Sunday, April 30, 2006

Without A Foot To Stand On

Sunday morning brings us the news that Wayne Rooney is quite possibly out of the World Cup with a broken bone in his foot. Michael Owen appears to be in the same boat. There's more in the rags, as usual, about TH14 being off to Barca in the summer and apparently PV4 is being put up for sale by Juve.

United yesterday screwed their attempt to derail the Chelski express with a performance that would have embarrassed quite a few pub sides, so I'm grateful that watching football in pubs has some other compensations.

Bolton have the chance to do us a favour for once this afternoon, which will no doubt result in a home win for S***s.

The weather's not conducive to my gardening project today, but I guess I'm just going to have to live with it.

Friday, April 28, 2006

A Musical Aside

The other day I found, quite by accident, a fascinating article about the origins of Brit Pop, tracing things back to Norwich. Way cool. You can read it here. This got me thinking that it's time to revive/revise the Capitalist Music site, a project I'll be using to fill up any idle time over the next few days. FWIW, you can find the current version here. I'll let you know when I've got it done...

Friday's Here

At last. I'm oddly knackered atm and am really looking forward to a couple of days rest.

Not a whole lot of footy news so far today, though TH14 has won the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award for a record third time. Congratulations to him for that rather splendid achievement!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

No Particular Day Of The Week

All these odd days off are doing nothing for my body-clock. Barca vs Milan tonight. I'm not sure I much care who wins this - I guess we'd get more credit for beating Barca in the final (and that'd be the match-up most neutrals would like, I think) but whoever gets there are going to provide quite some game.

I've a sneaky feeling Milan will get through tonight...

UPDATE: Well, I was wrong. Isn't the first time, certainly won't be the last. Barca then. I really fancy our chances. I have to be right sometime, surely...

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Paris Calling

Fuck me, we're there! The dream really could come true...

I Don't Care If It Rains Or Freezes

We said goodbye to Bob yesterday. A fantastic turnout - every one who could make it was there - which just goes to show the esteem in which this wonderful and profoundly good man was held by all those whose lives he touched.

I'll miss him a lot.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Please Keep The Fat Lady Off The Stage

More the manner of the game than the actual result that sticks in the craw, I suspect. Overall a draw was probably a fair result on the play but it'll be the sight of S***s walking off to a near-universal chorus of "cheats" that remains with me for a while to come. At least the squirrel left to cheers, a point the cheating WHL scum might like to ponder.

Still, this is no time for recriminations, we've got to pull ourselves together and win all our remaining games. Then we'd have a season to remember!

Come on you Arsenal!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Gawd Bless Yer, Ma'am!

It's the Queen's 80th birthday today. Many happy returns, Your Majesty!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tottenham Early Team News

Well SC23 is out injured. No surprise and not bad news either for most of us, I suspect.

More on the AC3 situation, I still think he's hoping to go to the World Cup without having to bother playing for us this season (mind you, given MF16's performances I really like to think he'd wouldn't force his way back into the team anyway):

AW says: "Gael Clichy looks ready but I don't know how much he is free pain-wise in his foot.

"Ashley looks completely free pain-wise but looks to be behind Gael fitness-wise. Let's give him two more weeks before he is completely ready to play."

The Squirrel Has It

It's hangover time. Never mind, the don't-concede-at-home mission has been completed, extending our Champions League shut-out record to nine games.

Fine result, though the tie's by no means over yet.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I Say, Jolly Well Done!

Arsenal Ladies completed an unbeaten Premier League season with a 5-3 away win at Doncaster Rovers Belles on Sunday!

Congratulations, very well done ladies!

Another Weekend Passes By

And I've spent most of this one parked up on the sofa feeling ill. Regular bouts of somewhat non-specific illnesses are one of the joys of working on a Helpdesk of course, but this one's been a real corker.

I did notice we won on Saturday - well done chaps - and that United did us a rare favour at WHL. Roll on next Saturday!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Portsmouth Full Time

Well it finished 1-1. Two points dropped, however you look at it. I'm not feeling ludicrously negative about this, but I'm not exactly over the moon either.

Full thoughts tomorrow, beer and bed now.

Sleep well :)

PS: Boro won 4-2.

Portsmouth 64:51

1-1. LuaLua. Bollocks.

Portsmouth Half Time

Still 1-nil to us. FL8's been booked, as has one of their chaps, otherwise I really can't comment on what's going on.

The game's on Prem Plus, which I can't afford, and I really can't face wandering up into town in the hope of finding somewhere that's got it on.

Still, I'm really rather more concerned with the result than the performance: we need the three points...

Keep it up Arsenal!

Oh, btw, in the Cup it's Boro 2 Charlton 1...

Portsmouth 36:00

1-nil to the Arsenal! TH14, set up by EA25.

Sorry if these comments are a bit brief, I'm having to follow the game on the BBC website...

No Surprise There Then

It's being reported that AC3, who is magically going to be fit for the World Cup having spent most of the season out injured, has decided he's leaving Arsenal in the Summer.

Good, I'll be bloody glad to see the back of the annoying little twat, I just hope we can still get a couple of bob for him.

Nothing much at all else going on, it's a definite slow news day...

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Just Another Tuesday

But there's nothing wrong with that. Quite a pleasant normal day at work and all that.

Not much footy news, but it looks like SC23 will get a run-out tomorrow night. I'm not too sure about this, but I guess it's no bad thing to help keep a fit back-up. AC3 is due back next week, apparently, and TH14 has signed a sponsorship deal with Reebok.

More anon, have a fine evening :)

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Eyes Have It

Ah, new contact lenses :)

Now, however, I can see just how badly the housework needs doing (every silver lining having a cloud, and all). Not a lot of news today, it's Monday and England once again creaks and groans her way into the new week. At least it's a short week!

I notice that the CrispAds server is currently serving up ads which not only are illegible but which also link to sites which can't be visited from the UK. Rather pointless, I'd have said, I'll keep an eye on this...

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Man USA Full Time

Well we lost, but we lost with dignity and style. No heads going down, we kept at it 'til the end. Great game for a neutral, I imagine.

MF16 really is looking good now, I suspect Summer would be a fine time to flog the irritating AC3.

Oh, well. Beer for me. We'll just have to go out and destroy Portsmouth on Wednesday.

It's work tomorrow, sadly, the weekends seem to get shorter the older you get :(

Have a great week.

Double Shit

Two-nil United. Park. Set up by Rooney - I really could grow to dislike that granny-shagging pie-eater.


One-nil United. Rooney. I can feel another beer coming on. Come on Arsenal!

Man USA Half Time

Entertaining stuff so far. A couple of fine saves from JL1 (and quite possibly one from KT28, though I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was trying to get out of the way).

We're making a few chances as well so you never know... AH13's looking good, though I have to say EA25 looks a little out of touch with everyone else (though I don't doubt this would improve with starting consistently - at least next year we won't have the cup-tied issue) and FF15 seemed rather less effective towards the end of the half.

Giggs looks like a whippet on speed atm, with any luck he's too old to keep it up.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Mad Jens Confirmed As German First Choice

Fine news for JL1 following on his excellent season so far for us - it's been announced that he's to be Germany's first-choice keeper for this Summer's World Cup.

Good luck to him, well deserved IMHO.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Well Done Boro!

What a result! Well done, chaps, you've put a smile on a few people's faces tonight :)

May We Dance?

Don't get excited, they say.

A sterling performance in Turin last night and we're into the semi-finals. Eight clean sheets in a row in the Champions League, a new record.

Don't get excited, they say.

Vilareal in the semis. They're a bit handy, or they wouldn't be there. We've only beaten Real Madrid and Juventus.

Fuck it, I'm excited!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fourth Spot

Birmingham have now handily beaten Bolton which leaves our race for fourth spot entirely in our own hands. I'd love for further results to allow us to throw the game at Old Trafford, but that's really asking way too much. Shame.

Looks like FF15 may be fit to play tomorrow, which is fine news, but the news about EE27 is not so positive. Still, if we can keep our focus we really could do it - come on you Gunners!

More Flickr Stuff

Geoff in Wales,
originally uploaded by Git Mohair.
Deary me, this is a long job (mind you, only 'cause my network's a mess atm, but I'm working on that - it's the last thing I've got round to since I moved)!

I've now got up pictures from the 2005 Community Shield, the 2005 Blackburn Semi and, of course, the great "Invincibles Day" against Leicester.

There's a fair bit more to come, including the 2003 and 2005 Finals, I'll advise when it's all done.

To find what's there at the moment just follow the links on this site or search for "geoff's gooners" on Flickr.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Juventus Away - Brief Team News

According to the Beeb and the Arsenal site, FF15 and EE27 are both travelling for Wednesday's game.

Whether this means either will be fit to play is of course not at all clear, but it's better news than it might have been and, indeed, it's the only news there is so far.

Another Monday

Another Monday comes around and I'm feeling strangely drained. Still, at least the sun's out and it looks like Spring is finally here.

Something's gone very wrong with my internet connection atm so I'll keep this brief.

Not much in the way of team news for Wednesday yet, more, no doubt, tomorrow.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Oh, And The Rest Of The Weekend

I still haven't got over Friday night, but I did manage to notice that we won on Saturday. 5-0 against the Villa. Fine result, particularly as the WHL lot conspired to lose to the somewhat erratic Toon. A couple of injuries for us though, which isn't good news at all.

The Boss and I went for a very splendid Sunday lunch today with The Silkster and The Silkstress - Waggon and Horses in Doulting Beacon, thoroughly recommended I have to say.

Work tomorrow, have a good week :)

Awesome, Said The Boss. She Was Right, As Usual

The Boss and I went up to Manchester on Friday night to see BB King on his final tour.

An hour and a half watching and listening to an 80 year-old man and I feel as if I've been touched by God. I truly feel honoured (and humbled) to have been there.