Judge me in May he says. Makes sense. I mean, a team never wins 4th place in May, right?
Trouble is, there’s never a rational judgement. It’s always tomorrow. Judge me in May, judge me at the end of the World Cup, judge me when the window closes, judge me when I’ve finished playing beach volleyball.
Abuse isn’t cool. Simple as that. Yesterday evening, a video was released onto Youtube showcasing the darker side of football. Arsenal chartered a private train at 0605. Most Arsenal fans were getting on the 0612. The team flowed onto the train and Arsene was barracked by a group of fans who didn’t like him.
People have asked if I condone it. Absolutely not. I find thuggish pack mentality behaviour totally embarrassing and disgusting.
Arsenal fans are rightly rounding on that sort of behaviour, but the hypocrisy is rife. We’re a fanbase that sings about Robin being a rapist, I’ve been at games where people have hissed (so embarrassing when you consider the incredible Jewish influence on our clubs history), I’ve been sat in front of people openly mocking a Gay Gooners banners… plenty of fans regularly abuse me for having an opinion they don’t like, it seems to be fair game to call Piers Morgan a c*nt whenever you fancy… if you don’t like what happened to Arsene, make sure you speak up when it’s happening to others.
I thought the game would be tough yesterday. It always is when we go to play Stoke. I didn’t realise we’d be up for a humiliation.
The team was without Koscielny and Debuchy. We played Chambers and Bellerin. Ok, so make a note of that. We were missing two defenders. Up top, we rested WELBZ and played Giroud, Chambo and Sanchez. Midfield we went with Flamini, Cazorla and Ramsey.