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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Money can't buy loyalty

What a relief it is to hear that in this day and age, not all footballers are motivated by money. I'm referring to none other than the fantabulous Cesc Fabregas, who came out and pledged his loyalty to Arsenal and Wenger for trusting him at such a young age. He basically said he's not interested in a big money move to Real Madrid. Contrast that to a few others who've made headlines recently, most notably Jose "homesick" Reyes and Cashley Cole (or Mr Tweedy). Reyes's case is very confusing in that he seems certain to leave(according to the Spanish press), but he and Wenger has come out with denials. If he ends up staying, then I'm fine with it as long as his heart is really there. Either way, we shouldn't keep him if he's not happy, and I'd rather see someone else who really wants to play for Arsenal brought in.

Cole on the other hand is a different story. He has betrayed the club which supposedly he's supported since he was a kid, and literally spat into the face of the management of the club, which gave him the chance and made him the player he is today. I frankly can't wait to see the back of him, and with Clichy, Flamini and Hoyte, we've got enough there to be ok for this position.

Another shocking example of the money talks attitude of players is William Gallas, having turned down an offer to double his salary to 75,000 pound per week, and ask for 90,000. It's ridiculous money in any case, and now I have reservations of him coming to Arsenal (in any supposed swap deal with Cole).

Well, frankly all this transfer rumours stuff is getting really tidious, and I can't wait for the real football to start. 9 more days to go till the first game, and hopefully we'll be in for a great season.

Finally, I've just realised that after tomorrow, I'll have about 60 days of work left (counting my leave & also holidays) before I finish my work here. Then it's a month or so with the baby before jetting off to France. I'm so slack that I haven't done any preparation work as yet. Gotta start soon.