That One is For You Mr Buck!

This fixture would tell us more about ourselves than any other recent one.

We arrived at the Bridge having won six of our last seven in all competitions, including some credible wins – notably away at the Velodrome in the Champions League and at home versus Stoke last weekend.

Chelsea on their patch is a different proposition entirely, an impressive performance – be it win, lose or draw – may suggest (dare I say it) that we can still mount a credible title challenge. An unimpressive performance may have suggested our good recent run is a false dawn…

Even if we had gotten off to a great start this season and were sitting in the top three, we would likely have gone into this match as underdogs, so I would not have considered a loss as decisive – I was more interested in how we played and competed.

Thomas Vermaelen and Carl Jenkinson were back in the squad but had to settle for a place on the bench.

Prior to kickoff, we received confirmation that we will face unbeaten league leaders Manchester City at home in the Carling Cup quarterfinal tie. Piece of cake, eh?

We lined up Szczesny, Santos, Kos, Mert, JD, Ramsey, Song, Arteta, Theo, Robin, and Gerv.

Fab, TV, Jenks, Frim, Rosicky, Arsh and Ju rounded out our bench.

The last time we won at the Bridge (late 2008), Robin scored twice as we rallied from 1-0 down to win 2-1 over a Drogba-less Chelsea side who arguably were trying to get Big Phil sacked. We lost each subsequent home/away/cup match to them until the 3-1 home win at the end of last season.

In last season’s 2-0 league loss here, we started quickly and had spurned two great early chances to score, so when Theo laid goals on a plate only for first Gervinho and then Robin to spurn, I feared the worst.

In the first move, Theo burst past a certain Cole as though the latter stood still and put a great low cross in for Gervinho to scuff wide, Theo  then repeated the move, only for Robin to shin wide.

It was almost inevitable we would pay for not converting and the bill was presented a quarter of an hour in. Mata was afforded way too much time and space on the right and he put a great cross in for Lampard to beat Mertesacker and head home. Great cross that it was, Mertesacker should have done better to cut it out or at least put Lamps off.

For the next ten minutes, we gave as good as we got but were neither side were able to fashion any clear openings.

That changed on the half hour mark, as Chelsea should have made it 2-0, Lampard put Sturridge through on goal; with time to pick his shot, the latter sent a tame left foot shot wide with the entire goal at his mercy.

That was a huge miss, and we needed to make Chelsea pay for it and we only had to wait five minutes…

Ramsey started the move with a great through ball to Gervinho, who drew Cech and squared for Robin to equalize.

Within seconds, Sturridge thought he had restored Chelsea’s lead, but he was rightly ruled offside as he fired home…

Just as it looked we would go into the break even, Chelsea did regain the lead. Ramsey conceded a corner down the left, Lampard delivered it and Terry beat Mertesacker to the ball to bundle it home. It was a good finish from Terry but once again, the German was beaten easier than he should have.

Neither Arsene nor AVB made any halftime changes.

Robin worked Cech with an early shot, as we looked to make a quick response to Chelsea’s late goal. Throughout the first half, Boswinga had given Santos fits down the left. With three minutes gone, the roles were reversed, as our left back latched on to Gervinho pass, got free down the left and slid the ball through Cech’s legs for our second equalizer.

As with our first equalizer, Chelsea responded within a minute. On this occasion, Cole got free right outside our area and Szczesny rushed out and brought him down. It was clearly a foul, and the question was whether referee Marriner would deem Szczesny the last man – resulting in a sending off – or not.

Kos was covering on the other side of goal and appeared to have gotten far enough back to make himself the proverbial last man. So Marriner opted for a yellow and a free kick, much to our relief. Szczesny then produced a fine save, diving to his left to keep Lampard’s deep free-kick out…

Chelsea came again, this time Santos ended the attack with a great tackle on the edge of our box…

We then took the lead for the first time, ten minutes into the period, there appeared to be little on when Theo drove down the right with the ball.  He checked inside and then slipped over about 30 yards from goal. Despite the presence of two defenders around him, he got up, collected the loose ball, went in alone on Cech and beat the Chelsea goalkeeper at his near post for our third of the afternoon.

We have had gotten plenty of criticism for defensive howlers over the past couple of seasons but I cannot recall too many instances where we simply gave up on a play, as Chelsea appeared to and let the opponent score. That is not, by the way, to diminish Theo’s effort and overall performance in any way. He has often played well against Chelsea, and today was no exception, certainly his best performance for several weeks.

We knew Chelsea would try and respond but we made the better chances, with Ramsey – having another great game – fashioning a good chance for himself but unable to apply the finish.

AVB then made his first change, replacing Sturridge with Malouda and then bringing Lukaku on for Ramires ten minutes later.

JD was the first Arsenal starter to make way, with Jenks replacing him on 75. AVB made his final change, Meireles for Obi-Mikel a minute later.

The changes were not immediately decisive, however, as we held firm at the back and defended well throughout the side and when conceding possession,we worked hard to either win the ball back, or cut Chelsea’s routes to goal off.

With just over 10 minutes to, Robin reacted angrily to an inadvertent-looking elbow as he and Ivanovic contested a high ball. Our captain appeared to shove the Chelsea defender as they walked up the pitch and Ivanovic collapsed, probably to get Marriner’s attention; the referee took note, spoke to both players and issued yellows to them both.

At the 80 minute mark, Rosicky came on for Theo and within a minute, Chelsea were level.

During the move, Lukaku clearly fouled Santos, pushing him off to retain possession, and feed Mata, who beat Szczesny with a wonderful curling strike from just outside the box…

So after going 3-2, we were pegged back again and with ten-plus minutes remaining, it was anyone’s game…

Arsene certainly thought the foul should have been called, giving fourth official Webb a prolonged “what for” on the sidelines…

Just as 3-3 full-time started to look likely, we regained the lead four minutes from the end of regulation.

Malouda actually started the move with a poor back pass which sold Terry short, the Chelsea skipper awkwardly slipped – similar to Theo earlier in the half – and Robin was on the ball in a flash, going in one-on-one with Cech.

The Chelsea keeper, probably anticipating Robin to shoot with his left foot, dived to his right; Robin simply checked on to his right foot, rounded Cech and stroked the ball into the empty net for his second and our second lead.

Arsene made his final change two minutes from time, replacing Gerv with TV.

We wrapped it up in the second minute of stoppage time, clearing a Chelsea corner for a four-on-two break. Rosicky waited for Robin then sent him clear down the left and our captain beat Cech at his near post (again!) for the hat trick.

Chelsea were finished and we saw out the remainder of the 4 minutes and 45 seconds stoppage time with no further trouble.

Our biggest test of this recent run turned into what was clearly our best sustained half of football, our biggest league win and our first away league win of the season. Perhaps it is a bit ironic that such a key victory was not rewarded with a rise in the standings: we started the match in seventh place and moved up to sixth at the final whistle but Liverpool’s win at the Hawthorns in the late kickoff moved us back down to seventh.

No matter, we are on the right track and if we keep playing like we did in the second half, we should be back in the top four sooner rather than later…

That is not to say, however, everything was perfect.

We were defensively shaky in the first half – particularly Mertesacker and Santos and we didn’t take all our chances.

Everything improved dramatically in the second half and that is a performance to build upon.

Robin will obviously get the plaudits for that hat trick but everyone contributed to this win. For me, other standouts were Theo, Ramsey, and Kos, with Gervinho and Arteta also having fine games.

Over 90 minutes, every team will make its share of mistakes – this was an afternoon where the good far outweighed the bad…

I will say – yet again – that we and the players can help ourselves by not getting too far ahead. Since the disastrous collapse at Ewood, we have steadily climbed the table, are topping our CL group and are into the Carling Cup quarterfinals. We clearly have momentum, we are getting some of our injured players back and our current players look to be getting more and more comfortable with each other’s games.

So let’s quietly continue doing this.

We are on our way back, which is evident and does not need saying. In fact, there is little that needs to be said. Let our actions on the pitch do the talking, and lets refrain from proclaiming what we are going to the do to this team or that team…

That is advice my compatriot and erstwhile Chelsea suit (Chairman) Bruce M. Buck would have done well to heed. On Thursday, discussing the club’s failed attempt to re-purchase the Stamford Bridge freehold, he told supporters to “get together and beat the crap out of Arsenal.” Our only response is to smile and point to the full-time scoreboard…

A final word on referee Andre Marriner. I thought he did a fine job this afternoon. He made some decisions which upset both sets of fans – notably Szczesny’s yellow instead of red and Lukaku’s foul on Santos in the build-up to Chelsea’s third goal.

Nevertheless, I felt he gave the players the benefit of the doubt on both occasions and I thought he was consistent in this respect. He kept his cards in his pocket for the most part and when tempers started to simmer a bit in the first half, he spoke to the players and calmed things down rather than flashing cards left, right and centre.

These are never easy fixtures to handle but I thought he and his crew did a great job, using restraint, common sense, and consistency.

So we head back home with a rather large scalp in our belt and a big away win over a credible opponent. Enjoy this now but don’t forget we are back to work on Tuesday, with our home tie versus Marseille. Win that one and we are just about into the Champions League group stages. Then we have a West Brom side at home on Saturday – a side that took four points from us last season. We can ill afford to spend too much time patting ourselves on the back over today’s result.

Neither should we dismiss it as just another win, yesterday’s result is a signature win and tangible evidence that we have turned a corner and heading in the right direction. This should show us that we need not fear anyone, so long as our attitude and application are right.

If we continue to play as we have today, we will win far more than we lose, and we have a real chance of turning this into a pretty memorable season.

So let’s celebrate a great win, and then get back to work, all teams are only as good as the last result, and – for better or for worse – we are certainly no exception to that…

Written by Oliver

105 thoughts on “That One is For You Mr Buck!

  1. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 8:34am

    Morning all

    Great post Oliver thank you, i feared the worst when Ches had a rush of blood and it reminded me so much of Mad Jens against barca, thankfully Marriner was having a good day…

    If we can only tighten up at the back…..

  2. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 8:35am

    I ddin’t know Mr Buck had said those things, that’s certainly a huge bite on the butt for him …..

  3. Nedox

    October 30, 2011 at 9:04am

    Top 3?

  4. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 9:07am

    Hi Nedox,

    maybe, but we still need to defend better to get there… But, we are getting there – still believe that if we are in the top 4/5 at the end of the year, Wenger needs to buy 1 or 2 players in the jan window, just to give us a bit more in the last few months when we all too often fade…..

  5. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 9:22am

    I have to go out for the day :(

    Catch up later, no doubt you will all still be smiling….

  6. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 9:22am

    Great match report, oliver! I quite agree that this is not just another win. I’m sure it will do wonders for the team’s collective confidence. Fantastic game, and truly a second half any supporter would be proud of.

  7. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 9:23am

    Enjoy your day, rico. Catch you later. ;)

  8. Nedox

    October 30, 2011 at 9:30am

    Hey Rico! Nice post Oliver!

    I was literally pissin in me pants when they scored their 1st cos they were at our side backs at will, getting past them and all. Though we showed character and ‘mental strenf’ to be able to pick up and do a job…havent being happier in the recent past!

    This is certainly not a one man team as the commentator pointed..i mean Robin(de god) scored easy and tap-ins today. Godd win all in all. #GOON ARMY!

  9. Nedox

    October 30, 2011 at 9:39am

    Hi agag! Quick question, how many RVP posters do u have on ur wall? Lol

  10. arsenal fan

    October 30, 2011 at 10:06am

    great post!!! however defensively we looked bad the 1st 3 mins were horrible defensively,djourou n santos were very poor in the first half…but the second half both were better..hopefully it continues..with the likes of tv5,jack and sagna n even diaby…hopefully we will surely come in the top 4..

  11. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 10:14am

    Nedox, none. rico probably has her room papered in RvP, RvP’s face, RvP’s thighs, etc. etc. though. Hah. :D

    Arsenal fan; JD settled not too long after. And Santos screwed his head on properly in the second half. Theo skinned Cashley a fair number of times; RvP left JT munching on grass; and Torres was nullified by Koz. Not bad for a day’s work. ;)

    Now go get the boys working on those set pieces, AW!!!

  12. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 10:16am

    Great post in the same manner as the win was yesterday Oliver.

    Good morning guys and chicks. I have started the bragging rights this morning with a couple of my players who are chav supporters. I got joined in by the rest of the team so it was enjoyable and it got better since we rounded on Internazionale FC fans who also lost yesterday and are lying 3rd from bottom.

    Heard that JT is still picking his nose to get out some grass, but a weed or two keep SLIPPING from his finger.

  13. neil

    October 30, 2011 at 10:31am

    Hi everyone, the posters question from Nedox prompted me to pass on a tip reference all of you with the official arsenal calendar.
    For nearly all October I have had Clichy, albeit with two black eyes and other facial defects,staring from my wall. On checking November things got no better with sly Samir on view. On returning from my sunday morning run my wife had neatly cut away the photos, leaving the dates on the right hand side still showing, and with a much more pleasing image intended for December on view.
    Cheers Gooners.

  14. stevepalmer1

    October 30, 2011 at 11:14am

    Morning all,
    Very good post Oliver, detailed as usual. Yes we made some mistakes as you pointed out but i agree with you that the good far outweighed the. bad. As far as the CC is concerned we knew it would be one of the Manchester sides so no surprise there, what will Wenger do now, will he keep to his younger newcomers or will he honestly challenge on all fronts, personally i believe we can beat City, but we have to field our best team, any less will see our exit. Chelsea’s defeat was a corner stone for us we proved that with teamwork and hardwork that we can give as good as we get, but its horses for courses and we must plan each and every game as it comes, Its time for Wenger to change certain ways to give us our best chance of victory

  15. TT

    October 30, 2011 at 11:17am

    Grate writeup Oliver.

    I keep checking the scoreline! Kinda hard to believe that we won 5 – 3 :)

    Kozzer was the man of the match for me in the light of a shocking defending for both teams he was the only defender on the pitch that did his job to perfection and that’s why we won!

    What we need now is to add another defender that plays either left or right back and Mvila in January. Forget about Hazard or Gotze until next summer unless we can pry them away from their clubs early in January. Its the defense we need to fix though not the attack

  16. Essien isaac

    October 30, 2011 at 11:38am

    Yer right mr. Buck! Arsenal obeyed ur advice and did beat THE CRAP out of chelsea! Hahahahahahahahahaaa!

  17. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 12:07pm

    Not a bad write up oliver,
    Fantastic result yesterday, hope that doesn’t turn out to be the highlight of the season though, our next 4 or 5 games are all winnable, hopefully that game will go on to be the catalyst.

    Who would have thought that it would have taken until the end of october before we got our first away win in the league, it was worth the wait.
    The defense was shocking again yesterday, something has to be done about it, it looks as though the halftime talk worked, we need to get back to keeping clean sheets or we’ll just end up throwing games away.

  18. Osi

    October 30, 2011 at 12:57pm

    hi all morning, evening, afternoon wherever you are. So happy we come back to life. The team is buzzing, suddenly everyone is playing a strong game and we’re rewarded.

    I saw the sign of the old effective Arsenal team; defending as a group and attacking as a group. We also blamed individual defenders for lack of defending skills but you can’t defend wavy attacks with 4 players. Chelsea attack in numbers in the first 15 minutes and outnumbered our defenders and the outcome would have been more devastating had they score the opportunities they created. We can blame Santos, Dj, Mert and justifiably so as they made silly mistakes. However, when a team attacks in numbers it can make the defenders more prone to errors.

    In the second half we demonstrated how effective our defense can be if the whole team defend when they loose possession.

    Well done Arsenal.

  19. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 1:23pm

    We could also do with qpr doing us a favour later and beating our poor relations up the road, c’mon the hoops, round off a good weekend.

  20. TT

    October 30, 2011 at 1:30pm

    Look at it this way Micko not many teams are going to be taking three points at the Bridge this season ans surly not the tiny totts :)

  21. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 1:56pm

    Seems as if Yossi Benayoun has thrown a punch to the chavs and maybe secured a permanent place to AFC. He tweeted that yesterday’s win was great and congratulated the guys on a superb performance. The chavs supporters did not like it though and have bombarded him on twitter. Arsenal supporters jumped to his defence. Come on Yossi…….show them you’re a gunner.

  22. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 2:36pm

    Devil, my brother in law is a chelsea season ticket holder, its like he has just vanished off the face of the earth, makes the result even sweeter for me.

  23. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 3:21pm

    The Chavs I know have taken in in good stride, Micko. That should have made gloating much less fun, but I am me, and Chelsea are Chelsea, so that makes smugness ever-sweet!

  24. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 3:28pm

    Agag, he’s done a lord lucan on me.

  25. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 3:34pm

    oliver, Theo on growing confidence and perhaps, a greater sense of accountability:

    ‘When you’re confident you think you can do anything,’ Walcott said. ‘I managed to lose my balance but get up quite quickly. If I hadn’t scored Aaron (Ramsey) would have killed me because he was free.’

    Good on you, Theo; now go deliver those types of crosses for the rest of the season!

  26. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 3:38pm

    good morning!
    The change of tactics available to the range was very important in the course of the game. Chelsea can no longer play for the side where he had a clear advantage, and now had to play over the middle, almost in a “pyramid”. This only benefited us: DJ, because her problem was the speed and position and feels much more comfortable playing in central defense, Santos, because it is very strong in one to one and lose speed. Hence AVB, have replaced Sturridge no longer has any influence on the game and Forest have started to play more by the center.
    Rico: we will need two midfield players at least. Arteta, Ramsey and Rosicky can not stand all the time. Diaby has to go quickly. We have Song, Fripong and Coquelin. After demanding for two positions, we have only 4 players. It is little and short.

  27. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 3:39pm

    Forest=Mata

  28. goonster

    October 30, 2011 at 3:40pm

    The team is buzzing? Heck no, am buzzing. Yesterday’s result is one the reasons we love the arsenal. We outplayed an expensively assembled team. We can only get better. COYGS.

  29. goonster

    October 30, 2011 at 3:43pm

    Afternoon guys…..

  30. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 3:46pm

    Micko, I’m Sure I’ve seen a Beeb feature on him. Creepy.

  31. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 3:50pm

    agag, my brother in law or lord lucan ?

    How’s your luck goonster, you put your clocks back yet ?

  32. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 3:57pm

    Hey, goonster. Painted the town red and white, I imagine??

    Hello, AK. I am sure I don’t agree with the conclusion; but Kozzer was super last night. I hope he continues to play even when TV returns; he was the only one of eight defenders on the pitch yesterday who wasn’t trying to be a striker. ;)

  33. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 4:02pm

    Hi agag. As good as Koscielny has been playing, nobody should underplay the influence of an international with 70+ caps alongside him.

    You know, as i watched the goals from Dennis and Bobby i just started laughing.
    They were just fcuking brilliant players and how lucky were we to see them in their pomp…

  34. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 4:05pm

    A few ballistic missiles in there kev !

  35. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 4:06pm

    I’m watching Totts-Qpr…

  36. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 4:09pm

    Afternoon Mick. That Mr Renoog does some quality videos, with some great music.
    Why doesn’t the club produce half-time entertainment like that, instead of Gunnersaurus chucking a few tatty t-shirts into the crowd.
    They don’t have a clue how to sell themselves or to motivate the fans.
    Take that stupid Elvis track they play before the players come out?
    Do me an effin favour…..

  37. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 4:17pm

    Kev, you got it lucky mate, its got to the point now where i gotta duck when i see gunnersauras coming or there’s a good chance he’ll give me a pat on the head and there’s no way thats going out on MOTD !
    As for the elvis tune don’t get me started !
    I always go for a swift half at half time to calm the nerves.

  38. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 4:22pm

    tots 1 Qpr 0

  39. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 4:23pm

    That is possibly the worst track to get the crowd buzzing: The Wonder of Eeeek.

    Gunnersaurus is pretty pointless.

  40. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 4:33pm

    2-0….

  41. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 4:45pm

    Hey Mick, i’d love to see you cuddling Gunnersaurus.
    In fact, i might drop Mr Gazides a line, telling him how desperate you are to meet him…. :D

  42. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 4:48pm

    Agag, that track does zilch to motivate the fans.
    I would love to know what total dork suggested that as an intro to our team…
    And why do they persist in playing such tripe..?

  43. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 4:51pm

    Ugh. Why do the tits keep on winning? Who’s on the score sheet, JM?

  44. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 4:52pm

    I meant “tots” :oops:

  45. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 4:55pm

    Probably, PHW, AK. ;)

  46. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 4:58pm

    Mind your language Agag…. ;)

  47. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 5:06pm

    Butterfingers, sorry. Although, there seems to be no difference between tots and t*ts, really. A spud by any other name would… still be an inferiority. :D

  48. stevepalmer1

    October 30, 2011 at 5:09pm

    Watching the scum game, what is it a luv in, that absolute wanker Hoddle preaching how good this one or that one is, and that other chelsea sackee willkins is boreing the fuck out of me.

  49. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 5:10pm

    It’s a slip that anyone could easily make agag.. :)
    That why i call them Scummers. Less likely to miss a key with that one…

  50. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 5:12pm

    Steve, turn the sound off.
    They all kiss Harry’s harris.

  51. stevepalmer1

    October 30, 2011 at 5:14pm

    Cheers AK good advice.

  52. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 5:26pm

    We all agree rixy is better than hoddle.

  53. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 5:31pm

    3-1 now

  54. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 5:35pm

    Tots is playing very well

  55. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 5:35pm

    Evening guys and gals, don’t like these dark nights :(

  56. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 5:39pm

    Evening Rico.
    I trust that Fido was walked earlier?

  57. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 5:45pm

    Hi AK, she was run before you got out of bed i suspect ;)

  58. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 5:46pm

    I loved the coat on ebay by the way, if i thought she’d walk with it on, i’d get it – but she sulks with a coat on ;)

  59. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 5:48pm

    It will be a difficult challenge finish ahead the Tots…

  60. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 5:50pm

    JM, nah, they are just having an off day and QPR had their moment last weekend ;)

  61. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 5:54pm

    rico, they have a very strong squad and one match for playing. With lucky, they can win the title…

  62. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 5:56pm

    Sorry JM, I will never allow myself to suggest that the Totts are a good side, let alone a title winning side… ;)

  63. Micko

    October 30, 2011 at 6:01pm

    rico, they are a title winning side, you just need to go back 50 years to find proof of it.

  64. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 6:02pm

    I’d like too but I must admit it :-(

  65. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 6:11pm

    Joaquim Moreira…… Did i read you right???
    You think that Tottenham Hotspurs can win the League..!
    Are you El Loco…………. :)

  66. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 6:13pm

    Micko :lol:

  67. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 6:16pm

    JM i have seen better Tottenham teams than the one they currantly have.
    But they have failed to win the League because the Scummers are a cup-team.
    Always have been.
    Always will be.
    It’s not in their DNA to win leagues.
    1961 was a fluke. 1951 was a poor, very poor year.
    Now off to bed for you, with no supper for being such a naughty boy….. ;)

  68. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 6:17pm

    Just looking the performance of the teams. The neighbours are very strong…

  69. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 6:22pm

    JM, mio amigo, ‘The neighbours’, ie Scummers, will finish 5th or 6th. Trust me…. I’m a chef… ;)

  70. agirlagunner

    October 30, 2011 at 6:24pm

    JM :shock: Not. Gonna. Happen. ;)

    Boo, rico. Busy lady today?

  71. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 6:30pm

    God listen you!

  72. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 6:34pm

    In-laws agag :(

    I don’t care where Totts finish, as long as we are above them ;)

    JM, we are just teasing you… :)

  73. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 6:36pm

    Lets all gang up on JM……. :lol:

  74. Lee

    October 30, 2011 at 6:44pm

    The media love blowing smoke up harry’s pipe…..WANKERS the lot of em!! We will finish above the scum!!!!!!

  75. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 6:45pm

    That could be good AK, maybe the agent is sorting them out one by one, TV done and dusted, now get to work with our captain…

    And leave JM alone ;)

  76. Lee

    October 30, 2011 at 6:49pm

    Frimpong had his new hairdo yet?

  77. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 6:55pm

    Dijon 2 Marseille 3
    I’m commit with next game.

  78. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 6:59pm

    Here here Lee, only because he’s going to be the next England manager and, he wheels and deals with them….

    What’s the hairdo story with Frimps??

  79. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 7:01pm

    Did you watch marseille JM??

    Were they good, they should be knackered for Tuesday if they played today…

  80. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 7:08pm

    Interesting point that Rico.
    I did hear someone comment that Chelsea ran out of puff after going thru extra-time in the Carling Cup.
    Not sure it was a massive reason why Arsenal took em out, but it must have helped.
    We play Marseilles Tuesday. Not a lot of recovery time… :)

  81. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 7:12pm

    I don’t think too many who played yesterday played in the CC match did they AK?

    Tell you what, wasn’t it lovely watch Cole be made to look second rate by Theo?

    And Marseille have a long journey to make tomorrow ;)

  82. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 7:13pm

    Recovery time for whom AK??? For the players or for your voice to keep on shouting?

  83. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 7:14pm

    I saw the first half of the scum and to be honest both my dad and I were yawning by the 15th minute. It was all kick and run. How did we loose to that rabble I do not know.

  84. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 7:14pm

    Marseille played yesterday AK…

  85. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 7:18pm

    OK, i thought JM was watching it Live…..
    DG, they won’t be above us for long.
    They won’t be winning at the Bridge, that’s for sure.

  86. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 7:23pm

    I did too AK, so checked it on SS, shame eh ;)

  87. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 7:26pm

    If Bale and/or VDV get injured I can assure you they will go down the table quicker than a stone in the water. Modric was poor today and had it not been for Bale’s lungs and tenacity it could have easily been a draw or loss for the tits, erm sorry tots. Dont know but the scum have been reminding me of AGAG these last few minutes. I wonder why????

  88. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 7:32pm

    Totally agree devil, we know exactly what a couple of injuries to crucial players can do to a side and i think we are the only side who has really suffered this season….

  89. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 7:41pm

    Good point DG.
    And there’s always food poisoning if all else fails. :D

  90. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 7:44pm

    ….and heaven help us if Taraabt joins. Could not even control a bouncing ball. 10million???? Good lord. Even the entire QPR team would not cost that total.

  91. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 7:48pm

    Just read that about Hansen…..
    Nice to know where my License Fee money is going.
    Value for money? No… Not in my opinion.
    There are plenty of ex-footballers, out there, who would do it for 25% of what the BBC pay Hansen.
    Shearer is also mind numbingly dull.

  92. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 7:52pm

    I know a lot of people don’t like Robbie Savage, but at least he has an opinion and isn’t afraid to be controversial. I’d rather listen to him.

  93. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 7:56pm

    X Factor just coming on.
    So Rico will soon be off. :D

  94. Joaquim Moreira

    October 30, 2011 at 7:58pm

    Marseille played yesterday.
    I’ve watched the goals

  95. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 8:01pm

    Cheeky AK – but not far off the truth, it’s recording so we can miss the ad’s ;)

    Hanson is a knob and i’ll be honest, Lilly savage has grown on me since watching Strictly, he’s a really nice guy….

    Scumbag on the pitch maybe, but i agree, i would much rather listen to him….

  96. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 8:03pm

    I did like the fact that Shearer put Hanson in his place this weekend, Hanson bleated on about how the chavs defending was poor but Shearer pointed out how good our goals were regardless…

    especially the Theo and RvP blasts….

  97. rico

    October 30, 2011 at 8:11pm

    And now I depart for a night of X-factor and Downton Abbey, I love Sunday nights….

    Nighty night all….

    Be safe….

  98. devilgunner

    October 30, 2011 at 8:17pm

    Gd nite friends.

    Tomorrow off to work after being sick so I will be on HH late in the afternoon.

    See ya AK. Behave on the broom during the night. No Harem Scarem please.

    Gd nite guys and chicks

  99. allezkev

    October 30, 2011 at 8:26pm

    Good Night Rico. Happy Factoring.
    Good Night DG. Glad your feeling better.
    I’m sure 5-3 at the Bridge is just the tonic you needed.

  100. rico

    October 31, 2011 at 8:53am

    New Post up

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