Sunday, 13 April 2008

Arsenal are like a boxer without a K.O punch

I can't fault Arsenal's effort and endeavour today. Top class and a performance at the champions patch that we Gooner's can be proud of.

A terrific game that we bossed for the most part. But that is our problem. We can dominate games but fail to K.O the opponent.

We could be sitting here now with big smiles after a victory at Old Trafford that may have dragged us back into the title race. We're not though, because we lack that killer instinct to finish teams off when we dominate.

I have a mixture of emotions right now. On one hand I'm proud of the way we played today. We gave everything and although we are a spent force in the title race there is no way this side is a spent force in general as alot of people would try to have you believe.

On the other hand I'm gutted because the team deserved more from the game than they got but thats down to themselves for lacking a cutting edge and not finishing United off.

I thought that we handled Ronaldo very well today. Us Gooner's may hate him in the United shirt but have a little bit of admiration for him as well.

He was average today and for the second game in a row we have kept the two most dangerous players we have faced quiet only to have them both score penalties against us! I'm talking of Ronaldo and Gerrard.

When the ball bundled in off Ade's hand for our goal I was estatic.

If any team deserves a bit of luck its Arsenal. The amount of things going against us lately has been disheartening but that luck ran out with Gallas trying to stake a claim for the number one spot next season!

Ronaldo who was kept quiet all game finishing from the spot.

When Hargreaves the Canadian scored the free kick it felt like a kick in the balls. But in all fairness, it was a quality free-kick.

What now for us? I just want this season over now. It is in effect but now we will be going through the motions of playing games we really don't want to be playing.

I'm really unhappy at how the season has ended for us. Gutted in fact. But after today you couldn't split us and United. There is only one difference-the K.O punch. United at the moment have it, we don't.

It hasn't been a complete shit season. Yes we have no silverware AGAIN, but I'm confident that will change next year. Keep the team together and with a few add on's Arsenal will get that K.O punch back.

We have shown we can compete and I'm sure we are on the verge of something great.

We all want Arsenal to win things. That is what football is all about. Winning things. We wont in 2008, but I'd bet anything we'll have smiles put back on our face's in 2009.

Keep it Goonerish......

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

you should have never sold henry. gallas is a thug , you wont win anything next year cos the yids are gonna fuck u...ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

look at facts arse are not as good as ye think ye are....dont beleive in in this oh we have a young team bs etc....

Wrighty7 said...

The Yids are gonna fuck us?!! Thats the funniest thing I've heard since last summer when u said u'd fuck us then! Where are u in the league and where are we? Exactly, i dont know why u embarrass yourselve!

Anonymous said...

hahahahhahaahhahah at least we won a cup .......ahahahahahahahaha more then what he can say..pls one cup in 9 years.........now it will be 4 for ye.......yer gettin there.....all ye sexy fotball an have nothin to show for it...plmsl ...laughin 8 point lead........now -9...need i say more..........coys

Anonymous said...

Okay spurs fans, would you swap your position with us this year? Would you honestly turn down coming third in the league? Would you turn down champions league quarter final, beating milan in the san siro on the way (btw thats further than u got in the uefa cup) and further than you in the f.a cup. No didnt think so. You're losing berbatov this year, and ramos will bring in more muppets like gilberto.

Wrighty7 said...

U've won a cup yes. Well done. First in nine years and how long was it before that?

Wrighty7 said...

May I add that u are 30 points behind us in the league? Thats 10 wins. So next season if we give u, say a 30 start it might make your top four finish a little easier.

Anonymous said...

yer not as good as ye think ye ae...4 years for a so callled top club no cups..an fin 4th for last two season an prob 3rd this year.......also if i were follin a top club an fin 4th i wud not be satisfied but ye all have faith in wenger but most of yer fans reliese they have had enough......beatin milan so fuckin wat ...yer out of the cup............oh we beat inter in a friendly...get a life gunners.....we have one a cup...i admit very poor in league ....but knokced out on penos psv...an psv knocked ye out of champions league an fa klnokced out by man u.

Anonymous said...

arsenal seem to enjoy coming second best , as long as they play nice footy , well you aint won zilch this year , slippery slope comes to mind....your b team got slaughtered this year , after selling henry , wenger cussed him , maybe the 8 pt lead he had , had gone to his head , adebayor aint fit to polish berbas boots....

Anonymous said...

I dont recall playing psv in the champions league this year? Idiot. Its like me saying we knocked you out of the league cup with our reserves last year- completely irrelevant. Grow up. Dont you think its abit pathetic that you care more about arsenals results than your own since the carling cup final? Very very sad. Its true our season is over, but yours was in feb! I seem to remember you lot saying you would come ahead of us this year and im sure that we will hear the same old shit this summer, but fact is, your worse than west ham this year! WEST HAM! haha idiot

Anonymous said...

we might let liverpool beat us on the last day , just so you can finish 4th....ha ha ha , swap places with the goons? never...we gonna do it the ramos way...

Anonymous said...

hmmmm psv last season u blood fool......hey w e have a cup next season will be diff..........watch yer backs.......it was media sayin wed fin 4th........but as a spurs fan life is a rollercoater....our season was over when we won carling cup feb 24th.........plsu yer season was over when we hammered 5-1.....the wheels fell off then an look at ye now.........in last 10 games we prob have abetter recored then in

Anonymous said...

gooners , get a life..you aint all that , its over , finished....YID4LIFE....

Anonymous said...

You yidiots are really sad...its tru that u jus sit there watchin arsenal results...we dont even care about u ur so beneath us! You won the carling cup...so u were automatically into uefa next season but u cant even stay in the competition for a long time when uve got nothin to lose! Get a life!

Anonymous said...

WHAT SHOULD WENGER DO NEXT SEASON? COMMIT SUICIDE...HA HA HA , BRING BACK BERGKAMP...HA HA HA

Royston said...

Why does this site attract the Spuds? Fuck knows. This has been a very interesting year. I cannot think of any year like this before. I don't care what anyone says, WE HAVE THE BEST MIDFIELD IN THE WORLD! We do, no one else can handle our pace and quality creative passing. We also have the best left and right back in England and possibly Europe. So where does that leave us? With two quality signings, a great Center back and a top- finisher. I believe that Eduardo distracted while Ade scored and it worked. Without Eduardo he is lost. BUT we need a quality lone striker.

Anonymous said...

Spot on. At last a bit of perspective. Played very well just lacking in belief and a player or two.

northbank said...

You can tell its half term still are all yid fans 13!
Again we have different ambisions. Arsenal will be looking to win the league spuds will be hoping to come 4th!
Still spuds are the last of our worries. just hoping we have a bit of a clear out in the summer, again ade showed he wasn't good enough
I'm really hoping Gallas won't be wearing the arm band. even though Gilberto is past his best he was still the one shouting encorgement today!

Anonymous said...

we have the best midfield........we have best left back an right back...........we have no cups in 4 years.......great ......hahah this is getin funnyier. we have best reserve team........how come ye won nothin this years.....whats yer excuse for this year??????????????????????

Anonymous said...

gives us a break..........ye havent challenged for league in over 4 years now ...jus about lucky to fin 4th for last two seasons.......

Anonymous said...

We have got the players, no doubt about it. They just havent matured...like Henry when he first came he couldnt score much...Adebayor this is his first season so next season i can see him puttin more away. However, i do think we need to mature our defence like we did wid Sol Campbell.

Anonymous said...

I mean FIRST season startin every game.

Anonymous said...

congrats spurs on winning the biggest prize of them all - the carling cup. it was hilarious that you lot were celebrating that trash like you had won the world cup. spose its the only trophy you have a chance of winning though so welll done!

i actually think that for the long term success of arsenal in the next few years, this season was important. the players now know what they need to do next season, and have gained good experience.we do need to buy about 5-6 players however and sell 2-3. fair play to united, they deserved it this season overall, just hope chelski win nothing because it would be what they deserved. wrighty7, your the one of the best arsenal bloggers out there in my opinion, keep up the good work.

CMON U GUNNERS!!

Anonymous said...

Great article wrighty and as for the yids on here. Dont forget your pencil case for school 2moro.

Anonymous said...

and btw northbank, for as long as eboue is played at RM, we do not have the best midfield in the world lol. think people have generally been a bit harsh about him because he is actually quite a decent full back, but sagna is better.

Anonymous said...

COME ON YOU GUNNERS arse wenger jus wrote in post on wrighty....LOL... we cud sy same for this season few little problem an all we need is a nice midfielder or two an we be back jus like ye say ye need a player or two

Anonymous said...

classy great football………at end of the day..an EMPTY CABINET

Anonymous said...

This is jus typical with everyone. As soon as we lose everyone say we're going downhill...when chelsea were losin and behind us noone put them off but with us when we're under chelsea or in 3rd spot, the media n everyone are quickly sayin that we're out the race for title. Pure hatred n jelousy.

northbank said...

Never metioned the midfield anon 20:31 but don't agree with the comment either!
We don't have the best midfield in the league let alone the world. Eboue is a twat he's shite RM and that is his postion. Do agree best full backs!
Helb is very skillful but has no end product. tom is injured to much.
Cecs and matty are class, lets hope we can keep them both. Theo will get better next season and vela looks promising lets hope we get a couple of players (Ben Afare looks on his way)in midfield as well us upfront and a centre half.

Anonymous said...

An empty cabinet is better than an empty HEAD that Spuds have.

Anonymous said...

wow ur have a lot of brain cells...can i have some

Anonymous said...

why do all arse fans, players, staff etc have a go at spurs when we celebrate scoring or even winning?? have we no right to celebrate ... i seem to recall a likkle spaniard running off crying cos liverpool scored an own goal in th first leg. I really laughred at his celebration!!! fat lot of good that was , at least Spurs were celebrating winning something this year.

Anonymous said...

as an arsenel fan i cant belive it we are not as good asw e think we are ...this season sucks 8 point lead an now 9 behind......wat a joke..nothing to show for

Wrighty7 said...

Anon 21:00, i'm sure you are that yid pretending to be a Gooner. Your spelling gives it away mate! Good try.

Royston said...

Name a better midfield than us? By that I mean all our starters. Let's not be shortsighted here, a fully fit Arsenal who has a better midfield? We play Man U today and we dominated them in Midfield, hel Ronaldo and the onl reason they scored is off of OUR stupid mistakes. AND WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR FIRST CHOICE MIDFIELD!! So if not Man U, who is better?

northbank said...

Anon 20:59 I don't give a fuck about spuds winning! thats the reason i post on a Arsenal blog if you want to hear smoke being blown out of One eyes arse then read a yid blog. don't talk shit on here we don't care!

Royston said...

Forget em. They're only here to stir shit. They are the Zimbabwe of world football.

Anonymous said...

ok look at this ,....how many times have we outplayed arse in derbys an we lost im thkn we out play ye ever game but dont alwasy win so dont give me tha /....jus accept it yer not goode nough ..end of ....look at yer captin galles

northbank said...

Royson i'm an Arsenal fan but really think manusa are man for man a better midfield. i under stand that we can out play another team for 60 mins but we don't have the cutting edge that manusa have. thats due to a few things we don't score from midfield. If Ade doesn't score where are the goals coming from Gallas!
we have no one to take a free kick/ corner. Even Matty can't drive the midfield like a good cm should. we have no one who can go outside a man and across a ball. ok at times we dominate postion but compared to bobby, freddie and patrick this midfield is lacking.
The chavs also have a good midfield they just don't use it, only long balls for them and the scouers.

Royston said...

Northbank you are right about our lack of striking results. Even today the reluctance to strike and instead pass into the back of the net was obvious. I have to admit that I stand corrected. While it may still count for something that we bossed Manure and had nearly double the shots on goal, it must stand to reason that they simply just score more goals than us.

northbank said...

I know i always sound negative on here just think we need a few players to really challange on 2/3 fronts next season.
We know manusa and the chavs will buy big again in the summer would just be nice if we could by a few as well.

WengerIsAFrenchCunt said...

hahahaha! fucking scum lost the league! hahahahahaha! did you hear winger wengers excuses??? hahahahahahaha!!! 3 seasons, no trophies?!?!?!? you are all right!! wenger is a master!!! a fucking master bater!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! oh and 5 - 1 nobbers!!!

Royston said...

no you're right northbank. I don't believe we should just stand by our team. The reason for these blogs is to question things. I was just reading that Chelsea are getting 100 million for the summer to spend...Are you fucking kidding me? Man U will be up there too. Alright fine, but I don't get this mind-set of not spending big, we are a big club, no doubt about it. So why don't we spend the money? We have it. It boggles my mind. We are not a bargain basement-find the diamond in the rough club.

AdebayourISAJOKE!!!! said...

arsenal really are shit. its time for u to face that beautiful football is ok if you are winning but ur not!!! u need to actually spend some of that cash u tight french fucks. how many under 20's will u buy in the summer?? loads!! how many proven decent players?? none!! and u still reckon wenger has a clue?? he is too busy dreaming of fabregas in those tight little shorts!!!!! hahahahahahaha

northbank said...

I just want the Boss to go back 5 yrs when he was buying experince as well as young kids. we need a mix. he has already hinted that though so lets hope he can supply.
We should have a few quid in the summer to blow! and i hope we play a different side sat, lets play a few new faces!

Royston said...

another thing. How bout Jens today? I tell ya, he is our number one. I just feel that Almunia is nowhere near as accomplished as Jens. They way he handles his back four, they way he gets pissed when they score. That is the winning spirit we dealy lacked. That stop against Rooney is a perfect example. Almunia saves the ones you would fault him on and let's in the ones you can't fault him on. I wouldn't have faulted Jens if he let in Rooneys shot, but he did what you needed from a top number one, he went above and beyond

1979gooner said...

great performance today,

I bet you if ferdinand had done the same as gallas, the pen would not have been forthcoming

Wrighty7 said...

Almunia has done better than I thought he would this season. BUT I feel Lehmann is the better keeper of the two.

Wrighty7 said...

How did Rio get man of the match? I know United won but surely Clichy should got it. He was immense today. Ashley who?