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Arsenal - The Aftermath


Vital Manchester City newbie, mplctid sent us the following:

Well it seems the Arsenal and London centric press are having an Adebayor based field day in the post match hyperbole. Now shall we get the facts straight?

First and foremost it was a terrific full blooded end to end game - in all seriousness the match could have ended 5-4 either way!

Secondly, and most importantly, at the end of the day City stuffed a top four team and put the result to bed in a devastating 10 minutes 2nd half spell. If the jaw-dropping City had been our Manchester rivals I`m convinced the red tops would have been left drooling.

Thirdly, the incredible hypocrisy. No excuses for the stamping incident and I expect and would not argue against Adebayor receiving a ban, but obviously a bit of afters from old Arsenal team mates who clearly have little regard for each other. However how many times have we seen Rooney stamp/kick/threaten his way through a match with little more than a passing comment in the media.

Compared to the full navel examination one is getting, this is typically appalling journalism as usual. Allied this to the fact that Van Persie a) Was particularly abusive to the City support in the stand where I was after he scored (not mentioned in the press) and b) tried to take Adebayor out of the game prior to the stamp hardly given much notice then yet again welcome to the street of shame - you lazy bandwagon jumping journalists.

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Writer: mplctid  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 14 2009

Time: 3:56PM

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You couldn't make it up......- Latest Betting: "WILLIAM HILL have opened a book on how many games' ban Adebayor will be given for his alleged celebration and tackle misdemeanours during the Manchester City-Arsenal game - and offer 9/2 that he will avoid any penalty whatsoever. 'In the current climate it seems pretty certain that Adebayor will face an FA ban - and we reckon three games is the most likely initial penalty.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'Our market is on the first decision made and excludes any subsequent appeal' added Sharpe. WHAT BAN WILL ADEBAYOR BE GIVEN?....0 9/2 1 6/1 2 5/1 3 4/1 4 7/2 5 9/2 6 13/2 7+ 14/1"
Johnny Baguette
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14/09/2009 16:13:00

example time for him and city he will get hit with 10 games, while splatter and pratini have a chuckle to themselfs, actaully are them 2 the nev brothers in disguise?
mark.mcfc.wedged
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14/09/2009 16:26:00

I'm a gooner. Won't complain about the result. I't's left a bad taste in the mouth for me because of the break down in any repour the two sets of fans had for eachother. He deserved a yellow for the celebration and he got it. Arsenal fans proved to of thrown any projectiles should be banned. Van Persie deserved a yellow for the initial tackle. Ade deserved a red for the stamp (and will probably get a 3 match ban. As for the little regard the Arsenal players have for their team mates, that's what Ade created in the last 18 months at Arsenal and the club is better without him.... even if the team is not.
navydave
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14/09/2009 16:26:00

Alan Shearer has stated that Van Persie should have received a red for his challenge.
Johnny Baguette
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14/09/2009 17:23:00

Then I vote Shearer for head of the disciplinary panel viewing the video evidence lol
MCFC_Goatboy
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14/09/2009 18:34:00

Agree with what you say Navy very honest assessment. Not condoning the stamp but Van Persie kind of encouraged it with his reckless lunge and
cockeril
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14/09/2009 20:36:00

Navydave, cheers, but Im afraid the only "rapport" our two sets of fans ever had (aside from an obvious dislike of you-know-who) was entirely down to the Arsenall fans enjoying their 6-0 wins at City and being slightly patronising towards us. Now that is gone, we are your rivals and there ain't no friendship at the top. And for what it's worth, I am utterly disgusted by the conniving Van Persie and probably Wenger for fanning the flames on this one by contriving to release a statement on the official Arsenal website. The only apparent rationale for this was to further incite the hatred of the Arsenal fans, the media and the pundits towards Adebayor, and I regard it as one of the most disgraceful stunts I have ever seen. Adebayor's stamp may or may not have been premeditated, but this statement most certainly was, and I have now lost any lingering respect I had for both Wenger and Arsenal.
fifthcolumnblue
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14/09/2009 21:20:00

Prime example - Ex england captain David Beckham confronts LA Galaxy fans during a game. This incident happened for 5mins, with security and players pushing him away. The media reaction was in defense of beckham?!?! Alan Brazil of talksport radion said "yank fans deserve it, they dont appreciate beckham and he should come home" England internationals are above the law. Ask steven gerrard and the liverpool crown court.
enzo city
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14/09/2009 23:00:00

All that I would want as a City fan is a fair and reasonable outcome with all factors taken into consideration before any punishments are handed out. Unfortunately due to the massive campaign that the media have run against Ade, I am now convinced that this won't happen. Where is the justice?
bluesnozza
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15/09/2009 05:32:00

Bluesnozza, exactly trial by TV has already taken place which leaves Clattenburg, with no other alternative other than to condemn Adebayor. It cannot be a fair trial.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/09/2009 06:41:00

 

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