Henry signs for Barcelona

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by Gazz » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 08:16:16



Quote:
> off a miracle you will find your club falling further from challenging not
> only for the league but staying in the top FOUR!

Exactly. That's what I've been saying. Arsenal are clinging onto that
4th UCL place by their fingertips and they can't keep doing it. Spurs
are so close now I feel, especially with Henry going, but no-one else
here seems to realize that.
 
 
 

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by Onyx » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 08:49:17


** Fri, 22 Jun 2007 21:45:11 GMT

Quote:
> > WIthout Henry there isn't really anything that much better about
> > Arsenal's team than Spurs. Arsenal only just scraped the 4th place in
> > the last 2 seasons so next season it would seem almost certain that
> > Spurs will finally break the big four's monopoly on the UCL places.

> Is that last season where Henry barely played in the league and was well
> below par when he did? I'm just saying we managed 4th pretty much without
> him last season due to injury and that if he goes then Arsenal will
> obviously sign someone who may or may not be a "replacement" for Henry but
> who will surely score goals.

> It seems to me that anyone with pretty good intelligence would know that
> already.

> He's a great player and Arsenal will miss him if he goes, no kidding there,
> but you know that Arsenal did actually manage to do things like win games,
> lose games, finish above spurs, finish below spurs, finish above and/or
> below several other teams, field eleven players (plus subs) for their
> matches before Henry, right?

Ah, let the Hot Toddies dream for a day.

 
 
 

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by Graf Finklestei » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 08:54:59


Quote:

> > Is that last season where Henry barely played in the league and was well
> > below par when he did? I'm just saying we managed 4th pretty much without
> > him last season due to injury and that if he goes then Arsenal will
> > obviously sign someone who may or may not be a "replacement" for Henry but
> > who will surely score goals.

> > It seems to me that anyone with pretty good intelligence would know that
> > already.

> > He's a great player and Arsenal will miss him if he goes, no kidding there,
> > but you know that Arsenal did actually manage to do things like win games,
> > lose games, finish above spurs, finish below spurs, finish above and/or
> > below several other teams, field eleven players (plus subs) for their
> > matches before Henry, right?

> Ah, let the Hot Toddies dream for a day.

Hot Toddies?  WTF..?

 
 
 

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by BaldoniXX » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 09:02:53

casandra used his keyboard to write :

Quote:



>>> WIthout Henry there isn't really anything that much better about
>>> Arsenal's team than Spurs.

>> Without Henry, there is Wenger -- who is better than, well, about the
>> entire history of Spurs' coaching staff, Nicholson included.

> Don't get me wrong , the Premier needs a strong Arsenal team but I would be
> worried with AW future at your club, imagine, no Henry,what is this is going
> to say to players hoping to sign for a club on the up, lets face it, Arsenal
> have massive debt with a  limited budget, not exactly the "best move I could
> make" for a big career move is it?  The truth is unless AW stays and pulls
> off a miracle you will find your club falling further from challenging not
> only for the league but staying in the top FOUR! sorry to depress you, but
> what's the saying? "Life's a *** and then we die" We never know what is
> round the corner and AW could remain and surprise us all. The pessimist
> shouted from the roof tops after the Glazier take over that it would be the
> end of us, but the truth is we are going from strength to strength. I truly
> believe Arsenal will remain strong, do you?

I have no doubt in my mind at all that Arsenal will remain strong.  
There is more to Arsenal than just Henry and Wenger, always has and
always will be their.

PS

The debt is managed, we did not just decide one morning to go into
debt.  As fans of the club we were aware of the plans to move for years
and it has all been explaind by the board to the fans representatives
in meetings held in the club.

We can sign players now just as we have always been able to sign them.

--
Count Baldoni

BALDONI REX ROMANORUM

 
 
 

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by 7 » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 09:14:14


Quote:
> Don't get me wrong , the Premier needs a strong Arsenal team but I would be
> worried with AW future at your club, imagine, no Henry,what is this is going
> to say to players hoping to sign for a club on the up, lets face it, Arsenal
> have massive debt with a  limited budget, not exactly the "best move I could
> make" for a big career move is it?  The truth is unless AW stays and pulls
> off a miracle you will find your club falling further from challenging not
> only for the league but staying in the top FOUR! sorry to depress you, but
> what's the saying? "Life's a *** and then we die" We never know what is
> round the corner and AW could remain and surprise us all. The pessimist
> shouted from the roof tops after the Glazier take over that it would be the
> end of us, but the truth is we are going from strength to strength. I truly
> believe Arsenal will remain strong, do you?

:-) I'm being lectured as an Arsenal fan by some Manc? Prozac please.
 
 
 

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by Robert Moi » Sun, 24 Jun 2007 18:15:02


Quote:
> Remember when Vieira left and everyone said that Wenger wouldn't dare
> go into the new season without a new CM player of some description?
> Well that's exactly what he did do and it turned out to be a blunder
> of nearly catastrophic proportions as Arsenal only barely scraped UCL
> qualification on the last day of the season, a season where they lost
> 11 games including many to the shittiest EPL teams.

I think the 'missing Vieira' thing was mostly psychological on the part of
the players. It _was_ a blunder by AW not to sign a replacement, but not
because the team lacked ability, rather that the team without him lacked
confidence for part of the season.

Quote:
> But again Fabregas and Merida were young players, not the type of
> players needed to try and replace Henry. They need someone
> established, and no younger than 24.

No arguements from me. Obviously I'm quite anxious now that Arsenal sign a
good forward or two.
 
 
 

Henry signs for Barcelona

Post by MH » Wed, 27 Jun 2007 06:32:02

Quote:




>>>How can Arsenal sign anyone when they don't have any money?

>>Who says that they don't? Actual factual evidence instead of rumours from
>>newsnow or hopeful rhetoric from fans of other clubs please.

> Previous seasons say Arsenal don't buy new players that are already
> established.

Gallas, Hleb and Rosicky all arrived in the last two years.
Gilberto Silva was an established WC winner when they bought him.
Lehman was also established, and Pires was far from a young unknown.

Sure they buy young players but that's not what's needed

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Quote:
> to replace Henry is it?

> Remember when Vieira left and everyone said that Wenger wouldn't dare
> go into the new season without a new CM player of some description?
> Well that's exactly what he did do and it turned out to be a blunder
> of nearly catastrophic proportions as Arsenal only barely scraped UCL
> qualification on the last day of the season, a season where they lost
> 11 games including many to the shittiest EPL teams.

>>>One of the
>>>main reasons Henry has been sold is to pay off some of the debt
>>>Arsenal have and take his astronomical wages off the book.

>>If he's been sold then I'm sure that was part of the calculations.

>>>Arsenal
>>>don't sign new players unless they're very young.

>>We don't sign many mature players. I'd agree we don't sign enough, but
>>Campbell, Lehmann and Gallas is not quite "none" either. I think Wenger
>>plays to a certain system, signs players who can work in that system (or who
>>can take the system somewhere new) and as the system tends to rely on pace
>>and a lot of movement this tends to favour younger more mobile players.

>>> Past history shows
>>>us that Arsenal are NOT a buying club. Just a feeder club for Barca
>>>and Madrid, etc.

>>Remind me again where Fabregas and Merida came from?

> But again Fabregas and Merida were young players, not the type of
> players needed to try and replace Henry. They need someone
> established, and no younger than 24.