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Vieira's 5 year feud

If reports in the Independent are true the enmity between former Gunner favourite Patrick Vieira and Ruud van Nistelroy resurfaced in the tunnel after the Dutch beat France 4-1 in Berne last week. It`s claimed that the Dutch striker had a long face as he waited for the former Arsenal captain and the pair traded insults. Video evidence apparently exists of what is described as a 'spicey` encounter.

The row has its roots in the now notorious match at Old Trafford in September 2003 in which Vieira was sent off and the equine-featured striker missed a penalty. Vieira said of the incident "I was sent off at Old Trafford after a second yellow card as a result of an incident with him. I got shafted. Just thinking about it makes my blood boil. He tried to stamp on me and then he made more of the challenge than he should have done. I am not blaming the referee. He got shafted too."

It is fair to say that van Nistelroy was not the most popular opponent amongst a number of Arsenal players having also been involved in incidents with Keown, Ashley Cole and Ljungberg.

Vieira described the horizontal forward as "a cheat and a coward", "deceitful" and "a nasty piece of work" in his autobiography published after he had left Arsenal and away from the jurisdiction of the English FA who had fined Wenger after expressing sentiments that, though more discreet, concurred with Paddy`s. Dobbin threatened to gallop to the High Courts to sue Vieira but the prospect of having his entire back catalogue of career indiscretions played out on video before the courts may have been too much to contemplate.

It appears that this is one rift that time has little prospect of healing




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 19 2008

Time: 1:15AM

Your Comments

Yeah just finished reading this one too. Little love lost eh!
Lou the Gunneress
Yeah just finished reading this one too. Little love lost eh!
Lou the Gunneress
Viera's got awfully white!
k_chelski
Viera's got awfully white!
k_chelski
That's his publisher!
Amos.
That's his publisher!
Amos.
I *****ed myself when I read this. If anything will keep my liking Paddy it is defintely a punchup with Evra and Van-Horse face.
Ozi Gooner
I *****ed myself when I read this. If anything will keep my liking Paddy it is defintely a punchup with Evra and Van-Horse face.
Ozi Gooner
Does anyone find it amusing that Vieira used the word "shafted" not once but twice? It's kinda like when Ade calls Arsene "The Gaffer" ... it just tickles me .. lol
Rocky7
Does anyone find it amusing that Vieira used the word "shafted" not once but twice? It's kinda like when Ade calls Arsene "The Gaffer" ... it just tickles me .. lol
Rocky7
Rocky, shafted is some American slang--wicked Paddy gotta love him even these days. hey are you the same Rocky who made the filtered New Snow? Thanks if so
Mondo_gooner
Rocky, shafted is some American slang--wicked Paddy gotta love him even these days. hey are you the same Rocky who made the filtered New Snow? Thanks if so
Mondo_gooner
well using the word shafted, is probably living with Raymondo" Pele" Parlour for all those years !!
PUREGOLD
well using the word shafted, is probably living with Raymondo" Pele" Parlour for all those years !!
PUREGOLD
I can't take the credit for that one I'm afraid Mondo.
Rocky7
I can't take the credit for that one I'm afraid Mondo.
Rocky7
Didnt he also call RVN a 'son of a bitch'. That will be my favourite quote of Paddy's.
prits
Didnt he also call RVN a 'son of a bitch'. That will be my favourite quote of Paddy's.
prits
Paddy is only human. Its a perfectly natural reaction to want to throw abuse at Mr. Ed when you see him!! It's weird... I want the Dutch to do well for Robin's sake, but I want them to lose for Red Rum's sake. Hard to call.
Bradys Chips
Paddy is only human. Its a perfectly natural reaction to want to throw abuse at Mr. Ed when you see him!! It's weird... I want the Dutch to do well for Robin's sake, but I want them to lose for Red Rum's sake. Hard to call.
Bradys Chips
Paddy you're always loved here by most fans and your contribution will never be forgotten. but this certainly makes us love yu even more..
luckys_10
Paddy you're always loved here by most fans and your contribution will never be forgotten. but this certainly makes us love yu even more..
luckys_10
I would love to see the Dutch win Euro 08 for obvious reasons. But the thought of that long headed horse faced pillock winning it puts me right off!!!
MrArsenal
I would love to see the Dutch win Euro 08 for obvious reasons. But the thought of that long headed horse faced pillock winning it puts me right off!!!
MrArsenal
Hmm fair points there. But the way Ruud van Horseface has played after he went to Real has impressed me, he seems less selfish these days, especially with Holland. I'm actually quite surprised how united they are (more than before, more than Germany anyway). The Spaniards too, for a change. I'd love the Dutch or the Spanish to win it so much that I strangely don't mind seeing RvN or Aragones picking up the medals. Football is strange stuff indeed.
Lou the Gunneress
Hmm fair points there. But the way Ruud van Horseface has played after he went to Real has impressed me, he seems less selfish these days, especially with Holland. I'm actually quite surprised how united they are (more than before, more than Germany anyway). The Spaniards too, for a change. I'd love the Dutch or the Spanish to win it so much that I strangely don't mind seeing RvN or Aragones picking up the medals. Football is strange stuff indeed.
Lou the Gunneress
I hope Vieira put him down and gave him a reason to writhe in agony.
Little Dutch
I hope Vieira put him down and gave him a reason to writhe in agony.
Little Dutch
Wait a minute, there were also news reports about a dust-up in the tunnel between Vieira and Evra after the game v. Italy, with accompanying video. So TWO tunnel run-ins in the same week for Patrick? I'll always loathe RVN, hope Vieira finds him in a back alley one night...
jaelle
Wait a minute, there were also news reports about a dust-up in the tunnel between Vieira and Evra after the game v. Italy, with accompanying video. So TWO tunnel run-ins in the same week for Patrick? I'll always loathe RVN, hope Vieira finds him in a back alley one night...
jaelle
Ah, I just discovered what happened. Apparently the video that's been going around is one where Evra held Vieira back from a confrontation with RVN. What a scumbag to wait for Vieira in the tunnel like that, deliberately wanting a confrontation.
jaelle
Ah, I just discovered what happened. Apparently the video that's been going around is one where Evra held Vieira back from a confrontation with RVN. What a scumbag to wait for Vieira in the tunnel like that, deliberately wanting a confrontation.
jaelle
 

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