Jose Mourinho kicking off the season in the sort of tone that a alcohol fuelled fart sets at the start of a pitch.
He basically called Rafa Benitez fat in his press conference yesterday, which is a bit rich for a guy who let himself go pretty badly last year.
I mean, calling a man fat in a press conference? It’s the height of immaturity and a total embodiment of the lack of class the man and the club boast.
Still, it stopped him talking about Arsene Wenger for 5minutes.
I like the fact he’s rattled. People say it’s mind games and part of it is… but…
HOW GOOD IS IT TO BE PART OF THE MIND GAMES
Real good. Nothing like being back in the banter brigade… over the patronising, ‘we respect and fear Arsenal’s pack of 12 year olds.’
It’s good to kick the season off against Chelsea, so we don’t have the, ‘well, until they play Chelsea, we won’t know’… but, if we lose, well, it’ll go down badly.
There’s no point in placing too much faith in what happens there. It’ll have bearing on our transfer policy I’d imagine. If we take a hiding, the manager might think harder about the bargaining he’s doing with Madrid over Benzema. Even that thought is fanciful.
There were some tasty rumours yesterday about Marco Reus. I love the man. He nearly joined last year. Just can’t help but think we’re loaded up to the eyeballs with those sort of players. He’s ripe for the picking. He’s at a Dortmund that don’t have Champions League football. He’s in his mid-twenties. He’s ready to nab for £40m. Just can’t see that happening if there’s an option for someone who boasts the attributes of Benzema.
I guess Benz works for us with Madrid. We can probably pay cash up front. We’ve done biz with them before. When we move, we move. We’re not a real rival quite yet. I mean, we’re not a Champions League contender even with him in the side. I just don’t see how the move would work out? Who would they bring in that’s better?
Is there a solution in place outside of Benz? There’s certainly not one internally. Lacazette looks a good fit, but he’s unproven.
Man, this is so boring. I’m boring myself here. Why can’t signing a world class striker be simple?
Right, I’m going off to sulk. Before I go… Cesc, fuck off. You sound like John Terry after he’s been busted by his wife…
‘No babe, babe, please, I love you, please babe, let me have my X-Box controller back. Babe! THIS AIN’T RIGHT BABE’