by BRICKFIELDS GUNNERS
As the new year begins I look back a rather good year personally as well as for the Arsenal. A third FA Cup win in 4 years is a great record, and that too against the Champions of the EPL . I like to think that we have progressed in many ways , and have instituted changes for a better future. Maybe it all might turn well for us, but with the PIGMOB around, we will always find the going tough.
While it was not so topsy turvy as in the previous seasons the year was still fraught with a good portion of intrigue, misinformation and trumped up crisis. That the good ship Arsenal sailed through rough waters unscathed is testament to the fine running of the club. That we dropped out of the top four after 20 years was shocking news in itself. All the others have been out of it without any fanfare.
Am looking forward to another great year in 2018 for the Arsenal, and for Arsene Wenger personally . May both be blessed and successful in their endeavours. Up the Gunners!
May I wish all the Untold faithful a great and awesome year ahead. Cheers! And here is a lighthearted and tongue in cheek look at our competition .
MANCHESTER UNITED will not win the EPL this season and in all probability will have a new manager for the next season . The reasons are as follows –
Mouriinho will not be able to repeat last season’s cup success . They will not be able to retain neither the League Cup nor the Europa Cup. The EPL is too far gone and so will be the CL and FA cups.
Despite claims to the contrary, Mourinho will not be given the millions that he wants, nor the players he desires, except maybe for Danny Rose. Or just be simply shown the exit door !
He will take over as Portugal’s international manager, after that country’s poor World Cup showing. The tea leaves’ patterns indicate that they will not win any of their group games.
CHELSEA, on the other hand, will not win the EPL either, and they too will be getting a new manager next season. The fans will turn against Conte as they do not score too many goals in 2018, while Diego Costa will run rampant and score 90% of all of Atletico Madrid ‘s goals. But AM will also not be winning the Spanish League.
Roman Abramovich will not be able to finance new players after having to do the patriotic and White Knighty role in paying off the debts of the ill fated Russian World Cup. What Comrade Putin asks, you obey.
Conte will be then be forced leave and will soon be reappointed as Italy’s new national manager .
TOTTENHAM will also not only be not winning any silverware this season, but the traditional St. Totteringham’s Day will be again reinstated in 2018, after a blip of one year. As they will not be winning the EPL anytime soon, a commemorative 60th year coffee table book and coffee mugs will be commissioned just in time for the opening of their new stadium in 2021. Cliff Jones will be the chief guest of that event .
The delay will be due to financial overruns , exorbitant costs incurred, the post BREXIT shortage of materials, as well as their dwindling fortunes after the loss of their star striker Harry Kane, who was sold to finance the stadium. And just like in the great Bale sale, the funds will be squandered on seven new duds. Anyone remember who the earlier duds were? Does anyone care? Probably Kenneth! Cue clucking sounds ….!
LIVERPOOL, alas, will also not be winning the EPL or any silverware any time soon . But will not be producing any commemorative or cheesy bric-a-bracs of not having won the EPL, nor be building a new stadium .
But their former players will not fail to continue their efforts to ‘big’ the team up to the hilt in the print and televised media. Woe betide any ex-player who dares to go against the scripted text. And those ex-players who have no managerial experience, will have no qualms and will pass their judgement on the managers of other clubs , and their inability to see the folly of their ways .
Please bear in mind that Kenny Dalglish is the only ex-Liverpool player to have won the Premier League, but with Blackburn Rovers! But then again he is also the last Liverpool manager to have won the (then) old first division in 1990!
MANCHESTER CITY. The anointed EPL champions . But there is always a slip between the cup and the lips. Will NOT beat Arsenal’s unbeaten in a season record. Will probably be not signing Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window. Anybody remember Faustino Hernán “Tino” Asprilla Hinestroza ? The final piece of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle team? History has a very funny way of repeating itself .
What about you? What do you predict will happen in 2018?
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- West Bromwich Albion + Dean – Arsenal
- Arsenal in March 1919: the London Victory Cup and its consequences
- Why is it becoming so difficult to find a sponsor for new football stadium?
- Corruption flares up again in Italy, as Premier League figures don’t look too clever
- How much does a club have to spend on transfers to get a trophy?
- Does the team that is top after 14 games usually go on to win the league?
- How the Taliban infiltrated the World Cup and used it to maintain its war on women