I knoooooow I rant about this all the time, but I’m still beyond flummoxed that we’re in our third international break and it’s November. This time, it’s not even for anything important, just a really disruptive friendly.
I don’t mean to be renegade here. But why are we even part of the whole FIFA family? Why aren’t the clubs the all-powerful overlords of football? Why are we at the mercy of FIFA. A deeply corrupt, vile organisation. It’s like paying into a really shite trade union. The sort that’s not really looking out for your interests. The sort that makes you go running on your lunch break.
International football should be for the winter and summer breaks. Keep it separated out. It’s outrageous that fans pay all that money to see their clubs play, only for FIFA brutalise their players 3 times in a matter of months.
Olivier Giroud now misses the Spurs game, for what? A friendly against Wales? Pointless…
There’s really not much to talk about. International break after a loss is like a dinner conversation after a fart.
The 89 film premiere looked bloody excellent, really sad to have missed that, by all accounts, I hear the film is excellent and a worthwhile gift this Christmas. Amazing to see that Arsenal fans will find a way to fight over that as well. If you’re digging out their PR team for sending high profile Arsenal folk there… you really need to remember the job of the PR people.
Their job is to sell the film. They did a pretty good job by the looks of it, plenty of exciting guests at the event, and a lot of nostalgia about a very different era. I was super young, so I can’t say I remember it crystal clear. But I certainly remember George Graham. A great coach who delivered a tremendous amount of success in a short blast of time.
Ahhh… success. The lust for winning. A north star to rally behind! Thems were the days!
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