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  1. Jambug


    I’ve never done twitter, facebook, or any other social media platform, except of course UA.

    The main reason being;

    “There still are some nice and intelligent people on twitter but somehow they get snowed under the hate and abuse messages people post”.

    The reason I came to Untold Arsenal was to talk to like minded people. I don’t want to get into a ‘pissing match’ as you rightly call it, with people with totally opposite views to mine. I, to my own dismay, have been drawn in to such conversations a few times and it never ends well. I make a concerted effort to not get drawn in to debates with people who have such diametrically opposed views to mine. I pretty much know I’m never going to change there minds, and they’re going to have to go some to change mind.

    It’s like expecting a devout Catholic to change the mind of a life long protestant, or vis versa. Yes it may happen, but most likely they’ll just end up going round and round in circles, making the same arguments again and again and again, only in louder and louder voices until one chops the others head off !

    That is why I agree whole heartedly with Untolds policy of censorship. I know some people get upset with it but if it wasn’t Untolds policy it would just end up like twitter.

    An endless tirade of Wengers shite, no he’s not, the board are shite, no they’re not, and so on and so on.

    The fact is there are plenty of places to shout ‘Wengers shite’ as loud and as often as you want, and you’ll be praised to the hilt.

    I think it was Tony said the other day that something like 40% of posts don’t get published. I dread to think what this site would end up being like if they did. Well I know, it would be like twitter, and I, for better or worse, would be the first to go.

  2. Justin Chinedu

    Sirs, I don’t know why we, Arsenal fans are easily incensed by the trash that are in the press. For me, i have the right of what to believe, especially when it’s about Arsenal and transfers. The Transfer index’ and Sir Hardly Anyone’s column are there to help us understand who and when(if) Arsenal is going to sign or not. We will wake up one morning to see this caption ‘EURO MIDFIELD MAESTRO-RAMSEY ON HIS WAY TO ARSENAL’; oh he is still an Arsenal player: He is coming back to training…Attacking Arsenal, the manager or the players is not only childish but stupid.If you’ve chosen to believe everything in the press, good luck to you…but blame yourself not your doctor when your lab result is out.
    To all TRUE fans….keep blazing hot.

  3. Andy Mack

    I’m afraid I can’t see the point of twitter.
    To quote a friend, “It’s just an Ego-W*nk”.
    From the simpletons that are interested that Stephen fry is going for a coffee, to footballers that unwittingly use it as a way of ensuring everyone knows that they are arrogant/ignorant/fashion victim/money grabbing.
    The idea of taking one iotas notice of anything on twitter misses me entirely.

  4. Andy Mack

    Facebook is as good or bad as you want it to be.
    I use it to find out what’s happening with various friends/clubs occasionally but I do have friends that seem to live through it.

  5. Jambug

    Following on from above, that doesn’t mean you have to agree with each other about every little thing.

    For instance, some of you will of noticed I have a different opinion to Tony regarding the effects of net big spending, which is fine.

    All the points Tony makes are valid, as I think are mine. I think the main difference is how the statistics relating to this are interpreted.

    But disagreeing, and debating over such things, is a lot different to the ‘Wenger’s shite, no he isn’t’ kind of thing, that seems to be so prevalent in twitter land, but is to a large degree, kept at bay on here.

  6. Leon

    Don’t worry about it Walter. Twitter’s hardly a thinking man’s medium and Facebook’s Ok for keeping up with your friends.
    Some businesses (and footy blogs that we know and love) find both quite useful though.

  7. Gord

    OT: Away ticket news. – Just up at Arsenal.com.

    Apparently the EPL clubs recently voted to limit away tickets to 30 pounds. Arsenal.com announced that away tickets for Arsenal games will be limited to 26 pounds.

    This isn’t likely to influence my decisions on games, I live too far away. But many of you might find this helpful.

    I don’t use facebook, and I only use twitter to follow the Ladies games, when I remember. I do wish Arsenal.com would go back to putting the link for those games into their preview articles on the games.

  8. Usama Zaka

    Walter I am frequent user of twitter. I just use it for a quick read happenings here and there but I don’t tweet much. But the way I use it is by instantly blocking and muting any AAA, agenda driven media account or any other Arsenal hating account. The advantage of blocking and muting is that tweets from these accounts will never appear on your homepage or timeline.

    My account is @mrarsenal93. I can share my block list with other accounts, if anyone wants it 😀 its over 1700 accounts.

  9. Gord

    I see a twit on Arsenal.com from Theo. He got another set of new boots. Let’s hope those boots have lots of goals in them. 🙂

    Usama, in the days of netnews your block list would be called a killfile.

    Oh, if you are out shopping for new hardware and like AMD: I think the ASRock A88M-ITX/ac with a A10-7860K using a SSD for disk is a nice, small, energy efficient, low noise setup. That motherboard is a mini-ITX.

  10. Usama Zaka


    The MB and CPU you mentioned are excellent recommendations for any quality budget PC. But since I live in the UAE where the temperatures for at least 5-6 months are 33-47 Degrees Celsius (even at room temperatures in some cases), the important parts for me are high quality fans and coolers, and any quality mid tower case with at least 2 cooler spaces. Because CPU temperatures sky rocket to high 70s (even 80s) Degree Celsius without proper cooling.

    My brother knows about hardware much better than me, so he has found some ideal parts within a budget of (5000-5500 Dirhams) 1700-1900 CAD$. Budget is not a major problem right now, since this pc build is a one-off for at least 5-6 years.

  11. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin

    Chief Walter, I am a great fan and user of twitter. In fact I’ve come to like it a lot. There isn’t any Bloggtta site that I’ve assessed which isn’t on twitter or facebook. Arsenal have both the twitter and the facebook accounts including others on their Android portal application. I use their official twitter account site to logon to it on any of the Arsenal match day game to talk to the Boss and the Gunners through it to make them to know my opinion and takes on the current match they are playing before kickoff and at halftime.

  12. Gunnerjoe

    God save us from stupidity

  13. Gord

    Arsenal scout, Stephen Bradley, is apparently the new caretaker manager of Shamrock Rovers. Daily Flail has the story.

    It’s a nice writeup. Bradley has permission from Wenger to the end of their season. As Bradley does not have a UEFA Pro license, he is limited to 60 days.

    Good luck Stephen. Oh, maybe find some players for us while you are there. 🙂

  14. Brickfields Gunners

    The Easier Way.

    “Let me get this straight,” the prosecutor said to the accused, “you came home from work early and found your wife in bed with a strange man.”

    “That’s right,” replied the accused.

    “Upon which,” continued the prosecutor, “you took out a pistol and shot your wife, killing her.”

    “That’s right,” the accused said.

    “Then my question to you is, why did you shoot your wife and not her lover?” the prosecutor asked.

    “It seemed easier,” replied the defendant, “than shooting a different man every day!”

    If we change the fans for the husband ; the FA for the wife and the England managers for all the lovers , would the majority be happy in such a scenario ?

  15. Brickfields Gunners

    This dog would be a shoo-in for a football pundit ! And just like ‘them’ he’d sit on command ,roll over , sniff butts and piss and crap on the issues !

    A man sees a sign outside a house – ‘Talking Dog For Sale.’ He rings the bell, the owner appears and tells him the dog can be viewed in the back garden.

    The man sees a very nice looking Labrador Retriever sitting there.

    “Do you really talk?” he asks the dog.

    “Yes,” the Labrador replies.

    After recovering from the shock of hearing the dog talk, the man asks, “So, tell me your story.”

    The Labrador looks up and says, “Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I was sold to the SAS. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one imagined that a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years”.

    “But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at Heathrow Airport to do some undercover security work, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded several medals”.

    “Then I got married, had a few puppies, and now I’ve just retired.”

    The man is amazed. He goes back into the house and asks the owner how much he wants for the dog.

    “Ten quid,” the owner says.

    “£10!!? But your dog is absolutely amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheaply?”

    “Because he’s a lying bastard, he’s never been out of the garden.”

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