I agree with SJM. THe spurs draw was worse, I count it as the second worse game I’ve ever experianced, just behind 2-3, which I experianced first hand.
The thing about the Newcastle draw, was it felt like a freak, there was nothing we could do about the Tiote strike, the referee was behaving outrageously. Our holding midfeilder got sent off in understandable circumstances (not that he should have lost his temper) an our key defender walked off injured, ref gave away a ridiculous penalty, an was booking our players for being tackled. He even booked our keeper for being thrown to the floor by the kneck. RIDICULOUS.
THe Spurs defeats felt terrible because we knew it was our fault, that it should never of happened, an the players and manager were to blame. The Newcastle draw, Phill Dowd, a wonderstrike, and some unfortunate injuries.
Also, the pill was very much sweetened by the united loss, we keep the invincibles and our unbeaten record as something unique, Chelsea lost, wasn’t actually a bad weekend, weirdly.
Wenger, has taken, what was a fairly reigonal club, albeit one capable of titles before the prem, made it one of the European elite, 5th richest club in the world, in contention for everything every year, he’s kept us in contention, even as we took on £400 million worth of debt to build our stadium. Sometimes he can be properly frustrating, we should have bought a defender this window, it was blindingly obvious then, an it’s very clear now. But the club is not about splashing out, when the financial fair play rules bite, an if they work, City, United, Chelski, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Internazionale an the list goes on, are going to have to take drastic measures to balance their books, or risk bans from Europe. We are going to be sitting very pretty.
Personally, for the same reason Capello’s not been that good, Errikson wasn’t that good, and a few others, I don’t think Wenger would be a particularly good national coach, he’s a team builder and strategist, but he can be too slow to react, an too conservative tese days in his football thinking for a national job. AN YOU CAN’T HAVE HIM.
tbh, I reckon ‘appy ‘arry would be better suited. Great tactical nouse, great man manager, knows how to alter his side to suit a situation.