So RVP is a shoe in for PFA Player of the year this Sunday and the Football Writers player of the year the following week. Today we need to see why Robin, do us proud!
Jack won’t get the young player as due to overuse he missed the season, Oxo won’t get it either so that only leaves Wayne Rooney, yes I know he’s not young anymore and on his second head of hair but the Mancs got knocked out of Europe (twice) and the authorities felt sorry for them, so they will give it to Rooney again.
The chavs do have Mata and Sturridge that would qualify as young but they will probably get to the ECL final and that’s reward enough, oh and the reason they beat Barca this week was because they had a plan B. You know what a plan B is don’t you? It’s something that we don’t have, and that’s why all we are playing for is 3rd place, which for the record really isn’t a trophy, despite Pedro’s research of last week. Oops I mentioned that yesterday didn’t I.
So as we don’t have a plan B then we need to revert to the only plan we do have, plan A, and plan A beats the shit out of the chavs plan B all day long.
I had a call from a chav friend yesterday and he was going to the Grove followed by a trip to Barca, funny enough this time last year I was with him watching us go out at the Camp Nou, so I wished him luck.
You know what though? I didn’t mean it, I hope Messi gets 2 hat tricks! And they get stuffed by us both.
It’s time for this team to stand up and be counted, if we don’t win this we could end up out of Europe, we need to beat the chavs and beat them comfortably, if not we will be on edge for 90 minutes (its only 98 if we play the Mancs)
Robin needs to show us why he is the double player of the year, he needs to play a captains role and he needs to lead like example, if he does that the team will follow.
The feeling yesterday was no one wants Ramsey to play, the jist of what I’ve read is Ramsey will start, I would sooner that than Gervihno because I think he really is hopeless. I keep wanting him to prove me wrong but he seems to be getting worse, I remember when Eboue used to play for us, I used to say maybe he’ll come good as Wenger rates him, but after god knows how many games he failed to impress, Wenger let him out the back door only to never mention him again, I suspect Gervinho, Chamakh, Squillaci and Park will follow at some point, my worry is how long it will take.
Don’t forget Ramsey is the captain of Wales, he didn’t get that being useless!
Either way I hope he starts without him tomorrow.
If he has a blinder I will be delighted but I can’t see it to honest, I would sooner see Oxo out there.
Whatever team he picks we need to be at them from the start, shut them down and chase after every ball, we have the firepower to kill them and the defence to keep them out, but with Sturridge and Torres I would play Gibbs as I think Santos is too slow.
We have four games left, but this is the one we need to win to put a gap in between us and Chelsea. They still have the Champions league to win, the Scousers have the FA Cup and we have nothing but third, lose this and we won’t have third either.
The following is a rallying cry for the game, and one that is paying tribute to Pedro and his trip to Denmark, yes I went there to watch us lift the Cup Winners Cup against Parma, those were the days before we got obsessed with the ECL, not to mention it was the last Euro trophy we won.
However someone other than me and George Graham went there once before and that is the story I will tell, this team needs to play with that belief.
When Nelson went to Copenhagen 200 years ago he went up against a bigger fleet and massive shore guns and he still smashed the combined fleet. He put the telescope to his blind eye (and disobeyed orders) what ships? He said.
He then sailed between their fleet and the big guns, risked going aground and went in all guns blazing.
Sound familiar? A blind manager that never sees things, going up against a team with big guns? It’s an omen I tell you, we should play with a swagger and give them nothing, keep the ball, make the passes count (Alex), shoot on sight and believe.
There are some out there that see a repeat of last season and believe we will choke, not today we won’t, this is a different Arsenal, today we will cement third spot!
A couple more weeks and the season is over boys, then we’ll have 3 months off, make today count and remember Nelson.
I apologise to any Danish and French Grovers, the story is an analogy and not meant to offend.
Have a great day Grovers, today we need to win, finish third and move on.
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