Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lots of Carlos Vela

Morning all. Decent amount of stuff to cover today so let's get right to it because I've got to mow the grass. I don't know how the weather is over in London but right here in Florida my thermometer currently says 99 degrees Fahrenheit. I don't know what that is in Celsius but let me tell you it is way too hot to be mowing the grass. End of story.

As you know Carlos Vela is an Arsenal player, and he's also Mexican. Giovanni dos Santos is now a Sp*rs player, and is Vela's friend from the Mexican team. So when the press asked Carlos about his friend moving to Tottenham, he had the absolute perfect answer:

"I am happy for him, he is a very good player and let's hope he can then move on to a better team."

That's just what we need to here from you Carlos, truly a legend in the making. Clearly he knows that Tottenham is a second (or maybe third or fourth) rate club and he's hoping his mate can get out of that scum pit as fast as possible.

In other Carlos news, he's apparently been arrested in Chicago for listening to his music too loudly in the hotel. It was after their 4-0 victory over Peru in the early hours of the morning when they were jamming to Julieta Venegas. They were asked to turn the music down twice but they didn't so the police were called. Oswaldo Sanchez argued with the police and they were taken into custody. Vela was released without any charges this morning while Sanchez was given a $1,000 fine and a court date. Oh and if you didn't see Vela's goal against Peru you can see it here. It's the third one for Mexico in the game and it reminds me a lot of Adebayor's third versus Derby at the end of this last season.

There's another link saying that Adebayor is going to AC Milan but I won't even cover that. I've already said that I think he's staying. He's already come out twice and said that he loves the club and wants to win trophies here next season. We might as well take him at his word. I don't think Ade has met with AC Milan representatives at all. Maybe his agent has or something because that's just what agents do, but I'd imagine that Adebayor is sipping Togolese cocktails somewhere and enjoying the time off. Nobody deserves it more.

There is a follow up to yesterday's Aaron Ramsey story, with Ramsey explaining why he chose Arsenal instead of ManUre. It followed up with some good quotes from him about having to work hard to break into the first team and all of that. Cardiff seems pretty pissed about him not going to United, I guess they really wanted him back for next season on loan. I know I said I don't go by Youtube videos to rate players, but honestly I want to see SOMETHING on this kid. Does anyone honestly know anything about him? I have no idea what he can bring to the table and even a highlight clip right now would suit me. So if you are a youtube master go ahead and make a video. Thanks.

Udinese have told Arsene Wenger that if he really wants Cristian Zapata he's really going to have to bring the pain. Or at least 16 million quid. That's a lot for a defender, I don't care who it is. Can't we fing some 21 year old that nobody knows about that will only cost about 5 million quid? That's way more of the Wenger mold plus it leaves us more money to sign a really brilliant player. No I'm not talking about Samir Nasri, who I'm not all that excited about, I'm talking about the brilliant David Villa. If we let Liverpool get him, I'm going to have to kill someone. Possibly Fernando Torres. Imagine those two playing together every week though. It's a potential nightmare. I couldn't tell you if Liverpool can afford Villa or not, but the rumors say that he'd like to go play with Torres and that would be a scary, scary proposition. Cesc wants him though, and you know how the boss likes to keep his star players happy, so maybe, just maybe...


Alright that's about it. I can't find much else that is of any significance or relevance. Phillipe Senderos plays for Switzerland today. Let's hope he does better than he did last game. Congratulations to Cesc Fabregas for getting his first goal for Spain, and we'll hope for many more to come. I've got a new thing just for fun. On the right you'll see the funny picture of the day. I'll try to find a new one to put up every day. If you like it then chuckle a bit and if you don't tell me to piss off. And another quick thing, since Barca is doing a clear-out...what about Andres Iniesta? Cheers.

11 comments:

PhatBastard said...

Along the lines of keeping Cesc happy...I personally don't think we will get Villa...however...I would argue aside from Wenger, Cesc is the most important person at Arsenal...he is absolutely brilliant...especially at his age, and the one player I don't think we can do without. This off season has seen one of his reported close friends on the team walk away due to wages (Flamini) and another is likely to leave (Hleb). Now I'm not saying Arsene should "cow-tow" to Cesc...but I think you should build around him...and if a QUALITY striker wants to come to Arsenal, your star and center piece player wants him to come, and said player seems to play very well with him...then I think you need to seriously consider it. To me the biggest problem is to afford him you probably need to sell someone like Adebayor...so is Villa better then Adebayor? I'm not so sure. And if you somehow got him AND kept Adebayor...then who plays...especially if RVP and Eduardo could stay healthy. All problems I'd love to have...but still...it'd also mean Bendtner, Walcott and Vela probably wouldn't see much time at Striker which is reportedly their best positions. Probably just more silly season fodder...but it's fun to ponder...

ArseNole said...

Yeah I've been saying for ages that there's about zero chance we'll sign Villa...but like you said we need to build around Cesc and he wants Villa here with him. Now the club is more important than any one player but yes at the moment we cannot live without Cesc. So if it is possible I'd like to pursue it but if the club can't afford it Cesc will have to live without.

ArseNole said...

Ronaldo just scored and Tommy Smyth acted like he wanted to get down on his knees and blow him right then and there. The whole tournament has been a Ronaldo suckfest. Makes me sick.

PhatBastard said...

Cranaldo is my new hero...with every goal he scores his agent probably asks for another 30,000 pounds a week...I'm hoping the little cunt and real madrid conspire to finally make fergie's nose explode...

bigdave said...

Senderos is playing well, maybe playing in a swamp suits him. Putting in lots of good long balls, resulting in the goal.

Can't see Villa coming to us because of RVP, Eduardo, Bendtner, Vela, Adebayor and Walcott, but I will cry if he ends up at the pool.

Lewin has mentioned that rosicky is "flying" and should be fine for pre-season.

ArseNole said...

Thanks for the info on Rosicky bigdave as I hadn't seen that yet. Man I really hope he is fully fit for the new season, what a boost to the team he would be if he could stay fit.

PhatBastard said...

Agreed on Rosicky...if we could get him healthy that would be HUGE. I thought he was going to have a huge season before he went down.

As for Senderos...he's still so young...is there any reason to think he could still turn out to be a good Center Back for us? He has his moments when he looks really solid...and other times he looks like a big clumsy moose. I guess I'm asking if it's typical for central defenders to get better with age?

ArseNole said...

Not sure. If you read my season review of season before last, my very first post so it's easy to find...I said I thought Senderos would be good, but he wasn't especially good last year. I think he's getting worse with age honestly.

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PhatBastard said...

I thought maybe that's why you stopped this season's review...you got to Senderos and became so disheartened you gave up....that or maybe the little tournament in Europe....

ArseNole said...

lol yeah I plan on continuing that at some point, just been really busy lately and with the Euro's there's stuff to write every day. But once the tournament is over I'll get all those finished up.