A very quick post for you today as not a lot is going on and I’m still out on the town celebrating the MASSIVE win against Pompey. I thought Arteta’s comments on the kids were positive.
“They always respond and I always knew they would do that. They have to learn from the difficult moments and manage them but they have the talent and desire… look how hard they work.
“We have pace in a few players up front. Reiss is a special player and can eliminate players one on one. He’s been out for a while but he’s back now and he showed what he’s capable of doing.
“I’m really enjoying working with this group of players. It’s a process. I know [people think] everything has to be today or yesterday but in football it doesn’t happen like this.
“I am pleased with all of them, the kids really responded really well.
Reiss obviously a fave because he was one of the first players the manager trained way back when. I think we were all a little worried he’d struggle, but he’s starting to find his feet, he certainly looks more direct, and a lot more confident in the new system. Let’s see if he can take that form into the Premier League, we’ll certainly need it.
Overall, I think our financial situation means a lot of hope is going to be pinned on the new coaches developing and pushing the players forward. I genuinely feel excited by the options coming through, even players on loan, like ESR OR Balogan, who scored another 2 goals last night against the U23 Monaco side. He really does look great. OR WHAT ABOUT SALIBA. Good times coming for us if these players take their chance.
Big news, our Manchester City game that was postponed for the League Cup final is coming around a lot quicker than we’d hoped. It’ll be next Wednesday, which is a bit of a bitch for away fans, but at least the club is subsidising the fans with socialist bus tickets. The good news, if there ever is when playing City, is that from a prep perspective, we’re doing a little bit better. City play Sheffield Wednesday tonight, two days after our Pompey game, then they have a bitch of a game against City on Sunday against United at 5pm, versus our less of a bitch game against the Hammers at 3pm on Saturday.
I mean, the prep time doesn’t really help us when it comes to quality. City are still a very dangerous team and Pep will go extra hard against his little bitch student who left him midseason. It’ll be an interesting match, we’ll be lucky to come away with much, I just hope we put on a good show. If by some miracle we win that game, we’ll set ourselves up nicely for the run-in, lose, things start to look dark again and everyone will cry that they wanted Mourinho as manager. Just the way things are these days.
Ok, I’m at the end of the post. I told you it’d be short, so no bitching. Instead, enjoy the below podcast with Aash. He’s very eloquent and the sound is nice and good, ya hear me?