We gave our best, it wasn’t enough for the Ref

April 6, 2010 by   Filed under: Arsenal FC, Champions League

Having just watched the game I have mixed feeling about the tie, number one was the Ref. He gave all the free kicks to Barca to my liking in the first half it never looked we were going to win this one anyway we made some tackles and the German Referee has always seen the bad boys in our squad. I have not been counting but we must have got at least two yellows in the first 45 minutes.

There are plenty of things to talk about, there is no doubt that Barca were the better side after we scored our first goal….the pass from Walcott was sloppy but Bendy managed to get himself up in time and convert his chance. Few second later we had yet another brilliant scoring opportunity to be 2 nil up, but it wasn’t meant to be, Diaby took the wrong option and since that we were pretty much spineless. Nasri was not there at all I thought he would be up to the job for me. Diaby had the best game of his life, then again people like Rosicky and Nasri have let him down with poor positioning. Don’t get me wrong I think both of them tried and tried but Barce is Barca, good game plan, best player in the world and here we are, what esle could we do?

We allowed them to read us and we thought we could out fox them after the first goal we pushed higher up the pitch and Messi did the damage in the first half, I did think there was a way of coming back, however Guardiola got his tactics 100% spot on on the night. They never gave it full on counter to destroy us, however I think our lads should have done the same tonight, it’s easier said than done I know that especially with 7 main squad players missing. I honestly thing Barca would be an avarage team if it wasn’t for Messi.

Having said what has happened on the pitch I think the Ref and His Almighty Linesman did their job really well, they didn’t flatter at booking us and they seemed to have a real flavour at Barca coming through tonight, Rosicky played one of a beauty pass to Bendtner who was onside but the linesman flagged it offside…even Mr Gray which is very rare disagreed.

It does hurt tonight, we all hurt tonight, I wish we could have a go at them with our full time squad, I wonder how they would respond then. It was certainly a footballing lesson and I’m sure the lads and Arsene will learn from this. Don’t get your head down people we still have a glimmer of hope for the Priemier League, starting with a visit to Three Point Lane and I’m sure we’ll be back in the Champions League next year.

Arsenal for life!

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3 Comments on "We gave our best, it wasn’t enough for the Ref"

  1. Dennissaitoti on Tue, 6th Apr 2010 10:49 pm 

    Arsene Wenger did his best. He played his best team and coordinated them as best as he could. All in all the better team won. Barca outplayed us most of the productive part of the game and surely deserved the glory. For our part as arsenal fans lets keep the faith. Our representatives on the pitch did the best on our behalf. My Nasri made me proud. He proved to me that he could handle the midfield plus the team single-handedly. He played superbly and am now not doubtful: he is the new Zidane! Jst one word for my soccer king. Just shoot more and give us more n more goals.

  2. Falapio on Fri, 25th Sep 2015 9:50 am 

    Man U is not a term United fans refer to themselves as. The term is only used by other sporupters as a complete and utter insult to our club. The “u” is meant to be “you” by the rival fans.An early example of its usage is this chant by West Brom fans: “Duncan Edwards is manure, rotting in his grave, man you are manure- rotting in your grave”. The origin of “Man u” is a song to insult the dead Duncan Edwards.Liverpool and Leeds fans copied this with their own man you /u versions to insult all of the lads who died at munich.”Man U Man U went on a plane Man U Man U never came back again”and..”Man U Never Intended Coming Home” (if you combine the first letter of each word you get the word “munich”).I hope this makes it clearer that saying man u is an insult, particularly to the older sporupters and to see United fans using it now is shameful. I hope a few might read this, understand and spread the word.

  3. Kezzle on Sun, 20th Dec 2015 12:54 am 

    Man U is not a term United fans refer to themselves as. The term is only used by other suoprpters as a complete and utter insult to our club. The “u” is meant to be “you” by the rival fans.An early example of its usage is this chant by West Brom fans: “Duncan Edwards is manure, rotting in his grave, man you are manure- rotting in your grave”. The origin of “Man u” is a song to insult the dead Duncan Edwards.Liverpool and Leeds fans copied this with their own man you /u versions to insult all of the lads who died at munich.”Man U Man U went on a plane Man U Man U never came back again”and..”Man U Never Intended Coming Home” (if you combine the first letter of each word you get the word “munich”).I hope this makes it clearer that saying man u is an insult, particularly to the older suoprpters and to see United fans using it now is shameful. I hope a few might read this, understand and spread the word.

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