There are a few things I have seen at football games that will stick in my mind forever. Heysel, Hillsborough and right up there Eduardo’s compound broken leg and ankle disslocation.
Okay I know there was no loss of life, but what happened against Birmingham nearly a year ago affected me. I wanted to fight anyone who defended Taylor and had a few rows on the open blogs.
But a year later, I still have to look twice to believe the Brazilian Croation can walk , I even talked myself out of thinking he was that great before that tackle so he would live up to my expectations, even if or when he leaves Arsenal he will always be someone I admire and have learned from.
On to last nights game, we looked like a team that had a freedom from the start, the old Arsenal that had the touches the energy and when Dudu tried a audacious chip from the halfway line it was going to be a carnival night.
Those who were lucky enough to go it was one of those nights that crop up at football that stand out and you will remember too, like when Sammy dropped his pants at the North Bank. 🙂
Setanta were giving it the “big un” before the game saying about Cardiffs new stadium and premiership football next year, and the sweaty was bigging up the Cardiff midfielders
We played with 3 up front with Dudu being the centre piece and Bendtner working as hard as I have ever seen him, perhaps he was angry at the dodgy newspaper reporting dropping deep and Vela heading out into the left wing position every now and again. Total football was back, the defence looked sharp Toure cleaning up for Gallas and Gibbs playing with Cardiffs right winger.
Happy days are here again …. please build on this for the rest of the season and a trophy will be delivered.
Fabinaski.. 7.5… Commanding and his quick distribution suits our game.
Sagna.. 7.5… Looked in total control some good crosses too.
Toure.. 7.5… As I said covered for Gallas and broke forward a few times, seems to be in love with us again.
Gallas.. 7… Solid performance, never looks happy but very professional.
Gibbs… 7…Doesn’t look much worse than Clichy, there is a compliment there.
Nasri.. 7.5…Looked bright and at home on the right, good work an very inventive.
Song… 6.5…Not his best performance to watch as he gave the ball away, but if the Cardiff midfield were any good he stifled that most of the time.
Denilson…7… Hardly noticable but worked hard and tried a few shots at goal.
Vela.. 7.5…Very bright, one of the reasons we looked to have the energy that we have lacked all season.
Bendtner..8… This hurts me to say but apart from the miss that didn’t seem to affect him, he played really well took his goal well and if it wasn’t for our “new boy” would have been MOTM.
Eduardo..9… It has all been said Respect…
RvP.. 7.5 …The game was all over, showed he had a point to prove.
Ramsey.. 7… Seemed a lot happier than last time not so much pressure.
Bichoff..7 .. Showed glimpses of his capabilities, not a total waste of money as some thought..
cheers to Matt, London, Steve nice to hear from you all along with the regular Roadsters…