Abraham Lincoln, my friends, said something really wise: "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time". It seems like Frank Arnesen didn't have that in mind and tried to fool Greece for many months. But he didn't know anything about Kaisaris. The great journalist exposed him on Sport24.
"On May 30, when I heard the news about Arnesen, my humility made me be sceptic and I expressed my reservations on Sport24, as his career was dropping". And what did he do when his career wasn't dropping? He worked at Chelsea. What is the big deal? Even Diogo and his mother have been at Chelsea."As a first observation, we can say that PAOK has acquired players of medium level".
That is very unusual, because here in Greece we are used to seeing our clubs being reinforced like Manchester United or Real Madrid! And Arnesen comes here to ruin our image, after the transfers of Robinho and Ronaldinho. You will see: he will humiliate us by bringing here Seba from Estoril.
After the introduction, Kaisaris names the Arnesen's football crimes: "Let's see how the General has managed Savvidis' money until now. Goalkeeper Olsen is almost 2 meters tall. However, as people at the team say, if he moves two steps from the goalposts, it seems that he is moving towards the cliff". What a choice.
If Arnesen spent 2 million euros on Kapino, with the great international career, he would be calm and nobody would worry about him coming out of the goalposts. Because he would never do it.
"He was very generous with Rodriguez too. The guy earned 320.000 at Elche. Gross income. 190 after tax. It is not a special case. His contract at PAOK begins at 400.000, in the second year it becomes 500.000, in the third 600.000 and in the fourth 700.000". You cannot find such a deal, not even in Monopoly.
Arnesen is the first sports director in history that gives a player 700.000 for the fourth year, although he has signed a 3-year contract. Unless it is like pizza. The fourth year is free.
"Leovac appeared to be a great success. A left back from Rijeka. A player who grew up in Austria, couldn't play at Austria Vienna. Arnesen discovered him when he was 27". Τhe worst age for a football player.
And he may be a Croat International, but his age does not let you be optimistic. If he were a college student, he would be expelled.
"He also got two players from Slovakia. Who are not International. A championship that is a joke, which is why only players from abroad are members of the National team. Like Mak". Of course, in order to move abroad they first have to play in their joke championship, which of course is way behind Superleague. It doesn't have Kobotis, players on a loan, or a criminal organization. And their cable TV comments on the controversial decisions by the referees. Too bad.
"A 23-year-old Brazilian that Arnesen got from the club of his friend, La Ling (he once played at Panathinaikos), is a disaster". So are his numbers. In 34 appearances in the joke championship of Slovakia he scored 13 times and had 11 assists. Worse than Bruno Chalkiadakis. It is doubtful if Panionios would get him on a l..., excuse me on a permanent transfer.
"We also remind you what Savvidis's son said when Olympiacos got Finnbogason: We will get somebody better. They are waiting for him". There were some rumors about a guy named Ola Toivonen, but everybody hopes it is not true. If your name is Ola Toivonen you cannot be anything else but the title of Themos Anastasiadis show in Finnish.
Not to be misunderstood, Kaisaris makes himself clear: "The criticism is about the financial management. About the quality/price ratio. That is how you evaluate the work of the technical director. If he utilizes the money he has in his hands".
A first response is given by Sport24 in the piece about the transfers. PAOK got 10 players, while 12 left. The expenses are 4.1 million euros and the revenue 3.0. The average age of those who came is 24 and of those who left is 27. The acquisitions are 7 and the sales 2. You read these funny numbers and you wonder: how come Savvidis hired Arnesen and not Freitas, who could sell sand in Sahara?