Schwarzer to shore us up at the back agreed, but who is Kosienlny?

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I’ve been without an internet connection for a few days Grovers, Spain is such a third world country, one provider for broadband internet, so they do what they want. And they think they can afford our captain, this country is more in the shit that Greece.

Anyway I have been keeping track and reading all Pedro’s posts, so well done for holding the fort!

It looks like Wenger finally has his man in Mark Schwarzer, so I’m also guessing that means the end of Almunia, I really can’t see the point in keeping him, it would be too awkward and absolutely pointless, then he’ll let Fabianski and Chezza fight it out as to who succeeds the 37 year old. That’s good business, if it happens.

I still think we need a big stopper at the back, I would prefer one with EPL experience but I am struggling to get my head round Laurent Kosienlny, I have never seen him, he’s had one good year in a lower league in a team that finished 7th, has this got Pascal Cygan written all over it?

Let’s not kid ourselves the manager has been tracking him for years, he hasn’t, and please don’t say Vermaelen was an unknown, he wasn’t, he was captain of Ajax and he was an international, so he was known, in fact a few people have been coming onto Le Grove claiming we were slagging of the signing of Vermaelen last year. Blog geeks love to make stuff up, I’m waiting for someone to come on and say that we never supported Nik B…or Theo, anyway, here are some snippets about what we said about our Tommy last year.

‘Vermaelen looks good, but he’s not the Sol Campbell type we need’

June 25th

‘Signing Melo and Vermaelen is a shrewd move as they are older and better than what we currently have, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, we need to keep either Gallas or Kolo’

June 23rd

‘Everything I have seen of Thomas Vermaelen reminds me of Martin Keown and if he turns out to be half the man Keown was then we have done a great bit of business.’

June 20th

Okay, well on that note I’m mostly resting my case on him, but my point about the Lorient defender isn’t whether he’s a great player, it’s that he is a massive risk considering the relative inexperience of Vermaelen in the EPL. I think we should be playing the Belgian next to a battle hardened centre back he can learn from. And a big bugger like Campbell that will knock people over and win the ball in the air, getting the nod from a Grimandi special doesn’t seem enough for me.

I also think we have too many French players.

Just my opinion of course and I’ll happily eat humble pie if he forms the centre back pairing of the century next season!

Well we won last night but Rooney was still rubbish, he really is so over rated, missed a sitter and doesn’t run after the ball. Good finish by Defoe though, and yes I cheered! Don’t forget though, it was only Slovenia, which only has a third of the population of London, the USA won the group (how embarrassing) and next up are the Krauts, so don’t get too carried away.

It won’t be long before the world cup is over and we can get back to being a football team blog again, I think Cesc will stay, but I really don’t want him to stay for one more year with a bumper pay rise, that would be a massive piss take, we did that with Henry and we did it with Ade, all it made us do with Ade was to hate him, don’t do that with Cesc Arsene, sell him for a shed load or keep him, no compromise, that would be weak.

Have a great day Grovers, the sun is shining and we have no injuries!

773 Responses to “Schwarzer to shore us up at the back agreed, but who is Kosienlny?”

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  1. dennisdamenace

    Pedro says:
    June 24, 2010 at 13:06

    Well, £30k would probably buy you a 9 bedroom house in Scotland… and Wales come to mention it! 😉

    Well i tell you what Pedders, i’d want fucking change from £30k for Wales, fucking dump….

  2. SUGA3

    Sagna – reasonably OK
    Diaby – well, Diaby: oe brilliant game one so-so and one where he cocked up twice
    Clichy – played in the last game, pretty poor
    Cesc – bench
    Gallas (theoretically) – shocking
    RvP – GET IN 😀
    B52 – typical self
    Song – average

    did I miss anyone?

  3. zeus

    fuck. Its like I’m typing from an iphone. Sorry about the misspelt words.

    Speaking of which, anyone with the iphone 4?

  4. dennisdamenace

    Bentner having another great game, hasn’t put a foot wrong, coz he’s done fucking nothing……maybe his mind is on other things, like his dream move to Barca……cunt!

  5. Pedro

    DDM, it was embarrassing watching Linekar, Hansen and Shearer ripping him for his sense of self importance…

  6. Rohan

    FFS Denmark. Well, the stage is set for a Bendy hat-trick I guess.
    C’mon you fucking Danes!

    Neat goal from RvP though! Hope him and the Oranje kick on from here.

  7. Sam

    Has someone been hitting Wenger on the head with stupid stick, why does he want to buy an over priced has been goalkeeper like Schwarzer who’s no better than Almunia when he could get someone younger and alot better for the same price like Vincent Enyeama.If Wenger had signed Enyeama last year for 2m euros like he was going to but pulled out at last minute after agreeing personal terms with him and extended Fabianskis contract instead then we might of won the Premiere League last season. Maybe Wengers trying to get a collection of incompetient goalkeepers, if he buys Schwarzer he’ll only need Rob Green and he will have the full set.

    As for Laurent Koscielny who no ones heard of,he must be some player for Wenger to loan Lorient FC a player and have so called offered £8.3m for him when Lorient only paid 1.2m euros for him a yaer ago but according to the transfer market he is only worth £4.5m. Sounds like Wengers completely lost the plot.

  8. Pat

    Enyeama has been bad as well. I won’t praise him because he made great saves. I say he’s shit because those great saves went to waste with his awful errors. Therefore, he’s a shit keeper.

  9. Stu

    Denmark are just shit, devoid of any attacking ideas apart from lump it to Bendtner or down the wing for Rommedahl. They badly need a playmaker.

  10. dennisdamenace

    What’s more embarrassing Pedro? Listening to those planks or believing Bentner is a top class player?

  11. alex

    twitchy can fuck off

    whole denmark team has poor, bendtners still having treatment on groin and he can’t do anything if he isn’t getting any service

  12. zeus

    FFS. My mate at work has called EVERY SINGLE GAME WRONG!

    DENMARK DOWN 2-0 FFS!!!!

    I’m telling to choose Brazil now.

  13. zeus

    You look at the teams that have made it through and you just have to think a South American is gonna take this after England do Germany and Germany get done themselves.

  14. incesc

    “Nicklas Bendtner has to get into the game here, he has to. For me, his career is passing him by.”


  15. Chippy

    Wengers going to come back from South Africa thinking Almunias one of the best in the world I’ve never seen so many keeper cock ups in one tournament,

  16. Stu

    Well he is nearly 34 Pat. Cant expect much from him, especially when he plays in a defensive team who frankly have shit midfielders.

  17. Man

    …maybe the Japanese coach could teach Wenger how smaller players defend against bigger opposition eh 🙂

  18. Catford

    Just looked up Honda’s details. 24 yrs old and signed a 4yr contract with CSKA Moskow last yr.What do you reckon his value would be? He’d be worth a few bob in marketing income!

  19. Stu

    Yeah Catford, whether its Honda or someone else it would be benefitial to have a good asian player in the team, if only for their marketing potential (like Park at united).

  20. Keyser

    I blame Bendtners PR machine for over-hyping him, too much pressure and he couldn’t handle it.

    John Dahl Tomasson should get a lot of the criticism but he doesn’t have a silly haircut so Bendtner’s going to take the brunt of it.

  21. Rohan

    FFS, denmark…no fucking playmaker no plan B other than lumping balls into the box. If Rommedahl is contained, they have absolutely no other outlet….

    Ref was way too happy blowing the whistle when balls were crossed in. Trevor Francis here made a very good point that in rarefied atmospheres at high altitude, teams that pass the ball around along the ground will fare better than teams that rely on crosses because the ball behaves funny.

    Where are England-Germany playing?? 😀

  22. BillikenGooner

    After seeing Bendtner’s website, I think he and his royal girlfriend want him to be an international footballing high class secret agent man of mystery.

    The new Danish 007.

  23. Keyser

    It’s definetly silly, if you’re going to try and be as anonymous as you can throughout a game, you shouldn’t strap a blonde hedgehog to your head and run around with it.

  24. Keyser

    Rohan – I was wondering when you were going to show your face, The RohStu PR group is affecting his game now, you need to tone it down.

  25. Rohan

    I know Billiken, his website is world fucking class. Best site I’ve seen in a long long time. should take note.

  26. Rohan

    Technically, I haven’t shown my face, but RohStu doesn’t sound right.
    I was thinking more along the lines of SNAP ( Super Nik Appreciation Party )

  27. nishanth

    Nicklas Bendtner’s mantra is “Believe it”. These two words have followed him throughout his career. And they are two words that are the hallmark of everything he does. Nicklas Bendtner cannot be beaten by adversity or disappointments. He believes in himself and that he will be successful. Nicklas Bendtner believes that you can achieve your objectives, as long as you “believe it”.


  28. Keyser

    Rohan – You’d sound like a teenage girl with glasses on, a cardigan and loads of ‘I Love Nikki B’ badges all over it..

    If that was your group.

  29. Keyser

    incesc – That’d be a bit mroe decent, it’s the American Psycho look. He should be more like Christian Bale.

  30. Stu

    Ha what a shit haircut that is. That was back when he was in the reserves and he played against…Doncaster??? and Gilberto scored a late equaliser and Almunia saved a few PKs in the shootout. Either that or I am mixing memories to make a brand new one.

  31. Rohan

    I’m off anyway…
    Remember, when God said “let there be light” ,Bendtner said ” say please “.


  32. ethangunner


    It’s the music equivalent of Rohan telling me he’s discovered an unknown band called Snow Patrol
    well rohan is only 14 ..

    i was listen to this unknown band the other day , queen i think it was .. or was it called Led Zeppelin ?

  33. Kreshnik

    This WorldCup has turned out like WW2 – The French surrendered early, USA arrived at the last minute & Brits are left to fight ze Germans!

    Let’s see if it’s gonna end like WW2 as well … it would be quite a shock 😀

  34. Geezer1287

    How many French players exactly do you think is too many?? Would they be any better if they were from a different country? Or if Nasri chose to play for Algeria, and Diaby for Senegal, would it still be too many French players? I think Gallas and Sylvestre are off anyways, i don’t think the problem lies with what country our players are from though, thats kinda….

  35. Stu

    It’ll be interesting to hear what Evra has to say about the whole french debacle. He’s due to do a reveal all interview about what happened in the french camp.

  36. gnarleygeorge9


    I saw a bit of the Wenger interview on Eurosport, (all beit he spoke in French & it was translated), but he implied that the players were playing for the French Football Federation, when they should have been playing for France. Obviously, the players hate their Federation so they lay down.

  37. Stu

    Yeah gg9, something is obviously not right there. I doubt anyone respects or trusts the current manager but its the federation who kept him there far too long.

  38. Goonerman

    Friday Joke (18 mins early):

    An elderly couple, who were both widowed, had been going out with each other for a long time.
    Urged on by their friends, they decided it was finally time to get married. Before the wedding, they
    went out to dinner and had a long conversation regarding how their marriage might work.
    They discussed finances, living arrangements and so on. Finally, the old gentleman
    decided it was time to broach the subject of their physical relationship.

    ‘How do you feel about sex?’ he asked, rather tentatively.

    ‘I would like it infrequently’ she replied.

    The old gentleman sat quietly for a moment, adjusted his glasses, leaned over towards her and whispered – ‘Is that one word or two?’

  39. Stu

    The italy defence isnt the Juve defence is it? I thought it is just Chiellini and Cannavaro? Criscito has been at Genoa since 08. And Zambrotta is at Milan.

    Cracking goal by Quagliarella today.

  40. Gooby

    yeah i meant the CBs; jeez he could have chosen bonnuci, barzagli in the first 11. italian always looking for experience but too much of it kill the player, cannavaro was the embarrassment of a whole nation today

  41. charliegeorge

    Where’e your BLACKBERRY you fucking piece of shit Basil! That’s why he should be in London, working his arse off not blowing air kisses at the GODDAMN WORLDCUP! You people who support him are just sheep – and sheep eventually get slaughtered. Tossers!

  42. B.B.K

    he’s done the right thing with his b.b especially with that piece of shit signing kocielny,lets hope he keeps his b.b at home.

  43. B.B.K

    ”Jack Wilshere is a legend. He put this on his Facebook: “If I have to watch that cunt lennon again I think I will slit my wrists”