A single defeat in the season is, of course neither here nor there. Last season I was at Arsenal 2 IOU 1, and it was one of the very best matches I have ever seen in a lifetime of watching football.
Today wasn’t remotely a match in that sort of class; we lost by the same score that we won by last season at home.
So… last season the IOU lost to us, and went on to win the league. I am quite sure the reverse will be true here. Last season the IOU did very badly when it came to matches against other top teams – but won because they found a way to wipe out the Team Bus clubs.
I believe this year we can wipe out the Team Bus clubs, and do as well as last year against the top clubs.
We lost today to a penalty and an own goal – hardly a stunning defeat. That will make the team rally round, as will the SFA-led conspiracy against Eduardo. The sending off of the Lord Wenger at the end will add further to our solidarity.
Perversely this is all that we need. We have a remarkable team – who came very close at this game. What’s more if we can hold off the cretinous imbeciles who operate international football and not let Rosicky, Theo and the rest be called up for international duty, then by the time we play Sheik Yerbooty and the Arabs back in the land of rain, we’ll have a really significant choice of players available, and a developing squad.
One important point is that Ramsey really must follow Giggs. Giggs played only two or three friendlies for Wales in his “glorious” career for his principality, feigning injury the rest of the time. Ramsey should learn from that. OK, if you have to, go and play internationals. But not the friendlies.
Best of all keep yourself clean, and don’t get contaminated by playing for the corrupt organisations that work hand in glove with the disgraceful UEFA and their allies in FIFA.
Theo too must learn from his tragic error in turning out for England – an error that has led him to manage just 45 minutes since we started off at Barnet. Keep well clear of their influence – stay with the guys who train you and pay your wages.
The current atmosphere inside Arsenal must be exactly like the moment when the idiots at the football league deducted two points in the 1990 season (see my last post). All we need is the same strength and determination that George Graham and his team had, and we will see this through and win.
(c) Tony Attwood 2009
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