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Moan? No supporting is what you should do. And enjoying it.

By Walter Broeckx

When I woke up last Sunday I had a feeling that this was maybe one of the most important days in our season. Not that the opposition was of the standard of Manchester City or Chelsea. After all it was only Crystal Palace (with all respect) we were facing later that day.

But before the match it had an August 17th feeling. Nobody expected us to lose on that day. But the ref managed to tilt the pitch in such a way that we lost. And all hell broke lose. People getting hysterical in the stadium and on the internet. We were doomed. Wenger had to be sacked. Gazidis had to be kicked out of the Emirates. Kroenke had to sell his shares to Usmanov. Those 3 things had to be done or else it was fighting against relegation.

People pointed at that team down the road saying that is the way to behave in a transfer window. That was the leading example we had to follow.

Now while I write this we are 11 points in front of them. And we are top of the league two points clear of the teams who have just played (according to some TV analysts) the Championship Decider.

Of course getting rid of Wenger-Gazidis-Kroenke didn’t happen. No, we went our way. The Arsenal way. And as Wenger said that he would only pay for top top quality signings he kept his word and brought us Özil. We paid the highest ever sum for any player in our history.

Being first should mean all should be well and fine you might expect. Well no. This is Arsenal and we do seem to have a bunch of fans for whom nothing is ever good enough.

First they moan about us not spending enough money. Then when we pay a record fee for Özil they first claim it is because they forced Arsenal to spend the money. Yeah right. And now…we see those people claiming that Özil is a waste of space and isn’t worth his money. Doctor, doctor tell me please is there a name for such thinking? [Manic depressives – Dr Billy the Dog, University Hospital of the North Circular Road]

The last transfer window those people were urging us to buy a top striker. Giroud with 10 goals and 6 assists is clearly not good enough for them. Are there better strikers out there? Of course there are. But would they fit in to this team and do what Giroud does to this team? Would they cover the area of the first post so well at corners like Giroud does? Will they work their socks off as much as Giroud does for the team? I really don’t know if a Suarez or Aguero or Sturridge would do all those things like Giroud does.

The names of Benteke, Lukaku and others are named. But fact is Giroud scored more goals than they did so far. Yet they are praised in to heaven and Giroud is looked down upon.

And for those calling for Draxler to be signed. If we can believe the reports from Germany it is clear that Draxler wanted to come, Arsenal wanted him but Schalke didn’t let him go. Which is their right of course.

Draxler seemed a bit pissed off on TV when asked about it. So Arsenal wanted to sign him but it didn’t happen. Now mind you Draxler is not an out and out striker. He is not the player that will score goal after goal. He might become such a player under the right guidance. The guidance of a manager like Wenger,

But Draxler would not be the quick solution that people dream he is. And besides he is out injured and would only be available in a month or so. Yet a part of the fans went in to collective hysteria about him not coming and blaming their favourite person to blame: Wenger. It was his fault it didn’t happen and we just had to pay what Schalke demanded. I have heard that they asked 60M euro. 60M euro for a still very much unproven kid that is injured and cannot play in the CL. My God am I glad those people do not run our club. They would run it in the ground as Leeds was ran in to the ground. That is more money then we paid for a world class and proven player like Özil. Do you really want to be taken seriously?

Now the word is that since we have a chance for the title (that is already a big step forward for the doom merchants) we should have bought and paid over the odds. Even ludicrous amounts of money for an unproven injured kid.  And failing to do so will cost us the title.

Well once again we can only be happy that those individuals are far away from the club. Their negative thinking would spread like a virus in a pig farm and kill all the pigs. They would bring the players down and make sure that they don’t believe in themselves. If they get it their way we are on our way for failure.

As for me it is simple. We have had many many important players out for months with injuries. We have missed Theo for a big part of the first half of the season. We have missed Podolski for months, we have missed Oxlade-Chamberlain for months. We have missed Arteta for a few weeks, we have missed Cazorla for a few weeks. Vermaelen has been more injured than fit. Just look at in the injury league table and we are well top of that league. Far far ahead of every other team.

Just look at Ramsey. We lost him in the match against West Ham on December 26. And he was our best player in the first half of the season. Winning all the player of the months there could be won. He is still out injured and just look at our record since then. 8 played: won 7 draw 1. Tell me what does this tell us?

We are not a one man team. We don’t depend on the brilliance of a Suarez. We are A TEAM. A team that has overcome all kinds of bad luck. A team that has overcome terrible referee decisions in some games. A team that has been down after the Manchester City defeat. But each time we have picked ourselves up and went on with it.

Before the match against Crystal Palace you could feel the tension aimed at the team. They needed to win this game to take the top spot again. Always brings extra pressure to know you play a must win game. But each and every time when the team was challenged with such a thing they did it.

And you could feel the added pressure by the moaning of some of our own fans. Dropping points against Palace (and look at Chelsea it can happen even against West Ham) would be leading to an outburst of unhappy fans. In fact they had written their moaning long before kick off. They would moan about all and everyone no matter what. They hoped that we would have another Villa result in fact. As it would give them the chance to say: see, told you so.

But this team proved them wrong and showed that once again they can play under pressure and beat the negativity that others try to use to bring them down.

There are 15 matches to play. We are on top.

Fans that are not supporting the team right now don’t deserve this team. If you want to write us off right now because the club didn’t do what you have done on your FM game on your computer then you are not fit to support this club. Why don’t you just get behind this group of players that has brought us to the top of the league for almost the whole season? Why don’t you just support? Is your ego that big that you need to moan about it because they don’t do it like you tell them to do it?

We deluded Untolders will carry on supporting our club, players and manager and enjoying what they have brought to us this season. Remember on August 17 we were written off and deemed not good enough even for a Europa league spot at the end of the season. Despite the refs, and the injuries, we are top of the league at the moment I write this, and we have every chance to win it. I have got  lots of enjoyment and great moments from this team. A few disappointing moments as they always happen in a season. But my oh my this team and this bunch of players is worth my support.

I thank them all for what they have given us so far this season and believe me I will be behind them as much as I can. And so should you.

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Arsenal anniversaries on 4 February…

  • 4 February 1888: Arsenal 6 Tottenham 2
  • 4 February 1905: Final game for William Gooing
  • 4 February 1905:  Arsenal 0 Bristol City 0, FA cup, 1st round.  Crowd 25,000
  • 4 February 1911:  Swindon 1 Arsenal 0 FA Cup 2nd round. Crowd 14861.
  • 4 February 1922, Duke of York attends Arsenal 2 Newcastle 1.  With Sir Henry and William Hall unavailable, directors Jack Humble, Charles Crisp and George Peachey, did the honours.
  • 4 February 1961: Last game for Tommy Docherty
  • 4 February 1970: Kevin Campbell born
  • 4 February 1975: Arsenal 0 England 2
  • 4 February 1993 Martin Keown rejoins Arsenal
  • 4 February 1995: Sheffield Wednesday 3 Arsenal 1, Kevin Campbell’s last league game.
  • 4 February 1997: Arsenal 0 Leeds 1 (FA Cup) last game for John Harston.
  • 4 February 2012: After 3 defeats and a draw in last 4 games, Arsenal beat Blackburn 7-1.  RVP 3, Chamberlain 2.

46 comments to Moan? No supporting is what you should do. And enjoying it.

  • Pete

    Too right Walter. What gets me is that the same people who demand big money signings are the same people who complain about ticket prices! Can’t have it both ways… If money isn’t spent in one transfer window it doesn’t just evaporate but is available for the next one!

  • Moban

    Couldn’t agree more. There have been a few games when I’ve sat trembling with nervousness waiting for us to score! But the team has certainly given me more highs than lows this season. COYBGs!!!

  • para

    Our players have become a TEAM now and will persevere. The fact that this season is tough will make the PL cup that much more sweeter for the winner, which all of us want to be the Arsenal. It was fun watching them become a team, and now with the injuries, many players are getting a good chance to play, which probably would not have happened with no injuries. This season has forged our players into more of a team than before.
    There will be big money signings at some point, maybe even this summer, but NOT to the detriment of Arsenal’s core of players. Any players who come to Arsenal, we know, will be seen by AW as being able to become an integral part of Arsenal, this is his way.
    So let us all rejoice that AW and the team, in fact, the whole club is doing us proud.
    Lets get through FEB with conviction, determination and our heads high.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Agreed , Walter . Patience is a virtue and knowledge is power .So let us sit back , let those in charge do their stuff and just enjoy the show .
    Let us support their great effort with much encouragement , keep your fears in check and please, please do tone down on the negativity .
    Up the Gunners !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    The opposite of which would be to be misinformed , ignorant and getting all your facts wrong .But it may end up being funny as this e-mail I received shows ….

    Indian History : Supposedly written by a schoolboy with all original spellings:

    The original inhabitants of ancient India were called Adidases, who lived in two cities called Hariappa and Mujhe-na-Daro. These cities had the best drain system in the world and so there was no brain drain from them Ancient India was full of myths which have been handed down from son to father.

    A myth is a female moth. A collection of myths is called mythology, which means stories with female caricatures. One myth says that people in olden times worshipped monkeys because they were our incestors.

    In olden times there were two big families in India. One was called the Pandava and the other was called the Karova. They fought amongst themselves in a battle called Mahabharat, after which India came to be known as MeraBharat Mahan.

    In midevil times India was ruled by the Slave Dienasty. So named because they all died a nasty death. Then came the Tughlaqs who shifted their capital from Delhi because of its pollution. They were followed by the Mowglis. The greatest Mowgli was Akbar because he extinguished himself on the battlefield of Panipat which is in Hurryana.

    But his son Jehangir was peace loving; he married one Hindu wife and kept 300 porcupines. Then came Shahajahan who had 14 sons. Family planning had not been invented at that time. He also built the Taj Mahal hotel for his wife who now sleeps there. The king sent all his sons away to distant parts of India because they started quarrelling. Dara Seiko was sent to UP, Shaikh Bhakhtiyar was sent to J K, while Orangezip came to Bombay to fight Shivaji. However,after that they changed its name to Mumbai because Shivaji’s sena did not like it. They also do not like New Delhi, so they are calling it Door Darshan.

    After the Mowglis came Vasco the Gama. He was an exploder who was circumcising India with a 100 foot clipper. Then came the British. They brought with them many inventions such as cricket, tramtarts and steamed railways. They were followed by the French who brought in French fries, pizzazz and laundry. But Robert Clive drove them out when he deafened Duplex who was out membered since the British had the queen on their side.

    Eventually, the British came to overrule India because there was too much diversity in our unity. The British overruled India for a long period.They were great expotents and impotents. They started expoting salt from India and impoting cloth. This was not liked by Mahatma Gandhi who wanted to produce his own salt. This was called the Swedish moment. During this moment, many people burnt their lion cloths in the street and refused to wear anything else. The British became very angry at this and stopped the production of Indian testiles.

    In 1920, Mahatma Gandhi was married to one wife. Soon after he became the father of the nation. In 1942 he started the Quiet India moment, so named because the British were quietly lootoing our country. In 1947, India became free and its people became freely loving.

    his increased our population. Its government became a limited mockery, which means people are allowed to take the law in their own hands with the help of the police. Our constipation is the best in the world because it says that no man can be hanged twice for the same crime. It also says you cannot be put in prison if you have not paid your taxis. Another important thing about our constipation is that it can be changed. This is not possible with the British constipation because it is not written on paper.

    The Indian parlemint consists of two houses which are called lower and higher. This is because one Mr Honest Abe said that two houses divided against itself cannot withstand. So Pandit Nehru asked the British for freedom at midnight since the British were afraid of the dark.

    At midnight, on August 15, there was a tryst in parlemint in which many participated by wearing khaki and hosting the flag. Recently in India, there have been a large number of scams and a plaque,it can be dangerous because many people died of this plaque in Surat. Scams are all over India. One of these was in Bihar where holy cows were not given anything to eat by their elected leader. The other scam was in Bofor which is a small town in Switzerland.In this, a lot of Indian money was given to buy a gun which can shoot a coot.

    Presently India has a coalishun government made up of many parties, left,right and centre. It has started to library the economy. This means that there is now no need for a licence as the economy will be driven by itself.

    India is also trying to become an Asian tiger because its own tigers are being poached. Another important event this year was the Shark meeting at Malas Dive. At this place, shark leaders agreed to share their poverty, pollution and population.

  • Shakabula Gooner

    Walter,
    Very well put. Mishaps happen to other teams and there are no meltdowns within their fan base. Arsenal wins match after match and some fans still find reasons not to even be able to say “well done, boys”. They complain about the quality of the win; the quality of the opposition or the quality of some players. Some even completely ignore the game and complain about a future game in which they hope that we would lose or a future injury they hope would happen to a key player!

    Michael Owen, a chief priest in the altar of the moaners in Arsenal’s fan base is reported to be finally saying that Arsenal may not have many great individual players (a very debatable assertion) but it has a stable system and a good crop of players who are very well used to the system and this have been serving them well in the season. For a man who, even in November was still insisting that the best that Arsenal could hope for this season is the 5th position, this is saying and admitting a lot. It is saying that better than any club, we have a TEAM: and our team, more than any array of marquee players that we may or may not buy, delivers most consistently in EPL to date.

    How much more determined and even more consistent the TEAM would be if ALL who claim to be its fans will just believe a wee bit more and get behind it more strongly in the stadiums and in reactions to media and bloggers’ negativities. Only our unapologetic positive retorts will turn around our subdue their negative predispositions.

  • sid

    sorry but we have been patient for 8 years now… if you look at our fixtures difficult to be positive but we will support our team of course

  • Einstein

    what a total load of rubbish………….there are only 14 prem matches left. everything else spot on, i feel almost embarrassed at some of our so called fans. far too many still cant wait to chant Wenger out !!
    the black scarf mugs complaining to the club in their self importance style about the transfer window ect ect…
    I really dont know what our great club has done to deserve these ‘supporting’ factions. a laughing stock some said after the transfer window hahahahahaa top of the league laugh it up MUGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sammy The Snake

    Agreed, Walter.
    Our only job is to support the team and let the team do theirs. This team has already overachieved.

  • Shakabula Gooner

    Brickfields,
    Watch your back!
    Signatures are being gathered and funds are being raised for a massive class action suit against you. What remains to be determined is whether the Indian children were based in India or in UK. That is just for the purpose of deciding where to file the suit. And again it may be commenced simultaneously in both countries…
    For directing my coffee to the wrong route in my windpipe, I am considering a suit against you myself.

  • Damilare

    Spot on Walter, thanks for the article.

    The team spirit/togetherness is our greatest influence this season so far. Mertersacker dedicated the palace win to all the injured players. That says a lot. Whoever is not excited about Arsenal today is not one of us and can never be. They are against Arsenal. I can live with that.

    We got the most unlikely result (most favourable to Arsenal though) from ethiad last night.

    Onward, forward and upward to the next match.

    COYG!

  • WalterBroeckx

    Indeed Brickfiel,

    And wait till you get my suit for spatting my hot tea all over my computer screen and making my windows dirty. And the fact that I now have a sticky keyboard because I put sugar in my tea and now have to clean the damn thing and fear that the sugar may .ake .y t.pi.g i.possib.e i. th. fu.ure….

  • Damilare

    Please Walter, have you come across any ACC, AMCMC, AMUMU or ATT like our own friends AAA? Are they as unrepentantly miserable as AAA?

    @Bricksfields, ‘you will not kill me with laughs o’

    COYG!

  • The font

    For the disbelievers
    My dad put £10 on Devon lock to win the grand national many moons ago
    I think he got around 66-1 £10 was a lot of money then all his work mates and even my mum gave him a lot of stick for wasting his money .
    In the race Devon lock raced clear coming up the final straight and looked a certain winner but the horse saw an imaginary fence and tried to jump it resulting in the horse falling to the ground my dad went from ecstasy to agony in a split second . Just before my dad died I asked my father of his best memory Devon lock he said although it did not win the exciment it brought me on the day . The memory’s have lasted over 50 years
    And the countless times I have told the storey in the pub have given me much joy.
    This made me think it was time to stop worrying about winning and start enjoying the moment sometimes the moment can last longer than the winning

  • sid,

    So what are you going to do if we don’t win anything this year? Stop being a Gooner? You might have your priorities wrong as a supporter if all you base your enjoyment of following your team on is trophies. Contrary to the repetitive whining from the noise makers, 8 years is not a long time for a club to go without a trophy for; especially in context of Arsenal’s circumstances for the past 8 years.

    I hope we win a silverware (preferably the EPL) this season but if we don’t, my respect for the team’s achievements this season shall remain and so shall my support for Arsenal FC.

  • Armin

    Just hope we stay this positive next 30-45 days. We have hectic period in front of us, and wish if we win all games, but it would be hard to achieve. That is also main reason for nonbelievers to write us off. But they seams to forget, not only we play those hard games, everyone in league have same opponents, just on different schedule. So not only we have to play Chav, Manure, Liverpoo, etc, everyone does, just at different part of season. So we will all lose and gain points, important is, we are on top, and we showed we can handle everyone.

    Even if in May we are not happiest supporters on earth, and someone else celebrate crown that day, we really have to be proud, as listening others this team was supposed to fight for bare survival in Europe.

  • Armin,

    As I have written a few times before, that is how a league works and that is why league champions are much more respected than cup winners. Look at the last 2 games in the EPL for the top7 teams for instance:

    Arsenal dropped 2 points away to Southampton in game 23 while Man City won away to Tottenham. Chelsea dropped 2 points at home to West Ham (the worst result of the round for any of the top teams apart from the Totts). Man United won at home to Cardiff and all their fans were certain that the good times are back! Liverpool beat Everton 4-0.

    Arsenal dropped to second and trailed City by a point.

    In game 24, Arsenal did what Chelsea couldn’t by beating a lower half in-form team at home (those calling Mourhino a genius need to remember this: his tactical brilliance couldn’t get him a goal against West Ham). Chelsea did what every other team have failed to do this season by beating City at home. Man United returned to losing ways to show their fans that they are not out of the woods yet. Everton returned to winning ways against Aston Villa while Liverpool lost 2 points at WBA.

    Critically, just before game 23, Arsenal’s lead was 1 point at the summit; after game 24, the lead has extended to 2.

    What does all the above tell us? Absolutely NOTHING!!!

    This is how a league works. But what is certain is that the most consistent team will triumph. Not the one that score the most goals; not the one that beat most of the top teams; not the one with the best defence. The most CONSISTENT team will win it. Arsenal has been the most consistent so far, despite all the hand-wringing of the nay-sayers. If we maintain our consistency over the next 14 games, we’d be crowned champions.

  • Pete

    If all people want are trophies then why bother going to or watching on TV any of the games other than the last one, the cup final, the victory parade etc?

    As fans, we invest a lot of time and money following our team through the season. This makes any success that much sweeter – and also allows us to enjoy the journey along the way.

    I have to admit I did harbour quite severe doubts around our ability to actually come first in the League, but am really starting to feel confident after last night’s game. City looked very suspect indeed at the back, weak in midfield without Fernandinho and profligate up front without Aguero. That was not a championship-winning side. And while everyone is complaining that we only have one striker, Chelsea don’t seem to have any… (although was impressed by Hazard).

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Shakabula ,Walter & Damilare – Just as there is a
    Caveat Emptor [Latin, Let the buyer beware.] for purchases , so too does my post come enshrined with a Caveat Regurgitator (the promise of barfing ,vomiting of throwing up !) !
    Its somewhere in the fine print on Walter’s t-shirt on the photo above ( you may have to scroll down to read it in full and you may also need a magnifying glasses too !)
    This caveat also holds good for the media ,pundits and the AAAAs , whose ‘observations’ and expertise make me want to throw up !

  • Mandy Dodd

    Walter, reports now coming out of Germany – including from Jan Aga Fjortoft, who called the Ozil signing are now saying we had Draxler in the bag until Bayern came in at the last minute with a big player plus cash bid in the summer. If true, not wengers fault. But Drax or not, as you say, lets appreciate the special players we do have. Giroud -up with Per and Kos, competing for player of the season so far for me, ok Ramsey until he got injured, and our keeper deserves a mention too…in fact, they all do. We have some of the most moronic fans on the planet, really wish some of them would go away

  • ARSENAL 13

    crap, I wont be able to watch ARSENAL vs Liverpool as the channel is on a mission to enlighten us and introduce us to a new world of winter olympics……..

    Giroud, He just doesnt get the praise he deserves. The second goal, Girouds pass to OX. I watched this move 4-5 times now. Ox back heels. Giroud receives the ball under pressure from the defender and then a perfectly weighted pass on to the path of OX. BUT all this is done without looking at OX, just telepathic. Only thing he could have seen is Ox twist.

  • bob mac

    It is totally without question that Arsene is a coach (he actually takes EVERY first team session himself); club manager; team manager and man manager of the highest possible quality.

    For heavens sake give the manager,staff, club and players all the credit they richly deserve.

    Like most who subscribe to this site it is my considered and firm belief that The Arsenal will win the EPL at least this season.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Moronic fans …

    A teacher asks her students if they’re Spuds fans. All of the hands go up except for one student. “Okay, Bobby. What team are you a fan of?”

    “The Arsenal.”

    “Why’s that?”
    “Well, my parents are both Arsenal fans, so I’m an Arsenal So fan too.”

    “That’s not a good answer, Bobby. If your parents were both morons, would you be a moron too?”

    “No, that would make me a Spuds fan!”

  • Brickfields Gunners

    The AAAA goes into the drug store to buy his first pack of condoms. He asks the clerk for the pack marked $2.00 on the display rack behind the counter.
    The clerk rings up the purchase and says, “That will be $2.12 with tax, please.”
    To which the AAAA responds in horror, “Tacks! My friends didn’t tell me that’s how they stay on.”

  • Gooner S

    @Walter

    I dont know what the solution is. I don’t think even winning a trophy will change the view of some.

    Some of them have some good points. And it is clear that Arsene Wenger would like to sign another CF – he has said so. But what I like is that he knows who he wants and is prepared to wait; he might be willing to do a short term loan deal to tide us over but even then it has to be the right deal. Surely that is good.

    Some of them are confusing different issues. The 3% price rise and the cost of cup tickets for season ticket holders and other supporters are examples of this.There are some good points raised here.

    Onto the football; watching Sky last night it was clear that Carragher and Neville do not think Arsenal can win the league.Even though at the start of the season I called Man City and Chelsea (1st and 2nd) not to include us now in the discussion gives us little credit for what we’ve achieved to date.

  • Mandy Dodd

    There is an African player tearing things up right now at Roma – getting rave reviews, wonder if we could sign him?….Ooops, sorry, we once did , but the AAA drove him away – a man Totti said he would be a Messi or Ronaldo if he scored more, a man Eden Hazard once said was they best he had played with.
    Thanks AAA

  • Brickfields Gunners

    These are from test papers and essays submitted by college students.

    “When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire.”

    “H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water”

    “When you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide”

    “Nitrogen is not found in Ireland because it is not found in a free state”

    “Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.”

    “Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.”

    “Blood flows down one leg and up the other.”

    “Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration.”

    “The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader.”

    “Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.”

    “A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.”

    “The body consists of three parts- the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five – a, e, i, o, and u.”

    “The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to.”

    “A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspeds, two molars, and eight cuspidors.”

    “The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight.”

    “A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is.”

    “Equator: An imaginary lion running around the Earth through Africa.”

    “Germinate: To become a naturalized German.”

    “Liter: A nest of young puppies.”

    “Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat.”

    “Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives.”

    “For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart stops.”

    “To prevent contraception: wear a condominium.”

    “To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow.”

  • Nick

    This article is absolutely spot on. The fans need to get behind the team and band together as one. We know the media is against and having divided factions within the fan base is exactly what they want. We must stick together and believe in Wenger and the his team. What’s done is done. We can only look forward and cheer on every player wearing the cannon. even bendtner.

    Fantastic article.

  • Gooner S,

    The level of disrespect being shown this team is unprecedented. Please enlighten me if you can recall the last time a team has lead the league for 18 out of 24 games, are current leaders but are still consider to be incapable of winning the league.

  • Mick

    @Bootoomee
    Contrast the disrespect shown to Wenger, one of the most honourable managers ever, to the mass media wank fest today over one of the most disreputable, eye gouging managers ever. It tells us all we need to know about the lack of standards inherent in the British media.

  • Mick,

    Agreed. I have given up on their hatred and disrespect for Wenger though. He is too cultured for the idiots. I guess our team is also too cultured 🙂

  • Mick

    It really is ironic that the same media experts who have been telling us for weeks that Man City will win the League because they have the strongest squad are today excusing that same teams loss last night on the fact that they were depleted due to injuries. Strangely, again according to the media sages, the team who can’t win the title because they have not got a deep enough squad and have suffered more injuries than any other team are sitting top of the table! This goes to prove one thing. The experts are not experts at all, they only think they are. As Greavesie would say ‘it’s a funny old game.

  • Usama Zaka

    Mr. Walter, I couldn’t agree more. True Arsenal supporters like you and Mr. Attwood and the rest of the people working on this site is what the club needs. Thankfully through the excellent work done on this site we can unite, belief and hope for the best.

  • BILL FROM MANHATTAN

    ARSENAL 13 @ 11:53, I too was dismayed to see my channel where I watch the Arsenal matches here in the States are showing Winter Olympics the next 3 weeks. If you reside in the States Not to worry, The match is going to be shown on the USA channel.

  • the mickster

    Walter, stop talking sense !
    I awoke this morning to find The Chavs hadn’t been crowned champions after all, if fact they had moved upto third !

  • Kenneth Widmerpool

    Enjoyed reading this Walter, thanks for all the articles and reports.You and Tony are a credit to the club. Brickfields,thanks mate, for continually cracking me up laughing and for giving out lots of wise quotes, long may it last!

    And always remember the old saying: “a cannon is better than a chicken. And those that followeth farmyard animals and hang aroundeth the Coop of poop, ye shall varily be filled jealousy and torment at the sight of the mighty cannon.”

    COYG! Aha and Amen!

  • jambug

    BILL FROM MANHATTEN

    I didn’t think the States showed much of the Summer games, let alone the Winter.

    Bill, nearly 50 words and not a profanity in sight !!

    I’ll be most disappointed if your going soft on us.

    I would of thought not showing the Arsenal games was worth at least a fuck, 2 pricks and a bunch of Wankers !!! Get your act together man !!

  • Gord

    Another sacking in EPL land, Laudrup is gone.

  • Ronnie Lott

    what is all that stuff about India all about?

    Someone please explain. cheers
    Ronnie

  • colario

    Yet another manager ditched in the EPL. This time by Swansea. Meantime one Frenchman goes ‘on and on’ To quote Flanders and Swan.

  • OMGArsenal

    BG……..No wonder India is such an interesting place….I almost wet myself laughing!

  • ARSENAL 13

    @bill, nope. India.

    Here it’ll be on espn hd2. Unfortunately my service provider dont have it in their list……

  • ARSENAL 13

    yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

    StarSports 4 has put up their (revised) TV listing. Liverpool Arsenal game is on.

  • Rantetta

    Excellent, Walter.