Jump to content




Photo

English Premier League


  • Please log in to reply
185 replies to this topic

#1 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted July 28, 2008 - 04:04 PM

Season is starting soon.

I think we should give each league their own thread.
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#2 kobethetruemvp

kobethetruemvp

    Rookie

  • 129 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Pasadena, CA
  • Fan Since:1997
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted July 29, 2008 - 08:23 AM

Arsenal will win the league...the spurs will finish second.

#3 extreme

extreme

    Going to the extreme!

  • 204 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:Belgium, Ypres
  • Name:Massimo
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Fisher, Kobe

Posted July 29, 2008 - 08:54 PM

GO MANU!

#4 popo

popo

    Nawab

  • 15,221 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Fan Since:1992
  • Fav. Laker:Farmar/Divac

Posted July 30, 2008 - 08:05 PM

Obefimi Martins for Mayor
Team Farmar

Team Pau

Team Ron Ron

#5 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,690 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted July 31, 2008 - 02:29 AM

Liverpool fan :rolleyes:
Posted Image

#6 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted August 01, 2008 - 11:44 AM

By the way, I'm an Arsenal fan. Guess what? We aren't buying anyone as usual.

I'm very optimistic about the future of:

Denilson
Francis Coquelin
Jack Wilshere
Carlos Vela
Nicklas Bendtner
Theo Walcott

Those are some young players who could have an amazing season next season.
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#7 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted August 01, 2008 - 11:45 AM

Liverpool fan :beers:


Nothing to do with the strong Spanish influence I assume?

:rock:
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#8 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,690 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 02, 2008 - 02:57 AM

Nothing to do with the strong Spanish influence I assume?

:P



No, please, how could you think that!? :) :lol:
Posted Image

#9 Jonny

Jonny

    definitely NOT a rookie

  • 1,487 posts
  • Joined: Jul 08, 2008
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Fav. Laker:Coby Karl

Posted August 02, 2008 - 06:56 PM

Man U fan here :rock:

By the way, I'm an Arsenal fan. Guess what? We aren't buying anyone as usual.

I'm very optimistic about the future of:

Denilson
Francis Coquelin
Jack Wilshere
Carlos Vela
Nicklas Bendtner
Theo Walcott

Those are some young players who could have an amazing season next season.


i've heard concern from other Arsenal fans that Arsenal is becoming a rare type of club: top four feeder. (in that they're consistantly in the top 4 but, as recent transactions may prove, they have started to sell off "finished products" to reinvest in youth)

personally i don't think this is going to be a huge problem for you guys, but i don't think selling the players you did this year is going to help you at all.

and, pray it doesn't happen, but if cece pulls a ronaldo and wants to go to barca in a year or two?

what are your thoughts on that?
<!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#483d8b--><span style="color:#483d8b"><!--/coloro--> <div align='center'><img src="http://i37.tinypic.c...com/5l6gqp.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /></div>
<!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->--
I'm always thinking one step ahead. Like a carpenter, that makes stairs. -The Office <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

#10 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,690 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 03, 2008 - 06:22 AM

Man U fan here :)



i've heard concern from other Arsenal fans that Arsenal is becoming a rare type of club: top four feeder. (in that they're consistantly in the top 4 but, as recent transactions may prove, they have started to sell off "finished products" to reinvest in youth)

personally i don't think this is going to be a huge problem for you guys, but i don't think selling the players you did this year is going to help you at all.

and, pray it doesn't happen, but if cece pulls a ronaldo and wants to go to barca in a year or two?

what are your thoughts on that?


I doubt he will go to Barcelona, he doesn't have the same mentality as Ronaldo. Imo, I think he wil stay.
Posted Image

#11 Jonny

Jonny

    definitely NOT a rookie

  • 1,487 posts
  • Joined: Jul 08, 2008
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Fav. Laker:Coby Karl

Posted August 03, 2008 - 06:37 AM

what do you think about arsenal becoming a top four feeder club though? possible? unlikely?
<!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#483d8b--><span style="color:#483d8b"><!--/coloro--> <div align='center'><img src="http://i37.tinypic.c...com/5l6gqp.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /></div>
<!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->--
I'm always thinking one step ahead. Like a carpenter, that makes stairs. -The Office <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

#12 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,690 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 03, 2008 - 09:42 AM

what do you think about arsenal becoming a top four feeder club though? possible? unlikely?



They may be, but I am not sure If they got much left to keep giving....
I think their actual block is strong and young, and they have parted ways with the old guys.

Edited by netlord, August 03, 2008 - 09:42 AM.

Posted Image

#13 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted August 03, 2008 - 01:26 PM

Man U fan here :clap:



i've heard concern from other Arsenal fans that Arsenal is becoming a rare type of club: top four feeder. (in that they're consistantly in the top 4 but, as recent transactions may prove, they have started to sell off "finished products" to reinvest in youth)

personally i don't think this is going to be a huge problem for you guys, but i don't think selling the players you did this year is going to help you at all.

and, pray it doesn't happen, but if cece pulls a ronaldo and wants to go to barca in a year or two?

what are your thoughts on that?


I do not believe we are a feeder club for the big guns. I DO believe that Wenger needs to grow some balls and tell players, "No, you are under contract with us, you are staying". But still. We need to have some short term success so guys like Cesc, Adebayor and so forth want to stay. Wenger is planning too much for the future and not enough for now.

Still, planning for the future has made us one of the best teams in the world and we haven't even spent that much. Fabregas, Adebayor, Toure, Van Persie, Clichy, Sagna, Bendtner and so forth were bought for pennies and now they are top players (or in Vela and Bendtner's case, top players to be).

We also have guys like Denilson, Vela, Walcott, Wilshere and Ramsey coming through and these are young players.

So basically, to sum things up, I don't think we are a feeder club for the big teams. However, to avoid losing our good young players, we need some short term success to keep them happy.

As for Fabregas, he has more loyalty and class in his little finger than Ronaldo has in his whole body.

By the way, Denilson has been amazing the last two games. He could replace Flamini and then some. Wilshere is only 16 and he completely owned that Real Madrid full back today.

<_<
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#14 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,690 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 03, 2008 - 01:35 PM

I do not believe we are a feeder club for the big guns. I DO believe that Wenger needs to grow some balls and tell players, "No, you are under contract with us, you are staying". But still. We need to have some short term success so guys like Cesc, Adebayor and so forth want to stay. Wenger is planning too much for the future and not enough for now.

Still, planning for the future has made us one of the best teams in the world and we haven't even spent that much. Fabregas, Adebayor, Toure, Van Persie, Clichy, Sagna, Bendtner and so forth were bought for pennies and now they are top players (or in Vela and Bendtner's case, top players to be).

We also have guys like Denilson, Vela, Walcott, Wilshere and Ramsey coming through and these are young players.

So basically, to sum things up, I don't think we are a feeder club for the big teams. However, to avoid losing our good young players, we need some short term success to keep them happy.

As for Fabregas, he has more loyalty and class in his little finger than Ronaldo has in his whole body.

By the way, Denilson has been amazing the last two games. He could replace Flamini and then some. Wilshere is only 16 and he completely owned that Real Madrid full back today.

<_<



Yeah, Fabregas won't leave, and much less to go back to Barcelona. He left for a reason. He sees he can be a leader in Arsenal, why would he want to go to another place and start again?
Posted Image

#15 Nirvana

Nirvana

    Come as you are

  • 5,534 posts
  • Joined: Jul 25, 2008
  • Location:Oh well, whatever, nevermind

Posted August 05, 2008 - 05:17 AM

Yeah, Fabregas won't leave, and much less to go back to Barcelona. He left for a reason. He sees he can be a leader in Arsenal, why would he want to go to another place and start again?


Arsenal are also the most player friendly club out there. Wenger made Fabregas, Fabregas wants to repay him. I also believe that Fabregas suits the English game perfectly.
Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

#16 netlord

netlord

    Flying high

  • 10,690 posts
  • Joined: Jul 29, 2008
  • Location:España
  • Name:Alexi
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted August 06, 2008 - 11:42 PM

Well Ronaldo is staying, thank god, 80 mill is just too much money...
Posted Image

#17 R0S4l3S<3

R0S4l3S<3

    DSG FO LYFE!

  • 2,147 posts
  • Joined: Aug 15, 2008
  • Location:714
  • Name:Ashley
  • Fan Since:born laker fan!!!
  • Fav. Laker:KOBE all da way

Posted August 15, 2008 - 03:28 PM

arsenal fan
Posted Image
"JUST SAY SHOOT" KOBE GOES IT ALL THE WAY"
"BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON, LIES A TON OF HATERS"


#18 Sakata Gintoki

Sakata Gintoki

    Rookie

  • 103 posts
  • Joined: Aug 15, 2008
  • Fav. Laker:Pau Gasol

Posted August 16, 2008 - 08:55 AM

Liverpool fan.

Man, EPL has become the Fifth Major League of the world.

#19 Jonny

Jonny

    definitely NOT a rookie

  • 1,487 posts
  • Joined: Jul 08, 2008
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Fav. Laker:Coby Karl

Posted August 16, 2008 - 07:26 PM

Liverpool fan.

Man, EPL has become the Fifth Major League of the world.


two questions.

what do you mean become, and what are the other 4 leagues?
<!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#483d8b--><span style="color:#483d8b"><!--/coloro--> <div align='center'><img src="http://i37.tinypic.c...com/5l6gqp.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /></div>
<!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->--
I'm always thinking one step ahead. Like a carpenter, that makes stairs. -The Office <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

#20 Tobias Fünke

Tobias Fünke

    Ron Ron

  • 6,794 posts
  • Joined: Jul 24, 2008
  • Location:South Central Los Angeles.

Posted August 16, 2008 - 07:31 PM

two questions.

what do you mean become, and what are the other 4 leagues?


I can only think of 2 even up to par with the EPL.
<img src="http://i38.tinypic.c...com/xgmemf.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" />




3 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users