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    One season on: observations since manager Glory Days arrival at Arsenal Reflective: Arsenal manager Glory Days has had a positive effect on the Gunners Its been approximately one season since the arrival of Australian manager Glory Days to the North London club. Arsenal sits comfortably in eight place with 26 points and is in prime position to push to the top with only a four point gap separating the Gunners and league leader Preston North End. Some observations since the arrival of manager Glory Days: Financial stability forces frugal spending An interesting development is Arsenals spending compared to last season. Last season, the North London sanctioned lavish purchases such as Ukrainian central defender Yaroslav Rakitskiy for 15 million pounds and Togolese utility player Alaixys Romao for 7.5 million pounds however this season, the largest sum spent on a player was 6.5 million on Algerian striker Islam Slimani. While some may consider a lack of large transfer expenditure as a lack of ambition, others will look at it as a patient and careful approach and necessary in an era of financial responsibility. Arsenal has a solid squad with a plethora of talent however Glory Days will not spend unless the right player is made available as Rakitskiy and Romao have demonstrated. A change in policy may come if they return to the Premier League however for the time being a sensible and sustainable model is necessary. Youth is the way forward Since the appointment of manager Glory Days, he has had a clear ambit: give youth a chance. One of the major criticisms levelled at North London was their overreliance on older players with no youth products or young prospects given an opportunity to shine at the North London club however manager Glory Days changed that. First, the Australian manager bought youth to bolster the youth team with the hopes of developing into first team contributor then he proceeded to give promising youngsters Pedro Obiang and Jordan Ferri a chance to prosper in the first team however their selections were picked on good recent form rather than obligation. They have emerged as real talents and have contributed immediately with a combined nine goals and five assists, with only sixteen league matches gone; there isnt any reason why the talented duo cant add to that tally. Arsenal has considerable squad options The Arsenal squad has undergone a myriad of changes however a noticeable difference is the considerable depth of the squad. There are two players for every position and the depth has provided a crucial part in their extended run in both competitions while maintaining momentum in the league.
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    The Future is Asia

    Interested, mate. I'd really think twice before letting that Branislav T guy in. He's Branislav Toskovic, a specialist in quitting setups after a few days. Empty squads and maybe a stadium cap would be fair for everybody, I think.
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    I think I've finally worked out this new forum thingy - but you have to be a NASA space shuttle pilot to understand it immediately. Another good season in 7046 well underway, with some outstanding performances by promoted sides, particularly Sheff United who were the best team in Div 2 last season and now vying for the Title in Div 1. Division 2 will also be a good contest with some decent sides in contention.
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    Manchester Utd are FINALLY Champions of Europe
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    I thought I would look at the 7777 history for division 1 and see what promoted teams from division 2 have survived the longest. The list goes in order of 1st,2nd and play off winner and the number next to them is when they got relegated Season 1 Millwall-S4 Preston-S6 Leeds-S4 Season 2 Man City Colchester-S7 Shorpe- S10 Season 3 Blackburn-S5 Crystal Palace- S10 Sheffield United Season 4 Everton Nottingham Forest- S7 Plymouth Season 5 Leeds West Ham- S6 Middlesborough Season 6 Wrexham-S7 Charlton-S9 Hull City- S9 Season 7 Newcastle-S8 Preston-S8 Sheffield Wednesday Season 8 Chelsea Millwall-S9 Peterborough Season 9 Bolton Newcastle Aston Villa Season 10 Hereford Sunderland Bath Looking at the list. Man city are now currently the longest surviving team in division 1 after being promoted due to Shorpe being relegated in season 10. Sheffield United are now the second longest surviving team with next season being 8 seasons on a trot, may it continue.
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