30 August 2017
29 August 2017
One of whom has been "Mr Sicknote" up to now and the other actually leaves the day after for a rival club - see update below - one game player after he had a stomach pull and then a cold, or was it the other way around. It means that it was late August before he made an appearance.
Thursday 31st August 2017
The transfer window is closed. At 11pm it was met with a fanfare and a countdown on Sky Sports 1.
In the end the we have offloaded Spanish striker to Deportivo on loan for the season. OS that should save the wage bill.
Sicknote stays. The club made a desperate attempt to sign a replacement from Monaco and had agreed a massive £92m fee but that fell through so he stays with us until the January window at least. Some will say this was a token attempt as it was never going to happen. A kind of "cover your arse" move in case Sicknote left and we were another man down.
A whole host of lesser cast members left as well either free or for the token £1m. At least we have brought in about £73m in revenue and only spend £46m.
And are the fans happy. Wait and see when AFC Bournemouth come to the big city.
Want-Away2 - Alex Oxlade Chamberlain
Long Service Full Back - Keiran Gibbs
Another German International - Shkodran Mustafi
German international centre back - Per Mertesacker
Rookie - Rob Holding
Record Signing - Andre Lacazette
Sloth - Daniel Welbeck
Other French Striker - Olivier Giroud
Sicknote - Alexis Sanchez
Spanish Striker - Lucas Perez
Brazilian Centre Back - Gabriel
Spanish Left-back - Nacho Monreal
Finest right backs - Hector Bellarin
20 August 2017
There are many shoeboxes in the archive.
Like many archives like this a lot of the photos are pretty uninteresting to anyone else. Plus the other problem...
Where the heck were they taken!! It's easy to remember who the people are in them. But so many I have no idea where or when they were taken.
This couple of scans are places and events I do remember! It's a bit lazy but I have scanned three together! !
First up. A trio of Lisbon photos.
Secondly, a mixed bag from Rome (top), Murcia, (bottom left) Madonna in procession around the city at Easter and bottom right, me and Andrew Pratt after the National Rally.
Lastly a picture of my TDM850 outside the old house in Hythe.
17 August 2017
15 August 2017
11 August 2017
Update: 11/08/17 22:00
Won 4-3. Supporting Arsenal isn't the easy job it might be if you have a tame billionaire from Russia or a middle east oil state that spends money as though it is going out of fashion.
Mr Wenger decided that the potent striker Vardy for Leicester wasn't a threat and chose to play a rookie centre back and no other recognised central defenders. That proved wrong. As Vardy scored twice.
In the end what he will call "mental strength" seemed to work and we came from 2-3 to 4-3 in a two minute spell in the last ten minutes of the game.
At least we won it. Usually, we lose or at best get a draw to start the season.
8 August 2017
|Pano at the end. One half very empty|