Monday, October 30, 2006

Arsenal 1-1 Everton

Arsenal 1-1 Everton

Given the blues record away at Arsenal this was a fantastic is slightly disappointingly given we lead for an hour of the game but a point is a point. Wenger and van Persie seemed to be moaning about our pragmatic approach to holding our early lead.

Tim Cahill scores at the Emirates Stadium

We are hardly going to throw caution to the wind whilst leading away from home to one of the best attacking teams in the country. Arsenal are flat-track bullies. If you let them play and set a tempo they'll destroy you...I seem to remember them trying to slow the game down immeasurably at Goodison a couple of seasons ago. Also virus had been doing the rounds with our squad so a point there is all the more creditable.

My sporting weekend was a bit up and started off very, very well with the St Louis Cardinals winning the world series...truly tremendous stuff given their stuttering form towards the end of the regular season.

Here's a vid that contains a bit of a sly dig at Kenny "Pine Tar" Rogers :

I also heard that our friend's Diana's beloved Chicago Fire got dumped out the playoffs at the Semi-Final stage :(:(:(.

Everton's early lead kept our nerves on edge as we watched Waterloo V Pertemps Bees. Again Waterloo had those lapses in concentration which cost them two early tries. They rallied well but never really go back into the game after an attack broke down and the Brummies went up the other end and nicked a third try. A late, late spear tackle on van DeVenter didn't help matters as he's now broke his arm. A great ground out phase-upon-phase effort eventually breached their line and a late interception lead to a breakaway try but ultimately after the slow start Waterloo made a losing bonus was all they could ever hope for 18-38 the final score...We rushed into the clubhouse to watch Sky Sports Centre to see if Everton could hold on, the Evertonian Waterloo fans were all huddled round the television for what seemed like ages. I'm not sure how much injury time was added but eventually Moyes got so annoyed he got sent to the stand for pointing to his watch (painful memories of the City game haunting both fan and management alike methinks).

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