First things first today I want to thank everyone who has completed the Arsenal FC Blog 2008/09 Survey. The responses so far have been very interesting and as I mentioned yesterday will form the basis of the first ever Arsenal FC Blog Awards to be announced on the Arsenal FC Weekly podcast on Monday.
For those that haven’t yet completed the survey you can do so by clicking here. I’d love to hear your opinions on the season and as I said yesterday there’s a number of free copies of “The Last Game” to be won thanks to Simon & Schuster UK. The survey will be available until midnight on Friday so get involved if you want to have an influence on the first ever Arsenal FC Blog Awards. So far I’ve had over 150 responses and it would be great to get that number up over 500 by the end.
It’s the Champions League final tomorrow night and I think it’s fair to say that every Arsenal fan and his dog will be cheering on Barcelona. Anyone who is sitting on the fence need only to be reminded that the other option is of course Manchester United and not only are they massive chumps but they also knocked us out of the competition. Barcelona on the other hand play the best football in Europe and have genuine nice guys like Lionel Messi and old boy Thierry Henry in their ranks AND knocked out Chelsea in hilarious circumstances. Quite hilarious indeed.
I might have a bit of a yarn about what I think might happen in tomorrow’s post but I want to make it clear how much I don’t want United to win. The thought of those wankers holding the trophy aloft for the second season in a row makes me cringe and it hurt even more than last season given the manner in which they defeated us at The Emirates. There was a rugby union shirt one of my teachers at school, a New Zealander, used to wear which said “I support New Zealand and anyone who plays against Australia” and that’s absolutely how I feel about United. I hope they get a good touch up and Barcelona take their rightful place as both the best and most beautiful side in European football.
There’s not too much transfer nonsense going yet – thankfully – but I found a piece of news about a player who will definitely NOT be joining us. That player is Roma hard man Daniele de Rossi who said that he will not be leaving despite his club’s poor season. The news will come as a huge disappointment to Panda Bear who just recently transfered him into his Arsenal team for the Manager Mode in FIFA09.
Anyway, that’s a fairly ridiculous way to end a rather ridiculous post. I’ll speak to you again tomorrow to give some more thoughts on the Champions League final and tell you another player or two that we won’t be signing. Adios!
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