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Eh?! What's Going On?

As the winter weather ploughs on with ferocity (at least in my part of the world) the inevitable dose of near fatal 'man-flu` takes of a hold of my slighty rotund frame. After spending a night curled up in bed with only a lemsip for company I timidly made my way down-stairs this afternoon to see how our boys would get on.

Unfortunately for me my fever addled brain had forgotten about the slightly earlier kick-off as your confussed editor clumisly fumbled around the internet looking for a friendly arabian vendor who mightly offer some kind of footage of our game.

As time passed by my brain woke up to the fact that I`d misjudged the situation completely and that the game was over. Rather nervously I turned my television over to Sky Sports News to see the outcome of the game, remembering of course our embarassing defeat at Ewood Park earlier in the season.

Eyes still full of what my son would call "sleepy dust" my heart sunk as I saw that once again we`d dropped points with a very disapointing 1-1 draw with a team so horribly awful we may as well pack up and go home now.

Then my eyes began to focus and slowly but surely the horrifying '1` that accompanied our wonderful name majestically turned into the most beautiful '7` I`ve ever seen in my life.

In years gone by 7-1 was a familiar score, with games against Sheffield Wednesday in the early 90s and more recently against Everton immediately springing to mind, so massive scorelines like this shouldn`t be too surprising, but given our current form over the last 12 months, goal scoring efforts like this are something we can only dream of.

For the first time in recent memory I can`t wait to watch Match of the Day tonight.


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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 4 2012

Time: 3:39PM

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Hehehehe! Rocky. Nicely narrated. Shame the VA site was rather quiet, as if in shock at what we've just witnessed.
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04/02/2012 16:06:00

Of all the games to miss this season...
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04/02/2012 16:08:00

To be fair, the lads came out of the traps like they were really up for it. Wenger waited till about the 70th minute to make substitutions that brought in Henry for the Ox and Sagna for Kos, but this time, it was all cheers for the subs. Quite a contrast to the reaction the other day. Hope the boys will learn from this game and simply continue on a run; hopefully too, L.D will give us his enjoyable match report and we get more positive posts/ commentaries, for a change :-).
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04/02/2012 16:14:00

Bad news Rocky, you're still asleep mate. This is a dream. You really think Henry scoring the final goal in a 7-1 win is real?
Professor Calculus
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04/02/2012 16:19:00

Ajwb, I feel your pain. On another note, I had a sneaky feeling today that Wenger just doesn't want the Ox to outshine his older teammates and "protectingly" subs him just when he begins to be more daring. He was up for a hat trick today but the boss wouldn't let him go for it and had to take him off (could also be so he can enjoy the adulation of the fans, mind you) since van Persie was already on that pedestal. Anyone else have that thought?
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04/02/2012 16:20:00

I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest Prof. Lol. I think maybe people should organise protests every week. Seems like every time a group decides to show their disapproval in one way or the other we get a cracking result. Next week let's protest about length of the shorts on the replica kits for 2 to 3 year olds.
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04/02/2012 16:28:00

Naija - It could be because he's been one of our best players recent and why risk him when the game is one. Maybe it would be better to bring on an Arsenal legend and maybe he can get a goal to lift the crowd even further? :)
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04/02/2012 16:31:00

Chelsea fan here - this is more like it. Well done to you and I have to say if Capello doesn't pick Ox for the Euros (assuming he goes on like this for the remainder of the campaign) he'll officially prove he's absolutely insane. Great player in the making you've got there. Now help us to kick Spuds out of the top 4 and make it with us. I just can't imagine a Champions League season without Arsenal and Chelsea in it, what a stepdown for English football that would be. The Scousers can well wait for another decade who cares. Share the love!
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04/02/2012 16:41:00

spurs have got a massively tough run of fixtures comig up, I think this period will define the season, if they can get a couple of wins out of the games, then they'll be uncatchabke for us.
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04/02/2012 16:50:00

About time We beat a team by that sort of Scoreline! 7-1 Nice way to start the Weekend! Well Done to The Arsenal!
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04/02/2012 17:02:00

About time We beat a team by that sort of Scoreline! 7-1 Nice way to start the Weekend! Well Done to The Arsenal!
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04/02/2012 17:05:00

Nice to see the team not panic, fold or feel sorry for themselves once Blackburn equalised. What a pleasure it is to see someone as sublime as RvP in an Arsenal shirt. Much like when we had Cesc, you only wish we had 2-3 other real top-class players at the Club and we'd really be challenging. Something so reassuring about seeing Sagna in the side again, too.
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04/02/2012 17:17:00

Gooner_Vin, 'top class' was what Oxlade-Chamberlain and Coqeulin looked today; not to mention a few others. Agree, our opponents are not one of the top sides but some of the lads were just unplayable today. Rosicky was spritely; Theo was very sharp and dangerous, always running into channels and combining well with Coquelin at R.B plus giving two assists. Blackburn was only ever going to score from a set play or long ball in and they did from the former with their first attack of note. It was total dominance and if we keep this form, we can do an "invincibles" run from here on.
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04/02/2012 17:35:00

You guys were amazing today.
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04/02/2012 21:24:00

Great result, but what on earth was RVP still doing on the pitch at 5-1 with 20 left?? Just in case I guess knowing this bunch as we do! I still couldn't fully relax until the 6th went in lol. How many goals have we now breezed passed the kingsize yorkshire pudding? must be in triple figures :0
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04/02/2012 22:07:00

Another lucky win, Rovers would have won with 11 players.
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05/02/2012 00:51:00

Sarcasm is not easily detected via the written word John, so just in case you're serious you should note we were already 3-1 up and cruising before the sending off.
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05/02/2012 01:05:00

Great performance, and result :). Just the kind of game to lift the mood of gloom around the club. This doesn't negate the criticism aimed at Wenger and this squad, but at least, they are trying to answer some of it with performances on the pitch. I was also puzzled by RvP not being substituted - Wenger was talking about rotating him before this game, but doesn't take the chance to rest him after 60 mins?! Strange decision. Benayoun could have come on for Chamberlain and Henry for RvP, and both of them could have received a well deserved rest.
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05/02/2012 10:37:00

Amazing! I wish Walcott was more consistent because he can be so deadly when he's on. Ox is simply brilliant, and Coquelin looks class too. With these 2 + Ramsey, Song, Wilshere ...We got the bases of a good future.
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06/02/2012 02:05:00

Amazing! I wish Walcott was more consistent because he can be so deadly when he's on. Ox is simply brilliant, and Coquelin looks class too. With these 2 + Ramsey, Song, Wilshere ...We got the bases of a good future.
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06/02/2012 02:05:00


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