So last night it was one year old, so guess what? I decided to watch Arsenal TV all night, just me, the TV and a box of tissues.
First up Dennis Bergkamp, now when people talk about legends, this bloke truly is an Arsenal legend, I spent an hour going down memory lane and thinking about what was, listening to Dennis saying how football should be played, oh what deep joy, he finished by saying he would love to be a coach at Arsenal, and one day maybe even a manager. Dennis, I would buy my season ticket 3 years in advance if you did that.
Before I leave the legend front, why is it when Le Grove disagrees with something Arsenal do we are all ‘not real Arsenal fans’ – Ian Wright does it on a regular basis and those same people call him a legend? Odd isn’t it.
Imagine Arsene Wenger and his assistant Dennis Bergkamp, with Keown as defensive and Seaman as goal keeping coach, boy what a prospect! No offence Pat, I see you as an Arsenal legend as well.
This was followed by Tom Watt and his interview with David Seaman. Now Tom is like me, Arsenal through and through, although he is a bit of an AKB, but like Bob Wilson, I’ll forgive that as they are paid by Arsenal so you wouldn’t expect them to disagree with the way it’s going at the moment. Bob, probably like Tom doesn’t have to queue up at the station for an hour after the game.
Anyway, I enjoyed the show and particularly the interview with David Seaman. Tom said to David,
‘I think there’s a real player in Song, if we buy a ready made defensive midfielder, are we saying to Song, you’re not good enough? if we are he may say I’m not waiting 3 years, I’m off’
Talk about trying to put words into David Seaman’s mouth Tom! So what did David Seaman say then?
‘We can’t wait three years, we need to buy a ready made player now, sorry, he’s not good enough’
…Oops, that wasn’t expected, that wasn’t in the script. Good for you David Seaman.
Someone asked me yesterday why I hated Song so much, listen, for the last time, I don’t hate any Arsenal player, all I keep saying is he’s not good enough, not now, and I don’t want to wait 3 years to find out if he will be either. I would wait for Ramsey, I would wait for Theo and Wilshere, I waited for Clichy, Cesc and Djourou but I could see they would be good. Song I can’t, and having a team full of prospects won’t work, I would sooner have seen Muamba in there given those same chances, but he wasn’t and that’s why I get so angry when I see Song getting chance after chance.
So it was good to see an ex Arsenal player not towing the company line and saying what he believed to be true, so then what? Well then came the moment for me to be alone, as the Arsenal ladies then played Colchester in the FA cup.
The first 30 minutes they were in our faces, then Arsenal started to use the flanks, the wingers worked their magic and we won 7 nil, talk about a tissue moment, they were awesome, great, great football. Vic Akers needs to share with Arsene how to unlock a stubborn defence, these girls played the game like we used to when we had Overmars, Freddie, and Pires, and the finishing was as good as it gets.
So all in all a great night, I even emailed Tom and asked him to come on Le Grove, that would be fun, but don’t hold your breath.
Arshavin has offered to help pay his own transfer fee, Arsene I like the cut of this blokes jib, someone who wants to join us? pay the money, we’ll get it back in shirt sales alone.
Have a great day Grovers, this is the day that ***** predicted a press conference and I believe *****, always will, always have!