The Gunners feel that “belief” is back and my Champions League “fantasy draw”
Apologies for not writing any post yesterday. I was on the busy side of life. I still had the liberty to change the theme and add one or two new widgets and “images” to the sidebar of the blog. That was done at night though.
Gratitude to Just Arsenal Blogs and ArsenalNews.co.uk for welcoming me into the big goonerific extended family.
Yesterday saw the final set of games in the first knockout phase of the Champions League. We all know that we’ll start the adventure again next season with the aim of finishing 1st but it really hurts to know that we were shown the exit door so early.
In the days of old, Carew and Valencia were the main scourges. The last time we were knocked out this early was in the 2006/07 season against the team we hold the record of scoring our fastest goal against. Gilberto Silva scored PSV Eindhoven after 17 seconds. rVp broke that record for me in Football Manager….back to the real World.
We lost in the quarter finals the season after thanks to Count Rafa’s Red Vampires. I’m still in the opinion that recent druggie Kolo didn’t tackle the Tower of Babel in our box. After beating the previous champions AC Milan in their home turf, the World felt that we’ll be more than a handful for Liverpool.
We went one round better in the 2008/09 season. Our home form in the Champions League was impregnable but it was shattered to pieces by Sir. Alex Chewie’s Wong Fei-Hong and the World’s best CR7.
Speaking of Sir Chewie, he has been handed a five match ban for his verbal assault on Martin Atkinson following the 2-1 loss to Carlo the Cannibal’s Cashlings.
Our Champions League dreams have been shattered for 2 years in a row by that BarcAlien outfit. The draws will take place tomorrow but I have my “fantasy draw” in mind.
Manchester United vs Real Madrid: There have been some “side talk” that when Sir Alex Chewie finally hangs his….. (What do retired managers hang?… because I know that players hang boots and goalies hang gloves)…. Whatever he decides to hang (his chewing gum probably), Jose Moaninho might be tempted to come back to England to take over his post. Besides, Moaninho is more or less a managerial “prostitute”…. Barca, Benfica, porto, Cashlings, Internazionale, Hala Madrid….
I would also want to see that evil wingStriker CR7 torment his former employers. Let’s not forget that it was his “tormenting” in the Sporting CP vs Man Utd friendly that convinced Sir Chewie to get his signature. His general Premier League “torment” earned him a place in Hala Madrid. The £80m price tag still holds its place in the Guinness book of World records. There’s only one player that can make mince meat of that price tag should he decide to leave his current employers…Lionel “Little Wizard” Messi.
FC Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspurs: As much as I hate the BarcAliens for making us be the first side not to have a sniff of a shot on goal in a Champions League knockout phase encounter, it will be more gutting to see our bitter rivals, Twitch FC in the semis in their maiden Champions League.
It seems as if they’ll have to wait an extra year to enjoy the spectacle of the Champions League again because the Cash Money Oil Money Billionaires and Chelsea currently occupy the other two Champions League spots.
I wouldn’t give a ram’s testicle if Longinus Crouch, dick-tattoo Defoe, vdV, Luka Luka, One-Dimensional Lenny and the World’s best left-footed Chimpanzee have 1,000,000 shots at goal….as long as Barca knocks them out.
CHELSEA vs INTERNAZIONALE: The last times these teams met Moaninho was in the helm of affairs in the Internazionale dugout. It will also see a Star Wars rivalry renewed in terms of the Master Jedi Carlo the Cannibal and pedawan apprentice Leonardo de Araujo. The bottom line is that a team that has a blue “pigment” on its jersey will qualify for the semis.
Do the math…..only Shakhtar and Schalke are left so they’ll play each other to earn the right to be in the semis. I wouldn’t really want to listen to Arabic commentary in a game like this. When a team scores all you’ll hear is Sssssssssssssh….
No offence to my esteemed Arabic readers. I love you too. 🙂
Since I‘ve given you a bit of my crazy imagination, it’s time for me to blog about my blood cells…the Red and White
I read Arseblog a few backs back and I remembered a quote
“The quadruple has changed to the Onetuple and after a series of bad results, it could be the Nonetuple”
After delving into my favourite social application Twitter, I found this tweet
“@ladyarse: So we now have 10 games left and United have a minimum of 12, up to a max of 16, and their players are dropping like flies”
They are really dropping like flies…the leader of the League of extraordinary drug banned Gentlemen Allan Rio FerdiQuatermain will be out for the rest of the season with a calf injury. To add insult to it, he will be stripped of the English captaincy for it to be returned to the ex-girlfriend banger Terry J. O’ Shea is also out injured for being too versatile while Rafael is out for being an evil Twin.
They’re still in 3 competitions so they’ll have enough midweek games. Arsenal on the other hand has only 10 league games that’ll be played on Saturdays and Sundays.
Our best defender, Johan Djourou believes that we can win the league. He’s also optimistic that he can still take part in our league adventure this despite knowing that his shoulder injury is supposed to sideline him for a long time.
It’s also amazing to know that Arsenal hasn’t lost a league game Djourou has played since 2008. If you doubt me ask @Orbinho, the king of Arsenal stats.
He says that he believes that we can be champions at the end of the season. He also talks about our cup exits but he sees the league as the main thing.
At least he has done his part, its left for Koscielny, the Squisha and young Miquel to follow suit.
Another player who believes that we can end the season as victors is Marouane Chamakh.
We all know Chamakh’s story…started the season very brightly, got deserved “rest”, went on a lengthy goal drought, reopened his goal scoring account against Leyton Orient and his now spending more bench time because rVp’s fit again.
He says that there’s no room for failure
Let’s hope their newly found belief takes them places. I firmly believe that Mad Jens will do his bit.
In other news, Neil Banfield’s reserves won Liverpool in the dying moments of the game thanks to Luke Freeman….one of our bright younglings that will get his chance to shine in the not too distant future.
On Twitter, @Gunnersphere is trying to make an article on the 20 best ever goals scored by the Gunners so every “mention” will highly appreciated. You can check out his blog by clicking here or you can check the sidebar of the blog for a section called “blogroll”.
That’s a wrap for today.
Don’t forget to pray for Abidal who was diagnosed with liver cancer.
Also pray for Man Utd and England legend Bryan Robson, who’s battling with throat cancer
Pray for Thomas Vermaelen who hasn’t played active football since late August.
Pray for Ryo “Gunner Ryu” Miyaichi’s Japan that was struck by the cataclysmic 8.9 magnitude Tsunami
Pray, fast and do a night vigil for Arsenal Football club……….we must end the 6-year barren spell by winning the Premier League in the month of May.
To my Irish readers and bloggers alike….Happy St. Patrick’s day.