08.34 – Arsenal admitted everything yesterday.
All the charges from OT Disaster™ – all rights reserved, the kidnapping of Shergar, the murder of Pope John Paul I, the unexplained years of success that Steps enjoyed, the deliberate sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off the coast of Spain in order for David Dein to pay off a cribbage debt to Peter Hill-Wood, Jill Dando, Lord Lucan, Kevin Kilbane and Gazza’s lobotomy.
The FA have withdrawn charges against Jens Lehmann, but he’s been warned as to his future conduct. Certainly the next time he puts Ruud off his penalty by doing his space invaders routine up and down the line he’ll be in serious, serious trouble. All the other will discover their fate in the next exciting episode of ‘Making it up as we go along starring The FA’.
It’s a sensible move I suppose. Given the fact that the FA let Rufus Brevett off with a fine and warning for punching a West Ham player and biffing a copper, our lot can expect much the same for their over enthusiastic jumping around. Except for Lauren, he’s fucked good and proper I reckon. However, The Sun reckons that the decision to admit the charges was made at board level, and against the wishes of Arsene Wenger. Whatever.
Rivaldo really is desperate. Tottenham is good enough for the cheating cunt.
Ray Parlour seems set to miss Saturday’s game against Chelsea after picking up an injury in training on Monday. This probably means that Jeremie Aliadiere will keep his place up front, with Sylvain Wiltord moving to the right hand side of midfield (provided Freddie Ljungberg is still out). According to Tribal Football Arsenal will battle it out with Liverpool for the signing of Djibril Cisse. Isn’t he just a young Wiltord? Can’t see the fuss about him myself. Martin Keown talks about Arsenal and defends the reputations of the players who have been painted in the media as thugs. “It’s a great bunch of players here. There isn’t a bad apple amongst them. They are all really nice people and they are like an extended family. They are world-class players and great people to be around.”
And that’s yer lot, so it is.