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Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2015, 09:20:51 PM »

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Petr Cech doesn't look good at all in this game. Yikes.

Ospina was flat-out brilliant in the Copa America.  Then again, he was pretty impressive in the last World Cup, also.  Hard to believe that Wenger splashed out on Cech and tossed Ospina away.  Heck, he could have had BOTH of them, an ideal situation.

Ospina is still with the team. Sczeszny was the odd man out and went on loan to Roma.
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Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2015, 04:21:14 AM »

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Petr Cech doesn't look good at all in this game. Yikes.

Ospina was flat-out brilliant in the Copa America.  Then again, he was pretty impressive in the last World Cup, also.  Hard to believe that Wenger splashed out on Cech and tossed Ospina away.  Heck, he could have had BOTH of them, an ideal situation.

Ospina is still with the team. Sczeszny was the odd man out and went on loan to Roma.

Oh, thanks for the correction.  That's great news for Arsenal then.  Why doesn't Wenger buy a top-class striker and a defensive mid?  That might make them the best squad in the league. 

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2015, 07:51:10 AM »

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first of all it won`t make them the best team in the league
secondly AW wants to buy a striker (i don`t know about a def mid) but that`s only half he story ... Someone must be willing to sell a world class striker.And usually IF someone wants to sell he will sell very high.

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2015, 02:16:02 AM »

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first of all it won`t make them the best team in the league
secondly AW wants to buy a striker (i don`t know about a def mid) but that`s only half he story ... Someone must be willing to sell a world class striker.And usually IF someone wants to sell he will sell very high.

Ha, the real truth, which everyone knows, is that Arsenal are too CHEAP to spend even a reasonable amount of money to purchase top-flight players.  Alexis Sanchez is the only world-class player purchased by that club in recent years.  Their fans deserve a lot better, IMHO... 

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2015, 08:37:33 AM »

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first of all it won`t make them the best team in the league
secondly AW wants to buy a striker (i don`t know about a def mid) but that`s only half he story ... Someone must be willing to sell a world class striker.And usually IF someone wants to sell he will sell very high.

Ha, the real truth, which everyone knows, is that Arsenal are too CHEAP to spend even a reasonable amount of money to purchase top-flight players.  Alexis Sanchez is the only world-class player purchased by that club in recent years.  Their fans deserve a lot better, IMHO...

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Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2015, 09:53:35 AM »

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They also got Ozil 
whether he has lived up to his fee or not is another story but still Arsenal payed a lot for him

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2015, 08:10:24 PM »

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first of all it won`t make them the best team in the league
secondly AW wants to buy a striker (i don`t know about a def mid) but that`s only half he story ... Someone must be willing to sell a world class striker.And usually IF someone wants to sell he will sell very high.

Ha, the real truth, which everyone knows, is that Arsenal are too CHEAP to spend even a reasonable amount of money to purchase top-flight players.  Alexis Sanchez is the only world-class player purchased by that club in recent years.  Their fans deserve a lot better, IMHO...

Wahhhhh Wahhhhhh  :'(


Tottenham has a -72 Million pound net transfer spend since 2011/12

Yes, and as everyone knows, when it comes to transfer policy, Spurs are WORSE than Arsenal.  Did you see Spurs opener?  Pochettino is gamely trying to construct a decent side, but the lack of any quality going forward beyond Eriksen and Kane is making that impossible. 

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 08:19:52 PM »

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They also got Ozil 
whether he has lived up to his fee or not is another story but still Arsenal payed a lot for him

I thought I'd spare you by not mentioning that one.  Seriously, though, I think Coquelin is a nice young player, but surely Arsenal need another holding mid.  Maybe Wenger ventures out into the market to find a Flamini-type who can at least provide some additional cover. 

As a Man City fan, I actually like Arsenal AND Spurs (!!!).  I respect Wenger and his commitment to playing attacking football by passing and just generally keeping the ball on the carpet.  With a top-flight finisher in addition to Giroud, who given his transfer fee, has been a success, I think Arsenal could take a huge leap forward.  Don't rate Benzema generally, but even I would have to admit that he might score 30 goals for them if he avoided injuries. 

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2015, 08:33:23 PM »

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They also got Ozil 
whether he has lived up to his fee or not is another story but still Arsenal payed a lot for him

I thought I'd spare you by not mentioning that one.  Seriously, though, I think Coquelin is a nice young player, but surely Arsenal need another holding mid.  Maybe Wenger ventures out into the market to find a Flamini-type who can at least provide some additional cover. 

As a Man City fan, I actually like Arsenal AND Spurs (!!!).  I respect Wenger and his commitment to playing attacking football by passing and just generally keeping the ball on the carpet.  With a top-flight finisher in addition to Giroud, who given his transfer fee, has been a success, I think Arsenal could take a huge leap forward.  Don't rate Benzema generally, but even I would have to admit that he might score 30 goals for them if he avoided injuries.

Ozil created the most chances for the team, that's after coming off an injury. I think Ozil is just fine as it is. He needs someone who can finish the chances he creates, and by God, please make it someone who's better than Olivier Giroud. He also covered the most ground, so don't be fooled by that laid back style of game he has, he's very impactful in the pitch. (well, except against West Ham last week of course)

As for Coquelin, his tandem with Santi Cazorla last year worked wonders. Here's hoping AW just goes back to that instead of insisting that Aaron Ramsey would be better (man I'm so sick of Ramsey). Surely we need another DM, here's hoping the rumored Krychowiak deal would come to fruition. Never saw the dude play, but from what I've read, he's good quality.

And don't worry, in the next week or two, we'll have Karim Benzema too. (one could hope)
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Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2015, 08:43:19 PM »

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They also got Ozil 
whether he has lived up to his fee or not is another story but still Arsenal payed a lot for him

I thought I'd spare you by not mentioning that one.  Seriously, though, I think Coquelin is a nice young player, but surely Arsenal need another holding mid.  Maybe Wenger ventures out into the market to find a Flamini-type who can at least provide some additional cover. 

As a Man City fan, I actually like Arsenal AND Spurs (!!!).  I respect Wenger and his commitment to playing attacking football by passing and just generally keeping the ball on the carpet.  With a top-flight finisher in addition to Giroud, who given his transfer fee, has been a success, I think Arsenal could take a huge leap forward.  Don't rate Benzema generally, but even I would have to admit that he might score 30 goals for them if he avoided injuries.

Ozil created the most chances for the team, that's after coming off an injury. I think Ozil is just fine as it is. He needs someone who can finish the chances he creates, and by God, please make it someone who's better than Olivier Giroud. He also covered the most ground, so don't be fooled by that laid back style of game he has, he's very impactful in the pitch. (well, except against West Ham last week of course)

As for Coquelin, his tandem with Santi Cazorla last year worked wonders. Here's hoping AW just goes back to that instead of insisting that Aaron Ramsey would be better (man I'm so sick of Ramsey). Surely we need another DM, here's hoping the rumored Krychowiak deal would come to fruition. Never saw the dude play, but from what I've read, he's good quality.

And don't worry, in the next week or two, we'll have Karim Benzema too. (one could hope)

I'm impressed with Coquelin - he's going to be an effective holding mid for a long time (nice call by Wenger on this one, eh?!).  Wenger is denying that he's in for Krychowiak, but that doesn't mean anything, and he's a big strapping fellow. 

I'll be shocked if Wenger doesn't go in for Benz or another top striker.  If he gets one, it will revolutionize their attack.  Some of those finishes in the box that Giroud misses would then wind up in the back of your opponents' nets. 

In any event, if City cannot win the title, I hope your club does... ;)

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2015, 09:04:43 PM »

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They also got Ozil 
whether he has lived up to his fee or not is another story but still Arsenal payed a lot for him

I thought I'd spare you by not mentioning that one.  Seriously, though, I think Coquelin is a nice young player, but surely Arsenal need another holding mid.  Maybe Wenger ventures out into the market to find a Flamini-type who can at least provide some additional cover. 

As a Man City fan, I actually like Arsenal AND Spurs (!!!).  I respect Wenger and his commitment to playing attacking football by passing and just generally keeping the ball on the carpet.  With a top-flight finisher in addition to Giroud, who given his transfer fee, has been a success, I think Arsenal could take a huge leap forward.  Don't rate Benzema generally, but even I would have to admit that he might score 30 goals for them if he avoided injuries.

Ozil created the most chances for the team, that's after coming off an injury. I think Ozil is just fine as it is. He needs someone who can finish the chances he creates, and by God, please make it someone who's better than Olivier Giroud. He also covered the most ground, so don't be fooled by that laid back style of game he has, he's very impactful in the pitch. (well, except against West Ham last week of course)

As for Coquelin, his tandem with Santi Cazorla last year worked wonders. Here's hoping AW just goes back to that instead of insisting that Aaron Ramsey would be better (man I'm so sick of Ramsey). Surely we need another DM, here's hoping the rumored Krychowiak deal would come to fruition. Never saw the dude play, but from what I've read, he's good quality.

And don't worry, in the next week or two, we'll have Karim Benzema too. (one could hope)

I'm impressed with Coquelin - he's going to be an effective holding mid for a long time (nice call by Wenger on this one, eh?!).  Wenger is denying that he's in for Krychowiak, but that doesn't mean anything, and he's a big strapping fellow. 

I'll be shocked if Wenger doesn't go in for Benz or another top striker.  If he gets one, it will revolutionize their attack.  Some of those finishes in the box that Giroud misses would then wind up in the back of your opponents' nets. 

In any event, if City cannot win the title, I hope your club does... ;)

Coq has been a revelation. My only concern is he doesn't have that vision from the midfield to link the attackers on the counter. Also, he can't be the holding on his own. He needs help there as he gets hurt too much.

I disagree, I'd actually be shocked if he goes for Benzema or Aubameyan (according to rumors, he's the backup). He seems contented to have Giroud, Welbeck and Walcott to be the guys up front. That's not going to be enough, but boss is stubborn.
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Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2015, 03:59:07 AM »

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I`ve don` t have a link but i remember reading some stats about Ozil and he created a lot of chances for Arsenal.. More than enyone else. But his style and luck of consistency make him look bad. As Yoki says he needs a real top class (if not world class) striker and not mediocrities.

If Benzema has any say i don`t think that this transfer will go through.

IMHO the problem his arsenal is that they overvalue the talent of their young players and for the sake of their develpment they don`t guy the players they need.

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2015, 06:26:57 AM »

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They also got Ozil 
whether he has lived up to his fee or not is another story but still Arsenal payed a lot for him

I thought I'd spare you by not mentioning that one.  Seriously, though, I think Coquelin is a nice young player, but surely Arsenal need another holding mid.  Maybe Wenger ventures out into the market to find a Flamini-type who can at least provide some additional cover. 

As a Man City fan, I actually like Arsenal AND Spurs (!!!).  I respect Wenger and his commitment to playing attacking football by passing and just generally keeping the ball on the carpet.  With a top-flight finisher in addition to Giroud, who given his transfer fee, has been a success, I think Arsenal could take a huge leap forward.  Don't rate Benzema generally, but even I would have to admit that he might score 30 goals for them if he avoided injuries.

Ozil created the most chances for the team, that's after coming off an injury. I think Ozil is just fine as it is. He needs someone who can finish the chances he creates, and by God, please make it someone who's better than Olivier Giroud. He also covered the most ground, so don't be fooled by that laid back style of game he has, he's very impactful in the pitch. (well, except against West Ham last week of course)

As for Coquelin, his tandem with Santi Cazorla last year worked wonders. Here's hoping AW just goes back to that instead of insisting that Aaron Ramsey would be better (man I'm so sick of Ramsey). Surely we need another DM, here's hoping the rumored Krychowiak deal would come to fruition. Never saw the dude play, but from what I've read, he's good quality.

And don't worry, in the next week or two, we'll have Karim Benzema too. (one could hope)

I'm impressed with Coquelin - he's going to be an effective holding mid for a long time (nice call by Wenger on this one, eh?!).  Wenger is denying that he's in for Krychowiak, but that doesn't mean anything, and he's a big strapping fellow. 

I'll be shocked if Wenger doesn't go in for Benz or another top striker.  If he gets one, it will revolutionize their attack.  Some of those finishes in the box that Giroud misses would then wind up in the back of your opponents' nets. 

In any event, if City cannot win the title, I hope your club does... ;)

Coq has been a revelation. My only concern is he doesn't have that vision from the midfield to link the attackers on the counter. Also, he can't be the holding on his own. He needs help there as he gets hurt too much.

I disagree, I'd actually be shocked if he goes for Benzema or Aubameyan (according to rumors, he's the backup). He seems contented to have Giroud, Welbeck and Walcott to be the guys up front. That's not going to be enough, but boss is stubborn.

Agree about Coquelin, he's still quite young and just beginning to develop but my point was that Wenger HAS to get another holding mid because you cannot have just one, but probably should have three viable candidates in a 25-man squad.  Coquelin is a holding mid, period, but a very good one.  He's not a box-to-box and certainly not a creative mid, but Arsenal already has a zillion of those! 

Forget Benz, get Aubemayang, if possible.  With Tuchel replacing Klopp there, maybe there is an opportunity.  He runs a 30 yard dash in 3.7 seconds, which is faster than the time of USAIN BOLT over that distance.  He also knows where the net is, and is a big strong, though lean, striker.  Showed his quality at BVB last season, scoring a lot of goals for a side having a catastrophically bad season. 

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2015, 06:34:57 AM »

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I`ve don` t have a link but i remember reading some stats about Ozil and he created a lot of chances for Arsenal.. More than enyone else. But his style and luck of consistency make him look bad. As Yoki says he needs a real top class (if not world class) striker and not mediocrities.

If Benzema has any say i don`t think that this transfer will go through.

IMHO the problem his arsenal is that they overvalue the talent of their young players and for the sake of their develpment they don`t guy the players they need.

I will never question Mesut's credentials as a creative player.  He also created chances by the bushel for Real Madrid.  However, he is the most insipid and inept defender/marker I have seen for a player of his overall caliber.  Don't know about last season, but at RM, he was drummed out because they finally got fed up with his incessant late-night drinking and nightclubbing, despite being their BEST creative player.

Re: 2015-16 EPL Season
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2015, 08:19:09 AM »

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Spurs have signed Clinton Njie from Lyon.   Hopefully he plays as a winger and then they bring in Berahino to play up top with Kane
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