Trotters Twice/Injuries

A decent win although not a sparkling performance against the Trotters at the Reebok yesterday afternoon. I watched the game on television in Washington DC. I’m writing this blog having just fallen off an overnight transatlantic flight from the USA where I’ve been for a few days on a work trip. Excuse me if my ramblings even more incoherent than usual! I had my usual luck with long flights and had a screaming youngster in the row behind me. The poor little mite was clearly not enjoying his first experience of flying and ensured that everybody in the plane was fully aware of his feelings on the subject.
I thought Craig Eastmond did OK on his full League debut. I was impressed with him on his first team debut in the Carling Cup against Liverpool. I think he’s earned his chance to be a permanent fixture in the first team squad.
Last week bought its now customary share of injuries with both Aaron Ramsey and Samir Nasri out for three weeks. Oh dear. I think we’re going to have to resort to exorcism. This Wednesday night we’ve got the Trotters again in the League and a chance to go top if we can win by two goals or more. Chelsea would however have a game in hand. Still, hitting the front would be nice.
Those seekers after truth at the Daily Mail are reporting that Philippe Senderos is likely to head to Celtic on loan for the rest of the season. Moving Senderos out is now all but inevitable as we’ve re-signed Sol Campbell for the rest of the season. I wish him well, assuming he does move to Celtic Park or elsewhere. He’s never whined in the press and seems an intelligent and nice bloke. I’m afraid though he’s never fulfilled the youthful promise which had most of the big guns in Europe chasing him.
I know it’s got nothing to do with Arsenal or even football but I can’t end this blog without mentioning Haiti. I don’t know what the media coverage has been like here but it was wall to wall in the USA, unsurprising given the number of Haitians and Americans of Haitian descent living there. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. Its people have had to suffer brutal dictatorships which have robbed the country blind and pervasive corruption. Then they get hit with a catastrophic earthquake. How’s your luck? A real heart-breaker. I hope the Premier League gets the chequebook out as it did with the Asian tsunami to help out.

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