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So We're Counting That As Another Trophy, Right?

As I drag my drunk ass home at the end of another splendid day in the Arsenal supporting ranks, I can`t help but think "we`ve bagged another one haven`t we?".

I have no doubts in my mind that anyone who remotely dislikes Arsenal will tomorrow discount our winning of the Charity Shield as just another glorified friendly or bemoan the fact that City had a few players missing, (Hello?!?! Walcott, Ozil, Mertesacker, Podolski and of course Diaby!) and in years past I would have agreed.

Is the charity shield really a trophy?

But when you consider the flack Arsenal took when Fabregas left for Barcelona which saw him win the Spanish Super Cup (the equivalent of the Community Shield) in his first game for the club which prompted many articles with the subject matter being "Cesc wins a trophy in his first game for Barcelona after many baron years with Arsenal", the gazillion Liverpool fans telling you about the time Liverpool won five trophies in one calendar year, and the fact that Spurs have "The Peace Cup" in place in their honours list, then Arsenal should rightly count this Charity Shield win as another trophy in the bag and another year whether the hacks and journos can refrain from using the phrase "it`s been X amount of years since Arsenal won a trophy".

Of course the players don`t set out in a season looking to win the Charity Shield, but as someone so eloquently put it "I`d much rather see the players marching up to collect the shield than be sulking up to collect their losers medals".

Of course winning the shield and sinking a few Guniesseseseseses is also a quite lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 10 2014

Time: 11:18PM

Your Comments

To be honest it's good just to get that 85 day millstone monkey off our back.
nikolaijns
Yeah it felts as though it were weighing Sanchez, Debuchy and Chambers down today. They didn't look excellent in any way at all!
Rocky7
Watching it on replay on BT shart rocky? Missed the game today meself so making up for it now.
nikolaijns
Wish I had time to stick around and comment chaps but I'm way too busy polishing all this newly arrived silverware. Fingers are hurting a bit but hey can't complain, at least I've got a job...unlike my mates over at Totts, Chavs and Pool...how many days, weeks, years since they last won a trophy then? 8-)
flv
I don't have those channels Niko. I refuse to pay those mo fos! Just go down to my friends instead! Heh. Fantastic performance though, before Sanchez and Rambo got taken off we mullered them, they didn't even have a look in. It was closer in the second half but we were still the better team! Brilliant stuff.
Rocky7
Not a trophy? Well, try telling that to David Moyes. City celebrated wildly when they won it, as did United last season. So, that says it does mean something; it is a trophy. To those who think not I say You can go suck a lemon!
Naijagunner
I feel the same about sky, won't give a penny to that crook. For some reason though BT shart is included in my telly package free. Very classy and composed from Chambers today he looks born for the big stage, Alexis was also very impressive, his desire and willing to charge down shots in defence also bodes well, Debuchy with some mean whipped in crosses and neat defensive reading. Very buoyed, you can't underestimate the boost that gives the squad morale in coming back to Wembley and giving a proper Abu dhabi dicking, it's still Wembley it's still a big old dish and it's still against the lot that bought the title. A loss after losses to the red bulls and Monaco would change the whole dynamic going into the season, now we go in on a high and full of belief, especially as we face the Abu dhabi oilers again in less than a month.
nikolaijns
Its a trophy.
Sajit
And its big and shiny. :)
Wyn Mills
Damn right it COUNTS! Going to Arsenal next week. Always a pleasure but it's going to be particularly nice, basking in the nice silvery, polished glow of 2 recently acquired trophies this time.
julieloveshenry4ever
So's mine Wyn......Oh wait were still talking trophies ;)
Chippy Brady
In answer to your question, Rocky7, we most certainly are!

That was one of the most enjoyable football days out I've had. Literally no negatives to the day. And Samir cried, so, you know...

FunGunner
Question for you guys : CB who can also play CDM or a CDM who can also play CB?
Sajit
The latter, Sajit.
Naijagunner
With such a skill set, a CDM can slot in at the back and make raking passes, especially if chasing a game (as Song did) where such is forced through injury to one of the CBs.
Naijagunner
 

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