Saturday, 14 March 2009
Sublime, bring out the superlatives
I'd be surprised if anyone could be negative after such a fine performance, other than fat Sam our course. Blackburn came to foul, cheat and niggle as all fat Sam teams do, so what a great pleasure it was to see them served up a good portion of roast fatty northern walrus with a side of humiliated onion bag dwelling ex-spud.
The early goal made a difference, Arshavin striking after an incisive bit of work from Walcott down the right flank, Theo certainly looks like he's been hard at work in the gym over the last few weeks, his pace and dynamism on the right side was truly electrifying today. Blackburn were then extremely fortunate to keep eleven men on the field and not concede a penalty, Warnock rugby tackled a clean through Walcott, stone wall pen, and the ref gave the free kick to Blackburn, truly moronic. Diouf, the vacuous cretin that he is, then tried to break Almunia's standing leg with a shocking late tackle which really should have seen him see red.
Song was imperious, Denilson effective, Arshavin awesome and Walcott like dynamite. Blackburn simply could not live with our tempo and pace all day long. The defence played very well, in particular I though Djourou and Toure looked very physical and strong against some big strong Blackburn forwards. The second goal came midway through the second half, a wonderful solo goal from our little Russian, some great footwork saw him cut inside his man and then cheekily roof the ball past fatty Robinson.
Eboue strode on to slot in two of his own, the first saw him rewarded with a tap in for following up Arshavin's initial effort that was parried by fatty Arbuckle, sorry Robinson. The second saw him slot home a slick spot kick after Vela had been crudely hacked down as he was about to shoot.
This was a demolition. If Bendtner had brought his shooting boots along then he could have easily grabbed himself another four goals, never mind, I don't want to dwell on negatives after such a great display. I'm just very pleased that everything is clicking at just the right time. We have an abundance of attacking options with Theo returning, alongside the new arrival the devastating Arshavin. Song has had his critics but today he was truly excellent, passing with a confident zip and winning tackle after tackle. I would also argue that the Djourou-Toure partnership has a great potential for bearing some ripe juicy fruit. We may just catch the red faced Scot yet!