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League Manager's Association Backs Wenger

The League Managers Association have given Arsene Wenger their backing following the disgraceful personal attack on the Arsenal Gaffer by Michelle Prattini.

As reported yesterday, Platini slammed Wenger for his views on goal-line technology and labeled him as a man who is more interested in business over football.

LMA Chief Executive, Richard Bevan, made the point that Wenger is not on his own in the quest for technology "There is an overwhelming majority in favour of goal line technology among our members. It is important that Platini does not lose touch with the current views and opinions held on technical matters within bodies such as the League Managers Association".

Whilst Howard Wilkinson backed Le Boss on a personal level. 'Platini has made serious and personal comments about one of football`s greatest ever managers, who is also counted among our most respected members.

"If Platini wishes to address certain issues with Arsene Wenger this would better be done privately and not in the public domain.

"I believe Arsene has always acted in the best interests of the game."

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 24 2008

Time: 3:47PM

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For once I agree with Howard Wilkinson.
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24/09/2008 16:08:00

Ditto. Good, platini, what a c+unt
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24/09/2008 16:10:00

Michelle Plantini, who is he accountable to?
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24/09/2008 16:13:00

Too bloody right. I hate that guy. Even more than Mark Lawrenson. And I f*****g hate Mark Lawrenson. Pratini has to be a moron of the highest order to believe that Arsene Wenger is anything other than one of the most intelligent people in world football, whose ideas and philosophys should be the model upon which UEFA's future planning should be built.
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24/09/2008 16:13:00

He would just be happy if we only played Internationals. Now I'm not Naive enough to think we often only hear what he says negatively about football in this country, but he does seem to have it in for English football (even his countrymen over here). LG, i've asked the question before. If an English manager made that sort of comment about someone, the FA or LMA would attempt to bring them into line. Who does that to him??
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24/09/2008 16:19:00

He's a 2 bob politician of the highest order, this is what happens when he has no one to answer to. If he did, he'd have been out of office donkey's ago.
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24/09/2008 16:34:00

What strikes me is that his comments are so extraordinarily, blatantly unprofessional for someone in his position. They're so obviously petty and childish -- and personal. Criticize Wenger publicly in an interview, ok -- but in such a personal, childish way, it's just so classless.
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24/09/2008 18:00:00

btw, does anyone have the text on what was the content of the pep talk paper that Arsene left behind in the hotel? please post it here or the link if anyone knows anything bout it..
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24/09/2008 18:29:00

I think we can all unanimously agree......Platini needs to be Eboued. Sharpish.
Little Dutch
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24/09/2008 19:33:00

We should cut Platini some slack. The man is obviously mentally retarded and not responsible for his words. We shouldn't condemn him but help him- I'm sure there are many nice homes in France that could take care of his needs.
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25/09/2008 04:09:00

@ LD: Got this great mental image of Platini mid-interview spouting the usual tripe, then out of nowhere Eboue comes flying through the air studs up to clip him on the chin.
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25/09/2008 09:20:00

What's hapning in the world of football? Thugs and mongrells in soccer jerseys (Nolan and his gang). But this is definately the hight. A retarded skunk at the helm of footballing affairs. This sounds so ***** crazie. The world is comming to an end!!
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25/09/2008 11:25:00

Eboue does it all the time. He gets changed in phoneboxes into his tiger costume, then takes to the streets to dispense justice against all that speak out against the Arse. Blatter has already been Eboued several times, whilst Mark Lawrenson had to go into hiding for fear of being subjected to Eboue's almighty wrath. But Eboue found Lawro in an underground cave in Tora Bora and slapped him with a wet kipper relentlessly until Lawrenson agreed to stand in the middle of Trafalgar Square with his trousers down, dancing to 'Much Too Much Much Too Young' by the Specials whilst holding a sandwich board that says 'I'm A Big Jesse and I have been Eboued.'…………….I need to lie down.
Little Dutch
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25/09/2008 11:37:00

lol, Mark Lawranson best moment was when he declared BigSam's Bolton would be relegated and subsequently lost his beard. he and alan hansen must be the two most idiotic person in football. after the head of football in Europe naturally. The less said about the plank, the better. the day when he left office is the day the world of football rejoices.
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25/09/2008 12:04:00

It makes me sick to my stomach that the two most "powerful" governing bodies in football are headed up by two of the biggest t***s on the face of the planet, Blatter and Platini. At least Platini has played the game before. This tosser has all the tact of Roy Keane.
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25/09/2008 16:01:00

platini i heard lot of good stuff about him during his playing career but i think is all bulls**t i reckon....let celebrate i graduated today from high school how sweet, but im gonna miss the argument with my modern history teacher who goes for liver pool...
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25/09/2008 16:20:00


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