Well good morning. ALLEGEDLY, all is not well over at Spurs. I have sourced expert information from Twitter nobodies that suggests the Spurs camp is going through a very similar episode to the JT and Wayne Bridge saga from way back when.
Very amusing. No wonder they all look so miserable.
Hector Bellerin has been talking to The Guardian about how he’s so fucking woke these days, he actually gets offended by the things people could potentially say.
‘Pete, I’m really angry that at any point, you could say something awful that could upset someone’
‘But Hector, I didn’t say a thing?’
‘Pete, beyond the point. You ‘could’ (air quotes) say something offensive, so how can we be friends?’
Love that guy. Bit gutted he hates me in my imaginary construct.
He did let the mask slip though. He’s out here telling the world that competitive sport isn’t an alpha male endeavour, two paragraphs later, he’s heading out to a Ricky G show… a man who savaged disabled kids on a TV special way back when (Listen to this Sam Harris/Gervais pod, it’s great).
What we say on Twitter vs what we think in real life… that’s the next pivot in culture kids, the people are coming for over-wokeness and I can’t wait. Unai Emery will hopefully stop telling everyone that ‘defensive midfield is a social construct’ and we’ll have LT sitting at the base of midfield. Good times.
I do genuinely love Hector. I think he’s the modern-day superstar. He doesn’t care what people think. He’s a top athlete. He never gets caught up in anything obscene (bar some occasional fashion mishaps). I have to say, for me, he was the logical choice for the armband if the alternative was Xhaka.
He’s 100% a starter every game, he’s mostly always fit, he gives his all, and the fans universally adore him… bar a few of the ‘LEAVE MEANS LEAVE’ brigade who are still salty Jenks took his marching orders.
I do need to make a correction, I stated yesterday that I found it odd that Emery dodged the 5 captain thing. Apparently, I was incorrect. He did it. He still managed to fuck it up.
HE PUT MESUT ON THE LIST.
I was with my Arsenal friend earlier today and I couldn’t fathom the decision.
MESUT IS ON THE LIST.
That’s a bit like The Guardian making Milo their Chief Editor. Bernie Sanders making an exGoldman Sachs exec his VP running partner. Batman bringing in the Joker to run R&D at his Batcave.
A player the coach hates. Someone the club tried to move on all summer. Someone that can’t even make 90 minutes against Forest in the Carling Cup. A player that takes sick days to escape away days. Someone that can’t press, defend or turn up for big games. A player so bored of life, he’s basically a professional gamer.
Why do it?
Is it a troll? If so, that’s childish.
Is it an olive branch…?
‘Please don’t say mean things to the others about me’
Or is it just another bad decision that reeks of cuckness?
Most of the problems Emery has this season are of his own making, but at the core of it, the squad he has this year is much better. A great result against United this week will go a long way to restoring some faith in the Spaniard, then we’re off on a run of some very easy games. He should deliver enough good results to have everyone prematurely questioning whether people like me have prematurely judged him too early by December 12th.
The thing we have be careful of is 1) Spurs will bounce back 2) I think Frank Lampard is building something strong at Chelsea that might come good this season 3) ‘sacked in the morning’ might happen, and United might finally stumble upon a good manager.
Short one today, see you in the comments. x
P.S. Get in the mood for the United game with this excellent podcast from the Mundial chaps.