Seems like a fairly quiet start to the week, to be honest. Nothing much going on that we haven’t already covered at the weekend. Gunnerblog has a report and pics from the Barnet game if that floats your boat.
There seems to be a rumour surrounding an Argentinian player called Rodrigo Palacio. However, this rumour appears to have been started by a Boca Juniors blog and as we all know blogs aren’t exactly the most reliable source of information. In fact, any old cunt can get themselves a blog and start writing whatever the hell they like without having to do any fact checking or paying any attention to the truth whatsoever. It’s what makes blogging so great. So, we’ll have to treat this one with a little bit of scepticism. I know it’s hard as surely nobody who blogs could be a bad person and just invent something for the sake of it but you’ll have to put away your natural trust of the medium for the time being.
There are also rumours about someone called Angel of Mary but I’m not holy convinced by them either.
And another thing – just because Wikipedia says a player has signed for Arsenal does not make it so. Tribal Football is more reliable than Wikipedia and that should tell you everything you need to know.
Did you see the Copa America final between Brazil and Argentina last night? Four minutes in and Julio Baptista had Arsenal fans with their heads in their hands after a cracking goal. The sort of goal he used to score for Sevilla but never scored for Arsenal. I got a little bit afraid, like he’d just had a really bad 9 month run of form and now that he was free from the constraints of the red and white he was going to be brilliant again but thankfully that passed as he bumbled his way around for the rest of the match miscontrolling the ball and being generally a bit poo. Great win for Brazil though, against all odds really, and Argentina didn’t really do much to deserve the title. Riquelme clipping free kick after free kick into the Brazilian box was just meat and drink for the centre-halves.
Despite his absence from the final Gilberto Silva will be proud of his contribution to the tournament win then he’s going to pack his bags and go on a little holiday before returning to us for a late pre-season. We’ll be lucky to see him before the end of August so it’ll be time for Diaby to step up, I reckon.
The rest of the lads will be packing their bags too as they fly out to Austria for the training camp and hopefully we’ll get some bits and pieces of news from there during the week. The next game is on Thursday against a team whose name sounds like the noise you’d make it you were gargling with Listerine and trying to dislodge an enormous chunk of phlegm that’s caught in the back of your throat.
And that’s it for this morning. How was your weekend then? Do anything exciting?