It’s a no news day again today.
FOOTBALL COME BACK TO ME.
Danny ‘Welbz’ Welbeck is expected back in the Colney hood this January (could be 2017) after having a knee operation. When I was reading through the report I totally forgot how young he us.
24 years old!
Wow. I think I was still wetting the bed at that age.
Anyway, it’ll be nice to have him back in the mixer. It’d be even better to keep him in the mixer. It feels like his whole Arsenal career so far has been blighted by bad form and intermittent fitness.
We need you back Danny. Back and world class, ya get me bruh?
Sam Allardyce is back in the game, working in a really grim area for a grim football club. He’s part of the shit-go-round of average managers who refuse to retire and let someone younger come in. He’s a cockroach of football. Coining it in, eating out of bins whilst slagging off Arsene Wenger like Jabba the Hut in his damp Sunderland cave.
Arsenal are apparently going to offer Alexis a new mega money deal to stay for the next 5 years. He could become Arsenal’s top earner and really, he should become our top earner.
… he won’t earn more than the boss though. Although he might do. He’s easily worth £200k a week. It’s what you have to pay to keep mega talent happy these days. Trouble is, if he gets that, Ozil will want it. So will Ramsey.
BIG DEAL THAT’S LIFE. Don’t come at me with a ‘balanced wage structure’ in an era of unlimited funds.
That’s football for you. If you pay top dollar, you keep the players, if you don’t, they go elsewhere. If it were me, I’d want to keep the best players. I’d want to pay the market rate. Because you don’t find an Alexis or an Ozil under the bargain stone on the regular.
Let Sanchez go and we’ll track Kokorin for 5 years then find he’s shite.
What I’d be looking to do though, if I were Ivan… is give those players the tools they need to succeed. It’s kind of wasted money if you’re mostly about existing over kicking forward. Now, I don’t think that’s Ivan, I think that’s Wenger.
… because when you think about it, under Arsene Wenger, we’re kind of a lifestyle club. Everyone there is earning good dollar without a specific goal in mind. Or there’s a specific goal in mind that is totally optional.
A person I used to work with once said a big regret was selling what he’d built (a company, not a wall or something). With hindsight he might have kept it and just had a great life enjoying the fruits of his labour. However, I do wonder if the success of the company would have been less so if the goal was just a nice life.
Having a goal drives you to do things you didn’t expect you could. It pushes you to a level you can’t attain without that drive. It corrals people and centres focus.
I just wish Arsene had a bit of that in him. Had the drive that would have him kill to get his hands on the big trophies and history.
… but maybe, when you’ve made history a few times, you don’t need the hassle of doing it again?
Anyway, good news on Alexis. He’s a beast. He is everything you want from a superstar. I love him.
This international break is nearly over. I can’t believe how long it’s been. I think for the next one, I’m going to plan some activities. So it’s not so damn dull.
Have a bloody fine day.
BIG LOVE x