I just had to include the image above, I know it’s cruel, but, it’s pretty funny.
There isn’t even any poop to scoop this morning. The Hleb/Nasri saga is still drawing on and I suspect that Wenger will sign/cut them both very soon.
Cesc is asking for a reasonable increase in his wages and… has signed Darren Dein as his agent in the negotiations.
Darren Dein is Theirry Henry’s agent and the guy who engineered Henry’s outrageous contract and then called up Barcelona and offered Henry to them. He’s also the son of David Dein who we all know is the lackey of Usmanov. Maybe Darren’s apple fell far from the tree and he’s not a greasy, double dealing, back stabber.
Speaking of “people I wish would just go away” David “Goldenballs 2 Electric Boogaloo” Bentley has continued his unhealthy obsession with his failure at Arsenal and taken a swipe at the youth academy.
At Arsenal, there were probably 15 or 20 different nationalities at such a young age. Sometimes that can stifle the development of players.
Right David, they stifled your development. Which development was that? The gambling addiction that you admitted ruined your early development? The development of you into a rational, thinking, intelligent adult?
I really think this guy is nuts because on the one hand, the foreigners “stifled” his development and on the other hand “Growing up at Arsenal and developing there was great for me. I think it’s made me stronger and a better player for it.”
Not content settling for just one contradiction he says that on the one hand, “Maybe they should change the rules of youth teams [to force teams to have more Englishmen]” and on the other:
You are going to be playing at a lower level if you let people play because of nationality and not ability. No-one should be playing just because they’re English. I don’t think they have to make restrictions on who plays in the Premier League, because everyone wants to see the best players in the world playing on a Saturday… If you’re good enough, you’ll get an opportunity somewhere and it will be up to you to prove yourself.
Then he finishes up his dizzying display of illogic by saying that while quotas are bad, maybe there should be a bench quota of three players because
Then a manager can bring them on and try to develop them in that way. If they prove to be a success they can play.
David Bentley, complete nutjob.