Burnley in the FA Cup; the mystery of ‘Katita’ continues…

Have to hammer today’s blog out superquick – places to rush to and heart conditions to strain.

The FA Cup draw happened sometime during my lovely sleep-in, and we got the draw that everyone wanted to avoid: Burnley FC away. Shocking, rigged, fixed, the system is rort! (I’ll stop right there – predictable sarcasm isn’t usually stocked in chuckle-factor). It’s off to Turf Moor for us then, while Chelsea entertain QPR, Man Utd travel to Villa Park and Liverpool are away to either Nottingham Forest or Luton. The little clubs – QPR aside – got their wish, then.

Which is certainly true if you listen to Burnley boss Owen Coyle, who has labled the Arsenal game as the ‘dream tie’ for his club. Coyle is quite obviously excited, saying that his side will try to make a game of it:

…it’s a glamour tie and we will give everything we can to show our best. We will be positive, and try and take the game to them. It would be folly to sit back and let them come at you, they will just pick you off anyway. We do have an opportunity to create a shock, and we will try and do that. It’s a big, big ask and we will give it our best shot.

Which is all fine and dandy. See you in January, Burnley.

Emmanuel ‘Ade Ade Ade Oxenfree’ Adebayor has spoken to the tune of true footballing cliché today, saying that Arsenal have to take things a game at a time, given the fluctuating hype of the side -one minute we’re relegation prospects, the next we’re going unbeaten for the rest of the season. Go figure.

In light of stupefying press pressure, Adebayor says:

The most important thing is to focus on our job. We don’t care what people are saying. It is good that people are talking good things about the club and we are very happy about those things. But the crucial thing is to keep our head on our shoulders, keep on doing a good job, keep on performing like we are now and at the end of the season we can talk about whether we finish unbeaten or not.

Cliché maybe, but in the end the complex tasks this team has in front of them can be made a little easier with some simplification in the minds of those who have to carry them out.

After a few matches were played out yesterday in the Premier League – while Liverpool swatted away Bolton 4-0, The Saviour Juande Ramos watched his hapless Spurs side melt in the last minute to former Gunner Seb Larrsson’s stunner. Yet another loss for that poor, poor club.

Finally, Third-Gen receieved a lot (and by a lot, I mean more than a handful) of hits from Google searches looking for ‘katita flamini’, ‘flamini katita’, ‘mathieu flamini katita’…you get the point (“The bastard’s milking it!”). Fact remains, it’s still all a bit of a mystery as to what Flamini’s shirt actually meant – a few Gooners have pointed out this on Amazon. Is ‘Hero’ what it translates to? What language is it? Is it the newest substitute to Chinese Rhino Horn? Is it a warning that giant springy-office toys are going to be killing and maiming people on the streets? Mathieu certainly looked a bit worried in his ‘celebration’.

All these questions – typical of Flamini, the enigma of world footballers.

All for today. You enjoy your breakfasts, lunches and/or dinners.



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33 responses to “Burnley in the FA Cup; the mystery of ‘Katita’ continues…

  1. Joshua

    It’s actually the name of a dog that saved a kid from being badly mauled by a pair of pit bulls , which nearly cost the dog its life. The dog’s nanme Katita came to signify hero.

  2. Bubba

    So Flamini is saying that he is like a dog coming to the teams rescue?

    I can see the progression: teamates call him Gattuso, Gattuso is called the snarling dog or growl, so Flamini calls himself the hero dog?

  3. jammathon

    Joshua – link to that story?

    All I know is that I want one of those springy toys, now.

  4. astamaan

    Katita: a spunky female 26 year old dj from brixton, perhaps she’s Mathieu’s new squeeze?

  5. Pity Abebayour scored, that means the ‘Love child’ is in for another 10 games at the expense of better players

  6. JayDee

    Is everyone a bit thick? It says Katia which is a French name….

  7. jammathon

    Terry – the only striker who is better than Adebayor, if you want to justify it by goals scored, is Benjani Muwaruwari.

    8 goals in the league, and you’re complaining? Never lost a game when he’s scored, you know.
    Terry – Take a look at this pic.

    Katita the DJ?

  8. Kid Kle

    benjani and ade are tied with eight, so is keane but does he really count?

  9. jammathon

    Adebayor seriously needs more praise than he recieves. Yes, he can be frustrating, but not if you look at it as if he was knocking on a door repeatedly – having faith in him will more than likely see him break down a door or two per match.

  10. Kid Kle

    astaman, any pics of dj katita? jam, i love ade, i just want to see him with a strike partner. he seems to do better if someone keeps the centerbacks honest. he could even spring an offsides trap or two if one centerback was worried about eduardo or walcott

  11. sulzy

    theo can’t defend & loses possesion too easily…he won’t track back after he’s lost it either which put’s a lot of pressure on the defence and all the hype about diarra, well in the 2nd half against villa he gave the ball away far too much and appeared to slow our flow down when in possession…Gilberto in the middle against newcastle please. The rest have been superb.

  12. jammathon

    Diarra did lose possession a number of times in the second half, but he wasn’t the only chap guilty of that.

    In the end, no-one’s really seen enough of Diarra in an Arsenal shirt to make a comprehensive judgement. Gilberto against Newcastle may have its advantages, but consider that Diarra ran the same team ragged in the Carling Cup.

    Defending too much against Newcastle is both timid and uncalled for, anyway.

  13. jammathon

    Astamaan –

    – It’s all speculation. Either Flamini will explain it, or *someone* -cough cough- will try and get a word out of Mathieu.

    So long as this doesn’t degenerate into a soap-opera. Just something to keep everyone busy until Newcastle.

  14. astamaan

    Speculation 4 sure…. i just prefer Mathieu to have a chick’s name on his shirt rather than a dog’s!

    But like you say I’m just waitin’ for Newcastle

  15. Kid Kle

    totally agree that walcott can’t play on the wing (especially left, but what was arsene to do in that situation). his defending is shaky and backtracking is a novelty, but up front its not a necessity. his only 3 goals have come from his being played as a striker.

  16. Kid Kle

    well it’s been a gas, nytol

  17. shusinogi oyabe

    katita is wenger’s japanese name, amitase katita. they gave him during his at grampus eight in his honur for his winning eleven team of japaonese league (jleague). it meens hooorable fighter.

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  19. shusinogi oyabe – Woah, that’s pretty cool. You’re pretty sure about that? If so, Flamini must really love Wenger…

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  21. antssmarching

    hey, theres no shusinogi oyabe or any japanese supporter or katita as honorable fighter. i made that all up (with the poor english to boot) just to stir up some excitement around the blog. katita sounded japanese and had that warrior-esque feel to it so it was cool to create some kind of a hoax, but apparently it came out on AFC blog so tt was funny!

  22. jammathon

    antssmarching, my hat is doffed to you. Some blogs didnt even give Third-Gen the credit for the rumour, heh. Fair play – as far as we can tell, it’s a girlfriend of some kind. But even that is not confirmed yet.

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  24. Hehehe – you little bugger. You got me pretty good! The mystery rolls on!

  25. antssmarching

    heh heh to third gen and spanish fry im both pleased and terribly sorry at the same time. sorry cos it it was a hoax (i really didnt think people would believe it) but pleased cos i think gooner forums are all full of pretty funny (ie humorous not weird) people so it was good to contribute to have a go at foolin around too! Keep up all the good work too.

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  27. astamaan

    Mathieu ain’t going to the toon tonight cos’ he wants to go clubbing with Katita…..

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  29. Idetrorce

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

  30. r

    katita is his half mexican girlfriend who has been with him for 2years.. she is really pretty and a fantastic person, i know her personally..

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