Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

The Kevin Nolans Are What's Wrong With Football

The Kevin Nolans Are What's Wrong With Football

Following the 3-1 victory over Bolton on Saturday, and the criticism of Kevin Davies' challenge on Gael Clichy that followed, Wanderers captain Kevin Nolan has revealed that it was their plan from the outset to be dirty.

In recent weeks Theo Walcott has really begun to shine, for his country as well as his club, indeed the pacey frontman blasted a hat-trick as he kick started England's qualifying campaign.

So how do we set about treating England's brightest prospect, it's shining light? Well if Kevin Nolan's Bolton have any say on it, we'll kick him.

Football is a contact sport, infact I enjoy nothing more than a crunching tackle, as long as it's done with-in the spirit of the game. Ledley King (when he's not injured) is a master of this, just ask Thierry Henry, but if a player is of such a poor standard that he has to resort to kicking someone, surely he shouldn't be playing at the highest standard of football?

Nolan admitted, "I have never seen anybody as quick as Theo Walcott in my life, I said to Jlloyd Samuel, 'Give him a little kick and see if he comes back at you!`.'

"At the end of the day, it is a physical sport. We don`t want to be like basketballers. We are in the gym four or five days a week to build ourselves up to try to stand up to challenges like that.'

"We are in danger of losing that side - the roughing up of people."

As long as the teams in England concentrate on the physical side of the game over the technical side, then the national team will always be second best on the international scene.




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday September 23 2008
Time: 3:02PM

Comments

0
Agree 100%. However, there is a stage whereby it a go far, the 7 yellow cards didhed out to us on Sunday for example; the only one which in my opinion merited a yellow was Wayne Rooney's. I admit, i didnt see Nolans challenge, and as he plays for Bolton I am sure it was wreckless.
united4life
23/09/2008 15:08:00
0
Your players treated the referee as crap.Ferdinand should've gotten about 35 of them.
k_chelski
23/09/2008 15:12:00
0
What happened at the final whistle? How come that idiot did not send off that idiot because the idiot knew he was going, he even walked off like an idiot. Goofle, Im here on Tuesdays at 15:18 only.
Goofle
23/09/2008 15:16:00
0
at this rate the natinal team will be overrun by big burly low skill, tough tackling lads
gunnerchi
23/09/2008 15:29:00
0
Bolton fans hate Nolan
Tom14
23/09/2008 15:35:00
0
Misconception - football is not a contact sport...some contact is allowed though
number14
23/09/2008 15:35:00
0
What do you mean by "will be" gunnerchi? I thought it already was.
Armory
23/09/2008 15:36:00
0
gunnerchi - rather that than have it filled with s*** kicker cloggers like the pride of Bolt-on!
LondonGooner
23/09/2008 15:50:00
0
Awwwwww the poor lads at Vital Bolton don't like it when some one insults their team (not them personally or other posters) so they delete posts, how sad is that!
LondonGooner
23/09/2008 15:59:00
0
did u have ur posts deleted londongooner?
gunnerchi
23/09/2008 16:03:00
Page 1/5
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger Praises Attitude & Holding

Manager Arsene Wenger has been praising the attitude and consistency of the Arsenal side as we respond to earlier poor form and Rob Holding has also come in for praise.

Wenger Expecting Open Tottenham Clash

Manager Arsene Wenger has been holding his pre Tottenham Hotspur press conference today, and he's expecting an open derby on Sunday.

Nacho Reflects On Leicester

Nacho Monreal has reflected on a tough midweek clash against Leicester City but admitted he doesn't care if he's credited with the winning goal or not.

Match Day Officials v Tottenham (30/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Arsenal
Write For Vital Arsenal
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal
Suggested By:
Arsenal win50%
Tottenham win50%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 33 25 3 5 78 40
2 Spurs 33 22 8 3 74 47
3 Liverpool 34 19 9 6 66 28
4 Man City 33 19 8 6 65 28
5 Man Utd 33 17 13 3 64 26
6 Arsenal 32 18 6 8 60 24
7 Everton 34 16 10 8 58 23
8 WBA 33 12 8 13 44 -3
9 Southampton 32 11 7 14 40 -5
10 Watford 33 11 7 15 40 -17
11 Stoke 34 10 9 15 39 -13
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 5 18 38 -8
13 AFC Bournemouth 34 10 8 16 38 -14
14 West Ham 34 10 8 16 38 -15
15 Leicester City 33 10 7 16 37 -13
16 Burnley 34 10 6 18 36 -16
17 Hull City 34 9 6 19 33 -31
18 Swansea 34 9 4 21 31 -29
19 Middlesbrough 34 5 12 17 27 -19
20 Sunderland 33 5 6 22 21 -33
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2017 4:30PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2017 4:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 13 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 21 2017 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.jordanwelch6
2.phreddy2
3.Jimmy the Saint1
The Vital Football Members League