Today its a post by our old mate Bradyesque7.
*There was a line in this post that could easily be misconstrued as hate-speak. If I read this post, and knew what I now know, I would think that it was a disgusting comment. Rather than further highlight it, I have removed the line. I apologise to anyone who knows what I mean and took offence. *
Hard times have befallen Europe. We borrowed too much and now the majority of nations in our continent are in a period of austerity. While we all built mansions with swimming pools filled with copagne (two parts Champagne, one part cocaine), Arsenal were exercising some (possibly) self-imposed prudence.
The time has now come to reap the benefits of our cautious approach as we now have the cash at the ready to sign players who can genuinely improve our team. We are now in a position whereby we can sign players that our peers would love to sign. So you would have to consider the plan to be a successful one, yes?
Well, not if you’re in the discontent business. This week, I read a blog from the guy who calls himself ‘Angry of N5’. This is, apparently, not just clever name. In his blog, ‘Angry’ went into great detail on how things could and should have been done differently. Now, of course there is room for debate, and I’m sure that within the club there was such discourse.
The difference between somebody within Arsenal having an alternative view, and the hacky bloggers who seem desperate to criticise, is that the people within the club are furnished with accurate and up-to-date information. ‘Angry of N5’ admitted in his own blog that he can’t be sure of the numbers with which he is working. He is guessing. Why is it not a surprise that his guesses come in the form of criticism? Why is it not a surprise that he thinks it all should have been done differently? Because he is in the discontent business. ‘Happy of N5’ just isn’t as cool.
Speaking of hacky blogs, I read a post from the prestigious and ever-popular ‘Ladyarse’ recently. There are some sports writers who write the articles for their employers (red-top rags) and have their work headed with some outlandish rubbish which may or may not even relate to what’s in the piece. The beauty of blogs is that we write what we want to write. It’s up to us which approach we take. So, when Nicklas Bendtner gave the answer that millions would give, Ladyarse decided to remove all context in order to gain the maximum hits their site. Reading the article, they did use accurate quotes and, as you know, Bendtner did not say anything that suggested that he deserves to play for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Why did they go with the headline ‘Bendtner – I’d like to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona’? Well I can only speculate on that but I suppose that it’s the same reason that the tabloids do it. Bendtner bashing is good numbers. Truth and integrity are found in the dusty corners of the library.
I would have included links but I just didn’t feel like it.
Thanks for reading. Up the Arsenal!