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 Post subject: Re: Europa League
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Going forward I cannot complain about Arsenal’s performance. You have to give credit to Atletico for defending for just conceding 1 goal (great leap by Laca)

Things couldn’t have gone much better for us - fans fired up (thx to Arsene ‘leaving’), them losing a man and their manager. Still 1-1 at half time anything is possible. We need to win this cup for the sake of the clubs short term future.


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 Post subject: Re: Europa League
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Arse. Well it is only half time and we were always going to need something special at their place, but what an opportunity missed. Listened via 5Live and all the way through they were saying how well we were playing and then we go and get sucker punched. See what happens and try not to get embarrassed on Sunday first.


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 Post subject: Re: Europa League
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:56 am 
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A very talented team of fantastic athletes, who spent 80 minutes diving and grabbing and moaning. :wave: And it worked - not a single yellow card after that and not a single foul called on Ozil. The ref called right when he sent the dumbass off, why his your balls after that?

I thought we did well and we did well enough to win it. Lacazette on the crossbar, some good saves from Oblak, and then an unbelievable save against Ramsey. We made chances and we mostly did a good job with them.

How excellent is the attitude of Nacho Monreal? Does his job going forward and backward, smashes into Atletico to win the ball back when he loses it (thus creating the goal). In contrast Calamity Mustafi is found waving his arms around when right next to him Griezmann is still shooting at our goal in the first half. Welbeck was also good - he is so close to being a great player. Great movement and opening up the left side of the field for us.

Also thought we were a bit unlucky for the goal. Koscielny's clearance hits his own face, Ospina's save still ricochets off his body and neatly into Griezmann's path.

Looking at Atletico's performance in the first 10 minutes, it's going to be very tough away, but then, it was always going to be tough. I choose to focus on the fact that we played pretty well.


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 Post subject: Re: Europa League
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:25 am 
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Can’t really blame the ref - thought he had a good game. And can’t really blame Atletico - incredible achievement to defend away from home with 10 men for 84 minutes... as fans if we were in their position we’d be proud. Yes they were diving... but remember that Welbecks dive prior to the goal was probably the most costly to us.

There were some good chances that we couldn’t put away. And we ALWAYS have at least one defensive error in us every bloody game. Despite circumstances overwhelmingly favouring us we couldn’t take advantage.

It’s now really tough especially with the way our defence always fails - however play like that and who knows what might happen. Whether you want us to win for Arsene or for the incoming manager let’s hope that the players can pull one of the bag next week. More of the same please.


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