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.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB New York Mets
  • NBA Indiana Pacers
  • NFL Indianapolis Colts
  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NHL New York Islanders
  • FIFA USA, Germany
  • EPL Arsenal
  • MLS Portland Timbers
  • Serie A Inter Milan, Napoli
  • Soccer Borussia Dortmund
  • La Liga Real Sociedad
  • General Pittsburgh Steelers
Recent Activity
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Commented on Per Mertesacker to the rescue? on Aug 19 2014, 10:39a
Hi! Welcome!
Commented on Arsenal vs. Besiktas: Champions League Play Off Preview and TV on Aug 18 2014, 3:13p - 1 reply
Gedion Zelalem takes the ice bucket challenge, screams like he stepped on a Lego
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 2:10p
I know someone on Twitter changed their profile to make it look like the BBC Sports one
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 18 2014, 10:32a
at the end it really sounded like everyone was expecting a goal
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: The good, the bad, the ugly on Aug 18 2014, 10:14a - 1 reply
our away fans are great
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: The good, the bad, the ugly on Aug 18 2014, 10:13a
That's a good point
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: The good, the bad, the ugly on Aug 18 2014, 10:04a - 2 replies
same here
Commented on Per Mertesacker to the rescue? on Aug 18 2014, 9:59a
Per Mertesacker to the rescue?
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 6:00a
He'll play as a sweeper keeper
Commented on Report: Arsenal enter negotiations with Adrien Rabiot on Aug 17 2014, 10:08p
big fan of you picking a Frenchman for this
Commented on Report: Arsenal enter negotiations with Adrien Rabiot on Aug 17 2014, 10:08p - 1 reply
honestly thought my favorite celebration of Ramsey's goal was Debuchy
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace - Man of the Match: Calum Chambers on Aug 17 2014, 9:48p - 2 replies
nowhere close
Commented on Report: Khedira's Agent Heading to London to Seal Arsenal or Chelsea Deal on Aug 17 2014, 6:30p
Yeah, we debated between Chambers and Arteta.
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace - Man of the Match: Calum Chambers on Aug 17 2014, 6:01p
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: The good, the bad, the ugly
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 5:58p
I was noticing that one of the things he does is he wouldn't make a forward run unless Arteta was there to fill in at the back
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace - Man of the Match: Calum Chambers on Aug 17 2014, 4:20p - 2 replies
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace - Man of the Match: Calum Chambers
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 3:53p
one of these days I'm going to work up the fortitude to re-watch those games
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 10:40a - 2 replies
he wasn't bad
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 10:38a
something to do with the zonal marking system
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 10:37a
wouldn't qualify that as distribution, anyway
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 12:33a - 1 reply
mainly, moments where Arteta was in position to be able to fill the gap he left
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 12:32a
he was trying too hard (it appeared, at least) and made a lot of mistakes that I think he will not make in the future
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 12:31a - 1 reply
I wouldn't
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 17 2014, 12:00a
if we bought him, I would imagine he'd get playing time in a similar way as Chambers
Commented on Report: Arsenal enter negotiations with Adrien Rabiot on Aug 16 2014, 11:40p
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Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 10:55p - 1 reply
I still think we should have launched him into the sun at halftime of the Reading COC game a couple years ago
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match discussion, television on Aug 16 2014, 10:53p
he was probably our second-best player, after Chambers
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 10:33p - 2 replies
we do not
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 10:32p - 1 reply
think we'd be better off with Vermaelen
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 10:30p - 1 reply
u wot m8
Commented on The Short Fuse Premier League Preview 2014-15 on Aug 16 2014, 4:20p
You're right about Cazorla taking a lot of punishment (Alexis did too)
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 4:12p
when I die, I want "nicking a living, mate" on my tombstone
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
Report: Arsenal enter negotiations with Adrien Rabiot
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 4:03p
Chiesa Di Totti
Joined on Aug 16 2014, 3:58p
Arteta was very good as well, I thought
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 3:32p - 2 replies
I thought Cazorla played really poorly
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 3:32p - 1 reply
he was invisible
Commented on Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again on Aug 16 2014, 3:26p - 1 reply
Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace: Aaron Ramsey strikes again
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 3:18p
AYE AYE CAPTAIN
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match discussion, television on Aug 16 2014, 12:07p
that's what I like to hear
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match discussion, television on Aug 16 2014, 12:05p
you could link to it!
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match discussion, television on Aug 16 2014, 12:03p
so basically Puma is slightly smaller than Nike, but sizes still work?
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match discussion, television on Aug 16 2014, 11:57a - 1 reply
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match discussion, television
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 11:00a
just take like, five seconds or so to think about what you say and whether it will hurt people before you say it
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match Preview and TV on Aug 16 2014, 6:09a
I called him "this fucko" on another thread
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match Preview and TV on Aug 16 2014, 6:02a
fuck that
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match Preview and TV on Aug 16 2014, 6:02a
the Banter Era was the best
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match Preview and TV on Aug 16 2014, 6:01a - 1 reply
honestly, if someone picked Arsenal because they liked our shade of red better than United or Liverpool
Commented on Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Match Preview and TV on Aug 16 2014, 6:00a - 1 reply
they know
Commented on The Short Fuse Premier League Preview 2014-15 on Aug 15 2014, 5:00p - 2 replies
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