Man, celebs are NOT immune to this bastard disease. It got to Idris Elba! Cannot believe it.
With all this serious stuff in the air, I’ve been pondering whether people need elite daily Arsenal content. Is it a distraction? Am I being insensitive to the ‘real’ news?
I settled on continuing.
It is my duty.
It is your RIGHT.
I WILL NOT let you down.
ONWARDS WE MARCH TOGETHER (safe spacing though, small march, no sneezers)
So until Boris J orders a blog shut down, I’ll be hitting the content harder than Marouane Chamakh hit Vegas that time.
So what have we today?
The FA’s exChief, Greg Dyke basically told Karen Brady she’s a toilet roll hoarder and needs to sanitize her self-serving mouth. Maybe a touch more eloquently, but the warning from The Big G is that the league cannot be nullified because Leeds fans are a bunch of hooligans.
“You might even have to play behind closed doors to fulfil the contracts for the broadcasters, otherwise they are just not going to pay up, and that could mean hundreds of millions of pounds. You may even have to play three matches a week just to get them done.
“I can see if you are a Norwich fan or of a team like West Ham, you might be delighted if the season was cancelled.
“At a club like Leeds, their fans would go nuts. You can also imagine clubs taking legal action, especially the more litigious ones.”
I think we’re going to have to see how Covid-19 performs over the coming weeks before we can start worrying about next season, but what we do know, is despite my mum telling me everyone is overreacting, the reality is this is pretty fucking serious and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
You know who else isn’t leaving anytime soon?
Gary O to the D.
Liverpool came in for him – which must mean he’s the best in the world – and he told them to do one. This from David Ornstein at the well priced Athletic you should certainly sign-up for:
Impassioned pleas by technical director Edu and head coach Mikel Arteta, in particular, helped convince the former Ireland rugby union medic not to leave. The development is seen across the industry as something of a coup, given the regard in which O’Driscoll is held.
Mikel Arteta apparently convinced him with this line.
‘Gary, you do know Liverpool is like, in Liverpool? No duck pâté with your goat milk latte there, son. It’s Nescafe with a slab of PUT THAT SUN NEWSPAPER IN THE BIN’
All you need to know about the man is that we lost our manager to the disease, but no one else. That’s the sort of defending we could do with in games, take note Mikel.
Not a lot of news today… which means… yep, you guessed it, some hot press from the billionaire playboy of Africa, Aliko Dangote. Football.London has obviously been slipped a few pennies to plant a story that connects a press release about our £650m valued squad, to the African ponying up for Arsenal one day. I like this quote from what he said in Jan.
“It is a team that yes I would like to buy someday, but what I keep saying is we have $20billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on,”
Sounds like a builder giving you the lowdown on when he can get to relaying your drive.
Big Tony Adams has been in the press with some good and some bad noise.
“He (Mikel Arteta) is doing a great job,”
“I really like the man and his enthusiasm. I am glad he is well and recovered from the virus.
“I have been speaking for the last 10 years about recruitment at the club and I think that really needs to up it’s game.
Then the bad:
“The coach is irrelevant. (Unai) Emery was a fantastic coach but recruitment let him down.
NO TONY! You cannot say the coach is irrelevant whilst desperately trying to get back into the game as a coach. Imagine his interview.
‘So Tony, what can you offer the club?’
‘Absolutely nothing sir’
Deary me. This notion that only players matter is so tired. YES elite players can take you a long way, but so can great training, well motivated player and a powerful vision. Julian Nagelsmann to Hoffenheim from nearly getting relegated to Champions League football in a year. That is not about elite players my friends.
Right, let’s play a game today, give me your fave defender of the last 25 years… in the below format. I’ll put the best comments in a post tomorrow.
Why you love them: