What better way to get (more) pumped for Wednesday’s match than to watch the first leg from last year all over again?
Feel free to share the links with your friends/loved ones. Make sure you tell them to register to BFB so they can tell me how much they love and adore me in the comments (that includes the neutrals/Arsenal fans reading this post who are probably scouting the enemy. If you are Gooners, then let me just say: WE SPANKED YOU FOR 60 MINUTES! YOUR BOYS TOOK ONE HELL OF A BEATING FOR AN HOUR! MAGGIE THATCHER, CAN YOU HEAR ME?! …And then we stopped playing. Yep. You can tell I watched this match again recently…)
Hopefully you’re going to watch this in a place where you won’t bother anyone. Why? So you won’t destroy anyone after the 90 mintues. Yes, I said “destroy”, because you’re about to go on a 90 minute roller-coaster, experiencing unmitigated joy and then intense anger (with a heavy dose of bitterness, unless you’re a Gooner then the feeling is reversed).
This match is in English (ITV to be exact). This will also be the last videos you watch from me on YouTube because I have cursed them and have decided to take my shady and illegal ways to Dailymotion. If it works out like it’s supposed to, Barcenal (Barca + Arsenal) Part 2 will be there. Fingers crossed before the second leg in March.
Also, this is a good chance to see how your “tactical eye” has improved. Do you notice our problems while watching? Or notice how so-and-so is better/worse? Player ratings have been hotly contested the last few reviews. You can all now pause and rewind this match, ala Kxevin. If you had to do the review, what would give each player? Don’t cheat and look at Kxevin’s review, that’s his view. If he’s really a biased writer, now is your chance to show what a “real” objective review looks like…
Without futher ado:
(From here on in, our implosion begins. I put a disclaimer here so you know. WARNING: All parts after this are potentially, totally enraging and may put unsuspecting cules in a fit of rage. Over dramatic? Hogwash. Wait till you see the “defending”)
In the end, this was just the first leg. Both teams are different now (for the better) and it gives no indication of what will happen on Wednesday. Here’s to a great football match and may the best team, that’s Barca natch, win! 😀