Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The English Media Claim The Premier League Is The Best In The World. So Why Do They Try To Weaken It?

The English Premier League.

The greatest spectacle on this earth. Even more spectacular than Rihanna in a pair of hot pants.

It is hyped up so much you would think it was on Amphetamines.

The English media love to portray the English Premier League as the number one venue for football in the whole wide world.

So why do they continuously try to weaken it?

This Cesc Fabregas business says it all for me.

The papers, and whoever else, are trying to get all the 'exclusives' and out do each other with the most ludicrous of stories at times.

The latest I heard is that Cesc will go on 'strike' to leave Arsenal. The only place he will go on strike is at bowling.

You see what I mean though? All these ridiculous fairy-tales are made to try and unsettle Fabregas and the media use it as gospel.

I've hardly heard a peep about when Cesc said he was happy to stay at Arsenal the other day.

That story had about as much coverage as Beth Ditto using a hand towel as a duvet.

The Spanish papers stick up for their clubs and use loads of propaganda to help them. Our papers stick their fingers up at our clubs and help to weaken them.

Arsenal are in a position of strength over this 'Cesc saga'. Not Barcelona. So why does it seem that Barca hold all the cards?

Its because every day we are seeing and hearing that the Spaniards are in charge, and that is from our own English media.

The same English media who claim that the English league is the most fantastic place to be.

Surely they must get bored writing and repeating the same things over, and over, and over, and over, and over again like a broken record?

If indeed the English league is the best thing since sliced bread then maybe, just maybe, it would be to our advantage to keep it that way.

That means keeping our best players, and Cesc is one of the best players, in this country.

Not trying to help move the likes of Fabregas on.

Keep It Goonerish........

Monday, 27 June 2011

Blah! Blah! Blah! Blah!

The words 'You never know what you have got until it's gone' couldn't be truer.

I don't use these words for a bereavement, nor do I use them for Samir Nasri's loyalty.

I use them for T'internet.

To not be able to go on online after several years being able to do to so was a shock to the system.

In fact, I'd argue I suffered more of a shock than Ted Bundy did in 1989.

The only positive in this horrible episode was that my sanity remained because I wasn't able to access Arsenal News Now.

Usually I scour this very useful source for Arsenal information at least once every 30 seconds.

My missus does her nut over this. Especially when I'm in the middle of 'business'.

However when I looked today at News Now, for the first time since forever, I was amazed.

I was amazed because its the same news that I saw the last time I looked at the site.

At the moment Arsenal news is slooooooooow, very frustrating and more regurgitated than a chicks dinner.

Some of us are looking enviously at Man Utd getting their transfer act together and finished early doors whilst Arsenal drag theirs on.

But then I think of the 'others'.

Man City and Chelsea aren't doing much either and I honestly thought that City would have bought Pele, Maradona and a family bucket from KFC by now and that Chelsea would have sacked their new manager.

So while the news is repeated that Cesc Fabregas is 'about to join Barca' for the 124353th time, and that Arsenal are 'about to sign unknown Argentinian', surely it can't get any worse right?

The only way is up!

We all know that Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen the squad and it will happen because it has to.

Don't lose your sanity like Britney Spears with an umbrella. Be a little more patient because I think we will surprised with who comes in.

I can feel it in my bones.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Can We Draw A Line Under The Cesc Fabregas Saga Now?

Every summer us Gooners are treated to a 'will he, wont he' saga.

Whether its Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, or Pascal Cygan, every year we are pulling our hair out over one/some of our players 'wanting' to leave.

The biggest story in recent times (and its been bigger than Frank Lampard's derby) has been our skipper being linked to FC Barcelona. Over, and over, and over, again.

We have heard it all from his Barca DNA, to his desire to wear Barcelona knickers, and Carles Puyol wanting to keep him as a pet. In his el jardín.

Now finally this speculation can end. And it can't come quick enough.

Cesc Fabregas has come out and said he is happy at Arsenal and his future is down to Arsenal Wenger. The link is here.

Now Arsene Wenger recently said that Cesc is going to be at the club for a 'long time' so I fully expect to see Fabregas leading us out as captain next season.

This is fantastic news for Gooners but it is especially brilliant news for my knackers.

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I said I am confident of Cesc staying at the club and if he left then all my followers could kick me in the gonads.

So thank you for saving my manhood Cesc.

Of course there will be doubts from some about the comments made by him. The more pessimistic of Gooners will say he is still leaving but I'm more than happy with what Cesc said.

Barcelona will still make noises, they can't help it, but the truth is unless they pay Arsenal what Wenger thinks he is worth then he will still be a Gunner.

From my point of view the speculation of Cesc's future, like Ryan Giggs' injunction, is over. Finito.

Any little rumours can jog right on. I will laugh in those rumours faces.

Cesc Fabregas will still be an Arsenal player next season and my balls have breathed a sigh of relief.

Keep It Goonerish......

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

At Least We Are In The Market

By all accounts Phil Jones is expected to sign for Manchester United after snubbing Arsenal. This despite having a cup of tea and a personal chat with Arsene Wenger.

Well, sometimes that's the way the cookie crumbles I suppose!

Don't get me wrong, its gutting that one of our targets has opted to move elsewhere but at least it shows that Wenger is actually acting on signing players.

We signed Carl Jenkinson earlier (I know he isn't the major player we wanted) so the gaffer is definitely cracking on with his dealings.

Of course there are people who will say its another 'nearly' purchase and I understand that completely but its promising to see.

Since the end of last season I have said that this summer will be an exciting one for Gooners and I stick by that.

I have no inside information nor do I possess a crystal ball but I truly believe that Arsene Wenger will revert to the Arsene Wenger of old where he wasn't afraid to spend a few quid.

In my opinion I think this the end of era for Arsenal. Arsene Wenger Mk3 is over. The five-year plan since the new stadia was built is finished and will be ripped up.

2011/2012 will see Arsenal Wenger Mk4. A new direction (not the boy-band) and I'm excited.

If, by 01/09/2011, I am wrong and still Gooners aren't satisfied, I will hold my hands up and admit it, I just hope that others will too.

Keep It Goonerish.......

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Samir Nasri Needs To Be Careful

There is loads of speculation surrounding Samir Nasri at the moment.

Will he, or won't he, sign a new contract at Arsenal? I don't know to be honest because I'm not a psychic, his mind, or his agent.

What I do know is Nasri needs to be careful. He needs to be careful because things can change rather quickly.

Before this contract situation arose Samir was becoming quite a hero amongst Gooners. A bit like Superman.

However, now there are a few disgruntled remarks coming from some Arsenal fans, especially when we see that he is flirting a little bit with Manchester United.

Views can change quicker than Usain Bolt these days.

Look at Emmanuel Adebayor, loved at the club, a few silly comments later and most Gooners would now gladly give him a slap.

These players need to realise football fans are alienated easily. We know that greed is rife throughout the game and loyalty takes second place.

Nasri has had one half decent season since he arrived in 2008. The rest of his time with us has been spent showing flashes of what he can do.

Does this warrant him getting a contract to put him on a par with Cesc Fabregas on the payroll? I don't think it does.

The reason he hasn't yet signed a deal is down to pound-notes. Arsene Wenger said so the other week.

If this is the case then in my opinion the club cannot be held to ransom by Nasri, his agent or international kidnappers.

Of course I want him to stay, but nobody is bigger than the club. Especially a player who been here three years and has only performed for six months of that time.

That may sound harsh, but I think it is fair.

People question Cesc Fabregas' future all the time but you cannot question his loyalty to Arsenal. To be with a club the length of time he has been with us in this day and age is rare.

Nasri would do well to think about that.

Samir has developed into a fantastic player at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger's tutelage.

He should show a bit of loyalty to the club, Gooners and Arsene Wenger and not talk about other clubs like Manchester United because opinion on him will change.

If he doesn't sign a deal then fair enough, leave. He'll find the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

But don't disrespect by hinting about other clubs. Or you will go from a hero to a hate figure in no time Samir.

Keep It goonerish........