By Walter Broeckx
We all remember the story of Fabianski from the last years. The Polish keeper now plays for Swansea. And for the Polish national team. But in his Arsenal days his career got some bad moments.
Now bad moments happen to each keeper. His match against Porto where he made a mistake and fell over the line with the ball after cross was not well gathered, is an example. He later in that match was cheated by a referee who didn’t know the laws and the interpretation of the laws of the game and so looked bad for a second time. For those who don’t remember a free kick was given in the penalty area for picking up a back pass (it was more a defender stretching than a real pass) and then he gave the ball to Porto and the ref allowed Porto to take a quick restart against all rules and Porto could score in an empty net.
And so the moaners, the groaners then haters had a new object apart from Wenger to spill their hate on: Fabianski aka as they called him Flapihandski. Oh what fun they had with calling one of their own such names. We at Untold of course defended the keeper. We admitted the mistake but well that is it really. He is human as we all are (not the moaners of course… they never make mistakes or do anything wrong as they are perfect).
I must say that I was in Wembley when Fabianski took us to the FA cup final by stopping a few penalties from Wigan. I still remember the pride I felt inside for having supported him in the years before. As I was close to the goal where he stood when the players came rushing in to celebrate him after the win it felt as if I was amongst them. He had shown that he can do it. And I was in favour of having him playing the final. And so was Wenger and we won it. I was delighted for Arsenal but also for Fabianski. Even though by then it was clear that he would leave Arsenal I was very happy for him.
He had proven the doubters, moaners, groaners and haters wrong. He was good enough for Arsenal but as he saw his chances limited he went to Swansea and I still wish him all the best and hope he does well. Except against us. Which he rather does to be honest. Don’t push it to far Lukasz…
But we seem to have developed a second case of Flapihandski.
Of course Ospina made an error that lead to the second Olympiakos goal. He should have done better. His starting position was not what it should have been and as a result he spilled the ball and one of the assistant referees gave it over the line. If this was correct or not I still don’t know as I still haven’t seen any conclusive evidence of the ball passing the line completely. But that is irrelevant to the fact that David Ospina made an error.
And so the haters, moaners, groaners have come out again in full force. Because after all by beating Ospina they can also beat their favourite beating object: Wenger.
Now suddenly Wenger is clueless for having played Ospina. So Wenger should go and Ospina gets all the dirt and filth over him by some of the fools who claim to SUPPORT Arsenal.
I am disgusted by the number of messages I see popping up about Ospina being rubbish, useless and well all the names you can imagine. I don’t mind fans from other teams doing this. But from our own supporters? Scrap that word supporters in fact. Because they are no supporters.
One (1) error and suddenly Ospina is shit. But that is how it goes with the 5 seconds brain people. He made an error so he is shit. Always has been shit and always will be shit. And ‘I knew it all the way’.
But if those fools would be able to look further than their 5 second brain allows them they would see other things.
The simple fact that David Ospina kept 14 clean sheets or thereabouts in 19 matches for Arsenal last season. How on earth can a shit goalkeeper do this??? Well he has deceived a lot of us and has gone through an awful lot of trouble to hide that he is actually shit.
But those 14 clean sheets has long been erased from the 5 second brain memory mob. And if you dare to defend Ospina for the moment you get also a lot of filth throwing at you.
And right if they doubt Wenger and that is of course their main target when they try to destroy the confidence of Ospina. Wenger today defending Ospina and calling him world class is met with unbelief. Of course by those with 5 seconds’ brains. But let us for the sake of the argument say ok Wenger has lost it.
So how do these 5 seconds brains people then explain that Ospina has been named in the shortlist of the Ballon D’or. Of course they can’t so they just laugh if off and pretend that those who come up with this list are also a bunch of weirdo’s. But is for saves like the one in the link that they have picked him on the list.
Let me explain, so they could try to remember it for more than 5 seconds. That list is made based on all performances over the last year. And based on his performances he was performing excellent and the experts who made that list, completely agreed on that.
But of course the fools on twitter and facebook and blogs know much better than Wenger (who they usually hate and really want to hurt) and the people who make such lists.
For me it is simple. David Ospina made an error. A costly error. But each keeper does this from time to time. And I will never hack in on a player of our own for making an honest mistake. You could see the pain on his face when going in to the dressing room and I felt his pain. And that is for me the sign as a SUPPORTER to give my 100% of support to David Ospina.
And that is what each of us who really calls himself a supporter should do. Support him. Stay behind him. To make sure that he comes back even stronger.
This is not the time to call Ospina names. This is the time to support him. As I will do. And as Untold has done with every player that has come in the line of fire.
One mistake doesn’t make a bad goalkeeper. But not supporting him after that mistake is what can make a great keeper in to a doubting one. And every Gooner has the responsibility to prevent this from happening.
So don’t ridicule David Ospina. SUPPORT HIM!!! That is what we should do!
Come on David, I know you can!