I have the answer to our problems, lets have a Coalition at the Arsenal!

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Okay lets all stop the squabbling, we have the ‘Arsene know bests’ on the left, we have the ‘Arsene’s lost it’ to the right and we have the ‘give him one more seasoners’ in the middle.

So I have a very ‘todays fashion’ idea as a solution, and we could do it all in house, tell me what you think.

Retire Pat Rice, Pat I love you mate but a change is needed, bring in Steve Bould as your new number two, he’s in your academy so it’s progression and he’s your choice, he will be more vocal and knows the younger players. We need freshening up, you and Pat are getting stale.

Bring in Keown as the defensive coach, him or Adams. Bring in Seaman as the goal keeping coach, and buy Joe Hart or Buffon, no one else will do, my choice is Hart.

If you don’t have Bould as your number two then swap that idea with Keown, he’ll be vocal and frankly that’s what you need Arsene, someone to challenge you and your autocratic way of running Arsenal football club.

As I have said many times before, a football club should be run prudently, it should work spend only what it can afford but it is not a business and should not be run as one.

A football club is more a public service, it has paying fans that give it the money, not shareholders, yes Arsenal does have shareholders but they don’t get paid a dividend, if Arsenal were a business, then it would pay a dividend, but it isn’t and it doesn’t.

Businesses don’t have 60,000 fans paying them entrance money every 2 weeks and businesses rarely sell merchandising, so I get fed up when I hear that we are a business, we are most definitely not.

So if we have a transfer budget, it is the duty of the management to spend it, that’s what it’s there for, to improve the team, to freshen up the dressing room and to give the fans something to smile about and of course to brag about.

So to sum up, a coalition could be just what Arsenal need to bring us some silverware, no one loses face, we are crap at the back and Wenger has admitted he is not a great knowledge on keepers, bring in someone that is, then and listen to what people are saying.

Tomorrow we talk about the game, Today spare a though for Pedro who is on a mountain hiking sponsored walk somewhere in the countryside, I’m meeting him and his brother tomorrow but I’m not sure what sort of shape he’ll be in after an 18 mile hike! I’m not sure what the charity is but Let’s wish him luck! Any kind of charity work is good work.

Have a great day today Grovers, tomorrow is the last game until July, let’s all enjoy it!

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  1. Stu

    Not watching the Barca match so can only assume Sevilla have been able to score 2 because as usual Barca let up in the second half because they have done enough to win in the second.

  2. A

    Yep zorro, unbelievable end to the season, never thought things could end up so catastrophic!

    congrats on winning your league

  3. Zorr0

    lol, Reggie, it will take me 2 days to get over it! It’s a bastard trying to play with that bloody cape on! You going tomorrow, match or beer?

  4. Zorr0

    I was sensing that if we could have kept going, we could have said it was not a bad season and people would have been more inclined to give AW another season to add the players we needed.

    Unfortunately AW and the team fucked it all up and now we have gone a few more inches towards what could possibly be the end of AW and what a sad end it would be.

    Of course if we had had a good end to the season, there is no guarantee he would have done what we wanted as he might have just been really stubborn about PY again!!!

  5. Zorr0

    Gambon, true that, old English tough bad ass centre backs ain’t his thing. I’m better looking than Keown though! Not that it’s difficult to be!

  6. reggie 57

    No Zorr0 not going tomorrow mate wish i was but the spondoolies are a bit tight at the moment have a beer on me mate!!

  7. Zorr0

    Will toast absent friends Reggie.

    Well Gambon, I had the hump today during one of the friendlies and made a sliding tackle on the touchline, won the ball and played it on. Team mates said great tackle; problem was I was trying to take the ball and the man, lol!

  8. ethangunner

    Unfortunately AW and the team fucked it all up and now we have gone a few more inches towards what could possibly be the end of AW and what a sad end it would be.
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    what the hell are you talking about ?

    wenger wont leave !
    he has got another pat on the back from the board top 4 spot , with no annual spending !

    revenue in from transfers .. its business as normal for the club .. totally no different from any of the other 5 previous years ..

    even if wenger makes a few additions , you cant tell me other clubs wont spend more ..

    i think fans expect the other clubs to spend nothing and AFC just dip into the transfer season this coming year?

    wenger needs to get rid of 4-5 and get in 6-7 !

  9. gnarleygeorge9

    “wenger needs to get rid of 4-5 and get in 6-7”
    so we don’t finish 8-9 next year 🙂

    G’Day ethan

    IMO, as its turned out, Arsene Wenger’s season could be defined by the result against Fulham. In other words, if Spuds finish 3rd, the shit will really hit the fan.

  10. sixx pac

    really enjoyed that madrid match today. Loved the Sergio Ramos and Benzema goals. Harsh red card. Loved the yeste goal as well but he should have had a hat trick. He was one on one with the keeper 3 times. I didnt think there was anyone slower than Bendtner

  11. Benny Devito

    Craig Murray censored for attacking Alisher Usmanov, potential Arsenal chairman
    Censored | 07.09.2007 22:27

    Craig Murray’s web site host has pulled an article on Alisher Usmanov with this reason:

    September 6, 2007

    Usmanov Redux

    You may have noticed that the post regarding the less-than-salubrious nature of Alisher Usmanov has disappeared. This is at the instigation of Schillings, lawyers retained by Usmanov to brow-beat anyone who dares to show Alisher’s true colours.

    Pending legal advice which – as web host – I am unable to obtain prior to tomorrow, given Schilling’s deadline and in light of Godfrey v Demon Internet, the post may or may not reappear. In the meantime, it is always now somewhere on the web. If you know where to look, you’ll probably find it.

    Cheers
    Clive – webhost

    The article is still available in the Google cache:

    http://google.com/search?q=cache:www.craigmurray.co.uk/archives/2007/09/alisher_usmanov.html

    The text follows:

    September 2, 2007

    Alisher Usmanov, potential Arsenal chairman, is a Vicious Thug, Criminal, Racketeer, Heroin Trafficker and Accused Rapist

    I thought I should make my views on Alisher Usmanov quite plain to you. You are unlikely to see much plain talking on Usmanov elsewhere in the media becuase he has already used his billions and his lawyers in a pre-emptive strike. They have written to all major UK newspapers, including the latter:

    “Mr Usmanov was imprisoned for various offences under the old Soviet regime. We wish to make it clear our client did not commit any of the offences with which he was charged. He was fully pardoned after President Mikhail Gorbachev took office. All references to these matters have now been expunged from police records . . . Mr Usmanov does not have any criminal record.”

    Let me make it quite clear that Alisher Usmanov is a criminal. He was in no sense a political prisoner, but a gangster and racketeer who rightly did six years in jail. The lawyers cunningly evoke “Gorbachev”, a name respected in the West, to make us think that justice prevailed. That is completely untrue.

    Usmanov’s pardon was nothing to do with Gorbachev. It was achieved through the growing autonomy of another thug, President Karimov, at first President of the Uzbek Soviet Socilist Republic and from 1991 President of Uzbekistan. Karimov ordered the “Pardon” because of his alliance with Usmanov’s mentor, Uzbek mafia boss and major international heroin overlord Gafur Rakimov. Far from being on Gorbachev’s side, Karimov was one of the Politburo hardliners who had Gorbachev arrested in the attempted coup that was thwarted by Yeltsin standing on the tanks outside the White House.

    Usmanov is just a criminal whose gangster connections with one of the World’s most corrupt regimes got him out of jail. He then plunged into the “privatisation” process at a time when gangster muscle was used to secure physical control of assets, and the alliance between the Russian Mafia and Russian security services was being formed.

    Usmanov has two key alliances. he is very close indeed to President Karimov, and especially to his daughter Gulnara. It was Usmanov who engineered the 2005 diplomatic reversal in which the United States was kicked out of its airbase in Uzbekistan and Gazprom took over the country’s natural gas assets. Usmanov, as chairman of Gazprom Investholdings paid a bribe of $88 million to Gulnara Karimova to secure this. This is set out on page 366 of Murder in Samarkand.

    Alisher Usmanov had risen to chair of Gazprom Investholdings because of his close personal friendship with Putin, He had accessed Putin through Putin’s long time secretary and now chef de cabinet, Piotr Jastrzebski. Usmanov and Jastrzebski were roommates at college. Gazprominvestholdings is the group that handles Gazproms interests outside Russia, Usmanov’s role is, in effect, to handle Gazprom’s bribery and sleaze on the international arena, and the use of gas supply cuts as a threat to uncooperative satellite states.

    Gazprom has also been the tool which Putin has used to attack internal democracy and close down the independent media in Russia. Gazprom has bought out – with the owners having no choice – the only independent national TV station and numerous rgional TV stations, several radio stations and two formerly independent national newspapers. These have been changed into slavish adulation of Putin. Usmanov helped accomplish this through Gazprom. The major financial newspaper, Kommersant, he bought personally. He immediately replaced the editor-in-chief with a pro-Putin hack, and three months later the long-serving campaigning defence correspondent, Ivan Safronov, mysteriously fell to his death from a window.

    All this, both on Gazprom and the journalist’s death, is set out in great detail here:
    http://www.craigmurray.co.uk/archives/2007/06/russian_journal.html

    Usmanov is also dogged by the widespread belief in Uzbekistan that he was guilty of a particularly atrocious rape, which was covered up and the victim and others in the know disappeared. The sad thing is that this is not particularly remarkable. Rape by the powerful is an everyday hazard in Uzbekistan, again as outlined in Murder in Samarkand page 120. If anyone has more detail on the specific case involving Usmanov please add a comment.

    I reported back in 2002 or 2003 in an Ambassadorial top secret telegram to the Foreign Office that Usmanov was the most likely favoured successor of President Karimov as totalitarian leader of Uzbekistan. I also outlined the Gazprom deal (before it happened) and the present by Usmanov to Putin (though in Jastrzebski’s name) of half of Mapobank, a Russian commercial bank owned by Usmanov. I will never forget the priceless reply from our Embassy in Moscow. They said that they had never even heard of Alisher Usmanov, and that Jastrzebski was a jolly nice friend of the Ambassador who would never do anything crooked.

    Sadly, I expect the football authorities will be as purblind. Football now is about nothing but money, and even Arsenal supporters – as tight-knit and homespun a football community as any – can be heard saying they don’t care where the money comes from as long as they can compete with Chelsea.

    I fear that is very wrong. Letting as diseased a figure as Alisher Usmanov into your club can only do harm in the long term.

  12. MickyDidIt89

    Morning anyone.
    Just a thought. Was at an election party in London, and clever city type people assured me this country was going back to the days of 80% top rate tax. Now, bearing in mind we are behind Spain in doing a “Greece”, its hard to see top players shooting off to the Costa. Torres?

  13. Gunner8

    Chesney, Lansbury, Watt and JET are all back from loan… …why not start with Chezzas in goal?

    ————Chesney
    Sagna—Djourou—Campbell—Gibbs
    ————Eastmond
    ——Diaby———-JET
    Eboue———————-Nasri
    ————-RVP

    Walcott, Vela, Arshavin, Silvestre, Traore and Fabianski do not deserve to start this game IMO, neither does nasri really but the choices are limited!

  14. MickyDidIt89

    Agree with your thinking, Gunner8, although I would start with AA instead of Nasri, as at least he can provide a smidgen of entertainment.
    For all you who are going, enjoy the piss up.

  15. A

    Gunner8 Szczesny played for Brentford yesterday, no way he could play!

    I’d have loved lansbury or jet starting, though because of the loss last week I don’t see it happening now

  16. Geoff

    Morning all, new and end of the football season post!

    Not last post though as we’ll be here as usual tomorrow, and the day after, etc, etc.

  17. Arsenal Legend

    3 League titles in 15 years for a BIG club and we still think he’s God? Com’on guys…seriously? Lte’s take a step back and by a little objective here. Mourinho – 2.5 years; 2 league tittles, 7 cups in total. Ancelotti – 1 year on the job and he’s 2 tittles from tying Wenger.

    Look, this is not rocket science here. We know there is the A.K.B faithfuls but he can’t continue to be blindly stubborn. These AKB are whats killing us. Even after this season, Arsene says two, maybe three “top quality” signings. Chamakah is our first “top quality” signing so maybe one more defender and he’ll tell us that he believes in the squad. I lost faith in that guy