Saturday quietitude for you as there really is nothing to report this morning. There’s the exciting announcement of this year’s official squad numbers, I suppose.
The only ones we didn’t know previously were Fabianski and Bendtner who will wear 21 and 26 respectively. Eduardo has 9 and apart from that there’s no changes.
The Madrid press are trying to stir up a Cesc to Real story but his agent has shot that down quite quickly. However, he does say ‘This is football and you never know what can happen’, in the middle of it so expect that one small piece to be picked up and run under headlines like ‘Agent leaves door open for Fabregas’ Real deal’. They seem to be more keen on Kaka at the moment though so it’ll be Milan who have to suffer to daily torture of the Spanish football daily.
There were rumours that Mathieu Flamini might stay at the club having decided he’d now be ok with playing at full back. Erm, great. I think he’s a decent squad player and our squad is looking fairly thin at this moment in time. We can’t really afford to let anyone else, apart from Alex Song, go and if the Flamster wants to stay that’s fine with me. He can provide cover for both full back positions and midfield.
Gilberto is a bit cross with Didier Drogba. He told The Sun:
So Drogba said we are out of the title race, did he? Let’s wait and see what happens. He might find himself on the wrong end of a slap in the face as he’s going to his parked car. Guy talks to much, see, and guys with mouths as big as that might as well have a neon sign saying ‘punch me’. He’s got a mouth so big it’d make a bishop kick a hole in the altar boys training academy window.
He then lit a pipe, took a hit from a pint bottle of bourbon, put his feet up on the desk and opened his mail.
And that, my good old friends, is about all there is to say this morning.