It is very difficult to motivate yourself to write something semi-regularly when nothing is moving. It’s like fishing in a puddle. My powers of pulling something out of my arse every damn day are waning. Still, the show goes on… less whining, more content.
Alex Lacazette, a player most Arsenal fans seem to think will be off this summer has told his agency to tell a rogue Twitter account to STFU about Atleti links. Score Agency took offence to a French Atleti fan account of 22k followers.
This is the offending tweet:
Alexandre Lacazette is said to have called Antoine Griezmann to request information on Atlético de Madrid. Indeed, the FC Barcelona player remains intimate with the colchoneros locker room and is always in contact with his close friend, Koke.
Kind of amusing that only yesterday I was railing against all these incel guys that manage fake ITK Twitter accounts, the very next day Lacazette is actually paying attention to a small one. The response was a bit odd.
‘Twitter is magic. It’s not nice to lie to the fans of Atletico’ + some lying face emoji’s.
Well, that’s that. I can’t really work out why an important player like Alex Lacazette would lower himself to responding to a bottom of the barrel Twitter account. Maybe it’s a statement to Arsenal encouraging them not to think about trying to push him out in a swap deal this summer. Or maybe it’s to protect the players called out in the tweet. Who knows, very odd regardless. He’s clearly been searching his own name during the lockdown.
The Thomas Partey rumours won’t stop. This time, one of his mates has leaked that he’d really like to move to Arsenal. Again, another odd leak. Is it the player agitating for offers? Is it newspapers trying to drive clicks to websites that are under massive pressure at the moment? Not that clicks are worth anything right now, ad-media is on its backside. Maybe it’s just journo’s trying to keep their personal numbers up? Whatever it is, I find it very weird that a player as good as Thomas Partey is so keen to keep himself in the headlines.
Still, it’d be nice if this was one of those rumours that amounted to something. He really is a great player.
The Premier League doesn’t seem to have moved things much further along on PROJECT RESTART. Though there is talk that Youtube is being invited to air over half of the games free to air on the Google platform. Not sure how this is supposed to work. Are the clubs selling the rights? Is it just to keep interest in the clubs up? Is it an experiment to see how many foreign fans tune into the average games? Surely clubs would just go to Bezos who already forked out for games this year?
It’s looking like they edging closer to a restart in Germany. No fucking about. They are testing regularly and there’s a chance we might see behind closed doors games before May is out. That’d be huge. If the Germans are doing it, it’s permission for everyone to move towards a restart.
Italy and Spain are a lot further behind, but they haven’t thrown the towel in yet. I suspect the 4 most important leagues will finish their seasons. It’s important for fans to have closure, and it’ll also be a very interesting dry run for the authorities. Running game at the height (fingers crossed) of a pandemic, over a short space of time, will lead the way for what next season looks like.
Logistics, neutral venues, isolation hotels, squad infections, players playing in masks… hopefully, there won’t be a nasty PR disaster in that mixer.
Right, that’s me done, see you in the comments. x