A night of sporting theatre awaits us
September 21, 2010
I like the format of the Carling Cup, where the job is done on the night, no piddley replays etc, extra-time then penalties if needed.
The FA Cup should also be run in a similar fashion from say Round 4 or 5, let the replays stay in the earlier rounds for the smaller clubs to earn some money, but in the latter rounds, with the Champs league and other comps all hotting up, the transfer fixture pile up can cause our clubs issues.
So it’s a game of footy with the pikeys down pikey lane tonight, and I can’t wait.
I am not bothered what cup it’s for, or what players play, it’s the North London Derby, and they don’t get any fiercer or competitive.
That is what we all love, proper combative sport, where two sets of players will go at it hammer and tong, a duel to the death.
Wenger has set his stall out by only selecting 3 of the Reserves/Kids for tonight’s squad… what does that tell us?
Well it tells me he wants to stay unbeaten in all competitions, he wants the momentum to be kept up.
One personal criticism I have always had of the Wenger Era is the inability to pick the team up after a defeat, we show a massive trend over the years of letting one bad loss lead to another and maybe another, and then maybe 2 poor draws, before we regroup and get back into the groove.
It is far too early in the season to take a hit in the testicles, and regardless of what players take the pitch tonight, it will be a kick in the balls for the team that go out tonight.
Pride is at stake on a large-scale.
I’m up for this, and I’m sure many tens of thousands of other gooners are aswell, the atmosphere will be red hot tonight, they pikeys will certainly be up for it… they always want to get one over their masters.
The team looks to be Fabinski, Eboue, Squillaci, Djorou, Gibbs, Eastmond, Denilson, Lansbury, Vela, JET, Randall
Although I would go with Nasri or Rosicky in that above side just to give it a little cutting edge.
Very excited about seeing JET get a proper stage to shine on, the kid is now a man, and the man is developing into a heck of a player…anybody who saw his performance and goal against the City Reserves last week will know exactly what I am talking about.
JET is going to be a player and a half for club and country, and tonight may see him show some of the rest of the football world just what us gooners have know about for some time.
All in all, a fascinating night ahead, I envisage the complete full-on package of drama, 2-2 FT, 3-3 AET… Vela buries the winning penalty!
Come on you mighty, mighty REDS!!!