That's what I'm talking about! Get in, you wee dancer.
It actually went in surprisingly fast for me, Eddie. Not fast, just not slow. It felt so open... possibly where my reaction stemmed from. The kind of game you just wish you could take by the scruff of the neck yourself and finish, you know? We looked like scoring so often, too; shame we didn't hammer them. It would've been the perfect cap to see Wenger sink bank into the tunnel while Walcott and his ilk trudge off, demoralized. No harm done - she's ours for another year!
To answer your earlier question, Russ, any excitement I might have felt should Arsenal have won today would have been purely knee-jerk. Then, it would've gave way to a "this is gonna' be desperate" pessimism for the remainder of that potential run-in. That sounds better in prose than it every could have in reality.
By the way, the Hateley thing is an in-joke I have with my brother. He didn't score after 6 seconds (at least, that I can recall) in a particular game; that's just our way of satirizing a stack of footage where he, essentially, terrorized Scottish defences for years by scoring almost at will. It's like when a defender adds five yards to that freak-wonder goal he once scored every time he's in the pub. It started out at about a minute or two.... You and Sky Sports both about the drama!
"It only takes a moment!"
They would've loved it, loved it, if they beat us.
Part of me still expects Newcastle to sneak to safety so - even though I think you're probably right, Russ - I'll posit that they get a controversial win at Villa. West Brom to lose or draw at Blackburn, and West Ham to beat Boro.' We should still beat Hull. So West Brom, Hull, and... Boro' to drop, then.
Lastly, I'm finally gonna' have the beer. Enjoy the moment, United fans! The Scouse's bragging rights are destroyed.