After a hard fought 3 points earned at the weekend, many fans are obviously still feeling a sense of relief. Supporters a boost. Players must be relieved and dispte it being ‘only’ Aston Villa, nothing can take away our victory eh.
We know that The Arsenal are not at their best but we did have majority of the possession and we did press them for most of this game.
We needed 3 points, we got just that!
Going off at a tangent, I watched Swansea take on Bradford city in the final of the Capital One cup on Sunday. Both sides have beaten us this season but for some reason I was hoping the underdogs Bradford City would win, but Swansea Town proved worthy champions in the end.
I was a little surprised at some of the referee decisions during that day though, before the cup final I watched Manchester City against Chelsea when Joe Hart was adjudged to have fouled one of Chelsea’s players . The ref awarded the penalty but he only brandished a yellow card. Lampard’s spot kick was saved very well by Joe Hart managed and with the score at 0-0, that save was probably crucial and influential on the final result.
However, in the cup final, the Bradford City goalkeeper was adjudged for fouling one of Swansea’s players and the referee awarded the penalty quite rightly. However, on top of that, he branded a red card! On came a reserve keeper but he couldn’t keep the penalty out.
Funny how decisions made by the refs can vary so much, no wonder we all struggle to understand them isn’t it.
Anyway, next up is Tottenham and their players have started the banter already.
Gareth Bale the 3rd best player in the world according to The Sun, has told them exclusively that Tottenham are now the best club in North London. I was a little surprised that Bale didn’t say all of London!! He also revealed his secrets on what he calls his devastating free kicks . He states he practices them all the time and the secret is that he puts his wall at nine yards instead of ten so it makes it easier on match days.
Now that is an exclusive Welsh international secret so we have been warned!!
Gareth Bale is on fire right now, he has scored a few goals, most of which are the only reason Tottenham are where they are, bit like RvP for us last season, not that the press write that about Bale do they??
Adebayor has also had a word to say about us, well doesn’t he always? This time he says he’s going to make sure he puts Arsenal where they deserve to be, behind the club he turns out for. Oh well, if he’s ‘up for it’ like he was during our home game, maybe he’ll see red again, that would be nice eh!
Then yesterday, Scott Parker joined in, he reckons that Bale’s last ditch winner on Monday night will have deflated all the Arsenal players who would have been upbeat thinking they had dropped two points. He actually reckons that that could be the goal and points to give them the edge in the Champions League race…
Well maybe, maybe not. If our squad is up for the fight, that could make them more determined, they certainly should be!
The boss has always had so much belief in me from a young age, but we haven’t won anything for a long time now, so we want to pay him back by winning something.
If we don’t perform he always takes it back on himself, but at times it is not fair because we are the players that go out there and do it.
He definitely let’s us know when we are not performing, though, which is the right way to do it.
And there is no better time to start performing if they couldn’t be bothered to do so before is there?
A victory against that lot down the road will bring a huge smile to many a Gooner’s face
Jokes aside, Tottenham have been ahead of us for some time this season although we are pulling them back they do have a habit of getting in front of us, there problem is staying there. Ten points last year and we still had our St Totts Day and I expect the same anniversary this season as well.
Welsh people have had their successes Swansea have won the Capital one cup Katherine Zeta Jones snared a multi millionaire and Garaeth Roberts is still in Dancing on ice, so stranger things have happened but this trend has got to stop and at the Lane where better to stop it.
Tottenham have been getting a good few results and they are still in Europe, they feel that this could be their year and confidence is high so they need bring back down to earth with a good hiding and that will come at the lane on Sunday.
Chelsea reject AVB must be feeling confident so lets make it quite clear who is the best in North London on Sunday.
Even on a bad day we can still shut that lot up!!
Finally, and about time too, a statue of Dennis Bergkamp is soon to join others, including the great Thierry Henry, outside The Emirates stadium. For a sneak preview of what Dennis will look like click here…
See, we did once have great players……..
Have a good day .
Written by Steve Palmer