Will he or won't he? But enough about Ziggy and whether or not he'll nob that northern lass. Guffaw!
It seems the future of The Humble One is in doubt. Either I'm Bill Murray or we did this all last year. But anyway. I decided to poll my Gooner mates on whether or not Arsenal still need Thierry Henry. In doing so, I realised that I have way too many friends who support Arsenal, and will be using this post to let you decide which one should be dispensed of.
So...which gooner should be ceremoniously dumped...you decide. Many thanks, comments at the bottom please. So boys... take it away. Do Arsenal still need Thierry Henry?
Gooner One: Ian Beth
Yes of course we do. I thought you out of all people would find another footballing subject to talk about during the summer. If he leaves i say thank you very much and good luck with your career. If he does not we have a great footballer playing for us. I think the real question should be if Henry leaves what will fill up time on Skysports News and fill columns in the papers.
Gooner Two: Jimmy H
We need him like a fat boy needs cake. Not so much for the premiership, but for his imput in the Champions League where that extra bit of class and experience is required.
Gooner Three: David Brill
Henry on form - there is no team in the world that wouldn't want / need him in their side.
But the jury is out on whether such form is now a thing of the past. He seems to be struggling with injuries that he never had before. Not to mention this issue of 'burnout' from the world cup, which can be perceived as a bit of a wooly excuse. He's nearly 30 and not getting any younger, and might also be getting a bit big for his boots by speaking out about boardroom issues that shouldn't concern him. Also his refusal to categorically commit his future to the club might just suggest that his heart is no longer in it, in which case we should probably let him go.
That's what people say. Not me though. I say he's probably the best player I've ever seen and if he goes I'll be upset. I'd keep him because, even though he may be less likely to hit that form again, if he does he's unplayable. It's the first season he's had any injuries and the man deserves a bloody break for Christ's sake. He's been a brilliant player for us for years, and it pisses me off that people get on his back after just one off season. And he still scored quite a few goals, including the winner against Man Utd. Chain him to the pitch, I say. Obviously leave him enough slack to run around some.
Do we need him? Yes. We don't score enough goals, so of course we do. And personally, I don't think RVP is the player others think he is. He's very good, but I think he is still some way off being a really consistent goalscorer. Likewise Adebayor. Potential? Yes. Bags of goals? Not yet.
Gooner Four: Chay Bainbridge
Thierry was, and may still be great. But trust in Wenger. IF Wenger sells its because he knows he is past it. Long live Samuel Eto'o!
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Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Ok, I know I keep on going on about him, but Graham Taylor really is a silly, silly man. This am, in an interview with the Mirror Taylor was dishing out some 'home truths' about our floundering national side. Usual fare; people expect too much from the England side, we've underachieved for a while blah blah.
And then, bang on time, he did it again:
"Steve will have fewer and fewer players to choose from because 60 per cent of Premiership players are foreign, and that number will get higher and higher."
It isn't just that he is a terrible pundit, or that Graham Taylor talking about the England team is about as offensive as it gets (see USA 94)...but the guy is now becomeing some kind of footballing rent-a-xeno. It's pretty much all he does these days- see here and here. Enough is enough. Please someone stop this man.
Oh would you just...
Related Tags: Graham Taylor, Premiership, Foreigners, England, Steve Maclaren, Estonia