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Fab Fabregas Far From Infallible

Here at Vital Arsenal, we try to call things as we see them, be honest about the comings and goings of Arsenal Football Club.

This weekend is no different. If I'm being truthful, this article has been on the horizon for quiet sometime, and rather regrettably, the time has come for a few home truths.

Cesc Fabregas is arguably one of the best central midfielders on the planet, the young Spaniard is true class (as opposed to the fake class that Fat Frank portrays), but between genius and insanity there is a fine line, a line which Cesc is threatening to step over.

Since Fabregas' rise to the top of domestic football, the midfielder has shown us his vision for the game, he has also shown us his vindictive and petulant side.

As the 'Grand Slam Sunday' clash drew to it's close, Cesc Fabregas took out his frustrations on former Gooner, and all round vile human-being, Ashley Cole, and crashed into him from behind, bringing the former best left back in the world to the ground. Ashley Cole (equally as petulant and stupid) launched what could only be described as a 'girly slap' into the mush of our Cesc. Let's be fair about this, Ashley Cole should had walked along with Fabregas, but it was hardly a knockout hay-maker, in fact, I'd wager even Ricky Hatton would have stayed on his feet (Sorry Ricky, we love you really), however the Arsenal man held his face as though he'd caught one from Old Prezza himself.

It's not really the sort of thing we want to see from our 'heroes', indeed, thousands of aspiring young footballers look up to him as a role model and a mentor, and if we truly harbour wishes to rid our game of the cancers that spoil it, then it's up to the so called super stars to set an example.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday December 17 2007
Time: 3:43AM

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It was a bit strange, but I actually wondered if Cashley had hammered his thumb into Cesc's throat when he girly slapped. But you are right. he's the best in the world in his position, no need to follow Ronaldo who is also the best at his position but is the best diver too!
darinb007
17/12/2007 05:39:00
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CAN NOT AGREE, get off the lads back. He was hacked hacked hacked all day. He was the first to shake hands on numerous occasions when fouls were committed against him. The thin line what bulls.it. Have a close look at his face around his neck you will see a red mark after his clash with Cash hungry. Paul you are wrong mate dead wrong.
alwaysgunner
17/12/2007 05:44:00
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Totally agree he needs to sort his discipline out because i think that is his 6th yellow card in the PL. He needs to get back his concentration in front of goal because he missed some sitters against Chelsea.
AB_Arsenal
17/12/2007 05:49:00
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Its a brave writeup Paul, I agree to some extent, however there was maybe a little added venom due to the garbage Cashley wrote about Cesc in his 'book' This one had been brewing for quite sometime in my opinion.
TR7
17/12/2007 06:27:00
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also Paul, I think if anyone in the team should be singled out for such behaviour Eboue would be ahead of Cesc everytime, he escaped the red on 3 occasions in the last 2 matches, I know its an old arguement, but I just think he needs to wind his neck in a bit
TR7
17/12/2007 06:33:00
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AB lovely lad are you real first game back and this comment He needs to get back his concentration in front of goal because he missed some sitters against Chelsea. For crying out loud what do you expect the lad played a great game. All last year everyone was saying we get bullied and now we are the villains BULLS.IT. You want to mix it with us watch out. IMO Ces walks on water and long may he continue to do so. I sometimes wonder when I see comments like yours and Paul's if I'm on the Arsenal site. The mid field returned and once again we looked and played like the champion team we are.
alwaysgunner
17/12/2007 06:52:00
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rocks, it may well have had something to do with the 'no heavyweight like vieira' but in cashley's book. Whilst I don't condone violence, in this case, it can't have come against a finer person. The man's face turns my stomach every time I see it (and no, I don't mean cesc). »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
17/12/2007 08:01:00
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rocky, i do agree Cesc will play the actor in him alot, trying to kid the ref, but i suppose he is only doing what others will do to us given half the chance. For those of you that have played football to a decent standard will know, its not about the quality in your team, not about the football you play, but also how you kid the ref, gain a little, step on players toes, talk to them and wind them up, make them lose concentration, tell the ref he didn't see that right and hope he does the next decision in your favour.. and so it goes. YES rocky your right Cesc shouldn't, but until the FA and Refs clamp down on players and this theatre then it will continue.
PUREGOLD
17/12/2007 08:20:00
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Its first game back, the sharpness cant be expected AB_Arsenal... Also think Wenger needs to make an example out of Eboue, if he lets Eboue carry on playing dirty its going to send the wrong message to the rest of the players..
ZAgooner
17/12/2007 09:05:00
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Cesc shouldn't have reacted in the way he did that is clear but it is the lesser crime. Girly slap or not it is still violent conduct from Cole just as it was from Eboue recently. But aren't we taught to defuse violent conduct by turning away? That might not mean falling to the ground clutching your face but at least Cesc was already on the ground whereas Cole dropped clutching his leg once he thought the ref was getting involved. The worst thing Cesc could have done was to react to Coles reaction so maybe it is some form of anger management technique. Cesc is a little spikey at times and his foul on Cole was unnecessary but it was in the context of a spikey game which is no excuse but as someone else mentioned earlier in the season to survive in this league you have to play the game the way your opponents demand. This season we have needed that little bit of edge that we have previously lacked but it is indeed a fine line to tread.
Amos.
17/12/2007 09:16:00
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