Hello ‘holics. Today was officially new coaching team day as the official club site hit us with a wave of pieces about the recently promoted Steve Bould and Neil Banfield. You won’t be surprised to hear I am absolutely thrilled for both, but positively delighted to see ‘he’s got no hair but we don’t care‘ in as Arsene’s new number two.
The memories of Steve shoring up that famous Arsenal defence alongside Tony Adams are many and all totally positive. You won’t meet a Gooner of my vintage who won’t wax lyrical about Arsene’s first trophy with the club being secured by the skipper after a fantastic dinked through ball from Bouldy.
There is a popular groundswell of opinion that has sought to see the big man work with the first team back four for some time. It will be interesting to see just how much we develop defensively over the coming months.
It will also be intriguing to see if the appointment of men who have been concentrating on bringing through youngsters for the club will lead to more of their charges getting opportunities at the top level. Those who seek an end to Project Youth may just have got their answer.
So What Was Your Favourite Moment Of The Season?
Since @Arseblog has just let it be known on Twitter that I have shared his generously proportioned round table with @arse2mouse and @eastlower (don’t forget to listen in on Friday when you have an hour or so to spare) I would like to give ‘holics the opportunity to join in one of the discussions you will hear.
What was your favourite moment of the season? It doesn’t have to be a goal, a match, a playing moment. You may have shaken Clive Allen’s hand at your local Lidl store, or perhaps celebrated your son earning his first football medal by donning his teams kit for the trophy presentation. Whatever, let that discussion dominate the drinks rather than the endless soul-sapping transfer speculation.
Until the weekend, take care ‘holics.
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