Two Arsenal problems solved


“One can’t judge Wagner’s opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don’t intend hearing it a second time” –Rossini.

Just two problems, you may ask. Well yes, at the moment, because I’m not including the possibility that Sanchez plays against Uruguay and will therefore be fit to face Utd.

Right then, my two problems. Hector is out of action, and we have no position for Ramsey.

The solution is to go 3-5-2. Chelsea have a new continental manager with sensitive hair, and lo, he has transformed their season since going all Juve on them. For us, Monreal could snuggle up to Kos and Must at the back. Gibbs can charge up and down the left, which brings us to the right.

Some say Aaron is a Santi stand in. No he isn’t. Just not cultured enough as a footballer. Some say he is a Mesut stand in. No he isn’t. We’d be better off changing the system altogether and doing away with a No 10. You need Godlike skill to make that role work. Some say Aaron played well there for Wales. Wales?? Really?? They are a second division team who play in tournaments where the quality is so appallingly low that only third rate managers submit job applications. Any top flight club would win a Euros without breaking sweat.

Now the good news. I do have an excellent role for Aaron. Right side in the mid 5. Great engine, good crosser.

Soooo, we have our back three, our two flankers, Coq with Mesut and Santi either side and a front two of Sanchez and Theo.


…………Sanchez    Theo

Gibbs  Santi  Coq  Mesut    Aaron

……….Mon  Kos  Must



It is possible you are still wondering about the relevance of the opening quotation. The answer is none whatsoever. Read it last night. Liked it.

written by MickyDidit


251 Responses to Two Arsenal problems solved

  1. Big Raddy says:

    Like the quote. Feel the same about swathes of opera.

    Cannot see AW going with a back 3 but your plan has merit especially against MU who have no central striker of note ( :_D )

  2. Big Raddy says:

    Where is Hopalong Chassidy?

  3. Red Arnie says:

    Good thoughts, Micky. 🙂 But no, not for me, far 2 dangerous. As it is, our back door is leaky with 4. With three at the back, it is likely to be a disaster. Jenks should get a chance, IMO, if for no other reason at least because he is a top Gooner.

    Upfront, against the Maureen Manure bus, it has to be EFF. We need someone to intercept crosses into the box, and Theo is not that person. Just my opinion.

  4. chas says:

    Nice post, Micky.

    I like this formation but isn’t it a tad defensive?

    If Sanchez has a tear, I can’t see him turning out against Yoonited even if he doesn’t play against Uruguay.

    AW is an old dog with no new tricks and a coat of indelible spots. 🙂

  5. Red Arnie says:

    Nice motning batner. Saw nothing wrong with celebrating the lives of great people moving on this year, Better than shedding tears after them.

    RIP Leonard Cohen. Wish he was the one to win the Nobel in Literature this year.

  6. mickydidit89 says:


    “I like this formation but isn’t it a tad defensive?”

    Truth is, I don’t know and hardly care either, as I barely gave it a moment’s thought. Reality is, I’ve pretty much lost all interest in matters Arsenal. Between games that is.

    Even during my peak supporting years, I could wrap up all the weeks’ tactical, selection as well as any other football business before I’d finished the first pre-match pint 🙂

  7. chas mobile says:


    Me, too, with regard to losing interest.
    I’ve no idea why it consumes so much of my time still. Old habits, I suppose.

    The ‘tad defensive’ comment was sarcastic, but, like you, I’ve no.idea if it’s true or not.
    Maybe we could go for a 3-4-3 formation and really confuse the mancs.

    Is Ibra banned and is that good for us?

  8. mickydidit89 says:

    “Maybe we could go for a 3-4-3”

    Why not, it’s not as if we give a shit 🙂

  9. chas says:

    It might be prudent to have a pair of sunglasses handy alongside your armchair for this evening’s game. 😆

  10. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh Dear God. Eddie will be having stiff words, as we know her thoughts about gentlemen in pink shirting

  11. chas says:

    What I want to know is, what was Karren Brady thinking wearing her granny’s pink dress on The Apprentice last night?

  12. GunnerN5 says:

    Arnie, Thank you for your 9:46. Leonard Cohen was a great Canadian and Hallelujah became his signature tune, but just one of many. His quotes and poems are also very memorable.


  13. GunnerN5 says:

    Remembrance day (Veterans Day IN USA) November 11th is a very solemn day for my family as we lost so many of our relatives.

    No matter where I have been at 11:00am on Nov 11th I’ve never forgotten to stand for two minutes of silence in honour of those who gave everything for us to have freedom in our lives.

    Today, along with my wife and son we will be attending an assembly in my grandchildren’s school, both of our grandchildren will be on stage performing. Our 7 year old grandson will sing a song, unaccompanied and my 12 year old granddaughter will recite a poem.

    Led by a bagpipe player Canadian veterans will march through the assembly. It’s all sure to bring a tear to my eye.

    ………………………….LEST WE FORGET……………………………..

  14. Red Arnie says:

    Yes, GN5. Respect. and Remembrance.

  15. GunnerN5 says:

    Hallelujah Arnie…………

  16. Big Raddy says:

    Football tonight. Given the lack of creativity in the England midfield I think we should play Gazza.

  17. Eddie says:

    bad day in the office, again.
    the post, the banter especially didit and chas not giving a shit, photos of God made me feel human again, cheers guys

    Karen Brady was thinking that her tits look bigger in the terrible dress. Good sartorial taste from you monster 🙂

  18. Eddie says:

    The Rossini quote is fab, I cannot stand opera and operetta, and musicals. Many proper snobs pretend they like opera coz it’s a done thing. Many people who pretend they like theatre go to musicals.

    I think so anyway. You want to see good play go the Hampstead theatre, best shows ever.

  19. Eddie says:

    but I probably missed the whole point here, oh dear, really bad day 😦
    still – great quote, cheers DidIt

  20. mickydidit89 says:

    Utter garbage 🙂

  21. mickydidit89 says:

    There was no point, but the quote was nice.
    Sorry your day was a stinker
    England South Africa at rugger tomorrow will cheer you up

    Right about Gazza. What a superb footballer he was. Sad.

  22. Eddie says:

    aha, Maria Calas, you got me there!
    Great aria, great voice, but the whole opera…2.5 hours, torture. And you cannot understand what the feck they are screaming. Except for the English National opera – all in English, good to understand the strange lyrics. No, I really am not warming up to the opera

  23. Eddie says:

    aaron dilemma. I don’t know, but he is a great player and if a imanager cannot utilise him then there is something wrong.

    He is not a defensive midfielder, not in a million years. If we have better players for Aaron’s positions ( I agree we do) then sell him. He deserves to play the first fiddle rather than warming the bench

  24. Eddie says:

    no, actually I think I am being bitter. I envy people who love music, who think their lives are richer because of music, who can play instruments or sing. I have none of this gifts, silence is my favourite tune, honestly. Would never make it to number 1

  25. RA says:


    The moment I saw there was a Post, until I saw who had written it, was convulsed with laughter, one day I might read it! 😀

    Actually, I hasten to add that is not the case, I always enjoy your musings, and the opening line caught my attention as I love some of the clever put downs, and my opening above is a paraphrasing of a Groucho Marx quote – which always makes laugh quite genuinely – and like your quote has nothing to do with the Post, but was in the same spirit as Rossini’s. 😀

    As regards your suggested team – well, it is as good as any, but as Chas said, it does not seem a Micky team – not attacking enough – who are you really? and what have you done with the real Micky? 😀

  26. Big Raddy says:

    Have to disagree about opera. Some of it is top, some isn’t.

    Love the vid Didit. Thank you.

    Today, this is my choice of listening.

  27. Eddie says:

    Raddy – I used to love Cohen until I realised he was depressing me. Why did he suffer financial problems all his life, do you know?

    RA – brill opening sentence, very clever

  28. RA says:


    The song that has been giving me earwhigs today has been Hallelujah – he wrote some fantastic poetry and songs, but some of them once heard cannot be forgotten.

    I try to think of a nude Micky to forget it, but that has not worked so far — probably because I have never yet met Micky. 🙂

  29. RA says:

    Thank you, Eddie — although Groucho must take the credit. 😀

  30. RA says:


    Cohen earned millions from his work, but his agent was accused of stealing it all.

    How about this for another Groucho quote – again pretty much a Rossini-lite — “Outside of a dog, a Micky Post is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” 🙂

  31. RA says:

    OK, too much from me — see ya. 😀

  32. Big Raddy says:

    Serge Gnabry just scored for Germany.. We sold him too cheap 😦

  33. Red Arnie says:


  34. Red Arnie says:

    good goal though

  35. Red Arnie says:

    come on Botland, dont bottle it

  36. Red Arnie says:

    A Micky team should really look like this. Interchangeable positions


    Ox Santi Welbeck Xhaka Ozil

    Alexis Perez Giroud Theo Iwobi

  37. Eddie says:

    micky – Robert Vaughn died today

  38. Big Raddy says:

    Cech would make a fine centre forward.

  39. Big Raddy says:

    Botland in deep trouble.

  40. Eddie says:

    germans are winning

  41. Big Raddy says:

    Gnabry hatrick 😦 😦

  42. Red Arnie says:

    yes, poor Botland. Headless chicken run was mildly entertaining until Botland conceded. moved over to France-Sweden after.

  43. Eddie says:

    chas – have you got a photo of Jokes going back?

  44. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Lovely day here following a thumping Denmark win. Only a week until proper football returns

  45. mickydidit89 says:

    Scotland and Wales rugger on telly, England on Sky.

    Yes, Erik, morning to you and lovely day here too

  46. Big Raddy says:

    Don’t you have liveonlinefooty?

    I have 🏉

  47. Eddie says:

    smart arse 🙂

  48. Big Raddy says:

    Thank you. It is my best feature

  49. Eddie says:

    too much detail 🙂

  50. mickydidit89 says:

    What does Eddie mean that Erik has a smart arse?

    Smart as in posh ie the hippy’s derriere is clothed by Cordings of Piccadilly, or smart as in technology implying the Erik arse is fitted with ipod docking stations and so on?

  51. Big Raddy says:

    I decided to bake a cake to enjoy whilst watching the rugger, only to discover that one cannot buy self-raising flour in Denmark. Bolleaux.

    Will have to be home-made biscuits 😦

  52. Big Raddy says:

    Strangely my posterior has a GPS which is set to find a sofa.

  53. mickydidit89 says:

    So a biscuit is just a flat cake to you is it? Fair point really

    Looking forward to game on LOLF 🙂

  54. mickydidit89 says:

    When listening to music, do you use LP’s, CD’s, Digital or High Res Digital?

  55. GunnerN5 says:

    Six retired Floridian fellows were playing poker in the condo clubhouse when Meyer loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest, and drops dead at the table.

    Showing respect for their fallen comrade, the other five continue playing, but standing up.

    At the end of the game, Finklestein looks around and asks, “So, who’s gonna tell his wife?”

    They cut the cards. Goldberg picks the low card and has to carry the news. They tell him to be discreet, be gentle, don’t make a bad situation any worse.

    “Discreet? I’m the most discreet person you’ll ever meet. Discretion is my middle name. Leave it to me.”

    Goldberg goes over to the Meyer’s condo and knocks on the door. The wife answers through the door and asks what he wants? Goldberg declares: “Your husband just lost $500 in a poker game and is afraid to come home.”

    “Tell him to drop dead!” yells the wife.

    “I’ll go tell him.” says Goldberg.

  56. chas says:

    “As a guide, Nigella uses 150g (1 cup) plain flour plus 2 teaspoons baking powder to replace self-raising flour in recipes. Also for some recipes, particularly those containing cocoa, Nigella finds it useful to use a little bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) in addition to the baking powder, for extra lift.”

  57. Eddie says:

    John Silver – raddy aint exactly Nigella is he

  58. mickydidit89 says:

    3:51 ha ha ha ha ha

    Gizza kiss and call me Erica 🙂

  59. mickydidit89 says:

    Word of advice, never ever think of going down the trans route 🙂

  60. chas says:

  61. chas says:

  62. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. I use digital with a good amp and speakers or my Bowers and Wilkins P7’s.

    I have friends who swear by hi-res and have listened to it with awe BUT the way I listen to music is not with the intensity of my youth and my current music system sounds good enough.

    Chas. Thanks.

  63. chas says:

  64. Eddie says:

    don’t look if you are having your breakfast

  65. Eddie says:

    …and it only gets worse:

    Mr Trump used his first interviews since winning the election to indicate that he will withdraw support for rebels in Syria and thanked Vladimir Putin for sending him a “beautiful” letter.

  66. chas says:

  67. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha fantastic line from Ahern 🙂

  68. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks for the reply Erik

    My now problem is what the heck do your store your music on?

    Telephone is no bloody good as it says full when its only got 10 albums on it. I want hundreds

    Morning Eddie, Morning Chas

  69. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    I know it is expensive but Spotify is very good, you can download hundreds of albums and store them on their server (or on your computer).

    Disappointed for Ramsey last night. Wales comprehensively outplayed a good Serbia team and yet got sucker punched.

  70. chas says:

  71. mickydidit89 says:

    I’ll go look up Spotify, but I don’t want external hard drive or cloud type storage ‘cos then you need to be connected

    It’s looking horribly like I have to buy an ipad tablet. Doesn’t it? Just been researching and if one album is 200mb, then I could store hundreds on a 128mb device or am I missing something

  72. Big Raddy says:

    So many possibilities.

    If I were starting from scratch I would invest in something which had streaming capabilities and storage. I use my phone for streaming and my computer for storage but an iPad is a fine alternative.

    Trouble is how do you get the music onto the iPad? If it is stored on your computer it is easy but what if it is on CD? I use the local library to loan CD’s and transfer to the computer or will you buy from iTunes?.

  73. chas mobile says:

    External hard drive for home and portable device with subset of music for elsewhere.

  74. mickydidit89 says:

    Well, problem started last week. I have some CD’s at home, but then went to my office which I’m clearing out and discovered another huge pile of cd’s.

    I’m assuming the future is all in digital rather than cd’s so now is a good time to start making the switch and stop buying the physical stuff

  75. chas mobile says:

    Loving the 200 into 128 maths. 🐴

  76. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha no maths was fine, inking wrong. Should have read 128gb storage

  77. Big Raddy says:

    Maths is for nerds (or is it math?)

  78. mickydidit89 says:

    Math American, maths English

    Just looked up your headphones. Wow and wow. I need to seriously up my game.

  79. chas says:

  80. chas says:

    I’m definitely going back to just laughing at the world.
    Taking it seriously just does your head in.

  81. chas says:

  82. GunnerN5 says:

    I was enjoying myself in a pub in Cork,Ireland when a group of American tourists came in.
    One of the Americans said, in a loud voice, “I hear you Irish think you’re great drinkers.I will bet $5,000 that none of you here can drink 20 pints of Guinness in 30 minutes.”

    The bar was silent, but the American noticed one Irishman leaving. No one took up the bet.

    40 minutes later, the Irishman who left returned and said, “Hey Yank, is yer bet still on” ?

    “Sure”, said the American, “20 pints in 30 minutes for a bet of $5,000”.

    “Okay, replied the Irishman, so pour the pints and start the clock.”

    It was very close but the last drop was consumed with only 2 seconds to spare.

    “OK, Yank, pay up”, said the Irishman.

    “I’m happy to pay and here is your money,” said the American. “But tell me, when I first offered the wager,I saw you leave. Where did you go?”

    “Well sir, replied the Irishman, $5,000 is a lot of money to a man like me,so I went to the pub across the road to see if I could do it.”

  83. Rasp says:

    Afternoon all, sincere apologies for my absence lately.

    What’s all this about Sanchez out injured until the New Year … can anyone fill me in?

  84. GunnerN5 says:

    Man walks into a crowded bar waving a gun in the air!
    He yelled out-

    “I have a 45 calibre Colt 911 with a seven round magazine and one in the chamber”. Now I want to know who’s been sleeping with my wife”

    A voice from the back shouted –

    “You need more ammo”

  85. Big Raddy says:

    GN5 😀

    Is Sanchez out for December? Where have you read that?

    Micky. It is a one-off buy and music remains my passion. With the advent of jackless phones it may be better to buy the wireless P5’s, still hideously expensive but €100+ less than the P7’s.

    Or have a look at the Sennheisers HD 471, cheap but good sound for the money.

  86. Rasp says:

    Hi Raddy, I’ve been out of the loop a bit. Various sources have mentioned him getting injured in training and out for a while ….. I have no idea oif there is any truth to it?

  87. GunnerN5 says:

    Raddy – The last I read about Sanchez was that he was determined to play for Chile regardless of the pain he was experiencing – not a very sound idea.

  88. LB says:

    Surprised Nigella’s recipe went unnoticed. Very subtle but very funny.

  89. mickydidit89 says:

    Well LB, what about Farage and Trump pic? Now THAT was fabulous and also went unnoticed 🙂

    Aaaaand, morning all.

    I vote an expert does a post on hifi systems and what to do?

  90. mickydidit89 says:

  91. chas says:

  92. mickydidit89 says:

    Why is the cat at 8:10 sad?

  93. chas says:

    he’s 21 years old

  94. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh, ok.

    Why is the cat at 8:10 sitting next to a pumpkin?

    (or, given this is a football blog, an orange football-like object)

  95. chas mobile says:

    Because the giant marrow didn’t leave enough room for the cat on the seat.

  96. mickydidit89 says:

    Who the bloody hell is the giant marrow?

    Tell you want I don’t miss at all is those footbally sorts that used to stink this place out 🙂

  97. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Eddie Kelly?

    Chas. Love those old music hall chaps. Another great find

  98. mickydidit89 says:

    It’s a 50:50 between Kelly and Charlie George, Erik, and I’m going with your choice 🙂

  99. Big Raddy says:

    I think the cat is sad due to the condition the chair, it is desperate for some teak oil and TLC and cats are occasionally sympathetic

  100. Big Raddy says:

    Today’s challenge is to find out if Nigella’s flour lift really works.

  101. Red Arnie says:

    motning all. Micky, are you by any chance being rude to me and mysorts? 🙂

    I have a feeling a dose of sitar is coming your way. 🙂

  102. Red Arnie says:

    I missed the point as to why the Trump-Farage orgy pic was posted twice. 😦

  103. Red Arnie says:

    Is Nigella’s flour lift trick only applicable to cakes? Or can it be used to deliver a massage as well?

  104. Red Arnie says:

    I had 3 external disks where I kept all my photos, films, music. One crashed last year and could not be recovered. Huge loss! Apparently, such crashes are not uncommon. Beware.

  105. mickydidit89 says:


    I have no idea what I’m going to do with all my cd.s

    My main computers are pc whereas I think the furure may lie on apple devices, so reckon I should start uploading them all on to iTunes

    I feel very sorry for you losing all of one of the above

  106. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh heck, what happens if my iTunes then breaks down!

  107. mickydidit89 says:

    If I don’t push play, I can dream it’s a magic carpet video. I won’t push 🙂

  108. Big Raddy says:

    Arnie. I like the Bollywood stuff but that is awful to listen to and should be used purely to scare birds.

    Answer to backup loss is the Cloud. many different services the most popular being iCloud and Dropbox – sadly both are fee-paying

  109. Red Arnie says:

    If you dont push the button, you are being risk averse Micky, you will never know what you missed. 🙂

  110. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. You made the right choice.

  111. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha ha, Raddy. he’s one of the young new sensations. 🙂 was it the lack of instrumental support that put you off?

  112. mickydidit89 says:

    Pushing the big red risk button still requires a wee bit of calculated thought. I pondered, and the answer came back negative 🙂

  113. Red Arnie says:

    Some torture this time. This is from a music camp in Czech Rep I attended earlier this year. Novice learners. You have been warned. 🙂

  114. mickydidit89 says:

    I have an elegant solution for you. Watch some Nigella vids, then go to a cake shop. Win win.

  115. VP of Oz says:

    A man walks into a cardiologist’s office and says “Doctor, I keep thinking I’m a moth.”

    The doctor says “I’d like to help but you really need to see a psychiatrist.”

    The man says ” I know, but your light was on.”

  116. Big Raddy says:

    Arnie. At least the chap in 10.10 can sing in tune unlike his audience 😀

  117. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. Thank you for the advice; for some reason I prefer to watch Nigella than Delia.

    Learning to bake is one of my self-imposed winter challenges though it may well be very short-term.

  118. chas says:

    Some of my recent forays into baking, hence my extensive knowledge of flour 🙂

  119. chas says:

    Yep, Eddie Kelly.
    It took me a while to get that one.
    I was thinking recent doubles to begin with and was wondering who could have fared so badly. 🙂

  120. Big Raddy says:

    Very impressive.. Something to aim for.

  121. mickydidit89 says:

    Love that joke. Right up my street.

    Superb baking. Can you make one in the shape of a large breast simply to inject some fun into the gastronomical exercise

  122. mickydidit89 says:

    In fact Chas, I bet there’s a massive market out there for mini double dd shaped cup cakes. Ant for one.

  123. Red Arnie says:

    Good to know that Nigella’s dough is useful for buns as well.

  124. Red Arnie says:

    Raddy. students rather than audience, which makes it worse. 🙂

  125. mickydidit89 says:

    Marvellous buns. Feel quite peckish.

  126. Big Raddy says:

    There is a delicious cake here called a Sarah Bernhardt based upon the same principle

  127. Big Raddy says:

    Apart from a post on hi-fi in 2016, can anyone think of a subject for a post? I will write it if you are too lazy.

  128. GunnerN5 says:

    When I was young.

    A takeaway was a mathematical problem
    Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas
    The only vegetables we knew were, spuds, carrots, peas and cabbage.
    All crisps were plain the only choice was whether you used salt or not.
    No fast food, other than fish and chips.
    Coke was something we put on fires.
    Coffee was Camp and came in a glass bottle.
    The starter was our main meal and soup was a dinner.
    Nothing ever went off in the fidge as we never had one.
    Healthy food was anything edible.

    Those were the days my friends, only my love for the Arsenal remains unchanged.

  129. GunnerN5 says:

    Oh and Camp coffee in a bottle is also unchanged – it still tastes disgusting. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  130. GunnerN5 says:

    Just a random thought.

    The only thing that should be separated by colour is our washing.

  131. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok, maybe last question on music tech stuff

    I now have a device which I plug in to my laptop. It moves CD’s over. I’ve got iTunes on my laptop. Is iTunes unlimited space as I now have very large piles of cd’s on my desk. Done about 20 so far

  132. GunnerN5 says:

    Well Raddy the Chile manager stated that their medical team have given Alexis the all clear to play and if he’s not to exhausted by the return trip he will be available for Arsenal. He also said that his players health is his number one concern and he would never play someone who has not been given the all clear by the medical unfit player.

    There’s a story there somewhere but I’m on the way out for the day.

  133. chas says:

    Without knowing too much about it, I’d guess that the limit is the size of your laptop hard drive, as your music files will be stored there unless you buy iCloud space.

    Hope these help.

  134. mickydidit89 says:

    Beginners guide
    Much needed

  135. mickydidit89 says:

    Who are you calling lazy, Erik?

    Without talk of naughty shaped buns, there’s no blog, so you can’t be referring to the last few still standing 🙂

    At least until there is something worth writing about. I really am at a loss, as I don’t want to write about Ox at left back, for the sake of nothing, which is the only remaining topic I can think of 🙂

  136. chas says:

    Alexis playing tonight……..

  137. chas says:

    Bit of viola practice….

  138. chas says:

  139. mickydidit89 says:

    All good Chas, except 7:13

    Who, what, where, when and with what result? as “Sir” used to say in History

  140. chas says:

  141. mickydidit89 says:

    I do have another hifi question for today

    Not sure when best to sneak it in

  142. mickydidit89 says:

    7:26 🙂 🙂

  143. chas says:

    BR should be up in a couple of hours 🙂

  144. chas says:

    7.13 becomes clear when you look at the ‘negative spaces’.

  145. Big Raddy says:


    That is what I feared Micky. It is hard to write a football blog when there is no football.

    Itunes? I have about 1000 albums in my iTunes library. Backed up to the iCloud. Some backup to an external hard drive but I prefer to pay the money for iCloud and back up the thousands of photos in my library at the same time (and all my documents etc)

  146. Big Raddy says:

    chas. Forth/Multiply

  147. Big Raddy says:

    I was studying 7.13 for a couple of minutes and did not see the “negative spaces” 😀 😀

  148. Red Arnie says:

    motning all.

    oh dear. I’m so bored.

    happy birthday to all who have their birthdays today.

  149. mickydidit89 says:


    Bored!!! How the hell can you be bored, there’s so much to do and so little time.

    Behave, and go do something useful. Like moving music around 🙂

    Finally, I am winning. My life is improving.

  150. mickydidit89 says:

    That is a lovely picture

    In fact, I have a Polish friend who plays (makes noise) with a trumpet at her donkeys and they love it

  151. chas says:

    I didn’t know Eddie kept donkeys.

  152. mickydidit89 says:

    Bloody hell Chas, ALL Polish women keep donkeys. Crikey, where have you been.

  153. mickydidit89 says:


  154. chas says:

    Is donkey like carp in Poland, then?

  155. chas says:

    Off to make a banana cake.

  156. Big Raddy says:

    My biscuits were a disaster.

    Cheered myself up by going to see the DR Big Band playing in a bar. More band members than audience but superb none the less.

  157. mickydidit89 says:

    “My biscuits were a disaster”

    Too high? Too low? How the heck did you manage to cock them up? 🙂

  158. mickydidit89 says:

    Re: The Arsenal (yes, them), we do need to take a leaf out of Chas’ book, however unbelievable that may appear at first glance, and enjoy the moment.

    This time next week, we could have suffered an appalling loss at OT, be below Totnum and all be storming boxes and so on.

  159. Eddie says:

    Never had a donkey, I’m not that kind of girl.

    Noone noticed I’ve resigned

    Carrot cake is lovely

  160. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning Eddie – What are you resigned to?

  161. Eddie says:

    Not sure, just looking for a bit if attention.
    I cannot cook or bake like the socialists here, or play music like the Brexiters, I don’t live anywhere exotic like you or arnie, so all I can do is be stroppy to get noticed

  162. chas says:

    Welcome back – I really thought we’d lost AA’s greatest asset for a moment. 🙂

  163. chas says:

    Looks alright – hope it tastes of banana.

  164. chas says:

  165. chas says:

  166. GunnerN5 says:

    Hi Eddie, you are well received here on AA and that’s not the case for some people – so you should continue to be yourself.

    My comments and jokes are mostly ignored – but frankly I don’t give a damn – I will continue to plug away.

  167. chas says:

  168. chas says:

  169. Eddie says:

    GN5 – I your short jokes, the long ones require concentration which I lack.
    chas – I hope your leg gets better soon or you’ll be a fat northern bastards. Who eats your mass production of cakes?

  170. GunnerN5 says:


    Baking on one leg is a learned skill that is not mastered by many,

  171. mickydidit89 says:

    Hi GN5 🙂
    I like the shorter joke too, but hello

    Hi. We’re all resigned. Let’s just deal with it and move on 🙂

    That book shop owner is a moron 🙂

  172. mickydidit89 says:

    Do you have a hifi system or just the wireless?

    Actually, what with your son being in the surround sound business, I bet your system can make the underpants tremble 🙂

  173. chas says:

    I only mek one evry nownagain.
    The yellow buttercream cek with giant buttons on’t were for me godson’s seventh b’day.

  174. GunnerN5 says:

    Micky, we now live in an 11th floor apartment in London, Ontario so we can no longer crank up the sound system like we did in the basement home theater in our house. We moved to give my knees a break from climbing stairs, elevators are far easier and we really enjoy the simplicity of apartment life – plus the view from our balcony is stunning.

    In short Micky I know diddly squat about sound systems and I leave it all to my son, if you need specific advice let me know and I will get my son to respond to you – he will be only too pleased to help. He does this work on a daily basis and he has expert knowledge.

  175. Eddie says:

    Chas – are you pissed again?

  176. Eddie says:

    Micky – I didn’t really resign, I’m on manoeuvres importing goods for xmas from poland. Well, not goods, my old she devil

  177. chas says:

    Eddie – of course

  178. Eddie says:

    Oh dear… are you hopping on Saturday?

  179. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks GN5. Glad you’re happy with the move

    What you call importing goods, we call people trafficking 🙂

  180. Eddie says:

    Ha ha ha, very good

  181. Big Raddy says:

    In order to resign you have to resign

  182. Eddie says:

    Oh raddy gve me a break luv

  183. chas says:

  184. mickydidit89 says:

    Let’s have a vote tomorrow
    First up then, a vote on what to vote on, and I’m thinking multiple options

  185. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha really addictive
    Like how long do you keep watching before you realize what’s not going to happen

  186. Eddie says:

    Mid November already. I suppose we can start speculating if wenger will spend big in January. And ROLF

  187. VP of Oz says:

    to relieve the boredom between games, I’ve taken up online chess. Yesterday my wife painted all the railings on the outdoor balcony. I’ve been watching the paint dry whilst waiting for my online opponents to make their next move…my brother takes between 3 to 4 days to move a friggin pawn. Its all making me very ANGRY!
    Baking sounds more fulfilling, I might try it.

  188. mickydidit89 says:

    Ahoy VP
    Hope all well at your end. You need an extra hobby to fill the void between moves.

    I’m good at this sort of thing. Where in Aus are you?

  189. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh, and I haven’t resigned, in case people were concerned

  190. LB says:

    That is an immpressive banana loaf. I’m away again and as everyone knows blogging on an iPhone is an impossible task.

  191. mickydidit89 says:

    We were convinced you’d resigned

    Trendy it is right now

  192. Eddie says:

    I’m not sure I like being trendy…probably yes. But can’t be arsed to resign and then constantly refresh the blog to see if anyone is asking me to come back

  193. mickydidit89 says:

    Sanchez scored twice last night

    Can he be back and de-jet lagged before 12:30 Saturday?

  194. mickydidit89 says:

    But Eddie, you were only gone 20 minutes

  195. Eddie says:

    I’m worried about chas. Cooking meats is manly, but baking banana cakes is very feminine. Next thing he’ll be doing his nails t go to games

  196. Eddie says:

    You haven’t even noticed all Monday 😦 with friends like you

  197. Eddie says:

    Lots of ads in Polska with Fabianski, not many with Szcz

  198. mickydidit89 says:

    But Erik is at it as well. I put it down as a champagne socialist thing

  199. Eddie says:

    Maybe. Either that or they are poofs, not sure what’s worse

  200. mickydidit89 says:

    Steady Eddie, not at all sure that sort of language is acceptable. For a kick off, it’s gays, lesbians and trans at the very least.

  201. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Steady on, you young Polish whippersnapper. Poofistan is a country I have never visited, though I understand they are excellent bakers.

    Love the idea of VP sitting waiting a day for a chess move.

  202. Eddie says:

    I think wearing aprons is unnerving.
    Chas – do you wear an apron?

    Raddy – he is waiting for the next chas move while his wife is painting the fence. That’s a proper man for you

  203. chas says:

  204. chas says:

    I’m not ashamed to say that I’m in touch with my feminine side.
    Note the red apron strings.

  205. Eddie says:

    That’s not yer arse
    I had a much better jpg with apron but can’t paste on the tablet

  206. Big Raddy says:

    Those were the days. Before an average CB like Stones or Luiz cost €50m

  207. Big Raddy says:

    You are right Eddie, The knees are too straight.

  208. mickydidit89 says:

    What beautiful alabaster skin you have. Really lovely 🙂

  209. Big Raddy says:

    I have an idea for a post and it is about both football and Arsenal!!

    Will get writing

  210. Eddie says:

    Great news about sanchez – he’ll come back completely knackered

  211. chas says:

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  213. Big Raddy says:

    I have heard of the trouser trumpet but never the ass clarinet.

  214. Big Raddy says:

    Scotland vid is superb

  215. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

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