Welcome to Monday. It’s a roaster over here in London. The tube was positively cleansing this morning. If you drank all the beers yesterday, more fool you, you’ll be needing a fresh shirt.
The world of football news appears not to have moved any stories on…
Arturo Vidal is hot on the lips of everyone despite not much really happening. We seem to be in a similar situation to summers of seasons past where young upstart journo’s try and make a name for themselves by making things up… everyone loses their shit, they earn 20,000 followers, the story is a lie, everyone is angry for a day, they keep the followers.
To those young journalists… a big Twitter following really means nothing if you have no credibility or journalistic talent. And for the record, having a ‘source’ is not a fucking talent. I think it’s the second most desirable job in life behind beauty blogging.
Anyway, I think it’d be an odd signing. I really love him as a player. I think South Americans really bring something special to a team, they have a brand of on pitch fight other continents fail to match (you saw Cavani being slipped a digit the other night). They’re fit, they’re strong and they’re blessed with technical ability… I guess, kind of what English footballers are, without the technical stuff.
However, 28 years old, coming over from a slower league? For £20m? I mean, it’s kind of a short term signing. The sort Ferguson would have made in a heartbeat. The sort of move Mourinho would make with no questions asked. I mean, it’d be immense in its ambition… I’m just not sure though? It’d be really breaking the habit of a lifetime… but, when you’re Arsene Wenger and you had two more seasons left, maybe it’s time to start making some selfish decisions (that aren’t really selfish, Arsenal fans are just conditioned to think you need to have a resale value even if that means taking a substandard product).
Anyway, would be a weird move… but, when you consider we have Rosicky (34 and hating Arsenal life), Arteta (33 and hating his calf muscles), Diaby (29 and hating the Job Centre) and Flamini (31 and hating it when Ozil doesn’t text back (I CAN SEE THE TWO BLUE TICKS BRO, I KNOW YOU SEE ME)… well, you get the jist, maybe a 28 year old is exactly what we need?
Crazy how uncomfortable I feel about this. When I was a kid, my Dad used to dig me and my siblings out for being greedy at party buffets… make it seem rude when I’m at girlfriends family gatherings and I load my plate up with a party sausage and two Kettle Chips, just incase I’m dug out for it. This is how I feel about expensive transfers for older players. Makes me feel ‘buffet exposed’…
Also, remember when I scouted William Carvahlo in Lisbon last summer? Remember when I told you I had a feeling he’d probably dominate the U21 Championships? Well, it kind of came to fruition. He’s a young DM, he runs like Yaya Toure and he has quite a bland Youtube channel. Take a read of this. Then praise me for being the future of scouting.
Right, if anyone has any single spares for season ticket loan this year, lemme know!
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