We’ve scored eight goals fewer than Manchester Bankrupt this season.
That’s right – despite what everyone is saying about how awful the attack is, we are a mere eight goals behind the team that claims to be going for a quadruped (or something like that).
It just shows how the defense minded EPL has taken over and is affecting all clubs.
It is also interesting that we have sorted out what was deemed to be our big problem. The defense. We don’t have an English spine to the team, so we are bound to fail. The defenders can’t get on with each other, we are bound to fail. And in fact they have let in, oh let me see, two goals in the last seven games. Put another way, 12 league games unbeaten since the horrors of Manchester Arab.
Clearly what happened is that the Lord Wenger sorted out the major problems that existed that day and put a new defensive order in place. But without the normal midfield, and with two first team strikers missing he has had to improvise like mad.
But the defense has got itself together, and the attack, although faltering because it is not getting service from the midfield, is still not that far behind Manchester B in terms of achievement.
Of course I would have preferred to see some goals recently, but within the context of the impeding return of Theo, Tomas, Cesc, and Eduardo plus the emergence of more youngsters I would be worried if the defence had not been sorted.
But Arsenal supporters want everything – now. Fair enough – but all things considered I am so glad we are not in Liverpool Insolvency’s position. Although there will undoubtedly be some sort of rescue of that disgraceful and disgraced club at the 11th hour from another Arab sheik I still prefer the stability and sense that we have.
The goals will come – and probably when we are least expecting it. (And besides if some of those people who boo at the final whistle give up their Gold and Silver memberships that will make way for supporters who really do value what they are getting, rather than just treating it as a right.
Last thought: Aston “Hold your head” Villa put up a very weak team so they could get knocked out of Europe, so that they could focus on the league so that they could get into… er… Europe. Strange goings on. Apparently “Hold Your Head” O’Neill is going to buy the travelling Villa support (that’s the group who caused the nearest thing we have ever seen to a riot at the Ems by singing a celebration of Birmingham’s attack on Eduardo) a meal in compensation for a wasted trip. How sweet.
(c) Tony Attwood 2009
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