“Javier won't play for the club again, I can assure you of that, and I think the Liverpool coach knows that now. Javier's family are unhappy and the pressure of seeing that is making him depressed. Liverpool must act humanely and let him go."
Well, boo hoo, poor old Javier, earning millions a year and having to respect the contract that makes him a very rich man, he chose to sign his Liverpool contract and the dirty little bastard should damn well show it some respect. Spanish football is in big trouble with debt, in fact they make the Premier League's credit card look underused. Despite lower revenues, Spanish clubs' debt is over 3 billion, around a billion more than in England. This means that clubs like Barca are skint, they are therefore trying to sign players on the cheap by deliberately unsettling them and tapping them up, then getting them to go on strike. The problem is that Liverpool are not in a great position to resist, as barring interest from other clubs, they are in massive debt themselves and cannot afford to stick the cheating Argentinian git in the reserves until he cheers up a bit.
There is a lot of fretting about the Squillaci signing, in the Internet age it seems we are developing the concentration threshold of small brain damaged limpets. Maybe the shiny electronic gadgets we have become so accustomed to are not good for out mental health, they certainly encourage the inane and shouting without thinking to a degree. Maybe we are all regressing, we can no longer relax, there is always something buzzing in our ear or flashing in our eyes, silence and calm are no longer tolerated, we now have an incessant desire for something, anything, I think you get the point. Anyway if you can look at this all from the right angle it can be quite amusing, the Schwarzer medicals are a case in point as the amusing Arseblogger remarks.
Not that I watched much of the spuds last night, their win was sadly inevitable against one of the weakest sides in the qualifying competition, but the reaction to Defoe's clear cheating was a great example of the rank hypocrisy shown by so many in the media. Contrast the reaction to Defoe's deliberate handball with Henry's against Ireland, similar incidents, one is greeted by howls of outrage and the other commented upon jokingly. If spurs make such hard work of such a low quality side, they will need a good draw to have any chance of progression. The fact that we are in pot 1 makes a big difference, we know that whatever the draw, we will qualify if we perform well, as a result I am no longer quite as excited by it as I used to be.
I heard that Manuel Almunia has already been blamed in some quarters for whatever happens against Blackburn on Saturday, some people are also trying to blame him for the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan, apparently he really should have blocked that water off at the near post. The reserves thrashed Bolton 5-0 last night, there is a report here and pics here. JET impressed yet again, the lad is an absolute beast, while young Chuk Aneke was also on form, he partnered Afobe in attack. With Bendtner out for a while yet, it would be good to see JET get a chance at some point, he adds something a bit different with his unique combination of physicality and dribbling skill. Aneke and Afobe both look excellent prospects. Henri Lansbury was due to be farmed out to Swansea but Frimpong's injury may see this cancelled, it would be nice if Henri were to get a chance to show what he can do if he does stay with us.
Blackburn is a mother of a game, especially in the context of a last season's capitulation and the International break. There is some good banter emerging from our camp and this is the kind of thing we need to build our determination to go there are grind out a result. Blackburn will pose a big aerial threat, we'll need to watch out for the marauding powerhouse Nzonzi in particular. Koscielny will return, I am sure we are also likely to see the big lads Song and Diaby providing some aerial help to the back four as well. With Cesc and RVP back there will be a lot of competition for the starting eleven. I would keep Denilson firmly welded to the bench. Will Arsene retain the front three that dismantled Blackpool and will Rosicky retain his place after such a fantastic performance?
spurs cheat? never, they are managed by honest arry
Have just heard that messi has given an interview where he has stated that Barca are in for Peter crouch and that Spurs must sell him because it's what he wants. Barca are offering some magic beans as they have no money however that does not matter as they are the mighty Barca and all must comply with their demands.
does he want to be nearer his girlfriend then?
i thought madrid would be closer
Is Madrid where all the prostitutes hang out?
use r all a bunch of retards stop dissing barca das all use epl temas do especially arsenal its not like use r the mostrespectful team everybody makes mistakes i even think barca sometimes go out of hand .. the epl can tmake any talent so they strip them from other countries das y england suk so much they have no youth we create players and who r u dising lionel messi hes mascheranos close freind he can say whatever he wants u sadcase u don't want him to rape your asses again with another 4 goal haul arsenal r barca bitches use take our players copy our system and now our fomration and style the thing is use r nuffin compared to barca i love arseanl but the fans always feel like they are being robbed example the mascherano thing had nothing to do wit arsenal but use r so cut over the ordeal of us owning use in every aspect of the game that use go and have a cry get over it and focus on your own team use r too busy questioning others use havnt won a trophy in 5 years use r losers VISCA BARCA!!!!
A good definition of a retard is somebody who cannot speak (or type) English. This, I believe covers you Barcafan111 so go and crawl under the rock you came from and wait for your mighty Barca to go broke.
couldn't agree more anon!
barcafan mocked himself well:
"use r all a bunch of retards stop dissing barca das all use epl temas do especially arsenal its not like use r the mostrespectful team everybody makes mistakes i even think barca sometimes go out of hand .. the epl can tmake any talent so they strip them from other countries das y england suk so much they have no youth we create players and who r u dising lionel messi hes mascheranos close freind he can say whatever he wants u sadcase u don't want him to rape your asses again with another 4 goal haul arsenal r barca bitches use take our players copy our system and now our fomration and style the thing is use r nuffin compared to barca i love arseanl but the fans always feel like they are being robbed example the mascherano thing had nothing to do wit arsenal but use r so cut over the ordeal of us owning use in every aspect of the game that use go and have a cry get over it and focus on your own team use r too busy questioning others use havnt won a trophy in 5 years use r losers VISCA BARCA!!!!"
what childish jibberish
how about you face reality and actually look at the points made, rather than engaging in playground chatter and trophy boasting
the fact is barca have AGAIN tapped up a player, Liverpool have not agreed a fee with Barca, Barca have negotiated with Mascherano and this is clearly a breach of the FIFA rules
do you condone this?
For someone as eloquent as barcafan111, I'm surprised to see that the only time he used correct punctuation was the first exclamation point at the end of his 'paragraph.' (sentence?)
As for the team on Saturday, it would be tough to leave out Rosicky. He has been the life of our first two games. That being said, I think if Cesc is ready to go, he will be relegated to the bench. My line up is...
Sagna Kozzer Verminator Clichy
Cesc Song Diaby
Walcott Chamakh RVP
Yeah, it's amazing that I can't find a place for Arshavin, but we definitely need Chamakh's physicality and if RVP is fit, he is the first name on the team sheet for me (along with TV and Cesc). Plus, how can you leave Theo out after a hat-trick? That leaves the wee Russian on the bench. Unless we went to more of a 4-4-2 and replaced Diaby with Arshavin on the left, but I still think we need two big central midfielders who won't get muscled off the ball. Diaby and Song are ideal for that type of role, with Cesc/Rosicky playing just ahead.
Wow, just the addition of Chamakh in attack (ha) opens the door for so many different formations and options.
I'd have same back four.
I'd probably go with the Cesc-Song-Diaby three.
Then up front I think we need width, so definitely Walcott, I'd also play Arshavin or Rosicky left, probably the Russian and Chamakh up top.
For me you can't play RVP wide, it's a waste, if he plays you have to play him centrally and drop Chamakh. (I know Wenger sees things differently, but when RVP came on vs Blackpool we looked less effective with Chamakh wide)
diaby isnot one to depend on for the season,looks good sometimes but gives away the ball a lot.we must now pray that song doesnt get injured at least until the welsh wonder is fit again...play mannone.HE made 1 mistake last season,otherwise was excellent,the others are hapless
So, no RVP at all? While I agree he isn't his most effective wide, he has done a job for us there, and against Blackburn, I have trouble seeing Arshavin doing well against the likes of Big Sam's Neanderthals. So, the issue is having width while also fielding a robust team, and I think RVP will be more adept to handle that role than Arshavin.
As far as Diaby being a liability: yeah, he is one, but he is also very good at keeping the ball (withstanding rugby tackles), which will be Blackburn's main tactic. It's just when he gets to passing the ball that is the problem...
good point Drew,
I can see what you're saying.
I think you may be right about RVP ahead of Arshavin. It's touch and go.
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