Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Discipline and a lack of it at City, plus musings on a jealous Manu fan

There isn't really much of interest to say on a playing front. Kieran Gibbs is getting closer to a return, before his next injury that is, and Thomas Vermaelen is continuing his slow recovery from the niggling Achilles injury that he picked up on International duty a good while back. Arsene is going to see how TV does over the next couple of weeks, if he suffers a setback in training then it looks possible that he will dip into the market for a centre back. I expect the same eleven that started against Chelsea and Birmingham to start against City with a weakened team being rolled out at the weekend for the FA Cup tie against Leeds.

There have been a couple of things to laugh at, firstly I thought this bitter and incoherent piece from a Manu fan was definitely worth a read, but not for the reasons that the author intended! The argument just doesn't make sense, he seems to be completely unable to appreciate that neutrals like watching Arsenal's style of football, the media credit Arsenal with playing good football for this very reason, it's not complex. He then goes on to label our style 'foreign' and claim that it is not 'British' like United's. Interesting to note that Arsenal have the better English talent coming through the ranks at the moment.

If the author bothered to do his research before producing such academic 'studies' he may realise that Arsenal's style is a fusion of styles between a technical continental game and the faster British style, this style is based on Arsene's rather unique way of trying to play the game. It may not always be effective, we do acknowledge this openly, but to try and pretend that Man United's current style is the best is nonsensical. Manu are effective but there is not much attractive about the way they play, they struggle to keep the ball and grind out results in an ugly manner. Yes it's effective, but I sense someone is a tad jealous of the aesthetic beauty of the way we play the game and for this very reason he dust protest too much.

The fight between Kolo Toure and Adebayor at Man City's training ground today makes for hilarious viewing, it goes to show that certain leopards can never change their spots. This is the second bust-up that has been caught by the media at their training ground this season, the first being between Boatend and Balotelli. I hope we can exploit the rifts in their camp to full effect on Wednesday. Meanwhile Arsene has quite rightly pointed out that Alex McCleish didn't have much of a point to his argument that the FA's system was baised towards the big sides. McCleish should know that the FA's system is just rubbish, it reacts to things which the media highlight and ignores all else, there is no consistency in it at all. I do see why McCleish is frustrated when he has recently seen Alan Hutton get away with a head butt on a Birmingham players, but the system isn't biased, it's just completely crap.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Link to man U article?

dvsg said...

http://thefaithfulmufc.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/an-mufc-study-arsenal-play-the-best-football-says-who/

Think that was the link you meant to post. The author really is a knob. A lot like that other manure site mankunia or something like that, that is always making snide articles about arsenal - look at todays, he tried to argue that Anderson and scholes are better than Fabregas. Wht is it with theses pathetic united blogs?

ANyway, lets stay focused on us, i fancied us to do citeh before all the infighting. Fancy it even more now! COme on the Arsenal, 3-0 would be hice :)

DBSFootball said...

Arsenal and Arsene did great to let those two go when they did and for the amount of money, especially that prat adebayor - he comes across as unbelievably arrogant and eager for a confrontation. But the link to the Manchester United article is the wrong one. :)

DBSFootball said...

oh, thanks dvsg

Anonymous said...

i notice of late that THE MANURE BLOGS seem to have an obsession with all things arsenal -take republik of mancunia-they're having a pop at fabregas & claiming the carrot headed dwarf,scolezee is abetter player,even anderson ffs!lol!next up that their football is better.don't choke or maybe piss yourself laughing,take your pick-what is their problem.arrogance i know but you'd think they would be more concerned with their noisy neighbours wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

United fans are just butthurt. Like that lad at united mancunia and some red...watever blog...and now this. Best to ignore them!++

1979gooner said...

fun to have a laugh at them though!