So happy that Oli is getting shown some love. He’s a desperately under-rated player. It’s a classic example of being so blinded by what you WANT, that you can’t see what you HAVE.
Despite all the negative attention, the criticism, the injuries and the impossible expectation – Olivier believed in himself and gave us a world-class performance against Olympiacos.
The Dutch Skunk dragged us through a season – well, Olivier dragged us into the knockout rounds of football’s most glamorous competition. And single-handedly saved us form the ignominy of Europa Thursdays – the traditional stomping ground of that lot down the road. For that, I’ll always be grateful.
Gooners were wondering who would be the Trojan Horse that would bring us victory in Athens. Turns out it was ollie the one-trick mule, heavy with the burden of our universal scorn.
Well – mule no more, you’re a hat-trick stallion.
Here’s my Gunners Town Tribute Screensaver/Wallpaper for Oli
Oli G – 157 Appearances for the Gunners and 71 Goals a ratio of 0.45
For context the man Wenger compared him to and 2 times Golden Boot Winner and Title winner Alan Smith
played 347 times for his 115 goals for a ratio of 0.33. Smudger is considered a Club Legend and rightly so
Paul Hepker (aka invinciblog/batmandela) recently returned to South Africa after a 16-year stint in Hollywood, where he plied his trade as a film and TV composer. He adopted Arsenal in the mid-80′s, and if it doesn’t start behaving soon he’s going to send it to boarding school.
As an ardent Gunner propagandist – he has contributed a number of tongue-in-cheeky images to the Goonerverse – one of which is bound to get him into trouble at some point.