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Let's Win It For Eduardo

Let's Win It For Eduardo

*As a precursor to this article, I would like to forewarn that, while I usually censor any profanities I use in my articles, on this occasion, I feel it inappropriate to do so. So if industrial language is likely to cause offence, please don't read on.*

It is fair to say that things haven't really gone our way in the last week. From Adebayor's late flirtation with the Milan crossbar, to Mike Dean's costly and terrible officiating to Eduardo's awful injury. Mohammed Ali once said, 'champions are not made in gyms, they are made by something deep inside them, a burning desire to win.' Strength in adversity is a crucial ingredient to anybody who wants to achieve, you can't get the gold without digging through the dirt. With Eduardo's misfortune and Bacary Sagna's tragic personal circumstances, fate is turning its cruel hand squarely against key personnel, it would be easy to feel that everything and everyone is conspiring against us. This feeling was embodied by the irate figure of William Gallas yesterday. Much has been said of Billy's reaction yesterday. Personally, I can fully understand it. I was sat amongst around three thousand Gooners yesterday and we all felt what William felt. (For my part, the seat in front of me took a blow that might have split that cunt Hansen's shin in half, but it's alright Alan, it wasn't two footed). Some might label Gallas' reaction petulant, it was. But we had a diplomat for a captain, it didn't work. Henry came in for untold criticism last year after a last minute defeat at Upton Park when he stood laughing and joking with Reo Coker after the final whistle. We don't need a diplomat, we need a warrior. In an emotional day, Gallas may have let his emotions get to him. Different people react differently on these occasions,what is clear is that Gallas cares deeply about his team and his team mates.

Unfortunately, odious little fuckwits like Hansen and the lovable media, showing no remorse for their own part in Eduardo's unnecessary tragedy, have focussed on Gallas kicking an advertising hoarding. (Worry not folks, word from the surgeon is that the hoarding has undergone surgery and hopes to whore products to the nation again soon). Hansen has since dismissed the severity of Taylor's challenge on the grounds that, 'it wasn't two footed.' Tell that to Eduardo's surgeon you despicable little cunt. Hansen has been one of the key propagandists when it comes tothe 'Arsenal don't like it up em' brigade, his responsibility should not be overlooked. Hansen comprehensively wrote Arsenal off back in August, and his praise since we comprehensively elucidated his ignorance has been lukewarm. This guy would flannel his arse with a Liverpool shirt before he would give us credit or criticise anybody who commits wrong against us. So let's roar to the title and rub that precocious little twat's nose in it. Steve Bruce and David Platt have also come out and said that Taylor's tackle might not have even been a yellow card. With all the best will in the word to Stevie and David. Fuck you too. Fuck both of you.

Even withstading Gael Clichy's barely forgivable stupidity and arrogance in injury time at St. Andrews yesterday, that was never a penalty. All afternoon, Dean appeared incapable of giving anything to Arsenal. The only thoroughly correct decision he made all afternoon only occurred when an Arsenal player's ankle was hanging off of his leg. Dean's refereeing rivalled Coward Webb and Mike Riley in its one eyed thought process. We must use biased little fuckers such as these to propel us to the title. Starting with Villa next week, we must go into every game with a snarl (whilst not manifesting that aggression on the shin bones of opponents). Gallas showed us all yesterday how much it means to him, now he must show it to his team mates. We as fans have a part to play as well, we must whistle and bitch for every decision. Even if we know it's not a foul, let's whinge and shout and scream that it is. The authorities look hellbent on handing United the title, lets snatch it out of their grubby mits. Fuck them, it's time to blow the motherfucking roof off, because the mood has just changed.

As Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, 'we have nothing to fear but fear itself.' So let's leave that twat Nani medalless come May, Gallas can do some keepy uppies in the lap of honour. Bacary Sagna, your bravery in the face of adversity is utterly commendable, your brother would be very proud of you. You deserve a title winners' medal, go out and earn it son. We must imagine that 'oh shit' look smeared over the faces of Nani and Ferguson, the sight of Mike Dean tearing up his betting slip in disgust, Hansen's appearance on Match of the Day as the highlights reel of Arsenal's season is run in our tribute. Fuck em all, fuck em all, United, West Ham, Hansen, Tottenham, Bruce, Ferguson, Nani and Liverpool. Fuck them all, fuck anyone that doubts us. I posted a quote from the latest Rocky film in an article last week that bears reptition, 'life isn't about how hard you can hit, it's how hard you can be hit and keep moving forward.' Arsenal,the time to hit back is at hand. As myself and 3,000 other travelling fans sang yesterday, 'we're gunner win it for Eduardo.' The sight of him walking onto the podium to collect his medal come May should be motivation more than any of the aforementioned. Victoria Concordia Crescit.LD.

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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Sunday February 24 2008
Time: 3:07PM

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Great article LD, I don't think you've missed a trick there, spot on. I think we can win it and if we do, I'd love it if he can hobble onto the pitch on crutches wiht his leg in plaster and be 'wroshipped' by his fellow teammates like what we did for Pires in 2002. That would be a sight to behold!
24/02/2008 15:22:00
I am with you completely on the Gallas thing. We don't need a captain schooled in media communications. We want a passionate, angry ******** who really, really hates losing. I hope the boys pull together after this. I am sure they are capable of it. This was game where key players were unable to remain focussed. If Ade had played Bendtner in instead of taking the wrong decision to have a go himself then Cichys cock up would have been less damaging. I feel better though that I suspect that Gallas would be willing to put any team mates head through a hoarding if he had a point to make. Because thats the way it need to be.
24/02/2008 15:23:00
Awesome piece Tim, your best and most heart felt and passionate to date. Oh an it appears Ferguson was right when he said one rule for Arsenal and one rule for the rest of us........we don't get penalties. Yes, yes, ***** that purple nosed **** too.
24/02/2008 15:24:00
this is the first time ive managed to feel angry and optimistic in the last 24 hours. thanks LD
24/02/2008 15:32:00
It wasa disgraceful tackle, and those saying it shouldn't have even been a yellow are at best dim, at worst COMPLETE ******TARDS! Hope he gets back soon, he's a classy player and you don't want to see that happen to anyone. I really hope you lot win the title and Eduardo is hobbling on like someone above said!
24/02/2008 15:45:00
Totally agree. There seems to be conspiracy theory out there. Every are hellbent to hand MU the title. Let's **** them all & win it for Eduardo!
24/02/2008 15:59:00
Exactly what I said.. LD.. lets win it all now for Dudu.. if that isn't motivation enuf.. what is? C'mon!
24/02/2008 16:02:00
one of the best articles mate. xactly how i feel
24/02/2008 16:05:00
Great article LD, you've said it all
24/02/2008 16:06:00
Fantastic piece LD, it certainly captures my mood and so I hope it does the same for all our fans, players and management so that we can use this to propel our season to glory and make every home and away game a brilliant atmosphere. I really can't believe how bad a day it was yesterday, almost surreal. It's funny, I was saying to my friends (also Gooners) that I thought Eduardo could be the guy to take us to Champions League glory, simply because he could finish at and against any level of competition, more so than Ade. Sadly, we won't find out if this is true, and perhaps never will.
24/02/2008 16:08:00
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