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We have never been so stunned.
We got back to the car, and just looked at each other. Ian, despite the fact that we’ve been doing the same drive away from the ground for 25 years, took a wrong turning, and we entered streets we didn’t know. Stephen, who is a Leicester season ticket holder, was still shaking his head in disbelief.
By the time we were on the M1 we were still unable to find the headline. There was a lot about Swiss cheese, to open a commentary about the ref, and a serious desire to bring in Phil Gregory who correctly predicted 2-2.
But still… we had to come up with something. By Luton we’d given up on headlines, and we went for ten points instead.
1. It was one of the most if not the most amazing games any of us have had the thrill to be at. (That was easy – we had that by Junction 3)
2. We were utterly slaughtered from the kick off. (Obvious – junction 4)
3. Almunia was brilliant. At fault for their first goal, but he kept out half a dozen sure fire efforts in the first half. I should add we sit behind the goal Barca were attacking in the first half, and we watched a display of magnificence unfolding before our eyes. (Junction 5)
4. In three years time Arsenal will perform like that – but the big difference is we will do it without being in debt. (Junction 6)
5. Barca didn’t take up their full allocation of seats – or else some of them got taken ill buying a burger on the way to the ground from Cut-Me-Own-Throat-Dibbler. (Junction 7)
6. The ref was lopsided – and we suffer from not playing a European league. What we have to do for each Champs game is adjust to a different style of refereeing which is tough. (Junctions 8, 9, 10, 11 and through those bloody roadworks).
7. Denilson, amazingly, adjusted to the play the moment he came on. No one else did. Why did he manage it, when no one else did? (Junction 12)
8. It’s going to be a reserve side on Saturday – so the normal sort of thing there. But the effort of the second half must have given the club a boost for seeing through the final EPL fixtures. Junction 13.
9. If Theo can keep that performance up, we’ll have him in the starting line up on saturday. (Junction 14 – Milton Keynes).
10. We’re not very good at this match summary business. (Junction 15, turn off for Northampton).
Still, to take the positives, against a side playing with an elegance, speed and wit that we have not seen before we fought back to 2-2, despite 3 significant injuries that totally wrecked the whole operation. Arshavin, had he still been there, would have revelled in the second half, and might well have got one with his jinxy runs as their defence slowed down.
Anyway, back to Phil’s magnificent prediction. OK to be fair he made two predictions, but you are allowed to hedge bets by putting down two lots of cash. 2-2 he said, 2-2 it was.
And this is not the first time Untold has come up with the goods in this regard.
So now, onto our betting guide which we launched about a week ago.
All you have to do is read Untold Arsenal, click on the link, compare the odds, choose the best one going, place your bets, walk off with the cash. What, I wonder, could be easier?
Barca had 17 goal attempts, we had 6. Cesc is out for the season, Gallas probably likewise, Arshavin, don’t know yet, they got 2 away goals.
But I tell you, just being there: it was one hell of a night. I don’t think any of us will ever forget this.
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