How so? Well let me first of all qualify ‘Dirty Harry’ before his lawyers start licking their lips.
Yesterday he won his court case against the revenue for tax evasion, well we live in celebrity Britain and like OJ in the USA, Harry is untouchable.
Although I do have some sympathy for him with the Revenue because I was investigated by them for 16 consecutive years over a P11D, funny enough it was the Arsenal box I had, and how 1/8 of the box was a benefit in kind, this resulted in them looking at everything over a long period of time.
It cost me over £30k in auditors fees but all I ended up paying them was £4,100, they just aren’t accountable, they are pathetic little jobsworths that can’t see the wood for the trees. So it cost me 7 times what I owed them to defend myself. And 16 years of worry.
They go after the soft targets and not the real offenders. The guy I was dealing with was in Newcastle, I asked him if he had ever been in a local Titty bar, I said go in one, there are probably 40 girls in there earning £70k a year tax free, leave me alone…
However, that was filling out a P11D incorrectly, not alleged tax evasion, so I have no idea what that was all about, all I knew was he got off and now he will get offered the England job, the most coveted role in sport, good to see the FA have learned their lesson…
Now the reason I call him dirty Harry, is because I think he will leave the spuds in the lurch. Not until May, and by then he will be taking over the England job and combining roles, which in turn will screw the spuds over.
And if he does that to the people that stuck by him through all this, his club, then in my book, that makes him dirty Harry. If of course he stays at Spurs, then he is a highly principled man and I retract the dirty Harry bit.
So how is that a favour to us and how does it affect our affected manager? Well Mourinho will then go to the spuds and Madrid will come back for Wenger, by then of course our season wil be over, and as we will have won nothing he will go.
We will then get a new manager who will have £120 million to spend on new players. I just hope the new guy can get shot of the crap we have and buy what we need in time.
All this of course is banking on the integrity of Harry, will he drop Spurs for England? As I write this our existing manager, Fabio Capello has resigned, it seems that he believed so much that John Terry was innocent until proven guilty he put that ahead of our fine nation, what a plank, good riddance.
He never considered the damage keeping him as captain would do to the team and their morale, but then he has done that before, Cappello that is.
I always believed Harry would do well for England and now he has his chance, let’s see how many spuds he picks.
I bet Terry retires now, because Harry will now have to drop someone that is apparently innocent until proven guilty, Harry can relate to that can’t he!
All the above is merely my opinion and there has to be an awful lot of luck working in our favour, but here’s hoping, I would of course like to win the ECL, the FA Cup and at least finish 4th, but that really is the stuff of fantasies so I’ll leave that there.
Let’s move on, we still have Wenger and nothing will change until May, so let’s talk about the FA Cup. Last night I was watching the Sunderland and Barca games by channel hopping, Seb Larsson is such a good player, but he was just another kid at Arsenal, further proof they don’t generally come good until they reach their early to mid twenties.
Still, we’ll be seeing him again in the North East as they are our next opponents.
Gervinho finally found his shooting boots and put Ivory Coast into the African Cup of Nations final, great news as it means Oxo stays on for a while, but well done Gervinho, about time you sprung into life and nice goal.
I still cannot understand why we sold Cesc to Barca with 3 years left on his contract and that still remains the dumbest business and footballing decision I have seen in my entire life, absolute madness, perhaps Gazidas, Kroenke, Hill-Wood or Wenger could come on and explain that, yeah right!
And then to sell him on the cheap, what a bunch of hopeless spanner heads. And then to miss out on Mata.
Interesting to hear Wenger telling us how good Hazard is and at the same time forewarning us unless Lille are as stupid as Arsenal and decide to let him go cheap, we aren’t getting him, then why didn’t we try 2 years ago, we all knew he was good then, and although they said they wouldn’t have sold him, we could have got him, no doubt, now we have no chance.
There are some players you know will be world beaters, Neymar, Wilshere, Goetze and Hazard. There are some you think will be great like Chamberlain and Mata, and there are some that will never make it, like Freeman, JET, Djourou and Wellington.
So why don’t we just go in with some stupid offers right now and try and land one of them we know will be great?
Growing superstars sounds good Ivan, but one in Wenger’s reign (Wilshere) is hardly a great record, so maybe we should try something different.
Finally old boy Paul Merson got done for being way over the limit, he fell asleep and crashed into the back of a truck, not clever Paul, someone other than you could have been killed.
You and I had a long alcohol induced chat on the phone once ( you were drunk, not me), when you signed the ad I designed of you for my son, for JVC, I thought you were over all that, not the drinking, the stupidity. Still at least no one was seriously hurt.
That’s it for today Grovers, have a good ‘un!