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Some Home Truths

First things first, I like to think that usually I write articles on this site with a clear mind and a raging ire. But it's midnight on a Friday and I've got a head full of Guinness and a lung full of Marlboro Lights. 'I'll just check Arsenal World before I pass out into oblivion' I tell myself, now maybe it's the booze or maybe it's the fact that all this crap gets stored up on a Friday night, when LD is typically swishing brandy around between thumb and forefinger and regaling the ladies of Croydon with tales of yore.

Firstly, this morning I picked up a copy of World Soccer magazine to see a heart warming interview with David Dein. Cuddly David proclaims that he really misses Arsenal, but still goes to every game. Awwwww, that's really nice isn't it? He only wants what's best for Arsenal football club after fifty years as a supporter. Well that's super isn't it? Why, he's almost the cuddly type of character you'd want running your football club isn't he? Bless. (Presumably he was In Milan then, when an Arsenal DVD was played to the Arsenal fans kept behind after the 2-0 win in the San Siro, his appearance on screen was roundly booed). Bringing in a someone like Usmanov has NOTHING to do with David's giant ego and everything to do with his love of Arsenal. Thank you for bringing Usmanov to us David. Don't let the fact that the Arsenal Supporters Trust balloted their 700 members to find that 98.5% supported the board lockdown impede our gratitude.

By complete coincidence, the Daily Mail carries a story exclaiming that Emmanuel Adebayor is DEMANDING £80,000 a week or else he's off. Of course the Daily Mail doesn't trouble itself with any quotes to that effect. An anomalous sentence then tells its readers that this wouldn't be a problem if Arsenal were to accept Usmanov's money, but apparently those nasty Arsenal Directors won't take it. Oh, I wonder where that story came from? Doubtless it was just plucked out of the ether.

Then I see an intriguing headline from everyone's favourite soothsayer Myles Palmer. 'Arsenal Fans to pay 5% more to watch Eboue, Walcott and Senderos.' The concluding sentence of his piece 'if I were an Arsenal supporter I would be worried.' As Myles readily proclaims, not only is he not a season ticket holder subject to the 5% rise, but he's not even a supporter. That doesn't stop him trying to summon up some kind of imagined revolt. Now Myles, I am not nearly pretentious enough to believe I speak for all Arsenal fans (and that's saying something, because I can be a pretentious ****** when the mood takes me). But I am an Arsenal season ticket holder, and as such, on my behalf of myself and nobody else, I ask you honestly, what the **** has it got to do with you?LD.

NB I'll regret this in the morning!



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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Saturday May 10 2008
Time: 12:37AM

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Comments

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Can I also ask all Gooners which they enjoy more, Tottenham's yearly assertion that they will break the top four, or the country's annual assertion that Arsenal will fall apart and tumble out of it? *Rolls eyes* alright then, next year is DEFINITELY the year we fall apart. Whataver keeps you going.
Little Dutch
10/05/2008 00:45:00
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It's the end of the world and i feel fine...though not if hleb leaves
Anon 1
10/05/2008 01:00:00
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I read Myles Palmers cr*p aswell. "This team is a team of ******cats who play intricate passes in two thirds of the pitch. This team needs some exciting adult players soon. This team needs a couple of stars. Drogba is a star. Ronaldo is a star. Torres is a star. Messi is a star. Kaka is a star. But Arsenal don't have a star and will not buy a star. They prefer to have a pampered team of nice guys who do what teacher tells them to do. So Fabregas is not a star? If Drogba is a star, then surely this year Adebayor is a star you tw*t. I annoy myself that i keep reading his cra*.
paul_ownz
10/05/2008 01:40:00
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Lets cash in on Hleb!!! after he fights to get out if his contract.
Paulsito
10/05/2008 01:41:00
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flamini knows ahahaha
chinaman123
10/05/2008 02:48:00
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A drunk man speaks with a sober tongue, does he not LD? I think Harry Enfield should record a message for Mr Palmer. "OOOOIIIII, Palmer, NNNNNOOOOOOOOO....."
simmy8_2000
10/05/2008 03:14:00
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Reading Myles' articles is laughable and infuriating at the same time. I never come away from ANR feeling anything but rage, but I still check it every few days. Having read his latest piece, all I can say is at least it didn't drag on for as long as it usualy does. And he only refered to himself about half a dozen times.
simmy8_2000
10/05/2008 03:19:00
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To say Myles Palmer is a veteran journolist and book author, his column sounds like a 12 year old writes it. Continuous stories about his wife's nighty and how he loves a nice pair of slacks bore the living ***** outta me. If he isn't a gooner, what the ***** is he doing editing an Arsenal site. PS - His book, "The Proffessor" is the single most dreary piece of crap I've ever read.
Rocky7
10/05/2008 03:21:00
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Is Myles Palmer Arseblogger?
Keplaz
10/05/2008 05:59:00
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No, he isn't. He writes the Arsenal News Review. Thank you google.
Keplaz
10/05/2008 06:04:00
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