We are all being subjected to the usual summer torture inflicted upon us by the click harvesters who will go to any depths to get you to take the bait. We know we’re being conned, but we still can’t resist clicking on that ‘exclusive’ story to see if we really are going to sign that world class player.
The title of this post is just such an example … oops! … but rest assured, no one on AA profits from a click … we just want to get you involved in a healthy debate whilst we while away the days/hours/minutes/seconds before the new season starts and we experience a different type of torture all over again.
This is one of Nick Hornby’s many brilliant quotes from Fever Pitch …
It is a strange paradox that while the grief of football fans (and it is real grief) is private – we each have an individual relationship with our clubs, and I think that we are secretly convinced that none of the other fans understands quite why we have been harder hit than anyone else – we are forced to mourn in public, surrounded by people whose hurt is expressed in forms different from our own.
Now I know that you (like me) won’t be able to do it, but if you really want to reduce the self flagellation, here are some of the phrases in headlines just this morning that you definitely should avoid clicking on ….
“Arsenal star” … who ever says that?
“Arsenal fans react to” … yeah right, lazy journalism and some tweets from muppets!
In fact anything that uses the word ‘fans’ … fans are for geishas … we’re supporters
Any headline containing the phrases containing “hint, rumoured, set to happen”
“Set to leave”
“The player Arsenal should …”
I could go on and on … but as this is a return to an old AA format of Rant Friday, I’d better stop … no one reads on a Friday any way … so I’m wasting my time …. and that’s another rant off my chest 🙂
If you’ve got a rant … share it with us and we can all get upset over nothing together.
Alternatively, have a relaxed weekend fellow gooners, bask in the sun and give yourself a rest from the media’s bovine scatology …