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Good morning everyone! How are we doing today? I’m exceptional. Some casual beers last night after gym session #5 this week. It’s been good. I am in fine fettle.
I’m trying to long out the opening because there’s not really that much to talk about today. Mesut Ozil landed an assist against the Czech Republic making him the assist king of Germany. That led The Express to write an article about Bayern making a move for him in the summer. I mean honestly, has The Express had a decent lead on anything in the last 10 years? Complete waste of time as a newspaper. Last time I opened one of their papers, they had hailed some sports journo I’d never heard of as ‘THE VOICE OF SPORT’… imagine seeing that as a normal human being and not asking the paper to yank it?
Anyway, I’d imagine Ozil will stay with us. Apparently he loves London, he’s done the Madrid thing and do Bayern really need him? I’d be very interested to see what a Klopp or a Pep could do with him. I know he runs a lot, but sometimes his game lacks consistent intensity. It’s sacrosanct to call him out on it, but he really did go missing last season when we needed him. Maybe it’ll be different this year… I mean, who thought you could teach Theo strategic pressing and good defending?
Anything is possible…
Aaron Ramsey has taken up clay pigeon shooting… yep. For real.
There’s a really interesting article on the NYT from Rory Smith about Swansea’s appointment of Bob Bradley. It’s like football finally grew up. They ran a proper interview process that put reputation and glamour to the side. It’s that sort of approach that moves the old boys network out of the game. It’s that sort of approach that likely hasn’t existed over the year in the Premier League. Jobs for the boys, back handers under the table and dodgy dealings happening in backrooms. Good for Swansea. Would love to know how Arsenal run their interviews when the times comes.
Robbie Savage had something pretty embarrassing to say about Giggs not landing the job, so rather than read that, take a look at this beautiful takedown of his words. Clinical.
Marca asks the question we’ve all been pondering… why do Wales have weird team pictures?
Finally, big thanks to those in the comments yesterday. Much more fun!
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