Friday, October 25, 2002

Uggh . . . it certainly hasn't been a great week if you are an Arsenal fan. Although secretly I support Soton . . . but nevermind. Anyhow, here's a quick recap of the Arsenal-fucking that us fans have witnessed over the past 7 days:

Saturday, October 19, 2002 - Lost our first game since 1960 to a 16-year old, 1-2.

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - Lost our first Champs League game of the year, signalling the first time we have lost two games in a row since 1937, failing to comb the Ox Hair, 1-2.

Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - As if losing to Ox Hair wasn't enough, it's announced the cost of the new stadium in Ashburton Grove is £100million over budget.

Friday, October 25, 2002 - Finally, PV4 gets banned 2 games and fined for telling a ref that he has 'no personality.'

Saturday, October 26, 2002 - Edu scores twice in the Blackburn match, however one goes past Seaman into his own goal, and Dwight Yorke grabs the winner as Blackburn take the 3 points, 1-2.

To continue on about Paddy, here's my take: If he was going to be banned he should have made damn fucking sure he DID call him a 'Fucking Wanker' which the FA determined he didn't do, even though fuck-face D'Urso said he did. So the FA punish PV4 for telling D'Urso he has no personality, however I'm sure the FA will do nothing about D'Urso's false match report. Make sense? Of course it does. Alan Smith and David Beckham can say anything they want to the refs, because let's face it, they play for the English national team and they would have to literally kill someone on the pitch for them to get banned. However foreign players are not their concern so they don't give a fuck. Tossers, nothing but tossers in the FA.

Finally, this string of bad luck follows Arseblogger changing the logo on his site. He has since changed it back, but the damage done is irreversible. I BLAME ALL OF THIS ON YOU ARSEBLOGGER! That and the fact I didn't wear my kit for either of the past two matches.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Are you truly an Arsenal fan . . . or do you subconsciously support another team? BBC has the quiz for you to find out. And after all was said and done, your's truly is . . . A SOUTHAMPTON SUPPORTER. Fuck me.

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Arsenal 1 - Ox Hair 2 - Not an impressive performance by any means, with the result being that we've now lost two games in a row for the first time since 1937. Ox Hair took a shock lead through Olivier Narcisse Kapo Obou (yes, that's his real name) after only 8 minutes and doubled it 20 minutes later from Fadiga. The second half looked more promising with Kanu pulling one back, but we never could unlock their 11-man defence for the equaliser. Still . . . all is not lost. 9 points from 4 games is a decent haul, and we've still got a damn good shot of going through to the second round.

Tough match against Blackburn coming up. Nothing other than the 3 full points, or else . . . ???
Ahhh . . . sorry for the lack of updates over the past few days. I felt like I took a two week nap during the international break. During which time I had a nightmare that we actually LOST to Everton on an injury-time wonder goal to some 16-year old kid named Rooney. But now I have returned and so too, hopefully, has Arsenal's great European form when they take on Ox Hair . . . erm, Auxerre, tonight at Highbury.

On the injury front, Bobby Pires is back although I don't think we will see much of him other than a quick runout to get his match legs back. However, Dennis Bergkamp and Franny 'Floppy Ears' Jeffers are out up front, along with Parlour, Keown, and GvB. PV4, TH14 and Sol are slight doubts, but they figure to play.

Lineup Prediction: Seaman; Lauren, Campbell, Cygan, Cole; Ljungberg, Gilberto, Vieira, Wiltord; Henry, Kanu

Match Prediction: The clean-sheet streak continues. 2-0 to the Arsenal, courtesy of Henry and Wiltord.