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Mangle last won the day on April 22 2017

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  1. Mangle

    Trelawny League AGM

    Eagle eyed observers would have since noticed Division 4 totalling 14 teams now as Newlyn Non Athletic Reserves are not registering a team this year. The struggle to field a team each week finally became too much. The first team remains in Division 1.
  2. Ere, SSS, you ain't alf awful, but I like ya!!
  3. Yes, can’t really be bothered with the speculation. There’ll be a new manager, and hopefully some new faces soon, and an anticipation of things to come. Looking forward to something new. Not experienced it in a while!
  4. Good grief. What I see is a great man who did exceptionally wonderful things for Arsenal football club. I took some time yesterday to read quite a few of the many things on the internet. Most of them from past players or adversaries. Quite literally they were unison in the praise for this man. What he did, what he achieved, and not just in football, in life outside football. The only negative thing I read was from an “Arsenal fan”. Typical. A person highly likely never to have met him, but had probably thrown insults at him. And in all the times when some of his fans shamefully turned on him, he carried on with the same dignity and fortitude, even acknowledging some of the “fans” behaviour in an understanding way, never shirking his responsibilities of his job. We all have opinions, no problem with that, and going last season after the FA Cup would have given him a tremendous send off. He risks now ending with his lowest finish since his arrival, trophyless, in his last game away at Huddersfield. Not the same send off for sure. But this guy, who took charge of well over 1000 games, with a win ratio over 57%, deserves nothing but admiration and praise. This era is over, never to be repeated. I would always support him, and now look forward to supporting the next Arsenal manager.
  5. Wenger going. So at last, the angry Arsenal fans will be happy that a new manager will come in and Arsenal will be restored immediately to their rightful status of the most successful club in the world, and win everything. Of course, if this does not happen, it will be Wengers fault for the very poor squad he left behind. However, onwards and upwards.
  6. It was a "nothing game" for Arsenal. Hence the team selection. Newcastle fighting for their lives, Arsenal looking to the Europa Cup, which is now Priority No. 1 for the team. Completely understandable. Completely annoying and questionable.
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    Tottenham Hotspur

  8. It still makes me smile. You lot listen to the likes of Keown and Wright. And Shearer of course. The man who went in to rescue Newcastle a couple of years ago, and took them down. Ha ha. And Lawro, brought in as defensive coach at Newcastle that same season I seem to recall, only for them to get even worse, and Lawro shown the door. I don't know what the ex-Arsenal players agenda is, just getting paid as pundits I guess. All doom and gloom. Get over it. Arsenal have had a few bad results. Playing below the required standard to win anything. Yes. Get over it. Wenger looking all of his 68 years. Hmmm, I guess all the other managers look younger than their actual age? C'mon, what has that got to do with anything? Wenger's best days are behind him. No one is going to argue that. Let's see what happens next. Lose to Brighton, lose to Milan, and sack the manager? Still possible, but I doubt it. I must say that I am intrigued to see what eventually transpires when Wenger does go. It will be exciting, to see what happens, but there are no guarantees that it will automatically bring success (which is what the "experts" seem to be alluding to). Thank god i am travelling out the country for the next few days, I may miss the football results!!
  9. We drew the second half! Yay.
  10. Agreed stevieb, at least we have some decorum on this forum, well, some of us. I refrain from throwing insults, using ridiculous names for teams or supporters. Unnecessary. You know my feelings about slang for the cup competitions. They are what they are, trophies worth winning. And SSS, yes, Arsenal are in the doldrums, and it happens. Other teams, including Spurs, have the edge on them, but I must say that until these other teams win something, it is all wasted breath. Perhaps you can end your 10 year wait for a trophy this season, and then you may actually have something to shout about!
  11. Agreed, City are the new boys in town.
  12. With the amount of practice you mob have had, there are years of catching up to do.....
  13. At least we make the finals. You keep getting knocked out in the semi’s.
  14. I’m not really defending yesterday’s performance. Man City have kept 12 clean sheets in the PL so far this season. They walloped Liverpool 5-0, Stoke 7-2, Watford 6-0, Palace 5-0, Bournemouth 4-0, Swansea 4-0, Spurs 4-1, Leicester 4-1, as well as beating Chelsea and Man Utd away from home. See a pattern there? They are exceptional, and Arsenal came up against a team playing fantastic football yesterday. Arsenal only lost to City 3-1 in the PL at their place, so not too bad! You never know, we could get a draw when we face them on Thursday. So, Arsenal did turn up, but were outplayed, out thought, out fought, out performed, out scored. Do you think they just didn’t bother? I don’t think so. They had a go, and fell well short, like most teams are doing against City. Mustafi, made a mistake, got punished. It’s football. In a game they could ill afford to make a mistake in, he did. I can’t defend him, and I’d guess he is not trying to defend himself either. Yes I can see what has happened to the club. I believe Wenger has kept that club going, punching above their weight for ages. The boardroom is where the finances are handled. And they know Wenger, financially, has been he best thing for the club. Remember, which you will forget immediately, football is now big business. It’s not about trophies. It is for us, but no the owners. It’s about money. Why did the owners offer Wenger another 2 year contract last year? Money. Anyway, it is what it is. When Wenger does go, and they bring in someone else, whoever it is, will get my support through thick and thin. I will hope they win every game, and every trophy. But they won’t.