Hello Gooners, there was no post yesterday as there was absolutely diddly-squat doing the rounds and even today is going to be a quickie. So without further ado lets get the ball rolling.
The Arsenal beat northern monkeys Huddersfield 2-1 in a friendly match up which was sponsored by ‘give a friendly match a competition name just to make it sound more appealing’ – i.e. The Herbert Chapman Cup. The friendly was all part of the Terriers centenary celebrations and in my opinion was a nice touch as ‘Sir’ Chapman shaped both the histories of Huddersfield and The Arsenal. Onto the game which was live on Arsenal TV on that there Setanta. It was quite a good game as it happens, many would of been disappointed if they expected to see The Arsenal first team as it wasn’t even a select Arsenal XI, it was the reserves playing in all truthfulness. However disappointment aside it gave the younger players a run out and show what they can do and try and do a ‘Jack Wilshere’ and gatecrash The Arsenal first team. I for one wasn’t disappointed by seeing the reserves have a run out, what with The Emirates Cup last weekend and The Amsterdam Tournament this weekend we can’t expect our first team to play all those and still be fully fit and mad for it come the beginning of the season.
There was some impressive performances and what stands out is the way we play football. Whatever the team, the first, the reserves, the youths, the women’s probably – they all play ‘The Arsenal way’ it’s like there’s a production line of mini-me’s and clones. Wenger has taught them well as is every bit as influential at The Arsenal as ‘Sir’ Herbert Chapman was. The scorers on the night was Sanchez Watt who sounds like a Mexican measurement of electricity and Dutchman Nacer Barazite, who impresses me more every time I see him. I think it’s just a matter of time for him to break into the first team squad, he has the vision and the touch and reminds me a bit of his fellow countryman Robin van Persie – but without the injuries.
So well done to the kids who on the night was captained by Justin Hoyte who has recently said he wants to fight for his place and stay at The Arsenal. It’s the next bit which is the hard part, Hoyte says he has to raise his game and get to the level of Bacari Sagna. I wish the kid luck however at 23 years old you would have to think that this will be his last season for Hoyte to impress. He wont get much first team football if ‘The Bac’ stays fit but you have to love his determination and grit to make it at The Arsenal and being a Gooner through and through you do feel for the former England U21 man. I hope he puts in a good show this season, who knows he might even have a ‘Mathieu Flamini’ season, stranger things have happened.
Trash talk on the go is that West Ham United’s Rob Green is being linked to us again, Why? Where do the media get their stories from? Don’t believe it people it’s not even a goer, Arsene Wenger is not in the market for a keeper or even a central defender which near enough everyone is screaming for. Next thing you know Newcastle United’s Obafemi Martins is going to be linked to us, well it has been at least five days since he was last last linked.
About 6m sounds about right – says Fred
Lastly and it’s a none Arsenal subject. The subject is ex-Arsenal leg-end of the diagonal run and free scoring in his heyday Freddie Ljungberg. The Super Swede who’s Happy Hammer’s career has been less than happy has been given the old heave-ho. However what would put the smile on anyones face getting the bullet is a £6m pay off – well it would be unless your Bill Gates. So a £6m payoff not bad work if you can get is it?
So as it’s probably going to be a quiet day, here’s a question for you good people to have some tomfoolery – go to the comments section – and let us know, for £6m what would you walk away from? And as I’m feeling generous, the best answer can grab a shirt from the Allgoonerdup Online Shop. Now that aint bad a days work is it?
Girl in a shirt
Allgoonerdup is looking to give the Goonerbabe page a bit of a boost and we’re going for a ‘Girl in the Shirt’ approach. Do you have any pictures of your girl in the shirt or girls get yourself seen on the Goonerbabe wall and send in your own pictures. Lets get this party started right. Send your pictures in and tell us your name, favourite player, favourite all time player, favourite drink and if you have anything else to declare to email@example.com
Join the Allgoonerdup Fantasy Premier League
If you think you can outdo Arsene Wenger or more to the point want to give it Charlie Big Potato’s over the other armchair managers out there jump on board and join the Allgoonerdup mini league, this year in the guise of our comments site Son of Allgoonerdup. There will be prize for the winner and it will have a 20th anniversary Championship winning feel to it, that or a keg load of beer for the lucky punter! To get your team in and get your game on click the below link to get started.
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Join the league by entering this pin into the ‘Join league bit’ (League Pin 73628-19858)!
(The league is called sonofallgooneredup)
Then you are away!
The deadline is August the 16th!