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


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!