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  1. chas says:


  2. chas says:

    Fully agree

  3. chas says:

    Me too

  4. Ant says:

    Has Gooner B got a view

  5. chas says:

    Best match report ever

  6. chas says:

    In so few words, you’ve summed up the whole game.

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  12. Frd1266 says:

    That’s not funny

  13. fred1266 says:

    Why was mustaphi not playing

  14. GunnerN5 says:

    Ant you are a man of few words but my oh my it still makes sense. Not much to argue about.

  15. chas mobile says:

  16. Ant says:

    Here’s why Freddie..

  17. fatgingergooner says:

    Is that 3 in a row coming back from a goal down to win? It’s great, but ffs why can’t we just keep a clean sheet, score early, and then hammer teams!? It’s so much easier.

  18. fred1266 says:

    Who is that imposter

  19. LB says:

    Match reports are so overrated.

  20. LB says:

    Sounds like you guys had a great day out, pleased for you. As for me, I felt if they passed the ball across that backline one more time I would scream.
    Obviously glad we won but struggled in the enthusiasm department.

  21. chas mobile says:


    Yes, the foot ball was a bit dire, but you sort of expect that with än attack versus defence training exercise like yesterday’s game seemed to be.

    So the football wasn’t for purists like yourself, Micky and GoonerB but the result was worth celebrating for us with our 12 hour door to door train journey day out.

    The Swansea manager suggesting they deserved more made me laugh. They deserved less than nothing for their negative contribution to that garbage. 💃💃💃

  22. Eddie says:

    i didn’t see any stats, but my guess was 80% possession and 1 shot on target. I know that Swansea had 5 designated and 5 extras defending in the first half. ManU scored 4 past them and City are yet to play them. Paul Clement can go and make love to himself. Every game they play is dreary, boring, anti football. Fabianski was probably their best player yesterday.

    Good goals from Sead and Aaron, but we are still struggling to score.

  23. Eddie says:

    I just checked their ex manager, Laudrup. He was a good looking manager and played good football. Interestingly, he is managing a Qatari team now, wtf?? Must be in preparation for the World cup in the desert

  24. Eddie says:

    what’s the time??

  25. chas says:


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  27. LB says:

    12 hour round trip — ouch

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  29. Eddie says:

    shit, the time changed again, damn

    On the whole I don’t really like chas anymore, but I have to admit he is the best Arsenal supporter I have ever known, 100% Gunner

    I expect him to say that he never liked me and I am not even a good supporter 🙂 go on chas, make my day 🙂

  30. Eddie says:

    Ozil has the best body, Xhaka the face, Santi – smile, Kolasinac best looking all arounder.

    Fans made me laugh yesterday when Ollie came on the pitch 🙂 He must be one of the all time crowd’s favourites, on the par with Eboue and Santi, no?

  31. chas says:

    Kolasinac – best trouser bulge

  32. chas says:

    For anyone who watched the MOTD highlights and thought Swansea deserved a draw, here’s the xG plot I promised I would never put up again.

  33. Eddie says:

    and why are you looking at men’s croches???

  34. Rasp says:

    Apologies to one and all … it appears that somehow, I published a post from my pocket … oops … blame my left testicle 🙂

  35. GunnerN5 says:

    Everybody’s gone nuts this morning…..

  36. Rasp says:

    Morning GN5 ….. I’d have deleted the post if I’d known 🙄 ….. but I’m impressed with the number of responses 😆

  37. Hans Ovminutz says:

    Cool, cultured, minimalist Post, that we can all see reaches to the very nth degree of football reporting.

    And all done from a ghoulie — no wonder women cannot compete.

    Although I have to say, I do not agree with the tone in which this Post was written

  38. Rasp says:

    …One game ball commenting on a ball game …. can’t see any problem with that 🙂

  39. Big Raddy says:

    8.31 I love the xG. It makes the game analysis redundant

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  41. chas says:

    I’m scenting your distaste for the objective viewpoint based on nothing more than quantity and quality of chances, BR.

    Message received and understood.

  42. Big Raddy says:

    chas. I am not being sarcastic. Now I understand how the graph works it makes easy reading


    Excellent Rasp. This explains a lot? We now now know that newspaper articles written by the like of Alan Shearer are a result of tight trousers.

    We also know that Jose Mourinho has swallowed his phone.

    Next weeks game at City could be the catapult needed for our title charge. I know it’s only one game but win there and I believe we will go on and win the league
    City are on fire but it will come down to wether Arsene can devise a game plan to outsmart Peps? Let’s hope Peps wearing his leather trousers. Pep, home alone sending a mistaken photo to his team of his Gonad whilst performing a solo Cha Cha might put them off?

    The Ghosts of the Thirties are Stirring


    On the subject of the AGM? What’s all the fuss about?

    Silent Stan? Last week I really enjoyed that Abramovitch interview that never took place, that’s why I enjoyed it, and that recent Guardian article by the Glaziers on the future of Liberal Democracy and goal line technology that they never wrote was fascinating.

    Look, Sir Chips is only there because one of his ancestors rode a horse in the Crimea, It’s a tradition thing, and Gazidis makes the odd stupid comment about Metric performance etc because he once scored 49% in an Accountancy exam.

    Arsene gave a great speech which was rightly applauded. The man is class.


    GN5, thanks so much for the Tony Adams post, great stuff.

    Big Tones leadership, defending, and motivational qualities go without saying, but he was very underrated on the ball.

    Like all great players he seemed to have time on the ball. I once saw him masterly stride forward, head up looking for the perfect pass, when that little Runt David Speedie nicked the ball off him and went on to bang the ball in our net. Whilst the Gimp was running back to the half way line in celebration, TA, head up, was still looking for the perfect pass? That’s when I knew, wow, this man can really play. I could also tell it would have been a great ball, Lee Dixon was in space.

    On the post Arsenal Tony Adams, I feel he should be forgiven for his somewhat silly comments. As some one who has been through addiction myself, I can categorically state that recovering adictees are more prone to wearing a Beret and getting muggged in New Delhi than anybody else.

    In the pantheon of Arsenal legends, Tony Adams may have equals, but no one greater.

  46. chas says:

    Ah, OK BR.

  47. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    The genius of TMHT. Wonderful.

    Love the bit about TA’s ability with the ball.

  48. Eddie says:

    diiiiiiiiidITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT where is you??

    Raddy – I never know when Terry is serious or not. He isn’t though, is he?

  49. GunnerN5 says:

    Hi Terry

    Mr. Arsenal was the true grit we are still missing. It was wonderful when both he and PV played on the same team – that was true grit doubled.

  50. GunnerN5 says:

    Good question Eddie, He must have caught a big wave. Or Didit has gone and done one.

  51. Big Raddy says:

    Mr Didit is fine and dandy, just resting until his passion returns

  52. GunnerN5 says:

    My my – that explains it – a passion time out.

    Is that where the Arsenal players went?

  53. GoonerB says:

    Morning all. Thanks for the recent posts from GN5, Raddy and Rasp’s Gonad. I am often reading them retrospectively due to recent time constraints so that is one reason for a lack of comments from yours truly.

    The other is the same as Didit’s, that I have just lost my passion for Arsenal at the moment, and I don’t really see the club going anywhere, or having any kind of progressive plan. I think we have problems from the owner and board down to the manager that will not allow for any ambitious progression. I feel we are like the office worker that has lost his mojo and ambition but just trudges in robotically day after day doing the same old s..t. I think there is potentially even more trouble on the horizon as other clubs attempt to progress. As always I hope I am wrong Chas 🙂

    I don’t see the need to come on and express this negativity on a frequent basis and be labelled a bad supporter who doesn’t get behind his team, especially as anything I say will a regurgitation of the same stuff that I have said for the last few years. Good of you guys that still see AW as the shining light to keep things going, and I always enjoy your stuff Chas, but don’t publicly credit you enough.

    Weirdly (despite this) I still massively enjoy match days when I get a chance to go, so no need to worry about any melancholy when I get a chance to meet up with you guys for a pint. Tara for now

  54. VP of Oz says:

    Fair enough GB
    But when youre feeling the daily trudge to the office, spare a thought for santi, give your wrist a kiss and fire up

  55. GoonerB says:

    Ah yes VP. Santi is / was a joy to behold. Anyway see what I mean VP. One comment in 3 weeks and the natives have scarpered 🙂

  56. GunnerN5 says:

    GB, I wrote a long response to your comment but it was eaten by word press, I will try again in a little while.

  57. GunnerN5 says:

    GB re your 11:58am.

    Firstly I’m an avid supporter.
    Secondly I’m a huge Arsene Wenger fan.
    Thirdly I fully understand your sentiment about Arsenal.

    I could go into a lot of boring details about my support but I’ll refrain from doing so – instead I’ll ask Chas to put up a post I wrote in 2010.

    Chas – I’ll send it to you by Email.

  58. GunnerN5 says:

    My reason for asking Chas to re-post my 2010 is to show how and why I feel the way I do about Arsenal. Games have come and gone and seasons have come and gone but nothing has, or will, lessen my passion and Arsenal remains a critically import part of my being


    Hear hear GN5

    I have a similar story. My dad use to take me as a ruse so he could cheat with a women who lived in Mayton Street. For 3.00pm kick offs we would make sure we got there on time by leaving at 7 in the morning.

    Bribed with wine gums and Saturday morning cartoons I would wait patiently as the old man insisted on joining auntie Liz in the bedroom so they could discuss Ted Heaths 3 day week.

    After the old man and Liz had solved the miners strike, ensuring the electricity was available for the Highbury floodlights, we would go to the game. When the lights came on 2me half, I would yell “thanks dad”.

    How could I not be a lifelong Gooner after that?

    Indeed, when my first wife divorced me her solicitor stated in court that I was more interested in Arsenal than my marriage and maliciously revealed to the judge that once in the bedroom I would insist that whilst doing it, the ex chewed a wine gum.

  60. GunnerN5 says:

    Terry you are just hilarious!!!

    AA is must place to blog with you around.

  61. Big Raddy says:

    Terry 😀

    I became an Arsenal fan because my father and most of my mates supported Spurs. Which tells you much about Big Raddy.

  62. Big Raddy says:

    VP’s 12.30 Santi visd is worth watching at least 5 times. We miss the little imp (Santi not VP)

  63. GunnerN5 says:


    Injuries to key people has been a big part of why we have not secured more trophy’s in the last decade. Injured players are seldom, if ever, a consideration when people talk about our “failures”?

  64. Eddie says:

    mo Faffow has jusut been on the BBC breakfast saying that he cannot wait to see his team Arsenal again 🙂 Good lad, great advertising

    where is that tof DidIT?

  65. Eddie says:

    this is very interesting

    Winning football matches tends to be about scoring goals.
    They can come from anywhere – long range or short, 40 yards or two yards, sometimes the 12 yards of the penalty spot. Or not, if you happen to be Liverpool.
    For a goal to be scored, someone has usually done the hard yards beforehand. The creator. The common consensus is Kevin de Bruyne is the Premier League’s king of creating chances, but there is a pretender to the throne.
    To hit the back of the net, you’re probably going to make an attempt on goal. Someone needs to tell Swansea City.
    All this and more is revealed in the best of the statistics from the weekend’s Premier League action.
    Ozil v De Bruyne
    One is apparently such a shoo-in for PFA Player of the Year award that the wife of a former player at his club has felt confident enough to bet a naked conga around a Stockport car park on the result of the poll.
    In contrast, the other has been roundly criticised by his club’s old boys in the media.
    But how much difference is there between Manchester City’s De Bruyne and Arsenal’s Ozil?

    On the attack…
    Mesut Ozil Kevin de Bruyne
    568 Mins played 841
    1 Goals 1
    2 Assists 6
    30 Chances created 30
    8.33% Shot conversion 4.55%
    86.3% Pass accuracy 86%

    Both have created a league-leading 30 chances, despite Ozil having spent considerably less time on the pitch.
    Fewer of the chances Ozil has created have been converted by his Arsenal team-mates, but otherwise the Germany playmaker stacks up well against De Bruyne in the attacking stats.
    On the attack…
    But Ozil’s work without the ball does not stand up as well to comparison.
    Even considering the longer time De Bruyne has spent on the pitch, the City attacker has got more involved in defensive duties.
    …but in defence

    Mesut Ozil Kevin de Bruyne
    6 Tackles 16
    5 Interceptions 8
    25 Recoveries 61

  66. Rasp says:

    Morning all, I agree with GB, the buzz of going to games is as strong as ever. In my case it is less frequent than I would wish, but I shall be going to cheer on the boys in our B team on Thursday.

    I think we should all hold back until we’ve seen how we perform in the next two games against city and the spuds before we give up on blogging and our team.

    If those who are always quick to criticise the opinions of others lighten up a bit, that would also help 🙂

  67. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Who cannot be excited about the next two PL games?

    Winning is not the be all and end all.

    Do I think we can beat MC in their current run of form? Not really, but I can hope.

    I have been a Gunner for all but 7 years of my life and will remain so. A few dull seasons cannot change that.

    As to blogging; well, it has become part of my daily programme. I am saddened that AA is struggling at present, perhaps this is something which needs to be discussed.

  68. GunnerN5 says:

    Being against two of the best teams in the PL I await the next two PL games with eager anticipation. Whether we win, draw or lose I will remain an ardent fan and an AA blogger.

    They are both very difficult games especially against Man C who look like world beaters at the moment. Spurs will be a very passionate game which I feel can go either way.

  69. Eddie says:

    GN5 – what do you mean by ‘eager anticipation’? Do you mean you are s**t scared or excitedly optimistic?

    I am the former. Glass half empty, always.

  70. GunnerN5 says:

    Excitedly optimistic for sure, watching great players show off their skills is always good to watch.

  71. Eddie says:

    GN5 – let’s hope it is not just the City players showing off their skills on Sunday. With some luck our team will turn up for the game

  72. GunnerN5 says:

    Eddie, I have no fear of our team letting us down out of lack of desire but I feel our team will all need to play above their level’s for us to have a chance of victory.

  73. Eddie says:

    so why you are saying is that we are not as good as City? Agreed, for once 🙂

  74. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie. Of course we are not as good as MC at the moment, the table doesn’t lie.

    But then – who is?

    At least we can be confident that AW will not do a Me-rinho and play 10 men behind the ball for 89 minutes and bore the billion worldwide viewers.

  75. Eddie says:

    No Raddy, they are not better than us. We just had rotten luck with injuries, referees’ decisions and fickle fans, that’s all. Otherwise we are the better team.


    Yes Eddie, that and the fact they have spent a billlion in Arab money.

    But fear not. Tonight is Halloween and like all fright nights I venture out Trick or Treating in order to raise money for the Arsenal Transfer Fund.

    A few years back I procured £1.69, a mini sized twix, and a toilet brush that some man thrust into my ear. I think the toilet brush was used to buy Sanago?

    I don’t bother dressing for the event, just turn up in my cheap suit armed with the briefcase. I like to look professional. The good thing is that kids out knocking on doors are frightened of me so I get first dabs, and since the toilet brush, I can’t hear people telling me to F*uck Off. Plus, if I get offered some wine gums, I politely explain I don’t like them but would very much like it if they ate them in front of me?

    This year, I expect to raise enough money to replace Sanchez

  77. GunnerN5 says:

    Terry, Terry, Terry 🙂 🙂 🙂

  78. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Trust Terry’s trick or treating went well.

    I have to admit being more likely to give an apple to someone dressed in a cheap suit and carrying a briefcase than a screaming kid in the midst of a sugar-rush wearing crap make-up and an outfit from Poundstretcher.

    Bah humbug

  79. Eddie says:

    Blisss!!!!! no nuisance knocking on the door last night, it’s very civilized here in Cuffley.
    I prepared myself for the likes of Terry ringing my door bell. Bambi the pittbull has been starved for 3 days and gagging for some action. There was a bucket of filthy water placed near the door and fire extinguisher at hand if it came to the worst. But it didn’t!!!! They must have learnt the lesson last year 🙂

    I absolutely abhor teaching children to beg, what responsible parent would let them do it?? My ex allowed my son, but he was Irish, that’s where it all originated from.

  80. chas says:

  81. Big Raddy says:

    What’s that?

  82. Eddie says:

    what is that rat eating biscuits 🙂

  83. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

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