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Arsenal Fans Are Being Fooled.

Today a guest post from @foreverheady

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  1. France have Scotland on the floor at the moment. 3-0 down and Scotland are almost out of rope.

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  2. Koscielny with the last touch. Arsenal 3 Scotland 0

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  3. Arsenal boys doing France proud Tonight!

    The joy for Giroud to be highest goal scorer and player of tournament for me will be palpable!

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  4. 3-0 to Arsenal bs the Jocks. Oops I mean France.

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  5. Ed, that first question about buying players was I think from that Moh fella from ATV he asks the same question every year but in a different format.
    TBH Ivan is polished and can cope with far worse than he got yesterday

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  6. passenal, we are told the guy Vardy shouted at, is from Asia or that region, does anyone know where, could he possibly be actually from Japan, and if so, is calling him Jap a racist slur, if so then isn’t calling someone from austrailia an aussie also a racist slur, but it seems no one has a problem with that,

    anicol makes an interesting point, is it the intent or the words that make a comment racist. Is someones ignorance of what is PC, a reason to be labeled a racist. Why is certain words deemed racist depending on who or what race of person says the words.

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  7. Its as simple as this, someone is racist if they think their colour makes them superior to another.
    That’s my simplistic take on it anyway.

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  8. You don’t have to be racist to make a racist comment. Racism is ignorance and some of the nicest people in the world have said or done something Racist. The thing is it is difficult to go through life without offending people, but as a human race we should try however difficult that may be.

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  9. what is it about being a football supporter that makes even mature well educated men lose the run of themselves, when it comes to their club, this evening I was talking to a LFC fan, in his mid fifties, married, 3 children, he, his wife and all 3 kids well educated, in all dealings with him, he has always seemed like a sensible guy, but this evening we talked likely transfers for both AFC and LFC, when it came to AFC he actually was level headed and reasonable, but when ti came to his club, Liverpool, I mentioned that there was reports that Couthino was reported to be a target for PSG, and in all seriousness he said, “with Klopp as manager we have a good chance of replacing Couthino with Messi”.
    so what is it that makes grown men act like 10 year olds and believe that nothing is beyond them.

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  10. ianspace2014June 4, 2016 at 11:20 pm
    You don’t have to be racist to make a racist comment

    that is kind of my point re Vardy, he has been labeled a racist, due to a comment that may or may not have been racist, does it mean he is a racist, or just a yob, also as, I think it was shotta, said, not making a racist comment does not mean someone who has racist beliefs is not a racist, and someone who makes a racist comment may very well not be a racist.

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  11. Arsenal ‏@ffarsenalfc 7h7 hours ago
    Mad how a few weeks ago Vardy was one of the best strikers in the league but now he’s coming to Arsenal he’s ‘old’ and a ‘one season wonder’

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  12. great comment on the malcontents views on Ramsey’s change of hairstyle

    Leo@_LS87_
    @kmwood02 it’s not the hair they hate, it’s the self confidence he’s shown by doing it. They haven’t ground him down like they wanted

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  13. New Look .. 😅🤔😂🇺🇸 💤

    A post shared by Alexis Sanchez (@alexis_officia1) on

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  14. Can virtually guarantee that if Chelsea, Man U or Liverpool had signed Vardy the press would hail it as an outstanding piece of business. If he does come to us what I will like most is how much everyone will hate it. Make no mistake this is a masterstroke by AW that may well have been in the pipeline for some time.

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  15. there were rumors last summer that we inquired for Vardy, maybe he is another one we have tracked for more than a year before doing the deal.

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  16. foreverheady its not just the press, so many Arsenal fans are acting in the very same way, we are linked with Gundogan and its “why sign another injury prone player when someone like Xhaka is available”, sign Xhaka and its “why choose him over Gundogan”. We are linked with Morata and its “why go for a guy for £40M who only scores 4 goals a season, when a striker proven in the BPL like Vardy is available”, We sign Vardy and its “why go for a 29 year old one season wonder and not a top class young striker like Morata, always the cheap option by Wenger”

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  17. Any act that results in Gary Linekar bleating has got to be for the greater good.

    That also induces has the kind of hack dwarves who write reams against the club all the time to pen headlines like “Vardy fairy tale will not end happily at Arsenal” (um, pelanties!) weeks after they were all ramming the line “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (it wasn’t or isn’t) down the ears and orifices of the readers and listeners:

    We’ve got to laugh. It’ll get even funnier when Vardy gets the “Eduardo” treatment.
    I can’t wait. You didn’t read it hear first (probably you’ve all already heard that hilarious joke that’s already been made a bazillion times I can’t imagine why)

    It’s also a signing straight out of the Arsene Vulture handbook. However, in order to admit that one would have to acknowledge why and how the club operate, why the club have been operating (since before AW arrived at the club, whilst acknowledging that there have been one or two agents, just the one really, who’ve had their merry way with the club) in a completely different market (no Mendes, to my understanding amongst others) to many if not most other clubs. Don’t hold your breath, you won’t be seeing that story anytime soon.

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  18. “Wrong type of striker”

    We all saw Arsenal play some of their best football last season when Walcott was in form and playing with Alexis. Which is no slur on the French striker who we all suspect is going to be better for France then Benze-meh has ever been, who pulled of that amazing back heeled goal yesterday (it’s what happens when you play with the likes of Cazorla).

    We also can’t ignore the combinations between Walcott and Giroud (especially before Walcott started playing slightly different roles, before his big injury)
    And, people who think that Welbeck might not be quicker then Walcott from a standing start need to start paying attention to the footy. Welbeck is really, well, let’s just say he is quick.

    The signing makes sense to me in relation to the massive setbacks for Welbeck who has impressed all I speak with: if and when by the time he hopefully rehabilitates his strength and stamina (a season and a half from now?) he’ll be ready to crossover with the older striker.

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  19. Yup. Giroud has a better goal scoring record from France then Benze-meh.

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  20. reports this morning that Dick Law is in Germany in talks for another Arsenal signing, Mkhitaryan the early favorite, but maybe its the finishing touches on the Ricardo Rodriguez deal

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  21. yes fins, and did you see that outstanding finish from Giroud last night v Scotland, the haters will probably say he was trying to control it and got lucky.

    Giroud gave an interview after the game last night, where he talked about Vardy joining, and what struck me was how genuine he seemed to want JV signed, how he was, as usual, putting the good of the team and the club, before his own self.

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  22. Benze 89 caps 27 goals

    Giroooo 49 caps 17 goals

    And as Gains said during the last World Cup, France would’ve been better off playing Giroud up top then benzema. I suspect that now he’s got the shirt, and is fit, that he’ll perform better then benzemeh has ever done in a tournament.

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  23. For someone of an Anglo Saxon background to call an Ozzie an Ozzie is not racist, after all they are referring to their distant cousins. However if they are referring to a native Australian or even if an Ozzie colonist refers to a native in such an abusive tone, then yes, that is ‘racism’ or an expression of (tribal) bigotry and prejudice.

    Let’s not riddle ourselves in polemical gibberish.

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  24. Most obviously Leicester but also noticeably Southampton and Swansea have all been operating in that alternative market.

    How do we explain the airbrushing of this understanding out of the narrative?

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  25. I had almost forgotten – the big contest gets underway this week – Dr Eva Carniero v (1) Chelsea Football Club and (2) Jose Mourinho is scheduled to start tomorrow at 10.00 in Croydon.

    (Rubs hands together in keen anticipation)

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  26. One should not forget, the transfer of Nicolas Anelka, the replacement for Ian Wright!

    On the 27th January 2000, the Arsenal took out a mortgage on the transfer of the said Anelka to Real Madrid. The transfer took place on the 1st July 1999, for £26.25 millions, according to Transfermarkt.

    By 1st July 2000, Anelka was transferred to Paris SG, for £25.88 millions, again based on Transfermarkt..

    David Suker, from Real Madrid, as a make-weight, for £4.05 millions. Within a year, a free transfer to West Ham!

    By 11th July 2002, according to David Miles, and the Declaration of Mortgage satisfaction was completed, and a transfer agreement had been made between the clubs on the 4th August 1999.

    Caution with a new player’s registration is essential. Remember, Anelka , Suker, and Transfermarkt?

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  27. I’m told that the Vardy to Arsenal deal is off, we insulted him by only agreeing to pay LCFC his release clause of £20M, and not the £30M or more that they would have been happier with.

    isn’t that how clubs are meant to do it in regards release clauses,

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  28. Paddy ‏@VieiraPaddy 3m3 minutes ago
    Vardy has a simple decision to make. He can either continue playing with Kante and Mahrez, or he can stay at Leicester

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  29. Passenal, sorry to leave you here to fight the good fight alone. You and I seem to be the only ones to find Vardy objectionable. I will, of course, get over it, but I do find the dismissiveness with which our concerns are treated to be disturbing. I’m perfectly capable of liking or disliking players all on my own, thank you very much. I don’t need to be lectured about the dangers of putting them up on a pedestal. People disappoint you all the time, as I’ve seen in the last few days. I’m a grownup. I can take it.

    And that’s all I’m going to say about that. I hope he scores shed loads of goals for us, assuming he arrives.

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  30. AlabamaG..

    Am also not keen on him truth be told…. One transfer I will not miss

    Seems only the gals are on this side though…

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  31. Passenal, Kelly & team spirit,

    I’ve written about Vardy, racism, Bowyer, Barton, Souleymane and Mohammed Ali several times yesterday. I apologise for not having the guts to press “Post Comment”.
    Despite any supposed relevance I am not going to share.

    I very much appreciate your contributions, though.

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  32. I don’t know if any of you seen Jonker’s interview on Arsenal Player discussing the developments at the Hale End Academy, but he was asked if he would be here to see the overhaul completed, and he basically said he would be here for years to come, that you do not take on his role at a club for one or two years, you commit for the long term.

    http://player.arsenal.com/videos/7910/-the-reconstruction-s-brought-us-up-to-date

    he also done a nice interview about Iwobi

    http://player.arsenal.com/videos/7912/-iwobi-has-surprised-us-all

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  33. “Jose Mourinho facing at least a day of questions about Eva Carneiro at employment tribunal, reveals her lawyer.”

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  34. Carneiro QC says she heard “clearly” the Portuguese for “daughter of a whore”. “You say ‘filha da puta’ when you’re denigrating a woman.”

    Chelsea legal team: “These Portuguese swear words, as the English swear words, need to be seen in context.”

    MMMMMWWHHHAHHAHAHHHhhh….

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  35. Whilst I do get excited about a genuine and completed transfer. All of this talk does just mean closed doors to me. Surely if we are getting a striker and another attacking player it’s the end of Walcott. Also far less time for the Ox to prove himself. Iwobi is going to struggle for time. Gnabry is out of luck and we can probably kiss good bye to any further academy graduations.

    I like the old model I just wanted it to deliver trophies. *Sigggghhhhhh
    How sweet would that have been?

    I get the feeling that things are going fully Alexis and Ozil. Rather than those players complimenting developed diamonds in the rough. Hope I’m wrong.

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  36. Ben Rumsby ‏@ben_rumsby 2h2 hours ago
    Carneiro QC says she heard “clearly” the Portuguese for “daughter of a whore”. “You say ‘filha da puta’ when you’re denigrating a woman.”

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  37. Richard Conway ‏@richard_conway 2h2 hours ago
    Dr Eva Carneiro’s skeletal legal argument to employment tribunal thus begins…

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  38. The Vardy deal is much like the vampire deal the other year while my head says it will probably improve or squad, I want ARSENAL players I can love. They don’t have to be lovely and fluffy but if their going to be nasty players then I would rather they be our nasty players like frimmers.
    Our PR team don’t really do themselves any favours the longer this is drawn out the more the critics will stand up and start grumbling.
    I would welcome Vardy but he would be well down my list of players I want in red and white.
    Oh and Ranetta your amongst friends here always press post comment if we disagree on here at least were nice about it

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  39. Ed,
    Equality Act 2010,

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  40. I agree ianspace. I’ll accept it, what choice do we have. I’d have accepted Suarez. Doesn’t mean I have to take my interest for those players past the pitch. I can make it work for me because it’s a team sport and signing Vardy benefits the other 10 people he’d be on the pitch with.

    Also, all this talk of the signing being “not very wenger”, is it just me or is this not a really unique situation. A high scorer was un-expected and because of this had a low buy out. Taking advantage of that is so Wenger.

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  41. Not Wenger or even Venga but his cunning alter ego that infamous superhero Arsene Vulture, first revealed to us when an Arsene who’d had the chains removed (still some restraints) said to the assembled Hackery:

    “Who is Cazorla”

    It’s possible to consider that even the punt on Ade was a typical vulture signing, and it was. But it’s also fair to say that after the chains were removed that the old bird has been able to indulge a bigger appetite

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  42. ^^ Like

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  43. I’m no Vardy fan, ladies. I want him and Mahrez to stay at LFC. In fact ideally I wish LFC team remain intact to prove my prediction that they will finish outside the top four next season.

    Oh, and Vardy is ugly, very ugly, too ugly to play for Arsenal….

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  44. LFC=LCFC

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  45. @ gp, yes… that is a good plan.. let them stay together…

    breaking up will help with the myth that if they had stayed together..

    i think that of our 2008 team that if they had stayed they would have gone on to be great.

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