Saturday, October 30, 2010

Derby Day Cometh

When Arsenal's reserve team knocked us out of the Carling Cup on Wednesday night, I didn't feel a thing. Defeat tomorrow, of course, would be an infinitely more painful experience. I'm slightly more confident of victory than I was for the 1-1 draw in 2009, but significantly less sure than before our last win in 2008.

Something - blind hope? - tells me 2-1 Newcastle, though with our home form as it is I'd be almost relieved to come away with a draw.

6 comments:

TeeTotallyNot said...

very same here. but for the part with the predicted score. Won't publicly utter mine though, for fear of jinxing it.
nervous, and excited, and almost wishing it were Sunday 5pm already.
Bring 'em on!!!

Garry Nixon said...

I literally don't know what to say, I'm just here for the peer group support. And also to wonder why this feels like a bigger derby than I can remember in years. I don't often wish I was back on Tyneside, but I do today.

Michael said...

Usually - no matter how much the result matters on the day - derby games are a one-off event, but today has the feeling of a game that could shape our whole season.

We can do it.

Garry Nixon said...

Yes, that IS how it feels. And, though I claim no insight into the Mak'em mind, I suspect it's the same for them, too.

Michael said...

Course, none of us were ever really worried, eh?

Garry Nixon said...

Not at all, not at all...