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h69 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 pm
BlackDiamond wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:45 pm Nice intro Ibbs, the Burnley game was the most un-Moyes lineup and as such, completely surprised the hell out of me. In a good way. There was a lovely balance to the team and I would like to see a re-run of that lineup for this one. Ogbonna's inclusion natch.

Very impressed and that gives us two viable playing styles. With Declan it's the counter attacking, marauding style and without Declan it's the possession based, probing, passing the opposition to death style, that Arsenal trademarked, before Man City came along and said,that's the way to do it; which involved scoring goals as an end product.

So now we know what we want to do, roughly speaking and the manager is demonstrating a certain adaptability bordering on competence, it's a moment to reassess our own levels of DM tolerance.

And with those breezy observations - got out of the way - may the 4th be with us...
You think Arsenal created Tiki Taka and not Barcelona ?
Not in the least, I was just giving a couple of very casual domestic examples. I thought it best not to be cosmopolitan because others might object.

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h69 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 pm
BlackDiamond wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 12:45 pm Nice intro Ibbs, the Burnley game was the most un-Moyes lineup and as such, completely surprised the hell out of me. In a good way. There was a lovely balance to the team and I would like to see a re-run of that lineup for this one. Ogbonna's inclusion natch.

Very impressed and that gives us two viable playing styles. With Declan it's the counter attacking, marauding style and without Declan it's the possession based, probing, passing the opposition to death style, that Arsenal trademarked, before Man City came along and said,that's the way to do it; which involved scoring goals as an end product.

So now we know what we want to do, roughly speaking and the manager is demonstrating a certain adaptability bordering on competence, it's a moment to reassess our own levels of DM tolerance.

And with those breezy observations - got out of the way - may the 4th be with us...
You think Arsenal created Tiki Taka and not Barcelona ?
Yeah BD what’s THAT about ?


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Newmarket wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 6:51 pm
h69 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 pm

You think Arsenal created Tiki Taka and not Barcelona ?
Yeah BD what’s THAT about ?


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palerider wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 7:37 pm
Newmarket wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 6:51 pm

Yeah BD what’s THAT about ?


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Whisky not Whiskey. Whiskey's the Irish version.

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Lets smash them from the first whistle and make them fear us, come on you rip roaring goal scoring irons. First time in 25 years I am no longer held back by pessimism or charlie-brown-itis. Whatever the final position, what a delightfully entertaining season and run in we have. Let's goooooooo, enjoy the good times while they last.
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Flairon wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm What concerned be about last night's game is inability to keep a clean sheet
Their only goal was a penalty, and although it still counts, I don't think that it was a black mark against our defence, but a black mark against Soucek, who was just a split second late.
Flairon wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm and the fact that we missed so many opportunities to put the game beyond doubt.
Agreed, but therein lies the problem of having a strong midfield at the expense of a strong strike force - we'll create many more opportunities without as many marksmanlike finishes.

I don't know what the stats say, but I can't recall having so much possession on a regular basis. I'd prefer to have fifty shots on goal where only one goal is scored, than only one shot on goal from which we score. It means the ball spends more time at the end of the pitch from where the opposition can't score.

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Good job Ibbs.

You must surely have the best points per match thread ratio of anyone since the days of HammersMad.

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OZHAMMER wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 12:12 pm
Flairon wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm What concerned be about last night's game is inability to keep a clean sheet
Their only goal was a penalty, and although it still counts, I don't think that it was a black mark against our defence, but a black mark against Soucek, who was just a split second late.
Flairon wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm and the fact that we missed so many opportunities to put the game beyond doubt.
Agreed, but therein lies the problem of having a strong midfield at the expense of a strong strike force - we'll create many more opportunities without as many marksmanlike finishes.

I don't know what the stats say, but I can't recall having so much possession on a regular basis. I'd prefer to have fifty shots on goal where only one goal is scored, than only one shot on goal from which we score. It means the ball spends more time at the end of the pitch from where the opposition can't score.
We apparently had 22 shots at goal.
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Whiskyman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:38 pm
Flairon wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 1:53 pm What concerned be about last night's game is inability to keep a clean sheet and the fact that we missed so many opportunities to put the game beyond doubt. I constantly felt that we would concede an equalizer at any point.

If we do that against Everton I fear we will be punished. Win this and we can possibly find our way back into the top 4, with the games that we and Chelsea have remaining.
I don't see Chelsea slipping up but I think Leicester's last 3 games are at Chelsea, Manchester United and at home to Spurs. Which could make them vulnerable.
Chelsea play Man City next with a win all Citeh needs to secure the title. I can see a potential slip up for Chelsea there. They also have to face Arsenal & Leicester. Whilst they will of course be favorites in those games, they are by no means easy fixtures.
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Flairon wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 12:43 pm
Whiskyman wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:38 pm

I don't see Chelsea slipping up but I think Leicester's last 3 games are at Chelsea, Manchester United and at home to Spurs. Which could make them vulnerable.
Chelsea play Man City next with a win all Citeh needs to secure the title. I can see a potential slip up for Chelsea there. They also have to face Arsenal & Leicester. Whilst they will of course be favorites in those games, they are by no means easy fixtures.
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