What a sad day for football. Johan Cruyff’s passing led to a day of remembrance from all corners. The game has lost a legend, philosopher, teacher, savant and brilliant footballer. Not much more needs to be said. Below are some great pieces on what Cruyff meant to football. Yup, work took a back to seat to all this remembrance.
I’m just going to post this before Arsenal loses to Spurs tomorrow. I couldn’t agree more with the author. (Of course, knowing Arsenal they’ll just as easily win to keep the crazy going) If Wenger stays on and Arsenal don’t win the title, and I say this knowing it’s almost 100% likely he will, then, well, then I don’t know what I’ll do. Of course, I’ll keep watching but I won’t expect anything special until Wenger goes. You would think the majority of Arsenal fans have finally realized how hopeless it is with Wenger in charge.
The title says it all and I agree. Although, the longer United takes to get it together the more fun it is for everyone else.
It’s that time again. Weekly chatter for the Arsenal before a game. A big one it is too, with Liverpool, winning ugly and happy to do so to build confidence, coming to town. Let’s see what the Arsenal chatter is all about.
Neither really. Both have strengths where the other is weaker. You would probably give Bellerin the benefit as he’s younger, can get better and has the pace to make up for any issues. That’s the main reason he played against Palace as their threats from the wings are quick and tricky. Debuchy might have had trouble.
There is no point blaming Cech for the Palace goal. It’s doubtful that any keeper could’ve saved that. The most frustrating thing about being an Arsenal fan right now is that there still hasn’t been a giant leap of progress, as the games we’ve seen so far have shown.
Sure, they could, but they are highly unlikely to arrive.
Sure, more goals from Ozil would be nice but even that might not change the perception of him. He’s just no that player though.
Yes, Walcott didn’t start at Crystal Palace but Giroud made more sense tactically. Walcott will play centrally moving forward so it’s not a major issue he wasn’t selected to play on the right. He’ll get his chances and I’m more confident he’ll take them and keep Giroud benched.
Probably. It’s just what was feared when Coquelin helped the team improve performance-wise. Wenger would just stick with what he knew. Coquelin is a solid player, in a very specific role, but if he stays at that level and/or continues to be a target for the opposition then Arsenal will have problems.
Some really good pieces here on Jose Mourinho and all the issues with Chelsea to start the season.
Of course the big story is the physio thing which, as one other said, wasn’t worth all the coverage it did receive. I think everybody was waiting to see how this third year for Mourinho would turn out and it’s been really eventful to start with. I think most doubted Mourinho’s ability to build a legacy and these events will certain strengthen those doubts. There’s still a lot of the season to go and Chelsea may very well retain the title but these kinds of things will stay in the memory including the awkward press conference. A couple wins will end all the talk though.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Figured we’d start the day looking at something combining this holiday and football. This article presents a nice little overview of soccer.com’s growth, and increasing importance around this time of year.
I don’t think I ever really got something from the site for Christmas but it was the only place I went for boots during my years playing in high school and college. I’m sure that was the same for many of my teammates. Good times. Doubt if I remember how to sign into my account now.
Now, I just go to a local store or something to pick up boots right before a Sunday league game without caring about breaking them in etc.