So it’s Barca in the final, revenge is a dish best served cold

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So for all the schoolboys that have been blogging on Le Grove this week, what that means is, the best type of revenge is the type you have waited a long time for to dish out, Barca was 2006, so that’s long enough and cold enough and I for one am ready.

So last night the chavs surprisingly beat the scousers, who surprisingly beat the mancs, who we beat with our academy team, so I have in my own mind discounted them from getting to the final, any of them, in fact I expect us to play Porto in the semis and not the mancs. That then leaves the route clear to face the big boys Barca in the final and have our revenge, the dish that tastes best cold.

That is of course once we have got past Villarreal… but should they still be in it? If they had come to the Grove and be bombarded with missiles I have no doubt that we would be close to forfeiting the game or such, it seems to me that sides from outside of England can do what they want, I mean there is a national enquiry as to whether or not our captain spat on the floor somewhere near Hull City’s assistant managers feet, this is after their manager lied about our manager never shaking hands! What a complete joke!!!

Anyway someone needs to get our manager a new set of contacts as he said he clearly saw coins or boxes thrown at Cesc! Well Arsene, there is a bit of a difference between a coin and a box, which one did you see!

Of course to the students out there that are reading, that was in fact irony, I didn’t really mean it and I’m sure that what he said was lost in translation, and yes I know if I could speak French as well as he can speak English I would be the worlds richest, humblest and most clever man.

Sorry all but this week we appear to have had a lot of AKB’s coming on calling us names, it only happens during school holidays, so we know who they are, the internet gives them a vehicle where they can be naughty and get away with it, well children, not on here you can’t. So please, go away, you’re not welcome.

Ade’s goal is being hailed as the best ever by Theo, well best ever in the champions league anyway, Cesc is slowly returning to form and Andre Arshavin returns for the Wigan game, so Samir Nasri gets another rest, I put his lethargy down to his bout of flu, I think he will be as good as Bobby Pires in time so we should cut him some slack I think.

Still no news on Rosicky, I think he was lost in the African interior when watching Kolo in qualifying last year and Arsenal are spinning us a line, so for all our African readers out there, this is for you.

PLEASE FIND ROSICKY, HE’S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE

I was being ironic again children, forgive me, on the site we often do that!

Have a great day Grovers, 3 more points to play for at the weekend, the we start the countdown to the Yellow submarines and that dish we best like cold.

P.S. Pedro is out of tickets again… so if you can’t make any of the following games, drop him an e-mail… apparently he has a new spread sheet to cope with demand!

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  1. gnarleygeorge9

    Pedro & steve read my last comment in the last post.

    & steve, I googled Melinda Messenger 😯

  2. PDT

    Morning all!

    I have been feeling a rant coming on for the couple of weeks before the Man City game and the last week have further underlined the disgust I feel for how our club is being run.

    Before I start, let me put up a disclaimer. I am proud of the Arsenal, I am glad that Ade produced that amazing goal against the Yellow Subs, I think AW is a genius and I will not queue up to kick Arsene in the nuts even if we don’t win anything this year.

    Having said that, let me put on record why I am disgusted with the way our club is being run.

    1. Defence : We have not invested in the defence in the last 10 years. All our key signings are attacking players. Arsene is now talking about a points system where teams get rewarded for scoring goals, regardless of the number of goals they concede. None of our central defensive pairings would make it to the defensive hall of fame. If you watched the Liverpool-Chelsea match, you can see the difference between a Jamie Carragher and any of our CBs. We have a goalkeeper who does not talk to his defensive partners. When he runs out to collect a ball, Gallas and Toure don’t know he is coming because he does not talk to them. I have to confess I am a little relieved that Fabianski will be between the sticks for the rest of the season. Who knows, he might impress AW enough to get the No 1 jersey for next year.

    2. Transfers : Why do AW and PHW have radically different points of view on transfer budgets? AW always says we don’t have money, PHW, Danny, et al, always say we have money. From the financial report, it would seem we have 60m+ in free cash, but we don’t spend it.

    3. Gazidis : The new CEO seems to be the ultimate yesman. When he first came on board, he spent time sucking up to Arsene. Now he is sucking up to Kroenke. Without a strong CEO, the corporation will not have the backbone to tell AW to stop worrying about making money and focus on winning silverware. We will continue to have a manager goaled on turning a profit for the club and not on winning trophies. Turning a profit is the CEO’s job; if he abdicates that job to Arsene, he will just be a rubber stamp. Mr. Gazidis has already started demonstrating that he does not even harbour the ambitions of being a rubber stamp.

    4. Danny, Stan, LBS, The Fat Uzbek, etc….: I am sick and tired of their petty wheeling and dealing. I am yet to hear any of them come out and speak about wanting to win, wanting to see the fans proud of the club. All they talk about is money and control of the club. Even Delia is better than these money bags!

    There, I got it out! You can call me any names you want, but the fact of the matter is that our unbeaten run hides the fact that with the exception of Arshavin, all the ills we discussed on this board through the winter are still there. We still need a strong CB pairing, a defensive coach, someone who can debate with AW and not let him run amok, and a willingness to embrace the fundamental truth that winning trophies is what keeps a club strong, not the amount of cash in the bank.

    I believe we have a strong chance of reaching the finals of the CL and winning the FA Cup. But I also know that we are one defensive injury away from having Michael Silvestre come on and play in the centre of our defence. That is not good enough!

  3. iceman

    Hopefully we make the final, Rosicky is found safe (in Africa as suggested) and is fit to play, AW plays him before Song and Song then talks to the press right after celebrating our first ever European cup that he feels let down and is definitely looking to leave in the summer!!

    Ideal or what? πŸ˜‰

  4. PDT

    Geoff, the key match for us is Chelsea in the FA Cup. If we can win that match, we are good to go all the way, both in the FA Cup as well as the Champs League.

  5. PDT

    I am on holiday today, but not much holiday spirit, as you can see….

    I hated seeing Villareal play like the Arsenal of old. We are a pale shadow of ourselves!

  6. gnarleygeorge9

    PDT

    The reason why The Arsenal hasn’t won the Champions League, IMHO, in 11 years of wenger is coz they have tried to play too much beautiful football.

    If Arsenal wins the Final on penalties, I will savour itas much as if its a 5-0 drubbing. I just want to win. Winning is everything. To win is great. It doesn’t matter how just win. If it means taking out a key oppo player in a final early, do it. Winning is great.

  7. PDT

    Hi GG9, not in the prognostication business, but hope we finish 2nd!

    If we crush the chavs in the FA Cup, we should be good enough to go through the ‘dippers away and the chavs at home in the league.

  8. Pedro

    Check out the wordpress party:

    http://ma.tt/2009/03/wordpress-party-pictures/

    Hardcore…

    Top post Geoff, but I can’t believe you slated the manager can you speak 54 languages, could you manage a budget, could you become the most successful manager of all time?

    Didn’t think so…

    Just kidding… half term is nearly over… so the little cunts will stop drinking beer down the ally by the side of my house!

    How is everyone today?

  9. PDT

    gg9, you are absolutely right!

    Rob Hughes wrote this morning about the beauty of Ade’s goal and how Ade could not describe how he scored that goal. He says that coaches can’t teach strikers to score, so they focus on what they can teach, which is defence. We have a manager who is the exception; who can build teams that can attack magically, but doesn’t bother practising defending against set pieces.

  10. PDT

    Depressed, Pedro!

    Need a 6-0 against Wigan to cheer me up! The last one was against Middlesbrough, if memory serves me right…

  11. gnarleygeorge9

    I am so amazed @ what awaits everyone that loves The Arsenal. Written off, the joke of all outside of the true believing, & yet here we are on the cusp of imortality. I say grab it, & run with it. & as we run shove it up those who have dared to take the piss, like spuds fans & the press. People, its times like this that makes being an arsenal fan so Yin & Yang

  12. Pedro

    No Choy, I’m just kidding… I don’t even work for wordpress.

    Those pictures are just from a wordpress launch party… I thought they were funny as they were so lame. Steve probably goes more mental at lunch time!

  13. gnarleygeorge9

    It is amazing just how much of an influence Arswaxin has had since he signed, let alone played his 1st game. This bloke has single handedly transformed The Club from doom to Chamoneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! & its just getting better even as I post.

  14. Helsinki Gooner

    Great post Geoff!! haven’t been on in quite a while, but i do read regularly. was thinkin the same thing about Barca in the finals…still hate seeing Henry in another jersey, but would luv the taste of revenge.

    Couldn’t help but have a huge grin when the scousers were put in their place by the chavs last night too.

  15. tonyadamsisgod

    Nice post Geoff, very apt!

    I said it before and I’ll say it again…..We wont see Rosicky this year!

  16. tonyadamsisgod

    Anyone else think the typical Barca mentality has finally caught up with Henry? I dont think you would have ever seen him make cut throught gestures during his years at Arsenal! Shame……

  17. Pedro

    Oh… and I’ve invented a new word… and after yesterdays post, I believe it is pretty relevant.

    Songsitive

    Defined:

    A word to describe people overly sensitive to criticism of the average performances of Alex Song. Their Songsitivity is mostly manifested in vitriolic statements or tourettes like abuse.

  18. gnarleygeorge9

    PDT

    Liverwurst just didn’t show up, so I buried them. & it felt good too.

    Helsinki

    I loved seeing the looks on the liverwurst fans faces. It set my day. πŸ˜†

  19. PDT

    To be fair to Le Boss, don’t think the Smugometer will need to go below 5. Not even on the day Eduardo got injured….

  20. gazzap

    a chelsea Barca semi would be close, but I reckon barca would edge it because they have so many points of attack, and messi is just brilliant. Liverpool are one dimensional. stop Gerrard and they are no better than sunderland.
    I reckon it should be a Porto Arsenal semi. Arsenal fans would rejoice at the thought but I can tell you Porto are not an easy team. Man U under estimated them and to be honest although Porto beat us 2-0 out there, it could have been 4-0. that would not be an easy game.
    should we get Porto, I would take a 1 goal defeat out there and then hope we have enough at the Emirates for them.

  21. kelsey

    The marriage of an 80 year-old man and a 20 year-old woman was the talk of the town!!

    After being married a year, the couple went to the hospital for the birth of their first child. The attending nurse came out of the delivery room to congratulate the old gentleman and said, ‘This is amazing. How do you do it at your age?’ The old man grinned and said, ‘You got to keep the old motor running.’

    The following year, the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their second child. The same nurse was attending the delivery and again went out to congratulate the old gentleman. She said, ‘Sir, you are something else… How do you manage it?’ The old man grinned and said, ‘You gotta keep the old motor running.’

    A year later, the couple returned to the hospital for the birth of their third child. The same nurse was there for this birth also and after the delivery, she once again approached the old gentleman, smiled, and said, ‘Well, you surely are something else! How do you do it?’ The old man replied, ‘It’s like I’ve told you before, you got to keep the old motor running.’

    The nurse, still smiling, patted him on the back and said: Well, I guess it’s time to change the oil. This one’s black.’

  22. gnarleygeorge9

    …..when I used to watch The Arsenal, Perry copped a lot of flack from the North Bank, then became a cult hero, apparently πŸ˜‰

  23. Pedro

    … and on that note, we need to have some new words for the glossary today…

    Blog hatrick springs to mind, but I know there are a few others that have developed over the last few weeks… smugometer… DDM has one, bacohsomethingorother… Nanny goat has to go in there….

  24. kelsey

    A teacher noticed that a little boy at the back of the class was squirming around, scratching his crotch, and not paying attention. She went back to find out what was going on.

    He was quite embarrassed and whispered that he had just recently been circumcised and he was quite itchy.

    The teacher told him to go down to the principal’s office. He was to telephone his mother and ask her what he should do about it.
    He did it and returned to his class. Suddenly, there was a commotion at the back of the room. She went back to investigate only to find him sitting at his desk with his penis hanging out.

    ‘I thought I told you to call your mom!’ she said.

    ‘I did,’ he said, ‘And she told me that if I could stick it out till noon, she’d come and pick me up from school.’

  25. kelsey

    a very profound statement if ever I heard one…

    If the global crisis continues at the present rate, by the end of this year only two banks will be left operational …. The Blood Bank and the Sperm Bank!

    And before you know it, these two will merge and then the whole place will be full of bloody w@nkers

  26. Pedro

    Shootsscores, happy birthday!

    I hope you’re going to go out, buy the biggest bottle of white lightning you can find and get wrecked over a park…

    Not that I condone underage drinking… scrap that… I just condoned underage drinking… which is very wrong.

    You booze you lose… drugs are for mugs.

    Remember those two catch phrases and you’ll go far.

    Happy birthday!

  27. kelsey

    This was written by a British Soldier- he makes a lot of sense!

    I work, they pay me.
    I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.
    In order to earn that pay, I work for the MOD.
    I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem.
    What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test.
    Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a benefit cheque because I have to pass one, to earn it for them?Please understand that I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.

    I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their ass,
    drinking beer and smoking dope.
    Could you imagine how much money the government would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a benefit cheque?

  28. Wardo

    morning all,

    is today being treated as a Friday?? Not seen any Jokes from Pedro yet….

    I really think we can beat the Yellow subs. Then quite possibly play Porto…..so, we have a good chance of playing Barca in the Final.

    Not sure how i would feel bout that !! I would hate to see Henry score against us and lift the cup…..it would really rub salt in the wounds of losing him in the first place……I wish he was some sort of double agent working behind enemy line. He could score two own goals in the last 3 mins to make up for the offside goal they got against us in 2006

  29. gazzap

    wengers unwillingness to sacrafice beautiful football for a tactical game has cost Arsenal several trophies over the years.
    I dont know whether its a lack of tactical nous or simply a stubbornness to depart from his values, but if I am honest I dont think Arsenal can win the CL with one arm tied behind our back. Maybe he has learnt lessons. Maybe winning the big one is so important to him that he will just make sure we win it this time.

  30. Gunnersmith

    Please pedro don’t start this song issue let’s talk about wilshere today young player of the century

  31. gnarleygeorge9

    shootscores

    who do u think u r. less than 14 & a supporter of a team that wins the Champions league in 2 months time. There r spuds fans out there who haven’t seen their team win the League since Elvis Parsley had his 1st hit.

  32. kelsey

    yes Wardo,
    tomorrow is a holiday πŸ™‚

    He said . . .. I don’t know why you wear a bra; you’ve got nothing to put in it

    She said . . .. You wear pants don’t you?

    He said . . ….. Shall we try swapping positions tonight?
    She said . That’s a good idea – you stand by the ironing board while I sit on the sofa and fart!

    He said . … What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you?
    She said . …..Turn sideways and look in the mirror!

    He said . . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
    She said . We don’t know; it has never happened.

    She said…What do you call a women who knows where her husband is every night?

    He said . . . A widow.

    He said . .. . Why are married women heavier than single women?
    She said . . . Single women come home, see what’s in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what’s in bed and go to the fridge.

  33. kelsey

    A good looking man walked into an agent’s office in Hollywood and said ‘I want to be a movie star.’ Tall, handsome and with experience on Broadway, he had the right credentials.

    The agent asked, ‘What’s your name?’

    The guy said, ‘My name is Penis van Lesbian.’

    The agent said, ‘Sir, I hate to tell you, but in order to get into Hollywood , you are going to have to change your name.’

    ‘I will NOT change my name! The van Lesbian name is centuries old, I will not disrespect my grandfather by changing my name. Not ever.’

    The agent said, ‘Sir, I have worked in Hollywood for years… you will NEVER go far in Hollywood with a name like Penis van Lesbian! I’m telling you, you will HAVE TO change your name or I will not be able to represent you.’

    ‘So be it! I guess we will not do business together’ the guy said and he left the agent’s office.

    FIVE YEARS LATER….. The agent opens an envelope sent to his office. Inside the envelope is a letter and a check for $50,000. The agent is awe-struck, who would possibly send him $50,000? He reads the letter enclosed…

    ‘Dear Sir, Five years ago, I came into your office wanting to become an actor in Hollywood , you told me I needed to change my name. Determined to make it with my God-given birth name, I refused. You told me I would never make it in Hollywood with a name like Penis van Lesbian. After I left your office, I thought about what you said. I decided you were right.. I had to change my name. I had too much pride to return to your office, so I signed with another agent. I would never have made it without changing my name, so the enclosed check is a token of my appreciation, once again many thanks.

    Thank you for your advice..

    Sincerely,

    Dick van

    Dyke

  34. kelsey

    John O’Reilly hoisted his beer and said, ‘Here’s to spending the rest of me life between the legs of me wife!’ That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night!

    He went home and told his wife, Mary, ‘I won the prize for the Best toast of the night’ She said, ‘Aye, did ye now? And what was your toast?’ John said, ‘Here’s to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife.’ ‘Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!’ Mary said.

    The next day, Mary ran into one of John’s drinking buddies on the street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, ‘John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary.’

    She said, ‘Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he’s only been there twice in the last four years. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come.’

  35. kelsey

    Right,i will stop now.

    Any confirmed news on Gallas,and how did rosicky get a groin strain(yet another) ?

  36. Steve

    The only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with their 8 year-old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a lollypop and tell him to report on all the neighbourhood activities.
    He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation:
    ‘There’s a car being towed from the parking lot’, he shouted. An ambulance just drove by.’
    ‘Looks like the Anderson ‘s have company’, he called out. Matt’s riding a new bike….’
    ‘Looks like the Sanders are moving’
    ‘Jason is on his skate board….’

    After a few moments he announced, ‘The Coopers are having sex!!’
    Startled, his Mother and Dad shot up in bed.
    Dad cautiously called out,
    ‘How do you know they are having sex?’
    ‘Jimmy Cooper is standing on his balcony with a lollipop.’

  37. KM

    mornin folks!r.shocked abt last nite.i didnt expect chelsea to win…they destroyed l’pool. I think unless sumthing amazing happens i cant c chelsea losing.barcelona meanwhile look scary i think the best team to stop them wud be chelsea with guus hiddink inspiring them.he’s a manager i r.admire & wouldn’t mind him at arsenal if & when wenger leaves.but well done to chelsea.

  38. Geoff

    I saw it Steve, I was a little dissappointed to say the least, I do wonder what other people are looking at though, you can see all the others have talent, but him???

  39. irishgunner

    Morning all

    Well I think I picked the right match last night, I enjoyed watching Liverpool vs Chelsea (yes I said that πŸ™‚ )

    All we learnt from the other one is that Barca are class and Bayern are crap. Barca can be stopped!!

  40. arsenalised

    YeeeeeeeeeeY the Arsenal.i dont know about u guys bt i enjoyed the liverfools gettin tossed,wankers.

  41. Pedro

    Geoff, I thought diplomacy might be the way forward… but then I realised that’s not the path of a fascist… Steve pointed me in the direction of a book called fascism for beginners and it put me on the path to righteousness…

    I didn’t cave and I threatened to lower the mark.

    Steve, you are such a grass…

  42. Pedro

    Choy, you cheeky bugger… I’m bigger than that guy!

    Haha, again, just telling lies to throw you off the scent…

  43. kelsey

    It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are over-sensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.

    My name is Jim. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Peggy. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Peggy to get a full-time job along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed.

    Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work and although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don’t yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men’s Grill at the club so eating out twice is not reasonable. I’m ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door..

    She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it’s not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won’t clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

    Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take ’em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won’t have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn’t hurt her any (if you know what I mean).. I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

    When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the lawn. I try not to make a scene. I’m a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me too..

    I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Peggy. I’m not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will even find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older.

    However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.

    Signed,
    Jim

    EDITOR’S NOTE:
    Jim died suddenly on May 27 of a perforated rectum.The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife Peggy was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 15 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defence that Jim somehow, without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

  44. Jay2oh

    Couldnt believe what i saw last night. I was convinced of a close draw. Fair play to chelsea (scummers) it was a grea win for them. I think they are pretty uch throuGh now.

  45. kelsey

    This is something to think about when negative people
    are doing their best to rain on your parade. So
    Remember this story the next time someone who
    knows nothing, and cares less, tries to make
    your life miserable.

    A woman was at her
    hairdresser’s getting her hair styled for a trip
    to Rome with her husband.

    She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded:

    ” Rome ? Why would anyone want
    to go there? It’s crowded and dirty. You’re
    crazy to go to Rome .

    So, how are you getting there?”

    “We’re taking
    Continental,” was the reply. “We got a great rate!”

    “Continental?”
    exclaimed the hairdresser. ” That’s a terrible airline.

    Their
    planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they’re always late.

    So, where are you staying in Rome ?”

    “We’ll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome ‘s Tiber River called Teste.”

    “Don’t go any further. I know that
    place. Everybody
    thinks its gonna be something special and exclusive, But
    it’s really a dump, the worst hotel in the city! The rooms are small, the service is surly, and they’re overpriced.. So, whatcha’ doing
    when you get there?”

    “We’re going to go to see the Vatican and we hope To see the Pope.”

    “That’s rich,” laughed the hairdresser.

    “You
    and a million other people trying to see him.. He’ll
    look the size of an ant.” Boy, good luck
    on this lousy trip of yours. You’re going to need it.”

    A month later, the woman again came in for a hairdo.

    The hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome .

    “It was wonderful,” explained the woman, “not only were we on time in one of Continental’s brand new planes, But it was overbooked, and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot.
    And the hotel was great! They’d just finished a $5 million remodeling job,and now it’s a jewel, The finest hotel in the city. They,
    too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner’s suite at no extra charge!”

    “Well,” muttered the hairdresser, “that’s all well and good, But
    I know you didn’t get to see the Pope.”

    “Actually,
    we were quite lucky, because as we toured the Vatican , A
    Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder, And
    explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, And
    if I’d be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, The
    Pope would personally greet me.Sure enough, five minutes later, the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down and he spoke a few words to me.”

    “Oh, really! What’d he say ?”

    He said: “Where’d you get the shitty
    Hairdo? (don’t read this GM)

  46. irishgunner

    Yeah Pedro Barca were a big good but Bayern were a lot crap. Spuds would have looked good against Bayern they were a joke.

    Chelsea could beat Barca (not that I want that cos they are ours in the final) but all you need is a solid defence and a good, quick attack. Barca have rubbish defenders

  47. Steve

    Sorry Pedro, I was just concerned that if you strayed from the path a fascist riteousness at the weekend I wouldn’t be here to help you see the error of your ways.

  48. kelsey

    Cherie Blair is touring the countryside in a chauffeur-driven car.
    Suddenly, a cow jumps out into the road, they hit it full on and the car comes to a stop.
    Cherie, in her usual charming manner, says to the chauffeur:
    ‘You get out and check – you were driving. ‘
    The chauffeur gets out, checks and reports that the animal is dead.
    ‘You were driving; go and tell the farmer, ‘ says Cherie.
    Five hours later, the chauffeur returns totally plastered, hair ruffled with a big grin on his face.
    0A
    ‘My god, what happened to you? ‘asks Cherie.
    The chauffeur replies: ‘ When I got there, the farmer opened his best bottle of malt whisky, the wife gave me a slap-up meal and the daughter made love to me. ‘
    ‘What on earth did you say? ‘asks Cherie.
    ‘ I knocked on the door, and when it was answered, I said to them: ‘ I’m Cherie Blair’s chauffeur and I’ve just killed the cow.’

  49. Pedro

    Steve, I’m seeing Geoff on Saturday, that’ll be enough right wing rhetoric to see me through till Monday!

  50. irishgunner

    Found this on the net for anyone going to the FA Cup semi next weekend.

    Thousands of football fans heading for next week’s FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley face travel chaos because of strike action by British Transport Police civilian support staff.
    The staff will walk out from 7pm on Friday April 17 until 7am on Monday April 20 in a pay row.
    The strike will affect supporters travelling to the Chelsea-Arsenal semi-final at Wembley on Saturday April 18 and to the Manchester United-Everton game the following day.

  51. arsenal4richerorpoorer

    Arsenal have been made 4th favourites behind …… Barca, Chelsea and Man U to win the champions league….

  52. gnarleygeorge9

    In the invincibles year Arsenal were favourites to win the CL & blew it like Barca Chelski manure liverwurst & porthole

  53. Jay2oh

    I hear the FA have now tol dcesc to give his versions of what happened – HE EITHER SPAT AT HIM OR DIDNT YOU STUPID ANTI ARSENAL CUNTS. THINK ABOUT IT.

  54. KM

    i hate to dampen the mood but i dnt think this arsenal team is gud enough yet to win the champions league. They’v failed to beat roma & villareal convincingly…the team which i’m tipping is barcelona.i’d love arsenal to win it but this team hasn’t totally clicked yet in europe i think they need a bit more experience yet & the midfield is too young…senna gave a masterclass in the 1st half how to control the midfield & teams like chelsea & barca hav got players like essien & xavi who can hold their own against anyone.

  55. Pedro

    KM, Liverpool have got to finals before barely scrapping a win along the way…

    It’s not about being convincing in the champions league, it’s about grinding out a result.

    Bayern we dire yesterday… and I think it is very rare the prettiest team wins the competition…

    ManU are probably favourites now, but I’d fancy the Chav’s to knock out Barca. Against a proper defence and a well drilled team, how good would Barca be?

    We could be in with a shout as well… on our day, we can beat anyone… and I’d certainly fancy us to despatch United. Then it’s all to play for… a one off game against the Chav’s or Barca…

  56. dennisdamenace

    Yep, i couldn’t be bothered to continue to argue the toss with people on certain ‘players’ who just because they’ve ‘improved’ from being fucking shit to just plain shit becuase they’ve had a couple of ok games that they are all of a sudden Franz fucking Beckenbauer……

  57. irishgunner

    “Dampen the mood” you’ve just killed it!!!

    Plus you contradicted yourself saying Arsenal failed to beat Roma convincingly but tip Chelsea who lost to Roma and lost badly.

    The Arsenal will beat Barcelona in a one-off game πŸ˜€

  58. Steve

    It certainly is GG9.

    KM, The weakest team we had in years got to the final and were minutes from beating Barca despite playing the whole game with 10 men. Liverfool won it with a team that finished 5th in the league.

    Like any cup competition, it’s as much about luck as anything.

    The Arsenal team of 02 and 04 were the best in the world at that time in my opinion and never got closer than the current side.

  59. Steve

    Pedro, are you my love child??? I did shag some munters back in the day.

    You and I agree on most topics.

  60. dennisdamenace

    Steve – It would depend on whether Pedro is just plain ugly or shit ugly as to whether he might be your love child πŸ˜‰

  61. Steve

    ddm, surprisingly I do produce attractive kids for some reason…..actually how do you get your hands on those paternity test things?

  62. gazzap

    dont think man u are favourites at all. the bookies are now not expecting them to get past Porto. Barca are favourites, followed by Chelsea.

  63. Jay2oh

    Steve Liverpool werent as good as they are now. They had robbie fowler up front at the time lol They are a different side, a much better team now.

  64. Nishanth

    So what if we didn’t beat roma and villareal.Chelsea got thrashed at roma and united could only manage a draw against villareal both home and away.Some fans expect arsenal to thrash every team we face.1-1 away at villareal is a good result.It could have been better but still by no means is it bad

  65. Jay2oh

    Fair pont Geoff – God Baptista was shite – I was talking some random italian in Rome and they think he is quality – I laughed so hard the pizza nearly came back up!

  66. KM

    :)apologies 4the doom & gloom.i hope the mancs get spanked in oporto & we thrash villareal but we hav to control the midfield,thats where the game is won/lost 80% of the time.do we go for a 4-4-2 playing at a high tempo or do we keep the same formation?i think we only need 1 of song/den & fabregas ahead with nasri/rvp(if fit) as the centre of the 3. A lot of ppl criticise nasri but hes not a winger!he’s hleb mk2 & his best position is in the hole & when is eduardo back?how many of u think that eduardo is our villa?