Life without club football isn’t nice. I spent the evening watching England again. It was pretty dull. We lack superstars in a big way at the moment. We’re a team of water carriers… bar Gerrard and maybe Wayne Rooney. We played really well in patches but in the end, we were undone by some pretty scrappy defending.
Oh well. A point a way from home isn’t the worst.
On the Arsenal front, I’m afraid the best I can do today is aggregate all the half stories on the web. The Metro has us in for Daniel Crowley, the 15 year old sensation from Aston Villa. Well, it has Arsene Wenger getting the green light to bid for him… then cuts the story down by saying it would take a serious deal to get him to move away. I don’t know how the journalist knows this. Did he get the mobile number of a 15 year old boy and ask him? Anyway, we’re back in for kids again. Great news. Still, at least he’s English.
Project Youth – The Brit Years, continues…
I found a really weird article on The Economist about Arsenal and the love for the club in Africa. Totally pointless in many ways, but there were a few lines I wanted to lift because they’re so damn strange.
‘Readers who could care less about English football should note that Arsenal is a moderately successful club based in a newish 60,000-seater stadium in north London. It has not won a championship or a knock-out tournament for the past seven seasons, and is not going to win one this season either. Chelsea or the two Manchester clubs are the English teams to follow if you want something as vulgar as trophies.‘
‘Perhaps Mr Wenger’s financial rectitude is indeed a big part of Arsenal’s appeal in Harare. Fiscal indiscipline wrecked Zimbabwe’s currency and its economy.’
I love that. I can imagine the arguments in the playgrounds of Harare… ‘Yeah, you only support Arsenal because they have £125m in the bank… FFP HUNTER!’
Anyway, I just thought that was a mildly amusing article of a pointless inconclusive nature.
Carlos Vela dashed all hopes people had of him returning with this stinging rebuke of rumours
‘Arsenal are a big team who gave me the opportunity to play in Europe. I will always remember that, but I didn’t have the opportunities that I felt I deserved,’
Fair play. He didn’t get the chances anywhere he went in the UK. Is that Arsenal’s fault? Or perhaps the players? I’d go with the player on this one. He quite often looked out of shape and his personal life was messy. I’m glad things are working out for him. Perhaps the sunnier climes suit his game and attitude better.
Right, internationals are over… hopefully the Arsenal PR machine will get into shape and start feeding us some content to fill our webpages.
Have a great day.