Just finished listening to the Arsenal game on radio, god the coverage was utterly sh*te, they were meant to be covering the Arsenal game but they kept switching over to lower league scores every 20s! I know they have to keep the listeners updated but try and focus a bit more on the game your trying to cover!
Arsenal dominated the first half, mainly. West Ham had a few openings, but we scored first after Van Persie brilliantly headed in a good Hleb cross. This was Hleb's first game since his recent injury and he looked quality, his dribbling and close control were absolutely magnificient and his passing was good too apparently, so all was going well for him until the c*nt Noble lunged at him, studs showing. If Mikel deserved to get sent off for this challenge the other week, Noble should be put into a cage with hungry lions. Hleb was carried off a stretcher and it didnt look good at all, but apparently its just bruising and hopefully he'll be alright. Adebayor limped off too later in the game, to a hamstring injury apparently, so we're losing a few players again to injury, but we seem to be doing well. Ex gunner freddie was playing too, and he had the ball into the net but it was offside. Thank god.
This was probably our hardest game yet, much harder than the Sp*rs one, and its games like these we have to win if we want to win the title. Van Persie scoring was good, he's scored in consecutive games now, Sevilla and now West Ham. Cant really comment on the 2nd half as the radio coverage just got sh*tter and sh*tter.
Other good news is that Chelsea drew at home to Fulham and should've lost. Drogba got sent off and apparently he ripped his shirt up in anger, he has said that the players lack motivation to play since they used to play for their other manager, the one they seemed to like. Sheva still looks sh*te, and Liverpool won away to Wigan, with a wigan player somehow heading wide from 1 yard.
Lets see what the boss says in his post match interview, lets hope we're good on the injury front and Hleb and Ade are fine.
So this will be one of the toughest games we've played this season so far. The one against Sp*rs away is always a difficult and we came out of that one brilliantly, lets hope for the same tommorow. West Ham have become a bit of a bogey team for us, especially since they've come up. They've won the last 3 against us, and were the only team to have doubled us last season, though lucky they were, specially against us at the Emirates, where we totally outclassed them and their goal was at least a yard outside, but at least, their previous c*nt of a manager has left.
The injury news has got a bit better I suppose with Alex Hleb passed fit and Eboue is back, who was very good against Newcastle on |Tuesday, but Eduardo and Lehmann are out along with the usual injured players which are Gallas, Rosicky.
West Ham have had a decent start to the season so far, and Arsenal have just been rolling. I think we'll put out the following team:
-------------Almunia----------- Sagna---Toure----Senderos----Clichy Eboue----Cesc-----Flamini-----Hleb Van persie-----Adebayor
With Fabianski, Gilberto, Bendtner, Denilson, and Diaby on the bench.
I hope Bendtner gets a chance to come on and show what he's made of in the premiership, he's been good both times he's come on so far, against fulham and Blackburn.
We have a tough game tommorow, but we should really be winning these sort of games if we want to have any chance of winning the title, and it would be good to see an egg on the faces of the c*nts on MOTD, and especially Lawro, who reckons that we'll lose because we'll be 'claustrophobic' after we've become too used to playing on the Emirates stadium pitch and that Dean Ashton is coming back, like he's Messi or Ronaldinho and we should be afraid of him (Mind you the opposition player we slate before the game comes to bite us in the arse, Crouch, and Johnson to name as a few examples).
Lets hope for 3 pts tommorow and the other top 3 drop some more points.
Just finished watching the game, top top quality Arsenal against woeful Derby. We predicted in the match preview that Arsenal would score plenty but I only had 3 in mind, the gunners came out with 5 with a hat trick from Emmanuel Adebayor. Whatever he does, you get people slating him on nearly every forum you go on. They'll complain about this and they'll complain about that but the big man always proves them wrong. Sure he can be a bit frustrating sometimes but generally you can count on him to turn up when the team needs him most and today with Van persie who was rested and was on the bench, Ade was the striker we were looking to who would get us a goal, he was alongside Eduardo who had a good game, won us a penalty and showed some good touches and skills but sometimes lacked a final ball. He'll be a real star as he settles into the prem, he's already got 2 goals and 1 assist in 2 european games hes played off the top of my head.
We started the game off with good fashion, and Clichy intercepted the ball near the halfway line after some poor derby passing. Clichy raced on towards the edge of the penalty area and delivered in a low cross which was just behind Adebayor. Now the only negative thing I would say about Clichy is his final ball-crossing. He's quick, hes skillful, and hes good defensively but sometimes his cross is really poor but hes only young yet and we already have him as one of the best LB's in the premiership. He'll be one of the top LB's in the world in a couple of years. Arsenal pressurized more and more and then Diaby, who's been the latest Arsenal player to be slated over the week, he's been called lazy and average, (Some people are never happy are they) though to be fair he's poor on the wing but he's certainly not what he's been called. Just remember how immense he was against £500m Chelsea in CC final, and how many times he left Fat Frank on his fat arse. Diaby collected the ball on the edge of the area, showed some good touches and skipped past two Derby players and then unleased an unstoppable rocket into the top right hand corner of the net. 1-0 to Arsenal.
Then Fabregas, who's been playing amazing, the simplest word to describe him, played a brilliant through ball to Adebayor, who brilliantly chested it down and went round the keeper to put us further ahead. A good goal. 2-0 to Arsenal. Then in the 2nd half, Eduardo turned in the area but he was brought down by the Derby defender. Penalty to Arsenal. Some people wanted Eduardo to take it to get him his first premiership goal but Adebayor seems to be our penalty taker these days and Adebayor slotted in the bottom right hand corner to make it 3-0 to Arsenal.
Then Fabregas, who had scored 5 goals in the last 5 games , prior to this one decided that he wasnt going to miss out on this goal frenzy. He picked up the ball outside the area and smashed it into the top left hand corner of the goal. That was 1 assist and 1 goal in this game. He truly has been sensational this season and there isn't too good a word to describe the young spanish magical midfielder. 4-0 to Arsenal. Then some Arsenal fans thought: "When was the last time an Arsenal player got a hattrick in the premiership?" Immediately Baptista's destruction of Liverpool came to mind but we were thinking about the premiership and we remembered Henry's hattrick against Wigan on the last day of the 05/06 season and the last game at Highbury, the hat trick which put us above Sp*rs. A denilson ball over the top found Adebayor, who once against showed exquisite control to chest it down, and slot it past the derby goalkeeper. 5-0 to Arsenal, Emmanual Adebayor hat trick. Lets quickly mention Denilson too, who was quality the short time he was on in the last 15/20 mins. Some of his passes were quality, we have some great midfielders at the club. Diarra came on for the last 20 odd minutes as well, and did very well. He was likened to Makelele, he never really got a chance at Chelsea but I remember how intense he was in the CC final, was quality. He'll surely be glad that he left Chelsea before it was too late, especially with the recent events at Stamford Bridge. Song came on too and was decent, only thing he did wrong was to give a free kick away in a dangerous position, and Gilles Barnes, the Arsenal fan who said he wouldnt go to Sp*rs hit it at Almunia, who didnt have much to do.
So another good weekend for Arsenal by the looks of it, specially with Man Utd and Chelsea to play tommorow and Liverpool drawing today with Birmingham at home. £20+ million Torres couldnt come on and score past Brum, our whole team, who costs about that much put 5 past even if it was Derby we were playing. ( =D ) It looks like we've got a top top Arsenal side coming through. Lets hope our good form continues. 12 unbeaten in the premiership now and we'll top the table till next week at least, no matter how the other results go. The premiership table at the moment (Feels good looking at it doesnt it)
P GD PTS 1 Arsenal 6 11 16 2 Liverpool 6 9 12 3 Man City 6 3 12 4 Man Utd 6 2 11
5 Chelsea 6 1 11
AAAANDDD WAAAAAAAAAY AT THE BOTTOM: (Youve got to laugh, their fickle fans expected 3rd, 4th, some even put bets on for the title! Real funny scum fans)
18 Tottenham 6 -2 4
Lets hope United and Chelsea draw tommorow. United have had trouble scoring recently, but they've been winning, they've had four 1-0 wins in a row and Chelsea, without Mourinho may be disjointed but Im sure Terry wont let them lose this one, he'll have them up for this one and they'll do it for Mourinho. God Chelsea fans must be jealous, Arsenal playing football 'out of this planet' like Robin Van Persie said, infront of 60,000 every week, and Chelsea....well well well.
If there is a draw tommorow between Utd and Chelsea then both of them will have 12 points from 7 games so:
Arsenal6 games 16 points Liverpool6 games 12 points Utd7 games 12 points Chelsea7 games 12 points (Dont really expect City to be in the race, so lets just forget about them)
So we would be at an advantage, lets hope for a draw, and lets hope that the Arsenal keep going! Next premiership game is away at West Ham, where we lost last year, and had that whole fracas with their cunt of a manager, glad he's not in this league anymore. Our next game is against Newcastle in the CC on Tuesday. Im sure we'll see Bendtner, and lets hope he does well to save himself the embarrasment of mouthing off too early!
The game just finished and I practically want to jump around and shout: You f*cking deluded c*nts, where are you now?"
It was the same old story at the start as it usually is at sh*t hart lane, Sp*rs as usual scored first and at a set peice even though Arsenal had been the far superior side. Then Arsenal hit the bar and englands no 1 fat c*nt made a couple of saves and didnt choke surprisingly, until later on anyway. Arsenal had a few more chances in the first half, with Diaby hitting the bar after a good Arsenal move which led to Hleb passing him the ball into the penalty area and he sidefooted it onto the bar from about 9 yards out. Should've scored.
Then in the 2nd half Arsenal pressurised further, with Ade missing a coupla sitters. Things didnt seem to be going too well to be fair and it could've been 2-0 if not for an amazing block by our king kolo. Then Cesc played in a free kick and Adebayor was there to head it in, 1-1. Then Berbatov had a shot cleaerd of the line by Clichy and then on the counter attack the Arsenal thundered forward and Cesc hit a screamer from about 30 yards out and their fat usuelss slob couldnt' do anything about it. 2-1 to Arsenal. Sp*rs tried to come forward after that but no avail, Darren Bent came on and proved what a worthless £16m peice of sh*t he really is, he scuffed a shot wide when through on goal.
But the Arsenal werent done yet, on the counter attack after playing some delightful football comprising of one touches and clever flicks, Denilson had a chance but the fat c*nt saved it but then Adebayor picked the ball up into the air, swivelled and hit it on the volley into the far top corner and the obese ******* couldnt do anything about it, to be fair no keeper would've saved it but lets just abuse England no 1 sh*t anyway.
3-1 to Arsenal. Same old scummy sp*rs, 1-0 up after 60 mins, 3-1 down after 90. Same old same old. A good laugh the link below:
I can't believe it I mean have you seen Spuds' predictions,some of them have us getting beaten 3-0, f****** hell every season, EVERY F****** year its the same thing, don't they ever f****** learn? Every bloody year its the same thing about how 'this year it will be Tottenham's year', 'this year we'll beat Arsenal'. I expect that the Spuds will get soundly beaten, no way they can beat our full 11. Last year had it not been for the woodwork THREE times the tossers would have been smashed in their backyard.
Come on Arsenal, F**k Tottenham. What a start for Pakistan. A brave effort by Scots and they had me nervous, kept thinking of Ireland again. We kept our cool, Afridi was immense again but I was left shaking my head in confusion why did we have Misbah-ul-Haq in the team?
Anyway India on Friday, can't wait. Will be tough but I can see us just winning it.
Yes! Finally the news the Gooners have been looking for. I am elated, now all the distraction is finished and this will help the focus of the team in a big way. We NEEDED Wenger with us, after Henry we couldn't afford to lose him. Thank You Arsene. In you we trust.
Being a tad being unrealistic Maureen. All right it can be said the other teams outside the Top 4 have some quality players but they lack sufficient depth and consistency but then again we all know Maureen and Chelski anyway, this is just his way of taking attention away from the sh*t performances of the Chelsea team and making excuses.
Another thing riling and pi*sing me off is the way Arsenal are STILL being written off. All the pundits seem to be glossing and drooling over Liverpoo while forgetting we have the same points as them and had it not been due to a Lehmann blunder we would have been on top. We took 11/18 points off the other 3 rivals last year compared to Chelsea's 7, Man Ure's 8 and Liverpoo's 6 so with a bit more consistency SURELY we can win the title.
Come on Arsenal.
p.s. I am also writing the same stuff on Mighty Arsenal blog just so if I am accused of leaching.
Haven't got words to describe this performence, it was truly magnificent. True the sending off left a bad taste in my mouth but even that couldn't have stopped the Gunners today. The Pompey defence were in tatters which then led to Ade's spot kick. Fabregas was immense, with his recent goal-scoring and creative prowess it is truly hard to believe that Cesc is only 20. It took Rosi's 3rd goal to wrap it all up. The win puts us level with Liverpool (1st) the only difference being goal difference. The major difference so far this season has been the goals scored by our midfield; which we so lacked last season.
With the Chavs losing and Man Ure lagging behind we have a superb opportunity to keep the momentum going and keep the focus and keep our noses ahead of our rivals.
Roll on the Scum on 15th, with their sh*t form and our confidence Tottenham won't know what hit them. The to**ers at White Hart Lane really thought they would match us this season, some of the deluded Spuds even thought they could win the title. Spuds, what a complete joke of a club.
So for tommorows game against Pompey, we have several players sidelined and these include Gallas, Lehmann, Sagna, Eboue and possibly Hleb who is still a doubt because he has fallen ill.
We are going to have some of the old arsenal boys back, including two of our invincibles in Lauren and campbell. Lets see what sort of reception they get. Pompey last season gave all Arsenal fans a scare when they took a 2-0 lead shortly after half time, many thought that arsenal's unbeaten record at the emirates was going to come to an end, and in a game which we had once again dominated but failed to score in. Adebayor came on and changed the whole game. He scored a well taken goal and played a part in the 2nd goal, as soon as he came on the whole tempo of the game changed, and he got the crowd going. When will Arsenal fans realize that Adebayor is not here to get 30 + goals, he does a lot more for us than scoring goals.
Pompey havn't beaten Arsenal at our place since 50 years ago and since the prem started we've beaten them twice and our place and drawn two.
This will on no account be an easy game, Pompey have some decent players and some hugely experienced veterans who've played with the best, in other words seen this and done that. Hopefully Arsenal can complete a hattrick of games in which they dont concede first and hopefully we'll give a convincing performance.
Im going for a 2-0 win to the Arsenal. Adebayor and Fabregas to score!
Well Arsene managed to surprise all the footballing world once again by making a last gasp signing so few could predict. Arsenal have signed Chelsea's Lassana Diarra who can play in midfield or as a defender. He's 22 yrs old so we've got a young talented player at our hands who's going to add more depth to our squad. Lassana Diarra, who has also played for France in their Euro 2008 qualifiers. I remember how immense he was in the CC final. I thought he was very talented then too.
As a result of this signing some people are suggesting that this is going to be the end of Gilberto Silva, and maybe thats why he's had the captains armband taken off him. Im not too sure about this one.
I think Arsene's spent very cleverly in the previous transfer window. Lots of Arsenal fans wanted him to splash out millions to fill in the supposed 'gaping' hole Henry left but Arsene took his time and once again made some shrewd additions to the squad, by signing Eduardo, who's looked really good so far. Bakary Sagna, whos adapted to our style of play really quickly and has looked like a top class player, and how Wenger has signed Diarra from Chelsea, another quality player. All in all it was a good period. We've got other young players who add more depth to the squad, namely Diaby, Denilson, Flamini, not mentioning some of the youth players who we'll see in the CC this season, Lansbury, Merdia etc.
The only place I think we could still strengthen is our left wing position, but hey over the years we've certainly learnt one thing, no matter what, in Arsene we trust.