Its about time that Tony fella let me on here, I’ve been pestering him for weeks ever since we met in that excuse for a pub off the ‘olloway road – flipping ‘Swimmer’ or summat.
I mean I ask you what kind of a gaff is that? It used to be a perfectly decent boozer before them Spaniards got hold of it. You could get Pride, Tetley and a glass of chardonnay for the missus and one of Fred’s cheese and onion baps. Now it’s all them wotsit craft beers, a dozen different vinos and hummus and the like. And flippin’ burgers served on bits of slate. Fancy foreign muck if you ask me.
Which brings me to the point of why I am ‘ere. My name is Dave I’ve been going to the Arsenal since 1972 when me old man left me on the north bank with a bag of monkey nuts and a drunken geezer called Phil. I found me way home again but dad had buggered off – mum said he’d joined the foreign legion (but old Ethel next door said he’d run off to Scarborough with some dolly bird, so who knows).
From ’72 I have been going regular and all I can see is the sad decline of a once great club. For a kick off this new stadium ain’t a patch on Highbury. They let too many people in now and some of them don’t even speak the lingo. Then there’s the food – its rubbish compared to the pies we used to have. And there are no nuts, the beer’s cold (not tepid) and what on earth is a cuppa chino?
And you can see the game from anywhere. Honestly what’s the point of that when it used to be perfectly good to peer behind the sticky out ears of the fat bloke in front of yer. It’s just all too posh if you ask me.
But the real problem is on the pitch. We used to have proper footballers who wore proper boots and kicked the whatsit out of the opposition. I mean where’s Peter Storey when you need him? That Mertersacker bloke trapped a ball with his instep the other day, you’d never see Willie Young do that. He’d have belted it to Manor Park and we’d still be looking for it.
We want proper football not poncey foreign rubbish. The only Coq I want to see is me own (geddit?), that bloody Monsignor Venga needs to get some more Brits in and less of these Frenchy types.
Anyway, I’m gonna be here now and again just to bring some perspective to this site ‘cos IMHO its far too lovely dovey with the Arsenal board. I reckon you lot need a dose of reality and the reality is that under Monsignor Venga this club has gone backwards 30 years (and not in a good way). We need change and the campaign starts here.
Dial Square Dave
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