Yep, Laura Harvey and her Gals have now won their third Cup in a season. Yesterday’s 4-1 victory over Birmingham Ladies, a side they have not beaten all season, secured the Continental Cup. They had already won the Women’s Super League and the FA Cup, so a nice Domestic Treble in the bag for another season.
Well done to the Ladies…..
From the good news to the bad:
Despite the victory at the weekend, all the Red Tops want to focus on is our players and their contracts, especially Robin van Persie!
Maybe I’ll leave it because the main thing for me is the team and that we play well.
The Mirror: Van Persie Stalls on contract talks! Big Headline but all he says he wants to concentrate on results.
The Guardian – Robin refuses to commit to new contract headline
The Telegraph – Arsenal fear Van Persie will leave as talks stall headline.
I gave up after that, what garbage they all print eh!
So, big headlines but each story also prints that our number ten is happy at Arsenal and right now we have many fixtures coming fast and furious, he suggests now is not the time to be talking.
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the club are talking contracts with players, I beg them to sort his contract out as soon as possible, we can’t afford to lose another experienced player like Van Persie next summer when he will have one year left, especially with the likes of Citeh hovering.
The same can be said for Walcott and Sagna, who I think are also into the final two years of their contract. We need additions to the players we have, not lose the good ones. No, I don’t mean Almunia and Squillaci!
Van Persie says that Dennis Bergkamp was his inspiration in football, on his arrival at Highbury:
The first thing I did was watch the video of Dennis’ best 100 goals, and I was like, ‘wow’.
In my first season I scored five league goals and a couple in the Carling Cup and FA Cup. I thought it would take me 10 years.
I didn’t really start to think about it until I scored my 82nd, 83rd, 84th goals and then realised I only needed 16 more to achieve that.
I hope RvP learned how Dennis respected Arsenal too, how he stayed loyal to the end and how today in the heart of every Gooner, Dennis Bergkamp remains a hero…
Have a good day all……