Friday, November 01, 2002

Not much today then, except the expected load of shit we can read in the press about how all of a sudden Arsenal are crap and should be playing in the second division and such . . . nevermind that. PV4 thinks we'll turn around our losing ways soon, let's hope he means Sunday against mini-Arsenal (aka Fulham). I had a nightmare last night that Inamoto scored late and we lost 1-0 . . . nothing could be worse than that.

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Dortmund 2 - Arsenal 1 -

PRE MATCH THOUGHTS: Arsenal's confirmed lineup: Seaman; Lauren, Campbell, Cygan, Cole; Pires, Vieira, Gilberto, Ljungberg; Wiltord, Henry;

A draw is enough to see us through to round 2. And Arsenal haven't lost 4 in a row for 19 years I think. There can be only one result . . .

RUNNING GAME UPDATE: I feel nervous already . . . Dortmund hit the post after 90 seconds, uh-oh! . . . Thierry Henry lines up to put one in Row Z from a free-kick, but wait, he's shanked it and it's gone in for a goal after 18 minutes of play . . . Game on, One-Nil to the Arsenal! . . . 22 minutes and the Gooners chant, "You're not singing anymore" . . . FUCKING HELL, 38 minutes in and Dortmund equalize after an exact replay of Zola's goal against us at Chelsea (Free-kick takes a slight touch off Gilberto's head but Seaman was stuck on the goalline . . . again.) FUCK! . . . Halftime, 1-1 . . . Second half begins, Dortmund controlling possession . . . Long ball from Dortmund splits the defence and Koller is through 1-on-1 with the keeper . . . It's a fucking penalty . . . Rosicky scores and Dortmund go up 2-1 after 62 minutes . . . better news though as PSV are up 3-0 on 9-man Ox Hair . . . and if the results stay the same Arsenal will back door their way into the 2nd round . . . Bobby Pires comes off after a subdued performance, Toure comes on . . . Kanu and Edu come on for Super Sylv and Gilberto . . . 4 minutes of added time . . . And it's over. Our 4th successive 2-1 loss, yet we slip into the 2nd round through the back door. BULLSHIT! As I said above there can only be one result, of course this isn't the one I was hoping for. However, considering we had lost three in a row by a 2-1 scoreline, I guess it makes sense . . . .