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He did say stop clock every time ball goes out of play on last 10 minutes, I believe. According to the articles asking Wenger his opinion on the offsides rule.

Personally, i would not mind his suggestions other than the offside rule change, and would not mind the offside rule change if there was a hockey offsides line in soccer. in other words, you cant be offsides unless you are past that offsides line and are closer than 2 defending players to the goal. But his other rules (the sinbin, penalty shootouts being old MLS style, stopping clock, captains only speaking to refs, and childrens games being 8 a side) I think might be good suggestions.

Van Basten's ideas include getting rid of the offside rule, replacing penalty shoot-outs with eight-second run-ups and introducing orange cards to send players to sin-bins for 10 minutes.

He has also proposed that players should be involved in fewer matches each season, that games should go straight to penalties without extra-time, children's games to be limited to eight-a-side, stopping the clock every time the ball goes out in the last 10 minutes and only allowing captains to speak to referees.

Posted in Marco van Basten suggests scrapping offside as part of his radical plans for football

Chinese club has made a huge offer for Sanchez, apparently. £900k/week salary. If we get £150m for him, would you sell? Could get Griezmann + Reus for that kind of money.

Not sure we can get Griezmann/Reus for that money, as supposedly a Chinese club is also offering 150 mill for PEA. Think Dortmund and Atletico would ask China for 100 each on those two quite possibly.

Posted in Winter Transfer Window

I think he would do well at Atletico Madrid as #10, he should go there.

He should go to a mid table team and play as #10, that's the best he can do.

Hmm. In 24 hours, you equated Atletico with a mid table team. Damn, I wish Arsenal was mid table then.

Posted in My beloved Cazorla <3

Out now for 6-8 weeks.

Posted in Poor Perez

You mean secondary assists, i.e the one who assisted the assister? I don't think they do. They have the data to figure it out though, but it's not a standalone stat. You can definitely look at every assist and see who made the pass before that. Haven't seen anyone do it, but I agree that it's an interesting and important stat.

Yes. That is what I mean -- sometimes the assist is not as important as the prior pass that opened the defense up. Would be nice to see that recorded somehow.

Posted in Alexis playing centrally

Just wondering --- does Opta, or any other stat agency, look at hockey assists? Would be nice to see who unlocks the defense on the most vital pass -- it might not be the assist that scores the goal. It could be the goalkeeper finding the winger wide open deep who then crosses the ball-- the winger gets the assist, but the keeper does not get any real statistical credit for opening up the defense to allow the cross and goal.

Would be interesting to see Ozil's hockey assist numbers in addition to regular assist.

Posted in Alexis playing centrally

1-1 away at PSG. Brilliant result. Shut up and stop talking like you know better.

I thought a draw was a pussy result???

Posted in PSG vs Arsenal · Champions League · 13 Sep 2016 · 19:45

Injured? Since when?

He had a thigh injury that kept him out of Euros. According to mirror, they said he had a calf injury that was keeping him from being traded.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/mathieu-debuchy-arsenal-exit-blocked-8722903

But also, with us loaning Callum, if Bellerin was injured, who would play RB if Debuchy was gone?

Posted in The almighty 2016-2017 summer transfer window thread

Strange. I have predicted on each of the prior games (been wrong both times), but am not listed. Am I doing something incorrect on it?

Posted in 2016-2017 Arsenal Report Prediction League

Dumb question -- what is a 26.4 projection mean? On scale of 1-10, what is a 26.4?

Posted in Arsenal Report v4