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ogeewitty
FOUR SIGNINGS IN FOUR WEEKS
Hi,who missed my absence?🙂 It's only the first day in July, but the 'Real Madrid' of London is doing brisk, but efficient business. Wait a minute, that's the club where in mid-August,Mauricio Pochettino the then coach was frantically hoping will sign four players in two week (the transfer window closes,end of August). Business at snail speed was what this club was known for,pretty much like their red wearing big brother. So in April 2018, it was Pochettino moaning about the club's slow start to seasons being occasioned by the club's habit of leaving it late in the window before getting in new signings.In his words:'We need today, no, yesterday, to start to work to try to sign players.' He words even revealed his near confusion. Let me add that leaving it late effectively ensures that all desired signings don't happen. By July 2018 and four weeks before the commencement of the season the club had made absolutely no signings. Being in Pochettino's shoes must have been hard sailing folks.🙂 Before I proceed may I unveil a little bit of some mystery. By 'Real Madrid' of London, I am referring to Tottenham. I used that name with reference to the colour of their home strip(which is white) being same as Madrid's. Please this is the context alone,in which I used that name,apologies to Real Madrid faithfuls if they feel offended by the use of the hallowed name of their club. "Red wearing big brother" refers to Arsenal,since red is a huge theme on Arsenal's home street. Again as before,I spoke of 'brother' only to refer to the fact that they both hail from same city, no offence to Arsenal and Tottenham fans who don't want to be seen as brothers with each other. May I now proceed. It was a *sonic* boom of a 4 weeks– Perisic, Bissouma, Forster and Richarlison! All these quality additions that definitely improves the side,plus giving it much needed squad depth. It's the Paratici– Fabio Paratici– the Italian,Managing Director of football for Tottenham. He was employed in June,2021,immediately after he left Juventus,where he did an exceptional work,in a similar role, where he worked for 11years. He proved himself an exceptional talent in player recruitment at Juve. Part of his time at Juve was spent with Antonio Conte(the team's coach) and those years were successful years with both of them dovetailing nicely. Infact Conte was to be appointed alongside Paratici in 2021, but Tottenham felt he was too expensive. They suffered for that unwise choice and had to scamper back in search of him; good enough he wasn't employed yet and ofcourse they met his desired pay. So the Fabio–Antonio combo was reignited. So we go through the names briefly: Ivan Perisic: This man from Crotia is a competent customer,a hardworking right winger who Conte knows very well,having coached him at Inter and Juve before. At 31years of age and a World Cup veteran,he brings a massive load of experience to this Tottenham side that will be competing in the Champions league. Sven Bissouma: This signing made people to sit-up and begin to take Tottenham seriously. This player has drawn admiring glances from big clubs.He sits at the base of the midfield dictating play. He is a bundle of energy and difficult to disposses because of his skill on the ball and his low centre of gravity.He can play as a number 4 or assist same playing as a box-box midfielder. Great buy! Ben Foster: A great keeper to have as a backup. He has premier league experience, under his belt,so he is a useful addition to give club captain, Hugo Lloris some fight. Richarlison: The darling of Everto football club before now. He has been a mainstay under any coach who has coached Everton. He is a Brazilian and he offers you that Brazil *magic* from time to time. He is a forward player,with speed and energy. He is known for his strong winning mentality, and hunger for goals.
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ogeewitty
FOUR SIGNINGS IN FOUR WEEKS
Hi,who missed my absence?🙂 It's only the first day in July, but the 'Real Madrid' of London is doing brisk, but efficient business. Wait a minute, that's the club where in mid-August,Mauricio Pochettino the then coach was frantically hoping will sign four players in two week (the transfer window closes,end of August). Business at snail speed was what this club was known for,pretty much like their red wearing big brother. So in April 2018, it was Pochettino moaning about the club's slow start to seasons being occasioned by the club's habit of leaving it late in the window before getting in new signings.In his words:'We need today, no, yesterday, to start to work to try to sign players.' He words even revealed his near confusion. Let me add that leaving it late effectively ensures that all desired signings don't happen. By July 2018 and four weeks before the commencement of the season the club had made absolutely no signings. Being in Pochettino's shoes must have been hard sailing folks.🙂 Before I proceed may I unveil a little bit of some mystery. By 'Real Madrid' of London, I am referring to Tottenham. I used that name with reference to the colour of their home strip(which is white) being same as Madrid's. Please this is the context alone,in which I used that name,apologies to Real Madrid faithfuls if they feel offended by the use of the hallowed name of their club. "Red wearing big brother" refers to Arsenal,since red is a huge theme on Arsenal's home street. Again as before,I spoke of 'brother' only to refer to the fact that they both hail from same city, no offence to Arsenal and Tottenham fans who don't want to be seen as brothers with each other. May I now proceed. It was a *sonic* boom of a 4 weeks– Perisic, Bissouma, Forster and Richarlison! All these quality additions that definitely improves the side,plus giving it much needed squad depth. It's the Paratici– Fabio Paratici– the Italian,Managing Director of football for Tottenham. He was employed in June,2021,immediately after he left Juventus,where he did an exceptional work,in a similar role, where he worked for 11years. He proved himself an exceptional talent in player recruitment at Juve. Part of his time at Juve was spent with Antonio Conte(the team's coach) and those years were successful years with both of them dovetailing nicely. Infact Conte was to be appointed alongside Paratici in 2021, but Tottenham felt he was too expensive. They suffered for that unwise choice and had to scamper back in search of him; good enough he wasn't employed yet and ofcourse they met his desired pay. So the Fabio–Antonio combo was reignited. So we go through the names briefly: Ivan Perisic: This man from Crotia is a competent customer,a hardworking right winger who Conte knows very well,having coached him at Inter and Juve before. At 31years of age and a World Cup veteran,he brings a massive load of experience to this Tottenham side that will be competing in the Champions league. Sven Bissouma: This signing made people to sit-up and begin to take Tottenham seriously. This player has drawn admiring glances from big clubs.He sits at the base of the midfield dictating play. He is a bundle of energy and difficult to disposses because of his skill on the ball and his low centre of gravity.He can play as a number 4 or assist same playing as a box-box midfielder. Great buy! Ben Foster: A great keeper to have as a backup. He has premier league experience, under his belt,so he is a useful addition to give club captain, Hugo Lloris some fight. Richarlison: The darling of Everto football club before now. He has been a mainstay under any coach who has coached Everton. He is a Brazilian and he offers you that Brazil *magic* from time to time. He is a forward player,with speed and energy. He is known for his strong winning mentality, and hunger for goals.
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ogeewitty
FOUR SIGNINGS IN FOUR WEEKS
Hi,who missed my absence?🙂 It's only the first day in July, but the 'Real Madrid' of London is doing brisk, but efficient business. Wait a minute, that's the club where in mid-August,Mauricio Pochettino the then coach was frantically hoping will sign four players in two week (the transfer window closes,end of August). Business at snail speed was what this club was known for,pretty much like their red wearing big brother. So in April 2018, it was Pochettino moaning about the club's slow start to seasons being occasioned by the club's habit of leaving it late in the window before getting in new signings.In his words:'We need today, no, yesterday, to start to work to try to sign players.' He words even revealed his near confusion. Let me add that leaving it late effectively ensures that all desired signings don't happen. By July 2018 and four weeks before the commencement of the season the club had made absolutely no signings. Being in Pochettino's shoes must have been hard sailing folks.🙂 Before I proceed may I unveil a little bit of some mystery. By 'Real Madrid' of London, I am referring to Tottenham. I used that name with reference to the colour of their home strip(which is white) being same as Madrid's. Please this is the context alone,in which I used that name,apologies to Real Madrid faithfuls if they feel offended by the use of the hallowed name of their club. "Red wearing big brother" refers to Arsenal,since red is a huge theme on Arsenal's home street. Again as before,I spoke of 'brother' only to refer to the fact that they both hail from same city, no offence to Arsenal and Tottenham fans who don't want to be seen as brothers with each other. May I now proceed. It was a *sonic* boom of a 4 weeks– Perisic, Bissouma, Forster and Richarlison! All these quality additions that definitely improves the side,plus giving it much needed squad depth. It's the Paratici– Fabio Paratici– the Italian,Managing Director of football for Tottenham. He was employed in June,2021,immediately after he left Juventus,where he did an exceptional work,in a similar role, where he worked for 11years. He proved himself an exceptional talent in player recruitment at Juve. Part of his time at Juve was spent with Antonio Conte(the team's coach) and those years were successful years with both of them dovetailing nicely. Infact Conte was to be appointed alongside Paratici in 2021, but Tottenham felt he was too expensive. They suffered for that unwise choice and had to scamper back in search of him; good enough he wasn't employed yet and ofcourse they met his desired pay. So the Fabio–Antonio combo was reignited. So we go through the names briefly: Ivan Perisic: This man from Crotia is a competent customer,a hardworking right winger who Conte knows very well,having coached him at Inter and Juve before. At 31years of age and a World Cup veteran,he brings a massive load of experience to this Tottenham side that will be competing in the Champions league. Sven Bissouma: This signing made people to sit-up and begin to take Tottenham seriously. This player has drawn admiring glances from big clubs.He sits at the base of the midfield dictating play. He is a bundle of energy and difficult to disposses because of his skill on the ball and his low centre of gravity.He can play as a number 4 or assist same playing as a box-box midfielder. Great buy! Ben Foster: A great keeper to have as a backup. He has premier league experience, under his belt,so he is a useful addition to give club captain, Hugo Lloris some fight. Richarlison: The darling of Everto football club before now. He has been a mainstay under any coach who has coached Everton. He is a Brazilian and he offers you that Brazil *magic* from time to time. He is a forward player,with speed and energy. He is known for his strong winning mentality, and hunger for goals.
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abdoul-reserved
Champions League Football, One Step Closer
Oh, how time flies! Just a few months ago, one team was touted as title contenders because they have the GOAT and another were relegation favorites, even though we know the latter was just bants taken too far. Who would have thought that Arsenal at this stage in the season would be eight points ahead of Manchester United, despite haven played two games lesser and just one point behind defending European Champions, Chelsea in third. With the win against Leeds United over the weekend, we just got ourselves one leg into next season's Champions League. Like I've always noted, the NLD would be the deciding factor in this race that has gone to the wire. All Arsenal need to do at Spurs on Thursday is to avoid defeat and win one of their remaining two games, this is provided Spurs win their own remaining two games afterwards. Conte's men cannot afford any slip. Until after the Spurs game, you can't put your money on Arsenal. I feel we started the Leeds game very well and that's how I like Arsenal to start games. The first 15 minutes are always very crucial and getting those two goals did a lot to the confidence on both sides, especially the manner of the first goal. Poor Ilan Meslier. I felt very bad for him as he's done better than to have been at the heart of such horror which almost jeopardizes their Premier League status. Nketiah really has repaid the faith in him with his fourth goal in five games. I'm so excited about how he has grabbed this opportunity. I felt he deserved that spot ahead of Lacazette who had failed to deliver in preceding games. I'm almost tempted to say that Laca couldn't have given us the same output that Eddie has, especially with those runs that earned goals against Chelsea and Leeds. The sad thing is that he is nearing his end at Arsenal and may not have enough time to really earn that spot. I doubt he'd be renewing his contract, except if guaranteed a starting shirt. He wouldn't want to take the risk though. His case is very similar to Gabriel Jesus, who also picked form towards the end of his City career and the runours are rife that the Brazilian may be headed for the Emirates. Not sure I'm a big fan of that, but we'd only wait to see how it goes. I'd have preferred that we didn't have to play against 10-men as we looked to take our feet off the gas after that Ayling sending off. To mention, I feel Ayling just got himself a very needless red because Martinelli was going nowhere. He could have even ended up stopping the ball for him. We didn't look to punish them with that one-man advantage and that's been an Arsenal problem since as far as I can remember. We played better when Leeds had 11 men on. The second half, I believe we didn't start well and that's something I'm not happy about. We almost allowed Leeds back into that game. I can't understand why you would play against 10 men for over an hour, have control of the game and still end the game with a nervy finish. I'm sure Arteta must have noted this and called his boys to order. They can't do this against Tottenham. My eyes are still on the third spot. Perhaps, we can usurp Chelsea and save our stress the troubles of having to play the qualifiers. Nonetheless, we have just one assignment, which I believe is the most important and achievable - avoid defeat at Spurs. A win would be perfect and help us seal fourth spot quicker. Let's bring on the derby. COYG
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abdoul-reserved
Champions League Football, One Step Closer
Oh, how time flies! Just a few months ago, one team was touted as title contenders because they have the GOAT and another were relegation favorites, even though we know the latter was just bants taken too far. Who would have thought that Arsenal at this stage in the season would be eight points ahead of Manchester United, despite haven played two games lesser and just one point behind defending European Champions, Chelsea in third. With the win against Leeds United over the weekend, we just got ourselves one leg into next season's Champions League. Like I've always noted, the NLD would be the deciding factor in this race that has gone to the wire. All Arsenal need to do at Spurs on Thursday is to avoid defeat and win one of their remaining two games, this is provided Spurs win their own remaining two games afterwards. Conte's men cannot afford any slip. Until after the Spurs game, you can't put your money on Arsenal. I feel we started the Leeds game very well and that's how I like Arsenal to start games. The first 15 minutes are always very crucial and getting those two goals did a lot to the confidence on both sides, especially the manner of the first goal. Poor Ilan Meslier. I felt very bad for him as he's done better than to have been at the heart of such horror which almost jeopardizes their Premier League status. Nketiah really has repaid the faith in him with his fourth goal in five games. I'm so excited about how he has grabbed this opportunity. I felt he deserved that spot ahead of Lacazette who had failed to deliver in preceding games. I'm almost tempted to say that Laca couldn't have given us the same output that Eddie has, especially with those runs that earned goals against Chelsea and Leeds. The sad thing is that he is nearing his end at Arsenal and may not have enough time to really earn that spot. I doubt he'd be renewing his contract, except if guaranteed a starting shirt. He wouldn't want to take the risk though. His case is very similar to Gabriel Jesus, who also picked form towards the end of his City career and the runours are rife that the Brazilian may be headed for the Emirates. Not sure I'm a big fan of that, but we'd only wait to see how it goes. I'd have preferred that we didn't have to play against 10-men as we looked to take our feet off the gas after that Ayling sending off. To mention, I feel Ayling just got himself a very needless red because Martinelli was going nowhere. He could have even ended up stopping the ball for him. We didn't look to punish them with that one-man advantage and that's been an Arsenal problem since as far as I can remember. We played better when Leeds had 11 men on. The second half, I believe we didn't start well and that's something I'm not happy about. We almost allowed Leeds back into that game. I can't understand why you would play against 10 men for over an hour, have control of the game and still end the game with a nervy finish. I'm sure Arteta must have noted this and called his boys to order. They can't do this against Tottenham. My eyes are still on the third spot. Perhaps, we can usurp Chelsea and save our stress the troubles of having to play the qualifiers. Nonetheless, we have just one assignment, which I believe is the most important and achievable - avoid defeat at Spurs. A win would be perfect and help us seal fourth spot quicker. Let's bring on the derby. COYG
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abdoul-reserved
Champions League Football, One Step Closer
Oh, how time flies! Just a few months ago, one team was touted as title contenders because they have the GOAT and another were relegation favorites, even though we know the latter was just bants taken too far. Who would have thought that Arsenal at this stage in the season would be eight points ahead of Manchester United, despite haven played two games lesser and just one point behind defending European Champions, Chelsea in third. With the win against Leeds United over the weekend, we just got ourselves one leg into next season's Champions League. Like I've always noted, the NLD would be the deciding factor in this race that has gone to the wire. All Arsenal need to do at Spurs on Thursday is to avoid defeat and win one of their remaining two games, this is provided Spurs win their own remaining two games afterwards. Conte's men cannot afford any slip. Until after the Spurs game, you can't put your money on Arsenal. I feel we started the Leeds game very well and that's how I like Arsenal to start games. The first 15 minutes are always very crucial and getting those two goals did a lot to the confidence on both sides, especially the manner of the first goal. Poor Ilan Meslier. I felt very bad for him as he's done better than to have been at the heart of such horror which almost jeopardizes their Premier League status. Nketiah really has repaid the faith in him with his fourth goal in five games. I'm so excited about how he has grabbed this opportunity. I felt he deserved that spot ahead of Lacazette who had failed to deliver in preceding games. I'm almost tempted to say that Laca couldn't have given us the same output that Eddie has, especially with those runs that earned goals against Chelsea and Leeds. The sad thing is that he is nearing his end at Arsenal and may not have enough time to really earn that spot. I doubt he'd be renewing his contract, except if guaranteed a starting shirt. He wouldn't want to take the risk though. His case is very similar to Gabriel Jesus, who also picked form towards the end of his City career and the runours are rife that the Brazilian may be headed for the Emirates. Not sure I'm a big fan of that, but we'd only wait to see how it goes. I'd have preferred that we didn't have to play against 10-men as we looked to take our feet off the gas after that Ayling sending off. To mention, I feel Ayling just got himself a very needless red because Martinelli was going nowhere. He could have even ended up stopping the ball for him. We didn't look to punish them with that one-man advantage and that's been an Arsenal problem since as far as I can remember. We played better when Leeds had 11 men on. The second half, I believe we didn't start well and that's something I'm not happy about. We almost allowed Leeds back into that game. I can't understand why you would play against 10 men for over an hour, have control of the game and still end the game with a nervy finish. I'm sure Arteta must have noted this and called his boys to order. They can't do this against Tottenham. My eyes are still on the third spot. Perhaps, we can usurp Chelsea and save our stress the troubles of having to play the qualifiers. Nonetheless, we have just one assignment, which I believe is the most important and achievable - avoid defeat at Spurs. A win would be perfect and help us seal fourth spot quicker. Let's bring on the derby. COYG
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