Monday, April 19, 2010

painful defeat

at times i know what will happen in a game right before it has started. last night same thing happened to me when i saw fabianski was handed the start ahead Almunia and Mannone. i could never bring  myself to lay out details of the match that should have been our turning point. having seen MU snatched a late win on their city rivals’ turf proving a dreadful fact to myself: they are truly champions. some of Gooners may slag off my statement here, but deep inside you will realize how flimsy we are in defence especially when we need everything they have in a very grace situation. one thing for sure now: our league title has now really gone down the drain after we had thrown so much hope of catching up with league leaders; 2 goals were meaningless.

another team may have defended 2 goals and may have also ended up with another goal to add in their shopping chart; how did we do to sum up our sour afternoon? well, every Gooner who watched yesterday’s match and know exactly our young players had failed to live up our expectations. don’t be offended, there’s no doubt they have talent, skills and motivation but they lack driving force and passion. they have no idea how to execute a simple past, let alone shoot to a goal. we lose our determination as soon as opponents control possession; and if they already possess the ball the game is already on their hands. our ball movement and concentration have dipped in recent matches especially in away games. we are too lazy to run for the ball and choose shy away from inviting passes.

if we want to win games, we need to feed the ball to the right paths which might eventually lead to a win. it’s a simple concept of football but yet it so difficult for the players to grasp the simple idea. do not lose the ball while in dangerous position lads!. what am i talking about? it’s a piece of trash and i think i deserve an award for writing awful post dedicated to horrible match result. in order for us to win the league now is to hope for both MU and Chels slip and lose all of their remaining matches, which i doubt it will happen, and for us to win every single one left there is.

it hurts and pains when i read match reports or blog posts in my timeline. they all discussing one thing: one more trophy-less season. i sure know Sky will jump on their feet and shout to the world we are out finally. we are suck and i will not defend the players this time coz i know it will be a waste of time. i have defended them and let it sly for hundreds of times and yesterday was my final breath of forgiveness. no more cheers for you if you do not support us back. what would all ardent Gooner say to me? you bitch! you don’t deserve to be on our seat. and i will say “well, you bunch of ignorant have you seen how they play lately? if you have, then you won’t be smacking my face with your attitude right now”. we have been supportive since ages ago and i’m certain we will continue to do so until the end of time, but my question is: will they pay our support back by giving consistent performance and start winning games?. our away results are as awful as burnt brownies and if we don’t see through this madness we will soon be 4th rather than 3rd, not that differ in any way but finishing higher than we had done last season sounds better to me.

honestly speaking, we didn’t deserve a win last night nor a draw. we took too much time to get into Wigan’s half and if we indeed commanded up front the ball would go to a different side of town. pathetic but it happened, so keep your foul words to yourself. once again, we end our season with another disappointment and this time do not blame anyone but ourselves. we had the chance but in the end we blew it. Wenger was right, it proves players are still immature and irresponsible.

i will end my emotional blog here by saying “hey you Arsenal players! stop talking rubbish in the summer; walk the talk. i can’t hear anything about “this is our moment" or “this could be our season and need to start win trophies”. prove us your worth or you’ll see nothing but empty stadium. FEEL OUR ANGER

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Champs league exit and many more

So that's the final result. It's Barcelona to semi while Arsenal crashed out. I watched the game and honestly questioning our sloppy defence. Our only goal, scored by B52, had made us believed semi-final ticket had been safely handed to us, or so I believed. Merely 3 mins later, Messi ruined our dream by netting an equalizer. To further humiliating us, it was only his first goal out of 4 he had scored against us that day.

I don't blame Wenger for his team selection as he has been faced with mounting injury list while pondering on how far should he gamble his key players in the European championship. If you look at our bench, you would see how lightweight our team was; only Eduardo and Eboue who had the potential to go forward while others remained too 'green' to have been chosen as substitutes. Both players were later on came on as substitutes but they failed to turn things around simply because Barca were too good for them to handle.

Since the 1st minute, Arsenal had been too cautious and at times too nervous on ball resulting to many broken passes being played around. Unlike our young side, Barca played like a true defending champions and dominated possession throughout the match. Anyway, it has been more than 4 days and I will try to resume my days as if nothing has happened.

There will be crunch match between North London rivals, Tot and Arsenal this midweek. It'll be an away game and everyone in the camp knows how important the result will be for us. Tot have already without services of Pavy, Lennon and Palacios who is out due to suspension. And as for Arsenal, RVP will most likely start from the bench after months sitting on the sideline due to ligament injury; his presence is long overdue. It may sound funny but I do miss seeing him on the field. Hopefully, his return will bring positive results for us.

See you Thursday Gooners and in the mean time, stay positive and pray for our success.
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Friday, April 02, 2010

Champs League Is Now Over and Now Let's Talk About Premier League

I must say, a draw is good enough for Arsenal I was hoping it was obtained away from home though, so we would have much better claim. Anyway, the damage has been done 2 goals can't just be erased, therefore better attitude is much needed next week. We won't be having 2 weeks interval as previous months since the season draws close, instead we will face them again at Nou Camp next week.

Honestly, I am not in the position to give comments on how the boys handled the pressure for 90 minutes since I skipped it, but judging from most of news articles I've read, the boys made a sensational comeback to earn 2 important goals, thus giving us a real chance to catch Barca at home. Sounds delirious right? But matter of fact we can. We are the underdogs, the pressure isn't on us but on the home side.

Being the European champions as they are if we can keep our tempo and possession for the whole 90 minutes, we will go through. The key will be: commitment, discipline and attitude. Without each one of them, we will falter.

Now moving on to premier league shall we?. This Saturday we will greet Wolverhampton in our home and they aren't easy to be pushed away especially when most of our key players are occupying medical room. It is confirmed that Gallas, Cesc and Arshavin will all miss the season. And yes, they aren't young Gunners who have just joined first team but our backbone to win titles. Some newspapers have begun questioning our title chance after we lost our captain and I bet half of them believed we have no hope to be champions, yet again.

I should keep my positive thoughts as high as I can possibly be; the reason is simply because we have to do this for the sake of thousands of Gooners out there. How many years have they waited to see us this close from winning a title? Nearly 5 years if you can calculate it right. The last trophy Arsenal have obtained was back in 2005 and it was legendary FA cup. This should be the perfect year to win premier league trophy coz if it doesn't happen today it won't be in the future. We, in the future, will always remember the day when we nearly had it, but let it slip
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