Arseblog: Sunday 19th May 2002

may 19th

22.54 – Well, if last night’s performance is anything to go by, if we pay any more than £9.99p for Ronaldo, we’ll have been well and truly ripped off. The poor bloke is a shadow of his former self – his touch is gone, most of that lightning pace is no longer there, and most worrying of all, he walks with a slight, but fairly obvious limp.

Yes, I know he’s been suffering with injuries, but this bloke used to be the best player in the world by a long way. Now, he’s not even close. I really hope he can rebuild his career after the terrible time he’s had with injuries, but if he’d been a racehorse, they’d have shot him by now. He doesn’t look right. Still, he got a hero’s reception in Camp Nou last night.

The atmosphere in the stadium was fantastic last night. They were singing and dancing and buring the Spanish flag and calling the Spanish president a ‘bastard’, all in the name of Cataluña. Most odd for an outsider like me, but hey, when in Rome….

It’s impossible to compare to Highbury, which I love for its quaintness and tradition and perfect pitch, but the sheer size of Camp Nou makes it an experience you’ll never forget. If you’ve never been, make a resolution now that at some point in your life you will travel to Barcelona, enjoy the beautiful city and see a football match in a stadium you could only dream of. You won’t regret it.

Arsenal news today….er…….ehm…….Kanu says Nigeria can win the World Cup. He’s got a right sense of humour that fella, eh?

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