Morning sports fans. It's always nice to wake up on a Sunday after successfully working the last train itinerary to perfection, thus saving the princely sum of £20.
Sure, I spent the evening experimenting with 'real ales' and home made gins, but that doesn't make me less of a man. In fact, according to every 'real ale' person I spoke to, drinking warm, flat, headless yellow water whilst chatting incoherently about craft... is just about the most manly thing you can do outside dry slapping Mike Tyson.
Anyway, that's a perfect segue into my first story. Samir Nasri. Freekick wall bottle job. Has stated his intentions to rejoin Arsenal. Is there a source? No. Is there a chance of this happening? Well, Wenger has a habit of breaking rules for the wrong players. Rosicky and Squillaci get two year deals, Sagna doesn't being a case in point. Wenger wouldn't bring Anelka back in 2009 when he could have won us the league because of his past.
Would he bring Sammy back? I f*cking hope not. He has no character. A petulant pig who had a gift of talent but little else. When he was fishing for a move, he dropped out of a training session so he could potentially be fresh for a City Monday night game. A horrible man who has no right to a move back to us. We want fighters, not failed mercenaries.
A couple of players we're interested in both picked up red cards this weekend. One was Huntelaar, who infuriated Schalke fans with a second bookable for a silly shove. I'm not sure he's flavour of the month with the fan base. Then the second red came from Fellaini. What did he do? He head butted Ryan Shawcross.
Now, as much as I hate ill discipline, I can't help but admire this. I miss having a player people hate. I miss having talent with a nasty streak. I miss having uncontrollable passion. Where is our Paddy Vieira? Where is the player everyone loves to hate?
He's wearing a blue shirt, playing for a club who have bugger all money, waiting for the next challenge. If he costs £30m, pay it, he's worth it.
Another player we've been linked with is El Shaarawy of Milan. He's scored a bundle of goals this season and Wenger think he's the business.
‘El Shaarawy is a very mobile, very technical young player. His philosophy fits perfectly with mine,’
Great stuff. But honestly, are we going to poach a Milan striker in his first season? About as likely as Wenger picking up Messi. A pointless story. I can't believe I wasted 13 seconds reading it.
Jack is enthused about committing.
"I am talking to the club and probably will be committing my future in the next couple of weeks,"
Nice one Jack. According to the BBC, we're close to signing up all our core talent of British persuasion. That's either going to look like a master stroke, or it'll look like Villa under Martin O'Neil. They're all young, they all have talent, it's all about how they apply it. Maybe we could be like Leeds under O'Leary before it all went down the pan?
The final story is about is signing Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse this January. I've never seem him play, but he looks big and aggressive. That's enough for me. I'd rather Fellaini personally!
Anyway, that's me done! See you in the comments!
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