I know, it’s morning, what could possibly be so exciting? Well, we have football news! It looks like there were a ton of cupsets yesterday in the FA Cup replays: the biggest came when Newcastle beat Stoke 4-1 to earn a shock trip to Arsenal. I heard that newly crowned King Kevin Keegan (aka His Holiness Kev, aka The Messiah) channeled the force of 50,000 rabidly drunk Toon supporters to will the ball into the goal 4 times.
Also overcoming tremendous odds was Havant and Waterlooville, a club that is only one division up from the L.A. Galaxy. They eviscerated Swansea 4-2 in order to earn a huge payday at Anfield. I think the only question left is “what rotation will Rafa use?”
So, onto the squad news: £6m for Sagna is looking like a hell of a deal, innit? Not only has he played well on the pitch. But he also has great hair. Oh yeah, and a great attitude. Which the Daily Mail compares unkindly to the stinking thinking of Diarra. For example, Sagna says:
Playing for Arsenal is fantastic. I try to do better game after game and I would like to thank everyone who has helped me adapt…I have always had a fighting spirit and wanted to play for a great team. Now I am playing for Arsenal and want to show what I can do.
See that Diarra? He wanted to fight for his place not just give up and cry about it. So many times in my life I’ve been given the opportunity to fight for something or walk away from something. And every time that I have chosen the latter I have ended up a poorer person. Diarra has now shown himself to be a quitter who prefers to lead with his words rather than his actions.
Oh, and by the way, Diarra, I don’t think they are going to put up with too much of your guff over at Pompey. Anyway, the deal is official and thank god, I was getting sick of hearing about him. I do expect at least one more story, probably about how Diarra think Arsene is a horrible person.