I’m gutted we couldn’t put 4 points between us and the Mancs.
The pitch was worse than Barnsleys, it was absolutely atrocious.
For me, if TV Companies are kind enough to give teams £30 million a season, then teams should be kind enough to lay a decent pitch. Teams should be contractually bound to have a suitable playing surface otherwise face a fine or the game being played at a neutral ground. Steve Bruce knew the score,
‘We all know a bad pitch produces a leveller’
Does a comment like that not intimate cheating? If you scratch a ball in cricket to get more spin its cheating, if you take drugs to enhance your performance its cheating so why is leaving a pitch that bad to reduce a teams ability to play not cheating?
If Augusta was in the same condition as your local pitch and putt, the Masters would be moved. Football is a multi-million pound industry, so why is the quality of the pitch not paramount? It takes away from the spectacle, it devalues the game by lowering the skill level.
Still, moaning about the pitch never won any points right?
I’ve played over Hackney marshes with broken bottles and condoms strewn across the pitch! It still didn’t stop us scoring and we were shite!
When Ade broke through one on one after about 47 seconds and banged it into Kirklands legs, I knew it was going to be a tough day and perhaps that was the best opportunity we’d get.
I can’t be arsed to write a full review, the game was that shite.
All I’ll say is that our recent league form has not been that of title winners. Today reminded me of Bolton a few years back when we lost the league after getting battered and drawing.
What Wenger said after the game summed it up for me.
‘We’ve dropped two points here, but we gave everything, fought very hard and the poor pitch did the rest.’
I want to put a positive spin on the day though, here it is…
If we win the rest of our games, we still win the league. Simple as that chaps!
So cheer the flip up ya?
To quote a character in Adam Sandlers Masterpiece, the Waterboy,
You can DO IT! Cut his fucking head off!
The last part of the quote bares no relevance to anything… but its how I felt about the Wigan Groundsman. Sorry… I digress!
Take the first part of the message and say it ten times to an Arsenal poster! I WANT YOU TO SCREAM AT THAT POSTER!
Did that feel better? Do you believe in Cesc! Do you believe in the TEAM! Say you believe! Praise the GOOD LORD ARSENE WENGER!
Ok I went too far, but hopefully you feel better and you’re ready for the next 2 and a bit months! The time for moping is over!
Lets get a grip and realise that all is to play for!
Time to up our game and make this season count.
Till tomorrow grovers.