Wednesday, November 19, 2008

MCFC Vs Arsenal - The Players' Lounge Saturday (*gasp*) 22nd Nov K.O. 7.00pm

Well, judging by the look of Monsieur Wenger, he doesn't seem to be a happy bunny at the moment. And nor should he be, as Arsenal have now lost two of their last three league games. City, on the other hand, are bang in form and firing on all cylinders, having picked up 1 point from the last 12.

It's fair to say the Blues don't have the best of records against the Gunners (we've only beaten them once in the last 738 years) but this is our first Saturday game since the turn of the century, so that is at least something to get excited about, eh?

Despite losing 1-0 at The Emirates last season to an 80th minute goal from Fabregas, and 3-1 at Eastlands to strikes from Adebayor (2) and Eduardo, City acquitted themselves admirably and matched Arsenal's slick passing style for large parts of both games. Similar performances from City, coupled with improved scorelines, would offer some much-needed relief for under-fire boss Mark Hughes.

The match kicks off at 7pm (Dubai time) and mcfcUAE will be meeting at the Players' Lounge in the bizarrely-named, inner-city Country Club Hotel in Bur Dubai for food and drinks from 5pm onwards. Get there early to avoid the disappointment of having to sit next to me banging on about the 119 points I scored in Fantasy Football last week. That's ONE HUNDRED and NINETEEN!!!

Be there or be square. Or simply busy doing something else.

Dave (or '1-1-9' as I now liked to be called)

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