Its Carling Cup time!

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What a week for the Gooners?

  • Mourinho gone…
  • Jol on the Way…
  • Spurs in the bottom 3…
  • Arsenal Top of 3 tables – The Premiership, The Champions League and the rich list…!

I could go on, but I wouldn’t want to come across boastful.

It all feels a touch surreal, but it goes to show, Arsene knows as do the board. Does anybody else get the feeling that Arsenal refused to respond to talk of financial meltdown this summer to gain some sort of transfer market advantage? Like the friend who claims to be skint in the hope you’ll let them off a round in the pub?

Just before I get stuck into my thoughts on the Newcastle game, I want to express my feelings on Talk Shite’s breakfast show. I have listened to their show all summer; talking of the doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal. How we won’t compete with Spurs (hahahahah), how we can’t compete financially with anyone, how we don’t have the muscle and that Arsene Wenger is a certainty to leave.

We are now a couple of months into the new season and we are the flavour of the month. How can every pundit be so categorically incorrect with their preseason predictions? How can they be so wrong, all of the time and we as the listeners, still listen and even bother to phone in!

The latest trash they were talking this morning was that Spurs missed out on a great opportunity to break into the top 4… at Chelsea’s expense! DO ME A FAVOUR! Not in a million years. I would put my house on Chelsea finishing inside the top 3 this year… Did I just have a bit of a Myles Palmer moment there?

Speaking of Myles “I heard a rumour” Palmer; he’s another one. I love his site and I know that I am in a minority amongst many of my Gooner chums. Seriously though Myles, how wrong were you? About everything to do with Arsenal this summer! What happened to the two transfers we were expecting at the last minute? What happened to Kroenke? Where was your inside knowledge about Usmanov? What about the Fizmeister selling up because he is spent with Arsenal? Dear oh dear!

Anyway, onto the interesting stuff!

I tend to get more excited about Carling cup games these days. More so than prem games against lower standard opposition, like Derby. I am looking forward to seeing the next generation of Arsenal children! I was hoping to see Fran Merida in the starting line up, but from what I have read so far it is going to be a fairly strong team.

It will be interesting to see how Diarra fits in; he looked pretty tasty for the ten minutes he came on at the weekend. I would guess that he is the replacement for Gilberto, with talk rife today of his impending departure. I must say, I would be very disappointed to see a player of the Brazilians calibre leave, especially taking into account his loyalty and form last season. However, with the Flamsters talent finally coming to fruition, the emergence of Diaby, the added competition of Diarra and Song, it is looking likely someone is going to have to leave.

Let me give you a suggestion Arsene, SONG, SONG, SONG, SONG, SONG! Although, it pains me to say it, he did look ok on Saturday.

Bendtner big bollocks is looking like a starter tonight and based on his own self proclaimed talent I expect nothing less than a 4 goal haul. I would expect Dudu to start alongside the precocious Danish talent. I am also excited about Fabianski starting in goal. I have read a lot of good things about him, and with Almunia failing to impress it would be nice to see a solid performance from the next Polish number one.

Check the squad out here.

Onto matters fat and grotesque, BFS (Big Fat Sam) was talking about how the big 4 missed a trick by not signing Owen, the point was emphasised by Talk Shite. Oh how I chuckled when I saw him limp off at the weekend. No one missed a trick BFS and just to make you feel better, Talk Shite were questioning your handling of his return to injury!

Anyway, I am feeling confident! Come on you gooners!

4 Responses to “Its Carling Cup time!”

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  1. geoff

    great blog Pedro, I never hear talk shite saying they ever got it wrong, bit like the 3 muppets on BBC Lineker, Hanson and Shearer, llast week it was if only Spurs took their chances, this week it was Arsenal this and Arsenal that.

    I think if Bendtner doesn’t do something good tonight the Wenger needs to tell him some hard facts, if on the other hand he does do well, then put him on the bench and use him now and again.

  2. Bud

    Pedro….. Was rumour correct that you will be attending AGAIN tonight, whilst Le Geoff tans his arse in Spain AGAIN???

    Anyway, much agreed, except the Spanish Waiter…. I love our Manuel Dirty Sanchez in goal… he smiles, the team like him, he fits and is not German, grumpy, tempramental or MENTAL…. what more are you looking for….. Christ man, we are blessed, we could have had a rather Fat Inngglllleeeeeeeeeeesssshhhhhhhh tosser from the scum part of the universe ???!!!!

    Anyway, are you and your ever growing band of bitches getting up in time for a pre match drinkies?

    Good effort on the Blog again….

    Respect to the Spuds Directors.

    Bud.

  3. Pedro

    I like Manuel, I just think he makes some shocking decisions. I am more comfortable with him playing over Jens!

    I will be in London at about 0600, are you going straight to the ground?

    There is a two page spread in the standard about Dein and Hill-wood having a bust up. It looks like a good read for the train!

    See you later fellow grovers!