We May Be Running Out of Scapegoats!

Although this has my name at the bottom it is Londons first post!!!

arsenal-underground

Gone from the starting line up were Eboue and Song and Bendtner the usual suspects; instead, Wenger picked a team that would have almost certainly have been at the top of everyone’s wish list,. Up front the team included Nasri, Vela, RVP and Arsahvin; it oozed creativity, or at least it did on paper.

There was an unhurried atmosphere outside the ground, no one seemed to feel the need to rush; after all, it was only Fulham. This same lack of urgency found its way into the ground, carried in by the supporters and onto the pitch by the players.

Everything seemed under control: Almunia not having let a goal in for 5 games was not under pressure; the defence of Sagna, Toure, Gallas and Clichy knew what they were supposed to do and duly obliged; Denilson and Diaby looked as though they were ready to continue in the same dominant way as they left of against Roma; all this, behind our new, all attacking, dream team.

Then the game kicked off and it became clear, very quickly, that Fulham had not read the script; within 5 minutes, Johnson had deftly turned Toure to put himself clear only to waste an opportunity that would have had goal hungry Arsenal supporters spitting feathers in frustration at the wastefulness.

The wheels of the Arsenal machine started to turn albeit slowly. The long awaited inter play between RVP, Nasri and Arshavin started to move through the gears. Arshavin played a sublime pass that completely carved open up the Fulham defence to RVP who came close but was not able to make count. Chances also fell to Vela and Nasri; it was only a question of time until a goal came or so we thought.

Diaby has started to draw comparisons with Vieira again, comparisons dismissed out of hand by many. Once past the rose tinted, nostalgic view of past glories, the main reason being that Vieira was a defensive midfielder where as Diaby is far more attacking midfield. This is, of course, true but things have changed.

The attacking side of Vieira’s game started poor but improved in the same way as the defensive side of Diaby’s game started poor but is improving; there are some of us that hope they meet in the middle. Compassions with Vieira are high praise indeed but as much as Diaby was showing of his new found tackling skills today the comparisons will only continue if he maintains the high standard of attacking play he showed against Roma – a game that seemed somewhere in Diaby’s distant past – as passes were going astray today with alarming regularity.

The second half got underway, reassuringly with customary 11 men rather than the more recent fashionable 9. A greater urgency was evident, I suspect that during the break somebody in the dressing room may have mentioned in passing that they better pull their finger out or they are likely to be playing unknown Hungarian teams in the UEFA cup quicker than they care to imagine. However this was said it seemed to have had the desired effect and this fan told himself that it was only a question of time before our exciting new attacking combination would have its way, but it didn’t last.

Vela was replaced by Bendtner whose more sober boot colour matched his more sober style of play: the ball was controlled first time, passes found their man. Eboue replaced Sagna which I for one thought was a good idea; as by that time, there was very little defending to do; so, as Eboue’s ability to cross is superior to Sagna’s I say, bring him on?

We huffed and we puffed but to no avail; Arshavin started to tire, I thought it was a bit optimistic to ask 90 minutes of him. With 15 minutes to go a forth nil nil draw was looming and if that wasn’t bad enough Fulham started to show boat, as they passed the ball round among themselves we couldn’t get the it for a good 5 minutes. The final whistle was received to a chorus of groans, some boos but mostly groans.

So with the shortage of scapegoats what are some people going to do? I suspect they will take the default position of blaming Wenger. Personally I find it hard to do so; he put the best team out that he could, a team that I am sure the majority wanted. The only thing we can do now is remind ourselves that Arsenal is the club we love and hope that our luck changes.

Player ratings.. (avenells no’s.. Londons comments)

Almunia 6.5 …had very little to do but what he did he did well.

Sagna  6…still an excellent defender but the weakness in his attacking play is becoming more and more apparent so much so that it was a relief when Eboue came on.
Toure 7….started slow but drank some Champions League juice at half time and came out a efficient as he has been in the recent past.

Gallas 7.5…got two painful looking kicks today was his usual captain free reassured self.

Clichy 5.5…didn’t do any thing wrong but adds so little to the attack it becomes a hindrance in itself.

Arshavin 7..some defence splitting passes that gave anyone that might need it the assurance that we have bought a gem.

Diaby 5.5…second game syndrome. What is it with this man every time he is out injured he comes back and plays a blinder then the next game he leaves us all holding our heads
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Denilson 6…if you view him as a DM then he had a good game: broke up play and his pass found his man, but if you view his role as to initiate attacks then I for one cannot wait until Cesc returns.

Nasri 7.. (avenell’s) turned into Alex Hleb for the day.. shoot man!!

Rvp 7…not his usual clinical self, on another day the ball would run for him and he would have scored a brace I would have said hat trick but he has still never to  score one of those for us or Holland.

Vela 6.5…disappointing, I was expecting more, I saw him play against Sheffield UTD and Wigan  come on Carlos we know you can do better.
Bentdner 7the impact sub works ok he didn’t score a goal today but he has on quite a few occasions, one of his better performances.

Eboue 7 ….I would go as far as saying he looked commanding when he came on and went to right back; he stuck his chest out as if to say now this is a position I know. Eboue had the best game to date against Roma and the confidence that he has brought from that was on display today, he might just be maturing at last.
Thanks London!!!!!!!!
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633 Responses to We May Be Running Out of Scapegoats!

  1. JonJon says:

    gallas was the only player to come out of the game with any real credit, ive said before, all players have bad games, when gallas has his we will conceed.

  2. Why not try Gibbs?

    Clichy is not the player he was in august or last season. A rest could do him some good.

  3. peachesgooner says:

    Great post London

    Bringing Eboue on for Sagna was an excellent substitution and as Rasp told us last night he is responsible for sending those thoughts to Arsene to make the change 😆

    I would like to say though that Eboue, while being enthusiastic and creative, did leave a lot of space behind him when he bombed forward. Can he be trusted to track back when needed?

  4. Thats that fine balance, peaches.

    Do we contine with the solid Sagna, but gain less in attack or employ eboue to attack more and leave us a little more exposed.

    Currently, as we are not scoring, i say go for more attack.

  5. JonJon says:

    i have a suggestion,

    we keep sagna at the back, the defence looks solid, and get a proper wideman to play in front of him to do the attacking.

  6. avenell says:

    I like Gibbs he has filled in well when he as played.

    we may as well sell Traore as we have cover for all Traore positions. (I like him though).

    It’s a bit like the Vela thing, play him, play him what’s wrong with wenger? then he plays him yesterday and arsene was sort of proved right, he is not ready.

    he should be chomping at the bit to come on, I’m not sure the bench sitting thing has ruined his confidence.
    But he cannot be expected to be arsenals season saviour, nor arshavin unfortunately. 😦

  7. jj, arshavin is supposed to be that wideman, but he is not fully integrated into the side and is not fully fit.

    again, we just have to be patient.

    we will look back on this season, in years to come.. and smile.

  8. JonJon says:

    the thing with vela is that he was choping at the bit to play in the 1st team, he proved himself, scored some fantastic goals, confidence was high, yet he still had to sit on the bench.

    he doesnt play in the reserves,and he doesnt get a start, so he cant keep up the standard, then months later hes finally thrown into the 1st team and ppl expect him to do what he was doing in the cc mnths ago.

    his confidence is shot, he was in form and still had to sit on the bench and wtch bendtner play like a donkey.. the moment has long gone with vela this season.

  9. JonJon says:

    this season is a learning curve, we’ve learned whos good enough and who isnt and im positive wenger will correct this in the summer, he wont stick with the same players next season, he will strengthen.

  10. but jj, he will need money to do that.

    big money, unless he can unearth another 3M vieria or a 2M petit.

  11. JonJon says:

    exactley mate,

    so we fund these players by selling ade nikki and eboue,

    we stop wasting money by buying 17year olds for 3,4,5mil quid a time and we buy a couple of quality players who have international experience.

  12. avenell says:

    I think he will duck and dive a bit stringfellow to raise some cash. We have a load of half decent players we could sell as there are another generation of decent players behind them.
    We need to sell 3 averages and buy 1 great with the dosh!

  13. JonJon says:

    we could still get 20mil for ade,

    two 10mil players would do nicely, we dont need to spend like chelsea and man utd, but we do need to spend.

  14. avenell says:

    See we always agree jj.. your wrong.. 🙂

  15. yaya toure would be simply perfect for this team.

    i get the feeling this felipe melo fella maybe the one, seems a carbon copy of gilberto in size and gameplay.

    would not cost more than 10m either.

  16. avenell says:

    I would like us to try to get Flamini back, We would not have been bossed in the middle of the park yesterday with him in there.

    But I would also like alonso.. It’s back to what they can add to the team and what they take away.

    flamini all action no creativity.. Alonso smallish but very creative.

  17. JonJon says:

    wenger is a master at spotting talent, not 17 year olds but players like pires petit edu overmars vieira henry sagna rosicky dudu gilberto

    none of them cost mega buck and all of them were over 21 and all were top top players. wenger can wheel a deal in the market if he wants and i want him to do it again, hes found nasri so i know he can still do it.

    this youth thing is ok but they arent cutting the mustard just yet and we need to start buying players again who have already learned their trade and are ready to play now.

    the sale of ade would provide wenger enough cash to play with in the summer and it would also relieve the team not only of a lump on the wage bill but a lump on the pitch too.

    we could of got alonso in the summer, i know ppl say it depended on the barry deal but it didnt

    liverpool were told if they wanted barry they needed 18mil. if we’d of gave liverpool what they wanted they would of got barry. liverpool needed the money first, we wouldnt give them it, so they couldnt get barry and they didnt did they???

    we could of got alonso fo 16/17mil . if we’d of offered that they would of taken it because it gave them the funds they wanted.

    the alonso move didnt depend on barry, it was the barry move that depended on alonso.

  18. JonJon says:

    flamini and alonso would be perfect ave, that would cost us about 25mil to fund. ADEBAYOR!!!!!!

  19. avenell says:

    phychic ave.. hahaha I had my hand on uri’s phone no.. 🙂

  20. i cannot believe pool would have sold alonso after missing out on barry.

    its makes no sense, he was available only because they thought barry was coming, then the door was firmly closed.

    all these reports of wenger not paying an extra million or 2 don’t make sense.

  21. JonJon says:

    dont forget fringe players like senderos and troare, we can make money off them too.

    we have lots of players that all play the same positions, we could raise the funds if we wanted to easily,

    what mid table PL team wouldnt want an arsenal youngster??? its time we used our academy to full effect and raise some serious dosh.

    we have loads of kids, they all wont make it, so lets sell them now.

  22. avenell says:

    I saw on newsnow that hleb is crying again.. they must know that Barca are like chelsea there eyes are bigger than there belly’s and they buy for the sake of it and ruin players careers.

  23. JonJon says:

    thats my point SFH, if we’d of gave them what they wanted for alonso they would of been able to get barry.

    we didnt offer enough for them to be able to finance the barry deal thats why they didnt take it.

    your right they wouldnt sell alonso if they were going to miss out on barry, 12/14 mil was less than they needed. they would of lost alonso and still not of been able to offord barry, so they rejected

    if we’d of give them what they wanted they would of been able to then afford barry and both deals would of happened.

  24. peachesgooner says:

    avenell – gonna have to burst your bubble here – we won’t get flamini back 😦

    JonJon your post at 12.58 I agree with you exactly. What a shame for Vela – he was doing great had an understanding with cesc and bendtner, was scoring for fun getting into great positions and then he gets put on the bench doesn’t play. Makes no sense to me.

  25. jj, they paid 20M for keane, i can’t believe they needed our extra few million to buy barry.

  26. JonJon says:

    hleb was a fool, he wanted a move because he thought we were going nowhere and barca showed an interest and he went, barca have one of the best midfields in the world, he was never going to get a look in, and the same will happen to cesc if he goes,

    hleb went to the wrong club… hhahaahahahahahahahaha

  27. parry set his stall out on the barry deal by the looks of things, all the time things were going well for them it was cool, now the proverbial has hit the fan for them, parry is gone.

    they are a proper club in turmoil imo.

  28. kelsey says:

    Just got in,and saw the new post,very well written by ? london perhapsa. Well done.

    SFH,just come across your reply.I am not a judge therefore no need to call me your Honour.You know very well that you were refering to LG with the AW f off to Japan.You will never get on with anyone on here with your “I am holier than thou attitude”/Don’t talk down to people.I shouldn’t have to remind you of that as you say you have vast pervious experience in writing on blogs before.You are condescending,and i for one don’t like it.

    If you want to talk Arsenal in a civil manner with me or anyone,that’s fine,otherwise i and others will keep reminding you what this site is all about. Cheers

  29. avenell says:

    Re: flamini.. I wonder how low milan would have to drop there price before arsenal made an offer.

    If he was for sale at £7 million, would we consider it?

  30. avenell says:

    Chill out kelsey.. it’s all died down, let’s not bring it up again and move on..

  31. rico01 says:

    Well blow me down, I arrive all ready for a nice afternoon with fellow Gooners, and there seems a bit of a spat going on, whats going on guys and gals 😦

  32. kelsey says:

    Avenell/JonJon,
    I am old enough and ugly enough to defend myself,yet I wish no collision course on here.I apologise to you both,but I wont be talked to like that.

  33. lol, was that post just not slightly hypocritical, kelsey?

    hillarious.

  34. avenell says:

    Rico Poll is in town now guys so be carefull!!!

  35. kelsey says:

    rico,
    Hello.

    We are keeping the puppy,what a surprise 🙂

  36. JonJon says:

    cos they paid 20mil for keane SFH,

    they were skint, rafa wanted barry not keane, but parry went ahead and bought keane and wasted the kitty,

    liverpool are skint and parry fucked up, liverpool needed to sell before they could buy to get their no 1 target, we should of taken advantage of that.

    if rafa wanted keane then why did he not play him and then sell him back at xmas and why has parry decided to leave, cos rafa refused a new contract cos he was pissed off with parry. parrys been fired.

  37. rico01 says:

    Opps a Diddley

    Afternoon all, I am just about over yesterday 🙂

    For me, Arsene is no longer to blame, I think many of us would have cried out for that starting eleven? Its gone beyond the boss, its all down to those wearing the shirt that we all love..

    If I were the boss, I would take each and every one of the team to one side, one at a time, find out what is going on upstairs, and if he gets the wrong answer I would make a note to sell them in the summer, get rid of the dead woo, and bring in some fresh faces, experienced ones i mean

  38. JonJon says:

    hi kelsey

  39. avenell says:

    Are you saying you would like to take our players upstairs one at a time rico? 😉

  40. JonJon says:

    agree rico

    that was the fans team, but the damage has been done already and i think this team was a few games too late.

  41. sorry, but i think a clear point has been proven on here.

    when you put people’s noses out of joint, they lose it, and totally contradict themselves.

    kelsey, i will also not be speaked to the way you spoke to me on your post.

    you missed the point entirely, you made sweeping suggestions that i rebutted.

    now what? time to throw all the toys out as you did not get your way?

    😆

  42. JonJon says:

    ave

    re the flam man

    if he was available for 7mil we should take it, for definate

  43. rico01 says:

    avenell. yes, and this one doesnt give out three yellows either !! 😉

    kelsey, thats good news, but why am i not surprised 😉

    How are we all, and where is peaches this fine sunny afternoon, ah the sun is shining and i bet she is enjoying the garden

    Are we all good ??

  44. rico01 says:

    Come on guys, Please, I came on here for some peace and fun!

  45. JonJon says:

    no rico im still annoyed about yesterday

    how can a player like danny murphy control our midfield and make them look like right puddings??

  46. i was chilling, i have made apologies.

    i have got nothing but abuse back.

  47. rico01 says:

    JJ – I agree, maybe everyone is on a bit of a low, its so difficult to understand what is going on at the club, dare i say it, we miss Ade, and we certainly miss Theo’s pace down the right.

    I am praying that Ade comes back all guns blazing, he could be refreshed and ready to fire 😉

  48. i think the real problem is the attack on the dark side i made, i can see the stalwarts from over there are up in arms.

    if you guys think its cool to go with “f off back to japan wenger” then so be it.

  49. JonJon says:

    rico noooooooo, ade is not our saviour, ade is the last person we need,

    we need dudu and rosicky back all guns firing 😉

  50. avenell says:

    Arsenal arsenal arsenal only for a while or I will have to start to remove a few comments.

  51. rico01 says:

    JJ – that is a hard pill to swallow, he is drawing his pension, but the young spritly Den and Diaby couldnt cope – its dire, and now i wish Song had played in the middle, he would have stopped him

  52. avenell says:

    stringfellow these guys didn’t say that you are chatting to them..

    they are not the other site, they don’t all share the most extreme views.

    If mr wenger was to get pissed and leave who would we want to take over??? (nicely)

  53. JonJon says:

    david moyes,

    i want david moyes

  54. rico01 says:

    But JJ – Robin and Nik are crap at the moment, I think Big Ade and Little Dudu could be the perfect combination, I think the boss will try it too, after dropping Nik yesterday it seems he has lost his patience too –

    We need Dudu, Cesc, Thomas and Theo back, and play Theo as a striker, let him run at defenders through the middle, Nasri in the middle with Cesc, Thomas on the left, AA on the right 😉

  55. ave, but they attack me for my view, yet they carry in back slapping those who say “f off back to japan”

    thats the hypocrisy i talk of.

  56. JonJon says:

    if we dont get him man utd will, watch this space, david moyes is the next sir david moyes obe, cbe, hmv

  57. rico01 says:

    JJ – No, please not Moyes 😦

  58. rico01 says:

    TSB JJ, TSB 😉

  59. manu apparently tried to tap him up last year.

  60. rico01 says:

    Hatrick 🙂

  61. rico01 says:

    Missed, you old bugger Stringfellow

  62. JonJon says:

    i’ll go with that rico, i just hate ade thats all, but if he does the job on the pitch i cant grumble.

  63. rico01 says:

    This time 😛

  64. avenell says:

    if what stringfellow said this morning and it turns out true. about ricey out and boulders in.
    do you think we are grooming SB5 to be our next manager and we will promote from within?

  65. rico01 says:

    I give up 😉

    trust me JJ, I dont like him either after the summer, but if he comes back and scores two every game, I will love him – for a little while anyway 😉

  66. JonJon says:

    moyes is a great manager, he would of left everton if a big job was on offer but it wasnt so he stayed.

    he’ll be the next man utd manger when fergie retires, you heard it from me 1st. 😉

  67. ave, that ricey/bouldy email was from another well know arsenal blogger 😉

  68. JonJon says:

    whats all this about rice and bould???

  69. rico01 says:

    Rice does need to go, he is too nice, and not vocal enough, we need a ‘Neil Warnock’ kind of No2

    Guys, got to go and grout the bathroom tiles, we have a leak, also yesterday our water softner machine overflowed and we were flooded in the cupboard it’s in, great weekend eh… hence i was not around much..!!

    Wont be long, its only half a dozen tiles, but me being an old fogey i need the daylight 😉

    Catch you all in an hour of so, if peaches shows, please say hi..

  70. avenell says:

    stringfellow/kelsey/rasputin.

    the bloggers who impress me the most are the ones who can just leave it, water of a ducks back, move on, let it go.

    and when you reply to each other just take out the little twist please!

    That’s me versus all you 3 now. lol

  71. peachesgooner says:

    Hello rico

    How are you? I got a little tipsy last night after the game and was relieved to find a nice friendly blog that allowed me to rant for a couple of hours about the short comings of our team.

    Too slow too slow too slow 😉

  72. avenell says:

    You are the same people I knew it.. 🙂

  73. peachesgooner says:

    Ha ha ha 🙂

  74. rico01 says:

    Ha ha, no we are not ave !!

    peaches – hope you are not still suffering from the hangover ;)I am stressed peaches, stressed 🙄 how are you ?

    Def off now, but I WILL return in a while

    Be nice 😛

  75. peachesgooner says:

    Ave – you’ve had so many hits now I wonder why more bloggers havn’t ventured on to the site to leave comments. I know several gooners who read the blog but are shy to leave a comment.

    What can we do to encourage people to join in?

    I was gonna say it might need a crisis, but I think we’re in crisis now 😦

  76. JonJon says:

    rice bould anyone??? pls.

  77. jj, got an email this morning, rice will step downn this summer, bouldy will replace him as assistand boss.

  78. JonJon says:

    im so alone theres noboby here to guide me….

  79. JonJon says:

    aaahh there u are….

    thats not a bad thing i suppose

  80. ronaldo nani scholes gibson evra oshea ferdinand evans foster tevez wellbeck

    gnomes corluka dawson king ekotto zokora lennon modric jenas bent pavluchenko

    spuds will gets proper mashed 😆

  81. JonJon says:

    i hope so, i just dont man utd to win the quad either, im caught between a rock and a hard place

  82. can’t have the spuds giving it again for another year, defo for utd today.

  83. avenell says:

    Peaches we don’t get many hits from outside as we are not on newsnow or arsenal news etc.

    newsnow would like us to be going for about 6 months apparently so we will try at a later date.

    the other sites we are looking into..

    As for the the friends you have that are too shy.
    I am chuffed they read, you are in the best position to tell them to come in and have a go. even if they do 1 comment a day ..

    tbh I have never met anyone on here so why be shy, they are only a load of words written by a few made up names with a avatar next to them..

  84. peachesgooner says:

    Rico – catch up after your grouting. I need a quick trip to the supermarket actually so I’m gonna go now.

    JonJon – SFH got an email from a pal who said Pat Rice was retiring in the summer

  85. JonJon says:

    SFH…. how well connected are you in the world of arsenal???

    ive heard ppl say the have a friend of a friend whos wife is the cleaner and she over heard……

    i want your credentials fella 😉

  86. not very well connected, in all honesty.

    but you will certainly know the chap who sent me this email, he is an old skool blogger 😉

    again, don’t shoot the messenger, i only know a lass in the finance dept of arsenal.

  87. peachesgooner says:

    JonJon – how can it be a Quad – its the silly Carling cup for goodness sake. We top four teams don’t take that seriously 😆

  88. peachesgooner says:

    see you in a bit

  89. JonJon says:

    i was hoping you was going to say you were keowns son or something 😉

    i like rumours and gossip though, its part and parcel of the season, it gives ppl something to talk about.

  90. peachesgooner says:

    much better spuds get smashed 🙂 🙂 🙂 – 0

  91. JonJon says:

    mashed spuds hahahaha

  92. JonJon says:

    im popping out for a bit guys to watch the game, i’ll be back on later,

  93. avenell says:

    Out of all the things that have been said on here JJ.

    hoping stringfellow was keowns son is very nearly a straight red.. lol..

  94. btw – this blogger i speak of, has a totally totally differnt viewpoint of the club/manager to me.

  95. avenell says:

    I cannot work out why we are keeping this blogger a secret lol..

    I am sure he has changed his view, he has gone from left wing to right wing. I will have to study some archives.. oh and.. 😉

  96. I hope rasputin/kelsey, we can patch up any differences.

    We all love the club and can be over exuberant in our views at times, i wish no offence and if i have, my sincerest apologies.

    Can we start again?

  97. ave – can we keep it undercover on the blogger front?

    we have discussed him before 😉

  98. avenell says:

    Of course we can stringfellow..

    I just found the secrecy a bit funny as he hasn’t done anything wrong. he is a good writer.. 🙂

    thanks for the handshake thing, I hope they read it!!!

    If not I will make them aware..

  99. Rasputin says:

    I’m at work today avenell so I’m not supposed to be blogging. It is a bit quiet though – there are far too many scummers in Enfield now for my liking!

    Apology accepted and all’s forgotten SH 🙂

  100. ave, not sure he would appreciate it being openly discussed.

    for a high profile-ish chap, he keeps himself to himself.

    he is a superb writer, best blogger by a stretch.

    even though he has been speaking carp recently, but that’s his view.

  101. avenell says:

    Well done rasputin and stringfellow!!!

    just kelsey when he pops in..

    Ras do they still tie stupid ribbons on there car aerials?.. lol

    Do you mean man scum or spud scum?

  102. lennon is such a class player when he is on form.

  103. Rasputin says:

    Spud scum ave – its very parochial in these parts….. Enfield = predominantly spud scum, Potters Bar = mainly gooners, Hertford about marginally more gooners, Ware more scummers, Little Munden 100% red to the core 😉

  104. what goalie is this?

  105. avenell says:

    SH .. lol..

    That’s what i thought you meant ras.. ware has a load more gooners lately than when I went to school there.

    It’s where the train line goes hertford north .. Gooner land
    hertford east spud land..

    Oh and the spuds took the golf course away at hertford to build there slum on.. !!

  106. they built white hare lane on a golf course?

  107. JonJon says:

    im back, i couldnt be arsed, the pub was crap.

  108. avenell says:

    SH, no mate tottenham council built a housing estate at hertford and evacuated a load of spuds there in 1975 ish.. it took up nine holes of chadwell springs golf course..

    Hey jonjon.. you watching the scum v scum ?

  109. JonJon says:

    yup i am indeed ave

  110. i want extra time, a mental slog for both sets of players, some good injuries to key players, and manure snatching a penalty win and breaking spuds hearts.

    rendering them useless for the rest of the season, therefore sending em down the the championship.

    bootiful 😀

  111. JonJon says:

    SFH

    if we won naff all and finished outside the top 4, the only thing tht would console me is if the spuds went down. 😉

    that, in my eyes would be a successful season.

  112. avenell says:

    they have a clap “o” meter on there for the fans.. 🙂 opportunity knocks.lol

  113. avenell says:

    Is the Irish poor mans Dirk Kuyt playing?

    I got a caning for saying that last time .. 🙂

  114. villa 1-0 up 😦

    cmon stoke

  115. JonJon says:

    keanes cup tied

  116. JonJon says:

    😉

  117. avenell says:

    Of course he is.. 😦 silly old ave.

  118. JonJon says:

    villa were never going to drop points at home against a weak team, thats our job 😉

  119. avenell says:

    SH your avatar has settled down now!

  120. avenell says:

    haha ronaldivio booked again..lol

  121. that was a pen, he defo got caught by king

  122. kelsey says:

    Apology accepted and all’s forgotten SH

  123. JonJon says:

    if ledley king would of been kolo we would of been down to 10 men conceeded a penalty, and been fined for dirty play.

  124. avenell says:

    Nice one kelsey .. you are all making me cry.. 🙂

    No seriously well done fella’s.

  125. lennon, best chance of the match

    saved

  126. JonJon says:

    lennons been the best player on the pitch

  127. spuds could win this, ffs

  128. avenell says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see arsenal play at wembley?

    Up the profile of the place.

  129. it will happen, the path is clear in the fa cup.

  130. GET IN

    2-2 villa

    YESSSSSSSS

  131. avenell says:

    bottles going …

  132. JonJon says:

    honestly 2 all????

    come on

  133. 2-0 up with 2 mins to go

    2-2 FT

    their luck has changed.

  134. avenell says:

    I’ll have to watch MOTD 2 later now..

  135. JonJon says:

    so that leaves us 6 points behind them????

  136. yup 6 pts

    11 games left, they will feel us now.

    take the 3 against WBA on tues, makes it 3, they then have a pressure game, when we pressure them, they will flap it.

  137. avenell says:

    It should give us a kick up the arse.. and a good win over WBA.. we are “rockin”

    Then a 2 week premiership break then we might have some more players back. 🙂

  138. rico01 says:

    Woooooopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    I am back for 5 minutes, the boys have all kissed and made up, good on you guys, and Villa haven’t yet won, we need to thrash WB on Tuesday and get the pressure cranked up…………

    Afternoon Mighty Guys and Gals 😛

  139. JonJon says:

    i hope so mate, its easier to sign top players when your a CL team, also it helps our financial situation too

  140. lennon off injured, this is going well 😀

    great day so far

  141. rico01 says:

    Hey Mr T 😉

  142. JonJon says:

    i always thought villa would crack, but we need to take advantage every time they do, the knifes in, we need to start twisting it.

  143. i wonder if mon will take the whole of villa park for a meal now?

  144. JonJon says:

    hey rico

  145. rico01 says:

    Mr T – how you doing, great result at Villa, hope the last gasp draw has the same effect as ours did against the spuds, in my mind that is when we got ‘nervous’ – let them now crack and we kick on 😛

  146. rico01 says:

    SH – yep, Lasagne 🙂

  147. JonJon says:

    im good rico, the villa result is a good one for us, it makes yesterday a little easier to deal with, villa are cracking, tues game is a must must must win.

  148. yes first spud pen mashed 😀

  149. JonJon says:

    hahahaha bentley hahahahaha

  150. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    bentley HAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  151. avenell says:

    I’ve always supported spurs.. I had gazza on my shirt.. hahahah tosser!

  152. total karma.

    what a wally, love it!!!

  153. JonJon says:

    aww poor spurs i feel for them i really do.

  154. 😆

    now they need relegating

  155. avenell says:

    Just a relegation battle to look forward to.. It’s a not so bad being a gooner.. 😉

  156. JonJon says:

    im off again to watch the rugby, leeds v manly world club championship, i’ll speak to you guys tomorrow

  157. avenell says:

    bloody northener! 😉 laters mate.

  158. London says:

    Hi guys

    With a bit of luck that should kick the last bit of confidence out of them sending them spiraling into the Championship.

    What was the Villa result?

  159. 2-2 FT

    villa led 2-0 in the 88th min 😆

  160. London says:

    Wow, 2-0 in the 88th minute! I didn’t realise that.

  161. raif says:

    well im glad the cum lost…

    and im Superised (Thats Sort for Super Suprised)
    that Villa drew today… i really hope they start to have a blip now and we pick up the pace.

  162. peachesgooner says:

    What a rotten lot we are – spurs lose that makes us happy – villa draw makes us even happier 😉

  163. raif says:

    its not Rotten Peach its Desperate lot

  164. its the way villa threw away 2 points the will haunt the, the WBA game is now our biggest game of the season.

    massive massive game if we pull out 3 points, villa will then do a spuds and literally poop themselves 😆

    great sunday 😀

  165. peachesgooner says:

    ….and I have to agree with you raif – we are desperate. Did you get to the game in the end yesterday?

  166. were spuds not 6 points ahead of us in 2006?

    the parralles to that season and this are uncanny.

    we just need a run to the cl final.

  167. raif says:

    noooo i didnt bover… i thought staying home with the little one would have been more fruitful.. even after the missus had got home lol

  168. avenell says:

    Peaches.. the best thing is we have all sorted our little problems out.. 😉

    hi raif.. did you thank the missus for not putting you through yesterdays torture?

    london .. I hope you are okay with the post.. it went down well..

  169. ave, all London is missing now is his name in the authors widget 😉

  170. avenell says:

    He’s building up to it .. i’ll get him on there soon. 😉

  171. raif says:

    hi there Ave… i didnt actully thank her. but i gave her big hug when she got home.

    i think she could tell when she herd me moaning about them. i even went out for a walk and a phone call to a Gooner mate of mine to get over how pissed off i was
    which ended up being a hour long

  172. London says:

    Ave

    Yes, I am happy..and cheers guys for the kind words.

  173. rico01 says:

    Ha bloody Ha Spuds, now do us all a favour and head towards where you deserve to be – and that is playing a top class, top of the bill London derby

    Tottenham Hotspurs v WATFORD!!!!

    I love Stoke 😛

  174. WOW, thierry just scored a pearler for barca.

  175. actually, take back pearler… just seen it again

    BLOODY INCREDIBLE

  176. avenell says:

    It’s just like the good old days stringfellow, when we used to score a goal.. 🙂

  177. peachesgooner says:

    Hi Rico

    This weekend has turned out just about bearable now – I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the grinning spuds surrounding me. I’ve got 4 families of season ticket holders in my road!!!!

    Ha ha ha

  178. peachesgooner says:

    I hope we give WBA a thrashing on tuesday evening.

  179. seriously, that goal was henry 2001.

  180. avenell says:

    Fair play to him. I never thought he would turn it around at Barcelona, with his injuries, etc.

  181. raif says:

    ive got 2 Mancs, 1 spud. and 1 part time Hammer at my work

    the 2 mancs never shut up

  182. rico01 says:

    hi peaches – i can understand that, on top of our dreadful result, me and mine have had a pants weekend, water everywhere, well in the boiler cupboard, water down the back of the shower tiles leaking into the kitchen ceiling (hence the grouting) and because we had to get the plumber yesterday morning we didnt get to go and see our local girls under 16’s play footie, and for the same club i used to play for 😦

    still, thats the joy of being in an old cottage who’s previous owners bodged their decorating 😦

    All say Ahhhhhhhhhhh 😉

    All those Spuds must put the value of your property down 😉 How’s the Garden ??

  183. London says:

    Hi peaches

    4 families of season ticket spud fans, that’s a scary amount. It made me think of the last time I was surrounded by spuds. I was on holiday in Cuba; a couple of days in Havana and then onto a coastal resort, a tasteful one or so I thought, all started of well until I spot about 16 people maybe about four families all wearing spud shirts, apparently that had moaned about their hotel and had got an up grade; when they found out I was a gooner they gave me shit for the whole of the holiday. It was done with humour; they were able to get to me as it was the close season and they were able to make stories up knowing full well I wouldn’t be able to check them, no phones or computers in Cuba.

  184. rico01 says:

    Hey London – good to see you here 😉

  185. avenell says:

    rico.. Is the plumber a bit of a looker? he is always at your place.

    A bit like peaches fencing guy!

  186. peachesgooner says:

    Bodged decorating – I can understand those feelings!!!
    Never trust anything you see when you buy a property thats what I think. I’m saying ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 😉

    The spud lot must think I’m the odd one out cos the lane is much nearer than THOF to this area. Some of us have more class though 😆

    The garden is becoming exciting now – i love this time of year when all the new stuff starts coming through. I’ve cut my nails right down and cos I’ve been doing some potting-up in the greenhouse my hands are returning to their rough gardeners state. Very attractive – mud under the nails, a distinct dirtyness about them 😳

  187. peachesgooner says:

    London – we used to go to Marbella in the summer, one of the resorts had loads of gooners it was fantastic.

    Finding spuds in a nice resort in Cuba that must have been a shock – in their shirts aswell yuuuuk.

    Now who said my fencer was attractive? I needed somthing from him, thats why I applied the mascara 😆

    Men they just don’t get it 🙂

  188. London says:

    Ave

    The Barça management played Henry beautifully last season; he was doing a French aloof number, so the management started putting out rumours that they would be prepared to accept offers for him, even Newcastle were mentioned, how insulting is that. Henry took the bait and started worrying, he hasn’t put as much effort into his game since shortly after he joined us, I say shortly after because he didn’t look that interested when he joined. I can only assume he started putting the effort in when similar worrying thoughts started entering his head; like, where do I go next if this doesn’t work out, remember he had left Italy with his tail between his legs.

  189. avenell says:

    haha we always fall for it.. 🙂

  190. rico01 says:

    ave – no, he is not, he is a know all, doesnt listen,a mr arse……. but ihe is a good plumber and i know i can call him anytime and he will be here, thats what counts – oh and he is bald and goes shooting 😉 No offence baldies 😉

    peaches – so annoying isn’t it, we take so much pride in our homes and those before us… ppffffhhhhh ;(
    We love this time of year too, this year will be very different as the vegetable garden is now the chickens home & garden, so veggies will be in pots on the patio. all our old sink bowls are used for growing spinach and salad leaves for the piggies and chicks – you are really lucky to have a greenhouse, we dont have one right now but would love to squeeze a little one in (ooo err )

    Do you watch all the gardening stuff on tv peaches, if so who is your favourite, mine is Monty and Carol Klein

  191. peachesgooner says:

    It occured to me earlier that maybe the team are intimidated at home – I wrote a comment and then thought ‘don’t be silly’ and didn’t post it. But I’ve just found a similar comment from another female blogger on another site – must be a girlie thing 🙂

    Also, no-one commented on my thoughts about support for the players at this difficult time. I wonder how the club helps them to deal with the disappointment. They must be disappointed

  192. London says:

    Hello Rico, how are you? I feel as though a huge weight has been lifted.

  193. rico01 says:

    Wey Hey London – But the other day, I was just trying to help you out 🙂

  194. rico01 says:

    Oh, London, I am ok thanks, and you (sorry, i must learn to read everything)

    🙄

  195. London says:

    Peaches

    It must be a rallying of the troops type thing: Come on boys we can still do this.

  196. rico01 says:

    peaches – agree, their confidence is rock bottom, we need Theo, Thomas, Ade, Cesc NOT SILVESTRE back, give the guys a lift… not long now..

  197. peachesgooner says:

    I love both Monty and Carol Klein but have a real soft spot for Joe Swift – hes a gooner you know – hes on the same wave length as me, enjoys similar plants and has a real appreciation for space when designing.

    Carol Klein has fantastic plant knowledge and her love for plants and gardening shines out of her. I love propagating – next to design its my favourite part of my work. Thats why I had to have a greenhouse, I can play with plants anytime 🙂

  198. London says:

    Rico

    I realised immediately that you were trying to help, you gave me an out, which I have taken in more than one way.

  199. kelsey says:

    London,don’t believe a word that peaches says about Marbella. It always rains here.In fact today i was bowling in my shorts and a waterproof polo shirt.

    What weight has been lifted by the way.

  200. peachesgooner says:

    A girlfriend of mine – a passionate gooner, season ticket holder – lives next door to Darren Bent and was so disgusted at how ‘arry and the club were treating him she has taken him under her wing.

    I know you’re not going to feel sorry for him but hes 24 living in a massive house – on his own mostly – his mum is a gooner and he told me hes a gooner too. The club have completely demoralised him and expect him to pick himself up.

    I only mention this because I wouldn’t want any of our young players to find themselves so alone and unhappy. Its very unhealthy.

  201. rico01 says:

    London 😉

    Hi kelsey – no weight, just a thing between ,me and London 😳

  202. peachesgooner says:

    kelsey – do you have a hat with an umbrella fixed to it for playing bowls?

  203. peachesgooner says:

    London – you and I need to have a chat about the music business cos you revealed some time ago that you had been a part of it and then sold up. Did you have a record label?

  204. rico01 says:

    peaches – thats so sad for him, right now i wish he was up front for us, and i mean that – especially if he and his family are gooners, him or nik…. HIM. Your girlfriend must be a real good egg, why are there not more like her around 😦

    Did you see CK’s veggie programme – she is just so passionate about what she does, she is amazing, forgpt old Joe, the better half likes to listen to him, to be fair, i just love GW, its a good programme for all levels, even right at the bottom, just for me 🙂

  205. peachesgooner says:

    Look, I’m pouring out my heart about gardening and how worried I am about our young players state of mind and you’ve all buggered off 😆

  206. raif says:

    im reading the comments. as i watch this movie about G.W.BUSH. called W. lol

    its ok.

  207. peachesgooner says:

    Before the recession really kicked in I had an idea for ready-made salad/veg plots using timber frames that could be placed anywhere in an existing garden.

    Its so easy to grow a bit of your own and the taste is much better.

  208. rico01 says:

    AVENELL—– ARE YOU THERE ?

  209. avenell says:

    Yes.. gulp.. 😦

  210. kelsey says:

    No we haven’t peaches,but I don’t do gardening,and no I let my long hair get wet.

    Talking about booing,it can only make matters worse.No one has to tell the boys that we aren’t finding the back of the net,and booing only leads to more pressure.We will come good,but honestly I don’t know when that will be,now or next season.so many ifs.

  211. rico01 says:

    peaches – you and i willsoon be given red cards, veggies, food, gardening, plumbing, cooking, housework……

    Can someone give me the address for a good football site where they talk Gooner talk…. 🙂 😉 😉

    raif – you little tinker, how are you and yours ??

  212. rico01 says:

    ave – go check your emails, and then tell me off, big time !!!

    please 😳

  213. kelsey says:

    Oh i lie,we have automatic sprinklers that come on at night,and spanish grass grows sideways like a spider.The gardener come every day for an hour and job done.

  214. rico01 says:

    peaches – so are you going to make and sell them ??

    Do you have a website for your Garden Design ?

  215. kelsey says:

    ave,
    go an check your other e mails too 😉

  216. peachesgooner says:

    London – I’m only asking cos my family were involved in wholesaling music/computer software/film and had their own label. You’ve mentioned you came from Barnet – remember The Orange Tree in Totteridge chat, just being nosey, you don’t have to say 🙂

  217. raif says:

    hello Rico. all is well over at costa del raif 😀

  218. kelsey says:

    cheese,chocolate,now gardening faulty pipes,bald men and the occasional fence man,what is this all about.

  219. kelsey says:

    Oh no,not the orange tree again 🙂

  220. peachesgooner says:

    oops, I shan’t say another word 😳

    Do you know what a gardening and arsenal bore I am???

    Better find myself a Garden Designers blog – that’ll be just me and Joe Swift then 🙂

  221. peachesgooner says:

    ave – I’d better send you an email shall i?

  222. peachesgooner says:

    Maybe we need a taboo subjects heading 🙂

  223. henry has 2 goals tonight. great game 3-3.

    benzema on in a bit for lyon, he should bang in at least 2 tonight aswell.

  224. peachesgooner says:

    Ooooh is this my first hat-trick of the day

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

  225. kelsey says:

    London,

    come back.

  226. avenell says:

    This is a garden blog too!
    peaches de Thame.. x

    e mail box read.. lol

  227. peachesgooner says:

    But most of all I love talking about Arsenal 😆

  228. London says:

    Peaches

    Yes, I remember the chat. When I was 21 I used to be a bar man in the Orange tree.
    As for music business, I used to manage bands, but that was along time ago.

  229. OMG – i have just sat through the best game i have ever seen.

    4-3 atletico

  230. London says:

    Kelsey

    I’m home, and very warm and welcoming it is too.

  231. rico01 says:

    hey. dont forget its a chicken and cavy site too 😉

  232. rico01 says:

    raif – ;), i am pleased 😛

  233. henry sitter for hat trick in injury time 😆

  234. rico01 says:

    Guys, I am off, have a good evening and catch you all soon – Wild at Heart is soon to be on the screen, and I love it 😉

  235. kelsey says:

    LLondon,did you ever come across a guy called Hery or Harvey Sellars,who brought bands over to the UK.He would be older than me/us about late sixties and lived in St.Johns Wood,as I lived there in Carlton Hill.

    Good night rico,sleep tight.

    Oh my little girl, nearly 21, is back from Mexico,eventually had a nice time and the guys worship Vela over there,actually Mexicans are as a rule quite small,like tha Andalucians where we live.Reminds me of our current side at the Arsenal.

  236. peachesgooner says:

    I’m not sure if I will Rico I have 2 design jobs that will take up about 10 weeks so I won’t really have time,

    Its a brilliant idea – I think so – the timber frame will have some membrane in the base and be filled with compost. Basically it will be a raised bed. once filled with compost its ready to go – seeds or small plants.

    A simple option is to use gravel boards or a smarter option could be railway sleepers.

  237. London says:

    Kelsey

    I had my 15 ninutes of fame in the eighties. I pass Carlton Hill every morning, a very nice road indeed.

  238. avenell says:

    peaches – nita here – thanks for the birthday greetings, ave is in the kitchen doing dishes and cooking me a slap up birthday dinner! Had a fab day spoilt rotten X

  239. kelsey says:

    Final thought from me tonight.how did Bentley manage to lob Almunia from 40 yards out,and not even shoot straight when taking a penalty today.

  240. JonJon says:

    easy guys back again for a bit

    london, good post mate.

    aguero for athletico is awesome i want him

  241. raif says:

    hey JonJ

    you doing ok mate?

  242. JonJon says:

    easy raif pal.

    yeah im good, have u calmed down from yesterday???

  243. London says:

    Height wise our side is as flexible as an accordion, you push it in and it’s small you open it up by adding Adebayor and Bentner and it is tall.

    I remember watching the Spanish news before the Euros and they saw the humour in the height of there squad by showing a clip of them training with the music to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves….hi ho, hi ho it’s off to work we go..

  244. London says:

    Damm I missed that Barça game, it sounded really good. Thanks JonJon.

  245. rico01 says:

    Nita – Happy Birthday 😛 – Good to hear your man is spoiling you….

    Off now

  246. JonJon says:

    it was a cracker london, aguero is a top player

  247. raif says:

    i have calmd down from the other day.. now im on to stage 2 witch is Depression..

    the 3rd and final stage is Unenthusiasm & Unexpectancy of any good furniture in regards to the next game…

    by witch if the same Un-Pleasing Result happens again
    the Process goes back to stage 1, (Absolute Anger)

  248. avenell says:

    Which one is dopey in our team london?.. lol..

    You know whats coming.. 😉

  249. JonJon says:

    im in stage 4, which is thinking like im the manager of the squad and deciding whos staying and whos going and whos coming in summer

    its called champ manager syndrome

    all arsenal fans experience it at some stage, im finding myself experiencing it more and more recently

  250. avenell says:

    raif.. spuds lost.. villa lost a 2 goal lead in the last 2 mins.. things are better today mate. 🙂

    and Bentley had a shocker!!!!

  251. London says:

    Raif..I’m sure you can see the humour in this…of any good furniture…what did you mean?

  252. raif says:

    if the Un-Pleasing Results continue then Stage 4 is activated..

    COMPLETE MEDIA BLACKOUT, in connection to anything Arsenal

  253. raif says:

    Avenell the Villa and Scum Results was a factor for stage 2..

    London.. OPSS I MEAN “””FORTUNE””

  254. London says:

    Complete media blackout, that’s funny.

  255. raif says:

    HAHA.. thats funny reading it back… Ave please edit that comment 😉

  256. Belarus boss Bernd Stange says Alex Hleb was wrong to quit Arsenal for Barcelona.

    The charismatic German declared: “In London he was a hero. If I went to a restaurant with him, there in a matter of seconds about 20 people would surround him asking for an autograph.

    “Now he is at a mega-club. They have 25 world-class players. Only 11 of them can go on to the pitch. Seven sit on the bench and seven more watch games from the stands.”

    Stange added: “It makes me nervous, too, when I see the captain of my team coming on as a sub for five or 10 minutes or not playing at all. But he needs to make a fight of it.”

  257. London says:

    I’m going to have something to eat. SYL

  258. avenell says:

    Sorry raif, but the furniture one was brilliant.. I’m crying here.. I couldn’t work it out. 🙂

  259. raif says:

    London ..

    haha.. its a procedure i have activated many times this season..

  260. Rasputin says:

    London,

    Sorry to be so late in mentioning it, but I thought your post was excellent 🙂

  261. avenell says:

    Do you really want me to edit it raif?
    It was great. 🙂

  262. JonJon says:

    right then this is what we do,

    we sell ade 25mil
    nikki 8mil
    eboue 8mil
    senderos 6mil
    troare 5mil

    we buy hleb and flamini back 18mil
    alonso 15mil
    aguero 20mil

    who hoo problem solved.

    we sweep all before us

  263. raif says:

    you know what im going to roll with it…

    good furniture will now be in reference to arsenal and there lack of creativity/ability to carve up opposition defence’s

    its in form of a “”Attacking carpentry”” so to speak

  264. JonJon says:

    furniture goes in the arsenal dictionary riaf, along with senderbramblesaurous and denilsong

  265. raif says:

    i know you all love it 😉

  266. Rasputin says:

    Do we have to have Hleb back JonJon, I’d never hear the end of it from paulinho 😉

  267. raif says:

    JonJ dont forget Superised

  268. JonJon says:

    senderbramblesaurous passed the ball to denilsong and then the result was good furniture.

  269. raif says:

    JonJ. Ave… why dont you add another page on the Blog. “The Arse-nal Dictionary”

    with all the funny words and its meanings lol

  270. Rasputin says:

    Here’s a word for you…testiculation, it means waving your hands in the air whilst talking bollox!

    Do you guys think that David Bentley should change his name to David Lada?

  271. JonJon says:

    oh yes i forgot superised.

    we might as well take hleb back rasp, he was one of the four muskateers last season after all,

    since we lost him we cant carve open a chicken with a machette,

    he had his faults, but he could dribble for fun and we miss him no matter what he did, we need him now thats for sure.

  272. peachesgooner says:

    Hi rasp – we could get hleb back and put him on the bench 😆

  273. JonJon says:

    testiculation lol i love it.

  274. raif says:

    senderbramblesaurous passes the ball to denilsong
    what vision from senderbramblesaurous,, that was a really good piece of furniture.

  275. Rasputin says:

    Peaches,
    I’d send him to the gym and put him on steroids until he can bench press 200K and make him run up and down a mountain every day. Wouldn’t help his football but it would teach him not to be such a wiener!

  276. JonJon says:

    i was superised to see all the fans with much testiculation after that good furniture move from denilsong,

  277. peachesgooner says:

    love the testiculation 🙂

  278. raif says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA JONJ

  279. avenell says:

    The avenell concise dictonary page.. I like that raif
    I likeea a lot..

    i’m putting you in charge of updating the site soon if that’s okay. ready for arsenal news etc.

  280. JonJon says:

    id make hleb eat loads of ice cream, force feed the git with the stuff until he admits london is quieter than that peacefull suburb otherwise known as barcalona

  281. peachesgooner says:

    Where is Senderos anyway? I thought Milan decided they didn’t want him anymore.

    David Bentley – what a schmock ( spud termonology ) – has he ever taken a penalty before?

  282. i say let him rot in the stands at barca.

    an glowing example of why not to leave the greatest club in the world.

  283. JonJon says:

    milan dont want him, he’ll come back in may, then we can sell him properly 😉

  284. peachesgooner says:

    Which arsenal player is going to be taken out for ice-cream in Rome?

    I’ll go for Eboue 🙂

  285. raif says:

    Jonj do you wanna Hear what i listen to when im down about arsenal???

  286. raif says:

    check ur inbox if you do

  287. JonJon says:

    go on raif

  288. Rasputin says:

    New dictionary terms…..

    ‘Aeroplane blonde’ – fair hair but still got a black box (sorry Peaches / Rico)

    ‘seagull manager’ – I bet you can work this one out for yourselves 😉

  289. raif says:

    i get goosebumps and the hair’s on the back of my neck stand every time i think back to them moments while listening to them Remix Highlights i made.

  290. rico01 says:

    Rasp 😉

  291. raif says:

    ‘Aeroplane blonde’ hahahaha

  292. rico01 says:

    Sorry, havent quite logged off

    Tuesday results will be

    Man City 2 Villa 1
    WBA 0 AFC 2

    That will leave us 3 points behind – let the battle commence 😉

    Right Nghty night 😉

  293. Rasputin says:

    I see the Arsenal ‘trojan horse’ David Bentley accomplished his secret mission today….they love him down at Shite Hart Lane hahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  294. raif says:

    rico01

    2 goals!!!!!

    thats very brave

  295. rico01 says:

    Sunu up front raif 😉

  296. avenell says:

    As raif wood say he missed the woodwork. 🙂

  297. avenell says:

    David Chippendale.. 😉

    I can’t stop now..lol

  298. raif says:

    GOT WOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    is somthing i do actully say lol

  299. JonJon says:

    dont ave stop it, im laughing so hard my stomachs in knots 😉

  300. Rasputin says:

    I wonder if poor David is ‘pining’

  301. raif says:

    JonJ what did you think…..

  302. avenell says:

    I blame it on Bentleys loss of surform..

  303. Rasputin says:

    ‘Arry whispered in his ear just before he took his pen “Go on son, you’re gonna bury it in the ol’ onion sack, touch wood”

  304. avenell says:

    Lads we have even beat yesterday hits.. we are going to get our first 1000 hits a day.. YYEEESSSS!!!!

  305. raif says:

    right im off. everyone seems to have gone Awol…

  306. avenell says:

    Raif. It sounds great reading the blog and having that on in the background.

    we will have to do a avenell road soundtrack, you as DJ wooden spoony.. sorry I couldn’t resist..

  307. raif says:

    hahaha Wooden Spoony lol

  308. avenell says:

    What do you think of my masterplan to get you to spice up avenell road a bit.. will ya?

  309. raif says:

    good old days them Audio clips i did….

    really got me pumpd up before a game when i listend to that

  310. raif says:

    what the Sound Track?? & Weres JonJ gotten to??

  311. avenell says:

    The real madrid one brings back some great times mate we were write offs in the media.. bit like now really. 😉

  312. avenell says:

    I want a hand doing the widget things and the pages at the top. (your a natural)

    Can you mix up a soundtrack to stick on too?.. a longish one a bit like what you sent.

  313. raif says:

    ermm the Pages and Widgets shouldnt be a Problem..

    as for the Soundtrack thing im not sure on how to do that on a blog.. i dont see any fetures that give me that option.

  314. avenell says:

    What about a you tube clip with it on somewhere?

  315. raif says:

    that is possible..

  316. avenell says:

    raif.. when you write a post it has a add audio bit next to the add pictures etc.

    What about if we write a post for the top toolbar and stick them there? you could do an album.

  317. raif says:

    no you have to pay for that feature.. i already tried it 😦

  318. raif says:

    night night im off Ave…

  319. avenell says:

    Sorry raif. I had to eat.. night mate!

  320. peachesgooner says:

    Morning

    Anyone about?

  321. Rasputin says:

    No, we’re all asleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  322. kelsey says:

    Not me,
    off for the day for yet another competition,3 days if we get through.raining here today,really,but very hot.

  323. London says:

    Morning Kelsey

    A competition in what?

  324. kelsey says:

    Bowls, london.Sorry I thought you knew about our 1200 expat bowling community,spread over 8 clubs down here.

  325. Rasputin says:

    Morning London / Kelsey,

    Does much sledging/dirty tricks take place in the feverish heat of competition bowls kelsey? 😉

  326. kelsey says:

    Morning Ras,
    I am leaving in a minute,and believe it or not there is a lot of gamesmanship,trying to bend the measuring tape to one’s advantage when there is a measure for shot,stand ing next to the person to the side,just as they bowl,which is meant to put you off,as the correct procedure is to stand far back behind the player on the mat.but tactics plays a big part some people like short length jacks others longer and you have to know which is best.In a team game it is like snooker on grass,one is anticipating not the bowl being delivered but the one after that.

  327. Rasputin says:

    Thanks Kelsey, it sounds intriguing…. well good luck in the competition and give as good as you get!

  328. avenell says:

    Morning roadsters.. just clocking in before I have a look on newsnow.

  329. rico01 says:

    Morning All, Good luck kelsey

  330. peachesgooner says:

    kelsey – i’ve been following you around! Good luck with the competition – you’ll need your waterproofs today then 🙂

    Hot weather – let me see if I can remember what that feels like 🙂

    A point on Merida – Arsene says hes put him on the bench because hes done well in training, doesn’t mean hes going to play him. Being on the first team bench is some kind of reward.

  331. avenell says:

    Morning ladies of the road.. 😉

  332. peachesgooner says:

    ave – must be your lucky day you get the 2 girls to yourself 😆

    Morning rico – are you well?

  333. avenell says:

    While the cats away.. 😉

    Nita came on yesterday to say thanks for her birthday greeting by the way 8.07 this page 🙂

    and thanks rico too!

  334. rico01 says:

    Morning peaches – I’m good thanks, how about you?

    Morning ave – hope you had a good day yesterday, its really good to see this site getting so many comments now

    Beautiful morning folk, bright sunshine, washing done and blowing in the breeze, the chickens are on the grass sunbathing, they look so strange. But I heard this morning we are due some horrible weather, and maybe even snow, so not such a bright outlook 😦

  335. Rasputin says:

    Bah humbug! – snow and frost, just what we need in the garden centre industry ;( We’ve had 3 poor summers in a row. It is often judged by the ‘barbecue coefficient’ = how many barbecues did you have last year, for most of us it was 2 or 3, that’s how many decent weekends we had

  336. avenell says:

    I heard it was getting colder from tonight rico.

    Another record day yesterday, 1089 hits too.that’s what you get when you get a better quality writer for the posts..lol
    I going to be made redundant 😦

    I was awake 2 hours in the night thinking about the blog policing methods.
    I have a few ideas, I will talk to jonjon and you about them later.

  337. Rasputin says:

    😦

  338. avenell says:

    I think we had a few more than that Ras, I can remember doing a few with a hat, coat and gloves on though. Then bringing them in to eat. 😦

  339. peachesgooner says:

    ave – you’re a BBQ trouper 🙂

    Hope nita had a good day yesterday – I saw she came on sorry I must have gone off to do something and forgot to respond.

    We had a thick frost this morning even in the smoke – I had to scrape my car at 7 to take the boychik to the station – but its gorgeous now.

  340. peachesgooner says:

    rico – chickens sunbathing, what a lovely thought 🙂

  341. avenell says:

    roughly where in the “smoke” do you live peaches, if you don’t mind me asking?

  342. rico01 says:

    they look real strange peaches, but that might because all this talk of BBQ’s going on – I think we had half a dozen last summer, but often stood cooking with a brolly 😉 the joys of a gas barbie…

    Like you guys, i had to scrape the car this morning, and that was at 8.15!! How annoying!

    150 pounds, thats what it costs to get the water machine fixed, and thats without parts!!! Grrrrrr

  343. avenell says:

    We share a natural spring with our neighbour rico.. It’s a bit political. (long story).
    To get our own we need a bore hole and our own filter system £5k to put in.. no water rates though.

  344. rico01 says:

    Did you know

    West Bromwich was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the name meaning “the little village on the heath of broom” (broom being a particular type of bush).

    Tomorrow will be WBA’s day of Doom alright, and our season HAS to kick off as soon as that whistle blows, we need a couple of very early goals, and a big hearted display from the whole team.. I think he will play Song tomorrow alongside Denilson and maybe even play Diaby as the second striker

    Almunia

    Bac Kolo Willy Clichy

    Nasri Denilson Song Arshavin

    Diaby

    RvP

    Thats who i think AW will play, not who i would especially like to see play 😉

  345. peachesgooner says:

    I live in Winchmore Hill, its in north london, a bit further in than enfield

  346. rico01 says:

    See ave, there are perks with living in the middle of nowhere 😦 Sorry, thats cruel, and I think that is terrible, the council should pay for the work to be done imho

  347. rico01 says:

    peaches – is that not where all the Spud Fans live 😳 😉

  348. peachesgooner says:

    I’m afraid there is a concentration of scummers in the vicinity but I’ve grown up surrounded by them and today I can laugh – so its not that bad.

    Its not really very smoke round here – lots of beautiful parks very nearby, I can walk to 2 of them either side of my road.

    Easy access to central london too – best of both worlds.

  349. avenell says:

    Yea I know it peaches. nice .. I have played golf at whitewebbs and trent park.

    It’s all a bit different down here rico. the worse bit is the neighbours are proper cornish and they find it hard to take any advice from us londoners..

  350. rico01 says:

    peaches – i was only teasing you after your comments yesterday about the fans around you 😉

    ironing calls me for a couple of hours, i will be back in a short while, enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts roadsters 😛

  351. peachesgooner says:

    I’m off for a bit too, catch you in a while 😆

  352. avenell says:

    If we don’t win anything soon we should sack wenger and get a sugar daddy in so we can win a silver cup..

    please read!!

    http://www.insidefutbol.com/2009/03/02/russians-unsure-of-potential-arsenal-owner-usmanov/

  353. raif says:

    hi Ave..

    i had a read of that do gooder saint of russia Usmanov.

    its a propergander story to make the man look like his some right top bloke, full of good deeds.. LOL

  354. avenell says:

    Hi raif..
    I have been thinking a bit about what we said last night.
    Tell me to piss off if you want.. not a problem.

    but how much time would it take for you to set up a avenell road you tube page.

    Then you DJ wooden Spoony could mix some of the posters fav tunes and fav images.

    Like you could do a vid of avenell road and take my tune and some of my fav images.

    A bit like this..

    or if you would rather concentrate on your own site I won’t be offended.

  355. raif says:

    hey Ave..

    with all the other stuff i got going online with my YouTube and Blog. which i hardly have time for now days since the little one. and stuff in my life it would be impossible for me to take on another venture,

    and i wouldnt want to agree to do somthing knowing i cant put in the time to do it.. its like making a promise i cant keep.

    Sorry mate

  356. avenell says:

    Fair enough mate, I’ll have a look at it.. I may ask for advice though.

    It sounds time consuming, is it?

  357. raif says:

    yeah im more then happy to help out and give advice any way i can..

    but yes it is very time consuming, to do most simple edits takes alot of time depending on what kind of effect or punch you trying to get across to the viewer.

    thats why my videos are few and far between, plus it dont help when the computer isint as powerfull as i would like it.

    thats why most times im more inclind to do more simpler Vlogs…

    also months before i Discoverd LG i was planing to do a Daily Arsenal Video Vlog on a seprate channel.
    but i just didnt bover to follow though with it…

  358. rico01 says:

    Evening All…

    Ironing completed, and even the washing dried and is now ironed, yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Just been reading my Arsenal Magazine, and they have done a personal file with Eboue –

    One question is

    What would you like to be if you weren’t a footballer?

    Eboue – ‘An Actor’

    Well blow me old boots, the man has finally realised he is a crap footballer, and thats why he ‘acts’ so much on the football pitch 😉

    Sorry, that made me smile, big time….

    How are we all 😉

  359. raif says:

    its Rather Ironic isint it Rico lol

  360. avenell says:

    Raif email mate!!

    Hi rico!.. that’s a classic nearly as funny as Peter Crouch when he was asked..

    “a virgin” lol..

  361. rico01 says:

    Hi raif – hows things, i laughed for a while over that, but there is something about him that i like, something that makes me chuckle, shame he cant just concentrate on football 😉

    No-one commented on WBA being listed in the doomsday book, now that could be irony couldn’t it…..

    Will the day of doom be theirs or ours ??

    Me, I think theirs 😛

  362. rico01 says:

    Hi ave, I am giving you so much stuff for your pre match post – 😉

    You better bloody use it !! 😉

  363. avenell says:

    Rico! thanks.. 😉

    Let me have your thoughts on my next post? i’ll e mail it..

  364. raif says:

    hello Rico…alls well. just sorting out my Desk its in bit of a mess with bits of papers pens and other little objects getting in the way lol

  365. rico01 says:

    ave – i look forward to it 😉

  366. Big Raddy says:

    Evening Chaps/esses.

    Back from a week in Blighty – meeting up with some LG’ers and having a fine time.

    Shame the team are playing so poorly, but tomorrow night will give us another opportunity.

    Nice jacket Raif !

  367. avenell says:

    It was already there I forgot to press the submit button before I sent it.

    Okay raif.. I’ll go and get my pires shirt out of the wardrobe and measure the letters.. It’s going to remind me of the good old days .. 😦

  368. raif says:

    hey Raddy nice meeting you fella. we was wondering were you went off to.

    and thanks about the Jacket 😉 now you know what all the fuss was over

  369. avenell says:

    Hi Radders.. Did you have a good time mate? apart from the result.

  370. Big Raddy says:

    Raif,

    Not just the visit, I also needed a break from blogging. I got bored with having to defend myself from attack by people I have no connection with, just because I have a different opinion.

    It was good to share a Peroni with you. Looking forward to the next time.

  371. Big Raddy says:

    Yes thanks Avenell. Saw the family, caught up with old friends, spent too many hours drinking and jawing.

    It was great to speak my own language. Though I was pleased to get back home – there are too many people in London !!

  372. raif says:

    ahhhhh i see,,,, not fun…

    hopfully see you again tho.. im not one to attack other peoples opinions. i just like to take on board others views. and then give my own.

  373. avenell says:

    I know what you mean buddy.. just going up from down here.. it’s like visiting a different country.

    I keep getting overtaken, even in the supermarkets.. rush rush rush!!

  374. raif says:

    london is crazy..

  375. avenell says:

    He’s done a good post though raif.. 😉

  376. avenell says:

    London.. he wrote the post at the top.. ^ lol..

  377. raif says:

    Ohhhhhh im talking about London the City… not london the person lol…

    and i liked his post.. Top Post that….

  378. Big Raddy says:

    That was a good post from London. Not too negative or positive.

    Looking forward to seeing how AA gels into the team once Fab4 is back. We are in for some great stuff.And Theo must be salivating at the opportunity to play with them.

  379. peachesgooner says:

    Hi Raddy – could only keep off the blogging for so long then 😉

    Nice to have you back.

  380. avenell says:

    he won’t do another one at this rate.. he’ll be too embarassed. lol.

  381. Big Raddy says:

    Hi Peaches. 10 days must be my limit !!

    But then I can only go about 48 hours without alcohol !

    Thanks for the email…..

  382. raif says:

    right peeps im off for a little online shoping, and then a movie..

    chat to you later on 😉

  383. London says:

    Thanks Big Raddy

    It was tricky being any more positive, the 4th league nil nil can drain the best of us. Still there is always tomorrow.

  384. London says:

    Gosh I have just scrolled up. I feel a bit sheepish, like a six year old who has just had his first painting held up in front of the class by his teacher.

  385. rico01 says:

    ave – finally, i have replied 😉

    Hey Raddy – welcome back, glad you had a good time, shame the match wasn’t full of goals and three points

    I have missed you 😉

  386. rico01 says:

    London – Happy Days then 😉

  387. London says:

    I wonder how kelsey got on in his big tournament today.

  388. London says:

    Rico

    If I explained just how grateful I am for the kind words that people have said it would be so gushing that if might cause a collective cyber barf.

  389. avenell says:

    hi london.. sorry mate.

    how do I feel no one ever likes my work.. I’m on the scrap heap!! 😦

  390. rico01 says:

    London – you big softie 😉

  391. rico01 says:

    Avenell – put your big fat fishing rod away, and stop looking for compliments 😉

    We all think you are just the mutts nutts 😛

  392. London says:

    Ave

    So whats new? Gallas out for tomorrow that’s about it isn’t it?

  393. avenell says:

    rico.. 🙂

    and I replied.

    london .. yea about it really.. wenger is in love with gallas. theo back for roma.

    What do you think about arshavin and his own website?
    he seems to talk a lot on it .. future problems..

  394. rico01 says:

    Hey ave, have done a check, that stinks 😦 !!!!

  395. London says:

    Ave

    It will be good to have Theo back, they will come onto us…hopefully tire… leaving oceans of what Theo thrives on most…space.

  396. London says:

    Ave

    I haven’t seen Arshavin’s site, do you have a link?

  397. rico01 says:

    London – 3 weeks and they could all be back, blimey riley, happy days ahead eh 🙂

  398. rico01 says:

    Right all, I have to go now, i have been up for fifteen hours and i am tired 😉

    Nighty night all, be safe and have a fab evening of blogging 😛

  399. London says:

    Good night Rico

  400. avenell says:

    London (it’s hard to shorten that to make it more friendly)..

    Hopefully they will come at us as they need a goal.. It’s theo time then.

    Did you see the link I put on about usmanov? (3.04pm)
    That worries me, how do you feel about your support for the club, if he took over? a moral issue.

  401. avenell says:

    Nite rico.. take care.. x

  402. London says:

    Ave

    Uzmanov always strikes me as a heart attack waiting to happen, boy, does that man look unhealthy.

    I can’t see any good coming from Usmanov no matter which way I look at it. I simply do not trust him and I am very concerned about the motivations of DD by allowing himself to be associated with him.

    DD is like a sub on the bench, ready to come on if we need him it’s hard to imagine when but I suppose the unexpected is the purpose of having substitutes.

    I hadn’t realised but you are right when you say that it is hard to shorten the name London to make it sound friendlier. What about trying Lon and see if people follow. It’s not that far away from a recognised name like Len, hell; it’s not even that far away from Lee.

  403. peachesgooner says:

    How about a bit of mafiosa – l’don 😆

  404. JonJon says:

    how about we just call u Don, as in the don 😉

    hi ppl.

  405. JonJon says:

    peaches 😉

  406. peachesgooner says:

    JonJon 🙂

  407. avenell says:

    jonjon how you doing mate?

    have a look in drafts and see what you think of my latest.. then I will email you..

    I know it is someting you seem to be allergic too.. 😉

  408. peachesgooner says:

    How spooky is that from north london to leeds in one thought!!!!!!!!

  409. JonJon says:

    hi ave, alls good buddy, im on my way there. 😉

  410. JonJon says:

    very good ave,

    yes sir master!!! 🙂

  411. London says:

    Ave

    I flicked through the Arshavin site. I didn’t notice anything contraversial. He is understanably flavour of the month. I suppose it depends if he starts saying silly things like Gallas did when he first arrived.

  412. London says:

    Evening Jonjon

    Don sounds good to me..lets see if it flys.

  413. London says:

    I’m being called Madmen are on its regarded as sacred time that I watch telly with my better half.

    By the way can I see the drafts? You can’t give some of these an inch…

  414. JonJon says:

    evening don, haha

  415. avenell says:

    donny.. 🙂 You can see the drafts if you come behind the scenes a bit, now you are an author.

    I tried to get you in the other day but it has changed a bit.. let me know how you feel about your part in avenell road and I will take it from there..

    I’m sure you are cool with that JJ..

  416. London says:

    I have just sent you an email see what you think, I am being called, later

  417. avenell says:

    Are you still about JJ?

  418. JonJon says:

    yup

  419. peachesgooner says:

    Just a thought chaps – does wordpress allow an IM’ing facility like Facebook? Sometimes we all do a lot of catch-up chatting with each other that might look a bit naff to an onlooker.

    We could say in advance that we would allow IM’ing with each other and then any private chats could go on away from the blog. Are either of you on Facebook?

  420. JonJon says:

    i am peaches, i just signed up recently, im fairly knew at the game so im still finding my feet with the thing

  421. peachesgooner says:

    Hi JonJon – when you are on facebook if any of your friends are on at the same time you can talk to each other using the IM facility. Did you know that?

  422. avenell says:

    JJ I have e mailed you .. we have bad email issues at the moment just bear with me..

    Don’t know much about facebook peaches.. the only chats I do really are about the set up of the blog that are boring I guess..

  423. peachesgooner says:

    Say rico and I wanted to have a chat about the weather or chickens – with IM we could do that away from the blog.

  424. peachesgooner says:

    …..so you don’t think its a good plan then. Just say so, I’m not sensitive 😦

  425. avenell says:

    peaches.. I honestly don’t know about it.. 😦

  426. JonJon says:

    i’ll have to find out more about that 1st, it sounds familiar though.

    anyway im off to bed on that note im creamed, ave, i’ll chat with you tomorrow about the e mail

    nighty night

  427. peachesgooner says:

    Well, I think it might be an innovation but I’m too tired to look into it for you now.

    I have to sleep, nite nite, catch up tmoro xx

    I’m gonna dream of a Van Persie hat-trick against WB 😆

  428. peachesgooner says:

    say goodnight ave xx

  429. kelsey says:

    Morning all,
    Well we played 2 matches yesterday a total of 6.5 hours,armed with my medicine bag full of anti-depressants,valium and pain killers,and today we have to play quarter finals of both pairs and triples.I am knackered,but enjoying it.Hope for a decent win tonight and hope you all have a nice day.

  430. kelsey says:

    Update,
    so much rain that te green is waterlogged,so a free day to rest my aching limbs.

    London if you are about,in the early eighties,i went to some rugby match for some reason,with a friend of my wife who had organised a charity match.While we were there this guy pointed out 3 scruffs sitting at a table,who were in the music business but weren’t signed up yet to any record company.He offered us an opprtunity to sort of invest and manage them,but we declined as they weren’t exactly pleasing on the eye.They turned out to be Bananarama.

  431. kelsey says:

    A hat trick thanks very much.I predict 0-0 tonight which will mean a 3-0 or 3-1 victory with 3 different scorers.

  432. London says:

    Kelsey

    You could have a music business impresario. Kelsey the music business impresario, it has a ring to it.

    Bananarama never wrote any of their own songs so there would not have been a great deal of money earnt. Although i supect a lot of good fun would have been had. The most lucrative part of the music business in those days was the writers royalties, it wasn’t called they gravy train for nothing. Talking to friends recently who are still in the business they tell me that the money is in the live shows. Sounds like a 360 degree turn.

  433. peachesgooner says:

    Morning all

    Time to announce my status as a mummy to a new indie band who are about to be signed to an american record label. My daughter will be off to South by Southwest in Texas with her band Peggysue in a couple of weeks. They have dates booked to perform in NYC and LA aswell as during the music convention.

    They write all their own material and are not going to be screwed by any record company for the writers royalties!!!!

    Ok thats the last time I’ll mention them, promise 😆

  434. peachesgooner says:

    kelsey – sounds like you had a gruelling day, although obviously you enjoy it.

    You can spend the day like the rest of us now nervously waiting for k.o. tonight.

  435. peachesgooner says:

    Looks like its a peach of a moment to get my first hat-trick of the day 😆

  436. peachesgooner says:

    yeeeeeeeeeees 🙂

  437. avenell says:

    Morning all ..

    naughty girl peaches.. well done!

    Author of the post.. E mail mate!!

  438. avenell says:

    I always get the feeling peaches doesn’t like me.. I can’t put my finger on it.. 🙂

  439. London says:

    Woooo Peaches, please dont stop there…mention away, I am very interested.

  440. avenell says:

    London you have my attention to sort out bits and bobs now mate!!

  441. avenell says:

    I always get the feeling London dosen’t like me I can’t put my finger on it.. 🙂

  442. peachesgooner says:

    well you just take so long to reply 😆

  443. avenell says:

    Three minutes is a long time in a mans world sorry.. 😉

    morning. x We have weather today like a group… wet wet blooody wet…

  444. peachesgooner says:

    Anyway following on from my suggestion last night I’ve done a bit of research, I expect you’ll NEW POST any minute now but if you look at

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordspew/

    This looks like it could be what I’m talking about. I’m no techno so it might be rubbish but it might get you more posters if the site doesn’t look like a mothers meeting 🙂

  445. avenell says:

    No new post for a few hours.. no problems

  446. kelsey says:

    Morning everyone else.

    london,funny you should say say that as I had links with the music business.Freddie Beanstock owner of Carlin records,who at the time had the rights to all the Michael Jackson songs,amongst others,was introduced to me by a mutual friend,and we had many meetings in his office at Saville Row, and I had a sleeping Directors role in his UK part of the company

    Peaches the impressario,landscape designer,Orange tree regular and ardent arsenal supporter “This is your life” in the famouus words of Eamonn Song Andrews.

  447. avenell says:

    Morning kelsey..

    how was the bowls going before rain stopped play?

    I’ll see if you like me.. 😉

  448. peachesgooner says:

    Oh l’don, I just wrote a whole blurb about the band and then lost when searching for their myspace page.

    They are 2 girls and a recently added boy drummer. They don’t want to be famous – or at least silly celebrities – they take their music seriously and don’t want to be signed up to the ‘make an album, get a no1 quick and then disappear’ club. Difficult to manage!!!

    They toured with Kate Nash just as she broke into mainstream and have gigged all over the country.

    They write all their own material and are hoping to have an album produced in the states.

    You’re right about live music being the only way to get an income, they have self financed 2 limited edition EP’s so far.

    If you’re interested take a look at their myspace page, you’ll easily guess which one is mine!!!

    http://www.myspace.com/peggysueandthepirates

    They had to drop the pirates as theres another band called Pete and the pirates that was causing some confusion.

  449. peachesgooner says:

    Oh dear avenell – you’d better change your aftershave 🙂

  450. peachesgooner says:

    I’m here, how are you, did you have a look at the wordspew thing

  451. kelsey says:

    ave,
    read my earlier comments,into both quarter finals.

    Peaches,i am finding it hard to see which one is your daughter 😉

  452. peachesgooner says:

    sorry, that comment was for l’don cos hes seen me!

    its unlikely that mine is the blonde kelsey 🙂

  453. avenell says:

    Thanks for the blog cuddle.. 🙂

    I had a quick peep, I don’t really understand it tbh.
    If roadsters think it’s a good idea, I will try it out on a temp basis to see if it works no problem.

    I am listening to your daughters band.. I never like anything straight away I have to keep playing it and sort of grows on me..
    From the first hearing they sound really good, if you have a spare CD.. 😉 cough!!
    no seriously you should be proud..

    I may be thick but not having seen you I wouldn’t know who your daughter is (unless she Had a trowel in her hand 😉 ) clue!!

  454. Rasputin says:

    Morning roadsters,

    You’re not allowed to have a debate about music withoout including me! 🙂

  455. avenell says:

    You will be lucky to debate with anyone ras.. i’ve been sent to coventry today.. 😦

    Where does that stupid saying come from by the way? I never did know..

  456. Rasputin says:

    The origins of this phrase aren’t known, although it is quite probable that events in Coventry in the English Civil War in the 1640s play a part. In the 17th century, when this phrase is supposed to have originated, Coventry was a small town. It is suggested that the phrase, although we now use it in an allusory sense, originated from people being actually sent there.

    The story – and it is no more than that – is that Cromwell sent a group of Royalist soldiers to be imprisoned in Coventry, around 1648. The locals, who were parliamentary supporters, shunned them and refused to consort with them.

    You did ask……obviously I’m a top historian and didn’t google and paste this 😉

  457. avenell says:

    Your a classic ras!

    yesterday peaches posted where she lives and I said I played golf at whitewebbs.. I know you came from near there..
    Speaking of parliament you should know who hung out there before a famous piece of history !!

    your starter for 10 lol..

  458. Rasputin says:

    I used to go over to Whitewebbs (just a short walk from my house) when I was a lad and collect golf balls and then try to sell them back to the golfers. I had a special tool for getting them out of lakes – but often got a clip round the ear for my troubles!

    You’ve got me there ave – I know all the local pubs claim Dick Turpin was a regular. I have never heard that Guy Fawkes was associated with WW so you’re gonna have to tell me. You know that Gladstone (Liberal prime minister) lived in Dane End and is buried in Little Munden churchyard.

  459. peachesgooner says:

    silly you, shes the one with the trowel in her hand 😆

    Problem is that she has more than a passing resemblance to Amy Winehouse, who is also a Southgate girl

  460. peachesgooner says:

    sorry, i’ve interupted your historians love-in 🙂

    Who done it?

  461. Rasputin says:

    She’d be more recognisable if she had a glass of red wine in her hand 😉

  462. peachesgooner says:

    rasp – why don’t you just finish writing the book then we can all be as clever as you 😆

  463. peachesgooner says:

    rasberry for you rasp 🙂

  464. Rasputin says:

    OK peaches – then you can koin the dots and colour it in….. 🙂

  465. Rasputin says:

    koin = join

  466. peachesgooner says:

    you’re gonna need someone to check your typos – don’t be upsetting your friends 🙂

  467. avenell says:

    I was told Guy Fawkes hung out there before the gunpowder plot ras .. I was hoping you could confirm..

    I am out for an hour.. be back soon..

  468. Rasputin says:

    Myn tpwrinkster’z gonk worng apeches

  469. London says:

    Ave

    Ok we all seem to be on the same page. Actually I do remember the first evening I spoke with Jonjon. It was just after a game in which we hadn’t played very well and I was annoyed about something. Any problem caused was completely my fault. I underestimated him, I apologised, we moved on and all was well.

    I just had a peek behind the scenes I was so nervous that I might press the wrong button. Right we have a game tonight and I am going into Arsenal mode.

  470. Rasputin says:

    “On October 18, Fawkes traveled to White Webbs for a meeting with Catesby, Thomas Wintour and Francis Tresham, the purpose of which was to discuss how certain Catholic peers could be excluded from the impending explosion” – you clever ‘ol dog avenell!

  471. peachesgooner says:

    😆 rasp

  472. Rasputin says:

    We’re playing at the ‘last chance saloon’ tonight don’t you think Lonny Donny 😉

  473. peachesgooner says:

    l’don – I love your work ethic – enough of this chit chat, lets talk Arsenal 🙂

    By the way did you realise that ricos name has disappeared from the authors box?

    rasp – I hope you’re not gonna be going for any silly predictions tonight 😉

  474. Rasputin says:

    2 nil – Denilson and pinkie

  475. London says:

    Absolutely Rasp

    I have been trying to think of an analogy as a way of describing the situation but without much success. The best I can come up with is the image of a father trying to teach his young son throw a ball at a target. The father being kind starts his son with a big, easy target..West Ham but the child misses, so the father tries to make it easier and makes the target even bigger and easier..Sunderland and he misses again by this time the child is feeling really despondent, so the father goes right here’s West Brom hit that FFS.

  476. London says:

    It would be really useful if Denilson scored. His confidence is improving every game but if he were to score it would leap forward.

  477. Rasputin says:

    I agree London, as you said in your article – you can’t blame Arsene for saturday’s poor result.

    Pressure is the problem, and pressure affects young players the most. From my personal experience and training, I know that when muscles are tense, the energy is blocked and this is what makes the difference between hitting the post or putting it over the bar. We’ve had the chances, we’ve just been too eager to convert them. Vela was totally composed when he scored his 2 goals against Wigan in the CC, but a different player at the weekend. That’s why I like Eduardo, he has shown that he has the temperament to deal with the pressure.

  478. avenell says:

    Hey hey avenell is back .. in and out though..

    sorry if I don’t reply to any comment straight away.

    Re rico.. just a temp change of blog setting peaches.. she hasn’t done a runner I hope.. 😉

  479. Rasputin says:

    Of all the criticism that has been heaped on players this season, I think that levelled at Denilson has been the most unfair.

  480. London says:

    Rasp

    I think Jonjon hit the nail on the head about Vela; he should have been allowed to build on those two excellent CC performances, instead he seems to have lost a bit of confidence and without playing in the reserves which means he isn’t playing at all, there is little surprise when he appears not quite up to speed when he does come play.

  481. avenell says:

    London..re 10.54 It was a repeat of what I said to peaches in my previous post, because everytime I came on the person I responded too left the blog… I am with you now..

    hehe how words look to others differently to how you write and mean them..

  482. Rasputin says:

    Yep, I’m a Vela fan. I think Merida and Coquelin could also make the grade if given the games – maybe now isn’t the time to experiment? These players have the technical ability to become ‘Arsenal players’ in the mould of 2004.

  483. avenell says:

    See Don/Rasp this is what happens you respond then everyone dissapears..

    it’s like the bermuda triangle on here today lol..

  484. Rasputin says:

    Who said that????

  485. Rasputin says:

    Never mind ave – here are some ‘mildly funnies’ to cheer you up…

    New Words for 2009

    * SWAMP-DONKEY
    A deeply unattractive person.

    * TESTICULATING.
    Waving your arms around and talking bollocks.

    * BLAMESTORMING.
    Sitting round in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

    * SEAGULL MANAGER.
    A manager who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves

    * SALMON DAY.
    The experience of spending an entire day swimming upstream only to get screwed and die.

    * SINBAD.
    Single working girls. Single income, no boyfriend and desperate.

    * AEROPLANE BLONDE.
    One who has bleached/dyed her hair but still has a ‘black box’.

    * PERCUSSIVE MAINTENANCE.
    The fine art of whacking the crap out of an electronic device to get it to work again.

    * AUSSIE KISS.
    Similar to a French Kiss, but given down under.

    * OH – NO SECOND.
    That minuscule fraction of time in which you realize that you’ve just made a BIG mistake (e.g. you’ve hit ‘reply all’).

    * GREYHOUND.
    A very short skirt, only an inch from the hare.

    * JOHNNY-NO-STARS.
    A young man of substandard intelligence, the typical adolescent who works in a burger restaurant. The ‘no-stars’ comes from the badges displaying stars that staff at fast-food restaurants often wear to show their level of training.

    * MILLENNIUM DOMES.
    The contents of a Wonder bra, i.e. extremely impressive when viewed from the outside, but there’s actually naught in there worth seeing.

    * MONKEY BATH .
    A bath so hot, that when lowering yourself in, you go: ‘Oo! Oo! Oo! Aa! Aa! Aa!’.

    * MYSTERY BUS.
    The bus that arrives at the pub on Friday night while you’re in the toilet after your 10th pint, and whisks away all the unattractive people so the pub is suddenly packed with stunners when you come back in.

    * MYSTERY TAXI.
    The taxi that arrives at your place on Saturday morning before you wake up, whisks away the stunner you slept with, and leaves a 10-Pinter in your bed instead.

    * BEER COAT.
    The invisible but warm coat worn when walking home after a booze cruise at 3:00am .

    * BEER COMPASS.
    The invisible device that ensures your safe arrival home after booze cruise, even though you’re too drunk to remember where you live, how you got here, and where you’ve come from.

    * BREAKING THE SEAL.
    Your first pee in the pub, usually after 2 hours of drinking. After breaking the seal of your bladder, repeat visits to the toilet will be required every 10 or 15 minutes for the rest of the night.

    * TART FUEL.
    Bottled premixed spirits, regularly consumed by young women.

    * TRAMP STAMP
    Tattoo on a female

    * PICASSO BUM.
    A woman whose knickers are too small for her, so she looks like she’s got 4 buttocks

  486. Rasputin says:

    I thought at least I might get told of by peaches or rico 😦

  487. avenell says:

    Haha there not bad ras I can think of a few I could use them on….

    Thanks for the seagull manager.. I never did get that the other day…. I didn’t say in case you thought I was totally thick.. 🙂

  488. avenell says:

    Don’t forget to mention your hat trick to peaches.. she will be soooooo jealous.. 😉

  489. avenell says:

    and mine… 😉

  490. kelsey says:

    I think those one liners are an absolute disgrace,racist,an insult to my intelligence,and totally uncalled for,but at least if we can stay off football until at least we score a goal,I will forgive you all, being the oldest cyber policeman on here 🙂

  491. avenell says:

    You old softy kelsey haha..

    We could be staying off football for a while the way our strikers are performing.. lol.

    Prediction for tonight?

  492. rico01 says:

    Good afternoon roadsters 😉

    peaches – you must be a very proud Mum, and rightly so, congrats to your daughter and their band – I have been and had a listen, and its very good (dont forget i am an old git who loves Barry Mannilow 😉 )

    Big game tonight, hope to watch on-line

  493. kelsey says:

    Prediction for tonight?

    Well if it’s 0-0 at half time I will do what i have threatened to do all week,give my lovely wife an early night to remember. 😉

  494. kelsey says:

    rico,

    don’t mention Barry Mannilow.My daughter’s boyfriend is a spitting image of him(except his nose is half the size0 and since someone pointed out the similarity,she’s gone right off him and is now dating the son of the President of Sevilla Football Club.Someone has to look after me and my wife as we get older.get it. 🙂

  495. avenell says:

    Hi rico.. are you watching with us on here?..

    Avenell road matchday … 😦 I suppose it’s on the TV in spain kelsey you lucky devil::

  496. rico01 says:

    kelsey – i didnt get that, what is wrong with looking like Barry 😉

    ave – i will prob try iraqi goals or similar, but will be here too..

    Have you all heard about the shooting and killing in Pakistan, dreadful, i think 6 cops killed, and 5 Sri Lanka cricketers injured – what is going on in this world, its just so so sad

  497. Rasputin says:

    Ah Barry Manilow – reminds me of the old story about the woman who went to the hairdressers and when asked what she wanted said “I’d like to look like Barabara Streissand” so the hairdresser whacked her on the nose with a hairdryer….boom boom……

  498. rico01 says:

    kelsey – i didnt get that one 😦

    everyone heard the dreadful news today abot the shootings in Pakistan, 6 cops dead and 5 Sri Lanka cricketers injured the last i heard… So so sad

    ave, i will hopefully watch a link, but also hope to be here aswell, feeling a bit under the weather today, so i may just go to bed and wake up to the good news of a big win 🙂

  499. kelsey says:

    It’s not on TV anywhere over here,except on Showtime the arab station,shows you that the media don’t regard os as a draw.No pun intended.

  500. peachesgooner says:

    Hello rico – thanks very much for your complements, her voice has nothing to do with me – I am very proud of her and them.

    Back in a min boychik needs me 🙂

  501. avenell says:

    Yes rico it was all over the news this morning.. i heard 5 cops killed and 8 cricketers injured, but that was at 6o clock this morning..
    Pakistan seems f**ked up and this won’t help.
    and one of our boxers from the 68″ olympics died (chris Finnigan ?) it was great news this morning.. 😦

    Your comment went into spam for some reason sorry about that..

  502. Rasputin says:

    I’m afraid the cricket thing in Pakistan has been coming for some time rico. I feel for the families of the dead policeman, but the Pakistani government should do more to discourage extremist cells from infiltrating their society. I reckon international cricket will not return to Pakistan for many years. It reminds me of the time when we finally refused to send our cricketers over to South Africa during Aparetheid because they wouldn’t let Basil D’Olivera play – unfortunately you can’t separate sport and politics sometimes.

  503. avenell says:

    Sorry guys I think the word Pakistan sends the posts into spam (just a guess) people may have misused it on wordpress before…

  504. avenell says:

    rico.. I pressed approve for your comment as I did to Rasps, but your one has gone..
    Sorry if it was my fault.

    I hope you feel a bit better soon 🙂 x

  505. kelsey says:

    rico,
    didn’t get what ? Looking like Barry Mannilow or having an early night.Both have advantages i suppose 🙂

  506. Rasputin says:

    Kelsey,

    What treat has your wife got in store if we win the champions league? 😉

  507. kelsey says:

    Rasputin,
    she promised to leave me alone for a few days,Rasputin. 😉

  508. peachesgooner says:

    kelsey – you must be getting dizzy 😆

  509. rico01 says:

    Rasp – couldnt agree more, the days of any sport going to Pakistan are over for a long long time, its so sad, especailly as it was not that long ago that India finally played cricket there after a mass of problems – as for the cops, they are the real innocent victims, what am i saying, any victim caught up in such events are innocent 😦

    Didnt see that about the boxer ave, how old was he ?

    kelsey – I am not sure, you said at the end ‘get it’ and sadly, i didnt 😉

    ave – dont worry about the spam stuff, even though i had to retype my comment ;)I feel rotten ave, as if i have a cold coming, also my old bones are really playing up and i am sat watching Loose Women from lunchtime with a blanket and hot water bottle 😦

  510. kelsey says:

    peaches,where are you,I just phoned you and no reply but you are on here.is the fence man with you 😉

  511. peachesgooner says:

    sorry, try again, was indisposed

  512. rico01 says:

    Now I have lost another comment 😦

  513. rico01 says:

    I am feeling under loved 😦

  514. rico01 says:

    And rejected 😦

  515. rico01 says:

    But I just got a hattrick 😉

  516. rico01 says:

    5 😉

  517. rico01 says:

    6 ???????????????

  518. rico01 says:

    7 ?????????????

  519. rico01 says:

    8 ?????????????????

  520. rico01 says:

    fpfhhppffhhhhffhhhppppffffffffffff

  521. rico01 says:

    10 ?????????????

  522. peachesgooner says:

    Blimey rico are feeling lonely 🙂

    How come you can post so quickly, my comments are taking ages to send

  523. rico01 says:

    I am peaches 😉

    I have to confess, ave is so so so slow on getting the comments on, i double click, its tells me a have submitted a duplicate, but i just go back and the comment is there

    Come on ave, sort your site out 😉 😉

  524. peachesgooner says:

    so, now I’m stood here with my coat on cos kelsey said he called and I was not able to answer and I thought he was gonna call again…….but…….hes probably gone to make a cup of tea nudge nudge wink wink.

    what ails you rico – coldy stuff?

  525. peachesgooner says:

    hey thats weird rico, I did the double click thing followed by F5 and it cleared straight away.

    How do the comments get through if they’re not moderated?

  526. Rasputin says:

    rico, you must be getting all excited at the mention of Barry Manilow – or am I confusing you with another fan of he with the magnificent proboscis!

  527. avenell says:

    Sorry rico.. you said pakistan again..

    rico has a comment back there folks ^

  528. avenell says:

    peaches re comments.. The first ever comment is moderated and I have to approve of who comes on.. then you can blog freely..
    Every now and again it will pick up a word that I choose to ban or wordpress does and it gets thrown into spam.. links do too sometimes..

  529. rico01 says:

    peaches – yep, aching bones, cold and stuff – i am sure all will be fine by tomorrow :)the F5 thing works then, i will try that too now 😉

  530. avenell says:

    I have avenell road open twice… one on the BT page and the other on the firefox page so I can post and keep an eye on the behind the scenes guff.. and firefox seems to refresh quicker..

  531. rico01 says:

    Guys – got to go for a short while, need to bake a loaf, wont be too long, and it may cure my arm ache 😉

    Miss you all already 😉

  532. avenell says:

    never mention arm ache or wrist ache… you are just baiting us men up for a “leg pull” ..lol..

  533. Rasputin says:

    I get a pain in the back of my neck 🙂

  534. Big Raddy says:

    What exactly does “bake a loaf ” mean ?

    Is it American Gay slang for something deeply unpleasant?

  535. avenell says:

    I don’t know Radders .. All I know is rico is helping her arm ache making something rise.. 😉

  536. peachesgooner says:

    Hello boys 😉 what you talkin’ about?

    Kelsey and I have been chatting about how our wonderful club have put themselves in the s**t over the financing of the flats

  537. kelsey says:

    Raddy,

    long time no here.I presume you enjoyed the feast of goals last saturday 🙂

  538. Big Raddy says:

    Peaches. To paraphrase Monty Python – No-one expected the Recession. Had the fall happened a year later, we would have made a very handsome profit, and been in a very strong position.

    It was just bad luck. Though one could ask the question why were we getting involved in property development in the first place. It is hardly our core business.

  539. peachesgooner says:

    I would say that we got involved because someone or lots of someones were greedy. The word was, why shouldn’t arsenal make a profit on the development of the flats rather than someone else.

  540. Big Raddy says:

    Foolish , in hindsight.

    I fancy 3 points for tonight, and will be disappointed with less

  541. peachesgooner says:

    Raddy – as disappointments go another failing tonight will be just awful. I can’t imagine how I will feel if we don’t win – its so frustrating.

  542. M Almunia 1
    K Toure 5
    E Eboue 27
    G Clichy 22
    B Sagna 3
    J Djourou 20
    S Nasri 8
    A Song Billong 17
    N Denilson 15
    A Arshavin 23
    N Bendtne

  543. Nasri and Arshavin in free roles behind lone striker, bendter.

    Arshavin debut goal tonight 😀

  544. avenell says:

    Hi stringfellow.. mmmm mr wenger is expermenting, I’m all excited.

  545. kelsey says:

    I am over the moon not,looks like a draw writen all over again.

  546. avenell says:

    Did you see song arriving at the ground? he looked like stevie wonder doing “I just called to say I love you”

  547. rico01 says:

    Raddy, I see your break didnt rid you of all your charm 😉

    ave, and you are worse 🙄

    I have finished mixing flour, water, yeast, and olive oil, and i have finished kneading the same mixture!

    The cooking of that mixture has finished and I have a loaf of bread 😉

    Guys – I an off, feel rotten

    Good game and a good win tonight I hope 🙂

    Nighty Night

    🙂

  548. avenell says:

    Good idea rico.. I hope you recover for tomorrows rant!!

  549. Rasputin says:

    If you’re on stream, observe Song’s play/positioning – he is truly dreadful!

  550. Rasputin says:

    Yeeeeaaaahhhhh 2:1 – despite Song 😉

  551. Rasputin says:

    Bendtner again 3:1 – good for the goal difference and I’ve got my hattrick before pinkie

  552. peachesgooner says:

    Rasp – use my stream and I’ll get another one

  553. peachesgooner says:

    Rasp – did you get the stream? You told me you didn’t, make your mind up!!!

  554. avenell says:

    My stream has all gone alex song!!

  555. peachesgooner says:

    First chance to cheer for ages when Nikkis 2nd went in. Great goal, from outside the box rasp 🙂

  556. peachesgooner says:

    ave – I use footyonline.com cost £1.50 a game and I connect my lap-top to the tv an watch it big!!!!

  557. peachesgooner says:

    oooh shall I get a hat-trick? maybe nikki will too xxxx

  558. peachesgooner says:

    Rasp must be making a cup of tea 😆 Didn’t offer me one 😦

  559. peachesgooner says:

    Well are you all making cups of tea!!!!!

  560. avenell says:

    When you sending me my peggysue CD down, to help pay for your advertising today? lol.

  561. peachesgooner says:

    I’m shameless I know 😆

    Oh no Toure off, song in defence and diaby on

  562. Rasputin says:

    Hi peaches / ave,

    I can’t use your stream peaches if you’re on it. The iraqi site drops out every minute or so. We need a couple more to leap ahead of villa in GD

  563. Rasputin says:

    Is toure injured?

  564. peachesgooner says:

    yes, calf strain, do you want to use it? I’ll use the one upstairs, tell me quick

  565. peachesgooner says:

    quicker than that

  566. Rasputin says:

    OK 😉

  567. bendter has been unreal.

    hit the post for his hat trick

  568. Rasputin says:

    Eboue has taken over from Song as the worst player now

  569. Rasputin says:

    Song is much better as a CB than a midfielder in the same way as EE is a better RB

  570. Rasputin says:

    At last we get a chance to see what Merida can do

  571. peachesgooner says:

    Hey rasp you got a hat-trick 🙂

    What did you think of Merida?

  572. avenell says:

    Where’s jonjon (AKA mr email) tonight?

    I missed the game.. lucky I am not on match report duties 😉

  573. peachesgooner says:

    ave – I use a stream that you pay for, its £1.50 per game, pay as you watch its called http://www.footyonline.tv.

    I never miss a game – its nice to watch for nothing but sometimes its better to be able to watch.

  574. avenell says:

    Thanks peaches.. I will have a look.. how do you pay?

    I’m not sure if it’s the computer needs an upgrade..
    it’s old and full of pictures (no behave)..not mine 😉

  575. peachesgooner says:

    You get a link to paypal to pay its so easy. They give you the soft-ware to download. I bought a season ticket last season for £18 and everyone alse uses it – I’ve only watched 3 games so far this season!!!!!

  576. avenell says:

    That’s cool we have a paypal account!

  577. peachesgooner says:

    ave – I’m going to bed, everyone else must be out celebrating. Nite nite, talk tmoro xx

  578. avenell says:

    nite peaches we will!! x

  579. London says:

    Hi Ave are you still up?

  580. London says:

    I’ll take that as a no. I have it but it wont be ready until 11 ish. Night.

  581. avenell says:

    sorry London I is here buddy.. nita stole the control centre.
    Whatever “suits you sir” time wise!!

  582. London says:

    Ave

    I have finished. Hope you like it.

  583. London says:

    I forgot to say I sent it by email

  584. peachesgooner says:

    Morning roadsters

    Nice waking up to 3 points eh.

    Headline in the times ‘Arsenil no more’

    Come on citeh, come on citeh

    I’m off for a walk in the park, perhaps I’ll meet that naughty Mr McLintock!!!!

    Catch yous in a bit 🙂

  585. chaf says:

    I stumbled upon this, interesting, how does one go about doing a ‘blog’ if thats the correct term. By the way When Arsenal get better players they will play the way other Wenger teams have played. Who would get into the Invincibles eleven from this lot?

  586. London says:

    Yes Peaches you should have a word with that naughty Frank Mclintock explain the errors of his ways and get him back on track. He is still very, very special.

  587. Rasputin says:

    Morning Roadsters,

    It looks like the run of games is paying off for the ‘striking viking’ – he is beginning to show his class and has upped his work rate. Two goals will have lifted his confidence. I hope he doesn’t get sidelined when Ade is fit, personally I’d pick him before the old ‘barndoor’

  588. London says:

    Rasputin

    If the Striking Viking is yours I salute you because I am green with envy that I wasn’t the one who thought of it.

  589. JonJon says:

    bendtners still crap

  590. rico01 says:

    Morning All – good result, now come on City, do us a favour 🙂

  591. Rasputin says:

    Morning JonJon – never one to mix your words 😉 – there are levels of ‘crapness’ – don’t you think he’s less crap than Ade at least?

  592. London says:

    Morning Jonjon. Lol

  593. avenell says:

    Morning all..

    Welcome aboard chaf!! sorry for the delay. you can talk as much as you like now!!

    To start a blog just open a wordpress account and regester your blog.. but remember me when it’s soccessful.. 😉
    http://wordpress.com/

  594. Rasputin says:

    Morning London,

    Sorry I can’t claim the ‘Striking Viking’ as my own. I can’t remember where I first read it, but up until now he didn’t seem worthy of the title!

  595. JonJon says:

    morning guys

    hes not worthy of the title, cos now he’ll be crap again for the next 10 games

  596. London says:

    Chaf

    Who do you reckon would got into the invicible if anyone?

  597. London says:

    My spelling is embarassing.

  598. London says:

    Jonjon

    It’s all about the colour of his boots.

  599. avenell says:

    London.. you have the power to edit at the moment..

    That’s what I have to do.. lol

    Have a peek in the drafts mate see if your happy for me to hit the go to press button..

  600. rico01 says:

    I am soon off to watch the game, no doubt i will still be slating Pinkie after 😉

  601. JonJon says:

    london

    re your question about the invincibles

    gallas. maybe sagna

    thats it

  602. avenell says:

    Morning jonjon(aka mr e mail)

    It was our new member who you didn’t let on 9.17s question..

  603. rico01 says:

    Oi HELLO !!! 😉

  604. JonJon says:

    oh sorry, im at work so im struggling to keep up. will try harder. 😉

  605. JonJon says:

    bonjour rico 😉

  606. avenell says:

    Don’t come on here shouting rico! It’s a bit early for that.. 🙂

    How are you today, better I hope?

  607. rico01 says:

    Bonjour JJ 😛

  608. rico01 says:

    Much better thanks ave – still a bit achy, but i will live. 😛

  609. avenell says:

    You will have to use the other arm then.. 😉

    Where’s my mate don?

  610. London says:

    Ave

    I tried to make a couple of minor changes but I dont think it worked I also lost the picture. It’s all in the emails 2 and then good to go.

  611. rico01 says:

    ave – I take it you mean for the ironing 😉

  612. avenell says:

    NEW POST ladies and gents..

    press the home page at the top it should take you there!!!!

    Rico my reply is on the next page.. 🙂

  613. rico01 says:

    No post has come up ave ?

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