Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by TomasCR, Mar 1, 2009.
That bit where we should have gone from 1-3 to 1-6 was pretty amazing though.
Ineffective in midfield and a danger in defence.
At centre half he was shakey, as you'd expect but in midfield in the first half he was as bad as I've seen him. So lazy and stupid. His touch was unbelievably poor.
He wasn't being serious, but he has already mentioned that.
Some people are just best left to their own little world Prog.
Anyway if Gallas had a game like Toures today there'd be a new thread in his honour by now.
Or half. That's not true, but whatever.
Oh ok, just seen that it was simultaneously posted with my initial post. I take it back qs.
I thought he did OK at CB, by contrast Djourou was poor - he seemed to be overcompensating for the physical element and giving away a stream of stupid fouls ( including the equaliser).
Thanks guys. Song out it´s the next thread then. Come ooon guys, it could be fun, who is gonna do it?
Well, I guess it depends on your point of view. It seems to me that a lot of people go overboard at the minor successes, and blankly refuse to recognise the negative things.
we needed this game. no disrespect to west brom, but they made all our players look good. this can only help with confidence. i forgot the last time i felt good after a win (even after roma i was disappointed we didn't score more)
You epitomise it for ****'s sake. Nik has a super super game which 99% of people would applaud but you try to turn it into a downer
Oh, so in this one instance where I've expressed my point of view I now epitomise the real doom-mongers on this board?
I've said he had a good game and I'm glad he scored. I just didn't want to endure the eternal optimists and those who overreact, going crazy over this performance. I'm not trying to turn it into a downer, just a little perspective would be nice.
Was looking at the ratings thread and i must say, i actually thought eboue and song had a pretty decent game. Song swept up well when needed and and played well as a centre back when needed too. Eboue made some nice runs and dribbles, only thing he still lacks (and will probably never get) is composure. The ability to make the right decisions. Otherwise i say he played rather well and the ratings of 3 and 4 aren't really deserved in this match. heck i thought djourou played worse than him...
Just returned home. Thoroughly enjoyable trip, even if the journey there was an absolute nightmare in terms of weather, traffic and useless sat nav systems.
We were extremely poor in the first half i thought. There were alot of grumbles before Toure scored, and i could have seen there being quite a number of boo's. Good atmosphere all in all from our lot.
Was again very pleased to see Denilson have a steady game. Very busy, constantly showed for the ball and kept us ticking at times. Stark contrast to Song at CM. Fantastic finishes from Nic too, his first was alot better (after just seeing it on football first) than i'd given him credit for. Shame Arshavin couldn't convert his chances, but the talent is evident. Not quite sure how we didn't manage to score in the second half, especially when we dominated as we did.
How ****ing useless was the ref. The reaction to him giving us the goal kick just before half time was hilarious
Lets just hope City do us a favour tomorrow.
It has to be said, this could be the dawn of a new golden age at Arsenal
we didn't play extremely good in the 1st half, but.......3:1 in the 1st half anyway.
The future is bright.
I know the suggestion that Gallas' absence is the reason we won today is a joke (or at least I hope it is) but there was a player who was missing today: RVP.
I love his talent, and he has been our best player this year but could his absence have something to do with our scoring goals today?
I don't think so. I think we scored because WBA can't defend and cause we had to score eventually. But it's curious nonetheless.
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