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'Barca' Linesman Replaced

The linesman who was pictured in a local paper wearing a Barcelona shirt has been replaced for the UEFA Champions League Final.

The linesman, I forget his name, wore a Barca shirt in a local rag and says he was supossed to wear a Gunners shirt too, but with so much riding on this game, UEFA have decided to avoid all controversy ahead of time and elected to bring in another official.

I guess the decision is for the best, but could have worked in our favour if the said linesman had indeed made a genuine mistake, he wouldn't want his integrity called into question and would have thought twice about awarding any 50:50 decisions in Barca's favour.

Anyway, all is well with the world, and this time tomorrow, we'll be halfway through our first ever Champions League final.

COME ON YOU GUNNERS.




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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 16 2006

Time: 8:46PM

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the right decsion u cant have a ******* barca fan linesman
green giant 12
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16/05/2006 21:40:00

I feel for the guy. Against Wigan we had a Tottenham fan on the line. It took his better half a week to get the skidmarks off his undies!
northwilts
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16/05/2006 22:10:00

Good decision....my nerves are shattered there is no way i am gonna be sleeping tonight
jsimmon6
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17/05/2006 01:07:00

Still up myself mate, even the mighty Stella can't put me to sleep tonight!!
Rocky7
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17/05/2006 01:10:00

Haha...i hear you there..i can not wait!
jsimmon6
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17/05/2006 02:26:00

How stupid are you linesman wearing a barcelona shirt.How could you not have a gunner shirt.
kenyanrudeboy
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17/05/2006 07:30:00

" it was a harmess bit of fun- but i can understand why he has been replaced"
millers4eva
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17/05/2006 11:15:00

" good luck for tonight- come on you can pull it off"
millers4eva
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17/05/2006 12:26:00

common Barca!!
huscarl
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17/05/2006 12:46:00

It all sounds pretty innocent if you ask me. I think its been blown out of proportion. Having said that, better he's replaced now than have questions of impartiality after the game.
pitythefool
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17/05/2006 15:09:00

What did you say huscarl.You are supporting barcelona.
kenyanrudeboy
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17/05/2006 17:15:00

they are covering their backs incase the linesman makes a dodgy desicion in Barca's favour which wins the game!
itsup4grabsnow
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17/05/2006 17:26:00

The referee took on the suspended Lineman's role in a significant way.
SWPACIFIC
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18/05/2006 00:25:00

let the moaning begins: "Lehman is a victim of poor refereeing decision.""Oh, linesman didnt flag Eto's goal offside.""Puyol and Rafa should be sent off long time ago for molesting King Henry.""Why did referee choose Barcelona to wear home shirt while Arsenal forced to wear away yellow? Dont they know red is our lucky color?""Barcelona practiced for a rainy game as they checked the Paris weather channel, Wenger didnt know about the weather.""The final should have been played in Highbury as we are shutting it down soon." Lets see who's most creative.... hahahahahahaha... CL winner? you having a larfffff
aaavoid
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18/05/2006 05:16:00

Throughly enjoyed the game, shame about the result?
TergeHauge
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18/05/2006 07:34:00

I think the ref was a yid?
Englands no1
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18/05/2006 07:39:00

Englands no1, dont go round spreading visious lies, lol. But the ref will be welcome at the lane any time
huscarl
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18/05/2006 10:23:00

Thanks guys, see you at your place got to be more exciting than here at the moment, champagne's no doubt on ice after you signed Berbatov.
TergeHauge
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18/05/2006 11:55:00

hahahaha you ******** gooners die 2-1 2-1 your ***** henry is off to bARCA HAHAHAHA
dew333
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18/05/2006 12:06:00

LOL i new it!!!!!! by by henrey by by Arsenal!!!
99%TwIsTeD
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18/05/2006 16:01:00

Only one club is going to bring that cup back to London, champions of England, then Europe.....then beyond
sdandrk
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18/05/2006 16:43:00

No new articles on your site today boys??
yorkshireyid
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18/05/2006 17:08:00

99% twisted get a grap of the english language and how to spell before you write on here you ignorant cun7
jim_the_gooner
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18/05/2006 17:23:00

Mmmm Waaaaaaaa Haaaaa Haaaaaa you never thought you'd really win did you ???
JACK_THE_LAD
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18/05/2006 20:04:00

hahaha barca you knobs funny how no ones writeng any articles you sad ********s
dew333
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18/05/2006 20:32:00

2-1 2-1 2-1 burn higbury thats all youll remember from highburys last year lehman is a ******* lalalalala
dew333
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18/05/2006 20:34:00

Hey Rocky7 what do you think of Ref's NOW !!
alphieblues
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18/05/2006 22:42:00

there is no room in the elite euro champs club sorry
Midland_Red
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18/05/2006 22:45:00

dew333, what we'll remember from this season is putting you in your place on the final day of the season. I can't wait to write the article about Henry signing a new deal. It'll be another kick in the nuts for all you Spurs lot!!
Rocky7
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19/05/2006 01:07:00

 

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