World cup dreamin’
After a couple of weeks of good performances, Arsenal’s midfielders are truly riding high and have suddenly started expressing their interest in playing for their national teams. And why not? They see the greats like Robin van Persie fly off to parts unknown and get injured in pointless international friendlies and they think “that could be me!”
That said, the Diaby quotes reminded me that he was on track to be a big Arsenal player until Dan Smith broke his leg in the last minute of a blowout win back in 2006. It was nearly the same injury that Eduardo suffered “dislocated and broken ankle” and looking at Eduardo’s progress this season in the context of Diaby’s struggle over the last three years should give us Arsenal fans some perspective. I’m not ready to say that Diaby has arrived (two good games is not enough) but I will applaud his hard work and touch all kinds of wood that he stays healthy.
If Diaby is any example, we all need to let Eduardo recover at his own pace as well. It could take him another year before he gets back to his old self.
Jose Christ, what an ego
Never forget that after spending a Billion dollars in transfer fees and salaries, Jose Mourinho won two League titles and one FA Cup. That’s right, he won 3 real trophies. He also won some Milk cups and the Charity Shield, which of course he counts as part of his “massive” haul. But what else did he do for English football?
Stamford Bridge is my home, I never lost a Premier League game here in more than three years at the club and I only ever lost one Champions League match here. Chelsea fans do not forget that and the English people do not forget that. They don’t forget what I have done for them or what I have done for English football.
Awesome, Jose Mourinho is bigger than Jesus, breast implants, and beer all put together. He brought Italian style defensive football to England at a cost of a Billion dollars in debt to Chelsea FC and you English all owe him a huge debt of gratitude. He will be allowing you to kiss his ring at the Selfridges on Oxford Street Feb.2nd, start queuing now!
Collina backs video replay, game over
Collina is the only man to have ever red carded Chuck Norris and he has spoken out about using video technology to help referee matches:
Things cannot continue as they are, referees take the field knowing the match will be dissected to find their mistakes. “I’ll make a provocation: at this point we might as well use technology, otherwise the referee is the only one who has to decide with his own eyes, while everyone else assesses things with increasingly perfect technology.
Game over, man. Game over. Collina doesn’t interpret the rules, he is the rules.*
If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em
I don’t know what’s more incredible about this story; the fact that Manchester City’s new owners are unabashed Real Madrid fans, or the fact that Real Madrid needed to publicly deny that Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan made an offer for the team.
Hmmm… I’m going with the file photo included with the story. That’s a scary looking dude right there.
Edwin van der Sar’s wife
And finally, no joking around here, just a wish that van der Sar’s wife get better.
*I promise, no more “Collina Norris” jokes.