20 October 2022

Van Nistelrooy...helped the Invincibles?

 
In his pre-match presser, former Man U striker and current PSV manager Ruud van Nistelrooy made a startling confession, namely that he expects a warm welcome because of how he helped Arsenal complete the undefeated Invincibles season by missing that penalty (alluded to ever so obliquely in our match preview). Can you imagine the unmitigated gall, the lack of self-awareness or humility, the...the...the hubris? If this guy thinks he'll get a warm welcome from the Emirates, well, he's got another think coming (and, yes, that's the original phrase. Don't come at me saying it should read "another thing coming". Anyway, where was I? Ah, yes—about to give it to this Dutch dolt with both barrels. He should realise that he's walking into the lions' den, skating on thin ice, playing with fire, and all the rest of the clich├ęs that describe danger. Why, if I could get my hands on him, I'd—oh. He's mocking himself. Huh. That's actually kind of funny. Maybe I shouldn't let myself get all worked up over nothing.

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