Weekend Focus

Being Arsenal fans, we see absolutely everything through red and white glasses, and as such, there is always much fun to be had at the expense of others.

On Thursday, we had the Europa games, and we look for other teams to have confidence knocked, momentum lost, and legs to become weary. We get embroiled in other petty rivalries, and wonder what outcomes will best suit our own ends.

The main course this weekend will be served up lunchtime Sunday at The Emirates with our Cup game against Watford, but around us are sandwiched lesser gourmet delights, but entertainment nonetheless with much to appetise on the menu.

We have a smorgasboard of both League and Cup games, many of which impact The Arsenal. Can we progress tomorrow, while our League fortunes prosper without us kicking a League ball today? Will the other Cup ties produce favourable results for us?

There are times and places in life when it’s good to laugh at the misfortunes of others, and football is one of those. Where are we likely to see the best β€œmisery” this weekend?

Much to feast upon. Enjoy the football.

written by MickyDidIt

81 Responses to Weekend Focus

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    The Menu

    Sat 12th March
    FLC Blackburn Leeds
    PREM Norwich Man City
    PREM B’mouth Swansea
    PREM Stoke So’ton
    FLC Huddsf’ld Burnley
    FAC Everton Chelsea

    Sun 13th March
    FAC Arsenal Watford
    PREM A Villa Tottenham
    FAC Man Utd West Ham

    Some tasty nibbles eh?

  2. mickydidit89 says:

    No more stupid culinary references, I promise.

    I like Norwich and Villa. Always have πŸ™‚

  3. Eddie says:

    Everton deserve a win

    DidIt – you are evil πŸ™‚

  4. mickydidit89 says:

    You’re so right, Eddie, Everton do deserve a win, and so I feel do West Ham πŸ™‚

  5. Rasp says:

    Thanks Micky, plenty of opportunities to feast on schadenfreude or choke on humble pie this weekend πŸ™‚

    The big one for me today is at Twickers where I hope we’ll get our revenge on the Taffs πŸ™‚

    If we get past Watford in the FA Cup, there will be very tough opposition if we are to reach the final again.

    One question I had meant to pose prior to the upcoming games is “for which game should we field the stronger side – FA Cup or CL?”

  6. mickydidit has posted 3 times and he is the BIG poster too, so his 3 posts don’t count.
    Eddie’s a bird, so she doesn’t count as much as a bloke, so that makes me FIRST !!!!!!!

  7. Sneaky Rasp !!!

    For anyone who doesn’t know there was an FA CUP game last night (Fri).
    Crystal Palace won 2-0 at Reading.

  8. GΓΆΓΆner In Exile says:

    Yep in the cup I’d rather West Ham and Everton wins.

    For the League let’s hope Remi can get his boys doing something this weekend even if it’s a revolutionary bus park tactic which involves 11 men standing on goal line and balancing each other on heads to fill the goal.

  9. Big Raddy says:

    My hope, as always, is that every other team in the top half loses or draws.

    As to the Cup, we will beat whomever we face. It is our destiny

  10. LB says:

    Well, I will answer your question Rasp.

    Strong side tomorrow and the same team that faced Hull should be deployed against Barcelona. We should also announce this well in advance so Barcelona can field and equally second tier side. That way we both draw with Barcelona going through and we can all then carry on with our business.

    In other words, we don’t have prayer of beating Barcelona so why try however we have every chance of beating Watford so I say go for it.

  11. GΓΆΓΆner In Exile says:

    Such a pessimist LB πŸ˜‰

  12. Rasp says:

    Thank you LB, i’m in total agreement with you πŸ™‚

  13. Rasp says:

    But I do believe our strongest side would include Coquelin and Elneny

  14. Big Raddy says:

    First of the w/e results keeps AFC in 3rd and a point ahead of MC.

    Nice work from Norwich.

  15. chas says:

    Cheers, Micky.

    Loving Norwich taking two points from Man City’s expected three.

    Also, I prematurely updated the widget and put us 3rd after 29 games, not realising City played before we played next and could overtake us with 3 points.

    No. πŸ™‚

    Everton next weekend, so a chance to view the upcoming oppo’s current form (albeit FA cup) with the visit of the chavs.

  16. Big Raddy says:

    chas. Are you taking lessons from Crystals.

    England just won a cracking game of rugby. I wonder how long Diego Costa would last at Twickenham.

  17. kelsey says:

    Diego Costa is absolutely everything that is wrong with football.

  18. LB says:


    Did you notice in that interview that Kroenke talks about someone who flies a helicopter from Cape Town to London to watch Arsenal.

    Hmmmm, seems like geography is not Stan’s strong suit.

  19. chas says:

    Well, I must say I’ve enjoyed the last 15 minutes at Goodison.
    Two Lukaku goals against his old club and Costa sent off for being Diego Costa. Filthy human being.

  20. chas says:

    Garry Barry misses the game against us.
    Not sure if I’m meant to be pleased at that or not. πŸ™‚

  21. chas says:

    Hmm, you’re so lovely I want to eat you.

  22. chas says:

  23. RockyLives says:

    Well, some very pleasing results so far!

    Well done to Norwich – we’re now firmly third place as opposed to third only by dint of having played an extra game.

    Nice to see the Chavs out of the Cup as well.

    I fancy the Hammers to do ManUre.

    The big miracle would be if bottom placed Villa can get anything from the Spuds game. Come on Villa!

  24. RockyLives says:

    Oooh – the Costa bite should see him get an extra ban, presumably?

  25. RockyLives says:

    According to the Beeb, “That’s Diego Costa sent off for the first time in a Chelsea shirt.”

    That statistic beggars belief more than just about anything I’ve read all season. How has that vile piece of poo never been sent off before today?

  26. Eddie says:

    rocky – you are right, he is by far the most revolting thing in EPL. I didn’t even dislike Suarez as much as I hate Costa. He is a vile piece of shit, no euphemisms when it comes to him

  27. fatgingergooner says:

    I picked Everton and West Ham this weekend so that’s a good start. The City result was just a bonus! Hopefully we play to our potential tomorrow and don’t mess up a great opportunity for an FA Cup hat-trick. It would be very special regardless of what you think about the current Arsenal set up.

  28. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha ha. nice one, Micky. πŸ™‚

    nice ROLFs so far this weekend.

    off to see the game tomorrow. some uncertainty regarding tickets. These did not arrive by post, and neither did the email. fingers crossed. hopefully will get to see the gang at The King’s Head. Provided the box office trip ends early.

    COYG. πŸ™‚

  29. chas says:

    I can’t believe your arrangements are so haphazard. πŸ™‚
    Hope to see you later.

  30. mickydidit89 says:

    He’s got the right day. Right venue. Appears relatively organized to me πŸ™‚

  31. mickydidit89 says:

    Mmmm, if the surf shapes up later after the high tide the way we think it will, then it’s now Arsenal game for me.

    Real bummer that would be.

    Here’s how it’s looking now. I see one fella out there. Just watch and wait, and you’ll see the occasional wave break on your right, then curl all the way across the beach to the left. That’ll be the wave we’re after πŸ™‚


  32. chas says:

    Everything’s relative, I suppose. πŸ™‚

  33. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha ha. motning all.

    thanks Chas and Micky. right time as well. πŸ™‚ OK. off out now. have to catch a flight.

  34. mickydidit89 says:

    You’re the sort of fan Stan Kroenke was referring to in his speech. Helicopterring about the planet.

  35. mickydidit89 says:

    Ahhhh, the American dream pic
    Daddy has a safe steady job and pension
    Mummy bakes and has her lippy on for when Daddy gets home
    Little Joey has his US Marine Corps hair cut
    BUT WAIT, oh no, this is not how it should be at all. Marylou has a lesbian hair style

  36. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Arnie takes the financial expense and the tiresome, long journey to the Ems to support his team. Birthday Boy checks the weather forecast. There is the rub.

  37. mickydidit89 says:

    You van rub whatever you bloody well please, I am an armchair fan, and proud

  38. mickydidit89 says:

    can not ‘effing van πŸ™„

  39. mickydidit89 says:

    I was thinking. I’m now 55. If I keep oiling me joints and eating raw onions, I could stay relatively together for another 30 years. That is a hell of a long time.
    I could start a completely new life and still pack in what some people call “a career”

  40. Big Raddy says:

    Hope you are swimming in full kit on the beach.

    Micky, it has worked so far for me. I started my second life in my early 50’s , craved out a niche and love it.

    Age shall not wither us …

  41. Big Raddy says:

    Damn. I have to write a PM …

    Could be succinct

  42. Eddie says:

    micky – do you actually own an armchair?

  43. Eddie says:

    I have bad feeling about today. Watford play well and we don’t.

  44. Shard says:

  45. Eddie says:

    costa didn’t actually bite Barry, he changed his mind at the last moment and made it look as it was a kiss and a hug. Onanist

  46. Eddie says:

    shard – snap πŸ™‚ I don’t think so

  47. Shard says:

  48. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie. Good to see you have woken in a positive mood πŸ˜€

  49. LB says:

    Diego Costa is a banned word, agree?

  50. Eddie says:

    doomer and proud of it πŸ™‚

  51. Eddie says:

    LB – what shall we call him?

  52. Shard says:

    A friend of mine calls him Stampy

  53. Red Arnie says:

    its all impulse! πŸ˜› I was very annoyed by the banner. yes, that one! and I thought we should go and shout in the next FAC game. but I was disorganised, that is me, and now not sure what we have done with the tickets!

    fecking nightmare. box office no still out of commission. operates from 10:30. by which time we should be well and truly on the tube.

  54. Shard says:


    It’s about the journey, not the destination πŸ˜›

  55. Eddie says:

    oh arnie, you are the mad professor πŸ™‚ Just go. By the time you get to London the ticket office will be open and you can sort it out then.
    Alternatively, mail me the details and I will get on the phone at 10:30. Where are you landing?

  56. Eddie says:

    no animal deserves to be associated with Costa. I was thinking The Vomit?

    What would we do, how would we feel if one of our players turn out to be like that?

  57. Red Arnie says:

    motning Evonne. good you find you knuckle dusters on! πŸ™‚

    motning LB. yes, Costa is a banned word. but he has never played for us, or will, so he is not dead! πŸ˜›

    Shard. πŸ™‚

  58. Red Arnie says:

    Heathrow, Evonne! OK, let me email you. Peaches has had a look, and thinks I am crazy and disorganised. I agree. πŸ™‚

  59. Eddie says:

    don’t worry arnie, I am the same πŸ™‚ But I have chas to keep check on me and correct and scoff πŸ™‚

  60. Red Arnie says:

    c u good people. boarding, of now. πŸ™‚

  61. Eddie says:

    Heathrow is good, Piccadily line all the way to Holloway. If it was Luton or Standstead I would have picked you up.

  62. Shard says:

    I’ve only met the man once, but – and I say this with admiration – I believe chas would be a world class scoffer πŸ™‚

  63. Shard says:

    oh wait.. twice! I knew that.. don’t scoff at me chas

  64. Big Raddy says:

    Shard. You are a fine judge of character.

  65. chas says:

    Anyone would think I had a bad name on here.

  66. Shard says:

    If chas said that right now, I’d read it in sarcasm font. But since it’s you Raddy, thanks. πŸ™‚

  67. Eddie says:

    Fabianski had 2 howlers against Bournemouth yesterday. Top form against us though, tool

    chas is one off, never met anybody like him.

  68. chas says:

  69. chas says:

    I’m a great scoffer.

  70. chas says:

    Can’t wait for the match.

  71. Eddie says:

    skinny pugs πŸ™‚

  72. Eddie says:

    nosey πŸ™‚

  73. Shard says:

    At the risk of meeting Eddie’s knuckle dusters, pugs are weird creatures.

    They became very popular pets here following a telecom ad where a pug follows around a little boy everywhere (signifying that the phone signal never drops)

    Since then you see a lot of pugs taken for walks on the road always huffing and puffing with the slowest of walks, and yet I once saw one that was running on three legs to finish peeing on a car that had just started to move.

    Like I said, weird creatures.

  74. Big Raddy says:

    Shard. Once again we have agreement. Pugs 😦

  75. Shard says:


    Two hippies in a pod πŸ™‚

  76. Eddie says:

    shard – pugs are amazing creatures. They cannot cool themselves, because they have no noses, hence the puffing and huffing. My pug goes for 2 one hour walks with the big dogs and he is super fit. you will never understand pugs until you have one, and then you will not be without one πŸ™‚

  77. Eddie says:

    one big dog now 😦 I forgot 😦

  78. Big Raddy says:


    There is a New Post …

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