From despair to doom to encouragement to relief. Thats how the saga of Thomas Vermaelens injury affected us in the last 36 hours. From the moment he hobbled off the pitch at Villa Park on Wednesday night to Arsene Wengers statement on Thursday afternoon that he was unlikely to play on Sunday but that his leg was not broken was pretty torturous. Having our Sol back felt good but knowing that TV would not be sidelined was just as important.
There was some lively debate on here yesterday about our medical team yet again and I’m still wondering how a possible broken leg becomes a sore leg but hey it must be a man thing. Many words have been written about how well he’s fitted into the team and what a find he was for us. London – I think – made a great point a few weeks ago that the best news would be that he had a couple of brothers or that Arsene had perfected his cloning machine and TV was to be the first in.
Other centre back news that caused a chuckle was that Rio Ferdinand having appealed his ban for violent conduct had an extra match ban added to the 3 already given – he won’t be appearing on Sunday either.
Site naming reached a new level last night and anyone who hasn’t read through yesterday evenings comments should have a look, we now have a very very long list – ARSEBUNNY appeared as a new favourite – I’m not too sure about that one although I reckon it would get lots of hits. A very complex voting system is being compiled which we’ll bring to you soon.
I can’t imagine why I’m feeling so jovial we play the Mancs on Sunday.
I have to say thankyou to Rasputin for his amazing headline……see you in the comments.