Lots has been written and said about the spectacular fall of Man United and the steady emergence of the new champions, yes the Arsenal. Reasons, factors, stats and graphs were produced to help analyse the reasons for the manure’s drop to mid table. Similar activities have been occupying both the fans and the enemies of the AFC and as a result our own AAers apportioned some of the credit to Ozil, some to Wenger’s visionary talents and recently my friend Rocky told us that it is Giroud who made the difference.
Right, that’s enough, my feathers have been sufficiently ruffled to force me to write the following:
Oi you, ungrateful ones! Can’t you see what made the biggest difference to our team in the past 5 or more years?? You all seem to love the stats, so could you please check goals conceded and clean sheets over the past few years? No, I am not talking about the amazing Koscielny and the great BFG, or even
Sagna. Keep thinking….. No, I am not talking about Szczesny either. STEVE BOULD my dears, he is the one guy that truly made the difference to the way we play.
Bouldie played as a centre back for us for some 11 years. At the beginning of the last season he became Wenger’s assistant, replacing the seemingly irreplaceable Pat Rice. This is by no means dig at Pat’s tremendous work, we will be forever indebted to PR, but at just 51 Steve has brought with him hands on experience of the modern game and good knowledge of new training techniques. He is a very likable man and players, especially defenders adore him, they cannot do enough for him. I believe that it is Steve’s doing that Koz, Mert, Gibbs, Jenks and Szczesny are a true force to be reckoned with. Our excellent defending recent records are a testament to his hard work, attention to detail as well as total commitment to the cause.
I was petrified that there might be a grain of truth in the rumour that Steve may replace GiE’s Tony at Stoke City in the summer. It was a huge relief for me to realise that is was the usual summer bullshit story, to draw in the readers. Panic over, Bouldie is staying put. He has recently stated in the papers that he loves his position at the Club, enjoys working under pressure and has long term ambitions for us.
Lovely, I think he is the best thing that happened to us in a very long time. I am truly impressed by Bould’s work, are you?
Written by evonne