Giroud to Start.

This may be the most interesting and glamorous game so far this season, with both teams guaranteed entry to the next round attacking football is assured.

PSG are a fantastic team; full of wonderful top quality players, Parisian (which is a very good thing),  a huge following, a fine stadium, playing attacking, intricate, intelligent football. Everything that I love about Arsenal (apart from tradition and geography) is true of PSG. That said, my Gallic friends consider PSG the Chelsea of French football, having come from nowhere and being bankrolled by foreign money

Beat them and we win the group, draw and we  (can) win the group. We have to be favourites despite being outplayed in the away fixture with Ospina winning MotM. Had Cavani played to his normal standard we would have been hammered, but he didn’t and we weren’t.


How marvellous is it that Aurier has been refused entry to UK? Perhaps they can do the same for Messi, Suarez and Neymar when they next come to Arsenal:-D

Thanks to the quality of our squad we have question marks over the team selection. The media focus is upon who plays CF and whether Ramsey will start. Some Gooners will be hoping for Xhaka to start ahead of Elneny especially after our lacklustre display at the weekend. Given Theo has a “tweak” will Ox start on the right? Will Iwobi return?

What do you think?

My team:


Jenkinson    Mustafi    Koscielny     Monreal

Xhaka    Coquelin     Iwobi

Walcott    Giroud      Ozil

I am hoping that Xhaka will try some long distance shots as this is something we have been lacking in recent weeks. Sanchez needs a rest and will be on the bench as supersub, as will Ramsey and Ox.


If we draw the our performance in Basle becomes more significant, if we win or lose, it doesn’t.  Unlike many I give little credence to the importance of finishing first or second, all the teams in the final 16 are very good.

Off subject, a little, what was going on with Spurs last night? To spend hundreds of millions to achieve the ambition of reaching the CL, why play a weakened team in a vital match? Bizarre but typically Spurs. Perhaps they will go far in the Europa 😀

It will be a cloudy, windy night with some showers, a win will see us Walking in Sunshine .


206 Responses to Giroud to Start.

  1. Big Raddy says:

    Uncanny that both Micky and Chas pre-empted my PM (Xhaka & EFP).

  2. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks Erik

    Could either or both teams feel it’s already job done as qualification for both is assured, and therefore, not bother. I am expecting a bit of don’t care from both sides I’m afraid.

    A couple of unanswered questions for me. How is the Walcott baby? How is the Ramsey toe? How is the French beard?

    If all the above are well and good, I’d expect all three to start.

  3. chas says:

    Flippin excellent, BR.

    I’d quite like to see Xhaka and Iwobi play.
    Sanchez deserves a rest, so he’ll be playing.

    It was interesting how much AW was bigging up The Boosh in the prezzer, saying that if he gets fully operational again, he’ll even give Hector a run for his money.

    The odds are very tight for all three outcomes, so a tight as a gnat’s chuff nil-nil draw is on the cards.

    If we both finish on the same points, 0-0 would mean we would finish above them head-to-head wise, 1-1 it would go to goal difference overall, 2-2 and they would be above us on the away goals head-to-head rule.

    However I’m hoping for a goal fest. 🙂

  4. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok, two ways this could go

    1. Like I said earlier, not only are both qualified, they may look at other groups and see Bayern and Real in second, and think…mmm, 1st or 2nd, don’t know which might end up being the better option. Why bother?

    2. You give Aaron a central role, Ollie a start up top and make Ox Club Presidenti and simply say go prove yourselves

  5. chas says:

  6. Rasp says:

    Another superb PM, thanks Raddy.

    I see PSG very much in the same way as Chelski – they’ve been buying their success and have spent way more than The Arsenal to get where they are.

    It will be close tonight. I like your team and would be very happy to see that eleven start.

    A hungry, determined and match starved Giroud is a potent beast 🙂 let’s set him on his fellow countrymen who boo him when he plays for the national team.

  7. TotalArsenal says:

    Cheers Raddinksi, top stuff as always. Did you see the Zlatan statue pictures…? I bet it aroused you a bit, hey?! 😉

    I am expecting a football show tonight with both teams going for it and a nothing to lose attitude. Same line up as Saturday (other than GK), but maybe Iwobi – great interview, Chas – for Elneny, with Rambo playing next to Le Coq. The CL games attract a lot of sponsors (and money) and they are high profile games for the club, so expect a strong line-up and a different energy from Saturday. We could really do with a good win tonight from a confidence/psychological point of view, and I think the boys will deliver. Koz to score. CoyGs!

  8. TotalArsenal says:

    *psychology point of view

  9. fred1266 says:

    No way Sanchez not playing

  10. LB says:

    Can some one confirm something for me: are both teams through already and we are just playing for top spot?

    Thanks for the post BR.

  11. mickydidit89 says:

    Yes, LB

  12. JM says:

    The longer the team’s unbeaten run continues (in all matches since Liverpool), the stronger the team’s and supporters’ belief and confidence in something special this season.

  13. Pony Eye says:

    Expect Sanchez, Ozil, Walcoot, with Giroud at #9. The major debate; Xhaka or Ramsey to partner Le Coq.

    Both teams are still trying to convince themselves that they are truly up there. If not for anything else, they’d play for pride.

  14. Red Arnie says:

    Brilliant curtain raiser, Raddy. Onwards and upwards. Whoever plays, I expect the good guys to put their best feet forward. COYG. 🙂

  15. Red Arnie says:

    Of course we are favourites, we drew away and now expect to win at home. How Cavani played at home showed his true ability, it is just the fact that we fans think the grass is greener on the other side.

    Onwards and upwards! 🙂

  16. Red Arnie says:

    not happy with the Aurier situation. just gives them an unnecessary excuse.

  17. Red Arnie says:

    Chas 7:44 implies we are expected to perform below Barca, Real, Shitty, PSG, Bayern and Juve. Surely, we do better than that, so we pull above our waist. Well done, the good guys. 🙂 COYG. Lets do it again tonight.

  18. Red Arnie says:

    Looking for a strong attacking performance tonight. Win it and we will win the group. The final game will be a rest day. 🙂

  19. mickydidit89 says:

    Ospina, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud

    Subs: Cech, Monreal, Gabriel, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott

  20. Red Arnie says:

    Ospina, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud. Gibbs? Interesting.

  21. Red Arnie says:

    Micky. 🙂

  22. mickydidit89 says:

    The chance central for Aaron

    Great to see Iwobi

  23. mickydidit89 says:

    You have absolutely nothing to smile about. No subs is a terrible performance. Like the beard though 🙂

  24. mickydidit89 says:

    Here’s an interesting fact:

    Paris St Germain were formed in 1970 by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain

    Pathetic history 🙂

  25. mickydidit89 says:


  26. Red Arnie says:

    Ha ha ha Micky 😁

  27. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok, here we go

    A bullet header for Arnie, and a 25 yard Ollie rocket for me

  28. mickydidit89 says:

    Come on you Gunnnnnners
    Shoooooooooot 🙂

  29. Red Arnie says:

    Iwobi shoot

  30. mickydidit89 says:

    So, according to the commentator, win or lose, the last game is a freebie

    Guess the draw is the one to avoid then

  31. mickydidit89 says:

    Bloody hell, that’s ten minutes Arsene has been battling with his anorak zip

  32. mickydidit89 says:


  33. mickydidit89 says:

    Phew. Half salvaged. Now let’s get busier in the second bit

  34. Red Arnie says:

    Ok half, just about. COYG

  35. mickydidit89 says:

    Shall we be honest about it?
    Nah 🙂

  36. Big Raddy says:

    We were completely outplayed in that half. Rarely have I seen AFC with so little control of the game.

    The penalty was our only shot in the half and quite frankly I understand Cavan’s violent reaction.

    Must do better.

    Ozil pants, Jenks pants. Only Ramsey seems bothered.

  37. Big Raddy says:

    Should have read your comment first Micky !

  38. mickydidit89 says:

    It’s quite nice to know someone else is watching 🙂
    I was about to suggest we all sneak out, go to the boozer, and get ripped to the tits 🙂

  39. mickydidit89 says:

    Of course I’d get Ox and Theo on

  40. Big Raddy says:

    I am already RTTT

  41. Big Raddy says:

    Lovely finish from the cheating bast’d Veratti

  42. mickydidit89 says:

    Much much better

  43. mickydidit89 says:

    Erik, I’ve warned you about that crème de menthe habit of yours. Disgusting and the results are inevitable

  44. Big Raddy says:

    Cracking game now

  45. Rasp says:

    I’m at the game – someone told me that their keeper was scuffing up the penalty spot whilst Cavani was causing a fracas …. any truth?

  46. mickydidit89 says:

    maybe. maybe not. not telling 🙂

  47. mickydidit89 says:


  48. Big Raddy says:

    Damn. Ospina had that covered.

  49. mickydidit89 says:


  50. Rasp says:

    Very poor with the subs, Iwobi should have come off 10 mins ago

  51. Big Raddy says:

    Excellent from AW. 2 attacking subs.

  52. mickydidit89 says:

    Cooer, some subs. Going for it.Nice

  53. Big Raddy says:

    Thank goodness Cavani’s finishing is so poor

  54. mickydidit89 says:

    we’re going to win this aren’t we

  55. Rasp says:

    I can tell you guys that we’re seeing a different game here. Every

  56. Rasp says:

    Everyone was calling for the subs as it looked nailed on that they would score because we were running out of steam

  57. Rasp says:

    I presume their 2 away goals put them top of the group

  58. Red Arnie says:

    Cavani was a brilliant plant 😊

  59. Big Raddy says:

    Terrific second half but the better team won the group.

  60. Big Raddy says:

    Did Theo touch the ball?

  61. Rasp says:

    Poor management by Arsene. He held Xhaka back for 3 to 4 minutes – just enough time for them to score. The Ox should have come on instead of Xhaka any way, he was the only player to get behind their fullbacks

  62. mickydidit89 says:

    True Erik @ 9:40

    Good second half entertainment. Glad we stayed 🙂

    ’till dawn shipmates. G’nite

  63. StewD0G says:

    I have said and will repeat for the umpteenth time wenger is tactically inept. The guy is completely inflexible to changing tactics..he throws players on in hope and if it comes off people call him a genius. Wheneve we play a good team there is never any plan. Its all off the cuff..i just want him gone..had enough of the guy. He sets up teams wrong..he starts giroud and plays iwobi and sanchez on the wings who play incisively rather than put crosses in 😕 then against utd he plays ramsey on the left and elneny in the middle with coquelin…worst thing about the guy is he always waits 65-75 mins to change things. It will be the same old story this year..we will get knocked out in next stage of CL and we will finish 4th. Fact!

  64. Gööner In Exile says:

    Didn’t want to come top anyway.

    Let’s face it First or Second in the group is not going to decide our progress. It’s going to be whether we can up our game out of the November malaise. Assaid so often over last couple of weeks we are crying out for Santi.

    If we finish second which now looks likely as its doubtful Arsene will send the full complement for Basel. We could face Barca, Dortmund, Atletico, Monaco, Juve, Napoli. Compared to finishing top when we could face Benfica, Munich, Leverkusen, Real Madrid, Porto or Sevilla. I’m not really sure which one is better.

  65. Gööner In Exile says:

    “The guy is completely inflexible to changing tactics.”


    “he starts giroud and plays iwobi and sanchez on the wings who play incisively rather than put crosses in 😕 then against utd he plays ramsey on the left and elneny in the middle with coquelin”

    Yep I can see how he never changes tactics 🙄

  66. Rasp says:

    Agree GiE, as last season, we are missing Santi. And I’m afraid Ozil didn’t influence the game in the way he should. Having said that, I don’t believe this was Wenger’s strongest side out of the players available.

  67. Red Arnie says:

    Rambo had a good game, I thought Jenks and Gibbs put a good shift in. Unlucky with the header but Iwobi is learning. Even after two games with the oilers. not complaining.

  68. TotalArsenal says:

    We were up against a very strong team tonight and we were below their level, so a draw ain’t bad. It has been a while since I saw such good defending, such quick transitioning and such penetration up front: PSG impressed me.

    Great performances by Ozil, Alexis, Koz, Rambo, Coq and Ospina, but we lacked a bit of quality on the flanks to really give the Parisians a game. We may meet them again in the final. 😛

  69. Gööner In Exile says:

    I think we are struggling for that bit of balance that we need when we start to rotate the squad. Rotate we must and Arsene I guess expects a number of our players to be able to operate in a variety of positions. But if he wants to play the front three he did last night then he has to put Alexis on the right, andfor some reason Alexis doesn’t play as well on right flank as he does on left.

  70. chas says:

    Is it December yet?

  71. chas says:

  72. mickydidit89 says:

    Morning all

    I think we’re one or two players short 🙂 ROLF

  73. mickydidit89 says:

    Poor black lab. Just ‘cos he’s got some grey hair means he gets the Santa gig every year

    Bit like it’s a good time of year to be an old grey bloater

  74. mickydidit89 says:

    4:51 Exile!!!!
    Are you Margaret Thatcher in disguise or what? Good disguise, but..

  75. Red Arnie says:

    motning all, motning Micky.

    only 1 or 2 short? time to go christmas shopping then. 🙂

  76. mickydidit89 says:

    Yes Arnie. I’ll have a Welbeck, a Lucas and a Santi. Grade A versions of each as well.

  77. Red Arnie says:

    no Cavani then? 🙂

  78. mickydidit89 says:

    Blimey his movement was good, but his finishing awful, so still yes 🙂

  79. chas mobile says:

  80. StewD0G says:

    Gooner in exile,

    You have truly been wengered..if you think that changing the personnel on the pitch is changing tactics..the way a team is set up and plays should depend on the players you have on the pitch..we play one way that is all..never do we try 3-5-2 or 4-3-3..look at liverpool and chelsea they have great managers who will change their system if it isnt working or depending on players they have..wenger is incapable of doing that…changing tactics is not applicable to wenger because he has none..when he is gone people will understand

  81. TotalArsenal says:

    Stewdog, Wenger doesn’t need to change tactics; he is blessed with eternal luck.

  82. Red Arnie says:

    Total. 🙂

  83. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Stew dog. Yawn.

    Excellent second half last night, proper exciting end to end football against very good opposition. If PSG had a finisher like Ibrahimovic they could go on to win the thing 😀

  84. Red Arnie says:

    motning Raddy. who is Ibrahimovic? the ponytail wielding tall punk pole-vaulter? 🙂

  85. Big Raddy says:

    Annie. Yes (PSG sold him to MU in summer – it was an attempt at humour)

    When is Eddie back or has he resigned again?

  86. Eddie says:

    no Raddy, i haven’t resigned,
    I am busy looking to buy a f***ing banana boat. Apparently in 2 years time I am out of UK back on the banana boat, back to where I f***ing came from.

    I have 2 years to find one, do you know of any?

  87. Rasp says:

    Maybe I should explain …. Eddie has been the subject of a particularly unpleasant racist attack and is quoting some of the abuse received.

    The irony is that the attacker was himself not originally from these shores 🙄

  88. Rasp says:

    Back to the football ……

    …. what concerns me is that despite only losing one game, we have only really played well 3-4 times this season – Chelsea being the best display.

    Now we can see this as good as it means there is potentially more to come … or bad, because we just don’t seem to be able to find the fluency and rhythm to our play.

    I agree with GiE (and others), we have good squad depth and have to rotate to maintain fitness/prevent fatigue, but we are struggling to find consistency of performance.

  89. StewD0G says:

    Agree Total..He is a very lucky manager we have had 2 shots i think in 2 games and scored 3 goals somehow 🙈

    Big Raddy,

    It’s AKB’s like you that accept second best..why are u praising the opposition..such a small time mentality..this club has become cancerous from the top right down to the fans..a couple of good results does not change that..nothing has changed..every arsenal fan knows we will not compete in the league and will the CL..every year is the same old failings and its become embarrassing..Time4Change#WengerOut

  90. Rasp says:

    Hi StewDOG, you may care to have a look at ‘About AA’ and ‘Room 101’ at the top of the page.

    The message is that we don’t encourage the use of derogatory terminology or trite pigeonholing (AKB). Since we are all Arsenal supporters on here, we choose to discuss issues in a friendly manner. Disagreement is inevitable. Anyone who is repetitive and/or argumentative in their approach will fail to persuade bloggers that their view is correct ….. for that you need a coherent reasoned approach

  91. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie. I wasn’t aware of any attack on you.

    Strangely, I have a banana boat which I am no longer using though who knows when I will next need it.

    I can lend it to you but only if you promise to return it in perfect condition – no dog hairs, no purple DM’s in the boot, no engine fires etc etc

  92. Rasp says:

    This is Eddie’s new car ….

  93. Eddie says:

    can’t promise you that Raddy 🙂 I am an eastern European scum, ****. *****, ****.

    That is not a boat Rasp, that’s a banana car.

    An own goal and a pen. Luck is clearly on our side. Sadly we are in danger of drawing Barca again or worse still Leicester.

  94. TotalArsenal says:

    Stew, he managed Arsenal for 1137 games and only lost 219 but he never changed tactics: he is a fecking lucky bastard all right!!

  95. chas says:

    If only we’d shoot more often. 🙂

  96. chas says:

    Sorry to hear that you’ve encountered some knobhead.

    Unfortunately, there are quite a few about.

    I know you’re strong and can defend yourself.

  97. Herb's Army says:

    Hi Eddie

    I’d just like to echo Chas’ sentiments @6.53pm
    We are a diverse multi-cultured nation of mongrels, made up of every race in the world. A nation built up and made up of immigrants.
    Britain also has a long association with Poland, and many lost their lives fighting our cause in WWII.
    With all the technology we have at our disposal there’s really no excuse for the ignorance these idiots display.
    People should be free to live wherever they feel is their spiritual home, and where they feel comfortable.
    Keep up the good fight, Eddie.

  98. RockyLives says:

    Interesting game. PSG were very good apart from Cavani’s finishing (although, as Micky says, his movement is brilliant).

    We were very poor in the first half and then very decent in the second half until we went ahead, at which point we went back into our shell.

    Rasp is right to say we haven’t found our real flow very often this season, with one or two notable exceptions. I prefer to take that as a positive, given our unbeaten run and our position in the league.

    We’ll hit our stride too,

    Eddie – sorry to hear of the abuse you received. Do you want me and GiE to come round and sit on them?

  99. Eddie says:

    thanks chas and Raddy, and all others for kind words.

    You cannot defend yourself from someone like that. I don’t give a poo about his fecking racists views, but if I got scared, REALLY scarred, imagine what he could do to a normal person. He vandalised my car too and had something in his hand, maybe a screwdriver. All over a parking space – he wanted to park on a double yellow line in a ‘Keep Clear’ box and I refused to reverse into a busy main road so he could do that.

    OK, I didn’t say ‘Sorry sir but I will not reverse into a busy main road and cause an accident or kill myself in a process’, but I wasn’t nasty, just didn’t move when told to do so

  100. Eddie says:

    herb – that is sooooo nice of you, thank you very much

    Rocky – yes please 🙂

    I am truly honest here – police asked me what I want them to do about it. I asked for time to calm down, but tomorrow I will tell them to arrest the bastard. Not because of me, but if he can do that to someone white, can you imagine how he would treat an Asian or an African?? Nope, I will do all I can he goes to court.

  101. chas says:

    I just had a look in slo-mo at the penalty decision last night.

    As far as I’m concerned, if you watch Sanchez’ right foot, it moves about nine inches towards the goal line as it is contacted by the defender’s trailing knee.
    Clear penalty.
    (The co-commentator is looking for contact from the defender’s front foot, the pillock)

  102. Eddie says:

    I went to bed and had to come downstairs as I realised maybe I didn’t express myself well – to me all people are bad, regardless of their skin colour unless they can win us games. But to a racist Asians and Africans are an easy target. That’s what I meant. Good night. Sorry about starting all of these…

  103. chas says:

    We knew what you meant, Eddie, and you are most likely right.

  104. RockyLives says:


    Completely agree about the pen. I thought it was obvious from the first slo-mo replay but the commentators missed it completely. Pillocks indeed.

  105. Red Arnie says:

    Eddie. Sad to hear, but also happy that you are in your fighting best. This, by the way, is Raddy;s banana boat. 🙂

  106. Red Arnie says:

    Now, two stories to narrate. First, in sconny Botland. Two days after the Brexit vote, a car pulled up in front of our house, with 4 young fellas hurling abuse, showing fingers, honking, and then sped off. Combative as we are, we sped up after them, caught up in a cul-de sac and confronted them. They kept on hurling abuses, laughing sheepishly and taking videos of us on their phones. Imagine. All this in our neighbourhood.

    We reported to the police. The police took statements, caught up with the miscreants (we had the car regn no) and warned them, but recorded the case as a hate crime, not a racist incident. Somehow, the Labour MP from Edinburgh came to know, and has now taken the case up, met my better half and asked how he can help. The SWP now want to come and demonstrate in front of our house, but we dont want them to create a scene in our neighbourhood.

    Please keep up the good fight. 🙂 It is our responsibility as good citizens to keep our voices high and maintain the quality of our neighbourhoods,

  107. Red Arnie says:

    Second, last year, in Spring when we were in the US midwest, inside the campus of a reputable academic institution. A guy came up to us, in front of our campus residence, and said “You darkies, feck off from here”. Maybe my mistake, but I could not help retort: “You colourless braindead, feck off from here, this great country does not deserve barstewards like you”. This fella then said, “I have thrown out of campus an Indonesian nitwit who lived in your apartment, I’m going to do the same with you”.

    I also made an official complaint. The campus police got involved, even the President’s office. Sadly. the man is still employed by the university and lives on campus. The campus community relations officer told us: “Thank you for making an official complaint, so that we can try to take action, but I am not much hopeful. Believe me, we have come a long way as a society, bey we have a much much further to go.”

    Keep up the good fight. Onwards and upwards. 🙂

  108. Gööner In Exile says:

    Eddie, I’ll extend on Rockys offer of assistance.

    Weirdly the only place I have encountered a bad incident post Brexit was in London, but then whilst the people of Norfolk voted on mainly immigration grounds (that’s heresay as the only a Brexiteers I have spoken to up here have not been able to give me a viable economic case and resort to “well at least we will have less ….. insert Eastern European country….shops and people”) the number of immigrants is so few that they don’t encounter many to be able to throw the abuse.

    Whereas in London I had to come to the aid of a couple of Romanian lads in a pub who were being told to leave the country blah blah blah.

    As I said on twitter following Trumps election, the weirdest thing is 60+ years after WWII and the battle against fascism the country with the least right wing government of the major participants is Germany. We have Farage wanting to play Benito to Trumps Adolf and I am generally fearful for the world my kids have got to grow up in. I know this isn’t the place for politics, but surely as people of the world it’s time for the majority of progressive people to stop the old age right/left political leanings and get on with getting along and finding a solution that’s right for all. Could be time to vote LibDems.

  109. Really sorry about that Eddie

    I to have often been racially victimised for good looks so know how you feel. You would think that most of my assailants are ugly bastards like Steve Archibald or Andrew Neil, but surprisingly they tend to be types who would like to sleep with me, George Osborne etc.

    A few years back I was taking a walk down the Southbank when approached by a man, who I believe watched more than the average quota of Television

    He stared at me uncomfortably and came out with “your a good looking f*ucker ain’t yer. I bet you ain’t got much time for TV”?

    I replied that I didn’t and that I tend to restrict my viewing to programmes with moderate sexual content.

    This seemed to annoy him”What you think yer better than me coz unlike me you can watch that Poldark blokes hairy chest without feeling unusual? Good looking badtards like you get on my bleeding nerves. Name me the cast of the Walking dead Twat”

    I tried to walk away but he followed. “How many episodes of Coronation Street you watched recently mate? None I bet, to busy sleeping with people who ain’t appeared on a sitcom”

    I finally lost my rag when he began to recite a whole episode of Dr Who and threatened me by proclaiming he watched loose women whilst trouserless.

    I pinned him down, and managed to remove from his person a copy of the TV Times which I used to beat him to a pulp, but not before noticing that next Wednesday UK Gold were repeating an episode of The Paul Daniels magic show.

    The racist bastard got what he deserved.

  110. mickydidit89 says:

    No such thing as a periodic bench. Pathetic. No cigar.

    Morning all.

    Eddie, lovely to see you back. Please stay. It IS therapy, just no-one knows it.

  111. mickydidit89 says:

    Ooo, Oooo, it’s a quiz. Mullet, Bass and err…

  112. chas says:

    Pollock, Flounder and Bloater

  113. mickydidit89 says:

    Might coffee help me or am I just thick?

  114. Eddie says:

    thick obviously 🙂

    thank you all, it is therapeutic indeed.

  115. Eddie says:

    I am very pleased for Rooney. He answered his critics with a great performance. i have always liked Wayne. yeah, yeah, yeah, coz he likes grannies

  116. Red Arnie says:

    Morning all. Huge chaos because of the Lufthansa strike. Hopefully can be back to pavilion safely.

  117. Red Arnie says:

    Of thickness and coffee 🍵. Nice 😊

  118. Eddie says:

    arnie, can you email me please, i need to ask you some question about economy

  119. Eddie says:

    Mendeleyev,periodic table of elements.

    Bournemouth. 10th in the table, good manager with great insight, could be tough

  120. Red Arnie says:

    Will do Eddie. On return 😊

  121. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Slow start for Raddy.

    My only experience of racism in Copenhagen was an attack by some Muslim boys on a Jewish rally in the centre of town. Thankfully, the locals made it very clear that such behaviour was unacceptable in a proudly multi-cultural city.

    It gives me joy that Arsenal have such a multi-racial fan base and we have the first LGBT fan club in football.

  122. Eddie says:

    yes Raddy, multi racial mix is something to be proud of and to be enjoyed. I always laugh at the fact that if God exists, my grandchildren are well covered – Christian, Muslim and Jewish blood in their veins. I am immensely proud of that. I just hope that God is not a Buddhist 🙂

    A neighbour from my previous house phoned me the other day and I told her what happened. She is Hindu and said that for them it happens at regular intervals. Both her children emigrated to Australia where they feel more at home.

  123. VP of Oz says:

    Eddie, Melbourne regards itself as the Multicultural capital of the world.
    So thats –
    Sporting Capital
    Arts/Culture Capital
    Multicultural Capital
    Cafe/Food Capital
    and hence why we keep winning most liveable city
    But like everywhere, we have our fair share of knobs

  124. chas mobile says:

  125. Eddie says:

    VP – jacaranda trees and trams to the seaside made me fall in love with Melbourne. you lucky, lucky man

    chas – why are you repeating yourself?

  126. Eddie says:

    the old chestnut tomorrow – Chavs or Totts? Draw out of question. Vote.

    Chavs win would make their position at the top of the tree stronger and would make me sick.
    Tottenham win would take them above us in the table.
    Whichever way you look it is a shitty situation.
    Totts for me.

  127. Red Arnie says:

    Eddie. just sent you an email. Cheers.

  128. Eddie says:

    great, thanks! glad you landed

  129. chas says:

    It’s like saying which leg would you like to saw off with a rusty bread knife, right or left?

  130. Eddie says:

    probably the one with the fecked knee

  131. chas says:

    Very wise. 🙂

    As chavs are more of a threat at the moment, then it makes logical sense to want them to lose.

    Advantage of a chav win, is it’s Invincibles Day.

  132. chas says:

    FIRST referral appointment next Wed. Hooray for the NHS!

  133. Eddie says:

    aha, so you cannot go to Southampton game.

  134. chas says:

    You know we don’t go EFL Cup!

  135. chas says:

  136. chas says:

    Is your Mum there with you in Cuffley?

    What sort of music do you put on when she’s about?

  137. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha, that’s a brilliant line about Mesut

    And a great response by Eddie re the leg

    Hooray for the weekend. Much needed at this I can tell you.

  138. Eddie says:

    Ozil finding space in Mecca 🙂 Brilliant

    no music. Silence is golden. She annoys me beyond belief – lives on her own in Poland and manages somehow. Gets off the plane here and becomes an invalid. Today she left a bunch of parsley on the worktop to wilt because she doesn’t know what to do in a foreign country!!!!!

    She has polish TV in her room so I don’t see her in the evenings 🙂

  139. chas says:

    Spin us a tune.
    What’s on the DidIt jukebox tonight?

  140. mickydidit89 says:

    Why can’t you do the economy thing with Beardy on here?
    That, or copy me in secret squirrel style of bcc so he doesn’t know I’m there 🙂
    Is it about cashless in India/Australia by any chance? Very interesting topic.

  141. Eddie says:

    i didn’t realise it was EFL on Wednesday

  142. chas says:

    Superb, getting her Polish TV in her room.
    Gives you a welcome break, I’m sure. 🙂

  143. chas says:

    I’ve been cashless in India before.

  144. chas says:

  145. mickydidit89 says:


    You’ll be very disappointed. I’m getting stuck into classical music self education

    By the way, can’t remember the blokes name, but the son of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood is having a secret location burn up of all his parent’s old punk memorabilia and stock in London tomorrow.

    I agree with him, when he says it’ll become collectors shit and end up on the walls of bankers, plus it has no relevance today

  146. Eddie says:

    micky – I know your views already and chose to disagree. So I am trying arnie now 🙂 chas and raddy are too socialist, but I guess so is arnie
    Arnie is the expert in the field and I am sick and tired of listening to people with no expertise whatsoever what is going to happen post Brexit. I know that no one knows, but everybody is happy to give predictions which completely contradict one another. Brexiters see bright future, Remoniacs are already wallowing in self pity, doom and gloom. What am I to think??? I need guidance

  147. chas says:

    That link I put up at 12.52 looks quite good.

    Peaches and Rasp
    I think you have to send them a message from that link if you want AA to be included.
    Might be worth doing.

  148. chas says:

    I’m not wallowing anywhere.

  149. mickydidit89 says:

    “Brexiters see bright future”


    I’ll leave you alone with Beardy 🙂 🙂

  150. chas says:

    I’m not really into punk memorabilia.

    What classical are you listening to?

  151. chas says:

    We’re all up the Gary Glitter because of the lack of ice at the North Pole, so who gives a monkey’s about economics? :0

  152. mickydidit89 says:

    How does Eddie get Polish tv, as whatever device/sytem she uses, must be the answer to getting football?

    ie Arsenal games are screened live in other countries on their proper telly channels

  153. chas says:

  154. Eddie says:

    micky – well, good for him! Not many could afford to burn £5m collection

    polish tv in her room is a godsent. Yesterday she found out on the news that the maintenance of the Buckingham palace costs £350mil pa and it will cost further £350mil to renovate it next year, all curtesy of the taxpayer. Did you know that? I didn’t 🙂

  155. chas says:

    What a great plan!
    How do you get Polish TV in your Ma’s bedroom, Eddie?

  156. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha Chas. True. Get some gold and some tinned fish and hide 🙂

  157. mickydidit89 says:

    Possibly in Chas style: didn’t know that and don’t care either 🙂

  158. chas says:

    I knew that about Buck House.
    That’s chump change to shell out on Her Madge’s gaff.

  159. mickydidit89 says:

    Didn’t really understand your Arsenal twitter link earlier, but surely if Peaches/Rasp send this site to a wider audience, we’ll be inundated with utter drips dribbling on about football all bloody day 🙂

    As far as I’m concerned, the quality of chit chat on here goes up exponentially during an Interlul. Cup cake baking ‘n all that 🙂

  160. Eddie says:

    easy peasy and all ligit. Next time you are in Poland buy a decoder for £10 and pay for contract, about £15 a month. Bring it to UK, get a Polak to install the satellite dish for about £200 and Bob’s your uncle. I think you can do all of it here, but would probably pay 5x as much.

    Hold on a second, just hold on – a few weeks ago you had a bushy tail and broad smile on your face dissing all the post Brexit fears I had. What happened to you? Reality check or shit hit the fan?

  161. mickydidit89 says:

    Not true Eddie. Never said anything of the sort.

    The shit will hit the fan, just not yet, but when it does we’ll be better off out is one thing I said, but still in the shit

    The future is in small, not global.

  162. mickydidit89 says:

    No more Brexit. Bored of that. Thought it was going to be something else

  163. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks for the telly info
    Had hoped it was NOT ligit, and therefore cleverly backdoor’ish and free 🙂

  164. chas says:

    Not watched this for a bit…….love the track.

  165. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh God Chas, you’ve just reminded me of something truly hurlworthy. I once stumbled upon Ade Edmondson (young ones) and his shitty folk group doing Clash numbers. Prick 🙂

  166. chas says:

    I seem to remember that you were livid at the time.

  167. mickydidit89 says:

    You are spot bloody on.
    And polite 🙂

  168. Eddie says:

    the future is in the small not global. Bullshit. The small will never be able to compete with the global giants. Perhaps on a small scale, like my organic butcher has always got customers queuing outside, but that’s a very small enterprise. Vast majority of people buy organic meat from Tesco and the likes. That will never change.

  169. mickydidit89 says:

    Bullshit ha ha 🙂

    I never said “compete” either. Who the fuck wants to compete, it’s completely missing the point.

    One life baby 🙂

  170. mickydidit89 says:

    Theo through the middle?

  171. Eddie says:

    wenger out.

    and so am i. Feel like reading a novel dripping with blood. So far 6 bodies with hammered in heads, great stuff for bedtime

  172. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha you’re so funny. Sweet dreams 🙂

  173. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Missed some fine banter last night. Great to read early doors.

    Now, onto football – it is the weekend and someone has to do it. Chavs or Totts? Both shitehawks and without a redeeming feature. A draw?

    No, it has to be a Chav win so the Cockspurs stop imagining they are the Invincibles.

  174. Eddie says:

    oh Raddy, we have already decided yesterday. Chas will chop off his leg with gummy leg, simples

  175. Eddie says:

    double espresso please

    chop off his gummy leg with a blunt knife.

  176. Big Raddy says:

    No. An espresso will quicken the blood flow which is dangerous when operating.

    Nil by Mouth for a day or two should see chas right

  177. Eddie says:

    very good 🙂 unfortunately is hopping to the game tomorrow and we know what happens prior to the KO

    Totts for me, I really cannot stomach chavs, despite them having a nice new manager. I still want them to lose, every time.
    Totts don’t bother me, they will flop at the last minute anyway

  178. Eddie says:

    raddy – did you hear what is happening in uk with several footballers coming forward saying they were abused by their coaches? Crewe ex coach Barry Bennell has allegedly abused a few young footballers

  179. Eddie says:

    he was a great man, love him or hate him he was the one and only, formidable character

  180. mickydidit89 says:

    Sorry Eddie, but it’s a Chav win for me too. Win our game and we’d then be 4 above Spuds and same behind Chavs who we’ll deal with later in the season. Plenty of time for that.

    Morning all.

  181. Eddie says:

    no, no, no. you got it all wrong. Chavs win, stay top at xmas and ruin my festive season. No, come on you Spurs

  182. mickydidit89 says:

    Defo a great man

  183. chas says:

    That morbid geezer’s gonna have to update his Sgt Pepper.

  184. Big Raddy says:

    I have written a Post. It is complete bolleaux but we need to maintain a profile on Newsnow.

    Shall I post it soon or at the normal time of 09.30?

    chas. I don’t Twatter and doubt if Rasp is available to contact the Library – could you do it, pretty please?

  185. chas says:

    Yes I can, BR, though the site referenced is naff all to do with twitter. 🙂

  186. mickydidit89 says:

    7:56 true, and a front row seat as well.

    I always think the vast majority of people (ie us four) have cleared off by 9:30, then again, I think the vast majority (us four) are quite happy with whatever you choose 🙂

  187. mickydidit89 says:

    My take on the library (probably me being cynical) was it’s just a media whore bloke trying to pool other people’s hard work under his own banner.

  188. Big Raddy says:

    chas. It isn’t? Can you send an email address?

  189. Eddie says:

    bollix post from Raddy, lovely jubbly, just what the doctor prescribed.
    me, 1 of vast majority clearing off at 8:30. My gorgeous gardener and Spurs supporter agreed to do my new garden as well as the old one. I think he likes me 🙂 have to do me make up, cheerio

  190. chas says:

    I sent the arsenal nuts email link.

    Not sure I should have after reading Micky’s cynical but maybe accurate appraisal. 🙂

  191. mickydidit89 says:

    For someone pretending to be a bloke, you do let yourself down sometimes
    Or are we now pretending to be a bi/trans something or other?

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