Let me start by saying that football managers are the luckiest people alive, every time someone gets sacked, they wheel out the same names, take Blackburn for instance, who was in the frame? Fat Sam (failure), Souness (failure), Curbishley (failure) and so on, they manage a club, get paid off more than you’ll earn in a life time, then get another, better paid job, and we are supposed to think they have a tough life.
If you got fired for being useless, you’d struggle to get another job in your industry. Even Wenger got fired from Monaco, so they don’t choose from a big ocean of talent like the search we had fror a cheif executive. They choose from their little inbred gene pool, that is fed by ex, wealthy footballers. Their aren’t exactly a lot of branches on those family trees!
Onto Arsenal, Nina and Carr have gone and word has it so have her shares, as she is no longer on the board, the lockdown isn’t in force, or so I’m told, and rumour has it, Usmanov has his vacuum cleaner out, so interesting times ahead me thinks. Here is the official shareholders press release:
Arsenal Holdings Plc: Board Restructuring
Arsenal Holdings plc today announces the following changes to the composition of the Boards of the Company and The Arsenal Football Club Plc.
Ivan Gazidis, the incoming Chief Executive, will join the Boards of the Company and the Club with effect from 1 January 2009.
Richard Carr has announced his resignation from the Board of the Company having served as a director for twenty seven years. Richard will, however, remain a director of the Club.
Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith will be leaving the Boards of the Company and the Club with immediate effect.
Last night when I was watching us beat the scousers 4-2 at Highbury I began thinking, wow, how many players still plying their trade have we lost, and what sort of team would we have had they stayed, let’s have a look see.
Cole Campbell Upson Lauren
Pires Diarra Hleb Bentley
Subs: Kanu Edu Sidwell Gio Lehmann Vieira Gilberto
I think that little lot could win the Premiership right now, there are many more that could go on the list but looking at this lot I do wonder what we are playing at. Ok some of these guys aren’t at their peak, but some are and playing amazing football.
I know we all hated Dolphin head for his attitude, but even a blind man with his head up the managers arse (no offence arsenal.com) could have seen the he was worth more than what we sold him for…
When I saw the Liverpool game I was struck by the height and strength we had in the team that we lack now, I was struck by the fight we had in the side and finally I was struck by the finishing skill of the greatest player we ever had.
They should show that video to the team before they trot out onto the pitch on Sunday! I believe this team can stuff the scousers, they have to believe it to and fight for every ball from the off.
We had a nice little email from our old mate GMR who said he’s on his way back to posting again, we’ll see you soon then old friend.
Have a great day Grovers only three days left to fulfil our destiny and surge back up the table.