Saturday, 26 November 2011



ESPN have deemed that today’s game between Arsenal and Fulham take place at 5:30; the worst kick off time since sliced bread.

It messes up every routine a supporter might have. I got my head round 12.00 kick offs, I have come to terms with Sunday games, but 5:30 Saturday; terrible and inconvenient.

I guess the good thing to take from the early evening/late afternoon shenanigans is that we will know how Chelsea, Man Utd, Newcastle and Sp*rs have got on, and this knowledge may give some added motivation. The fact that Man Utd v Newcastle means points dropped above us is also well timed. Ditto for Liverpool v Man City Tomorrow.

Three points today is the mission statement and we can head towards 5:30 with some real confidence based on our current form, particularly at the Emirates. It may also be an opportunity for some peripheral players to put in an appearance ahead of Tuesday's cup game.

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