Robin’s fit again, Zola says we’re better than the chavs and we are still second.

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So a good weekend for the boys, the mancs won, just, but there you go, we can’t have everything, we now need those two to draw and we are as as we lie. It was a hoot listening to Benitez accusing Valencia of diving, ha, ha, Gerrard is the worst diver since Drogba, and he has the temerity to complain!

Now it’s in our hands and if we get Robin the boy wonder back, then we can do this. Zola even said we could beat Barca, and the way this team fight for each other, I believe we can, gosh this is exciting!

For the first time this season I believe this team actually is showing it has ‘mental strength’ – down to 10 men a year ago against West Ham would have been different, not now though, well done the team and the manager, now let’s finish the job.

I hate the way they are talking about Sol like he’s 65, blimey, a chance to win two trophies at this stage of his career are all he needs to keep going, Sol is for me the difference. I thought him and Song at the back were immense, I would like to see that again.

We have a week to get ready for revenge at St Andrews and I see nothing that they have, that can stop us, 7 more games for glory in England and 5 left to take the Champions league, if you had offered them that in August, they would have bitten your hand off, add to that the chance of getting Robin back for the run in and, well!

I don’t take back what I said about buying a centre back, a forward and a DM in the windows because if we had, we’d already be planning the party in May, but the team we have can do it now, we are getting stronger with each game and the others know it, we are beginning to have the fear factor about us, it’s replaced the old ‘Arsenal are kids’ one, and West Ham found that out when we played them off the park with 10 men, even the pundits are now starting to believe.

We should be working around the clock on Robin now, wrapping up Sol, and if I had my way, I would send them all out to a Panamanian prison to train like Duran did in the 80′s

This team can do it and now for the first time I can see belief in there eyes. The fact that Wenger kept the forwards on until late showed they know they can win with 10 men, and I for one cannot wait until the weekend.

Now we are right in there, I feel the others will falter, you could see the panic in the eyes of the chavs yesterday and when they play the Mancs we can’t lose. Win, lose or draw and we win.

Bring it on! Have a great day Grovers, buckle up and hold on, this ride is going to be hairy!

So, we-are-top-of-the-league, let’s hope we stay there!

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You never know, we could after today if the results go our way, we would need the mancs to crash though, and you know what? That’s possible.

I’m writing this instead of Pedro because once again his social life get’s in the way of his one post a week, so screw the player ratings as I find that boring and you know what I’m like when doing them.

The game started well with Denilson scoring and us going one up, I couldn’t believe he didn’t start without Diaby in midfield and still can’t, no Diaby, no Nasri and no Rosicky, he did have Nasri up top but I see him as more of a midfielder.

Anyway we were cruising but lacked that final penetration that those players seem to add and before we knew where we were we had Vermaelen sent off, and for what? It wasn’t a foul, it wasn’t a goalscoring opportunity so therefore it was neither a penalty nor a sending off, a disgraceful decision from a refereee that was 30 yards away and a lino that was unsighted, I hope we appeal.

Having said that though, in a week when the FA do nothing to scouse thug Gerrard for another assault, we get a straight red and I bet they would uphold it, or even increase it.

I thought Almunia had a blinder, very solid and a brilliant penalty save that the ESPN team kept telling us was wrong because Almunia moved, what? Every keeper moves, bone heads!

I thought Eboue had another great game and is beginning to look like a better bet than Theo, what the!!! And I will give Song a special mention because when he moved to centre back I thought he look better than Gallas, no pace but a great tackler, so maybe that’s his true position. I know he prefers it.

I thought Nikki B had a quiet game and Arshavin seemed frustrated, but it was great to have Cesc back and he was combining well with Nasri.

Campbell was again a man mountain, boy am I glad we got him back, and I thought Clichy was getting back to his best.

I thought the game changed when Diaby came on, he is so talented and now he has added consistency to his armoury, so well done son, I’m putting a word in to get you off the Marmite list!.

So on what could have been a very difficult day, the boys became men, reversing what we did last week against 10 man Hull and showing the world how it’s done. Top, top result.

Fantastic to hear that Robin is back in training this week, I just hope he can get back in time to face Barca, that would be something, having him back for the spuds and northern chavs would be a major boost as well.

I also hear that Aaron Ramsey is back at the Grove and walking without his crutches, top man, maybe he’ll make the bench for the final against Bordeaux in Madrid in May! I kid you, but I always believed he would be back fighting for his place in pre season, and he seems to be on track.

So all in all, a great day for the team, the Marmites in particular, we are now showing the signs that a great team shows when they win the league against all the odds, the crowd got behind the boys yesterday and did us proud, next up Birmingham away, and we owe them one!

Come on Liverpool, come on Blackburn, who knows eh! Have a great Domingo Grovers, this could be the day the worm finally turned.

Cockney boys my ring piece, that should be our mantle, they’re from Essex.

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So a quick lesson in what is a Cockney.

Well first of all, you need to be born within the sound of the Bow bells. So the next question is where are the Bow bells?

Well as I spent 17 of the first 21 years of my life 200 yards from West ham United’s ground, I can tell you that 99% of their fans think they are in Bow, Hackney.

Wrong, the are next door to St. Pauls in Cheapside, the Bow bells are actually St Mary-le-bow.

This was because the shanty town attached to the City of London was populated by people that were considered odd by the gentry, hence the word Cockney, named after the Cockney hen, which laid an odd shaped egg, so they believed that people that lived within the sound of the bells were odd.

So if the bells could be heard from where you lived, you were considered a Cockney, now that in my book would be Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, western Whitechapel and a bit of Islington which is where Clerkenwell is. Now Arsenal is in Islington, but Upton Park is some 8.5 miles away and that my friends would have to be some bell that could be heard that far away.

Now I was born in Bethnal Green which is 2.5 miles from Arsenal and that is why I support them, as they are my nearest team, but West Ham are in E6 ¬†(Essex) and some 8.5 miles away, that’s not local and that’s why I don’t support them.

So we need to beat the tractor boys (new name) today to go top, not always an easy task at our place, but I’m sure the boys don’t need any encouragement what with the cherry of the premiership summit cake on offer, but West Ham are also in their own fight, the one for the Championship summit, so they will try hard.

I’ve always had a soft spot for West Ham, my second team if you like, and a lot of my mates support them, but today is business and today we must try and up our goal difference, so Manuel, please take note.

5.30 kick offs are crazy as it screws up the whole evening, but a win would sort that out.

It’s all getting exciting now, our team seems to be coming back slowly and maybe the lure of playing Barca will get Robin to shake that leg, come on Robin, your team needs you.

Nikki B likes to play West Ham, I still remember that wonder pass he made at Upton Park last year to Ade the whore, the one that sealed the deal, Nikki made the difference that day, let’s hope he does again.

Go Arsenal go, this one is to go top! Have a great and rewarding day Grovers.

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