Thursday 4 August 2022

All or Nothing - episode 2

To be honest, episode 1 was a hard act to follow, and I don't think the second episode had as much drama as the first one.

It begins with Aubamayeng getting his haircut with a star shape shaved into the side of his head in honour of his late grandfather. Every time, Auba appears on screen, he oozes class and superstardom. He talks about wanting to score against Spurs, which is mostly what episode 2 is about.

However, there is the little matter of a 400-odd mile trip to Burnley to negotiate first, and Odegaard comes up with a beautifully taken free kick to end the resistance of the Clarets.

Returning to the Spurs game, it was an act of genius by Arteta to bring official photographer, Stuart MacFarlane, into the dressing room to make a motivational speech to the players. Once again, love was the message and against Spurs, it was clear to see the team played with heart. Interestingly, Arteta had drawn a diagram with a brain next to the heart and the fans behind both. Quite how the players kept a straight face is beyond me, but they managed it well and the message was right. I wonder if Arteta said something similar before the Spurs away game, as Holding lost his head that time, and some fans haven't yet forgiven him for it, as it probably cost Arsenal a Champions League slot.

Nevertheless, it was good to see Holding, Tierney and loads of the players celebrating in the dressing room, after beating Spurs 3-1. It really shows the fans how much it means to them too! Although everyone was singing: 'Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe' to Status Quo's 'Rocking All Over The World', who absolutely destroyed Spurs, the real star was Stuart MacFarlane. He'll be a legend forevermore after that speech! It brought tears to the eyes, especially when Auba presented him with his shirt.

Consequently, a happy ending and nothing tragic in this episode, but Everton are in the next one, so dramatic downs are not far away!

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