How’s it going you buggers? Some Brexiteers threatening to burn down my house and call my girlfriend a cheese face, so I thought I’d share this kind of pro-Brexit argument with you. HERE
So, what do we have football wise?
WENGER LINKED TO ENGLAND OM to the G.
Yeah, the FA are considering the best, and Wenger is apparently on that list. I’m a hot-mess over this rumour. Imagine, Wenger ducking out of Arsenal to become LORD OF ENGLAND.
Now look, there were plenty of whoppers that thought Roy Hodgson was the right manager for England, hell, there was even one in the comments who thought 6 MOM out of 7 games Jack Wilshere wasn’t deserving of a starting position for England in the Euros… so look, the benchmark for great amongst the English is pretty damn low. So Wenger looks good.
He’s a past winner of big things. He’s basically a national treasure. He plays attractive football (streeeetch). He’s good with the press.
Come on people. Take away the romance here. Arsene Wenger works with beauty. I’m not talking Olivier Giroud on a QE2 sunlounger. I’m talking technical brilliance. Wenger doesn’t tolerate thugs, he can’t work with big personalities and he’s not very good at firing his teams up. Those are things you need as a manager. To connect with British people, you need a bit of fear about you. You can’t give us the silent treatment, in the hope something productive will happen. Far too continental. Far too, you know, EU-ish. Silence to the English means ‘look at your phone’ or banter. It’s not an introspection moment.
Aside from the basics. When you’re working with average talent, you need to be able to work and craft brilliant systems. Lars Lagerbäck has done it with Sweden for years, and more recently… and painfully, with Iceland. He understands talent. He understands when it’s poor. He understands how to get the most out of average. He gets how to structure componenet parts that can work. I’m not sure Wenger does. I’m not sure Wenger is that good at getting the most out of GREAT talent these days.
Wenger vs Conte? Can you imagine? Wenger vs Deschamps and that French team? I doubt it. He’s not of this era and he’ll never be. Face it.
But look, I’m not ruling him out here. Oh no. I’m suggesting we make his role more all-encompassing. Why don’t we make him the technical director of the FA? I mean, imagine that? Wenger working the reboot on England? Wouldn’t that be magic! It would.
He loves developing talent. He’d bring his technical coaching to the fore. He’d hire a bunch of French people packed full of culture, the sort we rejected as a nation recently, but mainly because no one told us Wenger might RESCUE THE FOOTBALL. He’d maybe have the power to restructure. He’d certainly fire people. He’d be the sort of modern knowledge the FA lack (which says more about the FA than Wenger himself). He’s also not a revolutionary, he’d just pull us into, like, the early 2000s. Which would be progress.
He’d be great. He’d also relish the power. Which might make him move from Arsenal.
I really like this idea. Not sure he’ll go for it. But what better way to duck out of Arsenal? It’s literally the only important role I can see him getting hired for. We’d eat him up! WE’D MAKE HIM A LORD! He’d get £8m a year no issue.
It’d be spectacular.
That’s my blog for the day. See you tomorrow. x