Welcome to Friday people! There’s not much news about today and once again, I am at a meeting so I’m going to have to churn this out faster than
Saturday news centres around Tomas Rosicky not being available. Normally, this wouldn’t be an issue, but it is at the moment because before the Everton game in the week… Wenger owned up to rushing Jack back… then he played him. Tomorrow, what chance do you think there is of Wenger dropping his main man? Zero…
Once again, we’re gambling with a players fitness. The importance of a deep squad at this time of year can’t be underestimated. Maybe he’ll slip Chamberlain in the midfield? Or maybe that’s a massive risk.
Probably a massive risk, especially as the manager is fully aware that to achieve our goal of a top four finish this year, we have to win all out games.
“The only way we can deal with this situation is to win all our games,”
“I believe we just want to keep that strong run going until the end, we know that for us that is what is needed to be successful.
“We are in a fight where you want every performance to be at the best possible level and that’s why we focus on that on Saturday.”
It would be amazing to have a winning streak from now until the end of the season, especially as that could involve making United’s run to the title a little more tricky. I don’t know about anyone else, but the more I look at our run in, the harder I think it looks. Every team we’re playing has something to play for… even Newcastle are in a mess at the bottom of the league. We have big games.
One more story that probably sparked some noise was the Barca article about Valdes.
‘[President Sandro] Rosell has had contact with Valdes to make it clear that we have to leave the doors open [on him changing his mind].
‘As we prioritise sporting aspects, we prefer to run out the contract until June 2014 rather than sell him this summer.
‘We have no deadline in Valdes’ case, one option is to run to the end of his contract and in that case we will not sign a goalkeeper [this summer].’
Now, I’m not saying we should have kept Robin, but Barca putting the sporting needs of the club before the finances is a huge difference between the clubs. It’s the same when it comes to buying players. They’ll go the extra mile for a signing they believe in, where as we’ll turn our backs and look for a cheaper option.
Right, that’s me done, crack open a Peroni at your desk right now, I bet your boss won’t have the guts to challenge your show of power.