Ahhh, nothing like harking back to the days when your music taste was truly abysmal. Why are we looking at a picture of Usher doing a U-turn this morning? Well, the famous song and dance reminded me of the possible manouverou Robin is considering at the moment.
Here’s how the the tale goes… Sky release a story indicating Robin is about to make a u-turn on his contract dilema. This story goes viral… Arsenal fans clickling away at that story like they were playing on of those early athletics computer games. The story went viral.
The story was looking good. Then something strange happened. Sky pulled the story.
Now, I’ve had to pull stories before. There’s nothing more embarrassing than posting out your your cookery blog on Le Grove by accident, regardless of how delicious your cinnamon swirls taste. But Sky? Why would they do such at thing? It’s not like veracity has ever been their thing. The only thing I can think of is agent issues? I think I told you a few years ago I met a SSN presenter at an AGM and he told me that he’d run an interview for Sky with Wayne Rooney. The England striker spoke about United in past tense, Paul Stretford (his agent) caught wind of this and demanded Sky pulled the story… which they duly did. Could this be an off the record story that went on the record? Possibly…
I made some calls this morning and there was no news Arsenal’s end (at ground level at least). So I’ll take this whole incident with a massive pinch of salt. It’d be nice though. I’m not sure he’d get an easy ride from some fans. Adebayor didn’t after his disgraceful flirting with any club that was within a 5000 mile radius of him. Still… one thing is for sure, a few goals would bring the love back. It always does. This is one I’ll keep an eye on!
The boys started training yesterday. Well, the ones that weren’t invovled in international duty during the summer. Steve Bould was there for his first training session along with Neil Banfield. He has a presence about him as well as a relevancy with the young players we have at the club. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the set up this year. It was interesting seeing that tall lanky guy who looks like Will Smith hovering around the ground. Not sure who he is, maybe he’s that trialist everyone was talking about?
I like the training gear… it’s kind of ninties retro. The sort of thing you’d wear in Shoreditch matched with a a pair of vintage Nike hi-tops whilst instagramming a cup cake balanced finely on your fixed gear bike. I might buy one.
In transfer news, there doesn’t seem a lot to go on. I’ve read that Juve have been told £30million for Jovetic. That immediately rules him out of a move to us. Robert Lewandowski rumours have also died. It just seems to be the same websites rehashing stories they think we’ll want to read every morning. I honestly have no idea how some sites survive on literally taking a newspapers story, inserting a paragraph, dropping a ten paragraph quote and posting it out. Scandalous.
One quote I did dig out that I found quite amusing was this one from the Fiorentina coach…
“Have we made an offer for Chamakh? We have not made one because he earns three million euros (per season).”
Well, at least we know why we’re not shifting the Moroccan on. At least we know where his priorities lie. Not in football… that’s embarrassing for a guy who still has 4 years left at the highest level (if he can motivate himself).
Other than Jack Wilshere being given smacked wrists for announcing his betting habits on Twitter, there’s not an awful lot to discuss. So I won’t bore you. If it’s this dull tomorrow, I’ll start giving a run down of the squad and where I think we are.
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Until then, have a f*cking amazing day people!
P.S. Check out my article on the players we could have signed…