Some of you may think this in bad taste but hey ho – on a day when England play Wales, Jack Wilshere lines up against his team-mate Aaron Ramsey, the farce of football and the FA is again clear. John Terry has been reinstalled as England captain, yes, a man who Fabio Capello said would never Captain England again all the time he was in charge.
Well he is and his reign begins again today. I’m not keen on Terry and not just for his off field antics, he’s a cheat who is allowed to get away with most things bad on a football pitch and now no doubt he will be able to get away with more, just because he’s the England Captain.
Just what we don’t need as Chelsea pursue us in the league.
Yes the incident with Diaby was an accident but if ever there is a person I would have wished had been hurt just a little more than he was, it’s Terry.
You have to admit though, it was one of the better things Abou Diaby has done during his Arsenal career, shame we couldn’t go on and get the win that day to inflict more pain on the Chavs!
It will be interesting to see how the England side treat Jack Wilshere today, he’s the lone representative from Arsenal. Terry has had this to say about him:
I’ve got 100 per cent confidence in Jack, for one, it’s because he wants the ball and, secondly, the manager has trust in him. He’s given him a lot of responsibility but he’s certainly got the attitude and the quality to receive the ball, whether he has two men up against him or one.
Having played against him, even when he was on loan at Bolton, you feel you can push him off the ball but he’s a strong lad for his size. He’s similar to Josh McEachran at our place. They are very clever the way they protect the ball.
I sit across from Jack on the bus and I’ve got to know him over the last few months. As a person and a character, he can handle it. He communicates well for such a young boy. He knows he deserves to be in this England side, he knows he belongs here.
I couldn’t say that when I was his age, that I deserved to be here. We’re seeing younger players coming into this set-up and really believing.
He’s got a hunger. I’ve seen him fly into tackles, winning headers for a small guy and shrugging big players off the ball. You can see the way he glides past people, too.
Even in the Barcelona game, I remember him gliding in and out of Xavi and Iniesta on the edge of his box. That shows the confidence he has in his own ability – and that the players around him believe in him as well.
We’ll see later I guess, I just hope he gets treated better than Theo Walcott has been in the past.
Robin van Persie came though 90 minutes for Holland unscathed last night and our young Swiss defender Martin Angha has signed his first pro contract. He’s just under 6′ 2″.
I try to give everything, do my job properly and focus on the defensive work first, most of the time, I play at centre back for the Under-18s but sometimes I play at full back.
I like to get forward when I am on the wings, get crosses into the box and get one-on-ones. That’s why I like to play as a full back.
Going on from Olivers post yesterday, Arsene Wenger also believe that the international break has come at a good time:
Maybe it will help by giving the players a psychological break after such a demanding, stressful three weeks. Maybe it’s not bad that the players focus on something different and come back refreshed.
Let’s hope he’s right and they all come back fit, refreshed and focused on the job ahead. The Premier League title is still there for us to win IF we want it bad enough!
That’s about it, have a good day, who to cheer then? England or Wales :)