Leaving my thoughts until this late in the week has been totally intentional. It is my own way of getting bad vibes out of my world and getting well and truly up for the small matter of our FA Cup semi-final. If my calculations are right this is our 16th in my lifetime, games where we have experienced both the ecstasy of reaching the final and the gut-wrenching disappointment of going out.
Goodison Park is a ground we have visited far more than most down the years and here too we have experienced both ends of the football emotion spectrum. Last weekend was definitely a day to forget.
Our hosts were very good on the day and we definitely were not, after a few days I can't really say much more about what was a long and desperately frustrating day for us travelling Gooners.
Those who know me are aware I like to be positive about all things in life and if we are to take anything from the game it must be that Rambo got crucial match minutes.
Depending upon Saturday's result we have seven or eight absolutely massive games left. If we win all of them we will not only have a piece of silverware to celebrate but I am convinced we will also finish in the top four, despite it currently being out of our hands. That has to be the aim and we as fans can play our part in achieving that.
That starts of course when a huge army of Gooners heads down Wembley Way on Saturday afternoon. Let's turn that small part of north-west London into a complete sea of red and roar the boys on to a return in mid-May.
Get any negativity out of your system and get up for it boys and girls.
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