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Another North London Derby – Another win – Another 5-2 – What more do you want?

By Walter Broeckx

I’m a typing this some 20 minutes after the end of the game. I have spend the last 20 minutes of my life  jumping up and down in my entire house. From the top floor to the bottom floor and if I would have a cellar I would have gone there to jump also. I do admit I had to stop a few times. To send a text to Tony to ask if his heart was all right. And a text to one of my friends from the Benelux who just like last year was in the Emirates to see history repeating itself.

But now I have cooled down a bit (if you smell anything it is my sweat but I take a shower after finishing this) and try to write something about this game. And I try to be as unbiased as possible.

Let us start with the start which is always a wise thing to do. And the first goal shout was one that was ruled out for a clear offside. Gallas poking it away but he really was largely offside. Good call (but not a difficult one). But not that long after the tots fan could celebrate. Per stepping up, Kos not and then you are in trouble. Szczesny could stop the first attempt but Adebayor followed up and put it in the net.

The tots fans who thought that Adebayor would win them the game could think otherwise after 20 minutes.  Arsenal had restored the parity in the game after a very bright opening from the tots. But when Adebayor lunged himself with an outstretched leg towards the foot of Cazorla half a meter high ref Webb had no option but to send him off. I admit I was happy to see him go as he was looking rather sharp. And from being a level game at that point it turned completely. Thanks Ade.

Walcott with an perfect cross and Per making up for his initial mistake (or was it Kos?) and he headed it in the top corner. No keeper would have saved that. The Big F*cking German acknowledged the perfect cross and a good hug followed. The BFG had a biggest of smiles on his face. So did I.

Arsenal mounted the pressure after that and went in search of taking the lead. And after missed chances from (or well saved by the keeper) Giroud (twice) and the strangest of shots from Cazorla it was waiting for Arsenal to take the lead. It came when Podolski took a shot with his left foot and the ball bouncing from the feet of Galles to his right foot and it crept in past Lloris.

Then came a Webb goal. If I would have been the ref I would have been proud of myself. Webb you can be proud ! I have said hard words on you in the past but this was a really great advantage given to Cazorla. Cazorla regained his feet and gave a low cross and Giroud shot it in at the near post.  3-1 at half time. What a turnaround.

Now I want to pay tribute to Andre Villas-Boas. He could have told his team to dig in deep and just defend and don’t get a higher score line. But Villas-Boas has read Untold Arsenal this week I think and thought: why not go for 3 defenders and get men forward. A move that for a few minutes puzzled Arsenal at the start of the second half. The tots having a man more up field gave us a hard time.  And as a result they moved forward more.

But then came the simplest of goals. A goal kick from Szczesny. A header from Giroud to Walcott in a central strikers position. Walcott with the perfect ball for Podolski who ran on the left flank. And a low cross that was buried at the far post by Cazorla.  4-1 after one hour. Game over?

Well we might not like Bale but he thought otherwise. Arsenal getting a bit too sloppy and Bale took the ball in his stride and pulled the trigger from some 20 meters out. The ball went through the legs of Koscielny and Szczesny was beaten. Strange how a ball going through defenders legs is hard to stop for any keeper.  But that is for another article.

Suddenly the 4-2 trauma was back upon us. The tots with more belief and Bale had the 4-3 at his feet but he shot wide.  Then Arsenal woke up and got a bit more back in control. A chance for Walcott but also one for Defoe.  Ramsey came for Jack, Santos came for Podolski and The Ox came for Giroud.

Why not show myself must have been the thought of The Ox when he came on. And wow what a great 8 minutes he played. He was virtually unstoppable for any tots defender.  And the reward came in the last minute when he again strolled past some tots defenders and then passed it to Walcott who (as a central striker) fired it in low. 5-2 to the Arsenal and game over.

So how about that for keeping myself under control. I just had enough of it.

WE DID IT!!!!! F****** B****** !!!! ANOTHER 5-2!!!! Take that home to your sh*t f*rt lane.

Ok just going to jump up and down a bit again right now!  This was just what we needed!!!!!!

Thank you my Gunners.

PTL

88 comments to Another North London Derby – Another win – Another 5-2 – What more do you want?

  • avatar Andrew Crawshaw

    The crowd were pretty damn good as well for most of the game and both players and crowd saluted each other at the end. Good to see Jack throwing his shirt to a youngster at the end. COYG

  • avatar Kenneth Widmerpool

    100% right Walter.

  • avatar Roland C Rozario

    Notwithstanding the Spurs with 10 men [no fault on Arsenal]…..they deserved a game the Arsenal Way[5-2 Again! history repleating once more! hope this is THE TURNING POINT TO ARSENAL’S GAMES GOING FORWARD!!
    Wilshere in my opinion played extremely well, with Carzola and Arteta I think this will forge a brilliant partnership in the middle of the park!

  • avatar Roland C Rozario

    The supporters and fans MUST be always behind Arsenal at all times!
    It was really great atmosphere at the Emirates…. even though I was watching the proceedings ‘live’ from Singapore!! I could feel the vibes!

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    Why can’t we always have a home support like this? It would help us to maybe some 5-10 points more in a season!

    I salute the home fans at the Emirates today (and some of my friends from the Benelux who had again just as last season the game of the season) for their great support.

    I should have mentioned it in my article. But I’m too happy to kick myself for the moment to be honest :)

  • avatar Mandy Dodd

    What a performance, the season starts here! Our MFs were outstanding.
    Vermaelen looks happier – has he been given permission to get forward more?
    Hopefully, a repeat in the CL – and we can start talking about the team, goals and performances as opposed to the role of Stan /Ivan Gazides / PHW / the Colney tea lady.
    Very well done today, what a way to get some of the more wavering fans back onside.

  • avatar Mahdain

    hello toxic spewers are you still here? Im talking to you Rupert cook and doublegooner or have you decided to go back to the sewer?

  • avatar dan

    Norwich vs Man cheats, ref is from manchester (Anthony Taylor).

  • avatar Cameron Wolfe

    Walter I’m surpised you were able to stay still long enough to write the review?
    I’m sure the back pages will all talk about the sending off?
    Lucky for me I don’t have to suffer them.
    Of course it had an effect on the game but nobody as the T**T to lunge in with both feet of the ground. He and the Spuds got what they deserved.
    Many times in the past we’ve been down to 10 men and still dug deep and won.
    How any Arsenal “fan” can not see beating the spuds as HUGE is beyond me.
    I was up at 5.30 this morning to watch it live.
    Love early mornings like these.
    Even better watching Chelsea lose!
    Come on Norwich. Do us a favour. Where are yah!
    Gooner for life.

  • avatar Duduspace

    What a great day, all my Arsenal/Wenger hating colleagues silenced in the office today (and I did milk it).
    Hope the lads keep this going for a while cos all it takes to bring the D&G brigade out of the wood work is the next negative result.

  • avatar Stuart

    Could have been 10-3, for that I want Wenger out ;)

  • avatar Stuart

    Strange how even the AAA have not been complaining about something.

  • avatar Matt Clarke

    Yup…”it’s all gone quiet over there”

    (for now)

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    They are waiting for the first misplaced pass next wednesday…

  • avatar Cameron Wolfe

    For anyone who was at the match.
    Was there many people wearing black scarfs?
    Just wondered

  • avatar Persian gunner

    What a game! Absolutely brilliant!
    Did anyone enjoyed Prince Poldi’s brilliant tackle on Bale as much as I did?!

  • avatar marchand

    what more do i want???
    i dont want ramsey to play for arsenal again. he may is a nice guy but didnt have the arsenal quality!! Mr Wenger takes way to long to drop him. reminds me of denilson.
    NO MORE RAMSEY PLZ

  • avatar Adam

    Great game, Adebayor! what a stupid challenge hope his team mates have given him what for. I think we struggled to get down their left hand side early on and Tottenham did a good job of containing us. However that sending off with Arsenals momemtum, we overran them, poor sods, could have been a much higher scoreline but Arsenal seemed to take the foot off the gas. Good day all around though. Wilshere is looking sharper with qality and speed of thought.

  • avatar Woody

    What a great day.
    Bashed the Spuds.
    Chelski lose
    Manure lose.
    Wonder who SAF will blame today?

    @marchand
    Can’t you just enjoy the day?
    Arsene obvioulsy thinks Ramsey’s good enough. So he plays.

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    Any Gooner that moans today is no real Gooner…

    Hey we even beat them with Ramsey…shakes head in disbelief…

  • avatar Ong Bing

    For next year, the most expensive home game must be game against Spud. We have a few interesting games against Spud. And also high scores.

    BTW today is a good day, 3 teams above us lose. We narrowed the gap with top table.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Walter

    A nice report and what a super result. I have not had my Dram yet – that is for later. Well done to the team.

    @Mahdain

    I agree with your comment – the double talking Double Gooner, rupert (depressive rat), Black Scarf Morons and other AAA types who have tried to pollute this site recently are strangely quite. Bloody good riddance.

  • avatar Ong Bing

    PSG lose, Schalke lose, I hope Valenciennes beat Montpellier too. (Olympiacos win)

    Thanks God in midweek we play against Montpellier, not Rennes, they beat PSG in first half, and hold PSG with 9 men more than 30 minutes.

  • avatar nicky

    It seems to me that all this team needs is a bit of confidence to realise that they are really quite a good side.
    That happened today when Spurs were reduced to 10 men.
    Confidence started to ooze throughout the side and the question was merely how many goals we would score.
    Hope this confidence will extend to the Montpellier game on Wednesday and Villa on Saturday.

  • avatar sebas

    I think everyone saw the difference between spurs and arsenal today. Losing 8-2 at old trafford yet the entire away support stayed outsinging the home crowd. Losing 4-2 with 10 men and actually playing very well…all the spurs fan were gone.

  • avatar marchand

    obv i am a very happy man today. but what more do i want. no more ramsey please. no moaning but i fear i am ending up with a heartattack cuz my bloodpressure rises seeing him on the teamsheet!!!

  • avatar steve

    Sebas
    After our performance last week against Fulham you would of thought 5pur2 fans would of stayed. Our defense is not the best and if they had got it back to 4-3 anything could of happened. Apart from the goal and about 2 mins of the second half I thought the 5pur2 fans were very poor….but do I really care

  • avatar Stevie E

    I am getting seriuosly pissed off with all the Ramsey bashing. He is a very good player who is struggling to regain form after an almost career ending injury and the death of a mentor whi truley believed in hijm. He is also only 21years old, so is still learning the game which he (unlike all the naysayers out there) is playing at the very top level. If you all want to destroy his career before its even began, carry on with this pathetic abuse, but if you want him to reach his potential and become an Arsenal midfield great get off his back and SUPPORT him. If, when he gets to 25/26 he still hasn’t achieved his potential, fine, give him shit, until then remember he’s just a young lad trying his best and your constant abuse is not helping.

  • avatar Woody

    @ Steve E

    WELL SAID.
    It’s all about supporting the WHOLE team. Regardless of who plays.
    Everybody has their favourites but do we as fans really need to be slating our own players.
    There’s enough other people doing that already.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    Yes, lets cut Ramsey a bit of slack, I agree with Stevie E, he is trying to get back to his pre-assault level & given time he will get there & beyond. For some unexplained reason a section of our supporters seem to have to target one player for abuse and just now that one player is Ramsey – this is not fitting behaviour for sensible fans, we need to support all the team!

  • avatar Woody

    Here’s a quote from AVB
    He can’t be serious.
    I know they went 1-0 up but even with eleven on the pitch I still thought we’d beat them.

    He however reckons:

    “I think we were on top from the first minute to the last,” Villas-Boas told BBC Radio 5 live.

    I definately don’t think they were.

  • avatar robl

    I caught the Villa match later on the radio and they mentioned a 21 year old youth player who was making his 1st team debut and could have a bright future if nurtured correctly. It would be good for a few of you out there to remember this, and that Lampard, Scholes and countless others all really started delivering after this and without the injury.

  • avatar Bennydevito

    Well all I can say is bloody good result. I watched with my 7 yr old daughter and 6 yr old son all 3 of us donned up in the red and white. Not at the Emirates admittedly but on the box. I seriously can’t believe that some people wanted us to lose today thinking it would hasten the sacking of Wenger. I think he’s gone stale and all isn’t rosy but as somebody said earlier any gooner wishing a defeat today is no gooner at all. Great result.

  • avatar Bennydevito

    I personally think Ramsey is terrible. Bumbling about like a headless chicken, no pace, no vision and slows the break down as soon as he’s on the ball giving defenders the time to reorganise. It’s so frustrating to watch it really is. That’s my opinion.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Bennydevito

    As I stated above, we need to cut Ramsey some slack, the guy has been to hell & back at least twice. There are enough plonker sites out there trying to knife him without the more sensible sites going down that route.

    When any player pulls on the Arsenal jersey he has my full support – I will not back stab him – I just wish the rest of the fan base did the same.

    Anyway, we had a fine win today, can we not enjoy that win without having negative vibs unnecessarily introduced.

  • avatar dan

    Ramsey just needs confidence, the boy is gifted.

  • avatar Adam

    24 points still up for grabs this year, we can really drop Villa in the sh*t, then two tough games Toffies and Baggies. 37-43 points going in to January, one can have hope. On the Ramsey issue, the lad has been playing out wide recently not his prefered role. Consistency and momentum is needed now as the games come thick and fast. remember the boring footballess summer months.
    Nice to see the team play with pace and purpose again.

  • avatar Pat

    What makes a victory like this even better?
    An article like this one.
    Thanks Walter!

  • avatar Rich F

    The team were working hard today, watch Lukas tracking back and hustling for the ball, they all seemed to realise the importance of the game. I think with Ramsey, the problem is that his style of play currently doesn’t quite match the tiki-taka of Wilshere, Arteta and Corzola. He’s a little more direct and so breaks the fluidity of the passing in midfield. However, he clearly has world class potential (remember Man U were very keen on him) and he has plenty of time ahead of him to find and develop his play. Great day to be a Gooner :D

  • avatar Bennydevito

    bjtgooner,

    That’s a fair and valid comment, point taken. It is indeed easy to forget how young he still is, the amount of time he was out and the horrific injury that caused it. I will reserve judgement untl he has had a fair crackat the whip. It was indeed a fine win.

  • avatar Woody

    Ramsey was always going to be a cesc type player. As much as he’s asked to play out on the right it’s not his natural position. Sitting in the middle pinging passes to the attack would be his best role.Or making late runs into the box like Freddie used too. I think he’d be great in the Dennis hole. Just behind the front two. He may not be the quickest player but he does have an engine.
    As commented previously he is in fact still on the way back from where he should’ve been before the Shawcross incident. It does take a while to recover. Some don’t. Look at DuDu he was never the same player after Birmingham.
    Reyes who I thought would have been a great asset to Arsenal. Just never recovered from the Neville twins at OT.

  • avatar Woody

    Ramsey was always going to be a cesc type player. As much as he’s asked to play out on the right it’s not his natural position. Sitting in the middle pinging passes to the attack would be his best role.Or making late runs into the box like Freddie used too. I think he’d be great in the Dennis hole. Just behind the front two. He may not be the quickest player but he does have an engine.
    As commented previously he is in fact still on the way back from where he should’ve been before the Shawcross incident. It does take a while to recover. Some don’t. Look at DuDu he was never the same player after Birmingham.
    Reyes who I thought would have been a great asset to Arsenal. Just never recovered from the Neville twins at OT.
    And yes he is still young enough to improve.

  • avatar rupert cook

    @Mahdain, I find you most amusing. One game against 10 man Spuds who you may recall scored first when they had their full quota of players. One wonders what would have happened if Adebayor wasn’t such a reckless idiot.

    Yes, it’s a great result and contrary to what many of you hate-filled obsessives who have now returned to your ivory towers believe, all Arsenal fans of any hue would, or at least should, have celebrated.

    Football fans are as fickle as teenage girls. All of a sudden everything’s perfect.

  • avatar nicky

    Even with a good win over our deadly rivals, the mindless morons still come out of the woodwork with abuse of Ramsey. They have to have someone to receive their bile now that Denilson has gone. When Ramsey has retired and his statue is outside the Emirates as an Arsenal legend, no doubt some other youngster will follow him as the next scapegoat.

  • avatar Woody

    @ Rupert
    We’ll never know. He did score. He did get sent off for a dangerous tackle.
    We thumped them 5-2.
    Anything else is hypothetical.
    Can’t you just enjoy the win?
    Not saying everythings perfect but winning against the Spuds and getting three more points. Especially when Chelski and Manure lost makes it a great weekend.
    Or at least it is for me.

  • avatar robl

    @ Rupert: cut us some slack, it’s a pro Wenger and Arsenal site. If we can’t get over excited and euphoric about putting 5 past Spuds and all the bragging rights that Monday brings then truely we have no souls. Just out of interest where did the recovery happen last year? When Sanga said NO! last year against the Spuds.

    Let us drean and bask until at least the next game.

  • avatar rupert cook

    @Walter, I thought your piece was well balanced. I’ve read a few other reports of the game and they tally well with your account. So I’d thought I’d just mention that before I get all these foul-mouthed clowns deriding any comments I make, claiming I am biased against you.

    Quite a few reports were rightly worried about how well Spuds were dominating the game before Ade went. I’m not sure him staying on would have made any difference to the outcome, who knows?

    And there was no doubt that Bale was given too much time. The defence has to sharpen up. Spuds seemed to be all gung ho when they should have been a little more cautious and we eventually punished them for that. I think AVB’s days are numbered.

    And yet that distasteful fellow Redknapp still thinks Spuds will finish above us. I’d say Everton and WBA are a bigger threat to our cherished fourth spot.

  • avatar rupert cook

    @Woody, course I enjoyed the win. Did I say I didn’t?

    Reflecting on it is hardly a criticism of the result.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @rupert (depressive sewer rat with acne but not a lisp)

    I see the AAA have sent you out to pollute the air ways again this morning. You really are the biggest depressive whinger I have come across for a long time. You need to change your tablets or else your vet, or both.

  • avatar Gouresh

    @ Rupert: Sit back and enjoy the victory. we won against duds, weather they played with 10 or 11, does not matter. i think this vitcory should give the boys some great confidence and if it does not…..i don’t know what will. hopefully this should set us on a good run here. great to see Oliver and Theo on the scoresheet. Sunday is with a smile on my face.

  • avatar rupert cook

    @Gouresh, it’s even more enjoyable because both Manu and Chelsea lost.

  • avatar Stroller

    Yes let’s get off Ramsey’s back. He is a central midfielder at a club blessed with three others in Arteta, Wilshere and Carzola who are arguably the best in the country. He is not currently at their level and it shows, but he is by no means a bad player. it’s just that with the other three the contrast is highlighted.

    Given without injuries to the others this he isn’t going to be first choice in his true position, and it could be worse if Diaby gets back again. He’s filled in on wide positions and done hs best but is clearly not equipped with the pace of a Walcott or Ox.

    Right now he’s not first choice in any position, but his flexibility is an asset to Wenger. The squad as a whole would be weaker without him.

  • avatar Mandy Dodd

    All you Gooners getting over excited about our Demolition Derby against 5pur2, may I remind you that this is the team who lost against Norwich FFS! And Fergie would never allow that would he?

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    I had the feeling that after the missed chance from Lennong (I think) that could have made it 0-2 the game turned. I felt we took over after that and pressed the tots back and that resulted in Adebayor being sent off because they felt the game balance was shifting already. But don’t worry I will gladly take the time to see the game again to confirm this or not. ;-)

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Mandy

    I note the Manuers failed to score, perhaps they need to buy a new striker. (But it was nice to see them lose!)

  • avatar Stuart

    Fantastic game, even if they went down to 10. I don’t actually agree that the spuds dominated before Ade got sent off as we dominated for parts too (if you can call domination in the first 10 minutes). We did look to be slipping up a bit but that ALWAYS happens in this fixture.

    The only certainty before the game was that there would be lots of goals.

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    I have seen someone mentioning that in the 5 mins before Adebayor got send off we had around 75-80% possession….

  • avatar Mandy Dodd

    certainly was BJT, some great results all round yesterday!

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Walter

    A lot has been made about Adebayor being sent off, mostly by Spurs fans and also by some disgruntled AAAs, but my impression was that Sandro was fortunate not to get two yellows. In fact Sandro seemed to commit some bad fouls quite early, Webb let them go; my thought was that if Webb had carded Sandro early would that have calmed down not just Sandro but Adebayor also?

  • avatar Paul"the Gooner"

    Its results business we are told.Sorry i forgot.Its only when we play well and loose.Great win.I do think Giroud is doing the business.He will score goals in the box.I see Redknapp is up to his tricks again.The spuds have a far better squard than us and will finish 4th.Nice one Harry.It will put massive pressure on AVB when they finish 6th and make Redknapp look good.Tosser.It did spoil M.O.T.D programme as Redknapp had nothing to say!

  • avatar Steve

    Is anybody else getting fed up with Burt & Ernie(Alan & Arry) on MotD. It’s an insult to the intelligence of all football supporters.

  • avatar Ong Bing

    I think we finally found Fox in the Box.

    This win is very Arsenal, 5 goals from 5 different players.

  • avatar jake

    found this gem from the bbc
    warning note i haven’t checked the quote is accurate source is gloryglory (yes i was reading a spurs forum its sunday i’m hungover and was looking for something to laugh at)

    BBC Radio 5 live pundit and former Chelsea defender Graeme Le Saux from Emirates Stadium:
    On Adebayor’s red card: “He is genuinely going for the ball. In the heat of this game, I think it was a yellow card not a red card.

    “To his credit, referee Howard Webb has given himself a lot of time to think about it. It was a tough decision.

    “Both players have gone for the ball, seeing that at first glance I was wondering whether he was going to get a yellow card or not.”

  • avatar John

    No doubt that it was a deserved red card, but I would have expected Mr. Webb to show a yellow at most, especially in view of the level of tolerance which he was already showing to Sandro, who had committed at least three bookable fouls at that stage, without even receiving a warning. Viewed in that context, the yellow given to Podolski in the second half was outrageous.

  • avatar Mandy Dodd

    Agree on the Sandro fouls, but at least Webb did the right thing eventually. But even that was not …in my opinion…as bad as RVPs challenge on Sagna…which was incredibly let go. Wonder why.
    Also agree on the comments about MOTD – but good to see.. no less than Vincent Kompany break up the usual Spurs love in by telling viewers Arsenal have been the best team City have faced in the league so far. Arry did not look impressed. Lots of comment about this on several blogs today, a lot of consensus that the likes of Neville on Sky do a much better job.

  • avatar jake

    have to agree Sandro was treated with kid gloves with regard to yellows.
    however isn’t it the responsabilty of both players and the ref to try to ensure the saftey of players on both sides?

    SAnti could easily be hurt by a challange like that maybe the fact he is quite slight possibly contributed to him not getting hurt badly.

    What i have seen of AVB teams is that they tend to keep thier feet in to let the oppisition know they are there maybe that goes back to Mourhino or maybe spurs are just a dirty team. draw your own conclusions.

    However i shall end my comment with 5 2 oh and i forgot 5 2 and a last respect to Kompany put rosie’s owner in his place on MOTD.

    oh and PS 3 points

  • avatar jake

    Doh Mandy got there before me about Kompany on motd

  • avatar rantetta

    @Walter & bjt gooner

    I thought about waiting for the ref review, but seeing bjt’s comment means I can’t wait for it.

    The Webbmeister was up to his usual tricks. The totts, early on, were making spiteful “tackles”. They were meant to hurt, and dear Howard (as usual) let the team he doesn’t like – get away with them, and I believe that most teams understand that they can get away with multiple fouls on Arsenal players. The lack of a whistle for these fouls simply means Arsenal’s opponents are confident to commit soft or hard infringements knowing they’ll get away with it.

    Thus, Adebay got carried away, as did many of his team mates, and kicked away as they pleased. (No caution needed, or indeed given).

    On the other hand, any “light tap” (and sometimes, no tap), “committed” by an Arsenal player, especially in their final third (i.e. a position from which a ball can be hoiked into the box) will be given to the opposition “willy nilly” (as they say).

    When Santi was fouled, stumbled, and continued towards the edge of the penalty box, I presume Howard would’ve stopped the game if he could’ve foreseen the magnificent assist and goal that followed. However, even if the free kick had been given, the offender would not have been carded, I reckon.

    It’s amazing how the “infringement template” has been set – when it comes to dealing with Arsenal. Sure, other teams experience this, but not at the rate Arsenal do. Check the ref reviews and summary’s if you doubt this.

    And please don’t forget that most players truly understand these ref shenanigans, and that’s part of the reason some of our players leave. Imagine knowing before you enter the pitch, that you’re going to get screwed by the ref because of past experiences with him, or due to his friendliness with Arsenal’s opponents in the tunnel, not to mention all the various, constant, negative media-talk about Arsenal.

    It could be that RvP is in Manchester because he sees how they can win stuff despite their oft-blatant “craptitude”. What did the man (or little boy) think when he joined Arsenal and saw what happened at Old Toilet in 2004? What has he thought about the refs in the Premiership since that year? (How might he have felt when bundled into the net against Norwich in the 3-3 at the end of the game at the Emirates? No penalty given). What did he think about the match in Nou Camp where he got sent off, having previously had opponents hands around his throat? Has this guy (or little guy inside him) been committing nastier and more frequent fouls since his arrival at OT?

    I think we should be told, Untold.

    Well done Arsenal. And please people: Stop slagging off our players, even if they’re not perfect. That is not “Supporting”, it’s closer to “Bollocks”.

    Arrgh, Mandy – you beat me again. I’ll still post this.

  • avatar rantetta

    Oh yeah, and ‘Arry was gonna buy everyone! This is probably true (that he’d have tried). Look at his dealings when managing West Ham. Mancini can’t compete with Redknapp if the latter had the same budget, although if it were simply ‘numbers of players traded’ – ‘budget’ would have nowt to do with it.

    Did you see on MOTD, how they tried to coerce Vincent: ‘Yes, but who will come out on top Totts or Ars’.
    I loved VC’s calm demeanour and considered answers.

    As for ‘Arry – and his comments on everything……

  • avatar Adam

    Hangeland recieved a straight red for a forward two footed lunge on Catermole a little while ago, won the ball minimum contact but still dangerous and uncontrolled. The pundits said “it was against Catermole do you think Hangeland was going to pull out considering who it was against.
    Reputations apparently matter when applying the laws of the game to those who have the ears of the nation.
    The ref did the right thing the pundits reckon it was a yellow, I reckon they would be calling for a life time ban if it was an Arsenal player who lunged in like that.

  • avatar Paul"the Gooner"

    great article in the Mail on Sunday by Patrick Collins.He said that AW deserves his dinner last night.He went on to say this must be the only weekend that nobody can insult his ability or screamed for his head.Instead he should be treated like a man who knows his business.One other thing i did hear on the radio from Cascarino,ex Chelsea.Walcott will end up at Barcelona in January!.Where do they get these people from.
    To finish with there is a interview on Absolute Radio between Ian Wright and Hoddle after the match yesterday.Ian bloody Wright did not have a good word to say about AW.

  • avatar Pat

    The funniest thing on Match of the Day was when Vincent Kompany was asked which team were better, Spurs or Arsenal. He said, ‘Well, we beat Spurs’. Then he said Arsenal were the best team he had played so far this season and he was sure they would end up higher than they are now.
    One in the eye for ‘Arry, Lineker and Hansen!

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @rantetta

    I thought Sandro was lucky to still be on the field at half time, Lennon also got away with a nasty foul. Bale seemed to make some sort of gesture to Wilshere just as Adeybayor was leaving the field – not sure if he was trying to provoke Wilshere into a reaction that would have got him sent off. So while Adeybayor was rightly sent off, the level of indiscipline overall in the Spurs team is unacceptable.

    But, what a happy result!

  • avatar Mick

    On MOTD lovable Harry made a fool of himself by claiming Spurs would finish above Arsenal because of their stronger squad and then completely contradicting himself by saying that Spurs were suffering because of injuries at the moment. What a plank!

  • avatar barrys

    Last season we won this 5-2 and scraped abocve spurs, winning nothing in the process. This season we beat 10 man spurs 5-2, after they’d been battering us and should have gone 2 up. The last two games we’ve won we’ve beaten 10 men. Match finished with about 6 players playing out of position. Fine, see that as a great weekend if you want, but I feel nothing about this match at all. People who criticise fans for not cheering up need to realise that again we’ll win nothing at the end of the season, and THEY’LL be moaning too.
    If the point of the season was to whack Spurs, then we’re champions. It’s not and we won’t be until this regime is gone.

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @barrys

    If you cannot sit back and enjoy a win over the Spuds I would doubt your claim to be an Arsenal fan – are you sure you are not a Spud, or at best one of the AAA? Either way not a fan.

    Oh – 6 players out of position – where these Arsenal players – are you sure – did you check the battery in your calculator?

    If you say “THEY’LL be moaning too” that means you know that you are a moaner!

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    barry’s is this your own personal comment? Because last night I saw the same comment from another person who used a false email address and different names to get his posts posted?

    But the other one was a bit stupid because he not only tried to post this comment from another site on here but also included the name (you?) that was used on what ever other side it was typed first…

    It even included the same typo… LOL…..

  • avatar Stuart

    Like this one Walter?

    Comment by Glen Gould about 65 or 6 posts down the page
    http://www.onlinegooner.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35616&start=330

  • avatar Stuart

    Definite case of multiple personality disorder there

  • avatar bjtgooner

    @Stuart

    Well spotted.

  • avatar WalterBroeckx

    So that is Glenngould, steven, barrys and one other name that escapes me for the moment.

    Just try to find a cure please, whoever you really are….

  • avatar Woody

    @ Barrys
    Sorry. There is no way you’re an Arsenal supporter if you say you feel nothing about this match at all.
    The most important thing was we won the game. We got three points. We made up ground on the teams above. The fact that we beat the Spuds in the proccess is a bonus.
    The “they should’ve gone two up”
    Should’ve, Could’ve, Didn’t happen. Unless you want to re write history?
    Shock horror you want “this regime gone”
    You should get yourself off to the BSM or Le Grove. You can all sit there holding hands together plotting your next move to over throw the “Regime”
    Me I’m going to enjoy this weekend and look forward to Montpelier on Wednesday.
    In case you’re not aware we play them in the Champions League.
    I’m sure you’ve heard of it?

  • avatar Damien Luu

    Haha, now we have a little interesting game: spotting those tiny amount of AAAs and their army of clones. Very funny and eye-opening. Such a big relief to know (for sure) they are only a tiny amount of twats :D

  • avatar Shard

    Adebayor should also have been booked when he scored the goal and went across the advertising boards to celebrate.

    I didn’t think Webb’s performance was bad though. He did give Sandro a lot of leeway, too much in fact, but overall he did a fair job.

  • avatar jax

    @barrys
    So you feel nothing at all. How does that work then? Presumably you didn’t actually attend the game or you would at least have felt some mild satisfaction at not losing after paying for your seat. Did you watch on Sky (as I did)? Doubt it as it might have justified your subscription. Watched those sad fucks on MOTD? That’ll be it. Complete football anaesthesia.

  • avatar rantetta

    @ bjtgooner:

    You’re spot-on. And yes, it’s a wonderful feeling – winning a game like that.

    @ Stuart/Walter/Mick/Shard, in fact ‘All supporters':

    Thanks for your vigilance – I like the outing of the “personality disordered”.

  • avatar elkieno

    Ahahah multiple pesronalities!
    To be fair to him he probably is an Arsenal supporter, but the other people living inside his head are clearly not Arsenal fans at all. He probably read the comment and thought ‘who the fuck wrote that, what a wanker’ then slowly realized it was one of his personas!
    Poor man/women/beast!