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  • Aren't you being just a little unfair with some of your remarks John? "Footballers in general are a bit thick"? "Some" I can accept, but "in general" smacks of 'I know better the AW. And I also think there are footballers out there who may very well take exception to your remark. Its all very well sitting at home, without any experience whatsoever, of football management, spouting your opnions. But a completely different thing all together having to get out there and do it. I doubt very much John you would last 5 minutes under the pressure AW has to face everyday. You get up in the morning and think how your day is going to go, and plan for it without any fear of being contradicted. The other side of the world out there is very different. More especially in the world of Pro Football.You can at the very least, show a little more respect for that, if nothing else.

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    • Indeed, and all the while John sits in the stands and 'Boos' the team he is supposedly 'supporting' whilst pouring scorn upon anyone with a more positive view.

      Still, John knows best.

    • Hi James,

      Sorry if my comment met with your disapproval. I wasn't suggesting that Wenger was thick, or that every footballer was, merely that when you consider what we read on a regular basis about a lot of footballers, it doesn't surprise me when they do stupid things.

      I have never professed to knowing better than AW, merely that when you consider all that has been said, that there must be some managers out there that do know better. The world of football has moved on in the last ten years. I'm not sure Wenger has.

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      • 'I have never professed to knowing better than AW' Oh please.

        'The world of football has moved on in the last ten years. I'm not sure Wenger has.'

        Care to expand?

      • Once again John. Just a matter of opinion. If I may, I would like to point you in another direction regarding Arsene Wenger, and Arsenal.. I have a wide range of Arsenal memorabilia. Tapes, films(8mm) Cd's, books, programmes,(some signed by the greats of Arsenal) and badges that have long since been forgotten, or gone out of fashion. The one that stands out for me is a film of the Arsenal team(Ted Drakes era) singing all together "Here we are again, happy as can be, all good fellows, in very good company". Its nothing you would be familiar with today; but my point is the spirit in which it is sung, and that Arsene Wenger introduces that particular old piece of film., To my mind, like many of us, he must have caught the flavour of those times and history, and what made Arsenal so great, and why he has stayed with the club for so long. Remembering that there were clubs willing to pay him double for his services. I often look back on Arsenals history and what they stand for, and I'm afraid without bias, in the context of today, and(no offense) the likes of Manchester United, no one can hold a candle to Arsenal, in my humble opinion. That, if nothing else, deserves a lot of respect. One only has to look at Arsene Wengers face today,compared with the one of just a few short years ago, to know that there are countless people out there who cannot, will not ever understand this. Recently he has been battered and bruised by some unacceptable, derisive, public comment, yet stiil manages to turn the other cheek, if you will, and retain his core beliefs, and remain focused on his job in hand. Others, and many of them, I am sure, would have thrown in the towel long ago.