Monday 20 September 2010

Spuds preview and sweet FA

Apparently Arsene has named a much stronger squad than expected for tomorrow's game against the Spuds, only three Reserves players are in there: JET, Lansbury and Eastmond. It means that the team won't be drastically different to the side that played at the weekend. Unfortunately Fabianski is set to start in goal, I'd also expect Gibbs to return for Clichy, Djourou and Eboue may well come into the back four, while I'd expect Rosicky to come into the midfield. It would be nice to see JET get a start given his fantastic form of late.

Watching the highlights of all the weekend's Premiership games I was struck at some of the appalling refereeing decisions. The worst of the lot was Marriner's decision to show Fellaini just a yellow card for a vicious swing of the elbow at an opponent's head, obviously the FA's useless disciplinary system mean that Fellaini will get away with this assault as the referee is deemed to have 'dealt' with the incident, even if this has been done completely incompetently. It wouldn't happen in any other walk of life, it really wouldn't. The deliberate foul by Diouf on Schwarzer for Blackburn's goal was also an awful error, a trickier one for the referee, but yet another great example of why video technology must come into the game. As things stand the FA seem more concerned with preventing Arsene Wenger from politely mocking the incompetence of their small minded officials, shame on them.

Come on you Gunners, as it's the spuds, come on you Gunners!


Anonymous said...

spurs will win this one with ease, i reckon 3-1 or 3-0

Anonymous said...

Whatever side we field will be massively weakened by injuries-and the absence of Song. The one thing you can rely on is that Spuds will go completely over the top, win or lose.