Friday, March 19, 2010

Wishes are now as prevalent as roses

We've got it! The dream match, the Camp Nou experience, the
possibility of evicting Europe's power-house from the Champions League
and the stark reality involved if we fail looms ahead.

Clichy has been wishing for the right but sinister things within the
week, and I am really glad the chap got what he wanted. The question
every gooner is/might be pondering on is if the young man can deliver
his promise by living up to our lofty expectations.

That apart, we now face an uphill task in our bid to unseat the
incumbent holders of the Champions League, who have in their
possession the World's most lethal attacker. We have our own
weapon/weapons, and it isn't an individual weapon but rather the team
as a whole.
And maybe, we'll finally get our long awaited chance to inflict damage
on the Catalan club's title aspirations by scuppering their
second-term ambition.

Thierry Henry, will definately be elated about the prospect of him
playing and maybe scoring against his former employer (Arsenal).
Personally I think Henry has lost the magic and flair that endeared
him to so many Arsenal fans. He's the least of our problems.

The draws have been made. Here they are:

The quarter-finals first legs will be played on March 30/31 and the
return legs on April 6/7 respectively.

Arsenal v Barcelona

Bayern Munich v Manchester United

Inter v CSKA Moscow

Lyon v Bordeaux

The semi-finals draw for the elite club event is as follows:

Bayern Munich/Manchester United v Lyon/Bordeaux

Inter Milan/CSKA Moscow v Arsenal/Barcelona

The first legs will be played on April 20/21 and the second legs on April 27/28