Morning all, I listened to the game on Arsene-Online last night so decided to write down my thoughts as they happened.
So this is a sort of match report but with no ratings, and typed on a new MacBook Air.
Then after the game I watched the match on Sky on the red button and was pleasantly surprised, so have added to it this morning.
First the game, this is how I heard it. A kind of live report the day after.
Villa’s first corner sees Chezzer pull off an early blinder from Gabby with the dodgy moustache.
The side saw a midfield of Frimpong, Ramsey and Arteta, Coquelin started as right back with Vermaelen on the left, centrebacks were Kozzer and Mertesacker.
Strange that we don’t see Rosicky, Squillaci and Almunia much anymore, I guess Wenger and that penny have dropped. Maybe we’ll have to wait until next summer before that same penny drops with Chamakh and Arshavin, who by the way I think has been ruined.
I was a bit surprised to see Coquelin at right back, I thought he may have put Miquel in there, the commentators said that Wenger doesn’t like playing players out of position as they pick up injuries.
Ok then so we won’t mention Djourou, Walcott, Song and last season a million times Eboue. And I really could go on.
Well the referee points to the spot for a yank on Theo so we get an early penalty, up steps Robin, one nil, the first time Robin scores at Villa Park, against the run of play but who gives a rats arse, I don’t, and Robin gets closer to the record, 2 behind Shearer and level with Henry.
This is a slow game and already I find myself looking forward to 67 minutes when Wenger will make his first substitution. I’m guessing Arshavin and Chamakh but I would like to see Chamberlain.
Well with 30 minutes gone we are lucky to still be ahead, Coquelin has been booked and he needs to be careful.
RVP combines well with Gervinho and the ball goes to Ramsey and that ends up in row Z.
Arsenal are ordinary, as Wellington said at Waterloo, give me Blucher or the night, he got Blucher, I call for a goal, or half time and don’t care which as long as we get one of them before they score.
Mind you I wouldn’t mind the Scots Greys out there, that would make it a little easier, imagine 900 odd big old carthorses charging at you bristling with weapons, that’s what it must have felt like to defences when we had Henry, Pires and Bergkamp coming at them.
Ireland goes off, and a sub comes on at 45 minutes, Wenger complains, it’s not 67 yet he says, anyway anyone remember when Ireland was valued at £20mil? What happened to him!
Nil nil, play has stopped and no Blucher, so it must be half time, thank God for that.
The next Premiership goal will be the 20,000th so what? They really do talk codswallop don’t they?
Unless of course we get it, then it means something, absolutely.
Oh bollocks now we know who got the 20,000 goal, it wasn’t to be us, 1-1 stupid stat who cares, I know I don’t. At least we were involved with the stat!
Still it won’t be long before we see Arshavin or Chamakh, 67 minutes are looming and we all know what happens then don’t we, not because we need to, he just does it that’s all, every single time Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Still maybe this time we’ll see Chamberlain or someone good, oh I forgot, that just means Chamberlain.
Here we are on 67 minutes Frimpong is off and Rosicky is on, Arteta goes to the DM spot. I was wrong though because the clock says the substitution was on 66, not 67, Wenger will be spitting feathers.
Just out of interest the way Kenny Dalglish treated a convicted racist Suarez, he had the whole team wearing Suarez T shirts with his face on the front and his name and number on the back, way to go Kenny, show the world what unintelligent morons most football managers are, and he found it funny. What? Suarez calling someone a bad name? Butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth, a person on the other hand would as we all know he loves a good old bite up.
Even if he thought Suarez didn’t say it because Evra is a lying bag of phlegm he should have kept quiet. He thinks he’s so clever, what a plank, you shouldn’t try and be clever with that subject Kenny.
John Terry on the other hand has the backing of the FA, his manager and all his team mates, except in his case we all saw what he said. John Terry wouldn’t lie would he?
Anyway nothing happened since the rub-a-dub apart from Robin got a yellow for diving, but now he’s brought on Benni and Arshavin, good call for Gervinho and Ramsey, he’s left Theo on and who knows, he can change a game.
This game sounds so good I’m finding myself watching the Liverpool game that I have on in the background.
Arsenal corner with 5 to go, I’m doing my best not to nod off and now the bastards are telling me the other scores so they are bored as well, flipping heck Benni has scored, amazing and well done son, you woke me up!
2-1 to us and if we get away with this that would be the true definition of winning ugly, who cares, I for one have been desperate for us to do this for years.
We attack again and almost score, it’s exciting for the first time all game, tremendous, we are not hanging on, we are going for more and this is all down to Benni chasing everything, I hope he gives Chamakh the DVD afterwards.
4 minutes of added time and Villa are on the attack but Mertesacker and Kozzer are up for it and fend the corners away. Hutton is in trouble, me I would punch him hard, but refs can’t do that so he got a booking instead, only and ex spud Icelander could take umbrage with a superstar like Robin, dipstick half witted prat.
Now Hutton gets sent off for upending Vermaelen, and I collect a pound from my black country mate from Bangkok, I said Black country!
So now I watch the game, the first thing that I love was our kit, how nice does our away kit look when we use turquoise socks, I love it.
Then I watch in admiration at our movement, something the commentators didn’t mention, it was crisp, fast and direct.
The penalty was nailed on and Theo didn’t get the credit for his wonderful turn and the fact he stayed on his feet. The Robin buried it high into the roof of the net, what a penalty and all I heard was he scored.
In the second half Vermaelen sold Mertesacker short and Villa nipped in and scored, unfortunate but not Per’s fault, that was on the vice captain.
Overall I thought we were fantastic and the difference between listening to it and watching it was like night and day. Oh and Robin should never have been booked, we have to appeal that one.
If only Wenger had gone early and bought what we needed we would be ahead of the lot this year, if only he would go out and buy what we need now we could finish top 4 and maybe even win the ECL, if we just cut out the mistakes and had a team that didn’t need patching up we would be awesome.
We still have time but to continually rely on the likes of Gibbs is killing us, we did with Rosicky and Robin and only now is Robin paying off, time to get what we need and go for it, we still have time, if we don’t we will lose the good players in the summer and the cycle will continue.
Great game last night, better result though and a performance that showed grit and determination. And did I mention, typed on a new MacBook Air, I’m not sure.
Have a great day Grovers, now we have a nice little run coming up and the January sales, so maybe…