Search
On FM Scout you can chat about Football Manager in real time since 2011. Here are 10 reasons to join!

Bullets from the Ashes: A different Arsenal Story

Started on 9 August 2012 by jimgooner
Latest Reply on 15 September 2012 by jimgooner
  • POSTS107
  • VIEWS90626
Pages  
jimgooner's avatar Group jimgooner
9 yearsEdited

AUGUST-A fairly solid start to the Keeling Regime


13th

Arsenal 1-0 Man City- Not a bad way to Kick off the Season





Wojciech Szczesny

What a way to start! The Gunners dominated the ball and deservedly won. Douglas Costa scored a well worked goal early on and Man City never looked like scoring. It was puzzling that Wojciech Szczesny got Man of the Match-City only had 4 shots and 2 on target!


14th

Bacary Sagna signs new Deal


Bacary Sagna signed a new contract worth £57k a week with performance based extras. The deal was for 3 years


17th

Panathinaikos 1-2 Arsenal- The Gunners take a lead back to the Emirates


Dede 23'
Edinson Cavani 94'

Dede

The Gunners left it late but they did get the goal. This was thanks to a Cavani poach from inside the box. The Gunners took a solid lead back to Emirates and were now huge favourites to progress.


20th

Blackburn 1-1 Arsenal- Gritty Rovers contain the Gunners


Milan Badelj 70,

Milan Badelj

This was a fairly boring . Even though the Gunners had the majority of the ball they couldn't create many chances. It was obvious that the squad hadn't fully gelled yet.


24th

2-0 Panathinaikos- The deficit was too much for the Greeks to handle


Douglas Costa 63'
Bacary Sagna 77'

Douglas Costa

Two second half goals proved too much for the Greeks. The Gunners eased into the Champions Group Stages.


25th

Arsenal get a tough group in The Champions League


Arsenal got a very tricky group, which included the French and Italian Champions.




27th

Arsenal Draw West Brom in League cup 3rd round




Arsenal 2-1 Wolves- Cavani saves the Gunners


Edinson Cavani 77',90'

Edinson Cavani

Well, Well the Gunners looked destined to loose. That was until the messiah Edinson Cavani came along (he looks like Jesus too!) with 2 late goals. The fans loved him already

N.B. My game froze so I had to redo the league cup draw and the Wolves Match
Good start, except the Blackburn result. It's nice to see how quickly your squad seems to have gelled. What's your Squad Harmony rating?

And what tactics and match preparation are you focusing on?
#62746 Gurdit : Good start, except the Blackburn result. It's nice to see how quickly your seems to have gelled. What's your Squad Harmony rating?

And what tactics and match preparation are you focusing on?
Thanks, my squad harmony is good. match preparation is teamwork, due to it being the start of the season. I'm focusing on the 424 and the 4231 tactics

SEPTEMBER-Just Getting Better


Transfer Round up

As the window had just shut here is the Gunner's ins and outs


10.9.11 - Bolton 3-6 Arsenal - Cavani Steals the show


Premier Division

Edinson Cavani 24',26',43',70'
Douglas Costa 33'
Fernando Llorente 53'

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani had an amazing game. The same couldn't be said for Arsenal's defence however.

14.9.11 - Otelul 0-3 Arsenal - Simple


Champions League

Theo Walcott 11'
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain 53'
Fernando Llorente 68

Theo Walcott

A good way to kick off the Champions League for the Gunners - the win sent them to the top of their group

17.9.11 - Arsenal 8-0 Aston Villa - The Cavani Show - Second Night


Premier Division

Edinson Cavani 3', (pen)20', 29', 36'
Carlos Cuellar 25, 38'
Douglas Costa 78'
Theo Walcott 85'

Edinson Cavani

The Gunners really went to town in this match. The highlight wasn't Cavani's 4 goals. It was definitely Cuellar's 2 own goals!

21.9.11 - West Brom 0-3 Arsenal - Youngster Wilshere Stars


League Cup

Shinji Kagawa 15'
Fernando Llorente 21'
Jack Wilshere 69'

Jack Wilshere

The Gunners yet again looked comfortable in this one. 19 year old Jack Wilshere played delightfully, scoring a goal and setting up the other two.

24.9.11 - Newcastle 0-3 Arsenal


Premier Division

Edinson Cavani 48'
Yossi Benayoun 69
Mapou Yanga Mbiwa 74

Yossi Benayoun

The League Cup Draw is Kind the Arsenal



28.9.11 - Arsenal 2-1 A.C. Milan - The Londoners pull through


Champions Cup





Yossi Benayoun

The lads from London battled against Milan and got the result they deserved. They dominated possession. Yossi Benayoun came into this game with some form and he did not disappoint, with his second man of the match in a row.



The Premier Division Table

So far so good. I am really surprised that your players are playing so well together so quickly, but if they don't mind, I don't mind.
Also, could you show me your finances, please? I really want to see how it was changed because you edited it.
21 goals in 6 matches is pretty neat. Good results. Your tactics seem to be working so far.

Good results. Keep it up. Add some more spice to the story, if you can make up some imaginary incidents or summat.
Great start to the season and some of the matches have had excellent results, big wins against teams and that should be a easy win against The Baggies and you should win the Group Stage
#62786 akash.vidyasagar : So far so good. I am really surprised that your are playing so well together so quickly, but if they don't mind, I don't mind.
Also, could you show me your finances, please? I really want to see how it was changed because you edited it.
Im wasn't sure what i was doing when i edited the finances. I just gave the team loads and loads of money and removed the debts. Here are my finances

#62791 Gurdit : 21 goals in 6 matches is pretty neat. Good results. Your tactics seem to be working so far.
Good results. Keep it up. Add some more spice to the story, if you can make up some imaginary incidents or summat.
Yeah they thankfully are! I'm not saying anything at the moment but a twist may be appearing in the future...

#62798 Walsall_Craig : Great start to the and some of the matches have had excellent results, big wins against teams and that should be a easy win against The Baggies and you should win the Group Stage
thanks for commenting, i think i will win what is a tough group

OCTOBER - Same old, same old


October looked as if it would be the toughest month so far for the Gunners. The month included home clashes against Lille, Manchester United and Liverpool.

1.10.11 - - Arsenal 5-0 Liverpool - South beats North


Premier Division

Thomas Vermaelen (pen) 30'
Aly Cissohko 36'
Glenn Johnson 52'
Nicolas Otamendi 61'
Edinson Cavani 64'
Jamie Carragher 88'

Thomas Vermaelen

No-one expected that. Arsenal made Liverpool look like a Sunday League team (Osset ALbion, ask Blue is the Colour). Vermaelen lead by the front, scoring a penalty. No one knows why he took it though!

15.10.11 - - Q.P.R 0-2 Arsenal - The Gunners triumph in a London Derby


Premier Division

Douglas Costa 8'
Dede 58'

Dede

19.10.11 - - Arsenal 2-1 Lille - Yet Again the English are Better than the Fremch


Champions Cup





Dede

The Gunners showed good mental strength in this game. Hazard gave Lille the lead early on but the players were having no of it, changing the game in ten minutes. Dede had another great game.

22.10.11 - - Arsenal 4-1 - Manchester United - The Red Devils weren't too scary


Premier Division





Cavani

This was very unexpected. Manchester United didn't show up. The red card did not help them though. Cavani played an absolute blinder for the Gunners. He was amazing, even better than he had been all season, which is very hard.

26.10.11 - - Arsenal 8-0 Crawley - The difference was clear


League Cup 4th Round

Fernando Llorente 10', (pen) 27', 66'
Alex Oxlade-Chamerlain 35'
Theo Walcott 51', 56' 90+1'

Fernando Llorente

29.10.11 - Arsenal Draw West Ham in the League Cup Quarter Final Draw


The Gunners were given a bit of luck, drawing Championship side West Ham



Norwich 2-3 Arsenal - Arsenal hang on after going 3-0 up


Premier Division

Edinson Cavani 33'
Fernando 44', 56'

Fernando Llorente

The Gunners went 3-0 up, only to concede 2 goals in the last 20 minutes. They managed to hang on though. This win gave Keeling his 2nd perfect month in 3. Life at the Emirates is looking rather good at the moment...

The Premier Division Table

Nice results. What's the twist coming up?
#62969 Gurdit : Nice results. What's the twist coming up?
If I told you then it wouldn't be a twist, would it?
Not joking: one of the best stories I have EVER read. keep it up!
1
#62976 newtoallthis : Not joking: one of the best stories I have EVER read. keep it up!

Thank you very much ! its great to see compliments like that when i have put in the effort. Thank you!! :D :D :D :D

NOVEMBER - A month to forget


With an away trip to Lille being the only tough match in November you would expect it to be all wins. However the game of football can be rather unpredictable...

2.11.11 - - Lille 0-1 Arsenal






Wojciech Szscesny

It could be said that Lille were slightly on top. However the Gunners triumphed thanks to a tidy finish from Fernando Llorente and a superb performance from young goalkeeper Wojciech Szscesny. This result gave Arsenal a great chance to qualify from their group top.

5.11.11 - - Arsenal 2-0 Stoke - The Potters were gunned down


David Alaba 27'
Edinson Cavani 61

David Alaba

8.11.11 - - Swansea 3-0 Arsenal - What Happened?


Danny Graham

Well what did happen? The Gunners had smashed everyone in their way, but for some reason, the team didn't show up. It is rumoured that some of the players told Geoff Keeling that it was because of the long coach journey down to Swansea, Keeling was not happy and he made sure the players knew how he felt.

19.11.11 - - Arsenal 5-0 Wigan - Aaaaand we're back!


Jack Wilshere (pen) 23', (pen) 44'
Shinji Kagawa 41' 58'
Maynor Figueroa 78'

Jack Wilshere

The Gunners were itching to set the record straight and they did at the expense of Wigan. Wilshere yet again putting in a top drawer performance and Kagawa played very well also.

23.11.11 - - Arenal 5-0 Otelul


Nicolas Otemendi 3'
Fernando Llorente 7', 29'
Antoine Griezmann 17'
Shinji Kagawa 88'

Aly Cissohko

26.11.11 - - West Brom 2-0 Arsenal - The Gunners lose again


Jerome Thomas

Well this was an appauling performance from Keeling's men. It was reported that he went berserk at them after the final whistle. Who can blame him? That should have been a comfortable win for the Gunners.

30.11.11 - - West Ham 1-1 Arsenal (1-4 on Penalties) - Arsenal are lucky


Edinson Cavani 3'

Robert Green

Although Arsenal dominated the match but they couldn't find a 2nd goal. Fortunately the shootout was easy, West Ham missed 3 penalties.

Month Review


It was quite a poor month for the Gunners. However it wasn't too costly as the teams around Arsenal also slipped up. This meant that Arsenal has a 3 point advantage and a game in hand. All they could do now was forget about this month and focus on December

The Premier Division Table
Guys the December update is coming out later today!- it's gonna be a good one.

You are reading "Bullets from the Ashes: A different Arsenal Story".

FMS Chat

Stam
hey, just wanted to let you know that we have a fb style chat for our members. login or sign up to start chatting.