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Victory Through Harmony
By Walter Broeckx
When I wrote my article Arsenal against the rest: Everton, the refs, the epl, the fa….
I didn’t realised that the …would be filled in that soon.
Oh yes we have to play the rest of the teams on the field. And oh yes we will have to see a lot of refs out there who will do all they can to stop us from winning our games. And yes we will get more talk from managers who have lost their games against us.
Could you imagine for one moment that if we would have lost the game against Everton and Wenger would have come out and complained about an Everton player who would have said something? Could you imagine how the press would react? Do you really think they would come out with a list on that player X and drag all kind of non proven nonsense together just to show what a bad person he is?
No, you all know that the media would make a list of statements from Wenger and say to you that Wenger is a sore loser and that he is always complaining and always telling nonsense. That is what most of the press would do. I know it, you know it, they know it.
A lot of the people who work in the media don’t like Wenger and thus don’t like Arsenal. Since the first day at Arsenal he was attacked by some of them. And the way he taught them a lesson is a thing they have never forgiven him. Having the media against you is very difficult. As the media are a powerful part of our society. They can make life for a person impossible. I think we have seen it happen before where people were killed by the media through a media campaign. Be the campaign based on truth or not is not important for the media. If they are after your skin they will try to get it.
Not all of the media do this. No we have to give credit for those who don’t jump on the daily or weekly bandwagon. But it would be nice if those people would point out those who start such campaigns and demand that their fellow journalists stick to their actual and first task: bringing news and not making news.
But what is wrong the Cesc and the media? First of all Cesc is a player of Arsenal. And he is not just a player of Arsenal. No he is the best player Arsenal has had in the last few years and if everything goes right for the next years also. He is a Wenger buy and so anything Wenger thinks is good should be put in a bad daylight for some of those media hyenas. So that is the first reason to have a go at Cesc.
Another reason is the fact that Cesc is of the highest importance for Arsenal the team. If you see the messages on twitter from the players there is a very good atmosphere between the players. Now, this all could be fake and be part of “a lets pretend we are a big and happy family” but I don’t think you can get 25 individuals with big egos working on such a thing. So for those who want to see it, it is clear that every attempt to bring a player in disrepute is countered by messages on twitter from teammates or the players themselves who wipe it from the table.
So a part of the media will try everything to discredit Fabregas and hope that it will backfire on the squad in total. In the hope that the players will no longer fight like a team but become more the individuals and this could cost us in the long run. So they will use every trick in the book to put him in a bad daylight.
And they will also try to do this in an attempt to split Fabregas and the fans. We all know what happened last summer when they media predicted every day that Cesc was going to Barcelona and wouldn’t come back. But when the season started Cesc was still in London and was our captain. So it did make the media look a bit stupid didn’t it? And if there is one thing the media don’t like it is looking foolish. Even though some of them are just that.
So here’s another reason for the media to dislike Cesc and have a go at him. In their mind they will think something in the style: “He made us look like fools so now we will pick on him on every occasion.” So instead of treating the comments from Moyes for what they are: “a losing manager trying to cover up his own teams failure to win a game even with the blatant help of the ref”. So they make it look as if this is the first time a club captain has said something about a ref.
Yes, in over 150 years of football in England for the first time ever a captain would have said something bad about a ref. Yes, you all believe it do you…..
But now they come up with silly lists of incidents in which our captain would have let us or the team down. Lists full of allegations which are not proved and full of comments taken out of their context. This is just another attempt to have a part of the fans turning against our captain. Another attempt to drive Cesc out of Arsenal and out of England so that they can say: “see it we told you he would leaeve.”
Well my dear bandwagon journalists I got news for you. Cesc is our captain. And even the fans who were moaning at the start of the season that Cesc wasn’t playing with his heart any more will have seen that he still is El Capitan.
Anyone will have seen how he is running and working for the team and playing his heart out. Whenever he is on the pitch he is fighting and doing all he can to win. Like a real leader, like a real captain should do. His arguing with refs speaks louder than your silly ramblings for the fans. Yes he argues with the refs when he sees injustice done to his team. Like a real captain does. And he is furious when he sees that refs and assistants don’t know their job and that he knows more about the rules than them. And if the refs stick to their mistakes then the captain does what he can do best. He turns the game with a brilliant pass and make us win the game. We fans see this and admire him for his spirit of not wanting to lose.
I have supported Cesc from the first time I saw him play. I have defended him during last summer and said he would be here this season and I have said that he would be playing with his heart for our team. Whenever he goes he will go and I will be grateful for what he has given us. He is playing with passion this season and he is giving it all for Arsenal just like he promised us at the start of the season he would do. I believed him and he has done nothing to prove him and me wrong.
So Cesc, if you ever should read this (not that I have any illusions on this) : ignore those stupid morons who are trying to make live difficult for you. We Gooners are right behind you. We believe you will be fighting your heart out for the Arsenal and wish that in a few weeks time you can have a big smile on your face when you can show them who you really are when you present the trophy(ies) to us gooners: The captain of Arsenal! And to the other Gooners I just hope that you see what is really going on: an attempt to bring us down by the dots I left open in my previous article: the gutter part of the press.
Cesc: We will support you. We will follow El Capitan!
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