Good morning from a very wet and wintery Le Grove. The sun isn’t shining, the weather is being decietful and I’m getting ever closer to my yearly February meltdown.
However, 2011 could be different. Arsenal directly affects my emotional well being and interestingly enough, when things are going well in your club life, they start going well everywhere? Anyone else get that?
We really are in a fantastic position to make an impact in the league. I know that Arsenal were looking at Chris Samba and I know we’ve been interested in Gary Cahill before… something tells me we could be be seeing the Englishman at the Emirates shortly. We all know that Owen Coyle and Wenger are totally best friends forever, we also know Bolton are hardly cash kings, so the idea that they’d sign Wheater without selling someone is one that I don’t subscribe to.
“At the moment, I cannot come out with any name,”
“I think Gary Cahill is a very good player, but I cannot tell you more.”
Lets be honest, the coach normally gets a facial hardon when he is offered the chance to tell the press he’s not interested in a player, so the fact he’s not flatly denying his interest is very good news. Also, the fact Bolton clearly have their eye on Mexican is a good thing. I spoke to Pam the tea lady at the club the other day and she told me Carlos has no idea where he’s going at the moment… which says to me we might be negotiating with him as the bait.
TalkSport reckon Oxo-glade plugin could be signing today. It’s great we pick up these young kids, but he’s not worth getting excited about for about another 4 years. I hope he’s sent back to Southampton for some games…
I read the rags yesterday… firstly Bendtner could be off in the summer. I fear for our club should the big man leave. Far worse than that though, I read that Andrey maybe told he is surplus to requirements with Chelsea looking like a possible destination… for less than £10million! I’d be pretty gutted to see him go. He’s played out of position and Wenger really doesn’t know how to manage him. Regardless, he’s brought much enjoyment to my life and he’s reassured me that misogynistic behaviour does have a place in the life of the modern 21st century man.
Talking of which, I read two superb articles about the sexism debate. One from Laura over at the Football Rascal and one from Lady Arse. Different sides of the fence, both very interesting. Just incase you’re not aware, Andy Gray and Richard Keys were caught slagging off women lino’s when they thought their mics were off.
Once again they were shown up to be a pair of clowns. Hardly news is it?
Last time their mics were left on I’m pretty certain they were trying identify the perpetrator of a rogue studio fart. Those two are about as cultured as a big fat gypsy wedding… or a dinner party with a tramp… or a night out with Gazza.
You get my jist…
That hasn’t stopped the whole sexism in football thing rising to the top of the agenda again and I can’t help but think it’s a little misguided. Sure we’ll all probably have a joke at women referees at the start, but for me, that’s just part of the game. If women want to join the party, then they’ve got to be prepared to take the banter that is and always will be part of the game.
Remember, taking the mick is inclusionary, not exclusionary… and without doubt, some of the best p*ss takers I know are women. So in short, I’m saying man up. Men have been making a hash of refereeing for years. In the words of Kevin Keegan, ‘I’d love it’, if women could shake up the shoddy standards of the refereeing old boys club.
Why anyone male or female would want to subject themselves to a job as masochistic as refereeing is beyond me!
But Karen Brady complaining about sexism is a little rich, I mean how did she end up at Birmingham in the first place? Then surprisingly at West Ham, was that because she was qualified or were other factors involved. Just a question.
Anyway I thought that EPL football was about 22 men kicking a ball, if women want to join in, then join in, but please, stop bitching about sexism, first we had racism, the we had hooligans, that was followed by respect, then kicking, kicking out of football (us) now it’s about sexism, what next?
The bold type above was written by Geoff!
Finally, Tim Payton, my new best friend at the AST told me yesterday exclusively via our pubic twitter account that he believes the customary tour to 3rd world Austria has now been shelved. I’m not sure quite how many businesses that will bankrupt, but after a quick bit of analysis, I concluded most of them. Their loss is Japan’s gain. It’ll be great to have a tour, share our culture and customs and earn some revenue.
In the main, all I hear is positive things about the team that Gazidis has assembled at Arsenal. We’ve got some seriously smart people working behind the scenes to ensure that when we’re given commercial agreement freedom, we take the corporate world by storm and secure a proper deal. A lot of that revenue will be dictatated by success on the pitch which is why it is vital we sign this defender before the end of the month.
And make no mistake, if the greedy Glazers accept the offer from the rich Arabs of £1.5billion, next season the mancs will join the chavs and shitty in buying all the talent, so let’s get in quick, before they do, grab Hazard as well, because we won’t be able to afford him in the summer, I mention this now so no one can accuse us of hindsight in 4 months!
Come on Arsene, do the right thing… make life easy for yourself for once!
Have a great day, see you in the comments!
Disclaimer: This post was written with a smiley emoticon in mind for most of the controversial bits.
P.S. There are a real lack of tickets and a real abundance of takers. If you have spares, don’t let them go to waste, let me put you in touch with people who want to go!
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