Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mixed bag of nuts

It has been quite a few weeks. We've lost to Everton, in a hard though battle. Bounced back by progressing to the next round of FA Cup. Week later, Everton goes on and beats Manchester United, while we take advantage and beat Wolves. If not for Petr Cech, surely we'd not be sitting 4 points clear on top of the League.
In other news, apparently Ashley Cole's marriage is over. According to some "newspapers" in England he's prime rib, ready to be consumed by Barcelona and/or Real Madrid. You see, he's supposedly angry at a supposed fine by a club due to improper conduct...
He's listed at 25 Million pound.... For best left back in the world? Clearly whoever came up with that number didn't sniff enough glue.
Speaking of Spain, it appears Dani Alves welcomes trade talk from Chelsea. I'd not mind seeing him in blue, that's for sure.
Jose Mourinho, current coach of Inter (whom we play tomorrow (Wednesday) in Champions League) cant' stay out of trouble. He's managed to get himself suspended and fined. You see, he's been on ref case for some time now and is doing very good job getting under their skin. In fact so many in Italy are fed up with Jose they will be supporting Chelsea tomorrow. Even current coach of AC Milan will be on our side. How touchy, perhaps he better concentrate on beating United instead...
Ancelotti has been quoted saying that most Italians will be cheering on Chelsea tomorrow, to which Jose suggested that Carlo could be part of anti Inter clan. naturally, Carlo has distanced himself from such suggestion.
I do wonder if those two will ever see eye to eye, probably not.
Tomorrows game is picked as the one to watch, but guess what, here in Canada it will be not that easy to find on TV. Setanta showing another game and regular channels are full of Olympic junk... Internet stream it is!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wenger knows!

Arsenal fans have a banner that states, "Wenger Knows". I do wonder if it will disappear soon.
Chelsea, once again, beat Arsenal this past Sunday. Since then, quite a few Gooner sites/blogs started to point blaming finger at Wenger! Others even saying that Wenger should go! Could it be true that Wenger's time at Arsenal coming to an end?
Those who call for his resignation, should be careful as to what they wish for. Thinking that new manager will automatically improve your team is quite foolish. Sure, team might perform well first couple of games, but there are no guarantees it will last. Just think of Scolari... such a great start and look at what happened later. Shamelessly dropped as a manager, only months into his new gig.
I am also a bit selfish and glad to see Arsenal struggle. They have been knocked out of Carling and FA Cup's and now are "outsiders" for the EPL crown this season. With 13 games to go, they do have a chance, but if they loose against Liverpool on Wednesday, watch out Arsene.
Only salvation this season would be Champions League glory. But, unless injured bodies will start coming back, it's hard to see Arsenal progressing too far in the competition. Surely Wenger knows it!

After Chelsea game this Sunday, Le Prof moaned about refs and accused Chelsea of "not giving a demonstration of football". I suppose his teams demonstration of football was so much better, hence the result.
I did enjoy Carlo's response, he said that "Football is attack, defense, keeping possession when you need, and results also".
Surely Wenger knows that Ancelotti is right, yet he will whine on and on, must be his age or something. Or is it frustration? He knows that his teams of late, play pretty passing football, but have hard time coping with more physical teams.

Wenger knows that Arsenal is one man team! Even when Fab and dinky commie are playing, they are completely different beast with RVP in the starting lineup.

Wenger knows that his policies will be scrutinized, especially if they fail to beat re surging Liverpool tomorrow.
Failure to bring in troop replacements will also be questioned, 36 year old relic can't be the answer to his flailing defensive line.

But it's a OK, Gooner folk! Keep on blindly believing in him. Don't question him. Adore and worship him. Let him continue as is... non Arsenal fans surely enjoy current state of affairs ;)

Friday, February 5, 2010

The King is dead, or is he?

Here we are, Capello has bowed to the pressures by his Overlords.. Terry has been sacked as England's captain. Rio is next in line and God forbid he does anything wrong.. (some would argue he does many things right to begin with.) In any case, here you have it, those who cried for Terry's sacking got their wish. Now what?
It's amusing to me, that Terry's "affair" is yet to be proven (I might eat my own words eventually), yet we're jumping to all kinds of conclusions. English media are scavengers, worse than divorce lawyers and used car salespeople. They will create things from thin air without any proof, if you don't believe me just read trade speculations...
But it's not just papers, it's the readership, people who eat all this crap day and night.. after all, England is trash paper central and there is good reason for that.
It's amusing to know that adultery sites are booming in UK, yet Terry is being crucified for it, may I stress once again, for his alleged adultery.
Even if he did cheat on his hottie wife, we don't know the half of it. How do we know Bridge didn't know about his ex and John? We just assume.. As Kid Rock's song goes: "F*ck them, they don't know the half of it".
I wish people would just stop believing everything that's written in papers. Do we live in Soviet Union and read "Pravda" (Truth) news paper? Let's get real here.
Not for one second I believe that John will not give his 100% for National Team. Not for a second I believe that there will be any serious rift in the dressing room. IF Wayne and John have an issue, let them duke it out in the corner, man to man, surely it will get settled. If dogs can do this, surely they can too ;)
I also think Capello is much smarter than many of us think he is. If we're to learn anything about Capello, he can admit to his mistakes, just think of Beckham saga...
Yes, The King is dead, or is he? I say play on John, prove Capello wrong, doubt Rio will last long.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

John's perfect answer

"Classy" paper News of the World broke news of alleged Terry's romance with Wayne Bridge's ex- girlfriend. (Everyone knows that NotW is nothing more than bunch of profiteering scum). We surely don't know all of the details, but it's a mess and it's making all kinds of headlines in England. You see, John is married..
With adultery websites booming, it's no wonder there is so much attention to this. Personally, I could care less about such issues. I don't care if my neighbor sleeps with his wife or cousin. I don't care if Tiger sleeps with his wife or some sluts. I don't care if Bill Clinton likes to snowball Monika or not, it's not my business. All I know, footballers are human and expecting them to be perfect is just idiotic. Yes, kids look up to them, but would it not make sense to keep the trash away from papers? Shield them from all the sex talk? Isn't it all about actions on the field?
Speaking of actions on the field, John had perfect answer to all of his "critics", he scored winning goal. Once again he proved that he can put away off field matters, that he can deal with pressure, that he's the best man for the job as Chelsea and England captain.