Good morning to you friends! Summer feels like it’s spluttering into action over here and from insider contacts in London, I understand there was a hot day for you.
It’s coming… and I can’t wait.
This summer we’ll have the Euros, which makes the days until the new season starting so much shorter. England look like they have a pretty polished team this year… then you see that Wayne Rooney, who has been in utterly dismal form, is going to captain us. English managers never learn. I genuinely believe if we had a dynamic coach not chained to the establishment, England could do quite well.
I wonder about our player representation there? I mean, Theo should go, Chamberlain likely will despite being in shocking form of late… it looks doubtful for Gibbs. So not too much to get excited about from an Arsenal perspective.
WHAT ABOUT JACK? Is that over now? Banter when he ends up on the team sheet for the first game.
I was trying to think of the positive things that have happened this season. I think the best story is Hector Bellerin holding onto his place. He really is a superb player. Extreme pace, excellent composure and a strong defensive skillset. I think he’s an absolute superstar in the making… when he starts scoring goals, he’ll be something else. Then Barca will come knocking, then we’ll all be really sad.
POSI THOUGHT PEDRO
I’m struggling to think of who would be in our player of the season contender list… mainly because there’s been a lot of let downs towards the end of the season. Alexis lost form badly in the second half of the year. The goals dried up and he’s struggled to adapt to the lack of creativity… he drops so deep it disrupts the flow of his game. Then there’s Ozil, we were all creaming our pant over him at the start of the year… then it kind of dried up when our players stopped taking their chances. Having a goal making machine without a striker is like having a powerful car engine with no wheels.
I guess my players of the season would probably be Petr Cech. He really did make a massive difference and he definitely saved us some points… and he seemed to do it in every game. Hopefully that’s lesson learned with Wenger and hopefully we don’t see Chezzer back unless he’s made massive strides at Roma, who are currently sitting 3rd, with him conceding 31 (about 18 in the CL).
Alex Iwobi made his debut for the Nigerian big boy team yesterday, massive loss for England. This is a good read on why the FA is such a farcical organsiation. The FA had him at under 18 and 19… then when it came to U21, they preferred others and let him potter off to play for Nigeria despite him being game for England.
Who was responsible for this? Roy H, obviously… and the man looking after our kids, Aidy Boothroyd. A man of hoof ball notoriety. I mean, seriously, what is going on there? You have a kid who is very stylish on the ball, technically way better than many of the current English players and we passed on him… 2 weeks ago he’s holding his own against Barca keeping out Theo Walcott?
Amazing. The FA keep hiring establishment people and then they wonder why we never progress as a nation.
Right, that’s me done, have a blinder!