Yesterday I charted the defence and midfielders for my "I thought they were going to be brilliant but they turned out to be bobbins" XI for your reading pleasure. Who makes it into the attack and who would make your roll of shame?
Stillmansphere is our regular Tim Stillman column. Tim is a well-respected Arsenal supporter and writer for various sites.
From time to time, whoever you support, there will be some players that, for whatever reason, you tip for greatness. And from time to time, for whatever reason, they will subsequently suffer a spectacular fall from grace. Here, I have charted my "I thought they were going to be brilliant but they turned out to be bobbins" XI for your reading pleasure.
“His first name is Lukas, Lukas, Lukas, his second name’s Podolski, Podolski, Podolski, and that is why we like him, we like him, we like him, in fact we f*****n love him, we love him, we love him.”
As for as reasons for loving somebody go, their birth name is a notably curious one. A song that was first aired at Fulham last August- a game in which Podolski netted twice on his first start of the season- has exponentially grown in popularity this season. It has become something of a protest song, a paean to the popular German’s increasing isolation as he jogs forlornly up and down the touchline in his tracksuit. All three of Podolski’s Arsenal goals this season have been greeted with a slightly more dissenting intonation. “Lukas Podolski, he scores when he plays.”
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