Date:Saturday August 6 2011
Meh: Uttered with a curl of the lip and shrug of the shoulders denotes flagging interest and a lack of feeling.
I declare this the Season of Meh.
At this point in the calendar year I typically have reopened my drawer of Arsenal Jerseys and placed my newest purchases on top, have called my TV company to reinstate every football channel known to man so that I do not miss a single minute of Arsenal between now and May, had the predictable arguments with my friends that our outgoing players were genuinely unwanted and our newest 9 year old African by way of France is absolutely going to set the world on fire once he clears puberty. In short, I`m prepared for a year of entertainment filled with moments of massive hope and crushing despair. I love this game and I love my club.
This year is different. No new jerseys have been added to the collection. I traditionally buy a home jersey with my favorite player and an away for the most interesting new signing. I`m not sure what that would even look like for this season. I`m debating whether I really need to splunk out the cash needed to upgrade. While I can`t make it to the stadiums I haven`t missed a minute of Arsenal in years. Do I really need buy more TV channels to watch Wenger look on, doubled over hugging his knees with a look of confusion and disgust? The manager and board don`t seem willing to splunk a little cash to improve our quality for a long year, maybe they know something I don`t? My arguments with my friends have been half hearted at best. Yes, Gervinho seems a quality addition but our other outgoings in incomings are not outing and inning. Truthfully the only thing we`ve argued about is Bendtner. I don`t want the guy to go. I personally rate him more highly than Chamakh. Don`t judge me, not even 10 out of 10 dentists agree on everything. Yes, we need a stronger squad. Yes, some of our first team should have to fight for their places. Cesc, Nasri, Mata, Jagielka, Cahill, ANY left backÖ I can`t disagree.
I am not angry, I`m not calling for Wenger`s head on a stick, I`m not burning my shirts or shopping for a new club. I am an Arsenal supporter through and through. I`m not even that surprised at where our team is right now (club and team are not the same in my mind). I know I`ll upgrade my TV channels. I`m just not sure about riding the wave of hope and despair though. I have almost no expectations for this season beyond watching my team struggle and Wenger visibly age with a look of confusion and frustration on his face 3 out of 5 weeks.
I declare this my Season of Meh.
Article submitted by smithdj74
Date:Saturday August 6 2011
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