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  1. finsbury

    The BBC invited someone from the club once known as Glasgow Rangers onto 5live over the summer to beg fans to buy season tickets, without explaining to those fans where the money was going or why it was needed. Quite a contrast their proven an deliberate deliberate disinformation pumped out about prices for tickets at AFC.

    That is more then strange. But we have seen consistent and similar oddities in their coverage of AFC – the BBCs football department is an organisation whose sympatheties in their propaganda can be seen to lie with football agents as opposed to football clubs. A simple and straightforward conclusion.

    In other news further evidence that Chambers or Hayden are better prospects then the older more experienced third party Mendes Mule Mangala who is only the most expensive CB ever bought in the PL. No wonder hacks or self-declared PR-Expert working for R&W Holdings (do they honestly think people can’t join the dots following the patterns easily observed with Usmanov comments?) who know more about laundries and Glaswegian tanning shops then they do about the football have been ramming their “no defenders” meme down the throat of every gullible fool

  2. finsbury

    Deliberate deliberate as in genuinely genuine 😉

  3. finsbury

    To be fair to Mangala he gets sent off a lot easier then some other players do


    Glaswegian Tanning Shops FC, sponsored by the specialist in signing players signed from special agents? 😉

  4. jordangooner

    Very good read and interesting article. With the monopoly money of Chelsea and Man City, this will eventually lead to other clubs facing bankruptcy.  The FA or media do not talk much about Leeds or Portsmouth. Whilst we would like Wenger to do more,  we have to understand and appreciate his business acumen. We all wish for success,  but not at the expense of our beloved Arsenal. The thick media, pundits and fans, are the last people to understand the economics of the club remaining solvent. I believe with the players and hangers on earning so much money, it will not be long before we see a major failure in the premier league. As usual the FA, media and the football establishment will show total disbelief, that such a situation could occur. They are all too busy like, before the financial crisis, enjoying the rich pickings, to pretend there even a possibility of such a disaster around the corner.It is no wonder that the hard core season ticket holders are disappearing, and are are being replaced by fair weather uncommitted fans. Even the top clubs such as ourselves,  do not seem to openly acknowledge this trend.  And Arsenal are perhaps the best example of any club trying to run a club, in a commercially and sustainable manner. COYG

  5. insideright

    @jordangooner – I always remember when a senior executive from Supporters Direct addressed the AST and opened his remarks by saying that of all the Supporters Trusts that he had visited around the country ours was the only one that he had found that didn’t want it’s football club run like Arsenal.
    We’re too close, too emotional, too knee-jerk reactive to see the wood for the trees when it comes to finance and the business of running a club.
    It seems ironic (and not a little mad) that in an age where we have access to more information about ourselves and other clubs there has never been a time when a greater proportion of it is ignored because it doesn’t fit into our dogmatic view of ‘the truth’.
    Thank goodness the Arsenal management don’t adopt the same blinkered attitude.

  6. Quincy

    insideright, how much of that is due to the constant garbage we are fed from the media? Quite a lot, I imagine.

  7. Pete

    Insideright – that is a fantastic quote. And one we should remember.

    On Mangala, I remember when Man C bought him for £32mm or so he was regarded as the next big thing.

    The facts are that he is 4th choice French centre back (so well behind Koscielny in the pecking order – and in fact a similar ranking to Squillaci at the time we bought him) and not that young either – coming up 24.

    To me this proves the theory that all the media care about is the price tag – never mind the reality of what actually happens on the pitch.

    It also goes to show just how hard it is to find a top quality centre back these days. If the guy well behind Koscielny is worth £32mm then one would probably need to double that to find someone better!

  8. Pete

    Yes – even David Luiz is not good enough for Arsenal!

  9. ARSENAL 13

    Has Chelseas lead slipped to 13 points now!!..

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