Monday, 29 June 2009

Stuart Pearce is a bit Arsene Wengerish. Just a bit mind.

I've just watched the England under-21's vs Germany under-21's final and I have to be honest; England were smashed more than a plate at a Greek restaurant.

It was embarrassing at times and it just confirms to me what I've always believed. England, at all levels, aren't as good as most of us English people think we are.

We tend to have this belief that we are as good as all the top nations of world football. We aren't. Far from it.

We talk the talk but cannot walk the walk. We are all mouth mate. Proper lippy bastards.

The game was so frustrating to watch. And that's why I say that Stuart Pearce, tonight anyway, drew slight parallels to Arsene Wenger.

As soon as ze Germans scored their second, a superb free-kick hit harder than a Mike Tyson uppercut and one that the keeper had no chance with (a-hem) went in, I was hoping that Stuart Pearce would provide some inspiration and make a change.

Just something to get England back into the game and have a chance.

What did I see? Nothing. Just the same players toiling around until the game was effectively over when ze Germans scored their third and killed England off quicker than Usain Bolt can sprint.

How many times have you seen Wenger make the same mistake? Too many?

The amount of times I've been crying, with snot and everything, for Arsene Wenger to make a change because the game is running away from us and something is needed to provide a spark from somewhere and it hasn't come.

I was doing the same same tonight. Waiting for the change. I waited. And waited. And it was too late.

Wenger is a genius. A legend. But his substitutes are rarely before the 70-80 minute mark when it's usually too late to help a lost cause.

It is a flaw that Wenger needs to brush up on and I hope next season he grabs the bull round the horns more often if need be.

Keep it Goonerish...............

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your writing style is very childish.

Anonymous said...

More daft shit from the worst Arsenal blog on the Internet.

Anonymous said...

im not english but as an arsenal fan i watched all u21 england games to see how gibbs got on and he looked the best english player,wrighty7 is right about arsenes sub choices,why play bendtner on the left its so annoying when he has better mid on the bench but throws nic out left

Wrighty7 said...

Wowsers!

Thanks for the compliments guys!

Especially you anon 22:11!

GoonerPete said...

Is it more daft shit because you don't agree with it or because you have no argument to counter Wrighty's post?

Sounds to me like you have no answer other than to try and make yourself feel big behind a keyboard.

Nice one big man.

Anonymous said...

It may be childish but its usally as funny as hell!

Keep it Goonerish mate...........

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first two comments.

Anonymous said...

If you don't like the style or the blog then fuck off to your porn sites or where ever you loosers spend your time. Wrighty you are spot on, the English are not nearly as good as they think and I share your frustration with Wengers substitutions, they are for most too late in the game Ano 22:15 i agree, Gibbs was the best player for England.

Anonymous said...

anon

Of course eleven English men are crap at football. Anybody with even half a brain knows that. England were stuffed like a turkey at Christmas and that has really made my day hearing that news.

As for Walcot: the boy has made a serious mistake not listening to Mr Wenger. Theo talks too much and his over-zealousness to play for England at the expense of our great club will come back to bite him on the arse if he does not produce next season. The honeymoon period with the boy wonder is over. We will see.

Gibbs can do no wrong as far as I am concerned.

As for that nutter in charge of them: I never liked that bastard and I'm glad he got stuffed by the Germans again.

Anonymous said...

Have to say I agree with the sentiment of tonights post Wrighty.

Time and time again Arsene Wenger has made the wrong decision in his tactics and he often leaves his subs to late to make an impact.

Ignore the first two comments. They will have to go to bed soon.

Anonymous said...

With Respect - what the F*** do you know about football to critisise Arsene Wenger!

Wrighty7 said...

With Repect- Can Arsene Wenger not be critised then?

Anonymous said...

Any time I read complaints that substitutions are made too late, it's clear to me that I'm reading a post from a football illiterate trying to sound knowledgeable. The other one is "defending too deep". I'm so tired of hearing that it's not funny.

Having said that, this English U21 team is the worst football team I've seen since my primary school team. Honestly, they didn't belong on the same pitch as the Germans. The English team cannot pass, control the ball, dribble, etc. And this is one of the most skillful German teams I've ever seen. But none of them are German, are they?

Wrighty7 said...

I actually agree with the first two comment as well.

Wrighty7 said...

"Any time I read complaints that substitutions are made too late, it's clear to me that I'm reading a post from a football illiterate trying to sound knowledgeable. The other one is "defending too deep". I'm so tired of hearing that it's not funny."

Please explain why it is clear to you then mate.

Anonymous said...

He can be fairly critised yes, but not by people who clearly don't understand the game of football.

Has anyone in the game from within the game critised Arsene of not making changes quick enough, Answer - No!

Anonymous said...

You are a Spurs supporter in disguise you plonker leave Wenger alone.

Wrighty7 said...

So you have to be in the game from within the game to critise Arsene then?

Sorry but I dont agree with that.

I've played at a decent standard of football at youth level, Millwall and Wimbledon, and while I don't believe I'm a genius like Arsene Wenger I still belive I know a little about the game.

Its about opinion.

My opinion is that Wenger's biggest flaw is probably his tactics.

Just an opinion but it doesn't mean I know nothing about the game does it?

Anonymous said...

Stuart Pearce is a shit manager. Great player, shit manager. Always has been. Gets away with it becuase of his reputation.

Wrighty, I understand a dearth of real Arsenal news means you are forced to make tenuous links to anything going on in football but to even mention Pearce in the same breath as Wenger is tantamount to blasphemy.

Wrighty7 said...

My apologies for swearing...LOL

I thought it was quite clever

Davi said...

I agree with wrighty regarding wenger's tactics. Been saying it for years.
Course you can have an opinion. Its such a retarded argument. Look at all the retards who talk crap on tv. The ones on motd all agree with eachother, but on other channels theyl have completely different opinions. What does that tell you? first of all they just agree with whoever's there a lot of the time, And many of they dont actually know very much.

But despite usually being quite anti-england football team, I think people are being too harsh on pearce and the u21s
they apparently were carrying a lot of injuries etc AND they actually got to the final. That has to be worth something. They beat a few decent teams on the way too. There's some good players in that side. Im glad walcott got shown up a bit as well. He needs a knock or two. Hes always been a bit self-centred imo.

Anonymous said...

wrighty please for the love of god just delete those insulting comments made abt your blog here.

So arsene can do no wrong huh? subbing in arshavin at the 80 plus minutes when we were outplayed and created no chances at all in the fa cup semi. Subbing in nasri on the 87th minute too, do you think it will make a difference if he has subbed them on the 60th minute? hell yes! both could have at least created scoring chances if the were subbed in earlier. that's just one clear e.g.

Yes, we all love arsene; a legend in our eyes but those who think that he cannot be criticize is just ridiculous as those extremist who think that they know much much more than wenger.

Anonymous said...

i can't believe how angry some people get.

Anonymous said...

Shit blog.

Sam said...

this blogg's great, stop criticising it and write your own ones!
as for england.. just not really up to it.
gibbs is a real star but i'm starting to worry about walcott. it's past the stage where we can blame his poor performances on his youth, and while i think he's often made a skape goat in a team of underperformers, as a starter for the national team and for arsenal you'd expect him to do alot better.
every anonymous performance by him is a massive blow to his confidence. shouldn'\t of played for under 21's

Anonymous said...

well I disagree mostly, yes I've seen Wenger make late subs but how often does Arsenal lose? not that often, it's a hit or miss deal. To the person talking about Nicky playing out wide, well he's actually score goals and help big time from out there sometimes. I don't know I think Wenger get's it right more then he get's it wrong when it comes to these things. If he got it wrong like you made it seem we wouldn't be a top 4 team in this league that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

oh yeah and Walcott should have listen to Wenger and not played U21because he looked tired.

Anonymous said...

Crikey, somebody's got sand in their vagina!

chzberga said...

Whoa! Ignore the haters Wrighty, your blog makes a refreshing change from most others. I know what you mean in the comparison regarding substitutions too!

Anonymous said...

Spurs are crap

Anonymous said...

You're funny but I disagree with quite a few of your perceptions on football.

You may have a point that Wenger does sometimes make his substitutions late on but think about it, if they come on early then the opponents will also be fully fit so the sub may have less of an impact. Problem is you presented your argument by using Stuart Pearce, and he's a shit shit manager.

Chris said...

As an owner of another Arsenal blog, I always try not to comment on other blogs, but sometimes you have to give support to fellow bloggers.

This disrespect towards them just because they hint at a Wenger criticise is ridiculous. Granted, I usually don't agree with what this blogger writes, but this time, wright is right(triple pun intended).

Ask Arsenal fans what they think of last season, the true fans I mean, and they will all agree that yes, Wenger made substitutions late, especially Carlos Vela who could have been so much more influential for us.

Anonymous said...

Sam,

I believe that Walcott's performances can be blamed, to a reasonable degree, on his youth.

However, I'm not referring to his age, but, rather, the type of football that he probably played from the age of ten onwards - i.e. just kick the ball forward and let Walcott beat players with his pace - as well as the fact that his current one dimensional game is probably also because he didn't learn the range of skills that he should have done if he had started playing "street football" from the age of five or six.

I'm talking about cleverness & skills on the ball when not running at pace, the capacity to retain possession of the ball in tight spaces as well as in central areas of the pitch, how to shield & retain possession of the ball with your back to goal, particularly in central areas of the pitch, and how to link the play, again, especially in central areas of the pitch.

In my view, Walcott needs to learn these types of skills in order to improve his all round game. Only then should he start talking & thinking about playing as a central striker.

Danish Gooner said...

Anonymous 22:51 you are one sorry fuck.Wenger is legendary for his rubbish substitutions or lack off should i say so Wrigthy is actually spot on.The English U21 is rubbish too and if Wenger is this incredible talent spotter with this incredible network ,why on earth havnt he he dicovered Sandro Wagner or Ozil ????
Muamba an Arsenal reject is the U21s Midfield enforcer,God have mercy on english youth football.Walcott Rubbish,Onuoha crap,Rubbish goal keeper rubish,rubbish,rubbish even our new love child didnt perform very well tonight.

Anonymous said...

Memto AW: Let the players play in thire natural position.Yes I know we need a couple of Jack or shd i say john of all trades.
That said we shd wait and see. If nothing improves in the next season,I can bet it could his final season in charge.He has got the same no.2 since he first came. The game has moved on and managers need to flow with the tide.
As some of the fans siad, it is of no use playing the passing till eternity. One determined challenge and the ball is lost and bf you can bingo/yippy the ball is in the Arsenal net.
Arsenal must reduce number of passes and start shooting form outside the box so that any arsenal player lurking nearby can smash in the rebound.

Anonymous said...

Daft shit it maybe. At least Wrighty7 makes the effort to write his views that some of you probably won't do. Personally, I find his writing hilarious in a good way.

Anonymous said...

Wenger makes his subs closer to the hour mark rather than the 70th minute mark.. Watch your arsenal games dude.

vajara said...

I don't definitly look down the Stuart P. but the way he treats Theo that breaks the team to 2 parts and likes this "Do you think you can win anythings with this team" . I'm so sad when I watches the TV that show how stupid mistake thatever the boys can do. England goes far so much with broken team.

vajara said...

Theo looks so stupid when he trys to play with the ball to prove his worth that made the die game for england and don't help the team. Counter attack game form German is the part of tactics when you lead but the stupid mistakes form Goalkeeper,CB and Rt FB are not acceptable.