Politics and football don't really combine well... however, as politics is top of the agenda at the moment and we're not far off a general election... I thought I'd invent a few parties and hold Le Groves first ever elections.
So, you’re going to have three parties to choose from… all with differing football ideologies and policies…
Here they are!
- Progress through project youth and the sustainable business model.
- Paying off the stadium debt within 5 years.
- Stability through continuity.
This party are all about long term thinking. Sustainability, promotion of youth and a highly profitable business. They have been pushing a slightly flawed model for a few years now... they've been overspending on underperforming talent and failing to invest in proven winners. Their spin doctors have managed to keep the party afloat over the last three years and the continued presence of Arsene Wenger has worked strongly in their favour... but the last 6 months has seen the faith diminish slightly. People are starting to question the parties policies, motives and some of the figures they’ve been quoting. .
The Continuity party have built an infrastructure that is delivering record profits and they've overseen a massive stadium project which should help the club secure the future. They believe the football bubble will burst and the club will benefit from their sound business model... others believe this is pie in the sky talk and if they don't invest, someone else will take our top 4 space. Trophies aren't top of the agenda... the brand of football and the culture of the club takes precedent.
The continuity party believe that in the current climate, there is no better party to lead the club...experience and prudence is the way forward.
BNP (Buy New Players)
- Blending youth with experience
- Alignment throughout the club
- Relaxation of stadium rules and introduction of singing section
This party have been out of power for the last few years, pretty much since David Dein left for pastures new. They've watched the opposition rake in huge amounts of money through stringent taxes on the hard working fan. They believe the incumbent party have been making empty promises for too long, and a revolution needs to take place.
They believe the manager needs to be granted the necessary funds to invest and if we have to take a risk on a top quality player... the BNP are willing to fund that. No more missing out on great players for the sake of a couple of million.
This party want to win the hearts and minds of the locals, but at the same time, they want to peacefully conquer foreign territories... they know the only way to achieve this is to have a wining team and they are willing to do all in their power to achieve this without lumbering the club with unmanageable debt.
The BNP want to work for the fans, bring back the good times and ensure that if silverware isn't won, they've given it a bloody good go!
- An injection of substantial cash to fund lavish transfers.
- To make Arsenal the worlds leading club within 2 years.
- Trophies at all costs.
Uspend are a fringe party at the moment, but in light of Chairman Immigration issues... this party is growing quite a following. They were fronted by David Dein, but that has subsequently changed. The backer of this party has a shady past, but he has been desperately manipulating the press of late and he feels that he can benefit the club long term.
Uspend are actively promoting radical change... they plan to use personal investment to push the club to the next level. Uspend believe that by plundering £100million on proven talent, within 2 years, Arsenal can be the most powerful club in Europe and will be able to generate enough revenue to repay the huge investments back... it's high risk, high reward... The party owner is even willing to pay off the stadium in one go.
Uspend believe Arsenal are a sleeping giant and they are the Party to wake it up.
So... cast your vote below and let us know which politicaball ideology you follow and why!
In other news, Stuart Pearce defends his decision to drop Theo, after he came off the bench to inspire a victory. Geoff will be pleased to hear Pearce said Fabrice Muamba played one of the best holding role games he's ever seen a player have in an England shirt. I'm not a fan of Fabrice, nor am I a great fan of our two holding players... it would be nice if an English kid had the gumption to fight for their place, wouldn't it? If he had, maybe he'd be playing for us in that role?
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