Well how is everyone this fine day?
Arsenal linked to Coutinho, who is available for £105m. In our dreams people, but wouldn’t that be a sweet fucking dream?
Another dream of mine is that the Premier League season finishes and according to multiple reports, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. All the top brass at the serious clubs are aligned apparently.
The hope is that at the very worst, they can get the League going behind closed doors by June 1st. They’ll need to give the people something, I’m clawing at the walls with boredom and we’re 10 days into this weird nightmare. Closed doors is going to be super weird, but I’d quite like to hear David Luiz telling Lo Celso he’s been chirpsing his sister on Tinder when we play Spurs. Cricket has sledging, not sure we have a term for ‘mugging players off to get under their skin’ in British football because we never hear it on the TV.
Imagine Harry Kane’s banter?
‘Harry, tell your to stop sending me her OnlyFans link, I’m not paying for substandard content again’
‘Yeah, well actually, you’re the mum’
Some of the suggestions thrown out about next season land on the idea that the interval could be slimmed to 2 weeks. The thinking goes that the players have had a massive break already, so a 6-week interval would be unnecessary. I’m not sure I like that idea. So much more happens in the break outside pure recuperation. Clubs need to sort their transfers out, players need to be integrated, contracts need to be addressed, and new ideas have to be coached.
The transfer window is something everyone is focused on. Lots of people think football has changed forever and that transfer fees won’t be what they once were. I personally am unsure why people think this is the case at the very highest level of the game. Transfers are directly correlated to TV money. If the TV money is huge, the wages and fees will be too.
Where I could see a knock-on effect is how clubs plan. Covid-19 is a once in a 100-year problem, last time we saw disease have an impact this bad on the world was 1918 and it was folded in with a World War (or #LasagnaGate). I have my doubts that people will brush it off as a fluke. Will a harrowing brush with financial collapse push clubs into behaving with a bit more of a business mindset when it comes to running the finances? Will we see clubs reserve a cash pile for rainy days? Will we see transfer budgets slashed? Will we (and pray to god here) see super-agents lose some of their importance?
Unlikely at Arsenal where Raul and Edu seem to be eating out of the trough, but maybe Josh K shows a touch of curiosity and asks probing questions about fees and decisions? Perhaps post-crisis there’s more scrutiny on how things are run, what we pay for, and the value we receive out the other end? Dreams people, this blog is all about the dreams today.
Footyheadlines are suggesting that next years away kit could be cloud white. Very similar to our white and maroon offering we had for our special kit way back when.
The above kit was definitely underrated, it’s starting to feel like a bit of a classic. I LOVE the hooped socks, absolutely elite, they should be standard for every kit. My hope is that we don’t fall into a cut and paste kit like they’re rolling with in the MLS this season. Is it wrong to think Adidas will treat us in a special way? I still feel that this seasons home kit is out best in 20 years, absolutely stunning.
Right, not much on, stay safe today, see you in the comments. x