The New Football Thread


#1841

I know I’ve said this before but Tony Adams, Sol Campbell and Martin Keown are three of the weirdest men to have played the game and it’s very weird that they played together.


#1842

They amended the rules on that quite a while ago, didn’t they? One hand on the ball is deemed “in full control of the ball”


#1843

Also, Mkhitaryan is a bit rubbish but he still does what Iwobi does far better than him while still being quite disappointing.


#1844

It’s weird that Mourinho has successfully got people to buy into him team’s massive underachievement to the extent a home draw with Arsenal seems like a decent result


#1845

We’d have won that if… Fred (?) had played


#1846

Mata, for me. Just someone, anyone, with a modicum of decisiveness and accuracy in their passing would’ve been the difference in that game.


#1847

Big match Mesut?


#1848

Genuinely, yes!


#1849

Genuinely reckon he’d have been perfect for the last 20 minutes or so when it went full headless chickens


#1850

Apparently Ranieri has turned Gooner Cal Chambers into an all-action rolls royce of a midfielder? Odd but okay.


#1851

I’d have won that game


#1852

timing!


#1853

(I do legit think Fred would have offered that also, it’s very weird to me that he never plays)


#1854

Only saw the second half on Sunday, was prepared to hate it but he was probably our best player in a decent 40 mins or so before they scored the second to kill it


#1855

I’m sure Ozil actually had the same number of goals and assists combined as Sanchez did against the top 6 in his time at Arsenal.


#1856

It bemuses me how the Brazilian Fabian Delph can’t get a game.


#1857

I’d literally forgotten about Fred. Is he injured or something?


#1858

Nope. What happens is, he starts very occasionally, moves the ball quickly and offensively and takes up decent positions. Then misplaces a pass or two and isn’t seen again for weeks.


#1859

Can’t believe Mourinho didn’t bring Kagawa on YET AGAIN


#1860

Like, your main defensive weakness? Kolasinac battered him all game