• Jack posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Maybe he’s waiting to be sacked so he can use Ron Atkinson’s old line when he got the bullet at Man U. “I leave as I arrived – fired with enthusiasm”

    • Wenger inherited George Graham’s iron-hard defence plus Dennis Bergkamp. Once these essential parts of the team were retired he had no plan for replacing them. Admittedly he bought into the vision of a new stadium which increased the revenue stream but he has been timid in the transfer market. Apart from Shankly, Paisley and Ferguson every manager…[Read more]

      • It’s fair to say that Wenger, with the honourable exceptions of Campbell and Kosczelny (sp?) has always come up short on defenders but he followed Bergkamp with

        Thierry Henri, Robert Pires, Manu Petit, Patrick Viera, Freddie Ljundberg, Fabregas

        Hardly unproductive signings

      • I couldn’t have said it better myself!

        As an Arsenal fan of a long-time standing, I crave the defensive toughness and counter-attacking speed of the George Graham teams. I feel very disorientated watching Arsenal these days (unlike when I first followed Arsenal seriously in the late 80s). Wenger did do well for his first decade as manager but ran…[Read more]

  • Jack posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I agree entirely. And add to that the disgraceful cheating on the pitch, the bullying of the ref when decisions don’t go their way and the ridiculous earnings. Totally soulless at the moment (apart from the Leicester win) and frustrating to watch. It just feels as though the whole sport is without integrity from the top to the bottom which in…[Read more]

  • Years ago (1980’s) I worked with a woman whose husband took all of her salary from her and gave her a small ‘allowance’ back. If that ran out she had to ask him to buy whatever she needed. Quite unbelievable.

  • As a man I respect and like independent women, and for that matter independent men. I like people who are self directed, accountable and responsible.

    I don’t respect or like bolshy, shouty, “me me me “, simpering, narcissistic, vacuous, untruthful, unkind or manipulative women. Same goes for men.

    Man or woman, doesn’t matter. Its what one is as…[Read more]

  • If folk think these men were bad, they should try crossing paths in a factory with a predominantly women only assembly line etc..

    @emma I have thanks, many times, from the age of 16 to 24 and managed not to get groped, harassed, cat-called, grabbed or intimidated once.

    Does every real case of sexual harassment of women have to be compared to a…[Read more]

  • My partner had her second hip replacement 4 weeks ago. Given walking sticks by discharge nurse. When asked about returning them she was told that they don’t want them back, they are single use items.

  • I’m a middle aged man. I drove company vans around London in my younger days and took pride in my ability to park in tiny spaces without any assistance from people or gadgets. Never bashed one parking.
    I’ve just spent a lot of money on a LWB VW campervan. The very first time I took it out of my driveway I backed into my wheelie bin and broke a…[Read more]