There’s very little going on in the world of news this morning. Sad story eh? If I have nothing to write about. You have nothing to read, so I’m going to bust out a blog regardless and see where we can go with this.
The interesting news this morning outside Arsenal is that Chelsea are now lead favourites for Diego Costa. They’ve opened provisional talks to nab the Spanish striker before the world cup. According to reports, their close relationship with Atletico looks set to steal them a march over all others. They’ll also let them keep the Belgian keeper Courtious (spelling?) as part of the deal.
Now, I can see why he’d want to go to Chelsea… they have some amazing young midfielders. But I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to speak to Arsenal, should we be interested. We can pay what Chelsea can pay. We play a far sexier style of football and people actually like Arsenal. Ozil or Hazard? For me… it’s Ozil.
Still, this could leave the path clearer for Draxler. Especially if he’s our super talent up front. I think, from intensively watching Youtube videos of him, he looks like he’d be a natural modern day centre forward. So you never know what that plan is. I’d still like a proper goal scorer… but if he can be our RvP… at 20… well, we’d have a good ten years out of him.
There was the news yesterday that we’ve nicked West Hams Head of Sport Science Andy Rolls. A few people might ask the question ‘why?, West Ham are a right mess injury wise’… as I said a few years ago, the physio’s deal with the mess they’re handed. They don’t cause it. People slammed our medical staff way back when… as I said at the time, it was the training methods that were killing the players… not the medical staff. When you look at the state of our squad this season, outside of Diaby (… and Sanogo before he returned), we’ve had a pretty incredible run with the players and their health. The back room staff are managing fitness as best they can with a small squad and a manager who doesn’t rotate because he doesn’t trust his full squad.
Anyway, I don’t know anything about Andy Rolls, nor how you interview a physio… do you send him in a room with Diaby and ask him what he’d do next? Whatever, I’m sure he’s good.
Fulham are up tomorrow, mega exciting. Hopefully we trounce them.
I’ll have more then… hopefully the content machine will kick back into gear.
Actually, Alex is taking over this weekend. That gives me the chance to focus on my novel.
Enjoy his work but not too much. See you Monday.