For those joining us late, in previous and heavily jaundiced episodes this blog brought you such outrageous suggestions as…. this stadium thing is er… a mistake…
The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
Not my words, but straight outta Proverbs 18:6 from not just a best selling book, but a book I have repeatedly had removed from innumerable hotel rooms.
‘Hi it’s 317. Oh thank you, it is great, what a view! And you were right I didn’t miss the ice machine! It’s just there’s something in the drawer, perhaps from a previous guest? No, no, no harm done, but it needs to be disposed of immediately. If you might send…. oh most kind. Thank you. Thank you. Bye now.’
>Arsenal have been severely mocked for publishing attendances close to the stadium’s capacity of 59,867 by saying that was the number of ‘tickets sold’ for the fixture. This was something I first became aware of via a pal in Scotland who a few years ago ‘explained’ to me why both Rangers and Celtic’s stadiums were heavily strewn with empty – paid for – seats for non event games.
So despite footage broadcast globally every week showing empty seats, Aunty Wenger responds by saying… ‘The renewal numbers for next season are outstanding. We are sold out in every single game so I don’t know what the problem is at the moment.”
The problem, my fine feathered friend, is that you are NOT delivering.
Arsenal fans are paying premium dollar to watch second rate – silverware free – football and many of them have had enough.
Over to you, Mauricio.