The Togonater Returns

For some unknown reason an unusually high percentage of my friends support Queens Park Rangers; which I know is odd, especially as I was neither brought up, nor do I live, anywhere near the ground.

QPR are a small club with a small support and therefore logic dictates that any Arsenal supporter should only know one, maybe two, QPR supporters tops; but, for reasons that defy logic, I have about 10 people who I would class as friends that support QPR.

QPR supporters are a bit like squirrels: have you ever tried to feed a squirrel? Everything has to be done very slowly and delicately, no sudden moves, no bold statements, like mentioning the Champions League, otherwise you the big ole Arsenal supporter, will scare the frightened little Championship supporters away.

The other quaint little trait they have is that whenever the conversation turns to football they remind me quickly – almost too quickly – of how much they hate Chelsea. This seems to serve two purposes: the first is to try and create a mutual enemy which in turn they hope to establishes a mutual bond and secondly they seem to have this misguided idea that by associating themselves with Chelsea they, some how, elevate themselves in a sought of bigger by association kind of way. The reality, of course, is that if their rivalry should be aimed at any west London club then Brentford are far more comparable than Chelsea.

Anyway, why am I bringing this up, you may ask? The reason is that all my QPR friends play fantasy football, it is the only way they have of staying in touch with the Premiership. So, come the beginning of the season they all ask me about various Arsenal players with a view of buying them for their fantasy football team. With our main striker having scored 30 goals the conversation quickly turned to the question of Adebayor.

They had read stories all summer of possible transfer rumours and were under the impression that he had gone from being one of the most liked and respected players amongst Arsenal supporters – his name was sung last season with more gusto than any other player – to one who is vying for the top spot with Eboue as the player that most supporters would like to see sold at the end of the season.

I explained that it is only a minority who had decided to dislike Adebayor, and this dislike was mostly whipped up by certain blogs who systematically vilify one player to another. It is blog rocket fuel, guaranteed to attract more readers and increase your hit ratting. But to me – it stinks. It has nothing to do with supporting Arsenal and every thing to do with promoting your blog.

Adebayor found himself at the end of last season having scored 30 goals and still being paid 35 thousand a week, which, of course, is a lot of money in itself; but, it’s a pittance in view of what he should have been earning.

So, step one was for his agent to ask for a pay rise, which I am sure was greeted by the club with all the enthusiasm that an Arsenal supporter has for a price increase of his season ticket. Let’s be honest, Arsenal are not the most obliging when it comes to parting with money.

Safe in the assumption that the club were not exactly beating a path to Adebayor’s agent’s door in an attempt to pay him more; the obvious question then is: what is an agent supposed to do in an attempt to achieve the level of wages a 30 goal a year player should be receiving?

The answer is to take the only course available; that being, to try and create interest from plausible transfer targets: AC Milan, Barcelona etc. Now, at this point, we should be clear, it wasn’t Adebayor who was on the phone to these clubs and then passing the information on to the press it was his agent whose job, it is important to remember, is to try and get the highest wage possible for his client. The ranglings dragged on; it was an anti-Arsenal journalists dream: a licence to print disingenuous stories about Arsenal all summer.

An agreement was finally reached which we are led to believe is around the 80 thousand a week, a figure I do not find excessive. Adebayor, in turn, extended his contract which increases his value to the club.

It is too early to jump on the Ade must be sold band wagon. Arsenal are resurgent in every way: FA Cup semi final, CL quarter final and 4th in the league the competition for places is hotting up and no matter how arrogant you might think Adebayor is he cannot help but notice the return of Eduardo the continued improvement of Bendtner, not to mention Walcott and Vela waiting in the wings.

I fully expect him to return to the attack for the game against Man City and I fully expect him to do well. Adebayor’s ego will push him to another level; his pride will force him to respond. Many people’s patience has already run out, calling for him to be sold. Players, proven capable, of scoring 30 goals a season in the EPL do not grow on trees, teams like QPR can only stare in awe at the idea of having one of them. I’m convinced that it is too early for calls to sell him, although, my patience will not last for ever.

Adebayor has got from now to the end of the season to prove his worth, something I think he is more than capable of doing but if he does not rise to the occasion and start scoring more goals, I will be joining the chorus of SELL HIM.

386 Responses to The Togonater Returns

  1. London says:

    I hope you like it folks.

  2. Rasputin says:

    Hi London – ‘The Postmaster General’……I’ve only got one problem with Adebayor…..he’s not a very good footballer IMHO 😉

  3. avenell says:

    Brilliant post London..
    The problem I have with Adebayor is we turn into Wimbledon when he is in the side for long periods of time..
    Toure thinks he can be Glenn hoddle and Ade thinks the linesman likes him as he is always waving at him..

  4. London says:


    You may be right. I just want to give him until the end of the season. There is still time for him to turn this around, like score the winning goal in the CL final.

  5. London says:

    Thanks Ave

    The thing is we really are going to see. I like the Wimbldon comparison… I know exactly what you mean.

  6. peachesgooner says:

    Morning London – sorry, I have to disagree with you on the benefits of having Ade in our team.

    I agree with rasp, ade is not a very good footballer. His goal tally should have been 50min for last season the number of chances that were created for him.

    He is selfish and lazy. He can do a good job of hustling but rarely does. His presence causes the boring boring long ball which he is unable to control and loses us possesion.


  7. peachesgooner says:

    If he scores the winning goal in the Champs Lge final he will have caused heart attacks all round by missing 6 chances beforehand

  8. Rasputin says:

    Whether Ade has a good end of season with us or not, if someone offers £25m plus, we should sell him because he is not an ‘Arsenal type player’ and with that money, we could buy someone who is……

  9. rico01 says:

    London, hang on, I have to step off my bandwagon in order to write 😉

    Sell him – i am with peaches theory, but 1 in 6 is flattering peaches 😛

  10. avenell says:

    When Fabregas’s agent started touting Cesc around europe cesc sacked him..
    isn’t Ade in any control over his agent?

  11. Rasputin says:

    Don’t let us forget that Ade compared himself to TH14 after one good season. He is loved in Africa and from what I can gather he supports good causes over there so I’m not saying he is a bad person, but the pension thing was ridiculous when you consider where he has come from…..

  12. rico01 says:

    Ave, Cesc needs to sack his current one, the touting is starting again – is that DD’s son he has now ?

    Agreed ave, Ade employs him, not the other way around… Today though he has a piece in the Sun saying how glad he is he stayed and how he will win us the CL…. yawn yawn

  13. Big Raddy says:

    Another very well written post London.

    IMO Ade is a fine layer. He has very good tight control, a fine shot, is good in the air, BUT he is not a team player. We play so much faster with him out of the team.

    Ade’s main ploy is to play tight to the CB and turn him using his strength. This works well with an average CB, but a decent one steps forward and plays Ade offside. And Ade never learns.

  14. avenell says:

    That rumour started about cesc this weekend because Cesc went to Spain to do some book signing or something.
    A couple of kids asked him if he wanted to play for Barca.. I don’t think it was his agent..

    Not sure if he sacked Dein’s son or he has Dein’s son now, I think it’s the latter.

  15. Big Raddy says:

    Actually, he probably is a team ‘layer’ 😀

  16. rico01 says:

    Raddy 😛

  17. rico01 says:

    I have just made a ‘Rob the Chef’ cheesecake, yum yum 😉

    Anyone like a cyber slice….

  18. Big Raddy says:

    Can I have two Rico? One for my partner. She loves cyber-cheesecake

  19. avenell says:

    C’mon Rico.. offering slice about on here.. you know some don’t take a lot of encouragement.. including me 😉

  20. rico01 says:

    Raddy, two pieces coming your way, the rest is flying towards you ave 😉

  21. Rasputin says:

    Hi Raddy – there’s no point in us doing anything other than agreeing to differ on Ade in the spirit of this venerable site …..but I’ve yet to witness this good tight control and fine shot you mention 😉

  22. rico01 says:

    Rasp – I remember it, that goal agiainst Spurs, a mighty fine goal aswell if I may be so bold to say so 😛

  23. avenell says:

    Ras he did once.. against the spuds and he is living on that like John Barnes “England Legend” did with his goal against Brazil..

  24. avenell says:


    Nice slice by the way.. 😉

  25. Rasputin says:

    I’m not saying he hasn’t scored some good goals for us – anyone who nets against the spuds deserves applause…. but we’ve had a history of fantastic strikers (Raddy for one!) and he’d have to prolong his ‘luck’ over many seasons before I’d grant him that status…..

  26. Rasputin says:

    By the way, the goal against totnum was lucky and resulted from a poor first touch followed by a ‘lash it and hope’ type finish….. 😛

  27. London says:


    That goal against totnum was my favourite Ade goal, loved it then, love it now.

  28. Rasputin says:

    We all loved it because of the opposition….I’m not taking anything away from that goal and its significance. You’d have to be a supremely gifted and confident player to decide to tee the ball up at hip height and slightly behind you before shooting…..

  29. London says:

    That goal? He has scored so many against spuds, I mean the one at WHL where Fabregas rolled it to him and he put the outside of his boot in such a way that he knew it would pop up just enough for him to swivel and smash it into the net, leaving Robinson helpless, and spuds hearts broken.

    I can see from the reaction above that I have got my work cut out on this one. Still, hands up all those who wrote Song off – way too early – as it is now turning out.

  30. Big Raddy says:

    OK . But he can finish. And when he is on a run he shows very good control.

    The Spuds goal required a level of anticipation Ras. True he may have been lucky with the result, but there can be no doubt he meant to do it.

    That said, if we get offered over £25m , he should go

  31. rico01 says:

    London – I din’t actually write him off, but i did think he was awful. i am really chuffed for him that he has started to look pretty solid, he still needs to be a little quicker, but I remember Gilberto wasnt that quick either 😉

    If Ade comes back, shows a lot more passion and proves he is ready to be a team player – I may think again, but when he got injured, I was glad, but then in came Nik 😦


  32. London says:

    Adebayor needs to improve his goals to chances ratio. I think, about that, we are all agreed.

  33. Rasputin says:

    Opinions on a player will change as the player changes. I have said before that it is the player who can change my mind, not another blogger. Song has improved after an extended run of games and is now a better player. Partly that is because he is still young enough to learn and improve, but also because of the way others play around him – balance!!! Not many players develop greater skills once they are past 25, they just learn to read the game better, positional and tactical awareness. I love any player that scores for the Arsenal – x 10 when its against totnum.

  34. avenell says:

    I always defended song as I saw him control games in the reserves last season, but when the only response is “Song is shit” I gave up, not an opinion imo haha.. I think I remember you and Rico was with me London..

  35. Rasputin says:

    I have been ‘singing Song’s praises’ 😉 on here of late and peaches will confirm that I was raving about his performances in the CC last season. His lack of pace is not a problem when he has the right players around him. I agree that the Song is **** campaign was just wrong and is one of the reasons I spend my time on this site. One obvious reason for a players emergence is a run of games. Song had a few howlers early on – his performance in the 4:4 against totnum was poor. But he has steadily improved and I wouldn’t want to see him go. I feel sorry for Ramsey because he was thrown into the mix too early and was never going to get an extended run.

  36. Rasputin says:

    I’m off to lunch roadsters. Apologies if my post at 2:13 sounded a bit off – it wasn’t meant to be. I value the views of other bloggers and enjoy the interraction on AR 🙂

  37. London says:

    I find the criticisms of Adebayor’s agent slightly hypocritical bearing in mind that Arsahvin’s agent used exactly the same and we are fawning over him.

  38. avenell says:

    I didn’t see the problem ras.. no worries..

  39. rico01 says:

    ave – the other thing about song is that he played very very well for his country in the ACON, and yes i know the opposition was not ever France or Spain etc, but he was good regardless, and got high praise at the tournament

  40. rico01 says:

    Rasp, you didnt offend me 😛

  41. London says:

    Ramsey has had far more games while being an Arsenal player than he would have got at any other PL team and what’s more — he knows it.

    Ramsey will regroup and be a better player next season for his experiences of this season.

  42. avenell says:

    Arshavin spent 9 years at Zenit and proved himself over many years helping them win trophies it was obvious he had one last big move and he deserved it..
    Ade had one lucky 5 month period where he played in front of the best midfield in Europe..

    Although the agents are both wankers. there are two different types of player controlling them..

  43. avenell says:

    I’m unsure about Ramsey.. I don’t want to slag him of yet though.. I rate Wilshere higher..

  44. rico01 says:

    Agree London, Ramsey would have not had any yet if he had chose Manure over us – I felt sorry for him against Cardiff, he was dreadful. He was so desperate to play yet was totally outshone by a couple of Cardiff’s youngsters – his confidence took a big knock taht day, it will be interesting to see how that will effect him long term.

  45. rico01 says:

    Ave – you still on ??

  46. kelsey says:

    Had my siesta and just read your excellent post london,you clever man,as you knew it was highly controversial(have you been writing tips down from Adrian Durham)and you are getting a reaction.

    Going back to the last post,i don’t want to make a fool of myself(again) like Michael P’s 3 january experienced signings,straight from the boardroom.The club concerned is having frantic talks to raise some money as a friend of mine is involved,so I will leave it at that,but they are a bit up north.

    I am with ave on Ramsey,everyone thinks he’s the next best thing in Wales,since my wife 🙂

  47. rico01 says:

    Hi kelsey – nice snooze 😉

    How far up north kelsey 😉

  48. London says:


    Put us out of our misery…Welsh…hmmmm?

  49. London says:


    That’s funny about the QPR supporters thing. I hope some reply, it could get exciting on here. Bless their fluffy tails.

  50. avenell says:

    I have e mailed you back now London!!

  51. rico01 says:

    London, I think ave has dissapeared for the afternoon, he probaly has to spray graffiti somewhere;)

  52. rico01 says:

    Oops, ne, here he is 😉

  53. rico01 says:

    I wonder if it is just me today with my spelling, or my keyboard 😦

  54. avenell says:

    I wish I could do that Rico, some of those guys are the bollocks..

  55. kelsey says:

    Ruth Maddock from HI De Hi. is welsh 🙂 that’s a big clue.

    rico,depends where you start didn’t reply to my e mail,not like you.

    I like this game it’s like a conundrum,like yesterday couldn’t follow a thing.

  56. London says:

    Ohh good news I have my semi final tickets. Yipee.

  57. avenell says:

    Kelsey I have emailed you..

  58. kelsey says:

    bad news,
    Hull have confirmed that they have sent their full report to the FA

  59. kelsey says:

    i have e mailed you twice.

  60. avenell says:

    Are we all happy bunnies now? 🙂

  61. Big Raddy says:

    NO…. I went out for an hour and on my return discover my girlfriend has taken up the kitchen floor!! Didn’t like the old one, and in the process ripped up the levelling cement, which means that yours truly is going to have to spend many fucking hours fixing her mad whim. That is apart from the cost of replacing a perfectly good floor.

    I am seriously pissed off

    And I lied about Ade – I think he is at best No 4 striker at the club, though I am sure AW thinks otherwise

  62. rico01 says:

    kelsey – i didnt know you were married to a red coat 😉

    spooky , i have not long replied to you….

  63. avenell says:

    Raddy. Snigger.. 😉 It must be love.. 🙂

  64. avenell says:

    They were yellow coats at maplins.. whoops.. 😳

  65. rico01 says:

    Ruth Maddock’s was yellow actually 😛

  66. kelsey says:

    everyone is at peace except Raddy who is a bit Dave Clark 5 (Bits and pieces) )

  67. avenell says:

    Rico, just heard the news.. got the graffiti comment now. 😉

  68. rico01 says:

    ave – what news ??

  69. rico01 says:

    kelsey, I am not, my soup has just boiled over…! 😦

  70. avenell says:

    About the graffiti arrest.. lol..
    Not another coincidence.. 😉

  71. rico01 says:

    It is ave, i think i am a witch ! Funny enough, I am not the only one who thinks that 😥

  72. avenell says:

    Do you know what I am talking about now rico?.. The terrorists from Plymouth (cornwall) one got arrested friday spraying graffiti..
    I thought you was having a go at old ave.. lol..

  73. rico01 says:

    ave – i did hear that some had been arrested earlier, but my abuse to you was about van’s and signs and stuff 😉 Keep up please in the cheap seats 😉

  74. avenell says:

    I thought that is what you was on about.. until I heard the 4 o clock news..
    Then I thought you was cleverer..

  75. London says:

    Have you seen that the club have done a u-turn over the flags in the stadium issue. I know why it was originally decreed: the Greek Cypriot objected to the Turkish Cypriot flag being flown. But I wonder what brought about the change of mind from the club.

  76. rico01 says:

    haha ave, sorry, have been out playing with the chickens for a bit of restbite 🙂

  77. avenell says:

    The stars and stripes will be flying over the Emirates next week..

  78. rico01 says:

    Maybe that’s why the change of mind….

  79. avenell says:

    Or should I say the KFC stadium.. 😎

  80. rico01 says:

    What’s KFC ave ?

  81. rico01 says:

    Ok Ok, I am joking – got to pop off for a while, be safe and catch up soon 🙂

  82. avenell says:

    Why don’t arsenal sort these out?? Or are they scared that Barcelona won’t get any rival bids when we flog him..

  83. London says:

    The McDonald’s Stadium.

  84. avenell says:

    That would be funny if rico kept cows.. 😉

  85. avenell says:

    We could have the giant golden arches put over the stadium..

  86. avenell says:

    Ade could dress up as Ronald.. 😉

  87. avenell says:

    He plays like he wears his boots now..

  88. avenell says:

    On the wrong feet..

  89. London says:

    How do you think that Arsenal could do that? Fabregas is well aware that he would be welcomed with open arms by Real Madrid, he also knows that he could very easily fall out of favour in the Spanish capital as quickly as you can say Calderon is sacked. But no matter how many Spanish Presidents contact Fabregas, he remains at Arsenal because he wants to be here and as long as he wants to be with us he knows he will always be welcome.

  90. London says:

    I bet raif could do a mock up of Ade with Ronald McDonald feet. Lol

  91. avenell says:

    I always thought there was a FIFA/UEFA law that stopped direct contact from other clubs without the club who owms the players contracts permission..

  92. London says:

    The law an unenforceable waste of time: any person, employee or other wise, must have the right to improve his or her working conditions.

  93. avenell says:

    Okay then we will send Kelsey up there and he can bombard them with his Lignum vitae missiles.. 😉

  94. kelsey says:

    The Fabregas story will crop up every year for the next 2 or 3 years until he eventually goes home to Barcelona.I was discussing Cesc with a pal,and i don’t know where this buy out clause came from,16 million next year,but I may shock you,if he theoretically leaves this summer it wouldn’t be the end of the world.he is no Viera and could be replaced for the money we would get now.

    On an entirely different matter you know on Fans Forum they always get the odds from Paddy Power.Well, he doesn’t exist the firm is a conglomerate of irish bookmakers.

  95. London says:

    I’m really chuffed about that QPR link: 36 people have read it. Lol

  96. London says:

    Wenger is clearly planning for that eventuality. Sadly

  97. avenell says:

    The QPR link has brought 13 people over..

    I think if we could get our hands on Alonso and play Rosicky in front of him we wouldn’t miss Cesc too much.. Last yeer I thought losing him would be the end of the world..

  98. kelsey says:

    Also why did Fizmann sell he doesn’t need the money.Gazidis and Kroenke are good pals. Lady nina was chucked out/asked to leave,the AST hold about 12% of shares,it’s all a mystery that is going to develop this summer and DD will be back.Maybe the arabs will join in and buy the 21% of lady nina and family.many questions,few answers.

  99. avenell says:

    Or Nasri in front of Alonso..

  100. Big Raddy says:

    I love Cesc but no player is indispensable. We have coped without Cesc, and with the arrival of AA plus the return of Mozart, we would be fine. Plus we have Ramsey and JW coming through.

  101. avenell says:

    I was hoping you would be impressed with my knowledge of bowls balls Kelsey.. 😦

  102. Big Raddy says:

    I wondered what you were talking about Avenell !

  103. London says:


    You are dreaming. The Alonso thing is never going to happen now. The idea, correctly in my opinion, was to bring someone into the midfield, at the beginning of this season, who had experience as it was thought that Denilson wasn’t experienced enough to handle the midfield responsibility for the whole season. The logic now, as far as I can see, is that Wenger will convince himself that Denilson has the experience from all the playing time that he has gained this season and so there will be no need to bring anyone else in.

  104. avenell says:

    I don’t think Denilson has or ever will have the range of passing and awarness that Cesc or Alonso has..
    Nasri has more chance of being Cesc Mk2.

  105. kelsey says:

    missed that Lignums are as old as Herbert Chapman. 🙂 We have all different colours these days,mine are burgundy,some are speckled and they come in about 12 different colours apart from traditional Black and brown.The original lignums were made of wood.each bowl weights about 3.3 lbs.Easily break your foot if one dropped on them or you get hit from a firing shot.They come in sizes from 00 to 0 1 2 3 4 5 medium or heavyweight, a bit like glove size.

  106. London says:

    I think we will learn a lot about what Wenger intends to do next season from his team selection this weekend.
    Excluding Rosicky, everyone is fit.

  107. avenell says:

    Do you think Cesc will start then London? Not Mr Wenger obe’s normal method of bringing a player back from injury..

  108. chaf1 says:

    Good evening Avers.

    London will be writing for the Sun soon. Just a few untruths and speculation, and you’ll be in.

    Kelsey, thanks, I did get the dog law bit (after a bit of back tracking) again, not sure where we’re heading for yet, she’s doing a ‘recky?’, if thats the right word.

  109. avenell says:

    All I can remember is a friend of mine done marqetry
    and lignum vitae was the hardest wood in the world and African Blackwood was the most expensive..
    I’m always handy for that pub

  110. kelsey says:

    they are all made from a very heavy plastic base now.

  111. avenell says:

    Do Nike use bootlaces to keep the bladders in there footballs?.. 😉

    Evening Chaf..

  112. kelsey says:

    evening chaf,
    recky not sure of the meaning,but the law applies allover Spain.

  113. avenell says:

    Bendtner could learn a bit from those colours for his boots.. sexy.. lol.

  114. Big Raddy says:

    How disappointing Kelsey. Why tamper with the bowl? Wood is great, natural and beautiful. Plastic is not. It’s not as if Bowls needed to go hi-tec.

    I love the idea of a traditional sport , played with traditional equipment.

    Look at cricket. The cheating Ozzie’s tried to introduce a metal bat, thankfully the MCC told them to sling their hook. I am sure plastic balls would work better than leather, but No, the essence of the sport is in it’s history.

    Shame on you Bowls Punks. What next?

  115. rico01 says:

    Good evening from Old Mrs MacDonald 😉


  116. rico01 says:

    As for Cescy Baby – I love him, but he has had an ‘Ade’ season so far, and my view is one player doesn’t make a team – a strong HM alongside Denilson, Nasri, Ramsey, Merida, Diaby, Coquelin – and who ever else we have in that position, we will be fine 😉

    Would prefer he stayed though, he is on my shirt 😦

  117. JonJon says:

    hello all…..

    whats happening???

    im with the group that want ade sold…. we play much much better as a team without him….he ruins the creative play that weve become accustemed to under wenger and if we get a good offer for him we should sell him…. we have better strikers IMO

    i dont like bendtner for the same reason i dont like ade…. they cant finish….but nikki is more of an arsenal type player….he knows how to link up and he knows how to stay onside so he still brings others into the game….ade doesnt have that attribute….

    eg….when we played blackburn nikki missed 8 chances but we still scored 4 because nikki never stopped and he still played the arsenal way…..other players therefoe got chances…… if ade would of been in the team for that game he would miss 8 chances and we probably would of struggled to have scored 1…if that…because he cant play the arsenal way…

    last year proved that…ade was the only player to get into double figures in the league…..nobody else got the same amount of quality chances he got because he either gets caught offside when we are on a good break or he doesnt see the pass….. we dont play as a team when he plays and he hasnt got the thierry henry attributes to win games by himself…..

    we are a better, more fluent attacking force without him…

  118. JonJon says:

    cesc is a fine fine midfielder….with the right sort of players around him….cescs game relies on others to dribble and have plenty of movement to take the oppostion out of the game so he has the space to play his game….he misses rosicky and hlebs game and thats why he struggles with denilson and song…..

    if he was in the team with rosicky and arshavin we would have the old cesc back but if im being honest nasri is a better option in the middle…. hes an allround better midfielder, the only part of his game that is not as superior to cescs is his passing range but everything else he is better than cesc at…

    if cesc wants to leave then let him go….but id rather him in the team…with the right players around him…

  119. kelsey says:

    they maybe plastic coated but feel like bricks.You try carrying a set of 4 up a hill or around a bowls club…..hence the bowls trolley.

  120. London says:

    Evening Jonjon

    I like the logic. Cesc misses Rosicky and Hleb and Adebayor misses all three (that’s players not chances) Anyway, Cesc will have Arshavin and the ever improving Nasri and Adebayor will have all three.

    I should be clear: my ideal strike force would be RVP and Eduardo but the latter is not ready for the rough and tumble of the EPL so I reckon we are going to need Adebayor and I don’t accept that 30 goal a year strikers disappear that quickly.

    Adebayor still has a big role to play in the rest of our season.

  121. London says:


    Will Cesc start? They will roll out the red and white carpet for him on Saturday.

  122. London says:


    So you reckon I will be writing for the Sun soon! I am still trying to work out if that is a complement or an insult. Lol

  123. chaf1 says:

    They say its harder to write for the Sun than the Times! So I guess thats a complement. Or should I say ‘Brian Horton ate my hamster’

  124. London says:


    Thank you for your kind words, I knew exactly what you meant, I was just being bashful.

    I was trying to get BP to leave a comment this evening but I haven’t noticed anyone new yet. Do you think he would like it?

  125. avenell says:

    You should be doing the write for the QPR programme, as you are so popular with their supporters..

  126. JonJon says:

    hi london mate

    i just think adebayors a better option to come off the bench….hes the perfect impact player….but when has an impact player ever been on 80k a week…and then theres bentder too….i think if we sold ade we have the cash to strengthen other areas and we wouldnt miss ade at all…

  127. London says:

    I would have loved a comment on here from a super hoop. It’s probably the disappointment of my day.

    I seem to have even more time to blog as I have to be around to take care of my Mrs.

  128. chaf1 says:

    I’m really busy, perhaps I should trip someone up…

  129. chaf1 says:

    That looked worse when it was printed! I say it in a very light way of course, now something will happen to me……

  130. London says:


    Impact striker: it seems to me that when the opposition have parked the bus, we need the speed of thought of Eduardo rather than the less agile Adebayor: a rapier, rather than a battering ram. In other words start with Adebayor and if that hasn’t worked then bring on Eduardo.

  131. kelsey says:

    He came off with a head injury now he is on his way home with a groin injury

  132. London says:

    By the way does anyone know if Eduardo played on the weekend?

  133. chaf1 says:


    By the way a ‘reckie’ or however its spelt, is a ‘look round’. I’ve got friends in different parts, and everyone’s giving me advice at the moment but better check for ourselves. And we’re renting for a year first, so we’ve room to manoeuvre, so to speak..

  134. JonJon says:


    Adebayors too much of a hit and miss striker to start a game with…

    if teams park the bus and we cant beat them with wenger ball then we throw on a battering ram to create havoc….

    the ade/dudu parternship with 20mins to go would be the best option… but also the bentdner/dudu one is a better one????

    keep the finisher on the pitch the entire game….use the battering ram to help the finisher????

    but ade will always class himself as our number 1…hence the reason why he rarely celebrates when his teammates score…

    so i suppose it aint just his game play but also his overall attitude….

  135. chaf1 says:

    Reconnaissance, reckie. Just looked it up. Sorry, back to the serious stuff.

  136. London says:


    We have got cross wires. I did say that my ideal strike partnership would be RVP and Eduardo, it is the most suited to Wengerball but Edurdo isn’t ready for 90 minutes in the EPL so Wenger is going to start with Adebayor and RVP against Man City and if that is not working and we have hemmed them into their own half then I would hope Eduardo is well enough to come on to dispense the coup de grace.

    Adebayor will still be starting the majority of the remaining games and could still return to his prolific goal scoring best of last season and with that thought in mind I am holding fire before I scream sell him.

  137. avenell says:

    I don’t think croatia played last week london, they have andorra on wednesday though..

  138. London says:

    Thanks Ave

    Eduardo will definitely play in that.

  139. JonJon says:

    ahhh i see where your coming from now….

    i didnt want ade to even get straight back into the team for the city game i was happy with our curent attacking options but if its true robin and nikki are injured then i guess we dont have much choice…..

    saying that though, it will be interesting to see how ade performs with someone like AA….could be an interesting combination…

  140. London says:

    Absolutely, Adebayor, Arshavin, Fabregas and Nasri.

  141. JonJon says:

    im staggered by AA’s impact….i always thought he was a good player but you dont realise how good somebody is until you watch them every week..

    he’s so direct…..hes made a massive impact….he just gets the ball and runs for goal….not backwards or sideways….its so direct…we’ve needed someone like that all season….

  142. JonJon says:

    if we have AA, rosicky and Dudu fit all next season we will win the league and Dudu will be the PL top scorer….definately….

  143. avenell says:

    Arshavin has the .. using raif terminology.. has the “big boy” ball..

  144. London says:


    Yep it has all been good. What I find facinating is watching how he is adjusting to playing in the team. He arrived and was so used to being captain he tried to organise everyone on his debut; he is now standing back a bit watching how it all works. I would imagine that this might last for another week or so before he organises that whole team properly around himself — which will be no bad thing. I’m off for the night, bye.

  145. avenell says:

    Night London.. cheers bud.. 🙂

  146. Wrighty7 says:

    Hi everybody! (Cue Doctor Nick from the Simpsons!)

    I see JonJon thinks that Dudu will be Premiership top-scorer next season. ME TOO!

  147. JonJon says:

    night london

    hey wrighty mate…

    hes just an assissin isnt he…if he plays the entire season he has that ability to hit the 30 goal mark….

  148. Wrighty7 says:

    Sorry I disappeared last night Ave, I was battered from football and pwoper (Danny Dyer) knackered!

  149. avenell says:

    Hey wrighty.. we need to get the busy bee wengerball midfield behind him then.. Not the Denilson crab or the Toure hit and hope ball ..

  150. Wrighty7 says:


    He will hit 20 Premiership goals at least next season.

    I backed Croatia to win the Euro’s before his injury. I’m still certain to this day had he not been injured they would have won the tournament.

  151. Wrighty7 says:


    WengerBall will wreck the Premiership next season.

    Cesc, Walcott, Rosicky, Arshavin, Nasri, RVP, Vela,

    Fuck me I feel faint!

  152. avenell says:

    Best offer I have had all day sweetie.. 😉

  153. Wrighty7 says:

    Oooooooooh Ave, 😉

  154. avenell says:

    Suits you wrighty.. you still about?

  155. Wrighty7 says:

    Just about mate! Ha ha!

    I’m probably gonna turn in mate so good night!

  156. avenell says:

    Yea no worries wrighty.. night mate. we can talk another day..
    Don’t get awoken by that old ghost

  157. kelsey says:

    Good Morning,
    any news on our strike force.RVP has flown home with a groin strain,Nic has done his knee in,Theo i presume is still out,that leaves Ade and possibly Eduardo. Any better updates.

  158. kelsey says:

    you may know this already,but there are a number of things to bare in mind when moving to Spain.You say you wish to rent first,a wise idea.Rentals are usually 11 months but can be for 6 months,with a 2 month holding deposit.Make sure you use reputable source for renting and/or a reputable agent. 905 of everything down here is a scam,and it is a learning curve.If you move to the Marbella area you will pay marbella prices yet inland twenty minutes away properties are a fraction of the cost,but dated and in some areas no gas or lilmited electricity and even no interne connection.Marbella,Mercia and some parts ofBenidorm are not reaaly spanish,they are cosmopolitan and one can speak english everywhere,while other parts are truely spnish.The recession together with the weak £ has hit the country hard,and things will get worse for the next year.One can make good deals,though the rental market remains relatively strong as people are not buying.Yu will need what is called an NIE number to open a bank account,or any direct debit such as phone line,mobile,electrics etc.Any other advice you may wish to know,don’t hesitate to ask.

  159. kelsey says:

    905= 90%

  160. kelsey says:

    as you get older you sleep less, as proved on this site 🙂

  161. rico01 says:

    Morning Roadsters

  162. rico01 says:

    So both Robin and Nik injured then, Holland are all but through in their group I think so Robin could just be having a break using the injury as an excuse and no doubt directed by Arsene to fain that.

    Nik – I cant find anything about his injury

  163. chaf1 says:


    Good morning, (or afternoon!) and I thought I wake up early..

    Thanks. There is so much to do, I’m taking this opportunity because my son (who I brought up single handed since he was three) has turned eighteen and when he finishes at college is having a ‘year out’ and moving to stay with his Mum, who is in Sri Lanka for two years. (Her husband is a marine economist, running the UN re-organisation of the coast infra structure) So basically its a big turning point for us both. Its like a new ‘project’ for me, and all help will be greatly appreciated. Like the NIE number. I have been thinking of it for years now, but this is the first time the coast is clear…

  164. rico01 says:

    Morning Chaf

  165. chaf1 says:

    Good morning Rico.

  166. chaf1 says:

    Enough of all this chatting, I’m off for a few hours….

  167. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters .. Any Arsenal news about?

  168. London says:

    Morning Rico

    Good call on the RVP injury. I get the feeling that Wenger is getting a bit more forceful about these things. Theo, RVP and I still think we be given a date when Rosicky will return after the break.

  169. rico01 says:

    Morning London & Ave – Not a lot of things footie wise about, thanks London, I think the same will be for Nik, both injured but will be fit for Saturday – along with Cesc, Thomas, Theo, Dudu and Ade…. happy days are just a few days away… 😛

  170. rico01 says:

    I think they are all grim ave, but ours if definately the best out of a bad bunch. I think i could get to like ours in a few years 😉

  171. London says:

    The chav shirt looks like it has been specially designed to give support to their moobs.

  172. rico01 says:

    Off for a while, good old hair appointment – summer is coming so out with the shears 😉

    Be safe, catch you all later 😛

  173. rico01 says:

    London – Lumpard has big ones 😉

  174. kelsey says:

    I hate green, I once had a car that caught fire in Hampstead High Street,the top end leading to the pond and Jack Straw’s Castle,not a place to have to leave your car.

    talking about hair,I am off for an estimate, laters 🙂

  175. Rasputin says:

    Hi Roadsters,

    Oh dear, the injury list is growing…..RVP – hamstring; Diaby – thigh; Nik – not sure!

    We’ll need cesc back against citeh by the looks of it!

  176. Rasputin says:

    I forgot to mention Theo in the list above. I’m really getting fed up with Diaby. He is injury prone. How can you build a side when a player is only available half the time. He’s unreliable. We should sell him and let someone else pay his wages whilst he’s on the treatment table – he’ll be rivalling Darren Anderton soon……………..

  177. JonJon says:


    the eagle has landed….cheers buddy….looks great.

  178. London says:

    I trust these reports of injuries during the international break as far as I can throw them. Do you really think that Theo is injured? I don’t.

    I seems like he was not going to make the England first team and Arsenal were not best pleased with him playing in the under 21s so he injured his knee while walking back to the changing room, that in itself is ridiculous.

    To make things worse it was reported that the injury is bad enough to keep him out for the rest of the season only to announce two days later that, in fact, it won’t be the rest of the season it will only be 10 days which just happens to coincide with the length of the international break, it’s laughable.

    Unless you actually see a player hurt himself during a game how can you take these things seriously? I know I can’t. If Diaby isn’t playing on Saturday then I might start believing he is genuinely injured but at the moment it smacks of not being good enough for the French first team so they dropped him: cue injury.

  179. JonJon says:

    good call london

    i said this on an earlier post…..Theo aint injured, or diaby now…..neither are 1st teamers for their countries so neither has to be there…

    i dont know about nikki or robin as they are 1st choice players…..i just hope they have niggles and have been pulled as precautionary measures…

  180. JonJon says:

    holland have macedonia, and denmark have albania, so im hoping the injuries are fake as neither are really needed to win these games for their contries…

    i m hoping wenger has had a quiet word in their ears before they left and maybe he was going to start with Ade and Dudu anyway for the citeh game so its all part of the plan……… 😉

  181. avenell says:

    Hey jonjon no problem.

    I’ve just had 2 hours of eco energy talk my head hurts again. wind turbines and ground source heat pumps..
    They should have put solar panels around the roof of the Emirates.. put edf out of buisness..

  182. London says:

    (EDF) Électricité de France

    Quite an apt name to have above the Emirates.

  183. avenell says:

    I didn’t know their full name.. 🙂 Green is the way to go.. like the away kit.

  184. rico01 says:

    You boys all stealing my thunder on the injuries theory 😉

    Afternoon, I have no hair left now 😉

  185. avenell says:

    Thats a bit kinky.. you going on holiday grasshopper?

  186. Rasputin says:

    Hi London and JonJon,

    We’ll see, but I don’t think Le Boss is capable of subterfuge so I’m betting that none of the three will be available for saturday. We’ll see who’s right come kick off!……..

  187. rico01 says:

    no ave, but off for kung foo lessons 😉

  188. rico01 says:

    Afternoon Rasp 😛

  189. rico01 says:

    I dont think Rasp is speaking to me 😥

  190. Rasputin says:

    Hi rico – how’s your dojo? 😉

  191. London says:

    Although with Domenech in charge, Diaby may have been withdrawn for astrological reasons!

    I just found this on another blog, which made me laugh.

  192. rico01 says:

    Oh yes he is – Whats a dojo Rasp…. 😳

  193. Rasputin says:

    Where you practise martial arts…..

  194. rico01 says:

    ah – now you know for sure i dont go there then Rasp 😉 I am just so thick sometimes 😛

  195. Big Raddy says:

    Good Evening

    I’m with Rasp.

    None of the injured players will feature at the w/e

  196. rico01 says:

    Hi Raddy – I am going for Cesc, Nik and Theo to play, and maybe, just maybe Thomas will get five minutes at the end 😛

  197. peachesgooner says:

    Hi all – I’m having a very infuriating day!!!!

    Hope everyone else is full of good karma – cos I’m not – how do you do that cross green face, cos thats what i look like grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :mrgreen:

  198. avenell says:

    Hi peaches, raddy, london, jonjon and rico.. not rasp though.. 😉

  199. peachesgooner says:

    Thanks ave – you’ve made my day, thats the kindest thing anyone has done for me today xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  200. avenell says:

    Yummy xxx…. : mrgreen : if you need him 😎

    What’s the problem peaches?

  201. London says:

    Big Raddy

    Which players won’t feature this weekend? Walcott? RVP? Bendner? Diaby? or all of them?

  202. peachesgooner says:

    Can’t tell you now – off to present a Garden Design – not ready, not in the right frame of mind – hope I don’t cry aaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh

    Catch up later – if I don’t get eaten alive

  203. avenell says:

    Show some dominance.. I like that!! 😉

  204. kelsey says:

    Good Evening,
    these pointless internationals against countrys that didn’t even exist a few years back,so what’s the precise news on the injury front.

    Rico if Rosicky plays this saturday i will invite you and your better half over here for a fortnight.

  205. Big Raddy says:

    RvP, NB, Diaby.

    I think Theo will get a little run about.

    Def not Mozart. We may get to see him in the Merry Month of May

  206. avenell says:

    Ade and Dudu up front.. Arsh, Nasri, Song, Deni .. in the mid. I don’t think we will see Theo too obvious..

  207. London says:

    What about Fabregas?

  208. Big Raddy says:

    & you can come here for a week after your trip to Spain Rico.

    If Mozart plays….

  209. avenell says:

    Like rico’s yacht HMS sinker.. a sub.. 🙂

  210. Big Raddy says:

    30 mins for Cesc. 15 for Theo

  211. avenell says:

    And I will look after your chickens while you are away.. call me colonel. 😎

  212. London says:


    If Rosicky plays I will carry you to kelsey’s house in Spain.

  213. Big Raddy says:

    And I will pay London’s hospital bill 🙂

  214. kelsey says:

    in bonds 🙂

  215. kelsey says:

    Why do so many of our players get groin strains.

    Don’t answer that 😉

  216. avenell says:

    Haha we are all trying to wind rico up and she has been gone an hour.. 🙂

  217. kelsey says:

    you should get here by the time Spurs next win the league.

  218. rico01 says:

    Ok you generous folk, now all i and my better half need to decide is in which order to take our vacation – Colonel Ave – what about our piggies and hamster ??

    And dont mention pitta’s !! 😉

    Now I cannot wait for Saturday even more than before 😛

  219. Big Raddy says:

    lol kelsey

  220. rico01 says:

    Ave – I am here, been busy sowing carrots, 30cm off the ground to avoid white fly – i am now ker-put, been on tip-toes for a long time 😉

  221. kelsey says:

    have you seen that poor piggy in Eastenders.Cruelty before the watershed hour.

  222. rico01 says:

    kelsey – poor old chops, but i think he is still alive at the moment, but cruelty indeed, he should be in a field, running around 😦

    But isnt he so cute 😛

  223. Big Raddy says:

    OK Rico. I know you have special talents, but can you explain how you float 30cms off the ground? No wonder you are tired.

    David Blaine only managed a measly 3-4 cms

  224. avenell says:

    She had a curry at the weekend with extra chillies. 😉

  225. Wrighty7 says:


    A links up on North London divide palsy!

  226. avenell says:

    Cheeeeers Wrighty .. every little helps.. 🙂

    I’ll pop over and have a peep..

  227. Big Raddy says:

    HI Wrighty

    I must be pissed – I didn’t understand that at all !

  228. avenell says:

    How come you only have widgets on your home page wrighty.. when you open todays post they all dissapear?

    Is there a secret setting?

  229. avenell says:

    I have been talking Tiswas again though Raddy.. 😳
    It wasn’t my fault.. they started me off. 😉

  230. London says:

    What was Henry’s last game for Arsenal?

  231. rico01 says:

    Raddy – great comment 😛

    I used one of the patio chairs 🙂 Its just a big tub really – i have been watching the allotment programme called Big Dig, and thats the advice they offer, we love carrots for the tops as the piggies will eat them all day long 😛

    Off for my supper, be good 🙂

  232. Wrighty7 says:


    I ‘ave (You like that!) no idea mate. Mabbs is the brains behind the technical stuff mate!

  233. Wrighty7 says:

    Hello Big Raddy,

    Have you been drinking buddy? I might crack one open myself in a moment!

  234. Wrighty7 says:


    I think it was against PSV in the Champions League mate. He ripped all his muscles!

  235. Mrs London says:

    So this is what he spends his quality time on!

  236. avenell says:

    Nice to meet you Mrs London.. Sorry to hear about your accident at the weekend.. Have you got enough tea?
    Is there anything London can get you? 😉

  237. Big Raddy says:

    Welcome Mrs London.

    Hope your ankle isn’t too painful. And the thumb.

  238. kelsey says:

    how many sites have you got,can i comment as kelsey.

  239. kelsey says:

    Mrs london,
    welcome to the madhatters tea party.

  240. Big Raddy says:

    My partner is relaxing awaiting her dinner.

    Tonight I am preparing a delicious melange of Smoked Salmon, scrambled eggs with parsley, a few cherry toms, and some superb bread (cost £4, so it had better be good)

    Followed by Spanish strawberries with vanilla ice cream. A nicely chilled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to wash it down. Should be great.

    So …. vi ses senere

  241. avenell says:

    Nipping out for half hour got to pick mrs avenell up.. 🙂

  242. kelsey says:

    I was having a near arguement with another gooner about various songs and chants at highbury.

    Did we or did we not chant “Come on you reds”

  243. rico01 says:

    Hey – Mrs London, good to see another lady on the blog 😛

    Wrighty, long time no see, how are you doing….

    Raddy – that sounds lovely, can i please have a cyber portion (no smut please ave!!)

  244. rico01 says:

    kelsey – yes is my answer, i have been there when that mighty song filled the stands 😛

  245. rico01 says:

    Or was it, Come on you Gooners, oh dear my age is telling again, ignore me kelsey 😦

  246. rico01 says:

    Mrs London – how rude of me not to have asked how you are doing ?? Hope you are being waited on hand foot and everything else 😛

  247. rico01 says:


  248. rico01 says:

    All a bit quiet, so off for a while, if i am not back later its because i am booking some flights 😉

    stay safe all

  249. avenell says:

    Kelsey We always sung “come on you reds” at a corner.. even the scoreboard used to encourage it by showing hand clapping..

    Rico.. no smut on here.. 😉

  250. kelsey says:

    thanks ave,
    that’s what i said and i am now 20 euros better off.

  251. raif says:

    RIOT TIME TOMORROW. i hope the Mob dont mistaken me for a banker HAHAHA….

  252. JonJon says:


  253. raif says:

    JonJayyyyyyyyyyyyyy.. how u doing pal

  254. Wrighty7 says:



  255. JonJon says:

    im good bud…..

    hows tricks with you mate….u holding up???

  256. avenell says:

    You and your cockney rhyming slang.. Shermann tanker.. 😉 you..

  257. Wrighty7 says:


  258. raif says:

    yeah im doing good thanks mate. im fully recoverd from what i was suffering from. but i think the missus has got it now poor thing..

    other then that every thing is swell..

    arsenal wise im trying to figure out who Nina Smith will sell her Stake in the club to

  259. kelsey says:

    A mention for David Rocastle, a true Arsenal legend, who played for Arsenal from 1984 – 1992, winning the League Cup and two League championship medals, including the famous 1989 season. Today marks the 8th anniversary of his death, RIP Rocky.

  260. Wrighty7 says:


  261. JonJon says:

    i dont reckon shes up for selling them raif…otherwise kreonke would of bought some of her shares instead of buying fismanns….

    thats the only thing i can think of at the minute..

  262. avenell says:

    Mr wright, wright, wright!!

    Kelsey I read that on a few sites today.. very sad mate..

  263. JonJon says:


  264. raif says:

    Good Old Rocky,, i will never forget the Fa Cup final i went to against the bindippers.

    i saw lee dixon run up to his son before kick off with 2 fists clenched saying somthing to him. asif to say

    “this is for your dad”

  265. Wrighty7 says:


  266. rico01 says:

    Evening guys – RIP Rocky, you were one of the best…

  267. JonJon says:

    kelsey lets dedicate the CL and the FA Cup to rocky when we win them… 😉

  268. avenell says:

    JJ/raif…There’s only 2 avenell road shirts ever made.. and you 2 own them both..
    did it fit okay jj?

  269. peachesgooner says:

    Hello – I’ve returned safe and sound, my bottom lip didn’t quivver, all in all I was a very brave girl and I think I did a good job.

    Hi Wrighty and Raif – good to see you

  270. raif says:

    i will never forget that moment..

    shame we fucking got robbed that day aswell

  271. JonJon says:

    ave ive got it on right this minute as i type…. fits like a glove mate….

  272. Wrighty7 says:

    Hello Peaches,

    What did you have to do? (if you don’t mind me asking!)

  273. raif says:

    mine fits lovly aswell ave. both of them. ofcourse i got one size bigger as i like my stuff baggy plus incase it shrinks over time

  274. rico01 says:

    Hi peaches, well done you 😛

  275. kelsey says:

    was that the 2-1 game at cardiff.2 late goals robbed us.

  276. peachesgooner says:

    Hi wrighty – I had to go and show a garden design but I’m right off men clients at the moment cos some bastard is giving me grief……….its so painful getting money out of men 🙂

    Any way this guy who terrified me before was a bit nicer today – so he’ll probably shaft me too :mrgreen:

  277. avenell says:

    I quite like a quivering bottom lip on a girl.. 😉

  278. Wrighty7 says:

    Is Kelsey about???

    I’ve got TWO sites mate!

  279. kelsey says:

    do you do junior sizes in T shirts for AA23 🙂

  280. peachesgooner says:

    Thanks rico – why did you have to sow the carrots at 30cm?

    hi kelsey – how are you today 😆

  281. raif says:

    kelsey yeah thats right mate. and a goal line clearnce by some C*nts arm

  282. kelsey says:


    I just left a comment on your main site about eddie being like jimmy greaves,also left footed(before your time)

  283. avenell says:

    Henchoz.. raif..

  284. Wrighty7 says:


    One size bigger is better just in case you get fat mate! 😉

  285. peachesgooner says:

    That FA cup final, I remember Keown had stopped Owen dead in his tracks 2 or 3 times and before his first goal Keown was on his shoulder again and he looked at him as if to say ‘not this time mate, this time I’m gonna score’

  286. kelsey says:

    I’m good peaches,if that man gives you grief send Rasputin over 😉

  287. Wrighty7 says:


    You should have gone up to the geezer and stuck a garden fork where the sun don’t shine!

    Don’t let the man give you grief sweetheart!

  288. rico01 says:

    peaches – we have been watching a programme called Big Dig, and they suggest planting them at that height keeps the carrot fly away – every year we have suffered with the fly so thought we would try it. Our little furry ones love the tops, thats why we grow them really…. They are all now sown as per the advice, and in a deep barrel, fingers crossed..

  289. Wrighty7 says:


    Jimmy Greaves was a Spud wasn’t he? My Dad reckons he could score goals for fun.

  290. peachesgooner says:

    I can’t begin to tell you what could happen to him – he’ll be sorry he messed with me, but at the moment I’m just really cross because he spoke to me as if I was some terrible scoundrel and had been out to get all his money with a team of surveyors and planning consultants.

  291. peachesgooner says:

    Wrighty – excellent advice, that’ll be stage 2 🙂

  292. avenell says:

    And a “ammer” wrighty.. Geoffrey Hurst nicked his place in the 66′ world cup final..

  293. peachesgooner says:

    rico – carrot fly is such a nuisance, don’t you have to wait until dusk to pick the carrots?

  294. raif says:

    Wrighty hahaha yeah thats very true. i just hope its not the case lol..

  295. avenell says:

    I haven’t seen the Arsenal underground sign for a while.. 😉

  296. rico01 says:

    Emily Humphrieseaches, just read your comment about Mr Bar Steward – kick him in the chins and run!!

    Wait til dusk, I have only just sown them peaches 😉 But yes, you are right 😛

  297. rico01 says:

    what has just happened to my last comment – ave, have you been naughty!!

  298. rico01 says:

    that should have read…….

    peaches, have just read your comment etc etc…

  299. avenell says:

    To be like Felicity is a 24hr job .. Up with the chickens with Dawn. and into the carrot twilight zone.. 😉

  300. rico01 says:

    Guys and gals – I have to go now

    Catch up tomorrow, nighty night

    Stay safe..

  301. avenell says:

    I don’t change comments unless I am asked Rico.. not guilty..

  302. Wrighty7 says:

    I’ve just had a little rant on my blog about new Arsenal kits.

  303. peachesgooner says:

    Thanks rico – this Mr Steward, up until monday was a sweet old greek guy that I’ve spent the last 2 years sorting out a very boring job in his garden. When it came down to writing the cheques to start the job he decided he wasn’t gonna do it and I’m public enemy no1 for organising his planning permission :mrgreen:

  304. avenell says:

    Wrighty.. I used to have the original green shirt until it got stolen from a campsite in sailsbury in 83′ .. I like it tbh..
    did you see the man U one home is crap the away one hahaha?.

  305. peachesgooner says:

    I know everyones moaning about the green away kit but actually I quite like it with the navy sleeves – not sure how it’ll look long-sleeved, possibly a bit old -manish, but I like the short-sleeved version.

    Wrighty – are you looking for hits on your blog 😆
    I’ll nip across 🙂

  306. avenell says:

    Buisness is a dirty world peaches, I feel for you I have been stuffed a few times..

  307. peachesgooner says:

    Nite rico – catch you tmoro 🙂

  308. Wrighty7 says:

    Oh you are cheeky Peaches! 😉

  309. avenell says:

    Peaches is only on hire Wrighty I want her back.. 😉

  310. Wrighty7 says:

    Sure Ave!

    Do you want someone called Dave? What a twit!

    He is the reason I should moderate really!

  311. raif says:

    that green kit is utter shit.. THICK BOLD GREEN SHIT

  312. peachesgooner says:

    I was gonna comment but I can’t remember my google password Wrighty but I did laugh at the ‘I want to wear to a wedding’ 😆

  313. avenell says:

    I have read that Wrighty.. depends on the type of site you want to run mate..

  314. peachesgooner says:

    Raif – I think its actually quite a refined green – and green is something I know about 😆

  315. raif says:

    haha i like Wrighty’s posts..

    even tho i dont comment

    maybe its cos i know ill see him on here or else were

  316. avenell says:

    Peaches.. press the url and link this in .. good advert lol. .

  317. Wrighty7 says:

    Thats no excuse Peaches! 😉

    Ave, I don’t like to moderate but maybe I should. I prefer freedom of speech even if some deluded div comes on and causes havoc!

    Raif, I’m EVERYWHERE!

    I’m feeling hyper tonight!

  318. avenell says:

    I know what you mean Wrighty.. I love your site .. it’s like free but some people take the piss..
    They would never run there own site.. but they want to f**k yours up..
    Wrighty is god he is everywhere.. 😉

  319. peachesgooner says:

    Avenell – I love that site, I’m so pleased you reminded me about it – I havn’t been on there for ages, they’re so nice – sometimes a bit smutty though 😆

  320. peachesgooner says:

    I’m looking for another ticket for saturday if anyone hears of one.

  321. avenell says:

    I don’t like to say.. but there is talk on another site.. 😉

  322. Wrighty7 says:

    I like to give people the choice, you know, treat them like adults.

    Unfortunately Wrighty7 seems to attract 12 year old boys who have serious problems at times!

  323. avenell says:

    I do feel that the other site may cause you more problems Wrighty.. I thought you liked a bit of agg, I’m too old for all that myself, a pipe and slippers man.

  324. peachesgooner says:

    avenell – you sneeky thing 🙂

  325. Wrighty7 says:

    I love a bit of agg matey! LOL

  326. avenell says:

    Not that sneeky, I told them straight peaches.. 😉

    I know wrighty, but you are the cheeky cockney so you get away with murder on there..

    If you ever want to do a guest post on here, slightly different you would be very welcome.. That is an offer to all roadsters of course…

  327. peachesgooner says:

    One of us is definitely a witch cos I’d gone on there before you said and they’d already mentioned my name 😆

    You can delete this if you want xxxxx

  328. avenell says:

    I know that’s why I said.. like I said it’s no problem with me.. 😉

  329. peachesgooner says:

    I know ave……I was just having a little joke with you 🙂

  330. Wrighty7 says:

    Of course Ave,

    As you know, you can write on the North London Divide anytime you want. Same to anyone on here.

  331. avenell says:

    “I know that you know that I know he’s cheating on me”
    We should do a song peaches.. lol..

    Where did ras go? he is the Saturday man now..

  332. avenell says:

    Cheers wrighty I will take you up on that.. Mabbs seems a nice guy.. A lot of my… mates. a.r..e.. s..p..u..d..s…. 😳

  333. peachesgooner says:

    Hes going crazy at work – he wrote a bit today I think, hes in a fury about injuries!!!!!!!!!!

  334. Wrighty7 says:

    Yeah he’s cool mate, for a Spud I suppose!

    Anyway I’m hitting the sack.

    Nite Ave and Peaches and the rest of the gang!

  335. avenell says:

    cheers wrighty.. “rattle of chains”….

  336. peachesgooner says:

    …….just you and me then ave……..

  337. avenell says:

    Hows peaches No1 doing in the states?

  338. peachesgooner says:

    Sorry ave I was checkin my emails. They are having an awesome time – they’re in the recording studio laying down tracks for their album……..

  339. peachesgooner says:

    ave – daughter no 1 has just asked me to take her to the station at 7 so I’m gonna say goodnight and see you tmoro xx

  340. peachesgooner says:

    …..its no 2 in the states xxxxxxxxxxx

  341. avenell says:

    Nite peaches… !!! x

  342. avenell says:

    Let’s hope Tony Adams gets a job on MOTD and canes the crap out of this tosser..

  343. kelsey says:

    Morning all,
    this is really worth a read to see what a formidable player he was.Unfortunately went down the George Best route.

    out for the day,another tournament,see you later.

  344. peachesgooner says:

    Morning all

    The board have woken up to the fact that Lady Nina has an important role in the future of Arsenal, The Times announces there will be a meeting between her and the executives. Gazidis has said she was treated badly.

    You go girl, make ’em squirm 😆

  345. peachesgooner says:

    Have a lovely day kelsey.

    I’m being a girl today and going out shopping, see you all later xx

  346. Big Raddy says:

    Looks like it is going to be a quiet day on AR…

    Jimmy Greaves as my first hero. My Dad was a Sp8d , and I grew up with tales of Greaves’s genius. I saw him play a number of times. He scored over 100 goals by his 21st birthday!

    Any man who can turn up for a game after downing a few jars, with a fag on the go, and then score at the rate he did, is a genius.

    Sadly for him, Alf Ramsey (a puritan to the core) thought otherwise

  347. Big Raddy says:

    At last we hear something from Gazidis. And a shot across the bows of the Press. To openly state that our stars are going nowhere is a statement of intent. Perhaps he is a worthy incumbent of the MD role.

    Well done that Man

  348. Big Raddy says:

    Internationals again tonight.

    Three injured so far, and who knows the final body count? I guess that if one has a squad of International starters, then injuries are an inevitability.

    Hopefully nothing goes awry this evening and we can have the squad we have been missing all season. Or will it be 3 players back (Theo, Fab4 Ade) and 4+ out?

  349. Big Raddy says:

    No-one to chat to and take me away from my homework.

    Guess I should just knuckle down and do it. I have to give a 10 minute presentation in Danish today.

    Am I bovvered? You bet I am ….

  350. avenell says:

    Morning Roadsters..

    Glad we got the newcastle game over with last week..

  351. London says:

    We need a new name for Kroenke, like the Denver Diety, The Colorado King you get the drift, these are ok but that are not Avenell Road standard…Ohhh I know who is good at this Chaf….Chaf, Chaf wherefore art thou Chaf.

  352. avenell says:

    The star spangled shareholder.. Captain America. not a easy one London..

  353. London says:

    King Kroenke of course.

  354. London says:

    King Kong….King Kronk….maybe?

  355. avenell says:

    Yea run with that… unless our creative dept come up with better.. Chaf? Raify?…

  356. avenell says:

    London regarding the e mail.. am I leaving that with you or would you like me to look into it?
    No point in doubling up..

  357. Rasputin says:

    Hi Roadsters,

    I wish I was a minted man of leisure like the rest of you……I’d spend all day on here 😉

    Is it true Shearer is taking over at Newcastle – looks like yet another bad decision for the toon, they could do with a Roy Hodgson type, not an untried ‘hero’ with very little managerial experience. My ideal would be for Phil ‘Spit,toon’ Brown to take over and get them relegated…..

  358. avenell says:

    Hey ras whats going on up your way? a leg in cottered and a arm in wheathampsted now a head in Leictershire..

  359. Rasputin says:

    Not too bad thanks ave – apart from being pulled from pillar to post. Its beautifully sunny today and the blue rinse brigade are out in their droves nand driving me crazy. I’d love to live in the west country except for the congested roads in the summer. I can’t stand the grockles up here – they must drive you mad in Kernow 🙂

  360. avenell says:

    I don’t go anywhere ras.. there are a few shortcuts..

    Did you understand my comment?

  361. Rasputin says:

    Blimey ave – you know more of what’s going on in my manor than I do. I don’t buy the Mercury any more. My guess is that ‘travellers’ will be behind this – they have their own rather sadistic way of dealing with their problems. It drives me mad because they think they are above the law and half the time the police treat them as if they are….no road tax or insurance on vehicles etc etc

  362. avenell says:

    It was on the Radio2 news, My workshop used to be in cottered so my ears pricked up!
    Travellers yea love ’em .. We had many sleepness nights when the caravans were parked down the road from the workshop.

  363. rico01 says:

    Afternoon all 😛

  364. avenell says:

    Hi rico.. long lay in?

  365. rico01 says:

    Hi ave, not at all, had to take my mum to the hospital for a few tests, not pleasant ones either for her, but all seems ok though and i got a huge thin and crispy vegetable pizza bought for me for our dinner later for taking her, and a bottle of Rose to have with it – she is naughty, i didnt want either but also didnt want to hurt her feelings by saying no… Handy though as off to the dentist at 5.30 so a nice quick eay dinner to cook on my return 🙂

    How are you doing today, not good about all the protesters in London, but i think we all knew it wouldnt be peaceful.. There are a lot of people suffering through this crisis, and obviously very angry, but not sure throwing flour and eggs over the cops is the answer, funny as that may be though 😉

  366. avenell says:

    I don’t really understand it TBH, I suppose it’s the usual peaceful protest hijacked by the custy’s..
    Are they your eggs? You don’t need them now you have pizza..

  367. rico01 says:

    now now ave, me throw eggs, never 😉

  368. Rasputin says:

    GHi rico – not many April fools around today, have we lost our sense of humour as a nation do you think?

  369. avenell says:

    I bet the police are still out in force with there speed camera’s and dipping innocent drivers fuel tanks who happen to be running a bit of tizer. or heating oil even though the burn rate isn’t as good therefore not as good for towing and performance. 😉

  370. kelsey says:

    I am back,and live to fight another day.

    How many millions is this G20 going to cost.Why couldn’t they hold it in the countryside like Chequers.Shops all boarded up,business closed,the only NH GP is closed all day and now wait for the riots.

    Good old England the tail leading the dog again.Are we just another american state.

  371. kelsey says:

    sorry i get annoyed at this huge expense when nurses and policemen on the beat are lucky to earn 25K a year.I bet a high proportion of organised protesters are on the dole or fiddling.(Christ I sound like someone on another channel 😉

  372. rico01 says:

    Afternoon Rasp – I thought the shearer thing maybe an AF, but i guess it would have come out by now – how you doing –

    Hi kelsey, too much money, and when the whole world is in such a mess, the last thing we should be doing is wasting money – Jamie Oliver is doing the mal for them all, bet that will cost an arm and a leg (or lamb apparantly!!)

    I have been playing with the chickens again, i love it. They like it when we dig the garden for them !!

  373. avenell says:

    Thats handy rico .. there’s one laying around near rasps.. 😉

  374. rico01 says:

    Let them get on with it I say, and just clean the mess up afterwards 😉 The main gripe is with the RBS it seems, they are trying to damage it big time – there will no doubt be loads of arrests, loads of injuries and teh government wont bloomin listen anyway!!

  375. rico01 says:

    ave – what a lamb ?? 😉

  376. avenell says:

    My 1.47 comment rico.. how does it go, keep up. lol..

  377. London says:

    New Post

  378. rico01 says:


    And I read the link to the newspaper, how thick can i be sometimes – mme, i fesr i have written that sentence before, my memory seems unable to retain ‘stuff’ these days 😥

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