Apologies for my lack of product yesterday. I had one of those days . You know the ones I mean? It was one of those occasions where Murphy’s law applies – “if anything can go wrong, it will”.
But I have triumphantly returned to hear of new Spurs boss (It’s not official yet, is it?) , Andre Villas Boas being on the hunt for our very own Theo Walcott. Undoubtedly, this is the product of idle minds in the world of journalism, and I seriously doubt we’d sell Theo to that lot. However, I’m not exactly what you’d call the staunchest of supporters for Theo. Don’t get me wrong, I like him – on his day, he can be a real threat. My problem is his consistency. He will be shit-awful is equal measure. For every good moment, there’s an instance where you could happily scream yourself hoarse with frustration.
It’s also alleged he wants his pay in-line with the other senior England internationals – his figure of choice is said to be £100k. He isn’t worth that. I know many of you folks out there disagree, and that’s absolutely fine. My challenge for you is simple; make a case for him, don’t just use the comments section as a means of showing you can spell the more profane words in the English language. If you think I’m wrong, then tell me why.
Tonight is the final of what’s been a fairly good tournament. I can’t recall any real stand-out games at Euro 2012, but then there certainly hasn’t been any truly appalling ones – aside from maybe England’s exit. Italy have done exceptionally well to reach the final. Guided by the brilliant Pirlo, they’ve performed well and rightly dispatched many people’s favourites, the Germans.
Spain, on the other hand, you feel still have a gear or two to go into. As sick as I am with their tippy-tappy possession game, I get the impression they could tear anyone apart the moment they inject a bit of speed and urgency. I think it will be a tight game tonight, dictated more by nerves and fear of concession than attack minded play. I can see a 1-1 after normal time, with Italy nicking a winner in extra time.
Lastly today, a bit of transfer gossip. Arsenal are said to be looking at Italian keeper Emilliano Viviano who plays for Palermo. It’s unlikely he’d be considered a immediate threat to Szczsney’s place, but given that we certainly need another keeper at the club, it’s a possibility there’s truth in this one.
Perhpas inevitably, the M’Vila deal is now reported to be off. It’ll be on again tomorrow, then off-on, off-on for the remainder of the week. I’m getting a little tired of it all now. Pre-season is edging closer. Let’s get these deals done, and head into that period with the squad ready to go. M’Vila is an excellent player, and I hope we get him. Fingers crossed on that one.
That’s all for today. Thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards. Leave a comment below.