Howdy everyone, apologies for the late post, work celebrations got totally out of hand last night. I ended up in a club that give you a sparkler if you buy a bottle of vodka. There’s something quite sad about that. You slave away at work in the hope that one day, you’ll be taken to a place that sells £200 bottles of vodka, you finally make it, and your reward? A f*cking 50p sparkler.
Anyway… football. That’s what we’re talking about. That’s why you’re here… so let’s crack on.
Ashley Williams move to Arsenal is under threat over £2m. They want £10m, we want to pay £8m. This could scupper the move. I really hope that isn’t the issue. I sometimes wonder whether papers like The Sun write stuff like that because they know Arsenal fans go absolutely crazy and share the article over and over again. £10m for a clubs 28 year old captain really isn’t that much in the grand scheme of a bank account that boasts £100m. Sometimes you have to pay £1.70 to use a cash machine, you don’t like it, but what’s choice? No cab and chicken cottage? Suck it up Arsenal, we blow £2m on Abou Diaby over the course of 8 injury laden months. If he’s good enough for Arsenal at £8m, why is he not good enough at £10m?
… he would be. Which is why I’m not sure I’m buying into this.
On the Higuain story, basically, it’s still going on and on and on… We’ve apparently agreed to pay him £130k a week. We’re going to get him for £22m. He’s going to be a king for us. Hopefully anyway. He’d be a major boost for us. Having a world class finisher that can convert half chances is something we missed dearly last season. If we can keep him fit and keep our back four strong… then we’re really moving in the right direction.
The ‘do shut up’ award todaygoes to The Daily Star for suggesting Arsenal tried to hijack the Andy Carroll deal. Please. We still can’t get rid of our other donkey, the last think we’d be doing is chasing down a £100k a week version of him.
How about a meme from the competition the other day? Ok… I liked this one by @Willie_nganga