Who Let The Dogs Out?

Apparently this is a new Red Action banner to be displayed at The Emirates Stadium.


The Gooniverse has generally responded in two ways: those who think it’s a rather touching idea intended to make Alexis feel at home; and those who think it’s shameful and trivialises a professional football club.

Where do you stand?

Do you think it’s harmless and could even help persuade Alexis to sign da ting?

Or do you think it encapsulates all that’s wrong with the Club – a bit like Giroud’s Scorpion goal celebration against Bournemouth?



86 Responses to Who Let The Dogs Out?

  1. mickydidit89 says:


    It’s superb. If it makes Alexis feel good then that is fantastic. If it brings smiles to faces, that’s equally good news.

    Shameful? πŸ™‚

  2. Agree with micky but it won’t make one iota of difference to whether or not he signs a new deal.

  3. Just call me Zed says:


    If one were feeling a little uncharitable – it would spring to mind that people with endearing but febrile minds are the only ones that would imagine an adult professional footballer and his wily money-grasping agent would be swayed by this touching wish to placate him and his adorable dogs.

    Let him Go – let him Go – sod off, get out of my face …….. πŸ™‚

    I must go, too – but forgive me if I repeat a comment I left earlier for the Great Randy — who clearly needs help with his ablutions etc;

    Giant Raddish, @ 7:28

    I might be able to help you with your β€˜wet/dry?’ shaving conundrum.

    [The following is on the assumption that you are referring to facial hirsute areas only, anything else for males is too disgusting to contemplate.] πŸ™‚

    Buy a Philishave wet/dry electric razor that can be used β€˜dry’ when time is short, or, if the mood takes you, can be used β€˜wet’ with gel, as they work in either dimension perfectly well – without electrocuting Danish Tourist Guides willy nilly.

    They also work very well in the shower too – but that touches upon the Chas β€˜smooth legs’ syndrome and should only be used by an expert butch personage. πŸ™‚

    Finally – the honey v pork question is not mutually exclusive. I personally love the honey roast pork myself β€” mmmmm.

    Glad to have been of assistance.

  4. Big Raddy says:

    Zed. Thank you. I will look at wet/dry today.

    Mickey. Strange. my favourite honey is also from about 600m up in north Italy πŸ˜€

    Chas. It cannot harm, can it?

  5. mickydidit89 says:


    I always assumed, and it may be my cynical side, that all the homemade looking banners in front of the upper tier were made by AFC during their dreadful arsenalising of the sterile stadium phase. Is this true?

    If so, wouldn’t they ban any individual efforts, however inoffensive?

  6. chas says:

    Thanks for that.

    ‘Febrile’ – what a wonderful word for a Thursday morning.

    I completely agree that anyone thinking a flag with two pups on it might sway a millionaire’s mind is running a fever.

    I also think that anyone who believes the same flag denigrates the Club I love, needs to get a life, a sense of humour and a proper perspective on what’s important in the world.


  7. Eddie says:

    is Zed aka Red Arse? long words are a giveaway

    ‘anything else for males is too disgusting to contemplate’, why?

    personally I hate hairy men (except for Terry of course) and would strongly recommend waxing -back, crack and sack…oh no, now I made myself feel sick


  8. Eddie says:

    chas – the poster is ok, nothing special and probably harmless. It would have been much better if Sanchez had half decent dogs. White fluffy things have no appeal for me

    2 rottwailers, or 2 Belgian sheppards or Spanish mastiffs. or pittbulls. Or best of all 2 pugs

  9. Just call me Zed says:

    ‘Tis I, Eddie. πŸ™‚

    Not sure about the long words – it’s just that I sometimes forget who the hell I am, as I hop from blog to blog sipping the nectar of credulous bloggers who assure me, in my various personas, that we would be better off without Wenger.

    They may or may not be correct, and certainly I find the doubt over the truth of that statement is rather uncomfortable, but their absolute certainty in the truth of their tenuous belief is absolutely ludicrous.

    [And that sort of thing makes me quite forget who the hell I am!] πŸ™‚

    By the way, I used to keep bees for a while, but they used to make me mad – all humming the same boring tune and no words! πŸ™‚

  10. fred1266 says:

    Ruff Ruff Ruff ruff

  11. chas says:

    Just googled Belgian Shepherd and this came up…

  12. chas says:

    I think Ant was trying to get your number plate!
    The pup had other ideas.

  13. GunnerN5 says:

    Oops – sorry to interrupt the Dog and Pony show – or should that read Dog and Cat?

    Here is some real Arsenal news Straight from the Horses mouth (AFC)

    Arsenal: Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny & Francis Coquelin sign new deals

    Arsenal players Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin have extended their contracts with the club.

    The Gunners did not disclose the length of the deals for striker Giroud, 30, defender Koscielny, 31, and midfielder Coquelin, 25.

    But Koscielny said on Twitter he would extend his “adventure … until 2020”.

    “We are very pleased that three important members of our team have committed to us for the long term,” Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said.

    The French trio have become first-team regulars at the London outfit, with Giroud signing the new deal on the back of four goals in four games – including his ‘scorpion’ goal against Crystal Palace.

    “Francis has made tremendous technical strides over the past few years because he’s so focused every day,” Wenger added.

    “Olivier has big experience in the game now and has become a more and more complete player since joining us.

    “Laurent is of course a key part of our squad and I believe one of the best defenders in the world today. So overall, this is great news for us.”

  14. Eddie says:

    the box is still in my house πŸ™‚ I like boxes
    The dog is dead
    the house rented out
    the car has gone in smoke
    your beard is come and gone

    …life goes on

    Hi RA πŸ™‚

  15. chas mobile says:

  16. chas mobile says:

    I think a lot are homemade. They have to be certain dimensions and I think permission is required to hang them.

  17. Great to hear from you Redders. Knew it was you straight away.

    Nice one chas.

    Perfectly harmless banner and nothing to talk about.

    So what if it indicates a man who prefers dogs to people? What have people ever done for anyone?

    So he hasn’t learnt English? Who cares, probably prefers barking.

    And I wont have any one knocking him for wanting to play despite his leg falling off. This doesn’t make him an Idiot Savant,theres plenty of people out there who have obsessive rituals and can card count.

    Not wanting to talk to anyone doesn’t make you autistic. Just means your very private and enjoy statistics pertaining to automobile fatalities on the Highway

    As i said, nothing to talk about

    Eddie, I had no idea you felt that way. If you want, we can chat on Plenty of Fish Dating site? I am the one with a photo of somebody else and driving an expensive sports car that’s not mine

  18. Eddie says:

    Terry – I am sure I came across you on one of those sites. Was it you who wanted to see my cabbages and offered to show your cucumber when I mentioned I was a keen allotmenteer? And this is a gospel truth. I told the maniac I didn’t grow cabbages but my gooseberry bushes were very thorny. He took it the wrong way again and was delighted with the prospect of seeing my gooseberries. Gospel truth. Sorry Terry, dating sites are probably not for me πŸ™‚ I tell the truth and expect truth back

  19. Yeah, that was me Eddie. Sorry about that, on that day i was contemplating becoming a Vegetarian.

    I understand. Looks like my search to find a woman as somebody else continues. Is it to much to ask wanting someone to love somebody else for the way they are?

  20. GunnerN5 says:


    Re your 2:46.

    Does that include female Spurs supporters – or do you (wisely) set limitations on who you could love?

  21. Hi GN5

    No GN5, Totnumb women are more than welcome. The photo and profile I’m using is of some bloke who owes me money and wont pay

    I just hope when some Drag Queen looking suspiciously like Garth Crooks turns up at his door, his wife answers it.

  22. GunnerN5 says:

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    You have a wild mind, and should become a comedy writer.

    Seriously you have a rare talent and there must be a way of turning that into – cash flow?

  23. Eddie says:

    GN5 – but Terry is filthy rich anyway, check his Lonely Hearts advert

  24. mickydidit89 says:

    Belgian Shepherd is superb

  25. mickydidit89 says:

    Do a German Shepherd for Eddie πŸ™‚

  26. GunnerN5 says:

    How do you know that Terry is filthy?

  27. mickydidit89 says:

    HA HA
    THAT bit is definitely not rocket science πŸ™‚

  28. mickydidit89 says:

    Incidentally GN5, good news you posted earlier about the three new contracts. Got to say I was a bit worried about Kos

    Must dash

  29. GunnerN5 says:

    Thanks for the response Micky I was beginning to think that I was the only one that cared. All three players are important to our squad and I’m thrilled to know that they will stay with AFC.

  30. GoonerB says:

    Banners at the ground Chas, not worried one way or the other.The only time I would be worried would be if looking across from the East to the West Stand I saw a banner saying “Terry is right behind you GB dribbling out of one side of his mouth with a salacious grin on his face”.

    I would be forced to get out my life size pop up of Liam Brady to throw him off the scent and temporarily satisfy his heterosexual cravings. By the time he realises he is dry humping cardboard I will have retrieved the real Brady from the ex players lounge and cast him prostrate at his feet while yelling “now just leave me alone Mancini”.

    Honestly if I had known the trouble one could get into in allowing a heterosexual Greek accountant buy you a brandy I would have stuck to Turkish accountants and Gin and Tonic.

    I also think it is good news GN5 about the signings. Kos is very important and I agree with AW that Le Coq has really progressed as a player and brings key attributes to the side. Despite my often critical view of the use of Ollie I feel he is an important member of the squad but still haven’t changed my view on him being a supersub option for the latter stages of games.

  31. GoonerB says:

    Oh and nice to see that new chap Zed here. He seems a step up from that previous practitioner of literary obfuscation, Redders….Dennis only knows what happened to him.

  32. GunnerN5 says:

    Oh RA is hiding in Zed’s clothing

  33. GunnerN5 says:

    That’s good GB now that both you and Micky think it’s good news – I feel far less lonely.

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  36. mickydidit89 says:

    Friday the 13th

    Oooooo scaaaary

    Morning all

  37. Eddie says:

    shit can happen any day micky. My son’s shop was robbed on Tuesday the 9th. My son is on the right

  38. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    That is horrible Eddie.

  39. Eddie says:

    yes Raddy, fecking awful

  40. chas says:

    Hope he’s ok.

  41. Rasp says:

    Heartwarming story …. thank you chas

  42. Eddie says:

    no idea, he doesn’t want to talk about it. I only found out last night from Peaches!!!! They don’t tell me anything so I won’t worry, which means I worry all the time suspecting something is wrong

    nick is strong, he will get over it with time. But the idiots who did that probably ruined their lives. At 19 and 20 they are fecked, how on earth did they think they can get away with something like that?? What happened to teenagers stealing trainers or a pair of jeans? They are very ambitious these days. I hope they get life sentences. And their poor mothers… Tragic all around

  43. Big Raddy says:

    Great story Chas. Still some top blokes in football. Our manager is one of them.

  44. Eddie says:

    I have a problem with this story. Sam Allardyce wants his teams to play defensive (and ugly) type of game. He signed Jenks for West Ham and now he wants him at CP. Fat Sam must be rating Carl very highly. Why don’t we??

    Because we don’t play defensive (and ugly) type of game. Maybe, or maybe Bould doesn’t know how to get the best of his defenders. I am not talking about natural talents like Koz and Mustafi, but about Jenks, Gibbs and Gabriels of this world.

  45. Big Raddy says:

    Eddie, because Jenks is not as good as Bellerin and Maitland Niles will be his backup.

    Jenks performances this season have not been up to Arsenal’s expectations, he had to go.

    Why do you always take such a negative view of what is happening at Arsenal? Why don’t you try a week of positivity? It will do you good to wake up with positive vibes, in other words…

    Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (dee duh, dee duh, dee duh dee duh dee duh)

  46. Eddie says:

    nothing wrong with being negative. A pessimist never gets disappointed. The happy clappy ones worry me, a lot.

    It might be because I like Carl, or because he is from a true Gunner stock, or maybe because Fat Sam knows a good defender when he sees one. Who is Maitland Niles?? Not a defender, nothing yet anyway.

    I am very sorry to see Jenks go.

  47. Eddie says:

    Raddy – I found a positive side to the Carl Jenkison’s story – we bought him from Charlton! As opposed to bringing him up through the ranks of the youth academy I despise so much πŸ™‚

    Second positive – we only spent Β£1m to buy him

    Other than that I cannot see where to find a positive in a young defender leaving the club, especially when we have several other defenders injured.

  48. Ant says:

  49. Ant says:

    Thought you all needed cheering up!

  50. Eddie says:

    those Chinese are beginning to grow on me πŸ™‚

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  55. chas says:

    This is what it’s really like at away games.
    Next time you think the away boys are providing great support.

    Cheerful thought for a Matchday!
    Cmon You Gunners.

  56. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All

    Away boys sound great on TV

  57. Big Raddy says:

    Bobby is so effortlessly cool

  58. Eddie says:

    and off we go, let’s rid off the negativity!!

    chas will publish other people views to prove the point, Raddy will patronize again and others will just dive

    Not allowed to have own view.

  59. mickydidit89 says:

    Morning all

    Well Friday the 13th wasn’t the breeze I expected, anyway. here we are and it’s match day..

    Not a single dust of snow here, how about Swansea and the M4. Are we good to go?

  60. Rasp says:

    Morning all, loved ant’s vid of the 90s ….. we did laugh more at games back in the day πŸ™‚

  61. Rasp says:

    Are our away boys going today?

  62. mickydidit89 says:

    Judging by Chas’ morning deposits I’d say he’s had enough πŸ™‚

    Just seen your Son’s vid. Really sorry. Poor guy

  63. chas says:

    No, Rasp, Swansea sold out to 45+ away points – we have only early 20s.

  64. chas says:

    Ah, so I’m not allowed to have my own viewpoint that some supporters’ negativity quite often ruins the matchday experience for others.
    I see.

  65. Eddie says:

    micky – he ain’t poor πŸ™‚ he is filthy rich πŸ™‚ I haven’t seen him yet, but his partner told me he is ok.

    The strangest thing about that robbery is that the robber is from a street meeting the street where I lived when pregnant. Those 2 street join the third – where my son’s father grew up. How weird is that?? The whole big London, robbery in Essex yet they could be traced to a small triangle in Muswell Hill.

  66. Eddie says:

    I didn’t mean it like that chas. Of course you are allowed to have a view. But so are the negative fans. I am absolutely happy about you being happy, even if it winds me up sometimes, but I would like you to allow me to be unhappy πŸ™‚

  67. mickydidit89 says:


    The question is why do those guys bother going? I remember Geoff from Le Grove stopped going because Arsene pissed him off so much which was at least consistent.

  68. chas says:

    Maybe they go because they love misery.
    They still believe that they are the true supporters of the Club because they want what’s best for it.
    I’m 100% sure that some will find something else to be negative about once Venga has left.
    Get on my feckin tits they do.

  69. Eddie says:

    micky – they bother because they love Arsenal. The fact they are not happy about what’s happening now is another matter

  70. chas says:

    Right I’m away. See ya.

  71. Eddie says:

    and I am sure you get on their fecking tits πŸ™‚

  72. mickydidit89 says:


    “they bother because they love Arsenal”

    That’s some weird shit kind of love relationship. Bet their wives are absolute boilers

  73. Eddie says:

    pushy parents – of course they love their children, but are furious the kids are underachieving and the wife is partially to blame.

    I don’t know. I love Arsenal but i am becoming more and more disillusioned and disappointed. This might be because I don’t understand why can’t we win big trophies, and being a plodder does not excite me much

  74. mickydidit89 says:


    Simple. Re-calibrate ie make either trophies or Arsenal or football less important.

  75. Eddie says:

    football, trophies and Arsenal are intrinsically intertwined for me, can’t accept one without the other. It would not be right if Arsenal became a basketball team and it aint right that a club of that statue is trailing behind others

  76. On that note ……………..

    …………………We have a New Post ……………………

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