The Interlull is bad for everybody – possible injuries, long periods without proper football that anybody cares about, and boring roundups on blogs that normally write about a decent single subject.
So here’s my roundup:
- A (now former) Stoke player has been jailed for 10 years for killing his girlfriend. Blah blah, Stoke mentality, blah blah, violent cavemen, blah blah, what do you expect. I want to insult Stoke, and to be fair, they do deserve it, but I’m not sure my hearts in it, given the horrible subject matter.
- Arshavin is probably staying, and from what we’ve seen so far this season (albeit brief) he could definitely make a contribution. Perhaps just as a ‘squad’ player, but still.
- Bendtner might be coming back to Arsenal after his ‘loan’ period to Juventus. Really? I’m not 100% sure of the source, not even less sure of the accuracy of the quotes. I’ve always liked Bendtner…. at Birmingham, and Sunderland… and, well, anywhere but Arsenal really. He’s great in the right system, but Arsenal simply don’t play the right system for him. I have to think that Wenger’s plan is to try to slyly drum up some interest in him so we can get a price.
- Not Arsenal related, but Joey Barton has run away to France and still can’t escape who he really is…. he’s still banned. Hahaha, yes, that did make me laugh. He’s such an objectionable man.
One of the biggest issues I have with Interlulls is that Arsenaldotcom comes out with loads of stories from players bigging each other and the team up. I mean I like it when they’re being positive, but all this “he’s wonderful” and “we work so well together” sound so false. They also start posting more stories about the Women’s team, even though they’re pretty much the most successful womens team ever. Why can’t they print as many stories when things aren’t quiet?
Anyway, not enough Arsenal real news going on, clearly, eh?