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by Heliopolis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: City being force fed dry okpa by Wolves ... 0-2 FT
Replies: 56
Views: 23454

Re: City being force fed dry okpa by Wolves ... 0-2 FT

Biggest issue for City going into this season was sustaining high levels of motivation. Its hard to get excited after winning the league twice in a row. Liverpool is the hungrier team and wont let their gas off the pedal. The bright spot I suppose for City is they can give 100% in the CL but I have ...
by Heliopolis
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

The EPL is playing out as expected for me this season. Liverpool and City are a cut above while spots 3 and 4 are wide open. The only surprises are City have fallen back this early (I expected Liverpool to win the league in a closer battle) and Chelsea are better than expected. There is absolutely n...
by Heliopolis
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

Not sure why the Luiz signing was so widely celebrated. Today was vintage David Luiz. He'd be a good squad player for us but he isn't reliable enough to anchor a defense.
by Heliopolis
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

I find it hard to believe Arsenal did not offer RVP a new deal. Maybe it was a deal he did not like? If they did not offer a new contract it goes to show how foolish management was at the time. What I don't understand in any event is why they sold him to a rival. The club could have played hardball ...
by Heliopolis
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

Official loan fee for Coutinho was 8.5m euros plus wages. I think his wages are around 11m euros per year. I'm disappointed Arsenal didn't make a stronger push for him. We have 4 offensive positions available which Coutinho could have filled at any time. Between our current players and him we would ...
by Heliopolis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

Can we agree there is no reason why we shouldn't finish 3rd or 4th this season? We were 1 pt short of 4th despite choking at the end of last season with a far inferior team. Coupled with Chelsea losing their best player, United losing their best scorer, and neither them nor Spurs improving, and I ca...
by Heliopolis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

What will folks here say if Iwobi is a bust at Everton? That he doesn't have enough service? We sold a guy that was not going to be a starter for us within the next 3 years for 40M. I would rather take the sure thing (40M) than the uncertainty that after 3+ years of coming off the bench he might be...
by Heliopolis
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

What will folks here say if Iwobi is a bust at Everton? That he doesn't have enough service? We sold a guy that was not going to be a starter for us within the next 3 years for 40M. I would rather take the sure thing (40M) than the uncertainty that after 3+ years of coming off the bench he might be ...
by Heliopolis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Gareth Bale's impending RM exit -Mistreatment by Zidane
Replies: 119
Views: 69318

Re: Gareth Bale's impending RM exit -Mistreatment by Zidane

cchinukw wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:I'm surprised no one here is claiming racism. :lol: :lol: :lol:
You must have missed someone's Lukaku wailer thread which was opened as an adjunct to this.

Oh how he wept :lol: :lol: :lol:
I did see it, hence my comment :lol:

Lukaku...racism

Iwobi...racism

Bale...racism?
by Heliopolis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Gareth Bale's impending RM exit -Mistreatment by Zidane
Replies: 119
Views: 69318

Re: Gareth Bale's impending RM exit -Mistreatment by Zidane

I'm surprised no one here is claiming racism. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Heliopolis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

Mustaffi is on 90K per week contract ends Summer 2021, 2 more years. Ozil is on 350K per week, contract ends summer 2021 Belerin is on 110K per week, contract ends 2023 Mikhitaryan is on 180K per week, contract ends 2021. Other than Bellerin, none of those guys have any resale value. Who the hell w...
by Heliopolis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

You guys are being incredibly biased. We are about to sell a guy that has failed to live up to expectations and has no prospects of being a starter in the foreseeable future for 40MP and yet you are whining :lol: For 40M we can easily find at least 2, and probably 3 young players in their late teens...
by Heliopolis
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

David Luiz is a bum. I don't care what we paid, this guy is so shaky and overrated it is unbelievable. He's one of those guys who you ask yourself how he has managed to play on all these big teams over the years (Chelsea, PSG, Brazil). Brazil has been smart enough to no longer call him up for duty. ...
by Heliopolis
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

I hope we get Coutinho. He fits our style better and will be way more dynamic than Ozil.

An attacking quartet of Laca, Auba, Pepe, Coutinho would give any team fits.
by Heliopolis
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

B+ summer for us so far. It can become an A if we can shore up our defense and get rid of some dead wood before Thursday. If Arsenal are willing to spend this much now, imagine how much more purchasing power we'll have once Ozil, Mkhitarayan, and other underperformers come off the books.
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts
Replies: 74
Views: 39640

Re: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts

Dummy Yujam always talks about certain teams choking. Why isn't his unintelligent self talking about perennial chokers Senegal? Easily the most overrated team in African footy history. They are not overrated. They lost to the best team of the tournament. They have made it to the quarter finals of t...
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts
Replies: 74
Views: 39640

Re: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts

Dummy Yujam always talks about certain teams choking. Why isn't his unintelligent self talking about perennial chokers Senegal? Easily the most overrated team in African footy history. They are not overrated. They lost to the best team of the tournament. They have made it to the quarter finals of t...
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts
Replies: 74
Views: 39640

Re: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts

Dummy Yujam always talks about certain teams choking. Why isn't his unintelligent self talking about perennial chokers Senegal? Easily the most overrated team in African footy history. They are not overrated. They lost to the best team of the tournament. They have made it to the quarter finals of t...
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts
Replies: 74
Views: 39640

Re: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts

Dummy Yujam always talks about certain teams choking. Why isn't his unintelligent self talking about perennial chokers Senegal? Easily the most overrated team in African footy history.
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts
Replies: 74
Views: 39640

Re: Senegal vs Algeria final - Some Thoughts

King Futcha wrote:
bret- hart wrote:Queen Futcha is a Site Admin??? I think I just threw up in my mouth.
thank you for your support D, I promise to uphold the high standard set by site admins past and present.
Great to see how enthusiastic you are about your unpaid internship :clap:
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2020
Replies: 10534
Views: 3359588

Re: The Arsenal FC - Related News and Development for 2019/2

Arsenal is not a serious club. This should be the 2nd of 3 summer transfer windows in which Arsenal give Emery the resources he needs to make the team competitive by his 3rd season in charge. Instead they continue their nickel and dime policy that is a proven failure. Looks like the only way the clu...
by Heliopolis
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: Algeria are champions of Africa
Replies: 281
Views: 111513

Re: Algeria are champions of Africa

Too many dudes here focus on short term results without assessing long-term performance. Senegal are a very flawed team. They struggle to score goals. They were poor at the WC but dudes here ignored this and decided instead to celebrate their win vs Poland. Lo and behold, Senegal did not make it las...
by Heliopolis
Thu May 16, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: WORLD FOOTBALL
Topic: African trio share EPL Golden Boot
Replies: 38
Views: 23580

Re: African trio share EPL Golden Boot

This is why I'm all in favour of CE implementing an IQ test before a new member can join this forum. If we simply set the bar at an IQ score of at least 30 we will not have really low IQ people like Bret reduce the level of our discourse