Wenger’s Waterloo?

Last time we had such a hyped NLD was at Wembley ’93, thankfully TA sent me down the North Circular Rd with a wide smile on my face, which somewhat made up for the awful drive home following the Gazza semi-final.

I would argue that those games were bigger because there remains almost a quarter of the season to play as opposed to a one-off winner takes all match. In the unlikely worst case we would be 9 points behind LCFC with 9 games to play – not insurmountable. But that is not going to happen.


The past few trips to the SHL have been, let’s be honest, difficult, though Rosicky’s rocket stands out like a diamond in a pile of excrement.

Our chances have been written off by all and sundry (apart from our superfan Rocky Lives), even the great Bob Wilson expects us to lose. Why? Has everyone forgotten that the bunch of no-marks who inhabit the swamplands around WHL are at best a miserable group of poltroons?

Spurs, as all right-minded folk know are a team of half-wits managed by a ferret-faced philanderer (he could be, couldn’t he? 😉 ).

We are told we have to fear Harry Kane (the Gooner)! The last time I saw a face so ugly it had a hook in it. He is the best player in Snow White’s basketball team.

Then there is their defence. Supposedly the rock upon which the Knuckle-Draggers depend. A group of low-browed criminals brought together at great expense in order to protect the French Gibbon guarding the goals. Come on – even Theo can score against this bunch.

And what of Eriksen? Rumour has it that he was a errand boy in a tenth rank brothel in downtown Copenhagen before being “invited” to Amsterdam where he continued plying his trade. SHL is the perfect environment to develop his particular skills.

Dele Alli? An ex MK Don better suited to selling bananas on Lordship Lane Market. It is rare to find a more over-hyped young player. Based upon what? 25 games for Spurs.



Dembele? It is as if Nature had intended to make a gorilla and changed its mind at the very last second. Coquelin is already snarling.

BTW Do you know who is the highest scorer in PL NLD’s (obvious really)?

Enough of them…

We have a few minor problems in  terms of injuries, confidence and lack of form. Nothing that cannot be resolved .

Ospina is a fine substitute for Cech. Is there a better No.2 GK in the PL? I doubt it.

Koscielny is a miss as he always plays well against the numpties and Gabriel for all his talent is not yet at Kos’s level.

Welbeck must start this game. 15 minutes at the end of the midweek misery was not enough to influence the result.

I would play Elneny alongside Coquelin with Ramsey on the right.

My Team:


Bellerin     BFG     Gabriel     Monreal

Ramsey   Elneny   Coquelin    Sanchez

Welbeck    Giroud    Ozil

You may notice one glaring error in the above team, but Hey, it is my team, my rules 😀

I see no reason why we cannot get a result this afternoon; we are playing Spurs not a rampant Barcelona. West Ham did them (as they did us), so can the Mighty Gunners.

The fools in the stands are ready to be rocked like jelly in the wind. Silenced like a defendant in a Mafia trial. Deflated like an undercooked soufflé .

Much will depend upon how, and more to the point, whether, Mr Wenger can get his players organised in such a way that they can cope with the pressure. Lose this afternoon and the knives will be well and truly out. Given AW’s almost 20 years of sterling service the dog’s abuse he receives is monumentally unjust.

We have won the League at The Lane – Twice. We have nothing to fear but fear itself.



202 Responses to Wenger’s Waterloo?

  1. Matt says:


  2. Eddie says:

    rocked like jelly in the wind?? ha ha ha ha 🙂

    you have to lose one of your players, but whom? Ollie probably. Then we have a nice, sort of solid 4-4-2 more than capable of getting a point today.

    Enjoy the Malmo game Raddy! We will mind your team for you

  3. LB says:

    poltroon — an utter coward. I had to look it up. Good word though.

    So BR, stop beating around the bush, if you don’t like them say it 🙂

  4. Iceman says:

    This is a win/win situation. Beat the dross and pride is restored/lose and hopefully AW does the decent thing.

  5. mickydidit89 says:

    That is the best pm I’ve ever read by a fair distance
    You’re on the form of your life erik
    Thank you

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    Theo loves scoring at the lane

  7. Iceman says:

    Theo couldn’t score in a brothel!

  8. LB says:

    Now, now Iceman lets stay positive.

  9. LB says:

    Although thinking about it WHL is sub brothel so, hmmmm

  10. Terry C says:

    That’s you Arsene isn’t it?

  11. Iceman says:

    LB – his amazing 16 touches at OT for £100,000+ a week was truly mesmerising. Project Theo should have been dumped a long time ago.

  12. LB says:

    Terry C

    Oui c’est moi ici.


    I am no Theo fan and my anger goes back a long way but today I am trying to focus on the time when he ripped them at their place but got injured and while being carried off he defiantly held up two fingers. Thinking about it that probably was Theo’s finest moment.

  13. Iceman says:

    LB-agree with that. Theo is just the most frustrating player ever – the reality is though that fleeting flashes of genius don’t make a marquee player. If only he had Wrighty’s aggression!

  14. LB says:

    A bit of Wrighty’s aggression would never go amiss but for me what is missing is a lack of close control and that is never going to be learnt at his age.

  15. LB says:

    Still, we could be wrong and he has one of his lucky days, it could happen, well that’s I’m clinging onto anyway.


  16. Iceman says:

    A goal off the referee’s arse, a Theo hat-trick, Citizen Kane being exposed for the punting pub player he really is – we can all dream!

  17. LB says:

    Works for me.

  18. Aman Arora says:

    Gunners are a great team but lack confidence

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    Theo wasn’t trying at OT 🙄

  20. GoonerB says:

    Brilliant Raddy. A last chuckle before taking my Valium.

    If we play Ramsey to the right then we have to play one of our quicker strikers up top. That has been proven to work whereas Ramsey to the right with a slower striker up top has repeatedly looked iffy. If we go with the slower striker (once again??) then I would play Campbell right and bench Ramsey.

    I think my line up would start with Ramsey to the right and Welbeck up top and Elneny with Coquelin. The rest should pick itself.

    Tight for time so see you all later

  21. GoonerB says:

    Micky, speaking to a few Spuds they would be more scared of Theo up top than Giroud. Says it all really.

    Theo has been pants recently on the wing but AW hasn’t given him a look in as the striker since before his injury. Having said that because he has been pants and all the fans are on him and AW has shown no faith in and blatantly dismissed his chances of developing as a striker I wouldn’t start with him.

  22. mickydidit89 says:

    If I were Spurs, I’d be more scared of Dotty The Dog up top than Ollie, but happily, I’m not

  23. Rasp says:

    Superb Raddy, although not enough insults for my liking 😀

    Although I agree much depends on “how Mr Wenger can get our players organised”, I’d put ‘motivated’ above that in the list of criteria.

    As I have said in probably most games this season …. if we go one behind, our priority must be to gain some control of the game and not concede a second rather than everyone charging forward and leaving us vulnerable at the back.

  24. Sid says:

    Teams are in Elneny starts

  25. Sid says:

    Welbeck up top Ramsey on the right.
    Like it.

  26. chas says:

  27. chas says:

    Shows what you purists know. 🙂

  28. Rasp says:

    I’m very happy with that team, top marks to Arsene so far 🙂

  29. chas says:

    Barnstorming pre-match, BR. 😆

  30. mickydidit89 says:

    Bloody love the team. Well played Arsene for shaking it up

  31. mickydidit89 says:

    Purists know best 🙂

  32. fatgingergooner says:

    So Wenger does read the blog!

    4-1 to us!


  33. mickydidit89 says:

    Seeing that team has swung my mood from nervous to excited
    Cannot wait

  34. TotalArsenal says:

    Superb preview Raddy. Bould should read it out to the first eleven at 12.35 😬


  35. GoonerB says:

    Chas, he has listened to and taken note of the purists obviously 🙂

  36. GoonerB says:

    I like the set up by and large. First time for it so we have to just hope it gels immediately in such an important and difficult game.

  37. Sid says:

    6-0 and we go above them on goal difference.

  38. wally says:

    I’m reverting back to start of the season form. No expectations, hoping they play hard, hoping they play well and hoping for a win.

  39. Red Arnie says:

    Brilliant, Raddy. 🙂

    we cannot lose if we do not concede. Further, we will score at least one goal, so on with the show! COYG.

    On your lineup I would replace Elneny with the more significant El Nino: our travelling supporters.

    Off to watch at my local pub! COYG.

  40. Fantastic Gooner rousing pre-match Raddy. I’m terrified and excited in equal measure. Nice to see Danny given a start and Elneny next to Coquelin could be interesting.

    Oh what the hell, it’s a NLD ……. anything can happen.


  41. Red Arnie says:

    just saw the team. COYG.

    My basic point remains. Come on the travelling fans. Be a worthy 12th man today.

  42. Just tuned in to BT sport ……… ‘arry in the studio, really???????

  43. fatgingergooner says:

    Hi GB,

    Formations canbe discussed all day long (as we often do on here!) but ultimately it’s 11 v 11 and the players have to win their battles.

    There’s a couple of sayings which sum up our team the last couple of games.

    You have to earn the right to play.
    Comfort is the enemy of success.

    We have to make the sure we defend properly and give ourselves a platform to let our superior talent shine through. As for comfort, I’d like to think our training ground has been the most uncomfortable place to be this week. Wenger has done the right thing in shaking things up.

  44. RockyLives says:

    Wow – BR on toppest of top form!

    Well then, this is it – our season really does come down to this 90+ minutes.

    Am I delusional?

    Let’s see…


  45. mickydidit89 says:

    Superb, here we go

    Come on you Gunnnnners

  46. mickydidit89 says:

    I’m with you Rocky. I think we’ll win this game.

  47. RA says:

    A very good pre-match, Raddy, suitable for a very important clash.

    Who knows how things will go? That is the way of football games – me – I think we will win.

    I read today that back in 2003 Arsene was considering Pochetino as an Arsenal recruit – but bought Senderoz instead.

    Good choice? Rather not say. 🙂

  48. RA says:

    Yes – you are delusional, Rocker, but that does not make you a bad judge. 🙂

  49. mickydidit89 says:

    Hard to scoff at someone with a 100% baby sexing record 😀

  50. RA says:

    There must have been a new Rule brought in that Arsenal can pass to anyone they like provided they wear a white shirt?

    Fantastic reflex save from Ospina from Lamela.

    My confidence is shaking after this opening. 😦

  51. Eddie says:

    We are not the better team

  52. RA says:

    That’s true, Micky, but is that 100% – one from one?

  53. Rasp says:

    One tackle away from a red card and have forgotten how to pass the ball – very little improvement on recent games but Elneny putting in a shift I understand

  54. GoonerB says:

    My overall opinion so far is that they look fitter and sharper on the ball and better coached about how to play without the ball.

  55. Eddie says:

    I can see someone being sent off. Cannot hold on to the ball

  56. Rasp says:

    Everyone knew they would precious hold, we had all week to prepare for this, was a really nothing we could’ve done?

  57. RockyLives says:



  58. Rasp says:

    Well that negativity on my part did the trick 🙂

  59. Sid says:

    Typical Arsenal overplaying it in the box..

  60. Eddie says:

    We are the fecking better team 🙂

  61. mickydidit89 says:


  62. Oooooh wah nice goal Arsenal 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

  63. Sid says:

    Oh dear… Ramsey has wrecked the BT half time love in
    Terrific, fantastic

  64. GoonerB says:

    I’d take the draw right now 🙂

  65. RockyLives says:

    What a great half from our lads. I see no grounds for negativity at all.

    We’re playing a team in great form and full of confidence – of course we’re not going to have it all our own.

    But our boys have stuck to the task, concentrated well and took their chance when it came.

    Ospina’s save as big a moment as Aaron’s goal.

  66. Love my team but it’s pretty scary how quickly totts are able to get the ball off of us.

  67. Rasp says:

    Rocky, I’m not watching the game – getting all my info from texts from peaches 😆

  68. Still, we’ve scored and they haven’t 😃

  69. fatgingergooner says:

    The silence in the commentary box was deafening when Ramsey scored.

    When we have time on the ball the players are not trusting their first instincts and end up holding it slightly too long and either losing the ball or the runner has already gone offside or been missed. With the goal, though, it all happened so fast that it was pure instinct with no time to think, and look what happened!

  70. Sid says:

    Rambo drew First Blood.. I like that.

  71. fatgingergooner says:

    We are defending as a team. What a difference that extra man makes in midfield when we don’t have the ball (Ramsey, Coq, Elneny).

    Just need to keep soaking up pressure and breaking.

  72. RockyLives says:

    We’re losing the ball because the Spudders press very effectively, but as the game wore on we got more used to it and started to cope better.

    Now we have the lead we can play to hit them on the counter even more than we already have been.

  73. You’re absolutely right fgg, when they play instinctively it works so much better. I thought watching against Swansea that there was too much thinking going on.

  74. RockyLives says:

    Nice one Sid 🙂

  75. RockyLives says:

    So right about the extra man in MF.

    Dennis only knows what El Nino made of the first 20 minutes – but he has gradually got himself used to the pace of the NLD and grew in influence during the last 15.

  76. fatgingergooner says:

    Only half time. Must be just as switched on now for second 45.

  77. mickydidit89 says:

    Loved the shouty clip of Easter

  78. mickydidit89 says:

    Here we go again
    Come on you Gunnnnnners

  79. Sid says:

    Elneny’s disipline to hold his position is wonderful to see.

  80. Alexis decision making much better today 😃

  81. Eddie says:

    Yeah, easter is almost as handsome as Keown

  82. Bigger bugger bugger

  83. Sid says:

    I knew it, just knew it

  84. GoonerB says:

    The discipline and understanding of our players is amateur. We were just getting on top.

  85. Silly Coquelin, too much passion sadly

  86. Sid says:

    We need another goal quick to take some pressure off.

  87. RA says:

    Mmm, all change – silly Coq.

  88. Goal line technology eh, who’d be without it 😃

  89. fatgingergooner says:

    Surely Kane is offside?

  90. Got to pot in a flash. Come on Arsenal

  91. fatgingergooner says:

    Maybe not.

    We’ve imploded. Well done Coquelin. Absolutely stupid.

  92. fatgingergooner says:

    How many different ways can you mess up a season!?

  93. Sid says:

    Yes yes yes yes yes

  94. mickydidit89 says:

    Yes yes yes

  95. fatgingergooner says:

    Well buttery Arsenal! It’s 2-2!

  96. fatgingergooner says:

    Butter my Arsenal that was!

  97. Yes yes yes from me too

  98. fatgingergooner says:

    Why is Dier not sent off for that tug on Giroud? Seen them given.

  99. Sid says:

    Small incorrect decisions from the ref, but game changers.

  100. fatgingergooner says:

    I can’t take any more of these Arsenal games! Stroke imminent!

  101. Sid says:

    Luckily we started with 12 men .

  102. fatgingergooner says:

    If we still had 11 we’d be winning easily.

  103. fatgingergooner says:

    BT Sport has just had a stroke I think! Lost connection then came back on and Rambo was clean through!

  104. Fair result for us that live in North London, mustn’t ever lose 🙂

  105. Sid says:

    Sanchez, just kicked the ball away and walked straight down the tunnel. No shaking hands with anyone.
    Body language says he’s leaving.

  106. fatgingergooner says:

    Would’ve won with 11 but take a point all day with 10. Will it be enough to spark our season? I’m not sure, but can’t question the effort, leadership, tactics, passion and everything else that’s been questioned this last week.

    Fancy Watford to get something against Leicester.

  107. mickydidit89 says:

    I can now reveal I thought we’d get hammered, so on balance, I think the manager and players can come home 🙂

    Must go, mothers day shopping to do.

  108. fatgingergooner says:

    Match reminded me of us at home to Leicester, except we were Leicester.

    Showed a lot of bottle to get a point and nearly win it.

  109. Rasp says:

    Coquelin cost us the points. How many Arsenal players have been sent off in this fixture – all hot headed midfielders, Coquelin, Eboue and Frimpong?

  110. I just hope we can show the same passion in our coming games

  111. Rasp says:

    Not a bad performance but for me, the bigger question is why is our manager so behind the times in his training and tactics – all the top teams play with a high press except us

  112. Coq only misses the FA cup game

  113. RockyLives says:

    Coquelin was unlucky. A microsecond difference and we’re all cheering a great tackle. He’ll learn from it.

    Great character by the team to come back from 2-1 and almost win.

    It’s the not the result I predicted (it would have been if we had kept 11 men on the pitch) but we are still in the title race. We can still do it.

    My MOTM? Ospina. Fantastic game.

  114. fatgingergooner says:

    I know we had 10 men, but still weak goals to concede. A set piece with a man unmarked, and not clearing out lines out wide.

    The only reason our defending hasn’t been hammered of late is because our finishing has been so poor. We looked much better with Elneny in there and with 11 men and I hope we see that for the rest of the season.

  115. Red Arnie says:

    well the two red card decisions influenced the game.

    angry with Coq for juvenile exuberance and the ref for not showing Dier a second yellow.

    My MOTM is Ospina. say something I guess. Onwards and upwards. Leicester and Spurs will drop more points. But Shitty is in hot pursuit and we need to be wary.


  116. GoonerB says:

    I was very angry with Le Coq there. We were getting on top at that point and 1-0 in the ascendancy. sure a player broke down the flank but he was isolated and we had good defensive cover centrally. All Le Coq needed to do was go with the run and stand him up. Don’t let him off the flank.

    I am still a fan of Le Coq and just think someone needs to have a word with him about better game management and acting like a senior player. There probably wasn’t a better DM to be covering that situation because he has the pace to go with the player so we should have seen the danger out with no problem there.

  117. chas says:

    Spot the Gooner 😆

  118. chas says:

  119. Eddie says:

    we drew??? oh hell, I went to bed again 🙂
    No bollix whatsoever 🙂 10 men arsenal drew with Spurs in form on their ground, not bad at all

  120. fatgingergooner says:

    Leeds Rhinos won
    Arsenal got a good point
    Won £84 on my first bet of the weekend

    Im back in the good books of the sporting gods! Now I just need United and Leicester to lose.

  121. chas says:

    great photo from Stuart Macfarlane

  122. fatgingergooner says:

    Top 4 has become interesting!

    Our fixtures all of a sudden don’t look too bad though.

    West Brom (h)
    Everton (a)

    International break

    Watford (h)
    West Ham (a)
    Palace (h)
    Sunderland (a)
    Norwich (h)
    City (a)
    Villa (h)

  123. chas says:


  124. RockyLives says:

    Great Chas
    Look at the faces of those miserable troglodytes in the background

  125. RockyLives says:

    I’m very proud of our players today

  126. fatgingergooner says:

    With you on that RL.

    How good was El Niño today!? Very impressed. If he bulls up a little bit he could be very useful for us.

  127. Eddie says:

    can someone pleeeeeze tell me how did the last half hour go?

  128. RA says:

    Chaser @ 3:34

    There is a little Japanese girl to the right of the Gooner looking at the picture who appears to be a happy smiling Gooner too. 🙂

  129. RA says:

    Le Coq was drawn into that pointless tackle against Kane because he was being outpaced – and that is why he only managed to foul the Spud.

    He did not want to let the team down and went for the tackle, but a wiser head would have made him realise it was not necessary. But in the heat of the moment……

  130. Rasp says:

    Merts was partially responsible for both Barca goals and culpable for the tots second today, not what we expect from the captain. I think a centre back ought to be on our shopping list in the summer.

  131. RA says:

    Agreed, Rasp.

  132. GoonerB says:

    I don’t fully agree there RA. To make a direct interception at that immediate time Kane was indeed slightly ahead of him, but if Le Coq had kept running with him at a parallel 5yds away then at some point Kane has to come in from the flank and he would have crossed Le Coq’s pathway. Then Le Coq can make his tackle. I forgive him but thought it was schoolboyish.

  133. GoonerB says:

    Some very good aspects today but also some very useful information from that game on how we need to and can improve for the run in.

  134. Eddie says:

    Leicester are struggling against the dirty northerners

  135. Eddie says:

    bloody hell GB, you’d think that 29 games into the season the team should be improved 🙂

  136. GoonerB says:

    Should be Eddie 🙂

  137. Aaron says:

    Well- not bad all things considered.
    If you guys think Mert was culpable for Kane’s goal than you are delirious. That was a screamer shot that NO one on earth could have stopped, saved, blocked or got in front of. (reminded me of Sanchez) Team came back with spirit. Most likely would have won 11 X 11. If Arsenal would have even scored half of the 17 shots that have hit the woodwork, and maybe kept a few players healthy for a few more games….ahhh to dream.
    Anyways onward and upward!

  138. IanRealGunner says:

    Interesting to see if MOTD shows the potential handball in the Spuds box – not sure if it was, as BT didn’t replay it. Also if they show the probable 2nd yellow for Dier – not mentioned on the BBC report. Shard may have a point!!!!!!! Also hats off to BT for their splendid loss of connection right in the middle of injury time – rubbish presenters, panellists and a woeful service

  139. pseudo says:

    Good game and a well earned point

  140. Big Raddy says:

    Fine day for BR. Radio on listening to AFC whilst Malmo smacked their hapless opposition 4-0 in the Swedish Cup.

    Happy with a point given Coquelin’s red.

    Hopefully this will quiet the nay-sayers who point to lack of leadership, passion and effort.

    Looking forward to MoTD.

  141. mickydidit89 says:

    Phew, Leicester won. Not a bad day given the Coq circs.

  142. mickydidit89 says:

    Its when you see those stills Chas put up of the Spud supporters that you realize how bad it would be if they won the league. Horrible, horrible thought.

  143. Big Raddy says:

    Well you know my opinion of the poltroons at the Lane

  144. LB says:

    The thing that impressed me the most today about Elneny was not his incredible engine that enabled him to cover every blade of grass, not his ability to be able to read the game and position himself exactly where he was best needed; no, what most impressed me was the continuous metronomic accuracy of his short range passes; that’s to say, when he played a pass it seemed to always find its man. Nothing fancy, nothing Hollywood just plain simple passing which took the pressure off and enabled us to build.

    I agree with slim that he needs to bull up a little bit and then he would be completely running the midfield.

  145. I forgot to ask if anyone wanted to write something but I’ve just found a report from GoonerB so we can all relax.

    Thank you GoonerB

  146. mickydidit89 says:

    Sense of relief and calm this morning. We didn’t get thrashed, and we dented their title hopes.

    So, I think we can now change the subject

    I really want to know how Ebay Eddie got on yesterday flogging her leftovers. Problem is, Ebay Eddie doesn’t read back through comments, so I’m talking to myself.

  147. Eddie says:

    hiya micky 🙂
    I didn’t respond to that cheapskate, was too angry with him. But I will today

  148. Eddie says:

    rasp – what is 7 across?

    First of all I will offer him a box and ask the full price.
    If he declines I will accept his ridiculous offer and start leading him on………to a wrong address 🙂

    But I had another eBay argument yesterday – great place to vent my frustrations 🙂 I bought a make up product and knew straight away it was a fake. I wrote to the seller, but they insisted it was the real thing despite the piece of shit being the wrong dimension, YSL logo all wrong and the liquid itself completely wrong colour. To cut the long story short I gave them a mouthful.

  149. Eddie says:

    …and finally – if you think about it – we won yesterday 🙂 Ten men, second goalie, away, out of form Arsenal against best Totts had for 50+ years! And we drew!!!! We won hands down 🙂

  150. mickydidit89 says:

    Ah ha Eddie
    But weren’t you being a cheapskate buying the YSL gear on ebay?

  151. mickydidit89 says:

    Fair footballing thinking, however the main objectives of this season are now, and in this order are:
    1. Spurs do not win the league
    2. We win the FA Cup

  152. Eddie says:

    absolutely! I got done for it! Serves me right

  153. Eddie says:

    3. a draw in Barcelona
    4. finish in top 4
    5. extend contracts with Ozil and Sanchez

  154. mickydidit89 says:

    3. Not bothered
    4. Agree. Would settle for that this minute
    5. Absolutely, because it will have meant we’ve gone large on a striker

  155. Eddie says:

    5. absolutely 🙂 a and a FB.

    3. – not you wouldn’t be bothered, but I am! I am toying with an idea of going there next week, but perhaps skipping the game

  156. mickydidit89 says:

    A FB?
    As in defender?
    Dear God Eddie, you are feeling a little gloomy this morning 🙂

  157. Eddie says:

    true. Ok, skip an FB and buy 2 strikers

    Ebue is back in EPL 🙂 Welcome Emmanuel

    6. sell wood. Theo, Ox, Flamini, Arteta, Wilshere

  158. Eddie says:

    I know, I know – Ronaldo. He wants to leave RM, lets go and get him.

  159. mickydidit89 says:

    6. Yip, yip, yip, yip and No, keep Jack

  160. Eddie says:

    micky – you must be joking! Did you hear the latest on Jack? His neighbours are furious, because he erected an 18′ netted structure in his garden. He uses it to practice shooting!!!!!!!!!!!! He needs the 18′ nets for kicking the ball!! Row Z. Sell him.

  161. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok, the Barcelona trip. You should go to see us play at Nou Camp, but otherwise, skip the trip. I mean, what’s the point of going to Barcelona?

    Google pics of Gaudi stuff if you like that sort of thing.
    Buy a few really small bowls, fill them with olives and tiny fish. That’s the food done.
    As for people watching in Cafes. When was the last time you saw a good looking Spaniard? I’ll tell you. Never.

  162. mickydidit89 says:

    18′ net. Ha ha ha 🙂

  163. Eddie says:

    Seve Ballesteros.

    I’ve seen Gaudi, not loving it, no. But I liked the atmosphere of the town, and people, and weather. It is a great place.

  164. mickydidit89 says:

    Ballesteros ha ha ha

  165. Eddie says:

    what? he was very good looking.

    MotD – Spurs just scored the second 😦

  166. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    BR in a fine mood today.

    I have to confess that I was less than confident about the NLD and as Eddie said we won a moral victory.

    Disappointed no-one picked up my two favourite lines in the post “deflated like an undercooked souffle and the best player in Snow White’s basket ball team” – though the last was not my own.

    But otherwise … Deep Joy.

  167. Eddie says:

    I picked on the Lordship Lane market – it doesn’t exist 🙂
    Raddy – it was a great, great post and you had me convinced that we were going to win. And we did

  168. mickydidit89 says:

    And where does Erik stand on Seve Ballesteros’ looks?

  169. chas mobile says:

    7.03 is the match report. 🙂

  170. mickydidit89 says:

    Ooo, I say. Chas on mobile at 7am. On a “sleep over” are we? 🙂

  171. Big Raddy says:

    Micky.. Early Seve. yes, late Seve – No

  172. chas mobile says:

    Cracking piss up in Derby.

  173. Big Raddy says:

    I once bought an AFC sweatshirt at a remarkably cheap price on Ebay, Needless to say, it was a fake.

    Does anyone know someone who can knit me an Arsenal scarf? I don’t want one of the club ones.

  174. Eddie says:

    Raddy – I think Peaches likes knitting 🙂

    Buy some wool/cotton/cashmere and send it over, I will have a go. But nothing fancy, no logos, no tassels. Plain red and white.

  175. kelsey says:

    Morning all

    I realy enjoyed that game bar Sanchez being totally pissed off at the end he stormed down the tunnel.Make of that what you will.

    Overall it was definitely a point well earned by us and two dropped by Spurs.

    Mertesacker just has to go but needless I can safely predict we will finish in the top 6 😉

    Micky, does your son not give you telephone messages.Asked me who I was and then said I had the wrong number .

  176. Big Raddy says:

    chas. GOD (getting older disgracefully) 😀

  177. Big Raddy says:

    kelsey. I would say Micky’s son is very well trained

  178. Eddie says:

    Kels- yep, with hammers above us.

  179. Eddie says:

    chas – who are those men? are they Spanish?

  180. LB says:


    Don’t get angry with your ebay guy, tell him that what he wants to buy is in really good condition, and that he won’t be disappointed, get him to want it, to imagine how he would be using it, in other words get him hooked and then politely tell him that he is going to have to increase his offer. People give money to people who they perceive as being nice far easier than to people they perceive as horrible.

    And lastly say you will throw in a box 🙂

  181. LB says:

    Ah, I didn’t notice this until Chas pointed it out but I agree and I would add, Arsenal supporters will be hard pushed to find a better match report this morning.

    Eddie says:
    March 6, 2016 at 7:03 am
    …and finally – if you think about it – we won yesterday 🙂 Ten men, second goalie, away, out of form Arsenal against best Totts had for 50+ years! And we drew!!!! We won hands down 🙂

  182. chas mobile says:

    The boys liked the, Are they Spanish?crack, especially Ant. 🙂

  183. Big Raddy says:

    I watched the Everton/WHU game in a Malmo pub with West Ham Bob. He went from despair at being two down against 10 men to “I tell you we are likely to win the League and definitely Top 4”.

    WHU are a decent side and we will have to be our best to beat them in our final game ever at the toilet which is Upton Park

  184. kelsey says:

    How many toilets do you visit, Raddy

  185. Eddie says:

    chas – where is Ant on the photo? Blurry figure on the right?

    LB 🙂 thanks for compliments and advice 🙂 I find it very difficult to pretend though – what you see is what you get, in a nutshell – not very nice.

  186. Big Raddy says:

    kelsey. Not as many as I will

  187. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie. Thanks for the offer of the knitting. I am looking for something with tassels,. Can’t be that difficult can it? (not that I have any idea whatsoever)

  188. GoonerB says:

    Oh no, just got on and found that Eddie and Micky have sold all our home grown contingent. Never mind I am sure we can nab the likes of Lee Cattermole and Andy Carroll to bring ourselves back in line with the minimal requirement 🙂

  189. mickydidit89 says:

    Stop being so bloody cheap
    Saville Rogue is where you go. Cashmere AND tassels


  190. mickydidit89 says:

    Ha ha ha. He did give me a message on Friday, and if you want the truth, this is what he said
    “Dad, some really creepy sounding foreign bloke called for you but didn’t leave a name or number”
    ha ha 🙂

  191. mickydidit89 says:

    You bend the bloody rules. Buy 17 yr English yobs from Barnet at about £200 a pop. Bench the burks, and spend your cash wisely on quality, reasonably priced superstars in the £40M bracket

  192. Big Raddy says:

    Thanks for the link Micky. Save Eddie some work.

  193. Big Raddy says:

    Micky 9.33 That is brilliant.

  194. Red Arnie says:

    motning all. erm, almost afnertoon all. Nice batner.

    Loved Eddie’s match report. 🙂

  195. Red Arnie says:

    in fact, loved all of the batner!

    we have plenty of homegrown under 19s, dont we? That will do. 🙂

  196. mickydidit89 says:

    Off out for day
    Looking forward to reading the GB

  197. Morning all

    We have a New Post ………………..

  198. Rasp is going to shout at me, the title is too tame, should have called it something like ‘Coquelin To The Gallows’ ……….. oh well

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