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John Terry Talks Rubbish Shocker

John Terry Talks Rubbish Shocker

John Terry believes Arsenal will fall apart due to the lack of 'an English spine'.

The age old debate about home grown talent has, to be perfectly frank, bored the bejesus out of me now for longer than I care to remember, yet when people look for a reason to have a pop at Arsenal, it's their first port of call.

Because it's an easy target for people too lazy, or thick, to use their noggin.

'You need an English backbone - one with that force, that togetherness, that pulling together. That's what the English players have. It's why Arsenal might come up short in the run-in.' dribbled the England 'hard man'.

When issuing this incoherent dog crap, Terry failed to think about three things......

1) Arsenal have twice won the league, once unbeaten, once as part of a league and cup double, and reached the Champions League final (three things Chelsea have failed to do), all with the lack of an English spine.

2) Teams with predominantly English players are languishing in midtable, some fighting for their lives in a relegation dog fight, proving that it's not the nationality of the player that matters, but the ability and talent.

3) The season is not over, and it's still possible, despite being weak and frail and lacking an English backbone, that Arsenal can finish above Chelsea ..... and in the event of failing to win the title, that would be almost as satisfying after Terry's ill-informed comments.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday April 12 2008
Time: 2:47PM

Comments

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The picture that comes with the article was taken when someone posed the question to John Terry ..... "Hey, John, what does JT stand for?"
Rocky7
12/04/2008 14:50:00
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Not the sharpest knife in the box is JT. What happened with the English backbone against those frail Europeans when failing to qualify for the European Championships then?
Amos.
12/04/2008 15:03:00
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"john terry believes arsenal will fall apart due to the lack of an english spine"....... err, havnt they fallen apart already!!!!!!
springy
12/04/2008 15:03:00
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Seen as you're a Chelsea fan you're probably quite new to football so you won't remember what happened in 1989. It's highly unlikly it will happen again, but you never know!! Still, we've not done bad for a team who will finish outside the top four have we?
Rocky7
12/04/2008 15:07:00
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what JT means is that whatever country the team is they should have atleast 4 to 5 representatives of that country..... ie: a spanish club should 4 spanish players in it.
MrDax
12/04/2008 15:34:00
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and anyone who does not understand that is just being blind to the truth..... JT is not saying that english players are so great.
MrDax
12/04/2008 15:36:00
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however i still think you was robbed by the refs over the past months..... especially against scumpool
MrDax
12/04/2008 15:36:00
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You're spot on, Dax.
Fan of Blues
12/04/2008 15:37:00
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Well it was fine for all you gooners to harp on about us having a lack of English players in the 90's when we were playing sexy football and you were 1-0 to the Arsenal. And now here we are on the flip-side. I challenge any gooner to tell me they wouldn't mind having a few more English/British players on their team. A little bit of staunchness when the chips are down. And Rocky, are you telling me that you haven't picked up any new fans in the last few years. I've been to your gaff, and the old one too, and it's like going to a cricket match sometimes! Picnickers and poseurs. Oh, and plenty of "could you please sit down and be quiet, I'm trying to watch the football match! Tarquin, could you pass the tabouleh!".
Bumps
12/04/2008 15:41:00
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And stop bloody moaning on about dodgy decisions and injustice! You lot are the worst losers in the world. Get over yourselves!
Bumps
12/04/2008 15:43:00
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