How did our lads fare in the recent spate of
meaningless important Internationals?
Well, first up was our shiny, new striker from Korea, Mr Young, who opened the week with a hatrick., and a fine one at that. The first being a quick run behind the last defender and a powerful volley. The second, a towering header from a corner (watch and learn Chamakh) and for the third he received the ball in the Theo position then struck a firm drive past the beleaguered Lebanese keeper. It is true that Lebanon are more the Hendon of the International football firmament, but they still have to be beat 🙂
Theo played 80 minutes for England, setting up the third goal for Rooney and generally looking threatening. He missed a sitter but the commentators said the ball had bobbled, didn’t see it myself..
Aaron Ramsey another of our Captain’s scored the second for Wales in a 2-1 victory with a fine drive. Lovely.
RvP smashed 4 goals past a sorry San Marino side but in the words of the great prophet Glenn Hoddle “you can only play against what you play against”. And RvP must have left the pitch delighted.
Benayoun played 90 minutes for a losing Israel.
Arshavin got an assist for Russia’s only goal win against Macedonia. He also played the full game.
Per was an unused substitute for. Germany
Sagna was an unused substitue for France.
Oh and Cesc scored twice and missed a penalty in a comeback win for Spain.
As far as I can see no Arsenal players were injured but we have the midweeks to come.
All in all a fine night for our Internationals with 8 goals and 2 assists.
Written by Big Raddy