The Hig… again… with some dad quotes

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As we enter day 37 of ‘Higuain nears Arsenal move’ one has to wonder why we’ve not been heavily linked with anyone else in that time period? What about a keeper? What about activating that £24m buyout clause of Fellaini? Why is the only focus on this Argentine striker?

The ramp up of news yesterday came from a whole host of garbage sources.

‘Radio Valencia el Studientes reports Arsenal are in Spain’

‘Who?’

‘Oh they’re a massively reliable student radio station. They got the Baptista deal right’

I just want to bury my Internet in the ground and only fish it out when I get a WhatsApp message or my phone rings.

The only news worth reporting on this whole saga is that his dad has said there are important offers on the table and one is from Arsenal. Magic. He said that well over a month ago as well. At least we know we’re in for a player of seriously solid calibre. We need to bolster from there, but don’t tell me anyone would have been disappointed with him leading our front line if you’d been whispered that at the start of preseason.

There were some rantings by some people yesterday about Tony Adams and my views on him. Everyone has the chance to voice an opinion. Those who seriously believe he should be given a role of importance at the club tend to be the types who think we shouldn’t have moved to The Emirates. Adams isn’t in a job for a reason. He failed at management. That’s in a world where Alan Pardew is consistently employed. A place where Joe Kinnear can land a role as a Director of Football… Jeez, a place where Steve Bruce can make it back into a job time and time again.

Football isn’t a game of sentiment. In fact, sentiment is what has us in this Arsene Wenger mess at the moment. There’s too much of it at the moment. Too much ‘jobs for the boys’… the real shake up comes when he leaves. Hopefully whoever comes in brings in some of the old guard who might have taken there coaching licences… who might have a grasp on the modern game.

Outside that… there’s not much on. Lio Messi indicted on tax fraud charges… He can get off by paying £30m… or it’s jail time. Footballers really are an enigma… all that money he gets paid a year and he needs to dodge tax. I wonder how long it is before a major newspaper exposé occurs into the tax dodges Premiership footballers are involved in? If every man and his dog business wise are involved… I can’t see a situation where footballers aren’t!

Right, have a good day… more tomorrow.

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  1. Keyser

    CA – It is the point, Higuain’s moving from Real Madrid, almost any other club out there’s a step down, Wenger was supposedly in Paris to meet him and his dad, whatever we offer, the first thing they’re going to do is say ‘Let’s see what anyone else will give us’.

    That’s how you should be looking at it, what do you expect exactly ?

  2. Keyser

    Falcao scored 28 goals in 33 Appearances in La Liga, 28 of Atletico’s 65 goals for the season.

    Higuain scored 16 in 28 appearances in La Liga, 16 of Real’s 103 goals for the season.

    Yeah conversion rate.

  3. WengerEagle

    And for those whiny cunts that claim refs favour Man U we have won more penalties than them this season with NONE of their penalties being awarded at Old Trafford

  4. kwik fit

    Northern gooner

    I had fancied a bit of how’s your father tonight but that imagine has but me right off. A well there’s always tomorrow 😉

  5. gambon

    Keyser

    Higuain scored 16 goals from 56 shots = 1 in 3.5 shots

    Falcao scored 28 goals from 123 shots = 1 in 4.4 shots

    The only reason Falcao scored more was that he played more and therefore had more chances to score.

  6. kwik fit

    Ashley Williams is about to tell Swansea that he wants a move to Arsenal. Well hold on one cotton pickin’ minute there Ashley , how can I say this , ………we haven’t bid for you!

  7. Mental Strength

    To be fair Messi was injured, he didn’t sprint once that game.

    And Dial square you need to stop complaining about Higuain, he’s the best option we have, and would guarantee 25 goals a season.

  8. dialsquare

    I must have watched Real Madrid over a dozen times last season and Higuain never stood out at all.
    So basing a players qualities on the back of some stats compiled by Mr Magoo is fanciful.

  9. Rohan

    Gonzalo Higuain’s brother plays for Columbus Crew in the MLS.

    Guess who owns the Columbus Crew?

    A certain Stan Kroenke. Well done, Stan. Top marks for tapping up.

  10. Rohan

    Dan ‏@opiniondan 1m
    To all asking, I don’t know ALL 5 players, Rooney ( medical ) I then guessed Higuian & Fellaini ( press ) as for other 2, am told BIG NAMES

    ===
    This guy will either become the most hated than Piers Morgan or an Arsenal legend.

  11. mahessar

    Azed

    You are not alone sir.

    Rohan
    Some people on twitter tweet some right fucking bollocks, have no clue what they are signing and try making 11 out of 1+1

  12. zeus

    Why shoudn’t I ask question about our new signing?
    why are they letting him go?
    why is the bidding just limited to us and juve?

    ***
    1. Its Real Madrid. Higuain is not a Perez signing and he isn’t the ‘flashy type’ footballer. They would rather keep Benzema to him. Inexplicable in my opinion. But there is residual value to Benzema’s brand it seems.

    That and no one in their right mind will match Madrid’s initial outlay of 35m? euros to get the Frenchman. Perez would look like a mug. Like Laporta did with the Ibra deal.

    2. Every top team has a top forward really. Does barca need one? City, United, Chelsea, PSG, Milan, Inter, Bayern etc? Just a beautiful coincidence that most the top sides are stocked up on forwards.

  13. zeus

    dialsquareJune 24, 2013 21:47:19
    How did Higuain perform against Dortmund?

    ************

    Lol. Yea. Let’s blame Higuain for that loss. How did Real Madrid do against Dortmund. The Germans F’d the Spanish in the A. Simple as.

    Watch Argentina play mate. I bet you would take Tevez, who is a terrible forward. At least for Argentina anyway.

  14. WengerEagle

    zeus

    Inter a top team?

    And Chelsea are crying out for a Striker, only position they desperately need to strengthen. City will also need a striker if Tevez and Dzeko leave

  15. Keyser

    gambon – Lol has Ice kidnapped you ? Maybe if he scored more, he’d play more, miss more and have the same ratio.

  16. BacaryisGod

    Rohan-interesting about the Columbus Crew but are you sure Stan is their owner? You might want to check again…

  17. Arsenal 1886-2006

    keyser.

    just a tad, that is the problem with the play-off system in sports, fielding weakened sides when you are almost certain to gain a spot.
    Too many kids again and I think it is disrespectful to the fans who are stumping up the cash.

  18. Mental Strength

    Wouldn’t a simple phone call to Ancelotti asking “Do you wan’t Higuain” suffice.

    PSG have already replaced him, so Its pretty much known that he is going to be the new Real manager.

    Or is the bit about waiting for him to be appointed BS?

  19. dialsquare

    Wenger has turned Arsenal into the old Spurs and West Ham all pretty football without winning anything and some fans have actually bought into the idea.

  20. Rohan

    I think it’s more a matter of principle, Mental.

    Madrid already have a reputation of the upper management calling all the shots and not the manager.

  21. Dannyboy

    if Ancelotti decides he wants to keep Higgy, I will be so fucking angry that I’ll consider flying to Spain, ripping that ridiculous fucking permanent People’s Eyebrow of his face, and slap the fucker with it!

  22. Keyser

    Arsenal1886 – I dunno wth Rugby league, rugby in general, in comparison to football it just doesn’t have the same widespread appeal, fewer teams, one domestic cup competition no Europe, if you didn’t have the playoff’s would you be able to generate as much interest ?!

    Over a league season teams could grind it out, in one off playoff games more chance of an upset ? At least it hasn’t quite been soo corrupted by greed and so on.

  23. WengerEagle

    5 big names? Never gonna happen. That’s not to say they’re not needed as we are pretty well stacked up on squad players atm. 5 First team players to the tune of a GK , 2 CM’s, a LW/RW, and a CF are exactly what we need to win the EPL

  24. WengersSweeties

    We havent played pretty since Cesc and Nasri.

    What a load of bollocks.

    Got a feeling Higs could go to Juve. Even if we have offered him more money.

  25. sam

    Correction!

    real madrid are getting rid of Higuain
    arsenal are buying a reject.
    nothing wrong with it, just the hype thats annoying.
    for someone who hasn’t kicked the ball against stoke, cristal palace, swansea.
    I will be very very careful

  26. Dannyboy

    hahaaha dialsquare is a nutter. Makes Johnty and the guy obsessed with Wilshere look like normal citizens.

  27. Arsenal 1886-2006

    Keyser.

    Rugby is actually in pretty bad shape because of high wages relative to income, look at the lack of numbers in most grounds these days and then look at the wage bills, some clubs are in massive debt compared to the revenue they can generate.
    Take also the NRL drug scandal this year with 6 or more teams implicated in widespread doping that also goes into ARL as well, I would not be surprised if the same was happening in rugby here as well. I firmly believe it is rife in all top sports and all competitive leagues, including our own Premier league.

    Here are some basics from the aussie report.

    Project Aperio: What Is It?
    What It Examined

    The market for Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs) The involvement of organised criminal identities and groups in the distribution of new generation PIEDs The use of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited substances by professional athletes in Australia Current threats to the integrity of professional sport in Australia.

    What It Found
    The investigation identified widespread use of prohibited substances including peptides, hormones and illicit drugs in professional sport. It also found that this use has been facilitated by sports scientists, high-performance coaches and sports staff. In some cases, players are being administered with substances that have not yet been approved for human use. The ACC also identified organised crime identities and groups that are involved in the distribution of PIEDs to athletes and professional sports staff.

    The report concluded that some coaches, sports scientists and support staff of elite athletes have orchestrated and/or condoned the use of prohibited substances.

  28. AA23

    Higuain is one of the most underrated players in the world.
    definitely Real’s loss.
    I would love it it we got him. A proper player.

  29. sam

    salparadisenyc,

    real madrid signing never done us any good
    they all flopped at arsenal, thats a warning sign
    please ignore the cheerleaders/ glory hunters looking for big posh signings. I will settle with a proven premiership striker.
    I just hope they all also patient with if we sign him

  30. sam

    AA23,
    your name reminds me of our most expensive player.
    please don’t forget that adebayor kept Higuain on the bench.
    lets hope we don’t turn into a laughing stock
    remember he will be our most expensive signings, if he flops it will be good excuse for wenger and the boards to tell us that all that glitters are not gold,back to cheap signings.

  31. WengerEagle

    How is it drivel? The amount of tossers who come on here and complain about referees during the season and complain they are biased towards United is a fucking joke.

    And you talk more bollocks than Joe Kinnear on 8 pints mate

  32. sam

    Hey this is the same madrid mob that tried to loan us an injured player for 2millions a year.
    wenger jumped that one and they came with a bigger fish now.

    mugs!!!

  33. Keyser

    Arsenal1886 – Didn’t know that, you don’t really get the same exposure, over here at least where football eclipses almost every sport, there’s already wage restrictions ? I’d have thought Rugby Union was quite healthy ?!

    I think it’s a bit different in Australia I remember the scandals with Andrew Johns and stuff, but think that’s going back a bit.

    When it comes to drugs I’m always a bit sceptical about how hard Sports governing body would try to enforce bans and punishment if it was soo widespread.

    Something like that could cripple the sport in that country.

  34. Marko

    It’s official sam, dialsquare and tom are bell ends who can’t be taken seriously cause they’re just interested in arguing for arguing’s sake.

  35. ron

    so jack wilshere had zero shots on goal last season and this idot is meant to be future captain of arsenal he can get lost and captain bolton

  36. Marko

    I’m convinced they’re the same guy. One of them idiots is always on about Jack going back to Bolton. And they never do capitals so they’re probably young. Just outta school.

  37. Dan Ahern

    “mahessar June 24, 2013 17:16:09
    Does anyone know how a transfer deal works between two big clubs like Madrid and Arsenal?I mean I can understand the paper work might be diffuclt and take a couple of working days but how can negotiations go on for weeks? Madrid put their asking price, Arsenal give their valuation and the two teams try finding the middle ground or getting to the best price. How has this been going on for three weeks?”

    It’s mainly because it’s not as straightforward as you’re framing it. It’s not just a deal between Arsenal and Madrid. Think of all the parties involved: we have Arsenal, we have Madrid, we have the player, we have the player’s representation, we have Juventus, and we have any number of other unknown bidders. You need alignment between Higuain, his agent(s), and Madrid to complete a deal with any of the buyers. Plus, even within Madrid you likely want to clear the move with the manager (as yet a vacant position). Then, between the player, his agents, and the buying club, you need agreement on a contract, which contains many negotiable elements besides salary (such as image rights and appearance/performance bonuses).

    Consider that at any given point, Madrid and the players’ representation are talking back and forth with offers and counter-offers from the multiple suitors.

    Now, none of that is to say it can’t all happen quickly. But it’s early in the the summer and there are a lot of parties all trying to strike the best deal for themselves, contingent on the other parties.

  38. Dan Ahern

    P.S. Remember the agents are making money for both themselves and their clients. Their potential to complicate things is not insignificant.

  39. WengerEagle

    dialsquare

    Give me examples of favouritism towards United from referees in the 2011/12 season title race which went down to the last day of the season then

  40. AA23

    Sam is a tit but do not ever disrespect dialsquare, he is my favourite poster.
    Fuck with the dial and you fuck with me.

  41. Dan Ahern

    “Keyser June 24, 2013 21:33:44
    Falcao scored 28 goals in 33 Appearances in La Liga, 28 of Atletico’s 65 goals for the season.Higuain scored 16 in 28 appearances in La Liga, 16 of Real’s 103 goals for the season.Yeah conversion rate.”

    Lol, what? What the fuck does total team goals have to do with conversion rate?

  42. Marko

    Don’t forget also Higuain is or was on holidays too. These things take time let’s be honest but as long as it gets done who cares.

  43. salparadisenyc

    samJune 24, 2013 22:54:52

    I like Benteke, very capable striker but not in the class of Higuain.
    In my opinion we sign both giving us two very capable options and Giroud.
    If not Benteke then Villa pure goal scorer just cannot be run ragged or hell be injured in no time. I do not see Rooney happening unless Higuain goes to Juve.

  44. Marko

    Dialsquare can suck a lemon. Which is actually what he does which is why he’s always so negative. I like pears

  45. dialsquare

    Mental Strength

    Just because someone’s radical observations are beyond your discernment, their’s no need to play on being the wise guy with your chums, you sychophant.

  46. Arsenal 1886-2006

    Keyser.

    It won’t be long before a massive drug scandal breaks in football, and by that I mean a big club or clubs in this country, I believe it is naive of some to think we are immune to drug cheating in this country and only happens in others.

    “The French paper Le Monde alleges that in the course of investigating Operation Puerto, a doping bust primarily focused on cycling, extensive documentation was found of “seasonal preparation plans” for Real Madrid and FC Barcelona that include notation suggesting doping practices. [1] Sources suggest that of the 200 sportspersons implicated in Operation Puerto, approximately 50 were cyclists (including notable names such as Ivan Basso and Tyler Hamilton) and the remaining 150 were from other sporting codes, including football. The football players were never pursued in the investigation, leading to claims of double standards between sports”.

    ‘Manzano: “Well-known footballers” also clients of Fuentes
    By Antonio J. Salmerón

    Ex-Kelme professional Jesus Manzano, the first rider to break the code of silence about a Spanish doping ring two years ago, told reporters on France 3 he saw well-known footballers (soccer players) from Spain’s first division clubs visit the offices of doctor Eufemiano Fuentes’, the man at the centre of the Operaciòn Puerto investigation.

    “I saw well-known footballers, but I cannot say how many,” said Manzano last Thursday evening on France 3, adding: “this doctor [Fuentes] takes care [of athletes] from all over the world. Manzano also affirmed deceased Italian cycling star Marco Pantani was one of Fuentes’ clients.

    Previously a little-known rider, Manzano participated in a series of in-depth interviews about alleged doping practices within his former Kelme team that were published in Madrid’s sports newspaper As in March 2004.’

  47. TitsMcgee

    Keyser is just his usual “all is well no worries” preemptive strike in the event we lose out on Higuain so he can say “no big loss he wasn’t that good anyway, don’t blame Wenger”.

    It’s pretty funny how he thinks his style of posting goes unnoticed.

    //cue his name-calling “what are you on about “generic response

  48. Rohan

    Dan ‏@opiniondan 1h
    Much speculation around, the bookies are rarely wrong though, check those sites to get good ideas

    ===
    Alright calm down guys, I think he’s full of shit.

    In other news, the maker of the ten stone testicle documentary has been threatened with the sack.

  49. Arsenal 1886-2006

    keyser.

    Whoops pressed post comment too quick by mistake.
    I meant to add how long before these type of stories burst onto the media abroad, I do not believe our media will do it as they are too well in with the money.

  50. AA23

    dialsquareJune
    24, 2013 23:39:56

    “Mental Strength Just because someone’s radical observations are beyond your discernment, their’s no need to play on being the wise guy with your chums, you sychophant.”

    fucking genius
    dial you are the fucking shit son!

  51. AA23

    TitsMcgee
    you have a great name and I always look forward to your posts.
    I have no idea why though because they are invariably shit.

  52. Keyser

    TitsMcGee – No, I just don’t think greed only corrupts certain people.

    If we want the best deal possible/so will Higuain.

    As for how good he is, his best season was 4 years ago, he’s a quality player, but he’s had problems with injury, with game-time and so on, but he’s young and obviously a talented striker, so you balance how good he is against the fact we’ll be breaking our record transfer fee to sign him.

  53. Keyser

    “Lol, what? What the fuck does total team goals have to do with conversion rate?”

    Dan Ahern – Not directly, but Falcao scored about half his teams goals, it’s a bit pointless looking at conversion rate if Higuain scores the last couple of every 4-0 win Real Madrid have ?

  54. salparadisenyc

    Arsenal 1886-2006June 24, 2013 23:41:34

    Known fact, Fuentes treated every tour rider in the top 25 outside of Armstrong and his fellow postal / discovery team riders. Ullrich came out last week and said he was with Fuentas to ‘level the playing field.’

    Spanish football is next, more collective than individual so i’d imagine the clubs will receive a fine or ban of sorts or perhaps the money runs thick enough to cover all the cracks. But that Fuentas fucker was running doping farm with blood bags hanging liked aged meat all labelled in alias’s. Tax dodger Leo probably has his own section.

  55. dialsquare

    WengerEagle
    I’ll play your game Man Utd v Fulham at Old Trafford the most blatant penalty for Fulham in the last minute you’ll ever see.
    Result not given.

  56. Keyser

    Arsenal1886 – They’ll break firstly if they’re present and secondly if we continue with the way we’re going like you talked of wage inflation in the SuperLeague, the more the top earners are paid, the more disgruntled the others who make up the league become.

    We’re seeing countries going bankrupt so sport isn’t exempt, I think football could take a hit not sure about how willing these other sports would be to displace 3-4 teams from a 10-15 team league.

  57. Dan Ahern

    Keyser, when asked what the fuck total team goals has to do with conversion rate:

    “Not directly, but Falcao scored about half his teams goals, it’s a bit pointless looking at conversion rate if Higuain scores the last couple of every 4-0 win Real Madrid have ?”

    Summarised answer:
    “Nothing.”

  58. Keyser

    Dan Ahern – ‘Not directly’ haha..

    and..

    “Oh and Messi had 32 goals out of 115 team goals. What a shit player, right?”