What were they thinking? Nina was red and white to the core, her family has been associated with Arsenal for a million years, are they mad?
Next season the sponsors will be gone, Barclays have already said ‘see ya’, who’s next? How can Sky afford to throw obscene amounts at football? I’m in the Ad business and every client I have is cutting back, most of the corporates that Arsenal have, have either gone tits up or their salaries have, the Grove could be like Gordon Brown’s money box next season if things keep going like this, but you know what, if we were winning trophies, people would find a way to get there.
Buying a few players is one way to achieve success and harmony, forcing a takeover isn’t and to me, destroying the lock down is madness, so onto the theme of today’s post, a woman scorned, we’ve all been there, you know what I mean…
Well If I wasn’t shocked by the initial loss of ‘our Nina’ from the board, I am now, reports say she was treated abysmally by them and ousted for no reason, I have to believe they know what they are doing because even they can’t be that stupid when they had a lock down in place until 2012. Nina is now not part of that lock down and her 16% if bought by ‘Stan the man’ or ‘Usmanov the Usbek’ will mean we are in foreign ownership, in effect, the takeover we all feared.
Now before I may well have been interested in buying a few more shares, but in this climate, they wouldn’t be the gold mine they once were, so I won’t!
I think we are in real danger of killing the Goose that laid the golden egg, I know for a fact many box owners will not renew their options once this 3 year spell is up at the end of the season, I will also have money that Diamond club is savaged by people walking away from their 11 year leases and I suspect that many, many season ticket holders will be so worried about the next few years, they may well not renew.
There are of course some 58,000 on the waiting list, but again, how many of them will be parting with a couple of grand when they may not be able to afford to pay their mortgages next year, still that does leave a big hole that the ‘real fans’ can fill, yeah right! We’ll see how many so called ‘real fans’ put their money where their big mouths are next term.
I have been called negative by a few blogs for saying what I feel about the team selections and the lack of investment into world class players, I have been pilloried by some for saying that fans will turn their backs on watching our stubborn manager buying kids that aren’t good enough, yet we are still being asked to cough up more than teams that do buy players and do re-invest.
We’ll see over the coming weeks whether fans are prepared to spend shed loads on another unsuccessful year because our manager is determined to see out his bizzare experiment, and the next couple of months is when the renewals go out.
Yesterday he said the Alexandre Song was his most improved player, if he believes that, then we are deeper in the do-do than I ever imagined, Song, most improved, are you watching the same team as we are boss?
Barca are now after Robin Van Persie, so how can they keep spending and still stay afloat? The myth is we don’t spend, we do, but we spend it all on huge wages for players that will never make the grade, so Arsene get rid of a few of these kids and bring in some class, it would probably cost the same in the long run anyway.
I will still be buying my season because you know what? I am a real fan, one that keeps filling this bottomless pit called Arsenal and getting nothing back, but I’ll be there next term, how many others will?
I have a good mate that has a box that takes 15, a season back, he had people fighting for a ticket, now he struggles to fill it, when I was in the Diamond club for the Wigan game it was half empty, the jumbo screen said 59,000, I doubt there was 49,000, the warning signs are there Arsenal, ignore it at you peril, you have a month to show us how much you really care, then you’ll see how much we do.
The sycophants at Arsenal.com said only about a 1,000 fans were booing, bollocks, most of the ground were and if the manager hadn’t subbed the sacrificial lamb, I suspect the booing would have been aimed at him, I thought that was a betrayal of his own player and that is worse than the booing that took place, but no one can say that can they.
Liverpool up next and we should have a full team, they aren’t that good and we ought to beat them, if we don’t our season in the EPL comes to an abrupt end, how far have we come as a team when you can say that the week before Christmas?
Today the concerned post, tomorrow the rallying cry. Have a great day my friends.
P.S. Many thanks to Avenell for sending us a great t-shirt and cap, he has kindly agreed to put a set up for a Christmas competition, so stay tuned for that on!