I woke up this morning to a munch bunch parade on my Twitter feed. It really does make me laugh to think what goes through peoples heads.
‘You know what, I’m absolutely furious at that Le Grove guys take on Arsenal’s transfer policy. I’m going to call him a c*nt. Right now. And it’s going to be great.’
Anyway, how are you today?
WORLD CUP IS COMING AND I’M GETTING EXCITED ABOUT WHO IS PLAYING IN THE HOLE FOR ENGLAND.
I’m not really, but I did get caught in a heated debate yesterday about who’d play in the hole for England. It’s interesting listening to fans from other clubs and their true opinions on the players of opposition clubs. Most of the guys I was with last night thought Jack Wilshere would be a starter. I wasn’t so sure. Lots of chat around Barkley. I mean, he’s a top talent, but is he ready at that level?
I know this is going to sound standard English moron… but I think we’ve a pretty exciting team this summer. I know we’ll not win it, but there’s no reason we can’t be a nuisance. It’d be nice to have a more dynamic manager, but if we play with that Liverpool core, there’s no reason we can’t make at least the quarter finals.
Oh dear… I’ve become that England fan.
I’m actually really excited about this World Cup because it doesn’t feel like there’s a clear favourite.
I fear for the UK though. The booze consumption is going to be totally off the handle. I can’t wait.
Not much on the Arsenal transfer front. I nearly had a moment when I saw Arsenal were linked with the exiting PSG striker Bahebeck. I don’t know anything about him, which means most people don’t, which means he’s not the man to lead our front line next season. Hopefully that story is agent talk. If it’s not, I fear Sanogo might be warming up that Royal Mail application form…
Cesc Fabregas is believed to be considering a move to Chelsea. Really sad times there. It’s like Jay Z doing a warm up gig in the Hornchurch Wetherspoons. Artists deserve the very best stage, Chelsea is not the best stage for Cesc. Still, it’s the reality of the transfer market. He’s got to move somewhere and it doesn’t look like it’ll be Arsenal. My concern if I was Abramovich would be this…
Mata: A slow midfield dynamo loaded with goals and assists is sold….
Cesc: A slow midfield dynamo loaded with goals and assists is bought…
What is going on there? People were saying yesterday that Cesc is better than Mata. Well, marginally at best. 2 season ago he managed 20 goals and 29 assists. That’s pretty incredible. You don’t get much better than that. And he’s younger. With a better beard. Though he’s not sponsored by Beats, which is bad times.
What it shows you is Mourinho is a spiteful character. He moved Mata on to show the club who is boss. If I were a Chelsea fan, that’d hack me off. For me, there’s no logical explanation that you move on a perfectly good player and replace him with the same type of player. Embarrassing management. But there you go. I am a man in a glass house, and I’m throwing stones. So what. I can do what I like, even if the internet disagrees.
I’ve been following the Qatar World Cup bid meltdown. Amazing that FIFA still exist as a governing body. Sepp Blatter and his boys seem to have the attitude that they can do what they want. Corruption allegation after corruption allegation come… yet nothing sticks. How can people keep paying into it? Who can stop FIFA Officials simply greasing their pockets? Qatar shouldn’t be able to host the tournament. It’s a total nonsense in the first place. Give it to the proper footballing nations. The people who can run it. The countries you’d actually want to go and enjoy the greatest spectacle on earth. I mean honestly, air conditioned football games in the desert? In a country with no footballing history, no footballing infrastructure, building it’s infrastructure on the back of slave labour.
FIFA are disgusting. In every sense of the word.
Finally, Thierry thinks Arsenal have a good future because we’ve won the FA Cup. (article here)
“I think this team has talent – it goes without saying. When you see the season that Aaron Ramsey had, you can wonder what could have happened if he didn’t get injured but you also have to be honest, Manchester City could say the same thing about Kun Ageuro and the list goes on.”
Too true. If you can imagine and Arsenal with no injuries, you have to imagine every other club.
A lot of silence around Arsenal moves for players. Silence can means secret negotiations, but only for one player. You simply don’t get away with secret negotiations for multiple names because it’s not in the interest of the selling clubs. That’s a worry no?
I won’t panic yet. But the great transfer excuse of the World Cup is nearing. Where are our ducks? Why are they not in order? What’s going on? Ivan? What’s going on?