Nasri’s Anti-Social Media, Theo Says Don’t Go & More
The dangers of Social Media for footballers was starkly highlighted last night. As Oliver Holt, Chief Sports Writer at The Daily Mirror, betrayed a private message from Rio Ferdinand, Samir Nasri was on the receiving end of abuse from private individuals. Following Wayne Rooney’s suit, Nasri fought fire with fire,
@immildlyracist listen come in front of me tell me what u tweet i will show who is th c***
The immediacy of Twitter is such that one pathetic Tweet backtracking elicited this response,
I just want tell you dont listen the newspaper and the rumours i will let you know if something happen
It encapsulates the problem and advantage of Twitter. 140 characters to undo several days journalistic work, an update straight from the horse’s mouth.
The normal relationship is one of sycophancy, “Jack, please RT…” or “Yes, please, show us another photo of Rosicky sleeping or your Nando’s lunch“. The distance between players and supporters is such that these zany antics supposedly bring them closer to us. It is a world away from sharing the same pub or streets of yesteryear.
What do players get out of it? Adulation? Maybe they genuinely enjoy it or judging by what has gone before, it massages their egos with the one that has the most followers the dressing room’s Chief Twit. Whatever the case, they have the right to use the medium without abuse.
I can understand why some players might be frustrated and thinking of leaving. They want to win things and we haven’t done that for six years.
Indeed, last season…no, let it go. Walcott is looking forward to meeting new teammates. Not if they are taking his place in the team, he won’t.
It is interesting that Walcott believes Arsenal have a small squad. Premsuably he is not referring to physique but the 25-man squad system, every club having the same number of players a nuance apparently lost on Theo. Expecting high calibre signings to bolster the team is not unique to supporters. Even youth alone cannot explain the apparent excitement in Theo’s words regarding Benzema, “Me, in the same team as him? You’re kidding“.
Hot Transfer News Ticker…Theo Walcott wants move back to South Coast…Photo shows him in a Bournemouth top….Hot Transfer News Ticker
This morning’s transfer gossip brings Arsenal closer to Willian. The Brazilian, the product of a misspelt youth, will cost £9m, The Sun solving Wenger’s problem with the fee of £13m by throwing in Denilson, valued at £4m.
Radio stations tried to get in first with the big news. In France, Gervinho is reportedly on his way to Arsenal, negotiations delayed with Arsène’s TF1 contractual obligations for analysis of the national side. The radio station’s dubious reputation tempers the story’s veracity.
As Cesc heads to his family for a break, if he did not know what was awaiting him, he does now. The ever-reliable Spanish media report that Arsène has agreed with Cesc that he can leave. Of course with Barcelona being very poor and Arsenal a registered charity, the fee will be considerably lower than any offer from Manchester City, Real Madrid or Chelsea.
If Alexis Sanchez signs for Manchester United instead of Barcelona, £30m is freed up to add to the €30m that the Catalans seem to want to pay Arsenal.
There is a snag. Apparently all of this is starting on Friday with a meeting between Cesc’s Agent Darren Dein – doing a fantastic job of endearing his father to Arsenal – and Barcelona so that they can work out the next step. Contacting Arsenal is a good starting point so I’ll be submitting my invoice should you follow that advice.
Elsewhere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is going to cost more than a pretty penny whilst Madjid Bougherra has not even been linked to the club this summer but that isn’t going stop Rangers from trying to change his mind about leaving them. Brighton want Henri Lansbury whilst Phil Jones and Scott Dann will be a new defensive partnership next season although no-one seems to know where but the smart money is apparently on Arsenal. Or Liverpool. Or Aston Villa. Or Manchester United.
Posted on June 8, 2011, in Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Premiership, Soccer, Transfer Gossip and tagged Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Soccer, Transfer Gossip. Bookmark the permalink. 188 Comments.