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
Wilshere - More Points Needed From Big Teams (Thursday May 23 2013)
Who Is Your Vital Arsenal Player of the Season? (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Newcastle United 0 Arsenal 1 (Monday May 20 2013)
VIDEO: Wenger Praises 'Exceptional' Attitude (Monday May 20 2013)
Arsene Wenger, Now Is The Time (Monday May 20 2013)
The Moment That Made It All Worthwhile (Sunday May 19 2013)
Happy St Totteringham's Day To Gooners Everwhere (Sunday May 19 2013)
Team News: Last Game Of The Season (Sunday May 19 2013)
The Squeaky Bum Preview (Friday May 17 2013)
Wenger Confirms Sanogo Deal Almost Done (Friday May 17 2013)
|1. Man Utd||38||28||5||5||43||89|
|2. Man City||38||23||9||6||32||78|
|Wigan Athletic Season Review
Ľ Wigan : 25/05/2013 07:00:00
|Stoke Man Of The Match
Ľ Southampton : 24/05/2013 20:37:00
|Shaw This Can't Keep Happening To Luke
Ľ Southampton : 24/05/2013 20:32:00
|Arsenal Close To £10m Williams Move?
Ľ Swansea : 24/05/2013 20:04:00
|Liverpool: Werner hails 'Great Strategist' Rodgers
Ľ Liverpool : 24/05/2013 19:37:00
|Liverpool: Robinson Gets England U21 Call
Ľ Liverpool : 24/05/2013 18:03:00
|Something For The Weekend (425)
Ľ Aston Villa : 24/05/2013 17:50:00