Another day, another visit to the team hotel; this time it was the Fan Party!
These events are really good; you get to see players in a different light. Firstly, Arsenal pitch-side presenter Nigel Mitchell interviewed Ray Parlour, who was his normal witty self. After that, 4 players came into the stage and played a series of games including drawing various things which concluded a Q & A session.
Whilst there, I managed to meet our new Head Coach who signed autographs and posed for pictures to everyone who was there, a very charming man who I’m completely taken with, I really believe we’ve made the right choice.
Ivan Gazidis was not around and the speculation continues.
After this, we went to Clarke Quay which is a lovely area full of bars and restaurants. Needless to say, we only frequented the former, later on we was joined by a media friend who informed me that both the Club and Ivan wouldn’t speak of his future; it doesn’t sound promising.
Today sees us play our first real match against Atletico Madrid, it appJW Diaries: Atletico Madrid, Ray Parlour and too many beersears that all the squad minus our World Cup players will get a run out.
Before that I’m meeting Ray Parlour in a formal setting to be televised and put on the web site.
Too many beers last night and no doubt, lots more today……..