Sunday, August 18, 2013

Utterly Shameful!

For once I feel ashamed to be an Arsenal fan, its not the defeat in Game One, not the lost 3 points, its the fans that fail me. I am sad to be categorised among those who can't back their own team, their invincible manager, their future legends.

Its not Arsenal, or their policies, or yesterday's game, its the boos, Jeers thrown at my team ( MY TEAM, nobody boo's his own team)

I sure don't reach many of you, but the most (not all) of you I address today, yes! You have failed me, hurt me more than all of my ex's put together, more than all the failed subjects in my graduation, more than watching Zidane walk past the World Cup dejected. For a moment I felt that I made a wrong choice supporting Arsenal. I am sad for yesterday's loss, I don't blame the ref. I think he was an overall fuck up. 

It is bad to lose an opening game in front of home crowd, at the Emirates, in a season where we were expecting to just mount the pressure on other serious contenders. But, look at it as just a small loss, Aston Villa are no easy opponents, we have an entire season ahead of us. This could well be the best 3 points lost ever, come on a right time. Any further, it would make a lot more difference.
Wenger knows he has to spend, he knows he has a thin-squad which gets thinner every time he plays against clubs playing a brand a football which resembles more to rugby. And when you know it, when I know it, so does the only manager ever to manage an invincible squad ever knows it. Wenger is a lot smarter than you and me put together. Lot smarter than the managers of Chelsea, City, United and Liverpool put together. Simple question, will you buy an Arsenal Jersey from me if I am selling it at twice its actual price?

How many times have we lost players due to clubs like Chelsea, United, Liverpool and City outbidding us? ( Count starting from Wright- Phillips to Eden Hazard) 
Do you think it is worth falling into a financial mess trying to compete with these clubs with respect to spending money on players- who may or may not be successful, who may or may not be fit for an entire season, who may or may not be able to match the premier league style of football. 

Does that mean we shouldn't buy? 
No, that's not what Wenger is up to. He has a very subtle style of working, not the credit mongering type, not explaining and exclaiming every action he does, his business is done in a very delicate manner, remember signing Santi? His style has done a lot good to the club and has ruined his image, but being the man he is- he doesn't care for his image and he sure loves Arsenal more than you do, lot more than I do. 

There will be signings- could be three or four or five and each one you will be boasting upon, and then on a day like yesterday you will again be booing them,  the same players you had your display pictures few days back. Learn to back your team, yesterday you were not just throwing those jeers at Wenger or the management. Our lil Jacky, the ever fighting Rosicky, the brilliant Santi were all at the end of it, you did a lot good to their morale. They would sure love to stay another season to entertain your boo's

Watch liverpool learn from them. Look at how they responded to a player who was so vocal in leaving them. They are the real fans. We are just a bunch of shameful idiots. 

Be man enough, or a women if you are one,  face your bad days, stand behind your team. Boos are not the answer.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gunner Minions (Part-1)

Photoshop was one of my favourite activity, its been ages since I've done something on that. Here is a small edit First let me thank @saber_gooner  for the base image, I've flicked it though. I am sure the fellow Gooner will be kind enough to grant me permission.

Started with the easiest More to come!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our Running Man

What attracts me to Arsenal, and what hold my faith in them stronger every time even after series of disappointments is the class they go about it, the class with which they got a manager dubbed "Arsene Who" to the only manager with undoubtedly the most unique achievement in the modern day football.

You can win it a hundred times, but, to with it once with total conviction is something amazing. 

Speaking of class, it oozes in every aspect that links Arsenal. Be it the way they deal with fans, finances, players, charities and events. Such class only attracts class, yes, the fans. One thing that keeps me going- the Gooners.

One such event- "the running man" showed us what Arsenal Fans are made of. During the Arsenal's trip to Hanoi, Vietnam during the pre-season, a fan ran along the player's bus for around FIVE KILOMETRES, bumping into trees and lamp posts, yet not stopping till achieving a rare rendezvous with the team. 
The Running Man (Image: @Arsenal FC)

No dream to big
The thirst with the destiny
He's efforts were appreciated by the team, with the team singing "sign him up", for the man's efforts and was allowed to board the bus, with a standing ovation from the team he gives standing ovation to week-in and week-out. Truly a delight for any fan. And a gesture of class, unmatchable.  

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Reload the Guns

I have been off for a long time, long long time. Its been more than a year. A poor start to last season, personal and professional life crisis and various other reasons. It feels great to be back and the smell of positivity from all around motivates me further.

This is the first time, in a long long time that transfer window is filled with positivity, I am not talking about us being linked with the Higuains, the Rooneys, the Fabregases or the Barrys. I am talking about the fact that for the first time in last 4-5 years that we, the Gooners, are not scared of loosing out on a key member from the starting 11. And, the fact that we have started adding member to strengthen squad makes the aura of positivity smell better.

And for all those who think of us adding to the squad the big names, please analyse, Arsene Wenger has managed to get stability to our overall fee structure compromising on a lot of things, call it trophies to begin with. He's taken undeserved criticism, and from people who don't deserve, and the cristicism his caliber doesn't deserve. He got stability to fee structure compromising and losing his dearest sons, read Henry and Fabregas, and a few who don't deserve a mention.

Forget about the really big names coming in, remember, "we don't buy stars, we create them".

And, lets put our hands together for the new signing Yaya Sanogo. The next Henry, lets see, I give a realistic 3 years target.

Lot more to come. Hoping for  a positive season.