Still winning the battles …
That was painful.
Oh,and one of the best wins I have ever seen.
It was a war. Problem was that only one team had a license for violence.
As Gainsbourg69 said “I believe Tiote needs to slap a Lino in the face in order to get booked.”
Unbelievable, and I do mean UNBELIEVABLE.
Foul after foul after foul. Not just niggly break up play rotational fouls, oh no, nasty break you ankle fouls.
We started like a runaway train and finished like a broken down milk cart.
Some of the boys were so below par they would struggle to make the Spurs team.
Some others were so good they would have displaced an Invincible.
Top of the league at the half way point. Wowser !!!
A special mention in dispatches for Little Mozart . What a guy.
Imagine Arsene Wenger going five at the back for the last 15 minutes. A man with no tactical nous and fixed thinking. Bouldy must have come up with that ? (What he did it against Tottenham you say ? Oh ok )
Ar-sen-al the greatest team the world has ever seen ,And its Ar-sen-al ……….
I could not be happier.
Happy New Year you wonderful lot XXXXX
P.S. Here is what ZimPaul thought,a little bonus report ,if you like.
“We won, we won, we won, won, won, with a delicately deft and some would say a sublimely cheeky whisper of a softly-softly change of direction header from His Humbleness, Olivier G. Goal-scoring drought? That was some goal, a goal worthy of a good match, only a little piece of genius would break the deadlock.
Excellent sustained Newcastle effort all night by the way, some fine and composed players in their ranks, they are quite superior to Man United. Well done to them for making such a good match. One might say even-stevens, although I felt we were slightly ahead, a touch more dangerous through the middle, a tad less threatened by their bombardments and forays into our box. Jack lacks usual sharpness, but I think the issue is a little deeper, he’s in a transition period as a young player, finding his-self.
Lovely team stuff from our lads, no stand out player, except perhaps Tomas, but team passing and pressing was sharp, incisive and kept a confident Newcastle (7 wins in 9)on their toes. We played slightly within ourselves, and Newcastle defended very well.”