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Eh?! What's Going On?

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.

Whoop!



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday February 4 2012
Time: 3:39PM

Comments

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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.
Naijagunner
04/02/2012 16:06:00
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Of all the games to miss this season...
ajwb
04/02/2012 16:08:00
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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 :-).
Naijagunner
04/02/2012 16:14:00
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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
04/02/2012 16:19:00
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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?
Naijagunner
04/02/2012 16:20:00
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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.
Rocky7
04/02/2012 16:28:00
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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? :)
Rocky7
04/02/2012 16:31:00
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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!
FrLamp
04/02/2012 16:41:00
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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.
Rocky7
04/02/2012 16:50:00
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About time We beat a team by that sort of Scoreline! 7-1 Nice way to start the Weekend! Well Done to The Arsenal!
hackneyval
04/02/2012 17:02:00
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