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Reminds Me Why Newcastle United Fans Hate Arsenal

12 years ago

It is only when Newcastle United play Arsenal that I’m reminded why I hate so much about them; the manager who never sees anything when his players misbehave, so much of their fanbase smug and arrogant, while some of their players may be class in terms of ability but not when they haven’t got the ball at their feet, plus of course the press are so close to them just like every cockney team.

Having said that I do think Wenger is not far behind Ferguson in terms of managerial ability, though I was puzzled not to see the ‘Wenger Out’ protests when I visited on Monday. Oh silly me, that was when they lost two matches in a row earlier in the season.

Plus of course they are going through this trauma of not winning a trophy for two minutes, for which of course you have to feel sorry for their long suffering fans.

Van Persie is class striker but a total knob and typically the press aren’t criticising the way they he went on whereas we all know what would have happened if it had been the other way round. His first thought on Arsenal grabbing the lead was to go and take the mick out of Tim Krul, not celebrate with his team mates.

It’s even got Jonas angry! Here is what he had to say to The Journal;

“I think Van Persie was wrong. There was no need for him to do that – they have won the game, it is finished.
I can’t understand a person like that. I think it is not right. When you feel like that, it is because you are not a good person.
I don’t care about the football, I’m talking about the person. When you have people who do that, it’s not right.
We are all used to getting kicks, it’s a sport of contact. But when you have things like that, it is not right. It is not easy to accept.
He was the only Arsenal player who reacted like that. The others were saying to him, ‘Calm down, calm down’. When you do that, the fans go crazy as well, so it’s no good for the atmosphere of the sport.
It didn’t help the game – both sets of fans are having a good evening, they’re enjoying the game.
He made a big mistake. I say well done to Tim for staying calm. In a second, you can lose your mind, but we have to stay focused.
I was pleased with Tim. You have to think of the next game and the rest of the season at that moment. It is no good to have a reaction and get a three-game ban or something like that”.

Just to show as well that the lack of class wasn’t just confined to Van Persie
Jack Wilshere, writing on Twitter, said: “[Newcastle] can’t say we didn’t deserve it! Why is Tim Krul crying as well? Obviously he doesn’t know about RVP’s temper! Don’t mess with the captain!”

No wonder the England national team is such a joke when somebody like him is involved despite having a couple of arrests under his belt, including spitting at a taxi driver. Maybe when he has played a few more games than the 37 matches he has so far for Arsenal, he will have learnt to show a bit of respect to his fellow professionals.

Though with Van Persie as his captain and role model I wouldn’t bet on it.


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