I have takne the international break as a chance to give myself a break from writing. Bar the blog about whether fans should care about where their owners money comes from, there just has not been much to write about.
On that blog. It seems people were split 50/50.
Some people agreed with me that we should care about where money comes from. Others said it does not really matter as long as we are successful – and we do not care who the shareholders of Starbucks, Disney, etc are.
I am still in the camp of we should care. I do not want “dirty money” built on asset stripping a nation or slavery.
I am not sure how fans of Newcastle or Man City can talk about “Black Lives Matter”, applaud players taking the knee or have a say on slavery whilst celebrating their owners.
It seems they are happy to turn a blind eye to the behaviour of the owners of their clubs when they are spending billions to try and win them a trophy.
Likewise, I am not sure how they can stand there and be “Against modern football” when state owned clubs is very much part of modern football.
Newcastle fans would have complained bitterly for years about how Mn City owners made the league unfair. And now they celebrate being in the same situation.
Moving on, last night saw some ugly scenes at Wembley.
It is time UEFA / FIFA enforced proper sanctions against these nations where racism is part of their society.
A few imbeciles on Twitter were saying “England fans are no different”.
Well, having travelled abroad with both England and Arsenal I can tell you we are very different.
Yes there might the odd idiot. And they usually get the comeuppance. but for countries like Hungary, it is not one idiot. It is the majority.
Those people trying to compare Hungary fans racist, violent abuse to a couple of hundred fans breaking into Wembley for the Euros final need to give their head a wobble. They are not comparable.
Only other thing that has happened in the last 5 days is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s agent linking his client to Arsenal.
As predicted, Ox’s move to Liverpool has been a flop – despite media and Liverpool fans originally trying to state otherwise.
He is no different to when he was at Arsenal – has one good game followed by 5 bad games and is then injured for half a dozen games.
Taking into account the age and profile of players we have signed over the summer, a move for Oxlade-Chamberlain would make zero sense.
Finally Matteo Guendouzi won the Nations league over the weekend.
The usual suspects came out of the woodwork pointing out that Guendouzi now has more itnernational trophioes than Mikel Arteta had spanish caps.
For me, Guendouzi winning the trophy is irrelevant.
The Nations League is a glorified international friendly tournament, and Guendouzi is still uncapped by France.
Him celebrating his “success” is like a fella celebrating his wife giving birth knowing it is not his child.
As I have previously stated on this blog. I would rather celebrate thosre players still at the club – such as Albert Sambi Lokonga – rather than obsesse over “achievements” of players not at the club.
Have a good Wednesday