The day after Sp*rs beat us in the league for the first time in my son's life (He's 11!) is an odd day to start blogging about this great team we call The Arsenal but somehow that defeat spurred (!) me on to put finger to keypad. I'm not sure how long I will keep this up especially as the summer is rapidly heading our way but let's see what happens.
I've been on twitter for some time now (www.twitter.com/feverpitch) which is a magnificent invention for football fans. The agony from across the globe last night was something to behold. We were all in the same boat. However, sometimes you need a bit more space to say things so here it is.
So, what did we learn last night? Not much that we didn't already know. We already knew, deep down, that the title was just a tiny bit too far away. We already knew that we need a goalkeeper who doesn't have a quota of at least one hopeless error per game. He catches the ball, they don't score. Harsh? I don't care. He's made 36 errors too many.
We already knew that bloke that was once not bad at Man U is no good anymore. The moment they let us buy him we should've walked away. But none of this is news.
We discovered what it was like to lose to them. I'd forgotten.
How did it leave you feeling? At first frustrated as we know we are so much better than that mob. We could beat them 99 times out of 100. last night was 100. However I do feel a sense of pride too. Pride at how this team has come back time and time again to push Man U and the Chavs until after Easter. Cosidering the injuries, and I've not seen injuries like this ever, the team have been magnificent. For much of this season we have lost the spine (and sometimes the arms and the legs) of our first team. We are getting better.
So with some wise Wenger investment and a desire to keep this squad together and fit next year could be special.
In other news Cambridge City beat Bedford 2-0 to go back into the play-off places in the Zamereto Southern League. It's a rare old ding dong battle down there. I'll explain my passion for them another time.
Right, there it is. My first blog. If Arseblog is David Seaman facing a Sampdoria penalty I'm Almunia trying to catch a corner. If Eastlower is a pass from Pires to Henry I'm the penalty Pires passed to Henry! This is my pre-season. I'll try to get match fit.