Writing, reading and doing any work requiring any mental strength whatsoever has been quite a struggle for me today. On my way to work, in the middle of the longest bridge in Africa, in terrible Lagos traffic, my tummy decided to do one on me. It was the worst one hour ever. Considered telling the Uber driver to get me out of the traffic even if it meant carrying the car on our heads. This situation could only have been the evil machinations of Satan, the arch-enemy of all that’s good, pure, holy and sane.
Amazing stuff. The traffic eased out a bit after 40 minutes of dread and I was able to make it to the office in time.
News has it that our own Tony Adams, former captain of the Arsenal claims he learnt nothing off of Arsene Wenger. He says Wenger has little to offer in improving players and their style of play…Thierry Henry anyone? Maybe Bellerin?
Well, I doubt he made the statement with his wits about him. I’m not a Wenger fan at the moment and I really do wish Arsene had done a H.O.V.A a la Jay-Z and left when the ovation was loudest.
If Tony didn’t learn anything at all, he’d have learned comportment and a ‘little bit’ semblance of sanity from Le Boss. We all know Tony Adams and the demons he has fought and is maybe still fighting. But to say you learnt nothing from Arsene Wenger either shows you’re slow or you’re a brick-head.
Wenger might not be able to teach how to defend, but there’s much more to that in football- Psychology, preparation, etc. Even Tony admits that Wenger is a guru here, so you have to wonder why he’ll choose to contradict himself.
“For preparation and recovery he was better than anyone,” Adams told the Islington Gazette. “As a psychologist – regarding his interaction with his group of players – he was fantastic, second to none.
“But did he teach me anything? No. Did he teach me how to defend? No. He didn’t teach Nigel [Winterburn], Dicko [Lee Dixon], he didn’t teach Bouldy [Steve Bould] or Dave Seaman.” – One Football