Not much happening with Arsenal over the bank holiday weekend. Usually that means something will occur about 8 minutes after publishing this blog.
Whilst not much has happened over the weekend in regards to Arsenal, there has still been plenty to enjoy and celebrate.
On Saturday night Liverpool lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.
Not just is the result a joy to behold – any Arsenal fan who wanted Liverpool to win needs to take a look at themselves – the fall out has been equally excellent.
The petition set up by Liverpool fans to get Sergio Ramos bans is embarrassing.
Not only was someone sad enough to set it up, over 300,000 people have signed it.
Is that really what modern football is? Petitions and cry-arising?
Ten we have Jürgen Klopp.
He lost his 6 final in a row, but all is forgiven because he sang a song about Real Madrid and wore a baseball backwards.
I have found the press response to Klopp interesting.
The German is now 6 years without a trophy. The year before He took over at Liverpool, they finished 6th.
In the 3 seasons he has overseen the club, they have finished 8th, 4th and 4th. And lost 3 finals. Yet the press defend him and his failures.
1 League Cup won in 12 years. For a club of Liverpool’s size, history and previous success, that is a decade of failure.
Nearly as big a failure as Spurs winning just 1 League Cup in 19 years – and Mauricio Pochettino trophyless in a 10 year managerial career.
Interesting how do Klopp and Pochettino, failing to win trophies and finishing top 4 is seen as a success.
Meanwhile the press have criticised Arsenal’s appoint of Unai Emery. A serial winner.
Liverpool fans showed their well documented classlessness in fall out of the defeat.
Death threats aimed at goal keeper Loris Karius and his family are not banter. They are a criminal act. The press will not criticise Liverpool’s fans for fear of boycotts. Liverpool will play the victim as they do so well.
The second cause for enjoyment this weekend was Fulham’s victory over Aston Villa in the play off final.
Anyone that has done Fulham away will know that it is one of the greatest away days.
Whether you go on one of the many booze boats that will be run on the day of the game, or drink somewhere in Fulham, it is always a top day.
Welcome back Fulham.
Enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend, and hopefully next week brings some more Arsenal news.