Sunday, May 14, 2006

Highbury hubris...?

Incidentally, while driving home along Canonbury Road towards Highbury Corner this evening, I couldn't help but notice yellow signs are already up and posted all around, advising of major road closures in bandit country Islington for the "Arsenal Parade" this Thursday...
Hmm. Let's hope such admirable advance planning proves as influential as last week's 'Boro bokking.

The Gooners do have previous in this regard, of course.
Ahead of that magical 1991 FA Cup semi-final against Spurs, George Graham's dullards were so bold as to record their FA Cup Final song ready for release almost as soon as they'd finished their North London derby lap of honour...
Thankfully, Terry Venables managed to find out about this, and used it as one of the factors to fire up Tottenham - and especially the boy Gazza - that glorious Wembley day.

Exhibit A, m'lud...

As Barry Davies so memorably put it:"Is Gascoigne going to have a crack? He is, you know... Oh, I say! Brilliant! That is Schoolboy's Own stuff!"

And as Gazza himself hollered, as he hurtled joyously towards the Tottenham bench: "He only tried to fuckin' save it!"

Of course, if the Vermin were to lose to Ronaldinho etc. and yet still take to the streets to be pelted with filth, after returning home in abject humiliation, all the somehow sweeter...

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