I went to a bar last night. This bar was great. It was like one of those dreams… you’ve just divorced in your early forties, you’ve hit rough times because wifey took you for everything and now you’re prowling for skirt in a stained orange InterSport polo shirt.
This lady, who was real and weighty to say the least was throwing herself around the bar like Patrick Swayze in his pomp. Another large Mexican guy was pulling a Crouchy Robot dance around her in a bid to impress. She started to dirty dance with him, he obliged, she wrapped her legs around him… he stood firm… then she flipped her head back, arched her back, his one had buckled and she hit the deck harder than Neymar after a Shawcross two footer.
Sweet jesus. It was the best thing I ever saw. The Mexican retired to the corner. He’d killed his own boner. He knew it was time to give it up. No loving for him.
Arsenal. It’s pretty bleak. One of my pals, who sees the brighter side of things with Arsenal messaged me…
‘Arsenal, it’s kind of fucked’
I think it is.
I think we’ve taken some serious, serious body blows. I don’t think we have the numbers to sustain our challenge now. That’s a real shame. We looked so good and things were so promising. It feels like another blown opportunity for the manager. Another false dawn… when you think, jeez, Wenger might prove the world wrong and bow out like a boss.
If he pulls it off from here, it’d be a miracle.
I think the real hammer blow was Santi. He’s been ever-present, he’s rated and underrated at the same time. It’s a hammer blow that will probably be the most noticeable. I kind of feel like his loss will be a bit like the time we lost Gilberto way back when and realised he was, in fact, the invisible wall.
Those sharp incisive passes, his turn of pace, his ability to keep the ball rolling… can Aaron fill those boots? I’m not sure. He’s a great player, but he’s lacked consistency and he doesn’t have the craft or technical ability of the Spaniard. But we’ll see. Out with the old (I hate saying that about someone my own age) and in with the younger, fresher beauty of Aaron.
Until March though? Can anyone imagine we’ll go until March without the bi-weekly hamstring blow out? There’s too much strain on a man who can’t take strain.
Some papers are linking us with Carvahlo for £30m. I like him, he has many great attributes and he has a buyout clause. There’s a ton of options in Germany if we want to go there. But a replacement for Santi? I mean, where do we go there? That’s like an Isco type of player? I don’t know. I’m not as down with the players as I used to be.
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Have a sweet Friday night out my darlings. x