Good morning from a gloriously sunny Dublin.
As expected we have only got 2 fit players for today’s game. As such the boss has drafted in some of his backroom staff. PHW will hoping the pre-game brandy will power him up and down the wing, Ken Friar has the job of midfield enorforcer, Steve Bould will be back in the centre of defence while Tony the chef will use his robust frame to cause problems up front.
In seriousness though we’ve got a lot of injuries. All the players, even the ones carrying knocks, are travelling. To be honest I’d prefer if nobody was risked. Gael Clichy, for example, has a hamstring strain. Now, I know Ronaldo v Traore is as much of a mismatch as Ali v Michael J Fox, erm, but I’d rather see that than have Gael play and really do himself some damage.
We do have Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue back so that’s cover for Senderos (if unfit) or Gallas if Senderos is fit, Hoyte in for Sagna, Eboue right side of midfield, PHW left wing, Doris the tealady on the bench and we’re playing last man back for goalie. It’s hard to predict. As always a game against United is spicy but the spice is somewhat less spicy due to both teams having their eye on bigger prizes. I don’t think there’s any psychological war to won today. I could easily cope with losing here today if it meant not losing in the league.
All in all I don’t really know what to make of today’s game. I feel like I should really care but I’m not sure that I do. Part of me thinks it might be good for United to get through and have the extra games to play while we can rest and concentrate on the league. The only thing I really care about is that we don’t get any more injuries. Fingers crossed.
In a round-up of the day’s stories Arsene Wenger talks about retiring, about how important Liam Brady (linked with a job in the new Ireland set-up) is to the club, denies any move for a 36 year old Egyptian goalkeeper and said that while Cesc is fully committed to Arsenal there are no new contract talks going on. Which is not a surprise as Cesc only signed a 46 year deal a short time ago.
William Gallas has ensured United are not up for the rest of the season by calling them arrogant. Erm, ooops? Wouldn’t it be better to wait till the end of the season to call them names? I know it’s true and all, as it would be if you call them a pack of piss-drinking cuntbutlers but timing is everything.
In other less skinny and more fat, ugly and disgusting news, Alisher Usmanov, the fat cunt, has bought some more Arsenal shares taking his stake in the club to 24%. Did you ever see one of those programmes on TV where they show you liposuction and them sucking the fat out of people. It’s fucking horrible, isn’t it? Imagine how long it would take to suck all the fat out of that fat cunt. And imagine you had to sit in the waiting room with his poxy orange henchman while they did it. Yack. Once again Fat & Orange have paid over the market price for their shares, perhaps they found some more dead people to get the shares off.
It has been nice that the last few months have been relatively quiet with regards to this despicable duo but once again they’ve raised their ugly heads. They do love to ensure that they take as much focus away from the football side of things. When we’re going well on the pitch and that’s what all the focus should be on then they’ll pop up to remind you they’re still around. They really are pathetic, from Dein’s pitiable attempts to claim credit for Arsene signing a new contract to Usmanov being a guest of Sp*rs directors at the North London derby there’s no end to their execrable headline grabbing.
It’s as good a time as any to remind you of the Arsenal Trust, check it out, and remember that continued exposure to Fat & Orange could be fatal for your football club.
Right so, that’s about it. Time for some breakfast, then I have to work until the game, then I might just drink a beer or two.