As you might expect it’s as quiet as Helen Keller contemplating her lot this morning.
The internationals have robbed us of all the news and important stuff so there’s not a lot to talk about. Theo Walcott played for England U21s last night and won a penalty then tried to wrestle the ball from James Milner, the designated penalty taker, but calmed down afterwards. That was exciting news, wasn’t it? No? Ok, let me try again.
Theo Walcott played for England U21s last night and midway through the game Stuart Pearce got a phone call to tell him that if Theo’s speed dropped below 50kmh he would explode. Luckily, Keanu Reeves was in the crowd and in an incredible stunt maneuver managed to mount Theo as he was bombing down the wing and …erm… that’s possibly a bit too exciting. Sorry.
Jens Lehmann says he’s unlikely to move clubs in January as he has a responsibility to his family and his children. Which is fair enough. Sometimes we forget it’s not just a case of a player going to play somewhere else. There are schools and friends and all that kind of stuff to consider too. However, he’s still not very happy, claiming he should be in the team. He says:
You can boil it all down to one question: Is the other goalkeeper better than me? If not, why am I not playing? I’ve shown I can win matches and titles. Even if he is just as good as me, I should be playing.
Unfortunately the situation isn’t that black and white. Jens made mistakes at the start of the season, got dropped, then compounded those mistakes with some rather foolish and misjudged comments. Since then Almunia has come in and one goal against United apart has been very solid. He’s just going to have to keep waiting, I suppose, but it’s easy to understand his frustration. Nobody likes being on the bench.
Lassana Diarra is another one who’s spending more time on the bench than he’d like but he’s confident things will improve while Arsene says we won’t see the ‘real Eduardo‘ until January. England will hoping they don’t see the real Eduardo next week.
And that’s about it. I don’t think I can be arsed watching any of the football today although Scotland v Italy could be a decent game. More tomorrow, Arsefans. Have a good day.