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SALIBA SALIBA SAAAALLLIBA!
The English Premier League is upon us again for the 2022/23 edition. The very first match played yesterday,pitched a promising Arsenal side against a sturdy Crystal Palace side now coached by Arsenal legend and former captain, Patrick Vieira. This is a Palace side that has no fear for Arsenal whatsoever,especially since Vieira came on board last summer. They whipped Arsenal 3 nil in their last encounter and it was a 2-all draw in the previous. The result was different this time, with Arsenal coming through 2-nil victors. Palace showed their stubborn side and could have clawed their way back,if not for the heroics of Ramsdale the Arsenal goalie. However, the name on everyone's lips, was a certain William Saliba. He is Arsenal's 21-year-old French centre back. There had been a lot of gist around him because of his rather strange treatment by Arsenal. He was bought by Arsenal at the age of 18, under the keen eyes of then boss, Unai Emery for £27million from Saint-Etienne. That amount of money in 2019 showed how much value Arsenal placed on him and his contract was a long term one. It's no secret that many other clubs were in the hunt for him,including Tottenham, but he chose Arsenal because it's the club of his affection since childhood,he thus couldn't allow anything kill his childhood dream. He was immediately loaned back to the club he was bought from,as a way of preparing him to join Arsenal for the 2020/21 seaaon. Alas Emery couldn't follow through with the plan because he was sacked and replaced by the current coach, Mikel Arteta. ![untitled.gif] Arteta wasn't so impressed with the lad after his very impressive first loan stint and he designated him to go out on loan again,even there was a time in the summer of 2020, when Saliba had to make do with 6 months of youth football because made a mistake and couldn't get a suitable loan deal for the player. It frustrated the player and Arsenal supporters as well. Once again he resumed in pre-season this summer from the latest loan move at Marseille where once again he was such a beaut to watch. It became a talking point in North London, Marseille wanted him back and the player was open to leaving. He had impressed so much at Marseille that the French national team had begun inviting and playing him. Thus, regular football was his absolute desire especially given it is a World Cup year. Suddenly Arteta swooped in like a reborn man and had discussions with Saliba promising him of more involvement in the Arsenal squad and that's how he forgot about a return to France. Well the title of the post is his name thrice and thrice happens to be the number of loan stints he's had. He was terrific last night. He won the Man of the Match Award for crying out loud. His composure on the ball belies his age,his got speed and proper timing in the tackles. His performance made his defensive partner Gabriel Magalhães look stupid at times with Gabriel's wobbles at the back,which were also there last season. When they now say he benefited from the loan move at Marseille, I just shake my head with a wry smile to match. This is the team I support. We would have benefited from him being around last season. Money spent on Ben White could have been used elsewhere and by now we would have been talking about playing in the Champions league not qualifying for it. It is clear that even Gabriel Magalhães is not the finished article just yet, it also showed last season. Maybe he should have been the one farmed out on loan. My point is,Saliba's quality was clear enough for a good coach to see and retain him last season. There is nothing extraordinary that happened to him last year that he didn't already have in him and was already displaying. If he was on loan in Sevilla, or Dortmund or anywhere where he is given regular playtime,he will shine. Now you bring him back and a World Cup hopeful in Ben White sadly is the scape goat. Playing him at right back,is all compensation really. It nearly cost us yesterday,if not for the "magic" of the goalkeeper as he always does. Why won't a Cedric Soares play when Tomiyasu is out injured? Does that even send a good message to Cedric? All these are the ripple effects of a bad decision to send Saliba away on loan,last season. One good thing I see is that Arteta keeps growing away from the rookie coach he was at the beginning. Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
SALIBA SALIBA SAAAALLLIBA!
The English Premier League is upon us again for the 2022/23 edition. The very first match played yesterday,pitched a promising Arsenal side against a sturdy Crystal Palace side now coached by Arsenal legend and former captain, Patrick Vieira. This is a Palace side that has no fear for Arsenal whatsoever,especially since Vieira came on board last summer. They whipped Arsenal 3 nil in their last encounter and it was a 2-all draw in the previous. The result was different this time, with Arsenal coming through 2-nil victors. Palace showed their stubborn side and could have clawed their way back,if not for the heroics of Ramsdale the Arsenal goalie. However, the name on everyone's lips, was a certain William Saliba. He is Arsenal's 21-year-old French centre back. There had been a lot of gist around him because of his rather strange treatment by Arsenal. He was bought by Arsenal at the age of 18, under the keen eyes of then boss, Unai Emery for £27million from Saint-Etienne. That amount of money in 2019 showed how much value Arsenal placed on him and his contract was a long term one. It's no secret that many other clubs were in the hunt for him,including Tottenham, but he chose Arsenal because it's the club of his affection since childhood,he thus couldn't allow anything kill his childhood dream. He was immediately loaned back to the club he was bought from,as a way of preparing him to join Arsenal for the 2020/21 seaaon. Alas Emery couldn't follow through with the plan because he was sacked and replaced by the current coach, Mikel Arteta. ![untitled.gif] Arteta wasn't so impressed with the lad after his very impressive first loan stint and he designated him to go out on loan again,even there was a time in the summer of 2020, when Saliba had to make do with 6 months of youth football because made a mistake and couldn't get a suitable loan deal for the player. It frustrated the player and Arsenal supporters as well. Once again he resumed in pre-season this summer from the latest loan move at Marseille where once again he was such a beaut to watch. It became a talking point in North London, Marseille wanted him back and the player was open to leaving. He had impressed so much at Marseille that the French national team had begun inviting and playing him. Thus, regular football was his absolute desire especially given it is a World Cup year. Suddenly Arteta swooped in like a reborn man and had discussions with Saliba promising him of more involvement in the Arsenal squad and that's how he forgot about a return to France. Well the title of the post is his name thrice and thrice happens to be the number of loan stints he's had. He was terrific last night. He won the Man of the Match Award for crying out loud. His composure on the ball belies his age,his got speed and proper timing in the tackles. His performance made his defensive partner Gabriel Magalhães look stupid at times with Gabriel's wobbles at the back,which were also there last season. When they now say he benefited from the loan move at Marseille, I just shake my head with a wry smile to match. This is the team I support. We would have benefited from him being around last season. Money spent on Ben White could have been used elsewhere and by now we would have been talking about playing in the Champions league not qualifying for it. It is clear that even Gabriel Magalhães is not the finished article just yet, it also showed last season. Maybe he should have been the one farmed out on loan. My point is,Saliba's quality was clear enough for a good coach to see and retain him last season. There is nothing extraordinary that happened to him last year that he didn't already have in him and was already displaying. If he was on loan in Sevilla, or Dortmund or anywhere where he is given regular playtime,he will shine. Now you bring him back and a World Cup hopeful in Ben White sadly is the scape goat. Playing him at right back,is all compensation really. It nearly cost us yesterday,if not for the "magic" of the goalkeeper as he always does. Why won't a Cedric Soares play when Tomiyasu is out injured? Does that even send a good message to Cedric? All these are the ripple effects of a bad decision to send Saliba away on loan,last season. One good thing I see is that Arteta keeps growing away from the rookie coach he was at the beginning. Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
SALIBA SALIBA SAAAALLLIBA!
The English Premier League is upon us again for the 2022/23 edition. The very first match played yesterday,pitched a promising Arsenal side against a sturdy Crystal Palace side now coached by Arsenal legend and former captain, Patrick Vieira. This is a Palace side that has no fear for Arsenal whatsoever,especially since Vieira came on board last summer. They whipped Arsenal 3 nil in their last encounter and it was a 2-all draw in the previous. The result was different this time, with Arsenal coming through 2-nil victors. Palace showed their stubborn side and could have clawed their way back,if not for the heroics of Ramsdale the Arsenal goalie. However, the name on everyone's lips, was a certain William Saliba. He is Arsenal's 21-year-old French centre back. There had been a lot of gist around him because of his rather strange treatment by Arsenal. He was bought by Arsenal at the age of 18, under the keen eyes of then boss, Unai Emery for £27million from Saint-Etienne. That amount of money in 2019 showed how much value Arsenal placed on him and his contract was a long term one. It's no secret that many other clubs were in the hunt for him,including Tottenham, but he chose Arsenal because it's the club of his affection since childhood,he thus couldn't allow anything kill his childhood dream. He was immediately loaned back to the club he was bought from,as a way of preparing him to join Arsenal for the 2020/21 seaaon. Alas Emery couldn't follow through with the plan because he was sacked and replaced by the current coach, Mikel Arteta. ![untitled.gif] Arteta wasn't so impressed with the lad after his very impressive first loan stint and he designated him to go out on loan again,even there was a time in the summer of 2020, when Saliba had to make do with 6 months of youth football because made a mistake and couldn't get a suitable loan deal for the player. It frustrated the player and Arsenal supporters as well. Once again he resumed in pre-season this summer from the latest loan move at Marseille where once again he was such a beaut to watch. It became a talking point in North London, Marseille wanted him back and the player was open to leaving. He had impressed so much at Marseille that the French national team had begun inviting and playing him. Thus, regular football was his absolute desire especially given it is a World Cup year. Suddenly Arteta swooped in like a reborn man and had discussions with Saliba promising him of more involvement in the Arsenal squad and that's how he forgot about a return to France. Well the title of the post is his name thrice and thrice happens to be the number of loan stints he's had. He was terrific last night. He won the Man of the Match Award for crying out loud. His composure on the ball belies his age,his got speed and proper timing in the tackles. His performance made his defensive partner Gabriel Magalhães look stupid at times with Gabriel's wobbles at the back,which were also there last season. When they now say he benefited from the loan move at Marseille, I just shake my head with a wry smile to match. This is the team I support. We would have benefited from him being around last season. Money spent on Ben White could have been used elsewhere and by now we would have been talking about playing in the Champions league not qualifying for it. It is clear that even Gabriel Magalhães is not the finished article just yet, it also showed last season. Maybe he should have been the one farmed out on loan. My point is,Saliba's quality was clear enough for a good coach to see and retain him last season. There is nothing extraordinary that happened to him last year that he didn't already have in him and was already displaying. If he was on loan in Sevilla, or Dortmund or anywhere where he is given regular playtime,he will shine. Now you bring him back and a World Cup hopeful in Ben White sadly is the scape goat. Playing him at right back,is all compensation really. It nearly cost us yesterday,if not for the "magic" of the goalkeeper as he always does. Why won't a Cedric Soares play when Tomiyasu is out injured? Does that even send a good message to Cedric? All these are the ripple effects of a bad decision to send Saliba away on loan,last season. One good thing I see is that Arteta keeps growing away from the rookie coach he was at the beginning. Cheers
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ogeewittyupdated
CRISTIANO FOR UNITED EXIT
Some few days back, Cristiano Ronaldo was back in town as my post– ('Hawking' Cristiano could be Correct Afterall)– reports. A meeting was scheduled to hold between Ronaldo's camp and the United camp(heirarchy and the coach). Most of the world was not present in that meeting but "I was". Free of any charge,I will feed you with what happened their from my bank of imagination and news reports on that meeting. Ronny: Goodmorning Chiefs,I'm utterly grateful for the cooperation you've given me, by permitting my absence from our pre-season thus far. Hierarchy: It's our pleasure. Your well-being is our concern, especially your being our best player and the best in the world. We do hope you've now sorted out the issues that were such a bother. Ronny: Yes Chiefs,the issues have been sorted out and my head is clearer now. My family and I did some intense soul searching and came up with what is a solution for this moment. Agent: Urm Chiefs, as always it's an honour to work with you all. We are talking about the best player in the world,who also is now37-yrs-old. He also has absolutely no problem turning out for this team– arguably the best team in England and one of the best in the world. However, do you think it strange that he will be considering the Ballon d'Or trophy? SILENCE EVERYWHERE Agent contd: He has won it five times already and I don't anyone in this room will not want him to win it again, especially as he no longer has so many years before retirement. The point is that we are faced with a system that disregards the Europa Cup as a key require for the Ballon d'Or trophy,no matter how good the player is. This is an absolute fact,we wish we can change the rules right away. Heirarchy: Are you saying it's all about the player's ambition? Agent: That can never be the case, that's why I referenced this club as arguably the very best in England and how it's such a pleasure for my client to play here. Hierarchy: Okay then,pardon me to chip this in before you continue. Be sure that our Europa league qualification has been a huge embarrassment to this club,infact a few of us here fell ill and one hospitalised last season when we discovered that mathematically we could make it to the Champions league. We are still recovering even now. That's why we quickly swung into action and got a world class coach in Erik ten Hag,in order for our fortunes to change quickly. We are also fully backing him,whether it be policy implementation or cash injection. The erstwhile coach,Ralph Rangnick resumed as a consultant after last season as his contract stipulates. He lasted only a few weeks. Why? The arrival of the new coach basically. He wanted a mode of operation that was different from our original plan and the kind of contract Rangnick signed. We backed the coach nonetheless, eventhough it meant losing a brilliant mind in Rangnick, who didn't want a change in the contract. Secondly, you can scarcely find any serious club excusing their best player at a time there's a "revenge mission", when it not the case of injury to the player. These are crucial times in this club,with a fresh coach.If it was an old coach,maybe we may understand the best player's absence. A new project just began and your best player who is key to this project is unavailable? Who does that? But we took the lenient route,the compassionate(maybe illogical) step and excused him to sort himself out. Agent: You have spoken absolutely well sir, and in truth we have not throughout this period of my clients absence taken it for granted that you all have gone out of your way to favour us. In the spirit of your wanting the best for my client,as you have clearly demonstrated, we urge you to go a step further by helping him fulfil his Ballon d'Or dream. He has absolutely nothing against this his darling club but his age has something against him. He therefore needs to act fast and like I have explained before, the Champions league is the way. Infact we believe in the new boss to deliver that my client doesn't even need a permanent transfer, a loan move will be okay and he returns next season to play for this club. Heirarchy: Hmmn,okay you mean he goes on loan and comes back next summer,with an expectation that we are back in the Champions league, meaning no harm to his Ballon d'Or vision. Agent: Exactly Chiefs Heirarchy: You know he signed for 2 seasons when he came,so we have to sort that out if he must go on loan. So what club are you looking at? Agent: Chelsea HUGE SILENCE Heirarchy: please we've had enough. You mean he goes to a rival club to further increase their chances of a Champions League, thesame Champions league we crave. We think this meeting is over, we've tried our best to hear you out and be empathetic. A rival club? That's a step too far gentlemen.
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ogeewittyupdated
CRISTIANO FOR UNITED EXIT
Some few days back, Cristiano Ronaldo was back in town as my post– ('Hawking' Cristiano could be Correct Afterall)– reports. A meeting was scheduled to hold between Ronaldo's camp and the United camp(heirarchy and the coach). Most of the world was not present in that meeting but "I was". Free of any charge,I will feed you with what happened their from my bank of imagination and news reports on that meeting. Ronny: Goodmorning Chiefs,I'm utterly grateful for the cooperation you've given me, by permitting my absence from our pre-season thus far. Hierarchy: It's our pleasure. Your well-being is our concern, especially your being our best player and the best in the world. We do hope you've now sorted out the issues that were such a bother. Ronny: Yes Chiefs,the issues have been sorted out and my head is clearer now. My family and I did some intense soul searching and came up with what is a solution for this moment. Agent: Urm Chiefs, as always it's an honour to work with you all. We are talking about the best player in the world,who also is now37-yrs-old. He also has absolutely no problem turning out for this team– arguably the best team in England and one of the best in the world. However, do you think it strange that he will be considering the Ballon d'Or trophy? SILENCE EVERYWHERE Agent contd: He has won it five times already and I don't anyone in this room will not want him to win it again, especially as he no longer has so many years before retirement. The point is that we are faced with a system that disregards the Europa Cup as a key require for the Ballon d'Or trophy,no matter how good the player is. This is an absolute fact,we wish we can change the rules right away. Heirarchy: Are you saying it's all about the player's ambition? Agent: That can never be the case, that's why I referenced this club as arguably the very best in England and how it's such a pleasure for my client to play here. Hierarchy: Okay then,pardon me to chip this in before you continue. Be sure that our Europa league qualification has been a huge embarrassment to this club,infact a few of us here fell ill and one hospitalised last season when we discovered that mathematically we could make it to the Champions league. We are still recovering even now. That's why we quickly swung into action and got a world class coach in Erik ten Hag,in order for our fortunes to change quickly. We are also fully backing him,whether it be policy implementation or cash injection. The erstwhile coach,Ralph Rangnick resumed as a consultant after last season as his contract stipulates. He lasted only a few weeks. Why? The arrival of the new coach basically. He wanted a mode of operation that was different from our original plan and the kind of contract Rangnick signed. We backed the coach nonetheless, eventhough it meant losing a brilliant mind in Rangnick, who didn't want a change in the contract. Secondly, you can scarcely find any serious club excusing their best player at a time there's a "revenge mission", when it not the case of injury to the player. These are crucial times in this club,with a fresh coach.If it was an old coach,maybe we may understand the best player's absence. A new project just began and your best player who is key to this project is unavailable? Who does that? But we took the lenient route,the compassionate(maybe illogical) step and excused him to sort himself out. Agent: You have spoken absolutely well sir, and in truth we have not throughout this period of my clients absence taken it for granted that you all have gone out of your way to favour us. In the spirit of your wanting the best for my client,as you have clearly demonstrated, we urge you to go a step further by helping him fulfil his Ballon d'Or dream. He has absolutely nothing against this his darling club but his age has something against him. He therefore needs to act fast and like I have explained before, the Champions league is the way. Infact we believe in the new boss to deliver that my client doesn't even need a permanent transfer, a loan move will be okay and he returns next season to play for this club. Heirarchy: Hmmn,okay you mean he goes on loan and comes back next summer,with an expectation that we are back in the Champions league, meaning no harm to his Ballon d'Or vision. Agent: Exactly Chiefs Heirarchy: You know he signed for 2 seasons when he came,so we have to sort that out if he must go on loan. So what club are you looking at? Agent: Chelsea HUGE SILENCE Heirarchy: please we've had enough. You mean he goes to a rival club to further increase their chances of a Champions League, thesame Champions league we crave. We think this meeting is over, we've tried our best to hear you out and be empathetic. A rival club? That's a step too far gentlemen.
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ogeewittyupdated
CRISTIANO FOR UNITED EXIT
Some few days back, Cristiano Ronaldo was back in town as my post– ('Hawking' Cristiano could be Correct Afterall)– reports. A meeting was scheduled to hold between Ronaldo's camp and the United camp(heirarchy and the coach). Most of the world was not present in that meeting but "I was". Free of any charge,I will feed you with what happened their from my bank of imagination and news reports on that meeting. Ronny: Goodmorning Chiefs,I'm utterly grateful for the cooperation you've given me, by permitting my absence from our pre-season thus far. Hierarchy: It's our pleasure. Your well-being is our concern, especially your being our best player and the best in the world. We do hope you've now sorted out the issues that were such a bother. Ronny: Yes Chiefs,the issues have been sorted out and my head is clearer now. My family and I did some intense soul searching and came up with what is a solution for this moment. Agent: Urm Chiefs, as always it's an honour to work with you all. We are talking about the best player in the world,who also is now37-yrs-old. He also has absolutely no problem turning out for this team– arguably the best team in England and one of the best in the world. However, do you think it strange that he will be considering the Ballon d'Or trophy? SILENCE EVERYWHERE Agent contd: He has won it five times already and I don't anyone in this room will not want him to win it again, especially as he no longer has so many years before retirement. The point is that we are faced with a system that disregards the Europa Cup as a key require for the Ballon d'Or trophy,no matter how good the player is. This is an absolute fact,we wish we can change the rules right away. Heirarchy: Are you saying it's all about the player's ambition? Agent: That can never be the case, that's why I referenced this club as arguably the very best in England and how it's such a pleasure for my client to play here. Hierarchy: Okay then,pardon me to chip this in before you continue. Be sure that our Europa league qualification has been a huge embarrassment to this club,infact a few of us here fell ill and one hospitalised last season when we discovered that mathematically we could make it to the Champions league. We are still recovering even now. That's why we quickly swung into action and got a world class coach in Erik ten Hag,in order for our fortunes to change quickly. We are also fully backing him,whether it be policy implementation or cash injection. The erstwhile coach,Ralph Rangnick resumed as a consultant after last season as his contract stipulates. He lasted only a few weeks. Why? The arrival of the new coach basically. He wanted a mode of operation that was different from our original plan and the kind of contract Rangnick signed. We backed the coach nonetheless, eventhough it meant losing a brilliant mind in Rangnick, who didn't want a change in the contract. Secondly, you can scarcely find any serious club excusing their best player at a time there's a "revenge mission", when it not the case of injury to the player. These are crucial times in this club,with a fresh coach.If it was an old coach,maybe we may understand the best player's absence. A new project just began and your best player who is key to this project is unavailable? Who does that? But we took the lenient route,the compassionate(maybe illogical) step and excused him to sort himself out. Agent: You have spoken absolutely well sir, and in truth we have not throughout this period of my clients absence taken it for granted that you all have gone out of your way to favour us. In the spirit of your wanting the best for my client,as you have clearly demonstrated, we urge you to go a step further by helping him fulfil his Ballon d'Or dream. He has absolutely nothing against this his darling club but his age has something against him. He therefore needs to act fast and like I have explained before, the Champions league is the way. Infact we believe in the new boss to deliver that my client doesn't even need a permanent transfer, a loan move will be okay and he returns next season to play for this club. Heirarchy: Hmmn,okay you mean he goes on loan and comes back next summer,with an expectation that we are back in the Champions league, meaning no harm to his Ballon d'Or vision. Agent: Exactly Chiefs Heirarchy: You know he signed for 2 seasons when he came,so we have to sort that out if he must go on loan. So what club are you looking at? Agent: Chelsea HUGE SILENCE Heirarchy: please we've had enough. You mean he goes to a rival club to further increase their chances of a Champions League, thesame Champions league we crave. We think this meeting is over, we've tried our best to hear you out and be empathetic. A rival club? That's a step too far gentlemen.
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