Well, that happened

The morning started out well enough. 150 or more Gooners standing shoulder-to-shoulder at Maggie McGarry’s Irish Pub, as Arsenal FC kicked of the 2013-2014 Premiership season against Aston Villa.

Most were cautiously optimistic, despite the fact Arsenal had made no marquee signings during the transfer window. This after team executives had promised there was money to be spent on new players and they would spend it.

But if you’re standing in a San Francisco pub at 7:00AM in the morning, some 5,000 miles away from where the team you love is playing, you should be rewarded, right?

An early Giroud goal bolstered our hopes, but then the match devolved into what the kids these days like to call, a “shit show”.  Referee Anthony Taylor performed his duties as if he had money on Villa, Thomas Rosicky failed to find the back of the net in two gilt-edge opportunities, and the Gunners defense…well, let’s just say, their defense was found wanting. Arsenal lost their home opener 1-3 for the first time in eons.

By the end of the match, Bay Area Gooners frustrations mirrored those of Arsenal supporters all over the globe, with pessimism in late-season form. Next Saturday’s match against Fulham FC brings with it a 4:45AM West Coast start time. Something tells me the pub might not be as full.


2 thoughts on “Well, that happened

  1. As much as I have defended AW in the past, I have run out of patience. Even an economics novice knows that when you wait until the last minute to buy an item, most likely the best models will be gone and the cost of the items left will be higher (supply and demand economics 101). How Arsenal management can ignore such a simple fact is beyond words, and beyond caring on their part. I am still a Gooner (20 years) because of the players and the fans, that is it.