I’m back in the hood. How was the trip? Yeah, it was ok. That British accent thing you’re always told Americans like.. it’s totally true. Out with the Essex Twang, in with the Prince William.
Anyway. It’s over. I can finally get back to writing blogs in this country. Right now, I’m writing this in a cab. I’m so hardcore for you guys.
So what have we on the plate of breakfast football goodness today?
Well, Olivier Giroud has been meeting… in secret… with an agent. As far as I can tell, there was no sexual relations here, just food. But hey, it’s Giroud, he could have been doing all sorts under the table. The Daily Mail have suggested he’s been meeting with this agent to broker a summer move. That wouldn’t shock me. He’s 27 years old, it’s pretty apparent he’ll be moved down the pecking order this summer… so he might want to make a big move elsewhere on the continent.
Either way, I’m not overly fussed. If he leaves, big deal, we’ll find someone else on the 31st of August. If he stays, he’ll compliment whoever comes in. Unless that player is already there and he’s supporting Sanogo next season, which wouldn’t surprise.
On the ticketing front for the FA Cup semi final, we’ve literally smashed Wigan out the park earning ourselves 20k more tickets. Why? Because only 3000 people live in Wigan, of which, roughly 12% are employed. Should make for a rocking atmosphere on the day, which hopefully, will end in a glory so we can have Wembley part two. Geoff is making an appearance for the semi, so that should make the day all the more fun.
I totally take his stance on Wembley… why they put it where they did is beyond me. We should have picked a plot more central. It’s an ok stadium… but for £800m? Looks like a bit of a waste to me. It’s no where near the standard of The Grove and it’s a total ball ache to get too… even worse to come back from. Especially after a defeat, of which I’ve seen two.
Spurs are up tomorrow. Super exciting fantastic times. 3 points is what the Professor ordered. It isn’t make or break for our season, but it kind of is for Spurs if they’re to have any hope of usurping us, Liverpool, Chelsea or City for the top 4 trophy. I can see it being a tight game, we have injuries and we’re a bit down on our luck. Spurs will want to prove a point and any side that has a motivated Adebayor is always a danger. Their Spursday night game could prove important given that we had an extra day of rest.
Sol Campbell has continued to bleat on in the press because he has a book out. Everyone might be racist, no one gets him… poor… little… Sol. Honestly, you really do get a full hit of how self obsessed footballers when they bring out a book. The FA won’t give him a job in coaching and he’s done his badges, so he’s moaning and pointing to a deep rooted issue. He’s not thinking, hey, maybe the FAs hiring policy doesn’t revolve around me? His sense of entitlement is outrageous.
In more amusing news, Nik B is under investigation by the club for his hilarious antics in Denmark. He was possibly asked to pay for his taxi in Copenhagen, and in a drunken stupor… he whipped his chap out, rubbed it on the window… then lashed the cab with his belt.
We’ve all been there…
I’ve defended him on numerous occasions over the course of the season, but this really is a bit of a joke. I mean, even if you’re totally hating your £52k a week life, surely you show a bit of dignity and keep it zipped. How many clubs are going to entertain the purchase of a total moron?
… well, plenty actually.
Right, not a lot on today. Enjoy your Saturday, I’m off to collapse in a heap somewhere.
… but at least you got your post, right? It’s all about you… as always.