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(The not-so-temporary quite-official) Gooner Thread

paulm
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Sounds like Tierney, Saliba (loan back for a season), Ceballos (on loan), and perhaps Everton are realistic signings at this point. 

I agree with others though, where are the CBs who can come in and start? That is the biggest problem area for us. 

At this stage, our (realistic) CB stocks for the new season are:

Sokratis

Mustafi

Chambers

Holding

Monreal

Mavropanos

We have numbers, and some quality in that I believe Sokratis, Holding and Monreal are good enough to be starting. 

An argument can be made for Chambers as well in that regard, however, it does seem like Mustafi and Chambers are dead men walking. I don't think Emery and his staff are keen on either, and will probably sell both if they can. It seems Mavropanos is not up to it at this point, and he seems to struggle with constant niggles. 

If we cannot make a decent purchase then my preference would be for Monreal to play CB all season (provided Tierney is signed) and Mustafi to be sold. It wouldn't be ideal but I think we could at least get to the Jan window on the back of Sokratis, Holding, Monreal and Chambers as our main four.

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We will have to rely on Holding returning and Chambers stepping up. No way around it.

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I can’t believe Mavropanos keeps getting considered and Bielek is not. One’s had a cracking season on loan and an amazing off season with Poland U21’s while the others had maybe 8 senior appearances, none of which have covered himself in glory.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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Emery overnight has talked up 3-4 signings. If he includes Saliba in that list then between Saliba, Tierney, Ceballos you're looking at probably one of Everton/Malcolm type player too. Still doesn't get us a CB though, and without that signing I'd consider those 4 ineffective given it hasn't resolves our biggest issue.

Also, if we do get Ceballos on loan I really hope there's a sell on clause we can activate - even if it is 50m+ so we have the option end of the season.

All in all, I think there's an exciting end to the window coming up. 22 days left until it closes over here, could be a cracker of a finish.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

ajc28
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New away kit looks nice. If I could justify giving Kroenke another cent I might offer $2 up front and let them keep it on loan for the season, another $2 when I receive it and the rest when we win the Champions League.

brumbys
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You know the majority of shirt sales revenue goes to Adidas right? That's why they pay so much up front in their sponsorship.

Skip the Emirates tickets or memberships if you really want to hurt them.

Personally I'll be buying both home and away this season, they're fudgeing sexy and it's been a long time since we could say that.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

brumbys
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Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

ajc28
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brumbys wrote:

You know the majority of shirt sales revenue goes to Adidas right? That's why they pay so much up front in their sponsorship.

Skip the Emirates tickets or memberships if you really want to hurt them.

But not 100% right? And I did say a cent. Living in NZ tickets and memberships are not an option anyway so all I can really do is withokd my money on things like merchandise. Anyway, know it makes no impact, it's for my own feelings more than anything else but the post was more an attempt to make a transfer fee joke

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Anyone bought the new strip yet? 

I'm looking to purchase online but not sure what adidas sizing profiles are like. Are their larges like larges or are they slimfit jobs? 

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paulm wrote:

Anyone bought the new strip yet? 

I'm looking to purchase online but not sure what adidas sizing profiles are like. Are their larges like larges or are they slimfit jobs? 

I went to Rebel Sport to see if they had the new home shirt but no luck. Would pay to try one first as sizing can vary between kit providers.

When I was in England in 2013, I bought the home shirt and got a medium which fitted perfectly so later on, I bought the yellow away shirt and just grabbed a medium as well. Some weeks later, I tried it on and it was way too small. Luckily I still had the receipt so went back to the club shop and swapped it for a large. Both were made by Nike.

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paulm wrote:

Anyone bought the new strip yet? 

I'm looking to purchase online but not sure what adidas sizing profiles are like. Are their larges like larges or are they slimfit jobs? 

I went to Rebel Sport to see if they had the new home shirt but no luck. Would pay to try one first as sizing can vary between kit providers.

When I was in England in 2013, I bought the home shirt and got a medium which fitted perfectly so later on, I bought the yellow away shirt and just grabbed a medium as well. Some weeks later, I tried it on and it was way too small. Luckily I still had the receipt so went back to the club shop and swapped it for a large. Both were made by Nike.

That's what happens when you down a few pints. :)

If you are old and wise you were probably young and stupid

Gooner 4 Life
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Haha, it's hard to stay away from those English pubs :)

brumbys
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I've promised myself to buy one as soon as I'm earning - can't wait. Walking past them in the shops they're bloody sexy man.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

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