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Unai emery new arsenal manager

Posted by Monty (Admin) at May 21 2018, 08:07 PM. 32 comments

BBC saying he's new arsenal manager

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager.

Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed the outgoing Arsene Wenger.

But following a thorough recruitment process that involved all candidates being spoken to, Emery emerged as the unanimous choice.

The 46-year-old Spaniard is available after leaving Paris St-Germain where he won one Ligue 1 title and four domestic cups in two seasons in charge.

Previously he guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016.

He announced last month he would leave PSG when his contract expired at the end of the season and was replaced by former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, who had also been linked with the Arsenal job.

Emery's English is not completely fluent but the language barrier is not expected to be a problem.

An announcement and news conference are expected later this week.

The recruitment process was led by Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat

Football Kits 2018/19

Posted by TheGayChav (Members) at May 14 2018, 10:42 PM. One comment

Chelsea’s new home kit looks shite :lol:

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Tar and feather the forum tramps

Posted by FLOPP'D (Members) at May 14 2018, 02:58 PM. 16 comments

Time to finally shame the Salah doubters. Here's my favourite thread of the season:

A few gems:

The Plastic Flag
Oct 22 2017, 09:09 PM
Oct 22 2017, 08:37 PM
Sooner or later TFN is going to have to start respecting Salah
I think we do respect him Paddy.

He's a thoroughly decent winger. What he's not is the world class footballer you seem to hope he is. To be honest, I think you know that too, but it's the Liverpool thing...

The Plastic Flag
Oct 22 2017, 09:17 PM
I'll put it another way. Salah wouldn't be a regular starter for any of the current top 4.

The Plastic Flag
Oct 22 2017, 09:38 PM
Oct 22 2017, 09:34 PM
The Plastic Flag
Oct 22 2017, 09:17 PM
I'll put it another way. Salah wouldn't be a regular starter for any of the current top 4.

Don’t post a hell of a lot anymore but I don’t agree with that, Man City maybe not but he’d fit into any other team.
So tell me which player in the respective systems that he would replace? He's not good enough to build a system and team around, so he would have to fit into a current system.

So which player from the current top 4 does he replace given their systems?

The Plastic Flag
Oct 22 2017, 09:46 PM
Oct 22 2017, 09:42 PM
Come on frank, we know we are well below par, our team and squad depth is crap but salah is already looking like one of the best purchases of the season and he would do well at teams above us, you should have kept him, another great player you sold. Sad thing for us is we bought one cracking player and forked up everywhere else
As I've said before Jimmy, I'm not so much criticising the player - I like him. I'm more criticising the level that Paddy in particular puts him at.

He's a good player, there's no denying that, but I certainly wouldn't put pick him ahead of Hazard and neither would I put him in ahead of Pedro.

The Plastic Flag
Oct 23 2017, 10:45 AM
Oct 23 2017, 10:07 AM
Why does everyone avoid naming the players producing like Salah?
Probably because so few top teams nowadays play with an out an out winger.

I suppose if you are only comparing him against similar out and out wingers, the gene pool is very small. You mentioned Messi, Robben and Bale, but of those, probably only Robben plays as a proper winger.

So I guess that if he's the only player being used in that position, technically he's the best! You win! :D

The Plastic Flag
Oct 23 2017, 03:29 PM
Oct 23 2017, 03:11 PM
So whatever he is, whether you call him decent and then back track to good before back tracking again likeplastic did

I think I've made my opinion of him quite clear to anyone who cares to read my posts sensibly.

Describing him at various times as 'decent' or 'good' does not constitute any kind of back tracking in my book. Decent, good, better than average, one of Liverpool's better players... I'd be comfortable using any or all of those descriptions. The one that I wouldn't use is 'world class'. As an example of my train of thought, do you think that he would get into any team of the season so far from either the English, German or Spanish leagues? I'm not sure that he would, but to be gauged as world class, surely you'd have to be up at that level?

You say that you're happy with him; and so you should be, he's been a decent*/good*/better than average* buy for you.

*insert superlative as required.

Oct 23 2017, 04:50 PM
Oct 23 2017, 04:49 PM
You guys are making yourselves looks ridiculous.
The irony.

The Sicilian
Oct 23 2017, 08:30 PM
I compared him with Rashford, Sterling and Redmond

Salah has played the most minutes, 2 more than Redmond, 140 more than Rashford, and 200 more than Sterling

Key passes - 11,6,7,18
Assists -1,3,2,2
Pass completion - 76,75,80,82%
Chances created - 12,9,9,20
Goals scored - 5,3,6,0

So he's got the same amount of goals and assists as Rashford who's been in and out.
Less key passes than Redmond.
The least of all 3 in assists.
His pass completion is only better than Rashford.
Created 8 less chances than Redmond, and only 3 more than Rashford and Sterling.
Scored 5 goals, fair play. Less than Sterling who has played 200 less minutes. And one more than Rashford who he's played 140 more than. This is from 9 games.

So statistically he's not even the best.

The Sicilian
Oct 24 2017, 06:37 PM
Oct 24 2017, 06:28 PM
But anyways, as predicted it's jumping on me and the stats again. Rather than just admit Salah is a good player producing numbers alongside the best in his position.
This is quite possibly the long game wum by Pad.

Monty should use his naming powers accordingly

Flop of the Season

Posted by Dotty (Moderator) at May 14 2018, 02:45 PM. 16 comments

Who is the floppiest flop that has flopped this season?

Centenaries or Invincibles?

Posted by Dotty (Moderator) at May 14 2018, 01:39 PM. 16 comments

What's the bigger achievement? 100pts or season unbeaten?

Premier League Referee Corruption

Posted by Dotty (Moderator) at May 6 2018, 02:19 PM. 5 comments

With the amount of money around the league would you be surprised if this wasn’t the case?

One so far seems really obvious (thread)


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