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Brown Downed As Bill Kills

When Hull came to the Grove in September, the sense of expectation was palpable amongst players and supporters, this time the sense of expectation amongst the fans was erred with caution. The visitors are not the side they were back in the autumn and Arsenal all of a sudden look twice the team that surrendered so tamely to the Tigers. Large swathes of empty seats were once again visible inside the stadium, presumably vacated by the same supporters who deride the club for not taking the competition seriously enough? Nevertheless it was not an unwelcome atmosphere, whereas whingeing, booing and berating have become features of our home this season, the atmosphere inside the stadium last night was positive; geared towards being encouraging when we were a goal down, urging the team on and making it hostile for the opposition; Brown`s churlish complaints about the crowd post match were proof in the pudding that this kind of support is effective for the team. Bendtner was cheered onto the pitch with notable gusto, the opposition manager raging like a whiny little girl about "local pressure", something for the stay aways and ne`er do wells to consider perhaps?

The game began slowly and deliberately until the 12th minute, Andy Dawson clipped a ball into the right hand channel of the Arsenal defence and Nick Barmby hit a speculative volley which looped off of Johan Djourou`s leg and into the top corner. Lightning was preparing to strike twice. Hull nearly scored twice too, an awful decision from Riley to penalise a perfectly fair Gallas challenge (and then book him for it to boot!) on the edge of the Gunners area saw Geovanni send a wicked free kick towards the top corner which Fabianski showed ability and poise to tip over. Brown, of course, would have been suitably contrite had such a decision allowed Hull to race into a two goal lead and win them the game. The resulting corner was pulled back to Andy Dawson, he dragged his low shot but serendipitously found Barmby on the back post for a tap in, but he was correctly flagged offside. The Tigers had their hosts in a state of contemplation and again nearly punished Arsenal`s entropy, Fabianski came for and missed a Hull corner and Kamil Zayatte`s header drifted heart renderingly onto the roof of the net. It was enough to sufficiently stir Arsenal into life. Van Persie began to drop deep, despite the presence of Diaby, Walcott, Vela and Arshavin, all of whom can operate in 'the hole`, whilst Vela and Walcott struggled to get into the game, it was left with Arshavin to lead the charge.

Firstly he cut in from the left hand side and saw his goalbound shot deflected wide by Anthony Gardner. Shortly after Walcott`s deflected cross found him on the back post, but his shot was heroically blocked by Sam Ricketts. Arshavin then hit a sumptuous volley which flew just wide as Hull held on for half time. The 45 seconds or so it took to complete throw ins and goal kicks was immediately jumped on by the crowd and rightly so, paying punters have the absolute right to voice their displeasure at illegal tactics such as these. Perhaps if Hull had been more subtle in their clock strangling antics, they would not have picked up four bookings for poor sportsmanship. It was notable at the beginning of that Myhill was slightly less obtuse with his time draining, the instruction must have come from Brown to save it for the latter stages of the game when Hull would really need it. As soon as the clock hit 60, Myhill became more obvious, he was clearly acting under instruction from the manager, so Brown`s complaints, whilst childish and whiney, also reveal a huge amount of hypocrisy. Arsene Wenger did not get Boaz Myhill booked; Boaz Myhill got Boaz Myhill booked. Time wasting contravenes both the codified laws and the spirit of the game, Arsene Wenger was well within his rights to complain about it as were the 55,000 who had paid their money to watch football. For Brown to negate his own responsibility in that is immature and irresponsible. Hopefully, the F.A. will act appropriately and send him to bed without his dinner and unhook his television and x-box for a month. I repeat, Hull picked up four bookings last night for varying degrees of unsporting behaviour- but I guess that tells you what that football club are all about, eh Phil? Once you`ve let the steam drown out of your ears Mr. Brown, you might like to look at the goal Hull City scored to knock Sheffield United out of the last round, a goal the referee retrospectively apologised for awarding. Funny how your rage was slightly more muted on that occasion.

Arsene must have taken a break from getting Hull`s poor lambs booked at half time; he certainly wasn`t busy shaking non existent hands anyway, as someone lit the fire under Arsenal`s arse at half time. Walcott began to get involved in the game and the Gunners tore at Hull. Firstly, Diaby arrived unmarked in the box to head Arshavin`s corner just wide. Another set piece from the right saw van Persie`s header smuggled off the line by Dawson, Song turned and hooked the rebound just wide from close range. Wenger took another break from brandishing yellow cards to send for reinforcements from the bench, Bendtner came on to add presence to the penalty area. Hull looked like they might contain Arsenal; van Persie`s low free kick was beaten wide by Myhill, before the Dutchman continued his love affair with the woodwork by heading Nasri`s corner onto the upper appendage of the crossbar. I make that sixteen times this season Robin has made sweet love to bar or post. But the breakthrough arrived with seventeen minutes left, Bendtner found some space in the area and received the ball from Walcott, he miscued his original shot wildly, before collecting the stray ball and having the presence of mind to square to Arshavin, he tucked the ball back to van Persie who had some extra marital with the back of the net. Mrs. Crossbar will not be pleased. Whilst Arshavin showed a cool head in the area, he also showed an older, wiser head when he reminded Arsenal`s cavorting minnies to stop celebrating and get back to the centre circle, there was still a game to be won.

However, whilst the red and white clad amongst us bayed like wilderbeast for a winner, the zebra nearly ate the lion whole. Manucho`s flick on found its way around the back of Djourou and Geovanni hit a volley into the side netting. Arsenal continued to push, Bendtner`s flick felt the full force of van Persie`s left boot, catching the ball on the full toss only for Myhill`s positioning to be exemplary. With seven minutes left, Arsenal won a free kick half way inside Hull`s half, the Gunners temporarily had ten forward of Nasri until Gallas roared at Gibbs and Sagna to sit back. Myhill`s judgement was flawed as he came to meet Nasri`s free kick, the ball flicked Djourou`s head, then Myhill`s glove before finding William Gallas inside the six yard area to nod home a late winner. Billy`s prevailing reaction was to look at the linesman before storming off for an emotive celebration adjacent to Block 6. The screens in the stadium took the unprecedented step of showing a slowed down replay which appeared to suggest that Gallas was in an offside position, causing the Hull players to rage and gesticulate wildly at the officials to look at the screens. I guess that`s why F.A rules forbid stadium screens to replay controversial incidents; it certainly contributed to Brown`s dummy spitting and any on pitch scrum towards the officials at the final whistle. Bendtner`s shot was beaten out by Myhill in the box before Eboue hit a shot into the side netting. Riley added five minutes injury time, despite there being no injuries, which tells you everything about how much time Hull actually wasted.

The final whistle was met with rage by Phil Brown; whilst the press will tell you Mr. Wenger refused to shake hands with Phil Brown, I sit directly opposite the dugout and I can tell you what you probably already know, Brown was on the pitch fuming at the referee. Whilst Brown`s objective to mask his own side`s failings has largely succeeded in the post match coverage, it does not remove the fact that we were there for the taking for Hull in the first half. Their victory over us in September was borne of their attacking intent and our defensive stupor. Had Hull been a little more positive, they might just have repeated the trick. While Brown`s managerial limitations are beginning to be exposed, Arsenal`s mental strength is beginning to redouble. Whereas I had resigned myself to goalless draws with Fulham, West Ham and Sunderland after about 60 minutes, I always felt we would score last night. Our attacks looked menacing and meaningful, the build up play quicker and more incisive. This despite the fact that Walcott and Vela struggled to get into the game, van Persie chose to occupy an already congested area of the pitch and that Diaby could not pass wind for the first hour. Arshavin again knitted the attack together and looked the most likely to produce, be it with his dribbling, his instant first time passing or his shooting. It was he who pulled us out of our first half slumber with three moments of consternation for the Hull defence. Bendtner also added some presence to our play in the penalty area and overall it was pleasing to see the guts and mental strength we showed to fight back. Almost exactly a year ago, Arsenal were denied a legitimate goal against Middlesbrough which cost them two precious points in the title race; if indeed Arsenal`s winning goal was a refereeing blunder, it`s better to get those decisions at this stage of the season than at the beginning. We`re at the business end of matters now and Arsenal appear to be finding form at exactly the right time, hopefully enough to carry us through to another Wembley appearance in May.LD.




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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 18 2009

Time: 1:27PM

Your Comments

Excellent read LD. I see thee idiots story keeps on changin, first Cesc spat in the assistants face on the pitch, then its to spitting on the floor in the tunnel and he was not dressed the right way, what the ***** that has to do with anything I don,t know. Hull could have been further ahead at halftime but once the team came out for the second half they were playing with more purpose and I was not worried we would not score just hoped we would not let in a silly goal. The man of the match for me (until he was taken off) was Song, he is growing in stature with every game now and will be a good side kick for Cesc when he comes back.
Armory
Excellent read LD. I see thee idiots story keeps on changin, first Cesc spat in the assistants face on the pitch, then its to spitting on the floor in the tunnel and he was not dressed the right way, what the ***** that has to do with anything I don,t know. Hull could have been further ahead at halftime but once the team came out for the second half they were playing with more purpose and I was not worried we would not score just hoped we would not let in a silly goal. The man of the match for me (until he was taken off) was Song, he is growing in stature with every game now and will be a good side kick for Cesc when he comes back.
Armory
Great article LD.It was definitely a game of two halves for us last night but the fighting spirit is very pleasing and very important at the business end of the season when there are still trophies there to be won for us despite a terribly injury-hit season. The contrast between the calm classy Wenger and the demented ranting Brown whose head seemed to be rotating on his shoulders like something out of the Exorcist couldn't have been more stark. What an insult to our great club; Brown is most definitely NOT welcome back in our stadium.
julieloveshenry4ever
Great article LD.It was definitely a game of two halves for us last night but the fighting spirit is very pleasing and very important at the business end of the season when there are still trophies there to be won for us despite a terribly injury-hit season. The contrast between the calm classy Wenger and the demented ranting Brown whose head seemed to be rotating on his shoulders like something out of the Exorcist couldn't have been more stark. What an insult to our great club; Brown is most definitely NOT welcome back in our stadium.
julieloveshenry4ever
HORTON TO TAKE SPITTING INCIDENT FURTHER *apologies for the sensationalising, just everyone needs to see this*


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/7950287.stm


Bring it on you utter muppet.
Gunnerman
HORTON TO TAKE SPITTING INCIDENT FURTHER *apologies for the sensationalising, just everyone needs to see this*


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/7950287.stm


Bring it on you utter muppet.
Gunnerman
Specasvers and blind loyalty again, Arsene can do no wrong and all Gunners are blameless. and I though Arsenal were a respectable club...
Exiled Rabid
Only Brown and Horton saw the incident and apparently an expert witness known only by the name of Griddo. Arsenal will be calling Gunnersaurus into the witness box in defence of Cesc.
iceman10
Specasvers and blind loyalty again, Arsene can do no wrong and all Gunners are blameless. and I though Arsenal were a respectable club...
Exiled Rabid
Only Brown and Horton saw the incident and apparently an expert witness known only by the name of Griddo. Arsenal will be calling Gunnersaurus into the witness box in defence of Cesc.
iceman10
Who cares what they say - Phil Brown is a proven liar - he claims that he has never shaken hands with Arsene but this link proves otherwise - what a Cock he is.....its all sour grapes. Now I have just read he said that Cesc should never have been on the field after the game and insulted his attire. This cock has obviously been too long under his sunbed http://www.rivals.net/news/pgarticle.aspx?artid=13562_5066908&id=40
Sue_afc
Who cares what they say - Phil Brown is a proven liar - he claims that he has never shaken hands with Arsene but this link proves otherwise - what a Cock he is.....its all sour grapes. Now I have just read he said that Cesc should never have been on the field after the game and insulted his attire. This cock has obviously been too long under his sunbed http://www.rivals.net/news/pgarticle.aspx?artid=13562_5066908&id=40
Sue_afc
If he did not shake his hand in any of these three games then when the ***** was this picture taken?http://images.rivals.net/08/09/460x238/Arsene-Wenger-and-Phil-Brown_1237515.jpg
Armory
ER if we have done wrong most of us will be happy to say so. Your manager has lied about Wenger not shaking his hand after you beat us (check the pictures on the previous article) and now he wants us to believe Only Cesc, horton, himself and some tumbleweed were in the tunnel minutes after an FA cup 1/4 final had finished. He cant remember saying the alleged spitting is what AFC is all about either. What do you want us to say about the Tangoed Tiger after he criticized every paying member of our support for booing your despicable cheating and timewasting?
iceman10
If he did not shake his hand in any of these three games then when the ***** was this picture taken?http://images.rivals.net/08/09/460x238/Arsene-Wenger-and-Phil-Brown_1237515.jpg
Armory
ER if we have done wrong most of us will be happy to say so. Your manager has lied about Wenger not shaking his hand after you beat us (check the pictures on the previous article) and now he wants us to believe Only Cesc, horton, himself and some tumbleweed were in the tunnel minutes after an FA cup 1/4 final had finished. He cant remember saying the alleged spitting is what AFC is all about either. What do you want us to say about the Tangoed Tiger after he criticized every paying member of our support for booing your despicable cheating and timewasting?
iceman10
On the game, im not sure what the instructions were but RVP was playing in the hole? That a bit like putting petrol in a diesel motor. Arshavin is the man for this role but at the end of the day its results that matter at this stage of the season and at the moment we are finding the resources to pull through games which is encouraging.
iceman10
On the game, im not sure what the instructions were but RVP was playing in the hole? That a bit like putting petrol in a diesel motor. Arshavin is the man for this role but at the end of the day its results that matter at this stage of the season and at the moment we are finding the resources to pull through games which is encouraging.
iceman10
I've read and posted enough regarding the spat, the spit and the Gallas goal. This report is as refreshing as it is balanced and considered. Hey LD, I've been under the impression that the home crowd are much more supportive and patient with guys like Bendtner and Eboue in the domestic cup games. Of course the atmosphere gets even better on the European nights. I'm just wondering how different the people are between league games and cup games. Are they sort of in the 'cup' mentality where they feel the need to get behind the team, or is the crowd composition different in the Cup? (I know it is the case for CC, where we get younger and people who can't get to the regular games.) Or after many ST holders have used up the 7-game quota, they opt out of the Cup and so we get some non-regulars in the ground and hence the better atmosphere?
GoonerLou
I've read and posted enough regarding the spat, the spit and the Gallas goal. This report is as refreshing as it is balanced and considered. Hey LD, I've been under the impression that the home crowd are much more supportive and patient with guys like Bendtner and Eboue in the domestic cup games. Of course the atmosphere gets even better on the European nights. I'm just wondering how different the people are between league games and cup games. Are they sort of in the 'cup' mentality where they feel the need to get behind the team, or is the crowd composition different in the Cup? (I know it is the case for CC, where we get younger and people who can't get to the regular games.) Or after many ST holders have used up the 7-game quota, they opt out of the Cup and so we get some non-regulars in the ground and hence the better atmosphere?
GoonerLou
I think in general Lou, last night the sort of people who come solely to berate the likes of Bendtner and Eboue were exactly the ones who took the "opt out" option. I think there is definitely a difference between CC and most other games because generally people are more grateful to go and you get more young supporters. In the main, I don't like classifying supporters' behaviour in terms of age, where they sit, incomes, colour of their socks etc, but it really was noticeable last night that our lowest attendance of the season correlated with the most positive atmosphere.
Little Dutch
I think in general Lou, last night the sort of people who come solely to berate the likes of Bendtner and Eboue were exactly the ones who took the "opt out" option. I think there is definitely a difference between CC and most other games because generally people are more grateful to go and you get more young supporters. In the main, I don't like classifying supporters' behaviour in terms of age, where they sit, incomes, colour of their socks etc, but it really was noticeable last night that our lowest attendance of the season correlated with the most positive atmosphere.
Little Dutch
I forgot to mention an incident in the first half when Arsenal had a corner, Sam Ricketts walked right over to the corner flag and then knelt down and started tying his laces in order to try and prevent the corner. Walcott took a quick one anyway and he all of a sudden decided his footwear wasn't quite so important afterall. The *****. The good thing Phil Brown has done is give time wasting the profile it deserves, perceived previously as a minor offence, Brown has managed to blow it up into a national issue.
Little Dutch
I forgot to mention an incident in the first half when Arsenal had a corner, Sam Ricketts walked right over to the corner flag and then knelt down and started tying his laces in order to try and prevent the corner. Walcott took a quick one anyway and he all of a sudden decided his footwear wasn't quite so important afterall. The *****. The good thing Phil Brown has done is give time wasting the profile it deserves, perceived previously as a minor offence, Brown has managed to blow it up into a national issue.
Little Dutch
"it really was noticeable last night that our lowest attendance of the season correlated with the most positive atmosphere." -- wasn't that also the case in our FA cup game with Burnley?
jaelle
"it really was noticeable last night that our lowest attendance of the season correlated with the most positive atmosphere." -- wasn't that also the case in our FA cup game with Burnley?
jaelle
After Blackburn, Arshavin said he knew that when coming in along the line a keeper will drift towards the centre of the net expecting a cut-back (and there was a player in a decent position in the box to cut-back to), leaving room to shoot; against Hull, he saw that there was a defender on the line so he cut-back to RvP in a similar situation. That my friends is the difference between skill+experience and skill+potential. His skill and decision making are amazing. Now if only his corner kicks were better- even then, he always places line drives in the keepers mitts, but is that even his fault? Knowing where he places his corners, why do we insist on having four players attack the far post and nobody doing the same in front of the keeper? I'm already convinced that AA is the superstar we have been lacking, and is already looking like a bargain (especially when you look at what 15m buys on the boggy side of North London).
elbondo
After Blackburn, Arshavin said he knew that when coming in along the line a keeper will drift towards the centre of the net expecting a cut-back (and there was a player in a decent position in the box to cut-back to), leaving room to shoot; against Hull, he saw that there was a defender on the line so he cut-back to RvP in a similar situation. That my friends is the difference between skill+experience and skill+potential. His skill and decision making are amazing. Now if only his corner kicks were better- even then, he always places line drives in the keepers mitts, but is that even his fault? Knowing where he places his corners, why do we insist on having four players attack the far post and nobody doing the same in front of the keeper? I'm already convinced that AA is the superstar we have been lacking, and is already looking like a bargain (especially when you look at what 15m buys on the boggy side of North London).
elbondo
I'll agree with you for the most part elbondo, but lets not forget that Cesc is a superstar and I think we'll all be pleasantly reminded of that on his return. Also, let's see how he does against Chelsea and Man U, though he certainly looks the part so far.
TPowell
I'll agree with you for the most part elbondo, but lets not forget that Cesc is a superstar and I think we'll all be pleasantly reminded of that on his return. Also, let's see how he does against Chelsea and Man U, though he certainly looks the part so far.
TPowell
p.s. -- I'm glad we don't have to deal with Allardyce and Brown anymore this year, and hopefully with the way those two clubs are performing we won't have to deal with them next year either!
TPowell
p.s. -- I'm glad we don't have to deal with Allardyce and Brown anymore this year, and hopefully with the way those two clubs are performing we won't have to deal with them next year either!
TPowell
Great write up Timbo! Putting aside all the post match bull *****, the reaction of the players (in the second half anyway) and the fans was brilliant. When Nicky missed from close range his hands were on his head and he looked confused that what he recieved was a big "oooooohhhhhh" and a ripple of applause rather than the usual slagging off he gets. I swear I saw him smile after he realised he wasn't getting grief. Our home fans need to behave like that every game, create an hostile atmosphere, moan, whinge, boo, conest everything that doesn't go our way. Some of them don't realise how powerful their voices actually can be. I'm really pleased with the result last night, and after all the fall out and bulls*** from Brown, I'm even pleased Billy's goal was offside. Good. F*** em.
Rocky7
Great write up Timbo! Putting aside all the post match bull *****, the reaction of the players (in the second half anyway) and the fans was brilliant. When Nicky missed from close range his hands were on his head and he looked confused that what he recieved was a big "oooooohhhhhh" and a ripple of applause rather than the usual slagging off he gets. I swear I saw him smile after he realised he wasn't getting grief. Our home fans need to behave like that every game, create an hostile atmosphere, moan, whinge, boo, conest everything that doesn't go our way. Some of them don't realise how powerful their voices actually can be. I'm really pleased with the result last night, and after all the fall out and bulls*** from Brown, I'm even pleased Billy's goal was offside. Good. F*** em.
Rocky7
Good write up. April will be a telling month as awlays. 6 Games in 17 days (4th-21st). 2 quarter final CL matches, Cheslea semi final, Liverpool away, Wigan away & Man city.
paul_ownz
Good write up. April will be a telling month as awlays. 6 Games in 17 days (4th-21st). 2 quarter final CL matches, Cheslea semi final, Liverpool away, Wigan away & Man city.
paul_ownz
Not only are we finding form at the right time LD, but we're getting some luck as well. Well written report. We need to keep this run going and continue the feel good atmosphere that was eliminated after all those league drawns. The unbeaten (domestic) run is still on and with some important games to play, its critical that we keep it going.
prits
Not only are we finding form at the right time LD, but we're getting some luck as well. Well written report. We need to keep this run going and continue the feel good atmosphere that was eliminated after all those league drawns. The unbeaten (domestic) run is still on and with some important games to play, its critical that we keep it going.
prits
GOD! How bad was Diaby?
Tom14
GOD! How bad was Diaby?
Tom14
Prits, I don't believe in luck. I happen to think it is a non existent concept. That's why you won't see it mentioned in my reports. Luck is probability taken personally.
Little Dutch
Prits, I don't believe in luck. I happen to think it is a non existent concept. That's why you won't see it mentioned in my reports. Luck is probability taken personally.
Little Dutch
Great call on the Hull-Sheff Utd game LD. I was shouting that at the screen whilst Setanta were busy canonizing Phil Brown. Here's the perfectly legal and not at all controversial goal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2w9KENvi_U&feature=related
VanPersie11
Great call on the Hull-Sheff Utd game LD. I was shouting that at the screen whilst Setanta were busy canonizing Phil Brown. Here's the perfectly legal and not at all controversial goal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2w9KENvi_U&feature=related
VanPersie11
I've read enough of your reports LD, but scoring through an offside goal and winning the game was a bit of luck IMO. Like you mentioned, we drew a game against Boro last season through an incorrect decision, which was bad luck but also the team wasnt good enough to combat poor decisions at that time. So, its not all luck but just a bit of it. Something that we need to push us on.
prits
I've read enough of your reports LD, but scoring through an offside goal and winning the game was a bit of luck IMO. Like you mentioned, we drew a game against Boro last season through an incorrect decision, which was bad luck but also the team wasnt good enough to combat poor decisions at that time. So, its not all luck but just a bit of it. Something that we need to push us on.
prits
LD, there is luck, but the argument that people are more lucky than others is not true. Youc annot argue that a ball bouncing of a divot and skipping over a goalkeeper's foot and going into the net is not unlucky, but saying Arsenal are an unlucky team is where the BS starts.
Tom14
LD, there is luck, but the argument that people are more lucky than others is not true. Youc annot argue that a ball bouncing of a divot and skipping over a goalkeeper's foot and going into the net is not unlucky, but saying Arsenal are an unlucky team is where the BS starts.
Tom14
No Tom, random stuff just happens in life, some of it we have no control over. It is entirely subjective to argue something is good or bad luck, it's no such thing. It's just something that happened, one person's bad luck is another person's good luck. Ultimately, it's all just pointless, random stuff.
Little Dutch
No Tom, random stuff just happens in life, some of it we have no control over. It is entirely subjective to argue something is good or bad luck, it's no such thing. It's just something that happened, one person's bad luck is another person's good luck. Ultimately, it's all just pointless, random stuff.
Little Dutch
I do agree with you. Maybe the word "luck" is the problem? But things do happen that favor ope person and go against others, maybe not "luck" but it is something that will have helped the other.
Tom14
I do agree with you. Maybe the word "luck" is the problem? But things do happen that favor ope person and go against others, maybe not "luck" but it is something that will have helped the other.
Tom14
Great Article LD, Mr Brown has totally lost it, his team reflects his poor way of playing the game. You were so right about the crowd as well the atmosphere Tuesday night was really great.
hackneyval
Great Article LD, Mr Brown has totally lost it, his team reflects his poor way of playing the game. You were so right about the crowd as well the atmosphere Tuesday night was really great.
hackneyval
 

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