Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal [Sri Yakim Cafe, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo]

Borneo.
OK. Chelsea at the weekend was an embarrassment, and perhaps proof that we simply aren't good (or rich) enough to compete for the title. That being said, our season still isn't over and we have a lot to fight for, not just the FA Cup but making sure we stay as high up in the top-four as possible, with the aim of avoiding another Champions League qualifier in August. We have Swansea at home this evening. If we don't pick up three points, it'll be a key message that drastic action needs to be taken in time for the start of next season.

If it were me, I'd drop Arteta. I always try to play the optimist but I know that he's just not up to the job of playing a holding role. It's not even his natural position. Arsenal desperately need a proper holding midfielder, especially with the way our fullbacks play (high up the pitch). And, I think I've finally conceded that we need a true talisman striker. Giroud has practically proven that he's not up to the job and I wouldn't be surprised if he left at the end of the season. It has been made quite clear that there is a good transfer kitty available for the next window. The top two priorities, in my eyes, are a genuine, enforcing defensive midfielder and a clinical striker. I won't bother with any names as that's completely pointless.

There are of course other areas which need addressed. The Sagna situation is still unclear, but it looks like he may depart for France at the end of the year to take advantage of the bosman stuff. I suppose you can't really argue too much with him if that's the case. It means we will need to look for another right-back, and whilst I love Carl Jenkinson and his heart for the club, he simply isn't ready for the task in hand. Another important subject is the backup for Mertescielny - is Vermaelen up to the job?

Tea plantation, Mount Kinabalu.
The Chelsea match for me, and many others, was a depression-fest. Fortunately I was in Kola Kinabalu in Borneo to watch the match so my surroundings helped cheer me up. In just one day alone for example I managed to take a walk on the beach, drive up a mountain (somewhat), sample local tea and get literally eaten by fish in a freshwater river. It's a truly wonderful experience.

Due to lack of time and funds I didn't get to sample some of the other thrills of Borneo, like a river cruise or jungle walk, but despite this I still highly recommend visiting. I will definitely be coming back here when I can take advantage of the place more.

I'm back in Kuala Lumpur now (for the third time) to watch the Swansea match, then, on Friday, I'll be flying up to Vietnam, a country home to tens of thousands of Arsenal fans. It's going to get really interesting!


COYG

13 comments:

  1. How to stop the bleeding in the uterus can be a way herbs are made dair golden sea cucumber more information, please check here. Cara Menghentikan Pendarahan Di Rahim

    ReplyDelete
  2. Want to know about Veterans Day,which is a day to celebrate the great officers of the US army,just checkout my blog Happy Veterans Day and stay updated.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Daredevil season 3 is going to be extremely absorbing as the show runners might bring back Elektra. Daredevil Season 3 Trailer

    ReplyDelete
  4. Penyakit batuk memang banyak sekali menjangkit pada saat musim dingin tiba dan pastinya sanga memerlukan Obat Batuk alami yang tokcer, namun penyakit batuk ini pula tidak hanya menyerang saat musim tertentu melainkan juga banyak faktor tertentu, diantaranya adalah polusi, lingkungan dan masih banyak lagi.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Backlink is a link one website gets from another website. ... The quality of links is far more important than the quantity. Example: Website A is a restaurant and it gets a backlink from Website B which buy backlinks is a prominent food review blog or website. This is a valuable, natural, and relevant backlink that Website A has gained.

    ReplyDelete
  6. A recurring dream is a dream which is experienced repeatedly over a long period. They can be ... Difficulties with house maintenance; Teeth falling out - Sigmund Freud believed that if a woman had a recurring teeth falling out dream dream of her teeth falling out that ... Losing control of a vehicle; Being unable to find a toilet; Having the ability to fly.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This first post will be dedicated to the different printing processes you can choose collate printing ... And although it is the most traditional style of printing, some ...

    ReplyDelete
  8. cool post, your point of view does make sense. totally agree with you.
    thuốc trị yếu sinh lý nam hcm

    ReplyDelete

  9. LGBT TRAVEL | Australia's NO#1 fully dedicated LGBTIQ travel store

    DISCOVER WHAT'S HOT DOWN UNDER for Travel - Accommodation - Events - Clubs - Pubs - Eateries and Saunas



    gay

    gay & lesbian travel

    gay accommodation

    gay accommodation adelaide

    gay accommodation australia

    ReplyDelete
  10. LGBT TRAVEL | Australia's NO#1 fully dedicated LGBTIQ travel store

    DISCOVER WHAT'S HOT DOWN UNDER for Travel - Accommodation - Events - Clubs - Pubs - Eateries and Saunas

    http://www.lgbttravel.com.au

    ===========================================

    ReplyDelete