Happy Monday to you all, hope you had a good weekend. After both Arsenal and United drew in the FA Cup it’s no surprise that Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson have called for replays to be scrapped. With Arsenal also involved in the Carling Cup and the Champions League another cup game is the last thing we need at the moment. The boss says:
There is a lot that could be done about the fixture list but nobody manages to do it. They could stop replays in the FA Cup â€” I would be in favour of that.
While I’d prefer for us not to be going to Blackburn to play another game you could argue that the fact the chance of a replay might act as motivation for a team that has a lot of games to come. Certainly Blackburn aren’t too fussed aboutÂ but a bit more urgency from Arsenal on Saturday might have won the game for us. Anyway, it’s all by the by now.
Over the weekend Cesc was linked with a move to Real Madrid. Again. For the 876th time. It’s the sort of rumour that you would tell to refuse to sing karaoke in the presence of Craig Bellamy and hope it got its legs smashed up by the no-necked, rat faced twat. Anyway, Cesc has dismissed it and that is that. Meanwhile Barcelona President John the Door has hit out at English clubs coming over and luring away young Catalan players with offers of bags of sweets and stuff. He should concentrate on getting some nice sweets of his own and maybe the children might choose top stay at home.
Alan Smith, not the wretched, blue lipped little ex-Leeds cunt, looks at Arsenal’s “two sides” ahead of tomorrow’s game against PSV. There’ll be a squad announced later this afternoon so we can take a look at that properly tomorrow. Speaking of the wretched, blue lipped little ex-Leeds cunt, where is he now? Does he even get on the bench at United any more? I’d like to see him go back to Leeds so he canÂ get relegated with them then the Leeds fans will sacrifice him for being a cunt for joining United.
David James has questioned Arsene Wenger’s policy of giving one year contracts to ‘older’ players. I question David James policy when it comes to his hair. Does he really expect us to take anything he says seriously with a ridiculous looking mop like that?
Valencia striker David Villa has told the Times he’s attracted to English clubs. He likes Arsenal’s mobile playing style, Liverpool’s heart, United’s history and Chelsea’s enormous sacks of money.
If you’re doing nothing tonight why not go along to Ashburton Grove where the U18s, coached by Steve Bould, are playing Cardiff City in the 6th round of the FA Youth Cup. It’s a great chance to go see some of the stars of tomorrow and I’m sure they’d love the support. Tickets are just Â£3, you can pay at the ground I’m sure, and kick off is at 7pm.
Finally, thanks for everyone that voted for Arseblog in the Irish blog awards. I’ve made the shortlist for Best Blog, Best Sports Blog, Best Podcast and Best Podcaster. Cheers all.