HAPPY SATURDAY TO YOU ALL!
Come on, admit it, you’ve been watching e-sports. Right? It’s ok. It kind of looks like real football if your sight isn’t quite 20/20. No? You’re partaking in e-sports! Well I never. So modern.
I’ve been diving into computer games. I have a DLC pack for Zelda, I’m playing some crazy game called Animal Crossing, and I have the SNES emulator on the Switch. Things went from never touching a game in 20 years to I LOVE IT WHY DID NO ONE SHOW ME THESE WIZARDRY SYSTEMS OF JOY. I’m basically a gamer, right? Amateur. If I were a football fan, I’d have a Real Madrid shirt on at The Emirates and I’d buy a half and half scarf, but at least I’m doing something with my life right now.
Share your game reccos in the blog comments.
Talking of doing elite things to kill the time, Hector Bellerin has a NEW haircut.
Look at that shave. He looks so damn cool. Like he’s about to tell you something really prophetic about recycling. I’d listen, no doubt. I might even make up something just so I could have a positive role in the conversation.
‘Hector, I’m actually taking a course in Environmental Design. You know one of the biggest challenges in recycling is mixed material products that ‘claim’ to be recyclable are actually not because the sorting plants can’t easily separate the materials. So yeah, I think I’m doing my part. Anyone care for a flapjack I just picked up from Colombia Road Flower Market?’
That sort of haircut makes you want to, you know, go and cut your own hair.
Don’t tell me you haven’t thought about it.
How hard can it it be?
Well, seems Ainsley had the same thought.
Having his own Britney Spears 2007 meltdown.
‘MIKEL I WILL NOT BE ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR FUCKING MAKESHIFT FULL-BACKS I SAW WHAT YOU DID TO MY MAN DELPH!’
Quite the scene. He’s taking lockdown worse than that lady who dropped her kecks on a 20 person Zoom meeting last week.
Sagna has been talking about his hurt feelings in the media after Cesc failed to include him in his list of players that were top quality.
“I was surprised to read this,”
“From him I was surprised because he was supposed to be one of the leaders of the team, he was one of the great prospects and as a leader and a true player, you don’t speak like that about your club.
“So I was surprised because he is a nice guy, he’s still a nice guy, this doesn’t change anything. But I was kind of surprised.
“Arsenal made him so saying that some players were not at his level was a bit harsh because I’m not sure out of all the seasons he was playing at the club, he was always an exemplary player.
“At that time the press was talking about him not running enough or tracking back. So other players could have said ‘you should be running more or doing more’.
“If you look at Liverpool today, all of them are running. This is a team. And maybe, because we didn’t have the right spirit at that time we didn’t make this little extra push, or make that little extra run to track players, maybe this is the reason we didn’t win.”
Ooohhhhh, Zinger Tower meal for FAB4.
I strongly believe that if we’d had a Klopp or a Pep at the club during those years, we’d have maxed out the talent of those players to a greater degree. Wenger still had players creating art, while managers like Klopp were taking artists, making them work hard, and giving them tactical structure that was of the age.
We’ll never know… but one thing I can say for sure is I thoroughly enjoyed many of those teams. Particularly the 2008 group.
This coming Monday, I can confirm that I’ll be recording with Nigel Phillips of the AST. We’re going to explore the economic impact of covid-19 on the game. It’s a beast of a subject, but his rigour when it comes to Arsenal and business is Thierry setting himself up against United with that lob over Barthez.
On that note, I’m off to catch a butterfly on my new computer game. See you in the comments if I find a spare moment. x