Big 4 becoming big 3?

Big 4 becoming big 3?

Post by Dogfucker Cransto » Sun, 05 Aug 2007 21:42:53


Arsenal finished level on points with Liverpool last season with less
league defeats, so disputes the belief that Liverpool are on the way
up and Arsenal are on the way down. You have to remember though that
due to them qualifying for the CL Semi's & the Final Liverpool stopped
playing competitive league matches in early April, if not then there
would have been approx. a 10 point gap between the teams last term,
add that to the 15 point difference in 2005-06 and Arsenal are clearly
starting to slip out of the 'big four' which now is starting to look
more like a 'big three'. For the past two seasons Arsenal have
struggled to make the 4th CL place, nothing Wenger has done in the
past year makes me believe that this trend will be reversed, whenever
Henry was out of the first team everyone would blame the indifferent
results on his absence, this will no longer be an argument. The
Arsenal team look lightweight in all areas of the pitch, from
goalkeeper to strikers. Rosicky and Hleb are classic examples of this,
so much promise, so little end result, I think this will also be the
story for Arsenal this season, they will finish 4th but only because
Tottenham, Newcastle, Bolton etc are so far behind.
 
 
 

Big 4 becoming big 3?

Post by EFill4Zaggi » Mon, 06 Aug 2007 01:17:23

On Sat, 04 Aug 2007 05:42:53 -0700, Dog***er Cranston

Quote:

>Arsenal finished level on points with Liverpool last season with less
>league defeats, so disputes the belief that Liverpool are on the way
>up and Arsenal are on the way down. You have to remember though that
>due to them qualifying for the CL Semi's & the Final Liverpool stopped
>playing competitive league matches in early April, if not then there
>would have been approx. a 10 point gap between the teams last term,
>add that to the 15 point difference in 2005-06 and Arsenal are clearly
>starting to slip out of the 'big four' which now is starting to look
>more like a 'big three'. For the past two seasons Arsenal have
>struggled to make the 4th CL place, nothing Wenger has done in the
>past year makes me believe that this trend will be reversed, whenever
>Henry was out of the first team everyone would blame the indifferent
>results on his absence, this will no longer be an argument. The
>Arsenal team look lightweight in all areas of the pitch, from
>goalkeeper to strikers. Rosicky and Hleb are classic examples of this,
>so much promise, so little end result, I think this will also be the
>story for Arsenal this season, they will finish 4th but only because
>Tottenham, Newcastle, Bolton etc are so far behind.

This doesn't really make all that much sense. Arsenal finished level
on points with Liverpool so I don't see how you can argue that
Liverpool have somehow pulled further away from Arsenal on the basis
that Liverpool supposedly didn't try that hard in the EPL in the last
1/4 of the season because of UCL games. Both teams were actually
closely matched in terms of EPL performance for much of the season,
not just the final 1/4.