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Disrespectful Dein Shouts Mouth Off

Disrespectful Dein Shouts Mouth Off

No one can take away what David Dein did for Arsenal in the 20 years he was at Arsenal.

He brought Wenger to the club, changed the way business worked in football and took Arsenal to a whole new level.

Those are his greatest achievement, he did much, much more for the club. But since his dismissal from the Arsenal board, he is very much a changed man.

Not only has he sold out to the highest bidder in the form of Russian Billionaire Alisher Usmanov, but he has also seen fit to stick his nose in where it really is not wanted.

As I'm sure you're all aware, Arsene Wenger signed a new deal on Friday that will keep him at Arsenal until 2011.

DD in entitled to talk about it with the media, but his comments were disapointing to say the least.

Speaking to Sky Sports.com Dein said: 'When I left his future was very much in the balance.

'He said to me at the time that he wasn't sure if he wanted to stay on.

'We had a chat and I thought it was important that he should stay on for the future of the club.'


Now Dein has done one of two things here. He has either betrayed Wenger's confidence by spilling such a personal discussion out into the media. Or his comments are completely fabricated. Either way, the former vice-chairman is out of order.

I have always had a massive amount of respect for Dein, but these comments coupled with his last comments about Arsenal needing more financial muscle to compete with the likes of Chelsea have done him no favors with many Arsenal fans.

Is Dein still thinking about what's best for Arsenal? Or have his emotions got the better of him? Could he be trying to make a point to the likes of Peter Hill-Wood?

All I can say is that Dein needs to sort himself out. At the moment he is still loved by the majority of Gooners, but that'll soon change if he keeps this up.



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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Saturday September 8 2007
Time: 11:15PM

Comments

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Wenger should by now be wondering what sort of friend Dein really is. If you take a look at that photo a few weeks back of Dein and Wenger coming out of a restaurant you can clearly see the surprise on Wengers face but Dein was pretty relaxed almost as if he expected the photographer to be there. I wonder who would have benefited most from tipping the press off?
Amos.
08/09/2007 23:23:00
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"Now Dein has done one of two things here. He has either betrayed Wenger's confidence by spilling such a personal discussion out into the media. Or his comments are completely fabricated. Either way, the former vice-chairman is out of order". Huh?If they cinoketeky fabricated his comments, it's still his fault?
k_chelski
08/09/2007 23:47:00
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Dein has made his bed, now he has to lie in it, and keep one eye open at the same time. The man did wonders for Arsenal, but has sold his soul now. He will pay the price.
FatOldDave
08/09/2007 23:53:00
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disgraceful, after all he did for Arsenal, you treat him like that !!short memories or what. What a bunch you lot are. Thank god im an ex gunner, i hate that gooner tag, it shortens to goons, which is quite apt. You know not the meaning of loyalty, or respect, or understanding, He clearly is stuill in love with the club. Truly shameful.
Tonytime
08/09/2007 23:54:00
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im an ex gunner...You know not the meaning of loyalty... dick!
FatOldDave
09/09/2007 00:10:00
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I am sure Dien will do anything for the good of the club
afghenry
09/09/2007 00:11:00
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Whatever Dein did for the club the club did much more for him. Your pious preaching is ridiculous Tonytime. You talk about loyalty but you are an EX gunner!!! I think we can do without that sort of loyalty and understanding is also clearly beyond you.
Amos.
09/09/2007 00:12:00
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well said tonytime, its about time someone spoke out, on behalf of true fans.
Chris is Here
09/09/2007 00:18:00
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Amos, its blinkered sheep like you that made me EX. I understand a lot more than you think matey, but this is all for now, everything at the right time. whistle whistle, come round boy, whistle whistle over here boy, thats it into that pen boy. well done, goood doggie amos, heres a biscuit from old farmer.
Tonytime
09/09/2007 00:29:00
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Now read your post quietly back to yourself Tonytime. Is that the comment of an intelligent person attempting to make a valid point? I don't think you understand much at all 'matey'. If you did you would make a much better job of getting your point across than you do. You sound bittter a stupid. Incapable of cogent argument so you resort to silly childish sheep jibes. Trying growing up and getting beyond the yah-boo level of pathetic point scoring and maybe one day you will make a post worth reading.
Amos.
09/09/2007 00:35:00
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