Morning everyone! Let’s cut out the pleasantries this morning and crack into some meaty comments from David Dein…
“The fact is he has to strengthen the team and I know he will do that.
“He is one of the best managers in the world, he’s been coaching for 30 years and knows what he is doing.
“He knows what he wants and it’s just a question of identifying the right talent.”
Well hello exciting summer! I guess we have to always be aware that David Dein is vice captain in the AKB world 11, obviously sitting behind captain fantastic, Bob Wilson. Still, he’s not come out and said something like the above in the last ten years. So it sounds promising. I’d like to think David Dein is far enough out the loop not to be a part of the season ticket scam that we get every year around this time.
He also said what we all know…
“Arsene’s on course for next season’s Champions League. But they have fallen 20-odd points behind United, which is not good enough.”
Nice one Dave.
In other news, Theo Walcott is fit. Should he return to the side when Gervinho is in form? I don’t think so. If he was firing on all cylinders prior to the injury, there might be a case for it. As it happens, he was in terrible form. So, I hereby declare that Gervinho should continue to dazzle. Norwich at the weekend will be a tough game, but really, at home, we should be tearing them a new one. It’s not one I’m hugely confident about… But if the boys want Champions League bonuses next year, they’ll dig deep.
I watched the Barca vs PSG game last night. Not a bad game, but not as thrilling as I’d hoped. Barca don’t look as invincible as they did under Pep. They has to bring on Leo to save the game. PSG looked sharp. They have plenty of talented players and they more than held there own. In the end though, experience told and Barca won through.
One point… I do not want Valdes.
It’ll be interesting how PSG deal with the 70% tax that will be levelled on them, not the players. I would imagine that’ll kill the league. Where there is death, there is opportunity, right? Is that the saying? Anyway, you get the jist…
Right, I’m in Lancaster today, have a good one!