Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Am I A Dope...For Still Having Hope?

I might be a little deluded.

In fact I could even be strung up and tossed into a mental institution for thinking such an outrageous thing.

But I can't help it.

I can't help believing that the title is not beyond Arsenal, that we can still win it.

I know it seems there is less chance of Arsenal winning the league than spotting Osama high-fiving Obama after fooling us all but it's possible.

Miracles can happen.

Over the last month I have kept my mouth firmly shut. I wanted to see how the season panned out.

To me it seems we have thrown it away. It was ours for the taking but we haven't taken it.

Arsenal have put themselves into a position of what 'might have been'.

However, despite these sick feelings, it is still not 100% over.

Whilst I concede I would probably be more likely to see Harry Redknapp do at least 46 winks and twitches a second before Arsenal win the league I'm still clinging to the hope that miracles do exist.

I may well be a dope, I may well be dumb, but if Chelsea beat Man Utd this weekend, and we win too, Arsenal will be only 3 points off the top with 2 games to play.

Had you been offered that, when all the experts were saying Arsenal would come 6th, at the beginning of the season I'm sure you would have taken it.

Yes I know the last couple of months have felt like Mike Tyson continuously punching you in the genitals.

Yes I know we have 99.9% thrown it away.

Yes I know Wenger has made mistakes.

But I do know something else too. Until it is mathematically impossible for us to not win the title then I will believe we can until my last breath.

Or until Beth Ditto, the largest female singer of all time, sings at the top of her voice naked on a mountain.

Keep It Goonerish..........

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

good work sir, thats what being a supporter is all about.

Anonymous said...

YES U R

Anonymous said...

"Am I A Dope...For Still Having Hope?"
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well maybe

Anonymous said...

lets be honest the wya these playrs threw it away, they are the real dopes.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one, who foolhardedly still believes just a teensy weeny bit it gives me tingles just thinking of the look on Red noses face, talksport would go into liquidation, coyg!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

well the club as finally made public the ticket price hike by 6 and a half%. wenger is already saying this team is only averaging 23yrs and we need to keep faith,arsene you have wasted revenue made available by us fans in agreeing contracts with players that s/be cleared out,and everything points to deja vu next season.why dont you level with us fans and tell us you are going to invest in quality at cb,at defmidf,a wide midf and a quality striker.or not the man u result proves nothing its a one off and when they attacked late in the game we looked shaky. i object to paying another £2oo for my ticket,we should create money by shipping out the obvious trash we have i wont name them yet again as they are obvious to fans but not aw. im a pensioner now and my income as not got up in fact the winter allowance has been reduced but its alright for aw to pay ridiculous wages for so many players. why dont the club come clean and tell us what tfrs are likely before we have to reinvest. supporters sometimes are kidded by songs good,djourou is ok then we have youngsters coming through its only becos we compare the players we have but look at cb manu have ferd and vidic,i could go on. im sorry aw and gavadis this policy aint working and the quality of football this season aint good enough like the results we get slowly to the 18yd box and dont have a clue.ive news for vp next season wont be any different as the past 6 with aw in charge.

arsenalarsenal said...

Love you Wrighty, I too harbour a secret hope that it'll be all to play for when we get to Fulham.

Shhhhhh don't tell the others ;)

Anonymous said...

Nice one Wrighty, I dont share your optimism but I like it.

While I can see one of them loosing a game (Everton v Chelsea and Blackburn v Man U) I can't see BOTH loosing.

We also need at least around 10 goals in 3 games without conceeding to get that goal difference equal or better.

Carlito11 said...

That's the spirit! Would love it if you're right wrighty! I too still nurture a tiny ember of hope deep in my soul, hoping to be reborn as a phoenix when we score the goal to beat Chelsea's goal difference at the death against Villa at the Grove...

peachesgooner said...

By the way that was me before ......

SUGA3 said...

hi there ;)

this so called DooM monger loves your spirit, Wrighty!

there is even a bit of a simulation our evil statistician genius RayGooner did on LG:

http://le-grove.co.uk/2011/04/29/wenger-reels-off-more-of-the-same/#comment-858434

hmmm...

Maroongoon said...

Hope floats. Doomers gloat. Abramovich buys boats. Harry steals 5 pound notes. Fergie rides goats. Zidane smokes and we all hope beneath our Arsenal coats ( hoping we dont choke)

Anonymous said...

There is always hope but I can't see it happening. Mainly because we'll probably lose 2 nil at Stoke over the weekend.

It would be typical

Anonymous said...

Nice one Wrighty. I still believe.

And Arsene stills knows ;)

wegin van wegsie said...

You are being a dope, Wrighty7. But sometimes you've got to be a dope. I have looked at the table myself, and thought it not impossible for us to win the league. But it's going to be tight.

And if it's possible for us to win the league, who knows? It might be possible for us to still win the quadruple. The quadruple's only a little bit more unlikely than a league win.

Pappy said...

Two things:
1. Winning the league this year would be a travesty.
2. I don't think any "expert" said we would finish 6th, unless you're drinking from the same bottle as our jolly gaffer.

We need to see major attitude and mentality changes at Arsenal and that won't happen if we win the league with the lowest points total the premiership will ever see.

oalmasri said...

No, you're not man, I still have some hope.... maybe it's too much, but I still have some hope.

Cheers,

Omar
http://www.o-posts.net

Anonymous said...

It was Mark ( thatched roof head) Lawrenson who said we haven't got a chance at the beginning of the season and said we would do well to finish 6th at the end of the year. Well suck my big hairy balls Lawro you f@cking mug. Wouldn't it be nice if Lee Dixon called him out on MOTD that he knows f@ck all about modern football and that he thinks you can't win anything unless you put your club £500million in debt. I Fu@king hate him. COYG

kemille said...

great post

kemille said...

GREAT GREAT POST

Hisham said...

but then both Chelsea and Man U would have t loose thier last two games!!!!!...i don't think you're a dope but you're probably smoking it lol

visionary said...

wrighty, you are a brave man to hope, but if we don't will you blog that wenger has assembled a squad of chokers?

darkritual said...

I still believe that we will win it. I am stupid but I am in love with Arsenal, I will always hope.

Gordon said...

You , and the rest who agrees with you are truly dopes that Wenger and Hill-wood always look to cash in every year

There wasn't any hope in the 1st place when we were 2 points behind with a game in hand at one stage. How is there any hope in 6 points behind in equal stage.

It will only work if the places were swapped. If it was Arsenal at the top now with Chelski 3 pts and 6 pts behind, you can be damn sure that Arsenal will be the one to throw it all away and finished 3rd after 3 games.

What a dope.

0 said...

I still believe.

WG

0 said...

I still believe.

WG

Wigangooner said...

I still believe.

WG

Fatgingergooner said...

Love the optimism Wrighty and would share it if it had been just one team above us in the table, but can't see both United and Chelsea messing it up.

On another note, I wonder if all the people who have been asking for Wengers head took note of the Barca v Real CL games? After all, Real have spent €450m in 2 years (yes, that's €450m!!!) and still came nowhere near beating Barca. In fact, I think we ran them much closer over the 2 legs. Also, this Is a Madrid side with the manager that most of these Wenger bashers would love to see replace him! Would you really want to replace the flowing football we have now with spoiling tactics? Didn't think so.


Just a thought....

Anonymous said...

Without hope, we are nothing.
Nice one Wrighty.

Anonymous said...

No your not a dope, you never know what will happen, And there is always next season. Don't listen to the Doubting Thomas's who would have Arsenal's most succesful manager given the boot and have us slide down the league.

Have hope and belief sir.

Anonymous said...

There you go you dope. It's dope's like you that buy into Wenger's spin. Yay we beat Man Utd which means we're going to win the league again. Wolves also beat Man Utd and they are probably going to get relegated.