Friday, 25 August 2006

I can wholeheartedly recommend for that whole online music community/groups/suggestions/online/radio thing.

Pandora is also great but, whilst both build up an overview of your listening preferences, has the edge for me as it integrates with your local machine's media player and therefore your own music files, as well as the streaming audio from their own site. Just my 2p...

knee :(

Some of you may be aware that I have had a bit of bother with my right knee of late. I strained the medial ligament (yes, similar to Michael Owen in the World Cup) whilst batting for GRACC and have been on crutches ever since.

So I will mostly be sitting in the pavilion for the last game of the season, keeping score and shouting abuse where necessary...

Sunday, 20 August 2006

Ashburton Grove a-go-go

Slightly disappointing start to The Gunners tenure at the new Emirates Stadium with a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa to kick off the 2006-7 season:

From what I could tell from the highlights, we started similarly to last year - fantastically stylish football, awesome movement on and off the ball but ultimately finding it difficult to break down teams that put 8 (or 9 and occasionally 10) men behind the ball and defend for most of the game. We're going to need a Plan B if this season isn't to be a damp squib.

That said, Theo Walcott came on and looked particularly lively on the left so Wenger does intend to play him, even if it is as a substitute:

"I am happy because we were in a tricky situation when he came on, one-nil down. I know there is a lot expected from him. He played with freshness and straight away he became dangerous on the left flank and he was involved in the goal we scored. I must say that overall when he came on his performance was very positive."