A long night’s partying means that the opportunity of lying supine on the couch and enjoying an afternoon’s football is very attractive, an Arsenal victory would make it doubly so. Given the condition of the man writing this post it will be short and to the point …
What stands between us and 3 points? A host of injuries, a stubborn Cardiff side and ….. well, nothing really, we should beat a managerless team who are in disarray. We beat Cardiff just a few weeks ago with another superb display from Ramsey but little can be predicted as Cardiff will be playing a very different Arsenal.
I watched the recent Cardiff vs Sunderland game and Cardiff for most of the game were strong and well-organised; expect the same today.
A domestic dialogue from earlier this morning …..
“BR: I am really interested in seeing our B team
Mrs BR: Oh, come on Big Raddy, you know that isn’t strictly true – a B team doesn’t have BFG etc in it.
BR: You don’t understand, Ozil, Ramsey, and a host of others are crocked.
Mrs. BR: Doesn’t that give the excellent squad members a chance to shine? You may even see that little fellow Gnabry whom you speak of so often. And I will have a chance to see my mad countryman Big Nik start a game.
BR: Exactly, doesn’t fill me with confidence. Hopefully Podolski will score a brace and Santi will return to scoring ways.
Mrs BR. See, you are already feeling more confident as our “B Team” is still made up of 11 internationals who have easily enough talent and experience to beat a team likely to be relegated.
BR: You are right as always , my Dearest.”
My Team (assuming the injury rumours are true):
The bench should be interesting!!
2013 was an excellent year in the development of this team, in particular it was a good year for Mr Wenger who once again has shown himself to be a manager of the very highest order. Hard to believe that he has worked as AFC manager for longer than all the other PL managers have managed their teams added together. We have been blessed.
It was another trophy-less year (though in any just world there would be a trophy for the team which wins the PL in the calendar year :-) ) and many will say we have once again not achieved anything solid, but I beg to differ, we have seen some outstanding football, lots of goals, the founding of an excellent defence and the development of real world class talents; much is made of Ramsey’s improvement but what of Cazorla, Gibbs, Koscielny and BFG?
My personal year highlight has been sharing many hours with my friends on Arsenal Arsenal. Thank you all (except the troll)
Happy New Year
written by Big Raddy