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  • SuperCoolEskimo 14 Jan 2013 12:05:18 9,725 posts
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    Wasn't it Nasri who upon leaving for City, said Arsenal fans lacked passion? Lol.

    Perhaps Robin Hood Lino Wanker told him to walk with the fans to the ground as they paid over 62.
  • Deleted user 14 January 2013 12:05:24
    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Forget about it, Kalel has said hes turned out to be shit. Although i get the feeling that if it turns out that Spurs get him he wont be shit anymore......
    No you're the right. The reason he's halved in value and no longer interesting the top teams is because he's amazing.
    No you're right, its nothing to do with his contract expiring in 6 months.

    Jesus.
    Yeah, any player that can barely get into Mali's national team is a real catch.
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:06:44 86,417 posts
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    That might be because he plays for France to be fair :)
  • Deleted user 14 January 2013 12:06:44
    Joke, btw.

    Edit: damn, too late to recover it.

    Edited by Aargh. at 12:07:26 14-01-2013
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:06:59 86,417 posts
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    Oh.

    I don't get it.
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    :(
  • Deckard1 14 Jan 2013 12:08:06 27,254 posts
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    What's happening
  • Deleted user 14 January 2013 12:09:32
    It's all going wrong.

    Why is he bring described as a French star in the papers? He's 23 and played for France 3 times in 5 years.
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:12:43 86,417 posts
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    Seriously, I don't want to be a total cunt about this, but the reason Newcastle are in with a shot of signing the likes of Remy and Sissoko is because they have been disappointing recently, and not proven to be as good as people once thought they would.

    They may yet prove to be brilliant of course.
  • Shikasama 14 Jan 2013 12:14:53 6,633 posts
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    Don't think there is anything wrong with that either. Surely you would say that a player the top clubs have looked at and said 'not quite good enough' would be a a good signing for a club in Newcastles position.
  • Deckard1 14 Jan 2013 12:17:03 27,254 posts
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    There's a few teams in for Sissoko though apparently. Including Tottenham, AC Milan and Juventus. I've never seen him play though, so I can't really comment on whether he's any good.
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:20:19 86,417 posts
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    These are all teams that have been linked in the past. Whether they are actually interested now is another matter.

    I severely doubt we have any interest now.
  • Deckard1 14 Jan 2013 12:23:42 27,254 posts
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    Dunno, I was just going off the link he posted before.

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/football/premierleague/article3647604.ece
  • SuperCoolEskimo 14 Jan 2013 12:24:54 9,725 posts
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    Just read the last few pages re Arsenal.

    Things look a bit bad now but there's lots of room for optimism looking at the bigger picture. We are coming out of the period of constraint now in terms of our finances with the Emirates move, so shouldn't need to sell our best players every summer. Arsene even said earlier this season that he had to make a profit given our finances, so we've done quite well these last several years considering.

    The extra 24m per year from the new Emirates deal plus a new kit deal which will start in the next 12 months or so should see us in a strong position, even if FFP doesn't bite.

    So it's not all doom and gloom as it is often portrayed. Bloggers and journalists get more hits with their OMG CRISIS pieces but its really not as bad as its made out and there's lots to be optimistic about.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 14 Jan 2013 12:26:03 9,725 posts
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    Edited by SuperCoolEskimo at 12:32:35 14-01-2013
  • THFourteen 14 Jan 2013 12:27:00 32,880 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:so shouldn't need to sell our best players every summer.
    What best players

    :-)
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:27:03 86,417 posts
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    You've never needed to sell your best players for financial reasons though...
  • morriss 14 Jan 2013 12:27:21 70,911 posts
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    Really good ticket pricing article. http://gu.com/p/3d3cn/tw
  • THFourteen 14 Jan 2013 12:31:35 32,880 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    You've never needed to sell your best players for financial reasons though...
    Both Nasri and RvP were sold for financial reasons when Wenger wanted to keep them.
  • morriss 14 Jan 2013 12:32:43 70,911 posts
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    They wanted to leave due to lack of trophies and direction, no? Serious non-trolly question.
  • Deleted user 14 January 2013 12:33:51
    Neither of them wanted to stay and had no intention of signing a new contract. It's not quite the same as having to sell for financial reasons.
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:34:14 86,417 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    You've never needed to sell your best players for financial reasons though...
    Both Nasri and RvP were sold for financial reasons when Wenger wanted to keep them.
    This is surely bollocks.
  • THFourteen 14 Jan 2013 12:35:22 32,880 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    They wanted to leave due to lack of trophies and direction, no? Serious non-trolly question.
    both wanted to leave but both also would have stayed and played the final year of their contract.

    Because we couldnt afford to write off 50m we sold both for 25m each

    Edited by THFourteen at 12:36:36 14-01-2013
  • Deleted user 14 January 2013 12:37:59
    No club is stupid enough to do that, it's not just an Arsenal thing.
  • THFourteen 14 Jan 2013 12:38:58 32,880 posts
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    you do realise that this is exactly what we are doing with Walcott?
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 12:39:38 86,417 posts
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    Oh I see what you're doing here.

    The point is having more money won't change anything. If the likes of Madrid, Barca, United. City etc want your players, and they want to go, you'll ultimately lose them. This won't change.
  • Deleted user 14 January 2013 12:40:18
    No it isn't. No one else wants him.
  • THFourteen 14 Jan 2013 12:40:43 32,880 posts
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    oh of course not, but at least now we are the RICHEST CLUB IN THE WORLD MWAHAHAHAHA MWAHAHAHAAHHA MWAHAHAHAHA.

    woot.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 14 Jan 2013 12:59:27 9,725 posts
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    We kept the Invincibles together despite Madrid etc coming in for Vieira every summer almost, and some of the Italian clubs sniffed around Ljungberg etc too iirc.

    But Arsene this summer did say he had to make a profit on transfers due to our finances these last few years. I think people forget we only made accounting profits a few years back because of transfer profits and property sales. Without the property sales we are breaking even even with transfer profits.
  • kalel 14 Jan 2013 13:03:36 86,417 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    We kept the Invincibles together despite Madrid etc coming in for Vieira every summer almost, and some of the Italian clubs sniffed around Ljungberg etc too iirc.

    But Arsene this summer did say he had to make a profit on transfers due to our finances these last few years. I think people forget we only made accounting profits a few years back because of transfer profits and property sales. Without the property sales we are breaking even even with transfer profits.
    You're talking about a completely different era of football. Ten years ago there was no massively financially doped team in the Prem, so you could genuinely compete at the very top (and you did). These players could be persuaded to stay, because they could win things at Arsenal. They could potentially win everything at Arsenal.

    That is not the reality now, and even paying off all your debts will still put you a few hundred billion behind City.

    There's no point talking about how it was then. It isn't the same now.
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