So captain Billy says he knows he’s not been that good and perhaps he’s tired, bless! Why don’t you give him a rest Arsene and bring in Djourou for the season? Give the captaincy to Kolo or Cesc and see where it takes us.
I really feel for footballers, in a climate where up to 3 million people will be unemployed and millions more financially ruined is strange to hear that someone who kicks a ball for a living and earns £100k a week can be feeling tired two months into the season, it’s bizarre! Still his tiredness could be the opening that young Turk Johan has been looking for (yes I know he’s Swiss).
The England vice captain has said that Theo can be better than Michael Owen and Christiano Ronaldo, well Theo if you heard that, then go out and prove him right, I think you can be the best English player we’ve had since Gary Lineker, and him being an ex spud, it hurts me to say that.
Someone asked yesterday what did the directors take out this year, I have the accounts and this is what they say.
Hill-Wood £75k, Carr £25k, Bracewell-Smith £25k, Friar £298k, Fizman £25k, Keswick £25k, Edelman £1,056k and that included £367k as a bonus, which I suspect was his pay off to keep quiet.
So in all that’s less than Ray Parlour got for going to Middlesbrough. Not a massive amount in real terms and it shows that the boss Danny Fizman is not bleeding the club dry, so a big well done Danny.
Another point I wanted to clear up, Le Exchange is a place where we put people in touch with tickets they may not be using, we do not sell tickets as that’s illegal, we just put people in touch with others, a service for Grovers to Grovers.
Oh and Rio, in your much principled world (don’t mention drugs testing though) where you mention that Almunia isn’t English, so shouldn’t play for us, what’s your take on your Canadian team mate, Hargreaves???
Only one week and two days to go before we play again people, keep your chins and chinesses up, I know that’s not a real word, but because it’s not a real word, it’s not spelt wrong, so spelling police, eat your hearts out.
I’m glad to see the yellow card system worked yesterday, it was very pleasant out there! Have a great day Grovers.