Happy good morning to you my darlings.
Arsene Wenger has been on the offensive this morning…
‘I DID NOT LIE’
He says, with a wry smile that he usually saves for May when he’s flirting you into thinking he’s gonna drop a big transfer.
I’m kind of over this, but look, I refuse to believe that the WELBZ setback dropped the day after the transfer window. I really think it’s bollocks. I mean, what an unbelievable coincidence eh?
Anyway, the crux of the issue isn’t that Danny was going to save our season, it’s that the manager, with his monster budgets, and the whole of the world within reach, couldn’t find a body to help out that was better than what we have.
“I have made more than 300 transfers and every time it’s a decision to make. Do you buy the player because he strengthens his squad or not? The solutions we had were not convincing at all.
“In the end you do not buy to give one hope, you want to buy because the players who come in can help your squad to be stronger. Buying and selling is one way to strengthen your team, but that’s not the only way.”
Wenger mentioned that he doesn’t sign players to make people feel better, my argument is that part of signing players is making the players feel better. When you don’t sign players, the squad who bleated on and on about the need to bring someone in feels the blow of going into a season under equipped.
Fans bitch, for sure. But the concern shouldn’t be about the fans. It should be about the players who know full well Giroud isn’t going to win them the Champions League.
Wenger is all about the excuse… he’s not actually focusing on why he couldn’t find players. Because look, in any other company in any other field, there would be absolute uproar if this happened for what, the 17th year running!
Why doesn’t anyone ask the manager this question?
‘Arsene, why couldn’t you find a solution?’
Anyway, Wenger is turned to the True Believer post window shutting banter…
“To support the club and support the team is to stand behind the players — it is not always expecting someone coming down from heaven to sort out all your problems.
“Support is believing in the players in the squad and this is a good opportunity to do that for our supporters.”
The patronising nature of this comment.
Support, from a managerial perspective, is giving your staff the tools they need to succeed.
You don’t need holy intervention to do that. You need a plan and some balls. We’ll support the players, I just wish the manager would jump off his high horse and accept that his excuses are tired and they show a real lack of competence… which isn’t a fluke… it’s been a consistent presence for years.
Anyway, I’m in St Louis. Good to hear that Stan has even less support out here!
He’s trying to move Rams to LA so he can treble the size of his portfolio in a City that loves in football.
Interestingly, in NFL, they have a stadium improvement roster. Every ten years, your states stadium has to be in the top ten in the country. Apparently the stadium Rams have at the moment is horrendous. Good idea though, you’re always bettering your games infrastructure.
I really don’t get KSE. Let’s own a load of clubs we don’t invest in.
What’s the purpose?
Anyway, enough bitching. I’ll see you on the other side!