So, we get the BEST of ’em all + West Ham Preview
I really can’t describe my mood as I write this but you can bet I’m not the happiest man on earth (not even one of them). I just saw the Champions League draws and when teams like United, Lyon and Inter got Bayern, Bordeaux and CSKA Moscow respectively, we got FC Barcelona: the perfect game for football purists. If you want to be the best, you have to defeat the best right? It means we are going to play the world’s best player, with the world’s most functioning midfield(i won’t bother with the names) and a defence that “plays football”.
It’s really going to be interesting to see who gets more possession of the ball, as the winner of this battle ultimately wins the tie. Now let me assure you, even though Barca are favourites, we will not concede possession to them like Stuttgart and other teams have done. Other teams couldn’t defeat them because they couldn’t keep the ball well and couldn’t muster any threat on goal with the little they had. We’ve got arguably the highest scoring midfielder in the world at the moment, 17 goals and 16 assists(I think it’s more) is something even Xavi will kill for. We need Song and Diaby to come to the party, Arsha could be our Messi, Nasri our Iniesta, don’t worry about Nikky cos somehow I trust him on this one. Nikky against Pique is going to be an interesting one! But we need to believe we can do this because it’s really possible…Atletico Madrid and Rubin Kazan anyone?
So first things first, we have West Ham coming over to the Ems this weekend. This is a done deal for me but any elements of complacency should be erased. We play our normal game, we win this and we might be top on Monday depending on the outcome of the United and Chelsea games. Man U host a Liverpool team who are regaining their belief and confidence after drubbing Lille 3 zip last night. Torres also looks the part now and I hope he does the same to Vidic and help prevent a Man U win. I’m only hoping on this even though I feel United will win comfortably, I pray I’m wrong though. Chelski travel to Blackburn and this is going to be a very tricky one for them. They need to win for their fans and owner, but anything other than a win will surely see this team capitulate almost completely. The lose this and you can bet on them losing at least two more before the end of the season. I have the same feeling as the United game so there’s no need stressing the point.
So Titi is coming back home in most likely his final season at the Camp Nou, you can expect a standing ovation for him even louder than the one Becks got at very old Trafford. He’s our hero, the reason why I watched football, probably our greatest ever player, probably the greatest foreigner the league has known and definitely the best striker it has seen. I always dreamed of this match hoping for a huge Arsenal win but a Titi goal. So why can’t we beat them 4 zip and he scores a consolation ending the tie at 4-1 to the Arsenal! I know you must think I’m crazy but I don’t see us losing this one…not home and not even away. But first we need to focus on the weekend and get the required points to take us top and we also need to score a lot to improve our goal difference and to help the Sport Relief aid that makes league sponsors Barclays donate £1000 for every goal scored and £500 for every shot on target. What better opportunity to donate to charity.
We’ll win this weekend for sure and if we don’t, then maybe we don’t deserve the League afterall. We need to send messages of intent with our performances to Barca from now on. I know there are a lot of gooners who are sad with the draws, cheer up! It’s up to us to prove our doubters wrong, all we need to is be efficient. To all you scared gooners, say nothing, just keep the faith!
From wherever you are reading, have fun!
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