An early blog this morning as I have to be somewhere soon. Having to be somewhere at specific times is such a drag. Oh well.
Tonight sees our lads play their internationals. As usual we keep fingers crossed that everyone comes back in good shape. There’ll be a lot of focus on England v Spain as Cesc Fabregas goes up against Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. The young Spaniard won’t shirk the physical side of it though, saying:
It will be tough because we know how England can play. It will be tough but we think we can beat them. If England try to rough us up, we can handle that. Definitely.
Well, as far as I’m concerned England can cripple the rest of the squad once Cesc comes out of it unscathed. I hope Lampard doesn’t land on him or anything. He’d be flattened like the Coyote after one of those ACME anvils fell on him from a great height. There are whole rake of other matches on, too many to go into.
Last night Justin Hoyte and Theo Walcott figured for England’s U21s as they came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with their Spanish counterparts while Gilberto played for Brazil v Portugal at the Grove.
Congratulations to Tomas Rosicky who was named the Czech player of the year for the third time. He credits moving to Arsenal with improving him as a player and he’s happy with how things are going so far, promising to improve even more. He says:
I hoped I would do well and I am very happy that I play regularly, that I have gained ground there this quickly. The Premiership is very quick, but I believe I will be even better.
He does seem to have grown into the team since Christmas and the way we need to see him improve now is with goals. I know you can’t really call him a direct replacement for Robert Pires but the team certainly misses Pires’ goals. If Rosicky could get a half dozen between now and the end of the season it would set him up nicely for next year and certainly have a big impact on results.
Now, time to announce the t-shirt winner. The Random Number Generator did its thing and the Cooking with Fabregas shirt goes to Phil Webb. Well done to you. I’ll be in touch to get your address and shirt size. Thanks to everyone for you entries. Sorry there was only one to give away this time but we’ll have more to come soon, I promise. If you didn’t win you can always buy one though, just follow this link to my chums at goalhanger.
And really that’s all there is to tell you this early. If I were a bird I’d be catching the worm but worms taste like mud and I gave up eating them years ago.