Have you noticed the change in the way the wind blows?
And how everyone in the world of journalism is now denying they were puffing in the opposite direction?
Until a few weeks ago the Lord Wenger was the total enemy of English football, singlehandedly destroying our chances of playing in European matches and winning anything. If it hand’t been for Wenger England would have been world champions in 1970, 1974, 1978…
Well I exaggerate of course, but you know what I mean. The pathetic childish chants of “England England” heard at grounds where we play (usually when the opposition are 2-0 down). The charges of neo-racism – the sheer endless level of blame heaped on the man.
And then, suddenly, our children’s team beat Sheffield Untidy 6-0 and Wigan 3-0, in a team containing some England players, and the press is saying,
“I was never one of those who thought that Wenger was anti-English. He always used the best players avaialble, and if they were French rather than English so be it. You can hardly blame Wenger for a lack of quality in England.”
And on and on and on.
It really is rather sad the way the hacks change their views to meet the prevailing feeling. So no more, “Wenger sacked Bentley because he was English”, but rather “Wenger sold Bentley because he was not good enough at that point to be in the team, he had done poorly on loan at Norwich, and he was an absolute disruptive pain in the arse who said, ‘if you don’t play me I go’.”
So he went. And look where he ended up.
The kids team is great, and if you ever get a chance to watch the reserves (which is in effect our third team) you’ll see just how much depth there is. Take a look at the under 18s too.
There’s more where this lot came from.
- Injuries Time to sack Tierney accordinig to one part of the media
- Next season starting lineup and the new Financial Fair Play rules
- The huge bias of referees is proven. PGMO and media fight back.
- 93 players rumoured to be going to Arsenal. Are the journos getting lazy?
- The home and away scandal: ignorance, or cover up?