Thursday, March 01, 2007

Going Against the Odds

it's has been a dispointing week, The gunners had lost 3 matches in 3 different competions. Arsenal has been out of 2 major competitions in 4 days, the first was the carling cup , down 2:1 at the last 4 min of the game , the other was the FA cup , down 1:0 ALSO at the last 4 min of the game !!

Factors beginning last May of why we won't grab any silverware this year:

1-the loss of the holy grail with only 12 miutes left (CL Final)

2-the World Cup

3-last minute transfer activity

4-new stadium

5-no left-footed wide player(s) - RvP doesn't count

6-beginning the season with no Pires, no Cole, no Sol, effectively no Henry, no Ljungberg; 4-4-2 or 4-5-1?; the injuries; the Gallas mystery; the inconstancy of youth; Lehman's antics; Eboue's antics; Gilberto saving our bacon; ineffectual set plays; Question marks over Adebayor (till recently), Baptista, Aliadiere, Walcott, Senderos, Hoyte (less and less)

7-odd susceptibility to 'wonder goals' - McCarthy being the latest; our own missed penalties; missed sitters; average teams scoring on their only chance of the match; opposition goalkeepers playing blinders

8-the inconsistent refereeing (or consistently bad refereeing, which my impressions suggest have cost us more seriously than our opponents)

I suppose in a nutshell, we haven't been good enough to cope with all this , let's hope this phase won't take more time that it really should


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