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hendersonshands
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!

I hope it's not a 0-0 game. I wouldn't be upset with a draw at all but I'd prefer something like 2-2 -- away goals n shit


Tweezy
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Not to insult our gunner brethren, but I see 0 out of 100 games where arsenal holds us scoreless. Now I just hope the team doesn't make me look stupid, I'm sure that's what they're concerned about anyway.


hendersonshands
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
I still have nightmares about the passive Bayern that doesn't have any sort of killer instinct. Ever since Jupp got cranky, they've been playing much harder though. As soon as Pep was announced it seemed like Jupp said "frick dis, I'm winnin errythang"


I hope they go and try to get some goals in London. I'm worried about van Buyten trying to keep pace with Walcott and even Poldi but Dante is a rock and Javi and Schweiny should be able to disrupt Arteta and Cazorla enough to keep a lot of possession.


hendersonshands
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
I thought this was an interesting stat:

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For Arsenal, the Champions League meetings could prove uncomfortable, in more ways than one.

Their business model is similar to Bayern's, and they are spending a nearly identical amount of money on wages - £143m in 2011-12 compared to Bayern's £140m - but the two clubs have moved in opposite directions since last crossing swords in 2004-05.



Who is Arsenal spending all of that money on?


Tweezy
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
I think the UCL finals loss coupled with Euro disappointment, Sammer hire, and the addition of 5 players competing for starting positions has lit a fire under the collective arse of the old complacent Bayern squad we saw so often last year. We managed to get over the lull of the first few matches back from winter break, so I think it is smooth sailing from here on.


Yeah I saw that wage stat a few weeks ago. Bayern doesn't exactly have a miniscule payroll, but they really don't spend as much as they could. I know Ribery is the highest on the squad with right above 10mm a year. After that I'm not sure. I'm not sure where I'm remembering this from, but I think Javi makes either 7mm or 5 mm and he was rumored to have given up 2mm from his salary every year of his contract to 'lower' his transfer price by 10mm. I never got a confirmation on that, I know he's a really humble dude though. After hearing that he had a 6mm transfer tag on him before playing a professional game, I wasn't worried that he would feel the pressure of 40mm. He's a true professional and seems to be getting on really well with the guys.

Shaq and mandzo post the most absurd pictures on twitter, they look like theyre having the time of their life everyday it's awesome to see. Mandzo is even telling the media that Gomez should start more. He's a wild ass.


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Friend of OBUDan
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
We have an equitable wage structure. Our squad players make significantly more than at other clubs.


Jumbeauxlaya
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Which is a terrible idea honestly at times, not only do you end up withsquid making more money than most there... but dont think the stars are oblivious that captain never plays a game makes the same as them@


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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
The idea itself isn't horrible, though I disagree with it, the problem is we've whiffed badly on a lot of these guys.


FanInLA
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Reading this thread reminded me that Chelsea pooped their big boy pants this year.

But......

Then I remembered how magical it was last year.

Image: http://static.tumblr.com/eisspi6/to9m79g1r/drogba_penalty.gif




Jumbeauxlaya
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Still in shock that an English team beat a German one at PK's


FanInLA
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Man, I miss Drogba.


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DestrehanTiger
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
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Not to insult our gunner brethren, but I see 0 out of 100 games where arsenal holds us scoreless.


That's a bit extreme.


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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Yeah maybe 1 or 2 times out of 100 we could keep a clean sheet.


hendersonshands
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Go back to the OP and look at Javi, then tell me if anyone's sheets are clean around him.


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Tweezy
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
Possibly small hyperbole, but haven't multiple teams dropped 5 goals on your stalwart defense this year? Bayern is averaging close to 3 league goals a game


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No.

Given up 5 once but was a Capital One Cup match with an irregular back line.

Our goals allowed is actually third best in the PL. Our back line is just highly prone to babytown frolics. Every goal we give up is the dumbest goal ever.


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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
The way we've played against big clubs this year has been terrible though. Hope we break out of that funk.
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Tweezy
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Given up 5 once but was a Capital One Cup match with an irregular back line.

Gotcha, I remembered one time for sure but thought there was a second for some reason.


Interesting didn't realize that, don't watch much arsenal just always see you folk complaining about gaffes at the back


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Tweezy
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
I know y'all have bad luck with round of 16 draws, but I seem to remember arsenal being pretty tough in those ties anyway.


DestrehanTiger
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re: It's another Champions League week y'all!!
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Possibly small hyperbole, but haven't multiple teams dropped 5 goals on your stalwart defense this year?


I never claimed Arsenal has a stalwart defense. There's a big difference between me saying they are good and me saying that there is at least one scenario where they would give up 0 goals in 1 game out of 100.


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