March 7th, 2012
Champions League Observations, Pt I: Comments On Comebacks
Arsenal fans? Allow us to distract you with a bulge/bottom/belly related three-fer!
Two football matches, four teams, 44 players, five goals on the night, fourteen across the fixtures.
Holy smokes! We can’t believe we got that right on the
first second attempt!
Image: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images.
1. Obviously neither of these (above) are remotely acceptable hair management decisions. But whose follicular foul upset you more? Visually, we think that Bacary’s blond braids are scarier, with their dual colourway and peculiar binding system, but we know what happens when Ibra releases his beast. Thoughts on this important matter, please?
2. Is fate taking the mickey out of Arsenal? No one can deny that 3-0 at half-time was an awe-inspiring comeback, especially since their top scorer wasn’t responsible for two of the goals, but really? Did the awkward ball that would have given the Gunners 4-4 and extra time have to fall to RvP, only for him to knock it straight at Abbiati? Isn’t that a touch unfair for such a pretty, kind boy?
Nelson Oliveira will be feeling the weight of our disapproval around now. And rightly so. Image: REUTERS/Rafael Marchante.
1. Should we escalate (by escalate we mean actually do more than bitch constantly) our campaign against base layers? We are getting soooo bored with scenes like the one above unfolding. We could write a letter. Or make a film. Organise a march, maybe. Although they all seem awful time consuming… we have a manicure sked to maintain, you know.
2. How did we not notice that Arsenal’s Andrey Arshavin had returned to Zenit St Petersburg? He didn’t play last night in Zenit’s 2-0 defeat at Benfica, but we saw his picture over the weekend and spent ages trying to figure out why he was wearing the wrong kit. Did you guys know?
Right. We’re pretty sure we didn’t miss anything there. An extended lunch to celebrate, we think.