YaYa or will it be Barry? Shut your gob Flem.

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Okay, so Arsene said there will be blood! well he actually said there will be a player or maybe two coming in that is 25 or over, the blood bit was the Daniel Day Lewis film I saw at the weekend and like Arsenal’s first half performance, it was crap, so don’t bother!

The rumour is YaYa or Barry, well now Liverpool seem to be going after Keane, it leaves the way open for a cut price Barry, as you all know I have been tipping Barry for some time now and one paper at the weekend said he would jump at the chance to join Arsenal, who wouldn’t frankly, he only said he wants to go to Liverpool because they were the only one’s that showed an interest, so let wait and hope.

Flem, Helb or better know as shoooooot is suggesting that Cesc could end up at his beloved Barca, my arse, he’s a gooner, shooooot needs to shut his cakehole and concentrate on not scoring for his new team, rather than recruiting for them.

Shoooooot became the 7th player that Barca have had off us since Wenger has been in power, hopefully Ade will make it 8, I think Ade will go, Wenger didn’t look convincing when talking about him and I, like most of you, hope he’ll go.

Pedro talked long and hard about some of the new talent, I only disagreed with him on Randall and he disagreed with me on Muamba so that’s fair, time will tell who was right, but like we say on Le Grove, you can disagree as long as you don’t insult the person you’re disagreeing with, unless of course you are the author, so Pedro, you’re a muppet and you should go and support the chavs.

Other news is we are fighting to hold onto Gallas and RVP, I don’t believe the RVP bit but I hope we sack Gallas and bring in Zapata.

Should we lose RVP and Ade, then we should bring in Benzema, Santa Cruz or Villa, but we won’t so that’s the end of that speculation.

I’m becoming hopeful after watching the Barnet game, I thought Simpson looked sharp and Wilshere and Ramsey I think will feature this season, could Rogers slipstream Senderos? he looked solid didn’t he.

Whatever will happen, will happen soon I feel, Wenger looked calm and like he knew something, he had that sparkle and not the look of a doomed man, so with games aplenty and the cups coming up, we should have a lot to talk about thiis next few weeks.

Have a great week Grovers, I feel good. …and don’t forget, that film was crap!

Mandingo transfer exclusive + Photos from the game!

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After hearing on good authority (The Grovers) that Arsene Wenger was scouting Sheep herding sensation Mandingo Dkembe Dkembe, I thought it was Le Grove’s responsibility to uncover his identity first.

We had a bit of trouble along the way, it was like that scene from Spartacus… so we’ll let you decide who the real Mandingo is with a pictorial montage of our adventures…

I’ve also thrown in a few pics of the game!


Mandingo is rumoured to strike the fear of god into the opposition… could he be Mandingo?

You have no idea how hard this pic was to get! The bee had a 15 year old body guard with him!

Could we be maximising Mandingo’s use to save a few pennies?

Gerry Peyton, the Arsenal Keeping Coach… tried to confuse us with his claim…

Neil Banfield, reserve team coach was trying to throw us off the scent as well!

Look to the right of the bee… that’s the body guard.

Midget boy wonder… his legs are 30 cm long… mental!

The fans behind that goal were singing nasty things about Ade… very funny.

That is the first goal…

No one had even scored there… the team spirit is just that good!

Action shot…

More action…

Some hand shaking!

So that’s your lot! A big thanks to Gerry and Neil for being great sports and to Bud for getting in there with all the big names!

If you see Mandingo out, and you can get a pic… we’ll add it to the new ‘Find Mandingo’ page… good luck!

Have a good day Grovers!


Rezzers Ratings – My top 3 for the first team

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Morning Grovers!

Here are my thoughts after getting involved in some VIP treatment at Barnet yesterday!

Here was the first half team:

Sagna – Nordtveit – J.Hoyte – Clichy (c)
Lansbury – Denilson – Ramsey – Traore
Walcott – Bendtner

Key Players:

Nordveit: First thing to note is that he is very classy on the ball, he makes a lot of time for himself and he defends quite stylishly. The second thing that strikes you is that he is tiny in build… he needs to put on another 10kg before he can be considered as a serious option in defence because he will get eaten alive by Drogba and Co.

Lansbury: I was looking forward to seeing this chap playing… he certainly looks the part, but that was as far as it went yesterday. His control wasn’t particularly tight and he didn’t really get involved with the play which was a shame.

Ramsey: Ok, I didn’t think he set the world alight but I liked what I saw. He is quite a big boy and he loves to get stuck in. He has vision as well… he was spraying passes round with ease. I think he may need some ‘Arsenal’ beaten into him… a lot of his passes were in the long ball shape of things… but regardless, he looked special.

Just before I move over to the second half… It is worth mentioning that Justin Hoyte looks like he has bulked up a bit over the summer… I thought he had a pretty solid performance.

Ogogo – G.Hoyte – Rodgers – Steer
Wilshere – Randall (c) – Coquelin – Barazite
Simpson – Fonte

The second half was spent mainly going… ‘Who’, ‘Where is he from’… ‘Is that Robert Pires?’

Key Players:

Rodgers: Like Like Like! He is big, composed and he likes to bomb forward. I’ve heard many good things about this lad and it would be nice if a youth teamer from England could break into the first team! Let us hope this man can do it!

Randall: Ok, I think I have my new player no one else likes, but I do! His passing was a bit crap yesterday, but I thought the fact he kept going back for more was reassuring. He is tall, elegant and I see a lot of potential in him… I really think he could be good for us and I’d take him over Eboue any day of the week!

Coquelin: This guy didn’t show up on the team sheet, so we did wonder who the hell this imposter was… but overall he was pretty good. He was strong in the tackle and comfortable with the short pass. Clearly the best million Euro’s we spent last week!

Bobby Pires: If you want me to tell you the name of a player who will be spending more time on the first team bench than anyone else next year, I’d say Barazite. He is big old lump, he is skillful, he loves a shot and he managed to bang on in yesterday. He looks good and he looks ready.

Jack Wilshere: Ok… important thing to remember, he is only 16. Does that stop me telling you that the boy is a flipping class act? No way! He is a little genius on the ball… he makes space out of nothing, he is tough, he has crazy skills and vision and he is all ours! This boy is breaking through like cesc… he is going to be shit hot, so believe the hype because I’ve never seen a 16 year old play like that before. I think he set up 2 of the goals (Started the moves) yesterday… I couldn’t tell though because I couldn’t see the Barnet Jumbotron from our seat?

So all in all, it was a good day, and there is some food for thought heading into the new season.

Wenger needs signings though… the kids ain’t ready by a long shot, but it is nice to know that my childrens future Arsenal viewing has been preserved!

Tune in later for a pictorial update… and the shock news of Mandingo Aloiscious Dkembe Dkembe!

Happy Sunday

*red indicates first team likelihood.

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