Tuesday Ramblings – to keep or not to keep

Hi everyone, early post today because i feel like it. Yes i felt like it.

What’s there to talk about? Silly season is creeping closer and closer and of course i’m infected by the illness as well. Speculation is always fun. Just don’t put it as a “definite buy” or “my uncle’s grocer, Mr Tim Green, who buys Lotto all day dreaming about travelling to the Playboy Mansion with his step-son, who works as a ball boy in the Emirates, who’s dating the pre-match Arsenal Ladies’ Under-19’s captain, whose mom is the niece(twice removed) of Peter-Hillwood”….i lost my point.

I agree with most of what Arsene has been saying…that we need to keep this pack of players together because the more concrete the partnerships are, the better we’ll sync on the pitch and play the sort of football that we have been trained to play. Key partnerships this season has been the Fab-Flam-Hleb axis in the middle of the park. So definitely i want to keep all 3 of them. Rosicky would have made that axis a foursome but he’s been out for so much of the season. I’d keep Rosicky as a handy “experienced” player, he’s the Captain of the Czech Republic team after all. Theo’s here for a while yet so i shan’t bother. Ade and RVP needs to stay because their styles do seem to fit well, but hasn’t been given a proper chance to gel or blossom for more than 2 months running. Okay i’m running out of people that i want to keep. So….

Nicklas Bendtner – I like him but he’s a luxury i’m not sure i want to keep. Everyone seems to hate him for some reason and i’m glad the club ain’t telling us why. Big Ben must have said something really bad like “i think you’re mom’s cooking tastes like old boots”. Brrr, Ben you should’ve known better. Keepability: 4/10

Eboue – By the fact that i don’t even want to spell his full name you’d have guess how much i detest him. Its not that he’s shit, no, not at all. Its that he’s capable of so much more! We’ve seen him cross perfect balls from the right, so we know he can deliver assists. We’ve seen him shoot on sight and he does have a mean shot that can really unnerve keepers, so we know he can shoot. We’ve seen him tear up the right flanks with his pace and skill so we know he can attack. We’ve seen him working well with Toure when he was a right back so we know he can defend. But why isn’t he doing all these now? Why hasn’t he been adding on to his repertoire? Yes, players do get spells of bad form but 1 and a half seasons of crap isn’t just bad form! I’m tired of seeing him on the pitch. Thats all i can say now. Keepability: 1/10

Jens Lehmann – I love him but its time…thats all. Team morale can affect a young team greatly and i don’t think his constant abuse of Almunia will help matters. Same applies to Nicky. Maybe he’ll stay to give tips to Fabianski on how to be mental, but that would be too fun for him because he’ll sit behind the posts all day taunting Almunia. Keepability: 5/10

Gilberto – This is tricky. I love this guy, all round nice dude who’s quite the zen master sometimes and works quietly in his role…served us so well for the past few seasons. Something just tells me that he won’t be happy playing 2nd or 3rd fiddle to Flam and possibly Diaby/Denilson/Song. How do you replace his experience and winning mentality?

Update: I saved and published the post i wrote and i talked about Huntelaar and Robinho but its all gone now. I’m not very happy with the new WordPress blogging format so excuse me while i go have my lunch instead of typing my entry all over again. Bye.


4 Responses to “Tuesday Ramblings – to keep or not to keep”

  1. April 23, 2008 at 8:54 am

    First song!

    I want Huntelaar! But the chances of that happening are… well, slim. Perhaps we’ll snatch Benzema from under Man U’s drippy noses? Haha… even slimmer chances…


  2. April 24, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Well if we let go of Bendtner, who’s our back up striker? Eduardo? After that broken leg…??

  3. 3 pete
    April 25, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    benzema..why does he sound like a skin disease

    or maybe he sounds like a antiseptic cream….:D

  4. 4 pete
    April 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    the team needs a benzema…well at least youtube seem to give me the impression he can be a gd deal 😀

    aiya this season its all about tt last touch..the finishing..that final run/cut in missin regulary tru out the whole season…we take leads n fluff it because we too nice n dun kill off games…

    read from acultureleftfoot reader comment
    “why the Invincibles failed so consistently in Europe is one of life’s mysteries”
    whether we can ever counter tt, we’ll never know issit?


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