Adebayor should have known better
Well, the main talking point for me this week was always going to be whether George Burley would keep his job as our national team manager - that was until Emmanuel Adebayor came along.
The big chap was involved in just about everything press-related in the build-up to his first match against Arsenal since signing for Manchester City. His actions during the game, rather than his performance, have kept him on the back pages.
First off, I didn't think he played that well. He scored his goal and had one unbelievable run that Wright-Phillips should have burst the net with - apart from that, I thought he gave the ball away too much and was pretty average.
If I was an Arsenal fan, I would have been more wound up by City's match announcer blasting out his name as man of the match than his goal celebration.
In my eyes, the worst thing Adebayor did in the game was to rake his studs down Robin Van Persie's face. Like most, I would imagine, I didn't think there was much in it during real time. But, after seeing the incident back, I don't doubt for a second that he knew exactly what he was doing.
His former team-mate was very lucky to walk away with his sight in tact. Adebayor will, of course, appeal his violent conduct charge for the incident, but I don't think it will wash with the guys at the FA and fully expect him to receive a two or three match ban.
Unfortunately for the Togo international, I can see him sitting on the sidelines for a further two fixtures when he is also found guilty for his improper conduct charge for his goal celebration.
I'm sure footballers can understand why he celebrated in that manner, but it was simply unacceptable for the away support within the stadium and very nearly caused a riot.
Adebayor obviously feels aggrieved at the way he was treated by the Arsenal fans while still at the club (maybe Arsenal fans can enlighten me on that subject) and he was subject to verbal abuse during the game, but in light of recent crowd trouble I just don't think his behaviour will be accepted by the powers that be.
The funny thing is that, had he scored at the opposite end, it wouldn't have been an issue. If it hadn't been for that incredible full-pitch run to get to the supporters of his former employers, there wouldn't have been a case to answer.
I mean, he didn't leave the pitch, didn't take his shirt off and there were no obscene gestures. It's all ifs and buts and the fact is he celebrated in that manner and will have to face the consequences. I just hope he doesn't score at the Emirates.
On to matters closer to home, we finally picked up our first win of the season against the league leaders at Annan on Saturday. It was a much-needed win and, although Forfar fans may disagree, I think we just about deserved the victory.
I'm sure anyone at the game would tell you it was a cracking game and the only surprise was that there was only one goal in it. Jack Steele was our match winner and the three points and the performance sets us up nicely for the visit to Hampden this weekend.
I can't see the manager making many changes for the game against Queen's Park as it was a decent team performance, but I've got my fingers crossed that he might want to tighten things up in midfield and give me the nod.
I've been out for three, in for three and back out for three, so here's hoping it's my turn again starting on Saturday.
It was great to hear the Champions League tune again on Tuesday and, although neither was too exciting, both Chelsea and Manchester United got the job done and the first three points are in the bag - as well as £700,000 in the clubs coffers - and hopefully the other three British clubs make it five wins out of five.
Finally - just in case any of the Annan boys are reading this before training on Thursday, make sure you bring your purses. I've taken on the unenviable task of trying to collect the fine money that will go towards our Christmas night out and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Some of the lads have been good, but I'm having a bit of trouble with Bryan Gilfillan and David Cox and their debt is creeping up. Could be time to set up the direct debit lads!