April 29, 2010
You know who you are.
You are the one’s who moan and groan when a talentless side like Blackburn or Stoke come to the Emirates and park the bus, even City done it last weekend.
Check what you were posting on various blogs Saturday night!!
Yet, just a few days later, when a team full of both Attacking and Defensive superstars park the bus at Camp Nou… you all want to fall over yourselves in congratulating them and their repulsive manager.
Way before they had a man sent off they had decided to employ all their players in outright defensive positions, with only Diego Milito as an outlet to chance what he could do by himself on the break.
Possibly Eto’o was going to muster up some drive to help the Argentine, but the rest were happy with the bus driver at the other end.
Yes you can counter with “at least they won”… well the next time a pony side come and nick a bore draw against us after parking the bus for 90 minutes, you must applaud them for “not losing”
The portugeezer is the worst hypocrite of the lot… remember this little pearler from September 2004?
“As we say in Portugal, they brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal. I would have been frustrated if I had been a supporter who paid £50 to watch this game because Spurs came to defend. There was only one team looking to win, they only came not to concede – it’s not fair for the football we played.”
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his or her deception … and continues to lie with sincerity!
April 27, 2010
The annual Q&A Wenger has with the supporters at the end of the season has been postponed till August this year.
Although Ivan Gazidis will be fronting a Q&A with the Arsenal Supporters Trust, to be held at the Emirates next month.
Last year, the now infamous session hosted by Bob Wilson descended into a little chaos with certain sections of the crowd displaying their frustrations a little too over zealously.
So what does this shift from May till August tell us about Arsène’s intentions this coming summer?
Well it tells me he has a firm idea that he will have bought in some big money players before his Q&A.
The following quotes from Wenger, given in last weekends programme notes ahead of the City game may also tell us his spending will come to an end by June 11th.
“What I can say is that the World Cup will not affect our recruitment, unless there is an exception that nobody could foretell.
“In my view it is dangerous to buy on the back of a World Cup – for one thing the prices afterwards are always artificial, and for another you have to bear in mind that anyone can have three weeks of glory on a football field.
“All told, I believe that the earlier you settle your teams for the next season, the better it is and the less anxiety you have.”
Let’s be honest, most fans are not smart enough to judge true growth of a club, all they really want to see is some money splashed out on a plethora of new signings.
I feel Wenger has no tolerance for these type of inferior fans, as I also don’t, and would prefer to answer a few more intelligently presented questions this year.
With 30-40M spent before he faces the fans in August… he will certainly find a different slant to the questions posed!
April 21, 2010
The bookies make the Portugeezer a pretty safe bet to manage the Spanish giants next season.
City are 4/1 to be managed by him, Liverpool 7/2.
Real Madrid, consisting of the all the current Galacticos, and more to be signed this Summer, must surely be a very attractive proposition for Mourinho.
However, I see him back in the Premiership next season.
His overriding reason to leave Italy is owing to the national hatred felt for him… I thought the Spanish hated him aswell?
The man courts attention and love, and he gets both from the Media and many football fans in England.
Would I want him to manage Arsenal (best priced 12/1), not in a million years.
Mourinho is great T.V, great for Media, but a trouble maker of the highest level possible.
He was handed a great team assembled by Claudio Ranieri, the man who is trumping him to the Serie A title this season with A S Roma, and moved to manage Inter following 3 titles they won under Roberto Mancini.
I am not doubting he is an exceptional manager, but I would dearly love to see him take over at say Liverpool, and show us if he has the capabilities to build a team, as opposed to taking over a great team and slightly tweaking them.
If City can sneak the last Champions League spot, I shall be wagering my pounds on him taking over at Eastlands from Season 2010/2011.
There is nothing to be gained from managing Real Madrid, the rough and tumble of the Premiership is perfectly suited to the style of football his teams operate under.
If Liverpool somehow quickly sort out a new Billionaire in the coming weeks, that would be the option he would prefer… and then we would get to see how good he really is at building a winning side from scratch.
At City he would have a nucleus to work with, CL football, and plenty of money… but no prestige.
At Liverpool he would have plenty of prestige to restore, certainly no CL for a season, and maybe plenty of cash to spend.
I look forward to his return with interest.