21.38 – How nice it is to see it all go horribly wrong for Leeds. I heard David O’Leary say that they had gone from being everybody’s second team to the most hated team in the country. HA. People have short memories, Leeds have always been despised, just years of mediocrity after their successful years in the 70s made people forget. It’s like Liverpool. They’ve been so average in the 90s you kind of forget why you hate them – now that they think they have a half-decent team it’s easy to hate them again. My philosophy is quite simple, I hate every other team apart from Arsenal. I don’t have time for people who have ‘second’ teams. It’s rubbish. You support one team, and one team only. Of course, I can suspend hatred of any other team at any time, for any reason I see fit. Suppose that’s why I have a little soft spot for Blackburn and Derby at the moment. However, full on, rage enducing, arm waving, speak in tongues hatred of Derby will resume as normal on Tuesday.
If you want to learn more about Arsenal players, past and present, have a look at this site – The Jack Kelsey fan club. Some really good stuff here.
20.01 – Manchester United drew 2-2 with Derby today. That leaves us a point behind with a game in hand. It’s in our own hands now. This reminds me very much of the double season in 97-98, the way the team is playing, the run of results, everything. This is the best Arsenal team I have ever seen, it would a blow if they didn’t win anything this season. All in all, a good weekend for the Gunners.
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16.25 – Saw the goals on Sky News – Dennis is doing that stuff that he used to do again. What a goal, he made a right chump out of Dabizas, surely the most hated Greek player in the Premiership these days – and a lovely ball in for Sol’s goal. If he stays in this kind of form and can resist that little voice in his head that tells him to elbow and stamp on people, he will be instrumental in us winning something/everything. Defenders won’t like playing against him again – whereas in the last two years all the defender had to do was get in with a few niggly tackles and Dennis would be sat on his arse with his arms up pleading to the ref. It’s good to have the real Dennis back again. Carry on sir.
Team spirit looks amazing, and Sol Campbell has been outstanding over the last 6 weeks or so. He’s really come into his own, and more than anyone, he’ll be desperate to win something this year so he can avoid the inevitable “Oh Sol Campbell, you went and joined the Arsenal and you won fuck all” chants from the Tottenham fans. Tottenham fans cry on the telly though…..stupid Tottenham.
We’ve got Derby on Tuesday night. Hopefully they’ll be knackered after they give every ounce of energy beating Man Utd today. I’m hoping for a game with lots of serious injuries and red cards for both teams, but with a late winner for the Rams. Fingers crossed.