Good day to you all, heard any good news today?
I have a love/hate relationship with players talking to the media. On the one hand, I love it when someone like Steven Taylor finally admits what we’ve all already known for two years; that Newcastle is a joke.
But on the other hand, I hate when Arsenal players speak to the press because the press treat them the same way as everyone else and publish the most incendiary version of the quote possible. Today it’s “Manny Pickledickle, says Chesk is bored!”
Ok, ok, yes, yes, Chesk will probably leave us next year if we don’t win anything. But still… we get enough of that crap from everyone else!
Feed is fired up, be right back!
Oh hey, that picture of Manny is courtesy of Travis the Septopus.
12:10 — So, we won’t know the lineup until 12:20 (PST), while we’re waiting, I’d like to point out the shoutbox on the sidebar. You have to be a registered member to use it and it doesn’t work the way I want it to so I’m looking at some alternatives. If you know of one that you’d like to recommend, please do.
12:20 — Reader haho points out that the lineups are at Arsenal.com. Looks like Arsenal are playing XI v. I.
12:25 — Wenger’s talking about how this side is going to be very similar to the side that starts at Everton and how this is a test of a wild away atmosphere similar to Everton as well. He left of the Celtic atmosphere which is supposedly wild as well.
12:30 — Haho had the lineup dead on
Eboue Gallas Djourou Clichy
Song Cesc Diaby
Bentdner RvP Arshavin
David Villa is on the Valencia bench.
12:33 — They’re saying that Vermy’s got a bit of an injury. They are talking about 6’8″ Zigic, who is supposedly the replacement for Chamakh at Bordeaux. IF we sign him.
12:36 — One toke? You poor fool! Wait till you see those goddamn bats.
12:40 — kickoff and Arsenal are in blue, ugh.
12:41 — first minute in and Valencia already showing the game plan; lob it into the 17 foot tall Croat.
12:42 — Both squads have already had corners and nothing comes of them.
12:43 — rain is coming down hard, people are leaving!
12:44 — WHOA, Manny lobs a ball to Bendtner, who flicks to RvP and Robin has a shot o the volley, just wide.
12:46 — Teams are settling down, Jesus, Zigic is HUGE. He towers over Djourou.
12:48 — Zigic gets a ball, drops it for Silva who has a shot which takes a deflection for a corner, Arsenal deal with the set play OK.
12:50 — Bit of an odd moment there as Valencia players play the ball around and Arsenal’s defense scrambles to get the ball away. The odd part was that Arshavin was in the mix and I swear he just stood there and watched as his teammates defended around him.
12:53 — Arsenal are getting frustrated because their midfield isn’t getting many touches. It’s a combination of too many long balls and not enough industry in the middle.
1:04 — Dang database is struggling to keep up with something. I think its best to sign off here and try to figure out what’s going on on the server end. You may get some disruption and I had to disable the shoutbox. Sorry!
It’s pre-season, we’re all trying to get this stuff worked out.