Date:Friday September 22 2006
After this weeks programme on Bungs and tapping up in football, I sat here thinking I had heard it all before, dressed up in another disguise.
Bungs have gone on for years, even before our scandal with George Graham erupted, and it will always go on, however you want to dress it up, bonus payment, finder`s fee, call it what you like.
What concerns me more is the information about Arnesen and his tapping up of a Middlesborough youngster. Now without going into all the details of what has been already said and written, the point of this is, how much longer are Chelsea going to get away with it?
Kenyon is a devious soul, already found guilty of tapping up Cashley, and Chelsea having a suspended 3pts sentence. Ken Bates declared that he had 2 players tapped up and we await the FA's findings and now with have this 3rd scenario.
Kenyon obviously thinks he is above the laws of the game and thins nothing can be proven, he is intent on not only upsetting his own manager by buying Ballack just to get back at his old employers and then agreeing with his current boss who wanted to buy Shevie just because they were ' comrades ' but he is upsetting his own fan base. How much longer will Jose put up with this circus? As a Gooner I admit to liking Maureen, he is refreshing and speaks well, yes it can be considered arrogant, but he has shown his points by consistently winning on the pitch and results are I suppose all that matters as a manager.
BUT! The pressures off the field and behind the closed doors are mounting up and even Jose will probably admit that he doesn't like the dealings behind his back (Gallas) and the illegal moves that have been made by Kenyon and management.
The FA will look into this and will more than likely brush over the whole thing and insist that Big Sam takes the fall, Kenyon will smile the leering evil smirk and think he has played a blinder yet again, but at what cost ?
The players don't care, they are being paid vast sums, they are playing in one of the top leagues and are competing in the top European competition, and plus players aren't generally the sharpest tools in the box (cashley is a prime example) but Jose I consider to be of a rather good intelligence, he may be all the things we despise but he is not stupid to realise that what is going on behind closed doors is not the correct thing and I believe he has morals.
Personally I would like the FA to ban Arnesen and Kenyon from football as I think they are not what most true football fans want to see, yes Chelsea have the money to buy anyone they want, so there is no need to stoop to those levels.
Article submitted by PUREGOLD
Date:Friday September 22 2006
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