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Baptista Punishes Arsenal 'Fans'

Today all the early leavers got their just desserts as Manu Eboue & Julio 'The Beast' Baptista scored late goals to see Arsenal through to victory.

Throughout the season the debate has raged over the so called fans who leave the home games an astonishing 15 minutes before fulltime.

Indeed on Saturday a fellow Gooner in the south stand passed me with 16 whole minutes still left to play, well tonight the players got their own back.

With the game on tenterhooks, our Champions League campaign hung finely in the balance as the minutes ebbed away. As usual the fans started to leave their seats and leave the stadium to ensure they got home in time for Corrie. However instead of petering out into the usual 1-1 draw the Gunners staged a late fight back, and before the early leavers would have even reached the Arsenal tube station, Eboue & Baptista had both netted to give Arsenal a great 3-1 victory.

Hopefully this may pursuade a few of these so called Gooners to remain in their seats until the action is over, because next up is Spurs, and lets face it, who would want to miss wiping the smarmie smiles off their silly midtable faces.

Nice one boys.

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Date:Tuesday November 21 2006
Time: 10:56PM


When I go I can never ever even think of leaving earlt and I hate the fans so much when they leave 10 minutes early! Hope they got the just dessert today and think twice next time!
21/11/2006 23:06:00
Crazy, why would you leave a game early? If for nothing else it costs a fortune to watch football so you want you money's worth! I've NEVER left a game early no matter what is happening, win, lose or hammering (on the wrong end of!) Two late goals in a quality Arsenal showing tonight proved those fans who leave early are crazy!
Hughes Da Man
21/11/2006 23:24:00
I have to get back to my supporters club coach immediately otherwise they will leave me (and have left others in the past) so all I do is leave my seat 20 seconds before the final whistle, go up to the back of the stand, find a vacant seat and watch from there or stand in the entrance to the block. Once the game is over I can get straight out and on my way. Simple.
21/11/2006 23:56:00
Simple reason. They don't 'feel' the arsenal like we do. »»Arsene Knows««
22/11/2006 00:06:00
Fantastic comeback!!!!!!!!!!!! The win kick started my Wednesday morning on a super high note.
22/11/2006 00:15:00
may i also say, if you forgive him a couple of occasions when he turned into opposition players and lost the ball, hleb was nothing short of magnificent. He was a constant threat, and one display of close control with 20 mins to go, when he danced his way down the right hand flank, quick-footed close control taking him round his marker, who was left wafting a foot at a ghost where once had been the arsenal number 13. This is something that is becoming an increasingly regular display from Hleb, he's really becoming a real force in the midfield, and is a joy to watch. All the highlights that folk woudl have seen on youtube from his days in the bundeslige are now being transplanted onto the pitch at ashburton grove. »»Arsene Knows««
22/11/2006 00:26:00
A question I need answered: is a draw enough against Porto if CSKA beat Hamburg? We'd all be on 11 points, Arsenal with a head-to-head advantage over Porto, Porto over CSKA, and CSKA over Arsenal. What happens then? Goal difference?
22/11/2006 00:35:00
according to ITV, a draw would see us through, as we beat porto in the corresponding fixture at the grove, thus giving us advantage over them due to our head-to-head results against porto. »»Arsene Knows««
22/11/2006 01:07:00
All three goals were fantastic quality...Fabregas with his usual accurate feed into van Persie who made a sweet finish, Eboue's stunning quickness to blow by a defender and smash it through the keeper's legs on a tight angle, and my boy Theo Walcott with the vision of a man as he crossed the ball into Beast for an easy header. Brilliant stuff by the lads.
22/11/2006 02:13:00
Sky were interviewing the early leaving "supporters" and they were happily laughing as they heard the 2 goals go in. My message to them is please dont come. By staying at home and giving your ticket to someone who will watch the whole 90 minutes it will actually make you more of a supporter, right now you are harming the team by de-motivating them as they make the transition to our new surroundings. Thierry doesnt want you there, Arsene doesnt want you there and the majority of fans dont want you there. On the pitch we expect 100% commitment from our boys and they expect the same from us. Obviously this message is not for the majority in the prawn circle as they wouldnt read it and I would also exclude the family enclosure but everyone else should be staying until the end.
22/11/2006 08:06:00
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