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A Pod In A Blog

As I cant be bothered writing a load of rubbish about all things Arsenal, I’ve talked a load of rubbish instead.

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  1. Emery: ” We only have three players: Carl Jenkinson, David Ospina and Joel Campbel, with the possibility to leave”

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  2. Emery also said that of the young lads who have been with the first team squad in preseason, only Smith-Rowe and Nketiah will be with the U23’s for their match tomorrow v Man City u23’s. The others, are in contention for the first team on Sunday

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  3. 28, 29, 28, 29. You ain’t gonna live that one down anytime soon are you? Lemme continue listening.

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  4. Emery also told us what most knew already, Maitland-Niles the most likely to start at Left Back v Man City, as Kolasinac is injured and Monreal only started training yesterday and he like Welbeck who started training earlier in the week, are not in contention for game on Sunday.

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  5. I’m expecting Eddy to post a transcript of the podcast at any moment.

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  6. sorry George, I actually fell asleep listening to it

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  7. I’m serious, I fell asleep just around the time 28/29 was mentioned

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  8. so no more live pre match manager’s press conference on Arsenal player, not only that, but no text updates or any info from them for an hour after they are done.

    Arsenal have gone from having its own TV channel ten years ago, showing reserve and some youth games, lots of interviews and legends etc, to now with all the advancement in media to not even showing the manager’s presser, last season we barely got a u23 game and it was usually a 4 minute U18 clip, if you wanted to see U23’s or U18’s you had to go to our opponents websites, and seeing as Arsenal.com this summer have not as much as mentioned the youths or the U23’s, no fixtures, no results, no highlights, not even an article on the new intake of scholars, its certainly not looking good coverage wise this coming season.
    The other big clubs are expanding their social media and TV coverage, but Arsenal have gone the other way, its a very odd thing for them to be doing.

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  9. on the pre match manager’s press conference, its also being suggested that his post match press conferences will have an hour’s embargo on them too.

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  10. I told you people Arsenal will be in a downward spiral after Arsene Wenger.
    And it has started to happen.
    I have no hopes for the team on the football pitch as well.

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  11. I think the ‘be careful what you wish for ‘ syndrome might be kicking in.

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  12. I sat through the whole podcast. Which I don’t normally do. Consider that thanks for the retweet George (banned smiley)

    Good point about the difference being in the 300m pounds worth of defenders. Fingers crossed Torreira is as good as expected because that should help our defense.

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  13. ed

    I think it’s heading towards Arsenal asking us to pay for ‘premium’ content. As I recall, one of the first shares Kroenke purchased in Arsenal were from ITV and included some media rights. Then we got some more professional content in terms of production values. Which to be fair, did keep improving, even as they launched ‘Arsenal Player’ and made it free (as opposed to free with red membership before)

    But lately the coverage, the programming, apart from Adrian Clarke’s show, has been disappointing. They continually have issues while broadcasting. I just think the club are going to try to monetise this eventually. (The endgame being when the league allows clubs to sell an online season ticket, but that’s a far way off)

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  14. The PGMOL are up and running, that didnt take them long

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  15. i wonder if this embargo is just because of Emerys poor English, so they can be edited and clarified somewhat before publishing

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  16. AS Roma English
    AS Roma English
    @ASRomaEN
    Looks like the Premier League is back then
    Premier League
    @premierleague
    PENALTY to Man Utd

    The AS Roma English twitter account is clearly anti-English football (which is why they are writing in English?)

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  17. so which of our players will miss out on being in the 18 man squad on Sunday, going by Emery’s comments today, the likes of Smith-Rowe, nketiah, Willock, Welbeck, Monreal, and the injured Kolasinac and Koscielny will not be involved, plus Ospina, Jenkinson and Campbell who are up for sale.
    That leave us with basically 20 players under consideration for the starting 11 and 7 subs spots for Sunday

    GK: Cech, Leno

    FB: Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles

    CB: Sokratis, Mustafi, Holding, Mavropanos

    M: Torreira, Xhaka, Ramsey, Elneny, Guendouzi

    F: Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Nelson

    S: Aubameyang, Lacazette

    I would expect that one of Holding or Mavropanos will be left out of the squad, and one of Elneny, Iwobi or Nelson, this is depending on the fitness of Ramsey.

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  18. Emery on who the 5 captains will be: “The first captain in this group is Koscielny. Then I told the players it will be Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil & Granit Xhaka”

    According to the Telegraph, Petr Cech will start against Manchester City on Sunday & will be captain #Arsenal.

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  19. so the new regime has named our captains list its

    injured Koscielnly

    finished Cech

    hollywood Ramsey

    lazy Ozil

    and

    useless Xhaka

    not a good evening for the know it all super fans on twitter

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  20. Great news on the skippers, quite a statement!

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  21. mandy is the statement

    fuck you to all the loud mouth whingers in the fan base who think they know more about the players and the game than actual successful mangers and coaches

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  22. Rosicky @ 6.44, have a bit of faith, of course all remains to be seen, but we have excellent players, impressive signings, for instance, did you see torriera in the World Cup? And we have a coach with a good record, trophies at Seville, and then one of the richest teams in the world took him to Paris. Remember his team schooling Barca in the the first leg of a ECL match,only to be outdone by a clearly bent ref, that should prepare him well for managing Arsenal.
    We all love Wenger on this site or we wouldn’t be here, the respect will last for most of our lives, but time to move on, most of these players have learnt under Wenger, and they won’t forget what he passed onto them, but a new coach, time to back him, a new era, a time for respect for the past , patience for the present and optimism for the future, there is no evidence now that this club are in a negative spiral.
    Rosicky,after me having a rant about a defensive lapse by the team last spring, you questioned why I should post on a site positive about Arsenal, at the time, I thought you may have had a point, I ask you to apply the same criteria about being positive about Arsenal and back the new manager whatever your thoughts on Wenger.
    Emery deserves our backing, let’s face it , he has a tough job.

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  23. George was certainly right on one thing; the super bloggers, tweeters and podcasters are mainly concerned about projecting their importance, not with supporting the club. Like the mainstream media, fear-mongering and emotionalism is their primary method of garnering such attention. Most have absolutely no professional experience but they spread alarm and fear about the work of an experienced manager, who has excelled at the highest level. Already one such alarmist has started a twitter thread stoking fear about the manager’s confidence in Cech vs Leno. Trust me, in the next few weeks this bullshit will gain traction among the lemmings and the tweeter will pretend he had nothing to do with engendering fear and distrust in the new manager. I have often observed that most of the opinions expressed in both mainstream and social media is a contrarian indicator and 90% of the time is opposite to reality. The post-Wenger era will again confirm.

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  24. Arsenal U23 v Man City: Iliev; Osei-Tutu, Bielik, Pleguezuelo, T. Bola; Gilmour, Willock; Amaechi, Smith Rowe, Nketiah; Mavididi. Subs: Okonkwo, Medley, Olayinka, Olowu, Saka.

    latest score is 1-1
    Touazi put City ahead but Smith-Rowe has leveled it

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  25. earlier the U18’s played Aston Villa

    Arsenal U18s v Villa: Mitchell; Daley-Campbell, Spencer-Adams, Ogungbo, Swanson; M. Smith, McEneff; Dennis, Musah, Cottrell; Balogun.

    Subs: Pedro Virginia (Joao’s brother), Oyegoke, Taylor-Hart, Matthews, Patino.

    Balogun and Musah put AFC 2-0 up

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  26. Full time in U18s. Arsenal 4 Aston Villa 2.

    AFC went 2-0 up through Balogun and Musah, but villa drew level late on but sub Taylor-Hart put us back in the lead and Balogun finished off the scoring.

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  27. Interesting that Joao Virginia’s younger brother is a goalie in our Academy.

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  28. Half time in U23s Man City 2 Arsenal 3.
    city took the lead but goals from Smith-Rowe, Bielik and Amaechi put us 3-1 up before city got one back near half time.

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  29. i think the youngest player in the AFC U18 squad today was 14 year old (he will be 15 in October), midfielder, Charlie Patino, a lad we signed 3 years ago from Luton for £10,000, he chose us over a host of other clubs including CFC who offered Luton twice as much as we did.

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  30. Emery on Stan Kroenke taking sole ownership of Arsenal: “I met the Kroenke family in Atlanta & he gave us his commitment in this project with #Arsenal. For me its positive & his commitment is for me, to Arsenal, the most important”

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  31. its now 3-3 in the U23 game, city scored 5 minutes into second half

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  32. Smith-Rowe puts AFC 4-3 up

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  33. 60 minutes and city level from a penalty 4-4

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  34. Arsenal get a penalty but Nketiah fires it wide, still 4-4

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  35. city take the lead 5-4

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  36. about 15 minutes to go

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  37. Saka replaces Nketiah to make his U23 debut

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  38. 82 minutes, Man City 5 Arsenal 5. Mavididi equalises after being set up by Saka .

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  39. Olayinka on for Gilmour

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  40. city take the lead again, 6-5

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  41. Full time. Man City 6 Arsenal 5.

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  42. I was all excited just reading through that Eddy.

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  43. a lot of expecttion from fans about torreira. why? i cant really say apart from laying the foundation for his slagging when he eventually start to perform not according to their unreasonble hype. if the going rate for players are to be considered, tyou be safe to say he should be your averagly good player. at least should be half as good as fred and jorginho. far worse than keita and fabinho. what is the basis for the hype apart from looking for avanue to grumble.
    for me anything close to a performance as good a these guys will be more that welcome. torreira cant afford to go through what the likes of giroud and denilson went through.

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  44. Three academy players sign pro contracts
    Arsenal Media 11 Aug 2018
    Jordan McEneff, Tobi Omole and Harry Clarke agree their first deals with us

    Academy graduates Harry Clarke, Jordan McEneff, and Tobi Omole have signed their first professional contracts.

    Harry joined us two years ago from Ipswich Town. Since his arrival, the 17-year-old has featured prominently for our under-18s and he has also made the bench at under-23 level. Initially a midfielder, Harry has made the switch to become a solid defender.

    Jordan signed for us at the age of 17. The Irish youth international picked up an injury at the start of last season but has impressed in his seven appearances as an attacking midfielder for our under-18s this year.

    Tobi joined us in 2016 after being spotted while playing for Thamesmead Town. The versatile defender has also adapted his position, moving from midfield to centre back.

    We would like to congratulate Harry, Jordan and Tobi on their new contracts and wish them well as they continue their development with us.

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  45. AFC U16s beat Aston Villa 5-1 after being 2-1 up at Half-time.

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  46. Mandy
    Many tks for your reply
    I respect your points but I have my reservations. First of all I am upset with the club for the untimely parting with Wenger. I would say untimely as Wenger had 1 more year on his contract so why
    did the club did not continue with wenger to complete contractual obligations as Wenger indicated in his press talks that he still want to work.

    Secondly i did not expect Arsenal to part with Wenger and completely disassociate with him. In fact Wenger has built the modern Arsenal on his own and he deserves to be a part of management in some capacity till he has the energy to work.

    I hope the board will engage Wenger to be at the club for his useful advice in the times to come.

    And with regard to performance in the field I have no doubts that the Pigmob will continue to slaughter Arsenal to achieve there objective of awarding the top 4 slots to United City Liverpool and spurs for another few seasons.

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  47. For the life of me I can’t think why “PigMob” would want to favour Spurs. MUFC, I see the commercial sense, MCFC & CFC money talks, but Spurs?

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