Monday, April 28, 2008

Arsenal-Derby Preview, Bring Back The Noise

Morning everyone. Should be a fun day today. The sun is shining here in Florida and we play Derby County today, which makes every day better. We beat them 5-0 at home earlier in the year and I'll be hoping for a similar result today. We may also get to see some fringe players because we have injuries and also the boss has said he wants to rest some Euro2008 players.

Team news ahead of the game sees Sagna, Flamini, Eduardo, Rosicky, and Diaby out with injuries. It's really hard to pick a team not only with the injuries but you don't know who Arsene is going to decide to rest. I think it could be Ade and Cesc though. So going by that I think the lineup will look something like this:


He made decide to put Eboue at right back or maybe even bring back Justin Hoyte (where has he been all year?) and Song could start instead of Senderos maybe. Like I said I think Ade and Cesc will be rested which gives Bendtner and Denilson starts and I really hope Walcott will get another 90 minutes, whether it's up front or on the wing, I'm looking forward to seeing him play again.

Team news for Derby is, well that they are shit. They only have 11 points from 35 matches, which is absolutely incredible. I'm pretty sure the record for lowest point total is Sunderland of a couple years ago with 12 points so let's not let them beat it!

Seriously though we should expect nothing less than a win here today. My prediction is 3-0 to the Gunners and YoungGuns agrees with me. Leave a prediction. I'm hoping RvP and Theo both score, because they both need that confidence boost that only a goal can give you.

Now on to my brilliant idea:

If you didn’t know already, the atmosphere at the Grove is a bit lacking, so a couple of us Arsenal bloggers started a "Bring Back the Noise" campaign to start getting it louder again. So I had an idea. I am thinking of making t-shirts for the campaign, on the front they would have the "Arsenal, we love you" song lyrics on them and on the back it could have a cannon or something else goonerish and the words "Bring Back the Noise." If we got enough people to wear them to the games we think it might help everyone that wants it to be loud at the stadium to recognize each other. If this is something that would interest you, please let me know because we are trying to figure out how much interest there is. I can send you a preview of the shirt if you want, just message me on here, leave a comment, or email me at

i think it’s a good idea so please let me know if interested!

For more on Bring Back the Noise check out:

http://www.arsenalnews. net/comments/38266/bring_back_the_noise_update_thoughts_on_loyalty_and_the_leaky_blues/


Unknown said...

I like the new look!

Really fun match today, should have been even more but I'm not complaining. What a performance from Ade.

Good to see Benny Feilhaber get some time for Derby, and even put a nice looking shot on target.

I loved hearing the supporters singing all the songs for Rocastle, Viera etc. LOL

ArseNole said...

Thanks for the compliment on the new look, Young Guns actually did the design for me.

Yeah it was a good match. I was pissed as a tart when Derby scored to equalize but their defense is absolutely woeful. Adebayor scores so many goals but tomorrow we will probably hear from all the fans saying he should have had 17 goals and that we should ship him out tomorrow. I love Ade, wish everyone else did.

Yeah the supporters were great today, could hear them throughout the whole match singing, just wish we could get something like that at the Grove, that's what I'm goin for with this shirt thing.

Unknown said...

Oh you are dead on about the fans with Ade. At Arsenal America some are already saying "30 goals in all competitions...should have been 40!" LOL

I'm with on the "Bring back the noise" idea..unfortunately, I don't get to many (or any) games at the Grove hehe

Seems like all of the big 4, except Liverpool, have their atmosphere issues. SAF is always ragging on the Utd fans for not being loud enough, and Chelsea doesn't even sell out CL Group Stage matches.

Anonymous said...

Wow, much improved look! It makes it so much more readable.
Might be easier if the background moved with the text though!
Anyway, easy win for us eh? only 4 points off top!!

ArseNole said...

Yeah let's hope Chelski and ManUre find a way to drop some more points. Hopefully they will all drop dead during their Champion's League games or something. Let's keep it up Gunners!

Anonymous said...

we played well! very well indeed!

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