Date: 7th May 2007 at 10:43am
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So we drew, Chelsea lost the title in our backyard, but was it me or did Jose wave goodbye to the fans knowing he may be leaving?

So the Chavs got to one more final than we did, they finished a place lower than last year and spent an awful lot of money winning the carling cup.

Lampard said before the Liverpool game, to become a great player you must win the champions league and that’s what he wanted to be remembered for.

Sorry Frank, maybe next year.

I have received a lot of stick this season from my friendly chavs and spuds, the taunts of not winning anything for 2 years seems to be their favourite, how the spuddies can taunt me with that is beyond me when what have they done lately. And how the chavs can talk when 2 years ago then did the league and carling cup, last season only the league and this year now just the carling cup.. so who is in decline now?

We have had a season of transition, injuries and off the field occurrences that have not helped, the moving to a new home taking longer to adjust but I am sure the board will back Wenger in the summer with transfers and next season start with the injured players back and fresh, a year of experience under the kids belts and with the additions of a couple of new faces.

It won’t be a 2 horse race next season, more of a four.

Watching the game today I felt that this Chelsea team have made the same mistakes the likes of Arsenal and United have made in previous years. They have bought older players who will now need replacing. Drogba, Carvalho, Makele, Ballack, Shevenko.. They will need to rebuild and this may stop them gelling a team to win something next season. We had it 2 years ago, Wiltord, Pires, Vieira, Bergkamp, Edu.. so now we are ready, i think Chelsea will find out that buying for the now and not the future comes at a cost.

Congrats to united, condolences to the chavs.. see you next year!

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33 Replies to “PG’s End Of Season Rant”

  • Would like to agree with you but just don’t see it. Chelski have bought young players aswell as older ones & those players have had the chance to play with the likes of essien, terry, lampard etc. They have cech, wright phillips, j cole, c cole, terry, essien, carvalho, kalou, robben, diarra & mikel who are all young. They will just go & buy more quality players with experience (as mourinho has already said) & will start the season with a younger squad than they have now. With those players I listed above they already have a superb spine so I don’t see them going backwards for some years yet. I do believe man utd had a somewhat freakish season & wont be so good next year but we will have to see. I would love to have the confidence of some fans on here but I just don’t, I cannot see where the players who were not good enough to win at the likes of boro, man city, sheff utd & west ham to name just a few are going to improve that much in the space of 3 months over the summer. The trouble is a lot of arsenal fans have had their minds blurred by the fact Henry & RVP have missed so many games, but if people cast their minds back we weren’t winning at the start of the season when we had both of them playing & in RVP we have a player who has never scored 20 goals in a season. Yes i’m negative but not for the sake of it, I just don’t live in a dream world where a 3 month summer break with no significant signings is going to make a team that has finished 20+ points behind the leaders for the past 3 seasons now, is suddenly going to be good enough to win the title, especially when the 3 teams currently above us are all going to strengthen.

  • dont think they are looking to the future too much but they still have at least 3 years with the current guys. what will affect them is not utilising the young guys until its too late. they are operating on a false economy at the moment and that is always a temporary solution anyway on the balance im happy to have them in the mix

  • good points AG but from my recollection no one expected 20+ from RVP until this season anyway. this was his breakthrough season. i think we need an animal of a finisher and someone to deliver final balls as well.

  • So what do you suggest AG? Kick out all these kids with so much promise? Being an Arsenal fan I’d expect that you’d be able to wait for success, but I guess is this day and age when everyone wants everything right now with no waiting you’re not willing to hold on for a few years. This team has the potential to be the best EVER. I guess Arsene knows he could gain sucess quicker if he spent millions, but that sucess would be short lived. Give these kids a chance man. Oh and btw, you keep banging on about RvP not ever had a 20+ goal season, we seeing as he hasn’t been a regular until this season I don’t see how you can critisie him. Considering he has 13 goals this season and has missed out on a massive 23 games since he injury you are doing him a massive disservice. I know times are hard but if you are doubting van Persie then you may aswell give up now.

  • once again since december 2nd we have taken 45 points, Chelsea 46 and Man U 50. That means minus our horrible start we are only 5 points worse than the champs. We can be alright net year. Stop worrying before we have a reason to.

  • no… u have to look at the mont of january and februaru when we went undefeated and beat l’pool twice and man utd, beat blacburn 2-0 going 1 man down and getting a draw at mid’boro in the last 15 min (1 man down as well).. the squad was clicking with henry, RvP playing.. this team has got scorers all around.. eboue should play on right wing(he was superb yesterday on right wing), fabregas has a knack for the 20-yarder and so does henry, RvP and rosicky, in hleb we’ve got someone who can win us some penalties (he’s light weight, twinkled toed), in gallas, toure and hopefully adebayor and diaby,we’ve got good headers in the penalty box(and the eboue-henry connection is lethal).. clichy is perhaps the best LB(with evra) and lehmann again showed why we need him yesterday.. ths team need to reflect on this year and loose we lay pretty football, so we win attitude.. we’re the best among the top four when u compare the 4 teams head-head with 11 out of a possible 18 points.NEXT YEAR IS OURS

  • its all right saying we have the best players when they are all playing, but how do you know about injuries?? they might just spring up in the must ‘vital’ part of a season and in the same time end ‘our’ season.You only have to look at fallen champs chelsea to relise how important some players are like drogba,terry and Chec.when terry and chec were missing thats when chelski looked the weakest and lost the points over Man u. i hope that finally it is our season and our young guns prove there selfs and for many years after too.

  • It is simple…injuries have cocked us up. man U got injuries and lost to Pompey and AC milan. Chelski lost cech and went turd.

  • R7- I must have been registered on the site for around 2 years & its the first time I have mentioned that RVP hasn’t scored 20 goals in a season, so please explain how that constitutes me keep banging on about it?? As for this being his breakout season, please forgive my ignorance, I would have thought a footballer coming up to 24 years old would already have broken out, & as he was a first team regular for Feyernoord, playing for one of the top dutch sides in a very weak league & never managed to score 20+ goals in a season I don’t think I am being unfair at all. I like RVP but he is not a natural goalscorer & his stats quite clearly show that. I am prepared to wait for success, however you do need to see progress & I haven’t seen any for the past 3 years. 1 freak season where we got to the cl final (more through luck than judgement) & gooners suddenly believe we are the worlds best team. Before that we didn’t close to winning the cl & unless we get something against porstmouth we are no better off in terms of points than we were last season, so how does that show progress??

  • Also why do you keep banging on about having to get rid of the kids if players with experience come in?? Other teams manage to mix the two so why can’t arsenal, if man utd buy a striker this season does it mean rooney has to be kicked out the team or if they sign a winger does it mean ronaldo has to be kicked out?? No, I don’t think so.

  • AG, I’ve seen you speak about Robin’s inabilty to score 20+ goals a number of time, indeed I spoke to you on the subject then too. If it was really nessercary I could find it but it’s not worth the bother, I know you said it. RvP was played as a winger whilst at Feyernoord hence the lack of goals and willingness to leave the club. So who would you bring in? At what position? And as a result, which players would miss out?

  • AG at times I doubt you are a gunner fan all you do is knock, this team will be the best Arsenal has ever produced and will go on to win as many cups as the gunnersof 1930’s. If you?re so upset with the Arsenal team then perhaps the teams you mentioned Liverpool man u and Chelsea would relish a fan like you. Anyone can be critical but that is all you ever seem to do. The season for 2007 2008 has not even begun yet you are already dumping our team Why? Consider how many members were out for at least half the season, and then compare them to the other teams. The Boss has done a fantastic job and long may he reign over Arsenal as our coach the best in the world bar none

  • No, I have probably said on numerous occasions that he is not a natural goalscorer & I still believe that. Wenger seems to want to convert every winger that comes into arsenal to a striker & it doesn’t always work. Pires got over 15 goals from the wing over several seasons so why couldn’t RVP in a very weak league get 20+ from that position?? My own opinion is that we need a top quality striker & two goalscoring wingers (meaning players that can get 8-12 goals a season). I already said I would’ve liked Babel but you also have simao. I would like Tevez & he is now showing in a poor team what he could do. I don’t see replacing Aliadiere, Baptista & Hleb with a quality striker & two wingers hurts the youth at all. You need a big squad for all the competitions so everyone would still play. Playing 4 central midfielders in your last home game is ridiculous & yes I would rather have a real winger playing than have cesc, denilson or diaby playing on the wings.

  • alwaysgunner, how predictable, go & support another team. To be honest I don’t even know why I am bothering to answer such a pathetic comment!! Of course this will be the best arsenal team ever, I wonder where you got that comment from. Try living in the real world where results matter & words don’t!!

  • Who are all these players that have missed half the season?? RVP got injured in the man utd game towards the end of january, meaning he missed 3 full months but also meaning he played nearly 6 months. Henry I will agree with because he was in & out but Gallas was a few months at most & nothing like the half a season I keep seeing suggested.

  • William Gallas has only played 29 games this season – Almost half the amount of games. Thierry Henry only 27, Robin van Persie (who has a ratio of 1 goal every 2 games started this season) 31 (6 as sub), the back four of Eboue-Toure-Gallas-Clichy has only played together a hand full of times this season. Imagine Chelsea without Drogba, Lampard and Terry out for half the season, or Man Utd without Ronaldo, Rooney and Vidic. Do you thing they would have nearly the amount of points they have now? No. As for bringing thosr players in, ok you’ve brought them in and removed 3 players, but would they be happy sitting on the bench? once again, NO.

  • Chelsea’s starting team were younger than Arsenal’s team yesterday. By the end of the game they were 17 months per man younger. With 10 men they came back to draw and deserved a win. You guys are paying over the odds to watch a youth team fail to win anything at all. Your “kids” play because because the senior players simply aren’t good enough or are crocked. It’s beena season where chickens have come home to roost. All those crocked senior players are a year older. Gilberto is 30 already. In August both Gallas and Henry will be 30 too. They won’t be getting younger and they won’t be getting better. Then what?

  • Why did Chelski deserve a win yesterday ?,,,..don’t really think either side deserved a win…both has chances and missed…nobody really dominated from start to finish.

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