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This Week's Twenty

1. So the Scousers luck finally ran out. Why the hell do Chelsea of all teams have to benefit? That`s our karma you`re hogging!

2. Why couldn`t Ronaldo take a penalty like that when he stepped up against us two weeks ago?

3. If the gutter press are to be believed, how the hell are we going to field a team for next season?

4. Anyone else absolutely sick to death of transfer rumours? There are still three games to go before the window opens!

5. Is Diaby the new Rosicky?

6. Have Hleb and Flamini appeared in an Arsenal shirt for the final time?

7. Where the hell was Steven Gerrard on Tuesday night?

8. How the hell did Barca v United conspire to be such a tedious affair whilst Liverpool v Chelsea was actually, whisper it quietly, a decent attacking game?

9. Is William Gallas` sit in against Birmingham to blame for the crash in the property market?

10. Kolo Toure this week gave a revealing interview to Sky Sports. Predictably, like another Arsenal defender I can think of, his words have been twisted by media contortionists. Why hasn`t this caused Arsenal fans to label him a disgrace and too outspoken and selfish to play for Arsenal? (Like another Arsenal defender I can think of would have been).

11. Who at the BBC thought it was a good idea to make Steve McLaren part of the Radio Five Live commentary team for Euro 2008? (I remind you that the BBC is funded by the public).

12. Why so little uproar following Juve General Manager Luciano Moggi ill advised comments about gay people not being welcome at Juventus?

13. Wayne Rooney declares on his official website, "Yeah, there is too much diving now, especially among foreigners; they don't consider it as a bad thing. They see it as a professional way of going for advantage.' Is this the most hypocritical statement ever made by anyone in the history of the world ever, in perpetuity throughout the universe?

14. Should we start picking members of our all conquering ladies` team in the men`s side?

15. Was that a come and get me plea from Henry?

16. Mark Clattenburg`s shove on Mehdi Nafti last week. Refs fighting back or refs going overboard?

17. Will Neil Warnock ever entertain the notion that maybe, just maybe, Sheffield United were relegated because they were shit?

18. Does the F.A. have the legal right to fine managers and players for complaining about officials? They don`t pay players wages, they don`t employ players, how can they take money off them?

19. 'You will see the real Tottenham. The way that the manager wants the team to play, that will come next season.' This is a quote touted in today`s press from Robbie Keane. Is it me, or is this just another case of journalists rehashing old quotes again?

20. Is George Graham really in a position to lecture Arsenal about what to do with their money?

Two NBs here. Firstly, four years ago today Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane, be sure to send all Spurs fans a nice anniversary card. Secondly, following one of my questions last week, well done to the official Arsenal magazine for comprehensively covering the terrific away support at Old Trafford on the first two pages of this month's issue. If you look at the very top left of the picture, last person in the shot, you'll see a young gentleman in a green jacket standing on his seat. Good lookinG guy too!LD.

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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Friday April 25 2008
Time: 1:26PM


Again no JT. I'm shocked! Gerrard was busy getting MOTM btw, that's why he was nowhere to be seen. ;))
Fan of Blues
25/04/2008 13:33:00
JT has given me a lack of material. However, Gerrard is such a knob that there's ALWAYS material to mine!
Little Dutch
25/04/2008 13:37:00
Would it be the worst thing in the world if Henry came back?! Surely not! Although Wenger definitely won't consider bringing him back, will he?
25/04/2008 13:55:00
i think i would take TH14 back if given the option.. hes learned some valuable lessons in spain such as grass not being greener or something bout rain in spain on plains... either way a focused henry would do our goal tally no harm.
25/04/2008 14:09:00
i dont think it'd be the worst hing....i think it'd be a descent buy.and we'd get an henry hu's legs are firmly on the ground an dhe'd probably almost be a squad player...imagine goin to games with henry on the bench..........that wouldn't be too bad me thinks...but i dont think henry is goin to move newhere
25/04/2008 14:10:00
21) Lampard asking Drogba not to attend his mums funeral, he doesn't want him diving in the box...............
25/04/2008 14:39:00
Yeah, you're wasting valuable brain time even entertaning that thought
25/04/2008 14:43:00
I think players have come out of their shell and blossomed since he has left. Responsibility is shared out. If he were to return would this have the opposite effect now? If he came back he would have to be a different player, not the centre of all our play.
25/04/2008 14:47:00
Henry coming back would be a massive backwards step. We were correct to get rid for a number of reasons. But mainly, his injury record, as is always the case with sciatic injuries, has been poor. Selling Henry was Wenger's big statement that he believed in his youngsters, to renege on it now would be suicide. It would be Wenger saying, "I was wrong to have faith in you."
Little Dutch
25/04/2008 15:13:00
1. that’s due to Roman’s pact with the devil; he’ll suffer in hell for eternity in exchange for football trophies, billions in wealth and a good suit; Satan is still working on the good suit / 2. well the invincible Ronaldo can’t handle the pressure of a venue like a CL semifinal at the Camp Nou (the atmosphere there on European nights makes Anfield look like a wake, I know, I've been there); whereas at home with a crowd gushing over him and a friendly ref, it’s a different story / 9. yes; also global warming, bad hairdos, heartburn, and you know those cheap shoelaces where the metal thingies pop out and then you have a helluva time putting your frayed laces thru the holes? Yep, he’s responsible for those too. / 11. this is one of those exotic English mysteries we furreners can’t figure out. / 12. there are gay people who support Juventus??? / 13. omg, did he actually say that?!?! / 14. well at least have them teach our boys what it feels like to win things! / 15. as LD said, it would be a huge step backwards, Henry doesn't fit in this squad anymore. / 16. I don’t know but it was awfully funny! / 17. that’s what I’d like to know. He has a regular column at the Independent called “what I learned this week” where he sometimes gets snide about Arsene and Arsenal, and lectures others about facing reality. Well Neil your team was crap, your players were crap, you were crap. Any team that has a cretin like Chris Morgan in it deserves to go down. / 18. excellent question! I’ve never understood this petty totalitarian dictatorship in football where managers and players have no right to criticize the sport’s officials / 19. aw c’mon, you must be reading some archived news site or something / 20. an absolute, emphatic no
25/04/2008 15:28:00
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