Ok, I wanted to post today, but I ended up rocking a work drinks, then the peel off work drinks, then I went toe-to-toe with my team after that and I lost.
For the nightcap, I went to what I thought was a normal club. How wrong could I be? I witnessed someone in drag whip her chopper out for the crowd, then pick up a champagne bottle with another part of their body, before ripping the cork off and spraying the fans.
I also lost my bag. My ID. Two money cards.
Where did I lose them? That club. Always the way. Now I have to go back their sober at 11 pm. This is my punishment.
Thankfully, we weren’t really punished in the Europa League.
Group F #Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, Vitoria SC
The German’s will likely cause us the most problems. They have a bit of a following. Niko Kovac managed them before Adi Hütter took the reins. They’ll not be the same threat as they were with Luka Jović, but they’ll be well organised and they’ll come with enough tactical weaponry to take advantage of us if we take a complacent view of their talents.
Unai Emery has a huge opportunity to rectify the widely panned defeat from last weekend. We’ll see how much belief he has in his ‘play-out-of-the-back’ philosophy. So far, it’s looked distinctly shite, Burnley, Newcastle and Liverpool have seen the execution as an opportunity versus a threat. We saw a pretty similar thing last year before it was binned. We need to see a progression of the idea, because from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t look like it’s a practice issue… it looks like we do the same thing over and over so it’s predictable and easy to counter.
Spurs is a huge game. Fuck their form. It always means very little. The game will be thunderous and there will be a few players out there experiencing it for the first time.
We should be going toe-to-toe with them. We should be taking advantage of the possibility of their right being Sissoko. We should be hitting them out the blocks and leaning hard into the unsettled nature of their squad.
I think this is a huge game for Pepe and Ceballos. Both players have the ability to make a hero statement. Both are new to Spurs.
I also think it’s a big question of Unai Emery. Is he going to throw Xhaka back into the mix again know that Spurs will target his lack of ability under heavy pressure?
It’s also Nacho’s last game for Arsenal… wouldn’t it be something if he were the one with the winner?
Right, short post today, I’ll be spending the evening deciphering whatever Unai Emery has to say.
See you in the comments.