Just what do the footballing public in southern Europe think about the issue of Cesc, his contract, and the fact that Barca are nowhere near as financially sound as the world makes out.
We sent out intrepid report Walter Broeckx to Spain, to keep us up to date on how football appears in such foreign lands.
Here’s his report, just in.
If you see some strange things in ñy mail just notice I am typing on another keyboard and with all kind of funny things like “ñ” on it in places where I normally have other letters. Hope you can understand.
I managed to get hold of a computer as my son has launched the new Arsenal Benelux website and I had to take a look. The new site looks great but just couldn’t resist to send you a ñail.
Just to inform you a bit about the crazy world I have found myself in. For in Spain this is “Cesc is coming home” this week. ñ!
I am getting out a bit, although unfortunately on the first day I fell asleep in the sun and I look as red as the new home shirt is. But when I do go out I see the tabloids and every one of them has the same headline. In fact you cannot miss it: they are are all talking about Cesc. There’s a bit about Contador the bloke that won the Tour de France, but for most of the newspaper it is Cesc, Cesc and yes Cesc. ñ ñ ñ ñ!!!
If those journalists are paid by the number of times they mention him they are all multi-millionaires.
Yesterday the headline was : The five year contract for Cesc is ready. He will get 7 million euros a year. In fact all that is missing is his signature. And oh yes just the fact that it all depends on the goodwill of some club in North London who already have a 5 year contract with Cesc but who really should understand that if “we” want Cesc to come back home, he should be released by Arsenal. Oh and the moment Arsenal agree with selling Cesc, it will only take Cesc a fez minutes to sign on the dotted line. Because legally and morally he is ours.
¿Offering a 5 year deal to a player who is still under a 5 year deal with another club, isn’t this tapping up¿¿¿¿¿¿ But then again we should keep in mind that this is a tabloid offering Cesc a contract. ¿ñ¿?¿ñ!
Oh and today headline is talking about Barceloanus people flying to London to talk with Arsenal today (yes today, not yesterday ¿ñ¿?¿ñ! to finalize the transfer this week. Now this is something new. This is the sañe thing I heard just last week. So I think we can conclude that this is just another reprinting of the same story each week at the start of the week! ¿ñ¿?¿ñ!
Now I must admit that I don’t speak fluent Spànish or Catalunian but I can read a bit and I can understand it a bit. My wife who knows a bit of the Spanish language confirmed what I just summarized as being in the headline and articles.
Out on the streets, I am wearing an Arsenal cap to prevent ñy brains getting boiled, and in the shop people are urging me to let Cesc come home¿ñ¿?¿ñ! As I am well educated I don’t show them any fingers in certain positions but I tell them to leave our player alone as he has just signed a contract which holds him at Arsenal for another 5 years and that they are behaving in a disgraceful way and are an embarrassment to their club and country and to the letters ñ à and the upside down question mark ¿
And as their English is mostly as bad as my Spanish I leave them with something to think about¿
Well this is it for the moment but I will try to keep an eye on the Spanish crazypapers, (you cannot call them ‘news’papers) and let you know. Now I am staying out of the sun for a few hours on the hottest time of the day I can have a look on the internet and read ñy mails a bit¿
Sorry for the typing errors but I also haven’t got my reading glasses on so it all is getting a bit dark before my eyes for the moñent.
Greetings from your Gooner in Catalunya, in plain English also known as [word edited out in the interests of decency and good taste¿]
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