Benwyatt1

Thomas Wachtel

  • joined Aug 01, 2008
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I'm the manager of The Short Fuse, SB Nation's Arsenal blog. I also write for Amazin' Avenue, SB Nation's Mets blog. Generally I watch a lot of sports, and talk about them here and on Twitter.

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Recent Activity
if we're going by TV ratings, literally everything is in the minority
Commented on Reports: Arsenal shift focus to Premier League solution as Khedira pursuit ends on Jul 21 2014, 9:07p - 1 reply
"the shit that you hate don't make you special"
Commented on Reports: Arsenal shift focus to Premier League solution as Khedira pursuit ends on Jul 21 2014, 9:06p - 1 reply
Beckham II: Return of Beckham
Commented on The British Are Coming, But This Time As Friends on Jul 21 2014, 8:42p
every time we do these pun threads I can't help but Marseille
Commented on Serge Aurier confirms Arsenal talks on Jul 21 2014, 8:27p - 1 reply
I believe he played in a back three at some point
Commented on Serge Aurier confirms Arsenal talks on Jul 21 2014, 8:26p
they're just rich enough and dumb enough to do it
Commented on Reports: Khedira Move Back On, Could Be Announced Monday on Jul 21 2014, 4:52p - 1 reply
yeah, this is why The Onion is great
Commented on Report: Ospina to join Arsenal "in the coming hours" on Jul 21 2014, 4:41p - 2 replies
Glad you had a good time!
Commented on Indy Eleven cooking up something special in the stands for their inaugural season on Jul 21 2014, 4:23p - 2 replies
Black And Red United
Joined on Jul 21 2014, 4:11p
for real?
Commented on The British Are Coming, But This Time As Friends on Jul 21 2014, 3:18p
I actually talked to someone who goes there a bunch
Commented on VIDEO: Arsenal players prepare to fit in in New York on Jul 21 2014, 3:13p - 3 replies
smh Serge
Commented on Serge Aurier confirms Arsenal talks on Jul 21 2014, 3:09p
the Metro in DC rules
Commented on The British Are Coming, But This Time As Friends on Jul 21 2014, 2:53p - 3 replies
he's basically just Flamini
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 21 2014, 2:46p - 1 reply
VIDEO: Arsenal players prepare to fit in in New York
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 2:46p
I think he said he planned to stay at Ajax at least another year
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 2:15p
well, Wenger did say he'd play across the front line
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 1:18p
yeah, but there's clearly an appropriate level of attention paid to the captaincy at Arsenal
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 1:17p
That's...actually not a bad idea.
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 1:16p - 2 replies
I personally still think we should look into another reserve CB
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 11:27a - 1 reply
I really doubt they'd sell him, especially after letting Morata go to Juventus
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 11:23a
I honestly don't
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 11:21a
there seem to be people somewhere who like him
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 11:18a - 1 reply
true, but they certainly didn't help
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 21 2014, 10:35a - 1 reply
I'd be happy if we got one
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 10:30a - 2 replies
I could see wanting to play for someone you know
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 10:30a - 1 reply
he's England's Justin Bieber
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 10:19a - 1 reply
I got way too excited about Carvalho last night from reading and watching videos
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 9:45a - 1 reply
I think if we made those signings, we'd be better able to integrate them than Spurs
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 9:44a
Casillas has been a great goalkeeper for a long time
Commented on Report: Ospina to join Arsenal "in the coming hours" on Jul 21 2014, 9:40a
that was accidental, but I'm a big fan of that
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 21 2014, 9:38a
well, they did also give a 30-year-old catcher a 5/85 contract this winter as well
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 21 2014, 9:36a - 1 reply
NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ARSENAL
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 21 2014, 9:34a
It's an opinion I could see
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 9:32a - 1 reply
That's what Google Translate told me
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 9:31a
I think there are a lot of people here that would agree with you.
Commented on Cold Water Thrown on Khedira Rumors on Jul 21 2014, 9:27a
No Subject
Commented on Reports: Arsenal shift focus to Premier League solution as Khedira pursuit ends on Jul 20 2014, 8:47p - 1 reply
kind of, based on what I've read and heard
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 20 2014, 8:17p
that's a fair point
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 20 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
I'm not sure it implies that at all
Commented on Report: Ospina to join Arsenal "in the coming hours" on Jul 20 2014, 6:57p - 2 replies
he didn't start, but he's definitely playing in the World Cup in that picture
Commented on Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see. on Jul 20 2014, 6:48p
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Commented on Arsenal vs. Boreham Wood: Three Questions on Jul 20 2014, 6:25p
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Commented on Arsenal sign Mathieu Debuchy: Quotes from Debuchy, Arsene Wenger on Jul 20 2014, 6:20p
good lord this place is full of haters
Commented on Reports: Arsenal shift focus to Premier League solution as Khedira pursuit ends on Jul 20 2014, 6:14p - 2 replies
Arsenal chasing William Carvalho? We'll see.
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 6:05p
Report: Ospina to join Arsenal "in the coming hours"
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 4:07p
lol
Commented on Reports: Arsenal shift focus to Premier League solution as Khedira pursuit ends on Jul 20 2014, 12:34a
he's still around
Commented on Boreham Wood 0-2 Arsenal: friendly match report on Jul 19 2014, 2:21p
Boreham Wood 0-2 Arsenal: friendly match report
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 12:48p
rec'd
Commented on Boreham Wood vs. Arsenal: Match discussion, television on Jul 19 2014, 11:54a
it's also the one Arsenal Ladies play on
Commented on Boreham Wood vs. Arsenal: Match discussion, television on Jul 19 2014, 11:53a - 1 reply
think he's just not any good
Commented on Boreham Wood vs. Arsenal: Match discussion, television on Jul 19 2014, 9:50a - 2 replies
the music on Arsenal Player right now fucking rocks
Commented on Boreham Wood vs. Arsenal: Match discussion, television on Jul 19 2014, 9:45a
I honestly only just realized Coquelin was starting
Commented on Boreham Wood vs. Arsenal: Match discussion, television on Jul 19 2014, 9:40a - 1 reply
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