Which Game Did You See?

Here are a few AAers’ comments………………….

Half-time expertise on AA

Big Raddy says:

Cazorla has been at the heart of the problem – his passing has been terrible.

But then so have most of the team as we have been comprehensively outplayed by an average MU. Coquille’s limitations are being cruelly exposed but he is not helped by Ramsey or Cazorla. The less said the better about Ozil

Back 4 doing OK under difficult circumstances as is OG but we have to do better second half.

Best AFC player is the 12th man – Away boys in fine voice.

fatgingergooner says:

Dreadful half.

75% pass completion (50% when in the final third!).

If we are playing Ramsey wide to help us keep possession better then it isn’t working. I would bring Cazorla off, put Ramsey central and bring a proper winger on. If also be tempted to put Wilshere on ASAP to give us some bite in midfield and help us move forward quicker.

Whatever we are doing so far is not working.

GoonerB says:

There is something wrong when we bring the ball forward through midfield. We too often seem to “miss the moment” as I would put it when we potentially have a dangerous attacking position we could exploit.

Personally I think this has been the case through this season even during our good run. Missing these moments is more obvious against better opposition as you don’t get so many of them as you do with lesser teams where I feel it can be disguised more.

It seems that so many of our midfielders seem to over-run the ball or hold it too long looking for an option and then lose possession. Either that or they stop and turn sideways or backwards losing the initiative in the attack. Personally I feel this is down to the limitations that Ramsey (not a winger) and Ollie bring due to their lack of pace. It worries me that Arsene seems to think this is a winning formation to move forward with. Maybe he doesn’t. I hope that is the case and the summer TW will see additions that show this.

Post match thoughts

Adrian says:

Look at how Ramsey started bossing the midfield in the last 20 minutes after Wenger moved him to central midfield. The sooner Wenger stops this playing midfielders on the wings nonsense the better. I don’t buy the “we have a fluid front four which rotates throughout the game” story, fluid is the last word I would describe our attacking play in the final third during the first hour or so.

Another thing. While Giroud and Coquelin both performed admirably so far this season, I think this game exploits their limitations. As much as I hate saying this, Giroud is not a clinical striker and In tough games against top four opposition like today you very rarely get more than one or two clear cut chances and you need to make the most out of it. Top strikers/poachers like Aguero/Benzema/Suarez etc would punish opposing teams the minute the opportunity presents itself and they can make something happen out of a half chance. Coquelin who has been great so far has also shown his weakness today which is a lack of of physical size and passing. He was tasked to bully/disrupt Fellaini but he ended up being the one on the receiving end.

Cazorla in particular had a poor game for his high standards recently, and once again Ozil goes missing in the big games (something really needs to be done about this.) And can we please see more of Walcott?

All in all, I guess I shouldn’t complain considering we got a frankly quite undeserved point (thank you lady luck) but I feel that Wenger still has quite a lot of work to do for us to challenge for the title next season.

LB says:

Interesting comment Adrian

Not sure why you “hate saying the Giroud isn’t a clinical striker”. He isn’t, simple as, however, we all know he does very well within his limitations but he is limited.

“Coquelin’s job was to bully Fellaini”, well yes, but give me the name of someone who has ever successfully done that? Le Coq did his job as well as anyone, if not better than most of our team in the first half.

Ramsey: In an ideal world, the Welshman would replace Coquelin and Walcott would play on the wing, the problem is that the defensive side of Ramsey’s game is still not good enough, hence the need to start with Coquelin and only later, when we go on the offensive as we did today, does Ramsey replaces him. This is not an ideal situation but had we started without Coquelin we could well have been three down by half time, think of the thrashings we got last season and ask why this isn’t happening this season.

On a side note I thought Wilshere was excellent when he came on.

stevepalmer1 says:

In my opinion we were rubbish in the first half, I would like to say slow build up play, but i can’t as we didn’t attack at all, our passing was horrendous United over powered us and we were truly squashed. I have had times where i thought we were playing badly, but in this instance we were just outplayed.

I felt we were extremely lucky not to be down more than the one goal. United pressed us pressurised us and overpowered us into submission. The players walked off at half time battered and bruised without a clue of how to change the flow of the tide.

Arsene Ii feel, is not the best tactician so I would assume he would have told them to carry on as the first half, as United would have expelled a lot of energy and chances will come.

Sadly United started much the same and so did we, We never had a shot at all for sixty minutes if you can call it that, but where Arsene was probably right, they did start to slow down and we actually started to get one or two passes together.

I believe the ref was a homer as he certainly never thought any of United blatant fouls was worth mentioning, as Arsenals attacks were broken down by unnecessary fouls, it took a while for us to mount ant kind of possession.

Arsenal it has to be said, cannot play against a side that pressurise every player, they give the ball away and shy away from the physicality. we relinquish possession and also makes players hold the ball too long. In today’s game, it was almost impossible to get the ball out of our own half.

Three quarters of the game had gone before we came to life, United having a breather and we strung a few passes together but all the time our focus was on alert for a breakaway so no flowing play, our equaliser came from ricocheted cross, just as well as we had nobody out there with any idea of where their goal was.

Both sides settled for a draw after that, United was tired and Arsenal players minds were blank. Shared points was always better than a loss, but a game like this shows that Arsenal still need a lot of building. Money will definitely need to be spent, because what we have is just cutting the mustard.

Our wings are empty, our forwards are clueless our keeper is not top notch, and the rest of them could be easily replaced by better, Yes indeed our last two games have been pitiful, a weak united with a weaker Arsenal.

Conclusion

So which game did you see?

Was it classical ‘rope-a-dopeing’, allowing United to run themselves into the ground and then pick them off in the last third of the game?

Would we have scored without Van Gaal’s fantastic substitution bringing Blackett on?

Do we all simply respond to the final result? Just imagine the howlings of doom this morning if it had stayed at 1-0.

Ratings

First Half

Ospina – 4

Bellerin – 5

Koscielny – 6

Mertesacker–6

Monreal – 5

Coquelin – 6

Cazorla – 4

Ozil – 4

Ramsey  – 4

Sanchez – 4

Giroud – 4

Second Half

Ospina – 4

Bellerin – 6

Koscielny – 8

Mertesacker–8

Monreal – 6

Coquelin – 6

Cazorla – 5

Ozil – 5

Ramsey  – 8

Sanchez – 5

Giroud – 6

Wilshere – 8

Walcott – 6

Cobbled together by chas

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181 Responses to Which Game Did You See?

  1. chas says:

    No photos, P?

  2. mickydidit89 says:

    Minus 8 for both Jack and Aaron second half appears a tad harsh 🙂

    Thank you very much Chas. Will be back as soon as I can.

  3. Big Raddy says:

    Nice work chas.

    Koscielny was my MotM. Another superb performance.

  4. arnie says:

    great work, Chas. 🙂 And congrats everyone whose valuable opinion has been selected for pilferage. 😛

    my tuppence. IMO, a large part of the blame for their goal lies on Monreal and Le Coq. Headless chicken backtracking. 🙂

    Otherwise, nothing to complain about. COYG. 🙂

  5. meaner says:

    did u watch how coq bossed Fellaini in the FA cup game? So this time round Fellaini has done better u wanna coq’s head?

  6. Can’t do the photos atm chas, will try in a while

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    Here’s my take
    It was a very poor quality game
    I said all week I’d send out some 2nd XI’ers. Put simply, Utd were always going to try harder, and for most of the game they were 10% sharper mentally and physically as a result. Arsenal have better players than the current Utd side, but I think playing Sanchez and Santi was a mistake. They are our most influential players, and dead certs to start in the showpiece game at Wembley.
    I would have rested them, given starts to at least Jack and Theo, while my team talk would have made crystal clear Cup Final starting berths were still up for grabs.
    I said this earlier in the week, so it is not a “with hindsight” viewpoint.
    Bloody awful game to watch, from two very ordinary sides on the day. The point was great news for us which made me happy, as frankly I expected to lose.

  8. Uwot? says:

    Coq was a bit limp in first half!2nd half stood up to be counted!

  9. mickydidit89 says:

    Uwot
    They were all flacid in the first half. Just not turned on. It happens 🙂

  10. RC78 says:

    great post and compilation of comments 🙂

    I am not sure why AW plays Rambo on the side…It limits his attacking impact but his defensive work rate is much higher than Walcott and others…He has become a consitant performer for us in the middle of the park but also on the side…However, he is much better as a CM and this is where we should play him

    There was a recent article from Souness, based on Henry’s comments’, that AFC needs to build a strong spine and I think that a lof of us agree on this…This would however mean taking some players out of the squad and some of them would be a tough call like PiG, BFG, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla and Walcott…

    According to both Souness and Henry, we need to invest in:

    – 1 world class GK that can earn you points…There are not that many that are going to be available but from what is known: Cech, Casillas, Lloris and Handanovic are looking to leave their clubs (De Gea is off to Real)…We have to say good-bye to PiG or Ospina and bring in a great GK as Nr.1. Who would you go for?

    – 1 CB that will marshall our defense alongside Koscielny. I think that Garay would be the best option but there might be some players available in the EPL as well (Kompany, Skrtl, Albewereild, Verthongen, Fonte, Clyne, Shawcross?). There are rumours about our interest for Abdennour and Perrin who are quite good players but not proven to the highest level yet…Who would you go for?

    – 1DM that can dictate the defensive efforts as well as the first pass once we get the ball back. Apparently, we are still monitoring French trio Schnederlin, Kondogbia and Cabaye…There are other players that are touted to leave their clubs this summer: Pogba, Witsel and Bender among others…

    – 1 ST that can score you goals for fun. There are not that many that can do that, that will be available and that can be an improvement from Giroud. In all honesty – who could be get? Dzeko would be a good purchase in terms of “value for money” according to me but it seems we are still monitoring Jackson Martinez and Benzema closely…I would rather spend cash (50 Mln pounds) on someone else though – Cavani who has handed a transfer request at PSG…He is really outstanding – great work rate and good ability in front of goals although he can even improve there especially with his left foot and headers and his shot outside the box.

    Now imagine this squad:

    CECH – Debuchy, GARAY, Koscielny, Gibbs – Ox, BENDER, Ramsey – Ozil – CAVANI, Sanchez

    Ospina – Bellerin, BFG, Gabriel, Monreal – Wilshere, Coquelin, Arteta – Walcott, Giroud, Wellbeck

    + Martinez, Chambers, Hayden, Gnabry

    You would then realize that our FB are not world-class but that we have otherwise a very balanced and deep squad…

    So what do you think? Need of a rehaul? 4 players short of an EPL contender? Cazorla to be sacrificed for Ramsey?

  11. stevepalmer1 says:

    Morning all,
    Nice one Chas, No supporter wants to knock their own team when they play badly, Some will say it as it is while others like to soften the blow. They know deep down if they feel their side was absolute crap, but can not bring themselves down to actually say it, thats what passion does to you, Its like when a crime has been committed by a close relative, you look for excuses for them but you know deep down that they need to be chastised.

    When you look at the game Yesterday, you kn ow that Manchester United are a side in turmoil. Results for them this last couple of seasons since Fergie Left, has left a team which have looked like misfits, its been a very long time since you could have said that, and if you are ever going to get a result at Old Trafford its now.

    Manchester United i felt played us off the park with a very mediocre team, it wasnt a great display from them more of a bad display from us that made them look better than what they are. Had Chelsea faced them yesterday it probably wouldn’t have been spectacular but United wouldn’t have had it as easy.

    What we have to ask ourselves is what is so different. I can only suggest that its down to the teams mentality. Chelsea would have handled them the physical approach, the same as United used to do in days gone past, through t all sudden attacks with a game stopping foul to allow them to regroup, many many Premier sides use this tactic as it has worked and is expected by officials and treated leniently.

    Arsenal are the exception, we are a feeble side that do not possess the players to impose themselves, we back off and try and close down avenues they exploit and many’s the time badly. Le Coq has been a revelation since he was recalled, because he has turned out to be like a throwback of the days when Arsenal tackled, Fans have taken to him for one simple reason, he gets stuck in, we only have a few, Koshielney another.

    Arsenal have a few talented players but the physical side is not part of their talent, and thats why we will never be champions. Throughout a season we are consistently a top four club, that is because we can handle the lesser sides with talented skills and usually get away with it but for the better sides or the forceful sides we nearly always hit a stumbling block.

    Arsenal need to stiffen up. To win the Premier league you need a quality goalkeeper which we do not possess, we need a rigid defence and we have weaknesses their we need proper defensive midfielders we have one. We need quality strikers we have none and we need to use our wings where we don’t now.

    Old Trafford is a wide pitch all through the game yesterday they had men on both flanks which they utilised well, which caught our centrally fielded side out many times They stretched us and got us out of position and we do not cope well with that.

    We also have to many bottlers, 42 million Ozil is no 1 bottler Walcott another. We have a centre forward who is built like a body builder who goes down like a dying swan. In fact we are a weak side.

    Football is like many sports Physical, and the Premier league is probably one of the most physical, We have a side that would probably fair well in other leagues but for this league we are buying the wrong type players.

    To win our league we need the physical tough players that can last a season players who can stop a train and not be swatted like flys until the Manager realises that we will always be second fiddle.

  12. RC78 says:

    SP1 – would love your take on Souness and Henry’s comments about our spine…check post @11AM

  13. chas says:

    I thought the most interesting thing to come out of the game (apart from the point which deprived the mancs of 3) was the varied reactions.

    My emotions went from, utter incredulity at half time at how poor it was possible for us to play, to amused delight when Theo’s cross was deflected in. From the equaliser onwards I was hoping we could sneak the winner and complete an unlikely smash and grab raid.

    As RA was saying at the end of yesterday’s comments, subjective opinions can never be wrong as they are the opinions of that person resulting from how they view the world around them at that moment in time. (forgive me if this isn’t accurate, RA 🙂 )

    Every one of us has a choice as to how we individually perceive each game/result, just as we have the same choice with external events in our own personal lives.

    Having said that, I still find it astonishing that some choose to react to yesterday with the conclusion that the whole squad needs a major overhaul. Striving for improvement, perhaps?

    p.s. apologies to those whose comments I used without their permission, but I think we all know that comments are made at a specific moment in time and therefore, not to be taken as a person’s permanent viewpoint. 🙂

  14. stevepalmer1 says:

    Morning RC78.
    Good question mate, I believe we are an assembled squad that has never been put together as a finished article. Arsene has penny pinched the odd player but has never started a season with all holes filled.

    Throughout a season things happen, injuries hit fast and furious and its not long before we are using filling in players as stop gaps. We have gone seasons now with unfinished banks of players, I would prefer Wenger to work with a back line, and to get that sorted and have a robust defensive unit, rather than buying marquee players at exorbitant prices.

    My view would be a top quality goalkeeper with an excellent back up , where both could be used rotationally throughout the season with a number three for emergencies.

    Then sort out the back line, I would go for players that have got a few years in them but all round the same age. I would also like back up for all positions. again i am in favour of rotation.

    The Midfield i feel can b e made up of different qualities of course protecting the back line is of utmost importance so a couple of decent guys there.

    The attacking mids would be a mixture of a right wing and left wing players that could play in certain games and others who would work in the middle. I feel that when money is tight or resources are limited we should concentrate on getting one group sorted rather than buying for effect.

    I am no expert, but a weakness in any bank will cost you down the line, i feel we have weaknesses in all our banks.

    When all banks have been sorted you will then have your spine, That should have been the case years and years ago
    Hope that answers your question.

  15. mickydidit89 says:

    Chas
    Fair points, but I am delighted that there is a diverse reaction, as it’d be dull otherwise.
    I welcome the toy chuckers, and while I think the “everything’s fine’ers” are jolly sensible chaps…. kinda boring.
    Wenger Out 🙂

  16. RA says:

    Good effort, Chas. 🙂

    You are correct in saying – if t’were indeed you who said it, that if the score had remained at 1 : 0 there would be copious wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    Which goes to prove, should proof be needed, that the result is really all important to the vast majority of us fans, and either increases the dissatisfaction of those who are at the critical end of the scale, if that is their wont, or ameliiorates those views if the score/result is better than expected, however desultory the team performance may have been.

  17. mickydidit89 says:

    Actually, talking of Wenger Out, I’ll more than seethe if Jack doesn’t start on Wednesday, I’ll be fucking livid 🙂

  18. mickydidit89 says:

    RA
    Don’t think you’ve spelt “ameliiorates” correctly 🙂

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    ooops 😦

  20. mickydidit89 says:

    I’ll go away and reconsider my attitude

  21. RA says:

    Chas @ 11:30

    That was a pretty good précis of my point about individual perspectives on how people see/react to given events.

    The ‘I must have seen a different game’ comment ,which is endemic in footie blogs, is a well known phenomenon.
    Theo is a great player say some [Rocky Doo-dah] – no, I beg to differ say others [me] and away we go giving each other jaw-ache and ear-ache.

    It is similar to when 10 witnesses to a [staged] robbery give 10 different versions of who did what, how many were involved, what they looked like and what they were wearing et cetera.

    Same robbery – different ability to register and remember a sequence of events. [People are funny like that.] 🙂

  22. RA says:

    Mickish,

    No, I spelt it write. It wuz the self-kerrect that dun no its ‘i’ from its ‘eye-eye’, innit? 🙂

  23. RA says:

    Micky,

    Thanx for making me reflect on your statement;

    – “the “everything’s fine’ers” are jolly sensible chaps.”

    I think it might be – ‘the “everything’s finers” are jolly sensible chaps’

    Much like; -‘the “surfers” are jolly sensible chaps’ – untrue as that may be. 🙂

    And where a noun already ends in an ‘e’, -the “fare-dodgers” are jolly sneaky chaps.”

    No need for an apostrophe/inverted comma – just ask Chas! 😀

  24. chas says:

    Cheers, RA.

    Micky
    I like the toy chuckers as well. There’d be no blog chat without them really.

    I suppose I’m not far from being regarded as an “everything’s finer”, even though my swearing at the screen yesterday may have told a different story. 🙂
    If everyone thought like me that it’s pointless worrying over things you have no control over, then it would be “kinda boring”.

  25. chas says:

    Haha, feckin grammarist (or is it ‘grammarian’).

  26. RA says:

    Chas @ 12:58

    I agree — that Micky has a lot to answer for!! 😀

  27. arnie says:

    hmmm. “everything’s fine”-ers? 😛

  28. RC78 says:

    SP1 – agree with you mostly 🙂 I think that we need a quality core of 18 players with 6 extras that add depth and quality.

    The problem is that our core of 18 players does not have enough quality and diversity…This core has to play most of the games, especially in the EPL jouts and right now – we do not have a strong enough one…While I agree with you that we need to rotate, I am quite queen to field the same starting XI a few games in a row – especially the defensive unit (GK, Back 4, 1DM and 1CM)…

    I think that this season is the first season since 20 years we fielded the same starting team more than 4 games in a row…Imagine that…

    At this stage, I think that we are 4 to 6 players away from having a strong core but we have quality assets nevertheless…

  29. The Cockie Monster says:

    Cant believe chas didn`t use my more important comment that Wiggins is a tosser for saying Chas&Dave are Rock Royalty !…..Priorities, chas, priorities !. hahaha

  30. stevepalmer1 says:

    I agree in parts 78, although i too like to see the same team play, i also feel that other teams have different formations and danger men. I feel that Arsene tends to work on a theory of let them worry about us, and not vice versa i feel that is the wrong way.

    Playing the same team has its merits but also its downfalls as well. different teams have different dangers and having the right players in to combat that is a must. Having reserves sitting on the bench every week is also a no no, if they are not good enough to feature or only as reserves, then they should be offloaded. Not good for us or them.

    Rotation allows every player a break and others to keep match fitness. Matched with tactics we should be able to play the right team for any given opponent, if there is a weakness in our opponents we should be ready to exploit them.

  31. GoonerB says:

    I do love Chas’ Cobblers especially when I am a Cobblee recipient.

    Thanks Chas. Just to make you happy I have just chucked my Eagle Eye action man toy across the living room. I have now run out of toys to chuck.

    The varied view’s are interesting. Across 90 minutes I didn’t think it was dreadful yesterday and we got the result (or 2nd best result) we needed. We finished as the team on the front foot and stronger away from home against a team that really needed the win that we didn’t so much need. We probably should have won it in the end.

    Rather than single out specific problems from yesterdays game I tend to look at where I feel the consistent problems are. For me any team can have a dodgy performance or a dodgy period within a game across a season but it is the consistent problems that will stop you winning a title. I feel our problem areas are not very obvious and are actually quite subtle. This makes it harder to identify, but for me they are there and it will be a failure to address these problems that harm our chances next season.

    When we don’t look good it is often the CM’s that cop it. Poor passes, giving the ball away, passing sideways or backwards, no penetration, overrun in midfield, are all terms frequently used. I personally feel that a lot of this is down to the options these players have when they are on the ball in midfield. A dangerous attacking opportunity can be over in a fraction of a second just because the options were not there in that split moment.

    As such I look at our options (for the CM’s) when we move into attack and really only see Sanchez as what I would consider a world class option to aim for in a quick incisive attack. Thinking about Ramsey, he is a top player IMO but he is no winger. Will he give a CM the option of a ball behind the full-back, or can it be played into his path with him running at pace to run at the full-back?

    These heat mappy thingy’s are interesting but what I would find interesting is what happens with the ball after Ramsey has received the ball out wide. I just wonder if it would show a high percentage of the ball just being played back across the pitch again?

    Ozil was not great yesterday but has been on better form recently. He remains a top talent but lacks one thing for me to be truly great in his position; goal threat. He is not the greatest goal-threat and for me has a bit of a powder-puff shot.He is the most attacking of the CM’s so is in essence our number 10. He has the creativity for this role but doesn’t carry the goal threat. Will this hamper us in the biggest games?

    For me it is this decreased goal threat from the CAM’s and the lack of pace and mobility up top and wide right that are our big problems. I feel largely that all those other often mentioned problems (Poor passes, giving the ball away, passing sideways or backwards, no penetration, overrun in midfield) are a consequence of this weakness and imbalance in our side.

  32. RC78 says:

    GN – good analysis…what does that mean for our squad though? Do we need to recruit or reshape?

    Quick update: 15 year old joins Arsenal from Lens

  33. RC78 says:

    As for Ozil – the jury is still out…no one doubts his ability to dribble or pass but he needs to rack a lot more assists and definitely more goals…If we are to play in a 4-2-1-3 where he is the “1”, for sure we need mobile Wingers…

  34. chas says:

    Rambo’s passes before the substitutions of Bellerin and Cazorla
    Arsenal kicking right to left.

  35. chas says:

    Theo’s for contrast. 😆

  36. chas says:

    Theo’s other contribution was the most significant one in the whole game for us. Squawka puts it under “Crossing”. 🙂

  37. RC78 says:

    Excerpt from yahoo article: “The Gunners are likely still going to finish outside the top two. They still exited the Champions League in the Round of 16. The word “progress” has been tossed around the club all season, but if they win the FA Cup again and finish third (with less points than last season), how much progress has there been?”

  38. mickydidit89 says:

    RA and Chas earlier 🙂

    When Arnie does the smiley face with the tongue out, what does it mean? My money is on some form of academical other worldly mixed up symbolism stuff 🙂

  39. mickydidit89 says:

    GoonerB
    Like your theory about misplaced passes tied in with lack of movement from others.
    For me it tallies with the whole side operating at less than 100% commitment and as a result nothing quite clicks.

  40. wally says:

    I saw a different game. We were quite useless going forward in the 1st half and manure weren’t much better. They had a goal well-taken but beyond that their ‘possession was meaningless. Outside of the goal they didn’t have a shot on net in the first half.
    manure did a very good job of pressuring the defence and mid-field, not much time on the ball and not much movement off it. There was never, never the danger of a ball over the top that would force the defenders to play deeper and create the space in between their mid-field and defence.
    In the 2nd half we were miles better but hardly great. A couple of half chances and manure a couple of quarter chances. As bad as we were in the first I thought manure was similar in the 2nd. At the end of the day there wasn’t much in it was there.
    We looked rather jaded i thought. Sanchez looked slow, Cazorla was invisible, Ozil not much better, Ollie tries but in games like this his limitations become magnified. Simply put he’s never a threat to run beyond a defender and in a race to a loose ball he’s always going to be second. Defenders played him tighter and he wasn’t able to influence much. Welbz had been available i think wenger would have played him over ollie. We need another option that can play with his back to the net, act as a focus for the offence, and yet still threaten to run beyond their defence for those balls over the top. Without that we’ll see more and more teams trying to squeeze us as manure did yesterday.
    I thot wenger’s substitutions were much better yesterday, they were able to change the game (although i’d have put rosicky on before flamster).
    Time to freshen things up for wednesdays game. I’d like to see more of walcott and jack, give cazorla and sanchez a break bring on rosicky for 60-70 minutes, let’s see gabriel too.

    Looking forward to the off season to see what happens.
    I don’t think we need any more defenders, central or otherwise. I’d like to see another dm added. It’s a long season and shite happens, we need depth. And i want that more dynamic forward than what giroud offers (Wenger might think he’s already got him in welbz or sanogo or even walcott, we shall see). If we could get our hands on cech i’d be thrilled, beyond that i don’t think we need more.

  41. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Nice chas

    I saw a game were an inferior opponent employed pressing put off tactics in the first half and then in the second got knackered so the superior team grew stronger and should have won the game.

    Its like when you have a feud with some jerk about who is cooler. You know you can strut whilst hes just a tosser so end up embarrassing him on the dance floor and then shoving your martini olive in his face.

    later that night he drives past your house several teams honking his hooter. You look out and spot your girlfriend crouched in the passenger doing something unseemly to him, but because its out of visible range you cant tell what?

    The half glass empty amongst us will deduce that she is performing a sex act on him thus leaving you distraught and slightly traumatised. Whilst people like me convince myself she has been adducted against her will and in search of escape is head butting him in the groin.

    I always sleep well at night

  42. mickydidit89 says:

    RC78
    That question (at 4:00pm) about have we improved on last season is a post.
    ps The answer is ….. 🙂

  43. RC78 says:

    MDD89 – be my guest to use that quote as a post

  44. arnie says:

    🙂 😛 🙂

  45. GoonerB says:

    Terry, as always a big smile on face did you put. 🙂

  46. RA says:

    Stop it! All that smiley stuff!!

    I have just realised that the Chasser has not used any of my exquisite comments in his rotten old Post!!!!

    That is a pants down punishment requirement if ever I saw one!!!

    Bugger! 🙂

  47. arnie says:

    Redders. what exactly is a “pants down punishment”? 😛

  48. mickydidit89 says:

    Well Arnie, it goes like this
    “Sir” invites you into his study, and asks you to remove your pants and bend over.
    While you brace yourself for lashings of the cane, “Sir” removes his own pants and…..

  49. arnie says:

    ah, Micky, I see! 🙂

  50. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok, I apologise, that was a completely unnecessary comment. I promise to be better behaved.
    Wenger Out.

  51. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Quite right micky

    And its at this stage arnie that you realise that your a part of an elaborate game were all are invited to remove pants until there are two perfect matches. The winners receive a Duke of Edinburgh award for outstanding academic achievment and good taste prize if the match involves a Y front from marks & spencer

    Of course, the school master could simply be disturbed by forbidden unrequented love and is a raving homosexual?

  52. mickydidit89 says:

    I once was blind, but now I see
    Enlightened is wot you is, Arnie

  53. mickydidit89 says:

    Always a possibility Transplant 🙂

  54. arnie says:

    Micky OUT!

  55. arnie says:

    Transplant IN!

  56. chas says:

  57. chas says:

  58. RA says:

    Ah, well might you ask, oh, great arnie [and Hi to you, sir] 🙂

    As part of my UK education, I, like other victims, suffered a graduated punishment regime for transgressing the rules.

    The lowest level of punishment was rewarded with a short piece of leather, or quirt, applied to the hands, and on a cold day this was absolute agony.

    The next level was a swift bendy cane applied to the nether regions of the culprit’s anatomy [the ass] but while fully clothed. [Being caught wearing two or more pairs of under-pants – was rewarded with the ultimate penalty, as below].

    The final punishment, as you may have gleaned from the previous paragraph, was the application of either the quirt or the bendy cane to the bare assed culprit. The quirt was administered to one cheek at a time.

    The most exquisite pain happened because it hurt so much you could not initially feel anything – it was only when some feeling came back into the affected area that you knew the real meaning of an English education. [Only happened to me once, as I threatened to retaliate – and got expelled – no one tried it afterwards, as I grew too big for anyone to try their luck.]

    Well, you did ask! 😀

  59. mickydidit89 says:

    Chas ha ha ha
    Any thoughts on that image Transplant.?

  60. Horny says:

    Only 2 points seperate us from Man Utd
    So much for progression

  61. arnie says:

    It had to happen! These reflections on “pants down punishment” brought sniffer out of the toilet! 🙂

  62. RA says:

    Micky,

    Were you ever a school master? Very pervy – and deserving of a suitable punishment – pants……… 🙂

  63. RA says:

    Off out – Manchester you have been warned – leave the big bastard alone!! 🙂

  64. Horny says:

    Shorn of their best players an under strength Man Utd side hold a full strength Arsensl side to a commendable draw

  65. mickydidit89 says:

    WBA V Chelsea tonight
    Nothing for either side to play for
    Bet the fans are looking forward to that one 🙄

  66. arnie says:

    forgot to mention: armed with a dangling Y stiffie!

    off out.

  67. mickydidit89 says:

    Be fair Horny
    We had no Ox who is better than Messi

  68. mickydidit89 says:

    RA 🙂

  69. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Yes, thats a man to be respected and admired micky. He knows his own mind and nobody else wants to. Probably had a love affair with a Lords son and was devestated to find his Lordship protecting his errant son by engaging a team of heavies to beat the crap out of him.
    Of course none of this really happend, its all his mind. There is no such Lords son could Troy Machomus, and whilst this percieved love affair was apparently at its height, he was doing a six month stretch for a despicable act involving a piece of string and public toilet

  70. mickydidit89 says:

    Transplant
    You have a disturbing familiarity with the most unsavoury of acts

  71. chas says:

    No idea how the piece of string might be involved.
    I suppose that’s a good thing.

  72. arnie says:

    Transplant 🙂 Micky 🙂

    Chas. 🙂 are you asking Transplant for an explanation?

  73. mickydidit89 says:

    Help me out Lads
    It’s times like this I wish I was clever and could go and read a book. Trouble is, two pages and I’m bored or asleep. Only thing I can think of is going and taking my binoculars apart to try and fix them. Downside being that tomorrow I’d have to go all the way to Argos and buy some horribly expensive replacements.
    Wenger IN.
    Goodnight

  74. chas says:

    You could borrow Terry’s.

  75. arnie says:

    Micky. watch the Chavs receive a “good old-fashioned in-out in-out treatment”. just quoting from A Clockwork Orange. 🙂

  76. arnie says:

    The DEAD is well and truly buried. 🙂

  77. arnie says:

    Thanks to the lovely first lady of this space, visit to the Ems for the FAC final seems to be on. 🙂

  78. chas says:

    HT: West Brom 1-0 Chelsea
    Posted at 20:55
    Thierry Henry holds the record for most ever assists in a Premier League season, with 20 in 2002/03. Cesc Fabregas needed two more to equal that record – you can kiss that goodbye Cesc.

    Still think the red card is harsh…. I’m on my own with that view in the office though.

  79. arnie says:

    yes, with that view you are on your own! 😛

  80. arnie says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  81. arnie says:

    West Brom 3-0 Chelsea

    ha ha ha ha ha

  82. chas says:

  83. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All

    Perhaps we need to push AW upstairs and sign Pulis

    No doubt there will be some “Gooners” who believe we should!

  84. mickydidit89 says:

    Exile
    That’s clearly a post, so hide it.

    Raddy
    That’s a bit negative for this time of day. Pulis is a terrible choice 🙂
    Anyway, remember, I’m the only one on here who hopes you had a great holiday

  85. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. I saw that and am deeply, eternally grateful.

    Working early today so hope Peaches has time to poach GIE’s comment as a post with some snappy title like “Sterling signs for Arsenal” just to engender some traffic 🙂

  86. mickydidit89 says:

    or “Kronke in Brothel Shame”

  87. chas says:

  88. chas says:

  89. chas says:

    This was Robert De Niro as a boy and his Dad does look a lot like Sean Penn, peaches.

  90. mickydidit89 says:

    Hey Chas
    You’ll know all about this shit
    What’s the difference between Yoga and simply stretching exercises?

  91. mickydidit89 says:

    His Dad looks like he was in Wham

  92. chas says:

    Cesc obviously didn’t want to hang around for the last weekend of the season

  93. chas says:

    Yoga in Sanskrit mean ‘yoke’ or ‘join’.

    The control of breath as you practice the asanas (postures) is supposed to quieten the mind thus achieving a joining together of mind and body. After a good yoga class it is possible to feel floaty and a bit trippy, since at its best it is a moving meditation.

  94. chas says:

    I’m chuckling to myself at the thought of you reading that last comment. 🙂

  95. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh ok. Might have some of that

  96. mickydidit89 says:

    Actually, on second thoughts 🙂

  97. chas says:

    I’d imagine the only time your mind is quiet is when you’re asleep.

    Some say the hardest posture in yoga is savasana, the ‘corpse pose’.
    It’s the bit at the end when you lie on your back and allow yourself to be guided into relaxation.

  98. mickydidit89 says:

    Ha ha. Superb

  99. mickydidit89 says:

    Actually, what happened was last night I tried to fix my binoculars, which didn’t take long, so then I looked up surfing “pop up” exercises on youtube, and came across all these Californian yoga surfy sorts

  100. chas says:

    So when GIE’s comment is removed to be used as a post we have one for today.
    Tomorrow is matchday again.
    Thursday can be Micky’s post about whether we’ve improved this season.
    Sorted.

  101. chas says:

    Do you finish getting on to your knees first when standing up near the end of a session when you’re getting tired?

  102. mickydidit89 says:

    Chas.
    Mine will be easy.
    “Have we improved this season”

  103. chas says:

    I was going to try to respond to that question the other day but decided to wait for the post.

  104. RA says:

    Chas,

    I am no expert, but the brain is quite activity when you are asleep – it works refreshing neurons and making sense of what happened during the day – sometimes shown in dreams etc.

    If you do not sleep — you go barmy. 🙂

    That is a wonderful scientific explanation – isn’t it? 😀

  105. Gööner In Exile says:

    Santi’s shot per goal is 82. Should say I excluded penalties from the above.

  106. chas says:

    RA
    I was going to say ‘conscious mind’ but thought everyone would assume that anyway. 🙂

  107. chas says:

    GIE
    Are you going to take your comment down and stick it up as the new post?

  108. mickydidit89 says:

    Chas
    I’ll save you the effort. The answer to the have we improved question is “Obviously Not”
    So that’s Thursday done and dusted 🙂

  109. chas says:

    Ah, but I could think of quite a few ways in which we’d improved.

  110. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh alright, Thursday is back on 🙂

  111. Gööner In Exile says:

    Morning Chas, wasn’t planning to as I’ve already posted one ode to Ollie. It might start to look like I have a crush on him…..oh ok……I’ll take my comment off, and if I get time convert it to post.

  112. chas says:

    Sorry, GIE, I thought it was a simple cut and paste job.
    I didn’t realise it involved a laborious conversion process.

  113. RA says:

    Never make assumptions, Chas, there is always a dopey sod who will not do the decent thing and assume your assumption!

    Err, the assumption is the above does not include me, obviously. 😀

    I’m getting a bit worried with Exile’s public adulation of Giro, with yet another billet doux to appear on NewsNow. 🙂

  114. chas says:

    I’m still finding the look of disgust on Van Gaal’s face funny.

  115. chas says:

    This is just weird

  116. chas says:

    Weird

  117. arnie says:

    motning all.

    feeling bored. have to get the spirits up skywards before the 30th. 😛

    Micky. 😛 means I’m trying something that I am rubbish in, for example being sarky. 🙂

  118. arnie says:

    Thank heavens we did not allow the DEAD back in the team.

    Such a p****k

  119. arnie says:

    Michel Platini: Uefa to ‘ease’ financial fair play rules

    ha ha ha

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  120. mickydidit89 says:

    Arnie
    And in this case, how do we interpret the ha ha ha’s?
    Great news, we can spend more 🙂

  121. RA says:

    arnie,

    To be able to use sarcasm it is necessary to know what it is.

    There are many different types of sarcastic comments, including against yourself, or a polite put down, or one to make the other person lose their temper, et cetera.

    British people tend to use sarcasm in an ironic or satirical way, such as praising someone for something when you really mean the opposite.

    [After someone gets something wrong: “Well, you’re a bright spark.” ]

    I hope that helps, but please don’t confuse me with someone who cares.

    [The last sentence is another example] 😀

  122. RA says:

    Micky,

    To get the real import of the ‘Ha’ it is necessary to say it with feeling.

    Take a deep breath, and then let the ‘Ha’ rumble up from the depths as many times as indicated by the writer – and you will find it tends to end with a very satisfactory counter-balancing fart. 🙂

  123. arnie says:

    🙂 😛 😆

  124. RA says:

    Naturally the ‘Ha’ should never be confused with the manufactured santa Claus ‘Ho’.

    A ‘ho, Ho, Ho’ used by an inexperienced practitioner,can lead to mothers and children going a bright shade of puce as they try not to breathe at the cataclysmic, pongy conclusion.

  125. Rasp says:

    Great bit of cobbling chas 🙂 Sorry I haven’t been on much folks, I have no internet at work 😦

    I was pleased with a point at manure and delighted at the way the away fans spoiled LVH’s post match speech.

    We have struggled to cope when pressed hard all season. The way our passing game falls apart is a concern, as others have said it may just be to do with a lack of options – and also the side performing the press are likely to run out of steam after about 70 minutes.

  126. RC78 says:

    I think that we have a big problem here with a lot of fans and pundits…Everybody is assuming that we will win the FA Cup but I am afraid that we have a game to play against a team that is preparing this final for the past 2-3 weeks already since they have nothing to play for…

    I even predict that we are going to lose it and lose it badly that is…I can see a 3-1 victory with goals from Benteke, Agbon and Cleverley against a goal from Koscielny…

    So I hope that our boys will prove me wrong and that we will win it but to be honest, I am not liking the fact that everyone has already concluded that we have already won the final

  127. GoonerB says:

    Don’t worry RC, AW has been on the phone to Koeman for some tips.

    RA I am intrigued, this need to use a Ho Ho Ho or Ha Ha Ha in the accompaniment of a flatulent outpouring. Is it an American technique?

    Over here us Brits just tend to cock the leg, pull a funny face and utter the immortal words “Pull my finger”. We don’t use any words to disguise the resultant noise as the volume and tone are highly important to the post event satisfaction levels and the degree of hilarity that ensues.

    Chas small request, the Peter Sellers in the lift scene if you please sir??

  128. chas says:

    RC78
    Only the most simple of persons has assumed that we will win the FA Cup just by turning up.

    Villa have been on excellent form since Timmy shoved a collective rocket up their posteriors. He has managed to get the best out of so many of their players.

    Where on earth are you reading we’ve won it already?

  129. Rasp says:

    Don’t worry RC78, it will be OK, I can’t get a ticket for the final and I am a self appointed Jonah – the last 2 home games I’ve attended have both been disappointing results … Monaco and Swansea 😦

    You lot should be plotting to kidnap me and chain me to a railway line somewhere as I plan to go to the Sunderland game tomorrow 😆

  130. GoonerB says:

    Ta Chas. Off for a bit.

  131. chas says:

    Oh fuck

  132. Rasp says:

    Was that a vote of confidence chas? 😀

  133. GoonerB says:

    Hahaha Rasp. I know you say that in jest but you should know by now not to mention words like kidnapping and tying up e.t.c when you have Terry and Cockie as residents of this site. They will take it literally.

  134. Rasp says:

    Are you going GB? I think your presence would counteract my hex 😕

  135. chas says:

    Haha, it was meant to be comic timing, but GoonerB ruined it.

    Of course, it’s nothing to do with you if we’re shite.

    Mind you, I was thinking 0-0 might be a good punt for a bet. The Mackems will come for a point to make them safe before the weekend and we’ve already seen some odd results when a team doesn’t turn up fully prepared during this end of season run-in.

  136. Rasp says:

    I agree chas, I’d be happy to get a point to secure 3rd, but would also like to see us get our swagger back and be a bit more adventurous. Maybe an entertaining 4:4 rather than a dull 0-0 🙂

  137. fatgingergooner says:

    Here’s my take on silly season:-

    Southampton need a GK on loan for next season whilst Forster recovers, so I’m thinking Cech coming in with Szscesny going to Southampton for 12 months to get his game sorted out. Then assess it in a years time.

    I’d also like another LW bringing in, Draxler would be nice, although if Sterling is in the pipeline then I’ll take that too. Konoplyanka and Yarmelenko are good options also, but tough to pronounce.

    Schneiderlin, Bender, Krychowiak or Javi Martinez (remember him!?) for the HM position. I’d like Flamini to leave!

    If we are going to get a striker (Wenger went for Higuain and Suarez whilst Giroud was at the club, although we now have Welbeck so maybe he won’t bother) then I’d like Benzema. People will say he is out of our reach, but that’s the point. If we are going to get someone to play instead of Giroud then they are going to have to be top class. Otherwise it’s pointless.

  138. RA says:

    GoonerB @ 12:17

    I was actually responding to the Chassers querying of arnie as to what he meant by numerous ‘ha, ha, ha’s’ [that is not a possessive punctuation mark, Chas – just used to indicate the plural in certain circumstances] 🙂

    Ever helpful I imparted – [yes, that was im-part-ed – not or be confused with the cow who went over the hill and f…..] – a brief analysis of how ‘ha’s’ were to be delivered, and the likely end result, especially if arnie bent over at the end to take a bow. 🙂

  139. RA says:

    I am perplexed that Exile has not given us a rip roaring Post on the ‘relaxation’ of the FFP rules and explained the why’s and wherefore’s of Platini’s interference, and the likely ramifications on the Premier League in particular.

    Shameful!

  140. chas says:

    Don’t understand why you put apostrophes in whys and wherefores? 🙂

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/the+whys+and+wherefores

  141. chas says:

  142. RA says:

    Hi Chas,

    Your 4:30 is why I live conversing with you as you take a lot of interest in things, and dare to challenge them if you think there has been a mistake.

    Regards the use of an apostrophe in “why’s” needs an explanation that I touched on in my 3:32 when I referred to plurals.

    Before getting into that I should explain that I made an assumption that we were both singing from the same song sheet as I had explained my preference for using inverted commas in certain circumstances to indicate plurals. For example, to say “there are too many xs in the spelling of that word” is, I believe, misleading as it might be understood to mean too many ‘xs’ when that was not what was meant. Therefore, to ensure the reader understood there were too many instances of the letter ‘x’ – so, I prefer to write it as “x’s”, where appropriate.

    Now the assumption I referred to above, was that I ‘assumed’ it was common knowledge that there is no standard regulatory body which governs the rules for English usage, so there really is no “rights” or “wrongs” here and there is no greater authority to say how punctuation ‘must’ be written, although there are many guides that can help.

    English language is constantly changing, and views on what is correct usage is constantly changing too. But there is no absolute authority on such matters.

    Dictionaries and grammar guides are helpful in their way, but don’t cover the trickier issues of usage such as how to punctuate the whys [why’s] and wherefores [wherefore’s].

    My own style, and that is all it is, requires the use of apostrophes where not to do so can cause confusion as to my meaning, as I explained above.

    I have had a similar discussion with 26M some years ago.

    Good discussion! 😀

  143. chas says:

    RA
    It should be ‘x’s 🙂

    If you google whys and wherefores, nobody puts apostrophes in. 🙂

  144. chas says:

    RA
    Was it me or you who scared 26 away? 🙂

  145. chas says:

    Shame we didn’t get to discuss whether Ollie was as clinical as other strikers, but I see the comment has gone, so maybe it has been saved for another day.

  146. RA says:

    Oh, yes they do Chas – – ME – – and I belong to the Society for the reduction in the use of Chas’s ‘x’s.

    If your Google mate is correct – and, as I said previously, there is no right or wrong, then your ‘wherefores’ should be written as ‘wherefore’s — bollix’sssss. 😀

    I hope Mickish does not read this stream as there will be no holding him back when he learns there are no hard and fast rules governing grammar usage in English – except that commonly accepted or by copying moi. 🙂

    Chas OUT.

  147. RA says:

    As to 26M, I think the Russian mafia must have got him, as his disappearance from this esteemed blog was extremely sudden, and I think he said he had argued with Putin over Russian grammar usage in a contract 🙂

  148. RA says:

    Afore I go, Ollie is a good striker – full of heart – but I have taken special note of him lately following comments that he is not good enough.

    There are two areas that struck me – but don’t worry, I struck back! 🙂

    The first is that Giro is a big lad and does not have a great turn of pace. That is a problem in a league of super athletes in defence.

    The second is that he does not always show the greatest anticipation of where a pass will go in the penalty area. He is getting better at this, but he will never be a Suarez or Guerro as it is something that cannot be taught.

    I like him – just not in the way that Exile the lech does! 😀

  149. chas says:

    There is a right and wrong, the plural of wherefore is wherefores.

    Right, I’m bored of this now. Dennis knows what anyone else reading it thinks.

  150. Big Raddy says:

    Good to see QPR have retained Ramsey.

    Other than that there is SFA in the news – apart from the Sterling situation which is dull, dull, dull.

  151. Big Raddy says:

    Top bloke Costa. Wish he played for us

  152. Rasp says:

    Was that T in C Raddy? 🙂 It must be, Costa is a complete scumbag as the headbutt and baby-like overreaction to getting some back above illustrates. That incident should bring a retrospective 3 match ban and a warning that it will be double if he does it again.

  153. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    If Costa had any dignity he would hand himself into the police. Not for been a fake hard man or ugly bastard, but for bringing the good name of neanderthal man into disrepute

    I have known many neanderthal in my time, and to a man they have strived to show they can mix in with polite society. One in particular wears Italian suits and is never without a handkerchief. As long as you keep them away from a Butchers and hirsuit women, there all right.

    Yet Costa comes along and blows away all there good work. How long will it be before we hear that a man down Fulham High Road wearing a loin cloth was arrested for eating a raw chicken and having sex with a Persian Rug?

    The poor chicken never asked for that. It wanted to be condensed in a chicken farm and then served as a kentucky fried chicken delicacy to some bloke living in a caravan, but no, its dreams were shattered by a frenzied Costa

    And what about the carpet? Probably fantasised of inflicting some carpet burns on a fit bird, but instead got roughed up by a man more hairier than him.

    Hope Costa gets eaten by a woolly mammoth.

  154. Rasp says:

    😆 Brilliant TMHT, your response makes much more sense than mine 🙂

  155. mickydidit89 says:

    Transplant
    Love it 🙂

  156. mickydidit89 says:

    ***PUSSY ALERT***

    Very serious problem at this end. Meant to be going away this weekend, however My Wife has a Pussy Problem. A local bad cat is roaming the woods, has learnt how to use our cat flap, and is roughing up the locals. We shut the pussy flap at night but this cannot be left closed for effectively three days. My Wife cannot join us if we don’t sort this out by Friday.

    I say shoot it, but everyone says that’s too cruel.

    How do we terrify the feisty feral without killing it?

  157. chas says:

    I’m back at work today, so not around to deluge the site with bullshit. (Phew)
    It’s a 2.45pm pick up, that they don’t know about yet. 🙂

    Matchday, bitches.
    Up The Arse.

  158. mickydidit89 says:

    Come off it Chas
    They see you arriving for work in your red and white nylon top, on a day when Arsenal are playing, and don’t expect you to have a dental appointment in the afternoon?

  159. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Back at work chas? Shame on you.

    Micky. Shooting is probably best. Feral cats are total bastards.

    Or give away your cats – problem solved

  160. mickydidit89 says:

    Raddy
    I think I’ll just text you Lisa’s mobile number and you can take charge 🙂

  161. mickydidit89 says:

    Ooo, by the way
    It’s rest days for Santi and Alexis and starts for Jack and Theo.
    That, or Wenger OUT

  162. Eddie says:

    leave the cat flap open at nights, but keep your cats away. Put nice smelling food surrounded by lots and lots of holy branches. Once the feral pricks his paws he is unlikely to come back

    I have half a holy bush under my bed to stop Lilly La La from shitting there. It works 🙂

    I happen to like ferals, they kill rats and mice at the allotment

  163. mickydidit89 says:

    Nice lateral thinking Eddie

    Problem is that this pussy rocks up armed with chainsaws and strimmers, so I can’t imagine a holly bush will present much of an obstacle

  164. Big Raddy says:

    Get a cat sitter. Should be able to pick up a 16 y.o. for €50 a day.

    Trouble is you will come home to a trashed house and an empty drinks cabinet.

    No …. the gun is the way forward

  165. Eddie says:

    then poison the fecker. nice tuna dish laced with arsenic. Simple

    In my new garden there are lots of cats, there is a cattery a few doors down the street. My dogs are going to have some fun. I am building a humongous summer house at the back of the garden with dog flaps – they will be on guard day and night 🙂

    Did Chavs really lose on Monday 3 nil?

  166. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie. Fine idea. And yes.

  167. Eddie says:

    3 nil and I wasted my time watching a rubbish play

  168. The Cockie Monster says:

    You could try this Micky !…..and this is true !…….Nepeta ! or as it is known Catmint/Catnip !…a plant that cats love, they roll around on it. It is said that Nepeta emits a fragrance that is similar to the smell/odour of a male cat and if a male cat rolls around on a clump of Nepeta, then it is a gay cat !.
    So you can put some catmint outside the flap and the strong male odour may keep the cat away thinking there are some tasty geezer male cats living at your place….obviously thats if he not gay…….or if he`s a shirt lifting cat, you can place the catmint further away from the house so he is just attracted to that area !….this is also handy if the said cat is a female as she will be attracted to the male emitting odour of the plant if she a cat cock loving slut !.

  169. mickydidit89 says:

    Cockie
    All very clever, but surely I’ll end up with house full of poofs

  170. mickydidit89 says:

    Come on Big, post da ting
    I want a read before I go, and the clock is ticking rather loudly

  171. Big Raddy says:

    OK OK. Keep your hair on ….

    There is a New Post

  172. ha ha ha… if I could make a funnier comment I would… but its all been done, well done girls… excellent comments 🙂

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