Who hates international football week(s)? Hands up. You at the back? Yep, me too.
International football week(s) means no Arsenal, so that means no proper football. I hate that. Almost as much as I hate treading in dog-shit as soon as I've slipped on a brand new pair of white Reebok work-outs fresh from the box.
It also means that there are newspaper columns and Internet web-sites to fill despite there not really being any news to fill the empty spaces. So that results in stories being made up. A bit like Father Christmas. Apparently he doesn't exist. Yeah right. How else do those presents get under my tree?
Anyway, the newest piece of shit, I mean made up news, I've read/heard is that Manchester City are set to prise Cesc Fabregas away from us. For £45m. Yes, £45m! £45m wouldn't buy Fabregas' right ear-lobe.
I know news is hard to come-by but please, could you see Cesc in a Manchester City shirt? I mean really? Go on try. It aint gonna happen.
The reason? Money isn't the be-all and end-all with Cesc Fabregas. He is an actual dying breed in the game. He is loyal. Like Thierry Henry.
I'll be honest and admit that Manchester City's emergence is good for the English game. It raises the bar. But can anyone really tell me that players would have gone there if it wasn't for the cash they are offered and finally earn?
Gareth Barry would only leave Aston Villa for a Champions League club? Apparently! Would Carlos Tevez have left one of the biggest clubs in the world to join their neighbours if it wasn't for the cash? Nope, and he'll do the same to City in two years.
Adebayor? The biggest cash-whore in the world. He actually bathes in money. Lescott? He loved it so much at Everton until he was seduced by the green offered to him. Robinho? Ha. Maybe even Kolo? I could go on.
Thierry Henry wouldn't join City out of respect of Arsenal, Wenger and of course, us Gooners. No matter what money was offered to him. I would bet my house, car, dog and my new shit-stained Reebok work-outs on that. The same with Cesc.
Henry would hate to play against Arsenal and he would hate to have to win against them. In a Manchester City shirt he would have to do just that. If Cesc Fabregas left, I have every reason to believe the same.
They have red and white flowing through their veins. Could they bleed for Manchester City? Nope! Unlike most who end up in a City shirt, things mean more to those two than money. Loyalty, love and the fact they aint mercenaries help!
Keep it Goonerish.............