Cider and sarnies in the British Queen...

What a dump of a place. White Hart Lane. I detest going to this dilapidated doss-hole. Hate it. The people. The place. The people. Mind you, the programme seller I frequent during my annual visit is nothing if not courteous. See, a balanced view of Hell on earth for any Arsenal fan. But it has to be done when the rip-roaring Reds travel up the Seven Sisters Road to bring some class and majesty to the N17 environs.
And tonight is no different as AW and his nippers take on the wheeler-dealer and his assorted ne’erdowells in the Carling Cup. It seems there is a chance that our leader could be misssing from the touchline after he was charged with improper conduct by the FA.
The Mail tells us that under the association’s new fast-track disciplinary system, he can accept the charge relating to a pitch-side clash at Sunderland, when he put his hands on fourth dimwit Martin Atkinson, and take the set penalty of a one-game ban and an £8,000 fine.
The paper says AW decided to sleep on his response, knowing if he swallows the punishment today, he will free to take his place in the dugout for Saturday’s home Premier League game against West Brom.
The Daily Mirror says AW reckons JET has the “class” to make it to our first team. It adds that AW is likely to throw in the 19-year-old for the north London derby. He said: “Jay has class. Class to give the ball, class to finish, class to pass people. I believe he can play against anybody and score goals but then again you must earn your place and on a daily basis he must show you have the hunger and quality. He has the needed quality without a doubt. I am confident that if he gets an opportunity he will show that.”
The Sun carries quotes from AW about the Mexican superstar Carlos Vela. He said: “It’s about starting the game, carrying the responsibility to be the main striker and showing you can deal with that. I believe Carlos can, but you have to turn up at the right moment. It’s a massive opportunity for him.”
And the Telegraph says Lukasz Fabianski will get a rare chance to start in goal tonight despite conceding five goals against Spurs in the semi-final of the League Cup three seasons ago. It says AW hopes the keeper overcomes the disappointment of failing to displace Manuel Almunia as first-choice this season.
He said: “He was disappointed certainly. I believe he has a very strong attitude, very strong response and he works very hard in training, so he has an opportunity to show his massive talent.”
See you in the British Queen for cider and ham sarnies…

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