G'Day.. I started writing out a boring paragraph about watching Arsenal (im a North west Gooner, BLASPHEMY) V Spuds today and that we only won due to 10men and AVB going defensive..amongst some other utter boring sh!te (for those needing a reference, Jeremy Clarksons books should suffice). I decided (thankfully for you reading to get straight to the point, or somewhere near it)
Arsenal today are (less so this year) referred to as Barce-Lite. We all know that's like hoping for Audrey Hepburn and finding Jordan the next morning.
Honestly, before Fab left I could see us as a Barce-Lite..We didnt press as high or fast enough to win possession back or penetrate enough (oh matron) around the area. But we were great on the eye and won a lot of trophies (Emirates Cup 3 times),fantastic. Now though it seems as though Arsene has reverted to only pressing in our own half 80% of the time, sitting back against Utd/Chel/City/Spuds (teams who can pass faster/play more attacking) and generally an even slower build up play around the area..Void of any intensity dare I suggest.
I fully trust Arsene and will never scream Arsene/Gazidis/The board/Voldermort OUT..rather not win for a few years and then FFP comes in we will compete. They will get it right. (okay so ive been told Im like Oddball ala Kellys Heros,Positive waves baby,but i am not delusional,much)
So for the next few weeks i am going to recreate The Invincibles tactics on this new 'realistic' ME. This thread will have my outcome and frustrations.
Now I am going to actually research the way we played in the seasons leading up to the unbeaten year and of course THE YEAR..I feel that gives me a scope to get the best possible tactic and re-creation (i use this word as its still a ME and will never be exactly life like,get over it) of what was an exceptional season and team.
In fact I intend it to be so good: we will dominate the EPL ,FA CUP and then implode in Europe, beat Inter 5-1,all is saved, We CAN play in europe, only to go out in the quarter finals and blame traveling
Please bear with me as I have a 15month old son, a full time job, and am studying for a degree in sports science..Suffice to say it will take longer for me, than some of you who spend the days watching Asian pXrn and replays of top gear on Dave. 'Joking' aside it may take me a little longer.
Seeing as I am a 'special one'() I won't be accepting any help except for all that you have to give me and what I should consider. So please offer me your advice. No pointing to Kimi Raikkonens thread(every time I read his name I think its cool Kimi writing from the F1 cock-pit) I've read it ten fold (possession tactic) and The Invincibles never tried to control a game to that extent ala 10,000passes)
Thanks in advance
Sh!t seems i rambled on and contradicted my first paragraph