Today might just be one of those days we all look back upon fondly. All things going well, if the universe aligns itself in our favour, it shouldn’t be too long before we announce the capture of Gonzalo Higuain.
Those of you that read this blog know I’m not one of those writers (bloggers…) that puts too much faith in statistics. I was having a little browse through the figures attributed to our Argentinian friend and something caught my eye:
107 goals in 190 appearances for Real Madrid
Whichever way you look at it that is incredibly impressive. No, it’s damn exciting. I’ve never doubted the pedigree of Higuain as a centre forward as I’ve watched him play a few times; he’s tough, he works hard and he knows how to finish. But those stats have me giddy with excitement.
As I’m typing, there is a whirlwind of anticipation brewing in my nether regions. I’m not ashamed to admit that the thought of Higuain leading our line has me at the point of sullying myself stupid. He could be an enormous player for us.
Yet, the rational part of my mind has to consistently remind me that nothing, nothing at all, is done yet. At the time of going to print, that is. The last time I wrote about a lack of signings the night before posting, we made one as I was typing it.
I think it will happen. I think it will happen very soon – perhaps even today. Reports suggest Higuain and his father/agent are in London to thrash out a deal and go through the medical formalities. If all goes smoothly, then we have ourselves our new record signing.
Those reports I am certainly inclined to believe. One that I’m not is a story about betting being suspended on Luis Suarez joining Arsenal. That’s utterly ridiculous.
– “But James, it could be true. You never know…”
Sorry, but I’m not having it. I was dubious enough regarding Rooney, and there is potential there. But Suarez is absurd, and I’ll give you some pretty solid reasons why:
- He’d cost at least £30m
- Liverpool wouldn’t sell to another Premiership team
- He’ll miss the first 6 games of the season
- Suarez himself has said he wants to move abroad
- Wenger tends to stay away from players with personal problems
- He’s a buck-toothed nibbly racist
Again, my friends, it’s another media invention, and one that I’m sure will have people flocking to betting sites to see if betting is suspended. Perhaps they’ll make a few bets whilst they’re hunting for news. Who knows… Sky Sports reporting on suspended betting on Sky Bet is just purely coincidental…
I’ll finish up to with a congratulations to Ian Mansfield of Leicester who will be receiving his iTunes vouchers in the post very soon. Thanks a bunch to all of you who entered my very first competition here, and well done to all of you that correctly identified the movies from the pictures I used. The answers were:
- 12 Monkeys
- Avengers Assemble
- 500 Days of Summer
- CB4 (This was the toughie – nice work those who got it)
- Bruce Almighty
And that’s all I have time for, folks. As usual, I’m posting late on the night before publication. I can feel my eyes becoming heavy as the sweet sanctuary of my bed gently calls my name. I’d be foolish to ignore it.
The comments below await your thoughts. It’s lovely to see there is a small community of regular posters there. If you’re new, I hope you’ll join in. The more the merrier.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.