Not much about in the news again, but two strikers were hot topic yesterday and two managers had something to say.
One is Marouane Chamakh who we all have heard about but not seen much of. (I’m bored with him already)
Sunderland gaffer Steve Bruce admitted that he studied the player in the summer and was desperate to sign him. Having seen the way ex Scum Bag Darren Bent and Kenwyne Jones took their chances I am not surprised to hear he wanted another striker. He simply say’s he wasn’t up for sale.
I’ve always liked both Bent and Jones and the latter I wanted us to sign – after Saturday though, I’m definitely having a re-think about that!
Good old Rafa wants him and I hope he gets him, Torres would definitely have to step his game up then, he’d be quaking in his boots!!
I jest of course. 🙂
Back to Brucie and Chamakh, in his day Bruce was a fantastic player, and I actually think he is one of the better players turned managers of this current day, certainly better than Keane!
Bruce was a rottweiler in defence and because of that I think he could have a good eye for a striker. He says that should Chamakh join us in the summer he will be a massive hit.
Who knows, we don’t even know for sure if the deal is done. One thing I do know though, I’ll be watching or recording the CL so I can see just how good or bad he really is 🙂
The other manager who had something to say about a striker was our very own Arsene Wenger. He has backed Theo Walcott to be part of the England squad that travels to South Africa this summer. He reckons he is starting to improve greatly and is very much on the right track – hope JonJon doesn’t see that.
Personally I think Arsene is right, he has got better, slowly yes, but better and as we have all said time and time again, if he could add a good cross to his game and a whole lot more control he would be worth a chunk of the money we paid for him and what he is being paid every week. I think I read somewhere the other day that Mark Lawrenson said he would pick Theo before Lennon or Wright-Phillips – I may have dreamt that though as I can’t believe Lawrenson would say one good thing about us!!
Carlos Vela is another player with great potential, a bit like Theo though, he is yet to truly deliver. Also like Theo he can’t see to stay free from injury and he is another player desperate to get to South Africa. Right now he has a groin injury, I just wish he could get fit and get his chance in the first team. I don’t care if that is 15/20 minutes from the bench either.
Anyway, we have eleven games to go, I can’t believe we are so close to the end of the season, it seems like only yesterday I was getting all excited yet apprehensive ahead of our opening fixture away to Everton – wouldn’t it be something if we could go on and get a few results similar to how that game went?
One thing I do know despite all the ‘behind the paps’ rumours, this team isn’t about to crumble or buckle under a bit of pressure, like ave said yesterday, Cesc celebrated his goal which said to all of us that he isn’t ready just yet to depart for sunny shores, Eboue has suddenly grown, Nasri had a much better game as did Almunia.
So after a week having to listen and read the reviews about our Porto debacle, the Fabianski moment, the Sol pass back, this team is very together, this team wants this title at the end of the season.
Thomas Vermaelen summed it all up quite simply in an interview…
‘You lose with 11 or you win with 11. That is how it is with us’!!
Thomas – if only we had a few more like you in our squad…..
Have a nice day you all