I knew before the game on Sunday that I would do a piece on the result regardless of the outcome, however if I had written this straight after the game it probably would’ve included plotting murder.
Though I must say that during my dark phase the thought ‘Wenger Out’ never once crossed my mind.
However after much consideration I am ready to write.
Numb, was what I felt straight after the game. I didn’t feel like speaking so was glad that I didn’t get any messages from the few Tottenham fans that I know.
I was angry and upset that we’d lost to Tottenham, because let’s face it there is nothing worse than Spurs gloating over how they beat us but also winning a north London derby is a matter of pride.
When I had calmed down I remembered that yes we have lost 2-1 which is upsetting, but let’s not forget the result of the NLD in November earlier on in the season.
We won 5-2!!! Not only did we beat them however we humiliated them.
My improved mood also brought with it the clarity of what has come out of the game for us.
Jenkinson. I will admit that last season I didn’t really like our young Carl much.
My opinion of Carl has changed during this season and on Sunday he surprised me a lot. His performance was strong and passionate. He is still young and he can only get better and guess what….he is ours for the long term!
I am officially Team Jenkinson!!!
We also have 10 games left to play, that’s 30 points up for grabs! The season is far from over and we still have everything to play for.
Do I believe that we can qualify for the Champions League next season?
Yes I do. I believe that we can pull through this and get the points we need.
Don’t get me wrong I know the team has issues; our central defenders were abysmal on Sunday and cost us the game. The defense needs to sort their issues out ASAP, because most points dropped this season have been due to the mistakes they’ve made.
Giroud should’ve done better finishing his chances but then so should have Walcott and Ramsey. Fact is the players need to work on their finishing….I am more than happy to step in and give them a hand!
Another questionable player that I have is Szczesny, he can have kick arse amazing games where he’s our saviour and then he has games where he makes the biggest howlers ever.
We’ve all seen Wojciech run off his line and we’ve all screamed “what the hell are you doing?!” The questions that I have are:
1. Are his performances suffering due to his lack of experience?
2. Are the performances being affected by the defense?
I have a theory that seeing as our defenders can’t be trusted to do their jobs properly; Szczesny panics and reacts erratically because he hasn’t got the faith in the defenders that a goalkeeper should. Can anyone blame him?
To fix this, someone qualified should coach Szczesny on how to have faith in his own abilities regardless of the defenders. He should stick to what he knows best and if that means standing on his line facing a striker running straight at him because the defenders have failed to stop them so be it.
We have a difficult 10 games ahead, it will not be easy and the team are going to need the fans behind them 200%.
Booing and jeering at matches is not going to help us. Plus we aren’t traitorous Chelsea fans we actually have some class!
We have to show our players that we believe in them.
We also have Jack, Theo, Santi, Podolski and Jenkinson among others.
Combined these players are a force to be reckoned with; they just need to believe in themselves.
North London is still red; one result is not going to change this!
Tottenham can come back to us when they finish above us in the League 17 years running and can win the League title!
Tottenham can chant all day that they are better than us…fact is they have 1 player that holds their team together. We have a whole range of players; some who make silly mistakes….that doesn’t make them better than us.
It makes them delusional!
I have found a great cure for frustrating football results…..baking. Nothing relaxes me better than putting an apple pie or a gorgeous cake together.