The news that Robin Van Persie is injured again should come as no surprise, although he is super talented and fab to watch, he is a crock, probably up there with the most crocked in world football. No the surprise here is we have no one to step up and fill his boots, the early season promise of our free player Chamakh has gone down the toilet and Nikki B continues to be ordinary, Theo has stepped up but he is almost as much of a crock as Robin.
So that leaves only Nasri, I love that guy but I’m still not sure what his best position is, he’s not really a striker and like Arshavin although he scores goals, he’s not a leader of the line in the mould of Henry, Ade or Robin.
So big cup game tonight that Barry Hearn has revised his predicted score down from 27 nil to 11 nil, thanks Barry, but I would be happy with a win, at least 5, but a win. Even with our second string we should clean up, this will be the team I think provided they are all uninjured and available.
Eboue Squillaci JD Gibbs
Diaby Wilshere Ramsey (not Denilson)
Bendtner Chamakh Arshavin
I didn’t say I liked it, I just figure that will be the team. If we can’t beat this lot, we may as well pack it in, 18-1 are this morning odds.
Anyway if we play the Mancs like we did Birmingham I would sooner go out tonight, it will be one less game and our tired athletes will get a rest.
I did watch the chavs last night and thought it was hilarious when all the cameras could do was pick out Luiz and his body check on Rooney, the fat ugly dirtbag cheat. They completely left out the dirty challenges he made, conveniently ignored the karma involved and forgot to mention the fact he was rolling around clutching his ugly mug when it was his body that was clippped.
The only thing that was funnier was watching red nose jumping up and down like Homer Simpson outside of the Springfield fair wanting his free beer. And when he said bad referreeing decisions change games, no one pointed out the irony of his stupid comment! Ha, ha, and then Luiz not getting carded made the night complete, well that and the non exsistent penalty awarded.
Someone on Sky news when talking about the Cole shooting incident said what would the headline and the reaction from Ancelotti be if the kid had shot Cole with an air rifle? Good point . Would Ancelotti be saying ‘it was just a mistake and only god doesn’t make mistakes’
He obviously forgot about our manager then!
So if we win our game in hand we go one point behind and if they draw at Anfield we could go top against West Brom away on the 19th, sweet.
Have we the squad to do it though? There is little point in banging on about signings we didn’t make, we always get injuries and we never learn so best leave that alone, we do have the players though so maybe we should bring back the loanees.
This is what the team could look like tonight if he did.
Eboue JD Miquel Gibbs
Lansbury Ramsey Diaby
JET Bendtner or Chamakh Arshavin
Thing is we can, they are our players, I would sooner see that line up than whatever we put out tonight. Then again I’m not the manager and I expect Denilson to figure along with Eboue and Song, you know, the Marmites.
We play barca next week without Robin and Theo, the two main tormenters in the first leg, but we do have Nasri back and maybe putting in a Bendtner or a Chamakh would allow us to sling in some crosses as they won’t have Pique or Krusty.
Why it takes 3 weeks to recover from a sprained ankle is beyond me, and what ever happened to Vermaelen and he’ll be back in 3 weeks, what was that 7 weeks ago I think.
In some ways I wouldn’t be fussed if we crashed out, Wenger now has the excuses, injuries, at least that way we can concentrate on the EPL whilst watching the spuds progress. (kidding)
Whatever happens I think we should bring back those players, what’s the point in having them if we can’t use them when we need them? Loan out Denilson if you want to, we don’t need him do we!
Enjoy the game tonight Grovers, no rallying cry from me, it was a waste of space on Sunday, and to think I wrote that on a plane and didn’t finish it until 2.30am on the day of the match.
I expect a resounding win tonight, but I won’t be going, I’ve done enough travelling this week. Anyway, they’ll be the usual 60,000 there, you’ll see and if your eyes don’t believe it, the stadium announcer will make your ears take note.
Enjoy the game Grovers and expect a resounding win.
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