Remember him? He was the bloke who was saying that Saddam was spanking the allies as an allied tank was trundling along in the background behind him. Another bloke was called Nero, and he was strumming a tune as Rome was burning!
Yesterday our manager said this after we got whipped by Liverpool at home.
‘The result is very harsh on us. The decider was the sending off and the offside goal’ He must have been watching another game, the offside goal came with minutes to go and we never looked like equalising.
Years ago he was asked what he looked for as the most important quality in a player, he instantly said intelligence.
Well two games in and we’ve had 2 players sent off for stupidity and one banned for 3 games for stamping, thinking he would get away with it. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm 1.
So we start the season without the best midfielder in the world whom we let go cheap even though he had a 4 year contract, he missed the whole pre-season and then left us, went straight into the Barca side that beat Madrid and won his first medal in 6 years. So we were lied to yet again by our manager, who said he was injured. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm 2.
We needed to address our defence during the summer, yesterday Koscielny went off and was replaced by 18 year old Miquel, some addressing the defence that was, Cahill and about 6 others have been available since May and still are, yet we put on an 18 year old, we haven’t even got Bartley to use as we loaned him out, how can that happen? Loan Bartley out and keep a younger not as good player who comes on yesterday. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm 3.
We put Samir Nasri on yesterday because we had no choice, what? No choice? Doesn’t he play for us then? He showed all the spirit that this team of babies lack, he was our best player yesterday and to have a situation where he wants out because our manager lacks ambition is nothing short of scandalous and who can blame him, I don’t. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm 4.
I’m not even going to comment on the match, the warning signs were all there last week, I expect we’ll go out of Europe next week and if that is the price we have to pay to get a manager in that will do his job, then so be it. I will never say I want us to lose a game, but his inaction will see a lot more of that this season.
Vermaelen had another great game, Ramsey will be a great player but for now we need a ready made. Jenkinson tries hard but look no further than Enrique to see what we need at the back, the stupid thing was, he wanted to come, yet again we miss out.
I think our manager has something wrong with him, it’s not the constant lying, it’s the inability to see what needs doing, he lives off past glories and even said his record of 15 years of transfer dealing cannot be questioned, what, why? He is a manger, he is massively well paid and his job is to be questioned, by us the fans, how arrogant to say he cannot be questioned.
This club is going downhill, it upsets me to watch it, it still hurts and will no doubt ruin my week, thing is, what have we got to look forward to? Udinese and ManU away, and with a manager that thinks we were unlucky against Liverpool, yes Frimpong was terriific, but when he got booked Wenger should have had a word with him from the touchline, he said nothing and we all knew what was coming didn’t we? Pedro even called it in his post yesterday.
I cannot see anything happening until we spend some money, the crowd had a spend some money banner yesterday but he won’t look at them, the stadium had holes all over it but he only listens to the announcer saying 60,000, people say he’s being stubborn, he’s not, he just can’t see what wrong, and that to me is what’s worrying.
Perhaps his salary should be performance related, he wouldn’t do that though would he? We shouldn’t be buying Cahill because Kozzer is injured, we should be buying him because our defence is crap, add a left back to that list as well. Oh and get a DM with a brain.
I though Chezzer was immense again, at 21 we have a keeper that will see me out, let’s just hope he stays uninjured and keeps flappy on the bench.
Finally, if you want a match report, ask Pedro, I don’t do them.
Have a great day Grovers, unless he acts very quickly, this season is already over, by next Sunday we’ll know for sure.
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