Oh! Is it okay to strike then?


Tottenham Hotspur must hate the last two weeks of August.

This is the second time in three years that they have seen a player left out of the squad because ‘their head isn’t right’, just after the start of the season. I mean, what kind of stupidness is that?

You are a healthy young man; living the life you always dreamed of and earning millions of pounds. But you can’t play for 90 minutes because some other club likes the look of you. Luka Modric is just another example of players’ having this mad level of power in the game.

It is disrespectful to your teammates plus your manager, the club and the fans. You are still employed by them, the least you can do is your job. While they are still paying you, it takes nothing to have a little respect.

I could, have been talking about Samir Nasri as his transfer saga with Manchester City continues. But the Frenchmen did himself a few favours with the Gooner faithful with a spirited performance against Liverpool. After all the club has done for him, the least he can do is see out his notice. Without Arsenal and Mr Wenger, Nasri would not have built the career he has.

Apparently Nasri’s deal is on hold because his agent doesn’t feel he is getting a good enough payment. You just couldn’t make it up! But it will be interesting to see if he does play against Udinese if he is still at the club come Wednesday.

Berbatov did the same, un-right-head excuse before his move to Manchester United went through. When did it become so commonplace to feign ‘mental illness’ and refuse to get on the pitch?

The club may have decided to sell you but instead of doing things properly, the player takes the decision out of the clubs hands. It must leave a bitter taste in the mouth of all involved. And what about the new club, they know that player will jump as soon as the next big pay day comes along.

Going on strike, courting other clubs in the press and airing your views in the media. It just seems to be increasing by the week.

Football just feels like it’s getting messier and more dirty these days. If it’s not players’ personal scandals, it’s the air of corrupt that resides above FIFA and Uefa. And to be honest, I really don’t like it.

By Natasha Henry – Arsenal fan – @NatashaSHenry

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