We Need Moyes or O’Neill at the Emirates…

May 7, 2010

Well if we were to believe the media we do. David Moyes and Martin O’ Neil are the media darlings who can do no wrong, what great managers they are.
As soon as our season capitulated the press vultures were circling over Mr Wenger OBE. 5 years without a trophy, Airports closed because of the dust from the Emirates trophy cabinet, stubborn, Liar, etc, yawn..

Why?? Well it must be jealousy and as soon they see a chink in the armour they are in, digging away. The fans hear this and they don’t like having the piss ripped out of them and they want success, they get angry. So some start to want change.

So what has the Everton managed in David’s 8 years as manager?? A Champions League place which they never got beyond the qualifiers and a place in the FA cup final.. Whoop-a-doo. He hasn’t had much money to spend, but in the last 5 years Arsene hasn’t had any either he has had to resort to plucking gems from foreign Leagues like Vemaelen, Sagna and Nasri.
In fact he has even shown a profit in his transfer dealings lately.

Oh and Martin O’Neill he has spent a fortune in the last 4 years, mainly on second-rate English players to get another 6th place wow.. Is that good enough for us?

Well the answer is obvious really, 2 reasons, Arsene has built up an expectation and he is French.
I don’t know if the media know it, but in football England have their own national team and as far as I am concerned any one who isn’t English is foreign Fergie, Moyes, O’Neill are just as foreign as Arsene.

As for the expectation, what do we want? Should we drop out of the top 4 and finish 10th for a season then next year to get 3rd next season that would be a great finish and the fans would be happy because they know we are moving quickly in the right direction.
I don’t think the fans can handle the mediocrity, third, fourth, third is a bit boring.

But think about the teams that finish above us and indeed some below us, they are bankrolled, a sugar daddies toy.. Is that what we want to support, a millionaires play thing or a proper club that relies on it’s supporters and is run on money that comes out of our pockets?
Man City could just shut their turnstiles and play in front of nobody, they don’t need their supporters, but at Arsenal they rely on us and that makes me feel that Arsenal is mine and reliant on my support.

If Blatter brings in this self-generating funding rule, we with Arsene will rule the world.

Arsene is a winner and lately he seems opening up and letting a few things slip out, last week he finally said we have had little money for transfers and this transfer window we can compete with Chelsea in the transfer market, I cannot see him changing his spots and buying for the sake of it, but I do think he has seen enough of project youth now and showing blind faith in them. I am hoping he goes back to the old Arsene and plucks out the Henry’s and the Pires’s and ducks and dives like the old days.

This isn’t supposed to be a dig at Mr Moyes or Mr O’Neill, but are they really as good as Mr Wenger OBE….. really?

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Our Heroes versus the Villains.

December 27, 2009

Morning Roadsters, today is a big day for our Premiership title hopes as we take on Aston Villa. This batch of  Brummies are beginning to be our main rivals from nether regions of the league, replacing the Scousers and the Spuds. Although, it wouldn’t upset me too much…. in fact, come to think about it, I would love it if we won the Premiership and Villa came runners up.

I cannot think of anything that has really made me dislike Aston Villa, apart from they are a bit like Chelsea: in midland terms they are the glamour club, but unlike Chelsea I think they have earned their title through football history rather than just bought it, so not even that really.

Jealous? Yes, a little, they have won the European big one.. Good things come to those that wait, but you have to be in it to win it, that is why a top 4 spot in the Premiership is so important to both these clubs.

There is something about Villa’s style of play that we struggle against, which in reality we should be the best ones in the league to handle them, with our fast full backs counter acting there fast wingers and strikers.

But we always fall into the Villa trap.. possession football moving further and further up the pitch leaving acres of space for Villa to run into. Is this our problem or a lack of desire?

Martin O’Neill, he is a Mr Motivator and I have to hand it to managers who can keep motivating player beyond there capabilities, if we could clone a lot of Arsene and that bit of Martin we would have some manager, but I am not in the dressing room so perhaps Arsene does that anyway, in a more mellow sort of way. Mystic Arsene…

So, who do we start today, we have to work out who we have left un-injured and that doesn’t leave many options. If Theo doesn’t start that would cheer me up as I read that to mean that Arsene is starting to see the same thing us fans can.. I am not entirely happy with Arshavin leading the line, I would rather Eduardo but at the moment beggars can’t be choosers.

All the main players in the Premiership are losing their way but unlike us they have injuries and we have a fully fit squad so we need to take advantage of this. 😉

Man U have no centre halves, the press make me well up more than watching a secret millionaire.. So instead of buying 10 x £30 million pound players, Mr chequebook Fergiescum, you could have bought a 100x £3 million pound players and develop them like we have to and wait,, and er wait..

Chelsea have a batch of players off to the African Nations Cup, so if Man U or Chelsea don’t buy the Arsenal business model will prove to be the winner in this recession ..

My team for today would be different to Mr Wengers OBE’s.. But I expect Arsene to field a conservative line up.

……………..Almunia ..

Sagna… Gallas…. Vermaelen…. Traore..

……….. Song..,,, Denilson….

…………….Fabregas…..

.. ..Nasri…… Arshavin…. Diaby..

I always think we can win at least 6-0 just like I did when we used to walk up the steps to get to the terraces, with my bag of chips, wishful thinking, but that’s what brings us back every week, the unknown, but I am going for a 2-1 today..

That result would bring a smile to our faces and be the best present Santa never brought us..

Just a quickie, see you in the comments..