Well, the title race this season is certainly an interesting one. United went back to the top as they walked all over Portsmouth last night. It might only have been 2-0 but had they really wanted to I reckon they could have scored a half-dozen. Sol Campbell at the back for Pompey looked about as interested in playing football as I am in eating a scorpion’s testicles washed down with a big glass of panda jism.
Chelsea too kept the pressure on with a 1-0 win over Reading. Liverpool, meanwhile, lost 1-0 to West Ham so any faint hopes they had of being part of the challenge are well and truly gone. The Mugsmashers have never sacked a manager mid-season but Benitez is really under a huge amount of pressure now.
In Arsenal news Theo Walcott doesn’t reckon a loan move would be as good for him as staying at Arsenal. He says:
Every day at Arsenal, I train with some of the best players in the world. My game is obviously going to benefit most from being around these people. With respect to other clubs, that’s not going to happen anywhere else. That’s why I want to push myself every day with Arsenal and try to get into the first team as often as I possibly can.
I’d tend to agree with that. I think he’s better off with us than elsewhere. Not simply from a football point of view but from a personal point of view. Let’s face it, all the other clubs in the world are full of cunts. Why would we send him off to work with cunts every day when he can stay with us and only have a couple of cunts to deal with?
Cesc has been singing the praises of two of his team-mates. Firstly he’s bigging up Adebayor, saying:
Emmanuel is one of the best in the world, without any doubt. You can not fault him in any way. He works, he defends, he chases the centre-backs, he goes behind, he can play to feet, he has a good first touch and a good technique. He has improved amazingly and for us I don’t think we could live without Adebayor right now.
Repeat that last sentence again and again and again because it’s the truest thing ever. Had Togo qualified for the ACN then we’d be somewhat buggered. Then Cesc spoke about Mathieu Flamini (NDP). He said:
I’m a big fan of his. He’s hyperactive, on and off the pitch. I don’t know how he does it but he has so much power. With his encouragement we play better. He has so much passion for the game. He enjoys it and he hates losing. He is a very big player for us.
Aw, I can imagine Cesc sitting at home writing off the Mathieu Flamini fan club then waiting ‘up to 28′ days for his membership card and enamel badge to arrive in the post. In fact, I think I’ll write to them myself. I love Flamini.
Arsenal have confirmed that Abou Diaby has signed a new deal with the club which runs until 2012. Good news and let’s hope we can see more of the Diaby that played against Newcastle in the games to come.
Arsene Wenger has described 15 year old Luke Freeman, our January transfer window MEGASIGNING, as ‘a very interesting prospect’. That he’s 15 means we can forget about him for a couple of years then write him off completely by the time he’s 17 and a half because he’s not Maradona. And speaking of Maradona he apparently visited the Newcastle dressing room after the game on Tuesday night. Poor bloke, obviously back on the hard drugs and booze and licking toads. Sad, so very sad.
It is transfer deadline day so we can spend all day scouring the newswires to find out who we’re not signing. What fun we’ll have.
That’s about it then. Just ahead of the Man City game on Saturday I believe a load of the Dublin Supporters club are meeting in Gibney’s in Malahide (home of the Highbury Jumbotron) to watch the Man City game. If, like me, you can’t be arsed going all that way there’ll be a few of us in the Woolshed on Parnell Street. More details in tomorrow’s action packed Arsecast.
Right so, have a good day. More tomorrow.