Transfer activity and Rambo returns
After a very long break out of blogging, I’m back in business. eMpTy heN thought that they could keep me at bay forever. They were really mistaken
Since the nicknames of everyone in goonerdaily’s world have been published in my last blog post, it’s going to be easy for us all.
Our match against the Cash Money Oil Money Billionaires takes place tomorrow. A full preview will be done in tomorrow’s blog post.
After spending an entire pregnancy period recuperating from a double fracture in his tibia and fibula, Aaron “Rambo” Ramsey was sent to Nottingham Forest to get some games under his belt before he attempts to pick up where he left off in his challenge for a place in the Arsenal squad. Unfortunately for Arsenal, Nottingham Forest and Rambo, the feat wasn’t really achieved. The snow in that part of the World ensures that Rambo returns to Arsenal with match rustiness. It’s good to have him back because I feel he’ll slot in that holding role well. It suits his style of play. One of his “preferred moves” in Football Manager is that he “dwells on the ball”. Billy Davies heaped some praise on the lad and hailed his “progress”. The person with the final say on Rambo’s career is AW the Alchemist. I was hoping that Rambo will extend his stay but AW the alchemist knows best. Welcome back Rambo.
Taking a look on our normally busy injury table, it’s quite amazing to say that the squad is in a “clean bill of health”…..i got that from Football Manager as well. Kieran “Ogo Gibbsy” Gibbs has had a little fight with his girlfriend who works as a physio so he has no choice but to return to the squad. The Ogo Gibbsy I know will probably reconcile with her in a few weeks time. I’m not wishing him bad but I just know that he has this bad habit of getting himself injured. Bacary “Timaya” Sagna is also fit after receiving several stamps from Lee” veteran BowyElephant” Bowyer. The BowyElephant probably thought Timaya was somewhere in his blue-green forest so he decided that it was stamping time. He got a fully rewarded six match ban for his troubles. He should say hi to the other Nigerian greek-stamping elephant, Sani Kaita while he spends over a month without competitive football. The last individual I need to comment about is Thomas “Verminator” Vermaelen. Goonerdaily’s third best player of 2010 has been inactive for four months. He’s by far our best defender and the only reason AW the Alchemist hasn’t signed a centerback. There are reports suggesting that he’s going to start running this week so let’s hope for the best.
January is the first month of the year. It’s also the month teams have the chance to replenish their squad because the halfway point has reached. Some teams use this transfer window to add quality to a mediocre position in their squad; others use it to add “numbers”. On even years, the African Cup of Nations comes as a big blow to both players and club. Some players represent their motherland in the tournament only to return and find out that their place has been lost because of the new signings involved. As good as it may seem; the January transfer window has one major disadvantage. Big teams competing in Europe’s elite competition (UEFA Champions League) can’t really sign a “big” player because he might not be eligible to play for them in that competition. Andrei “Hotty” Arshavin is a classic example of that.
In Arsenal FC, two players have come to the limelight in terms of transfer activity. The funny thing about the transfer activity is that it doesn’t involve arrivals……it involves departures.
The first player involved is Manuel “Stainless Steel” Almunia. After being usurped by Lukasz “Flyin Fabbi” Fabianski, he has been suffering from niggling injuries. Manuel Pellegrini wants him to be between the sticks in Malaga. There are also emerging tales that his services may be needed by Atletico Madrid because the club is facing a losing battle to keep their priced youngster, David De Gea. The bottomline is that Stainless Steel is available for a knockdown price of £1.5m. Wherever his possible destination is, I hope he gets his mojo back and bring back the form of the 2007/08 season.
The other player in the transfer activity limelight is Carlos “Aztec Warrior” Vela. Our favorite one –on-one ball chipper/lobber hasn’t gotten as many games as he would like this season. His 3 brilliant goals this season have come through substitute appearances. He could really do with some games. The best part of it all is that the likeliest destination is MadMan Coyle’s Nomads. That was the same destination Jack “Whizkhid” Wilshere went to. We all know the end result. Whizkhid has usurped NwaSamba Denilson and Abou “Diabytes” Diaby to become a regular starter. I believe the loan move will be very beneficial to the Aztec Warrior. It also ensures that he’ll chip keepers like Petr “James Blunt” Cech, Pepe “Baldy” Reina and the rest of the remaining 16 Buttsniffaz that call themselves Premier League goalkeepers. At least, he won’t chip Flyin Fabbi when we visit the Reebok.
That’s a wrap for today.
The games are coming very with Cash Money Oil Money Billionaires tomorrow, Leeds United on Saturday and Keano’s tractor Army next week Wednesday.
Speaking of the Cash Money Oil Money Billionaires…….Former Gunners Kolo “Kolo Mentality” Toure and Emmanuel “GreedyBayor” Adebayor got themselves in a bitch fight.
Check it out yourselves at http://twitpic.com/3mzjaf
It feels good to back.