Wigan vs. Arsenal and I Don't Care.

John SmithCorrespondent IApril 16, 2010

WIGAN, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Hugo Rodallega of Wigan tends to a head injury as referee Mike Dean looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth at the JJB Stadium on April 14, 2010 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Michael Regan/Getty Images

I couldn´t bring myself to do a blog yesterday. I got so many Facebook posts, tweets, texts, e-mails, cat calls, harks, jeers, etc. from so-called friends, family, acquaintances, and cunts, I just had to regress into my hole and cry for a bit. Anyway, we lost to Spurs a couple of days ago. 2-1. Wonder goal of Danny Rose / Horrendous goalkeeping for Almunia AGAIN! Then atrocious defending from Sagna to play Bale onside, who scored past a hopeless Almunia.

Very few positives to draw from the game. While we passed the ball well, while we kept possession and controlled the game, our final ball was horrendous, and we couldn´t break down their two banks of four in their final 35 yards of the pitch. Bendtner scored again which is great. Nine goals in 11 games for our big man. It´s going to be hard to drop him for Van Persie, and I reckon with our injuries and the way our squad is floundering a bit we'll see a bit of 4-4-2 for the rest of the season with a midfield four of Rosicky, Nasri, Diaby, Walcott/Theo.

One thing is for sure, it looks like we are going to be playing with Silvestre and Cambpell at the back for the rest of the season which is a terrifying prospect. They have a combined age of 342 for Christ sake. It must be said that Sol Campbell had an absolutely fantastic game against the Spuds. He was the best player on the pitch in my mind, with Gomes a close second. Obviously he has some extra motivation playing against the Spuds, but I've always LOVED Campbell. When he first signed from Spurs, I remember thinking, we've just signed the best centre back in the world, and on his day it's hard to dispute that. He is so strong, he reads the game well, he wins every header, and he used to be quick as well. Add to that mix that he's a leader who had won important trophies in his career and you've got a strong case for resigning the old bastard.

I have a lot of time for Sol Campbell too. I like that he makes no qualms about his wants and needs. He's a consummate professional, but he recognizes that football is his career, and it's a short career at that. Therefore he's always gone where the money has been. He told Spurs he'd re-sign but had no problem signing for their biggest rivals when they upped the stakes. He told Arsenal he wanted continental football, but signed for Pompey when they offered to pay him in gold plated diamond coated silver stockings of lovely magic. And a lot of stockings they were. Then he went to Notts County because those idiots were going to pay him 40,000 euro a week until he was 40. I mean, I have no problem with mercenaries in football, because although it is sad, if you only had 20 years to earn money for the rest of your life and you had to go work for your enemy but he was going to pay you double wages, you would show up to work for the anti-Christ if it met putting food on the table for the kids.

I´m digressing here, I don't even remember my first point. Ahhh yes. Sol Campbell is great. He put in a typical "lead by example" performance and unfortunately, the other players were too uninterested to follow said example. Denilson and Diaby were poor the whole match. Rosicky lacked that creative spark that he is expected to provide. Eboue played poorly, but let's face it, he is not a right midfielder and the best work he does is when he isn't dribbling with the ball but overlapping at full pace and putting in dangerous crosses. And Sagna was at fault for the second goal, and uninventive. I have been saying for months that Eboue deserves his place more than Sagna and I'm sticking to my guns here. I know Eboue is a big of a defensive liability but I don't think he´s as bad as people make him out, and to be honest Sagna has played as many bad games as great games this season, I don't think he's been Mr. Reliable and his crossing has turned Clichy-esque. Every time, he chips it far too high without pace to the back post and inevitably it's collected by the keeper or drifts out of play. Maybe I'm just talking out of my arse. I'm going to stop this steam of consciousness blog, and talk about Wigan. We've got Wigan tomorrow, if we don´t win, we are terrible. That is all. UptheArse