I’m not going to lie, I love football fan channels. Listening to fans bemoan their clubs is a guilty pleasure that provides insight into the various levels of knowledge possessed by passionate fans, and also where my own knowledge of football sits in comparison to those who live it.
A little bit of realism here, all the extra money seems to have gone to the players. That’s why clubs are struggling. There is no competition for athletes apart from Rugby Union (which nobodywatches). I don’t blame channel 9 for criticising a game that has overpaid its workers, I blame channel 9 for overpaying in the first place. The same thing is happening in European soccer, too much money for the functionaries.
Nine blasts NRL management in extraordinary statement
I’m not sure a team farther down the food chain is needed as grounding. Unless Arsenal are going to go after a Mourinho or Allegri, and neither of them strikes me as an Arsenal manager, they will be taking a shot on somebody with little to no experience of a “big” club.
But As I said in the original piece, I think these players are made for Ange, and the way the club like to play is made for Ange, and unlike the current Arsenal manager, Ange knows how to fill out a team sheet.