Afternoon, you delightful individuals.
It’s Sunday afternoon, and there’s little for me to do at present. Initially, my thoughts were of heading out with the dog for a walk, but the skies have become menacingly overcast, so you’ll all have to endure a bonus post today instead.
One of the most noticeable things when scouring through comments is that some folks who pop by to drop me a line are very reasonable and intelligent. Others, it’s fair to say, are not. With all the hullabaloo and balderdash on offer regarding transfers, I’ve started to see an alarming lack of patience amongst a few choice individuals in our glorious fan base.
If I were to ask the question, “How would you like to see Arsenal line-up next season?” to the average contributor to my silly little blog, I’d get an intelligent and well-thought response. The team they picked would probably look a little like this:
Then you have the impatient blighters – folks with apparent anger issues who like to pour out vitriol and bile on the internet. Mercifully, they tend to be few and far between, but occasionally they pop up with a vengeance. You might wonder why I bother to approve their comments at all. Well… I’d be telling you fibs if I said I don’t enjoy the hilarity of it all, plus I do enjoy a verbal tussle from time to time. I’m a bit of an arse like that.
If I were to ask one of the aforementioned characters the same question previously stated, I’d probably get a comment such as this one:
“arsenal must sign da best playa in da world and start to win da trophees. if not wenger must be sacked and go to meet the devil in hell. die wenger you cheap man. spend da money on top class player or i will have sex with your family and eat any of your pets for my dinner. buy da player or die in hot hell”
Those enchanting words will be swiftly followed by the team they’d like to see, which will be something like this:
Admittedly, that’s not a bad side. The forward line speaks for itself, and the defensive cover provided to Vermaelen and Ferdinand by the tough-tackling Jesus Christ would ensure few concessions. It’s a good team, but hardly one ever likely to take the field together.
I guess it’s to be expected. Every football club across the land has its share of fans who take things a little too personally and allow bouts of irrational rage to get the better of them. Perhaps it’s particularly ill-advised to use your blog to mock them for the sake of passing a bit of time.
I’d not thought of that. Oh well, I shall publish regardless.
The comments await your thoughts. How would you like to see Arsenal’s starting XI look? What’s the most over-the-top version you’ve come across? Let me know.
I shall return tomorrow morning with more – assuming I’ve not been violently murdered by someone who has read this. Until that time, and as I always say; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.