Time to put the Carling cup to bed and wake up to what’s left.

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We all said it, play the Carling Cup side in the Premiership, we all did, well we won’t be saying that again will we? We can’t after the Burnley game, it showed that they aren’t ready for it yet, much the same as the senior side, they lacked that bit of bite that comes with age, and when I say age I don’t mean Silvestre, I mean Rosicky, we need to get in a few players that are ready now and not those with potential.

Ramsey, Merida and Wilshere all looked good and showed that if they had the support, they could do well at the highest level, we have a real chance in the league, Liverpool flatter to deceive, the chavs aren’t there for me this year, so that leaves the Mancs, and they look as solid as ever.

If we signed two players we would have enough to win the EPL, ECL and the FA Cup or at least one of them, Portsmouth did, didn’t they, are we not better than them?

We’ve said this a million times and we are just over 3 weeks away from doing it, a solid centre back and a tenacious midfielder, sign Flamini on loan and get a big bastard at the back, we are being linked with Brede Hangeland from Fulham, I don’t know enough about him to comment, do you?

Wigan next, then Boro away, then the scousers, win those three and we’ll be near the top, lose or draw and we can forget it, I think we can win all three but we need to start this weekend and a big win is necessary to prove we are better than the kids.

I’m going for a big score, but I would like to see Eduardo on the bench, I think that would give the team a massive lift.

Whatever money we had in the summer has gone up by another £30 mil form the EPL and £25 from the ECL. That may be my simple maths and you may tell me we don’t get that until ‘XYZ’ but we have it all the same. So maybe, just maybe, Wenger will surprise us after all he bought Reyes, Walcott and Adebayor in the window, and that was a surprise! So who knows? Arsene does, right?

Sorry about that, but it was a good way to end!

Have a great day Grovers.

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708 Responses to “Time to put the Carling cup to bed and wake up to what’s left.”

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  1. Pedro

    Mark C… there is no way we’re getting either of those in the window!

    Alonso is playing too well… Villa are doing too well.

  2. Steve

    Why tease yourselves with big names. You’ll all be wanting Cheryl Cole and we’ll end up with the ugly ginger one’s younger sister.

  3. Geoff

    Isn’t what a river in Africa Steve? Can someone tell me why the Euro is so strong, when apart from Germany, which is in the shit, all the other countries are third world.

  4. Big Raddy

    I will be stunned if AW buys a striker in Jan. He knows that Eduardu is coming back., as is Theo.

    That makes Nik 5th striker. (6th if Vela is ahead of him)

  5. no.1 goon

    steve yeah pressures on.

    arsenal tom im sorry there is no way we will finish outside the top 4.
    you have more chance of liverpool doing that than us.

  6. Steve

    We are all at different stages of recession Raddy. We are deeper in it than the Eur. At one stage USD/GBP was over 2 purely because their shit started first and it gave a false impression on the strength of the pound.

  7. Doublegooner

    OK Bit of dreamin here,

    But given the choice if we could all have a bolt hole or live elsewhere, pick a place ?

  8. Geoff

    De Nile! Nice one Steve.

    So why are we sliding against the dollar as well then Avenall. Still doesn’t explain how an economy that comprises 3rd world countries out performs us and the USA.

  9. Steve

    If the Germans pull out there is no EUR though Geoff. I’d hardly call France, Spain and Italy and The Irish Republic third world countries too.

  10. Pedro

    Steve, I’ve been reading that Labour are looking to push us towards the Euro to get us out of this mess… what do you reckon?

    I know that America, Mexico and Canada have been in talks over a single currency like europe… Could North America go the same way as well?

  11. Geoff

    What the fuck would you call them Steve, all of them take money, Ireland was built on EU money as is Spain, it’s only cunts like us and germany that contribute, how stupid are we?

  12. Pedro

    They had a political analyst saying it would make sense for us to pledge our long term future to it, so it would show everyone we’ve stopped printing money…

    I don’t like the idea of handing over more sovereignty…

  13. Geoff

    Fuck the Euro, the French would love that wouldn’t they? One Pound in Europe, there’s only one Pound in Europe, one Pound in Europe, there’s only one Pound in Europe…keep repeating, you’ll get there!

  14. Steve

    Labour have been trying to push us toward the Eur for years to no avail. Get the wankers out as quick as possible and maybe we’ll start to regain our identity. There is no way they’ll get us in without a referendum and there is no way a refendum would vote us in so i think personally no fucking chance. Maybe this is the reason that they are trying to push the immigration problem under the carpet to make the country up of people who couldn’t give a flying fuck about our soveriegnty.

  15. Steve

    £3 billion is a piss in the ocean toward what this cunt government have gotten us into. It’s like fining Abramovich 10k for poaching players 🙂

  16. Patrick7

    BigRaddy – I heard the £ was over-valued cos of the high interest rate. Now it’s down the pan due to the recession and the realisation that Brown was talking crap all that time and we look nearer bankruptcy.

    I’ll always remember this. The other devaluations cost me only when I went on holiday. This one’s costing me my standard of living, on a pension, of 25% so far: that’s certainly no laughing matter. Several Brits here in France in my area have been forced back to the UK as a result.

  17. Geoff

    Got that right but they wouldn’t hold a referendum anyway Steve, that fat ugly communist cunt does what he wants.

  18. Pedro

    Steve, that is exactly what they’ve been doing all over Europe… slowly chipping away at it. They do it by banning the use of the word Christmas, allowing million of migrants in, near enough branding St. Georges day a BNP event, criminalising a St Georges flag… etc etc…

    Weren’t we supposed to be given a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty?

    I read a load of stuff that Gordon Brown wrote in the NYT last week… he was going on about his global solution to the current financial problem and spoke of a new bretton woods etc… he is desperate for world governance and all that new world order stuff.

  19. Steve

    Don’t you agree with the idea of working your bollox off so these poor deprived single mothers can sit in their 3 bedroom house in Dewsbury smoking camels and drinking White Lightning Geoff?? I am surprised. It makes me feel quite good about my contribution to the country.

  20. Geoff

    Patrick it’s down the pan because we give all our money away to every country that wants it.

    Not to mention all the trailer trash we pay not to work.

    I mean how can we be giving aid to India when they have a space programme? As one of many examples.

  21. Steve

    If anyone tries to make a stand about the situation Pedro they are branded a racist. I consider Gordon Brown a racist for his anti-english policies.

  22. Patrick7

    It’s 1.15 to the £ today. 1.48 earlier this year! I’d be very happy if we could get back to 1.30 plus and enter the Euro. If this shit excuse for govmt has it’s way Perdo’s right they’ll enter at 1:1!!!!

  23. Geoff

    I don’t understand why they didn’t like my idea for a benefit and single parents cull.

    Why should we all work to pay for these bums that don’t want to.

    Some kids come straight from school and make a living out of sponging, it makes my blood boil.

  24. Geoff

    I’d like to watch a goat fuck him hard, that cunt has ruined us for ever, you can’t turn the clock back, I’d like to see that same goat fuck his old boss too, without a condom.

  25. Pedro

    Labour have a great Idea for that… if you don’t work at least 4 weeks in 2 years, your benefit will be halved.

    Whoppy do’s…

    4 weeks in 2 years! haha!

  26. Steve

    Geoff, they wouldn’t go for your idea because these people make up 50% of their fucking votes. Another 40% come from people they let into the country with no valid reason and heap benefits on them. Herein lies the problem my friend.

  27. Patrick7

    Geoff – our aid packages are a small % of GDP and what aid we give out normally comes back further down the line or by way of imports from the countries concerned or we owe them.

    Agreed on some of the money to immigrants, illegal or otherwise. But until we get the control on our borders and put the points package together on those wishing to migrate we’re sunk. Even Tories have now pledged to get those IN to work legally and focus on stopping the mass invasion.

  28. Pedro

    Those tax credits actually work out better if you reduce your hours… how mad is that?

    Surely they know they what they are doing when they invent these systems…

  29. Geoff

    A mate of mine paid in all his life, from 15 to 40, then he lost his job and he asked for help with his mortgage for a couple of months, they said he had to sell his house, live off that money and when it had gone, then and only then would they help him with housing and money to live on.

    Come over as a refugee, you’re made, straight off, what does that say about a fucked up country eh?

    Work hard, pay in and get fuck all, sponge hard and get what you want, straight off.

  30. Pedro

    Tennants… now theres a company that know there demographic… ever seen a super t advert? I haven’t, but I hear they put some ads up on the inside of boxes…

  31. Steve

    Labour have created a country of bone idle cunts and now wonder why we are so deep in the shit. If any of us were guilty of such gross negligence or ineptitude we’d be out of work. Although we wouldn’t be entitled to pick up a dole cheque and if we turned down a job in McDonald’s we’d lose our rights to jobseekers allowance. Oh stop me now i’m getting myself all fucked off.

  32. Geoff

    So imagine turning up in downtown Tehran and saying I have no money and no where to live, they’d probably stone you to death, at best they’d tell tou to fuck right off, same anywhere but the good old U of K.

  33. Steve

    Punish the high earners because they have had the nouse to get off their arse, work hard and create a good living for their family while concentrating your efforts to reward people that have never tried to better themselves. it’s a fucked up pile of shit country, governed by a fucked up pile of shit.

  34. Geoff

    Could not have said it better Steve, other than adding a fucked up pile of shit called ‘Olympics funding’ who fucking cares, I don’t, and why should I pay more because I live in London, what do I get free tickets?

    Another shit deal that no fucker got to vote on. We told China last Olympics to watch their human rights, they said fuck off and mind your own.

    I bet we’ll do whatever the IOC tell us to do, including letting another million spongers in, probably to sell hot dogs.

  35. Big Raddy

    Is that right Patrick7 ? 1.15 ? I thought it was about 1.22.

    Whatever, the collapse hes totally undermined my economy.

    Where in France are you?

    Can we include Aliastair Darling in the Goat Rape ? Once again, it is the wealth earners who are being fucked. Next to go will be my pension… pissed away on lazy fuck’s who have no intention whatsoever of getting off their arses.

    Earlier today, I wrote to the BBC about the current economic fiasco. There is plenty of similar banter on their website.

    I guess it was inevitable that the £ would go down the shitter as soon as I left Engalnd with my money tied in £’s. Serves me right for being a tax-payer, who always had his own business, employed a number of staff (a privilege which the tax authorities charged me heavily for), and being a saver, instead of a spendthift.

    Fuck it, I am absolutely furious now.

    And we lost to fucking Stoke . Stoke !! FFS Stoke……………

  36. Arsenal Tom

    Geoff Says:
    December 4, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    I’d like to watch a goat fuck him hard, that cunt has ruined us for ever, you can’t turn the clock back, I’d like to see that same goat fuck his old boss too, without a condom.

    one the best things ive ever read on this site… beautiful stuff geoff!!

  37. raif

    hello grovers.

    nice post. and i agree lets hope wenger suprises us all.

    Flamini on loan tho wont happen in my view. it would give fabregas a good lift

  38. Big Raddy

    Steve. Are you repudiating my right to make an educated and reasoned com plaint agaist our esteemed gorernment ? 😀

  39. Pedro

    CESC FABREGAS claims he would love to play for AC Milan — should he ever leave Arsenal.
    The Spanish midfielder saw his Gunners pal Mathieu Flamini move to the San Siro on a free transfer in the summer.

    And if a switch to Italy was on the cards for himself, Fabregas says there is ony one club for him.

    He said: “If I were to come to Italy, I would choose Milan without a doubt.

    “In my opinion, the Rossoneri are the side that play the best football in Italy.

    “There are so many strong sides in Italy — Inter, Juventus and Roma for example — but they seem to rely too much on their star names.

    “While those three teams struggle when they lose their big names, Milan’s strength is based on the unit.

    “I think it’s a winning mentality and a philosophy that I share with the way I play.”

  40. kelsey

    raddy today the £ is 1.16 to the euro,commercial ratte)6 months ago it was 1.45.as patrick 7 said it effects all ex pats in europe

  41. Steve

    In fairness they do say it’s better to give than to recieve. Surely even the goat would have to say naaaaaaay to Gordon Brown though.

  42. Arsenal Tom

    lol im back… leave my goat alone pedro… she’s a beaut! far too good for gordon brown!

    what a load of nonsense ^^^

    i hate goats

  43. Big Raddy

    Steve, Was it you who gave us the history of the C word which made my day, and was passed onto my Chav mates ?

    If so, Thanks. (there seems to be a steve/Steve/Stevie, on Le Grove)

  44. Odub

    Big R I wish!!

    My firm cracked down on tinternet usage, I have however discovered that if I dont log on to wordpress, I can blog as I am now!

    Not that we’ve had much to shout about recently!

  45. Steve

    I’ve been an ever present since day 1 Raddy. Seeing as it’s my favourite word i’m guessing it was me.

    Odub, how you doing you old cunt?

  46. Steve

    fucking super mate. If I could package fuckedoffness and flog it i’d buy more worthless property. You getting over THOF soon and we can chew the cud and get bolloxed?

  47. blazon

    well, for us long term expats(30 years plus) that was a fascinating airing of current UK frustrations and anger…

    it’s not that different anywhere else, you know…huge changes are afoot, demographics are stood on their head by waves of new immigration, legal or otherwise – we have 14 million illegal here…

    and if you were one of them, wouldn’t you? you bet you would …where I worked for ten years doing ‘heavy lifting’ the average Mexican was twice as productive as the rest of us – simply worked harder and was fitter…turned out later some middleman had fudged all their paperwork and they were sent home en masse…

    the other side of the coin.

  48. Odub

    yeah mate, will try and get an appearance in before for the home game V Pompey over the xmas period.

    Where is everyone?

    Not that I have an issue with chatting with you and Big R ! 🙂

  49. andy c

    Hey steady on pedro………..im in the Army and i dont want the sponging fuckers stood next to me on the start line in Afghanistan, ill have to do the job of three blokes instead of one!

  50. Steve

    Geoff frightened everyone off with his goat fucking exploits. Stangely enough, it enticed Raddy and I in. In fairness you have been more scarce than Lord Lucan in recent months and turn up as soon as goat fucking is mentioned. Anything you wanna tell us?!?!?! 🙂

  51. Steve

    At least you boys are allowed to use guns andy.

    My I also take the opportunity to say thanks for being just about the only service left of which we can be proud.

  52. Odub

    Steve…

    I can safely say I have no interest in goat rodgering…having seen a ”docufilm” called animal farm, I can’t say I can understand the attraction either!!!

    But, each to their own I guess….. So Pedro, how long has Geoff had this thing for nanny goats?! 😆

  53. Big Raddy

    Fair play to you Andy. I can only agree with what Steve said so eloquently.

    Never having met Odub, is he a “Ladie’s Man”, Steve? or more of “Rear Gunner” ?

  54. Steve

    He is recently married Raddy. So probably gagging for anything now. You know what women are like once they have that wedding cake. Puts them off sex for life.

  55. Odub

    yeah top shout Steve.

    andy you guys do a blinding job worldwide.

    Pedro,

    How you doing mate?
    Got blocked trying to log on to wordpress, but for some strange reason I can send comments! Wonder how long b4 that gets blocked too!

  56. andy c

    Speaking of tennant swilling sponging single mothers, Karen Matthews and Michael Donovan have been found guilty of kidnapping the young girl, …..maybe they should be introduced to the goat too?

  57. Odub

    andy

    I’d lock them both up and chuck the key! Imagine doing that to your own child.

    Fucking useless wastes of space.

  58. Steve

    In all honesty andy even goats have standards. It must make you feel so proud to be fighting for the liberty of such repulsive fuckpigs as her and that cunt Donovan.

  59. Steve

    I always find it compelling that a country which seems to celebrate failure and promotes laziness such as this always manages to get such great army personell.

  60. Odub

    that’s what happens when you’re sat at home doing fuck all and getting paid for the pleasure…
    you come up with a halfwit idea of kidnapping your own child, and drugging her to boot!!

    Staggering!

  61. Pedro

    Andy… I was thinking more like your personal servants… you know, cleaning your boots, pitching your tent… human shield type of thing.

    That Sharon Matthews mum could act as shield for a whole battalion!

    I’m good Odub! How’s married life treating you?

  62. patthegooner

    Lot of respect for you Andy, I am ex-navy but worked on the Helicopter Squadrons that are flying you boys around in Iraq and Afghanistan. My current work still takes me out to both Countries and from experience I know it is sometimes a thankless task

  63. Steve

    Pedro, i’m surprised you haven’t had anyone on from the majority groups that we have been chastising all afternoon. Is it Dole money day????

  64. Odub

    Pedro,

    The only difference now is I can’t tell her to get out of my house, because she now owns half of it! Bugger!

  65. andy c

    Thanks guys
    Pedro, i doubt wether they would even know how to use a tin of boot polish!

    Im to B&Q to get some taps for the bathroom before she finishes work, if i dont it will be me getting shot!

  66. patthegooner

    Oh and if you any of you are after a sporting even away from Arsenal, you should try out the Army Vs Navy Rugby game at Twickenham each easter time.

    I have lost count of the great days out I have had at them, just a shame you can never remember them. The Army always win but the first question everyone asks each other on a Sunday morning is what was the score?

  67. Big Raddy

    I think Keane resigned because he couldn’t stand going to Sunderland every day.

    Have you ever had the misfortune of going there? Just imagine, some poor fuckers have to live in that shithole (but then they are Northern and deserve it )

  68. Pedro

    You wait steve… when benefit seekers get free internet as part of their human rights package, we’ll have to stop talking about this kind of stuff…

  69. patthegooner

    It certainly is very drunken Steve. I have even known people not to even make the stadium even though they have tickets. It usually always starts with a Champagne Breakfast at around 7am and it is then carnage from there onwards. The best thing is that even though it is Army vs Navy, you rarely see trouble, everyone just gets drunk together.

    Even though I have left, I still try and get there every year.

  70. Steve

    That’s another thing that fucked me off about that Shannon Mathews case. That dirty cunt of a boyfriend of hers being on the computer all day. How the fuck??????? Anyway, i have to remain calm, have my work do tonight and don’t want to turn up all angry.

  71. Steve

    Lots of brokers in the city seem to get tickets every year Raddy. Unfortunately it generally co-incides with Arsenal games so I can’t go.

  72. A

    At times Pedro maybe it can be a good thing, as it reassures those fans who don’t realise how idiotic and pre-meditated the media are and stops the atmosphere in the emirates or towards individuals being as negative. The vast majority of the time I much prefer the club to just ignore the media bollocks, as responding to stories validates them to a certain extent, rather than just leaving them in the fantasy world they belong!

  73. Odub

    This Army V Navy boozelfest sounds like it might just be in my diary for next year!

    Cheers for the heads up fellas!

    Didnt even realise Cesc had been linked with Meelan! Why would he want to go there?! They’re a 3rd rate Uefa cup club!!

  74. patthegooner

    I dont want to go down the political route but i would love to see the death penalty return for certain crimes. that poor girl (Shannon) will be scarred for life following that.

    It will be interesting to see how long they get, but you can bet it will not be enought. As for Baby P, the people involved in that abuse honestly dont deserve to be on this planet anymore and it makes me sick to stomach to know they will eventually taste freedom again.