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so the transfer window will be closed after the sunday games? can i assume at 11pm?
BIG FIVE SQUADS BY TOTAL TRANSFER FEES, VIA DAILY MAIL
1. Manchester United - £401.2m
2. Manchester City - £344.15m
3. Chelsea - £341.8m
4. Liverpool - £245.8m
5. Arsenal - £209.5m

source: https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/pitchside-europe/revealed-man-utd-most-expensive-squad-ever-101231884.html


Yet we hear United fans telling other teams "they bought the league trophy"
Well they are hypocrites, city and chelsea were destroying football when they were buying expensive players. But now its only united who is overpaying for players and inflating the market. Even Madrid has done good business with a couple of there players.
I think it doesn't matter whether the money is hrs or a rich owner. The fact is overpaying for players inflate the market which is not good for football in the total.

and before stupid Manu Fans start pointing fingers. yes i was against buying lallana for 25 and carol for 35 million.
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The difference is that united earn their money.
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our squad is still so cheap :)
@Wenger11

I do not understand why people cannot understand that simple FACT.

Sport is really like religion, it warps the mind away from logical and clear reasoning; and the choice defense mechanism is to find minute detail after minute detail every time the last is proved wrong.
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Look at the numbers again. United is the biggest club out of all of us. So, yes based on their worth I'd say don't let the numbers fool you. They're spending because they can afford to. I can't say the same thing for others except for Pool and Arsenal.

It's sort of ridiculous that fans from both sides would not pick something and make it out of nothing. Don't let you being a fan from another club blind the ability to think logically.
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Compare that to what transfermarkt.co.uk has as fair market value:

1. ManCity - £414m (120%)
2. Chelsea - £399m (117%)
3. ManUtd - £386m (96%)
4. Arsenal - £347m (165%)
5. Liverpool - £313m (127%)

In fact, by fair market value, the top 5 teams' value is greater than the other 15 combined. The two Manchester clubs' value is greater than the bottom 10 teams combined.
'Deadline day is like a poker game,' said Wenger. 'There are lots of lies in the last few days and everyone says they are interested even when you are the only team who wants to buy a player. But I have experience of that and I can call the bluff when it is needed.

I will actively be involved on deadline day. I will be on alert until the last minute.'

-Arsene Wenger
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God that's got me excited...
Poker is the right analogy, its a game of bluff and keeping your cards close to your chest.

Just this week he is quoted as saying he has no plans and no urgent requirement for a new striker. Immediately the hot-heads jumped up on their soap boxes telling everyone how he is an idiot and how we need to spend spend spend.

Had he publicly admitted any desperation for a striker, you can bet that the targets would have suddenly increased in price. It is basic economics, supply and demand. By lowering the demand (claiming we have enough already) we do not weaken our bargaining position when it comes to pursuing a target.

The intricacies and challenges of being a manager and signing players are something we will never fully understand. I trust Wenger to do this, he's always had Arsenal's best interests at heart.


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http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11670/9445852/transfer-news-arsene-wenger-to-keep-arsenal-deals-top-secret

"If we sign somebody we will inform you," he said. "It's very difficult to go into everything and I believe that all of the negotiations have to be as secret as possible.

"If we sign anyone, even if we sign Falcao, you will be informed."

- guys, we're getting Falcao ;-)
Que for Cloudst come the eve of transfer deadline day.
So I was scouring the internet and found a comment made about Jack Wilshere vs Rabiot:

"He was not great. He was average. Wilshere thinks too slowly to operate in the middle of the park, and is a terrible tackler. At best, he is a squad player. Wilshere is not physically dynamic enough to overcome his instincts. Hans, we do need players for the "here and now". Picking up Rabiot for 11 million would be smart. This kid has played over 30 games for PSG, at least 5 Champions League games -- and he is 19 years old. His skill set is high. And he is no clumsy mug, he is a gallant athlete -- something Arsenal does not have: Athletic players over 6'1". He is a here and now player that will help us win trophies."



I wanted to post this because maybe some points were valid but to say Jack didn't haven't good game is plain farcical just because he may have 'slipped' and almost and gave away a penalty. After all, after seeing the replay he did let his man beat him by running in the box but knowing he's a fighter he tried his best to recover as soon as possible.

But, the question will loom is Rabiot ready to be played in the middle as an Arteta replacement? Personally, no. He's too young and with youth comes a lack of wisdom you MUST develop through time on the pitch if you're to be in a position to dictate play. You are the person held responsible to marshall the game. He will add steel for sure but I'd expect him to get more game time by next season.

People say Chambers maybe ready to take on DM, I say no as well because of what I stated above. Being a CB is quite different from being in front of the defense (DM) which takes some knowledge of the game to see what's in front, sides and back of you.

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Hi everyone, I'm gonna try and run a mini prediction game on the forum! I'm hoping there's enough interest to keep it going throughout, so take a few seconds to make your predictions by either replying to this post or posting on the new game thread.

http://www.footytube.com/forums/arsenal/predict-a-winner-mini-forum-game-30824/

How to Play: Pick 2 teams you think will win (can't pick 2 teams from 1 match)
Scoring: Correct guess = 20 - Rank of Team That Lost + Rank of Team That Won

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This Week's Schedule

Burnley(19) v ManUtd(13)
ManCity(3) v Stoke(15)
Newcastle(17) v CPalace(18)
QPR(20) v Sunderland(11)
Swansea(4) v WBA(12)
WestHam(8) v Soton(14)
Everton(10) v Chelsea(2)
AVilla(7) v Hull(6)
Spurs(1) v Liverpool(9)
Leicester(16) v Arsenal(5)
So for example, if you pick Arsenal and they win, you get: 20 - 16 + 5 = 9 points. If you picked Leicester and they won, you get: 20 - 5 + 16 = 31 points. If you pick a team that doesn't win, you get 0 points.

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My Picks:
Liverpool & Swansea to win
Liverpool and Soton
Liverpool and West Ham.
United and soton
Swansea and Man City
Arsenal and Everton

do we post here or on the forum??
Either's fine. The second post on the forum has been updated with all your picks! :D
Sokratis
Falcao/Cavani


In that order.
Socrates
Robot
Falcon

Messi, Schweinsteiger, T. Silva, Bendtner.

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Jesus, Buddha, and the rest of Super Best Friends
+2
GOD
Wasn't the Arsnl-Drtmd, PSG-Barca, City-Bayern, the most anticipated games over the last few years for the group stages??
Do UEFA get money, or money with the highest bidder when it comes to who gets to televise the games?, which makes me really wonder, are these draws really fixed, because once again, we can face Bayern if we pass through the groups stage, who both times we have played before, who had close encounters and had a very high amount of viewers globally...

So basically what im trying to say is, UEFA are illuminati!!! :p
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You could face Bayern or anyother non English club after group stage but I don't see why Arsenal cant be in group winner pot and get a more favorable draw I don't think Dortmund is a better side
actually it's boring to see the same match ups over and over. im sure barca is sick of milan and you guys are tired of bayern/dortmund by now.

wouldn't you like to play against real madrid? juventus? psg? exactly.
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Dude wtf
Haha I'm down with the conspiracy.
Cue X-Files music
Oly bright side of facing Dortmund is that our team usually sharpens up afterwards..
Been on Footytube exactly 5 years yesterday. Wow.
+2
Me too
At least I'm younger than u in that aspect :D
I was on a tennis forum for many years - something like 6-7 years - and then their website closed down earlier this year. Been registered for over 5 years here now. Here's to hoping that Footytube stands the test of time! :D
we are old now
Falcao is off to Madrid! Rumors that a loan has been agreed
Not so soon.....
Apparently they turned him down

http://www.cope.es/detalle/Falcao-vuelve-a-ser-ofrecido-al-Madrid.html
if Falcao really is going to Madrid MAYBE Benzema could come to Arsenal, I KNOW HE'S JUST SIGNED a new contract but with Wenger we never know


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1
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15
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4
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1
1
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16
1
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2
0
1
1
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17
0
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5
2
2
0
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18
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4
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