Not much to update you on really.
Auba played for a dismal Dortmund, unrecognizable from the team that played such majestic football under the mad Thomas Tuchel. They drew 1-1 with Freiburg, the fans rolled out a ‘YOU AREN’T BIGGER THAN THE CLUB’ banner, and the striker put in an abject ‘fuck you’ performance.
Hey, we’ve been there, right?
Dortmund are almost certain to let the problem striker go. They need a unified squad and a pot of money for the next manager to work with. Arsenal just need to stop fucking about and make a deal.
The yer da’s were out in force yesterday, vilifying the horrors of correct decisions.
‘IT TOOK 10 MINUTES’
Look, the new system isn’t perfect, but if you think bad decisions is part of football, you’re greatly mistaken. It’s part of a broken game. It’s like bitching that DNA evidence takes the excitement out of serial killing. Are their quirks to work through? Yes. Is it going to kill the game? No.
Things they need to work on right away.
> Improve the speed things happen. This the main one, let’s not make a show out of getting to the right decision quickly. Pardew complaining two of his players were injured because of the stoppages is a bit OTT, but it’s a point worth making.
> Bring the fans along. Reality is if you go the game, unless you have a radio on, you’re always out the loop on what exactly is going on, so people complaining they don’t have all the detail are just rehashing a reality of going to a live game. However, on this particular innovation, I make them right. Fans need to have the refs system beemed into the ground and they need to hear how the decision is panning out. You can hear what the refs say in NFL and ruggers, let’s get a system where you can hear what the refs are looking for and what the final decision is.
It’s really not that hard to get a system that doesn’t slow the game down. I just hope the FA are quick to advance the process. Let’s not wait a whole season before making changes.
… and please. I just need to reiterate, unjust decisions are not part of a game. If you’re getting off on the drama of bad decisions, you’re a masochist. If you need to be entertained that badly, and the game alone doesn’t do it for you, then go and watch WWE where injustice is part of a carefully planned plotline.
Onto more football like things… Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain getting roasted for being a bit shit is amusing. Not that I have anything against him, but it makes me feel a bit better to know that over half a season in and the mighty Klopp still hasn’t moved his game on.
Also worth noting that the German has dropped £380m on players and he’s still no closer to winning anything. There’s no excuse for exiting the FA Cup with WBA.
Number of days since last trophy (as of Jan. 27th, 2018):
Arsenal – 245
Man U – 248
Chelsea – 251
Man City – 699
Liverpool – 2,162
Spurs – 3,625
— Chris Moore (@chrismoore32) January 27, 2018
Burnley are in for Rob Holding, great move for the man from Bolton if we land Jonny Evans before the end of the window. Sean D is a good coach and Burnley are doing well. It’d be great to see him get 15 games there.
Right, I guess that’s me done today. Jan 28th, come on Arsenal, let’s get moving on this deal and have something to cheer for our next home game against Everton!