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Glorious Gunners Goal Fest 3, Liverpool 0

The afternoon started in the Bank of Friendship, with a group of gunners, low in expectations, talking of what might have been and hoping that Liverpool would come to the Grove to play. It was at the Bank that I first heard the new Cashly song – “We’ve got a Willy and you’ve got a C..t”, if only we were to know what was to happen in about 9o minutes. The other memorable event at the Bank was the loud cheer as Reading put a third past the scum, it was to be an afternoon to remember.

The campaign, to get Perry Groves book on the best sellers list was making the rounds around the Bank, go Perry you can beat the twat Cashley, “We all live in a Perry Groves World”

On the way to the ground, I grabbed a photo of a very forlon ‘North Bank’ , as building work continues a pace at our beloved Highbury.

I didn’t have my usual ticket to todays game, and fund my way to the upper West stand, finding my seat in the corner of the ‘Not Clock End’ and the West Stand. It’s only when up here in the god’s do you realise the size of the stadium. a spectacle to behold.


Looking down on the game was a new experience, and it didn’t take long for the action to start, with RVP breaking through, only to have his goal dissallowed for a Maradona like helping hand. From my new seat, i was as clear as day that RVP wasn’t totally honest in his persuit of the Gunners first goal. It looked like it was going to be another frustrating afternoon, as the Red Army knocked it around creating half a dozen chances and not finding the net. Further frustration ensued as The Freak netted the ball for the Pool only to be judged offside.

Some great play down the right wing, saw Eboue breaking thru, a number of times, putting Hleb in a position to cut inside regularly looking to cross, it had to happen down this side as Cesc was put through into the box, putting in a low cross for a tumbling Flamini to put home his second premiership goal. A resounding 1 Nil to the Arsenal echoed around the Grove, this was the best atmosphere so far at our new home, a great way to finish the first half.

The second half started with Liverpool trying to dominate, pressing Arsenal looking for the equaliser, only to be thawarted on the break, with Toure breaking through, and superbly nutmegging the hapless Reine.

The Gunners never looked in real trouble, and with Benitez not being able to provide any answers to break down a solid Arsenal defence, it was only a matter of time before we were to grab yet more goals. It was an RVP corner that saw Willy Gallas unmarked in the centre of the box to head home his second A rsenal goal – Are you watching Cashley Hole?????

A great afternoons work, a handshake between Arsene and Raffa, and 60000 happy Gooners., Oh yeah, and they’ve covered up some of the concrete.


November 12, 2006 - Posted by | Matches


  1. Great match recap, and I’m especially loving the photos from your day. It’s always nice to see the personal experience in photos/videos having never been to a match. I wish I were there!

    Comment by Will | November 13, 2006 | Reply

  2. thanks Will, I try to give the personal account along with a few of my own pics. hense the focus issue on some!!! Look out for my Newcastle report

    Comment by elstreegooner | November 14, 2006 | Reply

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