Just back from a week in South Wales, so a bit of catching up to do. Tried, and failed, to get an interview with Craig Bellamy whilst down there but we’ll try again later. Good win for the boys over Poznan, and well done Ade for his hat-trick, but David Silva put in a stupendous performance. Watched it on TV I’m ashamed to say, but hey half a dozen, maybe, home games missed in the last thirty years or so ain’t too bad is it? Thanks go to Frank, Ged, Steve, Tom, Dave, Andy and Steve Woodhouse for selling the new KK, and daughter Marnie and grandson Joe for using our tickets. Those pillars of society kerb crawler Pleat and woman basher Collymore commentated and reviewed, whilst Pat Nevin was pitchside and drooled over Silva’s performance. The week has been dominated with the rag cheap publicity stunt over Rooney, to try and get the message over that they’re a great club, which pretty well fooled everyone. Rag fans, including Eamonn Holmes were particularly vitriolic. Was this rag stunt aimed at trying to lift Rooney to get him to perform (on the pitch) again? We’ll see, but even the despicable united can’t get much lower than this. No wonder everyone hates them…… Todays results saw us stay in second place, and tomorrow we’ve got another massive test with Arsenal at home. Here’s the It’s a Fix extract :
9) SUNDAY OCTOBER 24TH ARSENAL (HOME)
Ever present in the top flight since 1915, last pot the F. A. Cup in 2005, 5 seasons ago, going on 6, recent connections Toure and Adebayor, 165th league meeting.
Arsene brought in Chamach, Koscieiny, Ebecilio, Squillaci for very little and out went, amongst others, Eduardo, Senderos, Silvestre, Campbell, Traore, and unlike last year when Toure and Adebayor came to us for big bucks, recouped very little. Squad also includes Almunia, Sagna, Denilson, Clichy, Song, Wilshire, Nasri, Arshavin, Rosicky, Fabianski, Eboue, Walcott, Van Persie, Bendtner, Walcott, Ramsey, etc…
Last season at COMS in September it was an unforgettable 4-2 win for the Blues, Richards, Bellers, Adeand SWP scoring for the Blues with Van Persie and Rosicky replying for the Arse. The game best remembered for Ade’s goal celebration, then later being banned for 3 games for an alleged stamp.
Crowd was 47,339 with 2,846 Arses, some of whom disgraced themselves.
As if that wasn’t seventh heaven, the Blues also knocked their young team out of the Carling Cup in December with a 3-0 home win, with goals from Teve z, SWP, and Vlad. Crowd was 46,015 with an impressive 4,787 Gooners, who behaved very nicely thank you very much!
At the Emirates in April we failed to capitalise much on Spurs loss at O/T with a dull 0-0 draw. Crowd was 60,086 with 2944 Blues.
After 8 games they’re 5th with 14 points and 1 win 2 draws and 1 loss away from home.
In the Carling Cup they won at Spurs and travel to Newcastle in the 4th round, and in the Chimps League they’re progressing well, with a big mid-week win.
At home to Arsenal there’s been 13 games in the Prem and 3 wins (1-0 in 06/07, 3-0 in 2008/09, 4-2 last season) one draw and nine losses. Three wins out of the last four at COMS and the away draw means we’re picking up against them after years of heartache. No reason why we can’t continue this way, especially if we pressurise their goalie, whether it’s Almunia or Fabrianski.
Their crowds were down to an average of 23,824 in 1985, and this season it’s 59,977.