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Sing Up, For The Arse-a-nal

Sing Up, For The Arse-a-nal

As the mighty Gunners embark on a journey of massive matches over the next six days, the first of which being the second leg of the Champions League quarter final against Villarreal at the Grove tonight, Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger says he's convinced the supporting Gooners can play their parts.

Arsenal fans haven't covered themselves in glory this season (sections of the home support at least), seemingly booing our own just as much as they cheer them, but tonight marks a series of epics games coming up for us, and Le Prof believes in we Gooners to make ourselves heard.

'I would want an intimidating atmosphere and I count on our supporters to be strongly behind the team in a fair way. England has a reputation abroad that the fans really have a strong voice behind the team. I am convinced our fans will do that tonight.' said Arsene

As Arsenal fans we are used to being labelled quiet, and that our stadiums are libraries, and, in all honesty, this sometimes is right on the money (as it is with most stadiums truth be told) but we also know how to raise the roof, I've heard it, I've witnessed it first hand.

We've put Tottenham, United, Liverpool and Chelsea fans to shame, we sang so loudly against Real Madrid that my ears rang for days, so lets do the same tonight, let's jeer every decision that doesn't go our way, lets boo every touch from a Villarreal player, but most importantly, let get right behind our boys and cheer ourselves through to the semi finals of the Champions League.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday April 15 2009
Time: 10:20AM

Comments

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A call to arms! Let's scare the living daylights out of them!
Amos.
15/04/2009 10:56:00
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A call to arms! Let's scare the living daylights out of them!
Amos.
15/04/2009 10:56:00
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I've always found (from the comfort of my armchair at least) that the Spainish crowds aren't very boisterous to be honest. When they do chant (or cheer a goal) it does sound slightly more meanacing than here in England (possibly down to the language rather than the actual cheering??) but on the whole their stadiums seem pretty quite to me. A hostile atmosphere from start to finish tonight would provide us with an edge I feel.
Rocky7
15/04/2009 11:07:00
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I've always found (from the comfort of my armchair at least) that the Spainish crowds aren't very boisterous to be honest. When they do chant (or cheer a goal) it does sound slightly more meanacing than here in England (possibly down to the language rather than the actual cheering??) but on the whole their stadiums seem pretty quite to me. A hostile atmosphere from start to finish tonight would provide us with an edge I feel.
Rocky7
15/04/2009 11:07:00
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Part of the reason the atmosphere is more subdued in Spain is because they don't tend to get many travelling supporters. It's not in their culture to go to away matches, for instance, when Barca play Madrid in the Bernabeu, Barca only tend to take around 300 fans. They're more of the attitude that the team has to get them excited and not vice versa, that's very muhc creeping in in England nowadays, but I think tonight will be different. Tight evening cup games have always been a recipe for good atmosphere at Arsenal, I think Wenger will get his wish tonight.
Little Dutch
15/04/2009 12:02:00
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Part of the reason the atmosphere is more subdued in Spain is because they don't tend to get many travelling supporters. It's not in their culture to go to away matches, for instance, when Barca play Madrid in the Bernabeu, Barca only tend to take around 300 fans. They're more of the attitude that the team has to get them excited and not vice versa, that's very muhc creeping in in England nowadays, but I think tonight will be different. Tight evening cup games have always been a recipe for good atmosphere at Arsenal, I think Wenger will get his wish tonight.
Little Dutch
15/04/2009 12:02:00
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I think it is the duty of both the team AND the fans to get each other going. There is only so much shouting for the team you can do when losing football is constantly being played from a team whose supporters are used to success and champagne football. Many younger gooners have been spoilt by Wenger's teams over the last 13 years. Some of us who are a little *cough* older can remember some pityful football, although still winning, to a certain extent. The Grove will be rocking tonight, we'll i'll be having a scream up anyway!
LondonGooner
15/04/2009 12:37:00
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I think it is the duty of both the team AND the fans to get each other going. There is only so much shouting for the team you can do when losing football is constantly being played from a team whose supporters are used to success and champagne football. Many younger gooners have been spoilt by Wenger's teams over the last 13 years. Some of us who are a little *cough* older can remember some pityful football, although still winning, to a certain extent. The Grove will be rocking tonight, we'll i'll be having a scream up anyway!
LondonGooner
15/04/2009 12:37:00
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I watched the 1st leg at a bar in Dubai and the Gooners their almost brought the roof down when we equalised and with every Porto goal. I cannot understand why those of you fortunate enough to live in England and be at the Grove would prefer to either turn it into a library or boo the players when mistakes are made. Please realise that some of us would consider it a privilege to enter the hallowed temple of football that is the Grove. C'mon you gooners!!
deledudu
15/04/2009 14:08:00
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I watched the 1st leg at a bar in Dubai and the Gooners their almost brought the roof down when we equalised and with every Porto goal. I cannot understand why those of you fortunate enough to live in England and be at the Grove would prefer to either turn it into a library or boo the players when mistakes are made. Please realise that some of us would consider it a privilege to enter the hallowed temple of football that is the Grove. C'mon you gooners!!
deledudu
15/04/2009 14:08:00
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