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Spurs Won't Be Like Arsenal: So What

Spurs Won't Be Like Arsenal: So What

Many of you may have read certain quotes coming from the Spurs camp regarding Arsenal's, and indeed their own, transfer policies (Those of you who haven't can read them Here). Well Vital Arsenal member Professor Calculus did, and had this to say in response.

What hilarious logic with a completely dated view of football, why don't they take a look at all the top sides in the world?

All the best teams in the world feature players from all parts of the globe, beacuse guess what? Not all the best players will actually come from your own back yard. So the perefct sp*rs player could be waiting to be bought so that Jabba Jol can build his new team around him, but if he doesn't have the right passport forget it.

What complete bullsh*t.

Can't they see the irony of a Dutchman doing the British flag waving? Also what has Britain got to do with sp*rs? If we're talking about home grown talent here then Robbie Keane doesn't count, Scotland, wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland have absolutely nothing to do with english football if we follow sp*rs's nationalistic train of thought. Confused identity again, which is why the British national anthem 'God save the queen' is still sung as the English national anthem which is technically wrong, such nationalistic crap from sp*rs and they don't even know their own identity. I can see all this clearly because I'm not english, my mum is Irish and my dad is from Barbados, so I've always been suspect about this national identity crap, it's not an issue until confused idiots like sp*rs make it one.

The perfect Arsenal player could come from anywhere - down the road or from Mexico - Arsenal as a club should be aware and open to this provable fact, and luckily they are. If any team wants to build their team round a player due to their passports rather than their footballing ability then that's their self inflicted problem. But to be proud of such nonsense is typical of sp*rs.

This entire English debate is so completely redundant it's surreal, I thought those days had long gone, but no, it seems as if there is always a void left for stupidity to fill. Racism goes so xenophobic nationalistic crap fills the vacancy, I wonder what will fill the void once we make the next progressive leap? Any half intelligent person could go through every single thing said in that article and destroy it with evidence, stats, logic and common sense, but the perfect response is 'so what'.

'Hello we're the management team and board of sp*rs and we will never buy loads of foreign players like Arsenal do.'

'So what.'

The end.

Quality article submitted by the Prof.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday November 1 2006
Time: 12:42AM


0 I said on the Spurs site I think there's merit to both philosophies. But as you say, when it comes to which one has been more successful (and which one is used more often), the answers in both cases is pretty clear. What bothers me is the way Arsenal's philosophy is somehow viewed as some sort of attack on or betrayal of the English spirit or whatever, which is just absurd.
01/11/2006 00:56:00
To be honest, I think there is only one real philosophy here and that is Spurs' weird obsession with signing mainly English players (no matter how bad they are). We don't have a philosophy of signing foreign players.......we just sign players who are good enough (well we hope they are) and if they just so happen to be from abroad, then, as the title what!!
01/11/2006 01:02:00
Not only good enough, but affordable...and that's the point Arsenal's critics keep missing. The Gunners simply try to get the most bang for their buck, and you can't do that with English players because they are at a premium and are therefore ridiculously overpriced. That's not the fault of the English players, but it's not Arsenal's fault that they'd rather spend 2 mill on a Toure versus 10 mill on Curtis Davies. It's just simple math.
01/11/2006 01:07:00
Good point, well put. I dont know how many times I've said 500K Fabregas v 8 Million Jenas, or 2.5 Million van Persie v 8.5 Million's just good common sense!!
01/11/2006 01:27:00
Another interesting fact is that Spurs haven't brought an English player for some time, lip service?
01/11/2006 03:11:00
also, we have a coupl eof english kids in the U18's that are supposed to have huge potential, but wenger only signs someone who he or his coaching and scouting staff believe to be potentially good enough for the first team one day, no matter what his nationalality. i think spurs have had their fingers burnt in the past with foreigners, like Rebrov, but they also bought Chris Armstrong too, so go figure.. and i think Spurs need a huge wake up call. look around the premiership, full of foreign talent, if spurs want to stay english, then they will suffer long term.. and i personally won't shed a tear.
01/11/2006 09:25:00
the fact is arsenal educate more english players than spurs atleast, just look at our academy, so many english youngsters learn their trait at arsenal, but the problem is they are not good enuf to play for arsenal because there are players better than them in every position at our club, whereas the same players would be good enough to play for a club like yours, because you don't have the quality of players that we have, and that's why you have to give these sub standard english kids a chance to be in your team, because as a football club, you are light years behind us in terms of everything. we at Arsenal do everything we can, to make this the best team in the world, and we are a football club, not a national team, that we have to consider passports ahead of the players ability, but stil we do our bit for the english game, just look at the number of players, that have come out of the arsenal youth system, who are playing in many other premiership teams who are of the spurs standards and helping small teams like spurs, so there one can see how we have helped so many english players play football at very good levels in this country, and those who are good enough, will stay, and those who arent, we'll still educate them so that they can continue their football and earn their living at a very good level..
01/11/2006 10:40:00
lol yeah we really want a team with no England internationals!!! ahhahaha we have 6!!! COYS!!!!
01/11/2006 11:05:00
6 England internationals. Well done spuds. Arsenal had 16 internationals in the world cup this year, 3 of them English (Sol and cashley included). Which sounds more attractive?
01/11/2006 11:21:00
To the 16 you can add Hleb and Poom, whose nations didn't make the finals, whereas spuds could probably add Keane.
01/11/2006 11:24:00
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