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Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
03 September, 2009 12:16
O Fortuna
velut luna
statu variabilis,

semper crescis
aut decrescis;

vita detestabilis
nunc obdurate
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem,

egestatem,
potestatem
dissolvit ut glaciem.

Sors immanis
et inanis,
rota tu vulubilis,
status malus,

vana salus
simper dissolubilis,
obumbrata
et velata

michi quoque miteris;
nunc per ludum

dorsum nudum
fero tui sceleris.

Sors salutis
et virtutis

michi nunc contraria,
est affectus

et defectus
simper in angaria.

Hac in hora
sine mora
corde pulsum tangite;
quod per sortem
sternit fortem,
mecum omnes plangite!

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We are downed, but not OUT!!!!

Keep the faith, people!!!!

We still can win the title!!!


f**King booooooooooooring internaitonal week@#$%%@@

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
06 September, 2009 03:41
O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty
and power
it melts them like ice.

Fate-monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy.

Fate is against me
in health
and virtue,
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved
So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the string man,
everybody weep with me!


Fate..aah, that capricious monster, that brought us to such great heights – 4 convincing victories in a row – and that horrendous loss at OT and unwanted publicity in Eduardo’s Dive.

Fate is against me

you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing

since Fate
strikes down the string man,
everybody weep with me!

Are we all “String Man” here, carping and carping all over again..and again..on that ill-fated card that Fate invariably deal to us whenever we are on the cusp of Greatness?

Always stumbles yards away from the Finishing Line?

Lacking mental toughness, physically ill-suited to the English Game, brittle and fragile like an over-stretched string?

A team of “String Man” and capricious fans, cursing Fate, unable to get to grips with the fact that Fate is a malevolent monster?

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
06 September, 2009 03:48
Look back at History and how small and limited English clubs can achieve greatness by building a TEAM, not a collection of Galacticos.

Ron Greenwood’s Academy and West Ham United were ahead of their time in the 60s. Ron Greenwood was “Arsene Wenger’s French Spine”, playing a passing game, an attacking side with the likes of Martin Peters, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and of course Lampard and Redknapp.

I think it was then the European Cup Winner Cup Final where they beat Anderlecht 4-2 where the coach accused West Ham of “cheating”:

“West Ham cheated. They did not play the English style but European Football”.

Therefore, do not underestimated what Harry is doing at S*CUMS as he is imbued with Ron Greenwood’s Philosophy – an English team that will play European style passing game but with English physicality; not an Arsene Wenger’s French Spine that lacked English Physicality (that is kicking, hacking and diving in head first with boots, knees and elbows flying in the box) that always broke down like “String Man” during that November Blip – wintry conditions, trench warfare and slugfest on muddy pitches upNorth.

But the missing element in S*CUMS is “Victoria Concordia Crescit”. When Harry found it, S*CUMS is the greatest threat to Top-4; not Abu Dhabi City, not Aston Villa and certainly not Everton due to its financial limitation.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
06 September, 2009 18:28
I am glad you translated that.
Nottingham Forest won Europena Cup twice on a shoe string.
It was the coaching that counted

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
07 September, 2009 13:19
And the only way to overcome malevolent Fate is “Victoria Concordia Crescit”

The first disharmony really started with Vieira’s flirtation with Real, and reached its climate in 2004 where he was on the verge of leaving.

But Perez pulled a fast one and refused to treat him as a Galactico.
Miffed, Vieira decided to stay on where his heart is no more and just gone walkabout on the pitch where even a midget can muscle him off the ball and dumped him on his buttends.

Thanks to all Football Gods, he decided to f**k off in 2005 and Fabregas stepped in. But that is another story.

After our 2003/04 season, we can see cracks appearing in the team and disharmony everywhere.
Wiltord left on a Bosman, miffed in not getting a pay-rise.

Edu left as Wenger will not guaranteed him as starter; and of course that greedy c**t wanted ₤55,000 pw.

And it was getting worse with Reyes given the Henry’s “death stare” and Freddy jumped into the act gave Reyes a reaming whenever there was a misplaced pass.

And of course, all those youngsters were so intimidated by Captain Henry that all plays were channelled through him; all attacking moves must passed through him.

And every team knew then that: “Stop Henry and you stop Arsenal playing”.

The sheer arrogance and egoistic behaviour was such that it reached its apex with that farcical penalty between Pires and Henry. And even cool Bergy threw up his hands in disgust over that incident.

Certainly, without a strong captain in Adams and Vieira, Henry was uncontrollable and did untold damage to the harmony of the team. Arsenal is simply lucky to survive his captaincy without disillusioned youngsters leaving Arsenal in droves.

But the worse has yet to come – CL Cup Final 2006 in Paris.

It is my contention that it was the stupidity of Wenger that so disrupted the harmony of the team due to the political selection of the team to reward senior players as well as another desperate attempt to win over our Chelsea Rent-Boy to stay with Arsenal.

The ripple of that disharmony went beyond 2006 and even in 2008, Pires cited it as one of the reasons why he will not stay at Arsenal.

Reyes was upset as he was not selected and Pires took his place.
Flamini was upset as he was not selected and a half-fit Chelsea Rent-Boy, returning after a lengthy injury layoff, was struggling in the match.

And the situation worsens after Henry left. And we got that musical chair of a very much devalued Arsenal Captaincy.

It is as if Arsenal Captaincy is a harlot available to all and sundry, just to entice players not to leave Arsenal as if a Captaincy will bind them as a loyal servant to Arsenal.

And when Gilberto is the logical choice, that moron of a Wenegr decided to give it to of all the people – Gallas. Whereas the most apt choice was either Gilberto or Kolo, simply at that moment of time, Arsenal courses in his blood thru’ and thru’.

Disharmony galore.
An unhappy Gilberto left.
And I believe it also plays in no small part in that animosity between Gallas and Kolo.

And of course that freak of a nature of a disruptive Adebayor – again without a strong captain like Adams or Vieira to dong-slap him – which create disharmony within the team.

And we have senior player like Van Persie having a row with Walcott.

And since 2003/04, there is no harmony within the team and why after the demise of the French Spine, we won f**k all.

And you said we won FA Cup 2005?
C’mon, we rode our luck by using “Rope Da Dope” 4-5-1 with – of all people – Bergy as “Lone Striker” in 4-5-1. And if not for some abysmal finishing and Reyes sacrificing himself by committing a professional foul to prevent Ronaldo from running clear thru’, who know, we may even lost it.

Lady Luck sure smiles on Arsenal at Cardiff.

Contrast that in 2003/04 where after the first Battle of OT, a siege mentality developed within Arsenal camp and it bonded the players fiercely.

Players played for each other. And the French Spine was born with telegraphic understanding, playing “one-touch one-pass” breathe-taking football.
Pires, Wiltord and Freddy commented that they can run in with their eyes closed and they knew the ball will be there when they reached that space.
“blind side” running galore with Pires and Freddy scoring freely.

And all these will not be possible if the team is not in harmony.

And we had suffered from 2004/05 season onward; a long barren and sterile period of 5 seasons where disharmony is the order of the day with players leaving.


And for 5 long years, Arsene Wenegr was desperate to nurture a group of youngsters that play together form Academy level to senior team, a group that remains friends on and off the pitch like the French Spine.

A group that loves to play for each other.

Therefore, the very first criteria to judge this Arsene Wenger’s “3rd and greatest team” is not a matter of how many worldclass players and experienced players are in the squad, but really, has this squad found the harmony of the French Spine?

Without harmony, every Arsene Wenger’s team will flopped. And it is why the French Spine’s demise is so rapid instead of a gradual fall from the apex.

Truly, Arsene Wenger knew and why he said this is the “decisive year”.
As without harmony, we will flop again.
But with harmony, we will see Arsene Wenger’s 3rd and greatest team in the making and fully blossoms in 2010/11 season.

My prediction was for “Arsenal Mark 4” to start to dominate English Football and European Football in 2008/09.

2009/10 season?
We can win the title as long as there is harmony within the rank and no more disruptive and unhappy players like Flamini, Hleb, Adebayor and Kolo within its rank. That we start to play as we can, free-flowing football with PACE, MOVEMETN and INTERCHANGEABILITY.

Victoria Concordia Crescit.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
13 September, 2009 04:08
Fate is against me
in health
and virtue,
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved
So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the string man,
everybody weep with me!
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It saddens to watch a team of "Straw Men" playing without harmony and disconncted with passes not finding players in the final third; with no players runing into space in teh box; no thru' passes, no peripheral vision to produce that sublime passes.


All journeymen, huffing and puffing, crossing balls on a wing and a prayer that somebody must be in the box to connect the ball.

All "Straw Men" easily dumped on the ground, none betetr epitomised by Van Persie spending more tiem on his backside in the 1st half than standing up when he is a "Lone Striker".

All "String Men", visibly shrunk and broken when they were 0-1 down; and no determined Leader that dug deep, mobilised the troops.

None of that "Never Said Die" attitudes and fortitudes of warriors like:
- ManLeeds & Chelski scoring winners in the 95th minute
- Like Liveprool 80s winning in the dying seconds of the game.

Fate is against me;
since Fate
strikes down the string man,
everybody weep with me!


WIll this TEAM ever learns that what made Arsene Wenegr's TEAM great is always "Victoria Concordia Crescit" and never mega-stars or even super-super-players?

That even the great Henry can never carried the TEAM alone on his broad shoulder?

Taht even a "apss-master" Fabregas cna enver carried the TEAM by himself as he needs another "partner-in-crime" to overwhelm opponents?

Like we have a glimpse of the "perfect harmony" in Rosicky-Fabregas-Flamini-Hleb" during the halycon days of AUgust/Sept/October 2007?

That like Camelot;
Arsene Wenegr is nothing but -
"Briefly a spark that burns bright in mankind hisotry,
a palce called Camelot"

There is no more tears in me now,
just a great sadness.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
20 September, 2009 06:59
Our scoring prowess had hidden a glaring defect in our Defence, which is not palying in harmony.

A mediocre team like WIgan had 2 or 3 chances running clear between our CB, with a clear shooting oportunity.
Thanks to all Football Gods it is only WIgan and not Agbonlohar, Drogba, Torres, Defoe, Keane, WHoremonger, et al.

We wil be murder adn at least one of thsoe 3 clear chances wil be converted.

Let's not get carried away by Vermaelen's scintillating start of the season..just like Nasri, before he was reduced to a nonetity in away matches.


Wenger si correct to say that it needs 6 to 9 months for any new players to integrate into WengerBall.

And for the first 8 games of the season where it is consistently that CF had a few chances to run clear between our two CB implies that the udnerstanding between 'em and MDIFIELD has yet to develop fuly - still "work in progress".

ANd also no thanks to our FB, still struggling to find their form, and again devleoping udnerstanding with Vermaelen, new goalie and new MDIFIELD setup as well.

From yesterday match, it was cleared that CLichy missed pre-season trainings, not fully fit, lack match sharpness.
Th good news is that WIgan game shown that he si slowly regaining his match sharpness and we saw a brief glimpse the CLichy of old.

Gallas-Vermaelen needs to play more games togetehr; plus we need a settled MDIFIELD to protect 'em and tod evleop understanding between MIDFIELD and BACK-4.

Hoepfully, by end-October,w hen Wenegr has a full sqaud to chose from, he will decide on a settled MDIFIELD instea dof the present ever changing combinaiton which does the harmony of the team no good.

A settled side is needed clearly to challenge for honors this season.

My perception is that Gallas-Vermaelen has yet to be found out; and has yet to standup a battling against the likes of Drogba, Terry, Ballack, Torres and Crouch.

Not getting carry away, but the real test wil be against muscular and quick forwards like:
Drogba with Ballack and Terry charging in for high balls.
Torres with Gerrard waiting to snap up loose balls outside the box.
Crouch jumping into Vermaelen.
Agbonlohar, Defoe, Keane runing between Gallas and Vermaelen.

Forget about Adebayor.
He is a freak of a nature and ful of spleena dn spite that he will die just to beat Arsenal. A junkie ful fo speed and can never repeat that performance against lesser oponents, only against Arsenal.
It was a "one-off" against Arsenal adn Gallas-Vermaelen will never have to find thsi kind fo viciousness from any other team except Abu Dhabi City.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
25 December, 2009 01:59
Arsénal – The making of a modern of attacking super club
December 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm | In Arsenal | 4 Comments

Arséne Wenger’s trust in the spontaneity of his players owes much to Arsenal’s exciting brand of attacking football.
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“In times of transformation, not only do new problems arise; old ways of looking at things become problems themselves.” That’s the thinking that has been presented to Arsène Wenger since the move to the Emirates affected his planning on the pitch. Indeed certain points have had to be exaggerated. What was so good about the ‘Invincibles’ was that youth, fluidity, pace, creativity was backed up by discipline, tactical understanding and ruthlessness, and Wenger is aware that this second part has become difficult to replicate to the same degree because of the youth policy route they’ve decided to go down.

“Exceptional talent” it is hoped will carry the side to the next level.

Wishful thinking or achievable through careful planning, it is Arsène Wenger’s job now, through all the groundwork he’s laid, is to somehow bridge that gap despite the obvious contradictions if the maxim “experience comes with age” is to be taken at face value.

Part of that solution has been the transition to the 4-3-3 this season, suiting not only the technical abilities of the players but also the mental side. “The total [of goals scored this season] so far shows our style of play suits the team,” said Wenger. “The way we play football, the way we are organised and go forward suits our players too.” Now there is not only theoretically more angles in the pass for Arsenal to play intricate triangles but also help stretch sides and become more dynamic. Robin van Persie was the fulcrum which play revolved around and his injury, and to those of others have seen a slight downturn in the impressiveness of their performance since the start of the season. Maybe the grueling schedule is also starting to catch up on them as the demands placed on such young bodies to play such an expansive style cannot always be consistently maintained. Indeed one of the key details of the system change has seen the players look to asphyxiate opponents through intense pressure, augmenting their developing tactical sense which naturally favours defend from the front. One of the key beneficiaries of this has been Alex Song, whose role is now of much importance to the way the team functions.

“I know that my position is crucial in the team,” the 22-year-old told The London Evening Standard. “When everyone is attacking, I want to hold, so that if we lose the ball I’m the first defender in the midfield to stop any counter-attacks and passes coming through. It’s a vital role – I just need to close quickly and give the ball forward when I receive it. This year we have done well, everyone’s contribution when we have lost the ball has been very good. We’ve turned quickly to defend just as we turn quickly to attack when we win it.”

Song’s rise highlights the freedom of psychological development Arsène Wenger gives his players and the importance of it. Pressed into the team at a young age and soon vilified for a disappointing performance in the defeat to Fulham, he went out on loan to regain some confidence. It took him a while to break through once he came back but gradually his game improved to become the rock he is now in the centre of midfield. At one moment it looked like the Cameroonian was set to become a central defender but never actually pushed, Wenger allowing his player to assimilate knowledge like a sponge so as to naturally develop his game.

Indeed training is rarely authoritative or bureaucratic. Players are expected to absorb the objective of drills (usually timed games to replicate moments of technique on the pitch) while feedback is given almost instantaneously on how to improve but never at any time meant to feel like your hand was being held or were being spoon-fed. It’s quite a contrast to the repetitious routines practiced by Rafa Benitez or Fabio Capello and while no method is definitive, it is Wenger’s trust in the spontaneity of his players which owes much to the style of football produced. In fact, back when Pep Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona’s ‘B’ side, he spent time studying Arsenal’s methods and was captivated by the way Wenger encouraged his players to express themselves on the pitch and with the pace and skill the ball was passed.

“We work a lot on the potential of combinations between players,” Wenger told French radio. “We plot it on the pitch and, once a player has the ball, there are red lights or green lights. The collective goal is to create the most possible green lights. That is to say to give passing solutions to the man with the ball and to leave the responsibility with that man to make the best choice possible, allowing the team to keep possession but at the same time – if possible – make the game progress towards the attack.

“So you must always offer the player solutions that allow him to utilise his intelligence around the game to the maximum.”

“For it to work, players must make themselves available and we work on that in training,” he told . “That’s where top-level sport becomes really interesting, in finding a way to have the team in a position of psychological comfort so that they can offer solutions. Because you know that, when doubt creeps in, the green lights become red lights. “Because each player takes fewer spontaneous initiatives and, all of a sudden, it’s absolutely unbelievable at what speed all those lights become red and the player with the ball finds himself in the @#$%&.

“Doubt is the key enemy of our game but, eventually, we must at the same time give our team the sense of availability. And, on a psychological level, we must give them a taste for audacity and for developing connections between each other.” Indeed doubt also saw Aaron Ramsey withdrawn against Sunderland in the 1-0 defeat, the Wenger citing bad decision-making as the reason for his his bad performance. “A player who recieves the ball has to solve a millions problems within a fraction of a second; a great one is the one who chooses the right solution,” said manager in Phillipe Auclair’s Cantona: The Rebel who Would be King biography.

Fans may be beguiled by the club’s failure to land a trophy in four years but Arsène Wenger is adamant that the club will get through this tumultuous period. He has recently stated that the last four years have been his best due to the difficulties in battling against an unforgiving environment. The temporary (it is hoped) youth policy may be arguable but as researched by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski in Why England Lose – And Other Curious Football Phenomena, there is an importance of keeping your best players – wages dictate 92% of success. Indeed, one of the reasons former chairman David Dein is so keen to bring in an outside investor into the club is because wage bills are rising however with the strategy in place now, total wages only account to around 50% of total revenue, compared to around 80% for both Chelsea and Manchester United. The aim is to build around the current players, create a sense of belonging and loyalty thereby allowing success to be sustained.

There is more than trophies (although still a big part) the Frenchman is aiming to leave as his legacy to the club. There is a philosophy, an identity, a vision that Arsenal must strive towards, and in Arsène Wenger, a manager working his way to building an Arsenal that will last years to come.

Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

ARSÈNAL – The Making of a Modern Superclub by Alex Fynn and Kevin Whicher highlights the outstanding progress made by “Le Professeur” in more than a decade at the club. A fabulous insight to the strategies on and off the pitch put in place by Arsène Wenger during a tumultuous period of change, expectation, struggles and some disappointment. A must read book for all Arsenal fans and specifically relevant to the current period at this great club.

From Arsenalcolumn.wordpress.com
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Good X"mas read as this is what the TEAM is all about.
- A TEAM plays in Harmony,
- A TEAM that wins together.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Padre Pio (IP Logged)
25 December, 2009 09:49
Will Song be available for 27th?



- until Wenger moves on, they'll always be the also-rans in the major competitions. A club in elite purgatory. Always good enough to make it to the big race, never fast or smart enough to push over the finish line in first place. That's all about the manager. Until he changes, Arsenal fans will continue to celebrate glorious failure.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Bergmars (IP Logged)
25 December, 2009 09:58
Ok I get the message be patient,Merl you are a star.



A shadow of what we were

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
25 December, 2009 14:16
Quote:
Padre Pio
Will Song be available for 27th?

Yes.

Under FIFA Rule, a player must be release 14 days before start of tournament.
NAC starts on 11-Jan.

10, 31, 30, 29, 28 - i.e. 14 days.....

That is, after the match, SOng will need to catch the flight out of London immediately.

30-Dec against Pompey - wellllll..its all depend on goodwill and whether Wenger can negotiate with Cameroon FA for a late release.

Apparently, Ivory Coast FA refused as the coach wanted all his players as soon as possible.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
26 December, 2009 10:44
Arsene Wenger, “I hope that this squad will still be together in five years and they will dominate Europe”
Submitted by Jeffrey on December 26, 2009 – 4:00 11 Comments.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for his young Arsenal side as he declared he hopes the squad stays intact for the next five years so as they can go on to dominate both in England and in Europe.

Many of course always ask whether the “young ones” of Arsenal will stick together so as to accomplish the Frenchman’s long-term project and that’s exactly what Wenger wants.

He said:

I hope that this squad will still be together in five years and they will dominate Europe and the league in England. At 21 or 22 you start to be a man. When you are younger, it’s hard to stand up against a man but when you are that bit older you start to do that.

People forget they are an average age of 22. What they do is remarkable. I’m convinced they have the potential to be my best team and what they do now confirms what I think.

When you have never won, the most difficult is to win the first trophy. Once you are convinced you can win, the rest becomes easier because you relax a little bit. To win at the top level is a good mixture between being relaxed and focused. Experience is an obstacle. In 2007 we were close to winning the title. I’m confident we can use the experience of 2007 to overturn that.

www.thegunninghawk.com

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Amen to that.

The utmost priority for Wenger is not to win titles and trophies in the short term, but to nurture, motivate and cajole this TEAM to stay together for 5 years or more.

ANd thereafter, Academy is like a continuous production line with yougnsters stepping in here annually as "shadow" to replace ageing stars.

When Wenegr mentioned "5 years" surely it is an indirect hint that he wil stay on for another 5 years to see thru' his experiment?..grinning smiley

I do hope that with disgruntled palyer sliek Adebayor and Kolo shown the door, HARMONY is restored and he can concentrated on the finishing touch for hsi 3rd and greatest Arsenal team.

That is the real legacy, not the Invincibles which is the appetitiser.

Now for the entree.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
28 December, 2009 00:15
27-Dec-2009....HARMONY..that's the way baby.....(Sm128)

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
28 February, 2010 11:06
Today, I hope you People understnad what I am driving at on Malevolent Fate.

Today, I can't do but weep for Ramsey, it is what we are and what we will be, humankind.

Today, we saw how Fabregas had grown up, how those youngsters had grown up.

Today, they had gone thru' the Furnace, came out tempered steel, mentally tough and not collapsed like string men circa 2007/08.

Today, finally Fabregas accepted his Mantle of Leadership, demonstrated fierce mental toughness, a fiery determination to drive the team to glory; and no more empty promise like a braggart, but all sincerity to win for Aaron Ramsey.

A Huddle to explain to his team-mate and friends that we must all do it, not only for the sake of Aaron Ramsey, for their ownself to purge that Ghost of 2007/08.

Today, I hope you People understand what I am driving at that this 3rd and greatest Arsene Wenger's team is nurtured and built on Victoria Concordia Cresit.


O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty
and power
it melts them like ice.

Fate-monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy.

Fate is against me
in health
and virtue,
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved
So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the string man,
everybody weep with me!


Today, I can't help but weep for Aaron Ramsey, oh capricious Fate! oh Malevolent Fate!!!!

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
01 July, 2011 08:15

Today, since 2009, I hope you People understand what I am driving at on Malevolent Fate.

Today, I hope you People understand what I am driving at that this 3rd and greatest Arsene Wenger's team is nurtured and built on Victoria Concordia Cresit.



O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
poverty
and power
it melts them like ice.

Fate-monstrous
and empty,
you whirling wheel,
you are malevolent,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
shadowed
and veiled
you plague me too;
now through the game
I bring my bare back
to your villainy.

Fate is against me
in health
and virtue,
driven on
and weighted down,
always enslaved
So at this hour
without delay
pluck the vibrating strings;
since Fate
strikes down the string man,
everybody weep with me!

Arsenal FC = Victory grows out of harmony

Do we need players who do not wish to play for Arsenal no more?

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
PiP the Gunner (IP Logged)
01 July, 2011 08:47
Quote:
Merlion
Today, I hope you People understand what I am driving at that this 3rd and greatest Arsene Wenger's team is nurtured and built on Victoria Concordia Cresit.

Greatest Arsene Wenger team....what a load of b*ll*cks. They haven't won ANYTHING....and there's so much harmony half of them want to leave.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
01 July, 2011 08:59
Wait 5 more years or 2013/14 and then judged again.

You will never know as Arsenal may veyr well be relegated in 2013/14 liek Wenegr's first managerial job at AS Nancy.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
PiP the Gunner (IP Logged)
01 July, 2011 09:12
So your're saying it's ok to wait 10 or 12 years between titles? Look, if we don't win anything this coming season the manger & half this team won't be around after next summer let alone in 3,4,5 years.

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
01 July, 2011 14:50
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PiP the Gunner
So your're saying it's ok to wait 10 or 12 years between titles? Look, if we don't win anything this coming season the manger & half this team won't be around after next summer let alone in 3,4,5 years.

Did Arseanl FC won anything between 1953 to 1971 "Dpuble Team"?

Why don't you ask Padre on it?

Moi?
I love football, and not interested in watching GG or Mourinho "winning everything".

Arsene Wenger?
WHy don't you do some research and look at his track record, starting as a 34 year old manager of AS Nancy?

That is my faith and confidence in Arsene Wenger that he has the necessary ingredients - plus the acumen to buy the experienced players he needed - to re-structure and to build his 3rd and greatest team.

But will Kroenke has the pateince to endure another 5 more years of rebuilding, trophyless and out of Top-4??

Do you know that the present disintegration of the Arsenal team is similar to that of Monaco 1992 with the likes of Djorkaeff, Fofana, Passi, Rui Barros, Thuram, Weah.
And yes, disintegraiton started in May 1992 whne Monaco lost that CUp Winners' CUp FInal against Werder Bremen.

If he fumbled again, Kroenke will just simply get rid of him, like Monaco get rid of him...

 
Re: Victoria Concordia Crescit
Merlion96 (IP Logged)
07 October, 2015 00:47
This is in honor of Optimist Gooner! grinning smiley


Arsene Wenger's contract expires in July 2017.

He has until then to come good with his rebuilt 3rd Team with a solid spine now.

His KPI for this season and next season:
- Being Top-2 like from 1997/98 to 2004/05;
- At least a Cup semi-final and final every season.
- Ideally, a piece of silverware every season.

His rebuilt 3rd TEAM has a solid spine with settled players for the next 2 or 3 seasons:

................................Cech

...Bellerin ... Gabriel ... Koscielny ... Monreal

..............Coquelin ........... Cazorla

... Ramsey ..............Ozil .............Alexis

........................Giroud

Reserves:
- Ospina, Szczesny or Martinez?
- Debuchy, Gibbs, Jenkinson and new FB buys in 2016?
- Chambers, Hayden ... and new CB in 2016?
- Arteta, Flamini, Bielik and new DCM buy in 2016?
- Crowley, Zelalem,
- OX, Reine-Adeliade, Iwobi, Wellington, Gnabry, Jon Toral, Maitland-Niles - guess maybe 3 or 4 wil make it in 2016.

- Giroud, Wlbeck, Akpom ... and new CF buy in 2016?

Let's hope that it 2016 will not end up like 2008 with the core of the team being ripped apart ... Flamini, Hleb, Gilberto all left ... with Kolo and Gallas at loggerhead and Clichy lost his desire to play for Arsenal.

This seaosna nd next is the end-game for Arsene Wenger's 3rd rebuilt Arsenal Team.

If he continues beyond that, then he will start on his 4th TEAM with Brit Pack as the nucleus to comply with "12 homegrown player" Rule.

Will this TEAM stays together in 2016/17 season?
Will Arsene Wenger willing to commit to Arsenal FC for another two seasons to 2018/19 to see out this FOURTH TEAM Project?

Victoria Concordia Crescit


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