Swiss Toni is a particularly fitting nickname for our young defender, Philippe Senderos. Swiss? Fairly obvious. Toni? A homage to his great predecessor, Tony Adams. And Swiss Toni, the lascivious car dealer from The Fast Show.
Thanks to Blogasaurus Rex for the image.
I’m not in anyway suggesting that Senderos is as good as Tony Adams. Or that he ever will be. I’m merely praising him for a couple of sterling performances in central defence over the past few games, as our lads have picked up four consecutive clean sheets.
And that was the key to our win over Bolton. After an early Freddie Ljungberg goal, we were able to hold off Bolton’s attack, aided by the stupidly deserved red card to El Hadji Diouf. Semi-finals here we come.
Jens Lehmann was solid between the sticks, Big Phil held the back-line well, Vieira put in a captain’s performance in midfield, and Jose Reyes seemed to regain some confidence in a striking role.
Gael Clichy was also excellent at left-back, with a headline-making Ashley Cole on the bench. Arsene has been a little more candid about his views on the Chelsea scandal, but the whole thing is surrounded by such a cloud of smoke that it seems pointless even to comment on it.
Man U in the final?