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Wenger Didn't Like Brown Chants, I Loved Them

Saturday saw the return of the infamous Phil 'Tango' Brown for the first time since the controversial FA Cup match earlier in the year.

After Arsenal emerged victorious with a contentious William Gallas goal, Phil Brown falsely accused Fabregas of blatantly lied about Cesc Fabregas spitting in the face of at the feet of assistant manager, Brian Horton, on the pitch in the players tunnel to which there were plenty of witnesses no witnesses whatsoever.

One common denominator about all football fans all over the world is that they never forget. They'll never forget a treacherous tackle, a disloyal player or a ridiculously orange football manager who wears a head set for no discernable reason issuing slanderous statements about their team's captain, their manager or their club as a whole.

So it came as no surprise the Phil Brown came in for a fair bit of stick on his return to the Grove this weekend. Chants such as 'You're getting tanned in the morning', 'Liar, what's the score, liar liar what's the score' and 'Cesc in a minute, you're seeing Cesc in a minute' were either clearly audible, or widely reported amongst Gooners after the game.

Arsene Wenger, rather gallantly, has come out in the defence of the Hull City manager, saying he doesn't agree with what was said, and that somethings are best left forgotten.

'I don't like that at all, I don't agree with it at all.' said Wenger

'Once again, I'm a guy who can have something happen which is very bad and the next day I've forgotten about it. I'm not someone who remembers things for six months.'

It's an admirable trait from the professor, but from where I stand most of the chants were in good humour, and Brown should count himself lucky that he only had to endure the wrath of the good natured Gooners, because as I'm sure Wenger himself could attest, things could have been much much worse.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 21 2009

Time: 11:32AM

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I loved them too!
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21/12/2009 11:46:00

I've always maintained that Arsenal fans are the funniest in the world ...... this just confirms it.
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21/12/2009 11:48:00

Brilliant, they were all in good humour and, really, if you're going to blatantly lie about a side's club captain you've got to expect it. In fairness, Brown seemed to take it on the chin well enough. This is one of the things that makes going to football so worthwhile. My favourite was "You're not very Brown." For me though, the best mickey taking Arsenal chant ever was aimed at our neighbours when Venables was sacked by Sugar in 1993, "A spoonful of Sugar helps the Venables go down, in the most delightful way."
Little Dutch
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21/12/2009 12:01:00

Spoonfull of sugar one was pure class. Gotta say if we're broadening the scale my favourite one is to the manics 'and if you tolerate Rix, then your children will be next'.
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21/12/2009 12:07:00

another admirable trait is the professors ability to not see anything controversial against his team.
Super Bock 1898
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21/12/2009 12:43:00

That's because we never do anything wrong. We're saints, the rest of you are pure evil. Simple.
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21/12/2009 13:13:00

only that?? hahahaha.. we were too kind to him.
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21/12/2009 13:40:00

To be fair, he can hardly come out and say "Nice one lads, me and Pat were filling our grundies out there, could barely concentrate on the game we were in fits." Still gave us a coy little wave after the "Arsene give us a wave, Arsene Arsene give us a wave" which is all that matters. Saturday was gooners at their most playful, all the chants were in great humour with no malice. Let's face it Brown is such a joke he needs little help from us. That photo above FFS! Missed one chance on Saturday - a chant out to the tune of hokey cokey "Oh your karaoke, oh your karaoke, oh your karoke, made you look like a tw*t tw*t tw*t"
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21/12/2009 14:33:00

Wenger was probably having a good chuckle inside and hiding it with his professionalism :P
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21/12/2009 15:14:00

According to FatOldDave of Goonerholic fame who was sat near the oppo bench, even the Hull back room staff and subs were laughing at the chants.
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21/12/2009 15:18:00

goonerholic has a fantastic post on the chants (incl. the reaction of Hull's bench and others):
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21/12/2009 16:45:00

As other have pointed out, the chants were not the sort of thing Wenger has endured for years. Brown got off easy.
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21/12/2009 16:47:00

I thought they were brilliant when I read Dave's piece! :D I've always love Gooners' sense of humour! Who else are the funnier ones, West Ham?
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21/12/2009 17:15:00

Hilarious chants. It was a good laugh when I first read 'holic's post.
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21/12/2009 19:15:00

C'mon Arsene you sly old fox, they're fantastic chants, all of them! Was it here or on 'holics site I saw "tanned by the floodlights, you're getting tanned by the floodlights!" These are classics!
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21/12/2009 19:59:00

I just don't understand the outpouring of hatred towards this insignificant guy, I can't even bring myself to care about him let alone despise him.
Ozi Gooner
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21/12/2009 22:19:00

West Ham have some hilarious chants Lou, I remember a few years ago when we were playing them at the Grove and Spector had scored owned goals in his last two games and with his first touch of the ball the whole away end started chanting 'Spector's on a hat-trick', another good one from that day was 'John Pantsil, woooaa-ooooh, he comes from Ghana, he's better than Kaka'
Ozi Gooner
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21/12/2009 22:24:00

Ozi, I had only respect for what Brown did with Hull until he went on national TV and insulted our club (and never apologized) by saying (paraphrasing) "that's the sort of club they are" or something similar. Apart from LYING about our captain and manager and attacking them with blatantly FALSE accusations, Brown publicly insulted our club, and attacked our club's integrity. Arsene had plenty of tussles with Ferguson, Allardyce, Mourinho, Hughes, etc. But I can't recall any one of them, nor any other manager, publicly insulting our club with such cheap attacks on our club's character.
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22/12/2009 04:09:00

True jaelle, but i can't bring myself to care about him, even in the slightest bit, he is an insignificant speck, both in football and in life, and it would be both a waste of my time and effort to devote any energy to hating him, let alone coming up with songs to express that hatred. To paraphrase from an episode of Scrubs, I Nothing him.
Ozi Gooner
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22/12/2009 05:11:00


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