Ok no game, why? It’s FA cup weekend, but surely we could have got a game in? It would have been good to watch us in the FA Cup this weekend but we’re not in it, we all know why, so there’s no point in going over old ground, let’s just hope that Stoke can kick the northern chavs out of it, that will bring a much needed smile to my boat-race.
So it seems that we have no Arshavin or Song for the Porto game, having no Song doesn’t bother me, we have Eastmond that can cover, if he plays Denilson, we have problems, so I hope like hell it’s Eastmond.
It will be interesting to see what Pedro does with his 7.5 shoe-in for Song though, I expect he’ll still give them, it’s difficult to erase them from his pre-written match reports. Meooow!
Losing Arshavin mat not be a bad thing either, it will force him to play Theo and will give our little Russian doll a much needed rest, I wouldn’t underestimate Porto as I think they are a good team and have given us a few problems in the past, in fact they were favourites to beat the Mancs last year and if it wasn’t for Ronaldo scoring from inside his own half, they would have done.
I think we’ll have enough in the tank to get a result, but to be honest the FA cup has always been a cup I’ve wanted more (than the ECL) and like the manager I believe 3rd spot is the biggest achievement and that’s what I’m concentrating my supporting efforts on.
We aren’t far off season ticket renewal and many people I know are not renewing, will I? I’m not sure, to be honest going to Arsenal on a very cold winters night is bad enough, getting through the train stations after being herded into lines by the over zealous old bill is another, but giving up my time to watch us when we have no chance of winning something in February, is what makes me think hard about it.
For those of you that haven’t done it, try it first before you give me your opinion of how you would die to get a ticket.
Before anyone reminds me we are still in both competitions, save your breath, to progress in the ECL we’ll be meeting the mancs or the chavs again and as we have bought no one, we’ll get spanked again, these days even my wild and carefree expectations have gone.
6 good hidings in our last 7 meetings in under 2 seasons between them, have taught me hope is dumb.
Add to that, if it’s not on Sky, it’ll be on a feed somewhere, and there’s only so much I will put up with, if we were all in the same boat I would say it’s the Dunkirk spirit, but when the boss gets a £2milion bonus for coming third, I’m thinking hmmm, it’s a bit one way this ‘trust me’ game.
Anyway, I, like so many others have a couple of months to ponder, so we’ll see. I sometimes get people on saying they would get a season ticket if they could, sure they would, until you offer them, we had two seasons on here last term and had no takers and quite often we get left with spares for the big games, Liverpool being one of them.
Anyway, let’s all cheer for Stoke Grovers, it could have been us eh!