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Twerps Of The Day

As everybody who knows me, and most people who have met me, can vouch, I don't really give a crap what people think of me, or whether or not I'm liked, and the same can be said for my football team.

Football is about families. About groups of like-minded people who come together for a love of something great (or not so great for all you Spurs fans), and as long as we are happy with our team, then all is well with the world.

So while I couldn't give a monkey's about other peoples views on the Arsenal, and I'm not about to beg for scraps of praise at the table of the footballing world, it would be nice if the people in the 'Match Of The Day' office could extend a little professional courtesy and give credit where credit is due.

As the opening credits of this evenings Match Of The Day rolled up and we were informed that Arsenal vs Man City would be the premier game on the show, I quietly informed my wife that messieurs Lineker, Lawrenson & Shearer would spend their entire analysis slating the Gooners.

They didn't disappoint.

Ok, so it wasn't the most polished of Arsenal performances, but we became not only the first to take points from city, or the first team to beat them, but also the first team to score past them this season. Yes, the much maligned Sven Goran Ericsson has the blue half of Manchester firing. So you'd think that a performance that saw over 62% possession, 15 shots on goal with over 80% pass completion that there would be plenty of positives to analyze this evening.

Don't kid yourselves.

The entire analysis was spent discussing how 'poor' Arsenal were in the final 3rd. Alan Shearer made light work of ripping into Robin van Persie for choosing to shoot when a pass would have been the better option, then moments later accused Arsenal of over indulging in the passing aspect of the sport rather than having a dig.

Indeed. the conversation regarding Arsenal's 'weaknesses' was so in-depth that they didn't even bother showing, or even discussing, Cesc Fabregas's sublime finish that awarded Arsenal the spoils.

Match Of The Day was once considered the Flag Stone of the BBC, it was a show loved by young and old alike, it was the daddy of football shows, it was the one to watch. But over the past few years, idiots such as Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Gary Lineker etc etc, have dragged my once favorite programme from the summit of British television, and has become something I no longer get excited about watching and is now a televisual feast of horrific proportions.

Rant over.

Ahhhhhh that's better.

Date:Sunday August 26 2007
Time: 12:03AM

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Bloody hell, imagine the rant if you did care
26/08/2007 00:42:00
Dunno what Shearer said, as soon as he opens his mouth my eyes glaze over and 3-2-1 I'm under, truly the dullest cvnt ever to pundit, he makes Clive Allen seem like Mr partytime, Lineker is a spud (say no more) Lawrenson although more depressing than a self harm convention said that with better finishing we'd have won the game by four or five goals and that I can't argue with.
26/08/2007 00:44:00
That sad collection of tired old men probably don't even listen themselves to what they are saying anymore.
26/08/2007 00:46:00
Phartman, it's the product of my 8 week old constantly crying for the past 3 weeks & a few Stella's when he finally went to sleep:)
26/08/2007 00:49:00
I can only say I'm glad that i dont have to listen to these *****s analyse matches on a regular basis as we rarely hear from them over here in Australia. But every time i have heard from them or read something they have written it has been the biggest lot of drivel. *****S!
Ozi Gooner
26/08/2007 07:40:00
they are jealous? look, if a team is having a bad day, naturally, u will look for the positives, and if a team is completely dominant, there must be something to say right? So i say don't look into it too much and take it as a complement.
26/08/2007 07:45:00
Amos, they're not the only ones. Shearer is as much of a **** as a pundit as he was as a player. I don't even bother watching MOTD anymore, as it stands, I'm glad I missed this show.
Little Dutch
26/08/2007 08:11:00
I didnt get to see MOTD as I was watching Prince at the O2, so I opted for the purple one over Alan Hansen, the purple helmet. I cannot stand this man now - where once upon a time his slant on Arsenal would be neutral, now he merely spout scomplete and utter anti-Arsenal b**locks the whole time. *****. »»Arsene Knows««
26/08/2007 08:31:00
I think Shearer was spot on with his views, I went to the game and both Adebayor and RVP were white in front of goal. Not to the degree of being bad players but they aint clicked yet. As for football being about families, rubbish, its for the working man, not for the middle classes and thats where its going wrong.
26/08/2007 08:42:00
I haven't seen it, but i agree with gunnerb re football being for the working man. Also, i thought Ade was particularly poor yesterday, he just looked ''lazy'', now that's a criticism that can rarely be levelled at him, so i'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he wasn't match fit, RvP just didn't have a great day, that happens.
26/08/2007 09:14:00
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