10 minutes till kick-off
Walked around my room. Television quietly buzzing outside. My predictions 0-2, experts’ predictions 1-3. Told Daryl my predictions, he said he’s predicting the same.
Looks like QPR’s playing 4-4-2 and Arsenal’s doing their usual 4-2-3-1 formation.
Pre-match footage, everyone’s doing their warm-ups. Gervinho’s headband still too tight. If he took it off there would be a deep line in his forehead. His very big forehead.
Game’s almost starting
-Yes! Mike Dean’s refereeing. I like Mike Dean.
-Will it be their 8th consecutive win? 8 very good number leh. Huat.
-Whistle blows. RVP kicks.
-Huah very fast. Everyone’s zippy on both sides.
-Gibbs pushed that guy.
-Walcott did a kissy face after clearing a ball.
-RVP to corner.
-Song let the ball go!
-Song gets it back
-Oops. RVP fall down. His thighs pink.
-Arsenal free kick. Hill made a silly foul. Arsenal kicks. Ball went underneath the wall. Goalkeeper caught it.
Rubbed my belly. SAW MALAYSIA AIRLINES ON QPR’S JERSEY- A mixture of pride and shame and judgement. Rubbed my belly cause it is going to explode. Mr. Fernandes you so much money.
-QPR corner. Four men struggle-struggle for the ball. Camera went to Ramsey, Camera went to Arteta. Corner again. Taking a liking for Onuaha, he’s doing a throw-in.
-Hill and Song. Hillsong. hahaha!
-Hill with a header. Offside anyway.
-Counting the lines in Arsene Wenger’s forehead.
-QPR stole the ball back. Made a run. Long pass. Shoots. Szczesny catches ball. (Did not spell Szczesny right the first time. Might also not be right the second.)
-Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Taarabt scored!
-VERMAELEEN WHY YOU LET HIM?!?!
-changing my predictions to 1-2.
-More playing. More passes. Joey Barton did a pinchey-finger sign saying: “so close”.
Dad sits down.
“What game is this?”
“QPR versus Arsenal”
” Haah? What game is this?”
“Neh the usual.. Premier League? The every week wan…”
-QPR GAN CHEONG! MACKIE GOING TO SCORE! OH NOooooo….. luckily didn’t score. Heart almost died.
” This one own by Berjaya ah? “
“Neh the…Vincent Tan?”
“Who is Vincent Tan?”
“Neh the CEO la.”
“No its owned by Air Asia… Tony Fernandes…”
“Air Asia ah? Then why got MAS…”
” Air Asia and MAS become one d no?”
Dad went into zen mode.
To be certain, dad knows business and politics well. Just a sudden off-moment because its a Saturday.
-Lost interest in writing a detailed log since the first QPR goal. Arsenal yet to make any decisive moves since RVP’s free kick. Come on Gooners. Play offense!
-Replay shows ball bounces off the post back into Walcott’s feet; and that’s how the goal happened.
-Ramsey shoots. Does not score.
-Why did Mackie kick the ball there? Ball in Walcott’s feet. Arsenal doing that quick pass thing again- the lovely, lovely style I love so much.
Dad doing Tai Chi. Breathing heavily.
-Alex Song did some goodness with Rosicky. Thinking about Rosicky’s name. It is spelt Ro-Sick-key. But pronounced- Ro-Zick-skee.
-Mackie fall down. Free kick for QPR. Ramsey’s fault. QPR wasted their free kick. Ball back to Song. Pass. Pass. Pass.
-Song passes to RVP, but RVP clearly offside.
-Rob Hawthorne (I think it was him) says “You gotta be patient (with Arsenal)”. You got that right bro.
2nd Half. Game starts again
I only started paying attention again at 52:17, Arsenal free kick.
They’re all wearing the new fluorescent pink Adidas boots.
WOW DERRY IS SO OLD. Gray hair.
-Rosicky wide to Walcott.
– RVP almost scored. Goalie denied the dutchman. Another corner.
-Moroccan flag hanging for Taarabt.
-Vermaeleen and Mackie angry with each other. Head-to-head. KISS! KISS! KISS!
Back to game.
-Vermaeleen nicked the ball away from Taarabt perfectly.
ARSENAL DEFENSE COME ON GUYS!
-Diakite scores. Vermaeleen I’M GONNA KILL YOU!
-Yes leaky defense again.
Okay all our predictions are dying.
-Rosicky goes for goal. no goal.
Suddenly realized dad went missing.
-Starting to get very sad up in here. QPR gaining possession, making great plays. COME ON GOONERS! KICK IT TO THE GUY! (All Mark Hoppus up in here)
-Arteta subbed for Chamberlain. Chamberlain’s my new favourite by the way.
-Chamakh came in too.
Dad came back to pick up the book he left on the couch.
-OH MY GOODNESS JOEY BARTON ALMOST MADE MY HEART STOP (in the bad way. He had a near goal)
-Ooh! Joey Barton landed on his shoulder. You okay bro?
-Yellow card for Ferdinand. He so angry. He kick Chamakh. He still angry.
-OH PLEASE MAKE THIS ONE!
-Starting to get VERYYYYY DEPRESSING.
-Four minutes stoppage time.
-Another free kick to Arsenal.
– Tak jadi.
-My heart ache again.
But my favourite part’s happening- Hot men taking off their shirt.
– Taarabt wears RVP’s. VERY Heart-warming. Love this tradition.
Final score QPR 2, Arsenal 1. Well it is a 2-1, just, switched around.
AND it could be worse… like Man City and Sunderland…
AND That’s another week at the Barclay’s Premier League.
A still gunning for The Gunners.