Fulham 2-1 Arsenal – 29/11/06 – (Barclays Premiership) 29 November, 2006Posted by lasagnechef in Premiership.
An absolute fucking shocking game, we were abysmal and deserved to lose. Could’ve nicked a point if our players actually gave a shit. Tottenham on Saturday and I’m am NOT looking forward to that…
I’ve been exited about going to this game for weeks but what I saw was not what I expected. Our starting eleven was not a very good one including Alex “I’m crap and don’t deserve to put on the Arsenal shirt” Song and an Henry who didn’t give two shits again. We’ve got 3 very importnat games next so I can understand the weakened side but we should’ve still not fucking lost to Fulham. We went 2 nil down early and Robin Van Persie scored an excellent free kick to give is a fighting chance. However nobody was up for fighting. Listening to talksport on the way home a Gooner was saying how we were very harsh to Song and calling for Fabregas only made him worse. Well I got his point but I’m sorry, the boy just had to get off the pitch whatever it took.
I don’t know what’s wrong with Clichy and Eboue but neither of them were in the squad so we had Flamini at left back and Hoyte on the right, both were not good enough. We played a 4-4-2 with Henry and Van Persie up front, RVP had a good game I feel: scored a great goal and was the only one actually creating anything. As for Thierry, he literally did about three useful things and really we might as well of had Adebayor playing. Senderos picked up two yellow cards to leave us with 10 mean for about 20 minutes, there was 11 bookings in the game and there could’ve been another red or two if the referee actually had a clue where he was.
Not exactly the sort of match report I was expecting to do. That’s two games lost on the bounce and no way in hell can we afford another with the first North London derby at the Grove next. That was the worst display I’ve seen for a long, long time tonight and if we play like that on Saturday then we are in for a severe beating from Tottenham.
The only positive thing I can say from the game is about the support. It was amazing and I have never lost my voice before the game had even started. It shows what sort of vocals we are capable of so I don’t understand why we just sit there in silence at home. It died off towards the end but we had nothing to sing about and I’m surprised most of us were still there. If we can sing anything like that on Saturday then it will be deafening. I’m definitely going to get to more away games even though this means Arsenal have lost every time I go to one.
I’ve done a report like this one before and people weren’t happy about it but this is my blog, which means it is my thoughts, and tonight, these are my thoughts. Tomorrow I will have calmed down and I will be able to analyse the game a bit more, think about what we did wrong and how we can move on, but at the moment this is all I can say about the game.
Good night Gooners, don’t have nightmares about the game.