Otherwise known as the scratching of chickens in the barnyard dirt.

What time is it? 5 to 2, of course!

Mind the gap

The snacks were laid out, me in my kit, the kids wrapped in pub scarves, the lucky ball was down from the shelf in my office and being passed around, and the flag was hung from the upstairs railing over the living room. It was North London Derby time.

Ian and Macca got us going and then the boys took to the pitch, playing against an oddly black & grey Sp*rs side. They started in their typical form, showing aggression, and we weathered it… for the most part. At 10′, none other than that filthy Adebayor showed up at the right time to poach one in. He immediately went over the ad boards to rile up the crowd with some stupid dance. Perhaps it worked to our advantage.

At 17′, he went in studs up on Santi Cazorla and saw a straight red. Did Adebayor react to hearing so much goading from the crowd? Or is he just truly as stupid as he behaves? I think the latter. Either way, AVB’s lot were meant to play the remaining 73′ short a player. Thanks Manu! Not only will the grounds crew have considerably less fumigating to do, but watching your dopey visage meander off the pitch in disgrace felt like an early Christmas present.

Arsenal went on to put on a nice display, spreading it around and coming up with five different scorers for their five goals. It was such fun to watch and the kids had a blast screaming at the television (with me) each time another goal went in. Great stuff, Arsenal. Let’s get the ship righted and on course!

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