Player reviews and a dollop of perspective

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Yesterday was very poor. The passing was bad, there was no creativity and there was virtually no attacking football the whole game.

Overall a sloppy performance that merited a defeat.

There were some poor individual performances as well.

Kolo was poor all game. He didn’t need to make that tackle and he certainly didn’t need to make up for the penalty by trying 5 or 6 ninety eight yard passes that all failed. It was infuriating.

Gallas seemed to go missing yesterday. He was a lot quieter than I’d expected him to be.

Adebayor was shite all game. It would be easier to stomach his shitty performance if I didn’t have to constantly read about how great he has become this season, how he has been liberated by Thierrys departure… blah blah blah. I want to like him, but sometimes he is so useless I want to cry.

Almunia showed glimpses of why a lot of fans don’t have complete confidence in him. Does the man not learn? Don’t rush out of your goal if a defender is covering you. Its the little half mistakes he makes that cost us.

Eboue is the first Arsenal player that I actually wish didn’t play for us. He is petulant, dirty and he is very ineffective. Ok, he sends in a nice ball every now and then, or he does a nice back heel. But overall, he offers us very little.

Rosicky showed us in the world cup that he is a top top player. So why don’t we ever see it?

Gilberto and Diarra may come in for some criticism, but for me it would be unjust. They are the same player, so why play both of them? Denilson would have been better suited.

I won’t criticise Eduardo because he needs time to settle and I won’t criticise the full backs either.

Time for some perspective.

Arsenal are without 4 of there key players. You take 4 first teamers out of any of the top four teams and they are going to struggle (Take one out of Liverpool and they are fucked).

The way I am looking at it is like this.

We are playing the Romanians this week, we’ll spank them 5-0 and restore some confidence. Hopefully some of our first teamers will be back by Sunday and we’ll spank Chelsea 3-0. Then the football balance will be restored to the Universe!


And remember Grovers…. We are top of the league, say we are top of the league!

Arsenal chase Madrid wonder kid

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Real Madrid wonder kid Daniel Parejo has the premiership’s top four club’s chasing him according to the News of the World, (so it has to be true) apparently he is the best young midfielder at Real and we want him, even though he’s contracted until 2011, and we are favourites.

You know what? If it’s true I’m glad we’re after their players for once.

We are the best league in the world, we have the best ground in the world, we are top of that league and we play the best football in the world, and if you don’t believe me, ask one Terence Henry!

So on that basis why are we not the new Real Madrid? by that I mean, over the years, when Madrid come calling, players go, same with Barca, Milan, Juve and ManU, so really it should be us now, we have the lot, and the best crop of youngsters in the world, so I feel confident that when we go knocking, we’ll get our man.

Other news before the big game is ManU and Chelsea won so we need to post three points to keep the gap, and the great news is Liverpool lost, so we are the only team left unbeaten in the Premier league, way to go Arsenal.

So let’s not trip up against ex Arsenal crock ‘Ali barber’ and his team of English youth players that will ultimately save our nation from Wenger and his stinking foreigners.

Not a lot else to report today but I hope and pray that by tomorrow we’ll have plenty to say.

Big month coming up Grover’s, Middlesbrough, Bucharest and the Chavs next week, followed by Blackburn, Spuds, Portsmouth and Everton away, it doesn’t get much tougher than that, but if we want to win the league, we have to take care of games like those.


Mad Ali, Pro Subs, Crazy Mputu vid and loads of news…!

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Good morning grovers!

I didn’t drink last night in the hope of being fresh for today. A nice early night I thought. Trouble is, I must have pissed off the drinking gods because the sound track to my night was foxes fucking in my back garden… my god they are loud.

Its such a busy morning of news so lets get cracking!

Wenger talks about the potential signing of Mputu. He doesn’t sound like he is being signed for the ‘now’, so don’t get your hopes up. I found a video on you tube you should check out! If we sign as new keeper I want one who celebrates like the the this one! Watch on after Mputu’s goal, magic…

Gallas talks about his lust for trophies this year. He was the O2 player of the month on this month. Very well deserved Willy T!

There is some unsubstantiated bullshit linking Gilberto with the spuds on a website I have never heard of before. Has anyone else noticed that Ramos seems to want to sign all our players? Diaby, Denilson, Traore, Nikki B, and now Bertie… he has barely been there a month!

Wenger tells Lehmann he is staying this winter. ANR reckon this is because Almunia is a clown and didn’t extend his arm fully for the goal against Newcastle. He studied the replays and that is what he came up with. I think the words ‘head’ and ‘shoved up your own ass’ could be used to sum up Myles Palmer sometimes.

I’ll be giving a run down of possible transfer exits on Monday, so stay tuned for that!

Wenger, being in a particularly chatty mood had this to say about the accusations from Newcastle over play acting.

Big Al puts his name forward for England as next year he qualifies for citizenship. I think he is just trying to pressure the Spanish FA into calling him up. You’d have to think his chances are limited as Spain do seem to have an abundance of quality Keepers.

Wenger has a lot to say with regards to foreign quotas and the proposition of professional substitutes. A truly fantastic argument put forward by and extremely rational and educated man. It is pleasure to read the opinion of a manager who understands the consequences of rash decision making, especially when the Mirror tries to turn Wengers argument that an Englishman should be employed by the F.A on its head here.

If you have any interest in the mutterings of ex Arsenal flop Aliadiere, read here. In the article he talks about needing to move a club where he knows he will start no matter how badly he plays. He talks about not feeling a responsibility to score goals even though he knows that is why Boro are down the bottom of the league. He claims he didn’t join Boro to score goals, he joined to enjoy himself and play every week! IS HE FUCKING MAD!

So much news to digest I think I am going to have to take a nap!

I think tomorrow will be less challenging than the Newcastle and Villa games. As someone mentioned yesterday, we will have learned from the mistakes we made mid week and hopefully dish out a spanking to a poor Boro team.

I would have taken 7 points last Friday, I don’t know about you guys!

A more in depth preview tomorrow!

Happy Saturday!