I fancied a pint last night and went out with a few mates down the local. Unfortunately for me, a couple were Spuds! But, as I've known them pretty much all my life I give them the chance to see what it's like to mingle with a man who supports a proper football club, such as myself! Ha Ha. As the amber nectar's flowed the chat got more rowdy, especially when talk of the upcoming Fizzy Pop second leg clash came up!
The main thing that I spoke about was the fact that in the first leg our "Reserve" side played poorly but were undefeated against a full strength Spud's side! The main thing that the Spuds spoke about was that we didn't fill our stadium! I had to laugh at this, the truth behind the matter is that the Tottenham board are to blame for this! Allow me to explain.
Arsenal didn't fill the Emirates against Tottenham because the Tottenham board refused to let Arsenal cut the ticket prices down for the game. The Gunners always reduce prices for the Fizzy Pop Cup, due to the fact we never field a full strength side in the competition. We always give the kid's an outing in the Cup and give them a chance to mature and a way into the first team. It's a fact that we have done this for the last two seasons, with the agreement of the opposition. In this time we have always had a full house for every game.
Spurs insisted that the prices be Category A prices, as if we were playing ManUre or Chelski etc; The Arsenal fans knew we wouldn't have a full strength line up and because of the expensive prices for tickets on normal games decided to watch at home. Can u blame them? I cant!
So because of the Tottenham board being arseholes there were 7,000 empty seats at the game. It shows you how tight the Tottenham board are! but as Mulder and Scully say, the truth is out there! So Tottenham board, u are too BLAME! The Arsenal board were trying to be kind for our supporters and look after them, but there you go. It shows u that the Spuds board have no class!
Keep it Goonerish