Sorry its late..
I awoke this morning to find out that it was January – something that displeased me greatly. Christmas had come and gone, the weather had taken a turn for the worse and I had acquired a mysterious headache.
It was also 11am, the red /sometimes blue ‘Birds’ were visiting Arsenal and I knew that somewhere I left a detailed plan for the upcoming preview I intended to write. But where?!
It was a strong preview, full of detailed analyses – emphatically factual – majestic? Some might say.
Endeavouring to make sense of this strange situation, I stumbled down the stairs… bottles! As far as the eye could see and of all persuasions: green, brown, short tall, some vase like; others spherical at the base…
It was all coming back to me; there were bottles – many of them. I picked a coat up from the floor and hung it on the banister. Into the living room and I was greeted by the dulcet tones of stereo speakers, hastily unplugged, so emitting a sharp murmuring. Fairy lights still worked tirelessly, battling the oncoming January light.
A ping-pong table sat in the corner, littered with aluminium cans and disposable cups of amber liquid. I stood on a small orange ball, it popped and crumpled up -farewell orange ball, I thought. You were a good ball.
The floorboards were sticky and on a sofa an enigmatic chap meditated -meditated diligently. I needed answers, so I decided to wake him, which he didn’t enjoy – I was disturbing his meditation no doubt…
“Tell me of Cardiff my good man,” I implored. He groaned considerably….
“But I seek answers…”
…“Be wary the long ball” – the sole piece of wisdom he imparted before he went back to sleep.
I moved to the other sofa as another slept there… coiled strangely, using various towels for insulation.
Tell me what you know of Peter Whittingham I probed. He looked blank, tired even. He was about to succumb to his impeding slumber, but managed to pass me a notepad. The notepad!
I opened it to find that most of it I had written in Hieroglyphs, which in this present state, I’d struggle to decipher. Shame really. But here goes…
Sagna Per koz Monreal
Walcott Cazorla Rosicky
Our injuries problems are vast, so the line-up of that team hinges on whether; Monreal, Wilshere, Rosicky and Walcott pass their late fitness tests. The official Arsenal website is optimistic, which I suppose is positive.
Vincent Tan is a muppet, but unfortunately a powerful one. They’re always the worst.
I wish you all a very Happy New Transfer Window. Let’s hope it will be a good one.
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