The race for Top 4 feels like it’s really leaning in our direction. I don’t want to jinx anything, but it looks like Sarri is a busted flush, it seems like OGS is hitting the skids at absolutely the right time, and Arsenal has somehow found a magic formula with a mere 8 games to go.
I appreciate every game is going to be very tough on the ride home, but outside Wolves, I think we should have more than enough for most teams if Emery can keep the players excited about their CL bonuses.
Exciting times, right?
Monchi spoke to the press and told them why he bottled the move to Arsenal.
“I appreciate the interest of Arsenal, perhaps the one that has shown the most interest, and of other clubs who have made contact. I have evaluated the proposals I had and I have chosen Sevilla. It was the one that brought things together and had the conditions for me.”
What a wimp.
We move on. I think the consistent drone of people whining on about him not joining is super fucking bland. Honestly, Monchi turning us down for Sevilla is a comfort thing. He likes being a big fish in a small pond. He doesn’t want the pressure of extreme accountability. As Gambon penned somewhere, he just wants to buy 50 £500k players every summer and hope 1 or 2 come good. Arm him with big money and he shits the bed and buys dilapidated 29-year-olds.
We need someone with fresher thinking. Someone who is the next big thing. Someone who can be a little cleaner in the way they bring in players (i.e. not 50 each summer). A person with the focus on the future, because remember, Monchi and Emery on their last run out were signing players of an average age of 27 years old. Give me someone who is looking at 17-23 years old. That requires more skill. You need to have better data, sharper contacts and you need to have a little more belief to make that approach work.
Marc Overmars, despite what the flat earthers say, has a pretty excellent resume. He’s overseen the rebirth of Ajax with some of the legendary Champions League vanguard. Ajax has just churned out the best generation of players in years… they signed Frenkie De Jong for 1 euro! ONE EURO. Whatever they’re doing, it’s exciting. I think it’s hard to look at Marc Overmars job title and not think he’s been pivotal… unless you think these things happen by accident.
Luis Campo seems like the real gem in the market. I know that Lille is a super ambitious project, but I’m struggling to see why no one mega has come in for his services after what he achieved at Monaco. An absolute star who has the utmost belief in his abilities.
Where are the weird C.V.s though? Who are the guys and girls behind the scenes that are growing elite players off the back of mice? That’s what I need to know…
Mesut Ozil is bantering the whole of Germany hard… he’s invited Erdogan to his wedding. What more can you say here? We’ve been over it a thousand times, but seriously, you can’t knock him… that is trolling of the highest order.
Right, short one today, see you in the comments fam. xx