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Shock news….Hleb shoots…..only kidding!!!

I was sat in a Thai restaurant on the waterfront in Singapore watching the game live, thanks to the ‘Sky’ deal, this is the distance you need to travel to watch live premiership football.

I thought this was going to be the game to kick start our season, but alas I was wrong.

It looks as though Arsene has convinced Galls that the left back position is a good one for him, 1-nil mr. mourinho.

A one sided game, with Arsenal dominating possession and produce 99% of the attacking play saw us walk away with yet another 1-1 draw at the Emirates, at least Henry scored his 1st goal, a well taken penalty, that for the only time in the game saw the Aussie goalie out of position.

The first half produced some great passing football, with Gallas fitting in and looking threatening from the off. A number of efforts on goal saw us frustrated by some great goal keeping, however once agin we look like we always want to produce the perfect goal. For God’s sake will somebody tell Hleb its OK to shoot, what’s happened to him since he first joined and would take a pop from any where? With Middlesborough, penned in their own half, surely it was just a matter of time before we scored the opener, als a bit of poor defending, and Middlesboro, catch us very square, only for somebody in their team to slide it passed Lehman. In fact we my have seen a record, I don’t remember lehman touching the ball in the entire game?

!5 minutes into the second half, saw a triple substitution, with Baptista along with Rosicky making their debuts at the Emirates, surely more goals to follow………..? Eventually this team, I’m sure is going to score an amsolute stack of goals, check out these stats from yesterdays game:

Arsenal – Boro

Shots on goal – 9 – 1

Shots on target – 8 – 1

Shots blocked – 6 – 0

Corners won – 16 – 0

Fouls – 8 – 17
The contrast between the 2 managers was Stark, with Arsene’s impatience clearly visible, whilst Southgate seems to have had a personality by-pass in order to become a manager, I don’t think his facial expression changed for 90 minutes?

Ah well, at least I’ll be back in Blighty for the next game, lets hope the trip up the M6 inspires this new team to greatness………………

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September 10, 2006 - Posted by | Matches

1 Comment »

  1. Dedication to be posting from the far east.

    Also completely off topic but I know you’d be interested. There’s a load of new ipods and you can now get games and movies on itunes.

    Comment by lasagnechef | September 13, 2006 | Reply


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