All the happy good mornings to you.
Happy holidays, if that’s your thing… HAPPY CHRISTMAS because that’s my thing.
I’m currently bitching about my ankle… brogues and 18 hours on my feet wasn’t a clever move. I am now suffering a Danny Welbeck like set back .
GODDAMN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY.
Anyway, it’s good to be back in London. It’s good to head out with Arsenal pals last night and shoot the shit about the season.
‘We are actually going to the win the league’
Was a comment from last night. Crazy, mostly because I did the rough years in the stands, then I take an Arsenal sabbatical and everyone else is having the good times without me.
… it’s like my misery wasn’t needed. Like, in some way, my negative views impacted the club for a whole decade.
For that, I am truly sorry.
BIG game in 2 days times against the Saints. Those scumbags (jokes) from the south coast are desperate for a spanking, question is, whether we’re in the right mood to dish it out? Maybe. But my fear is always that Boxing day games are flat affairs in the stands and often on the pitch.
Can we lift it and make it happen?
Well, Southampton have been shocking over their last 6 games. They’ve lost 4 of them and only won one. They’ve also conceded 8 goals in the proces. It should be relatively simple, but it won’t be because that’s not how this league works. I think Koeman is a smart coach and I reckon he’ll get it right… what better time to do so, than when potential Champions are knocking at your door?
Sad news on Don Howe, the exGunners coach passed. Not really part of my generation, but sad to read about his battle. But also interesting to read up on his career which was pretty damn interesting. Sir Chips said…
‘Don possessed a marvellous ability to get the very best out of players with his coaching techniques and provide them with the perfect preparation for matches. He was the very best at what he did – and he did it with us, at Arsenal, for decade after decade.’
From a personal perspective, he helped my dad with the JVC account he had back in the day. So basically, Don helped support a few Christmas days for my family. Good on you Don, good on you!
In transfer news, O Jogo, a paper that gets nothing right ever, reckons we’re in for Porto star Danilo. I very much doubt it. When do we ever sign players from Portugal? It’s like a scouting blackhole for us.
We’ve also been linked with Wanyama since he was at Celtic. Ronald Koeman has kiboshed our intentions…
“Don’t spend time trying to buy a player from Southampton because it’s impossible,”
“We know what we like to do and how we like to do our business. That means in January nobody will leave Southampton.”
The Daily Mail have also linked us to Mahrez of Leicester. The exciting creative will be on the market, but you can’t imagine he’d want to move in January when he’s on of the hottest players in the league right now!
Junior Gunners had a Christmas party at the training ground. The lucky bastards. Membership is just 10 English pounds. It’s a rite of passage and the deal looks way better than it was back in the day when I was one.
Right, have a great Christmas eve. Don’t ruin tonight by getting arrested to dry humping a Christmas tree in a pub in front of everyone with your trousers down. It’s a bad way to go and it’s not funny.