Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Strange day. On my way home tonight, I ran a red light by mistake because I was trying to send an email on my phone. I ploughed right into a crossing pedestrian who happened to be Manchester City footballer Nigel De Jong, smashing his legs in the process. The police arrived and asked me to blow in the bag and I was just a bit over the limit..hic. Anyway, to cut a long story short the cops agreed that I had no criminal record and sent me on my merry way without as much as an endorsement. ''He's not that kind of driver'' I heard them mutter as I sped off.
Monday, 29 March 2010
It has indeed been a long time since I felt the urge to update this blog as I have been busy with work and playing my new XBox. I don't know if I feel the urge now, but I was checking new templates, opened the dashboard and here I am.
The Premier title was looking to be a strong possibility this time last week and at 4.45pm on Saturday all was running to plan at St Andrews (The patron saint of Scotland and a ploughed piece of waste ground in Birmingham presided over by a ginger haired heathen called 'Eck' who also happens to be Scottish). Birmingham City was always going to be one of our tougher games in the run in and it proved to be so. After a pretty forgettable first half, Arsenal started to take some control with Abu Diaby in particular continuing his excellent run of form (and fitness). Nasri and Arshavin were introduced for the lively Rosicky and Walcott who I had actually forgotten was on the pitch. Samir made a very quick impact and scored a goal of real quality as he does. One nil to the Arsenal and we were on course for another three points. My elation was soon to be hacked to bits and spat into the net by our hapless excuse for a goalkeeper. Take a bow Mr Manuel Almunia !! On more than one occasion you have flapped around your goalmouth and given the ball a helping hand into our net. Not nearly good enough. I'm afraid I have been scratching my head for a long time as to why Arsenal have such a poor collection of goalkeepers. Anyway, I am not going to dwell on it as there's fuck all I can do or say to make it better but FUUUUUCCCCKKKKKKK !!!!!!!!
Barcelona come to the Grove on Wednesday and it really has the makings of a fantastic cup tie, two of the greatest football playing teams on the planet playing two legs in magnificent arenas and surfaces. I really wish I could afford to be there but with a trip to America in a couple of weeks coupled with my meagre earnings in my taxi, I just can't afford it. I am disappointed that I have only managed to attend two matches this season, but that's what redundancy does. Football ain't cheap and travelling from Glasgow makes it an expensive day out. Next season I am hoping I can get to many more games.
In two weeks we head to Orlando for a few days before boarding a Carnival cruise ship for the VH1 'Best Cruise Ever'. We sail to Grand Cayman with 15 bands including 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry. It is going to be awesome with wall to wall rock music and partying. Bring it on !!!!!
I have managed to source an English pub in Orlando so that I can watch us playing those puffed up cockerel loving fuckers who last won the league before my grandfather was born. I just hope it ain't frequented by any of their sad deluded fans. The Wigan game I will miss, but according to Wise old Collymore, we are going to lose that one anyway.
The countdown to the holiday has begun.......
Monday, 8 February 2010
So here we are three quarters into our big four game run and we have secured one point. I remember thinking before the Villa game that if we could get seven points from this run, we would be in a great position. Sadly we are now in a less than great position but crucially we are still JUST in with a chance. I personally don't think we can win the title but we are more than capable of winning the rest of our games. The truth is that we won't win them all and will probably finish 3rd or 4th.
I think we all know what has gone wrong and Arsene Wenger really has fallen short of making the appropriate adjustments needed to step up into the level that Man U and Chelsea are at. The sad thing is that they are not world beaters and Man U especially are there for the beating but you need to know how to beat them, and more importantly, you need a defence and goalkeeper capable of preventing them scoring.
I am not happy with our manager's contribution of late but I am also unhappy with some of the comments on forums calling him amongst other things, a cunt. Arsene Wenger is not and will never be a cunt. I imagine the assholes referring to him in such a way are devoid of any love of the beautiful game and are not true fans of the club. I love what Wenger has done since his appointment and will never forget watching some of the most enjoyable football this great club has ever seen.
The squad we have is not very far from being the best, and without the injuries and a few other inadequacies I honestly believe we could be title winners. The following list below outlines what I believe to be the main reasons we have fallen short this season.
- Almunia and Fabianski are way below the goalkeeping standard required for a first and second choice keeper.
- Adebayor was sold and never replaced
- We are unable to defend as a unit
- With RVP injured we are left with Vela and Bendtner who are unproven at top level and unfortunately Eduardo has not fully recovered from his break.
- We are unable to deliver a decent cross on a consistent basis.
- We try to pass the ball through the eye of a needle around the box and we lack that 'killer' ball.
Thanks for reading and on a positive, we still have St Totteringham's day to look forward to in the coming months. Here's to a quick recovery and three points against the scousers on Wednesday. COME ON THE ARSENAL !!!
Sunday, 31 January 2010
It has indeed been a long time since I updated this blog as I have had very little time for anything other than sitting around in my car trying to make money. Taxi driving is not a career I had hoped to be involved in at this time of my life but shit, it sure beats drawing £60 from the government every week.
Today is a HUGE day for Arsenal and we are an hour and a half from kick off as I type. Can we take the three points today? Too right we can. It won't be easy with our now limited resources up front but we played them off the park at their place earlier this season and got fuck all from it so today at home we really need to take our chances.
Just a short piece today to say COME ON THE ARSENAL !!!!!!!!