Not when it’s the weekend of FA Cup games and we are not in it!
Yes, we should be in it and as many have said before, this competition is important to us fans, we want to win it again.
Remember how you felt after being outplayed for the whole game in 2005, then going on to win it on penalties – I still do.
I’d just returned from a two week holiday in St Lucia. Having landed at some unearthly hour that morning, knackered to say the least. Off we went – rounded up all of our animals from their baby sitters – got them all sorted out and went to the pub for a very late lunch.
Matchsticks firmly in place under the eyelids at kick off, we watched the game, I was in total disbelief that the team I support could be battered the way they were getting battered. We held on though and when Paddy stepped up to convert the winning penalty, I didn’t give a hoot about how bad we had played, all I could see then, was the big Frenchman lifting the cup, boy was I happy, oh, and a bit tiddled!
The so called big guns are out and I am still sad that we missed a golden opportunity to win the cup, an opportunity to give our young side the feeling of being winners, to finally lift a trophy…
This was our chance, and as said before, we blew it, big time….
So on to a positive side to all that, we have just won our first game after the spanking by Manchester United and Chelsea, the bore draw at Aston Villa and of course the game against Stoke, the one that knocked us out of the FA Cup.
We have a restful weekend, a time for Song and Arshavin to put their feet up and heal properly. We have the perfect warm up week before we travel to Portugal to face Porto.
Porto, the team that hoofed Manchester United out of the Champions League a few years ago, but now they are very different, they are not managed by one Jose Mourinho…. No, Jose is off to face another English side, let’s hope he wins that one too!!
I get slated sometimes because I don’t support the British teams in Europe – Does anyone else get that too?
I don’t give a flying fudge about the other English teams who play in Europe, all I care about is Arsenal, that’s it! In fact, I would go as far to say, I hope they all get beat, we play better against the European teams and with non English referees marshalling the game!
I don’t know much about Porto, but we know it won’t be easy – guess I best do some homework before the pre match build up…
What we do know though is that Arshavin won’t be playing in that game 😦
So yesterday we plugged the ladies.. but what about the youth/reserves……
On the same night that we were watching our first team ‘batter ‘ Liverpool, the young ones were away at Stoke City. Nacer Barazite scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win.
Isn’t it great to see Barazite back playing, and Merida?
The starting eleven consisted of…
Look at that squad, how many do you think will make it at Arsenal?
Tell you what, make it easier, how many do you think will NOT make it at Arsenal?
They are second in the league behind Aston Villa, so all is looking good, not sure about you guys and gals, but the future ain’t looking too bad, is it?
That’s it on a day with little news…..
Have a good one..