NLD eve

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Welcome to Friday, one of the better days of the week. Why? Because Friday is the precursor to FOOTBALL SATURDAYS.

Yes people, tomorrow is the NORF LAAANDON DERBY and I’m super stoked about the prospect. My work Spurs pal reckons his side are going to roll over and take a beating. I’m not really sure to be honest. I have this weird confidence that we’ll not struggle. I feel guilty about it. Like I should be more nervous?

We have Gibbs, Mertesacker and Flamini available, which is grand. We’ll have a relatively well rested squad after the Carling Cup in the week. So it should be a full compliment of players to pick from.

I’d be looking to push the same team I’ve been pushing for weeks. Backline picks itself, you know, because we only have 4 fit defenders (did you read the Wenger comment about it being hard to buy defenders? What a joke). The midfield should be Aaron and Jack pinning, with Ozil sitting in the hole. My front three would likely be WELBZ, flanked by Sanchez and Chambo. We need to obliterate Spurs early doors. If we slam them with explosive energy, they won’t know what to do.

My concern is we’ll go for a midfield with Arteta sitting at the heart. Really don’t enjoy that scenario, even when it’s against weak opposition.

My opposition concern is that the new Spurs manager is a very smart guy. He’ll have a plan in place. That, fuelled with the the randomness that is the NLD… well, you just don’t know what you’ll get. We need three points though. We need to continue to rack up points and keep pace with Chelsea.

Just a short post today, I’ll catch you tomorrow!

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Our new signing has landed, just in time for Spurs

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Someone gave that guy on the fountain chair a child to dance with...

Interesting reading around the web when people talk defensive midfielder.

‘We don’t play with a defensive midfielder’

People getting a little too caught up in literal meanings there because it obfuscates the fact Wenger hasn’t addressed a glaring squad issue. Simply put, we’re struggling with a player who can break up play, intercept at rapid speed and help the team break quicker. I always speak about him, but Jordan Henderson is the perfect case in point here. He’s huge, explosive over ten metres and he can pass… He might not be the most technically gifted, but he’s Premiership attribute heavy.

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