Saturday, 6 October 2012

Will Allardyce Work It Up Wenger Again?

Under Zola and Grant, we would have gone in to today's game with minimal expectation. Arsenal were so superior to us, it couldn't be true. But Arsenal were always far superior to Bolton on paper and it didn't seem to make a lot of difference. Allardyce simply sent his team out to bully Arsenal out of their stride.

Eight bookings on Monday night might suggest that Doctor Evil was using the game as a warm up, but that would be to misinterpret events. Yes we pressed, and pressed high, but we were not dirty at any point and the McCartney booking apart, Twattenbung was simply chucking around yellows to make himself look important. Today may be different.

The first question centres on team selection. Will Allardyce stay on the offensive and stick with Jarvis and Vaz Te in a 4-3-3, or will Taylor be brought back to screen whoever plays at left back? I warned before the season kicked off that we desperately needed a new left back but, for some reason, the Achilles heel was ignored. If Wenger decides to probe down our left, then it could turn into a rout.

But Wenger is scared of Allardyce. He is the football boff face to face with the playground thug. He found it hard enough when Pardew got in his face, and Allardyce has been in his mind for a decade now, knocking Arsenal out of their stride, using a bludgeoning cudgel to knock all the science out of the beautiful game. Wenger enters the game nursing a long standing headache and Carroll, Nolan and Diame will be primed to get under the Arsenal players' skins. It's unlikely to be pretty, but it could be fun!


Anonymous said...

I suppose the answer to the question in the title is no but hey...what a weekend. Another 3 points for the mighty whites and looks like we're Super League champions again. Oh yeah, and your lot got humiliated by the first thing you've played even resembling a 'top 7' side. Ain't gonna rub it in though ha ha. On a serious note I'd be worried if I were you by the goal return of your £100k a week 'superstar'. Ok I know, it's not his Job to score goals but hey..what a weekend. About to hit the town. Lock up your daughters. Come on the knuckle draggers!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha. Arsene Wenger is having a party,bring mark noble and george mccartney. Where are you hf? Bobby moore,tony cottee,russell brand,ray winstone,sam allardyce,Your boys took one hell of a beating.

Anonymous said...

That andy caroll is proving to be worth his weight in gold. David Gold.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Racist,enjoy the match? Are you goose stepping down to the bar to drown your sorrows?

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Anonymous said...

the predictions proved to be spot on as always

ie. totally fickin wrong