Date:Tuesday April 3 2007
Monday morning. The alarm goes off. You struggle to rise from your bed. You go into the bathroom and the person starring back from the mirror with a Wurrzell Gummidge style barnet resembles an extra from the set of Shawn Of The Dead. Eyes like piss holes in the snow. Reluctantly you get in the shower, standing with red hot water beating down on the top of your tired old head.
After taking nearly 20 minutes to dry yourself & brush your teeth, you summon up the energy to dress and finally leave the house. Trudging at a slow pace to the tube/car/bus stop, thoughts of once more ploughing through mundane crap you call a job enters your head.
You finally snap.
Turn round, head home & back to bed.
Something has to change, you need something to fight for, motivation, you need to be fired up.
With seemingly nothing left to fight for this season, the mighty Gunners appear to be stuck in a rut. The motivation, despite what Kolo Toure tries to tell us, is not there. We need urgency fight and spirit, otherwise what we'll be fighting for is to get out of that UEFA Cup spot and back into the Champions League.
I believe the players need to draw on all their mental resources for the remaining games of the season and find what ever symbol it is they need to come out fighting when they cross that white line, find something within themselves to give 200% on the pitch, and never give in until each and every team has been dispatched, and in fine style.
It's all well and good prophesying about what may or may not happen next season, but if we are without Champions League football purely due to that fact that these well paid professional players do not have the mental strength to summon spirited performances from the depths of their souls, then what hope do we have?
If any player is having difficulty in finding something to fight, focus & battle for, may I just make one simple suggestion?
Do it for the fans.
Date:Tuesday April 3 2007
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