Sorry people, there are too many puns to get out there… you never know when you’ll get another chance when it’s the youth team. I can’t wait for Jet and Tom Cruise to get on the score sheet… the good times will truly roll when that happens!
So, I didn’t manage to find a stream, and due to work… I couldn’t get down to the ground with 56,000 other fans. It sounds like I missed a hard fought battle that we deservedly won in the end.
We all love to win Cups, and we’d all love to get our hands on the Carling Cup, but at the expense of the kids? Well… I’m not so sure… I reckon I’d only deviate from that position if it was the final. For most Gooners, Carling Cup day is one of the calender favourites… it’s like Academy open day… and today proved why we all love it. Sanchez Watt, Giles Sunu and Coquelin were all pretty new additions to the starting line up and all more than held there own against a very solid WBA.
Silvestre proved that he is still a rock in defence with a solid performance. Kerrea Gilbert proved he is more stubborn than mildew… we can’t give the bastard away! Oh, and Carlos Vela proved his worth once again, coming on to brighten things up in an attacking sense contributing to the 2-0 victory.
Chezney sounded like he put in a fabulous performance between the sticks with Wenger intimating that his performance was so good, he may consider him this weekend. Jerome Thomas proved why he now dons the colours of a team in the Championship with a bizarre slap on Jack Wilshere… what a plank. Wenger was asked in his press conference whether Wilshere had said anything to provoke Thomas to which he replied,
‘My eyes are bad, but my ears are even worse’
Pretty amusing stuff!
Sanchez Watt opened the scoring late on after Dean Kiely spilled a low Carlos Vela shot. It was good to see our all American rap superstar land himself on the score sheet… I think he has a lot of potential and he is certainly a more exciting English prospect than Jerome Thomas ever was.
Randall came on to much derision in the comments, only to make a mockery of them with a delightful chipped assist for Carlos (Via the cross bar of course). I don’t understand the anger towards him, is it because he is English and has a side parting… you dirty racists! Just kidding of course, who could not delight in that side parting…?
Even big Phil seemed to have a good game, going close for his first of the season on numerous occasions! Big Phil starts this season with a clean slate from me… I’m not a fan… he has potential, he teases us… then a big game arrives and it all goes to pot. However, for the sake of his confidence (if anyone reads the blogs it’s him), I am backing him for greatness!
So, through to the next round… where we might get some access to a feed. Carlos Vela for the first team anyone? For the love of God, what does the boy have to do to get a sniff!
Well, getting fit would be the first thing… Wenger said he isn’t ready for the Premiership yet… he also said that Theo is a wideman this year… so bad luck Theo!
Overall a very pleasing evening, good performances from all the kids and well ground out result. Keep them firmly crossed for a nice draw in the next round… because I think that team would struggle against a top ten team.
See you in the comments!
P.S. Wasn’t the commentary rubbish? I really don’t care if there isn’t an Arab version of the Arsenal website and I definitely don’t need to be told 50 times that the game will be shown in full, at 2200 (Because it wasn’t! See the goals here).