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Happy St Dippers Day! A deal that escaped the tea lady & has Robin & Theo done a Tomas Rosicky?

Happy St Dippers Day :)

Twenty three years ago today, it was up for grabs and Michael Thomas made sure we took that last gasp chance – we beat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield and with it, we won the League!

In case you missed it, have a peep at the video…

Happy days eh…..

Yesterday morning I watched a football show on Sky Sports (thanks Lee).

I just caught Arsene Wenger talking about Tomas Rosicky and Robin van Persie.

Not long ago most of us truly believed that we were witnessing some of the best football played by Tomas Rosicky in a long long time. He seemed years younger, fitter and had more about him than ever before.

Sadly, with it came a few cynical comments about how he must have been playing for a new contract, a pay rise etc etc.

Soon after, Arsenal announced that our Czech old boy had indeed been offered and accepted a new contract. Some fans were pleased, others of course were far from happy.

Interestingly enough, Wenger spilled the beans yesterday:

He said that back in January, Rosicky was offered a new contract and he accepted it without hesitation. The deal was done but was kept quiet, nobody knew.

So when people were watching him play and making their sarcastic comments about his performances were only about earning a new contract, they were very wrong. What Tomas was actually doing was playing well and working hard, because he had already got a new contract.

That contract deal was announced in March, roughly two months after it was signed and not one person leaked that information.

Onto Robin van Persie, there has been so much speculation about him, newspapers have suggested talks have taken place, the same ones have reported that those talks have broken down. Some suggest that is down to his wages demands, others believe he wants the club to sign a few players to make our side stronger and to show more ambition.

Arsene Wenger was inevitably asked about our captains future and he said two things with a big smile on his face.

1) He was very very confident that Robin would be playing football in the English Premier League next season.

2) That he would be playing his football in red and white.

So many people profess to be in the know, to know the tea lady, the cleaner etc within the club but, no-one ever knew or leaked that Tomas had signed a new contract two months prior to it being announced.

It could just be that nobody other than Arsene Wenger and Robin van Persie know whether our captain has already signed a contract extension and the same could be said about Theo Walcott.

Holland have vowed to keep Robin away from the paparazzi who all want to break the story that he is leaving.

It could just be that that story will not materialise, well not this summer anyway….

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63 comments on “Happy St Dippers Day! A deal that escaped the tea lady & has Robin & Theo done a Tomas Rosicky?

  1. Have a god one Scotty boy :)

  2. Have a good eveing Scott…

    Morning all ….

  3. In laws are up for my birthday which was on Tuesday…42 but truly,honestly feel 22 still lol.
    Showered,shaved,smelling good and now definitely off for a while.
    Catch you all later.

  4. Sorry that last comment makes me sound religious should have read good. Nice one Rico the cats out of the bag you little minx. :) All Tomas has to do now is keep it up and you will have no complaints from me, Robin i will only feel happy when i hear the news from the club. Theo i have to say i am not that fussed about, My idea of a good team player is consistency throughout a season Theo doesn’t ring my bells but if its true that he has put pen to paper he has a lot of work to do to keep my interest in him. He is not a green horn now he has been with us some time and should be tougher and wiser for his years, but as said has not showed me that. We know this young man can turn it on but half a dozen games a season is a far cry to what we want.

  5. We got to keep Theo too Steve – RvP loves him ;)

  6. Sitting in my garden sun belting down,looking at my freshly cut lawn and noticing just how green it is hanging baskets started to bloom and plants all round the garden are thriving with a hosepipe ban for the last few months i am wondering just how my garden is, to my neighbours do you think it might be my green fingers :)

  7. Get you Steve, glad i am not your neighbour ;)

    The rain has certainly help the lawn this year, ours is lovely and green too, well, apart from the end where the chickens are, that’s trashed ;)

  8. Think it’s going to be a very quiet day here Steve, the weather is too good to be sitting indoors….

    You watching England tonight, Chamberlain is set to start…

  9. Sky Sports understands Arsenal and Manchester City are set to do battle over Lazio skipper Stefan Radu.

    Radu is one of the most highly-rated defenders in Italy, and has been labelled the new Cristian Chivu since an early age – as he can also play at left-back and centre-half.

    The Romanian international signed a new long-term deal last summer, but Lazio could find it hard to resist a big-money offer which they now look set to receive from England.

  10. Arsenal to do battle with City are you on drugs Rico forget that one.

  11. That went through my mind Steve, no way will we be able to compete with anything they offer….

  12. I’m offski for a couple of hours, things to be doing in the garden, enjoy your morning Steve :)

  13. There must be someone in the deepest debths that no one has ever heard of, that is on a free and who wants to learn English and get free visits to our health service

  14. Why would any man shut-up when told to by an ex-employee.
    Dutchmen are known to be up front and honest,can’t imagine Rvp being told to shut-up unless he is staying,I’ve been on this site and other’s repeating myself,robin’s wife and kid’s come first believe me,his mum has said how happy,the whole family are.with the club and the fan’s,new house,kid’s settled at school,robin’s role model guest who,dennis B,we have to buy a couple of big player’s,I think M,vile is a deal done,we have to off-load a few before everyone can get the OK to start talking.Hope I’am right.

  15. And i have no doubts that Wenger will find him :) bye Rico

  16. Not far wrong there Fredn.

  17. Morning Gooners.
    Morning Rico. Great post.
    Morning Stevo. That vision you painted of your garden makes me wanna go home rather than up the West End, ugh.
    Not sure how it benefits anyone by not announcing new signings or players extending contracts…
    Just mystifies me!

  18. Moderation again Rico??? :-D

    Good old WordPress… Knobheads..! :-)

  19. Morning Kev, earn the dough first mate and you will appreciate the time when you get back, sunshine means shoppers shoppers mean fares fares means smiles and if she’s happy at home you will be as well :)

  20. good morning!
    Start reading the newspapers and after going for a walk

  21. you know what i think about all this bull about keeping stoom its to keep the fans from dismissing it and moveing on to the important question, who is our new signing!!!!

  22. JM you spoil yourself son, going to rain in Portugal for a fortnight make the most of it :)

  23. The sun shinning here… good to walking along the seaside :-)

  24. Watch that polution washing up JM, can ruin your sandals :)

  25. How’s the garden Steve?
    Let me guess. Would a cool cool beer feature somewhere? :-D

  26. no polution here… fresh air and sun!

  27. Well AK,a beer feature is always better than a water feature in a garden…….

  28. Followed by the afternoon matinee, Butch Cassidy and the Sunflower Kid.

  29. Afternoon fine folk – any news ;)

  30. :lol: Micko….

  31. Its pretty much dead rico, just waiting on Gazidas to come out and tell us it’s gonna be a very busy summer.
    The breaking news is Arsenal have opened up a new retail outlet at Brent Cross, eat your heart out Man United, we’re coming for ya.

  32. It might be busy for him, maybe he has a few parties lined up ;)

    Can’t see the lazy toad doing much for our club Micko…

  33. Off to clean a BBQ after it’s been out of action for the winter, laters :P

  34. I’m watching the amazing last stage of the Giro!
    Any Arsenal news?

  35. Birmingham city Ladies Beat Chelsea ladies by penalties in FA cup

  36. One of the Birmingham Ladies came from Arsenal hows that JM

  37. EuroSport Tv

  38. Spurs made ​​a proposal for 18 million euros by Leandro Damian, forward Internacional of Porto Alegre, but this was rejected. The emblem will only accept Brazilian trade the player for 25 million euros, which is half the player’s release clause of 22 years, who in 2012 participated in 24 games 18 goals and pointed. It now remains whether at White Heart Lane are willing to fork over seven million to ensure the Brazilian international.

  39. Evening guys and gals….

  40. Fabiansky out of the Euro 2012…

  41. Wish he was out of Arsenal JM….

  42. that is bad – we wont be able to sell him now :(

  43. RICO,if he did go to Euros and played,maybe his value would have dropped further…….cup half full!!!
    Just woke up at 2.30 am….dinner is repeating in me!!!

  44. Come on England

  45. The Ox will get on tonight, The start of an era

  46. Evening again guys, Ox is not in the starting line up :(

    Scott – nah – knowing our luck he’ll be out until the 31st Aug…

  47. Germany are losing to Switzerland 2-0 :roll:

  48. Offski guys, going to watch the footie and have an early one…

    Nighty all….

  49. The Ox came on with 20mins left to play steady debut, Theo came on with about 30 mins left and i have to say he didn’t impress me Theo to me is a very average player maybe he is played in the wrong position but he does nothing for a manager to want to fit him anywhere else.

  50. How did the game end up??
    Did Djourou carve up he Germans??

  51. Hi Scott.
    Apparantly the Germans played a B team.
    But even a German B team is a bloody good team.
    All the same, the Swiss won 5~3…

    Don’t know if Djourou played?

  52. I tend to agree with Sir Stevo.

    Ox looked good for the short time he was on.
    He has a quality about him, of that there is no doubt.

    Theo, well he was Theo…
    But he is still one of the best English players available and should be an asset to England.
    Er, one of the best of a fairly ordinary bunch.

  53. Gotta say, that this present squad, has to be the weakest that i can ever remember England sending out to a major International tournament.

    Wilshere, Bent & Rodwell would have made a bit of a difference.

  54. Not sure that the success of the EPL has had any beneficial effects for the England national team???

  55. Morning all….

  56. Morning Rico,
    England 1.0 Not a lot of excitment but a tidy first half and that about says it all. The sun is beating down here in Hertfordshire :)

  57. Morning Steve,

    that has to be one of the worst matches to watch last night, Barry, Parker, Milner – what a bore….

    it’s warm here in Berkshire too ;)

  58. The Shires are looking good then Rico.
    Yep not a cracker i must admit but a wins a win and its been some while out there by all accounts

  59. Gerrard got treated to some of the treatment that Adebayor and Cashley gets but he never handled it as well :)

  60. Thats true Steve, many many years since we won on their turf, think they will get better as they go along. First match under Woy and a win…

    Sometimes winning ugly is what counts ;)

    The Shires are very good, just looking at some of the photos in the papers of the beaches in the uk yesterday, wouldn’t have wanted to be one of those sardines…

  61. Was a bit of a hard tackle Steve but a fair one i thought, i reckon Roy saved him from more abuse… It was quite funny though, shame the Norway player got hurt though :(

  62. New Post is now up

  63. Personally speaking i saw Gerrards challenge as hard but fair and although he got a telling off for it it has made me start to worry about a contact sport when players show commitment. Gerrard is not one of my favorite players but the time is coming when football will be a game without tackles.

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