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  1. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Feb '08 14:32 / 1 edit
    ...was excellent. It's ridiculous some of the heat the lad is getting.

    I for one, still love to see players who still feel football. Both passion or pleasure. Football players are entertainers. I'm sure AF will tell him not to do it again, as it is 'unprofessional', but I sure appreciate to see skill.

    Is it more professional to hack him down like Gallas did? I, for one, think that violence is what isn't justified. Nani was doing what he was doing within the rules of the game and that, for me, makes all the difference.

    Edit - http://www.awooga.org/a/5nanisealqu1.gif
  2. 18 Feb '08 20:45
    It's great to see good football being played but if you're just showing off when you could accomplish exactly the same thing with something more simple then that gets really annoying. Hard tackles are also good to watch but not if you're just doing it to break someone's leg
  3. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    18 Feb '08 20:54
    Everyone loves a showoff:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk5cDq2iL0Q
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    18 Feb '08 21:02
    Originally posted by rhb
    Everyone loves a showoff:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk5cDq2iL0Q
    Sorry, but I can't love any player that has played for Benfica and hasn't defected to Porto afterwards.
  5. 23 Feb '08 00:05
    Nani's just entertaining the crowds, trying to gain popularity...
    Its a common thing among players to become a fan favorite so that the coach has an obligation to play the player more often... And anyway, its always a pleasure to wittness such enthrilling skills being demonstrated!
  6. 23 Feb '08 13:40
    Nothing wrong with what he did, its called football, why all the fuss?
    Was he showboating in a insulting way... NO.

    He was trying to clear the ball, in so doing he had to juggle the ball in the way he did. Thoses of you who play the game regular, will know it was not disrespecting the arseanl players, the momentom of the ball meant he had to do what he did.

    Very disapointed that the FA took no action against Gallis. Also disapointed to hear on sky sports that ferguson said 'he will tell nani not to do that again"? WHY?
  7. 23 Feb '08 14:29
    Originally posted by spurs73
    Nothing wrong with what he did, its called football, why all the fuss?
    Was he showboating in a insulting way... NO.

    He was trying to clear the ball, in so doing he had to juggle the ball in the way he did. Thoses of you who play the game regular, will know it was not disrespecting the arseanl players, the momentom of the ball meant he had to do what he d ...[text shortened]... ointed to hear on sky sports that ferguson said 'he will tell nani not to do that again"? WHY?
    Ferguson just trying to please the press he probably went in and congratulated Nani for doing it. Gallas should definetely have got a suspension at the least!! Arsenal tempers were high though cause united played through them as if they weren't there!!
  8. 23 Feb '08 15:14
    Originally posted by jacko13
    Ferguson just trying to please the press he probably went in and congratulated Nani for doing it. Gallas should definetely have got a suspension at the least!! Arsenal tempers were high though cause united played through them as if they weren't there!!
    Gallas lost it again today against brimingham. How long are the FA gona let this little sheeeeeeeeeeeet get away with it?

    how can he be captain of a team, i say get him out of english football.

    ps. that also goes for his ex-chelsea buddy, Terry who is just the same. Just watch him tomorrow argue every free-kick decision.
  9. 23 Feb '08 15:33
    Nani showboated for a bit, Gallas tried tackling and failed, then Flamini tackled him with precision. What's the fuss about?
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    23 Feb '08 15:38
    Originally posted by spurs73
    Gallas lost it again today against brimingham. How long are the FA gona let this little sheeeeeeeeeeeet get away with it?

    how can he be captain of a team, i say get him out of english football.

    ps. that also goes for his ex-chelsea buddy, Terry who is just the same. Just watch him tomorrow argue every free-kick decision.
    His reaction at the end of the match was totally inappropriate for a captain.

    He's supposed to be with his team mates in tough times, not isolate himself to cry alone in the middle of the park.
  11. 23 Feb '08 19:11
    Originally posted by Palynka
    His reaction at the end of the match was totally inappropriate for a captain.

    He's supposed to be with his team mates in tough times, not isolate himself to cry alone in the middle of the park.
    agreed.. he did the same in the man U game.... also lost it in the Spurs game (as did the two young forwards)
  12. 27 Feb '08 19:17
    Originally posted by spurs73
    agreed.. he did the same in the man U game.... also lost it in the Spurs game (as did the two young forwards)
    He's a mentaler. He should be annoyed at loss as that's natural and also necessary but if he is going to isolate himself then he won't stay at Arsenal for very long!!! Wenger won't let him paly if he can't interact with his team mates and he's supposed to lead by example.

    He'll end up not being able to communicate with his teammates without fuming in anger
  13. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    27 Feb '08 21:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by jacko13
    He's a mentaler. He should be annoyed at loss as that's natural and also necessary but if he is going to isolate himself then he won't stay at Arsenal for very long!!! Wenger won't let him paly if he can't interact with his team mates and he's supposed to lead by example.

    He'll end up not being able to communicate with his teammates without fuming in anger
    Can somebody tell me how Gallas' kick (and contact) at Nani wasn't a sending off offence, while Martin Petrov's kick (and miss) at Osman was?

    [EDIT] I absolutely accept that a referee can miss an incident, but...
    "An FA spokesman said: "Having viewed the footage, the referee was not satisfied that it showed evidence of violent conduct and no further action will be taken." "

    D
  14. 29 Feb '08 18:49
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Can somebody tell me how Gallas' kick (and contact) at Nani wasn't a sending off offence, while Martin Petrov's kick (and miss) at Osman was?

    [EDIT] I absolutely accept that a referee can miss an incident, but...
    "An FA spokesman said: "Having viewed the footage, the referee was not satisfied that it showed evidence of violent conduct and no further action will be taken." "

    D
    i completely agree!! It's important theres consistency