And of course by that I mean the coverage on ESPN. We had all the junk rubbish about Arsenal being weak, struggling to make the top four, slipping behind the others, having sold players, Wenger refusing to buy.
It was as if ESPN had watched Sky and instead of seeing it as a dire warning of how football should never be broadcast saw it as a model.
And then we had the game.
In it we had commentators saying…
1: Everton had injuries to three major players (what about Theo, Nasri and Rosicky)
2: It is a tough start to the season (what about us playing Man IOU, Man Arab, Celtic, and the supposedly challenging for the top four Everton)
3: Everton have been selling and not buying much (sound familiar)
4: Of course Everton made it to the Cup Final.
5: There are 80 year olds in the ground.
Yup, that was it. And what did we have?
That dreadfully lightweight Denilson.
Anyway, while you contemplate this result, and the doom-mongers refuse to admit that they never saw this coming, just take a little look at my last post.
The one in which I predicted the score. Written at 10am on the morning of the game. Did you see it? If not, go and have a read. Because I kid you not.
The UNTOLD ARSENAL prediction of the match, written seven hours before kick off was
Everton 1 (I got that bit right)
OK I was a goal out. I am sorry. I thought through my predictive ability that the final touch from Eduardo would also go in. I am very sorry. I apologise deeply. I will try harder. Next time I will get it right.
Hey guys – we have been plugging away at this for two years on this site. The Gooner and the rest of them have been saying we are rubbish. Start screaming now, and don’t stop.
This is it.
(c) Tony “Everton 1 Arsenal 7” Attwood 2009
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