gallagher said.

    Crolla, 28, was due to fight for the WBA world lightweight title in January.”

    Raddy – I am not worried about my shoes, Bambi the staffie did a good job on them already πŸ™‚ It would make more sense for me to quit buying pets, they do more damage than fags

  111. arnie says:

    NB. It is a sketch by Aslan aka M Gourdan (I think). πŸ™‚

  112. Eddie says:

    NB – I don’t know you anymore than I know any other cheating, lying, two-timing and sweet talking piss artist πŸ™‚ how is that for a daily insult πŸ™‚

  113. Eddie says:

    ok, enough of me, sorry to hog the blog, but I am bored.
    Last question – shall I watch the game on Saturday or go to the District Beekeepers Christmas bash? difficult choice this one

  114. Atnie, And very nicely done with pencil…. πŸ™‚

  115. Eddie
    You can watch the match on Saturday……….. the rest of us will watch it on Sunday πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  116. I’m starting to like your insults towards me more and more πŸ™‚

  117. Eddie says:

    oh shit, is it on Sunday? no excuse then, have to go to the party

  118. If Micky goes to Monaco he’ll have to keep a low profile, Interpol have forwarned the local gendarmerie that the hanky panky man will be back in town πŸ™‚
    They will be keeping a cell free just for him ha ha ha

  119. Big Raddy says:

    NB. I don’t do French. Does the Monaco website say when tickets go on general sale?

  120. Raddy,
    To AS Monaco season ticket holders they go on sale today and for the general public from the 21st December on the internet. Ticket office will be closed from 22nd dec to 5th January.

  121. I’ll get mine from FNAC booking office sometime in January

  122. Big Raddy says:

    NB. Can you put up the link where you read that?

  123. The Cockie Monster says:

    I could wander around Monaco and fit in with my sophisticated looks and the rich locals would wonder which luxury yacht belonged to me…………………that’s until I opened my cockney gob !. hahaha

  124. Cockie, don’t worry, I’ll just tell them your an Greek millionaire and I’m your body guard and translator ha ha

  125. The Cockie Monster says:

    I see GIE`s team didn`t even have Ox on the bench !……has he fcuking overdosed on kebabs ?. hahaha

  126. Raddy, I’ve just noticed on that site, on top left hand side you can change it to English…. if your French is that bad πŸ™‚

  127. The Cockie Monster says:

    Yes, `69er !…….I see myself as a sort of ….Aristotle Onanist !.

  128. The Cockie Monster says:

    Fcuk !……just read on Newsnow that it`s rumoured the Qatari Government want to buy The Spuds !…….the shadow could be reversed if that happened !. 😦

  129. MickyDidIt89 says:

    That’s it then, Cockie, Usmanov in πŸ™‚

  130. Rasp says:

    Morning all ……

    ….. New post ……..

  131. Luton fan says:

    Dirty dirty dirty fucking Arsenal. They are the biggest cheats going. I hope they never win another game and they never see another trophy (top 4 excluded because that’s a trophy apparently) Monreal should’ve been off and a second penalty should’ve been given. They are a team of glorified, over rated mercenaries and are the most demoralising, bottle jobs in football.

  132. Lloyd white says:

    It is time for arsenal Wenger to go
    Our team will not shot the tippy tappy football will win us nothing
    As long as he is in charge we will be losers
    Thank you arsen for all you have done good by

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