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AW Says Sorry For Foul, I Wouldn't Have Bothered

AW Says Sorry For Foul, I Wouldn't Have Bothered

Arsenal, however temporarily, once again sit high atop the Premier League table courtesy of a stonking 4-2 victory over Bolton in a crucial game at Ashburton Grove last night.

The game however was not without it's controversy as William Gallas left Bolton's Mark Davies with a suspected broken ankle after a 50/50 challenge went, shall we say, 'wrong'.

To compound the situation the incident led to Arsenal scoring their second, and equalising goal that set us well on our way to securing top spot in the league.

Arsene Wenger apologised for the tackle (but not for playing on) after the game. 'I am sorry if the tackle was not good, and I apologise. However, to complain that we went on to play, I think that is unfair. The players did not even know what was happening behind them, whether the player has got up again or not.'

'I don't believe you can kick the ball out every time a player is down when you win the ball. That is why they changed the rules.

'Remember Everton, I did not think they should have kicked the ball out and it was a much more obvious situation because Denilson went down, they got the ball and might have gone 3-1 up. I said after the game that it was okay.

'We got some tackles, some big ones, but we had to cope with it. I am sorry if it is a foul, but it didn't look dirty from outside.'

Fair play to the manager for apologising, he's a bigger man than I. Whilst I sympathise for the player personally and hope he makes a speedy recovery, you wouldn't find me offering any apologies to Bolton for all the toffee at Everton.

Long have we suffered at the elbows, stud and hands of Bolton, indeed it has often been popular opinion that if Bolton get 'in our faces' we can't cope with it, leading to a myriad of clubs adopting the rough house tactics and kicking us off the park and crying 'Arsenal don't like it up 'em'.

'Pansies' they cry, 'Southern softies' can be heard in the back ground 'whingers' also a popular tag, yet when we have to tenacity to fight back we're labeled 'dirty', 'cheats' and 'scumbags'.

'HYPOCRITES' I yell in reply. People complaining about Arsenal complaining? Fans and media crying like baby girls about Arsenal adopting the same shit-house tactics that have been used against us for years? Get a grip of yourselves, for we are at the dawn of a new era.

No longer will our 'boys' take your crap lying down, we'll give what we get, we'll fight to the end, our boys have become men so think twice before f*cking with them. They have become what they are through necessity, because of the incessant refusal of teams to play football, opting instead for kicking and punching our players into submission.

Apologise for a foul? Bollocks, bring 'em on.

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

Date:Thursday January 21 2010
Time: 11:08AM


The ref didn't even see it as a foul and he had a clear uninterrupted view. Forget all the emotive crap and you'll see that it is Davies lunging at the loose ball as much as it is Gallas looking to gain possession - maybe more so. Either player could have been injured. If you contest a 50-50 ball then there is an equal chance you'll get clattered. This'll be seen as a partisan view of course and nobody likes players to get hurt but Davies was as responsible for any injury as Gallas was.
21/01/2010 11:18:00
WHAT!?! Hypocrisy? Your guys cry about 'hair pulling' and "oooh, he went in a bit rough then ref", your guys leave our guys with broken ankles!!! I think that just shows exactly why Arsenal don't tackle, becuase they can't. They couldn't handle Mark Davies so they just sythed him down... really classy guys.
21/01/2010 11:30:00
Save your tears for your first born Adam. Dont talk about players who cant tackle as your team are at the bottom end of the fairplay table every year. Davies has commited more fouls than any other premiership player in its history. Hypocrisy is you crying for foul play when your team resort to hacking down players to stop them. And dont bother to use the victims tag and how Bolton are unfairly tagged. You are reknown for being dirty because you are, for every bad challenge an Arsenal player has commited a Bolton player will commit 5. Too da Loo
21/01/2010 11:37:00
We were "crying" about the hair pulling incident, we were laughing at the girlyness of it after your site claimed it was Cesc's fault. And don't even get me started about kicking players to stop them, I could cite literally 20 or so incidents over the last 5-6 years of Bolton adopting this tactic, though I only have to point back to Robinson's rake down the back of Cesc's legs four days ago. You reap what you sow brother tuckers ...... pay back is a bitch.
21/01/2010 11:38:00
**We weren't
21/01/2010 11:38:00
Meant to say unfairly labeled. not tagged
21/01/2010 11:38:00
"No longer will our 'boys' take your crap lying down, we'll give what we get, we'll fight to the end, our boys have become men so think twice before **** with them. " What a twerp ! The last bit especially make you lot sound like the testicle slobbering pansies that you are... Love it..
21/01/2010 11:39:00
Didn't think it was malicious... cant see an arsenal player wanting to do something like that after witnessing eduardo
21/01/2010 11:40:00
Also Amos let me explain to you why your wrong. A 50/50 challenge could be seen as when both players challenge an equal amount for the same ball, however a wreckless challenge is when one player goes into a tackle with his foot raised above the ball and ends up bending the leg of the opposition player (or victim if you will) into an unnatural, contorted shape leaving him on crutches after the game... now which one of those seems like the tackle yesterday, let me help you again, its the second description. I would have thought that out of any team Arsenal would be all for cutting tackles like that out of the game (given what happened to Eduardo after a similarly thuggish tackle from Birmingham's Taylor), but you seem to have adopted a sort of monkey see monkey do approach. Anyway, Mr. Wenger didn't see it obviously, but if I had my head so far in the clouds then I bet my vision would be obscured too.
21/01/2010 11:42:00
How does it feel to get spanked around the park by a bunch of tesicle slobbering pansies 7 times on the bounce BigTeeth? Mmmmmmm.
21/01/2010 11:45:00
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