If you follow the women’s game you’ll know that for years we’ve dominated, going for century after century without being beaten by anyone.
But this year Everton have tried to match the record. The Arsenal/Everton games have somehow slipped back to the end of the season, which is how we have Arsenal played 15 won 15, Everton played 13 won 13.
Now at last they have come together – for the Women’s Cup Semifinal – and Arsenal sauntered it 3-1. Which means we are in the final where we play Sunderland who are in the Northern Section of the eighth division of the north west league division 3, subsection 12, department 9. Well, you know. They’re in the northern league. It’s a bit like Arsenal playing AFC Wimbledon. In the final.
Meanwhile, the Lord Wenger says that Diaby is a bit like Vieira – which is interesting because through most of his 2.5 years at the club the official word is that Diaby might look a bit Vieira-ish but he isn’t really like him. Now the word has changed. The Lord Wenger doesn’t normally say such things unless he is heralding something that is real, and that we need to note. So, what does that mean? Cesc and Diaby in the middle? Then where does Denilson go? God how I wish we didn’t have so many bloody midfielders.
And then, as noted in the comments column, the Tiny Totts are shouting a bit about building a new ground. It will hold 60,000 people (I use the word “people” in its broadest sense), it will be much cheaper to build than the Ems, and they won’t have to borrow a penny. We could interpret this as “Tottenham build new stadium on the cheap, after money lenders refuse to put up the loans” but that would be a little churlish wouldn’t it? So…
Tottenham build new stadium on the cheap, after money lenders refuse to put up the loans
Nothing wrong with being a bit churlish every now and then.
And so we drift into the wasteland, the vortex, the mists of time, also known as International Week, during which time Arsenal players are removed from their natural habitat, injured and then handed back useless. I’m not sure if Croatia have picked Eduardo – does anyone know?
Last point – back to saturday night. On the Guardian web site they do chalkboard analyses of how players perform. So this week they took a certain M Owen who was on the pitch for half an hour, and used their digital technology to analyse his shots on and off target. The board is completely blank.
Now if that isn’t post-modernist irony I don’t know what is. Actually I do know what is, but that’s not really what this blog is about. Can’t start getting too silly can we?
PS: Do you remember when the Gooner brought out its “Meltdown” issue? Will the next issue be headlined “We apologise”?
(c) Tony Attwood, floating high on the wind in a serene and joyous world of goals, goals and more goals. 2009.