Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Soporific Sunday: the interlull grinds on

Morning, arse fans. Assume the position and prepare yourselves for a stunning array of news stories that might even make you slightly moist with excitement.

Oh, wait, etc.

No, I’m afraid that won’t be happening today. The interlull is most definitely upon us, and it means that proper football stories are few and far between. However, there are some interesting things popping up on NewsNow; according to the Islington Gazette, in what must be scoop of the century, Theo Walcott is not worried about his world cup place and is just thinking about Saturday’s trip to Stoke, while the Sunday Sun, in Sunderland, reports yesterday’s 2-0 win for Arsenal over the Black Cats.

Perhaps NewsNow is as sick of the interlull as the rest of us and is randomly inserting old news stories into today’s feed because the dearth of worthy news just looks so sad.

There are a couple of things maybe, sort of, kinda, well, no, they’re not really worth talking about, but in the absence of anything else, I’m afraid it’s all you’re going to get.

Firstly, our old chum Emmanuel Adebayor has been talking about us again. Is it me or doth the lady protest too much (yes, I know the analogy is rather upsetting when you think of Adebayor as a lady)? Why can’t he just shut up and get on with things? Anyone would think he felt a little jilted. His latest comments, coming shortly after he tried his best to engineer a move away from City towards the end of the transfer window, are the usual shite about how City are a bigger club than Arsenal, how they’re going to eclipse us, blah blah blah. I’m really not sure who he thinks these comments are aimed at; all right thinking Arsenal fans must surely just think he’s a cunt, and you’d have thought City fans would feel more than a little patronised by someone that fairly obviously doesn’t want to be at their club (given their resources, you’d think they’d have been happy to let him go and find another better mercenary willing to take the dosh as well; I don’t suppose there’s much love lost between City fans and Adebayor, but I don’t follow them that closely).

To be fair to Adebayor, he did use a particularly revolting turn of phrase. Speaking about the reasons for his infamous length-of-the-field goal celebration, for which he got into trouble last season, he said:

It’s because I showed the fans my hunger, passion and I showed my love for the club, Ultimately, the fans just want to see that and feel it inside their bodies.


And speaking of fans that should perhaps feel patronised by players that don’t want to be at their club, the Daily Mail is reporting quotes from Cesc Fabregas (they don’t say when or where he made them) in which he said that Arsenal made him stay at the club after Barcelona did all they could to sign him. That part of what he said was even in quotes, so I can only assume they didn’t make it up. Apparently he also said that there was no reason he couldn’t play in the same midfield as Xavi and Iniesta, however that bit wasn’t in quote marks, so I can’t be entirely sure whether he actually said it.

Seriously though, despite what I said about City supporters and their relationship with Adebayor after his comments, my considered reaction to this story is: meh. We’re going to have to put up with this kind of shit stirring. Whether it’s true or not, I don’t know. I doubt it, but even if it is, so what? Cesc, Barcelona, Xavi, Iniesta, Darren Dein, and The Daily Mail, are all going to have to get used to the idea that we said no to the transfer, and as much as they might try to stir it up, that situation isn’t going to change until at least next summer, at which time, he’ll either stay, or he’ll go. It’ll be that exciting.

In terms of ‘news’ that’s about it. There still don’t seem to be any reports of Arsenal players that have been maimed during this most evil of interlulls, but I’m sure they’re just late coming in. I’m going to go and drink coffee and decide what to do with this most unsporting of Sundays.

Until next time, arse mates.

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