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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #180 on: December 02, 2017, 01:19:34 PM »

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So many bad decisions by Alexis Sanchez ... he needs to play higher up the pitch and give some support to Lacazette. Lacazette is too isolated. Ozil needs to drops deep. Sanchez dropping deep too often and making too many bad decisions on the ball when he does get it.

Pogba and Matic are thoroughly dominating Xhaka and Ramsey. Pogba is too big, too strong, too quick and is too good a dribbler for Ramsey or Xhaka to keep up with him. It is incredible how well Pogba is turning defense into potent attacks. Gliding past Arsenal defenders. Using his body so well to shield the ball and keep possession. Ramsey and Xhaka both look so limited skill-wise on the ball next to Pogba. Absolutely brilliant performance.

Lukaku doing a good job as a target man. Threatening when he gets the ball. Using his pace to stretch the pitch. Using his strength to hold off defenders and maintain possession. A pain on aerial balls. Linking up very well with Martial and Lingaard who are both doing a very good job of supporting Lukaku. Of making sure he doesn't get too isolated (like Lacazette often is). And Lukaku has been simply wonderful of holding onto possession until that help arrives. Something Lacazette has been, and often is, incapable of.

Brilliant first half of football.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #181 on: December 02, 2017, 01:29:57 PM »

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Critical mistakes puts us in a big hole, but I love how Arsenal responded.

If we can keep that kind of intensity, we surely would atleast get one behind the net. Although I expect United to just fully park the bus here...
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #182 on: December 02, 2017, 01:35:24 PM »

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So many bad decisions by Alexis Sanchez ... he needs to play higher up the pitch and give some support to Lacazette. Lacazette is too isolated. Ozil needs to drops deep. Sanchez dropping deep too often and making too many bad decisions on the ball when he does get it.



I don't believe for a second that Wenger will do this, but we need to have Alexis and Lacazette both up front, and do a diamond midfield. This will help with the Lacazette isolation problem.

We are already down 2-0, what else do we have to lose if we don't try something different.
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #183 on: December 02, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »

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Brilliant play by Ramsey. I would absolutely love to see Ramsey at a club where he got to play in a more advanced attacking position ala Lampard or Gerrard because Ramsey is lethal around the penalty area. So many good runs. Lots of goals. Good passer too. Better passer in the final 3rd than he is given credit for. Lots of running.

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« Reply #184 on: December 02, 2017, 01:46:46 PM »

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These saves by De Gea are why he is the #1 GK in the world. Best shot-stopper around. Good with the ball at his feet too. Can come off his line well. Throws the ball well. Leader at the back. Communicates well with his defenders.

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« Reply #185 on: December 02, 2017, 01:52:10 PM »

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De Gea is a freaking beast. A freaking beast. How he saved that Alexis rebound is just pure instinct.

Personally, if we lose, I can tell myself that De Gea was just beasting.
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« Reply #186 on: December 02, 2017, 01:54:41 PM »

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Brilliant running and ball control by Pogba again. Making a strong case this year that he is now the #1 CM in the world. Taking the title away from Modric.

Koscielny was terrible there though. No way he should be trying to win that ball. Just stay goal side and make sure the shot or cross doesn't come through. It was simple. Brain dead moment by Koscielny. Two goals he has cost his team today.

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« Reply #187 on: December 02, 2017, 01:56:23 PM »

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Feel terrible for the Arsenal frontline. They have done everything they could, and taking the best out of the best Goalkeeper in the world, and the defence has let them down.

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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #188 on: December 02, 2017, 02:07:05 PM »

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Pogba Red Carded. We have 15 minutes to salvage a point here.
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #189 on: December 02, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »

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Fantastic game. Both teams played very well.

Hard loss for Arsenal. 3 moments of stupidity cost them 3 goals and the game. Outside of those 3 moments, they played very well.

Man Utd were excellent. More balanced than Arsenal. Better CF play, better CM play and better CB play. All through the spine of their team. More physical. More toughness. Well drilled defensively and dangerous when they went forward. Lingard and Martial were excellent with their runs, dribbling and interplay with Pogba and Lukaku. Everyone contributed well for Utd.

Pogba was man of the match for me despite the red card. He was superb.

I don't like watching chasing for a goal in last 10-15 minutes of the game. They rarely look like they will get one. Too predictable. Too central. Always trying to play through the packed defense right on the edge of the box. Too slow in their build up. Rarely look like creating a chance despite loads of possession.

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #190 on: December 02, 2017, 02:29:27 PM »

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Fantastic game. Both teams played very well.

Hard loss for Arsenal. 3 moments of stupidity cost them 3 goals and the game. Outside of those 3 moments, they played very well.

Man Utd were excellent. More balanced than Arsenal. Better CF play, better CM play and better CB play. All through the spine of their team. More physical. More toughness. Well drilled defensively and dangerous when they went forward. Lingard and Martial were excellent with their runs, dribbling and interplay with Pogba and Lukaku. Everyone contributed well for Utd.

Pogba was man of the match for me despite the red card. He was superb.

I don't like watching chasing for a goal in last 10-15 minutes of the game. They rarely look like they will get one. Too predictable. Too central. Always trying to play through the packed defense right on the edge of the box. Too slow in their build up. Rarely look like creating a chance despite loads of possession.

I thought De Gea was MOTM. If not for him, this would have been a scoring party for us.

The defence cost us this game...
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #191 on: December 02, 2017, 02:33:34 PM »

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Fantastic game. Both teams played very well.

Hard loss for Arsenal. 3 moments of stupidity cost them 3 goals and the game. Outside of those 3 moments, they played very well.

Man Utd were excellent. More balanced than Arsenal. Better CF play, better CM play and better CB play. All through the spine of their team. More physical. More toughness. Well drilled defensively and dangerous when they went forward. Lingard and Martial were excellent with their runs, dribbling and interplay with Pogba and Lukaku. Everyone contributed well for Utd.

Pogba was man of the match for me despite the red card. He was superb.

I don't like watching chasing for a goal in last 10-15 minutes of the game. They rarely look like they will get one. Too predictable. Too central. Always trying to play through the packed defense right on the edge of the box. Too slow in their build up. Rarely look like creating a chance despite loads of possession.

I thought De Gea was MOTM. If not for him, this would have been a scoring party for us.

The defence cost us this game...

MOTM?  More like Man of the Century!  Poor little Wenger...what whiny excuses will the "specialist" in deflection offer in the post-match presser? 

Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #192 on: December 02, 2017, 02:37:31 PM »

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Fantastic game. Both teams played very well.

Hard loss for Arsenal. 3 moments of stupidity cost them 3 goals and the game. Outside of those 3 moments, they played very well.

Man Utd were excellent. More balanced than Arsenal. Better CF play, better CM play and better CB play. All through the spine of their team. More physical. More toughness. Well drilled defensively and dangerous when they went forward. Lingard and Martial were excellent with their runs, dribbling and interplay with Pogba and Lukaku. Everyone contributed well for Utd.

Pogba was man of the match for me despite the red card. He was superb.

I don't like watching chasing for a goal in last 10-15 minutes of the game. They rarely look like they will get one. Too predictable. Too central. Always trying to play through the packed defense right on the edge of the box. Too slow in their build up. Rarely look like creating a chance despite loads of possession.

I thought De Gea was MOTM. If not for him, this would have been a scoring party for us.

The defence cost us this game...

MOTM?  More like Man of the Century!  Poor little Wenger...what whiny excuses will the "specialist" in deflection offer in the post-match presser?

Surely he'll blame the referee, especially on that Danny Welbeck challenge (was a penalty by the way).

But he should be blaming his defence. His back three costed this team 3 goals, and for that matter, 3 points. Mustafi could not clear the ball, and Koscielny, the one who should be one of the most reliable, made two boneheaded decisions.

I feel really bad for the front lines. They have went out of their way to get back, only to be deflated because the defence was stupid.

And David De Gea, Jesus. Great decision not selling him to Real Madrid.
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #193 on: December 02, 2017, 10:12:13 PM »

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Just watched the 1st half due to it was 2.30 by the time the 2nd half was under way, what happened in the 2nd half? Another bus parking?
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Re: 2017-18 EPL Season
« Reply #194 on: December 11, 2017, 01:01:09 PM »

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Just watched the 1st half due to it was 2.30 by the time the 2nd half was under way, what happened in the 2nd half? Another bus parking?

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