Clash of the Titans

Arshavin prepares for the North London derby

It’s spelled d-e-r-b-y but pronounced “darby.” I don’t know why, it’s just one of those mysteries, like why Kevin Davies’ name is spelled like Davies but pronounced “c*nt.” No one knows why, it’s just how it’s pronounced.

Arsene hasn’t given his Friday interview yet so this is sort of like a second day off in a row: I just make shiat up. Hey, I could get a job at The Sun!

Anyway, ahead of the North London derby on Sunday the press are whipping the fans into a frenzy by asking “Which is the bigger club?“Actually no one is getting whipped into anything with that question because it’s so prima facie retarded that it only draws derisive laughter. Who’s the bigger club? How about the one that’s worth $1.7bn? How about the one who use their money wisely and actually built a bigger stadium, instead of just designing Emirates Two and calling it “Naming Rights Stadium?” Or how about the team that develops talent instead of just bringing back in failures from other teams?

Or how about the only team that has realistically competed with Man U for the league title over the last 10 years?

It’s such a preposterous question it’s almost not funny (sips coffee from Spurs commemorative 5-1 victory mug). There is no comparison, Spuds are at the foot of the table and Arsenal are in 5th place and hoping to continue their lossless streak in order to mount a challenge for 4th place (I hope to never write that sentence again). St. Totteringham’s Day may come early again this year.

That said, this won’t be an easy match. Spuds are good at scoring goals and Arsenal are good at leaking them. We have Spud killer Adebayor who is dying to get his groove back, they have Robbie C*nt, who scored a goal for Liverpool against Arsenal. We have a team of youngsters, they have a bunch of Arsenal rejects who love nothing more than to stick in a rat faced goal from mid-field.

It’s true that if the Spurs team is up for the match, and why wouldn’t they be, the game could easily go either way. It will be a tight affair and as they say “Spuds will fancy their chances.

Tomorrow, there will be a full preview with team rosters and viewing times/locations. Until then, let’s all ask the Gods to bring us the Adebayor who scored this goal.


9 Responses to “Clash of the Titans”

  1. 1 Jesal
    February 6, 2009 at 7:16 am

    there’s no chance he could do tht if he tried again a million times mate. i’ve said it time and time again ade is an average striker and he’s proving it. can’t wait for eduardo’s return.

  2. 2 Jesal
    February 6, 2009 at 7:17 am

    btw arsene’s given his press conference and arshavin’s in the squad.

  3. 3 Tim
    February 6, 2009 at 7:56 am

    “I will have reservations yes,” said the manager at the pre-match press conference. “The worst thing for a player is not being ready to play in a game of that intensity, or getting injured before having kicked a ball for the team.

    “I will see what kind of shape he is in tomorrow to see if he will be involved in the squad or not. We are not in a hurry with him.

    “He will be available. But at the moment he is somewhere in a plane. He had to fly back to Russia to get a visa and he is coming back tonight.

    “I believe he is talented, intelligent and motivated. When you have these things together, you always have a chance to make an impact. But you have to give him time as well. He is not fit at the moment because he had only 10 days preparation after a long break.”

    Hmmmm… far cry from “Arshavin’s in the squad.”

    Also, as for your complaint about Adebayor, yes he’s in poor form right now and seems to lack some bounce in his step but “Average striker?” Uhhh, not even close. Average strikers don’t have 30 goal seasons. The facts are that Adebayor is the first striker since Thierry Henry to score more than 30 in a season. And there have only been three players to ever score 30 goals in a season; Henry, Wright, and Ade.

    I know that it’s popular to rip Ade and I’ll admit that he’s having a sub-par season (only scoring 11 goals and getting 6 assists, he really is sucking ASS) but as I have shown on this blog time and again he’s far from a mediocre striker.

    He just needs to shake this funk he’s in right now.

    Oh, and “no chance he could do that if he tried again a million times?” Well, he’s already done it twice, so I’ll take that bet.

  4. 4 Matt
    February 6, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Gah are Arsenal ever going to be on FSC again!?

    Is this some sort of conspiracy? Is it because they are out of the top four? (I notice that Villa are on FSC every weekend now. Who gets first choice, FSC or Setanta?)

    Getting my ass to the bar by 7:30am is damn near impossible and I hate watching sports on my computer.

  5. 5 scruzgooner
    February 6, 2009 at 8:19 am

    i’ll never forget that. his shout of “adebayorrrrrr”, and the “brilliant, absolutely brilliant”, my son and i chant those to each other occasionally, just for the fun of it. we watched that game together, and we were both in the air when that was nestling in the back of the net.

    i also loved “it’s going to be a long weekend”. let’s make it a long week for those jammy f*&#ers…

  6. 6 Jet Pinoy Gooner
    February 6, 2009 at 9:55 am

    That is so old school! Clash of the Titans thats Bubo the mechanical owl. cool.

  7. 8 Tim
    February 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I saw that, the pass master is back in town.

    Maybe he can team up with Adebayor and do their little Earnshaw dance.

    I miss that Adebayor…

  8. February 6, 2009 at 11:24 am

    that highlight, and eboue’s fifteen stepovers in the Champions League are my favourite highlights of all time.

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