Its Raining Men…

Well it will have to if the big city of London has had the rainfall we have had here in Berkshire!!

The Daily Telegraph, well the Belfast version reports Cesc has signed a pre-contract agreement with Barca! Worried for a second, but then I saw the word ‘Adeybayor’ in the same sentence – you know him, the one who feels he has the right to an opinion about us! Well I soon dismissed it from my mind! I wish he would just mind his own……!!

There are a couple of other snippets around, but today is about the biggest game yet in our season, we HAVE to beat Spurs today otherwise my week and yours will be just dreadful, in fact until we were able to get revenge I would feel dreadful. But it’s not going to happen, we are going to win!

Good old ‘Arry has added his pennies worth to the rubbish that Robbie Keane has spouted this week.
He reckons, not that his opinion is worth anything, that we won’t win the premiership with a team of kids – Arry, this is not a CC game, the kids won’t be on the park! You will see Cesc, Arshavin, Rosicky, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Van Persie, Eduardo, Song and a few others !

Where are the kids in there ‘Arry? Go and worry about your own team, but thanks for giving our side an extra bit of fuel to fire them up for today’s game, just what the doctored ordered!

Arsene says he has already chosen his goal keeper – “I’ve decided who will start but I won’t tell you,” he said at Friday’s press conference.
The manager also confessed that while Mannone has got the nod recently, Almunia has given him a persistent dilemma.

“I’m always tempted to start with Almunia,” said the Frenchman. “But he was sick for a long time and it takes some time to come back. That says to me that it will be Mannone 😉

The back five kind of picks itself, I don’t think he will play Eboue because of his last game against the spuds and I don’t think he will ‘risk’ Gibbs at left back – I would though personally as Lennon is out.

Sagna Gallas TV Clichy

On to the midfield – as long as the names Eboue and Diaby are not in there, I will be happy. We have so much talent available, start playing them instead of persisting with the two mentioned, please Arsene!!

If he plays 4-3-3 – I hope he plays

Cesc Song Rosicky/Merida

And then the front three

Van Persie Eduardo Arshavin

Or front two in a 4-4-2

Nasri Cesc Song Rosicky/Merida

Van Persie Arshavin

The Spuds are going to play Bentley, he will up for this in a big way, just because it’s us, and because he will soon be sold and will be putting himself on the market for a big club – maybe Bolton or Blackburn, I’m sure fat Sam would have you David! Song needs to put him in his place early!

Arshavin needs to show a bit more interest, if he doesn’t will we have a strong bench and I hope he is substituted early enough for the oncoming player to have a chance to get involved. In fact the same goes for any of our team today.
It’s a Derby and a big one, we fans are ready for this, let’s hope the players are! TV and Gallas need to be on fine form and keep Crouch at bay, he is their big threat in the air but if we as a team stop him being provided with the ball we will win.
If Robbie Keane gets in the penalty area, no dodgy tackles please and no sneezing, he will go down for a penalty at the slightest touch or breeze he feels 😉

So that’s it, just over five hours to go until kick off, it’s live on Sky Sports so that is good news for those of us who can’t go to the game, those who are lucky enough, I hope it’s a fantastic game of football with many a goal scored by us.

I hope we get to see Gomes picking the ball out of his net many many times.

In my heart I am going for a win, maybe even a convincing win too.

But my head tells me….. It will abandoned due to the dreadful weather..

I reckon we will see a few tricks for them to deal with, but a few treats for us fans…. 😛

Have a great day Roadsters, let’s hope today gives us three very big points..


64 Responses to Its Raining Men…

  1. rico says:

    Morning Roadsters

    Off out early but back later to see the little game of footie 🙂

  2. London says:

    Morning Rico

    Another good post; it’s raining here but nowhere near enough for the game to be postponed.

    This is an entertaining article, slightly derogatory with bits like:

    “The concern though is that Wenger is just too much of a visionary, that he is putting out teams two or three years ahead of their time, tactical time-travellers as it were. Occasionally the brutal vulgarity of the present catches up with them”.

    But a very well written piece, nevertheles, with other humorous parts like:

    “Tottenham’s Big Four visa was torn up with a cruel laugh at the border when they lost easily to Manchester United and Chelsea in September, and shipped six goals in the process.”

    Damn, I wish I had written that: the image of there being a border between the top four and the rest made me chuckle.

  3. rico says:

    Morning London – glad to hear the weather is ok in London – we have had dreadful rain all night 😦

  4. peachesgooner says:

    Morning all

    Good post rico – made me a bit nervous but I’m also hopeful(deluded) of Diaby not starting 😆

  5. Big Raddy says:

    Just a wee prediction


    Come on you rip – roaring Gunners

    Peaches …… biased? Moi ? 🙂

  6. peachesgooner says:

    Raddy 😆

    Ok, I’m off now – I thought the sun was coming out but it seems to have run away…..

    Enjoy the game everyone, catch up later 🙂

  7. Rasputin says:

    Morning roadsters,

    He will play Diaby 😦 and Palacios will close him down and steal the ball off him with ease.

    Did anyone see the interview with RVP about the game when he spoke of signing the extension to his contract? …. he said he signed because we played atttacking football and there are fantsastic players … he listed AA, Rosicky and Nasri – in that order ……not Diaby, EE, Denilson ……. wake up Arsene the players can see ….

  8. Rasputin says:

    Ramsey, Nasri and Eduardo on the bench …. 😦

  9. JonJon says:

    right,im here…whats the line up rasp??? missed it..

  10. Rasputin says:

    Its exactly what you’d expect JJ …

    Sagna, TV, Gallas, Clichy,
    Song, Cesc, Diaby,
    Bendtner, RVP, AA

  11. Rasputin says:

    If Nasri is on the bench, he must be fit enough to start ….. play him for an hour and lets get several goals in front and then take him off – don’t save him in case we need him late on in the game …..

  12. JonJon says:

    Al ???

    wow..i guess wenger knows his number 1…

    dunno about diaby..i hope he prooves me wrong….but i think we have better…

    our bench looks strong though…i think wengers prooving he has a better squad….

    no eboue either??? this will be interesting

  13. JonJon says:

    sorry i was in a

    morning guys and very nice post rico..enjoyed reading it…

  14. JonJon says:

    is anyone watching sky sports?

    did anyone here the theme tune when they were showing all our goals at home this season?? it was welcome to the house of fun….thats quality..that should be the emirates song instead of that shitty wonder of

    arsene sounded like he had swine flu in the interveiw…

  15. JonJon says:

    get in smudger….. he had to throw sol campbell into the mix and mention him… lmao

  16. JonJon says:

    have we got mancity in the next round of thw CC??

  17. Rasputin says:

    Bentley is a cheating, fouling scumbag who should already be off the pitch with 2 yellows – the refs not given one. Its just like Ade against us, he’s fired up and the refs letting him get away with it.

  18. Rasputin says:

    Palacios already robbing Diaby who hasn’t contributed to the game in any way positively yet ….

  19. rico says:

    Afternoon all, just made it back for kick off, phew 😉

    Bentley should be bathing right now, even Andy Gray says so!! Now that is rare…

  20. rico says:

    This ref is shocking !! Battenberg… 😉

  21. Rasputin says:

    Diaby contributing absolutely nothing …. FFS Wenger, get Nasri on, AA has no-one to play with on the left…..

  22. JonJon says:

    we are struggling cos clattenburg made three cock ups in the first 10 minutes and killed our momentum….and diabys not helping.. 😉

  23. JonJon says:

    4 cock ups…

  24. Rasputin says:

    Bendtner has to come off – groin strain

  25. Rasputin says:

    What the fuck is going on …. Bendner is in real trouble, he can’t track back and has asked to come off …. why is he still on the pitch?

  26. JonJon says:

    the players played on rasp…wenger wanted to make a change but the play didnt stop for ages until we got that corner…

  27. JonJon says:

    i think we need the half time whistle and i think diaby needs to be replaced with nasri for the 2nd half…

  28. JonJon says:

    are there we have it folks….get the fuck in..

  29. JonJon says:

    weve got cesc fabregas….hahahaha

  30. JonJon says:

    does that mean our big players are now acting like big players… cesc has 5….robin has 7…

  31. JonJon says:

    now remember boys….we dont ‘need’ the third goal…we dont need to after it like we’d chase an equalizer…play our game now…tire spuds out and let them chase the game….the 3rd will come…

  32. Rasputin says:

    2 nil …. unbelievable … I’d love to be in the spuds dressing room and hear arry’s half time team talk 😛

  33. Rasputin says:

    Just keep the ball up to half time and don’t take any risks ….

  34. rico says:

    You can watch it later Rasp, its on Twitcher 😉

    Two great goals

  35. JonJon says:

    i was happy with the first 15 minutes…then thanks to clattenburg making a few consecutive ‘clattenburgs’, we seemed to lose steam for half an hour…then those goals came… great 😉

  36. Rasputin says:

    My son has just taken his refs exams … there is no grey area – deliberate handball has to be a yellow and Bentley should have got a second for a really bad tackle … but he’s been crap so he can stay on …..

    JonJon, I’d like to be patient, keep the ball and get the third so we can be really comfortable. I fully expect them to get a goal because that’s what happens in these games….

  37. kelsey says:

    hello everyone.

    first half analysis.

    Bedntner our best attacker while at 0-0 ,is Diaby that bad. Tight game then a mirage appeared or was it RVP and then too quick for the cameras Cesc(going to Barcelona) scores an absolute blinder

  38. Rasputin says:

    Hi kelsey … yes Diaby is that bad. Most of his passes are short and put other players under pressure. He has no brain, no intelligence and has been aa passenger. Most of our attacks have come down the right because he doesn’t link up with AA on the left.

  39. rico says:

    Citeh away in the CC then 😦

  40. JonJon says:

    i want a clean sheet badly in this game…that was a chance for diaby..

  41. JonJon says:

    thats fine by me rico….lets be the best by beating the best…

  42. JonJon says:

    i would have expected dudu to have buried that…

  43. JonJon says:

    why does diaby try and dribble out of his own box everytime..just fuckin clear it….

  44. Rasputin says:

    Its because he’s stoooopid JJ

  45. JonJon says:

    thats better diaby…put the ball as far as you can upfield when under the kosh and let the boys get their shape back…

    and thats the third…. 😉

  46. rico says:

    TV is bloody ‘awesome’ !!

  47. rico says:


  48. JonJon says:

    eddie eddie eddie…confidence problems…???

  49. Rasputin says:

    Poor ol Dudu, the ball just hasn’t bounced right for him …. he needs a goal to raise his confidence….

  50. rico says:

    Shut up Andy Gray!!

  51. Rasputin says:

    Sagna’s having an excellent game ….

  52. JonJon says:

    this is how you close games out you keep the ball and keep your shape…

  53. Rasputin says:

    Too much showboating going on for my liking….

  54. Rasputin says:

    RVP needs to work on his chocolate foot! 🙄

  55. Rasputin says:

    That is about the most unfair yellow card I’ve ever seen. This ref is rubbish. TV got the ball and didn’t touch the player…….

  56. Rasputin says:

    I’ve never seen RVP work so hard … he’s in defence, midfield, everywhere and he seems stronger. Amazing the difference goals make to a players state of mind

  57. JonJon says:

    were gonna be ok if we keep playing like this…if we keep our shape and pass the ball around then we are doing two things…we stop spuds having the ball and if they do get it we still have our shape….

    if we gung ho forward all the time it leaves us vulnerable to a counter attack…

    if we leave the gunghoing to the spuds they are 3 down they need to…. we’ll hit them on the counter at some point…might get four or 5.. 😉

  58. Rasputin says:

    Huggy should have made it four – perhaps he should imagine its our net he’s aiming at!

  59. rico says:

    Dreadful header by Huggy, shame TV wasnt on the end of it!

  60. Rasputin says:

    RVP is my MotM

  61. JonJon says:

    that doesnt suprise me…he cant head can he??? hes proved that lots of times..

  62. JonJon says:

    id of said it was TV for all round perfomance….but rvp got two so he wins…

  63. JonJon says:

    great result….very very sweet

  64. rico says:

    Morning anyone…

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