And as a wise man used to frequently say, ‘Get on with it!‘ In actual fact that man was Derek Griffiths in the seminal kids cartoon show, Film Fun.
Adebayor is off to to the African Cup of Nations and as per my previous blog it’s my belief that this is an essentially bad thing. I hear Steffen when he says that we need ‘upper lips of stiffness’ and we’ve achieved the bulk of what we have achieved sans the old Togalese, but what if he come back injured? Or riddled with bullet holes?
The press are saying that Lewis Holtby would only cost £1.m to ship in early. Steffen said of the boy:
He can play behind the striker, on the wings, he can play centre of midfield and he already has a lot of experience,”
So let’s get him in. Why wait?
Well a good number of you may say that there’s no panic at all. We have Siggy, we have er… no end of options. But this is no more than ‘hoping’. Siggy has so far made one full appearance in which he came close to doing what we need him to and this due to Bale being banned.
Don’t get me wrong. I like him. I believe he will come good. But please don’t tell me he’s been remotely influential this season. He hasn’t played. Something isn’t right with him as he can’t seem to secure more than cameo appearances. No, if we are to press on then we need to ship in a player that can hopefully add what we’re clearly missing. There are no guarantees Holtby will transform us while the ACN is on, but there is a cast iron guarantee that Adebayor won’t.
And I’ll finish on this this. To those who poo poo the ACN, that it only means a few games: perhaps ask an adult what happens at the end of virtually every season? We stare at the few games remaining desperately trying to calculate if we can get enough points in the bag to land a coveted spot.
Let’s stop fannying about and get on with it!