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I took this match thread as my last two were Manchester City, and we were beat in both – so I thought if anyone should take this guaranteed loss, it should be me.
Newcastle United take on Arsenal in a match that is no doubt going to be a hilarious affair for Alan Pardew and his band of terrible footballers. In the last match thread, it was said that our season was over. We’d finish in the top half, everyone would earn a lovely bonus and the rubbish train would roll on, undisturbed by the cries of anguish from the fans. Fortunately (?) we were beaten 2-1 to no one’s surprise, with Debuchy and Rémy not being able to hold the team up this time. If we’re lucky, we’ll drop out of the top 10 and Pardew will be consequentially rocketed to the moon.
This match should see the return of Rémy and Debuchy starting line-up, so there’s a slim chance that we may get a goal, emphasis on the slim. As well as setting some incredible records with his NUFC team, Pardew has found himself bored and in need of new entertainment. This latest round of amusement has seen Hatem Ben Arfa “banished” in recent times, and this looks to continue if his statements on instagram are to be believed, as he has stated that he wasn’t even chosen for the travelling squad for this game. Following from this, his lawyer has announced that Pardew and his entourage have to stop slandering Hatem’s image. Who needs EastEnders?
Arsenal have a real fight for the top 4 on, with Everton nipping at their heels they’ll have to push hard to stay in the Champions League spots this year. They started the season incredibly well, sitting top of the league for quite a while before an injury crisis decimated their chances. The return of Ramsey seems to have galvanised the team though, and they are now back to their fast, attacking football. Vermaelen also returns for this match, so they are looking to finish the season on a high – lucky us. Continue reading