I am getting very PISSED OFF...

Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by Skizz, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    ...with stupid assholes from the media making us the butt of jokes when they have no reason to. Nothing has pushed me to this point, besides what I read in The Sun today in a column written by an idiot named Paul Sherwood:

    "WARNING to all Blackburn fans ahead of their trip to the Emirates next Monday. Arsenal fans will be observing their usual 90-minute silence."

    It's stupid shit like this that pisses me off, and it riled me so much that I wrote to the stupid moron to see what he has to say for himself. Here's the letter.

    I bit my lip, but you can get the point of what I'm saying. Is anybody else getting as annoyed with this "Emirates library" shit as I am, when it's clearly not true?

    Rant over. For now.
     
  2. ZIAD

    ZIAD Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    I think you need to look at the big picture here. This guy wants to criticize Arsenal at any opportunity and it's obvious he can't find a way to direct it at our Football, therefore he tries to somehow criticize our atmosphere. To be honest our atmosphere this season has been better than all top EPL grounds combined.
     
  3. KevTheGooner

    KevTheGooner Help that poor man!

    Dec 10, 1999
    THOF
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Andorra
    Its all crap, Skizz. The foreigners and library stuff is in the papers because they can't think of anything original to say. I don't blame you...

    Or maybe you should stop reading rags like the Sun and read something decent like the Guardian? ;)
     
  4. canadagooner

    canadagooner Member

    Jul 31, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I know you were not able to make it Skizz and it seems this Sherwood twat wasn't able to go to the Carling Cup match Dec 18th. Away supporters area full, Crackburn 1/2 empty and quiet. About 15% of our signing was "Shall we sing a song for you?"
     
  5. fitz06

    fitz06 New Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Manchester, England
    i went to the man city game on saturday, and we easily out song the citizens for most of the game,,,, i dont know what the media are on about.
     
  6. blurtz23

    blurtz23 Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    S. Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    let me know when crowd volume determines the winner of the Premiereship. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Guy Fawkes

    Guy Fawkes Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    St. Louis
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What I dislike is the fact that our former players have to prove their lack of bias by slagging us off whenever they seem to get a chance when they're on Sky or ITV. Alan Smith, Wrighty, even Merse has done it a few times. Always disappoints me.

    Also, very well written letter. Makes some great points and does a great job of conveying the points.

    Sherwood's a c*nt. My letter probably would have consisted of "You're a c*nt." So nice job.
     
  8. bigINTERNETTOUGHGUY

    Jan 25, 2008
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well-written lettter Skizz. I'm sure you were tempted to tell him to bugger off, but your tone was for more likely to get your point across.

    Do make sure to post Sherwood's reply (if he does reply).
     
  9. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    I think I bit my lip in some places. I think I got my point across though :)
     
  10. HomeatHighbury

    Mar 25, 2006
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I bet he doesn't reply. He'd either have to admit to being a cvnt or just talk more out his ass.
     
  11. +Gooner+

    +Gooner+ Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    In the Pampas
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    It is just some dump clichee that will be associated with Arsenal sadly until the end of time. :mad: English league games may be quiet compared the the German league or games in Eastern Europe but there have been whole games in complete silence at OT or SB and Arsenal certainly is not one of the quiet clubs. Most of the time at least.
    And the SUN is a piece of trash. Don't even bother to read it. Though I understand your anger because papers like that form and carry on opinions and there are enough people dump enough and willing to believe them.
     
  12. gooner4eva

    gooner4eva New Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Bangor University
    its an international week.
    its a shit journalist.
    theres nothing to write about.
    and its a sun writer.

    Id rather read the more accomplished James Lawton (the only journalist to predict we would win the league), Martin Samuel, Kevin McCarra and Patrick Barclay.
     
  13. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    Its jealousy, on occasions the stadium goes quiet when everyone's jaws drop from our beautiful play, something they never get and therefore will never understand at Easilybored Park in Blackburn.
     
  14. Skizz

    Skizz Guest

    That's besides the point. For every journalist who isn't on our back there are 20 that are and that is the point I am making, not the fact that I had a go at one person. His remark pushed me over the top.
     
  15. Gooner_for_Life

    Oct 26, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice work Skizz. I commend you for being rational within your letter. The following will not be so rational.

    Frankly this is the first year that i have ever to mute the commentators while watching a match. I cant handle them and all their jibes at us. Since we havent won a trophy in 2 years you would think the club is about to implode and take half of london with it. Along with the commentating im fed up with the english media across the board. They are so quick to criticize while heaping praise on Chelsea and Man Utd. Hell Liverpool even get off the hook more then us. If we were sitting in Liverpools position right now the media would be like a pack of wolves over a steak. Finally if anyone brings up the whole "Arsenal is why the English national team sucks" topic again im going to personally hunt you down and slit your throat in front of your children. Peace!
     
  16. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Wales
    Dec 9, 2003
    laceyforest.arl.va
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    I'd like to see Arsenal v England just to shut some fuckers up. Oh, and they can't call up Walcott.
     
  17. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ah, we've seen Arsenal v Bolton enough times, no thanks!
     
  18. Mister Obvious

    Arsenal
    United States
    May 20, 2006
    Charleston, SC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    when they played at Fulham, the only thing you could hear on TV, were the Arsenal fans singing to Adebayor. The announcers were even remarking about it. It sounded great from this side of the pond.
     
  19. CaptVimes

    CaptVimes New Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    You almost concede that Highbury was quiet....it was only called library because it rhymed. Its interesting the stereotypes for fans, I would never swap our fans for the so called "best fans in the world" at Newcastle whose actions this year speak louder than anything I can add to here. I have frequently seen the supposedly good fans (mainly the northern teams are dubbed this i have noticed) losing an important game by one goal and all you see is them standing with their heads in their hands while I know our boys in similar circumstances continue shouting them on.

    Pretty ironic that he should make that comment for the Blackburn game because Blackburn fans are well known for packing their stadium full with screaming fans.....oh no wait
     
  20. And_ROOS

    And_ROOS Member+

    Dec 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Aus
    I remember a clip they would show every Newcastle match of 2 fans abusing Fat Sam, and if they were Arsenal fans and yelling at Wenger they would be lynched. Useless prats. And of course Highbury was a library, it was owned by the Professor :D
     
  21. Silva 5

    Silva 5 Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've certainly noticed media bias against Arsenal. The exact reason I don't know. Is it because ManU / Liverpool are England's darlings? Is it because Arsenal have a squad based on quality, instead of nationality? I dont know...
     
  22. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    Blackburn fans? Rich. Ewood Park is the emptiest ground in football. There's 10,000 empty seats when Arsenal or Chelsea are there for God's sake and any sellouts they get against Liverpool or Man U are because their fans invade the place and buy all the tickets.
     
  23. blurtz23

    blurtz23 Member

    Nov 2, 2005
    S. Arlington, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it's really easy....Arsenal are in 1st place. it's the only time these comments ever show up. :rolleyes:
     
  24. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    PREACH ON, BROTHER biggSKIZZ!!!

    I agree Kev, this stuff isn't new. I think the whole anti-Arsenal sentiment
    is just pro-English/anti-French undertones that is why all the issues with
    Arsenal and "we must stop all the foreigners".

    Funny Chelsea was loaded with foreigners when they went back to back
    AND Man Utd's best player is a foreigner!!
     
  25. surfcam

    surfcam Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Corpus Christi, TX
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Quotes about how quiet the fans are show that AW is doing all the right things at Arsenal. The media these days only get attention by printing inflamatory stories, so if all they can come up with is that the fans don't sing much, Arsenal are doing fine.

    It is annoying because we know better and love our club and supporters. But it is also a bit funny when you step back. Poor singing isn't much of an insult!
     

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