Can the FA get tough?

Morning all,

I very rarely worry about what other clubs do or don’t do as I always feel that the governing bodies will step in and keep them all in-line. Just recently I have been unimpressed with how these so called governing bodies have handled Chelsea football club’s Manager and his rantings about referees and their assistants.

Jose Mourinho has made statements about how he feels that the FA has a vendetta against Chelsea fc. He has openly suggested that referees have banded together especially to foil Chelsea’s progress. After a recent bad loss, in an after match interview, Mourinho went on non stop for seven minutes ranting about referee incompetence and how the referee had it in for them. He felt that the referee hadn’t ruled in favour of what he considered a blatant penalty for his team.

Now I feel its only fair to explain, that Chelsea’s start to the season has been the worst they have had in the Abramovitch era.  The amount of money that has been injected into the club to build Chelsea into a fighting force to be reckoned with is disgustingly huge. Many managers have come and gone, not many have been allowed to stay if they don’t bring in the expected results that their very rich owner expects.

Mr Abramovitch, has characteristics similar to our own Mr Stan Kroenke, where he seems silent to the media, almost as though they are mute. I am sure both these owners are anything but inside their clubs, but on the field of play they both have their appointed spokesman for their respected clubs, speaking on behalf of their views. Abramovitch has not so far condemned Mourinho.

Reports I have read suggest that fining a manager like Mourinho, who is a multi millionaire, is pointless as the amount of a fine means very little to a man who feels he is above all of them anyway. He has so far been handed a £50,000 fine and a one match suspended ban for his conduct whereas I remember during a match against Man U, Arsene Wenger was sent to the stands and was made to stand amongst opposition supporters which caused him great embarrassment.

A few seasons ago during a Champion’s League match Arsene Wenger upset the referee with words in the tunnel at half time, not in front of the media, down the tunnel out of view. This resulted in Mr Wenger being banned for the next 3 games from the dugout. Mr Wenger followed the instructions but was seen in the stands to be giving instructions on his phone, now that of course could have been a non related phone call, but was seen as coaching from the stands which was not allowed, so he was administered another games ban. Arsenal was knocked out of the competition, before the ban was over, but was still in force for the next seasons completely different competition, so he still had to see his first game relegated to the stands.

Bringing the game into disrepute needs to be dealt with, although I agreed with Wenger’s discontent at the time. It is understood that to show dissent to officials, even out of the glare of the public eye should still be punished. So why is Mourinho who has ranted in full view of the public and even after calming down he still rants that officials are incompetent and not worthy of officiating a Chelsea game given such light treatment by the FA?

The rules of football are clear. Managers whoever they are, rich or poor, should be treated equal but that appears not to be happening and I am furious that this is going away without punishment. Mourinho is struggling, of that there is no doubt, he blames medics, players, supporters, the FA, you name it he blames them and its time the cretin looked at himself. He needs to be brought in line and to stop trying to divert attention away from himself by blaming others and naming the perceived faults of Arsene Wenger.

He needs to take some responsibility for his own actions and the actions of his players and stop hiding behind his ‘special one’ status, for he is really just an arrogant man. Will it happen?

Written by Steve Palmer

 

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117 Responses to Can the FA get tough?

  1. stevepalmer1 says:

    Thank you Peaches, for putting the final Details, i am in your Debt, 🙂

  2. Malaysian gunner says:

    The Fa shd get tough on errant refs and linesman.Ramsey had a legitimate disallowed by a blundering lm.The ref in the Chelsea game who did not send Costa off earlier shd have been disciplined.
    Robust tackles shd be punished with a red and not yellow.
    Until the mos give a competent display managers like Mourino and Wenger will have no reason to criticise the refs.

  3. Magneto says:

    Good article.

    I wonder why, after the cultural terrorist slagged off the ref in full view of the media following the Champions League game on Tuesday gone, UEFA hasn’t jumped on the case and slapped a disciplinary charge against him?

    Make no mistake, if Arsene had done the same, he would have been charged at warp speed.

  4. PV4 says:

    Maureen has become the ultimate voyeur – and flipped his disrespectful comment on its head. This man needs serious medical help – the type where they assess you in a darkened room for many, many days.

    His pathetic jibes at AW – the latest being his insistence to use the ‘weak and naive’ quote really expose the man as just that. He has an unhealthy obsession with AW and Arsenal, so much to the point where it dominates his whole existence.

    I believe that there is a reason for his hatred and obsession – that albeit he has a vast collection of medals, there is one thing that he has always wanted but never achieved and this one thing is driving him to the brink of self- destruction. He has always wanted to be invincible and go unbeaten so that he can extend his smugness to new heights. That is the only reason he came back.

    He is an embarrassment to his club and many fans. He has turned great attacking footballers into defensive cheats and divers. He is a stain on the EPL and the sooner he pisses off the better.

  5. stevepalmer1 says:

    Thank you Magneto, my point entirely.

  6. stevepalmer1 says:

    Magnificent comment PV4, you have a way with words Mate 🙂

  7. PV4 says:

    Cheers stevepalmer1 – all from the heart mate.

  8. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Interesting Steve my boy.

    I reckon Moronio is trying to get Abramovitch to sack him. Its a game of cat and mouse with Moron eyeing up the 20 million payout and Abramovotch eyeing up every body in case they have KGB connections.

    So far, Morons attempt at getting the loot have failed but it wont be long that during a Chelsea home came he pulls down his pants and reveals a cut out face of Abramovitch on his arse

    Even then it wont work. Abramovitch will know the mask is Ricin free because Morons arse kills all know living germs.

    This pantomime will play out for ages. Moron morphing into Quentin Crisp and getting a kicking at Portsmouth Docks by offering a sailor money for “Rear guard action and play dirty baby. And then drive Wenger crazy by diving down when ime up”

    The only way Moron will get his 20 million is if he starts wearing a monocle, a white suit, and builds a secret Nuclear facility under the Atlantic ocean.

    Then Abramovitch will probably pay him a Billion.

  9. stevepalmer1 says:

    Show’s we care mate 🙂

  10. Observer says:

    Morning Steve.

    This is off subject but a topic that is currently hot with Arsenal supporters…………………

    ……………………………………………………………………………………..

    Theo Walcott or Olivier Giroud – who should be Arsenal’s first-choice striker?

    Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have impressed for Arsenal recently

    Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud’s good form has given Arsene Wenger a selection headache, so who should be Arsenal’s first-choice striker? We compare the stats and get the views of Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas ahead of their Saturday Night Football clash with Everton…

    Arsenal supporters were unimpressed when Arsene Wenger failed to sign another striker in the summer, but after an underwhelming start to the season, the Gunners have hit a hot streak in front of goal.

    Arsenal have smashed 15 goals in their last five outings, with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud taking it in turns to impress at the tip of Arsene Wenger’s attack.

    In the past, Walcott has played the role of substitute, emerging late in games to stretch tired defences, but recently Wenger has preferred to start the Englishman and throw on the more physical presence of Giroud in the later stages.

    So far, it has worked. And while Walcott has been Wenger’s preferred starter for most of the campaign, it is the Frenchman who has been more productive in front of goal.
    Olivier Giroud scored Arsenal’s breakthrough goal against Bayern Munich

    Giroud has scored four Premier League goals at an average of one every 88.5 minutes, and his crucial strike in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich was his fifth in all competitions and his fourth consecutive goal from the bench.

    Walcott, on the other hand, has scored two Premier League goals at a rate of one every 251.5 minutes, although he also found the net against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos.

    Walcott’s electric pace and clever movement has been put to good use in Arsenal’s attack, and he certainly brought the best out of his team-mates against Manchester United, when he provided two assists as the Gunners claimed a 3-0 win. Giroud has not yet notched any assists in the Premier League, but he has created five chances, only one less than Walcott, despite spending far less time on the pitch.

    Theo Walcott has scored four goals in all competitions this season

    What about their finishing? Well, there has been little between their shot accuracy so far, with Giroud posting 63.2 per cent and Walcott 60 per cent, but Giroud’s shot conversion rate of 21 per cent is far superior to Walcott’s 10 per cent.

    They have both shown a penchant for missing clear-cut chances, however, wasting six each – the joint-most in the Premier League along with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

    What does Wenger say?

    Wenger’s recent persistence suggests Walcott is his new first-choice, but the Arsenal boss insists his choice depends on the opposition. “With Giroud, it is a competition with Walcott,” he said recently.

    “When one plays, people always ask, ‘Why did you not play the other one?’ When you have two top-level strikers, some games Giroud plays and some games Walcott plays. Nobody can play 60 games per season any more. What we want to do is make the right decision for the right game.”

    Arsene Wenger admires Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud’s different qualities

    Although Wenger did reserve special praise for Giroud after his goal against Bayern: “I have seen that in the last two weeks that he is coming back to his best. The focus he brings and the spirit he shows – he is a winner.

    “He gives us a different option. When it does not work on the ground, he gives us options in the air. Both Walcott and Giroud I like. I just have to use both of them in the right way.”

    Charlie Nicholas’ view

    Here’s what Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas makes of the situation.

    “It’s a real boost that Giroud has got himself goals in the last two games, especially such an important one again Bayern, which gives us a chance of qualifying again.
    Giroud is a great option to bring on once Theo has tired the defence out with his runs

    “However, Theo still deserves to start in attack for me. His pace and movement are a nightmare for defences and make them play that 10 yards deeper, bringing the best out of the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, while it looks like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will get his chance with Aaron Ramsey out.

    “Giroud is a great option to bring on once Theo has tired the defence out with his runs, as we’ve seen in the last two games.

    “All-in-all it’s a fantastic headache for Arsene to have though.

    “Everyone was saying over the summer that he needed to sign a striker but you can only buy what’s out there and now he’s got two strikers scoring goals and fighting for that place, that’s a fantastic situation to be in.”

    From Sky Sports……………….

  11. stevepalmer1 says:

    Nice one Terry, If your right and he wants out, it would be a way to get the payout, But chances are that the owner has a clause written into his contract explaining that he should be working for the benefit of Chelsea.

    In my view, at present he is doing his damnedest to upset the apple cart. Losing the teams Doctor, embarrassing his captain, and then giving his hit man his own MOTM award for getting a player sent off. How the hell is he still there.

    Its my opinion he has to step down, let another Manager build a team that can win something then come back and take the praise, Chelsea need shaping and if the truth is known he doesn’t know how to do that

  12. RC78 says:

    Comes the end of the season, Chelsea will finish Top 4 and with a trophy in end (CL or a domestic cup). I am not worried for them or Mourinho – they have a deep and talented squad with an annoying manager but one that manages to win…

    Now – I think that at the moment, people are getting carried away because both Walcott and Giroud have been scoring goals. However, there is no conundrum – Walcott should start as Giroud has been effective coming from the bench. Walcott needs to start for his confidence and Giroud wants to show that he is a better striker so it is a win-win for us at the moment…That said – in League Cup, do start Giroud 🙂

  13. stevepalmer1 says:

    Nice piece Observer, What you failed to mention was Girouds lack of form, which has started to return, I feel we all realise that both striker’ offer different options, But realistically both are not world class.

    Picking players for who we face, is at the moment the telling test. Theo as you said has blistering pace, usually he finishes fairly well but that is spasmodic he has trouble with his back to goal, and lacks a physical presence, Giroud lacks pace, also is spasmodic in front of goal, but has physical presence and shields the ball well.

    I feel in answer to the question, both are reasonable but both also not top quality, Using either is mainly down to the oppositions strengths and weaknesses, Wenger seems to be picking the right player at present, so until a top class striker comes, i feel we will have to settle for our Managers decisions.

  14. Observer says:

    Steve,

    Mourin-ho-ho is a master at situation avoidance and hides both his and his teams deficiencies with his inane outbursts.

    Like all non Chelsea supporters I have little or no time for his vulgar rantings or his protestations accusing everybody else for his teams demise.

    He is a master of spending other peoples money – nothing more or nothing less.

  15. ken says:

    I think U are Deluded and writing out of tune because U obviousely don’t know that U are writing out of hatred.ur Wenger Recently branded an official “weak and Naïve” but no purnishment for him, he pushed another coach at d tech area and nothing happens but u can see another coach’s problems? U only hate him because he is Successful dan Ur darling wenger and beats him always. So u want him off d way.use Ur brain Man.

  16. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    u got no brain man. Dising venger u show u nothing but a ewe

  17. PV4 says:

    Aaw Ken – skip school today?

  18. chas says:

    Cheers, Steve.

    Like everybody else I’m enjoying the Maureen meltdown; long may it continue. I’m loving the “campaignagainstchelsea” and the little fines their delightful manager is receiving for behaving just as he’s always behaved.

    What happened to him in Spain seems to be happening here.
    He’s been found out for being vindictive, petty and grasping. Most of his complaints are because he actually expects to win football matches by using Hazard’s/Costa’s/Falcao’s diving skills. This just about sums up the loathsome creature.

    His fabled sense of humour and sharp wit have deserted him since his team’s cheating has failed to draw the usual amount of ill-gotten points. His press conferences are now bear-baiting sessions for the journos just as Wenger’s always have been.

    Loving it, thanks for reminding me how much. 🙂

  19. chas says:

  20. chas says:

    ………………

  21. chas says:

    Wenger when he heard about Maureen’s latest fine…………

  22. So we’ve had Ken…. can;t wait till Barbie makes a comment 🙂

  23. Actually, I think I noticed sumfink in Maureens last rant. He used exact wording about the Ref, ie: ‘weak and naive’.

    Didn’t Arsene use those words? and wasn’t disciplined? and if so, is Maureen waiting for the FA to discipline him and then he will respond with, “well, Wenger used those words and wasn’t charged”

    I may be wrong. 🙂

  24. Good rant steveP…… but who really gives a shite about Maureen… if he gets the boot and his millions… the EPL is a better place. Even the press are starting to get bored woth him.

  25. chas says:

    Yes, NB, you are right.
    Mind you, he copied the technique from Colin Wanker so it isn’t much to brag about. 🙂

    http://you-are-the-ref.com/neil-warnock-what-you-can-and-cant-say-about-referees/

  26. TERRY MANCINI HAIR TRANSPLANT says:

    Come to think of it, did Moronio go narcistacly mad when he made it as a manager though he never played professional football? Before he got his first football job he was a milk man.

    I read some were that he was so shit at playing the other kids used him as a goal post. From that day onwards Morinio swore vengeance on the whole football fraternity and woodwork.

    Now he bathes in the glory of the Doctor that isnt a Doctor. I done that once. Conned some bird that I was a Harley street specialist. Unfortunately, she had a fat slob of a brother who decided to have a heart attack on my couch

    She screamed for me to help him so I quickly grabbed my book of Medial assistance for con artists and started performing the Heinrich manoeuvre by reading him the story of how Himmler bottled it during the war.

    By the time the ambulance came he was an expert on the Gestapo and despite been in agony, demanded I buy him a pair of Jack boots for Christmas.

    As it turned out, there was nothing wrong with, he was just a fatso. She wasn’t impressed but i managed to calm her by explaining I always suspected her brother of been a mad man with genocide tendencies, and the best treatment for such fatties was to understand that skinny wankers like Himmler could be psychopaths to.

  27. chas says:

    Heinrich manoeuvre 🙂

  28. stevepalmer1 says:

    Thank you all, Ken your a card mate, what’s wrong with the Chelsea blogs mate, got nothing to talk about.

    Ken my dear old mate, surely you cannot be happy with what your manager is doing, You may like him, that’s your prerogative but a man who fain injury and goads another player to get him sent off and then your Manager has the ordacity to claim him as his MOTM

    If you are a football fan mate, surely you cannot condone that.

  29. stevepalmer1 says:

    Afternoon NB, you may have a point there. 🙂

  30. RA says:

    Another very good Post, Steve, baby. 🙂

    There will eventually come a time when the oligarch Abramovitch will get fed up with the eye-gouge-from-behind-then-run-away cissy, aka Maureen is for making Chelsea a laughing stock – and whack him with a disciplinary for bringing the club into disrepute, which means he won’t have to pay up his contract. Ouch.

    In the meantime, a couple of senile FA blazers have taken Helen Rabbatts, the only woman on the FA Board to task for her defence of the poor woman doctor verbally attacked and publicly humiliated for doing her job as a medic.

    Maureen got away with a disrepute charge for that, because the FA disciplinary panel did not question witnesses or the good doctor herself about what happened, or explain why Maureen’s imbecilic behaviour was not punished. Now that was a disgrace in itself.

    Inevitably Maureen and Chelsea will both be dragged back into the fray as she fights for her job with the FA, and it will remind people just how pathetic both Maureen and the Chelsea are, and what a liar the eye-gouging-from-behind-then-run-away cissy aka Maureen is for denying he had yelled and insulted Dr Caneiro like a man possessed.

  31. stevepalmer1 says:

    Afternoon RA, another fine comment, I wish i had your words mate.

  32. RA says:

    Damn me, Terry, but you are good, not just for the way you deal with a variety of blind women lovers, but you have also corrected me for erroneously using another man’s name, Heimlich, for the manoeuvre required to help someone finding it hard to breathe, usually in your case from too many girls magazines.

    You are a genius. 🙂

  33. RA says:

    You are too modest, Steve. You’re pretty good with your own words and phrases as far as I can see. 🙂

  34. Redders

    I would ‘yell and insult’ Dr Caneiro as well, but I’d have to be tied to the bed posts with her on top of me in a nurses outfit shouting. ‘you’ve been a very naughty boy and now I have to punish you’. 🙂

  35. Observer says:

    NB,

    I used to report to a female CEO who thought I was a f**k up and unfortunatley I made the sad mistake of assuming that she wanted to be on top during sex – I guess that proved I was a real f**k up!!

  36. LB says:

    Maurinho is obviously trying his best to create a rivalry between himself and Wenger in an attempt, presumably, to take the focus away from his team’s poor performance. The only way he can succeed is if Wenger responds, I feel quite confident in my belief that Wenger will not rise to the bait.

  37. LB says:

    Himmler? Really? Do we have to look a that NB?

  38. stevepalmer1 says:

    Finally picked my grapes and trimmed my vine, squeezed out the juice and only got a gallon started, This year i tasted the grape juice first, and it tasted good, Hope the wine turns out ok as last years effort saw twenty bottles down the drain, bad year for grapes i’m afraid. Any cat vids 🙂

  39. Just turn away LB…. I’m sure most women did when they looked at the arsehole.

  40. LB says:

    We need a cat vid.

  41. LB says:

    “Jose Mourinho allegedly shoved a teenager.”

    It’s getting better.

  42. stevepalmer1 says:

    I heard he shoved her to her knee’s. 🙂

  43. Eddie says:

    sorry steve, but I refuse to read about Maurinho. He has been given too much air to breath as it is.

    Good call LB, can someone take off the photo of Himmler of the blog?

  44. Eddie says:

    ha ha ha steve,, now I know why you wrote about chavs! I was going to have a Friday rant and there is feck all to rant about if you are a Gunner 🙂

  45. stevepalmer1 says:

    Evening Eddie, Exactly 🙂

  46. Take it down…. wish I’d not posted it now. He’s an ugly fucker.

  47. LB says:

    And he is gone, that’s Maurinho, of course, we must get rid of Himmler next 😉

  48. Big Raddy says:

    Fine rant Steve.

    I enjoyed the man when he first came to the PL but now he is offensive.

    Loved the Heinrich manoeuvre – more genius from the TMHT keyboard. I was LOL

  49. hey LB

    Perhaps when Maureen has finally realised that the war against Wenger is lost, he’ll take a cianide pill and top himself, just like Heimlich.

  50. GoonerB says:

    Excellent and appropriate rant Steve. Actually it was more a well reasoned explanation of a subject that irks you than a rant but have some poetic licence on Rant Friday Steve 🙂

    Looking at some of the comments and I could see Terry’s theory that Maureen is trying to get sacked and wouldn’t put it past him. If I were Roman I would start by giving him official warnings then fines for bringing the clubs name into disrepute and then see who blinks first.

    NB, Mourinho is using the terms Wenger used because he has a beef about Wenger not getting sanctioned for using it while he got sanctioned for implying bias by the ref. GIE pointed this out the other day that he can’t see that difference. Added to this was the fact that Dean got it so wrong that the F.A likely thought that Wenger wasn’t wrong in this assessment, but at no time did he question the moral character and integrity of the ref.

    He is acting like a spoilt child throwing his toys out the pram in using it every time he feels a ref has done him an injustice. Interestingly I still feel the F.A and UEFA could still sanction him on it. For me, his continued use of it, could be classed as a vindictive personal vendetta against the authorities that could be classed as bringing the game into disrepute. That is different to Wengers single use of the term for that one specific occasion that most of the whole footballing fraternity would say was justifiable in its use.

    I would love it if he got sanctioned for using it and watch his melt-down from it reach new heights in his incredulity that Wenger used it without punishment while he gets pulled up on it. He just wouldn’t get the subtle difference in what Wenger did to what he is doing and the resultant eruption of indignity would be hilarious.

    I like that the officials and media no longer buy this so called mind-game crap with Mourinho. Chelsea still get away with murder at times (see Costa’s kick out in Europe just the other day) but he conveniently ignores and accepts that. Take the Southampton game when he wanted to talk about the big and certain (in his mind) Falcao penalty shout. He didn’t want to talk about the 2 even better shouts that Southampton had and were turned down when questioned about it.

    I think everyone is waking up to him now and seeing the true picture. It has irked me that it has taken this long over here to recognise this but please let the melt-down not just continue but escalate if possible.

    R.A on the doctor thingy with Caneiro, unfortunately I don’t see this becoming a public humiliation for Chelsea. I am convinced Abramovich’s deep pockets will buy her silence and prevent a public fall-out in the courts. He can sweeten it enough that you would probably say who can blame her if she took that route.

  51. GoonerB says:

    Also I think Mourinho actually has the refs so far to be thankful to. If all the penalty shouts in the Southampton game were given they would have suffered an even more embarrassing 5-2 defeat at home than the 3-1 it was. If Dean had got it right in our game it would have been 10 man Chelsea holding on against our 11. What chance an Arsenal win in that situation? Probably likely if you ask me. How about Chelsea then sitting on 8 points right now to our 22?

    If anything Mourinho is only not in an even more embarrassing and pressured situation because of decisions for his team, not against them as he would like to make everyone to believe.

  52. A recent statement by the Czech President Milos Zeman. I know it’s Islamophobic but sorry, I had to laugh.

    Mr Zeman recently warned Muslim migrants would not respect Czech customs and would bring with them Sharia law. “The beauty of our women will be hidden, as they’ll be forced to wear burkas,” he recently said. “Though I can think of some for whom this would be an improvement,” he added.

  53. Eddie says:

    chas – this is brilliant 🙂 🙂 thanks

  54. Excellent article Steve .

  55. mickydidit89 says:

    Ha ha Love that Morgan XI

    Well I would have been angry yesterday, but today is a new day and match day as well

    A really good cat vid and we’ll be off to a flyer

  56. mickydidit89 says:

    Look here you lot, I missed Rant Friday and there’s much to be cross about, so could someone get here fast before I crack 🙂

  57. mickydidit89 says:

    About to go over the edge 🙂

  58. Gööner In Exile says:

    Morning Micky

  59. Gööner In Exile says:

    Morning Chas.

  60. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh Lads, Lads, Lads, thank God you are here. Phew 🙂

  61. chas says:

    Morning, gentlemen.

  62. chas says:

  63. chas says:

  64. mickydidit89 says:

    Great vids

  65. mickydidit89 says:

    I TAKE THAT BACK

    Chas, not cool to paint cats in a bad light

  66. mickydidit89 says:

    You can redeem yourself with one swift move
    Cat in a box 🙂

  67. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Fine vids.

    7.14. Fascinating pic. Drugs, loose women – and lots of them, evil bare chested foreigners, a Chinese drug lord and a chap completely bollixed.

    Winderful

  68. Ant Vines says:

    Hooray hooray it’s Ant and Duck matchday,,,

  69. Big Raddy says:

    Need to write something so I can get that stupid cat off my screen . who does she think she is – Jane Torvil?

  70. Big Raddy says:

    A & D are back. Excellent

  71. Big Raddy says:

    Oh no – more feline japes

  72. mickydidit89 says:

    “A & D are back. Excellent”

    Depends really. Some would say they’re an utter disgrace 🙂

  73. mickydidit89 says:

    I know it’s early but with Aaron out for a bit, it’s very much Ox Time

    Really hope he starts to fulfil h

  74. chas says:

    is potential

  75. mickydidit89 says:

    🙂

  76. Big Raddy says:

    Oi. That is the basis of my post!

  77. chas says:

    Is it writ, Radster?
    If so, get it up?

  78. chas says:

    Before I drive everyone insane with cat vid shite.

  79. chas says:

    5 cat to 2 dog vids
    5-2 to the Arse?
    Maybe best to leave the predictions to LB. 🙂

  80. Eddie says:

    pugglet 🙂 It is beyond me why anybody would want a cat when they could have a pug?

    yes DidIt, remember the rules – no football talk till after the PM.

    Jack looks lovely in that shirt, why can’t we have shirts like that now? 100% cotton not the plastic poo

  81. Big Raddy says:

    No, it ain’t writ. I is scribing it now

  82. mickydidit89 says:

    Quill and parchment

  83. mickydidit89 says:

    Wow Eddie, that’s quite disturbing. I mean, I realise the formula is simple ie look like a wanker, probably are a wanker, but both man and dog as full kitters….eeeks

  84. Eddie says:

    I have an old photo of me and my dogs in Arsenal shirts 🙂 I thought we looked lovely 🙂

  85. Eddie says:

    shit, I just remembered something. Shit, that is embarrassing 😦 I actually would take them out for a walk dressed in those shirt
    oh no, that is a bad memory

  86. Gööner In Exile says:

    About Costa generally:

    “In every game he has aggravation and he gets away with it because of the weakness of the referee. We knew before the game he is only looking at that.”

    About the performance of Mike Dean:

    “For me, it is always in provocation and he uses well the naivety of Mike Dean today. Look at the pictures, it tells you a lot on slow motion. Before the cross comes in he hits him.”

    So Arsene didn’t call Mike Dean “weak and naive”, he said generally that referees are weak when it comes to acting on Costa’s antics, and he called Mike Dean naive on the day. Difference…..just a bit, but then unsurprising the mediots are allowing the out of context quotes as that’s what they do all the time, I saw a headline that said “Wenger blames Wales for Ramsey’s injury”. The actual quote was something like “certainly the two international games cost him”. Is he blaming Wales or is he just making an observation on why Rambo is now injured?

  87. chas says:

    GIE
    Isn’t it just that implying a ref shows weakness or is naive isn’t the same as implying they are biased or bent?

  88. Eddie says:

    not really chas. Being weak or naïve comes naturally. Being biased or bent is an acquired skill.

  89. Eddie says:

    Gay footballers – 2 prem strars are ready to come out! Who??

    Or rather who cares? would we think less of say Sanchez if he was a poof? nope. But it turns out that van Persie was bent ….that be fun

  90. Big Raddy says:

    Wish I still had that much hair!

    Thinking of which where is Kelsey?

  91. mickydidit89 says:

    Eddie
    I’m going with Ollie

    Oh nooooo, there I go again. Behave Didit

  92. mickydidit89 says:

    Boiled eggs and marmite soldiers
    The big question
    Eggs pointy or blunt side up
    I go blunt

  93. mickydidit89 says:

    Post it Erik

  94. Eddie says:

    micky – now you are being silly! Ollie is a stud 🙂
    but what about Gibbs?

  95. mickydidit89 says:

    Why blunt side up I hear you cry

    I work on the principle that you then remove less of the egg in order to achieve a sufficiently broad aperture to insert spoon

    Downside is you require a spoon that has quite acute curvature to achieve clean scrape at the pointy end of egg

    Post it Erik
    🙂

  96. GoonerB says:

    Morning all. Great vids and pics today Chas but the 8.32 is a bit disturbing. Anyway how have you got the time to do this on match day? Shouldn’t the vines already be on a train on route to Finsbury Park? You know some of the pubs open around there at 10.00 am so no dilly-dallying please. if I am not seeing a picture of a couple of pints of fine ale sitting on a table within the next hour I will be expecting an explanation.

  97. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha ha

    🙄

  98. Big Raddy says:

    Shame to burn it 🙂

  99. Big Raddy says:

    Absolutely dreadful morning in the cricket.

    Thankfully,There is a….

    New post.

  100. Citrus press says:

    Citrus press

    Can the FA get tough? |

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