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Digging the Madness

January is typically a month of low spirits; bank accounts are generally drained as we all feel the pinch of the overly hyped festival of commercial vomitis that is Christmas. Resolutions predictably tumble by the wayside after your first three attempts to go for a run ended variously in a severe stitch followed by cardiac arrest. The summer and that fortnight of sangria and suncream are some way off, even Easter, your next significant break from the banality of nine to five, seems a lifetime away. As ever, football fills the dream filled gaps when life simply doesn`t cut the mustard. Football represents many things to many people; hobby, passion, lifeblood. But occasionally, it can also provide a fascinating paradigm to so called "real life." As January represents perhaps the most insipid period of the calendar year, it`s the time of the season when things go a little mad in the football world.

Much of this has been due to the advent of the January transfer window in England. I know the system has many detractors, but while not a staunch advocate, I am something of a casual admirer. I quite like the fact that teams have to build their squads at the beginning of the season and, if they ain`t up to it, tough shizzle mate. With the legions of mega rich investors flooding the Premiership, I think the window evens the playing field a bit. For instance, had Chelsea been able, they would have undoubtedly bought their way out of the little pickle they delightfully landed themselves in back in the early Autumn, and doubtless they would be leading the title race right now. As it stands the parasites were left to starve on a carcass of industry.

But what the window has really injected into the top flight is a sense of January madness, and this particular January has picked up the top hat and invited all and sundry to the tea party. Following on from my karma thread of a fortnight ago, Newcastle and Liverpool have transitioned from objects of schaudenfraude to spectacles of outright ridicule. Having sacked yet another manager who could not instantly turn the historically average (at best) Newcastle United into world beaters, the self congratulatory "Geordie nation" have now decided that the best way to alleviate their ongoing circus is to have Nelly the Elephant ride back in on her unicycle. The appointment of the floundering fusspot Kevin Keegan is a folly almost as laughably desperate and transparent as owner Mike Ashley`s "beers for the boys" act, decked out in replica shirt and sitting "with the lads, like." What an excellent solution to massage their delusional psyche, let`s all just stick our fingers in our ears, shut our eyes and pretend it`s 1996. Maybe Messrs Albarn and Gallagher can have at it on the cobbles again? We`ll all don kangol bucket hats and tell the world that we`re "mad ferret" and that "football`s coming home." Maybe Blair can sweep back into number 10 and we`ll all just forget about Iraq and the honours scandals? Maybe I`ll go back to secondary school and ponder which Spice Girl to masturbate over? And how is the new messiah greeted? With the sight of twenty thousand empty seats at a typically moribund St. James` Park. Best supporters in the world? My arse.

If there are any Arsenal fans left out there who were open to the clutches of megalomaniacal corporate investment, surely the current shambles that is Liverpool F.C. has given us cause to take our food for thought with a pinch of salt. The Benitez v Gillet and Hicks saga has taken a curious twist with the American owners openly admitting to having lifted their skirts towards Jurgen Klinsmann, offering him a tantalising view of some fetching lederhosen. With Liverpool`s form stuttering and the media muttering, the Americans eyes started fluttering. Openly soliciting your manager`s job is hardly the way to stabilise another season that has flattered to deceive. Benitez`s impetuous behaviour has only served to fan the flames and make the Liverpool F.C. soap opera my latest guilty pleasure. (Now that the Spice Girls are all mingers).

As we have discussed on this site at length this week, Lassana "verbal diarrhoea" Diarra has also been affected by a touch of the January crazies. After unsuccessfully attempting to get himself noticed in training by crying and crying and crying until his bottom lip did that weird trembly thing, holding his breath until he passed out and deliberately weeing himself, Diarra, after a mammoth four months effort, has decided to toddle off to Pompey. Not giving a seconds thought to the fact that the egg timer on Flamini`s contract is ever fading and Gilberto`s loss of form (together with the fact that Diarra is actually a genuinely talented player) he`s spat his dummy all the way to the South Coast. But not satisfied with his errant bout of impetuousness, Diarra has already told Pompey that he is plotting his next move to a big club! Eh? That`s right the boy who bailed on two top four clubs in quick succession now has ideas above his station. But Lassana, by walking out on us after four months, you ostensibly admitted you didn`t have the stomach to play for a bigger club, so, why do you…how do you…oh forget it! On top of all that, just as my view towards Nicolas Anelka was beginning to soften, he goes and joins Chelsea and Spurs decide the best way to solve their defensive crisis is to plough all of their resources into trying to buy another striker. To slightly adapt an old Bill Hicks mantra, "football`s a mad, mad world….and I`m so proud to be part of it."LD.




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The Journalist

Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 18 2008

Time: 11:38AM

Your Comments

We solve our defensive crisis by making sure the Premierships best central defender is back, fully fit, as well as signing one of the best young full backs outside of the Premiership. Anyone with the slightest level of intelligence would be aware that any striker signed would be to replace one who was leaving. It was clear that Liverpool's owners were simply sounding out replacements in case Benetiz walked (which he does have a track record of). Not sure where the pathetic bile against Newcastle comes from. It is great to see local fans walking around in the replica shirts of their local team, than try to claim lifelong allegiance to a club whose location they couldn't find on a map and every fan is often over optimistic about the prospects of their team ... its called 'being a fan!!' - masturbating over the Spice Girls? After that undignified rant, I would surmise it would be more likely to have been over Take That or Boyzone.
EnglishSpur
As if to supplement the madness, everyone's favourite doppelganger has the pleasure of the first post in another of a longline of attempts to remove any semblance of humour from any article ever.
Little Dutch
Any fool with a couple of twenties can wear a shirt, it takes more than that to support a team. Actually turning up to the ground is a start, and when you do turn up, not hounding out every manager going after ten games is a fine continuation. C'mon Englishspur, smile, it's Friday :-)
Little Dutch
People who spend their lives always searching for negative must be so unhappy. Surely time would be better spent being happy over at Vital Spurs than miserable over here ES (or maybe life as a Spurs fan is so bad it's less of a chore being miserable over here?). I'm not saying that you're not welcome over here, but it's not like you enter into any banter like Chelski-Kev or TopSpur, you're just plain, well, miserable.
Rocky7
A very good, entertaining piece on the January window theme LD. Sardonic observation and wit seems to pass some people by. If Victor Meldrew has an equivalent on this network then ES, in anyone of his incarnations, is it.
Amos.
You are a truly sad individual ES. I actually feel sorry for you, because its obvious you don't have any friends, relationships and you probably still live at home with your parents. Stop wasting the precious gift of life, and get one! Very enertaining article LD, made for good reading. Thanks.
Cesky
Still coming out with that old nonsense, Little Dutch ... its amazing how when challenged all you lot can come out with is words, but never actions. As for humour, isn't that someone that is supposed to be funny - you seem to confuse making borderline racist stereotyping (Germans, lederhosen) and abusing people who come from outside of London with some sort of comedic writing... pray tell why the 'Geordie nation' should receive the generalist description of self congratulatory? ... last time I checked not everyone has the disposable wealth all the ability to turn up to a game at very short notice but as the queuing once Keegan's appointment had been announced stretched for almost a mile, this merely shows what a shrewd businessman Ashley is. I bet you wouldn't say know to the laughable and transparents bloke's billions.
EnglishSpur
I see you're a typical Arsenal fan, Cesky. Unable to provide any reasoned response based on the content of the article, you respond with personal abuse. Your parents must be just so ever proud of you.
EnglishSpur
Que? It's an internet forum, what actions do you want? A virtual fist to the face? Commendation on the umpteenth attempt at calling me a racist, but it's too wafer thin and transparent to even bother arguing with. But kudos on the gay joke in your first post, irocially enough I might have chanced a slight laugh at that in 1996. "Abusing everyone who lives outside of London" I clearly targetted Chelsea and your lot in the article, I guess that makes me racist against everyone. Funnily enough, you chide me for "pathetic bile" when it is you that constantly comes here and seeks me out, if you find my writing so unpalatable, why do you keep coming back? I really think you should ask yourself why that is. Now, I've got bigger fish to fry than having another one of my threads ruined by a bipolar internet fantasist with a severe persecution complex and a penchant for petty identity fraud, so I suggest you toddle off and actually do somehting you enjoy (since you hate my writing, my sense of humour and my overt racism and all). I'd suggest going to Burger King, and continually buying burgers that you don't like so you can retire home to your basement and wcraft some letters of complaint. Oh and always look on the bright side of life.
Little Dutch
ES - when are you going to give up on this pathetic attempt to paint LD as a racist? It's been a reoccuring theme through three of your carnations now. Having met Tim in real life I can guarntee you he is nothing of the sort, and even though I'm a northerner myself he was a complete gentleman for the entire afternoon!! Seriously, if you can't take a lighthearted article or a little bit of footballing banter in the way it was intented, then you're interested in the wrong sport.
Rocky7
Rather hypocritical ES - Slamming LD for generalising the Geordie's, yet two posts later you're doing the exact same thing towards Arsenal fans. Tut tut, naughty naughty.
Rocky7
I'm really hoping that a current rumour doing the rounds is true, apparently Liverpool are interested in Darren Bent. If that ever came off, it would provide conclusive proof that the lunatics have taken over the asylum!
Little Dutch
Apprently some 'Einstein' reckons they can prove I am someone else. They are too cowardly and spineless to out their money where their mouth is. I think stereotyping Germans is as racist as it gets, and being abusive about non-Londoners without any foundation just shows what a narcassistic individual you are. For your information, most HR people would regard you cultural and RACIST stereotyping of Germans as meriting instant dismissal in the workplace but it readily seems that the self-important criticism and condemnation you want to apply to the likes of 'Cannavaro, YTL' etc don't apply to you.
EnglishSpur
ES, I am in HR nowadays (doubtless you'll be onto the nearest HR watchdog requesting my dismissal) and the Australian, the Bradford lass married to a Frenchman and the South African who I work with every day have never had these problems. However, having re read the article, I would like to apologise to elephants, anyone who works in a circus, parasites, caracasses, anyone involved in industry and all of the Spice Girls except for Emma Bunton, who was always my favourite. I am truly sorry.
Little Dutch
Old news Little Dutch but I guess accuracy from you is something we couldn't expect ... Bent is a possible option if they didn't sign Torres. I'm not in the least surprised you cannot separate fact from fiction
EnglishSpur
Rocky7, I know a number of people who support the Northern teams and have stuck through thick and thin with them. I'm not sure that footballing banter extends to some pompous southern brat generally abusing hundreds of thousands of people. Based on the content of his article, 'gentleman' is a title that could never be applied to him
EnglishSpur
Lol - I wondered how long it would be before that oarticular chestnut reared it's ugly head again. I don't think I need to tell you my thoughts on the matter do I? You're a joke mate, and a pathetic one at that.
Rocky7
The word "rumour" is one you missed. It's also a story carried by Vital Spuds at the moment. (NB, I would at this point like to apologise to potatoes everywhere, it was never my intention to be racist towards you by aligning you with Tottenham Hotspur, I love chips, and crisps, in fact, my best friend is..........
Little Dutch
ES you are being petty and silly and really - everyone can see it. Trying to construct a racism charge out of the use of the word 'lederhosen' or to make the description 'self congratulatory' a hanging offence demonstrates an obsessive need to find fault where there is none. This very same trait afflicted Sir Harry then Kernowboy then Gromit and now this latest incarnation. You can try to pretend it's different this time but it is crystal clear to anyone who has witnessed your behaviour patterns over a few months now just who you are. So why not stay away all together until or unless this obsessive compulsive disorder of yours passes.
Amos.
Rocky7, what is the difference between Cannavaro's/YTL's racist abuse of some of your players, and Tim Stillman's cultural stereotyping and racist abuse of a German player/manager, especially the unsaid depiction of German national dress in a clearly derogatory manner, though of course, without the intelligence of realising that Lederhosen is only worn in the Alpine parts of Germany? Or is it simply because he's a journalist here, that he is allowed to get away with remarks that others get banned for?
EnglishSpur
Not liking Liverpool and thinking Newcastle are badly run now extends to me hating ALL Northeners? Now who's generalising. As already pointed out, my editor hails from Northern shores, the phrase Southern brat however, tut, tut, tut. Some HR departments might consider that......................
Little Dutch
Wow, the comedy has transitioned from the article to the forum. I'll give you this ES, you must need a wheelbarrow for those balls. In the words of Adam Ant, "ridicule is nothing to be scared of." (NB I apologise to ants and new romantics for my slandering).
Little Dutch
Actually Little Dutch my comments wouldn't attract the wrath of HR. I never said you hating all Northerners, merely stated that the inhabitants of Northumbria and Tyne&Wear (hundreds of thousands) would be less than impressed - never rely on you for any sort of accuracy - the north does extend quite some way beyond Watford but I imagine someone with such a minimal geographical grasp would not be aware of that
EnglishSpur
Because LD's comments were tongue in cheek, and not racist in anyway. Nowhere in Tim's article did he expressed hatred towards the German race. He never suggested that the wearing of lederhosen in someway made the wearers an inferior race. YTL on the other hand refered to Arsenal's black players as "Black cow players". Surely even a person as hell bent on ruin the name of a good man as you are can see the difference. I tell you what ES, email Jonathan (I'm sure you know his email address) and ask him to read this article, if he thinks it's racist then I will delete the article and remove Tim from his duties as site journolist.
Rocky7
Aw come off it ES...the article was funny...where exactly is the racism? German lederhosen...that is some pretty good writing...where is your sense of humour...in this case you have thrown the first punch dude
number14
Amos, to paraphrase Rocky7, that old chestnut eh. Anyone who pulls up people for clearly bigotted and racist remarks and you desperately try to resort to that self-defence mechanism whilst being arrogant enough to attempt to lecture fans of other teams when they make tasteless remarks.
EnglishSpur
an unneccessary one too
number14
The offer is still there ES - If you feel that strongly about Tim's "racism" report is to Jonathan and I will have him removed. It's a simple choice, either speak out or shut the **** up.
Rocky7
ES, despite being handicapped by my limited geographical grasp, I've been to SJP more times than you've had hot dinners. (NB, I would like to apologise to hot dinners everywhere, I never meant to imply that your microwaved goodness was of detriment to the human race, I am truly sorry).
Little Dutch
Oooh, I like. That's the "action." I tell you what, for good measure ES, I'll forward this article to my line manager and the head of HR here, sans forum commnets, and if they think its racist, I'll lose my job.
Little Dutch
If the Arsenal editor can not deal with it inhouse, then I think it says everything we need to know about the journalistic team at VitalArsenal. After all shouldn't site journalists be held to a higher standard than normal members? .... again Little Dutch, you sacrifice any marginal amount of respect for the very occasional intelligent observation, with a purile attempt at humour - or are you claiming to have gone to St James's Park more than 10,000 times?
EnglishSpur
i-ron-y- 1.the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend." (NB I hereby apologise to all West Ham fans, my use of the phrase 'irony' was not meant as a derogatory term towards supporters of West Ham United aka 'The Irons.' I apologise for any undue offence and distress).
Little Dutch
They aren't clearly bigotted or racist remarks though are they ES. It takes a particular character disorder to even attempt to paint them as such. It isn't a defence mechanism because there is nothing to defend. The physchological flaws you display in your posts are what reveals you for the person you are. You'll deny it of course. As you always have done and maybe, sitting behind your keyboard, you might even half convince yourself that you can persuade others that you are just one of a whole group of similarly silly, petty, pendantic individuals with an obsession with the semantic. But below the bravado you will indulge youself in we know - and you know we know.
Amos.
Interestingly the Guardian in January last year, condemned the Sun when writing an article about the Jade Goody/Big Brother incident, stating that a paper who routinely culturally and racially stereotypes foreigners including the depiction of Germans in Lederhosen, should be embarassed to offer its opinion on what was occuring. It would appear you could be in the minority when thinking its acceptable. An intelligent journalist would have made a pun on Gillet and Hicks 'diving in' to offer Jurgen Rafa's job, but that was too much to expect
EnglishSpur
Classic, the response of the Diversity Officer where I work (who hails from the far flung Northern outpost of Grantham), "tell him to get a bloody life." Ouch!
Little Dutch
But Jonathan isn't part of the Vital Arsenal team, he is the owner of the network and I firmly believe he would not tolerate racism of any kind on his netowrk. A network that he has worked harder than you can possibly imagine to make so popular. He never let racism soil the good name of his baby. So either your claims are just another rung on the ladder of hate towards LD, or you genuinely feel Tim has been racisit. If it is indeed the latter then isn't it your moral duty to inform the relevant power to have it stamped out as soon as possible? Doesn't it make you just as bad as the racist to stand idly by and do nothing? I personally think the former of my options is the correct one and I'm calling your bluff baby. You got the stones to prove me wrong?
Rocky7
Maybe your diversity officer who comes from Lincolnshire should learn to do their job? When using comedy clips for training, our company was told to remove sketches involving Monty Pythons gags with Germans and Lederhosen as it was deemed racist and I'd rather take the opinion of a specialist employment lawyer who does discrimination work over some diversity officer of indeterminate qualifications. Maybe they would like to receive some proper training? It is people like him that has led to the number of discimination cases increasing 20x in the last 5 years
EnglishSpur
Diving in!!!! Jurgen Klinsmann!!! See LD that's real (intelligent?) humour!!! The Carry On genre survives after all !!!!
Amos.
I hate to do this to you ES, my Diversity Officer is a woman with a qulaification in Investigating complex Fraud. She is also annexed with the training department where I work. I'm even half tempted to tell you where I work were I not so sure you would wait outisde my office with a hanky doused in ethanol bearing the carcass of a buggered badger. But I'll just say the legal profession is something we are very aware of. I think an apology for women everywhere (who you clearly don't think are capable of taking on a job of such contention) is in order.
Little Dutch
ES - your particular version of political correctness leaves much to be desired. the problem with stereotyping not particularly what you do or say...its how u do it or say it. Sit back...relax...take a deep breath and read LD's write-up again. the speed with which you attcked it seem to indicate something else dude...maybe u just hate LD. The tone on voice in which the article was written was satirical - "Liverpool`s form stuttering and the media muttering, the Americans eyes started fluttering"...hmmm...sounds like a 50cents rap....take it easy mate...and have some fun
number14
*tone of voice
number14
I deliberately kept my response as gender neutral as possible though did slip towards the end. The lawyer I was mentioning, actually writes the Law Societys book on the topic and as she is also an employment tribunal chairperson to boot meaning I have no need to apologise. I am amazed how you could stretch such a slip - maybe it is you who is bi-polar? I would like to know how someone with a qualification in investigation fraud is qualified to deal with the incredible complexities of Employment Law. In my company, to work in Diversity you have to be fully qualified with the CIPD, be certificated in the appropriate NVQ, if not having worked in employment law first. And anyone will tell you that the response of your diversity officer is either made up by you, or pathetic, showing a complete lack of grasp of employment law.
EnglishSpur
Are we still talking footy here...or law?
number14
BREAKING NEWS!!! Jurgen Klinsmann has been proven to be a stereotypical racist by actually daring to wear laderhosen!!

http://p3.focus.de/img/gen/B/D/HBBDIKwbWyC_Pxgen_r_311xA.jpg
Rocky7
Dude, it's not up to me to discuss the qulaifications of my Diversity Officer, but, as you did with your trying to get me fired from teaching lark, you really are showing yourself up to me here, even more so, in a huge, huge way. Why does someone elses credentials mean you have no need to apologise, you specifically indicated an unconscious gender bias. " I am amazed how you could stretch such a slip" seriously, from you? Like I said, balls the size of wheelbarrows. Do yourself and everyone else here a favour, go away. If you want to continue to personally abuse me, go the forum, put it in my inbox, don't spoil this forum for everybody else again.
Little Dutch
Surely he was in the Alpine region there? Who am I to mock? To my internal shame, I was once bitten by a bulldog, and have eaten fiish and chips more than once. The shame.
Little Dutch
Tim, could you ever have possibly known how much you were tempting fate byy calling this article what you did? Once again, what could have been a good comments section has been blown totally off course by someone seemingly determined to find fault where one would have to dig real hard to find it...
»»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
Looks like he was lifting the Bundesliga trophy when at Bayern. Not sure that entitles him to racially and culturally abused in an attempt to generate a pathetic joke. I had however no idea you worked in teaching - no wonder education standards have slipped when kids are told such intollerance is ok, if you can come up of some lame excuse of trying to see it in a certain context, which as a justification, is applied to some and not to all. I have no need to apologise as the person I was referring to is a highly respected female so clearly I have no problem whatsoever with women in positions of high authority as you rather erroneously attempted to infer. And all of this avoids you clear racial stereotyping, as laid down in law, and reinforced in respected middle of the (political) road publications.
EnglishSpur
Now I know this dude (ES) has no sense of humour whatsoever. Is he actually trying to bash your comment Rocky? Get a life ES...you have just ended up spoiling this thread for the rest of us
number14
Helooooooooooo ES - "BREAKING NEWS!!! Jurgen Klinsmann has been proven to be a stereotypical racist by actually daring to wear laderhosen!!"....this is what we call A JOKE...it doesnt merit the comment, analysis and explanations u r venturing....ouch
number14
I'm with LDs diversity officer, get a frickin life you pompous, transparent, sanctimonious, petty, little stalker!
nikolaijns
But stereotyping is the act of generalising someone or something, due to a common misconception and "tarring everyone with the same brush". But seen as Mr Klinsmann has been publically pictured throughly enjoying a pair of laderhosen, LD has done nothing more than suggest that Hicks & Gilette might persuade the German to join their club with the promise of something he clearly enjoys!!!
Rocky7
Number14, not sure a German in an Alpine region where he is wearing Lederhosen is a stereotyping racist. Someone who is not German trying to make some cultural pun and implying that all Germans would be enthused by the presentation of lederhosen is RACIST - no need to discuss further. Even worse, in its context the implication that Klinsmann might be excited by the prospect of Gillet and Hicks wearing lederhosen is HOMOPHOBIC. It is the high and mighty attitude displayed against some posters like Cannavaro which is distasteful when site journalists can commit the same offence with impunity. One contributor is banned, the other is congratulated and lauded. Now that's madness
EnglishSpur
ES, I fear your grip on irony is as tenuous as your grip on sanity. Bit stupid when somebody deconstructs the smallest comment and tries to morph it into something else isn't it? Bit pathetic actually. Like I said, put it in the inbox, and let's leave this thread for people with a) a sense of humour and b) people who do not feel the need to exorcise their severe complexes in such a brazen way. I'm not being at all ironic, or even the slightest bit humourous when I say, seek therapy. I'm serious, you clearly need it.
Little Dutch
And what was with the comment about me masturbating over boyzone if it wasn't homophobic?
Little Dutch
ES - One more time, please don't ignore it this time - If you feel Tim has been racist, report him. If J agree's then Tim will be withdrawn as site journolist, and as an added bonus I'll quit myself. seriously, if you haven't got the ********* to back up your claims, then you are more of a mouse than I ever believed possible. If he's racist then you should be doing something about it, otherwise you're just another coward.
Rocky7
I give up on ES...he is clearly too - whats that word - fuddlyduddly (erm..that will have to suffice), for this forum. Back to talking footy any predictions for tommorows game? If we loose or draw this one we might as well kiss the PL goodbye
number14
You were implying you were hetrosexual in your article mentioning the Spice Girls, I was suggesting that it could be equally as plausable that it could have been a boy band. Certainly what you wrote suggests your alter ego is Christopher Biggins. And being in denial of your racist leanings, not for the first time, suggests you require counselling not me.
EnglishSpur
Maybe I am bisexual, why that would be a term of insult I don't know, I'll leave with you. number14, I think we'll beat Fulham tomorrow, we got away with some dodgy performances but got a sting against the Brum. I think they'll have had a kick up the cahouns from the manager and they'll refocus. United are playing very well and we can't afford any more sloppy perofrmances. Though if we don't win, it's premature to write off our title hopes.
Little Dutch
I forsee another 100 meaningless posts addressing a baseless topic/accusation....some unneccessary namecalling/insultsif we dont quit this squabbling....why do we always get carried away. My 10 or so years as a quack footy analyst/everyother topic anaylst has shown me that this sort of arguements lead nowhere...so
number14
So Bisexuals are not allowed to find the Spice Girls atractive? Expect a complaint from one of my close friends, he'll be very disapointed to hear of your disrespect of the bi community.
Rocky7
In a month where we have been subjected to two examples of despicable racist abuse from yidarmy151276 and cannavaro (both spuds shock horror) it is galling to see someone use what is blatantly still a vast social problem for his own twisted gain in a childish battle of oneupmanship. With every ridiculous claim you make englishspur you are belittling what is a serious struggle for equality and human rights, you are truly a reprehensible individual with no forethought for the causes you mock faux concern for and trample underfoot in your cause for petty revenge. Cowardly Abject wretch.
nikolaijns
ES, although I read this site often I rarely comment and when I do it is to make a point that hasn't been raised yet or to - as in this case - quite simply say "what on earth are you thinking." Although it is tempting to rant and rave about how much of a tw*t you obviously are I will resist and just say... take a breath, look at this thread objectively, change your user name again and for gods sake just this time just try to be vaguely sensible. If you read through this again and still think you are right I suggest professional help... seriously
kenny lunt
ES, may I take the time to say; what on Earth are you on? I don't know if its the amount of drugs pumped into me after my operation, but I cant see the reason you find it racist. lets take a look at the extract in question: 'The Benitez v Gillet and Hicks saga has taken a curious twist with the American owners openly admitting to having lifted their skirts towards Jurgen Klinsmann, offering him a tantalising view of some fetching lederhosen' If anything he is making out that the American owners are gay rather than being racist against the Germans, so you can say that Tim is homophobic rather than racist, (which he isn't either) and Im pretty sure you have made a gay slur in your time on this earth. I can't understand your reasoning behind being Anti-Stillman. I'd be interested to find out. I would give you an example of what exactly being racist is, but I don't want to put my account on here in danger. Also with regard to Tim having a go at The 'Geordie nation', trust me, I have heard a lot worse from other sections of the more well known blogs and newspapers about the goings on of the Newcastle saga! So I kindly suggest you withdraw your accusations against Tim and issue him an apology.
itsup4grabsnow
I've been trying to write a post that sums up my utter contempt for the petty minded Spurts fan that keeps posting pointless things attacking LD without sounding like a monosyllabic moron. I can't, so will simply say........... ES, You're a p***k and should **** off back to your site and discuss why it is that you're in the bottom half of the table and not above us!!! Good article LD.
scooch
According to the official site, RVP has been sent home to Holland to "get well." Judging by the tone of AW's comments I'd suggest there's something more to this. Quite worrying and if it's set to be long term, buying another striker might have to become a priority.
Little Dutch
That really doesn't sound good re RVP, and to let him rest up only to sling him straight in against AC would be suicide.
nikolaijns
How about a loan deal for Berbatov? :-)
Little Dutch
that could work lol, if he is ambivalent about seeing burning effigies of himself that is.
nikolaijns
brrrr.... :-)
number14
i'll be watching the match tommorow...and guess what ? i'll be sitting with the fulham fans ( fulahm season ticket holder got me a ticket)...trying hard to pretend i'm one of them..i'll u guys in on how it goes...hope i dont gte kicked out of the stadium - i'm not a very good actor...lol
number14
*a fulham season ticket holder
number14
ouch-----*i'll fill u guys in ----typo
number14
Hope you didn't get stung as much as we did number14, £45 and they've got bloddy portaloos in the away end. The real *****take is, that in the same stand they have a "neutral" section which is almost half the price!
Little Dutch
I'm at the Johnny haynes stand (home supporters only)...£45 quid it cost me too. I'll see how it goes...this is my first time tyrying this madness
number14
The bottom line is its one rule for one and one rule for another. I sent the link to a colleague based in Basel, and he simply responded that it was the sort of stereotyping he expects from certain English people. Its a bit embarassing from someone who claims to be a man of the world and to have no interest in being English, to fall into a classic English stereotype you'd expect to hear from John Bull.
EnglishSpur
hey hey ES...we are done with that...thats a tired topic....thaks for starting it...talk footy
number14
*thanks
number14
So keep quiet or bugger off...
number14
So your colleague responded to apparent generalisation with generalisation?!?! LMAO, f****ng classic.
Rocky7
Yeah thats enlightening I had no idea stereotypes were exclusive to the English either Rocky, if you truly cannot tell the difference between Dutch tickling the sartorial predilictions of our teutonic cousins and one of your knuckle dragging mongs insulting black African players you are even thicker than the proverbial excrement of swine.
nikolaijns
To be honest, I had to skip a few posts to get to the end of this chain. I find LD's article funny and light-hearted - 100% enjoyable after the whole long week of very little Arsenal news to talk about. If LD's sentiment appeared in some Vital Spurs article, I doubt if you would have jumped out and accused people of being racist and all that. Come on, just have a laugh! If I could have any 'tangible action instead of just talking' through an internet forum, I would have come over and squeezed your cheek to make a smile.
Lou the Gunneress
Make sure it's one of the top cheeks Lou, he'd have you done for sexual harrassment otherwise. That said he'll probably have you for being "cheekist!"!!
Rocky7
LOL oops yeah, thanks Rocky! Sorry ES, my comment wasn't funny, you're seriously right, I should have had the sensibility to anticipate that you might not like my humour, it was inappropriate and politically incorrect for a woman to make fun of that, we're not entitled to have a little fun, whether about the Germans or a guy's cheeks, that was plain wrong, and so I cordially apologise. (And I'm having a straight face when I say this, even if you can't see it over the internet forum, that's the 'action' I've taken.)
Lou the Gunneress
phew! that took a while to read, let alone understand the basic WTF is it with this guy? and what is it these days? why do we get all the Loonies here (cannavaro, YTL, ES, Harry etc.) and all the rest get funny, cheeky characters, who understand humour in a broader sense. Maybe time for another karma-related article?
G4L
We do get a couple of good 'uns G4L, Chelsea-kev, TopSpur and the Portsmouth lads are all a good bunch. When sites become this popular you're always gunna get your share of nutters!!
Rocky7
the news on rvp is really depressing. im feeling really sorry for the lad. none of us can really understand or feel what he must be going through the last few months. and should have signed Anelka in the transfer window but for the stupid policy of the board. if a certain player can definetly improve the team and make it better, whats the problem in taking him back. we would have been top by atleast 6 points now had he joined us in the summer..
luckys_10
im wondering where is kevin today? he would have surely had some entertaining thoughts on our friend ES..
luckys_10
true rocky, I was going to mention kev as a great asset to the site, but the loonies we have seem to be scary pathological cases you'd never want to meet/know in your life! Anyone shares the thought we should play Ade+Nick in attack tomorrow. The Fulham backline is a bit slow and short, and we could exploit that. The rest of the team basically picks itself, unless Arsene has something up his sleeve.
G4L
G4L I've been wondering about the strikers too. When RvP's out, the question now essentially Ade + ? which I don't agree, because Bendtner/Eduardo's a good partnership and Ade doesn't seem to form anything decent other than RvP and yet it doesn't seem like he'd be dropped at all. The games in which Arsene put Eduardo or Bendtner alongside him didn't fell us with confidence. I don't know. I can only guess that the guy who plays at Fulham will probably sit out the Spurs game next Tue. And in CC, I'm pretty confident we can get through with a win if we play Bendtner/Eduardo, but one of them might have to play both games, unless you use Theo up front in WHL.
Lou the Gunneress
Lou, CC will surely see Theo play, but not sure that it will be upfront - Hleb will be rested on the right and Eboue is gone so that leaves Theo/Randall on the right. I'd go with Ade&Nick tomorrow, with Eduardo on the bench.
G4L
what I actually wanted to say a while ago - nice article LD!
G4L
Well it made me laugh, but then I find ott political correctness a sad trait of those who have too much time on their hands, but lack the mental capacity to put it to constructive use... Plus it helps having a sense of humour... Oh.... And..... Whatever you do, don't mention the war...
KaoTeK
good article - will you always be able to resist the clutches of the private investors though?
merlin
Great article LD. Cheers :)
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