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If all the T's are crossed and I's dotted i can't see it doing much harm BUT its a bit like the little Dutch boy sticking his finger in the hole in the dam - We need a long term solution to our lack of firepower up front - simples ( And that Meerkat can do one and sharpish - old Arshavin). I did mention a couple of weeks ago that if he signed it looks like he would make his debut against Leeds in the Fa Cup on the 9th Jan 2012 - Wenger has come out and said that Henry is 2 weeks away from full fitness - so if he's already been training down at London Colney then that should be about right. Just a shame game is on a Monday night - Fa Cup should be Saturdays or at worst a Sunday - always nice to see 9000 Leeds fans on a weekend round London!!!!
Onto other news - bit of a mixed up blog ( bit self indulgent as well - apologies) as Christmas and all that has meant days drinking, eating, farting, sleeping and snoring - and that's just the Mrs - so haven't felt the urge to get on the old typewriter but I'm here at 5am on the day of the QPR game.
Wolves and the pre match stuff
Looking back to the Wolves game and the pre match entertainment - rather than The Eaglet, members of the Eaglet Arsenal Supporters Club ( albeit short in numbers - lots of thumbs on foreheads methinks!! you know who you are) made the short trip up the Blackstock Road on the 27th, with a couple of friends ( Will and Stacey) for a pre match pint or two at The Gunners Pub (Link) - had always been planned to meet the founder of the newly formed Texas West Arsenal Team Supporters club ( or T.W.A.T. S.c for short). Gabby (that's a Mr even though he has a girls name) and his stunning assistant Audrey had flown all the way from the States and were old friends
|T.W.A.T.S.c (Gabby left of big ginger bloke, Audrey 1st right of big ginger bloke)|
|Chaps singing and Al Murray|
With the alcohol flowing and the Away Boyz in full voice, the atmosphere was beginning to build nicely for the game - with the emphasis on the need to take all 3 points - especially with all but Man Utd drawing.
Isn't it great how beer can make everything rosy and that Wolves would be there for the taking and 3 points would be ours!!! Those that know me know that no amount of alcohol will ever make a game appear easy - i am Mr Pessimistic, from 23 Pessimistic Street, St Pessimistic, Pessimisticshire.
So at 2.55pm we left the pub to make the short journey to The Emirates and our seats - block 6 , 2 rows behind the away dug out.
Got to be honest Wolves - you didn't take your full allocation - i know its Christmas and all that, but that bloke Aslef kindly put the game back a day to give you a day to recover from all your excessive eating etc so the least you could do was fill your end!!! Not great vocal support either - ( but then neither were we!!)
We started brightly, from what i could see though my beer goggles and on the 8th minute, great ball from Benayoun put Gervinhohoho through and we all waited for him to drill the ball into the keeper, but no - took it round the keeper and slotted it coolly home. With a few changes to the line up, it appeared that we became majorly complacent and it became too easy. A frustrating and annoying habit that has affected us over the years - a soft side to us - and we sort of sat back.
|too much xmas pud gervinhohoho|
Have to say it again - but we need to build up the atmosphere in that place - Wolves were flat, we were flat - we are not the worlds greatest team that the world has ever seen - change the record.
And so it proved with a miss placed clearance from Djourou, a miss placed shot from Hunt and a header from Fletcher drew the teams level - when was the last time we saw a well worked goal from the opposition??
I'm not going to go on about the 2nd half - but we could still be out their now and wouldn't have scored!! Substitutions were strange to say the least - Arshavin especially - as I'm bored of saying it now - he doesn't want to be there - or he does a bloody good impression of it - where was the Ox again??
Missed chances, great goal keeping and heroic defending - and all i can say is fair play to Wolves - came for a point and got one - and down to 10 men - not pretty - which brings me on to this chap
Right mes amis - i have the attention span of a gnat - so im off for a cup of tea - its now 06.58am - quick run, shower, shave and you know what - on the train and in the pub for 12pm for the QPR game today - A MUST WIN GAME AGAIN and the return of the most obnoxious man in football Joey Deacon Barton
Come and join the Eaglet Arsenal Supporters Club at the The Eaglet Pub directions - i believe a real big nose eaglet might be joining us today - well its a Parratt - Jake. We will be sat in the corner by the ladies toilets as usual!!!
|One Direction ( grand dads)|
Up the Arse and a Happy New Year