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  1. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    01 Mar '10 18:47
    So, few former Arsenal players are saying that these things happen
    (Eduardo, Ramsey) because Arsenal plays fine footie in a country
    where roughness is praised above talent --perhaps due to the lack
    of it.

    Bob Wilson even says that managers and coaches, when facing the
    Gunners, instruct their players to bully them*.

    So, what to do? Every day I become more and more convinced that
    in these cases (i) the expenses plus the insurance policy payments
    should be deducted from the injurer's salary, and (ii) the butcher
    (such as that pig Shawcross) should not play until the injured player
    returns to the fields and is able to play the full 90 minutes.

    What do you think?

    ...

    * http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/8542777.stm
  2. 01 Mar '10 20:31
    ... he just got unlucky. i've seen worse tackles that didn't break anyone's leg. also i think i heard somewhere that this is the first red card he has ever received.

    give him a 3 game ban as usual and put in down as unfortunate that ramsey broke his leg.
  3. 01 Mar '10 21:55
    Originally posted by trev33
    ... he just got unlucky. i've seen worse tackles that didn't break anyone's leg. also i think i heard somewhere that this is the first red card he has ever received.

    give him a 3 game ban as usual and put in down as unfortunate that ramsey broke his leg.
    That's the most sense I've read from you Trev

    You'll see far worse tackles than that one most weeks in the Prem, some of which will even go unpunished. Very unfortunate for Aaron Ramsey - I hope he makes a swift and full recovery.
  4. 02 Mar '10 11:56
    From one of the pics in the paper it looked like his leg was bending even before the tackle went in and then the tackle came in, which wasn't a bad one really, and the leg broke, these things happen in sport and Wenger is the biggest baby in football who needs to look at it in not a victimising way, like he always does.
  5. 02 Mar '10 20:24
    Yeah, I agree...there was no malice in the tackle, he went for the ball - I don't think he should have even got a red card for it to be honest.
    The Arsenal players around the scene forced the ref's hand.
    Shawcross looked distraught at what had happened, I don't care which player you care to mention, but no-one goes out to deliberately break another players leg.
    I quite like Wenger but he should learn when to put his hand over his mouth and shout 'full up' - he embarrasses himself with some of his comments.
  6. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    02 Mar '10 20:26
    Originally posted by blade68
    but no-one goes out to deliberately break another players leg.
    Yeah, rrrrrright.
  7. 02 Mar '10 20:37
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, rrrrrright.
    and he doesn't care what player you mention... maybe roy keane just admitted to trying to break haaland's leg in his book was just to sell copies
  8. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    02 Mar '10 21:50
    Originally posted by trev33
    and he doesn't care what player you mention... maybe roy keane just admitted to trying to break haaland's leg in his book was just to sell copies
    Lulz
  9. 03 Mar '10 15:43
    Originally posted by trev33
    and he doesn't care what player you mention... maybe roy keane just admitted to trying to break haaland's leg in his book was just to sell copies
    Yes ok - you got me there!
    But then Roy Keane has always been a bit of a langer.
  10. 05 Mar '10 00:56
    the arrogance of wenger, the arsenal players (both old and new) and their fans, knowns no bounds
  11. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    05 Mar '10 06:09
    When an attitude is based on a populated silverware shelf, great finances,
    good football, a wide fan base, and a permanent place in the top of the
    table, it is not called arrogance; it is called: self awareness.

    Enjoy the mid table.