Quality player , sadly didn’t achieve more , probably due to his ‘off’ field activities.
Nonetheless, a very skilful player .
We could do with him now , even if pissed up
I think ESR is quite similar to Merse with the way he dribbles
Merse was better, but he didn’t have as good a nickname.
The Magic Man is a much better nickname.
He was , on his day , unplayable and you could throw the word genius in .
So Merson doesn’t remember us getting battered by lower end sides under Emery, conceding 20-30 shots every game. Doesn’t remember that lifeless performance at Baku either.
Also, now Xhaka gets recognised?
Lucky Merse, wish I could say the same.
Thing is, mate, I don’t remember us losing 2 league games at home by a 3 goal deficit in the same season.
Am I going back to the early 80s for the last time this happened?
On the other hand I don’t count crowdless games to be ‘home games’. The home crowd is what lifts the home team and initimates the opposition. They’re essentially neutral venues with zero atmosphere
We had 17 league losses in 94/95, albeit with 42 games. Leeds and QPR beat us 3-1 at home that season
This is true.
Burnley, Leicester and Wolves (hiiissssss, boo!) hadn’t beaten us at home in the league since the 70s. They’re not beating us with a home crowd (Burnley was only a handful of fans before anyone points that out)
Conversely, we’re not beating Ya-nitid at The Swamp once they’ve got 70,000 Londoners packing out the place.
The most awful Arsenal game, ever, will always be the 6-0 against Chelsea. I find that one even worse than the 8-2.