Finally, the club kicked into gear and won a preseason game.
We beat MillWAWLL (it’s how you say it in saarf Laaandon) 4-1.
Goals form Chambers, Lacazette, Pepe and Balogun sealed the deal.
Did we concede from a setpiece? Not sure. High chance? Yes, but we have to wait until they stick it on the .com before we can confirm the specifics.
Does this win mean we’re winning the title? Absolutely. Put a bet on it right now, trophies are coming home baby.
What I am happy about is Balogun landing more minutes and taking his chance. I’d really love to see him given some time this season. He has something special… I mean, I think all the kids have something special until they break my heart and fly the nest for Swindon Town… but this kid? I think he’s different.
Transfer rumour wise, things are quiet, the ITKs and big-name journo’s take time off over the weekend.
The closest we’ve seen to anything is Ben White getting off a plane again. I’m not falling for it again, though the car he dropped into looked like the ‘new player wagon’ we’ve seen before.
There have been some tepid links to Bernado Silva, this one feels lazy, he’s a top player, but I’m not sure we’re going to be raiding City for their stars. Fans keep linking us to Jack Grealish. Again, a superb player, but give over people, he’s 26 years old, he’s going to want to be in the Champions League right away next season. Maddison seems a bit of a stretch even though I have personally heard it’s true that he wants in at the club. That leaves an increasingly smaller pool of top-tier creative talent to add to the squad. I mean, I say a small pool, I have no idea where we’re looking… but if you’re looking at ‘now’ players’, there isn’t a huge amount ticking all the boxes.
You could look at the squad we have for answers, but you are asking about 5 players to find the next level at the same time… again, it could happen, but the chances are it won’t.
Short post today, let’s see where the weekend takes us because we are getting awfully close to the start of the season and we’ve only made two confirmed additions… both back-ups. The starting 11 is the same.
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