Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Aliadiere, Kolo's new deal, Arsenal anthem/chant ideas

Good win in the Carling Cup last night for our extremely young gunners, or 'pistols' as one might call them. Indeed, Almunia was the only player over 23 in the team. I was dissapointed not to be able to watch the game, but it didn't seem to be on anywhere on TV. It was a shame because I was very interested to see which of our young uns seems to be showing the most promise, especially with players such as Connolly playing who I've haven't really seen in action. For a full report from someone who did get there, see Goodplaya. Theo apparently had an indifferent game, yet still popped up with an assist; Adebayor picked up a slightly worrying injury which different reports ascribe to different parts of his body; Aliadiere put two away to see us through.
And thus, the Aliadiere enigma re-emerges. Is he good enough to warrant a long-term first team, or even squad, place? He seems to impress in the short periods where he is given a chance, but then almost invariably slips back into the ether. I think that, at the moment, him, Lupoli and Bendtner are all fighting for the fourth/fifth striker position (as Theo grow into a striker over time). If any of them wants to snatch the position they have to start scoring and taking their opportunities. They all seem to be doing this at the moment, which must be giving Arsene one of those pleasant selection headaches. I can't see all three of them being here next year; perhaps only one will make the grade and I'm not sure who it will be.

Kolo signed a new 'long-term' deal yesterday which is also great news: The Times reported the length of the contract as four years, but I think there's a real chance that Kolo will stay at the club until he retires: he wants to and he clearly has the physical strength to maintain his presence as a top-level defender as he ages. He's also, surely, a contender for captain in the long-term.

Finally, what do people think of this? I'm not too sure, even if I would have to admit that I'm fairly desperate for the club to get some form of anthem. Also, a Tom Jones song would be nice. I think the key with anthems is not to change the words; keep them as they are, and eventually they become somehow mystically linked to the club. How this mystical link begins, however, is quite, er, mystical, and I don't think trying to force a solution is the best idea.

Still, new songs are needed, if only to end the ad nauseum 'stand up if you hate the spuds'/ 'oh ashley cole...' chants. Personally, and I've only heard it a few times recently, I like the 'you are my arsenal...' chant to the tune of 'you are my sunshine'. I would also appeal to any RedAction members to think of chants for Kolo, Hleb and Gilberto. I like the 'Alex hleb, wo-oh, Alex Hleb, wo-oh, he comes from Belarus, he sells cheap fags and booze', although I do worry he may be offended, slightly, by this....

Right, back to work. til later

32 comments:

soopadoopagooner said...

The Aliadiere enigma status is soon to be wiped from our memories. This lad has been one of the unluckiest strikers at the club. The injuries he has sustained must have really tested his resolve especially when he was farmed out to 3 different clubs over the last season.

That aside, I remember how brilliant he was at the start of our 'invincible' season. Before he broke his leg he was literally hammering on the "Premiership First Team" door! If he can stay injury free, he will become even better this season and the fact that even when he is not playing well he is still hitting the back of the net can only be encouraging. You can see why Wenger has kept him.

Shabbs said...

I like the Tom Jones idea Ive just had a listen to the orig. and it quite euphoric it would certainly create a buzz. As for the chants for the other I totally agree we have nothing for Eboue, Gallas, Baptista, Rosick, Gilberto, Senderos...we do though have two for KOLO but no one seems to sing em. Duh Duh Duh Duh Duh Kolo Toure

Goonerboy said...

For Rosicky we have,

super, super Tom
super, super Tom
super, super Tom
Super Tom Rosicky

Anonymous said...

I once saw: Rosicky your so fine, your so fine you blow my mind Rosicky Rosicky

Goonerboy said...

we are singing that at the next game!

Shabbs said...

How about

He's big
He's Swiss
and Drogba is his bitch
Phil Senderos Phil Senderos

GoonerHarry said...

How about... to the tune of "The Automatic - Whats that coming over the hill is it a Monster "

Whats that coming over the Hill.. is it Baptista?

Shabbs said...

Like it!

Anonymous said...

I sit in the ReDAction area, and I have to say that it is buzzing round there, so lets keep it up. Kolo has a quality song:

Duh Duh Duh, we've got Kolo Toure, duh duh duh, he plays for Arsenal..............

As for Adebayors song, one word for it, SHIT.

Come on you rip roaring reds!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shabbs said...

What part of the ground is the Red Action section?

Anonymous said...

I've always felt that a chant for Kolo should be along the lines of 'Come on Eileen': "Kolo Toure Wooah Kolo Toure Wooah Kolo Toure Wooah KO-LO TOU-RE!" *Repeat to fade*

Baptista (To the tune of 'Are you watching...'): "Feed the Beast, Feed The Beast, Feed the Beast and he'll score...Feed the Beast and he will score"

GoonerHarry said...

How about a song about Willies (Gallas) and Baps (Baptista) :)

Seriously though didnt Willie Young (ye olde Arsenal) used to have a song to the tune of "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands"


We've got the biggets Willie.. in the land
the biggest willie, in the land
the biggest willie, in the land
We've got the biggets Willie in the land

Anonymous said...

A great and original chant for Kolo could be sung to the tune of 'Lola' by The Kinks and would go: 'Kolo K-O-L-O kolo K-O-L-O Kolo...he is the world's most passionate man and ofcourse he hates the Tottenham..kolo K-O-L-O Etc..

goonerHarry said...

DOH! me spell good eenglish :)

Little Dutch said...

And go to vital football for someone else who saw the game i.e me! Sorry about the shameless self promotion, got a touch of the Stevie G's there. (Funny how he played shit against a quality opponent yet again on sunday). I like the anthem idea, I'm so jealous when I hear City singing Blue Moon, I think Stoke adopted Delilah to great effect and Liverpool's Ring of Fire is now indellibly linked to them. The #we're on our way# chant seems to be going up more and more, my editor at the gooner suggested the green green grass of home. How about #I Can See Clearly Now the Rain Has Gone#?

Goonerboy said...

Hmm,not too keen on 'I can see clearly now...' but green green grass might be a go-er.

Little Dutch said...

Oh and a song for Gallas that went up at Reading, #I would rather have a Willy than a cunt#

Anonymous said...

think The Kinks song for Kolo that anonymous at 5:01 came up with is brill..wud b so anthemic

Eastlower174 said...

(flinstones)
kolo kolo toure he's a new boy to our family,
from the coast of ivory,
a gooner legend he'll surely be....

cesc,
fabregas fabregas when he's on the ball,
fabregas fabregas the greatest of the all,
his passes are sublime,
his mum is fucking fine (and she is)
fabregas fabregas fabregas

Anonymous said...

what about this one for cole leavin to the song i can see clearly

I can see clearly now the scum has gone
SCUM
SCUM
i cant think of a last bit

Anonymous said...

Green green grass of home majes good reading. I haven't heard it but how can this be heard?
I think it may be a breakthrough.
A club as big as us should have a massive anthem that will the living daylights outta opponents. 60000 seater is bigger than Anfield. Red Action pls do something. Lets try this one. Can the editor make it out on MP3?

Anonymous said...

What about reviving the old Petit song for Eboue:

"He's tall, he's quick, his name's a porno flic: Emmanuel, Emmanuel."

Anonymous said...

he is the world's most passionate man and ofcourse he hates the tottenham..Kolo K-O-L-O..ha ha we gota sing that

Deise Gooner said...

I remember Kolos first game and the interview afterwards. Against Man Ure it was. He ran about like a lunatic when he came on as a sub. He clattered into The Great Dane and sent him sprawling. Afterwards in his interview he says " The boss told me to just enjoy my foot. " with a big huge grin on him. His passion for the club seems to shine through with his latest comments saying he wants to stay for life. Leg end in the making

Anonymous said...

Pls vote for Cesc http://www.aspire.qa/topics/index.asp?level=8&id=0 thanks

Anonymous said...

heard a great chant for about ashley cole at the cska moscow match

Chelsea wherever you maybe,
Your left backs got HIV,
his mobile phone,
he sticks it up his arse,
and his wife is a geordie brass.

thought it was good!

Anonymous said...

You Need More Forigns
Clap Clap
You Need More Forigns
Clap Clap
You Need More Forigns

Anonymous said...

You Need More Forigns
Clap Clap
You Need More Forigns
Clap Clap
You Need More Forigns
Clap Clap

Anonymous said...

For Eduardo
(to the tune of noah's ark)

He came to us when henry went
eddie, eddie
he scores more goals than darren bent
eddie, eddie
he broke his leg but he'll be back
and darren bent will still be cack
eduardo da silva, arsenal's number 9

Anonymous said...

rosicky wooooaaaaaaa
rosicky ooaaaaaaaaaa

we dont know if hes shit
because hes never fucking fit
rosicky woaaaa

Anonymous said...

rosicky wooooaaaaaaa
rosicky ooaaaaaaaaaa

we dont know if hes shit
because hes never fucking fit
rosicky woaaaa

Anonymous said...

i heard a good one when i went to wembley on the weekend about jt's mum,


She'l be coming out of tesco with her dinner in her coat,
She'l be comin out of tesco with her dinner in her coat,
She'l be coming out of tesco, comin out of tesco, comin out of tesco with her dinner in her coat,
Singing john terrys mother is a thief singing john terrys mother is a thief singing john terrys mother, john terrys mother, john terrys mother is a theif.