Sometimes life gets exceptionally busy and, as a blogger, you have to store all the articles you want to write away for another time, frustrated that you haven’t the time to get it all done.
Other weeks, you ignore the football world for a day, come back to see what you’ve missed, and find precisely nothing. And no, I don’t count the repetitive creation of transfer stories when a player refuses to insult an interested club. It is truly tiresome.
That isn’t to say the world of football has been without its stories this week, but they just haven’t involved Arsenal. We’ve had Barcelona comprehensively beating United in the Champions League, Chelsea unfortunately winning the FA Cup despite Saha’s 25th second opener for Everton, while today’s confirmation of Ancelotti leaving Milan probably means he’ll be presiding over a Community Shield game in August.
Elsewhere, Portsmouth and Sunderland now have hugely rich owners, surely putting paid (no pun intended) to the theory that billionaire = success. There are now simply too many of them involved in the Premiership for them all to be successful. Another reason to keep Usmanov way away from our board, as if there weren’t enough already.
What else? Ah yes, Van Persie’s muscular problems are all down to his wisdom teeth, apparently. No, I promise you that isn’t a late April Fool. What I loved most about the story was the Dutchman’s comments:
“Three of the four specialists I chose were rejected by the club”
The accepted one wasn’t Eileen Drewery, was it?
In all seriousness, that a root cause of his injuries is being searched for is good news, but given that the only other recipient of this treatment is Rosicky (remember him?), I won’t be holding my breath.
There may not be much news at the moment, but that is likely to change – Wenger had already indicated that changes will be made this summer, and with boardroom issues to resolve as well, it should be a busy few months. There is also plenty to write about – I will be recapping the season this week and looking at a number of issues, namely Adebayor and the complex Champions League qualification process.
Until then, enjoy a sunny weekend.