Chairman "attacks" players' behaviour

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Jeff L, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. Jeff L

    Jeff L Member

    May 12, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Our club chairman, Mr. Hill-Wood has publicly attacked the behaviour of the players on Sunday, saying "We were stupid". He expressed regret at the "senior players", (I thought they all were!), becoming involved in the fracas. Of course the majority of them are the English players so whether that tells a story or not I don't know.
    More passionate than their continental colleagues, or perhaps just more "stupid".
    Maybe Mr. Hill-Wood is trying to make a stand before the F.A. make their decision.
     
  2. Desigol

    Desigol New Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    County Tyrone, NI
    Although I think Van Nistelrooy did dive, it was Parlour who started the faracas. The lack of 'Cool Heads' caused it. There was too much tension following the Community Shield match.
     
  3. USsupport

    USsupport New Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Arlington, VA, USA
    not sure at what point in the game that RVN dove. let me know the approx minute so I can review it. thanks.
     
  4. Ellison

    Ellison Member

    Jan 11, 2000
    New Jersey
    it's obvious what he means, but you can look at any game for a rvn dive. who was rolling around in pain, rvn or ronaldo (the newest c*nt) ... don't worry we know manure fans aren't too intelligent, if you have any other questions we'll just have to explain it to you.
     
  5. OPArsenal

    OPArsenal New Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I loved the look of absolute horror that RvN gave the ref after our vicious, horrid, and hopelessly violent captain ferociously lashed out at him after an obvious explosion of hatred. Get stuffed, van Nosedive.
     
  6. USsupport

    USsupport New Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Arlington, VA, USA
    I'll write this again slowly so you can understand it :)
    at what point did RVN dive in the Sunday game? he most certainly didn't go down after Viera kicked out at him. or maybe you're referring to a different incident....
     
  7. billyireland

    billyireland Member+

    May 4, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    1. When your own CHAIRMAN calls the players action "stupid", it is impossible to really argue against it

    2. The players involved in the incident at the end were Keown (English), Parlour (English), Lauren (French and scumbag-of-the-week award winner), Lehmann (German) and erlier on Vieira (French)... that's more continentals
     
  8. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Re: Re: Chairman "attacks" players' behaviour

    Lauren is FRENCH??? That's news to me AND the French FA. Somebody's got some 'splainin' to do!
     
  9. billyireland

    billyireland Member+

    May 4, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Re: Re: Re: Chairman "attacks" players' behaviour

    My bad, always thought he was French, in the same "French" way as Vieira, Zidane, etc... where is he from then? One of the better African nations, I'd guess?
     
  10. KevTheGooner

    KevTheGooner Help that poor man!

    Dec 10, 1999
    THOF
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Andorra
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Chairman "attacks" players' behaviour

    That would be Cameroon. The other France.

    You know, I'm starting to dread coming 'round to our own little Arsenal boards with all this constant sniping from our friends from the ManU boards. Get over it guys, move on. Don't you have a match to play this weekend or something? Jeez.
     
  11. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chairman "attacks" players' behaviour

    *LMAO*

    Perhaps we should pass this along to the Cameroonian Embassy as their new slogan for their tourist brochures.
     
  12. Jeff L

    Jeff L Member

    May 12, 2002
    London
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    If you look at the main photo being published in the British press then it shows Parlour slapping RvN in the ribs, Keown doing his "war dance" around him and catching him, and Cole from the back.
    Lauren (via Spain) is from Cameroon.
     
  13. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
  14. AtherRC

    AtherRC New Member

    Mar 17, 2000
    Lakewood, Colorado USA
    Okay do you want to hear us say it, VanCheatsalot Did Not Dive to get Vieira sent off. He rode his back, kicked him in the ribs on his way down and then went running to the referee like a tattletale in the schoolyard after Vieira "kicked out" at him.

    Let's see, since he's come to England he also has dived to get multiple fellow professionals sent off, an entire club relegated, punched Keown and Ljungberg and left Sylvain Legwinski in his wake with a bloody nose last year.
     
  15. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Apparently, according to this thread ( https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=73816 ) posted by it's_only_ray_parlour, there was some kind of flop at the very end of the game and that was what all the hub-bub was about. I didn't see it when it happened, but the replay is on FSW tonight. Maybe we all need to take a look at that? That thread is the only place I've seen it mentioned, though.

    Where did you come across that, IORP?
     
  16. USsupport

    USsupport New Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    Arlington, VA, USA
    thank you.
     
  17. OPArsenal

    OPArsenal New Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I don't understand how anyone can defend Vieira's behavior. Saying RVN deserves a card or punishment for provocation is one thing (and I certainly wouldn't argue it as you just did).

    But defending Vieira is another. He deserved a second yellow, how anyone can argue that is beyond me. RVN's reaction didn't get Vieira sent off, Vieira's behavior did.
     
  19. bkn0528

    bkn0528 Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    nyc
    Ah, now I see the justification for the behavior of Arsenal's players on Sunday. I don't see what all the fuss is then. Someone should really let the FA know that, after all, he had it coming. Let's stand behind them, as Arsene would. Good show, lads.
     
  20. OPArsenal

    OPArsenal New Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This post makes no sense whatsoever. Either that or it lost the sarcasm in translation; I'm not sure which.
     
  21. Brodo

    Brodo New Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Deep in Spurs territ
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chairman "attacks" players' behaviour

    Then we'd miss out on the geography lessons from billyireland. :D
     
  22. Coach_McGuirk

    Coach_McGuirk New Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Between the Pipes
    Rewatched the last 15 minutes of the match last night (actually PVR'd so I could go super slo-mo) and I say the incident that the column that IORP posted in another thread.

    Damned if on the last play of the match, Edu gets the ball from RvN, turns to fire it upfield, and RvN hits the dirt and looks towards Bennett (I have to assume the way his head was pointed that was who he was looking at. The ball was going the other way). Now, he might have tripped over his own feet, but it just looked so smooth the way he fell. That very well could have been the incident that set it all off. I think most of the players realized that Viera's sending off couldn't have been prevented as he did attempt to retaliate, but they focused on the theatrics.

    Interesting to note that only three United palyers came to RvN's aid. Keane was nowhere to be found in the after match fracas, and during the Viera sending off he seemed more concerned with talking to PV4 while RvN was getting knocked about.

    I can't quite remember where I saw it (but I will look for it), but the consensus is that while manUre enjoys RvN's prolific offense other manUre players are distancing from him because of the perception he's a diver. Hell, Keane wouldn't even defend him in the post match interview w/ Sky.
     

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