Date:Friday February 16 2007
Tomorrow see's Arsenal televised for their 16th consecutive match (Charlton match aside). Some kind of record? Dunno, but Wingston75 has a few opinions.
Now, as we all know, on Wednesday we knocked out Bolton and their fat ingrate of a manager, and a tie against Blackburn in the next round awaits us, televised live at 12.15 by the BBC.
Is this some sort of record? perhaps.
The good thing about this is that it allows Gooners up and down the country the chance to see their beloved team in many games, providing they've got a telly, and sky, a mate who has, or like going to the pub on a regular basis (i do) :).
It also allows football fans up and down the country the chance to see what we've been going on about, so they can't say they haven't been warned about the large red and white dawn rising slowly over the country, It's already blinded Mank-chester and Liverpool with it's light, and i believe it will soon be eclipsing the residents of SW6 too.
But now the downside.
I kinda miss the 3pm Saturday kickoffs.
I used to love those Saturday's when I'd get up, and choose to do nothing, save for recovering from the night before, easing myself tentatively into the weekend, before settling down in a relaxed fashion, be it in bed or on the sofa, with the arsenal match playing out on my little clock radio, five live crackling away to the left of my ear, Mike Ingham informing me of the ebb and flow of the game.
It WAS Saturday.
Maybe i just don't like the fact that i have to listen to the twin Hams of West and Ful instead (and can you blame me?)
Whatever view you take of it, it's an incredible run of televised games we've had.
Date:Friday February 16 2007
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