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  1. DougW
    29 July 2021

    One problem is that the media are in the entertainment business. News is just material used to provide entertainment. The goal is primarily to get people looking at your site/channel/newspaper, not primarily to inform. It’s “infotainment.”

    Another problem is that, for financial reasons, media production is done as cheaply as possible: not enough journalists are hired to do proper investigation. So it is simply practical to do the job quickly and not so well.

    A third problem is the fact that any reporter or outlet going against the widely accepted version of a story is looked at askance, both in professional circles and by the public…as you know from experience.

    How grateful I am that you are there doing the work you do.

    To be honest, however, I also enjoy the wild speculation. The off-season is one of my favourite times of year. Yes to Odegaard, no to the more expensive alternatives whose ability to fit into the side is unknown. This knowledge is another benefit of AFC choosing to pay for the trial period of a loan. And yes to keeping Lacazette, if possible. His contributions to the team go beyond goals and assists to the feeling among the players and to showing others the way the gaffer wants them to play.


    • Tony Attwood
      29 July 2021

      Thanks DougW – great comment.


  2. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin
    29 July 2021

    As us know very well. Arsenal FC is a big North London giants club side that has had a mix-fortune success since Mikel Arteta took over the reign of first team squad manager’s position of the club,

    and the half-season that he had in taking control of the club’s first team squad, he did brilliantly by guiding the Gunners to a 14th FA Cup win over their PL rivals big London club side Chelsea at Wembley.

    And then went on to lead Arsenal to another Charity Shied win this time over their rivals Premier League big club Liverpool. A 2nd win recorded by Arsenal ever over Liverpool after the 1st first one that they got over them in the PL at the Ems. A two successive wins that Arsenal in history have had over a Liverpool team that is managed by gengenpressing football exponent Jurgen Klopp.

    These four match wins in the League and FA Cup over Liverpool and Chelsea gave credence to Arteta immensely in his first season managerial career as the Gunners boss despite his guiding the club to an 8th placed finish in the Premier League.

    So, for us Gooners our hopes rose when the new season that follow came and the Gunners opened their accounts in it with a good win in their opening PL match away to the newly promoted Fulham team.

    But soon afterwards, things started to fall apart for Arsenal in the PL. Which subsequently extended to their Carabao Cup and FA Cup competitions campaign as their runs in the domestic Cup competitions cut short that saw them out of both Cups.

    But Arsenal had a good Europa League Cup competition run that saw them reached the semifinal stages of the competition. But all was to no avail for us as they failed to reach the final to win the Cup. A win if they had gotten will see them play in the CL next season. Instead of the complete miss out on the European football competitions next season that they’ve for the first time in 25 seasons consecutively faced at the end of last season’s campaign. A season campaign that saw Arsenal finished 8th in the table again.

    That particular last season 8th placed PL finish and the out of the European football for the 1st time in 25 years that Arsenal poorly attained has necessitates a wake up call at Arsenal that is seeing the current team rebuilding exercise that Arteta, Edu and others are carrying out at the club this summer transfer window doing many incoming signing of new players. And moving out some other players at the club who they don’t want anymore in their squad for next season’s campaign. While at same time are extending the deals for some of their young Gunners at club.

    These exercises that Arsenal are doing this summer is not only very important exercises that they are currently carrying out at the club. But a very necessary important ones that they have to carry out if they are to avoid another mid-table finish next season. But give themselves the chance to finish in the top-four places and win the treble by carrying out these exercises to see..


  3. Nitram
    31 July 2021


    “One problem is that the media are in the entertainment business. News is just material used to provide entertainment. The goal is primarily to get people looking at your site/channel/newspaper, not primarily to inform. It’s “infotainment.””

    I agree. But why choose Arsenal as their ‘entertainment’ ?

    Why not entertain everybody by abusing Spurs all night and day instead ?


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