It’s GOWN BE WARM TODAY.
True words sister, true words.
I’m gonna power through this because I’m hanging with a builder today. Not a bold new life choice, just sorting out the most expensive building job of all time.
My guys name should be… ‘I’m gonna need more money’… you get what I’m saying?
I have no idea what I’m handing it over for. He just keeps on asking whilst pointing at things with a concerned face.
Did I tell you the rats that were coming through were just coming through what I can only describe as a personalised pipe that had no other use outside rat transportation? Anyway, no more rats, so I can once again store cheese under the bath without any stress.
Anyway, Arsene Wenger said it was a tough decision buying a world class keeper… BECAUSE HE HAD TWO ALREADY.
Anyway, he went on…
“He has huge experience and the fact that he has won more big trophies can strengthen the belief of the team. That can help them to develop and that’s what I expect from him.
“You always want to improve the experience level of your squad and I thought he could help us gain something on that front.
“I still think he has a huge hunger. When I saw him with Chelsea last year he was always convincing and I’m happy that we could do it. His kind of knowledge and experience can help us.”
Wenger was also in good form with his comments on the young squad he’s taken for the
check box preseason exercise in Singapore.
“You will see Jeff Reine-Adelaide, who we just brought in. We’ll see Chris Willock, Alex Iwobi, Gedion Zelalem and I don’t count Chuba Akpom, who is already with us. We’ll have a few good, young players who have a very good talent and are very promising.
“Adelaide is a player I have identified in France. He just won the European Championship with the under-17s. He was born in 1998, which is always a good year for Arsenal… you cannot have bad players in that year!
“He’s an offensive player but he can develop into an all-round midfielder as well. At the moment he plays on the right or left but I think he can develop as a central midfielder as well.”
My face when I heard we had a player who was born in 98…
Anyway, I feel that we might be creeping into a new batch of players that might just cause some Carling Cup style upsets.
Wouldn’t that be great? If part of our new era was defined by us winning that trophy with our second string? I’m right in thinking Wenger hasn’t won the league cup? Maybe when he wins it he’ll say it’s like winning the Champions League? Maybe he won’t because that’s stupid. Who knows guys and gals.
It’s been interesting reading up about the new Spurs stadium. 61,000 seats. It looks pretty freaking cool. It’ll cost them £400m, which by inflationary standards, means they’re doing it on the cheap when you consider that was our final cost 9 years ago.
They seem to be getting it loosely right. Sharing it with the NFL for ten years. Pitch that flys on a a hovercraft. Massive climbing wall (climbing is the new fixed gear cycling you hipster bastards). They have a sky walk which is interesting but cool. I mean, it’ll be pretty major for London. Throw in Chelsea and their new designs. West Ham and their theft of a government asset. Well, you’d have say that London really will be stealing a March on the North West as the powerhouse of football.
There are a load of articles talking about the power shifting to Spurs in London.
I mean. Fuck me. It’s like some journo’s are completely disconnected from the realities of life and completely removed from the history of the last ten years with Arsenal.
Let’s just switch things back a second… Arsenal were so skint at one point before their move that we had to put off signing RVP for 6 months to find the £2m we needed for him.
We spent the next ten years in austerity mode (I mean, ignoring that mega wage bill we had).
We’re coming through the other side now. But it was tough. There was no, oh, here’s £90m extra for your manager to spend.
Also, you kind of have to have some power for it to shift. You don’t just get awarded it by proxy of having a stadium that holds 100 people more than your rivals.
ALSO. And this is the big ALSO.
Spurs are gaining NO competitive advantage over Arsenal by having a stadium the same size.
It’s unlikely it’ll generate more cash than ours. They don’t have a right to charge premium rates like we do (even though they are expensive right now). They’ve won the league once. They’re rarely in the Champions League. They have a guy who looks like a WH Smith intern as their star man.
Also, just say they could get more out of those extra 100 seats… and that look them marginally ahead of us in the match day revenue stakes… they’ll still be way behind us on TV money.
Basically, we didn’t really gain the impact we needed from match day receipts… because Chelsea and City came along. Spurs are merely pulling up with the jones’. This in no way shifts any power. It just gives them a modern infrastructure that future proofs them and will long term help with bigger sponsorships.
I’m game for it. A powerful London is a great London. I want this City to be the best on earth. So all good with me.
… but power shift? Bitch please.
P.S. If you know any AMAZING video production agencies in the US that aren’t like, you know, Spielberg priced, get them to drop me an e-mail. I want to speak to some about helping me create some travel content for an agency I work with (a proper agency).