Fixtures Thursday February 21st - BATE Borisov - Emirates Stadium - Europa League - 5:55 Pm

Kick-Off

        Injuries            Steve Gleiber



Get the Latest Post Go to the Bottom of Page It is currently Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:00 pm

All times are UTC


  


Reply to topic

Users browsing this forum: warrior and 7 guests

 
Post #503441  Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 13972

Chelsea’s biggest problem is similar to Arsenal’s. A real lack of attacking threat and creativity. Chelsea have full backs that don’t offer a huge amount going forward, 3 central mids who would barely get double figures for goals and assists a season....combined. Then it is one of Pedro/Willian who are very inconsistent which only leaves hazard and higuain as the only real goal and creative threat.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #503442  Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:22 pm
Posts: 17674

Wilts-Gooner wrote:
TOP GUN wrote:
If the Saudi royal family buy man united will any of it even matter anymore ? Would it even be worth debating.

I mean it’s literally over as a competitive sport at that point and it’s looking increasingly likely according to rumours


Yeah it basically means a City and United duopoly, Chelsea will probably be sold in the next few years so they may or may not drop out depending on who they get, Liverpool have done well this season but long term will struggle to compete with the wealth of the two Manchester clubs, no point even talking about Arsenal really, we don't even bother to try and compete, Spurs might attract the vultures once they pay off some of their stadium debt, hopefully they get their own Kroenke.


It would be the final nail in the coffin for football but its always been on the cards. I mean what money-no-object potential buyer would not want to own United given the status and potential of the club.

They could dominate world football because lets face it they could afford to buy virtually any player at any price and few players would turn down a resurgent United even for Real or Barca. We've seen PSG outmuscle Barca so why couldn't United backed by the Saudi Royal Family.

The reality is that we are also-rans and have been for some time now. Our quickest way back to the top would realistically be a a new owner. Otherwise we could be on the outside looking in like Liverpool have been for the best part of 30 years.


 Profile  
 
 
Post #503443  Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 13972

socrates wrote:
Wilts-Gooner wrote:

Yeah it basically means a City and United duopoly, Chelsea will probably be sold in the next few years so they may or may not drop out depending on who they get, Liverpool have done well this season but long term will struggle to compete with the wealth of the two Manchester clubs, no point even talking about Arsenal really, we don't even bother to try and compete, Spurs might attract the vultures once they pay off some of their stadium debt, hopefully they get their own Kroenke.


It would be the final nail in the coffin for football but its always been on the cards. I mean what money-no-object potential buyer would not want to own United given the status and potential of the club.

They could dominate world football because lets face it they could afford to buy virtually any player at any price and few players would turn down a resurgent United even for Real or Barca. We've seen PSG outmuscle Barca so why couldn't United backed by the Saudi Royal Family.

The reality is that we are also-rans and have been for some time now. Our quickest way back to the top would realistically be a a new owner. Otherwise we could be on the outside looking in like Liverpool have been for the best part of 30 years.

It will get worse in the prem if the big teams negotiate their own tv deal. The big 6 are putting together the argument that people pay to watch them not the rest of the league so they should get a bigger piece of the pie. What that fails to realise is one of the reasons the premier league is the best tv export is the relative competitiveness in a one of game from any team in the league. The fast pace and bad defending help as well


 Profile  
 
 
Post #503444  Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:57 pm
Posts: 13972

Solskjaer has done a great job at Man U but things are a lot easier for a manger in his position whereby he can choose to leave out a £75m striker because he has a £65m one who suits his tactics better. Or he can afford to have the new £50m holding mid not even make any squads because they have a £30m guy the last manager didn’t play. Same with leaving out a £30m centre back and a guy you pay £400k a week to with no loss of quality in the replacements. And the last manager didn’t play his £90m mid in his best position and eventually dropped him - new guy plays world class player in best position coming in off a notional left centre mid position with licence to join the attack.

What would have been more impressive is if Solskjaer had got Sanchez, Lukaku, fellaini, Fred, Valencia all firing when Jose couldn’t. Something a bit more like what Emery is trying to deal with - (Emery has made mistakes as well for sure)


 Profile  
 
 
Post #503445  Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:58 am
Posts: 27354

Sarri is on the chopping block at Chelsea and he is on the same points and goal differential as us. Interesting.


 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
     [ 503445 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 12583, 12584, 12585, 12586, 12587

All times are UTC

Gooners Online - Click to see what Everyones Doing

Colour Key:  Visited Profile    Members Profile      Admin

Get Latest Post

Users browsing this forum: warrior and 7 guests


Search for:

Go to Top

Powered by php BB © 1993 - 2018