THE ABSOLUTE BANTER GOES ON!
Chelsea lose again. AGAIN.
This is a complete and utter madness. They’re genuinely in a relegation battle.
Sure they’ll get out of it, but they’re 20 points behind Leicester! I mean, that is quite amazing.
Vardy has contributed either a goal or an assist in the last 14 games, another Premier League record. The most spectacular late surge in a career since Di Natale or Luca Toni?
That Mahrez chap just looks better and better… what a find at £300k!
I love the story over there. It’s what makes the Premiership so much fun. How long it’ll last is anyone’s guess, but they don’t have Europe to contend with and their team aren’t about the high press so injuries aren’t as likely.
As for Jose Mourinho. The man took it too far. There’s only so long people will work in a rotten regime. I still think a big chunk of his demise must centre around his disgusting treatment of the two physios. When you have zero loyalty for people that are part of the furniture, that behaviour reverberates. Your job as a leader is to protect people, not throw them to the wolves… because they couldn’t recognise cheating!
That’s part of a long list of issues the manager has placed upon himself. His bad behaviour in general must make players wince. There’s always the hidden part no one talks about… dropping John Terry. Not because he’s excellent, but because he’s pretty much second in command there. He’s a cunning fox and you can bet your bottom dollar he had some words to say when it started going wrong.
What a mess! The biggest post Premier League collapse in history? What’s Jose’s response?
“One of my best qualities is to read the game for my players and I feel like my work was betrayed,”
“One possibility is that I did an amazing job last season and brought the players to a level that is not their level and now they can’t maintain it.”
Imagine saying that! With the team he has at his disposal!
Still, Chelsea are in a tough spot. What do you do, sack him and bring in who? He’s a great manager, but he’s lost the dressing room. You either turf the manager out or you turf out the dressing room. Mourinho will attract great players… who will they bring in that can do the same with Spursday Night football?
What is interesting is the summer ahead. I was chatting with some Gooner pals on the ol’ Whatsapp… John Stones won’t be going to Chelsea anytime soon. Lukaku also won’t be going there. Both excellent players coming into their own this season. Both within our grasp. Both Prem proven. It’d be interesting to see if we had the balls to go hard for players like that.
Some GREAT news right here.
That’s our main man on a motherfucking boat.
Getting some damn rest. This feels relatively new for us, I know some players zipped off last year, but a week before a major game? Not sure I can remember that. It’s the best thing to do. Escape your team mates for a bit, soak up some of that sun and sleep!
Hopefully he’ll come back charged.
If I was on a boat in the med, I’d not be having the same type of holiday, I can assure you!
Some other rumblings that are exciting me are the ones that centre around Isco being unhappy. He’d be a fine player to bring into the club. He’s mobile, creative and very versatile. He’d be a great replacement for Santi. Not sure Madrid would shift him on in January, but they might loan him? Who knows. He’d be something else in this team.
Something for you to do right now if you’re near a United fan.
DO A BANTER PUNCH TO THE ARM OF A UNITED FAN, THEN SAY:
What is complicated and disappointing?
I think the joke needs work. But having to work hard to pronounce your Europa League opponents would make most really sad. They sound like the sort of thing you find on the bottom of your foot after a trip to Costa Rica.
Finally… on the DM watch… Adrien Rabiot.
We’ve been linked to him forever. He wants first team football. We can give it to him. He looks decent and he’s French. Let’s make it happen Arsene.
ALSO, word to the person who left a comment yesterday suggesting Carlos Sanchez of Villa as a DM solution.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Right, have a great day. See you on the other side.
Finally, I know Sepp Blatter has made a lot of cash from being a dirty scumbag, but his desperate pleas of innocence do make me smile. Going out like a weeping child who has been spanked and had his toys taken away for setting fire to a village.