It’s a big day in the UK today. We vote on whether we want to be part of the European Union. Massive on so many levels. The decision will impact everything if it goes the way of leave. I’m remain. This utopic view of rebuilding the empire by isolating ourselves and shutting down freedom of movement feels absurd to me. Handing the keys to the country to a guy riding around on big red bus with a big fat lie plastered on the side doesn’t sit well with me. Britain is stronger in.
Richer culturally. Better skilled. Equipped to lead as a top table voice on the global stage.
But hey, it’s up to you. Just make sure you get your back-side out there and vote. Especially the politically charged youth. We need your contribution, because you’re where the win is at.
Anyway, other things. Like football. What we talking about today?
WENGER IS ALL OVER POGBA:
“We forget that he is only 23 and at that age it is difficult to be the leader of the French team. Players like Platini and Zidane were also questioned at that age. Pogba is learning the game. I have never known a player to have led the France team at the age of 23, ever.
“Pogba is going through a maturing phase and he is starting to be questioned. It’s a test of character in the career of a big player. He will either lose the aura that he had, or show that he is player we were waiting for. It is a normal part of the development from being a very good player to a great player.”
“If we want to have a chance at winning the Euros, we must have confidence in Pogba.”
Not sure about you guys, but I read that as Wenger saying he’d really like the Frenchman?
Part of me agrees with what he’s saying, part of me thinks a 23 year old mooted for a e140m this summer should be doing a bit better. But hey, he has the chance to shine against the plucky Irish who made it through the knockout stages with a stunning victory over Italy.
It’s looking good for England, -ish. They face Iceland. If they win, it’s Ireland or France in the next round. I mean, there’s no point in getting excited. My English friends think we’ll be better against good teams… because like Arsenal, we’re just struggling to break down average teams. Nothing to do with us just having pretty average ideas and a pretty average manager.
I should shut up, I’m jinxing Roy into winning this and it’s going well…
On the England issue. I find it very odd that Raheem Sterling is taking so much abuse at this tournament for his shitty performances, you know, compared to the great white hope that is Harry Kane. I don’t quite understand why we’re bagging on Sterling, a player who dropped a really average season / is really young… versus Harry Kane, who had a blinder and has gone missing in a major way.
In other news, Neymar might go on trial for the quite crazy transfer deal that was done between Santos, his dad, Rossell, DIS. He’s being accused of hiding the true cost of the transfer fee… he could go to jail. Wouldn’t that be amazing? I mean, he’s a famous person, so he’ll be fine… Just like when popstar PR teams spin that their man is just a misunderstood 50 year old who likes sharing the bed with kids, then the police find child nudes and grooming manuals at his theme park.
The power of fame people. OH, Neymar is apparently going to PSG in a double your money deal in 2017. WOW.
Pep G looks like he’s made his second signing. According to AS, he’ll be heading over to City. I mean, the guy is very good, but jeez, he’s 29 years old coming over from Spain. Can’t help but think City do this a lot… sign players like that and they amount to very little. It’s Pep of course, but I wonder if he’s taken into account how fierce the league is? He’s had it easy in Germany and Spain. Wonder if he’s in for a shock?
Copa finalist (I mean, it was looking that way before I tapped out after the delay), Alexis Sanchez, is rumoured to be a target of Juve. They’re losing Morata, they want to take the Chilean back to Italy. It’ll be interesting to see how that pans out. Sanchez wants titles. He’s not getting them with us. Not sure he’s signed a deal yet. Not sure I’d be contemplating suicide if he did go. Love him to bits, but he plays for himself and he does seem to believe he’s above defending for the team and he leaves us exposed… not to mention how many times he loses the ball.
Ozil had a 98.5% pass completion rate against NIR. Amazing work. I am literally chubbed up at my desk. What a guy.
I think that’s about all I have today?
VOTE REMAIN. xx