Friday, January 27
Wednesday, January 25
Bad year to be a Gooner
Monday, January 23
West Ham, Sven, Etc.
United V Pool
Saturday, January 21
Rating supporters - And how do they measure this?
Arsenal v. Everton [SPOILER]
Thursday, January 19
Billy Bragg Was Onto Something
Loan deal for Bridge from Bridge to Fulham!
Wednesday, January 18
They wouldn't....would they?
Rumours abound today that Mahamadou Diarra is headed for England next season with Chelsea and United the forerunners in the chase for his signature.
On the surface, he seems like exactly what United need right now but we obviously don't have a chance if Chelsea are in for him. Considering they already have Essien, Lampard, Maniche and Makelele, and are favourites to end up with Obi-Mikel when all the singing and dancing has finished, will Chelsea make it even more depressing for us all by signing Diarra?
I think they will. They can land another massive blow to United by beating us to another top centre-midfielder, thereby overloading on the very position where we are weakest, while at the same time bringing in what many consider to be the natural, long-term replacement for Makelele. One week they can play with Makelele, Obi-Mikel and Lampard and the next they can go with Diarra, Essien and Maniche.
I don't see how we can get him if Chelsea want him. Even if he would prefer guaranteed first team football at United, Lyon will demand the highest price and United cannot match Chelsea there. Just for fun Chelsea can go in with a 25million bid and see what happens. If United don't match them they can haggle a little with Lyon like they did over Essien. If United do match them, they can just go to 26. Worst case scenario for Chelsea is they drive United to spend their entire transer budget for about 3 seasons on a single player - a player who Chelsea don't really even need.
Sack the Swede!
Tuesday, January 17
Arsenal 7-0 These Men
Monday, January 16
What Sven said in Dubai
What Sven said in Dubai
On England future "Everything is possible. But only at the end of the season - if we win the World Cup I will leave and say goodbye."
On Aston Villa "The chairman (Doug Ellis) is an old man today. He's sick."
On Beckham "I know for sure he wants to come back to England.
"If it was a London club, he would come tomorrow.
"This is his third season not winning anything. He is a bit frustrated. He's been there [Real Madrid] two and a half years now - and he doesn't see any improvement at all in the club.
"Some of the big stars are getting older, like Roberto Carlos and (Zinedine) Zidane and they have had five managers in three and a half years."
On Wayne Rooney "It is his temper . . . he's come from a poor family. His father was a boxer . . . he could have been a boxer as well."
On Michael Owen at Newcastle "I talked to Michael Owen and said 'you are happy?' He said 'not really with the club, but economically I never earned that money in my life.' So they paid the salary more than Real Madrid did. He said 'they gave me a house, they gave me a car, it's incredible.' They had to do it because in any other way he wouldn't have gone there."
On Rio Ferdinand "He is lazy sometimes."
On Shaun Wright-Phillips [Eriksson is asked to name the most 'exaggerated' transfer fee] Shaun Wright-Phillips.
On Steven Gerrard's no to a move to Chelsea "There were rumours about a threat to his parents in Liverpool."
On whether Ryan Giggs would rather have played for England "Yes of course."
Friday, January 13
The club / "the brand"
Merson's understudy now Irish Overlord
Finally a good day to be a Gooner
Thursday, January 12
Health Advisory for female footie players
Wednesday, January 11
Joe Cole facing the bench
Tuesday, January 10
Which player would you sign?
Monday, January 9
Sunday, January 8
Keane = Shambolic
Saturday, January 7
Friday, January 6
Fulham: Too good to do down?
MLS and the A-League
Thursday, January 5
What we need is....
Fletcher and Alan smith seem to be the first choices. Smith is so dense he wore gloves but a short sleeved shirt in one game over Christmas.