ell here we are again. I tried to give up writing about my beloved Arsenal this summer,
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but being so close to Kevin and the guys who run the Gooner for the last 20 years it hasn’t been easy. I thought I’d try my hand at other things, like a commuter blog or something.
How great, I thought it would be, sharing my views on all those annoying people we have to suffer every day on our way to and from work. You know the type, eaters who can’t sit on a train for longer than ten minutes without munching an extremely noisy family sized bag of crisps, slowly and tortuously, right next to my ear hole. And men in suits with back packs, shoving their totally unnecessary bulky appendages in my face on a crowded tube. Why they need a back pack to put a cheese sandwich and a Metro in I’ll never know. And don’t get me started on thoughtless morons making phone calls to talk absolute bollocks to their one mate so that everyone thinks they’re popular. They’re not. Give me strength. Stop the world I want to get off! But no, the lure of Arsenal is too great.
Another reason I thought I’d give it a rest was because every column was full of doom and gloom. Is it too much to ask for the club and players to give the fans something happy and wonderful to write about? And I’m not talking about the balance sheet. I’m sick of writing depressing columns, so I’m going to have a little rant and then say a few nice words about one of Arsenal’s greatest (some say the greatest) managers, Herbert Chapman.
The Rant… How many times do we sane fans have to tell what passes for our board of directors that we want a change of manager before they put us out of our misery and appoint a coach with fresh ideas, tactical acumen and coaching skills? I wasn’t alone in feeling at the end of last season that Arsène Wenger had lost the dressing room and looking at what’s happened
Spot the fake Arsenal Shirt this season, I’ve seen nothing to make me change my mind on that score. With every game/defeat that passes without any improvement in the team’s defensive and offensive set up my disillusionment with the board and manager grows stronger. From the comments on the
Didn’t the AKBs say we would lose our best players if Wenger ever left? We’ve lost most of them already
Online Gooner, Arsenal Truth, Le Grove and Arseblog to name but a few, I’m not the only one.
Didn’t Gazidis say the fans would decide when it was time to let Wenger go? Jesus, look at the diminishing crowds, the thousands of season tickets not taken up, every critical comment on the Arseweb, all our decent players queuing up to scarper out of the door at the first opportunity. How much more encouragement do they need to pull the trigger? And didn’t the AKBs say we would lose our best players if Wenger ever left? Ha ha! So much for that one, we’ve lost most of them already and when an average player like Wally is threatening not to sign a new deal next summer, we know the manager is right up the creek without a paddle. Personally I hope Wally goes off in January, because I am offended I have to fork out £1,400 a year to watch such mediocrity wear an Arsenal shirt. If Theo won’t sign, what chance the half decent ones like Van Persie, Vermaelen and Song?