If you had to make a list of the most irritating people on earth football agents would be right up at the top. After a great season with us Emmanuel Adebayor’s agent is seeing dollar signs before his greedy, piggy little eyes and making the kind of non-committal, semi-threatening statements that you would expect from a greedy, little pig. He says:
It is logical that Emmanuel is demanded. I have to meet his club when the season ends to speak about his future, but we have not received concrete offers. Today he is happy at Arsenal, he showed it on Monday. But you know football, everything goes very quickly.
In other words, my boy has had a great season, I’m going to spend the whole of the summer trying to engineer a move to another club and then use that threat to wangle more money out of Arsenal. What horrible people they are. The world reacts with shock when we read about the horror of that Austrian man and depravity he forced his daughter to endure but if I’d heard that he was a football agent I wouldn’t even have blinked. In fact I’d be thinking ‘That’s fairly tame considering what utter, utter cunts agents are’.
Now, there’s no suggestion Adebayor is agitating but his agent is certainly loose of lip. It’s barely a week or two since he started talking about big Italian clubs being interested in Ade and given the uncertainty surrounding so many of our players this summer the last thing we need is a whole pile of speculation over another one. Someone shut the cunt up.
Update: The club has confirmed the news, the usual platitudes are rolled out and Ken Friar will take over Edelman’s position temporarily until a new man is appointed.
The Sun is reporting that Arsenal will today announce the departure of Chief Executive Keith Edelman. They suggest that it will ‘fan the flames of the power struggle simmering in the boardroom’. No doubt Edelman has been loyal to the current board and done a good job over the last few years so it’ll be interesting to find out exactly why this has happened and what their plan is to replace him.
Theo Walcott has been named in the England U21 squad and named Arsenal player of the month for April. It’s a measure of how the young man has come on that he scored over 50% of the vote. His run and assist at Anfield and the goal against Derby, coming not long after he’d missed an easier chance, shows his improvement and I’m really looking forward to seeing much more of him next season. Well done, Theo.
Mathieu Flamini is fit again for this weekend’s game against Everton but there’s still no news on his future. While the title is still mathematically a possibility we have to play our best team against Everton on Sunday and Flamini fits into that. And if it is his last home game I think, after the season he’s had, he deserves a chance to say goodbye to the Arsenal fans.
Lukasz Fabianski talks about his Premier League debut against Derby. The Pole will continue for the games against Everton and Sunderland.
Not much else happening. Watched the Champions League semi last night and as far as I’m concerned that’s the competition over and done with for me. A United v Chelsea final is such a complete and utter shitfest that I don’t think I can possibly watch it. Nor do I care who wins. And I will go around with my fingers in my ears going ‘la la la la la la la la’ rather than find out the result.
If it was a film trailer it’d be ‘The Champions League final – 22 cunts and a ball’. Fuck off the lot of them.
More, including Arsecast, tomorrow.
Update II: Oooops, completely forgot to fire up the RNG for the Toff’s competition winners. Have just done so and the two winners of that great shirt are: Robert Conway and Chris Gillman.
Thanks to everyone for their entries, I’ll be in touch with the winners this morning, and watch out for more competitions next week.