Right about now, I have decided that suppressing memories may be a good thing.
Seriously, a loss to the Spurs is the last thing any true Gooner is willing to accept.
It was worst than (insert your own horrible disaster here)!
I remember exactly where I was… standing by my co-workers desk complaining about how my head and how my wrist were hurting. Then I realised that my body tends to fall apart and give me warnings when something utterly catastrophic has happened to a certain North London club.
It is the end of the world, my friends, well at least towards the end of the season as 2012 is fast approaching. Volcanoes in Iceland causing havoc, earthquakes in and around the Americas, flooding in Rio, and Spurs beating the Arsenal.
I figure the only positive thing that may have happened is that Crystal Palace Baltimore has their home opener this weekend. Some summertime football fun to look forward to outside of the World Cup. The 35rs are planning a tailgate around 5PM and the game is at 7PM. I personally know a good deal of pub supporters will be out, so come and join the fun and festivities at UMBC.
Switching gears for half a second, there is a great article in the Guardian about the beauty of the offside rule. LINK
Til the next debacle we call a football match gets along.
On all the MCFC boards they are heralding this game as the next coming of the Lord. And apparently they are also saying that it will be a walk for City – I tend to disagree. Nothing is ever a walk – nor will it ever be – on derby day.
The cake walk the last 2 weeks against Burnley (expected) and then Birmingham (surprise) have set us up for this inflated sense of confidence just before a Derby… that usually equals trouble.
The big questions are going to be does Rooney play? If he plays how fit will he be? If he gets hurt – how long until someone from Leeds burns down Bacon Face’s house? Also Rio was hurt in the Blackburn game and may not be fit – - all of these things point to good news – but – City – as has been all year – has 1 glaring weakness – Left Back -
With Wayne Bridge out for most of the year and the other times – Wayne thinking he’s a left half instead of a left back – it’s been quite dicey. Any talent on the right side for the oncoming team and we automatically do two things 1) give him 20 yards to play with 2) don’t stand to stop until we are at the edge of the 18 – and by then – the momentum accrued by the oncoming player can either knock us back another 3 yards with a fake or blow by us because we look like a fence post in concrete. I personally think Wayne will get the start – which is an improvement over Garrido, Sylvinho, or Zabaletta back there – but with a 11-1 tally the last 2 weeks old Mancini may choose to stick with Garrido - with that said – this is my call for the lineup
Onuoha – Kolo – Kompany – Bridge
DeJong – Barry
A Johsnon Tevez Bellamy
Don’t see them changing anything – the bench will have RSC, SWP, Ibrahim, Viera, Richards.
I love a derby – and with Tottenham upsetting Arsenal yesterday – this becomes a blood bath for City – at home – most important game since the 81 FA cup final -