Tuesday, 19 May 2009

WTF did I do this weekend?

Hmmm, so basically getting blind drunk on Friday, then topping up on Saturday for our early kickoff and drinking the rest of the day and deep into the night has totally killed my memory.


I vaguely remember going to cricket (Surrey lost, again), apparently I got steaming and performed a victory dance with my pants around my ankles after winning on Wii bowling later that night. I may have also ended up in a hedge……

This means that when I started back on the beer at Scott’s for the Arsenal game it just increased the drunken haze I was already experiencing, so here’s my memories:

  • Lots of possession but few shots
  • Same for them but with less possession
  • Song played well at CB
  • Gibbs played well
  • Arshavin is awesome
  • Ronaldo is a diving ladyboy c**t
  • Mike Dean is a c**t. They kick us = Freekick. We kick them = Freekick and yellow. Come again?
  • We played well but I got this niggly feeling that with them only needing a point to secure the league they weren’t overly adventurous.
  • But saying that we played well and worked hard
  • Mmmmm, Pistachio nuts….

So yeah, in the cold sober light of day, we played well and worked hard and deserved at least a point. But you could tell that United weren't overly concerned about getting the win if that jeopardised a point or any injuries ahead of the CL final. In essence, we were allowed to play.

Interestingly, an Adebayor interview was screened on football focus before the game. Not had a chance to check it but the general gist of it was he criticised the fans for booing him. He then was ruled out of the match with a groin injury. Coincidence?

This post has now taken me 2 days to write, during which time AC Milan president Sylvio Berlusconi has made his interest in the Togolese striker known, shortly followed by Inter, although the lack of quotes suggests a bit of bandwagon jumping and assumption by the Telegraph for the Inter piece.

Oh god, while I’ve been on the lash the whole Wenger thing has blown up at the Shareholders Q&A. Apparently there were a few heated exchanges from disgruntled shareholders, Wenger criticising the fans for a negative atmosphere.

Referring to Manchester United's Champions League semi-final win at the Emirates, Wenger added: “There is a massive difference between the away fans, who are absolutely fantastic, and the home ones.

"It is always that negative way of thinking, that the players do not care.”

The difference was one set of fans was watching their team being humbled at home by a much better team, while the others were taking a significant step to achieving an unprecedented quadruple! Of course they’re going to be louder, we conceded 2 quick goals to stun the fans, team, and effectively end the season! After suffering that shortly after the bizarre episode at Wembley it basically knocked everyone for six.

He does have a point though, if you look throughout the season there’s always been a scapegoat. Eboue, Song, Bendtner and Adebayor. The only difference is the criticism of Adebayor has been constant, partially due to last summer and partially due to his poor form. Eboue, Song and Bendtner have come back stronger for it, got their heads down and grafted, the latter two especially. I can’t see Adebayor staying and personally I hope he goes, he got his bumper pay last summer and hasn’t reached those giddy heights since, his form and workrate has been effected and the fans have had enough. I don’t care if you’re not technically brilliant, look at Bendtner, like I said, he’s knuckled down and was still running his nuts off when we were 4-0 down on aggregate against United. I can’t remember many occasions that Adebayor has done the same, only Villarreal away when he was threatened with substitution perhaps?

Peter Hill-Wood has come out with his bit following the Q&A:

"Frankly, some of the questions were quite disgraceful," he told the Daily Mirror. "There you have the most successful manager in our history and two or three of the shareholders made the most negative and somewhat hostile and sarcastic comments, which I think were completely out of order."

I think we all need to take a time out with this one now!

Other Wenger news, well, the Madrid thing, I won’t give it the time of day because we always get this utter s**te at this time of year from either them or Barca. Put simply:

Wenger at Arsenal: Total control over everything

Wenger at Madrid: Dictated to by the President, sacked unless he secures a La Liga and Champions League double.

What do you think Wenger would do?

One final thing, I put up the leaked pics of our new away kit last week. Release date for his is June 25th. Interestingly FSC have a list of 09/10 shirt releases, and according to this we’ve got an “international” away shirt coming out on July 23rd as well. Could it be the green effort? One thing’s for sure, they certainly know how to milk the fans for every f**king penny!

That’s your lot today. More gibberings later this week.

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