Saha? nah, it’s more likely to be Watt!

So its day twelve in the Big Transfer House, and still nothing – is anyone really surprised? No, me neither, but I’m sick and tired of wondering who we will /won’t be buying, checking NewsNow every hour in hope that news will sneak in.

All we get is TV saying we need to tighten up the defence and the Fran Merida saga goes on… and on! AA says we need a miracle to win anything, Saha could leave Everton, Carlton Cole could leave West Ham and Joe Cole is set to leave Chelsea on a free – phew, that’s a lot, but we all know that none of them will be snapped up by our leader!

The Daily Mail are stepping up their story about us getting Saha – again, time will tell!

I thought today I would take this opportunity to write about something different, the England Cricket Team…!

Ok, only joking!!

Seeing as our fine leader trusts so much in our youth, I want to write about one of the players tipped to make it at Arsenal – we have seen a little bit of him in the first team, but mainly he is still employed in the Under 18’s.

The boys name is Herschel Sanchez Watt, born 14th February 1991 in London, England.

Typical Arsene, his position is midfielder/striker, and a bit short at 5’11”!!

Sanchez first played for us when he was seven years old and he has taken the usual path through the ranks until his debut for the first team, September 22nd last year, the match was against West Bromwich Albion in the third round of the Carling Cup – a game we won 2-0 and he scored! In doing so he became the 85th player to score on their debut for us!

Can anyone name the previous 84??? 😉

In September 2008, Watt broke a bone in his leg which kept him out of the first half of the 2008/9 season – four months he missed in total, but returned just before the Academy’s winter break. His career from that day has got better and better. During the same season, he signed his first professional contract.

Some reports say he has been a lifelong Gooner, but others suggest he was a Liverpool fan in his younger years and his dream was to score at Anfield for them in the Premier League. I think we will all believe the first bit there, after all, why would a kid born in London support a team up north somewhere – mme, maybe I should get my nephew to answer that one

Steve Bould rates him very highly, he says that Watt’s biggest asset is his physical ability; he is quick and pretty powerful and can score good goals!

Steve – Any goal is a good goal 🙂

Bouldy does also say that he needs to work on his one touch game, link play and learn to bring others into the game a bit more – despite that, he is a very exciting prospect.

Watt says the best side of his game is his work rate, his worst being his right foot! Another lefty in a team of lefties! And after his little chip in the FA Youth Cup Final Bould is right, he can score good goals! The week he was part of the side that won the double as the Academy Premier League title was won. Not a bad season, eh?

The question is, will he be the striker to step forward, will he be given his chance if the likes of Eduardo, Nikki B, Vela and Theo keep failing (I know some are injured) and if he is given his chance, do we think he is good enough right now to take it??

We have seen a few cameo appearances – are you convinced? Or, what about Sunu or JET?

What do you all think, who is the best player in the youth/academy to step up and make his mark if injuries persist and we don’t sign anyone?

200 Responses to Saha? nah, it’s more likely to be Watt!

  1. rico says:

    Morning all

    Sorry, I got a bit fed up with all the transfer window talk 😉

  2. W.A.T.H says:

    All that transfer talk gets you all excited rico… Hope ur feeling bit better today..!

  3. rico says:

    Morning wath, bit better thanks 🙂 How are you? Is it snowing where you are ?

  4. W.A.T.H says:

    If it’s snowing where I am then I have a hole in my roof…. 🙂 I am fine thanx glad ur a little better must of been that jungle juice 😉

    It’s hard talking about youth players all the time when there is that nagging pain in the back of your head cos you know AW ain’t gonna go and buy who we need…! That said isn’t fair also to not rate some of these young players. Watt looks to have lots going for him but thrown in the deep end if needed only time would tell..!

  5. rico says:


    That’s my point wath, same for any of our youth right now, even Ramsey struggles sometimes!

    The Saha stuff is gathering pace, rumour is he has turned down a new offer at the Toffs

  6. W.A.T.H says:

    The problem with the young ones is having quality around then that if they have a bad game others around em can carry em… when the players around you are average your off game seems far worse…! Thought Ramsey tried to hard on saturday he was trying to do to much and didnt really have the players around him hence he looked far worse than he was BUT least he knew what he wanted to do shame some around him didnt…!. Saha if he could stay fit for 4 months would do a job for us for sure… its abig BUT though on can he stay fit for 4 months…?

  7. rico says:

    I think Ramsey plays best alongside Song, in fact Song just seems to give so many players confidence..

    Did you read the tales of Arshavin…

  8. W.A.T.H says:

    Arsehavin says what we all think and know…..! Always says it as it is…! HE too needs to take his thumb out his bum though and lead the team a lot better as one of the most experienced players and a player who can grab a game by it’s neck as he ain’t been doing it lately. Ramsey likes to try dictate the game but needs the players around him to do it…!

  9. Javanese says:

    greetings from Indonesia Gooners! it’s my first post, since follow Avenell Road for sometime.

  10. rico says:

    Morning Javanese, Welcome to Avenell Road, good to see you posting 🙂

  11. rico says:

    wath – agree re AA, he has not exactly been on fire has he? Maybe he is right, but I wish he would keep his thoughts to himself sometimes, it doesn’t exactly help to boost team morale – unless of course its all a cunning ploy….

  12. rico says:

    Chamakh is due to make his career decision in the coming weeks, boy do I hope he chooses to leave and come to us…

  13. W.A.T.H says:

    Well maybe AA thinks that AW might agree with him and go buy someone and or his teammates aslo pull finger to prove him wrong and some also says well you also need to pull ya socks up AA…..! AA makes so many good runs though and he doesnt get the ball, must be frustrating when other players don’t see where he wants the ball or where he’s running too and then never gets the pass…!. Again he should talk more and tell em !!

  14. W.A.T.H says:

    I don’t want Chamakh…….. Another one who has flirted with teams and is now running down his contract… shows the mans character surely that he’ll just do it again if he don’t get his own way. Lets stay well clear off players like this we already been burnt and should learn a lesson..!

  15. rico says:

    They all do it though, to be fair, he told his club he wanted to leave last summer but they wouldn’t sell him – maybe they should have while they could have got some pennies – bit like AA and Zenit.

    He won’t leave in Jan though as he is in the CL, so I think its his clubs fault 😉

  16. Sam says:

    I respect Arshavin’s views. He is not afraid of calling a spade a spade.

  17. W.A.T.H says:

    ur right re AA but he did also tell Zenit he wanted to prove himself and yet didnt run down his contract…!. I just think some pleyers go about it the right way and some just try to hold the club to ransom.

  18. rico says:

    Morning Sam, welcome to Avenell Road

  19. rico says:

    But didn’t Chamakh say something similar, the club should have just sold him to the highest bidder – that was us 😉 😉

  20. rico says:

    Bloomin heck, Spuds are going for Flamini, £7.5M

    That will upset JJ and many others

  21. W.A.T.H says:

    Flam to the swamp dwellers…. It will just show what he’s like if he joins them…!

    Chamakh just said he wants to leave and they must let him go… he’s hardly set the world alight has he and they were in CL this year….! sounds like another player with a huge ego…. No thanx…!.

  22. rico says:

    Fairy Snuff wath 😉

    He wouldn’t, would he??

  23. W.A.T.H says:

    Your so easily lead………….. 😉

  24. rico says:

    On which bit am I easily lead??

    The Flam? Its big news in Italy, AC are in talks with Arry …

  25. W.A.T.H says:

    Why has Arry phoned you and told u he talkin to Flam 😛
    I don’t believe any rumours at all… Only when a bloke is in a new shirt having his pic taken do I believe anything…!

  26. rico says:

    Now I thought you loved all this rumour stuff, i read Arry’s comment on ‘Twitcher’ 😉 😉

  27. W.A.T.H says:

    Rumours sell papers and get hits on blogs… they don’t make players move clubs 🙂

    Oh that’s harsh calling Arry a twitcher……! I bet ur smiling 2……..!

  28. rico says:

    Im twitching! 😉

  29. Big Raddy says:


    Why would Flam go to those losers? They are very strong in MF, so it seems pure speculation.

    Huddlestone, Palacios (who we should have signed) and Jenas (can you believe he played for England only 2 seasons ago) and Krancjar (another we should have signed). All play Flam’s position.

    But as Harry earns on every signing anything is possible

  30. Big Raddy says:

    Oh dear, dreadful English and punctuation ….. sorry.

    Rico. That was a fine post this morning. My tip is Ramsey. I think he has a huge future with us. Denilson will be sold and AR will take his place

  31. W.A.T.H says:

    If ur twitching rico hope its from something else….. 😉

    Mornin BR yep Arry do like a nice little earner……!

  32. Rasputin says:

    Morning Roadsters,

    It appears I’m not alone anymore as AR’s resident pessimist regarding January signings reading your post rico 😉

    I agree with Sam … AA is fearless, he never play acts when he’s tackled and he is similarly forthright when he gives his views. He’s not being disloyal, juts telling it as he sees it.

    Sorry to be boring, but apart from the arguments regarding size, fitness and lack of quality…. the basic problem is that the spine of the team is fractured!!! The two ends are substandard = GK and CF. The midfield is greaty when Song and Cesc are available. Added to that we lack width and players who can deliver a decent cross … at the moment that’s not a problem so much because we don’t have a target striker (maybe Dudu when on form)

  33. W.A.T.H says:

    I said the spine of the team was in dire need of help yesterday Rasp….! the spine of the team is the most important part and first of the GK is a clown so we’re on a looser straight away…!

  34. rico says:

    Morning Raddy, thank you 🙂

    I wouldn’t be sad if Denilson was sold, I also think Ramsey is better than him already, as long as he has the right player by his side, like Song.

    Its a bit like Gallas, how much has he improved now he has a proper defender alongside side him..

  35. rico says:

    Morning Rasp,

    I can’t see a keeper coming in, but like many I just wish Fabianski gets his chance real soon – then if he is a bad, sell them both, use the money to get a solid keeper. Mannone is a good enough No2 and Chesney will one day be the new Spunky 🙂

  36. rico says:

    Anyone heard from Ave?

  37. rico says:

    Got to go sort the animals out, back shortly …

  38. Big Raddy says:

    We have a snow storm raging here and I have to cycle 4 miles to college. If we had hills I would ski it !!

    Player of the season so far? WG or TV (IMO). Yet our defence is leaking goals, and we have 2 terrific FB’s. Strange…..

  39. Rasputin says:

    Morning WATH ? Raddy,

    WATH – the ‘spine thing’ has been a hobbyhorse of mine for a couple of years – we’ve had the discussion re “How many of this team would get into the Invincibles?” , we have some great players now, but the spine of the Invincibles was about as good as it gets!!

    Raddy, I agree wholeheartedly about Palacios and Krancjar – we could have had Palacios for nothing and the spuds only played £2m for Krancjar … there are bargains out there, we should see any player up to £5m as no great financial risk.

  40. sonnu says:

    sell denilson ,walcott both r crap.get flamini and new keeper

    new keeper
    sagna gallas verma gibbs
    fab song
    diaby ben arsvin

    and sub nasri, rosisky,ramsey,

  41. kelsey says:

    Morning all old and new.
    I have to agree that if AA did half as much on the pitch then he writes on his blog,we would all be a lot happier.

    I agree with the skier that Ramsey looks the best prospect,and Wilshere MAY be “a morning glory” (racehorse term).

    Two things are missing and they go together.Consistency and real leadership on the field,and the older players need to lead by example.

    All things considered this year has been different to many seasons recently. No one team is regularly consistent and when you consider we are 3 points off the top of the league and still in 2 cup competions, it sort of proves my point,considering the weekly injuries we keep receiving.

    Wenger should oust Almunia and put Fabianski in goal or buy Joe Hart who is only on loan atBirmingam, make up his mind about Vela and either sell him or play him regularly on the left flank and dismiss Walcott for this season by loaning him out if he is ever injury free.He can’t live forever on 3 decent performances in 4 seasons.
    If we don’t buy cover for either Gallas or vermaelen we aere fecked,and the world and its mother can see it but AW needs to create a balance of running the club without creating an additional huge expenditure but invest to progress IMO.

  42. rico says:

    Morning Sonnu and kelsey – hope all is good kelsey, long time and all that..

    We do lack a real spine, and we also lack players with spine!!

  43. Rasputin says:

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better rico 😛 .. and obviously I agree with you re Fab2 – this would mean that Almunia should be sold as Chesney and Vito are looking reasonable back-up

  44. rico says:

    Thanks Rasp, girl flu 😉

    They can do what they want with Almunia 😉

    Maybe Pompey would like him, he is on par with old Clamity James 😉

  45. Rasputin says:

    Morning kelsey,

    I should have added you to the Fab2-in/Al-out lobby 😉

  46. rico says:

    Milan Mandaric has been charged with cheating the public revenue on two accounts….

    I wonder if this his from his Pompey days and ‘Arry charges to follow 😆

  47. rico says:


    We have today received confirmation from the Premier League that the following fixture will be played as under:

    Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers
    Premier League
    Wednesday 20th January 2010
    Kick Off: 7.45pm

  48. W.A.T.H says:

    Hi Rasp, agree re the spine comment….. Starts with the goalie unfortunately for us that’s where it ends as well cos he’s a yard dog…!. Players with spine re rico’s comment also very true…. Like Kelsey’s comment on investing to progress that’s absolutely spot on….!.

  49. rico says:

    Wondered where you had gone 😉

  50. W.A.T.H says:

    I knew u’d miss me 🙂 xx

  51. rico says:

    Huh! 😉

  52. W.A.T.H says:


  53. W.A.T.H says:

    See I knew u had me…. typical woman in denila as usual….! 😛

  54. W.A.T.H says:

    Denial even 😉

  55. rico says:

    You lost me now!

  56. W.A.T.H says:

    Lost meself this keyboard is sticking….. See I knew u had missed me is what it was supposed to of said 🙂

  57. rico says:

    Ah, 😆

  58. rico says:

    I miss everyone when they are missing 😉

  59. W.A.T.H says:

    Funny how ur feeling better after I told you to drink the jungle juice 🙂 I knew that would sort it out with the honey and lemon…!

  60. W.A.T.H says:

    Oh ur just saying that………. I know u missed me extra though 😉

  61. rico says:

    Ok wath, as long as it makes you happy, but i do miss a new signing a lot more 😉

  62. W.A.T.H says:

    I miss 2 signings tons more than a lot more 😉 does that make any sense..?

  63. W.A.T.H says:

    rico……….. seen what Merida has come out and said about showing AW what he can do…?

  64. kelsey says:

    gut feeling senderos/saha swap not that it gets me excited. 😉

  65. kelsey says:

    rico Says:
    January 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Milan Mandaric has been charged with cheating the public revenue on two accounts….

    I wonder if this his from his Pompey days and ‘Arry charges to follow 😆

    No joke rico: Harry is still on bail for tax avoidance. Oh dear.surely Spurrs won’t be looking for another manager sooner rather than later.

  66. W.A.T.H says:

    Tell you what Kelsey IF and its a really big IF… he could stay fit til May then Saha would score goals for us without a doubt BUT do we really need to even be thinking about taking a huge risk on a bloke who is so injury prone..?

  67. kelsey says:

    we only buy injury prone 😉 must be a cert.

  68. W.A.T.H says:

    Hmmmmmm make you right there and if they not injury prone they soon are after they have joined us…!

  69. rico says:

    Rys Murphy has signed a new long term contract, he must be chuffed after just suffering a dreadful injury

  70. rico says:

    I forgot to F5 😦

    kelsey, I knew he was on bail still, I hope they throw the book at all of them 🙂

    wath – i havent seen that about Merida, tell me more please?

    Sol has signed, according to the Daily Mail

  71. Big Raddy says:

    If it is true about Sol, then Swiss Phil must be leaving.

    I am stunned we signed a 35 y.o. How is that a signing for the future??


  72. rico says:

    Raddy, you do get about a bit, slow down 😉

  73. W.A.T.H says:

    The Merida article is on .com rico…..! the Sol thing IF true is mind numbing….! I think I need a vodka… preferably a bottle…!

  74. rico says:

    Its no better, actually its worse than Paddy going to Citeh… Madness

  75. W.A.T.H says:

    Lets hope “IF” true he not getting 10million for 18months……………. lol…!

  76. London says:

    Stop gap until the end of the season when we find out what is going on with Gallas, perhaps?

    How many games has Senderos played this season? So what kind of self respecting CB do we expect to attract who would be prepared to play the same amount of games for the second half of the season?

    It’s not ridiculous, quite the opposite, it would be a very practicle solution if Big Phil leaves.

  77. rico says:

    Reports are that Sol is going to play for the reserves tonight!!!

    Off to read then wath, thanks

  78. London says:

    How can he play for us if he has not been signed, this is a question I do not know the answer to rather than a flippent quip.

  79. rico says:

    I think I did read that wath, just hope he gets the chance, maybe in the FA Cup and a few sub appearances, I really want him to stay…

  80. rico says:

    London, reports are that he has signed today, I am off to share wath’s vodka, and I dont even like the drink !!

    Stunned if this is true – its worse than Silvestre…

  81. rico says:

    Can you believe, the reserves game is against….

    West Ham!!

  82. rico says:

    If Senderos goes this week, as suggestion is, we are then relying on Silvestre and Sol Campbell, we are in deep deep poo if TV or Gallas get injured –

    Surely to goodness AW will have a proper CH signed if Senderos goes… We won’t even get top four if Sol and Silvestre both end up playing!!

  83. London says:

    Campbell signed today? This means that Wenger has broken his re-signing golden rule…..the Flaminites are going to start wetting themselves

  84. London says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Campbell is still quicker over 40 metres than Senderos is.

  85. London says:

    Would you all have prefered a 17 year old?

  86. rico says:

    That wouldn’t be too difficult London, I bet I am at my ripe old age 😉

  87. rico says:

    Actually, I probably would…

  88. London says:

    Even with Senderos, we were in deep pooh if Gallas and Vermaelen got injured

  89. rico says:

    London, I know, thats why paying Sol a wage if true, is flippin stupid….

    One of the kids will get thrown in at the deep end and it will all go pear shaped…… Grrrr

  90. Rasputin says:

    Sol the only signing!!!!! …. ITYS 🙄

  91. Rasputin says:

    Can anyone else see my last comment where I spelt my address incorrectly?

  92. W.A.T.H says:

    Sorry rico can’t share the vodka I have just done the bottle in one go at the news…. Ok ok I’ll open another…! London ur right I would not of wanted another 17yr old BUT Sol…. come on… they way he left us…? Am sure there were other options or is AW watching the purse strings again..? TV in midfield next few games Big Willy with Sol…?

  93. rico says:

    Rasp ITYS ?? Should that be TIHS 🙂

  94. Rasputin says:

    You got it rico … I’ve asked for an ITYS button at the top of the page so I can get those types of comments out of my system 😛

  95. rico says:

    wath – get it opened, i am on my way 😉

    What on earth is that button Rasp 😦

  96. W.A.T.H says:

    By the time you get here rico I may of opened the 3rd or 4th one………!

  97. W.A.T.H says:

    Maybe we should all get down to Upton Park to cheer on our new signing 🙂 ?????????????????

  98. peachesgooner says:

    SOL CAMPBELL swoooooooooooon 😆

  99. peachesgooner says:

    rico – thats awfully mean of you to say we’re in deep doodoo with only Sol and Tweety as back up – true but still mean……. 😆

  100. W.A.T.H says:

    Ur not his type Peaches……………. lol……….!

  101. Rasputin says:

    ITYS = I Told You So! 😳

  102. Rasputin says:

    actally … I told you Sol!!!

  103. peachesgooner says:

    My son has just pointed out that its a great bit of business as we’ve signed him twice for free 😉

  104. Rasputin says:

    Yes peaches – but the difference is (and I’ve just experienced this 😦 ) this time, the spud supporters are laughing at us!!

  105. peachesgooner says:

    I’m gonna get crucified for supporting dodgy centre-backs aren’t I ……….

    rasp – I think your ITYS idea is brilliant 🙂

  106. peachesgooner says:

    Tell those spuds I’m on my way ……. I suggest a large poster of Sol in his Arsenal gear should be enough to shut them up 🙂

  107. rico says:

    😆 Rasp

    Hi peaches, me mean, surely not 😉

    I am half way there wath 😉

  108. W.A.T.H says:

    R we going over the spammers rico… on the 4th one rico…. hic……. 😉

  109. London says:

    I can’t believe what I am reading.

    Cambell hasn’t been signed with a view to staking his claim in the first team.

    He is only there as back up, in fact, I am sure Wenger’s ideal scenario would be that he never plays in the first team at all because that would mean that Gallas and Vermaelen have stayed fit.

    And even if you see it from that angle then he is an improvement on Silvestre and quite probably Senderos

    So his signing is an improvement.

  110. rico says:

    ‘cup wath 😉

  111. rico says:

    I reckon its a wind up and we have signed another defender 😉

  112. London says:

    Now that is a good point this could all be a wind up

  113. rico says:

    London – are you honestly believing that the signing of Sol as a footballer, not a coach or similar is a good thing if it’s to be believed… this is not a sarkey comment either –

  114. W.A.T.H says:

    off to spammers with rico and vodka… lata all…

  115. rico says:

    Report all tomorrow wath – enjoy 😉

  116. London says:

    Lets work on the basis that the signing has gone ahead then the one word answer to your question would be Yes, yes, I do think that it makes sense to sign him as a footballer, that is as cover from now to the end of the season when we find out what is happening with Gallas and if Silvestre leaves in the summer then Campbell can replace him as the fifth choice defender. Why fifth because with Silvestre gone I would expect Wenger to buy someone younger.

  117. rico says:

    London – if this is true and he wears the shirt of the club I will support him in every game he plays. I will remain opened minded – until of course he messes up 😉

    Not the best signing, but I guess it could have been worse, Stepanovos (spelling) or Cygan 😉

  118. Rasputin says:

    OK London, well done on your positive thinking 🙂 , but the reason some of us are a bit disappointed is that a few visionaries have suggested that the whole “I’m looking to sign a player thing” was a sham and we’ve never had that intention and will now be told – “Well we signed Sol Campball and the players coming back will be like new signings (Nik/Theo)”

  119. rico says:

    How much do I wish I was going to watch the reserves tonight

    Bet all you guys and gals are going now… 😦

  120. rico says:

    Rasp, we still have a few days left, keep hope 😉

  121. London says:

    I think it is a common mistake made by many Arsenal supporters to compare Sivestre (Cambell comes in the same catagory) with Stepanovs and Cygan because Silvestre and Campbell, if he arrives, was not and will not be bought with a view to staking their claim in the first team, they are solely there as cover where as Stepanovs and Cygan were bought in the hope that they would be regular starters in the first team which as we all know didn’t happen because they were awful.

  122. London says:

    Rasp I have written a post on that very statement:

    “I will be in the market to sign a new striker when the window opens”

    Which would have given Rico a morning off tomorrow but if this Campbell story is true then her view of criticising the decision will make for better reading than my view of supporting it. So bear with me if you could and give me your thoughts when it appears.

  123. kelsey says:

    Exactly London, and I think it’s a clever is a pay as you play arrangement but his influence at the club will be enormous to the younger players.I don’t expect him to play that often and at 35 he obviously has lost his pace, but pace is not everything(Bobby Moore wasn’t blessed with pace>.

    This is in interim move though unusual by Wenger standards,and I still think we will buy one more player as I said this morning Saha/Senderos swop is a possibility.

  124. London says:

    Thank God for that I thought I was the only one. Cheers Kelsey

  125. Rasputin says:

    I can’t lose this one … if we don’t sign anyone one I can be insufferably smug, and if we do, you lot call all call me names and I won’t care because I’ll be overjoyed 😆

    Just for the record, I have no problem with signing Sol (he’s got to be better than tweety) it’s just the DejArsene vu – we’ve been here before … very predictable ….

  126. London says:

    By the way I also agree with your view that the Senderos/Saha swap is a real possibility.

  127. Rasputin says:

    Why would we want Saha? – he’s injury prone, will require a contract for several years and doesn’t give us much more than what we already have … I don’t think there’s any mileage in that rumour….

  128. rico says:

    London – please put your post up tomorrow – we won’t know about Sol fopr a couple of days in any case – its a ‘trial’ tonight …

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese London 🙂

  129. London says:

    This may all turn out to be nonsense, just a rouse to get more people to the reserve game tonight, which, by the way, like a good sheep I will be watching.

  130. London says:


    It has to be something on Sol tomorrow even if you go with the Raddy view that signing a 35 year old is ridiculous.

  131. rico says:

    But to be fair London, the Sol thing will have been blogged to death tonight, it will just get repetative comments – I think a post away from him could just attract more attention

    By the way, I am coming around to your way of thinking – a little bit 😉

  132. rico says:

    Also, I didn’t think of it as a ‘pay per play’ deal as kelsey suggested – my fear was the kind of ‘Notts County’ farce… That would be just daft

  133. rico says:

    Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has told BBC Sport that he wants a permanent move away from the Emirates

    The 24-year-old centre-back has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal, and has only made only two appearances in the League Cup this season.

    “I want to go, I want and need to be playing ahead of the World Cup,” said the Switzerland international, who spent last season on loan at AC Milan.

    “I don’t want to play in the reserves, I just want to play

  134. Guess who’s back 🙂

  135. rico says:

    Hi SFH, where you been, how you doing??

  136. avenell says:

    Adebayor was just on SSN in a Arsenal shirt talking about the shootings in Angola.. wtf..

  137. rico says:

    Hi ave 🙂

    That is just crazy !!

  138. avenell says:

    Sorry I was so shocked I forgot my manners… Afternoon Roadsters..
    Hi rico…. another good un..

    Stringfellow… 😯

  139. rico says:

    What do you make of the Senderos i/v with the BBC…

    Sol in and Phil out – does that make sense??

    I cant work it all out..

  140. avenell says:

    I think Senderos has become a bad ass since he came back from italy with his tail between his legs..

  141. JonJon says:

    whats adebayor playing at??? that will piss the citeh fans right off..not that i care but wtf…

    whats wenger playing at???sol campbell??? wtf…

    ive been doing some thinking and i beleive that when everton signed saha it was on a pay as you play basis…i dont think hes got a set contract which in theory would make him a very cheap buy….

    and ive heard a roumour that flamini will be on his way to the spuds for 7mil…

    if that happens then both flamini and wenger can go take long walks off short piers…

    if wenger can bring a player, whos way way way past his peak and was getting dealt with by div 2 strikers, like for example sol, back who also turned his back on us,broke his contract and his agreement to move abroad and then signed for portsmouth, then he can bloody well bring flamini back for 7million

    fuckit lets get seaman, adams, davis and wrighty back as well…

    we the only club to announce significant profits and wenger does this…it takes the fucking piss…stingy, tight fisted, stubborn man..

  142. kelsey says:

    David Seaman would skate past the lot of them.

    JJ, Saha is on a pay as you play deal. Are we Arsenal or Pompey.

  143. London says:

    There you go Rico

    Just copy and paste Jonjon’s comment right up there for tomorrows post.

    Mine isn’t ready honest, sorry for raising your hopes

  144. rico says:

    kelsey – I like that about Spunky 😆

    I am opting out for tomorrow’s post, I need a lay in 😉

  145. rico says:

    I am off for dinner, may be back in a while

  146. rico, ave et al

    hello again real gooners, had to piss off to India for a few months last easter time… came back to blighty at the back end of last year!!

    long story… and oh some much fun.

    will fill you guys/beautiful gals in as we go on.

    great to be back.. let my blog die a little in that time, but will be posting more now… and commenting daily on here when i can.

    so pleased this proper gooner blog has taken off.. well deserved praise for you lot.

  147. peachesgooner says:

    Looking forward to watching the reserves …… but its not on 😦

    We’re 2 nil up though……..

  148. Rasputin says:

    Who scored peaches?

  149. Rasputin says:

    Just found the text commentary on this site … JET got both goals, maybe rico was right about SW and JET

  150. Rasputin says:

    Just found the text commentary on this site – JET got both goals, maybe rico was right about SW and JET

  151. peachesgooner says:

    Hi rasp – JET scored both 🙂

  152. Rasputin says:

    All my comments are going into moderation?

  153. Rasputin says:

    I just tried to tell you that peaches but my 3 attempts went into moderation? There is a wham site with text reporting.

    Seems Sol is having a pretty solid game and also getting involved in attacking play.

  154. peachesgooner says:

    # 38 mins FLYING SOL Campbell clears Daniel Kearns right-wing cross with a spectacular diving header. Big cheers from a spartan crowd 🙂 😛 😀

  155. peachesgooner says:

    I saw earlier your said your comment had disappeared – did you say something wrong 😉

  156. peachesgooner says: has live text too but I’m not if you have to be signed in to read it……

    Bloomin freezing here in the Winch – how about the Artic

  157. Rasputin says:

    No, just pasted a link to the wham site with the commentary – maybe that’s banned?

  158. peachesgooner says:

    I’ll put in a call to the command centre and find out 😉

  159. Rasputin says:

    ‘Artic is living up to its name … bbbrrrrrr!!!

  160. Rasputin says:

    No need to put the commenat up now, I repeated myself any way.

  161. avenell says:

    Sorry Rasp the filters have got mixed up between spam and Ham…

  162. Rasputin says:

    Haha ave … how you doing down there – I heard you’ve got the wprst of the weather coming your way

  163. Rasputin says:

    Campbell off at half time … 1:2 now

  164. peachesgooner says:

    I just saw that rasp – half a game for a debut 😦

  165. rico says:

    Rasp, what do you mean, rico could be right…. 😉 😉

  166. rico says:

    How did the big man play in the first half??

  167. peachesgooner says:

    2 – 3 while i’ve been chatting to ave 😉

    Another penalty for Wham and then Frompong makes it 2-3

  168. Rasputin says:


    JET bagged 2 goals – you said in your post “We have seen a few cameo appearances – are you convinced? Or, what about Sunu or JET?”

  169. Rasputin says:

    2:3 now, Frimpong just put us back in front….

  170. Rasputin says:

    Oh, I’ve just seen peaches beat me to it 😦

  171. peachesgooner says:

    Beat ya 😛

  172. peachesgooner says:


  173. rico says:

    I was teasing Rasp, rico is always right, I was questioning your doubt with a lot of cheekiness 😉 😉

  174. Rasputin says:

    You’d better put that comment in the ITYS widget then rico … with the dozens I’ve already posted 🙄

  175. rico says:

    You know what Rasp, that is a good idea – an ITYS widget – i will get onto it tomorrow i promise… i mean that..

  176. peachesgooner says:

    JET hatrick – a new hero 😀 2-4

  177. Rasputin says:

    To the Wings music …JET ..wooo -ooo-oo-ooo-oo-oo
    JET ..wooo -ooo-oo-ooo-oo-oo

  178. peachesgooner says:

    If its a widget rico then others can’t add to it – doesn’t it need to be a heading so that bloggers can put their own comment in ……….

  179. peachesgooner says:

    Here you go

  180. peachesgooner says:

    I thought the only lonely place was on the moon 😦

  181. rico says:

    Good point peaches about the widget, I don’t know how to do the headings though so will have to ask JJ or ave – I reckon it could be good 🙂

    I am going to take a peak around the headings though, just to see if I can ‘work it out’ – Beatles 😉

  182. rico says:

    Totally confused – so remind me to mention it to ave, or you guys do it if he is on later please…

    Good old JET 🙂

    I have to go all, pups need to go out and then i need sleep…

    Be good and stay safe 🙂

    Nighty night

  183. Rasputin says:

    Thanks for that peaches. I wasn’t a huge fan of Wings, but did like Live and let Die – best version by Guns and Roses for the bond movie

  184. Rasputin says:

    Night rico 😛

  185. rico says:

    What about M O K though Rasp, just wonderful 😉

  186. peachesgooner says:

    Macca still performs Live and Let Die, the Jet clip was from a gig in Quebec last summer…..lots of others on youtube – hes wearing a gorgeous shirt 😛

    Didn’t he do it on the X factor final…….

  187. Rasputin says:

    It’s a beautiful place rico – have you ever been there?

  188. did jet play as a lone striker?

    does he not have the requisite presence and skill to play that role for our first team?

  189. Rasputin says:

    Looking at the team sheet SH, it looks like he may have been a lone striker, but I can’t be sure … Mannone, Gilbert, Bartley, Campbell (Evina 46), Cruise, Randall (Frimpong 46), Eastmond, Merida, Thomas, Coquelin, Sunu …. Sunu normally plays out wide

  190. yeah exactly mate, looking at that starting line up it appears he was the lone man up front.

    interesting move from bouldie.. has JET ever played in that possie in the past?

  191. peachesgooner says:

    I’m really disappointed that there was no live coverage on – last year it would have been on arse tv on line and on Setanta.

    There’ll be highlights on tmoro…..

    When I’ve seen the reserves play JET has had a roving role picking up balls out wide and putting others through. Arsene has said that he wants all the teams to play like the first team so they could have been set up with JET Sunu and Coquelin up front with Eastmond Merida and Randall in the middle……

  192. le coq up front?

    surely it would have been eastmond, randall and le coq in the middle with merida, sunu and jet up top

  193. peachesgooner says:

    Coquelin and Eastmond are very similar so I wondered if one was given a different role ……..

  194. i’m pretty sure they both play at DM/CM

  195. London says:


    I have a post if you prefer although if you have written something please go ahead as mine can wait until Thursday.

    I will look for your reply before I do anything.

  196. rico says:

    Morning all

    London, I haven’t been able to do one, just spent the last hour moving snow just to get to the chickens!! A bit busy so if you are about please put yours up – there are no drafts and nothing in the widget..

  197. London says:

    New Post

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