Monday, December 15, 2008
I've got a plan...
How are we supposed to take this team seriously?
The above photo is real (no Photoshop up my sleeve) - I snapped it right off the Arsenal website.
It's a scene from a video the Arsenal boys made for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and truth be told, it's well done - warm-hearted and downright cute.
Hats off for the effort and a welcome feel-good moment in an otherwise gloomy season.
Still, cute may be appropriate for charity but it doesn't win games in the Premiership.
Cute is what got us here - a reliance on baby-faced teens and dazzling footwork that doesn't seem to be fooling anybody these days.
We're limping to a showdown with league leaders, Liverpool, and we'll meet the new number four, Aston Villa, the day after Christmas.
Crazy, frustrating weekend where each of the big four (apparently, we're still included despite being number five), tied.
Gotta love the fight in the Hull City Tigers - right behind us at number six.
I think we can raise our game and beat Liverpool.
Just need to keep an eye on that shifty Dirk Kuyt at all times.
I'd love to payback the luckiest team on the planet for the miseries they heaped upon us in Champion's League and the Premiership last season.
We're up against it once again - this is where we shine.
We'll rob Liverpool of their little rabbit's foot or Leprechaun or whatever the hell it is they've got in their back pocket and ride our luck right into the January transfer window when we'll purge the team of the spoiled, pink-booted, lackluster performers and bring in some new cool, serious heads who will lead us in storming the tables to the top in a fight to the death.
Sounds like a plan.
It's at least as good as the one we've got right now.