A 50 inch plasma. Bose surround sound. And a copy of the Gooner Review. It is Sunday.
One word sums up the DVD. Brilliant. Two words to be precise… Absolutely Brilliant.
Paul Kaye heads up an action packed DVD of some amazing footage, some amazing interviews and some absolutely brilliant points of discussions. The DVD kicks off with the top 10 moments of the season, including a review of the booing of Eboue, which really does hit home. Interviews with main of the top Arsenal fans, such as Judge Jules as well as guys like Bob Wilson etc, make it a very interesting DVD. The wide ranges of opinions too is quite mind opening and makes you think about some of the issues facing the club in a different light.
The DVD continues by reviewing the captaincy, the new captaincy, of course being Cesc Fabregas, the stripping of the captaincy of William Gallas and how all of this has effected the team and the squad. Following on from that was the failure of replacing the transferred players and that’s a topic that has had many Gooners in discussion most of last season. With Flamini, Hleb and Gilberto as well as the experienced Jens Lehmann leaving in one summer and Diarra the season before and Samir Nasri and Aaron Ramsey the only signings.
The signings topic is expressed in many lights and a debate on the loss of players and Arsene youth policies. The injury plight which saw many “areas” injured at the same time, with at one point our midfield out and some another time our attack missing.
We started the season with defeats to Fulham and Hull and no 7 of the top ten countdown talked about our poor start to the season and how our bad start effected our season. Such a bad start upsets the fans and creates a negative vibe – it changes the way the fans feel about the team and the team also stop believing in themselves.
The next chapter talks about the fans player of the season, Andrei Arshavin and the impact he made. He is a player that made an instant impact and really showed the league what’s in store this coming season. Andrei Arshavin is the closest thing we have to the “va-va-voom” that a certain Thierry Henry had in abundance.
Topic 5 is all about the youth team and the youth cup run… and what an excellent season it was for the youth team going on to win the youth cup in style. A lot of style. Through very hard fixtures and up against some tough teams. This years youth team resembled a youth team in Arsene’s style no doubt, a brilliant accolade to the manager and an exciting future.
The next topics reflects on the 4-4 draw against Sp*rs. Ouch. That all that needs to be said. And then onto the Shareholders meeting. Another Ouch. Some very interesting points raised and Bob Wilson is a key man who lets us into the mind of Arsene. If anyone ever criticises Arsene, then I tell you to give them a copy of this DVD. It’ll without doubt change their mind.
Finally, the last two chapters talk about the buzz of the game, the unbeaten run and then Champions League semi final. Remember that atmosphere?
And one of the best moments of the season has to be the making of this DVD. For any fan who is wavering in their belief – for any fan who doesn’t know the depth of the stories this season. For any fan who wants a more real view from real fans, then this DVD has it all.
Take a look at the preview here:
Oh, and if you do get one of these… remember, 100% of all profits from The Gooner Review 2008 – 2009 will go to Bob Wilson’s charity The Willow Foundation.
If you’d like to pick up a copy, click here: http://www.thegoonerreview.com/index.php?page=buy
Finally, to the makers and people involved in the making of the DVD, hats off to you lads. Brilliant.
Sorry, I meant Absolutely Brilliant.