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Bullets from the Ashes: A different Arsenal Story

Started on 9 August 2012 by jimgooner
Latest Reply on 15 September 2012 by jimgooner
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#62486 Gurdit : Coffee is overrated. Aren't you going to share the list of targets?
I would but
1. I cant remember half the people I put on it
2. There are so many players on it, that it is pretty much just all the good players in the world, lol
3. Also it could be more exciting for people reading the story if they don't know who I might sign.
21 July

The Gunners Announce 4 New Arrivals


The Gunners have announced 4 signings in addition to Edinson Cavani, Douglas Costa and Shinji Kagawa.

The signings are as follows;

Milan Badelj


David Alaba


Fernando Llorente


Mapou Yanga Mbiwa




As you can the see the new Arsenal is taking shape rather nicely, however the Gunners are not out of the woods yet...
Nice signings bud. :) Llorente is an absolute goal machine in the first season. He scored 46 goals in his first season for me as Real Madrid. You wil have to improve his pace straight away though.
good signings :) particurly Llorente. dont worry about his pace just set him as a target man and watch him destroy defences
Wow, you really are spending big! Are you using the LFCMarshall update? I mean, did you buy Kagawa from United?

Could you share your squad and how much transfer money you have left? This is quite interesting.
#62551 its me : good signings :) particurly Llorente. dont worry about his pace just set him as a target man and him destroy defences

Thanks!

Nice signings bud. Llorente is an absolute goal machine in the first season. He scored 46 goals in his first season for me as Real Madrid. You wil have to improve his pace straight away though.

thanks mate yeah he is quite slow!

#62557 Gurdit : Wow, you really are spending big! Are you using the LFCMarshall update? I mean, did you buy Kagawa from United?

Could you share your and how much transfer money you have left? This is quite interesting.

I am using the January transfer update and i will show my squad and how much i spent at the end of the window. Thanks for posting!
23 July

Keeling casts his mind to tactics


Geoff Keeling called a meeting with his assistant manager Pat Rice and a coach Steve Bould

Keeling
Rice
Bould

-Hello Gentlemen, do please take a seat, how are you doing today?
-Sure good thanks Geoff.
-Same Here.
-If you don't mind me asking, why have you called us here today?
-I have called you here to discuss with me the tactics for the upcoming season. I feel that it is Crucial to have more than one tactic since I want the team to play differently against Barcelona than if they were playing Luton. Do you agree?
-Oh yes, absolutely.
-Ok great. I have a few ideas so and Im sure you two do aswell, so why don't we crack on with it?
-Great! lets get on with it then.

The three gave a lot of thought into the tactics they would employ and thus produced 4 different tactics,

1.



This tactic was to be used against weaker teams (i.e teams that are sub mid table standard.) However it could be used against any team that the Gunners were dominating. The general feel was that it would be effective against teams that employed that adopted a defensive approach against the team. The key roles were the two BWM as they would win the ball and supply it to the advanced players to launch an attack. They would also help out the defence.

2.



This tactic is the same as the one above apart from the formation. It gives the defence more support due to the extra member, making it a traditional back four. This tactic would be used as an alternative to the first. It would be more affective against teams that pack a punch upfront.

3.



This tactic is fairly different to the previous two. This is more useful when the team requires the significant majority of possession. If this tactic is employed it is common for the team to have 60%+ possession, which is the main reason for the tactic to be used. It can also be used if the team need goals, as the strikers and wingers can cause havoc if applied correctly with good passes.


4.




This is likely to be the least common tactic used, as it really only should be used if the team is getting dominated OR if they are coming up against a much stronger opposition. This tactic involves a more direct form of football. The rigid philosophy solidifies the defence and makes sure the midfield stays strong. This is the only tactic were width is used a lot. This is due there often being more space on the wings in a counter attack due to the opposition fullbacks getting forward.


N.B. If you guys could leave a post on what you think of my tactics that would be great! Also from now on I am going to try to avoid use power link words as them seem to disappear. Thanks guys and I hope you enjoy what is to come in this Story!
30th July

Arsenal squad "completed" by 6 more signings!


Yes, announced a staggering 6 new signings in one day. These played brought the spending to a total estimate of £210m. The most a team has ever spent in one transfer window.

During the press conference Geoff Keeling announced that "the squad was completed and he would not be making anymore signings."

Here are the 6 that have been brought in:

Allan


Nicolas Otamendi


Dede


Antoine Griezmann


Jussi Jaaskelainen


Aly Cissohko

6th August

The season is drawing near...


Pre-Season finally came to an end and the whole club was looking forward to the start of the season. The Gunners had a great Pre-season. All wins, mostly big score lines. Perfect.

There was no doubt, Arsenal were ready for the Season.

At the end of the final game Geoff decided to have a talk with the squad.

Keeling
Wilshere
Vermaelen
The Team

-Right lads, pre-season is over and it has been very good. I'm happy with all your performances. Now, with the season approaching I want to tell you that I do not mind were we finish. Due to the circumstances it really doesn't matter. Does anyone have anything they want to say?
-Yes, I do.
-Go on Jack
-As a Gooner, I understand the need for a trophy, but Geoff is right. We shouldn't focus on trophies this season, it is too soon.
-Great, thanks Jack.
-Anyone else?
-We have to prove to the fans we are still a top football team even if don't win anything this year.
-Agreed,
-CMON LADS, (CHEERING)
6th August

Rice has a word with Keeling


After what was a successful team meeting Pat Rice had a chat with Geoff Keeling.

Keeling
Rice

-Er Geoff, can I have a word quickly?
-Yeah, sure. What I can I do for you?
-It's about what you said in there, Alisher said that you had to at least mount a title challenge. Why did you just tell them that this season doesn't matter?
-It has been so long since the club has won a trophy. I feel that if we take off the pressure it will relax them and they could do well. My neck is on the line so please, just trust me on this one.
-Ok fine I will.
Interesting tactics ... never seen such formations before. Let's see how it goes. You're playing very narrow. So I don't know how your team will react to a team with quick wingers, like Man Utd. That would be interesting.

Also, how are you going to train them for 4 tactics?

And the story's progressing well. Both you and Akash are doing a good job of story-telling.
#62659 Gurdit : Interesting tactics ... never seen such formations before. Let's see how it goes. You're playing very narrow. So I don't know how your team will react to a team with quick wingers, like Man Utd. That would be interesting.

Also, how are you going to train them for 4 tactics?

And the story's progressing well. Both you and Akash are doing a good job of story-telling.

Thanks for the compliments! I have 4 tactics because the 4231 and 3232 is the same tactic just with a different formation so i just change the formation before the game starts

Arsenal Draw Panathinaikos


Arsenal drew Panathinaikos in Champions league Best place play off draw.

Here is the draw:
Good story i'm liking it, just hope all them new players settle quick or you could be in for a rough season
i can see your wage spiralling out of control. how did u manage to spend so much money

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