I’ve been a bit tied up (metaphorically speaking) recently, hence the lack of words. It’s mid close-season, everyone’s away, the cricket’s on and by rights there should be little to talk about. For the most part, that’s quite true, unless you mention the c-word. It’s dragging on rather predictably now that Mr Cole has decided to appeal his fine, isn’t it? All that I can be bothered to say on the matter this morning is that, judging by the groundswell of opinion emanating from Arsenal fans on the web, Ashley is going to have to go on the PR charm offensive of his life if he decides (not that it’s entirely his decision) that he wants to stay at the club.
There was an interview with him in the Observer on Sunday where he churned out the usual ambiguities, but the fact that he turned up to the interview with a ‘representative’ pretty much sums up some footballers these days I reckon. It wouldnâ€™t have happened in Martin Hayes’s day, now would it?
Does that mean we subsidise Ashley’s ‘representative’ with our season tickets and shirt purchases? I suppose it does, indirectly.