Arsenal 2012/2013 Season Long Thread
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Posted by ATLienTiger on 2/23 at 1:41 pm to acgeaux129
He's too gung-ho to get forward, makes silly mistakes, not the best positionally, makes some very clutch tackles, but he's not the best defender closing someone down.

I want to have a rock at our center back, someone who's extremely tough to get past, well organized and keeps the rest of the line organized, knows where the opposition are located, is capable of following their mark.

TV5's foot skill, passing, etc are all very good, and he's not bad in the air either, but when it comes to actual defense he truly isn't all that great. He gets caught out of position too often, and between he and the other defenders around him they aren't organized enough to close down the attackers.

Thing is, between TV5, Per, and Koscielny there really isn't a sure thing back there. Koscielny has had as bad of a season as you can get and Per is a liability with his quickness, and passing.


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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/23 at 1:44 pm to ATLienTiger
Yeah I agree with pretty much all of that and this.


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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/23 at 1:49 pm to ATLienTiger
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Thing is, between TV5, Per, and Koscielny there really isn't a sure thing back there. Koscielny has had as bad of a season as you can get and Per is a liability with his quickness, and passing.


The gist is this, I agree with, though Kos has been good since starting the season really poorly IMO. I'd prefer Per and TV5 go (that's unrealistic though so I'll stick to wishing for one to leave) but wouldn't mind Kos sticking around. He's definitely still one for the occasional blunder, but I think he's better than the other two and good form a really good partnership with another type of CB.



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Posted by Jumbeauxlaya on 2/23 at 1:53 pm to ATLienTiger
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TV5's foot skill, passing, etc are all very good, and he's not bad in the air either, but when it comes to actual defense he truly isn't all that great


Hot damn I just had a great idea, buy a "Rock" at CB to be our 3rd... and move TV5 up to DM.

BAM perfect.



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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/23 at 2:18 pm to Jumbeauxlaya
Can't deny I haven't had that thought in the past, but his positional awareness would be even worse there. He'd be a worse version of what Song became. He plays it short well and has a nice long ball at times but lacks any sort of creativity or inventiveness. Stamina would probably be an issue too.


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Posted by acgeaux129 on 2/23 at 7:26 pm to ATLienTiger
Got it, thanks for the insights bros.

ETA: I didn't think Kos has had a terrible season. I thought he's been good recently. I've only watched probably around 60-70% games though.


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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/25 at 10:38 am to acgeaux129
Financials released. Looks like we have £123m in cash reserves, £99m of which could hypothetically be spent.


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Posted by glassman on 2/25 at 11:37 am to Friend of OBUDan
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£99m of which could hypothetically be spent.


We won't spend half that.



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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/25 at 12:00 pm to glassman
I'll go right around half that figure.


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Posted by glassman on 2/25 at 12:03 pm to Friend of OBUDan
We'll have to sell in order to lower the net pay out for new players to come close to half.


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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/25 at 1:13 pm to glassman
We'll have a few leave but new deals kicking in too. I still think £50m is quite possible. Also, we get some from Emirates up front this summer for our sponsorship renewal. I actually think it'll be £40-50m if no CL, if CL then one more player than we would've bought otherwise.

Really disappointing our commercial staff had done nothing really. We've done these Asia trips but no real secondary deals have come from it at all.



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Posted by dgnx6 on 2/26 at 1:28 pm to glassman
Sending, Chamakh, arshavin, squillaci, and bednter packing would be a start.


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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/27 at 7:43 am to dgnx6
Bergkamp is getting a statue outside the Emirates. Fully deserved. What a magnificent statue.




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Posted by PTBob on 2/27 at 7:57 am to Friend of OBUDan
if only they could somehow replicate the famous turn. it'd be tough, but that would be AMAZING.


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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/27 at 8:00 am to PTBob
This is what the statue evoked for me.


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Posted by glassman on 2/27 at 8:04 am to Friend of OBUDan
I'll be watching that all day long.




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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/27 at 8:07 am to glassman
I legitimately start to tear up watching that (and his Newcastle goal). So beautiful.


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Posted by DestrehanTiger on 2/28 at 8:00 am to Friend of OBUDan
I think it is pretty safe to say that the NLD this weekend is the biggest one for both teams since I became a fan of Arsenal 3 years ago. A win by the Gunners puts us just one point behind Spurs and, at worst, 2 points behind Chelsea. A loss could be devastating dropping us 7 points behind Spurs. Arsenal can now mostly focus on the EPL with the UCL dream almost ending. So, hopefully this is a match that can springboard the team to a top 4 finish. How does everyone feel about this one? With the way Bale has been playing, I just have a bad feeling something like their West Ham game will be replicated this Sunday.

Here's to a win, and building hope that there will be another St. Totteringham's Day this year.



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Posted by Friend of OBUDan on 2/28 at 12:34 pm to DestrehanTiger
I feel pretty good about it, but I'm worried Per will get the start. Sagna will still be out, but at least Bale has been playing centrally. might be in their best interest to keep him out wide and attack Jenks.

I think we'll be able to get behind their high line and create chances.



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Posted by Jumbeauxlaya on 2/28 at 2:15 pm to Friend of OBUDan



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