You go through all sorts of emotions watching preseason friendlies.
You start getting tanked:
It’s just preseason fam, don’t read into it
You pull a goal back:
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WINNERS IF WE WERE IN IT WE’VE BEEN ROBBED ALREADY
The reality is there’s a middle ground here.
Sure, we were kept in the game in the first half. But it has to be noted that we pulled a brilliant goal back, then we went on to win.
We have a history of doing well in preseason, and it doesn’t translate. But whatever, I’ll take a win over Bayern Munich any day of the week.
I’ll also take Petr Cech instilling a bit of pride into the players by ensuring they don’t celebrate winning preseason trophies like we’ve just knocked out back to back Premier Leagues.
I’ll also take Martinez saving a penalty.
I’ll also take Iwobes looking like a hero powering through the middle of Bayern like peak Ryan Giggs.
IT WAS NEVER A PENALTY
So onto the important thing, the kit. I really liked the pink and black and I don’t care what the traditionalists think. Really good look, we looked extra professional, and I think it’s going to be good luck for the year.
As for the squad? I still think we’re in stasis mode. I love having a Lacazette, but the nagging feeling for me is that we’re going to suffer badly if we lose the personality and flair of Alexis Sanchez. If you’re clapping his possible departure because you think he loses the ball too much, you’re an absolute f*cking idiot.
There’s a handbook to getting started as a Twitter expert of every player in every league. Go to an Italian football glossary, find a word that looks nice, add a little number to it, and say some seriously aggressive things about Kieran Gibbs interspatial micro aggressions bar chart, and there you are.
You are a god of football.
This is my new account.
… and I stand my statement that Oleg Luzhny had a better career than Danny Alves if you look at my interactive tableau graphs.
Jokes aside, there’s some great accounts (Here, here, here, here), with more insights into the game than I can give, but some of the steady flow of attention seeking tripe by others making statements for the sake of it helps swell stupid opinions… like selling your best player, or voting Donald Trump.
We need to keep Alexis at all costs, because simply put, we don’t have the resource of appeal to replace him.
RIGHT, that’s all I have today. SEE YA’LL TOMORROW x