FA Will Have To Fund Arry’s Replacement

Good morning.

It’s far from a complete surprise of course but the jungle drums have begun gently beating in relation to this whole England manager business. How much of this is factual and what elements are conjecture are for you to decide. So here we go…

While the FA have yet to make a formal approach… the two parties on our side are making ready their respective contingencies. For Arry’s part as we all know, he wants the England job and is letting the tide of popular opinion carry him gently into it.

Levy & Co have understandably gone into self preservation mode and it’s suggested that if or rather when the FA do come a knockin’ that they better brace themselves. Oh yes and bring an articulated lorry of cash with them.

It’s been suggested to me that Tottenham will understandably not roll over and have their tummy tickled in all this; a robust stance ought not be confused with brinkmanship.

The mood at The Lane is that Arry wasn’t cheap to install, a lot of hard work has gone in during this appointment and to date it has been a massive success. The poaching of Arry is not merely a challenge to the achievements but a concerted attack that will directly attempt to undo it all.

Not only will a firm stance be taken over the remainder of Arry’s contract a financial cost be placed upon it plus – and this is the really interesting bit – the cost of organizing his replacement.

Arry came in at a reported cost of £5M and his stock has obviously soared. The expectations then – based upon achievement and the requirement to uphold the standard set – of who is an acceptable replacement are understandably high.

Who knows what goes through the FA’s mind? But if they were thinking a Arry would arrive all smiles with a carriage clock under his arm they will need to think again.

The feeling is that the Club has learned a few lessons the hard way [think the shoddy and destructive Berbatov deal] and won’t be fooled again. The firm line taken in relation to Modric will set the tone. The message is you sign a contract with us, you see it out. If you don’t want to see it out bring a good lawyer and plenty of folding. 

Both sides are keen to avoid a PR disaster. But the ball is certainly in the FA’s court. Whilst the England manager position dominates the back pages, the reality is that the national side’s stock has been in a more or less continuous slump since 1966. They may release a new Engerlund shirt every 6 weeks but it’s difficult to find someone selling them at full price.

Arry could rejuvenate the FA streams like nobody ever has. But Levy & Co. are determined to safeguard the Club’s future. 


    1. Dont know why the chavskis dont go out and buy a 50mill marquee striker.Or they couldve got Pav with the ruskie connection.

  1. I would personally love to see either Brendan Rodgers or Paul Lambert at the helm, my only concern would be the intelligence of our bigger players in regards to a young manager taking over and their position at the club…..tricky, I still want Arry out though… :ninja:

    1. That’s the problem, same as at Chelsea. Any new guy has to stamp his authority on the club as a whole. Abramovic has allowed the players to have a say, treating them as equals which is counter productive when a manager has to enforce change/s. Any new guy will have to come into a settled team, who appear to know and understand their roles and are in their comfort zones. Players are like children or appear to be, as the first signs of disharmony or change they’ll bitch and moan.

      1. I don’t think we have too many players under the current Manager who actually do know their roles, maybe Adebayor and Friedel and the back 4/3/5 but the rest haven’t got a clue…Parker thinks he should be everywhere but where he should be, Bale and Azza spend more time watching Twitchy for instructions than watching the game and I bet that can get bloody confusing :dizzy2: VdV and Modders get pushed out of position by PNB and end up covering for him, and Dawson (god bless him) thinks he’s Glenn Hoddle…..

        1. It only goes to show you how vital Ledders is to our defence. Dawson’s a different animal altogether without him.

      1. Sorry Phil, but I come on here everyday praying for a legitimate reason to change my mind but none of you happy clappers can give me one….ooh matron, there were 2 innuendoes in that paragraph….

        1. I do like a good innuendo I must admit!!

          If Harry won us the title this season I genuinely believe you still wouldn’t give him the praise he would deserve to be fair.

      2. IF, being the operative word…..1 in 30′ I don’t hold out much hope, but if he did I would be as fickle as a newly crowned ex Chavski, Citeh fan….. :-)

  2. Lambert, Poyet, Rodgers…..Jose, Pep, as TMLHPOTB i must say there are some really dumb posters on this blog tonight, from Rookies to fantacies, it just goes to prove how little you seem to know about the game of football with your knowledge gleaned from Goal and Shoot magazines.

    1. I get my football knowledge from reading old copies of ‘Roy of the Rovers’.

      Doesn’t seem to have done Twitchy any harm :whistle:

      1. I get all of mine from ‘Womans Weekly’ it’s a damn good read and also gives you some great tips on pleasing your lover, coping with the menopause and getting rid of that nasty stain…. :kissing:

      1. There once was a man fram Nantucket…

        Screw it. Poetry isn’t my cup’o’tea, to put it mildly. I’m sure everyone sees where I was going with that, though.

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