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Let all pray Clichy is not badly injured.We are already paper thin squad strength wise
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posted Sep 22, 2008
Both Shearer and Lawerson said fair tackle ___________ Who is Lawerson, I've never heard of him.
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Some of the comments from Arsenal supporters defy belief.Organised thuggery? Do not expect that Man U, Chelsea or Liverpool will allow you to pass the ball around unchallenged. Ferdinand, Vidic, Neville, Terry Mikel, Cole, Carragherdo I need to go onexpect tackes - it's part of the game.7 pm Saturday nights BBC could be the place for you lot.
Torotter4Now - your comments defy belief. Move on from the dark ages pal, certain tackles are not allowed simple as.There is no pigskin and ankle high boots anymore. The Cold War has ended and we even managed to put men on the moon.Aggressive tackles are outlawed, its one thing being committed for a tackle, thats fair play, but going in studs up is NOT allowed, hence Clichy's injury. He is a committed tackler and never pulls out of tackles, considering how slight he is, but he rarely gets injured, considering the number of games he plays.I won't say Davies is a dirty player, I like him, but in this instance his tackle was over the top. Bolton are a bunch of dirty baskets, everybody knows.
Looking over the tackle I do think Davies has been a little bit hard done by. Although he did have studs showing which is very dangerous and the way Clichy's leg was, it could have been a very bad situation. After making a challenge his foot goes over the ball and catches Clichy high. The vast majority of players are honest and are never going to look to break a fellow professional's leg. If he had done he would have felt extremely guilty.His tackle was nothing like Guthrie's or anything, it wasn't assult. As far as I'm aware Clichy only seems to have bruising so I'm not going to overreact, it could have been a lot worse, both the tackle and the injury.
I for one couldnt care less about the amount of English players in the Arsenal squad. Homegrown players who have come through the academy, yes, I would love to see more of them.. but it doesnt matter to me whether they are English or not. What makes me laugh is that poeple have been saying its teams like Arsenal's fault England are not very good, and evidently its true! As soon as an Arsenal player plays for England, they do well lol! But seriously, get over this whole English thing. We live in a multiculturalist society, with different values to those of 100, or even 20 years ago. If the Arsenal produced a fantastic academy player who was say... Spanish... would that make him any less of an Arsenal player than an English one? On the subject of the post, studs up is NOT allowed according to the rules of the PROFESSIONAL game, I don't care what you do at the weekends. Best wishes to Mr. Clichy, and I hope he recovers soon.
I was interested in the first comment, that the lack of English players reflects the fact that football is not played in schools any more. I think that's right, and the Inner London Education Authority banned competitive sports if I remember rightly.It's sad. And it ends up in the kind of view you get from someone like Mortrid, who doesn't care whether the players come from as long as his team wins.In the old days, football clubs were linked to the community and in some parts of the world, and even in England, this is still the case. To me. it's sad that Arsenal don't have English players and that the fans are becoming $ky watchers, often living in places like Eastbourne, who care only about winning and nothing about the club as part of a community.
The lack of english players reflects the increase in standards as the money in the EPL has gone up. Many of the Championship players would be getting a game in the EPL fifteen years ago.
Laqlouq - why oh why oh why ???Having gone to a school in the ILEA district I can tell you that until they (the ILEA) were abolished, there was no ban on competitive sports cos I played football for my school team to the 5th year and borough games were still being played too.Whilst I agree with you that individuals 'should' have a connection with their local team often this is not the case - otherwise EVERYBODY in Islington would support Arsenal, Everybody north of Manor House would support Tottenham and everybody East of Walthamstow would support Leyton Orient. How boring would it be if everyone in your school for example supported the same team !Some people, like myself, move from the area they were born and raised in, Eastbourne Gooner probably grew up in North London and moved away for work or family reasons. Your argument is so badly flawed that I can't see how you even thought of it as a sensible one <doh>.I suggest you stay on your medication for a while cos it aint working.
Some people, like myself, move from the area they were born and raised in, Eastbourne Gooner probably grew up in North London and moved away for work or family reasons. ____________________Yes, I did grow up in north London, near Finsbury Park. Gradually moved south, and ended up here through work. <ok>That anally retentive dumb plank probably has never been to a game in his life.
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