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Simon Jordan accuses Arsenal fans and Newcastle fans of always being impossible to please

2 weeks ago
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It turns out that Arsenal fans are our brothers in arms.

Without us having realised it, it turn out the their fanbase and Newcastle United’s were separated at birth.

At least that is, according to Simon Jordan.

You know, that failed football club owner, Mike Ashley’s lackey, the one who has an unhealthy obsession with Newcastle fans.

Simon Jordan is on his high horse after Arsenal fans kicked off at the weekend, only drawing against a very good Wolves team and the supporters booing them off the pitch.

This is Arsenal fans who have’t seen their club win a trophy for a couple of weeks. Whose team are fifth in the Premier League, have won all three games in Europe and are top of their Europa League group. Plus, even though they lost on penalties in midweek in the League Cup, it was away at Anfield and they had a load of kids playing who were bloody brilliant and drew 5-5, only losing on penalties – yes they lost but it was one of the best matches I have seen for ages and imagine having all of those exciting young attacking players coming through…

As a small reminder, Arsenal fans in the last six years have seen their club win six trophies – three FA Cups and three community shields.

In these last 27 seasons they have failed to qualify for Europe only once, plus it is 25 years since they have finished outside the top six in the Premier League and indeed only twice in the last 24 seasons have finished outside the top four.

Yes, that Arsenal.

Simon Jordan thinks that as well as Arsenal fans the only other fans that are never happy with their lot, are Newcastle fans.

These are Newcastle fans who have never seen their club win a domestic trophy ever. unless you are a pensioner with a very long memory.

These are Newcastle fans who actually put crowds up after being relegated  in 2016, averaging over 51,000 in the second tier just because Rafa gave us hope of just possibly something better somewhere down the line.

Simon Jordan states: ‘There are two clubs that strike a chord with me in terms of fans being overly dissentful…One is Newcastle and the other one is Arsenal.’

Not exactly sure what ‘dissentful’ means as it is not a proper word but guessing he means always complaining, fanbases supposedly feeling entitled (believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment).

The photo at the top is from the 1998 FA Cup final on Wembley Way, Arsenal fans and Newcastle fans. Newcastle of course came second.

I remember after the game, on the way into central London on the tube and all the Newcastle fans laughing and singing, whilst the Arsenal fans generally had faces like slapped backsides. I very much recall Newcastle supporters telling Arsenal fans to cheer up and enjoy the moment.

That is what Newcastle fans are, always hoping for better but never expecting it will happen.

As for Arsenal fans…well Simon Jordan has to get something right sometime.

Simon Jordan speaking on Talksport:

“There’s an element of a section of Arsenal fans that are just disruptive and destructive.

“And it doesn’t matter what they’re watching, it’s a case of whatever they haven’t got seems to be the reasons why they are unhappy.

“There are two clubs that strike a chord with me in terms of fans being overly dissentful…

“One is Newcastle and the other one is Arsenal.

“I cannot help but know that they will turn around and say ‘what the hell do you know?’

“I think Arsenal are a fabulous club.

“I think over the years, it has been a benchmark for so many good things in the Premier League.”

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