Where will Arsenal really finish this year?

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Top Four (i.e. fourth) 8
Fifth (above Liverpool) 5
not even sixth 4
Sixth 3
Fifth (above Spurs) 1


Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:02 (seven years ago) link

top 4

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:21 (seven years ago) link

Yes, i think they'll finish 4th ahead of Liverpool and Spurs.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:24 (seven years ago) link

Not even sixth. Think they will finish 7th or 8th.

Young Swell (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 08:34 (seven years ago) link

Voted Sixth

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:25 (seven years ago) link

5th, above Liverpool and below Spurs.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:32 (seven years ago) link

see a lot of you seem to be saying some combo of 2 manchester clubs and chelsea have got the top 3 locked down and i wd never assume that as a certainty

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:35 (seven years ago) link

I drew it up on that basis, yes, but I can't really see it any other way. If there's someone else in the top 3, it'll be Spurs.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:50 (seven years ago) link

obv i wouldn't bet against the scenario but time and football make fools of us all.

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 09:51 (seven years ago) link

where's the "too big to go down surely" option?

Gary Numan, or Gary Fletcher (ken c), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 10:04 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 30 September 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) link

top 4, no problem.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 October 2011 10:11 (seven years ago) link

fifth above liverpool

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:01 (seven years ago) link

what's the best spursenal XI?

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━sɹǝʞɹɐɯ━┻ (cozen), Saturday, 1 October 2011 11:51 (seven years ago) link

friedel
Song vermaelen king BAE
modric sandro parker bale
VDV adebayor

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 October 2011 12:01 (seven years ago) link

lol

diouf est le papa du foot galsen merde lè haters (nakhchivan), Saturday, 1 October 2011 13:50 (seven years ago) link

i meant rvp not vdv tbh

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 October 2011 14:07 (seven years ago) link

tho i did hesitate at song over corluka

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 October 2011 14:09 (seven years ago) link

did u mean sagna?

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 14:16 (seven years ago) link

lol sorry i'm kinda in the middle of the ironing

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 October 2011 14:22 (seven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 1 October 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) link

repoll?

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 2 October 2011 17:04 (seven years ago) link

yes please

Dios mio! This kid is FUN to hit! (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 October 2011 17:10 (seven years ago) link

nah they'll get fifth but by default when rafa rejoins lfc in jan

holby city thrilled b cosby (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 October 2011 17:12 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

as a long distance gooner i don't know if this year's qualification for CL is, ultimately, a gd or thing or not - yr non-hostile thoughts, pl

Ward Fowler, Monday, 20 May 2013 16:16 (six years ago) link

Stuck with Wenger for another season

Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Monday, 20 May 2013 16:18 (six years ago) link

Finishing fourth is more than good. All but three teams in the league dream of it in a great year, and that three inhabit a fantasyland.

my name is louis and i'm an acoleuthic (darraghmac), Monday, 20 May 2013 16:24 (six years ago) link

I think it's great tbh; not quite up there with dragging that shower to third last season, but as good a feat of management as anything in the league this year bar Ferguson.

Good in the bigger picture? It probably doesn't much matter imo, because you're on the brink of great wealth regardless. Its greatest import might be in stopping Spurs tapping in - you're fighting them from higher ground again next year, rather than level ground.

For everyone else it's rubbish though, oligarchy cemented in place that little bit more.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 20 May 2013 16:35 (six years ago) link

The one bad thing was not getting a second against Newcastle though. I gather you were terrible yesterday so it's a bit having-your-cake-and-eating-it, but to have third so close for much of the game but not really going for it is not a winners' mentality.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 20 May 2013 16:41 (six years ago) link

i guess i live in a fantasyland - or at least the past - when we played lovely football and actually won things - now we play far more pragmatic/functional football simply to 'keep up', somehow, w/ the big spenders (who we never seem to beat any more, when it actually matters) - steve bould's influence does actually seem to have been felt in the way arsenal were organised/went about their business for the last third of the season - and that basically amounts to a return of the repressed (ie george graham)

i know this is the simpering of the entitled

Ward Fowler, Monday, 20 May 2013 16:43 (six years ago) link

Wenger's so thin in that photo in the OP. It reminds me a little of the end of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Ismael Klata, Monday, 20 May 2013 20:10 (six years ago) link

You remember pre abramovich and city billions, game changed tbf

my name is louis and i'm an acoleuthic (darraghmac), Monday, 20 May 2013 21:08 (six years ago) link

The TV money, the prestige (selling kits, one hopes) and attatractiveness of the CL to players means that it's not a bad thing over all.

start having sex eugenically w/ (Michael White), Monday, 20 May 2013 21:12 (six years ago) link

Ppl somehow pretending that cl participation is not a valid primary aim are idk eh they're deluded tbh. Like, enjoy yr cup wigan, im glad 4u it softens the blow that in 2017 you prob wont exist.

my name is louis and i'm an acoleuthic (darraghmac), Monday, 20 May 2013 21:25 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Only a friendly but Arsenal are four nil up at half time vs Benfica with Sanogo getting a hat trick and Campbell scoring the other. Benfica clearly not too fussed at this point but they're looking good.

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Saturday, 2 August 2014 16:13 (five years ago) link

seems like the top prem teams are all doing okay against their continental counterparts with manu, manc and liverpool heading up the icc thing. not sure how much you can read into it though

john wahey (NickB), Saturday, 2 August 2014 16:22 (five years ago) link

very little i suspect. these aren't competitive fixtures no matter how they dress them up.

why you gotta be Joe Root? (Daphnis Celesta), Saturday, 2 August 2014 16:24 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

The meeting was a stage-managed affair, although one shareholder did succeed in putting the board on the spot with the direct question about whether Wenger had the money to spend on the extra defender. His efforts were met with applause from the floor. But Sir Chips Keswick, the chairman, performed the final, verbal swerve of the day.

“I don’t think that it’s my wish or intention to double-guess what Arsène Wenger wants to do,” Keswick said. “As you know, your board backs him 100%. If he has a plan, we back him. If he doesn’t have a plan, we keep quiet. So don’t let’s be in a muddle about who calls the shots about football. It is not the chairman, it is not the fans, it is Mr Arsène Wenger.”

Keswick then turned to Wenger. “Arsène, I have embarrassed you. Do you wish to say anything else?” he said.

“No,” Wenger replied.

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:00 (four years ago) link

post-wenger arsenal fans will be nineteen times more disoriented and lost than post-ferguson reds

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:01 (four years ago) link

there will literally have been nervous breakdowns

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:02 (four years ago) link

all of the worthwhile people in football are over 60, hodgson, wenger, van gaal, advocaat, lucescu, jorge jesus

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:05 (four years ago) link

warnock

j/k j/k j/kkkkkk

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:07 (four years ago) link

except for ancelotti who is 55

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:08 (four years ago) link

not allowing magath?

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Thursday, 16 October 2014 20:10 (four years ago) link

top 4, no problem.

― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 October 2011 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

xyzzzz__, Friday, 17 October 2014 09:40 (four years ago) link

Sometimes when you want to see the solidity of someone, you think could I go for a street fight with this guy?

r|t|c, Friday, 17 October 2014 13:58 (four years ago) link

macho nonreal otm

r|t|c, Friday, 17 October 2014 13:59 (four years ago) link

of the worthwhile people in football are over 60, hodgson, wenger, van gaal, advocaat, lucescu, jorge jesus

So difficult to tell if you're joking or not.

... and a Martin Parr photo essay (Tom D.), Friday, 17 October 2014 14:43 (four years ago) link

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=J_yu3EYWnjM#t=67

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Saturday, 18 October 2014 19:58 (four years ago) link

she does not

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Saturday, 18 October 2014 20:07 (four years ago) link

wenger would have been an excellent murderer

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Saturday, 18 October 2014 20:08 (four years ago) link

Classic.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 19 October 2014 11:48 (four years ago) link

why is this story about pires getting punched in the face so satisfying idk

r|t|c, Friday, 24 October 2014 21:51 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Alisher Usmanov, the Arsenal owner and the richest man in Russia, has bought the Nobel prize that was sold by James Watson, one of three people who won the prize for discovering the DNA double helix. Usmanov will now give it straight back to him — leaving Watson with the medal as well as the record-breaking $4.1 million that Usmanov bought it for.

The sale of the medal — which cost Usmanov $4.8 million including commission — set a record for the sale of such a medal and was the first time one has been sold by a living recipient. Usmanov said today that he would give him back the medal as well as giving him the cash for it.

Usmanov said that he had been motivated to buy and return the medal to avoid Watson having to sell it. He values Watson's work because of his contribution to cancer research, the disease fro mwhich Usmanov's father died, he said.

Chairman Feinstein (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:01 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

oof that goal tonight! still got it (once every ten games)

imago, Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:06 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Not to piss on ppl's hopes and dreams, but it really will just about finish me off if Spurs win the Champions League

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 30 May 2019 18:47 (two months ago) link

Living to fight another day

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:15 (two months ago) link


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