It’ll just be the quickest of quick posts today as I’ve another enormously busy day ahead of me. One day, I’ll quit my day job and take up blogging professionally. That’ll most probably involve financial ruin and homelessness, but at the very least, I’ll have the luxury of time to really focus on sustaining a flow of drivel.
Since Saturday’s plunge into the murky relams of supporter fury and mismanaged squads, we’ve all pleaded for players to be added to the team. Some have used eloquence and thoughtfullness to put forward their hopes and opinions. Others… Well, they take it to the extreme and post hate-filled, maniacal blasts at the manger and board. Things like this:
ARSENE MUST DIEE!!!!!!!!!!! SIGN ALL THE PLAYA IN EUROPE OR BE TAKEN TO THE FIERY DEPTHS OF HELL ON THE BACK OF A WINGED GROTESQUE. IF ARSENAL DO NOT SIGN AT LEAST ONE MAN, THE CLUB’S ENTIRE INFRASTRUCTURE WILL CRUMBLE AND THE UNIVERSE WILL IMPLODE. ARSENE. DO YOU WANT THIS TO HAPPEN? YOU MUST NOT BE GIVEN A NEW CONTRACT AS YOU ARE IN LEAGUE WITH HITLER AND SATAN!!!
That’s not a direct quote, but you catch my drift. Calm down, folks. Geez… By all means have opinions, but death threats and exclamations of violent intent only make you look a little foolish and unstable. You know who you are.
One “PLAYA” linked with us at the moment is Yohan Cabaye of Newcastle. It was alleged we submitted a fairly derisory offer of £10m to our Geordie friends yesterday, and it caused them to omit the Frenchman from their squad for last night’s defeat to Manchester City. Make of that what you will. Perhaps it’s coincidence, perhaps they felt their player was unsettled, or perhaps Dick Law is on the scene ready to negotiate at the drop of a hat.
I like Cabaye as a player. He’s not a world-beater who’ll automatically fix every problem within the squad, but he is a solid Premiership player with talent and experience. He’s certainly a good start if others follow. His ability from set pieces wouldn’t go amiss, either.
Elsewhere, Swansea could soon receive a bid in the region of £35m for Ashley Williams and Michu. This one I’m not entirely sold on. Ashley Williams is a decent defender at around £10m and would certainly do a job for us. Michu, on the other hand, I do not see as a £25m striker. He’s a good player, don’t get me wrong, but I can’t help but think we’ve the funds to set our sights a little higher.
What do you think? Are you filled with glorious hope from all the emerging speculation? Or do you think it’s all a load of balderdash, and we’ll only sign a 12-year-old Croat with 2 broken legs and ‘potential’ come September 2nd? Let me know in the comments. For now, I must dash. Back tomorrow with a preview of the dreaded trip to Turkey.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.