Again, another slow day in the World of football news. I guess the most interesting story, that is non-Arsenal, was around Sepp Blatter taking on the racist English press. Quite hilarious that a man as disgraceful as Sepp would take the race card route.
I still look at all the consistent allegations and wonder how any of them will ever culminate in a sanction or some form of legal accountability?
I think Fifa have revenues of about £1.4b, so in comparison to all the football clubs collectively, they aren’t that massive. I can’t understand why clubs don’t break rank. Set up their own governing body and break free of FIFA. Seems totally crazy that so many pay into their fund when they’ve categorically demonstrated they can’t be trusted.
I’ve no idea what you’d do to stop an organisation being corrupt, because I’d imagine the whole infrastructure has been built around allowing the cogs of disgraceful behaviour to turn with supreme ease. How do you make them clean?
Very frustrating if you’re a fan, eh?
Still, at least Sony have had the balls to come out and denounce the allegations. Being associated with a brand like FIFA isn’t doing you any favours at the moment.
The Daily Mail are running a story that says we’re interested in bringing Caulker of Cardiff into the club as the back up centre back. I’ve seen him a few times and he certainly boasts lots of exciting attributes. I’m not sure how much you can gauge ability from a player who played every Premier League game for a club that went down, but he’s big, he scores goals and he has a lot of modern day raw ingredients you look for in a centre back.
There are some other loose rumours. One centres around Arsenal pushing for Pepe Reina. Doubt it, you wouldn’t want competition for keeping places. There are also rumours that we’re on for Morata, even though Juventus are said to be ahead in the queue as the pursue their 16th striker.
Now, there is a short post, not much on, hopefully that’ll change later on in the week. My guess? This becomes all about the World Cup as Arsenal continue to dither in the transfer market…