Chas posted a video the other morning that featured Eric Cantona, and it got me thinking.
My Wife does not watch football, but I do remember one occasion when she found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time as a Utd v Arsenal game was beamed into the Didit Moving Image Receiver.
The camera zoomed in to Cantona leading the United side out of the tunnel, and she “ooo’d”. What she observed was a supremely confident man, heaving with pride and a steely look of determination in his eyes. His body language screamed “proud”, “I’m The Daddy here” and “we do it my way”.
I agreed with her, and bear in mind she had no idea that this man was also blessed with incredible talent, and equally importantly for me, the unpredictable.
In life, I like people with an edge and real point of difference, and I would have loved Eric Cantona to have been an Arsenal player.
My question, then, is this: who would you have liked to see in the famous shirt. Clearly there are moments in our past where obvious gaps needed filling and that the team would have been a better unit for that plug, but that’s not what I’m talking about.
Let’s not be practical here, or even realistic, simply fantasists.
This is not going to be necessarily a comfortable or pleasant experience, as the chances are some of our targets’ veins will be running with the most unsavoury blood, and their DNA may scream unspeakable words like “Tottenham”. So be brave.
Written by MickyDidIt