COME ON THAT WAS MAGIC!
Spurs lose in the FA Cup at home to Norwich, then Eric Dier, determined to upstage Granit and Armand for North London THUG points, runs into the crowd to start a ‘confrontation’ WITH THE HOME FANS!
Boy is he in trouble, immediate season ticket ban. You hate to see it.
What is incredible about this is it would NEVER have happened under Poch. A modern progressive coach that knew how to manage a squad. It’s a bitch to blame Jose, but this is on his watch, so that’s exactly what I’ll do.
Spurs are close to a crisis. They made the CL final 9 months ago, now they’re running the risk of losing top 4 supremacy and a chunk of their squad to transfers. Harry Kane of all people is said to be mulling an exit, because let’s be honest, they have ZERO chance of winning things under Jose. ALSO, I love that the press are reporting that Mourinho is threatening the board that they can choose the league or the Champions League next week, they CANNOT have both. I actually find tweets like that arousing. Is that wrong? Of course it’s not, stop being a prude.
United, Leicester, and City all won games by low scores against inferior oppo. It was a bit of a worry because the draw looked TOUGH. We pulled Sheffield United, no easy game, but certainly a lot more winnable than some of the other sides left in the comp… especially at home. If we make the semi-final, we’re two games from Europa League football, which is a bit like saying you are one doctors appointment away from a latex glove where the sun doesn’t shine, but look, we are where we are so we’ll have to adapt tastes for a temporary moment. Or maybe not adapt. Be you my friend, be you.
Robbie from AFTV has a reality TV show airing on ITV about… his reality TV channel. Good for him. So meta. He gets a lot of shit from the fans, but you all watch it, so shut up and support him with good ratings.
David Luiz has refused a request from the coaching staff to stop bantering the other players.
🤳 Back at it again
🎁 This time with @Bernd_Leno
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 4, 2020
I was worried this would happen when he joined, this is starting to look like a pattern, last week it was nose pinching, this week it’s fake photos… next week it’ll be Eboue tiger outfits. It has gone too far.
I tell you one person that is experiencing no friendly banter, the enigmatic Ivan G. He is having a nightmare in Milan, the Italian club is sitting in 7th in a puddle of their own doing whilst STRIFE ensues from an internal politics perspective. This is Vieiri.
“Boban has done well. Gazidis went to speak with [Rangnick] when he has nothing to do with it.
“But who is Gazidis? What does he do? Boban and Maldini are in that role. Should Boban have shutted up?
“In life, you have to be men and have balls, and Boban has them.
“Maldini called Boban to work together, they are very close friends. Boban hasn’t been sacked: what happened was that one was a coward and the other isn’t a puppet. He’s got a personality and says stuff to your face. Why doesn’t Gazidis return to Arsenal?”
Yes Christian, he should have shutted his mouth, no doubt. I think the inside line is that lots of people are staggered Ivan would have two legends of the club as directors in the first place, now he has to sack Maldini, and that is never a good look to fans who cheered him from the stands. That’s why I love Frank and OGS at their respective clubs, no one wants to put the family puppy down, even if it’s chewing your Church’s.
It’s such a shock to me that Milan is in a similar mess to Arsenal, I can’t quite put my finger on what the commonality thread is, maybe they could draw straws on Emery and try that approach? Also amusing that Ivan is looking to Rangnick to save his bacon, the sort of decision he should have made when thinking about a football director at Arsenal say… 10 years ago.
Anyway, that’s me done for today. Take a listen to our pod and I’ll see you tomorrow.