Re: Should we give a monkey's about Champions League?
Posted by: eduardo
Date: 07 May, 2012 16:01
Celine this is not directly at you but I do find it funny when I see those that complain we don't spend enough on signings, or pay enough star type wages, or that we charge way too much in ticket prices, then come out with stuff like I would not mind us failing to make the CL,
never mind it will take £30M - £45M out of our season's revenue, they say we are not competing as it is, but do not say how losing that much revenue will help us compete more,
oh wait there is the liverpool spent £100M line, yes and are they any closer, but anyway that is not the point, the question is can liverpool spend another £100M anytime soon seeing as they missed out on CL again. You do know they were one day from administration only 18 months ago, missing out on CL for a few years was not good for them.
they say we lose players as it is, but don't dare mention that just maybe we would lose even more if we miss CL football. In the last couple of weeks two of spuds biggest names have stated that no CL football would likely mean they would want to leave, you see it does matter to players about playing in it, Arteta said it was the biggest reason he joined Arsenal.
Celine I like they way you make it sound like we get walloped every year in the CL, apart from AC this season(and we went out by 1 goal) and Utd in the semi when have we been walloped in it, we made final, semis and quarters in recent seasons, thats alot closer than you like to make out.
And Celine as for leaving Wenger out of it, I can't agree, he makes the football decisions, he is being given more than enough money to spend on the team, he is not using it well, and yes he has messed up the CC and FAC due to putting CL first, but no matter what fans think, CL is more important to any club than either of those cups, even king kenny last week said getting in CL is more important than winning a cup double, yes a cup double, so getting in CL is way more important than either CC or FAC.
If its not why do so many clubs stake so much on getting in to it, why do so many clubs gamble so much on it.
You know the answer Celine, the game is about money now more than it has ever been. Even the clubs with a sugar daddy do everything they can to get in CL.
For me just like Jens, getting in the CL is not about being elitist or egotistical, other than shutting up some spud troll I have never used the CL card to any other club's supporter, I enjoy seeing us play in it, the very same way I enjoyed seeing us play in other european competitions all down the years, and when it comes to it, I enjoy seeing us in the CC just as much, the more games we have the better.
Other than knowing the extra revenue can do no harm and should do good for Arsenal, that CL makes it easier to sign players if we so wish to do so, the main reason I don't want to see us drop to the EL, is cos as you say its on a thursday, and that means God damn more fecking Sunday 1pm games, feck that.
*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*