Date:Sunday August 10 2014
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.
Date:Sunday August 10 2014
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Isn't It The Sign Of A Great Team? (Thursday October 23 2014)
Team News: Anderlecht vs Arsenal (Wednesday October 22 2014)
Anderlecht v Arsenal Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Hell Will Freeze Over Before I Sign For Spurs (Monday October 20 2014)
The State Of Play (Sunday October 19 2014)
Fine Margins And Punishing Consequences (Sunday October 19 2014)
Team News: Arsenal vs Hull - Patched Up Defence (Saturday October 18 2014)
Arsenal v Hull City Match Preview (Friday October 17 2014)
Scouting Report Hull City (Friday October 17 2014)
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