Watching The Arsenal around the World

LB was asking if Arsenal’s Caribou Cup game against Brentford is being shown on TV on Wednesday. Obviously on holiday in Spain, he knew that he could always join the Costa Blanca Arsenal Supporters Club as they’d usually have it on.

Anyway I had a quick look and the Arsenal Playa Flamenca Supporters Club have a website that, although not updated too regularly, does have the next Arsenal fixture and contact details. 🙂

And here they are pictured in full regalia…………….

This reminded me of when I was lucky enough to be in Kerala, India in February 2002 sat down having a meal in a bar/restaurant, when a cheer went up from the other side of the room. A TV was playing behind the bar and glancing over my shoulder, I could see some glorious red and white shirts on the distant screen. Moving swiftly over, I was just in time to see a replay of a rather spectacular Bobby Pires goal. This was soon followed by another beautifully constructed goal scored by Thierry Henry. I ended up staying for the whole game and being rewarded with a sublime Dennis chip near the end (though we threw away the clean sheet in typical Arsenal fashion a couple of minutes later – gnash, gnash, gnarl, effin typical 🙂 ).

Here’s a German clip of that game (ooops, it’s probably Dutch). The first goal is just amazing. That Vieira tackle would probably get a yellow card these days for him not being in full control (the opposition player would now leap in the air as if a scythe had chopped him off at the ankles while letting out a scream, even though he wasn’t even touched). Titi’s full circle run around Bobby to create space is amazing too.

The second goal is like poetry in motion – Pires plays a wonderful ball out of defence, the exchange between Dennis and Paddy in midfield just gorgeous, before the lay off to Wiltord and his cross to Henry in full flow.

The final goal – well just take a look – it’ll come eventually.

How lucky was I to catch such a great game while abroad!

Still furious about losing that clean sheet, mind. 🙂

chas

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29 Responses to Watching The Arsenal around the World

  1. chas says:

  2. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    I was in Goa, India for the CL Final. Couldn’t find anywhere to watch the game so booked into a 5 star hotel which guaranteed it would be shown.

    Had to sit and suffer with Mrs. Raddy.

    After the game it was late at night and I had what she calls “a meltdown”. Ended up sitting on my own on a deserted beach thinking about the injustices of a world in which TH14 plays his worst game in the shirt, Lehmann’s stupidity and should AW have subbed Booby.

  3. chas says:

    So you’ve been married for over 12 years, BR – you have done well this time around!

  4. chas says:

    You should have substituted boobies for Booby, BR, though getting a stiffy is always difficult after an Arsenal defeat. 🙂

  5. LB says:

    Thanks for that Chas
    That still up there shows that Bein Sports 13 are showing it and confirmed by Bein Sports football schedule. For reasons that I do not understand the quality of Bein Sportrs is really good here, full HD
    The local bar will be mobbed with Liverpool and Chelsea so a trip to Javea is in store for a little bit more refined company.
    Excellent, that’s my evening sorted out for tomorrow.

  6. Big Raddy says:

    8.47. I love spellchack 😀

  7. LBG says:

    I was in Crete, in a bar/restaurant only staying open because I was still buying his shit bottled beer, for the 4-4 Newcastle game. He couldn’t believe the score as he came to say he wanted to go to bed and turn out the lights. That made two of us!!

  8. chas says:

  9. Big Raddy says:

    Lovely that Big Shaq recognised The Great Man

  10. LBG says:

    Boyo, oboy have Derby got some good young players, but the best for me is the CB Tomori. Quick, skilful and cultured on the ball.

  11. LBG says:

    Nigerian, unfortunately on loan from ……..Chelski.

  12. LBG says:

    “Sacked in the morning, sacked in the morning”.

  13. Aaron says:

    Actually would rather moaninho stay and crush all the great players he has, including Sanchez…ha ha

  14. chas says:

    8 minutes of glorious commentary….

  15. chas says:

    Mourinho 3rd season……………

  16. chas says:

  17. chas says:

  18. chas says:

  19. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Thank you chas. Enjoyed the MU vid – let’s hope for better from the home side tonight

  20. RC78 says:

    A Few Man Utd stars are struggling with Mourinho this seaon, would you welcome any of the them at AFC:
    – Bailly
    – Herrera
    – Pogba
    – Mata
    – Sanchez
    – Rashford
    – Martial

  21. RC78 says:

    We must win tonight. A trophy is a trophy.

  22. LB says:

    Should be interesting to see how UE plays this one. Obviously expect a greater sprinkling of youth but I think the bench will tell us if he is going to take it seriously at all. Strong bench — cares. Weak bench — wants to get rid of it.

  23. RC78 says:

    Leno – Lichten, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal – Guendouzi, LT, El Neny – Miky, Iwobi – Wellbeck

  24. LB says:

    RC
    What is the correct way to pronounce Guendouzi.
    Is it Gwhen or Gen, rhymes with men?

  25. LB says:

    That looks a bit strong.

  26. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

    LB. Good question

    RC. Yes, to all of them

  27. RC78 says:

    LB – Maybe Mavro starts ahead of Mustafi but for the rest, I think it s more or less as I put it there

  28. RC78 says:

    GUEN = Pronounced it like Ken but use the G of Gun before the en instead of the K. Does that make sense?

    GU + EN

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