7 years. We have all heard it, we are all suffering from the jibes and the media make sure it repeated regularly. What has happened?
Many on the site will have sung with gusto:-
“Georgie Graham’s Magic,
He wears a Magic Hat,
And when he saw the F A Cup,
He said I’m having that”
If you look carefully, BR is just below GG’s shoulder!
Of, course, in later years Arsene Wenger inherited the song.
With the FAC this Saturday and another year of non-Arsenal interest, I question what is going wrong? How can a team as talented as ours, with as many outstanding players as we have, won zip for so long? Quite frankly, it is not good enough.
We have many discussions about evaluating what is success; for example, would we swap Liverpool’s season for ours – they stand on the brink of equalling our Double Cup win, yet lie outside the European places and a huge 34 points behind Manchester? What will the records show? They will show a successful 2012 for the Scousers. Arsenal can point to another season of “development”.
We can all list a litany of excuses; the stadium, the CL involvement, Project Youth, financial restrictions, bad luck, injuries etc but the sad fact is that during our barren run even Spurs have won a trophy! A Div 1 team have won a trophy (don’t bother looking it up – it was Portsmouth) and so have a Championship side (surely you recall that one 😦 ).
So, why aren’t we winning silverware and how do we remedy this sorry state of affairs? I will let you into a secret – Mr Wenger has no idea and neither do I. We both need some input as to how to remedy the problem.
Can you help?
Written by BigRaddy