By Walter Broeckx
Transfer Deadline Day (as it is called) on the social media is a bit of a strange happening.
As I had stayed away from twitter for almost the whole transfer period I thought it would be interesting to have a look at how things stand. Now I must admit that I do follow a few of people you could call part of the non-existing aaa. I do this not because I am a sado masochist but because I find it helpful in trying to understand their way of thinking. It also is rather disgusting on such a day to be honest but for Untold we go where nobody else would go or want to go.
What strikes me is that some find it very normal to wish people harm. I lost count of the number of tweets where people openly called or wished bodily harm to Wenger and Gazidis or to some players. For some strange reason Giroud is one of their main victims this time around. But it doesn’t stop with just wishing bodily harm. No I have seen openly people wishing Wenger to die right here and now.
I really cannot understand that. I really cannot. I can’t even remember myself ever wanting another person to die. However much I hated him. Not that I hate a lot of people as life is too short to waste my time hating other people. Certainly if they did me no harm personally. But somehow a bunch of people on twitter seems to have no problem with wishing people to die and all that because of that person didn’t do what they in their wisdom said he should have done!
Think of that again…. Johnny Nogood said on twitter that Wenger should buy ……. (fill in name) and if he doesn’t do it he should be shot. How low can you sink….. Are you still a human being if you say such things? What is the world becoming if people think this is normal? I certainly don’t find it normal.
What I also saw was conversations that were funny if the consequences were not that other people pick them up as facts and spread them as real facts.
I saw a person let’s call him again Johnny Nogood send tweets like this: ‘Wenger that french (F – I know) c*nt doesn’t want to spend the money. Wenger out!!’ Okay so far so good if that is your opinion.
Then Johnny continues : ‘Arsenal offered 40M for Cavani but PSG wouldn’t sell’ So Johnny Nogood (who skipped school yesterday I think) was part of the negotiation committee of Arsenal in person apparently.
And Johnny Nogood goes on: ‘They (PSG) wanted more so Arsenal offered 48M. Again Johnny knows this because he was part of the Arsenal delegation I think.
And on top of his knowledge he tells the world: ‘PSG would have sold for 53M’. So hey ho Johnny Nogood (famously first day school skipper) was not only in the Arsenal delegation but he also was part of the PSG delegation! How else would he know at what amount PSG would have considered the sell of Cavani? Sure he had to be part of the PSG delegation to know that.
Now apart from the stupidity from those tweets it is obvious that the failed transfer from Cavani is down to Johnny Nogood. As Johnny knew for how much PSG was wanting to sell it would have been very little trouble for him to tell this to the Arsenal delegation and so if they knew this they could have tried to reach an agreement. After all the difference between £48M and £53M is not that big.
So it’s not down to Wenger, Gazidis or Dick Law that the transfer failed but it is down to Johnny Nogood (notorious Arsenal fan and Wenger hater) for not informing Arsenal about the transfer sum that would require PSG to allow the transfer.
Now of course we know that Johnny Nogood is just another kid around the block who knows nothing apart from the info (=lies) from the liars (the famous ITK), the liars from the media (also called journalists in better times now whorenalists) and the liars from the bloggetas so brilliantly exposed by Sir Hardly Anyone on Untold this summer.
But the problem is that the tweets from Johnny Nogood go to his friends. Pat Brainless retweets it to his friends. Jack Nobrains retweets it further and after a while it has spread and is taken as a fact.
“Did you see it?”, they shout from the beds they are lying on. That french (F – I know and it is difficult to write it because of my spelling checker) c*nt is to blame.
And so the virus goes further and further and further. All based on what a Johnny Nogood has written on the internet. Maybe Johnny has his own website full of lies even but I leave that out of how it could be.
The fact is that if Arsenal tries to do any transfer business that the first thing they ask of the other parties involved that they demand complete silence towards the media. So we know nothing. I know nothing and certainly Johnny Nogood knows nothing.
That is just the way Arsenal is trying to do their job and how they try to stay one step in front of the oilers before they come in and highjack a possible deal by spending over the top and pricing us out of a possible transfer. So when you see people throwing numbers around as if they were in the delegations that negotiated you know they tell lies.
But alas the problem for many is that they see numbers being thrown around and they just believe them and state them as facts. FACT. But it is not because someone throws numbers around and uses the word FACT, that it really are facts at all.
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