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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:15

Although we are being outplayed we are still well in this match

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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:17

Giroud about to come on

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by John Madejski's Wallet » 25 Oct 2016 21:21

Big Grav on to defend the 1-0

Oh wait

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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:22

Strange sub - Watson for Gravenberch

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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:23

Blinding save from AAH from a Giroud header


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by WoodleyRoyal » 25 Oct 2016 21:23

fecking hell gravenberch looks a beast

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by WoodleyRoyal » 25 Oct 2016 21:25

ayjaydee Blinding save from AAH from a Giroud header


what. a. save

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by windermere_royal » 25 Oct 2016 21:27

So what is it. 4 holding midfielders on now?

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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:30

Shot from Iwobe tipped over by AAH


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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:31

oxf*rd!!
2-0 Oxlade Chamberlain again from 19 yards through a crowded box

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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:32

Final sub Quinn for JVDB

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by windermere_royal » 25 Oct 2016 21:35

Arsenal weakened team better than Reading weakened team shocker.

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by John Madejski's Wallet » 25 Oct 2016 21:36

windermere_royal Arsenal weakened team better than Reading weakened team shocker.

Especially as Stam has absolutely no interest in ever going for it, instead making us weaker with his subs


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by bcubed » 25 Oct 2016 21:37

Arsenal beating Reading shocker

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by alfie9 » 25 Oct 2016 21:41

Gravenberch at right back... never again

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by ayjaydee » 25 Oct 2016 21:42

Smart save from a Kermorgant fee kick.

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by Sutekh » 25 Oct 2016 21:46

Does anyone understand Gravenberch coming on for Watson?

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by bcubed » 25 Oct 2016 21:52

Sutekh Does anyone understand Gravenberch coming on for Watson?

No

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by Ian Royal » 25 Oct 2016 21:58

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windermere_royal Arsenal weakened team better than Reading weakened team shocker.

Especially as Stam has absolutely no interest in ever going for it, instead making us weaker with his subs


There's an argument for that with Gravenberch and maybe Quinn. But Kermie for Harriott was actually a good move imo. Quinn was debateable. Gravenberch was odd, but looked like it was intended to push Obita on by going three at the back... didn't really work for some reason.

I think there's also an element that Stam knew the game was lost and didn't want to waste any of Swift's energy.


I thought we played well. Some silly giveaways and not enough upfront, but we certainly didn't embarrass ourselves.

Al-Habsi - blinding save from that header and at least a couple of other good ones. A couple of gift passes, but meh.
Watson - accomplished performance because he didn't look out of place at all
Obita - some of our more dangerous shots and some decent balls in, struggled against Ox
Moore - great anticipation for a goal line clearance and decent otherwise, excellent cynical foul late on.
Blackett - didn't look out of place.
Kelly - some gifts to the opposition, but looked very assured, needed to calm down on the shooting though
JVDB - I really like him.
Evans - decent, would have liked to see him move to receive the ball a bit more positively.
McCleary - mixed, lots of effort, good tracking back but had at least three great opportunities to do some damage and wasted all of them poorly.
Harriott - largely anonymous, wasn't surprised to see him subbed. Some decent moments
Samuel - poor first half, much better when Kermie came on and he wasn't running the front alone, but not fab. Definitely worth a few late subs to try to win games. He's got something.

Kermorgant - competed well once he came on, couple of decent half efforts.
Gravenberch - beast, didn't really add a lot though
Quinn - one terrible pass, one v good interception, bit meh...

Biggest positives:
Kelly, definitely looks capable of mixing it up in the Championship, though not first team regular material quite yet. Good for subs and a few starts to begin moving to the next level that's required.
Watson, I'd happily see him take over from Gunter - now, later in the season or next year, whatever. He's certainly more positive and less dithery.

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by NewCorkSeth » 25 Oct 2016 22:07

Ian Royal Watson, I'd happily see him take over from Gunter - now, later in the season or next year, whatever. He's certainly more positive and less dithery.

Very happy to hear that. Hope the opinion is widely accepted.

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