Is there any credibility left in winning the FA Cup anymore, I mean the FA told Man U it didn’t matter and go and play in the World Club Championship instead, they started it not us.
There is no glory in the competition anymore, When we won it last time we couldn’t even be bothered to get the open top Routemaster out of the garage.
I’d love a bit of silverware, but I want the Champions League.. I know a lot of people want the Premiership, but we want to be a truly super club and that to me means winning the biggest club tournament in the world.
As a kid the FA cup mean’t everything we could see the Arsenal live on the TV, only the cup final and the England v Scotland game were the only 2 live games shown.. how things change we see nearly every game now and this has watered down my love of this great competition too..
We have our best chance of winning the Premiership for a couple of years, We don’t have anything to fear from Roonchester United and the Chav’s invincibility is slipping away.. We are also in with a good shout at the Champions League, although that might be more hampered by injuries than the Prem if we sign a player who is cup tied.
So is it worth risking the FA Cup for the two Big Boys, It’s easy to say we should have tried harder to win the Cup’s when we get knocked out of the CL or we drift away in the Prem.. But we are right up there in the mix this time around.
It’s not like last year when we reached the semi final of the cup we were miles away from the Premiership and we needed a trophy and for some strange reason Mr Wenger OBE dropped AA even though he wasn’t cup tied in the CL to rest him .. If we are going to blow the cup.. do it NOW not when we are in touching distance of Wembley.
The squad is seriously depleted with injury’s anyway and it looks like West Ham will field a weakened side too, which I wouldn’t understand if I was a “iron” I would just want to win something , But staying in the Premiership is like winning a cup nowadays, which is a sad state of affairs.. The FA should up the stakes in the Cup and either give out far greater prize money or a Europa spot, I cannot see them giving a CL place away as it would perhaps weaken our position in Europe if teams like Portsmouth took the place of Liverpool in that competition, but that shouldn’t happen if all the clubs take it seriously anyway, although the Premiership is throwing out some rogue one-off results this year.
So in short.. If you are going to blow it Arsene.. blow it Early and don’t build our hopes of a trip to Wembley in the final..
Yesterday was the most amazing day we have had on Avenell Road, Flamini coming back wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea and we had a lot of new Roadsters come on.. Thanks to all of you who took the effort to comment, please feel free to come back. Thanks also to the record number of readers.. and mainly thanks to the usual mob of bloggers who have kept us in business for nearly a year..
I also promised the results of the poll that we did on New Years Day. We had just under 200 hits on each question Cheers for that.
The results are..
The Arsenal Under performer of the year..
Arsenal Player of the Year so far
Who Has Been Arsenal’s Best Manager of the Decade?
Mr Wenger OBE 62%
What TV pundit makes you want to kick the telly in?
Jamie Redknapp 36%
Alan Hanson 21%
Andy Gray 21%
Mark Lawrenson 14%
Alan Shearer 8%
Position Wenger needs to strengthen the most?
Who has been the worst Spud manager over the last decade?
Juande Ramos 34%
Jacques Santini 33%
Glenn Hoddle 12%
Martin Jol 6%
Most Improved Arsenal player of the season?
The Manager you would most like to see a pigeon poo on?
Phil Brown 45%
Sam Alladyce 21%
Rafa Benitez 3%
Who is your Arsenal player of the decade?
Thierry Henry 57%
Dennis Bergkamp 33%
Cesc Fabregas 6%
Patrick Vieira 4%
Most annoying player that plays for an opposing team in the last decade?
Ashley Cole 30%
Robbie Savage 24%
Alan Shearer 5%…..
Let’s rip it up today 4-1 to the mighty Arsenal..