First things first, we have been charged again by the FA for failing to ensure our players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.
I was having a discussion the other day with a mate about how often we see these charges after live TV games. Yet similar incidents happen in almost every game across the country at all levels.
It is almost as if the FA only charge teams when it is on TV or an incident goes viral on social media. And that is the wrong way to police the game.
Maybe in response, Arsenal should release a statement apologising for the behaviour of the players and pointing out that it was down to human error.
A public statement by the club like that would be antagonistic, but also point out how fluffy the FA are when it comes to dealing with their referees poor decision making.
They are very quick to punish clubs for failing to control players, punish managers for speaking out against poor decisions, but as soon as the spotlight is on their officials they try and brush it under the carpet.
Today is Aston Villa away. I am already on the train heading to the game. It is initial to get back to winning ways.
We could have easily dealt with the loss to Man City had we picked up at least one win against Everton or Brentford.
VAR aside, we did not perform well against Brentford and Everton was our worst game of the season. If we want to retain any hopes of mounting a title challenge we need 3 points today.
The away boys, as always, will make a lot of noise and back the team for 90 minutes. And that is a reminder that most of what you see on the internet is just bluster.
We had one commentator on yesterdays blog calling for wholesale changes. He also demanded that “questions just be asked of Aaron Ramsdale after that performance”.
Fans like him really are not needed. They jump on players after one poor game demanding all sorts of changes.
Title challenging teams tend to not make knee jerk changes to their side. They tend to play a consistent team. Some fans will never get it!
Hopefully we get another 3 points today. And upset the FA with our players and managers behaviour. And fans behaviour.
When people hate you, you just be doing something right.
“We had one commentator on yesterdays blog calling for wholesale changes. He also demanded that “questions just be asked of Aaron Ramsdale after that performance. Fans like him really are not needed. They jump on players after one poor game demanding all sorts of changes.”
It’s ‘Fans Like Us’ who help keep things in check and help realise that we are still FAR from being a champion team. We once again got lucky today with results in our favour and a flattering 4-2 win. It’s once again in our hands. I’m NOT jumping on the team after one poor performance, some of our players have been poor for some time now. (Eddie Nketiah!) Take your blinkers off. It’s fans like YOU who are the problem.
You keep things in check? How do you do that? By commenting on blogs? You clearly have a high opinion on your influence on the club. Probably never been to a game have you….