Dailymoan – The article that is Gareth Bale’s bald spot.
By Jim Belgium
The twat tweets:
Rational Wenger in an Irrational World
Upon being questioned by the media over his position at Arsenal Football Club, yesterday, Arsene Wenger fired back defiantly: “I have been here for 21 years, I turned the whole world down to respect my contracts. So, I am still amazed that I still have to answer these types of questions.
The Frenchman is, of course, correct, however, much like his best days, that was a very long time ago.
Roy IS Crazy
Rio Ferdinand recalled one of his first training session with Manchester United all the way back in 2002, in which he was confronted by club captain Roy Keane.
“I got the ball and passed to Gary Neville, who was on my team,” said Ferdinand. “In a normal game that was a great ball – pass to your teammate, go up the pitch.
“And then Keane turned around and just started going: ‘Pass it forward, take risks, you’re not at Leeds or West Ham now, you’re at Manchester United!’
“I got home later that day and thought: ‘This guy is nuts, how am I going to deal with him on a daily basis?’
“And then I realised that you’ve got to take chances and that’s how I ended up playing my career. Not just passing the simple ball to Gary, but into the strikers to make a difference.”
Sounds like good advice to me.
To be fair, Roy Keane is crazy, however, Rio Ferdinand hardly found out the hard way did he? Just think of poor Alf Inge Haaland, Jason McAteer and Mick McCarthy.
The Crystal Palace Chairman was asked about the value of TV rights money being down by a few million pounds on the previous deal:
“I think it’ll be good for football. Because I think we waste a lot of money in the Premier League – all of us – because of this never-ending increased TV income issue. A little tightening of the purse strings wouldn’t go amiss, for everybody.
“We’re certainly seen as a target, almost, for clubs to sell to. Their players are managed to sell them to us for extortionate amounts of money. And we’ve got lazy, I think, in terms of buying very exposed talent. We could all do a better job in terms of our recruitment.”
Yes, almost as lazy as recruiting a manager to change your club’s philosophy, fail to back him, then sack him after five games, then hire a manager to go back to previous philosophy.