Two weeks gone bye and finally, back to football!
Looks like Arsene Wenger didn’t choose my “dream” lineup and instead opted for:
Sagna Vermaelen Gallas Traore
Song Ramsey Fabregas
Rosicky Eduardo Nasri
Song? Really? Come on big fella, don’t get a yellow.
Just finished Liverpool v. Man City, meh another draw for City. My daily complaint about ESPN2′s coverage is that for some unknown reason they replaced the somewhat attractive woman who they started the season with, with the hideous retard Tommy Smyth… who just said “bulges the old onion bag.” WHY??? I’m emailing them, what was the name of the chick? Does anyone remember?
Tommy Smyth just claimed to have played football when he was a youth, that can’t possibly be true, football wasn’t invented until the 19th century.
OH GODS… Tommy Smyth is going to talk about the handball, I was going to switch to FSC but I really need a little outrage to kick the Arsenal game off right. Switch over to ESPN2 if you need a little shot yourself.
Matt, you mean they actually put us in a 4-3-3?
Kevin wins the day: Georgie Bingham.
Kickoff — Sunderland gets us started
4′ — Neither team looks their best quite yet. Did I miss something, is Darren Bent not playing?
6′ — Rosicky with his patented half volley, saved well. How many times has Rosicky hit a volley this season?
8′ — Kevin, you are not allowed to be funnier than me.
11′ – Arsenal really getting everything they want. Sunderland’s game plan is laid bare, all the pre-match gum-bumping about Sunderland “attacking” is clearly not coming true. They are sitting back, in their own park, and isolating Bent.
Cesc has a great crack at goal. High.
17′– Kevin, Subs are Mannone, Vela, Walcott, Denilson, Silvestre, Arshavin, Eboue. I guess Wenger didn’t forget about Vela for once.
19′ — Rambo ponderous with the ball is easily dispossessed by Richardson who leads a quick break. Song was working hard to get back but no one was covering Steed Malbranque at the back post. Fortunately, he’s a bit shit and his shot was seriously poor.
23′ — Sunderland waking up here, and Song puts in a really important tackle to break up play. Come on Arsenal, get the ball to Eduardo, let him work some magic.
25′ — Finally, someone gets the ball to Eduardo and things look very dangerous. Cleared by Sunderland. BTW: the fans booing Gallas for the Ireland game is pretty much the dumbest thing I’ve heard all week. Boo Gallas? Really?
29′ — DMC or Darren Bent?
30′ — I’ve been holding this one back, but Shay Given totally looks like Eddie Munster, I’ll post it at half time.
33′ — Song with a great move, as he dribbles around all of Sunderland and lays off a delicious 1-2 with Eduardo who, to be fair, really fucked that up. That pretty much should put to bed any notion that Song sucks.
37′ — The Sunderland fans should just boo everyone on Arsenal. WHOA — Traore like a rocket breaks for Arsenal, makes a fool of their center-back, and puts in a delicious cross for Eduardo who was crowded out. Wow, I really like this kid Traore going forward, but can he defend?
43′ — Give him a chance Kevin, Eduardo is pure class.
45′ — Arsenal really deserved a goal in this first half but the best chance went to Eduardo who tried to chip and just didn’t quite have the right touch. Oh well, Arsenal scoring 3+ goals a match, I have faith that they will get some goals today.
Back in a minute.
A brace from Essien has Chelsea 3-0 up at half, oh well, there went that pipe dream of Wolves getting something from Chelsea. According to ESPN, Arsenal have 8 (2) shots to Sunderland’s 2 (0), and are enjoying 66% of the possession. I love when the announcers talk about everything going according to plan for Sunderland. What plan is that? Let Arsenal dominate?
Here it is, your Shay Given looks like Eddie Munster mash up:
1 corner each, Kevin.
Second Half — Shot of Arshavin on the bench.
48′ — I was just going to say that Sunderland played a clean first half and then Darren Bent hauls down Gallas and Richardson fouls and now they put in a third consecutive foul. I think I get it, play the first half clean, kick them in the second?
53′ — Sunderland now pushing Fabregas around, we need him to stop complaining to the ref and just win the ball back.
56′ — I’d like to see subs for Rambo and Nasri.
58′ — Great bit of action there as Rambo sees he’s about to get subbed and puts in some really good work. Good change by the boss, Rambo has been off tonight.
61′ — Jimbo, you keep talking about how “we” aren’t going to score, your team, Tottenham, is playing tomorrow., so yes, you aren’t going to score. WE, The Arsenal, are certainly going to score.
67′ — Sagna looking jaded, Eboue will be the next sub.
71′ — Arsenal concede on Sunderland’s 5th shot, and their first shot on goal. The boss pulls out all the stops, Vela and Walcott on.
76′ — Jimbo 2 on the ban list, Jimbo 1, Arsenal have scored 55 goals this season, a “realist” would expect them to score. You, aren’t a realist, you’re a whiner. Support the squad or fuck off to Arsenal News Review.
80′ — Jimbo 1: the only “Arsenal” fan who cheers when the opposition scores. Welcome to the ban list, fucktard.
85′ — We love the Arsenal, we do. We love the Arsenal, we do. We love the Arsenal, we do. OHHHH ARSENAL WE LOVE YOU.
87′ — Arsenal knocking, Wenger twirling, Arsenal scoring? Come on boys.
90′ — 4 minutes is awfully generous, for Sunderland. There have been 6 subs and Fulop was down for at least two minutes.
93′ — Appeal for a penalty, denied, Traore lucky not to get a straight red card for a dangerous challenge. The match slipping away.
FT — Shocking, looked like the hangover from the international break there. Song was tremendous, but the rest of the team just looked out of sorts. Vela was uninspired, Sagna was obviously jaded, Rambo had a terrible night, Nasri had a stinker, and Eduardo squandered the best chance. Credit to Sunderland, they played their game and took their one chance.
Stop by tomorrow for The Good, Bad, and Ugly.