I watched with interest last night the reserves play Boredom Woods and felt compelled to write something as the boss seems to be obsessed with playing the kids this season.
First of all when Theo came along he said it was important not to play him that often as he was still young and his body hadn’t formed, and the risk to his bones and muscles was such that he had to be given a game here and a game there, fair enough we all said, play the older guys and we’ll be patient.
Two years on and he appears to have changed his mind somewhat, Ramsey, Wilshere, Randall, Vela, Lansbury, Hoyte G, Thomas and Fabianski, pre season? fair enough, you have to learn, what did we learn? that Lansbury, Randall and Hoyte were a mile off.
Oh and a special mention for buying an injured never seen in a big game midfielder named Bitchslap, what was wrong with all the youngsters we have already, that we have seen?
Tonight we play the biggest game for a number of years and we have no Cesc, no Kolo, not even Senderos or new boy Nasri, yes I suppose you can say I’m a little nervous.
However after last night I feel we have a few reserves that could play tonight and are certainly better than some of what I’ve seen in pre season, let me share my thoughts with you.
Barazite, Merida, Bartley, Watt, Dunne and Simpson all looked better than Randall, so why then are these kids not going to play the mighty FC Twenty?
It’s getting clearer that we won’t be signing the coveted centre back or world class defensive midfielder that we desperately want and indeed need, plus half our squad is already injured so what on earth are we going to do for the next 6 months – which will take us to the January window where we won’t buy anyone?
It’s clear to me that if we are leading the premiership by then, the others will have had a howler, it’s not a good time to be a bragging gooner is it?
If the Mancs buy Berbatov then the spuds will buy a world class striker, probably Villa now that Silva says he wants to stay in Spain, then my friends we are in trouble, finishing without a trophy is one thing, finishing behind the spuds is too terrible to contemplate.
We still have time to arrest the obvious problem, winning tonight will be awesome, but I feel we are just papering over the cracks, it may be better to… not get a convincing result (you thought I was going to say lose didn’t you?).
We have the money but not the will, with Peter Hill Wood saying he doesn’t care about winning it kind of sums up the attitude around the Grove right now, as someone said this week, we are the Harlem Globetrotters… great!
Of course I’ll watch tonight and go to most of the games this season, but it will be as underdogs and that isn’t right, I understand good housekeeping, it makes sense, but at least spend the budget he has, he says he’ll only sign the right player, but Arsene there are a ton of right players out there, please go and sign two before it’s too late, we need to get off to a flier, don’t blow it.
For England, for Harry and St. George, oh and for the fans that pay your salary, go forth and multiply, well the squad at least.
Have a hopeful day today Grovers, we won’t buy anyone, Arsene’s too busy, perhaps he shouldn’t have gone commentating at the Euros then.