Home Run to Continue?

Saturday. 3.00 p.m. kick-off. Home game. It feels wrong.

I have read and heard that Swansea are our bogey team but , didn’t we beat them last season with just 10 men? Yes, I know we lost a couple at home and got beaten in Swansea in 2016, but we beat them 0-4 in Wales. Why not today?


Swansea’s form is wretched at the moment, ours is variable but on an upswing swing (hopefully). We have no further injuries with both Mustafi and Chambers back in the squad. We haven’t lost a home game since January.

It augurs well.

But there is many a slip between the cup and the lip and we can be sure that Swansea, who have conceded just 3 goals in their away games, will be fired up. Fabianski continues to be their stand-out player and it delights an old romantic that he has done so well after his troubles at AFC.

Swansea like a goal from set pieces, their second highest scorer is the CB Mawson, as such I would keep Mertesacker in the teaming give Mustafi more recovery time.

My Team: Same as at Everton.


Koscielny    BFG    Monreal

Bellerin   Ramsey    Xhaka    Kosanovic


Lacazette     Sanchez

Let us hope their is no complacency or arrogance following our thrashing of Everton. What we have seen are the green shoots of the growth of what could be an excellent team, but that is all it is, Everton were rubbish and we put them to the sword, but we scored 3 goals against 10 men in the final few minutes.

Once again, we have an outstanding bench, almost certainly the best in the PL. It gives options.

Let’s keep the home form strong and make the Emirates impregnable (as if).



74 Responses to Home Run to Continue?

  1. chas says:

    Nice one, BR.

    Really looking forward to seeing how Kosanovic plays. 🙂

  2. LB says:

    Thanks BR for taking the time to entertain us on this fine sunny morning in London.

    I am with you on the team selection including our exciting brand new left wing back.

  3. Ant says:

    Ant and Duck on tour today..beware

  4. chas mobile says:

  5. Ant says:

    Shocked by BR’s pre match

  6. Ant says:

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  9. Ant says:

    I’m organising a AA reunion on here today to see who we can get back on. Who shall we request back who has been away for a bit?

  10. Ant says:

    I want Shard

  11. Ant says:

    And of course the bearded lovely

  12. chas says:

    Where’s Fred?

  13. Ant says:

    I want to see a photo of Fred

  14. Ant says:

    I want to see a photo of Eddie’s HGV clash..

  15. chas says:

    Lettsby Avenue

  16. Ant says:

    Burnley is a great place to experience Fred even if you don’t get a ticket

  17. Ant says:

    What about the dark glasses dude from Essex?

  18. chas says:

  19. Ant says:

    That is how I imagine an HGV collapses when facing Eddie

  20. Ant says:

    Does anyone else read this blog anymore?

  21. fred1266 says:

    Hope laca bag some goals

  22. Ant says:

    Welcome Freddy.. describe yourself in twenty words

  23. chas says:

    Ladies man?

  24. chas says:


  25. Ant says:

    Travel agent?

  26. GunnerN5 says:


    The road show is back 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Well done Raddy. I cannot foresee anything another than 3 points today.

    I would REALLY like so see Jack get a start today, he has earned a start in my opinion.

  27. chas says:


  28. Ant says:

    GN5 – great post about Tony Adams, superb stuff, I was busy but wanted you to know. Shame he’s got no brain.

  29. chas says:

    Good swimmer?

  30. Ant says:

    Airline pilot?

  31. Ant says:

    Where’s the gorgeous Eddie?

  32. chas says:

    Ant, GN5 and Fred
    What are your predictions for the ManU v Spuds game?

  33. chas says:

    I reckon Mancs to pip it 6-0.

  34. GunnerN5 says:

    Chas your 11:11 reminds me of time back in 1970. I was assisting a friend moving his household possessions from Toronto, Ontario to Portland Maine, he was driving the truck up to the customs shed and did exactly the same as your 11:11.

    U.S. customs were not the least bit impressed and to add to the woes of the crash and personal losses they charged him with dangerous driving and damaging government property.

  35. GunnerN5 says:

    Chas – Tottenham will get peeled.

  36. Ant says:

    Were you in the truck or behind it?

  37. Ant says:

    Come on Fred..pipe up!

  38. GunnerN5 says:

    Sitting beside him Ant, but fortunately the cab was lower than the truck body so we were unharmed physically.

  39. Ant says:

    We’ve arrived in Burnley..

  40. Ant says:

    Incommunicado on tube soon..it’s been lovely

  41. chas mobile says:

  42. fred1266 says:

    I want eriksen to score since h on my fantasy side also want a man lose since I dislike both mourinho and United

  43. GunnerN5 says:

    Fred, I don’t think that any of us like either team they are both detestable but for different reasons. But I dislike Mourinho intensely!!

  44. Rasp says:

    Great PM, thanks Raddy ….. unfortunately I can’t make it to the game …. the spud/manu game is a borefest courtesy of maureen’s usual tactics … hope ours is more of a celebration of football!

  45. chas mobile says:

  46. fatgingergooner says:

    Dear me…

  47. Rasp says:

    Arsenal, 78% possession … 5 shots … no goals

    ….. Swansea, 22% possession, 1 shot … 1 goal … familiar??? 😦 😦

  48. Rasp says:

    I cant see the game … but let me guess … our midfield isn’t working? 🙄

  49. fatgingergooner says:

    Just watch an Arsenal v Swansea game from a few years ago Rasp and you’ll probably get a feel for how this games going. Plus, you’d get to enjoy Michu upfront again!

    Hopefully one of Wengers infamous hairdryer team talks gets them going…🙄

  50. fatgingergooner says:

    We’ve played 16 matches in all comps this season and in 9 of those games we’ve been losing at some point. That’s terrible. It must exhausting when you have to keep coming back from losing positions. We male life so hard for ourselves.

  51. Big Raddy says:

    Finally in front af a screen. First thingg I see is Lee Mason gifting a dodgy free kick to Swansea

  52. Rasp says:

    A win is a win … 3 points in the bag so job done … but with the gulf in quality between the two teams we should not have made such hard work of it.

  53. fatgingergooner says:


    I really wish we would just win 6 or 7 nil every week! Good result and sounded like a much better 2nd half.

  54. Big Raddy says:

    Phew. I only saw the last 20 minutes but the tension was palpable.

    Let us assume that AW wanted to allow Swansea to attack in the last 20 in order for us to hit them on the break. It never looked like working.

    I hate it when we sit so deep in order to defend a lead. Given the flakiness of our defence it frightens the hell out of me.

    Still we won. Onwards and Upwards.

  55. fred1266 says:

    Why did kolasinac come off

  56. fatgingergooner says:

    Said he hobbled off on tv.

  57. Big Raddy says:

    England win the U 17 WC. Emotional.

  58. LB says:

    The England game sounded a lot more exciting than what was happening at the Emirates, boy did we make hard work of that.

  59. GunnerN5 says:

    All I care about are 3 points won. I cannot see how any side can look good against a packed defence.

  60. Ant says:

    Really enjoyed the game and we did just enough to win.

  61. GunnerN5 says:

    Ant – just enough is good enough!!

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