Thursday, March 20, 2008

FIFA Really Hate Martin Taylor, Walcott Gets Call-Up

I hate him too. As you probably all know Sepp Blatter, FIFA President, recently told the FA that they should increase the three match ban on Taylor for his tackle that broke Eduardo's leg. After hearing his rantings, the FA refused to increase the ban saying it would be "a dangerous precedent to set" and that they would not be able to prove his malicious intent.

How's that for malicious intent you cunts. That's either malicious intent or a player so shite at football that he should never be in the top flight. I coach a team of seven year olds that can tackle better than that.

So with the FA's refusal, FIFA has again encouraged them to reconsider their decision. FIFA cannot increase the player's ban so all they can do is talk to the FA and hope they listen, but I hope they listen too because something like that should not only be three games. Just ask Eduardo.

Speaking of players that I hate, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals against Bolton to send United three points clear of us last night, while Chelski got a draw against Sp*rs. That really puts the pressure on us for this weekend. It's been said we need to win every game from here on out and I have to agree. A loss this weekend to Chelsea, if accompanied by a win for United over Liverpool, would surely be a blow to large to come back from. C'mon you Gunners!

Inter Milan have released a statement saying they never tapped-up Alexander Hleb. They also said they have received no complaints from Arsenal. I don't know what to think of this story anymore. Is it maybe a case of Hleb's agent wanting to attract interest from other clubs and so he put a story out there? It's happened before so that may be it.

Several Arsenal bloggers and myself are trying to figure out a plan to increase the noise level at the Emirates. We are trying to come up with several plans such as meeting before the games for those that sing or wearing special shirts or something. We are looking for more ideas though and if you can think of any to make the stadium louder leave a comment or email me at my new email address,

And the last news of the day just came out when the England squad was announced for the match against France, and Theo Walcott has finally been called up again. Now I'm not from England so I'm no huge fan, too many Chelsea and ManUre and Sp*rs players for my liking, but they have been a bit shite over the last few years and younger players like Agbonlahor and Walcott could really bring a lot to the team. Walcott has been playing better and certainly deserved the call-up more than someone like David Beckham, who also got a call-up in search of his 100th cap. Let's go Theo!

That's about all I've got. If anyone watches college basketball (don't think that's big over there but maybe it is) I've got UNC over UCLA in the finals of the NCAA tournament that starts today. Any other predictions? Comments please.



Jamie said...

xcellent post mate.

the tackle was dirty and reckless.

if you dont clamp down it, people think they can get away with it, fucking fa are cunts.

Mike said...

One way to increase the noise at Emirates would be to force all season ticket holders to spend one season living in America and only being able to watch on TV...that would make them appreciate a live game and get them excited!

ArseNole said...


Exactly right. The FA said they are "worried about setting a dangerous precedent" if they punish him further, but that is exactly what we need here. Ashley Cole had a bad tackle almost like it yesterday and should have seen red and I think if they review it he should get in trouble for violent conduct as well. This can't be tolerated. I want to see him out at least 10 games, although I wish for longer