The Sound of Madness by Texmex
There is a US based band from Florida (Shinedown), and one of their hit songs is “The Sound of Madness”. The lyrics go “I created the sound of madness, wrote the book on pain, but somehow I’m still here to explain”.
I keep seeing posts about “toe to toe with the champs”, “so proud of the lads“, “I couldn’t be prouder”, “I’m proud of the boys”. Those remind me of the Sound of Madness. Let’s revisit the 8 minutes of madness that cost Arsenal the game….
50:30 – Tierney heads to Ramsdale and clears the threat
51:01 – Saka wins a nice 1:1 and has the ball
51:10 – Laca foul
51:31 – Gabi heads the ball out of bounds
51:52 – Laca loose pass, gives the ball away
52:19 – Cancello delivers a pass around Tierney
52:24 – Xhaka gave the ref a reason to check the monitor
52:27 – Ref says get up, no foul
52.58 – Ref review
53:28 – Referee Stuart Atwell gives the VAR sign that he’s going to the monitor
54:01 – Referee Stuart Atwell decides a penalty
55:02 – Not sure what Defender Gabriel says to the ref, but probably wasn’t nice
55:29 – The referee Stuart Atwell decides he needs to talk to both captains. Why?
56:17 – MC scores a PK
57:19 – Defender Gabriel heads to Ramsdale
57:44 – Striker (winger) Gabriel Martinelli misses a sitter
Now for the Sound of Madness
58:12 – Arsenal should have scored…but….
58:20 – Defender Gabrielle sent off for a foul (down to 10 men against the champs)
58:24 – the second yellow was shown. Just a formality.
58:37 – Laca literally tells defender Gabriel to get off the field
No need to revisit the last minutes of the game. Just saying. Proud? Sorry, I love the team, but sometimes they just p*** me off. Maybe I’m not seeing it for anything other than it is.