Brede Hangeland, at 29 is he too old? Gourcuff isn’t though!

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Brede Hangeland is a big lump, and I do think we need a big lump, but at 29 years of age does he represent good value? I’m not so sure, if you think that apart from our famous trio of Bould, Keown and Adams, most centre backs have had it at 32, so he will give us what, 3 years? Then we’ll be complaining that he’s past it or too slow.

We are sweating on Campbell, Gallas is off and surely Silvestre must go and our kids are too young, you wouldn’t have thought it was that tough to find a centre back would you!

I think that Johan and Vermaelen will form a top partnership, but it won’t go through a season and we do need four, we gave Campbell his big break and now he’s dithering over a move to another Notts County, Celtic.

If Sol stays, then we only need 1 centre back, if he goes, we need two. I would like a big guy, I quite like Cahill, but is he big enough?

What I don’t want though is another French centreback, we have enough French players and I want Gourcuff, so Gourcuff can replace Silvestre and Gallas which will restore the balance of nationalities in the side. Yes I know that Gourcuff is a midfielder, I’m just talking balance.

I read with interest that Merida, who has now been pictured in an Athletico Madrid shirt (because he plays for them) said ‘Wenger looked after me and my family since I arrived in London’

So that’s what I mean by how much is the true cost of us buying these young kids, we have a few out in Spain as we can’t bring them in to Britain, so we have to pay for all that, and over 3 years I’m sure that adds up, the other team only pays their salaries, we bring players like Merida in and pay for them and their families, I bet we did that with Denilson as well as his family, so is it a false economy?

We have Vela in Spain for three years, we bring him to England and Wenger announces him as a new signing, and he doesn’t play, and when he does he’s disappointing.

Ian Wright is imploring Fabio Capello to play Theo up front, in his best position, but as David Beckham is giving him crossing lessons, I’m not sure Fabio will listen, either way we may benefit from Theo playing for England this summer, I have always rated Theo, so good luck son, I wish you well!

I just hope Beckham has time to spend with Theo after the world cup bid, visiting the troops in Afghanistan, his trip to advise the Pope and his one man quest to end all worldwide famine.

I think we’ll start to see the signings bit happen on Tuesday, June 1st, because I truly believe that Arsene has promised Cesc some big names, we don’t want Cesc to give us one more year, we want him to stay, if it was one more year, I would prefer to take the cash and the players that go with the cash and move on.

Did I say I wanted Gourcuff?

Have a great day Grovers, Tuesday is not far away!

P.S. I have a pair of season tickets that someone is desperate to loan out for the season, e-mail pedro(at)le-grove.co.uk for info!

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502 Responses to “Brede Hangeland, at 29 is he too old? Gourcuff isn’t though!”

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  1. sixx pac

    Ive only ever heard one Kings of Leon song. Use somebody was pretty good. All American Rejects is fucking awesome

  2. Stu

    Yeah QoS, and to make things even worse it was Cole who played Eto’ onside when Lehmann got sent off. Not to mention they winner coming on our left side..i’ll never forgive Wenger for that.

  3. ethangunner

    us being linked with 50 different players is wengers way of telling cesc he’s looking 4 talent ,so he can stay ?

    not that i dont like the names being knocked around , in fact wenger has thrown some rather good links out to the press ..

    i hope hazard or a bojan is signed sooner rather than later , or are we waiting on cesc’s money again ???

    b4 we can buy /??

  4. ethangunner

    man all you guys listen to 🙂 !!!! BEEEEEEEEEP

    heres a list that will cater for all 🙂

    – kasbian
    – smile empty soul !
    – dead by sunrise
    – switchfoot
    -or there are some great old bands with new albums like tantric – staind -creed – trapt

  5. ethangunner

    is this the time the bet felchers come on ?

    is this the time the Nigerian email scammers start work AA23 ? and 6- twat ?

  6. ethangunner

    im saddened by you 2 ..

    all lonely with no man to blow ..

    im here every morning because i work on DRAWINGS for a living !

    whats your excuse ??

    desperate, ugly with no fucking money or a woman !
    maybe you have to alt tab between the gay porn and le grove 😉 ?

  7. ethangunner

    mind you id trust you six twat to trust in something you cant see , hear or touch .. because you are that retarded ..

    or you would’ve not bet 🙂

  8. ethangunner

    religion will always be AROUND because of people like you 6 twat, to keep ‘nut jobs’ under control . weve already seen you have NO moral compass , can you imagine if you thought it was ok to kill too ?

    Unfortunately if you just spent a bit of time going thru the earths geological history it blows all religious scriptures out of the water ..

    but hell you keep on believing what ever you want .
    just dont do it now 🙂

  9. ethangunner

    did your ladyboy sharpen your crayons for you?
    —————-
    your the only lady boy i know bet welcher …

    oh unless you you count Barbados’s in the search
    , then i know 2 🙂

  10. ethangunner

    besides AA23 ,

    Architects stopped drawing on paper in the early 90’s …

    computers are used for more than searching for gay porn AA23 ! oh and getting on footballing blogs just to talk shit !

  11. ethangunner

    rob green says:
    May 30, 2010 at 02:41

    this is why we cant rely on RVP he is so injury prone
    ———————————–
    thats why we need another striker ..
    and thats why we should sell him !

    he will just remain crocked and get older like rosicklist !

    should just loose the bad luck charm players ..
    hopefully that will see an end to it ..

    hopefully bojan will be in with the cesc deal !

  12. Rohan

    Sell RvP..ye out of your mind???
    I don’t think he’s injured. Just that it’s a knock. He’ll be fine peeps.

  13. Rohan

    As I said a couple of days earlier..RvP to be top scorer at the world cup at 20/1 is a great bet given that he’s at last going to be playing up front for them and he’s going to be getting top class service from Sneijder, Robben Affellay and van der Vaart.

  14. no1 fan

    alright guys

    well i think we need 3 players if we have any chance of silver wear new goalie until scezny has develepoded so age is not a matter and we need to be realistic lloris is a good option but i dont think wenger will part with much cash and buffon’s wages would put wenger off so i wrekon the scottish keeper is a bargain buy (can anyone help me with his name) we need an established centre back like taylor and that unrecognised dm like makoun i wrekon we could get at a reasonable price and we all know wenger likes the word bargain dont we?
    i love cesc and to be honest i dont blame him for wanting to leave so with some of the cash a straight swap for gourcuff who would partner up sick with makoun and play balls to rvp and chamakh wonderfully, this is all stories and i know would be a dream but if we have any chance of staying a top for side wenger needs to do something now or we r going to be another liverpool.

    love all of ya arsenal boys bring on the new season

  15. adam

    i think all this hangeland talk needs to be dropped once and for all, it’s fairly clear that he wants to stay at Fulham and that’s his choice…however, it makes me wonder what kind of player is happy playing at a mid level club with no real chance of champions league football, do we want someone on our team who’s goals are set so low? i say no and let’s move on…