Well, what a welcome relief it has been to see
Arsenal back in action. No more rumours, concentrating solely on performances
on the field and we have won back to back games away from home.
Sadly that is not
reality, nor is it September. The rumour mill is now in full on hyperdrive and
nothing is getting in its way.
Over the course of the last six days, we have played two friendlies, scored
bags of goals and made our supporters in two nations extremely happy. The
latter being the most important aspect of both friendlies, purely because
friendlies don’t mean anything. It is a fitness and sharpness exercise ready
for the tough season ahead. I’ll confess, I haven’t watched a second so far,
because like the players, you can’t replicate intensity of a competitive fixture.
That said, I do have a
subject matter for this week’s blog and it is none other than Luis Suarez. Last
Saturday @invinciblog did a fantastic job of piecing together the controversial timeline of the Uruguayan but I need to put my points
I hate him and I don’t want him anywhere near my club. I even hate the fact he
gets to play at our stadium once a season. A player that cheats, bites and
racial abuses fellow professionals repulses me and it looks like that circus
act may be coming to our stable football club.
Suarez is a player who
is disliked throughout the league and it’s not because he is great player and
fans are jealous, it’s because people can distinguish between the good and the
bad. Much like with Ashley Cole, who is roundly booed in the majority of
stadiums because he’s not a likeable character.
I have seen of the
course of the last few days, that OUR fans are beginning to defend him.
Hypocrites of the highest order. The tribalism that exists within the Liverpool
support disgusts me, as they continuously see no wrong in what he does. Next
thing you know we’ll be banging on about our history, oh wait.
He racially abuses Patrice
Evra – So that is Evra’s fault.
He dives – Blame the
He bites opponents –
That’ll be the press to blame.
The mere fact that he
will consider a move to Arsenal tells you that his press ‘excuse’ is utter
nonsense, unless we have moved leagues in the last few days.
So when did it become
acceptable to defend all of the above? If it’s purely because he would wear our
shirt, then that’s just ridiculous and pathetic. We’ve had players in the wrong
before but they’ve learned from their mistakes – Tony Adams went to prison for
drink driving, Paul Davis broke Glenn Cockerill’s jaw and Patrick Vieira spat
on Neil Ruddock. All disgraceful (on different scales) but they learned their
lesson. How many chances does Suarez want? Maybe Arsene Wenger thinks he can
calm the elusive forward but he can’t keep himself out of trouble and teams
will continue to provoke him because he will snap. Wenger’s last trouble maker
purchase was Emmanuel Adebayor and that went exactly to plan. He continued his
billy big potatoes attitude and the club got rid.
supporters get their knickers in a twist about Evra lying and all the rest of
that nonsense – he used racist language towards an opponent. Now, I’ve played
in my fair share of football games and there are many players that dislike me
(of all skin colours) and you know what? Not once did I even think to bring
skin colour into it. Suarez did though. Of all things he could have mentioned,
he let that run through his thought process and that’s what he wanted to say.
Did I mention he also
punched an opponent (on the sly) whilst on international duty? Have a look below. A game in which he had picked up a booking and would subsequently be banned
for their next match. And you want him at our club?
Some of our supporters
are dangerously close to morphing into Liverpool fans. Maybe you can all meet
up and form some sort of movement to protect poor old Luis. It’s made me feel
quite nauseous; even Suarez’s latest ad (in Uruguay) had our fans chuckling. Here’s the thing, you wouldn’t want to
work in an office with Luis Suarez because he’s a twat.
If he signs, he signs,
there’s nothing I can do about it. If he scores, I’ll be happy because it’s a
goal for our team but I won’t change my tune just because he signs for my team.
I will always defend my team (when necessary) but when players are clearly in
the wrong then forget it. The fact is he will cause trouble and if he does sign
for us we can have no complaints when he is banned and for the possible effect
it has on the team as a result. You don’t buy the player you buy everything
that comes with him. I just hope this transfer never materialises but something
tells me it will. Even writing this blog has made me feel angry, he just can’t
sign for us but it would appear biting an opponent got him a move to Liverpool
and the racist abuse and biting another opponent gets him a move to Arsenal.
That just cannot be right, can it?
I’m a 30 something year old Gateshead lad but thankfully my Dad is a cockney and he put me on the right path in life, taking me to my first Highbury game at the tender age of six.
Despite my obvious geographical disadvantage I am a season ticket holder and I attend quite a few away days as well.
I like to express my opinion which resulted in me starting a blog. I’m delighted to be part of the WTTGT team and you can read ’The Michael Jeffares Column’ every Friday without fail.