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January 18, 2018, 02:15:49 AM
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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/17/theo-walcott-arsenal-everton-lookman-vlasic

Load of shite that really. Donít see the media up in arms complaining about the negative effect on youngsters in the squad when the Ďbigí sides sign a proven player. Usually itís Ďwhat a great opportunity for the youngsters to learn fromí.


January 18, 2018, 02:19:48 AM
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Still a load of shite. I guess we should never improve our squad.

January 18, 2018, 03:21:47 AM
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Yeah that's what he's saying. Definitely.

It's a logical conclusion of the argument his article is too lazy to even coherently make. What is he saying exactly?

If you actually read the article, it's total and utter garbage. The headline says the signing "spells trouble" for the Lookman and Vlasic, the tagline then says it's "bad news" for them. Uh Oh! But the article then doesn't even mention them in its entire first half.

When it finally does mention them, it's in passing and quickly moves on to criticise SA about playing both Rooney and Siggurdson, undermining his presumed argument that the transfer of Walcott is bad news (because even if the signing wasn't made, SA still wouldn't play the kids).

When the article eventually, in it's final 3 paragraphs, gets round to discussing its supposed topic, all it does is line up SA's defence of why you don't want to play kids week in week out. Which I don't completely agree with, but at least there's some thought gone into a side of a debate.

So basically the article, aside from a somewhat sensationalist headline and tagline, makes absolutely zero attempt to substantiate what it's meant to be about. Pretty shocking journalism all round in my opinion, although perhaps that's what you get when you just get fans writing articles instead of the meedja.


January 18, 2018, 04:09:44 AM
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Yeah not sure I've looked at it quite as intently or intensely as you have. It wasn't being submitted for any awards. Just pointing out that there are different opinions about the signing among our fans, including journalists.

Donít worry, it wasnít that intense. Read it once as you posted it, thought it was shite, you then defended it so gave it a re-read and explained why it was shite in more detail. Am always interested in contrasting opinions. This article just didnít appear to have one.

January 18, 2018, 04:22:16 PM
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Thanks for your input.

No worries. Apologies if I mistakenly presumed that you want people on here to read and engage with what you post.

January 18, 2018, 07:12:50 PM
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Been a bit prickly lately hasnít he old BD

Itís hard not to let these difficult times get to you.


January 19, 2018, 06:51:15 PM
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Having a read of an Arsenal forum and most of them jumping for joy theyíve finally got shot of him.

January 19, 2018, 07:11:20 PM
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Decent profile of Walcott, albeit from a couple years ago:

https://arseblog.com/2016/01/the-why-of-walcott/

January 20, 2018, 11:02:46 PM
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Massive upgrade on what we have, isn't he.


February 11, 2018, 02:06:45 PM
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He's so much better technically than i thought.  Looks  a bargain for what we paid as even when his pace does drop off he looks like he's got the intelligence and ability to play a Pienaar typw role.

Heís technically good but Arsenal fans wouldnít agree. It clearly massively helps playing in a team where across 90 minutes itís fairly rare to see a player thinking quick or playing a clever pass, rather that it being the minimum expectation for getting on the pitch.

Not sure if Iím phrasing that very well, but basically we should sign more players who have honed their trade at Arsenal.

February 11, 2018, 02:24:49 PM
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It's his intelligence that impresses me, him Rooney and Sigurdsson are probably the most intelligent footballers in the team at the minute, their vision and movement is miles better than anyone else, cant wait for others to latch on to this

I put Klaassen into this category from what Iíve seen too. With better players like Walcott around him amen Rooney deeper I wonder if itís bring out more in him. I donít think thereís space for all 4 in the first team but a squad needs depth especially if Sam wants to be resting Rooney (and Sig) regularly like against Arsenal