“It was really unexpected,”
“I worked a lot on my speed and power with the conditioning coach last year. The work that you don’t see, in the shadows, really shows on the pitch. We were just having a test and then they told me I was the fastest at the club. I did not beat it by that much. There was a bit of banter and he is trying to beat me now.”
The fastest right back in the UNIVERSE!
One of my fave breakthroughs since One Direction. Hector not only plays better than them, he dresses better. A style icon in my eyes.
He’s been a bit of a sensation so far this season. Debuchy picking up his second serious injury looked like curtains for our defensive stability. I don’t think it’s too much to say that Calum Chambers was more senior in the pecking order. He failed to adapt, he got jumped by Hector and the Spaniard hasn’t looked back.
His pace is his main asset. An absolute dream when you can make a mistake and recover it in one move. He has solid delivery and he’s shown he has an eye for goal with a couple of pearlers.
Arguably, I’d say Debuchy will take back his place when he’s fit. He’s more streetwise (silly penalty against Liverpool) and more of a leader. However, the future on the right is assured. The only concern is Danny Alves is coming to the end of his badly dressed career. Let’s hope that Barca DNA that Cesc had doesn’t rear its ugly head. London is way better anyway.
Well, it’s not. But if you see Hector, tell him Barca has an airborne version of something terrible floating around the city.
We have two pretty standard fixtures coming up. Burnley are still fighting for their survival and we know that complacency against them can end up with points dropped. It’s at 1730 on Saturday. At least we’ll have watched what the others have done. Always a nice way to focus the mind.
After that, it’s Reading in the semi final (I HAVE A TICKET). This is another game where we need focus, not fear. It’s all about having a plan. Just because they’re average, it doesn’t mean they’re not capable of nicking an early goal against the run of play and sitting back. Their players will likely never play at Wembley again. This is their big chance. They’ll play 20% better than they ever have before. It’s a nothing to lose game.
I think we’ll have too much for them. However, a shaky game against Burnley could flip that confidence.
It’s been a bit of a shit show on the ticket front. Reading fans invited to ‘bring a friend’ wasn’t the smartest advertisement for fairness. Still, allocations are allocations. You can’t give bigger teams more than half because that’s not very sporting.
I also find it a bit boring watching Arsenal fans slagging off other arsenal fans for selling tickets off for Burnley… tickets they’ve bought for fan credits. Look, if you’re telling me you wouldn’t dare game the broken away credits ticket systems to secure yourself a major game ticket, you’re a liar. Or you just didn’t think of it. I pay my way for the home games, if I have to do that for the away games to get to a semi, I’ll do it. Why should an away fan who’s been to 8 away games take priority over a season ticket holder who went to every home game?
If the system is broken, you can’t complain when it’s abused.