WINGER MOVEMENT IMMINENT

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Chelsea AND now Manchester United are both interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

This is the interesting thing about football. It is far easier to make short-term decisions and kick the can down the road, than accept truth, and the longterm pain that goes with it.

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TUESDAY DROP

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It’s a late one from me my darlings.

Can you believe that journo with the hot take, who I do NOT follow, blocked me when he was spanked by the internet for his terrible views on referees?

If you want to be a bang-average contrarian, don’t block people who challenge you, not because my feelings are hurt… because it makes it look like the sauce you are offering up is room temperature Tesco’s mayo. Don’t be that guy.

So what do we have today?

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FIXING BROKEN APPROACH TO EPL REFEREEING (LONG READ)

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MONDAY MORNING AND WE ARE SECOND IN THE LEAUGE.

How good does it feel?

Very.

I took in the Chelsea vs Spurs game.

Topline:

Chelsea will be good this season.

Spurs are exactly the same as they were last season, dependent on two players.

The refereeing is going to be a nightmare AGAIN.

I don’t want to defend anything Chelsea do, but the two goals they conceded yesterday were a product of bad refereeing. The first one was a horrendous foul that was missed, followed by a Spurs player blocking the view of the keeper from an offside position.

The second was just incredible from Anthony Taylor and Mike Dean in the VAR room. Romero, a very dirty player, pulled Cucurella over by pulling his hair. A big bitch move, no doubt, but the ref passed on it, VAR said it wasn’t violent enough, there wasn’t even a freekick given… Spurs scored form the following corner.

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PLAN B TRANSFER WINDOW PAYING OUT ALREADY

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Ooohhhh, look at the Grovers in the comments section slapping me on the wrist for being too negative on Aaron Ramsdale yesterday. A rebellion of sorts occurred after I aired my views on slight concerns that Aaron isn’t in the form he should be and that could cost us.

I’m not budging.

Here’s where I will give some leeway, the player is only 24 years old. At that age, Allisson was getting benched by Wojciech SzczÄ™sny. Ederson had just landed his move to Manchester City at 24 having played only 37 senior games for Benfica. Being a goalkeeper is hard, not many have it sussed at 23, so there’s plenty of room to grow.

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ARSENAL SIZZLE GOING FORWARD, BUT DEFENCE STUTTERS

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I watched the game angry because I have NOT slept, so pardon the negative vibes in this post, because overall, I am thrilled where we are right now.

We beat Leicester 4-2. Our football was scintillating at times. But… our defensive lapses feel like they need to be addressed.

The William Saliba own-goal, on reflection, seems like more of a fluke. I wrongly thought Ramsdale was out of position, I don’t think he was, I doubt that’ll happen again.

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LOKONGA-ING ALL THE WAY TO MILAN? NO CHANCE

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The HOT rumour this morning is AC Milan is in talks to BUY Sambi Lokonga.

BUY?

Excuse me?

Now, firstly, what have we learned about rumours that come from Italy?

Not to touch them, fall in love with them, OR take them seriously.

Their clubs have about 4 pennies between them, they are unreliable for both buying (Fiorentina) and for selling (Fiorentina).

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