Monday, January 16, 2006

Complete Control

If ever anyone needed an actual example of why the tabloid press deserve utter contempt then this surely is it:

"In Saturday's edition of The Sun the public were treated to a list of all the under-21 players that Arsene Wenger has bought for Arsenal. These players were then given either a 'Hit' or 'Miss' rating, based on how well they did after joining the club.

One of the players described as a 'Miss' was Niccolo Galli, who was also mentioned in the introductory text above the table. The general point seems to be that Galli never made it at Arsenal, no-one has ever heard of him and he was therefore a duff signing.

The reason Galli never made the first team at Arsenal is because he was tragically killed in a car accident in his native Italy in 2001, at the age of just 17. At the time, the young defender was a lynchpin of both Arsenal's under-17 and under-19 teams.

Brimming with potential, it was evident from his displays that he would have gone on to some success.So no, Galli never made the first team. But there is a damn good reason why - and to slate him as a bad signing is a slur on the memory of a fine young player."

- taken from Football365. I found a copy today in a bar I went for lunch in. Horrific 'journalism'.
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