For those who don't bother to read my oft regarded 'negative' posts, I have to say, right away, that I would much have preferred our Club's leaders to have gone for young Arteta rather than 'Grandad Carlo'.
I had wrongly believed from the mouth of Mr Brands that I had heard the days of the short-term fix were no more. But then, again, I might just have misread a ToffeeWeb throwaway remark. So Ancelotti it was and for the first time since their appointment of Arsene Wenger, Arsenal could be seen as really building for the future rather than that damned 'quick fix' which has brought failure so many times at so many — clubs including ours .
But I have to admit that things have changed , with the last seven days bringing us no less than three top rate signings (The Esk told us the Club was skint, didn't he ?) with the thick end of £100m spent on fees and wages.
And they have changed principally because of that 'wrong' appointment of Ancelotti . Because never in a month of Sundays would Arteta have had the charisma to have attracted players of the ilk of Rodriguez & Co.(Neither, I suggest would Wenger have been given the money even if he'd asked for it.)
And who amongst his Arsenal signings and targets like Willian and Gabriel would Mikel have attracted to Everton? Very few, I think , and it would have been more of ' Brands' Bandits' rather than' Carlo's Commendables.'
Of course, we have yet to see how brightly these stars shine although I have a sneaky feeling (is that an advance on hope ? ) that this time Moshiri may just have struck lucky. My God, we've waited long enough!
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1 Posted 09/09/2020 at 19:50:13
2 Posted 09/09/2020 at 19:59:08
3 Posted 09/09/2020 at 19:59:39
Reading it again, I'm guessing when Derek added in brackets after saying Arteta wouldn't have had the charisma to attract the players we have, 'Neither, I suggest would the Frenchman have been given the money even if he'd asked for it,' I think he is referring back to Arsene Wenger.
The sentence structure and reference order of the two Arsenal managers does make it confusing, I agree.
4 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:00:10
5 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:04:41
Click on the Twitter feed in the article and expand it to full screen to appreciate it in its full glory.
The article explains in detail the references of all the whacky scenes in the video.
It made me laugh. A lot.
6 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:06:58
Life can be a leap of faith, this club and its fans is due some luck and some good times.
I'm keeping positive, luck and fortune may shine on us Toffees in 20/21.
7 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:14:03
I'm just hoping when we do move on a few players we shift the right ones. Lets face it, if we do play narrow so to keep James in the game in a 433 or a diamond and then change it with a sub... who comes on? In what pecking order are Gordon, Bernard, Iwobi, Walcott, maybe Bolasie? Non are consistent but all are capable in the right moment.
Then we have to hope we have enough to start converting chances. Onwards and upwards, we've made strides this window. Better that any of us could imagine. That's down to one man. Carlo. If we got Arteta I'm sure Brands would have had more a say (and we deffo wouldn't have signed 2 of them).
8 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:18:09
Realistically, that's what we'd aspire to do again if Arteta was in charge: buy low and sell high. Carlo's trump card is his pulling power and extensive contact list. It's a gamble but, of the two approaches, it gives us the best chance of success on the pitch.
9 Posted 09/09/2020 at 20:34:26
Thanks, Pat, for reminding me that Arteta was our 'Best little Spaniard' and also Jay, although in that mixed up reference it was again Arteta I was referring to as I don't think he would have got the money from Mosh that Carlo has received.
Sorry, and will try harder next term !
10 Posted 10/09/2020 at 08:29:10
11 Posted 10/09/2020 at 08:45:40
Watching us the last 3/4 years, we have been crying out for energy in midfield. Im very happy with the signings we have made. Im really looking forward to seeing where Rodriguez fits in - right side of the front 3 for me...
12 Posted 10/09/2020 at 10:34:29
I came late to this type of media but it has done wonders for my brain ( and education ) and I shall still take a crafty peep on my phone ( if they don't take it off me ! ) to see how you old lags are behaving.
Massive thanks to Lyndon and Michael for keeping us in order, love you all and Good Luck !
13 Posted 10/09/2020 at 11:01:28
14 Posted 12/09/2020 at 11:55:49
Next - would Klopp have made the same signings?
15 Posted 12/09/2020 at 15:01:20
Going home, failing eyesight, excuses man!
If you leave TW, I will hunt you down. Grab some glasses, take control and don't allow them to decide if you can have your phone or not, and keep swimming forward.
Looking forward to many, many more "negative" DT posts.
16 Posted 14/09/2020 at 14:20:14
Very best wishes Derek to you and your family.
17 Posted 15/09/2020 at 22:35:43
18 Posted 15/09/2020 at 22:56:13
And I guess there's something available for you to convert the written word on ToffeeWeb to the spoken word?
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