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  1. I believe that the longer a player is out of contract, the more their wage demands will decrease.
  2. [FM13] The Wolf

    So, my game keeps having memory leaks and crashing at random times. These issues are stalling my progress on this save and, unfortunately, making me lose my enthusiasm for it. As a result, I am "suspending" this save for a while. However, I may come back to it at some point if I can get my game working properly.
  3. [FM13] The Wolf

    World Cup 2014 Recap Hosts: Brazil After an exciting tournament, Argentina were crowned world champions. Of note: Hosts Brazil lost in the second round to eventual winners Argentina. Ghana had a great run, topping Group A after beating Brazil 3-1. Not only that, they adanced all the way to the third place playoff, losing to the Netherlands. The United States failed to advance from Group C, finishing behind Uruguay and Sweden. Ireland continued to play well, finishing second in Group H (behind the Netherlands) before losing to Spain in the second round. Croatia put up a great fight in a cracking 5-4 quarter final loss to eventual winners Argentina. Group Stage [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP A[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Ghana[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Brazil[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]+2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Slovakia[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]+3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]El Salvador[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]-8[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP B[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Argentina[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+4[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Slovenia[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [TD]+1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Mexico[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Nigeria[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]-5[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP C[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Uruguay[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]9[/TD] [TD]+6[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Sweden[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]+3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]United States[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]+1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]South Africa[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]-10[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP D[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Colombia[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+4[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Croatia[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Belgium[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]-2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Australia[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]-5[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP E[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Italy[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+4[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]England[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [TD]+2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Cameroon[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]+3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Japan[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]-9[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP F[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Portugal[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+3[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Bosnia & Herzegovina[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [TD]+2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Chile[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]-2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]South Korea[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]-3[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP G[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Spain[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Algeria[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]5[/TD] [TD]+2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Denmark[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Canada[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]-4[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] [TABLE] [TR] [TD]GROUP H[/TD] [TD]W[/TD] [TD]D[/TD] [TD]L[/TD] [TD]PTS[/TD] [TD]GD[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Netherlands[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]7[/TD] [TD]+5[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Ireland[/TD] [TD]2[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]6[/TD] [TD]-1[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Peru[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]1[/TD] [TD]4[/TD] [TD]+2[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Iran[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]3[/TD] [TD]0[/TD] [TD]-6[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Second Round Ghana 3-1 Slovenia Brazil 1-2 Argentina Colombia 1-0 Sweden Uruguay 0-2 Croatia England 1-4 Portugal Italy 3-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina Netherlands 1-0 Algeria Spain 2-0 Ireland Quater Finals Argentina 5-4 Croatia Ghana 4-1 Colombia Portugal 2-4 Spain Italy 1-2 Netherlands Semi Finals Ghana 2-3e Spain Argentina 4-1 Netherlands Third Place Playoff Netherlands 5-3 Ghana Final Spain 1-2 Argentina Awards Best Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas, Spain Golden Ball: Sergio Agüero, Argentina Golden Shoe: Sergio Agüero, Argentina Best Young Player: Jetro Willems, Netherlands Goal of the Tournament: Lionel Messi, Argentina (v Croatia) Dream Team: GK: Iker Casillas, Spain DL: Jordi Alba, Spain DC: Giorgio Chiellini, Italy DC: Gerard Piqué, Spain DR: Sergio Ramos, Spain ML: Arjen Robben, Netherlands MC: Luka Modric, Croatia MC: Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands MR: Dirk Kuyt, Netherlands ST: Sergio Agüero, Argentina ST: Lionel Messi, Argentina
  4. [FM13] The Wolf

    World Cup 2014 Preview Hosts: Brazil Groups [TABLE] [TR][TD]Group A Brazil Slovakia El Salvador Ghana [/TD] [TD]Group B Argentina Slovenia Mexico Nigeria [/TD] [TD]Group C United States South Africa Sweden Uruguay [/TD] [TD]Group D Belgium Croatia Colombia Australia [/TD][/TR] [TR][TD]Group E Japan Cameroon Italy England [/TD] [TD]Group F Portugal Chile South Korea Bosnia & Herzegovina [/TD] [TD]Group G Canada Denmark Algeria Spain [/TD] [TD]Group H Netherlands Iran Ireland Peru [/TD][/TR] [/TABLE] Football fans around the globe are getting excited for this summer's World Cup in Brazil. The groups have been drawn, the squads have been selected, and the managers are fine-tuning their tactics. There are some notable absences from this year's tournament. Germany failed to qualify after finishing third in their qualifying group (behind both Sweden and Ireland). Turkey lost its playoff match to Belgium, while France fell to Slovakia. Egypt and Honduras also failed to qualify from their respective tournaments. Full credit to Canada who finished second in the final stage of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament, just ahead of the United States! Group E looks toughest to me and will certainly be the most interesting. I'm also keeping my eye on Group H, where Ireland have a chance to get through after an impressive run in the UEFA qualifier. My predictions are as follows: A:Brazil, Ghana B:Argentina, Mexico C:USA, Sweden D:Belgium, Colombia E:Italy, England F:Portugal, South Korea G:Netherlands, Ireland I am also picking Brazil to win the tournament on home soil.
  5. [FM13] The Wolf

    Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2013-2014 Season Recap Summary At the last update, we were sitting three points clear of the relegation zone with two matches to play. Our first challenge was against league Champions Plymouth, while our second was against relegated Alfreton. As the matches were just two days apart, I decided to make a strategic decision. I would field a heavily rotated squad against Plymouth, leaving my first team regulars fresh for the more winnable second match. Yet, to my surprise, my collection of reserves and youth players managed an impressive 1-0 win over Plymouth! That same day, Woking lost, ensuring our survival. Interestingly, my regulars could only manage a draw against Alfreton two days later. Fans' Player of the Year: Kudus Oyenuga Transfer Activity The process of trimming the wage bill continued. Most notably, I let recent signing Tom Williams leave on a free to Hednesford. He wasn't performing up to my expectations and was one of my highest wage earners. To replace Williams, I brought in Tom Sharpe on loan from Wycombe. [TABLE] [TR] [TD]Transfers Incoming: None. Outgoing: Gerry Clark, DL (Free) Greg Wood, ST/AM (Free) Ian McNally, DL (Free) Tom Williams, DL (Free to Hednesford) [/TD] [TD]Loans Incoming: Tom Sharpe, DL (from Wycombe) Outgoing: None. [/TD] [TD]Staff Incoming: None. Outgoing: None. [/TD] [/TR][/TABLE] Youth Intake (click to enlarge) Once again, our youth intake leaves something to be desired. I only ended up signing a couple of them. It doesn't matter who it was, as none of them will ever see meaningful football. Competitions Blue Square Bet Premier (click to enlarge) We performed much better in the second half and managed to stay up. Nevertheless, it was a poor season. The Board is unhappy with our performance in the league, having expected us to achieve a safe, mid-table finish. FA Cup Hayes & Yeading 2-1 Carchalton (FA Cup, 4th Qualifying Round) Hayes & Yeading 1-3 Tranmere (FA Cup, 1st Round) We met the Board's expectations by reaching the first round. FA Trophy Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2-0 Basingstoke (FA Trophy, 1st Round) Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2-0 Sutton Utd. (FA Trophy, 2nd Round) Bath 1-3 Hayes & Yeading (FA Trophy, 3rd Round) Hayes & Yeading 1-2 Stockport (FA Trophy, 4th Round) We exceeded the Board's expectations by reaching the fourth round. World Update Barça continue to dominate, repeating as both La Liga and Champions League champions. Meanwhile, Man City took home the Premier League title. Competition Winners Champions League: FC Bayern 1-4 Barcelona Europa League: Stuttgart 3-4 Napoli Premier League: Man City La Liga: Barcelona Bundesliga: FC Bayern Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain Serie A: Juventus Primeira Liga: Benfica This and That: Stuttgart took Napoli to extra time in the Europa League Final, but were relegated from the Bundesliga. Barça have now won the Champions League four of the past six seasons. Tottenham were big spenders, bringing in Glen Johnson from Liverpool, Christian Fuchs from Schalke, Douglas Costa from Shakhtar, and Léonard Kweuke from Sparta Prague. The spending has continued into the summer, with Spurs bringing in Ryan Shawcross from Stoke, Etienne Capoue from Toulouse, and several others. Nas Bashir (my predecessor at Hayes & Yeading) was successful in his first full season at Stalybridge Celtic, finishing a strong third in the Blue Square Bet North and narrowly missing out on promotion. My former midfielder-turned-coach Mark Bentley remains unemployed. There is a good chance that I will make a move to add him to my backroom staff. I'm late in posting this, but Gabon were suprise winners of the 2013 African Cup of Nations. Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers last season and hired back Rafa Benitez. Then, they sacked him and brought in Javier Aguirre. Career Update I still have a few years to go on my contract with Hayes & Yeading, and I want to try to consolidate our position in the Blue Square Bet Premier. However, we are still in a very precarious financial position, and that won't change any time soon (not until construction of the new stadium is complete). According to my house rules, I am free to move to another club at the end of next season, so I may have a difficult choice at that point.
  6. [FM13] The Wolf

    Hayes & Yeading United F.C. Mini-Update Here is the relegation picture with two matches left to play. (click to enlarge) We sit three points clear of the relegation zone. Both of our remaining matches are at home. Fist we host league champions Plymouth. Next, we host relegated Alfreton. Neither of our remaining opponents have anything left to play for. However, Plymouth has enough quality to beat us even if they field their reserve side. Woking (three points below us) will host Grimsby (currently sitting 4th) and then play Tamworth (6th) on the road. Thankfully, both matches should prove a challenge for them. Harrogate (level on points with us) plays Stockport (2nd) and Kidderminster (13th), both away. Ebbsfleet (level on points with us) faces Forest Green (15th) and Hereford (8th), both away. This leaves us with a number of possibilities: If we win both of our remaining matches, we stay up. If we win one and draw one, we stay up. If we win one and Woking fails to get all six points form its two remaining matches, we stay up. If we get at least one point from our two remaining matches, we stay up if any one of the following occurs: Woking gets three points or less from its two remaining matches; Harrogate loses both of its remaining matches; or, Ebbsfleet loses both of its remaining matches. [*]If we take no points from our remaining matches, we stay up if Woking gets less than three points from its two matches. So, we have a lot of outs with this hand, but I'm not taking anything for granted.
  7. [FM13] The Wolf

    Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2013-2014 Mid-Season Update Summary Well, I knew from that outset that this season was going to be difficult. And, as of January 1, 2014, we find ourselves languishing in the relegation zone. On top of that, the club is bleeding money, and only remains afloat as a result of four cash injections from the Board to cover our monthly operating losses. Competitions League With 29 played, we find ourselves firmly in relegation territory. We've lost an impressive 19 out of 29 league matches and boast a league-worst -26 goal difference. On the plus side, there is still plenty of football to be played. With a little luck, hopefully we will be able to string together a few wins in the second half to avoid the drop. FA Cup Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2-1 Carshalton (FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round) Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 1-3 Tranmere (FA Cup 1st Round) We met the Board's expectations by reaching the first round, and then promptly lost to Tranmere. FA Trophy Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2-0 Basingstoke (FA Trophy 1st Round) Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2-0 Sutton Utd. (FA Trophy 2nd Round) We met the Board's expectations by reaching the third round. Now, the focus is on putting together a good run for the rest of the competition to bolster our finances. Transfer Activity With our finances in such a shambolic state, I have started shipping out anyone who is overpaid and underperforming. Unfortunately, that is a long list. Below are the first of my many efforts to trim the wage bill, and I expect that I will make more moves before the window closes. At the same time, I am trying to improve the playing squad. The only way that I can do this without taking on additional wage commitments is through loans. Unfortunately, most of the higher reputation clubs don't want their youngsters playing at such a low level on the pyramid. [TABLE] [TR] [TD]Transfers Incoming: None. Outgoing: Rourke Pickford, GK (Free to Redditch) Julian Owusu, ST (Free to Dorchester) Ricky Mercer, DC (Free to Carshalton) Paul Clowes, MR/ML (Free) Stevie Gordon, DL (Free) David Scully, MC (Free) Terry Sealy, MR (Free) Ernie Simpson, DC (Free) [/TD] [TD]Loans Incoming: Danny Jackson, DC (from Doncaster) Ricky Holmes, MR (from Barnet) Outgoing: None. [/TD] [TD]Staff Incoming: None. Outgoing: None. [/TD] [/TR][/TABLE] Miscellaneous The Board is not happy with my league performance but, so far, my job status is still "stable". However, I fear that if I can't turn things around soon, I may be told to pack up my office. Even if I can manage to stay up, I'm not sure how far I can progress as long as our finances continue to be so dismal. I started in the lower leagues because I wanted a challenge, and this game has delivered in spades. Wish me luck!
  8. [FM13] The Wolf

    I'm really not sure what to make of it. My only guess is that he might be a sugar daddy, as he is now giving us monthly cash injections to cover our substantial operating losses.
  9. Excellent work in the Gold Cup! Trinidad and Honduras are no pushovers and you nearly toppled the USA in the final!
  10. [FM13] The Wolf

    Hayes & Yeading United F.C. 2013-2014 Season Preview Summary It's going to be a struggle. That's really all I can say. There has been a major turnover in terms of our playing personnel, mostly as a result of my inability to offer competitive wages. We will start the season with a negative bank balance, and will no doubt lose even more money over the course of the season. I tried to stop the bleeding as much as possible by arranging some major away friendlies (our stadium is too small to make money from home friendlies). After an astonishing 2-0 victory over Brentford, we were trounced by Leicester, QPR and Arsenal. The revenue from those matches left us just shy of getting back to a positive bank balance. Expectations The Board expects me to achieve a safe mid-table finish in our first season up. Given our poor financial status and the number of key players who have left the club, I think we will do well to avoid relegation and stay out of receivership. Board Expectations: League: Mid-table finish FA Cup: First Round FA Trophy: Third Round Media Prediction: 14th (14-1) Transfer Activity I tried to lock some of my more talented young players into multi-year professional contracts. However, in order to do that, I had to let several of my more experienced players move on. Unfortunately, I was unable to hang on to promising Dutch winger Hamza Aslan. Given our financial constraints, most of my new signings are also younger players. Hopefully they will give me just enough quality to consolidate our position in the Blue Square Bet Premier. [TABLE] [TR] [TD]Transfers Incoming: Andy Robson, DM (Free) Paul Clowes, MR/ML (Free) Elyon Egbeku, ST (Free) Sam Wilson, MC/ST (Free) Scott Rogers, DM (Free) Adam Evans, AML (Free) Ricky Mercer, DC/MC (Free) Tom Williams, DL (Free) Wayne Carlisle, MR (Free) Thijs Houwing, MC (Free) Outgoing: James Beasant, GK (Free) Ben Gill, MC (Free to Welling) Hamza Aslan, ML (Free to Salisbury) Leon Solomon, DL (Free to Morecambe) *Tom Cadmore, DC (Free) *Pelé, DC/DMC (Free) *Sam Cox, DMC (Free) *Elliot Legg, DR (Free) *Daniel Wishart, ML/ST (Free) *Jay Kalama, DC/DMC (Free) *My apologies for the lack of screenshots.[/TD] [TD]Loans Incoming: Regan Edridge, DC (from Chesterfield) Outgoing: None. [/TD] [TD]Staff Incoming: Adi Aymes, Fitness Coach Wayne Carlisle, Player/Under 18's Coach Ian Nolan, Reserves Manager Outgoing: None. [/TD] [/TR][/TABLE] Total Amount Spent: 0 Total Amount Received: 0 Club Signing of the Window: The only position where we have really upgraded since last season is at left fullback, where Tom Williams will replace Leon Solomon. Squad Overview and Tactical Outlook With our young and somewhat outmatched squad competing in a higher division than last year, we will line up with a conservative, counter-attacking 4-1-4-1 most nights, with last year's 4-4-2 in our back pocket whenever we feel we can compete for the win. Our biggest weaknesses are in the middle of the pitch: central midfielders and centrebacks. Key Players: Tom Williams, DL Yassin Moutaouakil, DR Brandon Hall, GK
  11. Good luck! I will be following this with interest.
  12. [FM13] The Wolf

    Hayes & Yeading United F.C. Summer 2013 Mini-Update I am not quite ready to post my season preview for 2013-2014. However, I wanted to post a mini-update to advise of some major developments at Hayes & Yeading (all of which are very, very bad). As I indicated in my last update, our financial status has been downgraded to "insecure". So, I already knew that I would have my work cut out for me next season. Unfortunately, that job became a lot more difficult over the summer. First, following our promotion to the Conference National, the Board decided that we will become a full-time professional squad. Although this means more staff and more training time, I am deeply concerned about this change. From a practical perspective, it means that I can no longer offer non-contract deals or part-time contracts. I can only offer full-time or youth contracts. Players on full-time deals expect much higher wages since football will be their primary source of income. This means that I have to spend much more on wages that I did last season. Unfortunately, my budget has only marginally increased. Second, the Board announced plans to build a new stadium, Ferdinand Area (named for Les Ferdinand, who once played a season for Hayes in the 1980's). While I agree that we need a new stadium eventually, I think that it may be too soon right now. With the club's finances already "insecure", the Board have committed £4.2M for the construction of our new home. Financing for the new stadium comes in part from a £2.02M bank loan, as well as a £1.45M grant from the authorities, a £291k stadium sponsorship deal, and £625k from selling our old stadium. The Board expects that construction will be finished in time for us to play the 2015-2016 season at the new stadium. That is the final year of my current contract, but there is every possibility that I may move on to a new club before we ever set foot on the new pitch. Oh, and finally, the Board terminated our link with parent club Brentford. So, you know, there's also that. So, to summarize: The club is already in an "insecure" financial position. We have become a professional club, meaning that all of my players are demanding significantly higher wages. I have to start paying back a multi-million pound bank loan for a stadium that may not be finished before I move on to another club. In the meantime, we are still playing in a 250-seat stadium, so I can't generate much match day income. Yikes! Time to arrange some friendlies...
  13. [FM13] The Wolf

    Interestingly, Arsenal did advance to the Semi-Finals of the Champions League, losing to Barcelona.
  14. [FM13] The Wolf

    Thank you! Although, the next season is shaping up to be an uphill battle... more details to follow. The Premier League table as a whole looked a little bit odd. I'm really not sure what caused Arsenal to perform so poorly - maybe a terrible series of injuries?