LB wonders what it is that’s different in the air. My observations, amateurish though they be, can be summarised in three words. Pierre. Emerick. Aubameyang.
He never EVER stops smiling. And if you look at training vids/photos, publicity moments like the new kit launch, or even match time, Mesut seems to have taken a real shine to him.
I think he’s going to turn out to be a phenomenal signing, not just for his goals, and general play, but for his esprit de corps (a while back I posited a theory about Wenger’s handover: well here’s another one – the arrival of Mkhitaryan, PEA and Sokratis, all from BD, almost at once is no coincidence). And I agree furthermore with FGG. Bring on the Golden Boot!
Will the Sanchez/Mkhitaryan player swap plus subsequent signing of Auba turn out to be one of the most significant pieces of transfer business ever done by the Club? Only time will tell but let’s pray to Dennis it is! (ed)
Taken from a comment by Maxwell
‘m gonna start a revolution from my bed
‘Cause you said the brains I had went to my head
Step outside ’cause summertime’s in bloom
Stand up beside the fireplace
Take that look from off your face
‘Cause you ain’t ever gonna burn my heart out
Am I permitted to comment on my own comment? Firstly, thank you for the honour of being added to the pantheon. I sit on the lowest step alongside Chas, Micky, Eddy, Raddie, VP, and all the other regulars!
Secondly: Ed. – Yes.
Smiles when he plays basketball
Smiles when he trains
Almost looks like he’s smiling when he’s playing
Thanks for the original comment, Max, and for allowing it to be used as a post. ☺
The lowest step – hahaha.
We need a chat. Here goes.
You say “thank you for the honour of being added to the pantheon”…. don’t grovel, there is no honour in being added to any list here.
On the bright side, you go a long way to righting that wrong by correctly stating how you, along with all locals, sit (and thrive) as bottom step dwellers. Welcome
Re your post, I totally agree on all fronts. both about the Dortmund effect as well as the impact of Auba. I think the Sanchez/Mikhi deal was a stroke of genius as the new recruiting team clearly understand the importance of togetherness, team spirit and football . understanding
Also, Auba is the type of player to bring the best out of Mesut, and we can really use his awful world cup experience to our advantage, as I suspect he will now really understand the value of being appreciated
All looking very good.
Bottom steps and pantheons 😉
maxwell – all very well son, but we must not forget our star smiler Santi, he is the best
Pantheon. Easy. Next….Viv Anderson?
Get that one then, smart-arse!
2. Viv Westwood as opposed to her brother, Viv
I thought you might know Vivienne Westwood immediately.
Did you play pool with her once? 🙂
1. A Slit?
3:04 Viv from The Young Ones?
no, didit likes her underwear shops
Your favourite musician – hahahaha
Sarky! Classic bottom stepper comment 🙂
I believe Agent Provocateur was the work of her son with Malcolm McLaren
Viv Albertine ✔
I know that, however I am surprised you did 🙂
I know @3:10 – Frank
Over 700 peeps have viewed your comment –>post.
Don’t worry, hardly anyone reads the lowest step comments below. 🙂
And another thing! I wasn’t grovelling. Just surprised to see myself elevated “above the line”.
Now the other thing… A year ago everyone was wetting themselves over Ozil’s contract. But I wasn’t. Because last year was the first for the new version of attempts to rationalise expenditure, by curbing the percentage increase in players’ wages year on year. Aha I thought, they’ve already agreed Ozil’s new package, they’re just waiting for the appropriate time within the footballing financial year. Sure enough, he signed. Now it’s Ramsey – and it’s my guess the same thing is happening. They’ve agreed a deal, but also to delay that deal so as not to foul the wage increase. I hope I’m not very very wrong, or I’ll be very very embarrassed…
What would you say if Barca asked for Ramsey to be part of a possible deal for Dembele?
Well, since you ask. Keep Ramsey, but only because I wasn’t impressed with Dembele at the WC. Looked to me like he has attitude, possibly too-much-too-soon syndrome.
But it doesn’t really matter what I’d think or do. I guess if the recruitment team thought it good business they’d do it and I’d have egg on my face.
By the way, I forgot to agree thumbs up with Eddy. Santi the smiler, the best ever!
…i’d say Barca are off their heads.
If you ever fancy writing a post, then please do – it’s so rare that sense gets spoken on here. ☺
chas – that is bloody unfair. We might not have a clue about football, but we talk sense about everything else
Good point, Eddie.
Lowest rung we may be, but non-football bollix is a speciality.
Take crime series for example. I am addicted, watch it all the time. I finished a Welsh one with subtitles, dropped a Canadian in slow motion with subtitels and I am back to my favourite French with subtitles. The French is the best – proper cop drama; they all smoke, some take coke, beat up suspects, falsify statements, bloody great stuff. And there is a Judge who is overlooking everything, they call him Monsieur Zooze. Once a woman accused a man of rape. Monsieur Zooze took them both to the place of the alleged crime, with a dummy, and asked them both to demonstrate on the dummy what happened. Needless to say the man had a lot of fun, but Monsieur Zooze acquitted him because the way the victim showed what happened was not possible. Brilliant
I’m addicted to the Lee Child series of Jack Reacher thrillers (books) at the moment.
They make me laugh and keep me on the edge of my seat all at the same time.
I’ve barely put the TV on in the last couple of months.
i cannot read, eyes are poorly. I tried Lee Child, but he doesn’t do it for me. Scandi crime books are best
Monsieur Zooze, what a character 🙂
Monsieur Zooze is Mr Judge (equivalent to Your Honour)
I cannot believe Barca would ask for Ramsey full stop.
I’ll send a line or two in and make Ramsey issue Q of the day
Sorry Micky, I already decided that Torreira joining the squad to train was more important.
Perhaps we can Rambo tomorrow?