HE IS HERE.
Petr has landed. If you’ve been waiting for the .Com, you need wait no more!
We just made the biggest signing of the past 10 years.
Make no mistake, Petr Cech is to Arsenal, what Robin Van Persie was to United when they snared him a few seasons ago.
World class. No doubt about that. Mature. Experienced. Brilliant. A leader. Huge. Calm.
He is everything this club has been crying for since the departure of Jens Lehmann. There are no questions going into this season when it comes to the number one slot. We finally have our man. This is where it gets exciting people.
Think about the averageness we’ve had between the sticks. Think about how well we’ve coped. Now imagine having a keeper there who saves you points? Imagine the confidence that will inspire in the whole team.
It was a slight shame that on a day of this magnitude, people wanted to get furious about tweets I wrote last year. Some guy dug up an old tweet I wrote about being deflated United signed Falcao. I mean, when our striking solution came in as Welbeck, Arsenal fans can hardly be throwing stones (as much as I love the boy). A bit sad that anyone would be thinking about anything other than Wonderful Petr on a day like that,
HOWEVER, boring people online can always be defeated by banter.
So we played a game called #PlayerPredictionFails. Now for me, Falcao, 150 goals in 4 seasons, isn’t really a fail to be ashamed about. I mean. I’ve had worse. Amusing thing is, we live so much in the now. Last season people were slaying me for Ashley Young comments, then he kept Di Maria out the United side. Same for Fellaini, who came good in a big way. Falcao is going to Chelsea, under one of the greatest managers of a generation. If he’s cool with Falcao, so am I. He’s not dead as a player yet.
Anyway, this game is about mega fails, like Geoff with Lorik Cana. Or me with Ryan Babel (or investing in so much Jack Jebb love). Or ALL of us with Julio Baptista.
There were some absolute classics yesterday.
Etienne Capoue, Sergie Rebrov, so many who thought Denilson was the new Cesc, many who thought Eboue was the new Garincha, some who thought Bendtner was Zlatan, a whole bunch of Glen Helder lovers!
— Stephen Rance (@StephenRance) June 29, 2015
Where all the Mark Randall lovers be at! Who remembers when Steven Hughes WAS the English core?
— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) June 29, 2015
Fran Merida? So good we hid him in the mountains?
How about this?
— The Notorious J.E.D. (@realjoshdawe) June 29, 2015
So much goodness on that hashtag! #PlayerPredictionFails
It’s funny, I always get roasted for the players I wanted, but jeez, the defence of players we’ve kept have been laughable!
Remember when Phillipe Senderos was the next Tony Adams?
Remember JET being technically perfect?
Remember the sadness you felt when another of the Carling Cup Project Youth team left for Hull City?
Remember the midfield of Song and Denilson? SO MUCH BOREDOM!
Anyway, that’s the game in the comments today. Which players were you sure would come good? Then, well, it went down the shitter like a Spurs prepared lasagne!
P.S. The rat issue has been dealt with. It was an uncapped pipe! You wanted an update, right?