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Hull – Arsenal 1-3, yes it happened again!

By Walter Broeckx

No changes in the team that started the match against Hull.

According to Koscielny made his 200th appearance so lets hope he can celebrate a good win at the end of the match.

On the bench we had a few changes. Gabriel and Rosicky have a place on the bench in the place of Debuchy and Welbeck. Apparantely both are injured.

The team that started: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. On the bench we had:  Szczesny, Gibbs,  GabrielGabriel, Flamini, Wilshere, Rosicky, Walcott.

Arsenal having lots of possession in the opening minutes but Hull defending with all their players and not much openings in the opening minutes. Coquelin getting his usual wack in the face when he is sandwiched between a few Hull players and Ospina. Huddleston with a hack ball towards his own keeper after a Bellerin cross was the first time Harper had to stop a ball for Hull. Alexis with a good low shot but Harper beating it away. Other than that not much excitement in the first 15 minutes.

Mason judging every touch from an Arsenal player as a foul by now.  Hull then slowly getting a bit more forward and Aluko completely missing his header. Livermore gets booked when he stops Alexis who tried to start a counter.  Huddlestone then planting his studs on the leg of Ramsey. As expected ref Mason didn’t see it.  Replay showing the impact and that should have been card. Our referee predictions already very much fulfilled. Ramey hobbles off and then comes on but looks very uncomfortable. Livermore again hacks Alexis down but this time the ref gives a foul just outside the penalty area. Alexis behind the ball and a slight deflection the wall and the ball ends up in the net. 0-1 to The Arsenal after 28 minutes.

N’Doye gets booked for tripping Monreal. Cazorla then with an amazing left foot long ball to Ramsey. Ramsey turns around his man and defender Brady tries to block the shot with a studs showing tackle but the ball bounces in the net and 0-2 to the Arsenal after 33 minutes. Arsenal now complete in control for a few minutes. After 40 minutes Coquelin and Koscielny to eager to win the ball and Hull can break but Mertesacker is there to clear the danger.

I kid you not but the match reporter in Belgium quotes the numbers from Untold about having more points since the 2009-2010 season!!!  A great attack over a few players Giroud-Özil-Alexis and back to Özil but his shot is saved by the keeper. Seconds later Aelxis is put through by Cazorla but the keeper again saves. And in the extra time of the first half another great move from Arsenal. This time Ramsey puts Alexis again one on one with the keeper. Alexis rounds the keeper this time and puts the ball in the empty net. 0-3 after 46 minutes and Arsenal go in the dressing room with a good lead.

The opening minutes lots of little fouls and not much football to be seen.

Then Arsenal trying to keep the ball in the feet to slow things down a bit. Alexis trying to feed it to Giroud but the ball is too hard and Harper can collect it.   It looked as if Arsenal was thinking of not over committing themselves to avoid injuries as much as possible and monopolising the ball.

Ramsey with a low shot bringing memories of the winning goal in the cup final but it went wide this time.

Then a Mson moment. Meyler going in dangerous on Koscielny with an outstretched leg studs showing but Mason allows the match to continue and Hull can score from the resulting movement. 1-3 after 57 minutes. When Coquelin goes in a duel of course Mason is there to give the foul.

Arsenal players clearly very aware of the danger of being kicked in hospital and being very careful. Özil with a great flick to Alexis but the keeper can stop the cross from Alexis. Again some great play between Giroud and Ramsey but the shot from the Welshman goes wide. Özil showing great skill all over the pitch.

After 67 minutes Ramsey goes off and Jack Wilshere comes on. His first real first team action after being kicked to pieces against Manchester United in November. Wilshere with a first run and being hacked down just outside the penalty area. Hull didn’t like the ref not stopping the match after a clash of heads between Koscielny and Meyler on the other side of the field. How on earth the card didn’t came out for that foul is beyond me.

Wilshere being in the middle of the action right away winning a corner after the free kick is blocked by the wall. Arsenal again in control but the finishing touch from Cazorla is too soft and Harper can stop his effort. Cazorla with a low shot but Harper can block it with his leg.

Walcott came on for Giroud with some 10 minutes to go. A great attack on the right a great shot from Bellerin a save from Harper, Wilshere with the rebound that was going in but a defender stops the effort with his arm but Mason has his hair in front of his eyes and missed. Alexis then missing the rebound. But that should have been a penalty for Arsenal. Mason living up to our preview completely.

Wilshere being pushed and again the ref sees nothing. My match reporter beginning to make fun of the ref now. But every little foul from Arsenal is seen by the ref. Just combed his hair out of his eyes I think….

4 minutes of extra time is being added by the ref. Bellerin tries to set up Walcott but his shot goes wide. Walcott and Alexis break but the Alexis tries the shot himself but drags it wide. If it wouldn’t have been for Mason we would have won with a clean sheet and with at least one more goal from the penalty. But in the end a comfortable win.




50 comments to Hull – Arsenal 1-3, yes it happened again!

  • Blacksheep63

    happy St Totts day one and all!

  • bjtgooner

    The acceptable face of the PGMO incompetence.

    Not acceptable to the fans – but obviously acceptable to Riley and his FA masters and possibly to other shadowy figures in the background.

    But, despite the PGMO incompetence it was a great team performance, a great win against a team that duffed the Dippers last week and a very valuable three points.

    Well done the team.

    And tonight, a wee dram for St Totts Day & from me no sympathy for those whinging Spuds who were posting on UA the last few days.

  • Happy totteringday my old CHINA’S 20th anniversary

  • Mandy Dodd

    Happy st Totts day, now top four a near mathematical certainty …….and top three….at least looking good.
    So we won the game despite the ref, excellent ref preview btw. Some of our play in the first half was art.
    Mason is a disgrace, a joke who should never officiate an Arsenal game again, but we know he will appear again, most likely away to a physical team from up north. The FA EPL and pgmol should be embarrassed a ref performance like that being beamed worldwide.
    But well done Arsene and the team, a great win against a tricky opponent….and then, the other things……

  • Gord

    The Daily Mail is claiming that:

    > … When Coquelin goes in a duel of course Mason is there to give the foul.

    was Coquelin stamping on Quinn.

  • Yassin

    You wont believe what damn lies they are saying, yes he did stamp on his foot, but it was unintentional, and it was after Quin kept dragging him from his short all the way until Coquilen unitentionally stamped on his foot, it was a foul on Quinn and not Coquilen,the replay was so obvious.

  • Gord

    Google News is showing 10 hits for Totteringham in the last hour. Including:

    Nettavisen‎ – 30 minutes ago‎ – 26 minutes ago‎ – 23 minutes ago

    I didn’t know St. Totteringham was celebrated by Vikings.

  • Gord

    Thanks Yassin.

  • Jambug

    Happy St Totts day.

    Really enjoyable performance.

    Total control from minute one. They had one shot on target for one goal and that was only thanks to the PGMO apologist.

    How was that not a foul?

    We should of had two pens at least. Even without them we still played very well in the 2nd half without putting away the chances.

    Probably the most comfortable win of the season.

    I have to say listening to these guys on SKY is like listening to a broken record, and a very bad one at that.

    If we need 4 players to compete with Chelsea what the fuck does everyone else need?

    Carzorla has been one of the players of the season yet they ask, can he do it at the highest level? Are they being serious?

    Coquelin has been brilliant. Can he do it?

    Ospina has been faultless since he came in to the team and STILL they question him.

    Apparently we need 4 players. A whole new spine !!!! Hmmm, I think I heard some other fool say that the other day.

    I honestly think these people are mad.

  • Gord

    Jambug, I thought you started celebrating St. Totteringham yesterday.

  • Menace

    Happy St Totteringhams Day to all you spuds & Gooners. It is so sad that you spuds don’t send us cards.

    There were several fouls that were not mentioned one in particular was in the 81st minute a knee on Ozils hamstring. It will flare up in a couple of days.

    Hope the knocks are not serious. We need our players fit for the FA cup.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Gord, cannot speak for Jambug, but I also started celebrating yesterday….but celebrating today as well!
    Look forward to August when the spurs fans and their aaa/ media allies come out proclaiming this could be their year! Then if they get a point ahead of us for some reason at some juncture in time, a shift in the balance of power will be announced. It is all quite hilarious.
    The reality, this summer, Spurs, Liverpool, City and Utd will decimate their squads in a rebuilding program, they will take huge losses, and with all the risks and destabilisation that rebuilding may bring. We should have a settled squad , hopefully no ECL,qualifier and so can steal a march. Of course the parkers of the bus will also have a stable, maybe enhanced squad, but I wonder if refs will be so friendly with them next season……after them making refs look like mugs this season? The boring tag is going to stick, they will hear that every game… will that get to their oversensitive manager….and skipper?

  • Jambug


    If you remember, I worked it all out, goal difference and everything, and despite us needing to lose 5 games by 3 goals, and the Spuds (I must stop being so childish 🙂 ) needing to win all theres by 3 or more, I decided it was best not to be premature, and save it until it is a mathematical certainty.

    So tonight I raise a class and say, Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers my friend !

  • bob mac

    Jambug ……………….spot on.

    Arsenal……………..absolutely stunning.

    Totally brilliant performance.

  • Jambug

    To Walter, Tony, Blacksheep, bjtgooner, Menace, Mandy, yassin, apo as well as absent friends such as Boo, Al and many others……happy St.Totts day. 🙂

    A day almost as enjoyable as the other non Trophy day that we could also be celebrating today, but neither of which we should EVER take for granted.

  • Jambug

    Thanks, and a Happy St.Totts to you sir 🙂

  • WalterBroeckx

    For those who say that we are not to be taken serious, don’t worry, neither do we take you serious 😉
    Today it is forbidden to moan for any Gooner! Certainly on Untold Arsenal

  • Strus

    4th place already sealed, 3rd place is almost sure, 2nd place grat probability.
    All teams have much more money now, all tried to streghten, so most teams from top lost points, Chelsea won the league because they were both good and lucky. You need luck to win EPL. That luck was cursed when Arsenal started this season with injuries and bad decisions from many referees.
    Now Arsenal is at such level, that they don’t need luck. Today even bad referee could not stop them.
    The way Arsenal now are playing is real Wengerball, an art. So good the are.

  • bjtgooner


    Thanks for that comment & a Happy St Totts Day to all our AKBs!!

    Just hoping we have no serious injuries after that match – the PGMO balloon permitted quite a few thug fouls.

    For now, I am enjoying the moment & will soon be raising a glass for St Totts & all our loyal AKBs!!

  • GoingGoingGooner

    Happy St. Totteringham’s Day to one and all.

  • Gord

    I found some Vikings celebrating St. Totteringham above. Here are some news headlines out of Chile (I do not speak or read Spanish):

    En Vivo: Hull vs. Arsenal
    Alexis Sánchez es figura y marca doblete en triunfo del Arsenal
    Alexis Sánchez anotó un doblete en victoria de Arsenal sobre Hull City
    Arsenal derrotó a Hull City con ‘doblete’ de Alexis Sánchez y mantiene lucha con el City en Premier
    Con doblete de Sánchez, Arsenal derrotó a Hull City

  • Mandy Dodd

    Don’t worry Walter, no Gooners will be moaning today, many will be happy with the result and where we stand! As for the others, a proportion of them they are caught up in the near religious cult like ecstasy of a Mourinho media wankfest , they are probably talking in Portuguese tongues

  • Gord

    Arsene’s interview is up at Arsenal

    >> on how important it is to score 100 goals…

    > It first shows that we are an offensive team who likes to win going forward. The most important thing is that we feel we’ve made progress since the start of the season, and that people look at us in a different way to how they did in September.

    Which leads into the latest version of the scoring table:

    Alexis Sánchez . . 3 . 0 . 3 . 16 . 1 . 24
    Olivier Giroud . . 1 . 1 . 2 . 14 . 0 . 18
    Aaron Ramsey . . . 3 . 1 . 0 . .6 . 0 . 10
    Santiago Cazorla . 0 . 1 . 0 . .7 . 0 . .8
    Danny Welbeck . . .3 . 0 . 1 . .4 . 0 . .8
    Mesut Özil . . . . 0 . 0 . 1 . .4 . 0 . .5
    Laurent Koscielny .0 . 0 . 0 . .3 . 0 . .3
    Oxlade-Chamberlain 2 . 0 . 0 . .1 . 0 . .3
    Tomas Rosicky . . .0 . 0 . 1 . .2 . 0 . .3
    Theo Walcott . . . 0 . 0 . 1 . .2 . 0 . .3
    Hector Bellerin . .0 . 0 . 0 . .2 . 0 . .2
    Mikel Arteta . . . 1 . 0 . 0 . .0 . 0 . .1
    Calum Chambers . . 0 . 0 . 0 . .1 . 0 . .1
    Mathieu Debuchy . .0 . 0 . 0 . .1 . 0 . .1
    Mathieu Flamini . .0 . 0 . 0 . .1 . 0 . .1
    Kieran Gibbs . . . 1 . 0 . 0 . .0 . 0 . .1
    Per Mertesacker . .0 . 0 . 1 . .0 . 0 . .1
    Nacho Monreal . . .0 . 0 . 1 . .0 . 0 . .1
    Jack Wilshere . . .0 . 0 . 0 . .1 . 0 . .1

  • Menace

    Happy St Totteringham day to you Jambug & all Untolders. Looking forward to the Untold banners at the Swansea match.

  • Gord


    I think Blacksheep is still trying to get a handle on things. Certainly I haven’t done any more work in scribus.

  • Gord

    Why do all these stupid whorenalists use “admitted” in articles?

    For example:

    > Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted to Sky Sports that Alexis Sanchez has surpassed his expectations this season.

    Was Arsene Wenger trying to _hide_ this information from the press?

    It just seems to be a really stupid word to use, and it occurs a lot.

    In interviews, they try the dickens to put words into the mouth of whoever they are interviewing. How can they then turn around and use admit? It is (often) their words. I don’t think Wenger falls for this, but others do.

  • Gord

    Going through the post game news, worldwide (mostly UK).

    One headline, something to the effect of “are we ever going to get away from the Messi-Ronaldo goal scoring race?”. Hey, we can always hope to replace it with the Alexis-Giroud goal scoring race.


  • Gord

    With all the people living football statistics, how did I run across a New Zealand source to mention this?

    > Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has become the first player since Thierry Henry to score 20 goals in his first season at the club.

    nice article.

  • Gord

    Trivia I suppose.

    The main Arsenal page often has player twits. There is a twit up, that Theo’s twitter account got hacked.

  • Al

    Thanks Jambug, happy St. totts day too to you and all 🙂

    That was vintage Arsenal last night. These relegation threatened sides are difficult to play against. Especially on their own turf, just ask Liverpool 🙂

  • apo Armani

    May 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks friend…can tell you that I consumed a very large amount of alcohol (have a friend over from NZ) – so was a good party night. One thing is sure THEY WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR SHADOW!!


  • Brickfields Gunners

    WOO HOO , HOO ! Well done guys , you have done us proud . Up the Gunners !
    A Happy St. Totteringham’s Day to all the faithful .

  • St Totteringham

    Ho ho ho

    And a happy me day to the all of you.

    Sorry for the late appearance, but I’ve been celebrating!

    I hope to see around the same time next year, if not earlier.

    All the best

    St Totteringham

  • JohnW

    That was good, I don’t know why Hull had wanted to time waste at the beginning of the match, because when this thing happens from the off, most times, Arsenal scores. Now lets just win our game in hand to make the OT match irrelevant in terms of ManU catching us. By the way, where’s Gnabry?!

  • Blacksheep63

    banner will take a while yet, we have to get it designed, approved (by Untold AND Arsenal), made, paid for and installed. Hopefully it will be up for the new season )or Emirates cup maybe)

  • Blacksheep63

    Gnabry played for the U21s yesterday JohnW, no idea how he did but Andrew C might know…

  • jayramfootball

    Loved the first half last night. Brilliant.
    Have to say also that some of Hull’s play was quite disgusting – aiming to injure our players (and completely ignored by the commentators). However the players stood up to it and Kos got his own back too. It’s nice to see the players give some back to thugs that try and bully them.
    Second half was also good but less clinical in front of goal.
    Only downside is that Giroud looks to be running out of steam. Perhaps he will be rested now for a couple of games so he is sharper for the Cup Final?

  • Happy St. Totteringham day all Untolders!

    That was magnificent display yesterday and if anyone was wondering why Chelsea are often called boring, that is their answer. I am very proud of this team.

    A note of warning to some regulars here who moan when the team wins in a less spectacular manner: please aware that not everyday is Christmas. I hope you stay off their backs when they need to dig in deep and have to produce a less scintillating display!

    Let’s beat Swansea and next Monday and make the OT game a mere formality.

    Come on Arsenal!

  • apo Armani

    Very fitting I think when 1/3 of Hulls players are ex-Spuds that we celebrate St Totteringham day with them on the field 🙂

    Huddlestone; what a butcher!!

  • apo Armani

    May 5, 2015 at 9:16 am

    My thoughts last night whilst watching the game; no wonder Chel$kie parked the busses…they wouldn’t have dealt with us otherwise!!

  • para

    It’s a fool who keeps on repeating a mistake. 🙂

    I keep on telling you all to turn down the volume on the game and put on your fav instrumental music (vocals distract from game) and watch the game, after all imagine you are at the stadium, you do not have the silly commentary.

  • para

    Anyway, to the game, I did not think Hull tried to damage us deliberately, except for Huddelstone, and the ref was more inept than anti-Arsenal.

    I actually think we let them score 1 goal, as the lads were catching a breather. Ospina could have saved that goal i’m sure if he didn’t have a little breather with the others 🙂 After all Brucie is very respectful to Arsene Wenger, and the 1 goal gives them a chance to stay up if they beat Burnley, AND if we demolish a team, the next time we play them it would surely be kick them kick them to bits?

    OK OK, a little far fetched, maybe. 🙂

  • Kenneth Widmerpool

    “ST.TOTTERINGHMAM’S confrontation with a ghostly apparition and the tragical historie of Dr.Faustus Chicken Spude” in 1 Act. Second folio.Non Inferiora Secutus.

    Dramatis persone:

    Anon, a ghostly Chicken, doomed to moan and wander the earth.

    St.Totteringham, a saint of excellent style and infinite skill.

    Actus Primus. A cold night in early May.

    Enter the Chicken (moaning and frothing):

    “Ooohhhh woe is me! Ooohh curséd me! Doomed to roam the earth in anger and crushed by memories past, few save the longe beards can recall such was the last, oh! searching for a new coop and raised on nursery rhymes,oh my kingdom for a coop of wire and wood! I am cursed! My eye are green with jealousies! Ooooohhh the winde mills of my mind.Tis Easter, and the cannon hath risen!Ooooh cursed am I to the Thors-day Lady Europa game bidden, cursed to be obsessed with my fear of the cannon and invincible scenes smitten, usurped! Usurped am I ! Our country lanes were infected, what art thou Fortuna? Fickle!Fickle!Fickle!We were here first! What foul perfum`d southern winds have blown these upon our country woods and by their folly erected stadiums of beauty and statues to Judas and others I can only decry! Even a station was named after them thereby! Oh woe is me, woe woe!Hubble bubble boil and trouble!Ohhhhhhhh forced to wear the horns!Le corna capite!Ohhhhhh”.

    Enter St.Totteringham:

    Stay illusion!What? Art thou known to Mephistopheles?What kind of strappado is this, such taxation?Art thou free of self bounty or purely here to venew unbarbed?Or art thou a grobian of the pullum familias that cometh from the yonder forgotten corner of Birnamwoods,the Middle Sex Coop?For thou art not of the city surely?I often thought a cooper was a man that maketh barrels for fermented wine, not some frothing beaste of torment and whine.For by my leave there are many a strange fire-side tale from such uncouthe regions,for it is often said that out there in the chlorophyll`d country the swing-buckler folk there doth worship the Newe Worlde unnatural base worke, the potatoe, or Spude as tìs known by those who knoweth such things and they too are such called.Art thou a spude?

    What strange musings are these musings upon the pending eventide of my feast day? Art thou the haunted strange creature from the country chicken lagoon? Or washed upon these untold shores from the darkest vapours of night and cursed to perform as a Chas and Dave midnight masque wearing lederhosen until purged of thy sins? I have heard of such apparitions, seen upon country lanes well within the dark witching hours by travellers lost! Tis strange indeed to behold such an apparition, to consider such country matters!Repent oh torn spirit! Repent!Begone!He that weareth the statute cap of the chicken shall reek ever more of sulfur and the odours of the chicken-flesh, cursed with blots and stains and breedeth a plague hence.Repent!Repent! Thy memory is steeled with bygone days, memories abased in alchemical black and white and never to gold or silver find, thou art fogged and lost in the mercurial mists of time when Helen of Troy had blesséd the earth with her beauteous gaze and set sail a thousand ships and cursed West Ham to the lower depths. Hath thou still tears for salad days long hence gone? I see that it rankles in thy mind,he that you call Judas, but knoweth he could but retire to win our purpose,and tis often colic for thee I can but imagine, it plagues thy mind, so lust doth play! Think therefore not on such matters and know that while with us he was very happie!
    Farewell, thou lob of spirits,I’ll be gone! Repent! Repent! I, St.Totteringham and these untold goodly Angels of the New Rose in Islington beg thee repent! before its too late for thy soul and thou art for ever cursed to worship the chicken, searching for a new coop and pondering like Achilles the plough-man that hath lost his sweat and the green corn, to dreamily wonder up at the very vastly canopy the earth and search by thi`stars of heaven and question whence the named of foregone years was never to be incorporated whence relocation happened, tis thine own thought that maketh torture! To temper these questions tis folly and a foolish ship to put to the winds of memory, and tis but for the learn`d men that pour over fustian books forsaking the fires of winter to knowe, but foregone names shame us not, but tis more amusing and would take much more than verbal utterances to make such cut-works upon our guts.I have heard tis often winter in the land of chicken and affecteth the mind so beyond the help of any apothecary in these wide lands or in the Indies both East and West.Tis true?
    Yet we urge thee while pondering this too, think on, one Dr.Faustus!Yes he of Wittenberg, he too followed the chicken.A cock-a doodle do! Hark his cries as yet in the lower coops of hell!Hark! He too pondered the crowing cock and twas tempted by Lucifers infernal ways and hath forever since burnt like a severed capon upon a fiery twiggen landscape where candle and bell could no longer help his greedy mongerel soul. Repent!Think on Faustus burning in a coop of his own making, forced by day to read at no sovereign leisure again and again certain tomes by the once devoted, but alas now excommunicated friend of the Council of Stiles Sir Welle Mouse-hunt.Such folio’s that conjure gladly the very skull beneath the skin,sideburns, stacked shoe and trousers flared enough to take thine eye out! Look not at such foul-belched ways of brimstone and feathers!Cast thy eye not upon such works, tis folly!.Tis true, the master Doctor hath no idea what foul meats were bak`d in the pie whence tempted by the Prince of Fires in Haringey and lured by sweet lies of “shift and power” in northern parts of the citie should become thus, and was loathe to eat such rank meats and thence to followeth the workes of the chicken-potatoe beast.Curséd am I he cried to the night sky, for I should have followed the way of the Cannon and Holloway!His mind thence was poison’d evermore swimming in a torment of poor sporting,jealousies and rages and plagued by the lesser devils of the seven deadly sin sisters,forced to watch abased games day after day except where the pungent fumes of gunpowder put paid!Repent! Repent! Soot and sulphur follows thee!Sirrah, I implore thee! O curséd spirit release thy self from the mad-bred ways of the Lane, the spude and the chicken beaste, forget thy pain, learn from Dr Faustus! See him again before thee, cursed to a cooped up hell of torture!Behold his cries for clemency as he is forced to recall Chrissey Waddles hair all mullety! Tis enough for anyone cursed or not!
    But come, lay down thy tattered and torn feathered shirt of white, and cast not thy beady greenéd eye upon thy neighbours and singeth under the moon and stars with us upon this merry eve of Saint Totteringham, for I am he!But come, let us sing a Friars canto mallimaufry :”chick, chick,chick, chicken, lay a little spud for me its happened again after Easter, and you’re stuck in the Europa league, oh chick, chick, chick chicken lay a little spud for me”…
    But Hark! The dawn cometh the Northern striped dogge is beaten three to one, and some of their brethren are former spude stained too, and I am much glad thence! The drums must sound and the shall cannons roar! Begone oh foul apparition! Gramercy for the dawn! For today is Saint Totteringhams day and I am he and feast shall we! And twenty years thus a feast day tis, begone to thy nursery coop and darken this sky no more! For merry making must we and thou must to Hades fly.Begone!
    But if I and these here untold Angels of Islington have offended,think but this and all is amended, that you have slumbered here while these words did appear,but this strong and truthful theme tis much more than an idle dream, Gentles do not reprehend, for if we pardon you will mend, and as I am honest Gun if we have somehow unearnéd sun, now to escape the chickens tongue,we will make amends long,else a liar the Gun you call, and goodnight unto chickens one and all! So give me your hands if we be friends, and the cannon shall make always amends.COYG!

    Adieu!And f*cke off!

    (in the background the sounds of merriment begin and torturous cries of potatoes can be heard)

    Chicken: “Oooohhhhh, woe is me,oooohhh we were here first!Oohhhhhhhhhhhh woe is me cursed to thought of Perryman and former memorie”.


  • Gord

    Yes, we had St.Totteringham come up. I think there is another certainty coming up.

    QPR have 3 games left, with their next game having them visit ManCity. If they lose that game, they are relegated for sure. And don’t they have unfinished business with the FA/Championship? Isn’t it still likely that they will end up in the 1st Division for next season?

  • Gord

    Totteringham Trivia

    Since Wenger arrived at Arsenal (in the EPL), Arsenal is the only club in _ENGLAND_ who hasn’t finished below the Spuds at some point. Arsenal’s median finish since Wenger’s arrival: 3rd. Spuds median finish over same timeframe: 9th.

    A partial list of years when some of the current EPL clubs finished below the Spuds:
    Chelsea 2011/12
    ManCity 2000/01, 2003/04, 2008/09, 2009/10
    Arsenal _NEVER_
    ManU 2013/14
    Liverpool 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13

  • Gord

    Uggh. I reported medians, but not median absolute deviations. The MAD for Arsenal’s 3rd place finish is 1, and the MAD for the Spuds 9th place finish is 3.

    What’s MAD? 50% of the time, Arsenal finish within 1 place of 3rd. And 50% of the time, the Spuds finish within 3 places of 9th.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Kenneth Widmerpool -May 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm – Brilliant encore ! More ! More !

    ..”chick, chick,chick, chicken,
    lay a little spud for me
    its happened again after Easter,
    and you’re stuck in the Europa league,
    oh chick, chick, chick chicken
    lay a little spud for me”…

    With all that bloating and much hot air being passed , chances are that the spud pass out ‘well done’ !
    Steve Perryman ? Really ?
    I’ve always think fondly of those ,” Nice one ,Cyril !” chants !

  • Sleekwhale

    it would have been a glorious scene had Mason been better than his report card showed.