Monday, 5 October 2009

A generic headline involving the number six……Sixy?

So, that was a bit of a drubbing wasn’t it!

Beating any team 6-2 is enjoyable, but erasing a team containing c**thammers like Diouf and managed by that fat walrus t**t Allardyce with the style of football we played yesterday is the kind of stuff that requires a change of pants.

The official site is currently showing the highlights for free here, the commentary is awesome!

Negatives, well the defending was questionable at times, we seemed to take the Brazilian approach to defending again, give it a shot but aim to outscore our opposition through sheer number of goals rather than preventing them. The first goal was a bit of a freak header but you’ve got to be disappointed that we succumbed to the long ball so easily, likewise the defending for their second, with both the left and right backs being caught upfield.

Ok, positives! Coming back from two early setbacks to pulverise a side, shows the character and belief in the side at the moment (starting to sound like Wenger now!), great to see. One comment I picked up on Saturday during Gillette Soccer Saturday was, I think from Merson, that we didn’t have another 15-20 goals a season man other than RvP. Well yesterday we had 6 different goalscorers, while 15 different players have gotten on the scoresheet so far this season. Why rely on one man like Liverpool when you can share the goals about! Notably our leading scorer so far this term was on the mark again yesterday, god I love Thomas Vermaelen. To think he’s not just a quality centre back but can strike a ball like he did yesterday is frankly scary. What a purchase.

Theo Walcott also made his first appearance of the season yesterday, and marked it by finishing a great flowing move from left to right with a well placed side-footed strike. Even better news is that he wasn’t included in the England squad for next weekend so will be nice and fresh and hopefully injury free for the visit of Birmingham City in two weeks.

The biggest positive for me was Cesc’s performance. After the Fulham game I stated he was going through a poor run, before looking more like his old self midweek against Olympiacos. Well yesterday we got the whole Cesc. The glorious passes, dictating our forward play and pulling the strings like a midfield maestro. The goal, a sumptuous left-footed volley from the edge of the area, left Robinson (oh how we love scoring against him, although anyone think he looks like an extra from Star Wars in his new kit?) totally stranded. The badge-kissing celebration, which I’m usually dubious about, looked heartfelt, as did the explanation in his post-game interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only pisser is that now he goes on international duty. DAMN YOU INTERNATIONALS, DAMN YOU!!!!

Post game the Walrus was wailing about the penalty that they should have had and it being the turning point of the game. Ok, yes, it was a penalty. Probably wasn’t the red card that the chunky fish-muncher was also asking for. But the thing was if they’d have gotten that, we most likely would have scored seven, we were in that kind of mood, not to mention the penalty we should have also had for a foul later in the second half. So shut it tubby, the reason you lost wasn’t, the debatable penalty, it was the SIX goals against! Take some responsibility rather than try and look for an easy scapegoat!

Anyway, that’s that for two weeks. The w**ky international football is on next week so I’ll update this if anything significant happens…..

‘Till then!

Oh, and we won both our hockey games yesterday, 4-3 and 11-2, and I’m still averaging a point a game with 2 goals and 2 assists for the season. Just made yesterday better!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Smashing!

Supposed to be a reference to Greek Restaurants? Geddit? Oh, never mind.

So, the other night we delivered the performance we’d been looking for, total dominance and some slick passing football against an Olympiacos side who never really turned up, if they did it was to only park everything in front of their goal and prey to Zeus that we wouldn’t score.

For 78 minutes I couldn’t help think of anything but the CSKA Moscow game a few seasons back, which despite 20 odd shots on target and this horrific miss, finished 0-0. Then Wenger dragged Diaby off, who despite showing some good turns and nice bits of skill, continues to run up blind alleys and can’t work out what kit we’re wearing when he passes, for Vela. Minutes later Eduardo worked his way down the left, and crossed low for RvP to slot home from close range. A few minutes later we wrapped up the tie, Arshavin with the cute backheel flick following a sweet interchange of passes. And that was that really. 6 points from 6 and a healthy position in the group.

I just wrote a whole load of stuff and my w**ky computer crashed and deleted it, so the next part of this blog will be sub par because I can’t be arsed….it was damn good stuff too, c**t!

Olympiacos manager Zico decided to focus more on xenophobic conspiracy theories about the officials being French and allowing the second goal, which was just offside, rather than focus on the fact that his side were pretty gutless in their performance. The fact the referee also didn’t give a penalty to us for a blatant handball in the box also f**ks up his theory. Tw*t

The game also saw a welcome return to form for Cesc and Arshavin. Both of whom were literally everywhere. Arshavin using his low centre of gravity to bamboozle the Greek defence, and while he ran at them tirelessly for the whole game he tracked back twice as hard. Awesome effort. Great to see Thomas Rosicky is nearly back to his best with another strong performance. Slowly but surely he’s lasting longer in games so it can’t be long ‘till he lasts a full 90 mins, gets injured and is ruled out for another 6 months. Realism, not optimism people!

Another great effort was from Eboue, who provided a good alternative route of attack down the right wing. However in games against, how shall we say, opposition that aren’t this sh*t, I’d prefer the defensive capabilities of Sagna. Ideally I’d like a player with combined powers of both, but we don’t seem to have that. But yeah, fair play to Eboue, he’s gotten his head down since “Eboooooooegate”, upped his work ethic and played well.

Bwahaha, loving the save button at the moment. F**k you computer!

Right, this week, actually yesterday to be precise (or Thursday 1st Oct if you’re not reading this today) saw Arsene Wenger become the longest serving manager in the club’s history, overtaking the legendary George Allison. To say that the changes to the club with Wenger at the helm have been massive is an understatement. New stadium, new training complex, a couple of doubles, the Invincibles and some damn fine football as well. So thank you gaffer, and lets hope your experiment of developing a title winning team of 13 year olds works and doesn’t taint our wonderful memories of you that we currently have……..

Right, so onto this weekend. Blackburn and their massive c**t of a walrus manager Fat Sam roll into town. I hate him, the f**king massive horrible, bile spitting c**t of an anti-football preacher that he is. Team news is that Eduardo is injured AGAIN after aggravating a thigh strain he had previously against Olympiacos. Almunia is nearly fit so “Don” Vito Mannone continues in goal, aiming for a consecutive 3rd clean sheet. Theo Walcott is in the squad for the first time this season which is always good to see too. Blackburn themselves are coming into this after a good home win over Villa, and they’re scoring a few goals at the moment, so here’s hoping we have Sagna at right back rather than the more attacking option of Eboue. But realistically, on paper, we should be looking for 3 points. I know, football isn’t played on paper and this won’t be easy, but well, that’s the expectation.

I can’t watch the game as I’ve got two hockey matches on Sunday, cunningly positioned to keep me at the rink the majority of Sunday. Bas**rds!

Anyway, have a good weekend and COME ON YOU REDS!

 

 

 

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Winning badly is still winning….just!

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Indeed it is. So another crap performance away at Fulham, but a decent result for a change as RvP’s excellent strike with his chocolate leg from a fantastic through ball by Cesc, coupled with some sublime work by Vito Mannone to keep the home side out, sees us win 1-0.

Before the game about 200 of us cruised along the river Thames from Westminster, out east before turning around and heading for Putney. The sun was shining, songs were vocal and the beer was flowing resulting in a quality pre-game for all!

Right, so, the plus points. Mannone was awesome with some fine reaction saves from close range, while the defence did a decent job limiting Fulham’s chances. Song also had a relatively good game, helping to protect the back four and winning the majority of tackles in the middle of the park. The negatives? Well we looked quite lethargic at times, struggling to find any rhythm or indeed our own players at times. Diaby was probably the most guilty of losing possession cheaply, how he is starting ahead of the likes of Vela and Ramsey is beyond me. Rosicky will, i would imagine, replace him in the starting lineup once fully fit, but Diaby continues to blow hot and cold too regularly to be taken as a starter.

One of those blowing more cold than hot at the moment is Cesc. Aside from his killer ball to RvP for the goal on Saturday he was practically anonymous, as was Arshavin. It’s hard to say if there’s something legitimately wrong there and that they’re genuinely not happy (suggestions from others about Cesc’s body language showing that he’s regretting not moving during the summer are probably a tad OTT), or if they’re simply just out of form. They’re human and it happens, but no doubt we’ll get all the bollocks about Barcelona resurface soon!

The club published their financial results yesterday, showing healthy profits, much to many people’s annoyance following our lack of activity in the transfer market and areas in the squad that need addressing. Peter Hill-Wood delivering the news with all the tact and guile of Prince Phillip! Interestingly though he stated that funds were, and always have been, available for transfers, and for the first time stated that it was Wenger’s belief in his project that prevented us bringing in players in the last window, the boss added that one of his objectives, aside from making winning teams, was to ensure that the club made money.

Now, don’t get me wrong here, but shouldn’t the business side of the club not lie with the board rather than the manager? Otherwise you have a conflict of interest. You may want to buy someone like Yaya Toure as he would improve an area of the squad that needs addressing, so you shouldn’t be also trying to crunch the numbers working out when your next gas bill is due! If the manager needs cash to make a winning team then he should be fighting tooth and nail to get it if its available. I’m not asking for us to live beyond our means here and do a Leeds, but a little outlay from the highest ticket prices in the country towards squad improvement would be nice. I guess he still believes that Song, Diaby, Eboue can win us the league. Hmmm……..

Anyway, Olympiacos at home tonight in the CL.Team news is Bendtner is out after crashing his car on Sunday, nothing serious but enough to rule him out for one game. Denilson’s back injury is worse than initially feared, turns out to be a fracture similar to the one that ruled Gilberto out for most of the season a few years back, he’s expected to miss 8 weeks. Eduardo is back in the squad after missing Fulham for whatever reason it was, while Theo is in/out of the squad depending on what you’re reading!

Tonight won’t be easy, Brazilian legend Zico, who did great things getting Fenerbache onto the CL scene, is now at the helm of the Greek outfit, while familliar faces will feature, namely Matt Derbyshire formerly of Blackburn fame, while ex-Villain Olof Mellburg is marshalling their back four, which has only conceded twice in their opening ten games this season. Plus we’ll no doubt make things hard for ourselves as usual. But here’s hoping for a win and an improvement of recent form.

COME ON YOU REDS!

Friday, 25 September 2009

WBA get a Dirty Sanchez in the Beer cup & Fulham away

Apologies for the lack of updates, been doing a bit much recently and consequently I’m half asleep most of the time now!

So, Tuesday night saw the Young Guns make the 4th round of the beer cup with a 2-0 victory over WBA. Those expecting an easy night like the 6-0 demolition of Sheffield United were somewhat over expectant given Albion’s form going into this match, as the first half proved with both sides going close.

The tuning point of the game came shortly after half time, with the sending off of ex-Gunner Jerome Thomas for bitch-slapping Jack Wilshere. Roberto Di Matteo has criticised Jack for saying something to instigate the slap, but at the end of the day, if you raise your hands to a player then you’re going to get sent off.

Following the red we dominated play and went one up, Dirty Sanchez Watt, who made an impressive first team debut, was first to a parried Carlos Vela shot, before Vela himself turned poacher, taking advantage of a monumental defensive cock-up after a Mark Randall lob from distance came back off the bar to kill the tie. Great to have King Carlos back, lets hope he can transfer his awesome Carling Cup form from the last 2 seasons into the Premiership and Champions League.

Right, so, it’s Fulham away tomorrow. Not a happy hunting ground in recent seasons, and especially last season when a lightweight and toothless Arsenal went down 1-0. Arshavin is back in the side, RvP faces a fitness test while Wenger was coy on Theo being involved:

“He has only played 45 minutes since June so he lacks a little bit of competition. He was short for the West Brom game [on Tuesday] but he's available again. He needs match practice. I don't know [if he could figure this weekend] He is still a bit short because it's the week he's back to full, normal training. But the good news is that he's available again.”

So probably the bench for Theo, maybe. Almunia is definitely out, and with Szczczczczczczesny impressing midweek against WBA Wenger hinted that there may be competition for the nod this weekend, saying that it would “normally (be) Manone” getting the start. We shall see.

One thing for certain is I will be hammered as REDaction are running their boat trip to Fulham, starting at midday from Westminster, going out to the Thames Barrier before turning around and heading for Putney, plus the Italians and the mental Croatians that we met in Austria are over too, so don’t expect any sense from me until Wednesday at the earliest!

Anyhoo, have a good weekend and COME ON YOU REDS!

 

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Ah, so, blog…….

Right, this is my lunchtime so I’m typing quickly.

Wigan at the weekend was a piece of piss. We didn’t really get out of first gear against a poor side and worse support than our own. I actually think the reason we didn’t make the away section smaller is because it physically couldn’t get any smaller, and they still couldn’t fill that. At least we still get a whole end at their place.

The concerning thing about the weekend was that it was just another exercise of papering over the cracks, much like the Portsmouth game, although that did pose a few questions about Almunia that has arisen since then. While we cruised to a simples 4-0 win we were still pretty average, play like that against a vaguely competent side and we’ll get found out, like City away the week before for example.

Tonight the nippers are at home to West Brom in the beer cup. Apparently Vela is back from injury so could feature (yay!), while Senderos will feature in his “fresh start” to his Arsenal career. That's the fresh start he’s been granted since Djourou got injured. Expect to see Sanchez Watt, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs et al feature as well.The bad news is Silvestre is also in contention……

It won’t be a walkover, WBA are coming off of a 5-0 demolition of Boro at the weekend, going well in the Championship and playing some good football under new manager Roberto Di Matteo so it should be a good game tonight.

As much as I like to see the nippers do well in the beer cup, I shan’t be too annoyed if they fall short.

One more quick thing, managed to get a few pics of the Arsenalisation courtesy of a few people from the Online Gooner Forum (Basil and Josh, cheers guys), looks like the club have done a good job so far:

 

Starting to look like home!

COME ON YOU REDS!

Monday, 21 September 2009

Return to winning ways and classy displays

That’s what I’d be talking about if I had the chance, but I’m a bit busy, so talk amongst yourself (note singular!) and I’ll put something up soon…….

Friday, 18 September 2009

Shut up C**tybayc**t and Wigan at home

Seriously, he’s starting to take the piss now.

I know he’s an attention seeking c**t and the best thing would be to ignore him, but Greedybayc**t’s latest comments on his antics last weekend have really gotten up my nose.

"There is only so much abuse a man can take until he reaches breaking point," the c**t says in the Sun.

That’s indeed true, but this is a two way thing. Us Arsenal fans took enough of the bloke abusing the club last season, holding the club at ransom last summer before playing like a total c**t for practically the entire season while we all paid through the noses to see him not give a toss. That after watching his two faced antics the summer before as he told us he was staying, then whoring himself to half of Europe an hour later. Then the c**t has the balls to claim that we showed a lack of respect for not shaking his hand before the game.

"My friends, like Eboue, were fine, they are decent people. But I could not understand some of the players being disrespectful towards me.”

Probably because you’re an epic, whale sized c**t and everyone can see this but you, and Eboue, but I’m sure he was just being polite.

'It wasn't my fault I left, it was Arsene who wanted to accept the offer for me. I wasn't making any comments in the press about wanting to leave or being unhappy. It was the club who wanted to sell me yet I am being abused by the fans who once cheered me.”

'I think, in terms of class on the pitch, we [City] have overtaken Arsenal and that was a reason for some of the hostility.'

Seriously??? What the f**k???? He didn’t want to leave and the club wanted to sell him???? City have overtaken us for class on the pitch?? With THAT c**t running around in a City shirt stamping on ex-teammates left right and centre before claiming it was THEM who were disrespectful????? He didn’t want to leave but was quite happy selling himself to Milan, Inter, Real, Barca et al at any given opportunity??? What f**king planet is he living on???

So yeah, to wake up to that lot on Sky Sports News this morning was rather entertaining to say the least.

Anyway, away from all things c**t for now and onto Wigan tomorrow. Injury news is that Mannone will continue in goal in absence of Almunia, AA is only 10% likely to play (which is 10% better than before I might add), Denilson’s back injury will keep him out a few more weeks while RvP should be our only returnee from midweek. It would be nice to see a convincing win and maybe, maybe a clean sheet, but the chances of us keeping a clean sheet are pretty slim, so I’ll take a couple of goals instead.

The Arsenalisation of the Grove continues, apparently the cannon in the seats in the Lower East has been modified to look less sh*t (apparently the size of our seats is causing trouble with adding detail but they’re working on it). The first exterior core has been done and will get its trial run tomorrow on the exterior opposite the North Bank Bridge (or that’s where the cherrypicker is at the moment looking at the Grove’s webcams), expecting it to be that retro-soviet legends design I posted a while back, while more work has been done on the lower concourse. I won’t be there to experience it tomorrow as I’m doing Fulham away instead so won’t get to see it all till the Scum visit in October.

Anyway, lets hope for a return to winning ways in the league.

COME ON YOU REDS!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Brazilian defending is killing us

Game of two halves. Jekyll and Hyde Arsenal. we’ve heard it all before and saw it again last night in Belgium.

I didn’t see any of the game until this morning when I caught the highlights on ATVO, only listened to the first twenty minutes on the radio while driving to the rink for training. My journey consisted of lots of swearing, some highly erratic and aggressive driving, and whatever c**t who was on 5live last night reminding us that we were two down every minute and a half as well as calculating Liege’s goal total if they carried on their scoring rate from the first 5 minutes. And to think my licence fee pays for these t***ers!!!

Again, like the City game at the weekend, we looked good in possession and going forward, but my god are we lacking at the back. Simple mistakes like Eduardo’s, poor marking (like for Bellamy’s goal at Eastlands), not helping protect the back four (any game with Diaby playing) is causing us to haemorrhage goals, nine in our last four games to be precise.

While we acquired the impressive Tommy Vermaelen over the summer the same problems remain. Clichy is error prone and often left exposed and we still have no competent and consistent defensive midfielder to win the ball and protect the back four.

On the plus side from last night, Bendtner played well and I suppose coming back from two down away from home in a hostile atmosphere shows the character of the team. Yes, we got lucky with Song’s offside handball before Vermaelen’s goal, but we’ve had some pretty crappy luck go against us in the last few weeks, so its swings and roundabouts there. Plus Eddy proved that “divegate” is well and truly behind him, poaching the winner with his knee with nine minutes remaining.

However, at the end of the day, it should have been easier against Standard, right?

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Lots of stuff going down

Right, we all know what happened on Saturday, and the uber-sh*tstorm that it has created on many fronts.

First of all, I don’t actually have a problem with Greedybayor’s celebration. Yes, it was provocative, and yes, it was utterly retarded like the player himself. But we all had a chuckle when Henry did this to the Spuds didn’t we?

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Actually, I prefer the photoshopped version of that:

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I mean, ok, it’s not like Henry played for the Spuds and had an acrimonious departure after a season of getting paid a lot of coin for doing f**k all before trying to take one of their strikers’ head off, scoring and then taunting them, not like that utter c**t.

My main gripe is that the pillocks in the media seem to be more obsessed with the celebration that the true crimes, the stamps on Cesc and RvP (images pinched from Gunnerblog).

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While the Cesc incident could well be an accident, the RvP ‘face rake’ certainly was not. Greedybayor’s claim that he was trying to get the ball is utter tripe was the ball was well gone by the time he attempted surgery with his foot. It was a malicious attempt to harm, made all the more shocking by the fact that referee Mark Clattenburg as no more that 4 years away from the incident and looking right at it. You could argue that if he’d not bottled it and shown Greedy the Red that he will no doubt get retrospectively, then we would have gone on to win the game.

Take nothing away from City though, their counter attacking play was masterful and highlighted the need for a quality DCM. Quite why Wenger brought Song off I don’t know, but it’s a position that has required addressing since Flamini departed for Milan, no more “If I bring someone in it will kill X Y and Z’s development” it needs doing, bite the bullet.

In other news, Eduardo has been cleared of diving after the club’s appeal was upheld last night. Apparently we proved that there was contact. I’m still not convinced personally but glad that Eddy is available for Liege away tomorrow night, as game that we’ve not got to win just to get the CL off to a good start, but to give us some momentum that’s been lost on two jaunts up north.

The one thing I have noticed is that everyone has gone from having us as title runners to struggling to finish top 6 in the space of 2 games, something of a kneejerk reaction. The simple fact is, while we’ve lost away to both Manchester teams, we’ve got 3 difficult away fixtures done and dusted and have a game in hand. Assuming we win the game in hand, we’re in the same state as Liverpool but having played tougher fixtures. Plus we’re only 4 games into the season! This is a marathon not a sprint, a good run in what are, on paper, winnable matches before the Spuds visit at the end of next month should see us looking healthy both on the pitch and in the table.

Pre-Standard thoughts tomorrow.

Friday, 11 September 2009

“The Project” away

So, the crappy football is done and only one injury to report so far ahead of our trip to Manchester “The Project” City.

“Arshavin has come back injured (Groin) from the Russian game last night. We are upset because he should not have played. He was not in a condition where he could afford to play 90 minutes. We took him off against Manchester United because he was injured already at half-time. He will be out for Saturday, Wednesday and certainly next Saturday.”

So AA is out for the next three games for sure, and while Wenger is correct to feel aggrieved, Russian manager Guus Hiddink did make it clear before the game that it was the players decision to play, so some of the blame has to lay with AA. Either way, Wenger isn’t happy!

Sky are saying the Cesc and Rosicky are likely to sit this one out, BBC are suggesting otherwise. Walcott is still a week away according to the manager while for “The Project” Tevez is ruled out while Robinho is doubtful.

Oh, and they’ve got some lanky pr**k up front who can’t work out the offside rule, who Wenger thinks isn’t obsessed by money.Yeah, and I prefer being sober!

Chances are the lanky tw*t will score against us this weekend, lets hope we can bag 3 in response!

COME ON YOU REDS!

 

Monday, 7 September 2009

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz & sh*t happens

Internationals are crap

This is crapper, and typically comes just after the poxy transfer window happens. At least we know why Senderos wasn’t sold then, yay! Fingers crossed Song will cover if when injuries happen and that we buy another CB or two in the January window so spare us from the SAS partnership from hell.

Of course, that would be something wouldn’t it!

No other injury news so far, although we do have more lovely exciting international games on Wednesday for all our players to get crippled. Yippee!!

Wake me when the proper stuff starts.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Boycott Play.com and Amazon (who will actually sell anything apparently!)

Morning all,

I’ve been away in the Cotswolds all weekend, totally cut off from the world aside from the occasional text, so I’m not going to touch Saturday night with a bargepole.

Ok, one thing. “That” chant by the United scum towards Wenger.

After going unchecked by the FA, MUFC officials or the media for the best part of a decade, it’s finally gone too far:

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That's right, it’s now available from Play.com as a download.

There have been some calls to revive certain chants relating to Munch in retaliation. However, before we stoop to United’s level, how about bringing this filth to the public eye? Simply copy this email below (courtesy of Fuse from the Online Gooner forum)

To whom it may concern

I am writing in relation to this product: http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Album/4-/7944338/Manchester-United-Chants/Product.html. In particular to track no.4.

I am a fan of Arsenal Football Club and I have heard this vile, disgusting chant has been sung at the manager of our club. I believe that paedophilia is one of the worst things that any human being can do and to accuse someone of it just because of a dislike of another football team is disgraceful.

Therefore, I was in disbelief when I found out that this "chant" was on sale on your highly respected website. I request that it is taken down now and a complaint is brought to the manufacturer of this CD. I and many other Arsenal supporters will not use your site again until this is dealt with.

I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Then sent to these select addresses below:

To: play@hillandknowlton.com; customercare@play.com
Cc: marketing@arsenal.co.uk; membership@manutd.co.uk;footballforall@thefa.com; info@premierleague.com; lma@lmasecure.com;richard.bevan@lmasecure.com

Use this form to contact Amazon.

An email sent to Amazon in reference to the same got this, frankly stunning response:

Dear Customer


Thank you for writing to Amazon.co.uk with your concerns about one of the titles we list in our catalogue.

This is an issue we take very seriously and we wanted to share with you our goals with respect to our catalogue.

Our goal is to support freedom of expression and to provide customers with the broadest selection possible so they can find, discover and buy any title they might be seeking. That selection may include titles, which some people, may find distasteful or otherwise objectionable.

Amazon.co.uk believes it is censorship not to offer for sale certain titles with repugnant or distasteful content, and we would be rightly criticised if we did so. As a result, we will continue to make controversial works available in the UK and everywhere else, except where they are prohibited by law.

Furthermore, because we strongly believe that the appropriate response to distasteful or repugnant speech is not censorship, but more speech, we will continue to allow readers, authors, and publishers to express their views freely about the books and other products we offer on our website. It is important to note that we do not endorse any opinions expressed by individual authors, musical artists, or filmmakers.

We value all feedback from our customers, and I thank you again for taking the time to send us your comments about this issue.

We hope you will allow us to continue to serve you.
Please let us know if this e-mail answered your question:
If yes, click here:

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I’m not sure whats more stunning. The fact that Amazon are happy selling this, citing ‘freedom of speech’ or the fact that they ended it with “warmest regards”! Utter tossers!

That’s my custom gone, c**ts. If this hasn’t been dealt with by the powers that be by the time of United home, then come here for some ‘select’ songs for the match.

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**UPDATE**

Play have since removed the downloads, Amazon however…….

Friday, 28 August 2009

Luck of the draw

 

Well, you’ve got to be happy with that, haven’t you!

We’ve been paired with Dutch Champions AZ, Greek Champions Olympiacos and Belgian Champions Standard Liege, with the Greek side the only one with any previous appearances in Europe’s premier competition.

It won’t be a total cakewalk, AZ play some good football and Standard ran Liverpool close in the qualifiers a few seasons back, while Greece is always a tough away trip. But when you look at some of the teams we could have faced then you’ve got to be quite content.

Official site has the fixtures here. AZ at home a day after the old man’s birthday and the night before mine, could be a good night that!

In other news Eduardo has actually been revealed as the cause of cancer, imagine that! Also every c**t in Scotland has called for UEFA to bad Eddy, which they’re now looking into. I can’t argue, it was a dive. But the next time Gerrard, Rooney, Lumpard, Drogba et al go down cheaper than a bad hooker can you see a member of the FA calling for UEFA to ban them? Can you f**k! It’ll be brushed under the carpet as it usually is or they’ll be labelled as ‘clever’ for winning their side a penalty (like Ashley Young last night for Villa apparently). So, I propose this, ban our players for diving, do this to the others. Although come to think of it, if the referee had seen it then it would be a yellow card, so why does it now warrant a bad equal to the length of a straight red?

News ahead of United away, Cesc has a fitness test on his hamstring today, as does Ramsey on his knee, while Rosicky won’t feature. I’m predicting a score draw and Owen’s knees exploding, that’d be sweet.

Have a good weekend.

ALLEZ ARSENAL.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Battle of Britain???

“A battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, wherein each group will seek to defeat the others within the scope of a military campaign, and are well defined in duration, area and force commitment.”

That there my pedigree chums is wikipedia’s definition of a battle. It involves two sides going hammer and tongs at eachother. The tie against Celtic only saw one side compete, the other was pretty damn poor and only had 2 shots in 180 minutes of football (although they did score with the second.)

Match reports here and here.

Most of the press today isn’t about how we cruised our way past a side that has given AC Milan, United and Barcelona troubles in the past. Oh no, Eduardo took a dive and now he’s more of a c**t than Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi!

Now I don’t condone diving, it’s s**t. But it’s happened to us many a time in the past and no-one has given a flying f**k. Remember when the granny shagger tripped over his own knuckles in front of the Stretford End to end our invincible run, and the media we’re practically giving him a knighthood! The gaffer also speaks of swings and roundabouts:

"We got a penalty two years ago in the quarter-final of the Champions League at Liverpool that made the difference when Ryan Babel dived,"

"Nobody ever apologised to us. It was a blatant dive and nobody spoke about it."

Reading through the Wenger diplomacy you get the message “f**k you”, and I like that! He went on to point out another fact from last night:

"I must still say that we were likely always to score the first goal because Eduardo had a great chance before the penalty. We always looked in control of the game."

Yep, this wasn’t an 88th minute dive to win the tie, this was a tie that we were in full control of and, lets be honest, we would have scored last night regardless. It wasn’t 5-1 on aggregate for no reason, something that Celtic manager Tony Mowbray pointed out too:

"Over the two legs, Arsenal had more quality and deserved to go through."

So yeah, diving is s**t and needs to be stamped down on, but lets have a bit of consistency when we do eh (and not hunt down Johnny Foreigner while pretending those that represent Iiiinnggguuuurrrrrrrrrlund are whiter than white.)

Massimo Donati, who scored with a good strike at the death last night, has called for Eduardo to be banned for two games. I call for Massimo Donati to f**k off and be used as a sex toy for a herd of Rhinos.

There’s the sound of nails being hit firmly on heads over at Arseblog today on Eduardoisadivingc**tsomustbepubliclyhung-gate.

Another standout issue last night was that of workrate. It was brilliant, and has been for all the games so far this season. But last night there were a few players that just ran ran and ran. And you know what, then they ran some more! It was awesome to watch, but one stood out more than the others

That’s right, stand up Emmanuel Eboue.

A workrate that would have made the Terminator break sweat was rewarded with a well taken goal at the end of a slick passing play, last night the guy was sublime and there’s a real danger that one of last season’s scapegoats will be a fan favourite this time around. Love it.

So, we’re in the draw for the group phases of the champions league, for the 12th year in a row, which should take place around 5pm tonight. More importantly, it frees up £30million for transfers. Lets see if Wenger gets the chequebook out and prepares for the injuries that we’ll no doubt get en masse.

‘Till tomorrow.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Credit when credit’s due

I won’t to a match report from Pompey, I hate writing them.

Then this happened

Then that happened

It’s Tuesday, you’ve all had several days to digest it from elsewhere! Scarves looked good though.

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One thing I will write about is those cretins on Match of the Day. We stuff Everton 6-1 away, no mean feat. MOTD chalk this down to Everton being appalling and Lescott’s head being elsewhere. Ok they were pretty damn bad that night. Next up, Portsmouth at home and a comfortable 4-1 win. MOTD explain that Portsmouth “are a club in turmoil” and that’s why we scored four. Nothing to do with the new formation, Gallas’ quest to score with every single body part this season other than his feet, our revived work rate off the ball, goals coming from a variety of positions (except forwards, Eduardo aside) or some pretty smooth finishing, oh no! Our ten (yes, TEN) goals scored in two games have come simply because the opposition have been sh*t.

Wenger said we’re going to improve, can’t wait to see what these prize pillocks come out with when we do:

“Well you see Garry, it was obvious Bolton were going to concede 7 because of the interplanetary alignment at the moment, it’s causing Jaaskelainen all kinds of problems and he can’t find the correct position. Arsenal were actually quite average and certainly not as good as United, Chelsea or Liverpool.”

Pffft, c**thammers the lot of them. Would love to hear Alan Hanson’s take on Liverpool’s capitulation last night.

Celtic tomorrow, Cesc won’t play but might make United on Saturday (a game I can’t watch as I’m going to be in the Cotswolds getting hammered at a mansion, bittersweet is the phrase I think)

More tomorrow, maybe.

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Friday, 21 August 2009

Pompey home (yeah, I couldn’t think of a creative title either)

So, yeah, Pompey at home tomorrow.

I love the first home game of the season. The sun is always shining, it’s good to see the lads again (mostly) and the beer tastes better.

Pompey are a bit of a mess at the moment, their potential takeover hasn’t gone through yet and as a result they’re having to shed players left right and centre. They’ve lost both games so far this season and are yet to find the back of the net.

So, 1-1 then!

Team news for us, Eduardo should be back following his late groin injury before the Celtic match. Theo has gone a bit Rosicky on us with his back injury and should be back sometime before the end of days. I would expect Cesc to be rested as well following his tenderising at Celtic midweek.

Erm, that’s about it really. Enjoy your scarves tomorrow!

COME ON YOU REDS!

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Thursday, 20 August 2009

One foot in the groups & The Arsenalisation continues

Apologies for no blog yesterday, the gaffer was in and I was busy. Not that anyone reads this anyway!

So, a competent performance on Tuesday night saw us come away from Parkhead as the first team to win there since 1983 and with a 2-0 lead in the tie.

While the goals were lucky and we didn’t quite click offensively we looked confident and settled at the back, Thomas Vermaelen looking exceptional again. I seriously like this guy, looks like Vidic, jumps like Cahill and defends like Adams/Bould/Keown. He’s putting his good start down to another guy who has started the season well, William Gallas, who is probably playing his best football in 2 years at the moment (and has scored in each game so far this season!)

Celtic offered little, and while they had a decent shout for a penalty the only other threat of note was a shot from a corner in the first half which Almunia gathered despite seeing it late. The much-hyped atmosphere seemed to last all of 5 minutes as well as you could only hear the away fans who made an excellent din, a bit like the Grove really!

So, one foot in the group stages, but I think we’ll see more fight from Celtic in the second leg next week as they look to score first and revive the tie. This isn't over yet!

In other news the Arsenalisation of the Grove continues with the introduction of a big cannon in the seats of the Lower East.

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Ok, it’s just the one, opposite the cameras for show and will probably be painfully visible once people start leaving in the 80th minute to “beat the rush” (tossers), but its a start. Love the way its facing the away fans too!

Rumours that Bendtner has signed a new contract, nothing to back this up yet.

Righto, Pompey at home on Saturday, thoughts on that tomorrow.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Another generic Battle of Britain headline

Right, Celtic away tonight in the first leg of the CL qualifier, and the team news isn’t great.

Theo is out for sure while Cesc, Denilson and Sagna face fitness tests. To make this even worse Diaby is fit.

Ok, a little harsh, but to lose two of our best players at the weekend to be replaced by a man who has one foot and uses that to run around in circles before being injured for 2 weeks with a “niggling knee” isn’t fantastic news.

Celtic defender Danny Fox says that the home fans can roar them to victory.

The boss says’ we need to silence the crowd.

Granted, its going to be an intimidating atmosphere tonight. Parkhead on a European night is one of the greatest atmospheres in the world and they’ve got some awesome results there in recent years against United and Barcelona amongst others, but lets not forget what we did the last time we went on a European trip to a hostile ground where the home side had an impressive record.

None the less, this will be a tough task tonight, we’ll have a real battle on our hands and I don’t expect Celtic to give us any time on the ball and to fight for everything, as they should have learnt from Everton at the weekend that you’ve got to get in our faces or we can run riot, but I can’t see them playing any other way.

COME ON YOU REDS!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Sixy

Ok, anyone who predicted that would happen is clearly mental!

I’m a bit pushed for time this morning so wont do a full review of the game as well all know what happened and have probably seen it. If you’ve not then allow me to point you to the Arsenalist who can enlighten you.

Thoughts from the game. It was a bit retro 2004 wasn’t, especially the 4th goal. The way we moved the ball upfield with quick passing and movement was superb and has been sorely missed the last few seasons. Was anyone else a bit scared by Bendtner’s effectiveness on the wing? I was. Other surprises were basically Song and Denilson. Song just won everything, Denilson wasn’t far behind him, plus some of his distribution was fantastic, a totally different player from last season. And as for that goal, wow!

I thought RvP and Arshavin were pretty quiet apart from setting up Cesc’s first and Eduardo’s goals respectively, however if they can have a quiet game and we still notch 6 goals that can only be a good thing! Plus we can add Theo, Nasri and Walcott and hopefully some potential signings to the mix over the next few weeks and months.

Vermaelen looks like a tower of power, granted one of those towers where the first two floors are underground, but a tower none the less. There was one moment, with Jo running at him, he literally just stopped and the ball arrived at his feet before he looked up and set Arshavin away on another attack down the wing. The guy has a top footballing mind to go with some obvious strong defensive capabilities. Oh, and he can also nail a header! Think this guy is going to be a fan favourite pretty damn quickly.

Ok, Everton were pretty poor, their biggest mistake being that they let us get the ball down and play rather than getting in amongst us, although you could probably argue not tracking Vermaelen and Gallas from the 2 free-kicks was also pretty big on the mistake scale too, but lets not take anything away (yeah, Alan Hanson, just get over Anfield ‘89 ok!) we did play exceptionally well.

However, it’s important to keep our feet on the ground, one swallow does not make a summer (although I’ve seen films that might disprove that!) Lets see if we can keep this going during the run at the end of the month and into September before we start talk of being legitimate contenders.

Anyway, closer on the horizon are Celtic tomorrow night at Parkhead, who will have no-doubt learnt a few things from watching us at the weekend. But more on that tomorrow.

Hoşça kalın (that’s goodbye in Turkish y’know!)

Friday, 14 August 2009

It begins…

Yes, after much waiting and the infinite joy of a summer of transfer speculation the season gets underway tomorrow…………………….and predictably we already have some injury problems! What, it wouldn’t be the same if we actually started a season with a full squad would it?

So, we have:

Walcott: Out (back)

Djourou: Out 1 month (knee)

Fabianski: Out (knee)

Nasri: Out 3 weeks+ (broken leg)

Rosicky: Out 2 weeks (Hamstring Rosicky)

But don’t worry, I’m sure they’ll be like new signings when they return!

So not ideal for Everton tomorrow, and leaving us pretty damn thin at CB for a month, that is assuming that we don’t make a move for Brede Hangeland, who has said he’s only focused on Fulham but would consider a bid in we made one (if that's not a come and get me I don't know what is!). Offensively there isn’t too much of a concern as we’ve got quite a few options up there.

So yeah, I’m guessing the lineup will probably be something like Almunia, Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen, Clichy, Song, Fabregas Denilson, Arshavin, RvP and Bendtner (going for size rather than the pace of Eduardo). That way Wenger can switch between the mooted 4-3-3 he’s employing this season or the 4-5-1 that Wenger tends to employ in Europe. Everton have a few injury concerns themselves, as well as the giant, green, money-infested vulture of Manchester “The Project” City circling over Joleon Lescott as a bit of a distraction.

Anyway, fingers crossed we start the season with bang and get a win under our belts early doors.

COME ON YOU REDS!

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Vieira, Hangeland, atmosphere, not long now…..

A few snippets of news about at the moment.

Looking like the Vieira story was all Wengerbluff as Sky Sports are currently believing that he’s going to stay at Inter, however I always question it when people “Understand from their sources.” Who are these sources? Are they real? Do they have tentacles with dildos on the end*? Who knows….

Brede Hangeland says he’s in no rush to leave Fulham. I’ll take that as a “come and get me” plea then!

REDaction are placing 57,000 red and white scarves in the ground for the Pompey game in a bid to improve atmosphere. I know its a bit fake and the idea of having scarves in August is a bit mental, but we at least its a start. Lots of people say “our atmosphere is sh*te” and it is, but when someone tries something that’s also branded as sh*te. This may not be the best idea, but at least its a start. They have also revealed designs to “Arsenalise” the exterior of the Grove with a series of images depicting former legends.

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Personally I like it, and the retro-soviet style will make Arshavin feel at home, although I can understand it not being everyone’s cup of tea.

Speaking of tea……

*Apologies, Leanne is away so I have no morals……

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Friday, 7 August 2009

An afterthought

You lucky people you, 3 posts in one day!

Something my old man mentioned to me regarding a Wenger quote.

"Usually the transfer market only speeds up from August 26 up to midnight on August 31 – and especially in the last two hours."

9:30pm on August 26th is the time we’ll know if we’re in the group phases of the CL or not. It’s at that point we’ll know if we’ve got the ludicrous money from Europe’s top table, or if we’re £30mil down.

So you’ve got to ask, if we stumble against Celtic, is the money available for transfers and from the sale of Kolo, Greedybollocks and potentially Senderos going to fill that gap?

Food for thought.

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Celtic

 

Anyone shocked? Course not……

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Rosicky, Vieira and the CL qualifying draw

Anyone remember when this used to be the qualifier, and has now been “Americanised” into the ‘Champions League Playoff!’ Pffffft.

Anywho, we find out who stands in our way of making the group stages of the CL at sometime after 11am today, once the tools at UEFA have finished poncing about with opening ceremonies and rimming eachother. We can face one of the following:

Fiorentina

Athletico Madrid

Celtic

Anderlecht

FC Timisoara

Personally I’d prefer Anderlecht as they’re easier than Fiorentina, Athletico Madrid and Celtic and not an unknown quantity like Timisoara so we won’t underestimate them. However I expect we’ll get Celtic and probably f**k it up and wind up getting knocked out of the Europa League by Fulham. God I miss the times when we could be pretty much guarantee we’d get someone like the champions of the Isle of Wight and know we’d make the group stages! I’ve got a bad feeling about this, I can feels it me me’s loins, I tells ye!

In other news, Thomas Rosicky’s period of fitness has ended at the 3 weeks mark with a hamstring injury. Not a surprise considering Eduardo had a similar problem after a lengthy period out. The club think it’ll be 6 weeks until he’s fit again, we’ll see!

In transfer news, Wenger confirmed that he’s thinking of maybe bringing in one offensive and one defensive player, and that he’s keen on Fulham’s Brede Hangeland but the club haven’t been in contact. He also said any deal to bring Patrick Vieira back isn’t on the cards at the moment. It’s good to know that Wenger realises we’re a bit short of experience and quality at the back and I would welcome those two in with open arms frankly.

Anyway, a spot of breakfast and a meeting before the draw. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The hit of the whole fruit

 

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Plenty to write about at the moment, which makes a pleasant change!

First off, Emirates Cup. The first game wasn’t really much to write home about. We looked comfortable but not overly threatening and it was only after Arshavin put us one up with 8 left on the clock that the game got exciting. However the entertainment did increase significantly at half time with the midget footballing genius that is Jack Wilshire, more on him later. Anyhoo, Athletico beat our offside trap with worrying ease to equalise just minutes later, before Arshavin scored from a ludicrous angle shortly after that to win us the game.

The next day was Rangers, who were dismantled with brutal ease, Wilshire finishing off a nice passing move inside 2 minutes, and Eduardo applying a good finish after 8 mins. Wilshire made it 3 towards the end with a nice left footed volley as we re-gained the Emirates Cup.

Since then it’s all been about the boy Wilshire, who got man of the match in both games yet somehow didn’t get player of the tournament (AA did, got to be a sponsor thing I guess). Responses have ranged from the red-tops calling for Jack the lad to be in the England squad for the next qualifiers, to Wenger saying that he wants to protect him and use his sparingly. Wenger obviously speaking more sense than the tabloids, as well as Wilshire played at the weekend, had they been competitive games there wouldn’t be a hope in hell the Rangers players would have given him as long on the ball as they did! Still, the future looks bright.

Arseblog and Gunnerblog announced that Senderos to Everton was a done deal, confirmed this morning, by the Swiss FA, that talks had begun but so far nothing from either club or the player, who incidentally is training at the members day even as I write this. In fact Sky Sports News are now reporting that Everton have confirmed talks are taking place with us for Senderos. The rumour elsewhere is that this will be part of a 3 way transfer (kinky) of Big Phil going to Everton, which will then see Lescott leaving them for Citeh who in turn will sell us Micah Richards. Probably all b****cks but I’d take Senderos out and Richards in!

Marouane Chamakh isn’t a happy bunny, saying that his current employers Bordeaux are blocking his dream move to Arsenal, this after Wenger saying he won’t improve on the alleged £6 million offer that has been rejected.

The Vieira thing has gone quiet, although he’s been dropped from the French national side after Domenech stated that he needs to play regularly. Le Boss has said he wants all his transfer business to be concluded by the time we play Valencia on Saturday

So, here’s hoping to a busy end of the week!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Farewell to the last of the Invincibles

So, after 7 odd years of sterling service, Kolo leaves for a big old paycheque and a few less games a week.

To be honest, you can see the reasons behind the move, he didn’t look the same player since the last African Cup of Nations and the Malaria at the beginning of last season seemed to have made his arse swell. This coupled with the fact that we had 7 centre backs at the time (well, Kolo, Gallas, Vermaelen, Djourou plus the bit parts of Song, Senderos and Silvestre) means that something had to give. And at an alleged £15 million it made good business sense that it was Kolo.

When my uncle stalked him last week, Kolo said that he wanted to stay. There was something about the delivery that made it sound like things were afoot to sell regardless. And with sales of the Highbury Square development struggling it’s more than believable that the board would want to cash in when a big, OTT offer comes in.

The only concern is that some of this and the Ade fee isn’t re-invested into the squad. You don’t buy a defender for £10mil and have him sit on the bench, so Vermaelen had to start with Gallas. Djourou looks encouraging. But if when one of those gets injured you’ve got one of Song, Senderos and Silvestre to replace them. It’s a case of pick your poison. Either Arsene has a master plan, or his hand is being forced by finance.

But anyway, reasons aside, Kolo was one hell of a servant and we can only wish him well, and that he boots that big streak of piss we sent oop north up in the air in his first training session.

In other news we beat Hannover 96 1-0 last night, Cesc finishing off a nice passing play. Cheers to Arsenalist for the highlights. Next up its Athletico Madrid in the Emirates Cup, not sure my liver can cope with this.

I’ll put some odds and sods about Austria up at some point.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Back from Austria and Hungary

A decent report will appear here soon. Here’s a few pics to whet the whistle (inc one of us with Slaven Bilic!)

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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Don’t want to jinx it

I don’t want to jinx anything, so I’m staying silent ‘till it’s a done deal…..

Monday, 13 July 2009

Hartson’s next battle

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Cancer is a c**t. Thankfully it’s not yet touched my life directly aside from a couple of cats having to be put to sleep because of it, but chances are it probably will. Anyway, getting to the point, ex-Arsenal striker John Hartson has been diagnosed with testicular cancer that has spread to his brain.

He seems upbeat in his interview with the S*n, so lets hope he can do to this what he did to Berkovic!

Puts things into perspective really…..

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Purgatory

There’s been a bit off stuff going on:

Jabba has said some stuff

As has Ivan

RVP has declared his love and put pen to paper

Melo: Will he/won’t he?

Pre-season games announced. I’ll be at the first two.

TV has begun it’s fixture tampering for the season. See how the changes f**k up your travel plans.

The Ashes have started, it’s looking tight.

I could write a proper blog

But I can’t really be arsed

***insert motivation here***

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Valencia away?

I loves me football shirts I does. Well, apart from our w**ky third kit which I’m still seething about. But anyhoo, I often mooch about on FSC to check out who is bringing out what, and stumbled upon Valencia’s new offering, which included a rather awesome 90th Anniversary kit.

I then read the description:

“The Valencia kit with the names in the shape of a bat commemorates the 90th birthday of the club, and pays tribute to all men who have defended the team on the pitch.

Valencia will wear this kit against Manchester and Arsenal in the pre-season and in the big matches of the Spanish League.”

Valencia away pre-season in the Mestalla? News to me. So I checked their official:

“This summer, Valencia CF will face some other great European teams. Tough opponents such as Werder Bremen, Manchester United or Arsenal, as well as Borussia Dortmund or Sevilla FC, will be a perfect test for our team. Valencia CF will start the official campaign on 20 and 27 August with the previous play-off of the new UEFA Europe League.

August 8th      Official Presentation - Trofeo Naranja at Mestalla. Valencia CF – Arsenal

 

Camp de Mestalla – Awesome (and soon to be gone)

Not sure what the “or” bit is about, I mean given the choice between us or Manure we all know what the correct one is, right?

So, keep them locked as we could have a pretty sweet pre-season game on our hands.

 

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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Well done Nike

Well, the new 3rd shirt has been revealed. A glorified white polo shirt and blue shorts? Someone needs a f**king slap…….

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If you’re sick in the head this abomination is out on Thurs 23rd July. I’m going to spend the rest of the day trying to find out which c**t at Arsenal approved this.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The Sun…….

W***ers. Arseblog says it best.

In other news I’m going to Austria in a few weeks for our pre-season training camp and a friendly against SC Colombia Foridsdorf (cheers Peter, top man!), some amateur team on the outskirts of Vienna who play at what looks like a training pitch with a bar behind one of the goals (bliss). Will I be giving you exclusive updates? Will I f**k, mobile roaming isn’t cheap!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Hello….

So, while I was coaching kids hockey on Friday, we made our first signing of the summer as defender Thomas Vermaelen signed from Ajax for a reported £10million.

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So, we’ve actually made a signing early doors in the transfer window! Lets hope there’s a DCM following….

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Friday, 19 June 2009

Brace Brace Brace!

Yeah, we’re about to make a signing apparently. Everyone, grab an oxygen mask. Pulling in down will start the supply of O2 to the mask. Parents and Guardians, please ensure you fit your own mask before helping others.

Thomas Vermaelen will have his medical today according to penniless Sultana. He sounds quite excited about it as well:

“On Friday I will fly to London to undergo a medical. Then I hope to sign. I feel so proud. Arsenal is a fantastic club, and as a child I watched them play.

On Friday, if I go to Emirates Stadium I will be seriously impressed, this will be a big change in my life, next year I will suddenly be facing the best strikers in the world. This does not scare me, I will give everything my body has.

This is one of the best days of my life.”

So, he’s as happy as Larry. I don't know who Larry is or why he’s happy, but I suspect its probably drugs. You can probably tell which is Larry’s house as the roof wont have any snow on it when it snows due to the cannabis factory in his loft. I love that “I will give everything my body has” bit too, as I just get images of him all skinny and empty at the end of the game, with his skin just hanging off his skeletal frame.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t hear about how the story progresses instantly though, remember the Nasri and Arshavin transfers and how long they took? That Arshavin one was on a snow day too, I spent 8 hours clinging onto Sky Sports News’ every word that day, so thank god I’ve got a relatively busy weekend to distract myself from it! So fingers crossed we’ll get this one in the bag and everything will be like Bruce Campbell; Groovy.

Groovy!

The official season review DVD is out soon, don’t all rush to get it…..

Theo assisted James Milner’s goal in England’s 2-0 victory over Spain in the U21 Championships. Check out the video, Theo lights the afterburners at about 2:05 in, toasts his man before threading a perfect pass for Milner to place the ball into the net. Awesome assist, more of that next season please Mr Walcott.

In other news……………erm……………………………………there isn’t any, so I’ll bid you good weekend.

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