I can’t bring myself to talk about last night. It was horribly poor and unlucky.
Our season has stuttered. It looks like the title challenge is over. In fact after last night fourth is looking like it might be close.
Someone or something must be to blame. I mean people are disappointed, hurt, angry, they need something to vent at. Someone has brought this about and they need to pay for the misery caused.
So who or what is to blame? Let’s look at some of the runners and riders.
Arsene Wenger – Lets start with him shall we? Has he let us down? Picking the wrong teams? Setting the wrong tactics? Not buying players? Buying the wrong players? Not being pragmatic enough? Plenty there to go at for starters.
The Players – Have they no spirit? Are they too small? Too young? To slow? Too alike? Are they just a bunch of losers?
Injuries – Have we been unlucky, again? Do we not understand what we are doing? Bad training? Weak players?
The Board – Have they let us down by wanting to keep a huge bank balance? Have they lied to us? Do they even care about us fans?
Officials – have they got it in for us?
The Media – Are they out to get us?
Depending on your preconceived opinions, you are likely to apportion blame in varying degrees to one or several of these culprits.
Personally my pick would be injuries.
My big new mate Peter over at Le Grove would pick Arsene.
Dim Tim? The board no doubt.
Here though is a question. Why do we have to blame anyone?
Why can’t we just be thankful that for three-quarters of the season we have been right in the mix, had a run in the CL and still have a great shot at the FA cup?
The team should be better next year simply because of the incremental improvement of our youngsters.
We will have more money and revenues to spend than ever before. We will be shopping from the top shelf.
We are on the up.
This team has given us hope all season. That’s a huge step in the right direction.
Really, we have little to complain about.
We should be rejoicing, not moaning.