Nothing quite like an England match to sober up your birthday celebrations. A game that had the creativity of an accountants marketing brainstorm. Truly laboured. Expectantly boring, but a win all the same. Oh and a goal from Ashley Young which burned a little… and an assured Ramsey performance.
In other international games, Park Chu-young zipped in to score another cracking goal. The boy looks tasty. Oh… And Mr Chezzer had a one man army game for the Polish. Check out his wonder save if you get the chance!
There’s a protest heading out on Saturday before the game. It’ll be aimed at the club and the terrible summer we’ve just faced. A bit of an awkward one really.
People will say the timing isn’t right… when is the timing ever right? If it had happened at the Emirates Cup, people would pull the, ‘there’s still six weeks to go, be patient’ line. If you did it at the AGM, you wouldn’t have the critical mass. So Swansea it is.
I’m like many Arsenal fans. I don’t really know where I sit on this subject. I’m a big fan of a statement, I’d march for my rights and I commend those who do. I’m just not sure I’d like to do it against my team?
Once I’m out the house on match day, I’m in the zone, us against the world… I don’t want to be against my club on a match day. I’m the battered house wife, I know what’s going on, I can see the summer bruises, but Wenger has presented us with a bunch of slightly mature bunch of ok roses and promised everything will be ok…
… do I truly believe him? No… Do I at least want to give him the chance? Yes…
I always think there needs to be goals that come out of something like this.
1) Is there any benefit to the club in sacking a manager now?
2) Would the board ever get sacked on the whim of Arsenal fans?
I think the answer to both of those questions is no.
So what is the aim? I’m not sure. We need to find out so I’ll try and get some info in for tomorrow from the chaps who are running it.
Update: PROTEST OFF
My plantaris is literally killing me…
So turns out Tommy V hasn’t done his alternate Achilles, he’s merely had some surgery on his plantaris. It’s basically this years metatarsal. All the kids in Shoreditch have got a plantaris issue this season, it’d be embarrassing if you had anything else. He’ll be back in 4 weeks and playing in 6. Who believes that? Not me…
Apparently he wants to play for Ghana. How can I criticise him. He’s as English as Ozil is German. Or Cascarino is Irish! If he wants to play for his country of origin, why not? It’ll be a massive loss for England, but all those midseason breaks to Africa must be appealing!
So there we have it, out of 2000 fans polled, only 7 percent are satisfied or above, pretty damning you have to say. I feel for Ivan and his team. It’s amazing that 40% of people are satisfied with Wenger, choosing to ignore that much of the summer was down to him. Whilst almost categorically, people have slammed the board.
Important questions I’d like you to answer today on that topic…
1) What are you reasons for unanimous board disapproval?
2) What would you like to see them do better?
I think if this poll proves anything, it’s that for Arsenal to see a change of manager, things have to get far, far worse. Wenger is still beyond reproach. The focus of the bad summer is on the board, not the manager. If they’d removed him when they should have, they wouldn’t have had support. Fans still believe there isn’t money, fans still believe our wage structure stopped us getting players and fans obviously feel that Stan should have done more this summer to steady the ship. Or maybe, just maybe, comments like this from your Chairman hack people off?
“It’s complete and utter rubbish and absolute nonsense. I think he is happy enough and we are happy enough,” <- On Wenger
“He is absolutely right – they did get him on the cheap. But he wanted to go back there and we respected that.” <- On selling our Captain
I’ve posed this question many times before, how bad does it have to get before we make a change? On the evidence of the last two polls… very, very bad.
Anyway, your thoughts will be welcome in the comments, come and join the party!
P.S. I thought this was funny (Link)….
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