Yes he is ok thanks, Sore and in pain but dosed up with morphine so he doesn't care much!
We can all say we need that or this to improve our team but one of the reasons I don't think Ar$e are as good as they were is the fact that the squad has no quality in depth. Hence the por performances when you had a few injuries.
All teams have injuries so you can't say you suffered anymore than most others it's just that you didn't have the quality to come in and do a good job.
As for your brothers comments on Parker - yes I can see where he is coming from. I remember the stick Ray Wilkins got (the Crab!) for always going sideways and never forward with his passes and Parker is a bit the same except when he does pass forward he is not as good as I would like. But he is in the team primarily to break up play and he does that very well. He makes me laugh when, towards the end of a game when we are losing, he makes these long, crazy runs towards the goal and ends up nowhere or running off the park. Bless him, at least he is trying and I would rather that than someone with no passion.
As for the ground, yes we desperately need to get that sorted but hopefully if they take the time they will end up getting it right and have a stadium that has some atmosphere unlike what you have ended up with. Again, your own fans comments not mine - I have never been there nor would want to.
Its no surprise Whinger is getting the stick he is. For all the promise - he has delivered nothing in 8 years and much of that is down to his transfer policy. And the sad thing is, the odds are against you winning anything again next year. Not saying we will either before you have a go, but Citeh and the Manc teams will be odds on to win the PL and the FA Cup and I just cannot see that Ar$e squad being able to keep up.
I can't put my finger on it Fab but for me Ar$e have lost that touch of magic, much like Pool but they have lost a whole shed load of magic. As I said, I used to love watching them play, and I would admit that openly, but not anymore. I honestly think they lost that style when Fabregas left and I can't see anyone bringing it back.