Won’t be much going on in this post today because the international break is well and truly breaking the resolve of the news outlets.
“In Spain they are good passers with good technique, in Germany they have good mobility and efficient technique and in England they have a good fighting spirit.
That’s what Arsene Wenger said about his eye for working out what nationality players are. He might as well have said,
‘Spaniards are good, Germans are good, English players like to run around a bit’
It’s quite sad that 18 years on from bringing in coaches who understand technical excellence, we’re still struggling with the same issues. There’s no physiological reason our players can’t be technically gifted. I think it’s about coaching badges and the lack of them. I’m going to take some badges at some point so if I ever have children, I can run a boot camp in my back garden, to build the perfect footballer… he won’t know anything outside of football, but he’ll have a sweet right and left foot.
That’s the plan anyway.
Word has it we’re offloading Lukas for £4m this January. People seem annoyed by that. The reason we’re letting him go for so little is that his wages are so massive. We’ve been looking to sell him for two summers. No one will buy. I hope he gets a move, even if it’s on loan. He could be a weapon for a club that puts him front and centre… maybe as part of a 4-4-2.
I think England are playing today. Should be fun. I’m not overly interested. My main hope during international break is that we don’t pick up any injuries. That’s a sorry old affair. I read about the FIFA report being a white wash… and England getting embarrassed on bidding overtures. Quite amazing scenes. I just don’t understand why clubs don’t break away from FIFA and set up their own thing. That organsiation is so outrageously corrupt and nonchalent about it. It’s a depressing scenario… but what’s the upshot… we all abandon the world cup?
So it’s your fault
Have a good day!
P.S. Apparently Abou isn’t injured. My point still stands. How many times have we seen him this season?