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The Goon Thread

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Bullet

    Bullet Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Squad unity.

    Per Mertesacker has spilled the beans on life behind the scenes at Arsenal - revealing that the club's cosseted players don't get any normal interaction with fans and are shielded from reading bad reviews in newspapers.

    The former defender - now a coach at the Emirates - also claimed the London club deliberately pick 'less interesting' players for pre-match media commitments.

    Mertesacker, 34, admitted he was surprised just after joining the club in 2011 that he expected to walk into a backlash from fans and the media following an 8-2 defeat to rivals Manchester United.


    He said: 'There was no feeling of tension, let alone crisis. Any negativity was blocked out — literally — due to the fact that London Colney – Arsenal's training ground – didn't admit fans or members of the press.

    'There is no normal interaction between players and people in the streets, which means you're hardly ever confronted with different perspectives, you never get to witness first-hand how much the club means to people, and only rarely do you have to speak to journalists.

    'In the long run, preventing the public from gaining any kind of normal access to them doesn't do players any favours. Rather, it creates a vacuum for them to float around in. Living such a cloistered life isn't good for someone's development.'

    In his new book BFG: Big Friendly German, Mertesacker, 34, also told how players are forbidden from reading newspapers in the dressing room to protect them from 'bad reviews'.


     
  2. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Simon Davies

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    Delighted to see them look really poor again tonight, Utd too.

    Amazing that with the start we’ve had we’re only a point behind them.
     
  3. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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    And some say Spurs fans are fickle :oops:



    Milenko Acimovic, eat your heart out!

     
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    Kandi1977 Ian Walker

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    Having watched that guy play a few games now, I'm convinced I'm worth north of £25m. Injury prone 42 year old former u16 International. But I'd do just as well as that joke of a player.
     
  5. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    My pal says he isn't going again until they sack Emery as he is useless
     
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  6. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Simon Davies

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    Early days I know but.... Pepe was always a weird one for that price, they panicked big time.
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    I think they banked on getting plenty of pens with VAR so bought a guy with a good record with pens.
     
  8. milo

    milo Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    Marcus Edwards Vs Goons tonight
     
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    galeforce Teddy Sheringham

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    What a jammy draw for them, Germany, Belgium and Portugal, when we were in that fudging plate we didn’t face a side on earth until the qf’s.
     
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    milo Teddy Sheringham Staff Member

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    Good man
     
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  11. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Simon Davies

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    Good lad!!!
     
  12. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Jack Jull

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    Got a point to prove against English football and what a way to start.
     
  13. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Simon Davies

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    Just stuck a tenner on them winning, you’re welcome
     
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    thfcsteff Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Indeed. They are going mental over there. It is quite a sight.
     
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    Gazza Dazzla Simon Davies

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    60,000 there again tonight though...
     
  16. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Wonder if Ozil is one of them
     
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    SpurMeUp Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Losing 1-2! Probably won't stay like that.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Resorted to cheating now
     
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    Denmark Spur Mitchell Thomas

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    SpurMeUp Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Did you see Edwards goal? Any good? Awesome he scored against them!
     

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