UK time is: 07:18:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Is It Sadomasochism?

Today has been a boring day as a writer, nothing, and I mean NOTHING to write about other than 45,981 websites saying Arsenal are close to signing Ribery.

So you an imagine my delight when Vital Arsenal member 'Ozi Gooner' posted this over on our forum:

That small team down the road have provided us with some top-quality laughs over the last few seasons.

Some of the best comedic moments have to have been the crowd and players alike's failure to realize that there late equalizer at WHL had not, in fact, stopped us from winning the title in their backyard and celebrating like it was them who had just won the league; Their classic excuse last season when finally after years of inferiority they appeared to be going to steal our annual spot in the top 4; and this seasons addition to the Sp*rs comedy collection, the WHL crowd, once again (when will they learn), getting ahead of themselves and starting that most intelligent of chants '2-nil to the Eng-er-land', before watching there team again cave under pressure to the Arsenal in the CC semi-final. And although it was a while ago now lets not forget the theft of their one time idol, Sol 'Judas' Campbell.

In recent seasons a new dimension to their inferiority complex has emerged, which can only be described as sadomasochistic and has provided me and most likely many of you with some great laughs every time the silly season comes around again. This new characteristic to our rivalry with our poor and unfortunate neighbors hilariously involves every player they target or sign saying one of two things that you just cant help cracking a smile about.

The first thing being the player in question either refusing to join such a small club, ala Robinho and Baptista, or saying they would not like to join to big a club just yet as Sp*rs would be their stepping stone to bigger things, ala Kaboul.

The second thing the players they sign or target seem to say time and time again, almost without fail these days, is that they themselves are gooners - and I mean what better way to endear yourself to a bunch of Sp*rs fans ey? In the past 2 years alone, Micah Richards, Younas Kaboul, Giles Barnes, Darren Bent, Gareth Bale and Pascal Chimbonda have all either confessed to being Gooners or turned them down because of their Goonerism - and we all know about Jermain Defoe.

So what I'm wondering is to save themselves further embarrassment and humiliation should Jol, Comoli and Levy introduce a new rule where any targets agent must be contacted to find out what club he supported as a child? Or do they just like the pain?

Article submitted by OziGooner.

Articles submitted by Vital Arsenal members are based on the opinion of the member and not necessarily the view's of the network itself.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 30 2007

Time: 1:42AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

No Champions League Turkish Delight (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Besiktas v Arsenal Match Preview (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Match Discussion - Besiktas (a) (Monday August 18 2014)

Arsenal v Crystal Palace (Sunday August 17 2014)

Team News: Arsenal vs Palace - 3 Debuts (Saturday August 16 2014)

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Match Preview (Saturday August 16 2014)

Arsene's Surprise As Pulis Runs Away (Friday August 15 2014)

Diaby's Last Dance? (Thursday August 14 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 64
2. Chippy Brady 50
3. Amos. 44
4. Rocky7 21
5. Galway Gooner 17
6. NYArse 14
7. nikolaijns 13
8. Deltaforce 13
9. gunnerman76 12
10. Guyfox 12

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 1 Crystal Palace

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 1 1 0 0 +2 3
2. Man City 1 1 0 0 +2 3
3. Arsenal 1 1 0 0 +1 3
4. Liverpool 1 1 0 0 +1 3
5. Swansea 1 1 0 0 +1 3
6. Aston Villa 1 1 0 0 +1 3
7. Hull City 1 1 0 0 +1 3

Breaking League News

Funeral For Liam Later Today.
Newcastle : 21/08/2014 00:15:00
Ashley Continues To Sell The NUFC Soul
Newcastle : 20/08/2014 22:56:00
Dzeko Pens Four Year Contract
Man City : 20/08/2014 21:19:00
Malky Deal Falls Flat?
Crystal Palace : 20/08/2014 21:04:00
Bennett Makes Loan Move
Aston Villa : 20/08/2014 20:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Palace
Suggested By:  
Szczesny 7%
Debuchy 2%
Koscielny 34%
Chambers 42%
Gibbs 0%
Arteta 0%
Rambo 8%
Wilshere 2%
Sanchez 5%
Cazorla 0%
Sanogo 0%
Monreal 0%
Giroud 0%
The Ox 0%