MISERABLE times at Arsenal, but only because of the record dented on the gramophone up in the management offices. The groove hasn’t been scratched on something nice, like when the players covered Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff in 1998. No, something much worse… it’s broken on a recording of the club’s worried manager fretting that the players are ‘jaded’. The scratch is deep, it’s repeating again and again and again… somebody should probably turn it off and on again..
I think a column I wrote at the end of October still applies: