Daily Archives: January 25, 2011
Wembley………..A very magnificent stadium. A stadium that is treated with most respect in England. Home to Carling Spoon finals, FA Cup semis and final and of course, the home ground of the 3 Lions.
We are just 90 minutes away. All we have to do is a little “pest control”………Take out Jewelry’s Tractor Army in our turf.
Jewelry’s Tractor Army has only one objective today. To “park the bus”.
Arsenal FC knows that the task ahead is simple. Win tonight and all the players’s trophy lifting and podium climbing fantasies will come through. A win tonight will also ensure that our enemies keep their mouths shut and create something new to taunt us with. I guess Patrice “Monsieur Tuck-In” Evra and Jose “Moaninho” Mourinho will restructure their words anytime the media Vultures approach them concerning Arsenal FC.
With a FA Cup tie just four days away, AW the Alchemist said that he will “rotate” the squad ahead of tonight’s game. It’s not a bad idea to rotate the squad but i require up to 70% of the team that spanked WigWig last Saturday to be in the starting lineup tonight. We need players that have the burning desire inside them to be on the pitch tonight.
This is a night that i will not want us to be profligate, one goal for the opposition would require us to score 3 or more to qualify. I wouldn’t expect them to roll over and play dead like WigWig. The Jewelry himself has promised to “stun” us.
The historians say that we have never overturned a deficit we incurred in a semifinal first leg. I’m not sure they were talking about the Jewelry’s Tractor Army. The Cashlings put 7 goals past them, I expect us to match them at least.
Our last three semifinal second legs in the Carling Spoon don’t bring happy memories. Malboro Cigarette FC nicked us in 2003. WigWig gave us a sucker punch in 2006 with probably the last kick of the ball. Twitch FC mutilated us in 2008. I believe that 2011 will be a lot different.
Wojciech “Szszsz” Szczesny will continue in goal tonight. Even if Lukasz “Flyin Fabbi” Fabianski was fit, Szszsz would still have gotten the nod. I expect Bacary “Timaya” Sagna to continue at the right back position. His concentration, awareness, crosses and maybe goals will be vital to us. Emmanuel “Farma” Eboue can enjoy himself when Huddersfield Town come to town. Kieran “Ogo Gibbsy” Gibbs is an able deputy for Gael “Flash” Clichy but i expect Flash to start because Ogo Gibbsy will get another chance to strut his stuff against Huddersfield Town. There will be no chances in the center back position but the not so good news is that Sebastien “Squisha” Squillaci is back.
I regard is as “not so good news” because Squisha won’t play both defensive positions. His return means that there will be rest for either Laurent “Kos100%tackle” Koscielny or Johan “Injourou” Djourou and not both of them. AW the Alchemist says that the club is no where near getting a center back. He’s saying that Squisha is just days away and the injury situation of Thomas “Verminator” Vermaelen is getting better. He even says that the Verminator might make the BarcAliens encounter in 3 weeks time. That’s too soon if you ask me but let’s keep our fingers crossed. I guess we’ll have to make do with what we have.
For the midfield, i expect Jack “Whizkhid” Wilshere and Alex “Sabinus” Song to continue in the holding midfield position. The normally harsh FA where kind enough to hand us a tie with Huddersfield Town. AW the Alchemist can reshuffle the entire squad if he likes on Saturday because we’ll still get a victory against them. A win against Huddersfield will send us to the 5th round. A win tonight to his 2nd Carling Spoon final as Arsenal manager. His last final ended in defeat because of Didier “the Drog Man” Drogba. Whizkhid and Sabinus will give us that stability we need. Whizkhid has even been vocal about tonight’s game. The attacking midfield slot will go to Cesc “El Capitan” Fabregas. I just hope that Tomas “Banana Lomo” Rosicky will be at the bench tonight. His absence in our last two games is still a conundrum.
The final guess is who AW the Alchemist will deploy as his attacking trio. He should tonight’s game be a “make or break” game for Andrei “Hotty” Arshavin. One more below par preformance and its curtains for him. I don’t mean selling him to Leningrad FC though. Samir “El Rufai” Nasri should be deployed at the right wing. We will need his trickery tonight. The lottery winning question is asking who will be tonight’s center forward. Will it be our cocky but not delivering forward Nicklas “Wald Bezt” Bendtner, our silent but effective team striker Marouane “ChiAmaka” Chamakh or our Red Hot flying Dutch man Robin “Glassboned” van Persie. It has been reported that Carlos “Aztec Warrior” Vela won’t be on the podium with his teammates should we win the Carling Spoon in late February or early March. AW the Alchemist said that he’s going out on loan by the end of this week. I sincerely hope that he’ll get playing action in his new club and come back to challenge for a place in the squad next season.
The answer of the lottery winning question is ChiAmaka. Glassboned vP is on form but can at least settle for a place on the bench. Wald Bezt should do the same too.
So my expected lineup should be
So there you have it. 11 men can can make history. We are also eligible to bring on 3 more men.
The tweet of the day goes to El Capitan. He says, “@Cesc4official: Need a full Emirates with the best atmosphere of the season so far tonight. We are all together in this. See you all tonight! Come on!”
I’m pretty sure that El Capitan will give 110% tonight. I suggest the fans and his teammates do the same.
I created a collage that i wanted to use as the avatar for my blog @goonerdaily but Twitter considered it “too big”.
Arsenal Football Club, You are one match away from ending the “drought”.
Bring on the rain.
Here’s to my happiest blog post yet tomorrow.